Monthly Archives: June 2015

Local Pastors Want Long-Term Police Protection for New York's Black Churches

Rev. Calvin O. Butts (center) of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem Solange Uwimana Local pastors of historically black churches are commending Mayor Bill de Blasio for his move to protect their congregations by shoring up police protection near their places … Continue reading

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Mexican Hit Carnitas El Atoradero Finds New Summer Home at Vendy Plaza

Owner Denisse Lina Chavez is still looking for a permanent space. Denisse Lina Chavez and her stellar carnitas are back this weekend. You may recall that two weeks ago her critic-blessed casual Mexican spot Carnitas El Atoradero was forced out … Continue reading

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Pizza Moto Goes Brick and Mortar; Crown Heights Gets a Whiskey Bar

Plus, Indian Accent headed to NYC and Albert Trummer returns to the local cocktail scene. RED HOOK — Smorgasburg staple Pizza Moto is opening its first brick and mortar location this fall, under the Gowanus Expressway in a building that … Continue reading

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How This Man Became the Voice of Rucker Park

Jeffrey “Hannibal” Banks is hard to miss as he strolls onto the court every summer wearing his trademark round, oversized sunglasses and flowing robe. Photo by Caleb Ferguson for the Village Voice Jeffrey Banks pauses in the middle of a … Continue reading

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