Though we're currently being treated to a final wintry blast, spring is officially here. As the last piles of exhaust-blackened snow melt away, the city's biggest borough plays host to a number of food-related events. Here, we preview the coming season of eating and drinking in Queens.
We'd bet our last cronut that it'd be fairly hard to find a New Yorker undecided in this election, but if you are a member of that elusive breed -- and you haven't been to the ballot box yet -- consider voting with your stomach. Herewith, a few choice food- and drink-related moments from each camp ... More >>
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman just announced that his office has notified 12 additional gas station owners of his intent to "commence enforcement proceedings" against them after he claims they jacked up prices after Hurricane Sandy.In one case, the A.G. says, a gas station in the Bronx ... More >>
A crowded race in Queens to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman reached a new level of political drama today -- but the head of the Queens Democratic Party, who decided not to endorse his own cousin, is brushing aside the latest attacks, saying they come from a "misinformed" candidate. It's ... More >>
Photo courtesy Franklin BeckerFranklin Becker still loves chicken wings on game day...but grilled onesYesterday we spoke with Franklin Becker, the chef at both Abe & Arthur's and Lexington Brass, who told us all about revamping the menu at Abe & Arthur's and what food trends are here to stay. ... More >>
But only if you worked there! Sixteen Duane Reade employees are suing the company for rigging bathrooms with cameras and "recording devices" (?) ostensibly to make sure workers weren't, what, playing Angry Birds or snorting drugs? It's hard to fathom this ever seeming a good idea at a manager ... More >>
That the campaign of mayoral candidate Bill Thompson would be fined heavily for illegal postering makes sense -- such campaigns cover a lot of city property. But the city wants out of Susan Hager, owner of the Sketch & Hammer deckmaking business, thousands of dollars in fines for putting up ... More >>
The state senate laid out its new member items, and it's hilarious or grim reading depending on whether you read it as a student of human nature, or as a taxpayer. Jimmy Vielkind has the list. The $85 million feedbag of discretionary items for senators' constituents includes $2 million for Pedro Es ... More >>
A few minutes before the meeting got underway, Tony Napoli, gold pinky ring flashing, signed copies of his mobster-filled autobiography My Father, My Don. A group of old timers hovered around the appetizer table, loading up on toothpick-speared meatballs, and former World Middleweight Boxing Champio ... More >>
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