Bag numbers 19 (left) and 18 (right) were, respectively, Blue Bottle's Guatemala Maya Ixil, roasted in Brooklyn, and Four Barrel's Guatemala Antigua Santa Cruz, roasted in San Francisco.
I drink a lot of coffee at home, ground from beans right before being deposited in a French press. I saved the ... More >>
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Yesterday, Fork in the Road ran the first installment of this interview with owners Karen Cantor and Andrew Ding of the Chipped Cup, a new coffee shop in Harlem. Today, we follow-up and chat about the neighborhood ... More >>
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble!
Yesterday, I wrote about my first experience at West 15th Street's new Blue Bottle Coffee. I apologize for having been so interested in the pour-overs that I missed the espresso machine. The other observations and criticisms still stand, including my belie ... More >>
Cocaine, but not this cocaine.The Coast Guard announced they intercepted and seized a semi-submersible vessel, its five-man crew and 7.5 tons of cocaine. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane spotted the fiberglass semi-submarine and a Coast Guard cutter caught up to it off the Caribb ... More >>
There is a veritable peach war going on between Georgia, the peach state, and South Carolina, a growing peach market.
The Rockefeller Center Greenmarket is back, bringing fresh, local fruits, vegetables, honey, and more to midtown.
A new survey of dining trends conclu ... More >>
Kinda makes you wonder what the Pedrito Martinez Group sounds like. Pic by Ben Jay.Last week's globalFEST 2011 blowout at Webster Hall packed 13 acts from Brazil, India, Cuba, Mali, Sengal, Hawaii, Honduras, France, Egypt, Colombia, Peru, the Congo, and New York City onto three stages, a stag ... More >>
Say hello to the Rhythm of Rajasthan. All pics by Ben.What do you get when you take a dozen or so internationally hailed acts and dump them all in the East Village? The annual mind-expanding musical fete known as globalFEST. Thirteen acts from places as far afield as India and the Congo conve ... More >>
In case you were feeling a little too cheerful this holiday season, the Fiscal Policy Institute has a new report [pdf] to remind you about New York City's ever-widening income gap. According to the report, "if New York City were a nation, it would rank 15th worst among 134 countries with res ... More >>
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Marielle SolanTaut New York five-piece MiniBoone are an enchanting mesh of old-school energy and new-school melody. The band mixes the dervish energy of '78-era post-punk with the super-hooks of mod ... More >>
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is up in arms about Cablevision dropping HGTV and Food Network. He recently twittered: "Bang away at Cablevision... can't believe there [sic] not showing Food Network," after the channels were dropped in a fee dispute with owner Scripps Network.
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We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going.
We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
It's rare that a New York City cop is found guilty of shooting a civilian. Officer Rafael Lora shot Fermin Arzu, an immigrant from Honduras, in the Bronx in May 24. Lora, a resident of the neighborhood, had been told that a man was driving his van erratically and smashing into cars; the officer, in ... More >>