Gravesend's version of the sainted roast-beef mozzarella hero Last week, FiTR pitted a pair of excellent Italian-American roast beef heros found in Hoboken, New Jersey against each other. These classic sandwiches featured roast beef done rare to medium rare and thinly sliced, just-made mozzarella ... More >>
Breezy Point was already the epicenter of New York City bad news. All but swallowed by the angry ocean during Hurricane Sandy, the neighborhood at the western tip of the Rockaway peninsula then caught fire, burning 111 homes to the ground as firefighters watched helplessly. Now, a different categor ... More >>
Sorry guys.What is it about Long Island and its inability to let multi-day music festivals blossom? Today organizers of the MTK Music Festivalthe fashion-forward, Vampire Weekend-headlined event scheduled for next weekend at the East Hampton Airportannounced that they'd pulled t ... More >>
Oak Beach: This is going to suck for property values.Cops continue to investigate the discovery of three bodies and a "set of skeletal remains" found on a stretch of road along Oak Beach in Long Island, dumped out of a car by someone authorities suspect may be a serial killer. As we mentioned ... More >>
Smell that? Media beefs, cooking everywhere this week. Also, blogging on drugs, suing the small guy, shady lobbyists, good hiring sprees, bad hiring sprees, and someone taking issue with Gawker's ethical standpoints. Happy Friday, Part 1, folks:
Bill David/NewsdayMorrie YohaiMorrie Yohai, the man responsible for the development of Cheez Doodles, died last week at his home in Kings Point, New York, at the age of 90. Per The New York Times, Yohai preferred to share the credit for inventing the bright orange snacks beloved not only by k ... More >>
Prolific blogger, re-blogger, and columnist Anthony "SoupSoup" DeRosa is trying to harness the awesome power of KickStarter - a website that helps facilitate people who are looking to source out funding for their own projects - for the power of "good."
Today finally brings the first good gag of the gubernatorial race, and it comes from none other than Steve Levy, that Long Island Iced Tea-bagger with the bandito moustache. Levy's shot is a well-aimed barb at would-be rival Andrew Cuomo who is still an unannounced gubernatorial candidate ("W ... More >>
Happily, we avoided post-Thanksgiving Wal-Mart deaths on Long Island this year, but we did get a fire. According to Newsday, 2,000 shoppers and employees were evacuated from the WalMart on Old Country Road in Westbury today after a worker discovered christmas wrapping and ornaments stored in the g ... More >>
Fear not New York Times. You are not alone! Actually, as we type, raiders from the office of the Manhattan District Attorney's office are busy hauling records from the distribution offices at all of the city's major dailies, not just the old gray lady. Investigators this morning hit the Times ... More >>
New U.S. Audit Bureau of Circulations numbers have been released, and about the only happy news was for the Wall Street Journal, whose circ rose six-tenths of a percent while USA Today's dropped 17.5 percent. Thus, WSJ supplants USA Today as the national circulation leader. The New York Times ... More >>
The Times and News endorse Bloomberg. The Times takes the occasion to undiplomatically point out that they never liked term limits to begin with. The Times also credits the Mayor's multi-jillion dollar campaign with saving the local economy by spending a lot of money on pizza. Two firetrucks collid ... More >>
Seven people were arrested in a food stamp sting in Nassau County. Employees at five stores were involved in accepting food stamps as payment for prohibited items like cigarettes and alcohol, as well as giving cash kickbacks. [Newsday] The Vegemite saga continues. Kraft has now released the ... More >>
When Angela Murray went into Holocaust survivor Guido Felix Brinkmann's apartment to bash his head in, she was said to have a male companion, whom police sought after catching her. But now police have arrested two more suspects in the case: the brothers Aljulah Cutts, 27, and Hasid Cutts, 30. It is ... More >>
Mark Bittman points to an article in the SF Chronicle by his friend Marion Nestle about the benefits--or lack thereof--of organic food. Nestle answers such questions as "Aren't organics elitist?" [NY Times] "In the dog-eat-dog restaurant business..." Iconic Chicago hot dog stand SuperDawg is taking ... More >>
Hanging with Hulk Hogan, unabashed Pokémon lover
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President throws expensive bag of gimmicks at Katrina disaster
Bush tries a P.R. approach. Basic problems of health care, jobs, housing remain
London bombings raise questions about Gotham's transit system
German robo-pop legends stand still like mean machines
The Post and the News duke it out, but circ probe is the main event
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An open letter to the international Olympic committee
As Bush part deux begins, the press may need to practice civil disobedience
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Surprise: career soldiers back the war, athletes dislike the press, and the media don't matter
Soldier, jailer, hero, myth: the rise and fall of Bernard Kerik
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Kerry gets poked in the eye during the thrashing of CBS
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
Fentanyl Story Quietly Absorbed By Media
Media Industry Hit by Rolling Layoffs
Prosecutors, Not Judges, Are in Charge
The Schumer-Kennedy Bill Increases Hate-Crime Penalties
'The Attacks Were the Most Brutal I Encountered'
Lucky Seven Pays Off Big When You're Corn-Fed and White