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The thought of a swarm of ants may be disconcerting (particularly if they're in your apartment), but, according to a recent study, those little dudes are goddamn garbage-eating heroes. That's right: Ants that live in the medians and sidewalks of New York City turn out to be a vital part of the sanitation system. A team of researchers found that just the ants living in the medians on Broadway can eat about 60,000 hot...
From New York's dueling tabloids, the Daily News and the Post, this morning brought two items about street carts, those beloved roaming vendors of pretzels, hot dogs, and chicken and rice. The first is that one midtown businessman, Bryant Park Management Corporation president Dan Biederman, wants to ban street carts from New York. His reasoning: They clog the sidewalks, they look bad, and they're poorly regulated. "This problem is out of control,” Biederman said to Crain’s New York...
Independence Day in these fair states of ours, like all major holidays, has a hearty eating component. Most of use will enjoy some sort of grilled fare, perhaps a slice of watermelon or an ice cream cone, knock back some frosty brews and terrifyingly saccharine popsicles while we watch the fireworks. But a select few will gather at Coney Island to watch a pantheon of highly skilled, highly stomached competitors scarf down as many...
If Bushwick's hot dog game was weak before, it certainly isn't now. According to Bushwick Daily, our favorite arepa spot, Arepera Guacuco, has opened a hot dog stand in the neighborhood. It's called, appropriately, Guacuco Hot Dogs and they're serving up the delicious amalgamation of animal parts for $3-$5 with toppings ranging from fried eggs to bacon. If that isn't quite your jam (and sorry for that previous description), visitors are also welcome to purchase burgers and...