Mondays after a holiday weekend are brutal. Thankfully, there are plenty of mood boosters to look forward to this week; see the lobster, Riesling, and other treats on this week's event line-up.
"I want a beach in Manhattan soooo badly," a man confides to the camera. He leans forward, hands in his pockets. A cheery tune plunks along in the background. "Like, this much," the woman next to him adds, stretching her arms as wide as they go. One by one, a parade of eager, hopeful beach bums f ... More >>
If you are one of the curmudgeons who spurned Rockaway Beach for Coney Island shortly after the Rockabus began depositing Williamsburgians on its sandy, trash-strewn shores, then you were probably none to pleased to learn of Camp Rockaway, a proposed campground fashioned in the image of the beach's ... More >>
Since making its first appearance in New York City four years ago, Le Fooding, France's renegade answer to the Michelin Guide, has hosted cheeky celebrations of the cutting edge of the dining scene, spotlighting innovative chefs and restaurateurs while pushing them out of their comfort zones via the ... More >>
When the weather's nice, nothing beats a trip to our city's shores. Whether taking in the waning historic charm of a bygone era at Coney Island or parking yourself on a dune in The Rockaways, both beachside neighborhoods offer a heady mixture of fun and food. Here are the 10 best spots to indulge wh ... More >>
For the this week's Village Voice, I checked out Rippers, a credible burger shack at Rockaway Beach that has been feeding sand encrusted beach-goers with well-made fast food for the past two summers.
In a Sandy-wrecked metropolis, New Yorkers learned how vulnerable their phones are once the lights go out; without electricity, nomadic residents were left charge-less at a time when communication with the outside world was needed more than ever. Luckily, as a gift to the city (presumably out of sha ... More >>
Restaurants have a hard time standing out beneath the intense glow of the New York City spotlight, which might be why so many entrepreneurs in this generation have launched with a pop-up, testing out their concept in a lower-stakes environment. Some of those ventures, though, have taken on a life of ... More >>
If yesterday's weather was any amazing indication, it's April. It's also the month when the first wave of Sandy relief dollars - $1.77 billion in total - will filter into New York City from the federal relief package passed by Congress in February. So, yes, it is a wonderful time of the year for all ... More >>
The weather was cold, damp and raw in the Rockaways on Saturday morning, as more than a hundred residents gathered on the corner of Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 112th Street, anxious to start marching. But there was a hitch. "113th Street, 114th Street, 115th Street, 116th Street, the police ... More >>
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
It might be hard to get tourists out to Rockaway Beach this summer, but concessions will be there even if the boardwalk might not be. At the Community Board 14 meeting on Tuesday night, the Queens Park Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski told the crowd that some amenities like lifeguards, bathrooms, a ... More >>
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If you ever accidentally ordered a chicken empanada from the pink and yellow house at Smorgasburg, you surely won't be doing it again. However, you might walk away newly pinned with a colorful anti-empanada button and a hefty Bolivian pastry called a salteña, stuffed with your choice of richly mari ... More >>
[See More Events: Brooklyn Pour 2012 | BLT Cooking Class, Iron Chef Contestant Menu] Back Forty is heading to Rockaway Beach for three nights this month for some summer crab boils. On Thursday, August 9, and Saturday, August 18 and 25, the crab boils will be held outdoors at the Rockaway Beach Club ... More >>
The sorbet is made for Mountain Sweet by DiCosmos Italian Ices of Queens, according to the sign. When I hit the Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm was not selling Tristar Strawberries, but they were selling Tristar Strawberry sorbet, made from their fruit by a ... More >>
[See More Favorites: 5 Cooling Dishes to Help You Beat the Heat | 5 Best Cheap Eats on Eldridge Street] Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven ... More >>
There's good news for intravenous drug abusers: there are free syringes washing up on the shores of New York City beaches.This, of course, is bad news for the rest of us, who don't necessarily want to get poked with a potentially deadly needle while taking a stroll on the beach.Last month, an NBC 4 ... More >>
"This is New York City. No one tells us what neighborhood to live in, what team to root for or what deli to eat at." Or so the logic goes. In the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices' first viral video, the narrator attacks Mayor Bloomberg's sugary drink ban by sticking to the basics: Big Apple den ... More >>
Salim VirjiTwo more NYC cyclists were killed in traffic this week.Two more bicyclists were killed in New York City traffic this week. Last night a 60-year-old man was killed near Rockaway Beach as he attempted to change lanes. The cyclist, whose identity hasn't yet been released, was taken to ... More >>
Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by ... More >>
Con Edison is asking everyone to pitch in and maybe turn off some lights and stop blending so many frozen margaritas or taking elevators up and down just for fun, because things could get bad in this heat. The word that must not be named here is "blackout." Yes. Remember when the lights went ... More >>
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 >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. New Roma Pizza on the Lower East Side has been closed since Memorial Day and will not reopen. [Bowery Boogie] The New York Film Academy Café will close its doors on June 30, as the building t ... More >>
Kristine Paulus/flickrTacos no longer the only game in beach town.Brooklyn Based has the details on the gastronerd paradise that will be Rockaway Beach this summer. And the plan sounds like a foodie hipster's wet dream.
Like this, but with sustainably sourced fish tacos.Back in February, Fany Gerson told us that she was thinking of partnering with Rockaway Taco to open a La Newyorkina concession stand on the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. It her plans materialize, it looks like she'll be in good company.
Jason Maloney (NY Post/Alex Rud) Jason Maloney, the 24-year-old pilot who landed his small plane in Queens on Monday night, sounds like a pain in the ass. Today, the New York Times reports that Maloney chose to land his single-engine Piper Warrior on Rockaway Beach because he really likes ... More >>
Steven Slater, the renegade airline steward who shot to cult stardom when he walked off the job by sliding out of a plane's inflatable emergency slide and onto the tarmac at JFK with two beers in-hand, can't catch a break. While he was in court yesterday, copping a plea that would allow him t ... More >>
People are like lemmings, the New York Times teaches us in this weekend's Style section meta-trend piece on dating, entitled "Watching Trends in Dating." More specifically, this is "The Ritual of the First Date, Circa 2010" and New Yorkers are lemmings because they collectively migrate, in th ... More >>
Egon Ronay, the Hungarian food critic who helped shape British culinary culture, has died at the age of 94. He had been ill for a number of weeks, but never fully retired. [Guardian] Parade Publications is planning to introduce a new food newspaper magazine and website called Dash, with the ... More >>
Whole Foods shares recently fell 8.6 percent after more than tripling over the past year. CEO John Mackey said he expects no "positive change in the economy over the short term," adding that 2010 sales should improve slightly. [Bloomberg] Kraft is expected to make its hostile takeover offer ... More >>
Hurricane Bill is at this writing hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida, but it's still strong enough to whip up surfs in our area. So the Department of Parks and Recreation has closed Rockaway Beach, Coney Island Beach, nearby Manhattan Beach, and Staten Island's South Beach, Midland Be ... More >>
Darnell "Michael" Washington, a school bus aide working for Philippe and Elmer Transportation and serving P.S. 183 in Rockaway Beach, is up on charges of molesting young boys in his care, the Rockaway Wave reports. The Queens D.A.'s office says that Washington's M.O. was to give what were char ... More >>
So it's awful outside, and your friends ditched you for Bonnaroo. Quit sulking; Tennessee is flooded in state troopers and Phish acolytes, while you have countless local offerings to gorge on. If you haven't already picked up your Northside Festival badge, order online for pickup at 60 North 6th St ... More >>
James Powderly et alia are back from Chinese detention, and claim rough treatment in custody, including threats against themselves and their families, the third degree, sleep and water deprivation, and the theft of thousands of dollars worth of video equipment, reports the New York Sun. They had bee ... More >>
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