New York City emergency rooms are seeing an outbreak of fake marijuana-related illnesses, according to the city's health department. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a warning on Sunday urging people not to buy or use "synthetic cannabinoids," which are often sold at head shops und ... More >>
Dish no. 91: Doughnuts from Dough Loco (1261 Park Avenue)
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Red Rooster (310 Lenox Avenue; 212-792-9001) Neighborhood: East Harlem Cuisine: Southern
Whatever Mother Nature has cooking, being in the midst of this polar vortex doesn't feel nearly as Death Metal as we would have hoped. Mostly we just want a comforting meal, and during winter, that means stew. The process of fortifying slow-cooked broths and sauces with meats, vegetables, and legume ... More >>
Not everyone can say they've spun out exclusive 10-course dinners in a little East Harlem bakery space after hours or worked the line at world-renowned Per Se, but those two activities fill out the resume of pastry chef Christina Lee, who runs the sweet ship at Recette (328 West 12th Street, 212-414 ... More >>
Zachary Feldman's list of the 10 best restaurants in Harlem went up yesterday, and it pays homage to new and old spots, touting everything from fried chicken to ramen to Ethiopian food. But Harlem is a vast place, and so many readers weighed in on the round-up, calling out additional spots they beli ... More >>
The crown jewel of northern Manhattan, Harlem's creative and socioeconomic identity has undergone -- as all neighborhoods are subject to -- a series of transformations since the renaissance of the 1920s. And while it hasn't experienced enough gentrification in recent years to qualify as the "William ... More >>
Zachary Feldman trekked up to East Harlem last week to check in Dough Loco, the brand new doughnut venture from Corey Cova and Michael Cesari, a neighborhood gastro-duo responsible for spots like ABV Wine Bar and Earl's Beer & Cheese. Expect innovation, writes Feldman: "The shop is launching with a ... More >>
A troubling pattern is emerging around the NYPD's recent "big drug busts." Last month, after years of surveillance, the NYPD concluded that gangs on the Lower East Side had sold "$1.2 million worth of coke in two years." On April 12, the NYPD arrested 41 people from the neighborhood, mostly from Ba ... More >>
Updated 1:30 p.m.: NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says the suspect was caught on a Texas-bound Greyhound bus and arrested. Police tracked his cell phone to a bus station, then stopped both buses that had departed the station overnight. Commisso was found on one of them, asleep. --- While Chris Brow ... More >>
Two neighborhoods are celebrating the best cuisine they have to offer this weekend. Indulge uptown or downtown, with Moroccan or Mexican, but either way, East Harlem and the East Village will satisfy your appetite.
This beautiful bowl of green pozole is Dish #2 in our countdown. We're nearly at the end of 100 Dishes to Eat Now, our tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue! Many of us are familiar with the pork-and-hominy stew called pozole that's available as a weekend special at taquerias in ... More >>
It's been a rough week for the NYPD's public image. Last Thursday, police capped off a string of fatal shootings by killing an unarmed National Guardsman in a traffic stop. Just yesterday, audio from a stop-and-frisk of a teen in East Harlem recorded officers calling the kid a "mutt" and threateni ... More >>
If you've been buying your crack at East Harlem housing projects, you may need to find a new commodities distributor -- the crack distribution operations of two alleged gangs were shut down yesterday, and nearly 20 alleged gangsters are on the hook for multiple crack-related felonies.The two gangs - ... More >>
The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>
Chicken in Peanut Stew (left) and Foutou (right) are Ivory Coast fare Food from the Ivory Coast is one of the city's rarer West African cuisines, with only one place in East Harlem and another in Bushwick (or maybe Bed-Stuy, depends on how you draw the border). Named after the country's capital, A ... More >>
Watch out, drug store cowboys.After a bloody shootout at an East Harlem pharmacy last week, Senator Charles Schumer is stepping up the rhetoric for his Safe Doses Act, a bill he wrote that is currently crawling through the Senate.The legislation would increase the penalties for drug store robberies ... More >>
Last week, a 12-year-old girl was struck and killed as she crossed Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, in an area that has a reputation for being dangerous for pedestrians. Now, an advocacy group has said that this tragedy is part of an alarming trend -- that young children in low-income neighb ... More >>
A deaf-mute 18-year-old woman left her East Harlem residence Friday morning and never returned home, and cops want your help finding her. Police say that Keyla Contreras was last seen at 2390 Second Avenue at 7 a.m.
The current identity of the space at 531 Hudson is Budhu Lounge, and the slogan is "Eat-Drink-Love." Landmark West Village lesbian bar Rubyfruit is no more. Well, actually, it hasn't been since 2008, when the name was changed following financial and legal problems reported in the New York ... More >>
We're not in Romania anymore
We're raising a generation that doesn't know its rights
DNA Info is reporting that Equan Southall, reportedly the boyfriend of Camila Guzman, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Guzman, a transgender woman from Chile, was stabbed to death on August 1st. She was memorialized by friends and LGBT activists outside of her home in East Har ... More >>
Following yesterday's discovery that Milk Burger, a new eatery in East Harlem, had apparently ripped off Shake Shack's entire menu, and even appropriated a Shack Burger photo for good measure, its owner is just shocked - shocked! - to hear about the similarities.
HmmmTurns out that line-jumping isn't the only way to make money off Shake Shack: You can also rip off its entire menu, line by line, and right on down to the logo.
Ceferino "Papo" Perez, an East Harlem cocaine kingpin, was apparently so fond of Al Pacino's role in Scarface that he did some pretty amazing Photoshopping and put his face right on top of Pacino's in the movie poster (check it out, at right). The results, which he displayed on his nightstand ... More >>
The steamed fish head with pickled chili sauce is a Hunanese miracle. Reviewing restaurants requires a long lag time, and two or three months often separate the first time I visit a place and when the critique appears in print. But sometimes, dishes are so exciting, that I can't wait to tel ... More >>
Friday afternoon is sliding into Friday early evening, so without further ado, a look back at the week that was ... Our 10 Best West African Restaurants. Why getting into the Hester Street Fair is a little like getting into college. Lure/Burger & Barrel's Josh Capon talks burgers, not barrels.
An Aztec deity visits the Cinco de Mayo festivities in East Harlem on Sunday (click on picture to enlarge). This week, Fork in the Road will be running extra stories in honor of Cinco de Mayo ("Fifth of May"), a principally Mexican-American holiday celebrating the immigrant group's Mexican ... More >>
Go ahead, take a bite of this delicious chile-soaked pambazo. Cecomex, the community organization that figured largely in this week's Voice cover story, sponsored this year's East Harlem Cinco de Mayo festivities. The street fair filled two city blocks, from Lexington Avenue to Second Aven ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. The East Village's Wai? Café has closed and will be replaced by Sa Aming Nayon, serving "authentic Filipino cuisine." [EV Grieve] Havana Central is closing its Union Square location as part o ... More >>
Larry Davis, 22, killed his grandmother in her East 124th Street home in East Harlem, stuffed her in a closet, and then fucked a prostitute on granny's bed in a two-day sex romp, cops say. What can you say after that? The cops have the last word: He was charged Thursday with murder.
It was a bang-bang murder and arrest during yesterday afternoon's rush hour. A 27-year-old East Harlem man was quickly chased down yesterday afternoon for allegedly shooting another man to death under the Metro North tracks at 128th and Park Avenue as commuter trains rumbled overhead. Dead is Jos ... More >>
Where is Maria Caraballo?A 20-year-old East Harlem woman, Maria Caraballo, hasn't been seen by friends or family since late Tuesday night, and cops are asking for the public's help. Caraballo was last seen leaving her home at 1250 Fifth Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Cops say she is 5-7 and was last ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Satsko on the Lower East Side has been shuttered recently and plastered with bright orange "seizure" stickers, apparently due to state taxes owed. [Bowery Boogie] Salt & Pepper in Midtown West ... More >>
NYPD via NYDNMorning! Good news: It will be a positively balmy high of 39 today. The Brooklyn man who stabbed his father to death yesterday has been caught this morning after killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and stabbing two others. As the Post puts it, 23-year-old Maksim Gelman "resurfa ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThe joy of burger. After hiding behind plywood for months, Joy Burger Bar's new branch at 361 Sixth Avenue will finally open to the public tomorrow, according to both a sign posted in its window last night and its Twitter feed.
Assorted tragedies and screw-ups: An 18-year-old black man was found dead in the wee hours Sunday at West 136th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Cops found him at 3:10 a.m., shot "in his torso," as they put it. He was DOA at Harlem Hospital. Cops haven't released his name, and no one's be ... More >>
brooklynpaper.comBeats birthday cake, doesn't it, Jesus?Today, January 6th, is Three Kings Day, which commemorates when the three kings bestowed their gifts upon baby Jesus. It's a day of eating, with pasteles, tamales, tembleque and rice and beans all being popular treats. But more importa ... More >>
Two weeks after Maurice Gibson, 36, was shot to death in East Harlem, the NYPD is asking for public help in tracking down the prime suspect. Unfortunately, the description is hazy: a black man wearing a dark-colored jacket and black ski mask.Gibson, who lived nearby on East 99th Street, was found ... More >>
The recession may seem to be ending, but a new study reveals that restaurant customers still plan to spend less on eating out in 2010 that they did this year, about 20 percent less per meal, they say. Weekly restaurant visits, however, are up. [Nation's Restaurant News] Two Chinese restauran ... More >>
A tale of two tamales, one red and one green (click to explode) Not sure how when it happened, but East Harlem's 116th Street has become of paradise of Latin street vending. At $2 for two, the tamale meal you see above constitutes one of the city's most formidable Incredibly Cheap Eats. Purchased be ... More >>
It's less than a week away! Get pumped! Trinity Church will execute a rare three-and-a-half hour "full peal" of its bells on January 20. The Queens Public Library will have it on a big screen; "seating limited." (Free screenings as well at Barbes, BAM, and other Brooklyn locations.) Dunkin' Donuts w ... More >>
In recent development news, South Street Seaport -- or, as we like to call it, "Mystic on the Bay" -- is being sold. General Growth Properties, mired in debt from a disastrous acquisition in 2004, is selling the Seaport commercial space along with its other faux-colonial outdoor malls, Faneuil Hall ... More >>
We thank NYC the Blog for turning us on to the feel-good story of the year. It has everything: greedy landlords, plucky barrio tenants and a billion-dollar Brit firm that tried to fuck with them and lost their ass. The Indypendent reports that last year slumlord Steven Kessner, whose predations hav ... More >>
Its doors have been closed for months and its records collecting dust. And now it seems Finyl Vinyl is closed for good. The store's proprietor Robert Cohen, who opened the record shop on East 6th Street in 1985, has been suffering from health problems, said Michelle Taylor, who owns the American P ... More >>
The mayoral primary wasn't the only race that went down to the wire yesterday: A mere 16 votes separate the top two finishers in the fight for City Council District 8, which covers East Harlem. Melissa Mark Viverito has 3,626 votes (25.41 percent) to Felipe Luciano's 3,610 (25.3 percent). Absentee b ... More >>
At the AK Houses polling station in East Harlem on Tuesday, Jim Greene reminisced about the days - back in 1965 - when he headed the Harlem campaign for former Mayor John Lindsay. "Back then, this place used to be full," Greene said of the near-empty polling station on Lexington Avenue and East 128 ... More >>
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