As the weather heats up, one New York guarantee -- along with the worsening odor of garbage -- is a deluge of talk about chic outdoor spots. Queens offers plenty of opportunities to eat and drink in the open air, but with its own particular, down-to-earth sensibility. Here are our recommendations fo ... More >>
What pops into your mind when you hear "Long Island City"? Maybe you picture less of a neighborhood, more of a character-free yuppie warehouse, where overpaid dullards stack themselves in gleaming condos, sucking the life force from yet another community's jugular. But you'd be wrong. That nonsense ... More >>
The annual New York City Marathon is this weekend, which means any construction work occurring along the route has been suspended until after the race. The Department of Transportation will allow emergency work to go forward, but everything else is kaput until 11:59 p.m. November 3. If you live anyw ... More >>
On the heels of a report that New York's tech sector grew faster than almost any other city's--becoming the city's second-largest industry this year--comes more good tech news. Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday the city will be rolling out free and public wireless corridors to 10 neighborhoods in D ... More >>
If you want to have a bridge, tunnel, park, or any other piece of city owned property named after you, there's something you'll need to do in advance: drop dead.That's if City Councilman Peter Valone has his way, anyway.
Pitmaster and owner Josh Bowen (right) reports that the barbecue will be moving soon. John Brown Smokehouse, one of the city's best barbecues, will be closing this coming Saturday, June 30 and relocating from its current Long Island City storefront, reports pitmaster Josh Bowen in a letter to Fork ... More >>
Everything was going right for the once-industrial, now-booming Long Island City -- until a strip club company tried to move its way into the little-neighborhood-that-could. This blossoming section of the city across the East River (the gateway to Queens!) has everything going for it: It's ex ... More >>
Oh, New Year's Eve. The most dreaded of holidays is fast approaching. CBS New York reports that the Times Square Ball is being installed today. But where should you venture come December 31? Luckily Priceline.com made a list of the"Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers." (Read: "top New ... More >>
"The Memphis East Side"?
Carrying a condom in New York City can be proof you're a prostitute. Yes, now, in 2011. Gothamist reports that along with the City Council push to rename the Queensboro Bridge after Ed Koch, a resolution was also on the agenda yesterday meant to pressure the governor and state legislator to pass a d ... More >>
Former New York City mayor Ed Koch is getting the Queensboro Bridge re-named for him after the City Council voted 38-12 on Wednesday in favor of the change. The bridge connects Manhattan and Queens starting at 59th Street and heading over the East River. As soon as next month, it will officia ... More >>
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Queensboro Bridge on the right, Empire State Building in the center, seemingly smaller than closer buildings in Brooklyn. Photo taken on Jefferson Street.
Cycling activists remember their fallen comrades
We keep hearing that Manhattan rents are down significantly, but the folks who are being eminent-domained out of their homes to make way for the new Second Avenue Subway line aren't seeing it. The Times talks to several who've worked with the MTA and its realty partner O. R. Colan Associates, and ... More >>
Roosevelt Island 360 is not pleased with a hearing about transportation issues attendant on the upcoming renovation of the tram. While officials and experts, including meeting chair Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, were on hand, RI360 reports, they didn't take questions, letting an "RF po ... More >>
This is a big week in New York eating. The first New York Wine and Food Festival starts on Thursday, and there have been lots of high-profile restaurant openings lately, like Corton (from restaurateur Drew Nieporent and chef Paul Liebrandt) and A Q Cafe, the new spinoff from Marcus Samuelsson's Sca ... More >>
We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he wound up on Northern Boulevard with no traffic lights. Chris was at JFK when the power failed and he got ... More >>
Dont forget your glowsticks
Our Man enjoys puns. Maybe you've noticed this. In an Our Man column, you are almost guaranteed at least one pun. This week, he's cruising over the Queensboro bridge and taking illegal left turns (gasp!) to get to a Lebanese barbecue joint, Cedars. And Our Man crowns it a great find (he was tipped ... More >>
Flouting traffic laws, we seek out a Lebanese barbecue in Astoria
UPDATE: 6:30 by Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy Photos by Cary Conover The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell, Joe Guzman and Trent Benefield were among scores of people arrested at a series of demonstrations throughout the city protesting the acquittal of three cops charged in the fatal sho ... More >>
But Take It Easy on the Lamé
Judging from this morning's commute, more New Yorkers are choosing to bike into Manhattan than did before the citywide transit strike, and more took to their cycles on day two of the strike than pedaled in on day one. The cycling advocacy group Transportation Alternatives counted more than 800 rider ... More >>
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