Floral Park

  • News

    September 4, 2013

    Daniel Squadron Is The Loneliest Candidate

    He's running for public advocate (it's the race without a sex scandal)

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    With DUI's, Long Islanders Have Already Had a Rough Memorial Day Weekend

    At the beginning of the month, Runnin' Scared mentioned that Nassau County police officers were getting a grant for the month of May to ramp up the amount of police officers on the lookout for drunk drivers. Looks like it came just in time for the holidays - what perfect timing.Over the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Dan Choi, Bad Lieutenant

    ‚ÄčLt. Daniel Choi resembles so many other American soldiers in many, many ways: as a late 20s West Point grad who loves his country, a born-again Christian, as a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq, and as a soldier who's been kicked out of the military. But even that isn't the distinguishment t ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2010
  • Dining

    October 27, 2010

    Sohna Punjab Shares the Fare of Five Rivers

    A Floral Park restaurant refines an Indian cuisine

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Where Should I Go For a Weekend Eating Crawl?

    Include newcomer Eighth Avenue Noodles on your noodle crawl​Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. If you have a question--any question!--you'd like answered in this column, email us. This week, Amol M. asks: "Can you suggest a weekend excursion/eating crawl in the five borou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    State report: Con Ed partly responsible for death in Queens explosion

    ​A state report says that Con Ed's flawed procedure for responding to gas leaks was responsible for the explosion which killed 40 year old Ghanwatti Boodram in Floral Park. Among other mistakes, the report cites a dispatcher who didn't prioritize the potential emergency over routine calls, and ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Food Shops

    ​ One of travel's greatest pleasures is wandering in food shops frequented by locals--whether it's a supermarket, a cheese shop, or a spice merchant. A busy market is a reprieve from the tourist's whirlwind of restaurant-eating, where you can catch a glimpse of people's everyday food lives. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Battle of the Dishes: Gobi Manchurian in Floral Park, Queens

    Left: Gobi Manchurian from Mumbai Xpress; Right: Masala 2 Wok's version. This week's battle of the dishes pits two different renditions of the Indo-Chinese classic gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian against each other. The restaurants, Mumbai Xpress and Masala 2 Wok, are right next to each other. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Things We Hate--People Who Won't Leave Manhattan

    You know the type. The person who refers to the outer boroughs by using phrases like "the wilds of Brooklyn." Your friend who has lived here for a decade but has never crossed the East River. The one who insists you meet for dinner in "the city" rather than, god forbid, get on the L, F or N train ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    The Early Word--Aamchi Pao (Best Vada Pav in Manhattan?)

    Left, keema pao, right, vada pao For years, I've been predicting (and hoping) that there will be an Indian street food explosion similar to the banh mi craze, enabling me to eat papri chaat and vada pav anytime of day in any part of the city. (And I've been saying it well before Tom Colicchio got i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    DIY Mumbai Sandwich

    The Mumbai grilled sandwich at Mumbai Xpress was first brought to my attention by Eating in Translation, and a few visits to the Mumbai street food restaurant made it obvious that the place deserved to get a full review. But if you want to try the sandwich (alternatively called a Mumbai or Bombay sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    So how is Watchmen, you ask? "Although the ending has been somewhat modified from the novel's, let it be said that Watchmen doesn't lack for self-confidence or even entertainment value." But... well, let J. Hoberman tell it. Brooklyn Republican state senator Marty Golden "represents the flip sid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Fork in the Road Loves Floral Park, Queens

    Floral Park, Queens is my new favorite neighborhood. It's on the eastern edge of the borough, bordering Nassau County, and it's home to a large and growing Indian population. There are well-stocked South Asian grocery stores, like Patel Brothers and Subzi Mandi, sweets and snacks shops, and many res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World--Patra

    Patra is one of my favorite snacks--an Indian invention of colocassia (taro) leaves rolled up with a paste of chickpea flour and lots of spices. In India, people sometimes make it at home, and here you can get the snack frozen or in a can. I actually prefer it from the can. It looks a little st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Floral Park: A Lesser Known Little India

    Vada Pav from Mumbai XpressThe neighborhood of Floral Park, Queens, is located as far east as you can go and still be in New York City. The neighborhood cozies up against the Nassau County line, and is made up of wide, quiet streets lined with small brick houses with yards. It also happens to be hom ... More >>

  • Art

    June 3, 2008

    Robert Mapplethorpe's Instant Precious Relics

    Made in his early, druggy years, Mapplethorpe's Polaroids reveal an artist in curious transition

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    In the Beginning, There Was Adam

    The man who helped bring Abramoff down goes to prison for his own nefarious deeds.

  • NYC Life

    July 18, 2006
  • News

    May 2, 2006

    Labor War in Chelsea

    For the first time, non-union immigrants are building Manhattan's high-rise towers

  • News

    January 17, 2006
  • Specials

    May 25, 2004
  • Dining

    December 9, 2003

    Lagoons and Monsoons

    Stormy South Indian food journeys to far eastern Queens

  • NYC Life

    May 9, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    October 19, 1999
  • NYC Life

    March 9, 1999

    Scout Clout

    Girl Power vs. Domestic Violence