When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>
Apparently somebody couldn't find a sitter...A Queens man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly went on a crystal meth-fueled burglary spree. Like any good parent, he brought his 3-year-old daughter along for what essentially boils down to an (alleged) criminal's version of "bring yo ... More >>
Thanks to a devastating blackout six years ago, biking in Queens in 2012 might become a little bit easier.
In 2006, a major electrical power outage hit Western Queens in a damaging nine-day blackout that impacted 174,000 people in the borough.
Six years later, those neighborhoods in Queens are ... More >>
The body of an Astoria man was found with his pants around his ankles at a Queens cemetery yesterday morning, which is bizarre. The fact that a cowbell was found near his partially nude body makes it really bizarre.The deceased has since been identified as 42-year-old Robert Zaretz. Authorities s ... More >>
Spicy MinaThis Chowhound thread points out that Spicy Mina, the cultishly popular Bangladeshi restaurant in Woodside, has been closed since early August, causing the 'hounders to worry the shuttering is permanent.
There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons.
The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>
Taiwan is looking to mend trade ties with the U.S. after recently repealing its decision to import U.S. beef products. A change to Taiwan's food safety laws made some U.S. beef products no longer eligible for import.
New York's grain belt is being revived and expanded with specialt ... More >>
As any true New York foodie will tell you: the most vibrant, authentic and prolific of the city's food scenes can be found in Queens. Whether you're up for hand-made noodles pulled right before your eyes, whole Indian spices you can't find anywhere else, or traditional Greek meze, the borough knows ... More >>
Think of it as a mini meatloaf on a bun. Like the name says, hamburgers originated in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, where ground meat has been a popular viand at least since the late Middle Ages. According to one cockamamie story, Genghis Khan invented it when his invading hordes put meat under ... More >>
If you want to brave the drunken, green crowds for some good Irish food and drink today, Molly's is probably the best place to do so. (In Manhattan at least--almost any Irish bar in Woodside, Queens, is for reals.) The small pub has low ceilings, wooden booths, sawdust on the floor, properly poured ... More >>