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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
viaShould 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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"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 >>
From all reports, one of the more common sentiments expressed by strike-bound New York commutersalong 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 >>
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