What pops into your mind when you hear "Long Island City"? Maybe you picture less of a neighborhood, more of a character-free yuppie warehouse, where overpaid dullards stack themselves in gleaming condos, sucking the life force from yet another community's jugular. But you'd be wrong. That nonsense ... More >>
Arepas from Arepas Cafe (33-07 36th Avenue, Queens, 718-937-3835), $3.75-$7.75 These destination-worthy arepas come stuffed with enough juice-drooling meat to put the heft of this usually snack-sized pocket on par with many of this city's sandwiches.
We're still nursing our hangovers from last weekend's Brooklyn Pour, where hundreds of beers flowed from dozens of breweries over in Greenpoint. But on the heels of that, we're announcing our first-ever Holiday Spirits tasting event, a wintertime fete featuring specialty cocktails and plenty of merr ... More >>
Last weekend, the lights went up on a once-barren, 24,000-square-foot lot on the Long Island City waterfront that's been transformed into a technicolor weekend flea and food market. Over the course of the summer, the market will showcase a rotation of vendors, merchants, and entertainers, including ... More >>
The flea market just got a bit more interesting
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
So you're back from spending the first official weekend of summer in the Hamptons/Rockaways/Jersey Shore, and you're trying to cope with your awkward sunburn. Here's a look at some fun food events this week to help soothe your skin -- or at least settle your stomach:
French baker Hervé Poussot was forced to close his Dumbo bakery, Almondine, after Hurricane Sandy destroyed all the equipment in the basement's production kitchen. Almondine, named Best Bakery by the Voice in 2008, finally reopened yesterday. The next few days will be "a sort of soft launch," says ... More >>
Original Post: We get it, but the term 'Long Island' shouldn't carry this much of a stigma. Because it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Over the weekend, the Post reported that the powers that be in Queen's newest "New Williamsburg" are a bit ticked off by the fact that Long Island City . . . is ... More >>
Our apologies for our two-day absence, we were holed up in an apartment in an "evacuation zone" in Long Island City that -- as it turns out -- we probably should have evacuated.We've since escaped to the (umm) safety (?) of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, after the flood waters receded in LIC, and ConEd wa ... More >>
Hurricane Sandy is about to hit the Big Apple, which means there's a good chance you're not going to work today -- which is incredibly unfortunate for the blogosphere considering its existence relies almost entirely on people fucking off at work.I'm not going to work today, either -- I'm gonna be ho ... More >>
If you parked your car in the street in low-lying areas of Long Island City, we hope you're sitting down right now -- because your car is probably fucked.Three blocks inland of the East River in LIC is completely under water. We took the above photo from the third floor of an apartment building that ... More >>
The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>
Tonight's the night, devil worshippers, that you finally get your own hamburger.
Here are the latest newcomers to New York City's cutthroat dining scene. If you hear of any new openings or closings, let us know. Neta, a sushi restaurant in the Village run by the people behind Masa, opened last Friday. [Grub Street] Today is opening day for Russian restaurant Brasserie Pushkin ... More >>
Every treadmill is taken, the quinoa shelf is empty, and orange-juice-fast bags hang off the shoulders of legging-clad ladies. It must be January. Post-New Year's, everyone, and their mother, makes resolutions, vowing to cut out alcohol and give up white bread. And even though the food world is ... More >>
Robert SietsemaWe'll always have offal.Alas! It seems that M. Wells is not long for this world.
A pizzeria in Trenton, New Jersey, is claiming that it, and not Lombardi's in Manhattan, is the oldest in the country. [Diner's Journal] Everything you need to know about hosting your very first clam bake, courtesy of Mark Bittman. [T Magazine] More on the forthcoming food-truck food court ... More >>
5Ptz.comWhen owner Jerry Wolkoff originally announced plans to bulldoze Long Island City graffiti mecca, 5Pointz, street artists and hip-hop fans alike were crushed. Over the years, 5Pointz has become a landmark in the world of NYC art as a warehouse dedicated to the cultivation and curation ... More >>
Subaquatica.comJust as it seemed like street art was experiencing a rush, New York City developers have announced that Queens' own graffiti warehouse, 5Pointz, will be bulldozed. To the dismay of street artists and hip-hop fans alike, the "graffiti mecca" will be replaced by high-rises.
Maira Kalmans elements of style
In the kitchen with Adam Rapoport, the new editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, who believes the magazine "can and should build on the massive interest in food in this country." [NY Times] Wondering where to eat as you cheer on this year's marathoners? Mile 2: Bay Ridge's Longbow Pub and Pantry, ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers true Roman fare at Testaccio in Long Island City; Sarah DiGregorio samples the pies at two new pizzerias: Olio Pizza e Più and Campo de' Fiori. Sam Sfiton awards two stars to Il Matto: "Nothing about the restaurant is perfect... The cocktails... ar ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Baklava at Güllüoglu.
Beginning today, the Department of Health is implementing its new letter-grading system, which will require restaurants throughout the city to display their grades -- A, B, or C -- near their entrances.
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tibchris/FlickrComing to Long Island City.It looks like the meatballs finally paid off: the folks at Roberta's have found a 40,000 square-foot rooftop home for their Brooklyn Grange Farms. And it will be in Queens.
Oh, the G-train. If you talk to your typical rider, G stands for any number of things before it implies actually Getting you anywhere -- Grumpiness, aGgression, and Goddamn. is it not running this weekend, again? Pity the poor G-trainer because there's more where that came from. Per amNewYor ... More >>
The bedbug scare at the Pavilion Cinema in Brooklyn may have been bogus, but as always there are plenty of the little bastards out there. Workers at the Access-a-Ride in Long Island City picketed their own offices in complaint of bedbug infestation, and now we are told P.S. 163 aka The Alfred ... More >>
New Yorkers know a good thing when they see it, and this morning more than a thousand of them turned up for the chance to become a plumber's apprentice. The 8,000 hour gig is rigorous, but you come out of it with a useful trade that is relatively unaffected by booms and busts. One guy told NY ... More >>
If you drop by Steinway Hall in Long Island City over the next few weeks, you can watch a master craftsman at work. Steinway & Sons have moved the workshop of casemaker Sante Auriti to a space visible through the front window of the Hall, where he will work on a new Steinway Louis XV grand piano (M ... More >>
Citizens responding to the financial crisis robbed five banks in the city yesterday. A WaMu was hit in the Bronx at 9:20 a.m., then a Valley National near Flatbush, then an HSBC in Long Island City, then the Sovereign Bank on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint -- and this was all before 11 a.m. At 3:30 ... More >>
Swoon docks her latest work at Deitch Studios
And you thought you were crazy
Outdoor sculpture as more than decorative object or propaganda tool
A real Bulgarian mehana touches down in Long Island City
Urban sports for low-energy athletes
Three Months, 11 Exhibits
Silicon Alley Looks to Expand in Bloods' Long Island City
photographs by Nina Roberts