Henry Hill was best known by Ray Liotta's face. An East New York native famously mentored by the Lucchese crime family, Hill was the Lufthansa-heisting mobster whose 1986 memoir, the Nicholas-Pileggi-shaped Wiseguy, served as the inspiration for Martin Scorsese's modern classic Goodfellas. As TMZ re ... More >>
Airplane food is usually pretty bland and gross, but is that the fault of airlines or our taste buds?
Hours of airport fun!In a bizarre coincidence (some might even call it a "trend"), the New York Post notes that a mere two days after a stun gun was discovered in the back pocket of seat 9B of a JetBlue flight that had landed at Newark, two stun guns were found at JFK, this time in the luggag ... More >>
The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests. [BusinessWeek] Modernist Cuisine for TV? Syfy is debuting Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, a new show starring molecularly inclined Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. [Wired] A ... More >>
Room for improvement.David Burke is no longer content to keep his empire bound to this earthly realm: starting this month, the chef will be designing in-flight meals for Lufthansa
Seamus Mullen fans can book a 12-night Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, where he'll be guest cheffing in May. [AOL Travel News] Chef de cuisine Jamison Blankenship and executive sous chef David Koon are leaving Morimoto to open a ramen shop in Prospect Heights. [Eater] David ... More >>
New York City threw away a mountain of cash over a new computer system. Now, finally, someone is going to pay.
A look at the state of fishing -- and overfishing -- shows that no new fishing grounds are likely to be discovered. In other words, we might have "finally reached the end of the line" when it comes to exploiting fish species. [New Yorker] A new study reveals that food vendors at Madison Squa ... More >>
Remember that movie Joe Versus the Volcano? It wasn't very good, but it featured a young(er) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan before her lips got all Howard-the-Duck, and it was about a guy who thinks he's dying and offers to jump into a live volcano to appease the volcano gods. And even though that mo ... More >>
Remember in Goodfellas when Robert De Niro's character, Jimmy Conway, whacks everyone who can tie him to the Lufthansa heist? Correction Commissioner Martin Horn seems to be doing something similar — if only on a bureaucratic level — in the wake of the recent murder of a teenager in a R ... More >>
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