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The 5 best halal spots in New York City - WABC-TV

Looking for a yummy halal meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top halal spots around New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.


1. Top Thai Greenwich

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Topping the list is Top Thai Greenwich. Located at 235 Sullivan St. (between 3rd St. and Bleecker Street) in Greenwich Village, the cocktail bar, Thai and halal spot is the highest rated halal restaurant in New York City, boasting 4.5 stars out of 950 reviews on Yelp.

2. Royal Grill Halal Food

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Next up is Theater District's Royal Grill Halal Food, situated at 44th Street And Sixth Avenue With five stars out of 228 reviews on Yelp, the food truck, street vendor and halal spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Agora Turkish Restaurant

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Yorkville's Agora Turkish Restaurant, located at 1565 Second Ave. (between 81st and 82nd streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Turkish, Mediterranean and halal spot 4.5 stars out of 458 reviews.

4. La Goulette

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Over in Williamsburg, check out La Goulette, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 285 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and halal spot at 159 Grand St.

5. Galata Mediterranean Cuisine

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And then there's Galata Mediterranean Cuisine, a Kips Bay favorite with 4.5 stars out of 279 reviews. Stop by 212 E. 34th St. (between Tunnel Exit Street and Third Avenue) to hit up the Turkish, Mediterranean and halal spot next time you're in the mood.


From Streetfilms: Los Angeles — The Great American Transit Experiment

Los Angeles is in the midst of building an unprecedented number of rail transit projects. Some are slated for potentially high ridership parts of LA’s urban core. Others are more dubious.

Today, transit use is down. Bus ridership is falling sharply. Rail use is flat despite strong ridership on the Expo Line, the city’s newest rail transit. L.A. is taking steps to reorganize its bus routes, but needs a variety of major street and service policy changes to make buses more attractive.

Also missing in L.A. are efforts make the city more walkable and more dense that correspond in scale to the massive rail building program. The city and region also still heavily cater to cars when decisions about transportation priorities need to be made.

“What we as a region have not yet done is have the sort of political fights that really make a transit system effective. Which are not fights over money but fights over space,” says UCLA professor Mike Manville.


M.Gemi Sample Sale

WHAT: M.Gemi Sample Sale

WHY: Women's and men's footwear at a discount at the M.Gemi Sample Sale.

Shoes, sneakers, sandals, boots and more. All stock, all sizes.

Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales final.

WHEN: 12/4 - 12/6; Tue-Th (11-7)

WHERE: 261 West 36th Street
2nd floor
New York, NY 10018

For the complete list of today's sales and sample sales check HERE.

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Shakespeare & Co.

In good news for bookstores, Shakespeare & Co. has opened an outpost on the Upper West Side.

From the press release:

The new store is located at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and opened its doors Saturday, November 17. The Upper West Side is a homecoming for Shakespeare & Co. as the original flagship Shakespeare & Co. opened at 81st and Broadway in 1982.

“I am thrilled to be returning to our original home on the Upper West Side. We see this as sort of a happier ending to You’ve Got Mail, where Shakespeare finds a new location a few blocks south,” says Dane Neller, the CEO of Shakespeare & Co. “The welcoming and good will wishes from the local residents have been overwhelming. The sales at the Upper West Side store were record-breaking over the weekend.”

The company’s expansion plans continue as the Greenwich Village store is slated to open at 450 Sixth Avenue near 11th Street (the site of the old Jefferson Market store) in the spring of next year.


EVG Etc.: European-styled police sirens for NYC; 30 years of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

[Photo on 9th and 2nd this a.m. by Steven]

This East 14th Street resident is missing (Town & Village)

Local City Councilmember Carlina Rivera co-proposed a new bill calling for European-style hi-lo sirens on NYC emergency vehicles (Gothamist)

Longtime East Village activist Carmen Trotta is currently under house arrest on First Street as he awaits an out-of-state trial for breaking into a Georgia nuclear-missile submarine base and splattering human blood inside of it to mark the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination (The Villager)

East Village Inky has "Russian Doll" real-estate envy (Book & Film Globe)

The 10 things that NYC should do with Amazon’s $3 billion subsidy all have 1 thing in common (Curbed) ... and Bloomberg's article, Amazon’s Escape From New York, includes this Steph Davidson photo illustration of Jeff Bezos as Snake Plissken...

[Bad iPhone pic]

Checking out the reasonably priced vegetarian cruise at Divya's Kitchen on First Avenue (CBS 2)

The old Bowery Savings Bank at 190 Bowery is headed to auction, where it could fetch upwards of $50 million (Bloomberg)

De Blasio's ally pans NYCHA-HUD deal (The New York Times)

Some East Village architecture history (Off the Grid)

East Villager Kembra Pfahler on 30 years of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black (Dangerous Minds)

Academy Records on 12th Street is selling some gems from the recently purchased personal collection of Harry Belafonte (Instagram)

Rehab of Luther Gulick Park alongside the Williamsburg Bridge is finally about to begin (The Lo-Down)

LES mainstay Russ & Daughters opens a supersized outpost in Brooklyn (Grub Street)

"Casablanca" screens at the Metrograph (Official site)

About the newish HUF-Eric Haze mural at Eastside Community High School on 12th Street (HYPEBEAST)

Can you dig it? "The Warriors" is 40 (The Guardian ... Flaming Pablum)

And here's the cabaret action in March at Pangea on Second Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street ... via the EVG inbox:

Tammy Faye Starlite will tangle with Marianne Faithful's "Broken English." Raven O is going to dance cheek to cheek with Sinatra. Claywoman will be put under the microscope thanks to special guest John Cameron Mitchell. Jazz phenom Tammy McCann measures up to the great masters from Ellington to Wonder. And Zachary Claus stands up for the woman in us all in “Hey Girl.” Five incredible performers taking risks, flying without a net and landing, we think, almost effortlessly.

Ticket info here.

[The cabaret room at Pangea]


Reiserouten USA

Ihr plant eine Reise durch die USA und möchtet wissen, welche Reiserouten USA sich wirklich lohnen? Wir haben bereits einige Touren unternommen und zeigen euch hier, welche USA Reiserouten sich wirklich lohnen – und natürlich auch wieviel Zeit ihr für die jeweilige Tour einplanen solltet.

Wir sind schon öfters mit dem Wohnmobil durch die USA gefahren und können euch diese Form der Reise unbedingt empfehlen. Denn dabei erlebt man Land und Leute einfach auf ganz andere Art. Weil wir sehr oft gefragt werden, welche Wohnmobil Anbieter wir empfehlen können, haben wir uns mit unserem Partner-Reisebüro zusammengeschlossen – ihr könnt hier nun direkt nachsehen, ob ein Camper oder Wohnmobil für eure Reiseroute durch die USA bei ist.

Wichtig zu wissen: Wir arbeiten nur mit seriösen Wohnmobil-Anbietern zusammen! In unserem Preisvergleich werden übrigens auch Specials und Angebote direkt einbezogen. Fordert doch einfach mal ein unverbindliches kostenloses Angebot an, um zu erfahren, ob euer Wunsch-Camper noch verfügbar ist.

Reiserouten USA: Ostküste in 3 Wochen

Die Übersicht dieser USA Reiseroute seht ihr hier:

New York - Washington D.C. - Niagara Falls - Toronto - New York

Wohnmobil USA

2000 km

3 Wochen

Mit dem Wohnmobil ist diese Reiseroute an der Ostküste der USA von New York über Washington, den Niagara Falls (evtl. noch nach Toronto in Kanada) und wieder zurück in Richtung New York einfach wunderschön und auch recht bekannt. Denn hier habt ihr nicht nur die pulsierende Metropole, die einfach niemals schläft (und wo ihr mit Sicherheit kein Wohnmobil benötigt) am Anfang und Ende eurer Reise. Nach ein paar genialen New York Tagen holt ihr euer Wohnmobil und fahrt in Richtung Washington. Die Stadt ist auch ziemlich faszinierend und richtig toll ist dort, dass ihr sehr zentral auch super Parkmöglichkeiten für euer Wohnmobil habt. So könnt ihr auch weiter außerhalb stehen und zum Sightseeing einfach nach Washington D.C. reinfahren.

Die Niagara Falls sind natürlich ein weiteres Highlight, das man man unbedingt in seinem Leben gesehen haben muss. Und hierhin lohnt sich die Reise mit dem Wohnmobil auch, wenn ihr etwas Geld beim Essen sparen möchtet, denn die Restaurants in der Nähe der Niagara Falls sind einfach sehr teuer und ihr habt die Möglichkeit, euer Essen selbst zuzubereiten. Für diese Reiseroute USA benötigt ihr 3 Wochen, wenn ihr alle Highlights erleben möchtet. Natürlich könnt ihr diese Strecke auch in rund 2 Wochen abfahren – ihr könnt aber an dem ein oder anderen Ort nicht länger verweilen.

Reiserouten USA: Westküste in 4 Wochen

Hier bekommt ihr eine Übersicht auf der Karte:

Los Angeles -Red Rock Canyon - Death Valley Nationalpark - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Arizona - Sedona - Palm Springs - Los Angeles

Wohnmobil USA

Diese USA Reiseroute mit dem Camper in den USA führt dich von Los Angeles zu den faszinierendsten Orten im Westen der USA. Die Highlights wie der Death Valley Nationalpark und der Grand Canyon zeigen dir den großen Kontrast zu Las Vegas oder auch Los Angeles. Diese Reiseroute ist perfekt für eine Reise mit dem Wohnmobil, weil du dich heir unterwegs selbst verpflegen kannst und nicht abhängig von Restaurants auf dem Weg bist. Für diese Rundreise durch die USA empfehle ich dir, 4 Wochen einzuplanen, so dass du genügend Zeit zur Erkundung der einzelnen Orte hast. Die Tour ist aber auch machbar in 3 Wochen.

Reiserouten USA: Route 66 in 4 Wochen

Route 66: Chicago - St. Louis - Oklahoma City - Albuquerque - Grand Canyon - Los Angeles

Wohnmobil USA

Die Route 66 ist eine der bekanntesten Reiserouten der USA. Und für viele ist diese Tour auch ein Traum. Auf dem Weg von Chicago nach Los Angeles kommt ihr an vielen tollen Orten vorbei , die an die Zeit des groben Goldrauschs erinnern. Auch ein Abstecher zum Grand Canyon darf bei dieser Reise nicht fehlen. Erst vor kurzem ist Steffen diese USA Reiseroute gefahren, lest hier in Kürze seinen Erfahrungsbericht.


Old Vintage NYC Neon

©Matt Weber


Wednesday/Thursday 181205-06 – Competition

Wednesday 12/5
Warm up
5 minutes Row or Assault Bike (easy pace)
Then 10 Minutes for Quality:
10 Supinated Grip Shoulder Press (empty barbell)
10 Ring Rows (4 second negative)
5 Inchworms
A. Back Squat 2×12

B. In 25 minutes, work up to a heavy Segmented Snatch Complex of:
1 second pause 1 inch off the floor +
1 second pause below the knee +
1 second pause above the knee +
1 Power Snatch +
1 Hang Squat Snatch

C. Clean Pulls 3×3 (90% of 1 RM Clean)

Thursday 12/6
All Levels
4 sets of Kettlebell Complex 1.0, increasing:
20 seconds Goblet Balance, Right Leg
5 Goblet Reverse Lunges, Right Leg
5 Single Arm Front Rack Reverse Lunges, Right Leg
Repeat complex on Left Leg

4 rounds for time:
5 Hang Power Cleans (115/75)
10 Front Rack Reverse Lunges
30 Double Unders

Time Cap: 8 minutes

Here’s what’s on tap for Friday’s Competition classes:

Hoboken Winter Challenge – Rest Day OR All Levels WOD


A Taste of Australia: Dinner & Wine Pairing

Join us at Aureole New York on Friday, February 1st for an exclusive dinner in partnership with the Australian Consulate-General New York, Little Peacock Imports + Convive Wine & Spirits. Guests will indulge in a variety of premium, small-production, boutique Australian wines paired with a curated 3-course menu from Executive Chef Christopher Engel. The evening will begin with Tasmanian Sparkling wine + passed canapés on arrival. This one-of-a-kind event will celebrate some of the finest wines from the Southern Hemisphere along with the award-winning Progressive American cuisine of Chef Charlie Palmer’s flagship restaurant. Don’t miss your seat at the table! Tickets are available via TOCK:
Menu details:


NYC may be doomed by climate catastrophes - New York Post

The Big Apple is on track to face a simultaneous onslaught of climate catastrophes — and battling against them will be far worse than anything Hollywood could ever dream up, a new study warns.

Extreme rain, rising sea levels and devastating storm surges could slam the city all at once by the end of the century if nothing is done to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The grim vision for the city is a part of a global predicament of looming weather disasters — from devastating heat waves and wildfires to biblical flooding, researchers outlined in the study.

“Facing these climatic changes will be like getting into a fight with Mike Tyson, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Jackie Chan — all at the same time,” lead author Camillo Mora told CBS News. “I think we are way above our heads.”

The study’s 23 researchers identified 467 separate ways the world is impacted by extreme climatic changes — then examined how likely the threats are to compound into one another over the next several decades.

“A focus on one or few hazards may mask the impacts of other hazards, resulting in incomplete assessments of the consequences of climate change on humanity,” said Mora, a professor at the University of Hawaii, where many of the researchers are based.

It all depends on how rapidly greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

As an example, if humanity is able to cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), New York City will likely face just one climate hazard in any given year at the end of the century.

The Paris climate treaty, a worldwide agreement among 195 nations which the United States pulled out of last year, is dedicated to holding the rise in temperature to “well below” 2C.

Last month, a troubling report by the United Nations issued similar serious warnings about devastating climatic consequences unless greenhouse gas emissions are drastically reduced by 2030.

With Post wires


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