Jackson Heights

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Election Meltdown? Anecdotal Reports of Broken Voting Machines Spread [Updated]

    Another election, another wave of broken voting machines. Queens activist Luis Flores, for example, reported a major problem with casting his vote earlier today. He tells us that a voting machine was broken in the 63rd Election District in Jackson Heights, Queens, and then he got a hard time for co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Report Highlights Police Hostility Toward Transgender Women of Color

    It was broad daylight, Kerri says, when she and a gay friend were stopped by a cop while walking down the street in Jackson Heights. "An officer walks out of the corner store and says [he] heard a report up the street that we were harassing somebody," Kerri said. When Kerri asked who made the report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The New "On The Go!" Digital Subway Maps Are A Tourist's Dream Come True

    Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Still Hesitant On A Subway Death Solution? Check Out What Happened Over The Past Five Days

    The growing controversy over subway deaths has stricken all parties involved in the transportation scene. The MTA, stuck with little cash to maneuver, has provided flat solutions, including platform doors and laser alarm systems, that are getting nowhere because, given, the agency can't get past t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2012

    Where To Take a Middle-School Spanish Class for a Field-Trip Lunch?

    The pozole at Tacos Cachanilla could easily feed two hungry students. Whitney D. asks: I am a middle school Spanish teacher taking my class on a field trip. I was hoping we could stop afterwards to taste the cuisine of a Spanish-speaking country. The restaurant must be open during the weekday and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Which NYC Nabe Has The Most Gay Bars?

    That's easy! Hell's Kitchen! According to the invaluable map in Next magazine, HK and environs has no fewer than 13 LGBT bars! (There's Vlada, Posh, Barrage, Therapy, Industry, Hardware, Escuelita, Fairytail Lounge, The Ritz, Flaming Saddles, Bar-Tini, xl, and Ninth Avenue Saloon). And there's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Five Little Mysteries Based on the Food Section of the Voice Best Of Issue

    This year's Best Ramen? Ready for a little quiz? Here are five questions concerning establishments FiTR writers have recommend in the Voice Best Ofs, which you can examine here. You can either read the items first, and then answer the questions, or you can read the questions first, and then go on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    More Than Mere Cilantro, A Guide to Mexican Herbs

    [See More Good Stuff: Heirloom Bling, Heritage Birds | If Holden Caulfield and Lisbeth Salander Were Food Bloggers] Gratefully, the days when it took diligent searching to find a sprightly bunch of cilantro in your local supermarket are gone. Fresh epazote for a pot of beans? No problem. As herbs l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Our 10 Best East Village Restaurants, 2012 Edition

    These chicken chile guajillo enchiladas at Downtown Bakery are every bit as good -- and spicy -- as they look. The East Village may be the city's most eclectic and rewarding dining destination, though this aspect of the neighborhood is sometimes eclipsed by its bars and cocktail lounges. You can d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Study of City's South Asian Immigrants Documents Housing and Employment Struggles

    South Asians make up one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the city -- increasing by more than 150% over the last two decades -- and one Queens-based nonprofit group has spent the last year-and-a-half surveying the community and documenting its housing and employment trends. Today, Chhaya Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Electeds Hopeful State Will Draw New Latino Congressional District

    Pray for fair redistricting, y'all! Politics and religion mixed this afternoon at a rally in a Washington Heights church where civic leaders, backed by a handful of elected officials, pushed for the state to draw a majority Latino congressional district that would include parts of upper Manhattan, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    This Map Shows You Where to Find Single People in NYC

    via​Should you be one of those people who assumes that your dating "issues" in the city stem from the fact that there are fewer men than women here, there's a map for that, and, no, we're not saying you have issues. But there is an interesting new twist. Economists at the NYCEDC ran the number ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street Library Says 'It's Time to ShutDownNYC' After Books Reportedly Destroyed

    ​Occupy Wall Street has tweeted that the 5,554 books comprising the OWS library have been trashed by the NYPD in the raid. GalleyCat reports that @OWSLibrary has been tweeting about the eviction and the destruction of their books, documents, and artwork throughout the night.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Silver Lining, Goodbye to Asia de Cuba

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Asian fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba, in Morgans New York hotel, will close in October. The owners will replace it with a new concept. [Crains]​ Leske's, the last Scandinavian bakery in B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Ten Fascinating Ethnic Ingredients Chefs Should Get to Know Better

    Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad​ The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Eat Like Our Country's Forefathers This Weekend at These Presidentially Themed Restaurants

    blufftonpubliclibrary.orgThis weekend, eat like a king. Er, we mean president.​ Presidents' Day is just around the corner, and for most of us that means a long weekend. What better way to celebrate a day off than at a restaurant named after one of our country's great forefathers? OK, so not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Jackson Diner: Next Stop Greenwich Village

    ​The so-called kachori chat at the new Jackson Diner -- no kachori in sight, but good nonetheless. Long ago and far away (well, Jackson Heights, Queens), there was once a tiny cafĂ© called Jackson Diner. The proprietors had taken over a Greek diner near the corner of 74th Street and 35th Aven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Fat Pants Friday: Cannelle Patisserie

    Cannelle's Paris-Brest​ Ever since a friend extolled the virtues of Cannelle Patisserie to us some months ago, we'd been meaning to find time to make our way out to the Jackson Heights-East Elmhurst border to try it for ourselves. Finally, last weekend, we did. We were so happy with everythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    'Kike Barber Shop' Not Exactly a 'High Holidays' Kind of Place

    Via Steven Thrasher.​ When our very own Steven Thrasher was out in the field recently, he happened across this place, a barber shop in Jackson Heights, Queens on 91-19 37th Avenue. Somehow, it didn't seem appropriate to note over the Jewish High Holidays, for some reason, which isn't at all ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Marriage Equality Wins Upstate, Loses in the City

    Fight Back New York claimed victory shortly after the polls closed last night for taking down anti-gay marriage Senator Bill Stachowski of Buffalo. Supporting challenger Tim Kennedy, FBNY was celebrating their second successful hit of a senator who'd voted against marriage equality, following Hiram ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Fall Previews Continue; How to Be a Restaurant Regular

    ​There are more and more dining options for Muslims in France, including a new supermarket that stocks halal Chinese food and pizza. [Wall Street Journal] Chef Richard Sandoval believes there is such potential for Latin American food these days that he opened two restaurants next door to each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Support on the Down-Low

    ​We spent the final weekend before Tuesday's Special Election in the 19th Senate District in Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens. One morning, we woke up to find a Jose Peralta supporter had managed to slip inside of the co-op building to leave pamphlets under every door. The next day, even Rob ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    July 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Meet Leah McLaughlin, Publisher of Edible Queens (Coming Soon)

    As any true New York foodie will tell you: the most vibrant, authentic and prolific of the city's food scenes can be found in Queens. Whether you're up for hand-made noodles pulled right before your eyes, whole Indian spices you can't find anywhere else, or traditional Greek meze, the borough knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Twitpic by aturkel. Hurrah, the Queer Issue! So what's the new thing? "The lipstick lesbian has given way to a new butch..." Double hurrah! The "power lesbian" paradigm has apparently shifted toward the model of Rachel Maddow, whose "androgynous sensuality," some guy from a fashion magazine says, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Monserrate Arrested in Attack on Girlfriend

    Early this morning councilmember and state senator-elect Hiram Monserrate -- familiar to regular readers as a former Willets Point development obstructionist and member of the state senate "Gang of Four" (who caved when he got a key appointment) -- showed up at Long Island Jewish Medical Center with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Man Threatens to Throw Shoe at MTA Boss

    This shoe thing is catching on: some lefties are sending footwear to Bush to protest the war, and now New York has its own Muntadhar al-Zeidi copycat. Stephen Millies of Jackson Heights was at this morning's MTA hearing -- at which its horrible, fare-raising 2009 budget was passed as expected -- and ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2008
  • News

    October 29, 2008

    Bangladeshi Voting Fever in the Boroughs

    Bangladesh Society of New York puts your election obsession to shame

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    New York Opens Mumbai Tourist Office

    Time was, citizens of India came to New York to improve themselves economically. Now Mayor Bloomberg wants them to come here to improve us economically. Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta announce that they're opening a tourism and marketing office in Mumbai. The Mayor, a numbers man, p ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2008

    Wall Street Takes Dead Aim at Affordable Housing in New York City

    A new investment scheme is turning bankers into your ugly landlord

  • Dining

    December 25, 2007

    Bachelor pad

    New place on Newark Avenue wants to be your Indian diner

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2007
  • NYC Life

    February 20, 2007
  • News

    July 18, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Date Saved: Pakistani Groom Out of Jail

    On April 11, the Voice wrote about Tauqir Zafar Rizvi, a Pakistani man detained on immigration charges. While Rizvi sat in the Hudson Correctional Facility in Hudson, New York, plans for his May 6 wedding in Jackson Heights--to an American citizen--were put on hold. On April 20, after 34 days in ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2005

    He'll Eat Anything

    Waggish, gravel-talking Nova Scotia rube Buck 65 quenches his hip-hop hunger pains

  • NYC Life

    January 6, 2004
  • Dining

    October 7, 2003

    One Great Dish

    Served up: annals of the science of restaurant reviewing

  • NYC Life

    February 18, 2003
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    January 28, 2003
  • Dining

    January 7, 2003
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    December 17, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
  • Film

    May 7, 2002
  • NYC Life

    April 24, 2001
  • Columns

    April 3, 2001
  • Dance

    October 31, 2000
  • News

    June 22, 1999

    We're Queer, We're Here

    Lesbian and Gay Immigrants are Changing New York

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