John McDonald

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Olive Oil on Tap at Le Midi; Not Everything's Awful at Bill's Food and Drink

    Tejal Rao took a break from professional eating this week, but our own Robert Sietsema kept at it by checking in at Le Midi Bistro. Located in a former East Village Woolworth's building and karaoke den, Sietsema notes in his review of Le Midi that the restaurant "is one of those old-school bistros w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    SoHo's MercBar on Hunt for Dog Painting Thief

    via Eater​As robberies (pranks?) go, this one catches our attention, because we have to somehow admire the guile of the bar-room Thomas Crown who managed to get away with a substantial-sized painting of a dog from MercBar this weekend. It's 10:00: Do you know where your dog paintings are?

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Chinatown Brasserie to Get a Makeover

    ​Per the Feedbag, Chinatown Brasserie, the well-reviewed but under-populated dim sum shrine on Lafayette, will be relocating to its basement. The makeover will come courtesy of Serge Becker, the empire-builder behind La Esquina, Cafe Select, the Box, BBar, and Joe's Pub. Becker was recruited b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    FDNY Shake-Up After Deutsche Bank Blunders

    The FDNY has reassigned three officials and ordered more thorough inspections of all construction sites following the tragic department blunders that led to the deaths of two firefighters. The announcement comes just hours before an afternoon press conference during which Mayor Bloomberg and top F ... More >>

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    December 5, 2006
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    December 9, 2003
  • News

    April 22, 2003

    The Price of Progress

    Oil Execs Muscle U.S.-Backed Pipeline Through Environmental Treasure

  • News

    November 24, 1998


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