Here's the short version: a Queens cab driver and father of three, Shahdat Tuhin, 41, is suing a Woodside car dealership called New York Motor Group, alleging that they sold him a lemon, and charged him much more than he'd agreed. He's upset about that. Longer version: according to the lawsuit he fi ... More >>
It's been two weeks since the start of Banksy's residency, and New York City has had the privilege of playing along with one of the most famous artists of our time. We run from borough to borough for the chance to ogle his latest creation before someone defaces it or starts collecting graft from onl ... More >>
After making three unsuspecting passersby potentially very rich on Saturday, Banksy started off week three of "Better Out Than In" with a stencil in Queens. It's a simple design of a man erasing a movie quote written in hot pink scrawl.
Fall is typically a busy time for anti-abortion groups. That's because of 40 Days for Life, a yearly protest in front of abortion clinics that goes on for, you guessed it, 40 days straight. There are typically 40 Days protesters here in New York, which they refer to as the "abortion capital of Ameri ... More >>
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 >>
Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop. Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>
In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.
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. [Reuters] New York's grain belt is being revived and expanded with specialt ... More >>
Steak Laos at Thai Pavilion is an exercise in upscaling fusion, pretty to look at and tasty, too, but lacking a certain zing. Last week Counter Culture assayed a quartet of unfamiliar Thai restaurants located somewhat off the beaten path in Astoria and Woodside. While some extended our unde ... More >>
Breaking the outer limits
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 >>
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The Missing and the Dead
Jazz Some Friends Asked Me to Tell You About
City Agency Targets Elderly for Payback
JVC 2000 Looks Backward
Bradley Hasn't Played the Hardball of National Politics
The Monica Chronicles
Spike Lee spins a raucous '70s morality tale
DC 37, the city's powerful consortium of municipal unions, is rocked by corruption investigationsand challenges from rank-and-file reformers
A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open