It's a beautiful Thursday, New York City. Here's a look at what's happening in restaurant news around the city.
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As if the NYPD doesn't find itself embroiled in enough scandals, here's another. Four detectives are in trouble for drinking on duty at a Washington Heights restaurant last week, the New York Times reports. But the story goes beyond mere boozing, as one of the detectives is being further investigate ... More >>
Pray for fair redistricting, y'all! Politics and religion mixed this afternoon at a rally in a Washington Heights church where civic leaders, backed by a handful of elected officials, pushed for the state to draw a majority Latino congressional district that would include parts of upper Manhattan, ... More >>
My trip to the high reaches of Washington Heights began with a really tip-top dinner at Le Chéile NYC, a relatively new Irish eatery at 839 West 181st Street.
Chuck AttixFor Broadway babies who've always dreamed of going "way up to Washington Heights," you should do so and make sure to stop by No Parking, the ambient gay bar at 4168 Broadway (on 177th Street). Come on, park your butt somewhere other than the usual twinks-in-retail vodka palace. L ... More >>
Parents in Washington Heights are worried that an over-the-counter, abortion-inducing tea sold throughout the neighborhood might be unsafe, according to the Spanish-language daily. The tea, called ruda, can be found at traditional apothecaries run by santeras -- Caribbean Santeria priestesses.
According to NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio's Worst Landlords Watch List, Manhattan's worst-run buildings are mostly in Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. Forty five of the 56 Manhattan buildings on the list are in those areas. Four of the lowest performing five are in Harlem and one is in ... More >>
Poultry party on a plate... In Washington Heights, a neighborhood known mainly for seafood luncheonettes and Dominican bakeries, one nondescript eatery features many offerings for vegetarians.
Tastes better than it looks.Morir soñando, which in English means "to die dreaming," might be the most inappropriately named -- and delectable -- drink you've never heard of.The mocktail, a staple of Dominican Republic breakfast fare, actually doesn't kill you in your sleep. The concoction -- a ble ... More >>
Watch your bikes. Cops are cracking down on illegal, "dangerous" motorcycles "common in Northern Manhattan," says the NYPD. Twelve such motorcycles were seized over the weekend for being unregistered, uninsured, altered illegally, or part of the problem of noise pollution and generally hazard ... More >>
Upper Manhattan neighborhoods are jittery after three separate sexual assaults in the past week. Above is the suspect in one attempted assault of a 32-year-old woman at West 184th Street and Broadway in Washington Heights at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, June 12.
Corey Kilgannon is outdoing himself over at the New York Times City Room blog! Yesterday, he wrote of a real-life hobo he discovered roaming about Central Park, a cowboy-faced "ramblin' man" named Larry, lookin' "to hop a train outta here." Today we get the tale of two creative cousins from W ... More >>
New York at the mercy of rats Although nobody is afraid of rats -- who shamelessly inhabit subway lines -- a group of public officials and activists fear that the situation could get out of hand this summer, the Spanish-language daily reports. With 75 percent fewer pest-control workers an ... More >>
Alert: Scumbag predator in Washington HeightsCops have put out an alert for a guy accused of attempted rape in Washington Heights. The suspect, described as being bald and 5-10 to 6-0, followed a woman into her apartment building at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and forced his way into her apartment. ... More >>
A $1900/month rowhouse in Washington Heights
Suspect in Washington Heights stabbingCops released this photo of the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Juan Benito at about 8:25 p.m. Friday in front of 1553 St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights. Benito, 26, was found stabbed in the thigh and was DOA at Harlem Hospital; he lived at 562 Wes ... More >>
Assorted tragedies and screw-ups: An 18-year-old black man was found dead in the wee hours Sunday at West 136th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Cops found him at 3:10 a.m., shot "in his torso," as they put it. He was DOA at Harlem Hospital. Cops haven't released his name, and no one's be ... More >>
Washington Heights, the neighborhood in upper Manhattan, finished shittiest in the city's main borough in a Sanitation Department database of pooper-scooper violations reported today in the New York Post. Smelliest streets include Riverside Drive, Amsterdam Avenue, 179th and 160th. Overall Gl ... More >>
Kids! Seems that old Drano explosives trend is kicking up again. According to the New York Post, seven of these makeshift bombs (soda bottles filled with Drano and bleach, or possibly aluminum foil) were planted outside a Washington Heights public school over the weekend. The Daily News repor ... More >>
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
A rash of stabbings have been reported around town: NY1 says Christopher Batres, 17, was stabbed by a fellow student at Newtown High School in Flushing this morning -- one Brian Goody, 16, is suspected -- and at the High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights, a 16-year-ol ... More >>
Open 24 hours, New Caporal has long served the fried chicken needs of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, and its logo is a cowboy chick standing on a clump of foliage with a blazing pistol. Almost everybody loves fried chicken. The dish was brought to America by enslaved persons from W ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Washington Heights freak-poppers Hollands are a cheery mix of folk, punk, and free-noise. Both frontman John-Paul Norpoth and violinist Jannina Barefield have laid down some sessions on various Akro ... More >>
VirtualErn/flickrGrub Street reports that just as another Papaya Dog has shuttered, one more Pinkberry imitator has spread its wings, preparing to fly head on into the fro-yo fracas. The downed Dog -- one of numerous Papaya King knockoffs littered throughout the city -- was located in Washington Hei ... More >>
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