Paul Mack

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Muffuletta Makes Triumphant Return to Fort Defiance Menu

Red Hook café and bar Fort Defiance has put its house muffuletta back on the menu after a two-year hiatus. Proprietor St. John Frizell explains he …

The NYC That Never Was: Robert Moses’ Lower Manhattan Expressway (LOMEX)

Among Robert Moses’ visionary plans throughout New York City during his time as one of the prime urban planners in the mid 20th century is a plan for …

Yonkers Train Station Offers a Glimpse into the Grand Central that Might Have Been

As you pull into the Yonkers train station, you couldn’t feel farther from Grand Central. A few sleepy platforms greet you as you exit the train. …

Fifteen successful authors share their best writing tips

After reading the short stories of a then-22-year-old J.D. Salinger in magazines such as <i>Esquire</i> and <i>Collier’s</i>, young Canadian writer Marjorie Sheard …

Best Thing We Ate: Chicken and Waffles at Sweet Chick

Red Hook Restaurants Struggling With Debts From Sandy

Although many Sandy-affected bars and restaurants in <b>Red Hook</b> are open for business once again, the owners of these establishments are still struggling to get federal assistance and pay off debts related to the storm. <b>Monica Byrne</b>, one of the co-owners of Home/Made, estimates that the storm-affected …

Photographer Juxtaposes Modern Streets with Olden Crimes

Marc Hermann<p>497 Dean Street, Brooklyn, 1942: Building resident Edna Egbert climbs onto her ledge and fights with police when they try to get her down.<p>992 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, 1961: In a love triangle gone terribly wrong, Josephine Dexidor holds her boyfriend, James Linares, after he's been …

Taste Talks Brooklyn

The Roots drummer-cum-food nerd Questlove curates this annual no-holds-barred, three-day Brooklyn grub fest. The lineup is packed with 25 tastings, …

Bruschetta With Ricotta, Grilled Eggplant and Fresh Mint

Grilling turns the rather spongy, bland eggplant into something utterly succulent. Made with firm-fleshed, freshly picked eggplant, these bruschettas, although simple, are loaded with flavor.<p>If you've never made your own ricotta, make sure to give it a try. It'll only take a few minutes and your …

With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future

CBS and Time Warner Cable finally reached a deal today, ending a long, protracted blackout of the broadcast network on TWC’s cable system. While getting the deal done will mean that Time Warner Cable viewers will be able to watch Week One of the NFL season next week — and no one wanted to miss that …

When Breaking Bad Made The Bryan Cranston-Lex Luthor Connection, And When Bryan Cranston Broke It

Here’s a clip from <i>Breaking Bad</i> from, oh, years ago now. When the show was young.<p>It’s all about the bald head, apparently.<p>Speaking to Boston.com …

After 13 years, DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer gets a trial date

Thirteen years after his original arrest on child-molestation charges, DragonCon co-found Ed Kramer is at last heading to trial. Or, at least he has …

The Day Ben Affleck Blew Up the Internet. Batman Bigger than the Oscars.

No matter where you turned, it seemed you couldn’t get away from the announcement that <b>Ben Affleck</b> would play the next <b>Batman</b>. But, how much did it …

That's Not How You Use That: Coiling a Cable

Keeping your cables neat and tidy is a matter of nerd pride, with a side of OCD thrown in there just for fun. But, if you're man-handling your cables …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

Guillermo del Toro Shares His Ghostly Encounter Story

Bizarre Bites: Eating The Whole Cow at Takashi

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First Look at Achilles Heel, Serving Morning Highballs and Sardine Sandwiches in Greenpoint

Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow has opened Achilles Heel, a café and bar meant to evoke the always-open grocery and drinking spot that once …