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  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Cops Arrest a Long Island Woman for Dropping Off a Sick Cat at a Clinic, Cat Puns Abound

    A suburban retiree with a heart of gold. A cat with swollen ears. A jealous bagel shop worker. Something cute is bound to happen with this crazy crew. Or not. Yesterday Nancy Glassman was arrested at her Long Island home for snatching a cat from an Upper East Side bagel shop and whisking it away to ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Read Up!: Our 5 Favorite Book Events This Week

    Edward Albee and Paul Auster The Strand Thursday, 7 p.m., $15-$30 Every time somebody even mentions a play by Samuel Beckett, we become immediately suspicious that they're about to pull some kind of clever existential farce. Such is the whole "gotcha!" nature of postmodernism. But unlike Godot, we t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Salmonella Outbreak In Smoked Salmon

    There's been a salmonella outbreak in smoked salmon products. According to the Associated Press, the salmon has been traced to the Dutch company Foppen, which sells fish to many major Dutch supermarkets and to stores around the world, including the United States. Some 1,400 people had called in an ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 22, 2012
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    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Beigel's Knows What Your Nose Likes

    If you ever meandered up Vanderbilt Avenue in search of the Brooklyn Flea, perhaps you've caught a whiff of a toasty, sweet fragrance that's strong enough to dismantle a conversation and prompt pedestrians to stop and wildly sniff the air. "What's that smell?! Baking pastries? Toasted bread?" It's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Michelin Releases Its Best-Value NYC Restos; When a Bad Review Only Makes You Stronger

    New research reveals that major river basins in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have enough water to meet food needs for the entire century. [Bloomberg] In the wake of a rising death toll attributed to tainted cantaloupes, Costco's head of food safety spoke out against the cantaloupe industry. [NY ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 6, 2011

    'Housewives' Rock The Hamptons! Underwear Boys Take Fire Island!

    A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Staten Island Dancer Is New York's Newest Celebrity Weirdo

    People dancing excessively in public is usually best left to flashmobs and those annoying fountain guys in Washington Square Park. But Staten Island has now been blessed with the presence of their own street dancer. And this guy isn't just your three-minute-and-leave-type dancer. He wears head-to-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Target Beats Whole Foods in Sustainable Seafood Rankings

    Tim Pearce/flickrFishy business at Whole Foods​In a recent Greenpeace ranking of seafood sustainability in supermarkets, Whole Foods ranked fourth, behind Target, which came in second, and Safeway, which took the number one spot.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Costco Sells a Million-Dollar Wedding Ring

    ​Your first trip to Costco is like any other important experience in your life: not easily forgotten. Awed by the endless aisles of various packaged foods and commodities, the bewilderment of walking through America's largest membership warehouse club surfaces somewhere between the crab cakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Japan Concerned Over Radioactive Food; Lean Cuisine Recalls Spaghetti & Meatballs

    ​Following the massive earthquake in Japan that damaged a major nuclear plant, radioactivity may be seeping into the country's food and water resources, a cancer risk for children and unborn babies. [Reuters] Florida has quietly adopted a McDonald's-backed measure to prevent cities from passi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Costco Expands List of Endangered Fish It Won't Sell

    ​While Whole Foods has whimped out on its imperative to safeguard endangered ocean fish - as reported by Fork in the Road -- Costco manned up last August and declared an outright sales ban on seven fish species that are among the most stressed worldwide.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    How to Have a Green Cookout; Tomatoes Make a Comeback This Year

    ​Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco sell items like recycled aluminum foil, additive-free charcoal briquets, and compostable cutlery for the ultimate green cookout. [Wall Street Journal] Since the launch of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go in Southern California in November 2008, dozens of food vendors across ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

    ​Let's play that old Lulu song "To Sir With Love" in the background as we give a heartfelt shout out to the teacher way back when who inspired us the most. I'll go with a high school English teacher of mine named Beatrice Rosenbaum. Bea not only let me have a hand at editing the school newsp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Best iPad Kitchen Apps; the Worst Fast-Food Menu Items

    ​Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    City's New Bake Sale Regulations OK Vending Machine Food, Prohibit Anything Made by Human Hands

    Chow.comContraband materials, according to the city.​Perhaps not as radically mean-spirited as penalizing a street vendor for a bathroom break nor as mind-blowingly stupid as the demand for a redesigned hot dog, the city's nine-month-old ban on fund-raising foods is still something of a buzz-k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Long Island as Vegan Heaven; 20 Secrets Your Waiter Won't Tell You

    ​Long Island has a growing vegan scene, as is evidenced by several restaurants serving vegetarian, non-dairy options, such as vegan pizza at Three Brothers Pizzeria, "un-cheesecake" at the Moo-Cluck bakery, and mock-crab cakes made with tofu and served with dairy-free tartar sauce at Tula Kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Aggregating the Aggregators

    ​Today's hot hot stories, brought to you by the blurb jockeys at America's sexiest news sources! Huffington Post: The 18 Biggest lies of Palin's book. Some Hemingway filly is topless. Levi Johnston's hairy armpit. Teabagger party turns violent. Jessica Alba pats herself on the back. Costco s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Tokyo More Gastronimically Acclaimed than Paris; Farming Dream Job Found in Brooklyn

    ​Four Seasons Restaurant co-owner Alex Von Bidder is insisting that Jean Mackenzie, who owns the Four Seasons Caterer in Southampton, change the name of her business so as not to suggest any connection to the restaurant. [NY Daily News] Costco has announced that it is no longer carrying Coca- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Costco Takes Manhattan; Long Island Scallops Make a Comeback

    ​iVillage has launched a new food site,, specifically targeted at "women on the go." The site will feature blogs, recipes, photos and video content, as well as content by Gail Simmons and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia. [WWD] Costco got its first Manhattan location on Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    East Harlem Costco Open; 2,000 Get Free Memberships

    ​At East River Plaza, just off the FDR Drive at East 116th Street, Manhattan's first Costco opened today. The famous high-volume low-prices price-club chain already had stores in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island; Manhattan's zoning and community boards have traditionally made it a slightly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Newark Grocers Push Fruits & Veggies; Jonathan Safran Foer Asks, 'Why Not Eat Dog?'

    ​Costco will start accepting food stamps nationally after it started to accept them in New York earlier this year. The program should be operational in half the company's 407 warehouse-style stores by Thanksgiving, according to company officials. [NY Times] Small corner grocery stores in Newa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    "Bovine Spinal Columns" Lead Japan to Ban Tyson Beef Shipments

    In another big step forward for food safety and international diplomacy, a Tyson meatpacking facility has been banned from shipping beef to Japan after Japanese authorities discovered bovine spinal columns in 732 boxes shipped from the Nebraska plant. Although Tyson claimed the delivery was the resu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Brooklyn Restaurants Worth Going To; Eater Founders' Favorites

    ​Daniel Boulud reportedly raced back from the Entertains NYC event last week when he heard that a very recognizable Sam Sfton was at his flagship Restaurant Daniel. [NY Post] Costco has struck a deal with Tyson for testing for the pathogen E. coli. Costco will start buying beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    60 Is The New 59

    ​I became overwhelmed with hope after reading in Next magazine that superstar DJ Junior Vasquez is now 60 years old! It's inspiring that a sexagenarian can still spin from such a high perch! Between Junior and some other names they mentioned who are the same age, I can now cling to the possib ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 18, 2009

    Blind Items About Raw Sex and Meth Habits!

    Your guess is not as good as mine. But go ahead and try.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Why We Have Not Switched to Digital TV, Besides Laziness

    We have rabbit-ear TV, and now that Uncle Sam is about to cease shooting radio waves through the air, in addition to finally removing our tinfoil hat we look forward to enjoying as much of a vacation from the boob tube as we can stand. We're not going to miss broadcast. What are we losing besides ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Giada Speaks About Frenemy Rachael Ray; Ground Beef Recalled

    Giada De Laurentiis told Redbook that the rumor about the rivalry between herself and Rachael Ray is not true. "Do we hang out all the time? No. Are we best friends? No," says the Food Network star, but she claims to have no beef with Rach. [People] The latest in food safety scares: beef. A meatpac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Barrett: All Bloomie's Rich Friends

    Mayor Mogul stepped on his own tongue yesterday while explaining away the Grand Poobah confab he attended with buddies Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, the Rockefellers and Oprah, revealed in the Times today. "All my friends are philanthropic, or they probably wouldn't be my friends," he said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    It's the Rightblogger War on Christmas Special!

    There's a lot going on nowadays -- bailout begging, terrorism, transitions, etc. Rightbloggers, their political champions largely sidelined, have no posse with which to ride to the barricades, but still rock their customary hobby-horses furiously, though with less than usual pleasure. When, for exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Gioia Wants Queens Costco to Accept Food Stamps

    There's a Costco in Long Island City and, despite the neighborhood's carefully cultivated up-and-coming image, a lot of poor people live there and in surronding areas, so councilmember Eric Gioia is demanding that the megastore start accepting food stamps. Such a program "would have an immediate pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Eating with the Pols: Council Member Eric Gioia

    The Queens pol who lived on food stamps for a week talks about food, poverty, and where to eat in the neighborhood.

  • Columns

    July 16, 2008

    Does A-Rod Swing "That Way"?

    Next year in Orlando! Nailing Florida's born-again theme park. Back here, the usual unholier- than-thou experiences.

  • Dining

    September 18, 2007

    Blonde on Blonde

    Bangladeshi restaurant in Queens smothers us in mustard oil

  • Film

    September 4, 2007
  • Film

    December 26, 2006

    The Future is Now

    Mike Judge's much ballyhooed but rarely seen Idiocracy—coming soon to your idiot box!

  • Film

    October 3, 2006
  • NYC Life

    August 8, 2006

    How Has Pokémon Not Died Yet?

    Hanging with Hulk Hogan, unabashed Pokémon lover

  • NYC Life

    January 17, 2006

    Pirates Target Union Square

    Trader Joe's set to open shop

  • NYC Life

    November 22, 2005

    And Let's Give Thanks to You, BJ's Wholesale

    A Roundup of Thanksgiving and December Sales

  • Columns

    June 15, 2004
  • NYC Life

    June 8, 2004

    Ghost Powder

    'Did Rich tell you about the headstone of the little girl who died?'

  • Theater

    December 30, 2003
  • Film

    November 25, 2003
  • Columns

    August 19, 2003
  • NYC Life

    January 7, 2003
  • News

    August 10, 1999

    Joe Rose in Spanish Harlem

    Planning Commissioner Weighs Options for Factory Site

  • NYC Life

    July 13, 1999

    Shelf life

    Andrea Copeland (librarian)

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