"Been through hard times, even worked part-time/ In a Key Food store, sweeping floors sometimes," rapped Kool G Rap back on 1989's golden era rap standard "Road to the Riches." So on a whim we asked Corona's gangsta rap godfather about the line. He obliged and regaled us with an anecdote that involv ... More >>
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just announced that his office has notified 12 additional gas station owners of his intent to "commence enforcement proceedings" against them after he claims they jacked up prices after Hurricane Sandy.In one case, the A.G. says, a gas station in the Bronx ... More >>
The National Guardsman fatally shot by an NYPD detective earlier this month was laid to rest on Friday. He also got a promotion.Guardsman Noel Polanco held the rank of specialist in life. Friday, he was posthumously promoted to sergeant."This is a promotion for outstanding accomplishments and servic ... More >>
The life of an independent professional wrestler is busy enough, but for Colt Cabana, squaring off in the ring is only the beginning. A wrestler, actor (you may have seen him with legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka in a recent Old Navy commercial), stand-up comic, and popular podcaster, his ta ... More >>
How lush was my taco?
At the invitation of Serious Eats Mexican-food expert Scarlett Lindeman, I visited a newish taqueria in Sunset Park in the shadow of the looming Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn's largest Roman Catholic cathedral. The place is called Tacos Cachanilla, and one of the lures ... More >>
Here's a tip for anyone considering raping an 8-year-old: don't friggin' do it! And then throw yourself in front of a bus.That advice probably would have come in handy for convicted kid-raper Carlos Quezada, who will be a guest of the state for the next 22 years to life after being found guilty of c ... More >>
Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop.
Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>
We tried in vain to calculate how many goats the massive barbacoa pot held at El Jarochito.
Alongside Sunset Park, East Elmhurst, and Corona, Brighton Beach and Coney Island are collectively becoming one of the foremost destinations for southern Mexican food. That was confirmed last weekend ... More >>
What is it?
Ransacking a southern Mexican grocery in East Elmhurst recently, filled with all sorts of unfamiliar fresh herbs and packaged goods, I ran across this odd fruit (or vegetable). The shopkeeper had a name for it in an Indian dialect -- which I despaired of transliterating into Eng ... More >>
Ever since a friend extolled the virtues of Cannelle Patisserie to us some months ago, we'd been meaning to find time to make our way out to the Jackson Heights-East Elmhurst border to try it for ourselves. Finally, last weekend, we did. We were so happy with everythin ... More >>
Loser"This is the final nail in Hiram Monserrate's coffin, and now we have buried him!" declared City Council member Daniel Dromm in East Elmhurst last night, before newly elected State Senator Jose Peralta addressed his supporters and most of the leaders of the city's Democratic establishmen ... More >>
Martha Clark, center, holds the street sign bearing the name of her only child, Corp. Jonathan Rivadeneira who was killed in Iraq in 2007.
Last Saturday afternoon on a Jackson Heights' street corner, Martha Clark clasped her tiny hands around a microphone, tilted her black sunglasses towards the ... More >>