This Week in the Voice: The Endless Bummer of Staten Island


All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a “poor man’s Bermuda” for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That’s all over now, as the city’s Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre property into a public space. For this week’s cover story, the Village Voice’s Elizabeth Dwoskin reports on The Endless Bummer of Staten Island’s Cedar Grove.

Elsewhere this week, in News, we’re seeing other ends coming:

This week in Music, some things never change:

In Food this week, we’re finding some new beginnings:

  • For example, food from Yemen hasn’t exactly gone wide in New York City besides some bare-bones operations. Imagine Voice food critic Robert Sietsema’s reaction when he found out a new Yemeni restaurant, Bab al Yemen, had opened up in Bay Ridge: He went and reviewed it.
  • Meanwhile, Voice food critic Sarah DiGregorio finds the Asian snacking trend popping up again in Union Square with Hawkers and Bai Cha on Ninth Avenue, but might not see it finding new life.

In Film, we’re finding people doing old things in new ways:

All that, plus more Music, Art, Theater, Film, Books, Dance, Restaurants, Michael Musto, Free Will Astrology, and Dan Savage. And then some.