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Jamaica (New York)

  • News

    May 7, 2014

    Who Were Those Masked Men, Anyway?

    They disguised themselves as white cops, knocked over a check-cashing joint, and got away with $200K -- almost

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Who Were Those Masked Men, Anyway?

    At 8:09 a.m. on Valentine's Day 2012, Liloutie Ramnanan pulled her sedan into the parking lot of the Pay-O-Matic Check Cashing on South Conduit Avenue in South Jamaica, Queens. She'd worked as a teller there for 16 years. It was a steady job. It paid better than minimum wage and business was good. T ... 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.

  • Dining

    March 6, 2013

    Finding The Perfect Jerk on Flatbush

    Dueling spice-rubbed chickens

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    An Express F Train May Be In The Near Future For Brooklyn

    This past August, the Straphangers Campaign gave the F train a $1.40 grade, which is basically a B or a C-. The score was given based on cleanliness, breakdowns and service - and, for the F train, this grade is sparing. The line between Culver and Jamaica-179th Street is known for its long waits; i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    How to Eat a Jamaican Meat Patty

    Step #1: Buy a meat patty. We prefer the spicy beef from Jamaican Pride Bakery. The origin of the Jamaican meat patty -- ubiquitous in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Flatbush -- is a matter of some controversy. Was it inspired by the Cornish pasty, and brought to the island by the Brits, or did t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    What Is NYC's Spiciest Dish?

    It doesn't look that spicy, does it? This potage is also Dish #20 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. I've eaten a lot of very spicy food. Las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2012

    A Queens Gun Buyback Program Ends Up With 509 Weapons in Total

    Here's more proof that, no matter how much Americans love their guns, our affection for the Benjamin's always trumps all in the end.At the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica, Queens yesterday, a gun buyback initiative was held to fight back against the 12% spike in shootings this year ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2012

    Queens's VP Records Heads To Jamaica and Back

    One of the last independent reggae labels standing

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Q&A: VP Records' Patricia Chin, Olivier Chastan, And Neil "Diamond" Edwards On Running Their Queens Reggae Powerhouse

    VP Records is the Jamaica, Queens-based powerhouse of the international reggae scene. It owns and distributes a score of other labels including its longtime rival, Greensleeves. Founded by Vincent "Randy" Chin (who died in 2003) and his wife, Patricia—children of Chinese immigrants to Jamaica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Slots Of Fun At Popular Casino In Queens

    My column this week is all about my glitzy romp at Resorts World New York in Jamaica, Queens, which posted more revenue from slot machines than any other casino in the country last year! And I hadn't even heard of it! So I graciously accepted the p.r. director's offer for me to visit the joint and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Person of Interest Questioned in Queens Firebomb Attacks; Surveillance Video Released [Updated]

    Surveillance video and a police sketch of the suspect in the Queens firebomb attacks that took place Sunday night have been released, and police are reportedly now questioning a person of interest. The attacks involved Molotov cocktails made from Starbucks bottles; they struck the Imam Al-Khoei Foun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Four Molotov Cocktails Thrown In Queens Being Investigated As A Possible Hate Crime

    The NYPD is currently looking into a string of Molotov cocktail attacks that happened last night in Jamaica, Queens. One of those four homemade bombs was thrown at the Imam Al-Khoei Islamic Center, a Shiite Mosque and community center. The New York Daily News reports that the incident is being inves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    10 Runners Are Jogging One City Block for 3,100 Miles in 5,649 Laps

    ​The Observer today reports on a bizarre, painful ritual that is taking place right before our eyes. No, not power media couples, nor reading about power media couples. This ritual has been undertaken by a group of the disciples of deceased Indian spritual leader Sri Chinmoy. 10 of them are no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Where Can I Get Great Carryout on the Way to Kennedy Airport?

    ​ A luscious spice-rubbed rotisserie chicken from Pio Pio may be just the ticket. Ann P. asks: I'm flying to California next week, driving myself from the Upper West Side to Kennedy Airport, where I'll leave my car in a long-stay lot while I'm away. Here's my question: I hate airline food ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2010

    The Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010

    Why are many of Jamaica's biggest acts now barred from entering the U.S.?

  • Film

    June 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Maima's; Sarah DiGregorio at Paulie Gee's

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema has the "one of the hottest things" he's tasted all year: Liberian pepper shrimp at Maima's in Jamaica, Queens. Sarah DiGregorio samples the pie at Paulie Gee's, where the crust "burrows into your brain -- a stretchy, bubbly, char-spotted pillow of a bread, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Things to Do This Weekend for (Mostly) Free

    ​Tartan Week finishes up with the Tartan Day Parade up 6th Avenue today, or take in the all-day J-Cation food festival at the Japan Society. Both days, New York Classical Theater presents traveling performances of Hamlet at the World Financial Center.

  • Dining

    April 6, 2010

    Portugal in Jamaica at O Lavrador

    Grab a little salt cod on your way to JFK

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    West African Pepper Shrimp from Maima's in Jamaica, Queens

    ​The incendiary, mouth-searing, mind-bogglingly-hot pepper shrimp at Maima's. It always happens. No sooner had I assembled a collection of the hottest dishes available in city restaurants for the Spring Supplement, than I stumbled on another that put the others to shame.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Two Men Shot, One Slain in South Jamaica

    View Larger Map DATE: Saturday, March 13, 2010 at approx 0430 a.m. LOCATION: Archer Ave and 143 St., South Jamaica, Queens. The police say two men were shot at the above intersection. A 22-year-old victim was shot several times in the chest. He was declared dead at Jamaica Hospital. The second vic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Salt Cod Fritters at O Lavrador, a Portuguese Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens

    ​At 75 cents apiece, these baccalao fritters make a great meal or bar snack. Codfish made the European Age of World Exploration possible. It fed the sailors who manned the globe-circumnavigating ships. It fed the enslaved Africans who worked the plantations established in the New World. It wa ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2010

    Reggae's Civil War

    Why Mavado and Vybz Kartel might be the Biggie and Tupac of Dancehall

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Two Men Shot, One Dead in Jamaica: Incident No. 1

    View Larger Map Date: Monday, February 22, 2010, 3:00 p.m. Location: 109-16 164th St., Jamaica, Queens The police say two men were shot, one fatally, yesterday afternoon in Jamaica. It was one of two double shootings in the 103rd precinct yesterday. The first victim, 29, was found at the above a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Somebody Got Murdered: Two Shot Dead in Queens Basement

    View Larger Map DATE: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, 12:06 a.m. LOCATION: 111-21 156 St., Jamaica, Queens. Two men were found slain last night in a basement at the above address. Police reached the scene on a call of shots fired. The victims, a man in his 20s and a man, 28, had been shot repeatedly in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Golden Krust Celebrates American Success, Eyes International Expansion

    Mmmm... Hot, yellow Jamaican patties.​If you live in Brooklyn, you're probably familiar with the bright yellow stores -- and patties -- of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery. The Jamaican-owned chain, which also has locations in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan, is the biggest Caribbean chain in th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2009

    A Rough Guide to the Irie Jamboree

    Who to watch for at the Queens reggae blowout, and why

  • Music

    July 28, 2009

    How to Be a Japanese Reggaephile

    Step one: Move to Kingston or Brooklyn, and try not to get killed

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: A Murder in Queens

    View Larger Map DATE: July 20, 2009 at approximately 1:21 a.m. LOCATION: 180-06 144 Avenue, Queens. The police say that a man was found dead in Jamaica, Queens. He was found dead, with puncture or gunshot wounds to the chest and neck. The cause of death is still under investigation, and the victi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Vegetarian (and Vegan!) Delights of NYC--Ackee Patty

    Ackee (Melicoccus bijugatus) is an evergreen native to West Africa. The three-seeded fruit of this tree, also known as ackee, came on the slave ships to Jamaica in the late 18th century. The fruit must be boiled before eating to destroy a toxin present in the yellow flesh, which is particularly enjo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names

    Jamaica, Queens Richmond Hill, Queens Troy, New York more restaurant-name madness, after the jump

  • Dining

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Best Markets -- El Quetzal

    The quetzal is a tropical bird with colorful plumage and a long forked tail, a national symbol of Guatemala. El Quetzal is also the name of a Guatemalen grocery in Jamaica, Queens, located on Hillside Avenue, under which the F train runs. The grocery is less than a block from the Parsons Ave. ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 19, 2008

    STORM WATCH

    Two spots to catch St. John’s men’s hoops

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Cheap Jerk in Flatbush

    As part of our ongoing obsession with delicious, incredibly cheap eats, Our Man Sietsema has been spending time with jerk. Mini jerk The meals at Blake Bakery and Take Out in Flatbush - perched atop the Beverly Road stop on the 2 train -- come in three sizes: mini ($5), medium ($7), and large ($ ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2005

    Get Down, Moses

    Upstart local Jewish musicians weave a coat of many colors

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2005

    The Wealth of Districts

    "The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004
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    October 19, 2004
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    September 28, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 24, 2004

    Island Riddim

    Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May

  • NYC Life

    November 5, 2002
  • Dining

    May 1, 2001
  • News

    March 6, 2001

    From Kingston to Brooklyn

    Sir Coxsone Turns On the Power

  • Music

    February 1, 2000
  • Dining

    June 29, 1999
  • Specials

    September 22, 1998
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