Richmond Hill (New York)

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Asian-American Advocacy Groups: New Congressional Maps Are Pretty Good

    Asian Americans in New York City may actually have the voting power they deserve in Congress if the lines drawn this week by a judge become reality, advocates said today. If you haven't been following the redistricting drama closely, here's what you need to know: Since state legislators, stuck in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Asian Advocacy Group Says State's New District Maps Unfairly Divide Communities

    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 >>

  • News

    May 11, 2011

    Killing Mom and Dad on Staten Island

    All-American kid Eric Bellucci fell into madness and violence, leaving his brother and sister behind to wonder if he could have been stopped

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Kristal Khan, Worst Babysitter of 2009, Demonstrates Her Technique on a Plastic Doll

    Kristal KhanSmall-time day-care operator Kristal Khan showed a grossed-out Queens courtroom Thursday how she negligently let an 11-month-old boy drown in a plastic bucket that contained only six inches of water, the Daily News reports. Luckily, the babysitter's re-enactment of the June 2009 tragedy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Doubles at A & A Doubles Man in Flatbush

    ​Your $1.25 vegan treat lies waiting to be unwrapped. Doubles is a difficult word - it's singular for a pair of miniature Indian pooris sluiced with chick pea curry and folded over into a loose sort of sandwich. So what if you order two doubles? "Doubles" is plural for doubles, too.

  • Columns

    December 22, 2010
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    August 9, 2010

    Early Annals of Science Chefdom: Cotton Candy

    ​A lonely cotton candy vendor in Richmond Hill, Queens. Cotton candy has been with us since at least the Middle Ages, when Persian and Turkish versions were available at great expense, made by a labor-intensive method. The invention of a cotton-candy machine by Nashville candy makers John C. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    City Union Chief Jack Ahern's Luxury Ride Eyed by Labor Council

    ​When labor leaders travel in stretch limousines it sends something of a mixed message. So when Jack Ahern, current chief of the city's powerful Central Labor Council, showed up in one at the St. Patrick's Day parade in March, a few jaws dropped. Last week, the jaws fell again when Ahern doub ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 3, 2009
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    October 24, 2009

    Have you seen... two assailants in Richmond Hills

    ​​ Police in the 102 Precinct are looking for two men in a stabbing in Richmond Hill. Jaime Delgado and Michael Valene reportedly got into a fight with a third man at around 7:45 PM near Myrtle Avenue and Freedom Drive and left him with wounds that needed almost 300 stitches. They're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Seminerio: 'What the fuck does it mean that we're elected officials? It doesn't mean shit.'

    Yesterday's federal court hearing on the pending sentencing of ex-Queens assemblyman Anthony Seminerio produced many wonderful insights into the business of politics as well as potential problems for a host of political figures whose names popped up on tapes introduced as evidence by the Manhattan U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Weekend Special: Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Part 2

    ​ Mookie's No Pork On My Fork, Harlem While traveling around town and around the country, the Fork in the Road staff always keeps its eyes peeled for interesting and amusing restaurant names. Back in April, we published a collection that included Young City Fish Balls (Manhattan Chinatown), F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Littlejohn Guilty in St. Guillen Murder

    Darryl Littlejohn, the Manhattan bouncer who was on trial for the brutal rape and murder of a 25-year-old graduate student, was convicted of first degree murder today. He faces life without parole and will be sentenced on July 8. Littlejohn, who grew up in the city's roug ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2009

    Summer Guide: Salad Daze

    Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2009

    Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names

    Jamaica, Queens Richmond Hill, Queens Troy, New York more restaurant-name madness, after the jump

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2009

    Weekend Special -- Street Food

    All hail the lonely cotton-candy vendor, his wares umbrella'ed above him in pastel, particolored splendor. A harbinger of spring, he waits for the first children to arrive in the park across the street in Richmond Hill, Queens (click to enlarge). At 113th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2009
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    March 16, 2009


    No, these teens are not victims of some senseless bloody attack -- they're celebrating Phagwah, also known as Holi or the Festival of Colors, a Hindu festival commemorating the escape of Prahlad, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, from Hoilka, a demon who carried the lad into a bonfire. She perished while he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief a ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2009

    Warung Kario's Dutch Treat

    Making do with what was available in South America

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Doubles Troubles

    A few months ago, I received a call on my Voice voicemail, informing me that A & A Bake and Doubles was relocating from Bed-Stuy to Richmond Hill, Queens. Now, A & A was one of my favorite eateries in Brooklyn, serving the doubles, bakes, and other Indian-leaning snacks that constitute the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Beautiful Food

    It's hard to imagine colors more saturated than those at Pavitra. We re-visited it while on an expedition to check out the Surinamese restaurants of Richmond Hill. We'd been once and couldn't wait to go back. The place is a branch of an Indian chain, and the menu is entirely vegetarian--consist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Big Culinary News for Flatbush

    A few years ago, Zak Pelaccio and Ana Jovancicevic told me about a wonderful Trinidadian snack shop on Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights called A & A Bake and Doubles. Sadly (for Brooklynites, at least), the closet of a place closed last year and relocated to Queens. I had my first chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Here's Where I Want To Be Laid To Rest

    It's an elegantly named place in Richmond Hill, Queens that seems just right for me somehow. When I'm dead and on display there (not too soon, I hope), please come and visit me on your knees.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Sietsema's Cheap Eats: Gol Guppe

    What do we want? Cheap eats. When do we want them? Now! If you're hungry for something delicious but your bank account is in the red, we're here to help you out (see our Cheap Lunch!) series—Our Man Sietsema has been sniffing out the good stuff. Here's Our Man on a fun and inexpensive variety of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Floating Lanterns Commemorate 9/11 Dead at Pier 40

    photos by Robert Schaffer Among the first arrivals to the Floating Lantern Ceremony at Manhattan's Pier 40 yesterday evening were three very polite, well-dressed ladies from the Japanese American Association. Tomoko Hanway acted as their spokesman. She had white swept-back hair, a yellow jacket ove ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 2, 2008

    Need a Makanek? Try Cedars Meat House

    Flouting traffic laws, we seek out a Lebanese barbecue in Astoria

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Jimmy Breslin on Kerouac: Get Him a Box of Periods!

    Yesterday's Clip Job (an excerpt every day from the Voice archives) featured a dispatch from a writer by the name of James Breslin who chronicled Jack Kerouac's visit to Brooklyn College in March of 1958. Curious as to whether this Breslin was the Pulitzer Prize-winner who later wrote under the byl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Teacher in Queens Sends Graphic Emails to Students: DA

    If the allegations against him prove true, then Umesh Ramjattan is a teacher whose creepiness is only exceeded by his stupidity. Ramjattan, an English teacher at MS 137 in Ozone Park, gave his students his email address for homework help and questions, Queens DA Richard Brown said. But the 22-year ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 18, 2007

    Blonde on Blonde

    Bangladeshi restaurant in Queens smothers us in mustard oil

  • News

    August 21, 2007
  • Specials

    August 7, 2007
  • Dining

    November 21, 2006

    Wurst in Show

    New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    Save the 'Burbs!

    Flushing homeowners lead the growing Queens quest for landmark status

  • Dining

    March 14, 2006

    Ein Eulogie

    Head for the headcheese at venerable Queens German restaurant

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005
  • Specials

    June 14, 2005
  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    And Don't Forget . . .

    Ten champions from previous lists that retain their culinary glory

  • News

    January 4, 2005
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    December 7, 2004

    The Mob's Engineers

    The underworld's reach into the men who build New York's skyscrapers

  • Specials

    October 12, 2004
  • News

    November 4, 2003

    The Man Who Couldn't Be Judge

    Political Parties Divide Judicial Spoils in Queens

  • Dining

    June 18, 2002
  • NYC Life

    June 4, 2002
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    May 28, 2002
  • News

    July 24, 2001

    On the Corner

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

  • Dining

    May 1, 2001
  • News

    December 15, 1998

    Sikh and You Shall Find

    The American face of arranged marriage.

  • News

    May 5, 1998

    Under Wraps

    Merging the Modern and the Ancient at the 11th Annual Sikh Day Parade

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