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Jamaica

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller Blows Kisses at LGBT Rights Protesters

    Jamaican LGBT rights activists are taking this week's official visit of the country's prime minister to New York to speak out against homophobic violence. Seven protesters from Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand paced the sidewalk in front of the Ford Foundation headquarters during Prime Minister Simpson ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Watch Out At The Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Subway Station

    This story is much more frightening due to the fact that it happened in the middle of the afternoon. Yesterday, around 3:30pm, NYPD authorities believe two Hispanic men stabbed three African-American men at the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station in Queens. The bloody encounter was a resul ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 7, 2012

    Mataheko: Mash! Pound! Eat!

    Welcome to the best Ghanaian joint in town

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry Gives An Amazing Interview

    The word dub was vibrant and respectable in its younger days but took a left turn in its thirties into some very dodgy areas. Fast forward to 2012 and one can see its lifeless corpse being paraded around town and affixed to any genre in sight, like an unlucky soldier in a candy colored war zone. Let ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 15, 2012

    THE JAMAICAN SENSATION

    Sean Paul moves from the dance hall to Webster Hall

  • Film

    August 1, 2012

    Hollywood Zion: 'Do the Reggae' at BAM

    Five days of reggae royalty, mixing it up on-screen

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    This Week In The Voice: Ginuwine Rides On; VP Records Keeps Spinning

    This week in the Village Voice, out now: I head to B.B. King's for a show by R&B sex-jam-crafter Ginuwine; and Michaelangelo Matos treks to Jamaica—Queens, that is—to talk to the people behind VP Records, the country's largest independent reggae label.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Recipe: An Easy, Boozy Cherry Float

    [See More Daily Shots: Rhubarb and Apricot Margarita | Jamaica Margarita] The drink: Cherry Float The bar: Pounds & Ounces

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Recipe: Jamaica Margarita

    The drink: Jamaica Margarita The bar: Rocking Horse The price: $11 Ingredients: 1 ½ oz Herradura Silver, ½ oz triple sec, ¾ oz lime juice, ½ oz hibiscus tea syrup (simple syrup made with strong cold hibiscus tea instead of water) Glass: Highball Garnish: Lime wedge and hibiscus flower Th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 22, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    February 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Battle of the Brit Ginger Beers

    ​The contestants: Old Jamaica Ginger Beer and Idris Fiery Ginger Beer There are lots of reasons to drink ginger beverages. For one thing, they're one of the few drinks that use an actual natural flavor rather than artificial flavor. That's because no one has synthesized a convincing ginger f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Escaped Bull Flees Slaughterhouse In Queens

    This bull charging down Liberty Avenue in Jamaica Queens was escaping a local slaughterhouse, where it was slated to meet its end. It drew support and admiration for its daring escape from onlookers.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    You Don't Know Jack About Jackfruit (Or Maybe You Do)

    ​The jackfruit currently for sale in Chinatown is of the soft and sweet variety, and hence probably better eaten raw, possibly with a little brown sugar. The improvised vegetable and fruit stands on the streets of Chinatown are always revamping their selection according to what is currently a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Violent Mugger Beats Up Woman, Steals Her Cellphone

    Bad photo of a bad guy--that's all we got.​It's no surprise that the empty hours, say 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., are prime time for muggers and robbers. So why do people walk the lonely streets at that hour? Last Sunday, March 20, an 18-year-old girl was walking from the subway to her home at 166-40 89th A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Q&A: Diplo On The Joys Of Dancehall, Kanye West, Social Work, Owning A Label, And Twitter

    "For me, Twitter is like my diary. I hope someone saves it so I don't have to write it all again when I'm 75." ​Where do we even start with someone like Diplo? Wes Pentz is a DJ at his core, but he's also a producer (having worked with Lil Jon, Kanye West, and most notoriously M.I.A.), the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2011

    No. 13: Brandade at Gottino

    ​The perfect wine bar meal -- salt-cod brandade and some char-striped toasts. Brandade is one of my favorite dishes. Its full name is brandade de morue, and it originated in Provence, though similar dishes can be found in many southern Mediterranean cuisines.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Rush Right Over To Rush

    ​Last Friday night brought me back to Rush--no, not the pompous right-winger who had Elton John sing at his fourth traditional wedding. I'm talking about the multi-level club on Sixth Avenue and 16-17th Streets which I've always loved for its youthful energy, pronounced multi-culturalism, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? -- Saltfish & Ackee at Obama Flavour

    ​ This week's Where Am I Eating? was a toughie, and the three-part question posed with the original post proved nearly impossible. Accordingly, we offered a further clue this morning, and simplified the contest by whittling it down to a single question, asking contestants to identify the dish ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010

    INDECENT EXPOSURE

    Does running in your underwear make you go faster?

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Sam Deas, 31, Shot Dead in Jamaica, Second Man Wounded: Incident No. 2

    View Larger Map Date: Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, 10:45 p.m. Location: Corner of 203rd St. and Hollis Ave., Jamaica Queens. Gunfire erupted last night at the above intersection, leaving one man dead and a second shot in one leg. The dead man was identified as Sam Deas, 31, of 113th Avenue in Queens. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Have You Seen... Multi-Tasking Dunkin' Donuts Robber in Queens

    Check out this guy who robbed a Dunkin' Donuts on Merrick Avenue in Jamaica on Sunday night: he flashes a gun at his hip and intimidates the server into handing over cash from the register -- while apparently talking on his cell phone. Everyone's busy these days, but couldn't it wait till he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2009

    Quick hits

    The Obama administration is suggesting a voluntary ban on lobbyists serving on 915 Federal Advisory Committees which consult with federal agencies on government policy. The lobbyists, one of whom helped write the legislation which created the Committees when he was a Republican Senate staffer, are n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Video: Food of Zanzibar

    Al Jazeera English, which can be found on Youtube, has pretty incredible international food coverage, including a series called Street Food--in-depth, 10 minute stories on cultural foodways from Fez to Sicily to Jamaica. Check out the story about Zanzibar, which revolves around the history of the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Former Five Rose's Proprietor Now Making Pizza in Jamaica

    04deveni/flickr​Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that Krystyna, the Polish lady who worked at Five Rose's Pizza on First Avenue for 27 years before it closed last November, is now making pizzas down in Jamaica. Krystyna, who owned the East Village mainstay for its last eight years, was in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2009

    Central Park Underwear Run Breaks World Record

    The video from nyctriathlon2009 reveals that last night's 1.7-mile Underwear Run in Central Park had prizes: for instance, Jet Blue tickets to Jamaica with a 4-day, 3-night stay in Montego Bay, and free entry into Jamaica's Rose Hall Triathlon. These were given for the most imaginative Jamaica-the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Three Workers Killed by Toxic Fumes in Queens Sewer

    Three laborers who were working in a large sewer hole at a Jamaica garbage facility have died. The Daily News says they were killed by toxic fumes. The men reportedly got trapped as far down as 25 feet while doing some kind of clean-up work; emergency workers had to put on hazmat suits before attemp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Interview: Major Lazer's Switch on Working With Diplo, Recording in Jamaica, and Sponge Laser Beams

    "We actually wanted to bring Skerrit Bwoy [on the road], but he's kind of involved in this whole daggering movement that our sponsors didn't feel was very suitable for our tour." When Diplo and Switch, two of dance music's most recognizable names, joined forces as Major Lazer, they knew they coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Gays to Boycott Jamaica Tonight

    The sewer in front of the Stonewall Inn is set to flow with Red Stripe beer and Myers's Rum tonight when gay rights advocates hold a "rum dump" as part of their "Boycott Jamaica" campaign against the island nation that gave the world rastas, reggae, and dance hall lyrics that encourage the burning ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 7, 2009
  • Music

    August 5, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2008

    ISLAND LIFE

    Jamaican company shows its roots

  • Music

    July 17, 2007

    Wayne Wonder's Foreva and Da'Ville's On My Mind

    Top-shelf reggae cheese, by overwhelmingly popular demand

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    November 8, 2005

    Balancing Act

    To bounce or to burn? A dancehall dilemma for Jamaica's dangerous days

  • Music

    August 23, 2005

    Hey Ladies

    Choreographed Kingston foursome more than a boyband

  • Music

    May 24, 2005

    Reggae's Return to Roots

    Just in time for summer, the Jamaican crossover pendulum swings consciously back

  • Columns

    May 10, 2005

    More Dirty Bananas

    A disillusioned Tristan returns to Jamaica in search of a good time

  • Columns

    April 26, 2005

    Dirty Bananas

    Our columnist plays Porno Paula on the XXX version of American Idol

  • Music

    February 8, 2005

    Jah Division

    Free speech, cultural sovereignty, and human rights clash in reggae dancehall homophobia debate

  • Music

    April 20, 2004
  • Music

    March 2, 2004

    Retooled by Reggae

    So when are they gonna get Augustus Pablo and his melodica to cover an old Hooters hit?

  • Dining

    October 21, 2003

    Marooned

    Culinary Hodgepodge at the Crossroads of the Caribbean

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Journey Through Debtor’s Prison

    Stephanie Black Chronicles Jamaica’s IMF Woes

  • Film

    June 12, 2001
  • Music

    September 19, 2000

    Dancehall Daze

    Toasters Catch Fire, Burn Down Wall

  • Music

    July 6, 1999
  • News

    June 22, 1999

    Paradise Lost

    Struggling to be gay in the land of 'one love'

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