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  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Meet the Family Behind the East Village's Mimi Cheng's Dumplings

    Hannah and Marian Cheng have long been confused about the American notion that Chinese food is greasy. That was not the case in their childhood home: The sisters grew up with a Chinese mother, Mimi, who cooked lightly and cleanly, incorporating fresh vegetables and high quality meat and fish into di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Several Hedge Funds to Sue Big Banks for Role in Tom Petters Ponzi Scheme

    Six hedge funds are seeking to sue JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and other banks for their role in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. The hedge funds claim that they lost a combined $177 million to Tom Petters, the Minnesota-based CEO who was convicted for the fraud and sentenced to 50- ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Fan Landers: De-Schlubbing A Bandmate And Bringing A Dog On Tour

    Are you a musician? Is your band having issues? Our new advice columnist, who we're going to call Fan Landers (a.k.a. Jessica Hopper), is ready to give you Real Talk about any problems your musical outfit might be having—whether professional, practical, or sartorial. Send your problems to sotc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Top Chef: Who Got High and Came Up With This Idea?

    Bravo​ Having made it through Episode 1 of Top Chef without being scarred by its trademark egregious puns, viewers had almost started to relax. But the show's close proximity to our nation's government proved far too alluring for its writers, and five minutes into last night's episode, we wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Interview: Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum

    ​ When SOTC caught up with Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum on the phone a couple weeks ago, he wasn't quite ready for us. "Just let me turn down my Nirvana," he said before asking me to call him back. It felt very appropriate. The Washington native's latest, Wind's Poem is an ode to the massive gu ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    The New Movement Against Wal-Mart

    Fresh blood joins the battle to keep the mega-retailer out of NYC

  • NYC Life

    July 12, 2005

    Crawling Up the Wall

    We got a first-time home grant from neighborhood housing services

  • News

    June 28, 2005

    The Juror and the Convict

    Lynne Harriton was the jury foreman at Andre Smith's trial in the Carnegie Deli murder case. Now she's his closest friend.

  • Columns

    September 16, 2003
  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Property Rights and Wrongs

    East Harlem Suit Challenges Eminent Domain

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    February 22, 2000

    Gratuities Included

    Among New York’s Wheel Greasers and Palm Ticklers, Real Estate Types Lead the Pack