An Ozone Park, Queens couple has been arrested after their 12-year-old daughter told authorities about the abuse that she endured at their hands, including being isolated, beaten and starved down to just 58 pounds. Rajesh Ranot, 46, the child's father, and Sheetal Ranot, 31, her stepmother, are bein ... More >>
A video of this weekend's vicious beating of an off-duty cop has surfaced, and it is not pretty. The video shows Sergeant Mohammed Deen pummeled in the middle of the street by 29-year-old Hayden Holder.
In honor of Kenny G's four-night stand at the Blue Note, which kicks off tonight, we thought we'd look back at some of the key moments in the life of smooth jazz's most mysterious, misunderstood, and feared figure. See Also: - Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die - Ten (More) Jazz Albums to Hear ... More >>
Looks like the Governor is facing yet another monetary failure. Except, with this one, it looks like he's all in.A few months ago, Cuomo announced that he wanted to a build a casino at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park (the price tag: $4 billion). The 3.8-million-square-foot gambling hub, right n ... More >>
If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>
What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Lauren Bloomberg interviews Kutsher's Tribeca's Zach Kutsher, who talks about kosher cuisine and smelly cow feet. Robert Sietsema heads over to Ozone Park and reviews the dim sum over at Genting Palace. We rounded up five creative Cinco de ... More >>
Now you can play the ponies and eat dim sum at the same place—Aqueduct
5. "Marinated pork knuckles with liquor" might be mistaken for the best charcuterie Italy or France has to offer. This week, Counter Culture takes a chance on Genting Palace, a new casino restaurant anomalously located in Ozone Park's abject Aqueduct Racetrack. Mainly in a Cantonese vein, the foo ... More >>
Ever seen this sort of dim sum before? The black and white pearl shrimp dumplings at Genting Palace. When my friend Mike Epstein (@mikepstein) heard a vague rumor about dim sum being served at Aqueduct Racetrack, rather than guffaw he grabbed 10 friends this past Saturday and headed out on the A t ... More >>
Six people have been indicted in connection with the rape, kidnapping, and torture of a 15-year-old girl who was snatched off a Brooklyn street corner last month.The story, as told by Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown, is pretty horrific -- the girl was drugged, gang raped, and pimped ... More >>
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Michelle D. AndersonIqbal Hossaint, manager of New Bombay Masala, had no idea the building his restaurant rents from will be auctioned todayYesterday, the Voice wrote about a protest happening today at Brooklyn Supreme Court. Led by Occupy Wall Street and the group Organizing for Occupation ... More >>
Why did it take Entourage eight years to put New York sports stars on the show? Since 2004, the boys from Queens — Vinnie, E, Drama, and Turtle — have been wearing Yankees, Giants and Knicks sweatshirts (though, unless we missed it, not Mets or Jets). Sunday, one week before the HBO s ... More >>
Don Peppe to outgrow Queens.Don Peppe, in Ozone Park, is gearing up to open its first Manhattan outpost next year. But Manhattanites aren't the only ones about to get introduced to the Queens mainstay.
alex-s/FlickrSweet, frothy caffeine.Dallis Coffee has been around since 1913, and supplied many a restaurant with beans from its Ozone Park roaster. Starting tomorrow, the company is giving the general public an opportunity to see how the facility works, with $10 three-and-a-half-hour tours t ... More >>
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This crew had a December armed robbery spree in Queens, hitting a mini-mart in Ozone Park on the 9th, a car care center in Bellerose on the 10th, a 7-11 in Kew Garden Hills on the 19th, an a grocery in Forest Hills on the 21st. In this last instance, one of the robbers forgot to pull his mask dow ... More >>
...or rather, blow away, in the next election. Ladies and gentlemen, the 'No' votes...
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Saturday's drowning in the waters off the Rockaways has pushed the summer's death toll to six. At Jacob Riis Park, after the lifeguards had knocked off for the day, Jose-Luis Olivares of Ozone Park noticed his 8-year-old daughter and wife flailing in the water and went in to save them; he got ... More >>
Poor Governor Paterson can't catch, or even take, a break. Last week he was attacked for going out to a nightclub, for which he had to be cleared by the state's top law enforcement official. Now the Daily News catches him at the Saratoga racetrack ("First the dance club, then the racetrack: G ... More >>
The new daycare center at se, at 101-27 108th Street in Ozone Park had a sign that said, "Childcare, All Day, Everyday." That's not much of a claim, but no complaints had been recorded against the establishment and someone must have gone for it, because there was a baby, less than a year old and nam ... More >>
Say what you will about him, John Gotti considered himself a bona fide red-white-and-blue patriot. Back in the day, the dearly departed Dapper Don mounted a 4th of July fireworks show for his Ozone Park nabe that was the biggest and best thing east of Macy's barges. And maybe that was the inspiratio ... More >>
With the economy in a coma, members of the city's working class immigrant community have been hit hard in various ways. In Woodside, Queens, for instance, some unemployed Latino day laborers have taken to sleeping in the streets. Among the Bangladeshi community, remittances home have plummeted. And ... More >>
Friday we told you there were two Republicans running in the special election to fill the city council seat vacated by state senator Joe Addabbo. (The Democrats contending for the seat are Lew Simon, Frank Gulluscio, Geraldine Chapey, and Glenn DiResto.) This was mainly relevant because Addabbo's Q ... More >>
While the city is boasting of another historic crime drop, they are soft-pedaling -- with the egregious cooperation of the press -- one sobering stat: the homicide rate has actually risen five percent against last year, When one thinks homicide, one doesn't generally think of neighborhoods like Kew ... More >>
Bangladesh Society of New York puts your election obsession to shame
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Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 12, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 3 The Dharma Bums A novel by Jack Kerouac. Viking Press, $3.95. By Allen Ginsberg A few facts to clear up a lot of bull. "On the Road" was written around 1950, in the space of several weeks, mostly on b ... More >>
If the allegations against him prove true, then Umesh Ramjattan is a teacher whose creepiness is only exceeded by his stupidity. Ramjattan, an English teacher at MS 137 in Ozone Park, gave his students his email address for homework help and questions, Queens DA Richard Brown said. But the 22-year ... More >>
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New York City's Transit strike may have inconvenienced millions of bus, subway and car commuters. But from a biker's perspective, it made the city a dream. (Click for a halcyon slideshow.) There were no hooting horns and buses plowing you into the sidewalk. No cabs and delivery vehicles jamming ... More >>
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