A new weekend market is in the works, and this one is all about Queens. The Long Island City Flea and Food will open in mid-June and run every Saturday and Sunday out of a 24,000-square-foot lot on the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue -- that should be enough room to hold the 100 vendors they're ... More >>
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 >>
Almost three months after its propane tank exploded and injured two people, the Frites 'n' Meats truck is almost ready to get back on the road.
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 >>
A high school in Queens just sort of forgot to offer gym classes. Which -- woohoo! But actually, gym credits are required in order to graduate in the New York City public school system. So about 100 seniors at the Robert F. Wagner Secondary School in Long Island City might not be able to graduate ... 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.
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What is that heavenly scent?Here in America, November is all about Thanksgiving. We spend the whole month talking about that big turkey dinner we're going to have at the end of it. But in Quebec, Thanksgiving is already over and done with. November instead marks the beginning of tourtière se ... More >>
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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Friday afternoon means that it's time to reminisce: We ranked Our 10 Best Manhattan Bars. Tribeca's Il Matto: surrealist cocktails, confused service, rocks that taste like rocks. Battle of the Williamsburg Fish 'n' Chips: Sel de Mer vs. Goods.
Maybe it's a good thing that so many airlines have abandoned complimentary meals on planes: as it turns out, a lot of airplane food is prepared in unsanitary and unsafe conditions that could lead to illness. [USA Today] Geoffrey McDonald, an heir to the fast-food chain that is his namesake, ... More >>
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 >>
Tom Cat Bakery of Long Island City (you see their panel trucks with the black cat on the side cruising the streets of the city, delivering to restaurants) bakes a walnut cranberry roll, dense and delicious, which makes a perfect satisfying breakfast or afternoon snack, low in calories and hig ... 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
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