New York Archive

  • THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS … OR DISAPPOINTS / Adine and Dan Forman introduce their kids to New York

    THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS … OR DISAPPOINTS / Adine and Dan Forman introduce their kids to New York

    By Adine Forman – How does one go about showing her children New York City in just seven days? Do you focus just on Manhattan? or Brooklyn? or Queens? Pick and choose a couple of the boroughs? There are so many famous and wonderful sights to show the kids. And for a family of adventurous […]

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  • TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 9 – Let’s Talk Deli, Part 2

    TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 9 – Let’s Talk Deli, Part 2

    By Larry Levine – It’s official – Jewish deli in New York is dead. Even though I knew the Manhattan deli world was in dire straits a decade ago, I held back on the final pronouncement until today. No, I haven’t tried every deli in the city, so I expect I will be challenged. But […]

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  • TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 8 – You can go home again

    TRAVELS WITH JENNIFER AND LARRY / Chapter 8 – You can go home again

    (Crowds at the re-opening of Nathan’s Famous, Coney Island) By Larry Levine – You can go home again. You most certainly, positively, absolutely, definitely can go home again. I’m riding on an elevated train through Brooklyn; I’m looking down on the streets of my youth. You can go home again. I’m at Coney Island with […]

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  • 37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    37 QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

    By Larry Levine – What is the quintessential restaurant in San Francisco? How about Los Angeles? Sacramento? San Diego? New York? Chicago? Boston? We put those questions to the co-hosts of our sister web site – www.atLarrys.com, where we do restaurant recommendations – and quickly learned the answers get more complicated the more you think […]

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  • INEXPENSIVE & INFORMAL IN MANHATTAN

    INEXPENSIVE & INFORMAL IN MANHATTAN

    By Larry Dietz – Sure, New York City is a great restaurant town. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s got people with money and expense accounts. Many city residents live in apartments with tiny kitchens, which makes ambitious cooking at home difficult. And just as important, it has a public transportation system – taxi, subway, bus, […]

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  • IS ANY PIZZA THE BEST PIZZA?

    IS ANY PIZZA THE BEST PIZZA?

    By Larry Dietz – One of the easiest food arguments to start is about the “best” pizza, although as food fights go, pizza is probably in a photo finish with burgers and barbecue. However, I think the notion of “best” is at best, a skewed way of looking at accomplishment. I got to thinking about […]

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  • TAVERN OFF THE GREEN

    TAVERN OFF THE GREEN

    By Larry Levine – If the second highest grossing independently owned and operated restaurant in the nation can’t make it, what does that say about a) the state of the restaurant business, b) the economy, c) the management of the place, d) the City of New York, or e) all of the above? Tavern on […]

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  • A View from Two Coasts

    A View from Two Coasts

    By Larry Levine What do the River Café in Brooklyn and the Lobster, 1 Pico and Catch in Santa Monica have in common? All three defy the old adage about the impossibility of getting good food and a good view at the same place by the water’s edge. The River Café is in Brooklyn Heights, […]

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