Howard Beach

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The Rise and Fall of Crime in New York City: A Timeline

    This week's feature story, The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella, explores the context of the now-infamous Brooklyn detective's career. It explained how the culture of policing changed over the years in response to the city's rising crime rate. Crime, in many ways, shaped the modern history of New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    These Are the Ten Best Restaurant Patios, Rooftops, and Outdoor Dining Experiences in NYC

    Sometimes our hunger can't be contained within mere brick and mortar, and so we set out in search of the city's many courtyards, patios, gardens, terraces, and rooftops, looking for a place to put food into our mouths while enjoying the weather. A fine time can be had outdoors, whether gazing out at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The JFK AirTrain Will Have Very Unreliable Service for Six Weeks

    For those of you in the international jet set, this is surely raw news: The JFK AirTrain is going to have intermittent service for the next six weeks. The Port Authority is shutting down the tracks at various times over the fall to make necessary repairs to the tracks.

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    Brooklyn Deserves a New D.A.

    Why the 23-year reign of Charles Hynes must end

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Support Sandy Stricken Restaurants on New Year's Eve

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    After Sandy: Vetro and Joe's Crab Shack Celebrate Reopening with Big Discounts

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2012
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    March 5, 2012

    Six New York Acts That The Mets Should Consider For Future Post-Game Concerts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Restaurant Strip in Queens No Longer Plagued by Fish Smell

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    PU! Jamaica Bay Is Soon to Be Stink-Free

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pia Toscano Would Like To Remind You That (Her) Life Is Unfair

    Michael Becker/FOX​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Paulie Gee on The Best Pizza in New York, His Last Meal, and DiFara's

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Empire State Stair Race Draws Pros, Amateurs, and Seniors Up 86 Flights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Miserable Christmas News from Around the City

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Council Approves 70 New Street Names -- Including Sean Bell Way

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Local Papers Prepare for Series with Insults

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Gotti's Ma: Kill My Son Now!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Report: Most Subway Stops More Crowded Since '98, Some Ridiculously So

    Photo (cc) Runs With Scissors. 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 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Old Italians Get Back to the Land in Howard Beach

    This month's Brooklyn Rail catches up with some old-fashioned Howard Beach Italians who really and truly grow their own food. Anna Neerman visits the Trinchesi family who, though their garden only covers a "large corner plot" of their home, raise enough tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, grapes, cucumber ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2008

    Dread and Circuses at the Brooklyn Museum

    Police give local artist the reaction he was angling for

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    City Prepares for Taxi Strike

    Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Flickr As the New York Taxi Worker's Alliance set up a "strike hall" at the headquarters of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 on Tuesday, the city announced contingency plans to combat a cabbie work stoppage set to take effect at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. The MTA w ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2006

    Mark Green Exits, Stage Left

    Sifting through the broken dreams of a great candidate who failed to connect with New York's most powerful constituency: liberal Democratic voters

  • Music

    August 15, 2006

    Spaghetti Eastern

    The Lordz, Brooklyn rap-rock's preeminent wiseguys, crank the bass and wax Soprano

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006

    Sharpton vs. NPR

    This week, National Public Radio has been proving just how white a broadcast network can be. For the "Conversations on Black Leadership" series, running each day on Morning Edition, NPR hosts have interviewed African American luminaries from Newark mayor Cory Booker to Young and Rubicam CEO Ann Fudg ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2006

    "Hate Crimes" Trap

    Extra prison time for what Nicholas Minucci said during physical assault with a bat

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • News

    August 30, 2005

    Prosecution complex

    The Brooklyn D.A.'s office is ailing, but the cure may be worse than the ailment

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2005

    Ferrer The Flier

    Freddy campaigns in P.R. and L.A. New York's 309 square miles, it seems, just aren't enough for Fernando Ferrer's mayoral candidacy. On the heels of his trip to Puerto Rico, the former Bronx borough president is in Los Angeles today for the swearing-in of Antonio Villaraigosa, the City of Angels' f ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    April 5, 2005
  • News

    February 17, 2004

    Grand Jury's Out

    Brooklyn D.A. Accused of Failing to Indict Cops Who Kill

  • News

    January 27, 2004

    Plumbing the Depths

    After Arrests, a Union Agrees to Its Own Investigation

  • Dining

    June 24, 2003

    Like Gangbusters

    Howard Beach Invades the Slope

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    July 2, 2002
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    June 25, 2002
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    June 18, 2002
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    June 4, 2002
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    May 28, 2002
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    May 21, 2002
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    May 7, 2002
  • Dining

    May 7, 2002
  • News

    October 2, 2001

    Who’ll Advocate for the Public?

    A Dramatic Contrast in Candidates

  • News

    August 21, 2001

    Robber Barron

    Outside Candidate Hopes to Take 42nd CD From Machine

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    The Reverend’s New Clothes

    Al Sharpton’s Fashion Journey

  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Cocaine and Conspiracy

    Were the Deaths in Custody of Two Suspected Drug Users ‘Accidental’ or Police Brutality?

  • News

    March 14, 2000

    Portraits in Racial Profiling

    When Clothes Make the Suspect

  • Specials

    March 16, 1999
  • News

    March 2, 1999

    Raising Patrick Bailey

    The painful journey for justice for an unsung victim of alleged police brutality

  • Books

    January 12, 1999
  • News

    December 22, 1998

    We're Saving Our Own Lives

    Black activists will confront killer diseases at upcoming AIDS forum in Harlem

  • Music

    July 21, 1998
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