• Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Your Best Bets for Astoria Restaurant Week

    Astoria Restaurant Week launched with a party at Astoria Bank, where several of the nearly 50 participating restaurants offered guests a preview of what will be on offer from September 19 through 28. If you're curious about exploring this international neighborhood's culinary landscape, pick up a pa ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014


    This festival of global affairs returns to NYC

  • Dining

    May 8, 2013

    Mediterranean Diet at Kopiaste Taverna

    A new Cypriot spot flourishes in Astoria

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Don't Miss the $22 Cypriot Tasting Menu at Kopiaste Taverna

    Sweep up the stairs and into the spacious dining room to begin your tasting menu of short plates from Cyprus. Astoria newcomer Kopiaste ("Come in and sit down") Taverna presents the Greek cooking of the island of Cyprus, which is much closer to Turkey and Syria than to the other Greek islands. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion: Not Nearly Psychedelic Enough

    Style: IPA Serving style: Draft poured into a mason jar, which is something I want to make a joke about, but will refrain. Location: Cyprus Avenue in Park Slope Cost: $6.50. That's kind of a weird price for a beer, right? ABV: 6.8 percent [See More: Hey Alelitists: Let's All Stop Being Assholes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Halloumi Cheese: Sweet, Savory, and Pac-Man Shaped

    [See More Taste Test: 5 Boozy Sweets Meant to Start a Buzz in New York | Porchetta's Lebanese Chicken Sandwich | Spring Garden: New Contender for Brooklyn's Best Dim Sum] If Halloumi was single and it had an online dating profile, it would probably say, "Hi, I'm a cheese from Cyprus. My friends des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Europeans Are the World's Biggest Boozers

    Is it really a surprise that the World Health Organization and the European Commission found that Europeans drink more than anyone else in the world? No, but the numbers, as reported by Reuters, are still pretty intriguing: the consumption of alcohol in the European Union is double the world average ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    A Dispute Over Microdistilling; Mean Drunk Gene Found

    ​Clay Risen calls out a New York Times article on craft distilling for inaccuracies, saying that he has "yet to sample a craft whiskey that comes close even to Jim Beam's most basic offering." [Atlantic Food] Punch has knocked cocktails off the menu at The Drink in Williamsburg. You can still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Cool Food Culture Around the World

    UNESCO created the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as a means of recognizing significant local customs and traditions, and it recently added 46 new items, ranging from Peking opera in China to traditional skills of carpet weaving in Iran. Regarding food, the additions of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    NY Wine Expo: Best Cheap Finds

    The NY Wine Expo, held this weekend at the Javits Center, was crowded with people getting a little messy, but it was also a really good chance to taste affordable wines from around the world. (The only big flop of our night was the Iron Chef wine collection, which was just as bad as you might imagin ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2009

    The Astral Travels of Van Morrison

    A brilliant and mercurial singer revisits perhaps his finest hour, 40 years later

  • Film

    January 2, 2007

    Matters of Life, Death, and Art

    From shivah to Shoah, the 16th annual Jewish film fest doesn't shy away from the big questions

  • Art

    July 25, 2006
  • News

    July 4, 2006

    Blind to Torture

    Our European allies in the CIA's criminal missions are finally held accountable

  • News

    February 28, 2006

    Mine Safety: Digging for Answers

    Early probe of the Sago disaster raises explosive questions

  • Film

    December 13, 2005

    Catch Them If You Can

    Spielberg's dour tale of assassination gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence

  • Books

    November 29, 2005

    Nobody's Fool

    Like a diary elephant: Latest entry in Adrian Mole series takes on the Iraq War

  • Dining

    September 27, 2005

    Amazin' Meze

    It's Dippity-Doo-Dah at Dyker Heights Greek Cypriot restaurant

  • Music

    August 23, 2005

    For the Erased

    Diamanda Galás commemorates victims of a long-forgotten Turkish ethnic cleansing

  • Dining

    May 24, 2005

    Stinky Herb

    The very best lamb chops in Astoria are not exactly Greek

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2005

    Whodunit: The British Consulate Bomb

    The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>

  • Dance

    December 28, 2004

    Stop the Train!

    Finding meaning in the meaningless pursuit of what it means to be significant in this town

  • Theater

    June 8, 2004

    Moor, Moor, Moor

    The Bard goes techno, and Aquila's audience trots along

  • Columns

    June 1, 2004
  • News

    September 2, 2003

    The Death of Dr. Kelly

    Suicide by Hanging Out to Dry

  • News

    February 25, 2003

    Scuds, Wine, and Cheese

    A Town Prepares for Attack

  • NYC Life

    January 14, 2003
  • News

    May 7, 2002

    The Golden Ticket

    Will Our Refugee Program Survive 9-11 and the Breakup of the INS?

  • Books

    May 29, 2001
  • Dance

    March 6, 2001
  • Film

    October 17, 2000
  • Theater

    February 22, 2000
  • News

    November 30, 1999
  • News

    November 30, 1999
  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Gangsta Rule

    Keeping a Piece of the Action

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    When Worlds Collide

    Eerie Prospects After Bombing

  • News

    April 20, 1999

    NATO'S Funeral

    Clinton's New Clothes and...

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    A Most Unusual Collection Agency

    How the U.S. undid UNSCOM through its empire of electronic ears

  • Theater

    January 19, 1999

    Classic Act

    Barry Edelstein Takes Over CSC