New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>
Fear not, Jamba Juice patrons of Long Island. Police have arrested the man suspected in last week's Jamba Juice robbery as well as eight other robberies at gas stations and convenience stores across the island.
I feel sad about this, but we don't live in Maui, and there is no endless summer in our future (at least the immediate future--who knows about the long term with global warming). And even though we New Yorkers generally get to enjoy warm days until late October, when the weather turns like clockwork ... More >>
Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>
[See More Chef Interviews: Travis Post of Yunnan Kitchen | Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher] It's possible that the modest Long Island via Manhattan chef Gerry Hayden would cringe at the comparison to Blue Hill's Dan Barber. However, due to both individuals' devotion to local produce, community, and ... More >>
Summer reading is as beloved a seasonal tradition as splashing in broken fire hydrants, playing on sidewalk slip-and-slides, barbecuing on fire escapes, and watching Fourth of July fireworks from a tenement rooftop. Teachers and librarians say the practice is integral in preventing what's called "su ... More >>
New York can be cruel. Long workdays, unpredictable commutes, exorbitant prices--it feels like we must be gluttons for punishment. But don't fret you tired, you poor, you huddled masses! With the abundance of oyster happy hour specials around the city, we can now indulge in another form of gluttony. ... More >>
Starting at midnight, commuters using the Long Island Railroad will no longer be allowed to get sauced while traveling from Manhattan to Long Island on early morning weekend trains thanks to the railroad's attempt to curb "rambunctious behavior" (see several examples of the aforementioned behavior b ... More >>
Port has made a steady decline in the past decade with 12 million fewer bottles sold last year. But producers are hoping for a comeback. [AP] Dan Aykroyd is now allowed to drink at home. His Crystal Head vodka, once banned, is now being sold in the actor's native Ontario, Canada. [Brandchann ... More >>
Vinegar thrill.Most winemakers wouldn't brag about making vinegar. But Wölffer Estate, on Long Island, is shouting it from the rooftops. It's just released its Wölffer Aged Rosé Vinegar, ideal for vinaigrettes or a simple mignonette sauce to go with your Long Island oysters.
This just in to add to your terrifying end-times-esque tales of animal takeover (see also: Crabs in Antarctica! Mountain lions in Connecticut! Ladybugs on Long Island!). Thanks to climate change, so say the scientists, the ole armadillo, 'dillo for short, is moving on from his Texas home, where he a ... More >>
The 9-spotted ladybug is a rare, rare thing. Rarer than a four-leaf clover or a rent-stabilized apartment, the 9-spotted ladybug resulted in an entire "citizen science project" being launched nationwide by Cornell University after that ladybug and her 9 spots seemed to have simply disappeared from t ... More >>
It's the end of the school year and kids everywhere are hyper! Last night came a report that a handful of seniors at Long Island's East Rockaway High School have been banned from attending graduation and prom because they participated in a water balloon fight outside, where they hit the princ ... More >>
via @EcoOutfittersWe're already had a number of shark sightings this summer, and now it seems we've moved on to dead whale sightings. Specifically, a poor, dead finback whale, gender unknown, estimated at 30 to 40 feet long, which has washed up on Atlantic Beach in Long Island. According to t ... More >>
If you're one of those sorts who snubs religion's "true believers," you should really take a listen to this: A Long Island man, Sal Bentivegna, prayed for his mom, Gloria, to hit the jackpot. The very next day, she won $1 million in the lottery. Hence God exists, and he likes to reward his be ... More >>
Serial killer experts, criminologists, an ex-FBI profiler, and two New York Times reporters have worked together to bring us this terrifying personality profile for the man -- yes, he's almost definitely a man -- who could be responsible for the 10 sets of human remains found so far on Long I ... More >>
It's not that current events shouldn't be fodder for art, even when the news is at its most horrifying, like the potential serial killer murdering women on Long Island. But Brent City Mafia, a Long Island rap crew with 8 subscribers on YouTube as of this evening and no website we could find, ... More >>
Bones found today on Long Island may indicate a ninth victim of the serial killer terrorizing the area. Eight previous corpses were found along Jones and Gilgo Beach, four of which were identified as Craigslist prostitutes, while the rest, found in the past two weeks, have yet to be named. Ar ... More >>
Investigators search Gilgo BeachThe "Long Island Ripper," as the New York Post is calling him, may be responsible for both the Atlantic City prostitute slayings in 2006 and the recent rash of bodies turning up since December of last year around Ocean Parkway and Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Ei ... More >>
Three dumb jocks from Long Island pretended like they wanted to buy an ounce of pot, but instead of paying they just beat up the drug dealer and took his stash, with a "knife and a pellet gun" in tow. The weed dealer was so devastated that he hopped in his car to follow the trio and passed a ... More >>
Early on Thursday morning, two cars raced down the Long Island Expressway at 145 mph only to both crash right after exiting the highway. The Dodge, which carried three people, hit a Gulf gas station pump and ignited (surveillance video above), while the Mitsubishi hurtled into the fence of a Hooters ... More >>
If ever you wanted an excuse to truck out to Long Island's Nassau Coliseum, home to perennial NHL doormats the New York Islanders, this'd be it: Lil Wayne's I Am Music II tour, costarring Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mixmaster Mike, and indomitable rapper accessory Travis Barker, is coming to town ... More >>
It's official: the Daily News says Suffolk County cops are pretty sure the speculated Long Island serial killer really is a serial killer. Better (worse?) yet, he's a Craigslist serial killer. Police say they've finally identified the bodies they found along Long Island's Oak Beach last mont ... More >>
Energy Kitchen, the "healthy" fast-food chain that operates 10 restaurants in the New York City area, is looking to take over America with its ostrich and bison burgers and plans to expand to a whopping 1,000 locations over the next 10 years.
Even the New York Times says so! Murray Hill, the New York City neighborhood occupying blocks between 34th Street and 40th Street from Madison to Third Avenue, gets chuckled at in this morning's newspaper as the home of buildings "more challenging than a dorm, though not much more." Known for ... More >>
via Long Island PressBizarrely, grave-robbers have stolen the body of Mattia Filippazzo, a Long Island grandma, from the mausoleum where she was interred with her husband at St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York. Why? The family has little idea, and Suffolk County police are appa ... More >>
Escaping the smell of freshly baked garbage for the breeze of a Long Island beach is an integral part of a New York summer. If you find yourself there, keep an eye out for clam pie. It's a specialty of Long Island's East End, one of the oldest dishes of the area. We found one--homemade, froze ... More >>
When we heard that a Long Island couple was getting hitched in a shark tank, we were skeptical. It seemed like a lot of unnecessary hoopla for something that could be done rather pleasantly without the inclusion of underwater beasts, wetsuits, or a large suspended cage. (Maybe a beach wedding ... More >>
Periodically, one or the other of the partners in New York City's nervous marriage with parts north threatens to leave. This time, a State Senator from solid red upstate has weighed our value as a revenue source against our New Yorker cooties and found us wanting.
Twitpic via M_Solomon. With last year's Long Island Walmart Black Friday stampede in mind, the National Retail Foundation has established training, security, and traffic flow guidelines to prevent recurrences; Walmart has established its own new guidelines, in compliance with an agreement ... More >>
The Daily News is reporting that a Long Island woman is suing a Queens Pathmark after an unstable display of jarred spaghetti sauce collapsed on her, leaving her, she claims, with permanent injuries. Apparently, tea biscuits aren't the only foods with the potential to cause grievous bodily harm...
A 20-year-old woman was walking near 185th Street and the Long Island Expressway in Queens around 10:50 p.m. on July 3rd when, she says, the man pictured at left grabbed her, dragged her off, sexually assaulted and robbed her, and fled. As it happens the man was caught on surveillance cameras at a c ... More >>
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The FBI has given up -- at least for now -- digging for old wiseguy bones at a mob burial ground on Long Island. The FeeBees spent three days this week shoveling away at a spot in East Farmingdale where a tipster had told them more bodies were buried -- to no avail. Last fall, spade work by the b ... More >>
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