Find it at Adel's Halal cart on the east side of Union Square.
FiTR has expressed more than a passing interest in hot dogs and all their permutations around the city, so when we discover a new one, we can't wait to tell you about it. Stumbling out of the Beth Israel Medical Center at Union Square ... More >>
Over the past few weeks, we've been waiting for some fallout -- any fallout -- with black Americans over President Obama's support for same-sex marriage. Instead of the promised backlash, we've mostly heard the sound of crickets (unless you count the sounds of support from a majority of polled black ... More >>
This week's review is of La Vara, the new Spanish restaurant in Cobble Hill from chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero, a husband-and-wife duo who take turns in the kitchen creating delicious, exciting food that's unlike most Spanish restaurants in the city.
The restaurant plays with flavors establishe ... More >>
Ten House Dems have come down on Mayor Mike's response to the NYPD's Muslim spy scheme, decrying his reaction as "underhanded and unprofessional."
As detailed by The Associated Press (via Washington Post), the pols have demanded that Bloomberg end out-of-state spying.
The electeds' outcry stems f ... More >>
In this week's Voice cover story, Michaelangelo Matos profiles Daniel Martin-McCormick, the Brooklyn musician currently making waves under the name Ital. In the video for "Culture Clubs," shot live in Cleveland last November by Aurora Halal and premiering on Sound of the City, Martin-McCormick's app ... More >>
Former Voice columnist and CUNY Journalist-in-Residence Tom Robbins was on the Brian Lehrer Show this morning on WNYC, talking about the fallout from the NYPD showing an anti-Muslim training video to 1,500 personnel.
It was great to hear Robbins credited for breaking this story (a full year before ... More >>
According to a letter discovered in the raid that led to his death, Osama Bin Laden was considering alternate names for his terrorist group because he felt that "Al Qaeda" had taken on a bad connotation for killing too many Muslims. He wanted to pick a name that would "convince Muslims worldw ... More >>
In the future, everyone will be a serious Republican Presidential candidate for 15 minutes.
We're close to that now. Last Monday several GOP contenders for the big job debated in New Hampshire, and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's relatively lulu-free performance appears to have pushed he ... More >>
The dark red clams and rough-cut cukes make a very pretty picture on the plate.
The surf clams, meaty and briny, look like those southern Italian chile pepper necklaces, and the cukes are jagged, with a profound crunch provided by the thick kirby skins. But the biggest surprise is the invis ... More >>
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When a restaurant quotes two-hour wait times, you know that something special is going on there. Nevertheless, it's rather surprising that Ippudo came in as the most popular restaurant in America on Yelp this year with nearly 2000 reviews. ... More >>
Somewhere near the heart of America, a plot to infiltrate the soul of this great nation is underway, and has moved a step further. Yes, folks, a judge -- those formidable black-robed enemies of the state -- has struck down an amendment to Oklahoma's constitution that would bar the use of Isla ... More >>
A cab driver picked up a 21-year-old fare yesterday in Murray Hill on 24th and Second around 6 p.m. The fare -- "visibly drunk" -- gets in the cab, and reportedly asks the driver: "Are you a Muslim?" The driver answers that he is. And what happens next? The fare, as we've now heard, stabs the ... More >>
Small pumpkins? No, eggplants!
Recently arrived in area farmers markets is the orange Turkish eggplant, also known as the tomato eggplant for its resemblance to a tomato. The specimens gathered at Abingdon Square this past Saturday are firm-fleshed, and had to be set aside for a few days to ... More >>
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The Beastie Boys' Adam Rauch has cancer of the salivary gland, will seek treatment, is expected to recover. Get well soon, MCA.
With Paterson in decline and Cuomo regnant, this guy is our best hope for an exciting 2 ... More >>
After three decades of Taliban rule, modernity is trickling into Afghanistan--and Afghan Star, Central Asia's version of American Idol, is at the cultural center of it. The TV show not only invites any age, race, or gender to audition, but also gives citizens a taste of democracy by allowing them ... More >>