Jamaica (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Here Are Your Best Bets (By Neighborhood!) for Queens Restaurant Week

    Queens Restaurant Week -- actually two weeks -- launches Monday and lasts until Halloween, and it offers eaters the opportunity to get better acquainted with this vast and super-diverse borough. (And at Queens prices -- prix fixe lunches will run you $14, dinners a mere $28.) Nearly 100 restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Glady's Reemerges as a Caribbean Restaurant in Crown Heights

    When Glady's (788 Franklin Avenue, 718-622-0249) first opened in Crown Heights last year, owner Michael Jacober told Grub Street, "I wanted to evoke an all-American sandwich shop." And so he and his crew turned out smoked meats and grilled cheese alongside bar snacks like chicharrones. Now, the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in NYC

    Unless you're a lactose-intolerant celiac, odds are you've got a soft spot for macaroni and cheese. Among the numerous dishes that make up the comfort food lexicon, the spruced up noodles hit that perfect balance of crisp crust and gooey interior, and the top renditions can be downright mesmerizing ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 29, 2013


    Redemption songs from Sierra Leone

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Miss Lily's Bottles Their Jerk-Chicken Sauce

    The city's finest jerk chicken is in Brooklyn's Flatbush, but Caribbean luncheonette Miss Lily's has a few admirers for the tender jerk it serves on West Houston. Those with access to grills this summer should know the restaurant is joining the ranks of New York sauce peddlers such as Rao's and laun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 3/15/13

    Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Former State Senator Shirley Huntley Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    In late August, Democratic State Senator Shirley Huntley called a emergency 11am press conference at her home in Jamaica, Queens. There, she announced to the crowd that she would be arrested the following Monday by authorities for embezzlement charges regarding a non-profit education group she start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    How To Eat Fufu

    This is a loaf of banku, a mash that looks a lot like fufu, but is subtly different. Fufu can be made from plantains, or it can be made from cassava (a/k/a yuca or manioc). Either way it's boiled, kneaded, and pounded till the starch achieves a bouncy and utterly agreeable consistency. When you ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Trade in Your Guns and Ammo Today in Bushwick

    As we have said before, no matter how much Americans love their guns, we are, in the end, a money-hungry people, which might explain why the last gun buyback program in Queens raked in 509 weapons off the streets.Well, once again, in an effort to rid a particular area of crime, you will be able to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    State Senator Shirley Huntley Tells Crowd She Will Be Arrested on Monday

    At 11am this morning, the State Senator representing the Jamaica, Queens area called an emergency press conference at her home in the neighborhood. There, Shirley L. Huntley told the crowd that she expects to be arrested on Monday. Although she did not make clear what the charges against her would b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Where Can I Get Guatemalan Food in New York?

    The Guatemalan chayote-and-chicken stew called jacon at Tierras Centro Americanas [See More Ask the Critics: Where to Plan a Bachelorette Dinner | How Do I Become a Food Writer?] David C. asks - A friend of mine has been trekking in Guatemala, and tells me about the wonderful food he's encountere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    $280,000 In Maseratis Stolen In New York In Last Three Days -- Which Equals Precisely Two Maseratis

    It's a bad week to be a Maserati owner in New York City.In the past three days, $280,000 worth of Maseratis have been swiped in the Big Apple, which may seem like a ton of money -- and it is -- but it equates to only two Maseratis.For comparison, you could buy 17.5 2010 Honda Accords with 33,000 mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Help Cops Catch These Robbers

    ​​Three scumbags busted into a house at 88-25 75th Street on Saturday morning, brandishing a black revolver before punching the two residents and stealing their property, cops say. The two victims had minor injuries. The suspects then fled the Jamaica, Queens household in a 2010 or 2 ... 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

    December 2, 2011

    Stop-and-Frisk Protesters Protest Stop-and-Frisk

    The NYPD is on track to stop and frisk 700,000 people this year.​About a hundred people gathered outside Pace University this afternoon to protest stop-and-frisk, the NYPD policy under which, over the last eight years, more than 3 million innocent New Yorkers -- overwhelmingly black and Latino ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Mas (La Grillade), Goodbye to Hollis Famous Burgers

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Hollis Famous Burgers, in Jamaica, appears to be closed. The website is down, and the phone line disconnected. [Grub Street]​ Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    What to Drink at Woodwork: The Vodka Ting

    ​Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. The drink: Vodka Ting The bar: Woodwork (583 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718-857-5777) The price: $8 Ingredients: Vodka, Ting Soda, and lime.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Second Dead Grandmother Found in Closet, in Queens

    ​Following the story in which a man had sex in his grandmother's bed while her dead body was in the closet -- a death which he is suspected of -- we have, as the Daily News puts it, "ANOTHER dead grandmother found in closet." In this case, 26-year-old Christopher Jackson is suspected in his gr ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Q&A: Pharoahe Monch On Growing Up in Queens, Twitter, Pizza, and Porn

    ​"A guy got shot in the head at a club and the brain pieces were on the mirror -- as I was running out I took a glance at it." Pharoahe Monch is talking about the most unfortunately explicit thing he saw growing up in the same Southside Jamaica, Queens neighborhood that 50 Cent would later myt ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    My 10 Favorite Queens Restaurants

    ​The sel momo at Mustang Thakali Kitchen -- much better than Dunkin' Donuts. This countdown is intended to be a bit different from the other "10 Best" lists, specifically reflecting the places I return to again and again in Queens on my own dime, long after I've critiqued them. The food is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The NYPD Tapes

    ​Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Festivale at 3D's Restaurant and Bakery in Crown Heights

    ​Festivale are ocarina-shaped dreadnought Jamaican donuts, and the pair you see could be two filling meals. What if you were really really hungry, and only had one dollar to spend? And weren't near one of those four-for-a-dollar Chinese dumpling shops?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    This Is, Apparently, Who We Have To Blow

    ​ ...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Straphangers Award "Pokeys" for Slowest Buses; M42, B63 Big Winners

    The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have announced their eighth annual Pokey Awards for the city's slowest buses, and the surprise winner is the M42 that lumbers between the Javits Center and First Avenue on 42nd Street. By the sponsors' calculations, the M42 achieves a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    50 Cent To Turn Queens Schoolyard Into A Blood-Soaked O.K. Corral, According to This Not-At-All-Alarmist New York Post Article

    ​The fact that on any given night in New York City a rapper is playing a concert with a minimum of horrific violence and without sparking "a wave of fear" in the surrounding community does not seem to have registered with the New York Post. Ahem: Superstar rapper 50 Cent is secretly planning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Going Hydro in Queens & Going Meatless on Mondays

    Christian "Hitsch" Albin, the executive chef at The Four Seasons, where he had worked for 36 years, died at New York University Medical Center on Saturday at age 62, just five days after being diagnosed with cancer. [AP] A rooftop in Jamaica, Queens is set to be transformed into the city's first co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Obama's Condiment Choice Criticized; Roquefort To Remain Legal and Untaxed

    August Martin High School in Jamaica now has a student-run restaurant on campus. The Cook's Cafe has students cooking for and serving faculty and staff, as well as planning the menu and balancing the budget. [NY Daily News] The European Commission and the US have reached an agreement that lifts th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Be a Citizen Journalist -- No Experience Required!

    The New York Sun touts SeeThroughNY, a website from the Empire Center of New York that allows citizens to look up school district labor contracts, state agency expenditures (via another website, the state comptroller's Open Book), state and community budget line-items, and even your public servants' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007
  • Music

    July 10, 2007

    Cleared for Takeoff

    Visa issues resolved, M.I.A. can finally show us what she learned while in exile

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    Let's Take This Outside

    Al fresco shows for real New Yorkers (and their houseguests)

  • NYC Life

    February 13, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    IRS Cracks Whip on Credit Counselors

    "They hold the handle and we hold the blade," said the man with the soothing Caribbean accent at Creative Credit Counselors, Inc., in Jamaica, Queens. He was talking about the relationship between his nonprofit credit counseling agency, which is supposed to help debtors in arrears, and the banks tha ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    A Union Town Loses Patience With the Strike

    From all reports, one of the more common sentiments expressed by strike-bound New York commuters—along with "Is it worth taking the LIRR to Jamaica?" and "I can't feel my fingers!"—has been that the transit workers, regardless of whether they deserve a better contract, are being selfish in ... More >>

  • Specials

    February 22, 2005
  • Music

    February 8, 2005

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Record execs hoist soca as the island flavor of the season

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Double Dutch in a War Zone

    On Ghetto Streets, It's Bloodshed and Tears All Over Again

  • Dining

    April 1, 2003

    Epistle to Andrew

    Curries and Cook-Ups in Cypress Hills

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    May 21, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
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    April 9, 2002
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    July 31, 2001
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    January 9, 2001
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    May 2, 2000
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    May 25, 1999
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    April 13, 1999
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    July 14, 1998
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