Port Richmond (Staten Island)

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    A Few Choice Food Moments From the Mayoral Campaign

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC

    ​The inviting dining room of Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona, Queens. Mexican cooking has been coming of age in the city lately, and even champions of such regional variations as Cal-Mex now have lots to be thankful for. We have our upscale places, too, showcasing the gastronomic stylings of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Our 10 Most Challenging Dishes in NYC

    ​A stew at Island of Taiwan incorporates pig bung and blood, a match made in heaven. When it comes to dining, we each have our own comfort zones. Some avidly down handfuls of Sichuan peppercorns, relishing the burn, while others consume animal glands of the earthiest and most arcane sort as i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Eating Goat Eyeball Tacos in Staten Island

    ​The eyeball-popping parking lot mural was a harbinger of what was to follow. It was a gothic conclusion to a very gothic day. It started out with a trip on the Staten Island Ferry to New Brighton, to a neighborhood overlooking New York's Upper Bay that was once the site of a Revolutionary Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Our 10 Best NYC Pizzerias, 2010 Edition

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2010

    Yet Another Bias Attack Proves Staten Island Not a Friendly Place

    ​Staten Island is the smallest borough in New York City. Amazing, then, that it's had such a preponderance of bias attacks lately, including a new one under investigation involving a 15-year-old Mexican boy.

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: The Village Voice's Field Guide to Cold Summer Treats

    From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Vito Fossella Mulling a Comeback, Staten Island Republicans Say All Is Forgiven, Apparently

    ​Republicans may be feeling confident about their chances in the 2010 midterm elections, but you have to wonder about this kind of exuberance ... Not only has scandalized former Representative Vito Fossella been mulling a comeback, but the Staten Island Republican Committee is endorsing him, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    Teen Suspects in Staten Island Beating Found Using Stop-and-Frisk Database

    NY1​A database created in 2001 to document racial patterns in the NYPD's stop-and-frisks was used this week to find four teenagers who allegedly robbed and beat a Mexican immigrant in what the victim is calling a racial attack on Staten Island Monday.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Anthony Illidge Slay Suspect Jahaad Chesson Says He was 'High As a Motherfucker'

    View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2010. LOCATION: 17 Slaight St., Port Richmond, Staten Island. Jahaad Chesson, the accused killer of a Staten Island man told reporters yesterday he was "high as a motherfucker when I did it." The statement kind of, sort of sounded like a confession to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Staten Island Wastewater Plant Evacuated, Fumes Sicken 3

    ​Early this morning a sewage plant in Port Richmond, Staten Island was evacuated after a DEP worker and a couple of electricians were overcome by fumes there. Investigation suggests that the ill effects werre caused by a petroleum product that smells like gasoline and was not supposed to be i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Crime is down (Times), But it's bloody in Staten Island (News)

    ​There are dramatically dueling macro and micro takes on the state of crime in the city this morning. The big picture, of course, comes from the Times which reports that, despite growing local poverty and economic woes, crime stats are still trending lower. "Murder, considered the bellwether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Staten Island's Taza Churros Is a Storefront Shrine to Latin Donuts

    ​ Being passed over for a job can lead a man to make drastic decisions. For Martin Olsen, the result was Taza Churros, a bathroom-sized Latin donuts shop he owns with his younger brother Miguel Llinas in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island. A low-income housing counselor by day, Olsen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Our 10 Best Frozen Treats

    ​Remember when you were a kid, and your summer was measured out in frozen treats? Maybe your mom kept Popsicles in the freezer, and you had to sneak through the noisy screen door to snitch one. Or maybe every Friday evening, your dad would summon the family and pile everyone into the car and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Russians Invade Staten Island Community Center, Elderly Bigots Fight Back

    When Assemblymember Janele Hyer-Spencer announced that she'd scored $4 million in public funds to finance a new community center in Staten Island, complete with pool, we figured her constituents would be pleased. But it was weird when the Staten Island Blog said, "although the Russian community is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Staten Island Election-Night Goons Hit 3; Charged, Jailed

    Remember those mooks who piled out of a car in Staten Island on election night and beat up a black guy while yelling "Obama"? Apparently Ali Kamara of Stapleton wasn't the only person they attacked. Later on they knocked down a another man in Port Richmond, and actually rammed Ronald Forte with thei ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    March 28, 2006

    Dirty Staplers and Old Lady Suits

    Staten Island thrifting: It could have been such a find!

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    Finding Freddy

    Time short, Ferrer has one more chance to let New Yorkers discover him

  • News

    July 24, 2001

    On the Corner

    New York’s Undocumented Day Laborers Fight for Their Piece of the Big Apple

  • News

    March 14, 2000