For those who think of kosher food with the apprehension that jarred gefilte fish deservedly evokes, consider a visit to Rego Park. The neighborhood is home to a substantial population of Bukharians, Jews from Central Asia whose cuisine reflects the cultural blending that occurred along the Silk Roa ... More >>
Machine pols and reformers alike are ensnared
Guy Fieri headed to Brooklyn over the weekend, and he had nice things to say about Roberta's, where he feasted with Mario Batali. That, free rides to Bushwick Restaurant Week, and a heart-warming special celebrating a spelling champ make today's round-up of neighborhood news.
On Monday, we wrote an article about a Brooklyn bandit who has robbed the same Crown Heights Apple Bank three times in the past year and a half. We, for the record, were flabbergasted by the amount of chutzpah the guy had for returning to the scene of the crime where he ostensibly could have (should ... More >>
A recent spate of anti-semitic hate crimes has prompted Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman to propose a law that would toughen penalties on perps who vandalize houses of worship. The proposed measure would amend the current penal code, so vandalism and thefts that take place on religious property wou ... More >>
Take a toki without fear of arrest under the F tracks
Well, the year is nearly half over, and it's time to do a bit of handicapping of the city's crime statistics. In general, some sections of the city are experiencing a spike in assaults, and a rash of economic crimes--burglaries and grand larcenies, mainly. Overall, citywide crime, according ... More >>
The Secret to Surviving the Deli Business: Ben's Best Kosher Deli (food. curated.) from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. Food Curated teams up with the intrepid Joe DiStefano for a journey into Rego Park, Queens, where one of the city's last kosher delicatessens still stands. Jay Parker, owner of Ben's Best Go ... More >>
Four Seasons Restaurant co-owner Alex Von Bidder is insisting that Jean Mackenzie, who owns the Four Seasons Caterer in Southampton, change the name of her business so as not to suggest any connection to the restaurant. [NY Daily News] Costco has announced that it is no longer carrying Coca- ... More >>
When Tribeca's Province Canteen closed, many were disappointed--not because the place's mantao sandwiches were as traditional as they are at, say, Andy's in Rego Park, or as impeccably sourced as the those at Momofuku, but because the place offered a wide range of flavorful, spicy, unusual sandwich ... More >>
After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>
As Schizo Letters of the Week go, this one is in a league of its own. If only all crazy people wrote with such clarity and style... There is mounting evidence that the military is using aircraft that was outfitted with technology intended for warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct experimen ... More >>
A report on the 'jiz biz' in Brooklyn's Kensington
Family Meal: Stomach-ticklers at Goodies
Savory Uyghur cuisine comes of age in Rego Park
New Queens Boulevard Turk turns up the lights and the charm
Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?
Who's mad at Weiner's decision to drop out? Not his supporters
Fresh blood joins the battle to keep the mega-retailer out of NYC
Taking a giant toki at a new Uzbek eatery in Rego Park
Garment Workers Face Down Cops in Slave-Labor Uniforms
The Missing and the Dead
With Raw, a Pulitzer Prize For Maus, and a Strategic Job at The New Yorker, Art Spiegelman Has Become Lord of All New York Cartoonists. But His Power Is No Laughing Matter.
Manhattan's Last Great Emporium Addresses the Balance of Trade