Woodside (New York)

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Sunnyside and Woodside

    Neither the 7 train thundering overhead nor the rising bourgie Brooklyn overflow into Sunnyside and Woodside have robbed these bordering neighborhoods of their charm. This may be the most diverse corner of the city's most diverse borough, and the area's annual St. Pat's for All Parade -- which, unli ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014


    Don’t fill up on fries—the city’s best burgers are all here

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Celebrate the Irish With a Sunnyside/Woodside Pub Crawl

    The planners of the St. Patrick's Day parade continue their baffling insistence on banning LGBT groups from participating openly, but the bigoted policy has had at least one happy side effect: Since 2000, in response to the parade's exclusionary practices, Sunnyside and Woodside have played host to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Weekend Brunch at Arte Cafe, The Haab, Clinton St. Baking Co., and Studio Square

    If you're hungover after a night of love -- or a night of talking about the futility of love -- don't sleep in too long. Plenty of places will be offering some hearty brunch specials to remind you there are 364 days of the year to find happiness. Here are a few of our top choices for the morning-aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The 10 Best Thai Restaurants in NYC

    A decade ago, the average New Yorker would be hard-pressed to name 10 destination-worthy Thai restaurants, but as the city's collective palate has expanded, so too have the options for regional cuisines from Southeast Asia; fiery, sour Northeastern Isaan flavors seem to be in particular abundance th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The Campechano Taco at Cuatro Vientos Is Worth Leaving the Late-Night 7 Train

    Walking down Roosevelt Avenue, you spot the boxy edges of a vehicle at about 67th Street. As you move closer, its form emerges out of the dark, a stationary white truck with big block letters that spell out "Tacos Mexicanos, Cuatro Vientos." You groan.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Our 10 Best Restaurants in Elmhurst, Queens

    The southern Mexican food is fine at El Jalapeno, but maybe you'd rather go for the opulent nachos regulares, shaped like a sunflower. To look at the neighborhood today, with its bustling commercial strips, tidy frame houses, apartment towers, and plentiful parks, you wouldn't know Elmhurst was fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    El Giro Gallo Truck Only Comes Out at Night

    Of the coterie of taco trucks that line Roosevelt Avenue from Woodside to Corona, El Gallo Giro is one of the most popular. It's a cart that only comes out at night to haunt the block with the aroma of searing meats and plumes of well-seasoned smoke. The cooks' dexterity on the flat-top griddle is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Qi Thai Grill Opens in Williamsburg, American Flatbread Opens in Tribeca

    Williamsburg got a new thai spot from Pichet Ong and Sripraphai Tipmanee. Qi Thai Grill opened last week on N. 9th Street and the menu features a combination of small plates from Tipmanee's Woodside restaurant Sripraphai, and savory specials and desserts from Ong. Think Chiang Mai sausages and beef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Ask the Critics: The Sweet Spot

    Calvin Godfrey​ Everyone I Know asks: Do you know where I can the find a restaurant that serves inventive, exceptionally prepared food at dirt-cheap prices with a fun atmosphere and plentiful booze? Dear Everyone I Know: I am not a magician. I cannot conjure up a restaurant with the food of P ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 27, 2011

    Ahoy, Pinoy! Sa Aming Nayon's Home-Style Filipino

    Filipino cuisine returns to the East Village

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Crispy Fried Whole Fish With Basil Sauce at Thailand's Center Point

    ​The delectable-looking snapper is No. 25 in our 100 Days/100 Dishes series. Thailand's Center Point is one of those small Thai cafes that grew up in the long shadow of Sripraphai. It started out as a grocery (by contrast, Sripraphai began life as a bakery), but two years ago split the spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Scumbag Mugs Queens Man, 96, Gets $5, Knocks Him Down

    Mugger of man, 96​Cops are looking for the chickenshit mugger who snatched $5 from a 96-year-old man in a Woodside elevator and then knocked him down. The Queens ambush happened at about 3:30 p.m. last Thursday at 30-81 54th Street. The old man avoided serious injury. Tipsters can call Crime Stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Eating the Gestated Duck Egg Called Balut at Umi Nom

    ​I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob. Every cuisine has its odd passion, and Philippine has its balut. The word refers to the gestated egg of a chicken or duck, which has been incubated for 10 to 19 days, depending on how funky you want it to get inside. Eati ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 6, 2010

    Brazil and Nepal Hook Up at Katmandu Spice

    Woodside gets an odd combo restaurant

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Katmandu Spice Turns Mushrooms Amazonian

    ​Amazonian mushrooms is a thick seething jungle of food on the plate. When I heard from an old friend that a restaurant had just opened in Woodside serving both Brazilian and Himalayan food, I almost fell off my chair, but I was there the next day.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Morning Links: OTB Lives, New Yorkers Imagine a World Without Doormen, Chastity Becomes Chaz

    ​Hey, it's Monday, time for lots and lots of coffee and, of course, your Monday morning update. • The OTB has a second (ninth?) life. The board voted to keep operations open for at least another year, and will submit a plan on how they will restructure the company to the New York State Wage ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2010

    New York's Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1

    In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2010

    TLC: New York Taxi Drivers Overcharged Passengers $8.3 Million

    ​In the last 26 months, city taxi drivers have illegally flipped a switch on their meters to charge a higher out-of-town rate on rides within the five boroughs 1.8 million times, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which believes that riders were overcharged $8.3 million dollars.

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Tendon Soup Thickened with Pig Blood at Sripraphai

    ​The pig blood renders the broth rich and salty. The Organ Meat Society convened last night at Sripraphai, a Thai restaurant in Woodside, Queens, that began life more than a decade ago as a bakery, also selling homemade snacks and a simple roster of meals. That one room has ballooned into thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Edible Queens and Joe DiStefano Join Forces to Create Queens Food Blog

    llahbocaj/flickrFood in Queens: here, there, everywhere.​Roving reporter, serial masticator, and sometimes Fork in the Road contributor Joe DiStefano knows a thing or two about eating his way through Queens, so we can't think of a more fitting author for World's Fare, the blog he's just launch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Queens Subdivided Basement Fire: How Many More Waiting to Happen?

    ​After a fire in an illegally and dangerously subdivided Queens basement killed three people last weekend, the Times has been raising questions about whether authorities are doing enough to crack down on the estimated 100,000 units of illegally-converted housing units in the city. They're rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    As we sweat into the weekend, here's a look back at the best posts of the past week:Our Ten Best Indian Restaurants A gravestone merchant on Graham Avenue also sells excellent bread from Il Fornaretto Bakery.Frank Bruni talked about his new book, Born Round.  We re-capped the premiere episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at a Handful of New Thais in Queens

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema checks out four new Thai restaurants in Woodside and Astoria, and will definitely be going back to two of them. Bruni's second-to-last review is a glowing ode to Eleven Madison Park, to which he awards four stars, after raising his rating from two to three s ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​New Yorkers can do a lot of things other people can't: ride the Staten Island Ferry at midnight, have lunch in Central Park, etc. But we can't buy a damn bottle of wine at the grocery store. This year we had a chance to change it -- but the state's liquor stores and their lobbyists blocked it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Among New York's Bangladeshis, a Boom in Underground Gambling

    With the economy in a coma, members of the city's working class immigrant community have been hit hard in various ways. In Woodside, Queens, for instance, some unemployed Latino day laborers have taken to sleeping in the streets. Among the Bangladeshi community, remittances home have plummeted. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Day Laborers, Used to Standing in Streets, Now Living in Them

    Not surprisingly, the economic slowdown, especially in construction, is also being felt by the city's day laborers, who gather in shadowy places like under the el train in Woodside, Queens, hoping for a day's work. Problem is, jobs are so scarce for these guys, mostly undocumented immigrants from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    The Early Word--Jollibee

    The landing of Jollibee, a Filipino fast food chain, in Woodside, Queens, practically inspired riots of joy. In the first few weeks, lines snaked around the block, as documented on Serious Eats. Jollibee is apparently wildly popular in the Philippines, where there are about a thousand branches (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Quick Hits

    If you bought a Mr. Softee cone in Sunnyside or Woodside last summer, it might have been fake. A federal judge rules that Akop Papazian and the M. Pete Soft Ice Cream Corporation used the Softee logo under false pretenses. Get ready for the class-action lawsuit! How Not to Find a Jewish Wife in New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Black Iron Burger

    Here she is, your Black Iron Burger. I stopped in for lunch today to see what all the fuss was over the $8,000 Keating Miraclean griddle. Apparently, this thing doesn't ever get seasoned, so the first burger cooked on it should taste the same as one cooked on it ten years from now. Usually, any cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Night Trip: Train Yards to Marcus Garvey Park to Urban Gravestones

    Danielle Bremner of Woodside, Queens, is an international criminal of sorts. Newsday's account of her recent arrest (and that of her boyfriend, Chicagoan Jim Clay Harper) for decorating New York transit facilities with graffiti -- causing an alleged $100,000 worth of damage -- reveals that Bremner h ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2008

    Wall Street Takes Dead Aim at Affordable Housing in New York City

    A new investment scheme is turning bankers into your ugly landlord

  • News

    August 21, 2007
  • Dining

    December 26, 2006

    Recurring Curry

    Burmese returns to Queens with a bang

  • NYC Life

    May 16, 2006

    Garden State

    Eating alfresco never tasted so good

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2005

    The Wealth of Districts

    "The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2005

    Snacker's Paradise

    Microscopic Elmhurst spot offers an inexpensive Thai overview

  • Dining

    May 31, 2005

    And Don't Forget . . .

    Ten champions from previous lists that retain their culinary glory

  • NYC Life

    August 5, 2003
  • Dining

    June 17, 2003

    Noodle Envy

    Hold the Bile in Woodside

  • Dining

    February 25, 2003

    Does Bland Equal Bad?

    Testing the Limits in Little Manila

  • NYC Life

    February 4, 2003
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    January 7, 2003
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    September 17, 2002
  • Dining

    October 30, 2001
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    April 17, 2001
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    August 29, 2000
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    March 28, 2000

    Sail Away

    Cancel That Flight to Los Angeles

  • Long Island Voice

    December 28, 1999
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