Summer is the season of the outdoor seafood feast, which means opportunity abounds to strap on a bib and belly up to huge piles of crabs, clams, lobsters, or crawfish and shuck and slurp your way into a food coma. One such chance went down over the weekend: Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop (1118 Cortelyou ... More >>
"Where are you from? What have you done?" a tiny 80-year-old woman demands, peering out from the doorway of her Jersey City home. "I've never heard of you." Aaron Fraser is standing on the woman's wide wooden veranda, asking if she will sign a petition in support of adding his name to the ballot fo ... More >>
In December, the National Football League's security division informed the New York Police Department of a counterfeit ticket operation in the city. Over the next two months, an undercover officer purchased multiple sets of fake tickets from two men in Queens who offered passes to a regular season g ... More >>
James Rosemond, the hip-hop manager who went by "Jimmy Henchman," is probably best known for his alleged involvement in the 1994 shooting that left Tupac Shakur robbed and bleeding in New York's Quad Studios. In his song Against All Odds, Shakur blamed Rosemond. In a controversial 2008 L.A. Times ar ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
It used to be that post office workers were stereotypically accused of going "postal" and turning batshit psycho out of sheer boredom. But the mail tables have turned! At my post office yesterday, there was a long line of old-school types who wanted to actually land-mail something, and because thi ... More >>
Getting back to the business of making people dance
Welcome to Day in the Life of, a feature that will appear every so often on Fork in the Road in which we look at different culinary professions in New York City and the people behind them. How do the pros actually spend their days? Up this week: Dan Cohen, owner of Danny Macaroons 8 p.m. -- I don ... More >>
And why would an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe cause so much controversy?
In 1992, the Seattle rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot mounted a deeply dented half-peach hill and boasted proudly, defiantly, ravenously: I Like. Big. Butts! And I cannot lie! Nearly 20 years later, "Baby Got Back" still reigns as the big-booty anthem of the 20th century. Although the archetype of feminine pu ... More >>
Apparently they don't only deliver stuff, they'll take deliveries too. A man sitting next to me at the theater the other night volunteered this bit of info, practically on saying hello: "My Fed Ex man comes over all the time and wants to suck my dick.
From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web
All dogs go to heaven. Yours will probably get there in an urn.
Dr. Conrad MurrayJust ten days before Michael Jackson's death, Dr. Conrad Murray sent a letter to patients in his clinics in Houston and Las Vegas, telling them he was leaving his practices to serve as personal physician for Michael Jackson on his 50-date This Is It London run, calling it "a ... More >>
Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh (We rather spontaneously interviewed longtime Stop Shopping advocate and current Green Party candidate for Mayor Reverend Billy Talen and despite interruptions -- at one point, in his zeal, he wandered out of cell phone transmission range -- got some of his ideas for " ... More >>
"It was an insane time, we would stay up for days at a time and smoke George Burns cigars and listen to Henny Youngman standup routines and watch W.C. Fields movies and write jokes, homemade jokes, jokes with missing punchlines. Those were really good times." By the age of 22, Harmony Korine had ... More >>
There's still no culprit for a notorious noose at Teachers College—but plenty of evidence behind the firing of Madonna Constantine
A Girl's Life at Aviation High School
Brad Jacobs went from shaping Playboy bunnies to defending himself against charges of butchery
The journey of one high school senior through the small-school experiment of America's most generous philanthropist
Support for alleged "subliterate kid metal for morons" arises from an unlikely source
Abramoff scandal snares one Republican after another
The metal gates at the entrance to the normally bustling N/R/D lines at 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, slammed down as early as 3 a.m. today, the first day of the transit strike in New York City. During the morning rush hour, the entrance stood empty, void of the steady stream ... More >>
Aide spent a quarter of a million dollars on food, fun, and travel
Detention Nightmare: Immigrant Agrees to Deportation, but Government Snafus Intervene
In New York, Bohemia Is Dead. Long Live Bohemia.
An Extreme Painter Lays It Out
How a Politically Tied Aide Spent a Quarter of a Million Dollars on Food, Fun, and Travel
Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!
Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Mammals on TV Do It
Ye Olde Cyber Prophets Age by the Nanosecond
From Sex Parties to Raves, for Both Men and Women, It's Not Bob Dole's Viagra Anymore
The Nets may be set to pave over a Newark community. Will the Yankees do the same in the Bronx?
Fresh from Prison, Lawrence Amoruso Turns Mulberry Street into Tobacco Road