For the second time in as many days, police are asking the public's help in tracking down a serial groper responsible for at least four unwanted gropings -- and the suspect doesn't appear to be the same man responsible for a recent collection of gropings in Queens. In other words, there currently ar ... More >>
There's a man roaming the streets of Queens groping women...again.According to police, the unidentified suspect has extended four unwanted feel-ups to women in Jackson Heights since March 22. In each case, the suspect approached a woman, groped her, and then scampered off.This is the second time in ... More >>
And even a gay man could appreciate the wonderful message. This was at last night's Miss LEZ pageant, organized and hosted by Murray Hill, the big-shticked hoofer who puts the "king" back in "fucking" and who "makes meat loaf look like salisbury steak." The annual event--which I judged, as usual-- ... More >>
Restaurant owners and residents of the waterfront of the Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach, Queens will finally get a break from the rotting fish stench that has been plaguing the neighborhood for decades, reports the New York Times.
Yes, I checked out the queens in Queens. It was a snowy Wednesday night, but there was still some life to be found in the Jackson Heights bars, where salsa and merengue sounds, twinkly lights, and cheapish drinks make your butt vibrate with the excitement that you've decided to embrace the larger i ... More >>
Yesterday, the state -- after a fair amount of delay and confusion -- finally released map proposals for new district lines in New York, based on Census data. We heard from one angry pol yesterday, predictably mad at the political motivations that often drive the process. He's not the only frustra ... More >>
Every treadmill is taken, the quinoa shelf is empty, and orange-juice-fast bags hang off the shoulders of legging-clad ladies. It must be January. Post-New Year's, everyone, and their mother, makes resolutions, vowing to cut out alcohol and give up white bread. And even though the food world is ... More >>
Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.
Murray Hill, the hardest-working middle-aged man in showbiz, will finally be as famous in the U.K. as he is in HK! Murray has landed a segment called "That's Showbiz With Murray Hill" on Dirty Digest, the racy, dishy, funtastic show on E4, which premieres there tonight.
As part of our effort to keep you happy, we hunt down happy hours. Here's this one... In case you didn't get the flyer...It goes without saying that any hour at a tequila bar will be happy hour. At Teqa, in Murray Hill, the happy goes even further with two-for-one drinks everyday between 4 a ... More >>
In a movie about the fight to save a small-town rock club! And it also features longtime nocturnal faves like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson (but no, they won't be hauling out their perennial bingo cards).
Tragedy Khadafi is one of the last of a dying breed. Lucky for us, he dies harder than Bruce Willis. Even at 14, he was putting out musicmost notably a song with DJ Hot Day called "Go Queensbridge" that caught the attention of Juice Crew leader Marley Marl, who put the young Tragedy down with ... More >>
Maks SuskiThe now-shuttered Ridgewood venue Silent Barn has been raising funds for its rebuilding and relocation since it was burglarized in July. Silent Barn's organizers took their campaign to the peer-to-peer patronage site Kickstarter, which requires people raising money through its site ... More >>
The Taiwanese menu is littered with playfully named dishes, and fly heads is one of them. Really, it's ground pork cooked with lots and lots of garlic chives and the occasional fermented black bean, for a very allium-driven flavor, and bright green color.
This cold salad of boiled octopus from Murray Hill's Momokawa should be just the ticket. Do you remember what you were eating when the mercury hit 104 last Friday? I bet it wasn't a big cone of hot french fries drenched in mayo, or a half-pound burger mantled with cheese and bacon.
A pizzeria in Trenton, New Jersey, is claiming that it, and not Lombardi's in Manhattan, is the oldest in the country. [Diner's Journal] Everything you need to know about hosting your very first clam bake, courtesy of Mark Bittman. [T Magazine] More on the forthcoming food-truck food court ... More >>
VoiceYesterday, it was Bare Burger and the Shake Shack, and today, there's more meat movement to report.
Rebecca Marx As anyone who has ever stuck a bowl of grapes in the freezer can attest, frozen fruit is a criminally underrated dessert. Particularly when you're at the beach and don't want to sink under the weight of whatever you've just eaten or end up with a blanket full of crumbs. All of wh ... More >>
The Main Street entrance of Flushing's new New World Mall Remember the Old Navy on Main Street at the corner of Main and Roosevelt? Providing the best public restrooms in Flushing and haphazard heaps of even cheaper and bigger clothes than the other Old Navies in town? Well, it's gone, and ... More >>
Robert SietsemaFollowing its southern expansion to Tribeca, Terroir will soon be heading north to the frosty climes of Murray Hill. Terroir co-owner Paul Grieco told Grub Street that he'll be opening a third location of his East Village wine bar on Third Avenue and the low Thirties this Septe ... More >>
I get invited to a lot of free-food events that I cover for my job--and I'm thrilled about it, mind you--but a lot of times, I end up wishing I'd stayed home and opened a can of tuna. First of all, "lunch at 12" usually means "lunch at 1:15," and even when I try to outsmart them and show up ... More >>
Photo courtesy of VestaThe dining room of Vesta, Giuseppe Falco's first restaurant in Astoria. Three years ago, Giuseppe Falco partnered with Leo Sacco to open Vesta Trattoria. The seasonally focused Italian restaurant and wine bar quickly earned an enthusiastic following in Astoria, a neighb ... More >>
Willets Point workers fight for their little slice of wasteland Between mounds of rusted metal, puddles of oil, and muddy holes filled with stagnant water, Jose Martin earns his living as a mechanic in a little workshop in Willets Point, according to the Spanish-language daily. The area is ... More >>
Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>
Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>
The dark red clams and rough-cut cukes make a very pretty picture on the plate. The surf clams, meaty and briny, look like those southern Italian chile pepper necklaces, and the cukes are jagged, with a profound crunch provided by the thick kirby skins. But the biggest surprise is the invis ... More >>
Salt & FatIt was only a matter of time (and rents) before this happened, but little bits of Queens are starting to look like little bits of Brooklyn.
A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes
Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop. Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>
This unspeakably lush hero is #28 in 100 Days/100 Dishes Seeds ooze out the sides, tomato sauce laps at the edges, cheese gums up the works, and the eggplant itself has dissolved into something unidentifiable deep in the sandwich, just a texture and subtle flavor presence in its light coati ... More >>
Mugger of man, 96Cops are looking for the chickenshit mugger who snatched $5 from a 96-year-old man in a Woodside elevator and then knocked him down. The Queens ambush happened at about 3:30 p.m. last Thursday at 30-81 54th Street. The old man avoided serious injury. Tipsters can call Crime Stop ... More >>
Cubed soft tofu bathed in green sauce -- what could be more elemental? Who doesn't like tofu? Vegans love it. Carnivores love it. The creaminess is incomparable, and it serves as a splendid earth-friendly source of protein, too.
The lacy parabolic flatbread is beautiful, but what's that egg doing in the bottom? It is said that a feast of 100 dishes must begin with a single bite, and today we get that bite as we inaugurate a new feature. In 100 Days/100 Dishes, Fork in the Road traverses the culinary landscape of th ... More >>
Watch out for this Astoria rapist!Here's a sketch of a rapist who attacked a 19-year-old woman at about 12:30 a.m. last Thursday, January 20, at 26th Avenue and Second Street in Astoria, just south of Hellgate Park. He approached her from behind, pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted he ... More >>
The NYPD's now asking for the public's help in finding a burglar who busted through the front door of Nature's Chemist, 23-92 21st Street in Astoria, at about 12:15 a.m. on Friday, January 7, and stole a passel of lottery tickets. The guy was captured on video at another store turning in some of ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema indulges in "Peruvian Viagra" at Lima Limon in Little Latin America; Lauren Shockey discovers classic bistro fare at L'Artiste in Astoria. Sam Sifton awards a mostly enthusiastic two stars to Millesime: "holy cats, is there a beautiful, even exciting b ... More >>
Spicy and tingly lamb face for Brooklyn and beyond.Get ready for spicy and tingly lamb face to go mainstream. Xi'an Famous Foods, the Flushing hand-pulled noodle joint that expanded to Manhattan this past year with two new locations, has even bigger plans. According to the Wall Street Journal ... More >>
You can run, but you can't hide.Speaking of chains: It seems that Artichoke's recent expansion to Tenth Avenue and to MacDougal Street is but the tip of a very large ice pick. In an interview with Grub Street, Francis Garcia, one of the pizzeria's owners, says that Pizza Hut "had better worr ... More >>
What is it? Ransacking a southern Mexican grocery in East Elmhurst recently, filled with all sorts of unfamiliar fresh herbs and packaged goods, I ran across this odd fruit (or vegetable). The shopkeeper had a name for it in an Indian dialect -- which I despaired of transliterating into Eng ... More >>
Harvey WestmorelandJust to close out a very important story from last week: Remember those two men in Kentucky, Troy Holt and James Hill, who made their once lavishly bearded former friend Harvey Westmoreland eat his beard at knifepoint, following a dispute over a lawnmower sale? They pleaded ... More >>
It's since grown back...a little.Here's something you don't hear every day, thank God. Kentuckians Harvey Westmoreland and his brother Joseph used to be friends with Troy Holt and James Hill...until the two opposing camps got into a fight over a potential lawnmower sale. Holt offered $250; We ... More >>
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob. Every cuisine has its odd passion, and Philippine has its balut. The word refers to the gestated egg of a chicken or duck, which has been incubated for 10 to 19 days, depending on how funky you want it to get inside. Eati ... More >>
It was a fuzzy lesbian-ish sweater with adorable baby seals on it, which I took clubbing the other night. (Yes, I clubbed baby seals.) It was a perfect choice for Murray Hill's riotously funny Miss Lez Pageant at the Knitting Factory, which I judged along with a bevy of real lesbians.
I've been operating a little too much in the gay-male ghetto, so I ventured into the lesbian arena to judge Murray Hill's hilarious Miss Lez pageant the other night at the Knitting Factory, way out in Brooklyn. And I was thrilled to find I wasn't anonymous there. In fact, the second I walke ... More >>
In Astoria, you can do both
The "boiled beef with hot-spicy sauce" is every bit as mouth searing as it looks, but there are plenty of blander options -- such as "special spinach pancake" -- on Lu Xiang Yuan's menu. Like an arcing missile, Chinese cuisine in New York moves so fast, you can barely keep track of it. Thus, ... More >>
Unlike the Midwood original, a full-fledged restaurant for Jackson Heights
Goat curryLast night, the sparkling new Gourmet Sweets and Restaurant in Jackson Heights was bustling with hungry diners breaking the daily Ramadan fast. Three young men avidly slurped falooda; a lone woman in a spangled brown chador downed a plate of goat biryani; children fidgeted in their ... More >>