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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
From gelato to affogato to fro-yo&emdash;our recommended frozen fun
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 >>
NY1A 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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Staten Island thrifting: It could have been such a find!
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