In the 30 years since he first entered the kitchen, Franklin Becker has amassed shiny trophies of a successful culinary career: He landed "two very nice stars" from the New York Times while he was the executive chef at Local, earned a Best New Restaurant in America nod from Esquire for Capitale, and ... More >>
For the second Friday in a row, there's been a mass-shooting in the New York area -- but it isn't at the Empire State Building, so it's apparently only kinda news.Authorities in New Jersey say three people -- including the gunman -- are dead following an early-morning shooting spree at a grocery sto ... More >>
The suspect in this morning's mass-shooting at a New Jersey grocery store has been identified as an ex-Marine who's worked at the store for the last two weeks. Additionally, authorities say he shot two people before turning the gun on himself.Authorities say the suspect entered the Pathmark store in ... More >>
Although we knew that Artichoke's new 10-inch frozen artichoke and Margherita pizzas have an impressive number of fonts, we couldn't begin to imagine how they taste. Fortunately, Adam Kuban at Slice has done the gentlemanly thing and put himself in the line of fire on behalf of morbidly curio ... More >>
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A roundup of nogs and glöggs includes Baltimore Eggnog at Millesime and spicy Indonesian-accented glögg at Aquavit. [NY Post] The troubled supermarket chain A& P has filed for Chapter 11. The company has struggled since buying Pathmark in 2007 for $679 million. [NY Times] Wal-Mart, which ... More >>
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad and his parabolic lens.WNYC's Radiolab has developed a serious following -- it currently ranks third in iTunes podcast downloads behind This American Life and Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!. Its success is thanks to its mesmerizing sound design, and storytelling that teas ... More >>
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As head-scratching as the idea of a processed breakfast food shortage may be, apparently Eggo is suffering its own version of a rainy growing season. According to its website, "Eggo recently experienced supply constraints caused by flood damage at our bakery in Atlanta. In addition, we've be ... More >>
The Daily News is reporting that a Long Island woman is suing a Queens Pathmark after an unstable display of jarred spaghetti sauce collapsed on her, leaving her, she claims, with permanent injuries. Apparently, tea biscuits aren't the only foods with the potential to cause grievous bodily harm...
The delightful Staten Island Advance informs us that in July Clivia Hayes was standing in line at the Stapleton Western Beef when the woman in front of her argued with the checkout clerk over the quality of some crabs. When Hayes muttered that the crabs "looked fine," she says, the woman hit ... More >>
Antonio Pagan, a contentious figure in East Village politics, has died at the age of 50. Cause of death was not revealed, though he was said to have been battling an illness. Pagan first came to public attention in the early 1990s as an advocate for clearing Tompkins Square Park of the homeless who ... More >>
all photos by Sam Horine Last Sunday, Banksy quietly opened the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grille. I went yesterday, twice. (I was really hungry.) I wrote down the complete menu.
It's undoubtedly not how John Catsimatidis, the billionaire Gristede's owner and rumored 2009 mayoral candidate, would have liked his bespectacled, slightly pudgy face get public recognition: aloft on a pole held by a Brooklyn pre-teen, beneath the words "SHAME ON YOU!!" The occasion was a protest ... More >>
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Freddy Ferrer and Al Sharpton went shopping Tuesday, leading a throng of onlookers into a Pathmark supermarket in the heart of Harlem, taking questions from the press and greeting shoppers and employees in the produce section. When someone suggested to Sharpton that he run for president in 2008, he ... More >>
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