We've been fuming since TripAdvisor's bogus pizza rankings placed New York fourth in the country this summer. The list--a product of crowdsourcing gone awry--proved to be ultimately useless, but in our reactionary anger, it gave us reason to mull over the finest examples NYC has to offer. From light ... More >>
In his first Reddit AMA on Tuesday afternoon, Bill de Blasio bashed Bloomberg and "Manhattan foodies," deflected a question about Airbnb, and explained how he would have handled Occupy Wall Street differently. Among the other revelations to come out of the two hour Q&A? De Blasio loves Di Fara Pizz ... More >>
It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
We don't know if we should "Bravo!" this guy or start locking up our own cash in vaults (the Times described the suspect's non-violent rampage as a "mini-crime wave." What a title).In Midwood yesterday afternoon, NYPD officials say that a bank robber flew through three separate banks on Kings H ... More >>
A week after midtown storefronts were vandalized with swastikas, there are reports of more of the symbols being found in Brooklyn over the weekend in Midwood. DCPI told Runnin' Scared they are is being investigated as "possible bias incidents"
At least four perps were involved in the Sunday graffiti spree that left four Midtown storefronts vandalized with swastikas, cops say. Now, police want your help finding them: Cops say that four suspects (pictured above)are responsible for what's now the most recent incident in the rash of anti-Se ... More >>
CBS 2CBS reported last night (the story was originally broken by the New York Post) that a Midwood man is accused of 144 counts of sexual abuse of two young boys. Andrew Goodman, 27, is charged with assaulting one boy aged 11-15 and another aged 13-16 from 2006 onward and taping it on a webca ... More >>
Rebecca Marx To the canon of healthy foods that masquerade convincingly as snack foods, we can now add these roasted fava beans from Salud, an organic Latin juice bar in Midwood.
"Jackpot" for the Prospect Park cleaning crew over the weekend meant condoms. Wrappers and rubbers comprised much of the trash collected by the the Prospect Park Litter Mob, a volunteer group concerned with "Brooklyn's largest remaining stretch of forest," and their community-minded actions e ... More >>
Now that Mile End has successfully spread the gospel of Jewish delicatessen across Boerum Hill and its leafy environs, a new establishment is planning to pay homage its more aquatic counterpart.
It's a sad day for the restaurant and nightlife industries. Eater reports that Don Hill, the founder of eponymous, legendary club, has passed away at the age of 66, while the Daily News brings word of the death of David Apelewicz, a Remedy Diner waiter who was shot in the head during a muggin ... More >>
Cops have released a video of three suspects in the March 18 shooting death of David Apelewicz, 43, of Midwood, Brooklyn. Responding to a call of shots fired at about 5:35 a.m. on the 18th, cops found Apelewicz, shot in the head, in front of 884 East 15th Street, a couple of blocks north of his resi ... More >>
Kudos to Capital New York for writing the most thorough piece yet on the great Prime 6/Yo! MTV Raps/Park Slope-is-racist controversy. You recall the online petition, circulated by one Jennifer McMillen, suggesting that Prime 6, a soon-to-be-opened club near the Atlantic Yards nexus, consider ... More >>
Paul Lowry/FlickrEarlier today, Slice noticed that Di Fara, the Midwood pizzeria whose legendary pies are matched by its legendary lines, had started taking orders over Facebook.
It's official: New Yorkers will complain about anything snow-related. Oh, the street didn't get plowed fast enough? Complain! Slush is gross? Salt stains are annoying? Train's a few minutes late? Flight's delayed? Complain! Complain! Complain! Now the city overcompensates for its prior ... More >>
AOL's WalletPop site has revealed the safest neighborhoods in America's major cities based on neighborhood and FBI crime data. Guess what!? Bedford Avenue has ranked as one of those cozy locales, where your chance of becoming the victim to a crime is but 1 in 500 each year.
Not on the menu, but always available, Roberta's guanciale-and-egg pie demonstrates some of the place's strange but effective ideas about pizza. New York has always been the world capital of pizza, ever since the pie-as-we-know-it was invented at Lombardi's bakery sometime before 1905. That ... More >>
via New York PostA residential fire last night at 1123 Avenue P in Midwood, Brooklyn, killed the 8-year-old son of a Brooklyn rabbi; NY1 reports the boy's name as Avigdor Krasny. The rabbi's five other children, who range in age from 1 to 10, are in Staten Island North Hospital. The 1-year-ol ... More >>
Unlike the Midwood original, a full-fledged restaurant for Jackson Heights
David's hyperbolically good $10 roast brisket sandwich, in this case on rye with gravy. The history of David's Brisket House is lost in the murk of time. Surprisingly, it's a Jewish-style deli in the commercial heart of Bed-Stuy. Does it date from the days early in the last century when the ... More >>
Smoked whitefish gefilte fish. Not filthy fish. On the Passover Seder table, there are few foods more reviled than gefilte fish. Burdened with the nickname "filthy fish" and typically sourced from glass jars where it's suspended in a viscous, gelatinous sludge, it's been likened to SPAM, ca ... More >>
It's Tuesday, and these days in New York City, that means another special election. With runoff elections, resignations, and the occasional expulsion from a legal body, there have been quite a few in the past election season. Today's race is in the 44th City Council District, where Republica ... More >>
Michael Y. Park/EpicuriousDoes this say 'airport restaurant' to you?Looks like Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali aren't the only ones with super-sized Italian on their minds: Feast reports that OTG Management, the company responsible for revamping the food options at JFK's Terminal Five, is pl ... More >>
We hope the PC scolds out there are happy. For years they've clucked their tongues every time a female teacher was found having sex with a male student. And now look what's happened: the frustrated female teachers have been forced to have sex with each other. Do you see what you've done, Ame ... More >>
Four Seasons Restaurant co-owner Alex Von Bidder is insisting that Jean Mackenzie, who owns the Four Seasons Caterer in Southampton, change the name of her business so as not to suggest any connection to the restaurant. [NY Daily News] Costco has announced that it is no longer carrying Coca- ... More >>
Anthony Weiner is no longer getting away with short-notice, low-impact health care town halls. He went to a senior center in Midwood yesterday and, per the Daily News, got an earful of finely aged rage. "I came to eat and I came to eat on time," one retiree said. "They are having chicken marsala tod ... More >>
Paul Lowry/flickrThe Post has an article questioning the price hike at Di Fara: earlier this month, the famed Brooklyn pizzeria announced it would charge $5 for a plain slice. The cost for a Di Fara slice (previously $4) is reportedly the highest in the city; it's rare to find a slice selling for ... More >>
Savarese Bakery lies under the D tracks in Midwood, Brooklyn, and has done so for a long, long time. According to its website, Savarese was founded by the Savarese family from Naples, Italy in 1918. The current owners, Mario and Cathy Giura, purchased it in 1962. Even among the best Italian-Ame ... More >>
This is what it looks like, kids. Read on to see how to get it. (And click to admire its vegetable fecundity) I first ate at DiFara's years ago in the company of Jim Leff, the chowhound.com founder whose most durable legacy is not his former website, but the elevation of a besieged neighborhood pi ... More >>
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