No doubt about it, New Year's Eve is stressful. There are so many options, yet none of them seem like they'll live up to the hype New Year's Eve is supposedly all about. But this year, there's hope! All over the city, restaurants that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy are back and ready to throw ki ... More >>
On Tuesday night, Howard Beach's Vetro, got a chance to celebrate. The Italian restaurant threw a party for their friends and family, as they reopened a month after Hurricane Sandy.
Mark Sweeney, one of the owners, said they hosted a soft opening in their main hall, and will be open to the public o ... More >>
As the baseball season nears, the announcements of the season's schedule of promotions steadily increases, and over the weekend the Mets announced that for their 50th anniversary they'd be throwing a three-show postgame concert series in 2012. The lineup: the hesher-pop outfit REO Speedwagon (June 1 ... More >>
Restaurant owners and residents of the waterfront of the Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach, Queens will finally get a break from the rotting fish stench that has been plaguing the neighborhood for decades, reports the New York Times.
Howard Beach stinks. But soon it won't smell so bad, because New York's Department of Environmental protection has just finished building a new, odor-curbing station in Jamaica Bay's Shellbank Basin.
The area, known to reek of rotting fish during the summer, gets an olfactory reprieve because two n ... More >>
Few low-level American Idol eliminations have been met with the hue and cry that accompanied the April booting of Pia Toscano, a comely, big-voiced belter who hails from Howard Beach and who was given this year's ninth-place trophy. The notion that Idol is a "singing compet ... More >>
Yesterday you heard from Paulie Gee about how he made his way from IT manager to restaurant owner and pizzaioli of his new eponymous spot in Greenpoint (60 Greenpoint Avenue).
Here, in the second half of the interview, find out which pizza spots Paulie favors, the worst pie he ever made, and ... More >>
Melissa Moon finishes first among women in today's Empire State run.
More than 300 athletes climbed 86 floors today in the New York Road Runners' annual Empire State Building Run-Up. The race, which covered 1,576 stairs and included runners from 19 states and 17 countries, began in the building's ... More >>
Fire up Silent Night/7 O'Clock News and let's revel in how miserable it all is:
A guy driving on Brooklyn's 27th Street near the Gowanus Expressway yesterday felt something under his car and found a corpse wrapped in plastic. Surveillance video reveals that the body was dumped there Wednesday n ... More >>
The city council has passed a bill renaming a three-block stretch of Liverpool Street in Queens Sean Bell Way, after the young groom-to-be shot dead by police nearby in 2006. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to sign.
The bill drew high-profile objections, but this is only the most contentious of the 70 ... More >>
After a black kid was killed by young Italian-Americans in Bensonhurst in 1989, and recalling the similar Howard Beach incident of 1986, Pete Hamill put an article in the New York Post called "The Lesson of Howard Beach Was Lost on the Punks of Guidoville," filled with Hamill's ripe evocatio ... More >>
John "Junior" Gotti's mom cut loose with some down and dirty Howard Beach talk at a hearing in Manhattan federal court this morning where her number one son is up for yet another murder conspiracy trial.
"Why don't you just hang him now?" Victoria Gotti yelped from her spot a few rows behind her son ... More >>
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The Center for an Urban Future's latest New York by the Numbers proves with MTA data what you've probably suspected: most subway stations are more crowded than ever -- especially in the boroughs. A quarter of New York's subway stations saw average weekday ridership ... More >>