The best delis are the ones that have a whiff of possibility to them — you might say an element of risk. A couple who ran a deli in Brooklyn, out of which developed the critically acclaimed book “My Korean Deli,” weigh in on what makes the best bodega.
The Asian American Writers Workshop looks beyond the map in its attempt to define Chinatown, examining the Chinatowns of New York as a set of memories, spaces and associations through a collection of oral histories.
Tucked between galleries and high-end condominiums, right across the street from Chelsea Piers, sits Bayview Correctional Facility. The medium-security prison had the highest percentage of alleged incidents of inmate sexual abuse by staff in the country in 2008 and 2009. Nearly 12 percent of inmates there during that period reported sexual misconduct. City Limits reports.
The New York Times isn’t exactly known as a sports writing powerhouse. But even if the Times fails to scratch your sports writing itch on a daily basis, you’ll be hard-pressed to find three better sports books for your summer reading list than the ones written by veterans of the Gray Lady.
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them. While researching my book, Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks, I discovered a few different accounts of first-hand encounters between the city’s denizens and sharks.
I first moved to north Brooklyn in 1990 when I was 28 and just starting out in life. I lived on Graham off Metropolitan Avenue, above a laundromat, in a small one-bedroom apartment with a skylight in the bathroom, a parquet floor and a roof deck outside my bedroom door. It cost $350 a month.
Upon his first visit to New York City, Thomas Kiedrowski’s friends asked him what he wanted to do. Instead of rambling off a list of tired tourist traps, Kiedrowski pulled out a list of addresses detailing all things Andy Warhol.