Thursday, December 27 Beer Dinner for Holiday Hurricane Relief at Alewife: Long Island City brewery Alewife will host a holiday meal fit for a beer fanatic. For $50, try brews from Smuttynose, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Greenport Harbor, and Bronx Brewery, all paired with a six-course men ... More >>
Our own Tejal Rao welcomes the return of the Mountie-chic M.Wells Dinette at PS. 1 in Long Island City. The menu,"full of fatty odds and ends, slippery bits and bobs," includes "rustic, respectable dishes done right, like the warm tongue salad with cornichons in a creamy tarragon dressing." Also a ... More >>
When Hurricane Sandy hits New York this afternoon, you can expect three things: wind, rain, and a bunch of shit-faced New Yorkers.New York City emergency officials advised residents over the weekend to stock up on things like water, flashlights, canned food, candles, and other items to help New York ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Raspberry Tart from Maison Kayser, Dish #63 | Multi-hued Sponge Cake From JW Golden Bakery, Dish #64]
Two of the three storefronts Amy's Bread has long occupied have been papered up, all the humongous ovens removed. It must be accounted something of a set-back for Chelsea Market, if you're going by the original plan. When the 22-building complex -- originally a Nabisco factory -- opened in 1997, i ... More >>
The Warm Up series is back
The New Amsterdam Market was filled with cheerful cheese vendors, nursing their hangovers with iced coffee (the 3rd Annual Cheesemonger Invitational took place last night in Long Island City). I sampled cheese from about 10 of the 20 producers and purveyors (Edgwick Farm's bloomy-rind, aged goat che ... More >>
Let's face it -- Long Island City is just way cooler than your typical go-to trendy neighborhoods in New York City. It's got that great combo of not-yet-too-gentrified, still-a-safe-place-to-chill, not-as-hipster-as-Williamsburg, and very-friggin'-close-to-Manhattan-AND-Brooklyn. At the hea ... More >>
Handbag store, Bleecker Street, West Village, Sunday, 8:45pm
A man has robbed five Brooklyn and Queens businesses at gunpoint, and cops want your help bringing this jerk to justice. Police say that he began his crime spree on Sept. 25, around 12:15 a.m., when he stormed into a Greenpoint Dunkin Donuts at 356 McGuiness Boulevard, shot a gun, and fled with cas ... More >>
Not in my backyard, strip club! Not in my booming-on-its-way-to-becoming-the-coolest-neighborhood-in-the-city backyard! Long Island City, that is. Elected officials and allegedly everyone in the blossoming Queens neighborhood on the other side of the East River (business, civic, AND religious commun ... More >>
Everything was going right for the once-industrial, now-booming Long Island City -- until a strip club company tried to move its way into the little-neighborhood-that-could. This blossoming section of the city across the East River (the gateway to Queens!) has everything going for it: It's ex ... More >>
Sandy Hook, New Jersey Here are a few of Fork in the Road's favorite signs of the last few weeks. Who knows what they really mean?
Vegetarians despairing of the massive meat consumption that will in part define the month of July, take heart: July will also offer one whole evening to ingest as much cheese as the human digestive system can bear.
A Long Island City loft with Aussies, Kiwis, and one weekly movie night
Flavio/FlickrJust as the commercial kitchens of Long Island City may provide a measure of respite for the laid-off, it seems that Italy is also doing its part for the newly unemployed.
A roundup of nogs and glöggs includes Baltimore Eggnog at Millesime and spicy Indonesian-accented glögg at Aquavit. [NY Post] The troubled supermarket chain A& P has filed for Chapter 11. The company has struggled since buying Pathmark in 2007 for $679 million. [NY Times] Wal-Mart, which ... More >>
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Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Andrew's Coffee Shop in the Financial District has shuttered after 31 years in operation. It comes a year after a West 34th Street location of the small chain closed its doors. [Jeremiah's Vani ... More >>
Forget the WikiLeaks. The POM Papers detail how POM Wonderful hired the law firm Hogan & Hartson to represent it in an investigation over its purported health claims, racking up more than $600,000 in legal bills that the company refused to pay. [New Yorker] The NYPD and FDNY went head-to-hea ... More >>
Artists are real estate rental geniuses. They always find fabulous deals and settle into cheap but very cool living spaces years before the rest of us realize that where they're living is the best bargain in town and subsequently ruin it with popular demand. Well, this time, artists and anyon ... More >>
A tasty Quebecois mutation of eggs benedict featuring fresh peas and salt cod. There's really nothing visually arresting about the down-at-the-heals diner at the corner of 21st and 49th Avenue in Long Island City, which sits at the head of the Sunnyside Yards -- formerly the world's largest ... More >>
Flavors used in the grilling traditions of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and other Asian countries are becoming popular in American barbecue joints. [Wall Street Journal] Heinz ketchup is changing its 40-year-old recipe to lower the salt content. Fans of the original recipe fear the ch ... More >>
Old School or New School? The choice is yours.Today, the New York Times takes note of the Museum of Modern Art catering to tourists who're too vapid unfamiliar with our city to sort out the name of their contemporary art outpost in Long Island City, P.S. 1. Thus, the Museum of Modern art has ... More >>
theinvisibleagent.wordpress.comGood news for tiki-lovers: Mouthing Off reports that two of the owners of Long Island City's Dutch Kills, Giuseppe Gonzalez and Richard Boccato, will be opening a tiki bar at 49 Essex Street in March.
No. 1 with a bullet is Tigran Tambiev, the new "Top Most Wanted" on the NYPD's list of alleged scumbags on the loose. Former No. 1 was Kendall Scott. There's a new No. 1 on the NYPD's Most Wanted list: Tigran Tambiev, boyfriend of slain Long Island City artist Susan T. Woolf, is someone the city's ... More >>
The corner of East 4th Street and First Avenue may be getting a new Venezuelan restaurant: The facade of the former Ishikura Sushi, which closed in July, has now been painted and features a sign that says, "Guayoyo is coming soon!"
Here's something else to worry about: a strike may shut down New York's biggest power plant. The Daily News tells us that because of a contract dispute, Local 12 of the Utility Workers of America may soon walk off the job at the Ravenswood plant operated by TransCanada in Long Island City. Ravenswoo ... More >>
Dedicated boozers handle the recession by being (slightly) more selective
photo: HEFort Greene's new (really, I would say the neighborhood's only) gastropub, Brooklyn Public House (247 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn), had a soft opening last night. I had a peak in earlier today and the space is quite lovely with exposed brick, tin ceilings, repurposed woods, and beautiful, vinta ... More >>
Straphangers are inconvenienced by the MTA all the time. This is especially true on the weekends, when construction-based service interruption after service interruption can turn a 10-minute commute into an hour-long, three-transfer horror show. The people of Long Island City, faced with an upc ... More >>
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