Soterios Johnson

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Bread Is Out, Schmaltz Is In

Thursday, April 17, 2008

In time for Passover, Arthur Schwartz talks about the benefits of chicken fat and why Jewish food isn’t as outdated as it might seem Schwartz is the author of Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited.

SLIDESHOW: Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking



Council Speaker Faces Criticism

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Council Speaker Christine Quinn went from perhaps her most impressive moment as speaker to a crisis in the span of just a few days.

First, she rounded up just enough votes to get the mayor's congestion pricing plan approved in her chamber and then came the ...


Corzine Faces Tough Budget Fight

Friday, April 11, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine held firm to his budget plan yesterday in a speech to the state's mayors.

Members of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors oppose Corzine's plan to cut aid to local governments by 10.5 percent. But, the governor says he won't waver ...


Latest on State Budget

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lawmakers have approved a $122 billion budget for New York State. It came nine days late and despite warnings of an economic slowdown, the budget increases total spending by nearly 5 percent over last year’s budget.

Some details include $1.8 billion more for education. That's a ...


Albany Rejects Congestion Pricing, Hunt for Alternatives Begins

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Almost one year ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a congestion pricing fee - $8 for a car to drive into Manhattan's central business district and $21 for trucks.

But yesterday, the State Legislature rejected the idea, forgoing hundreds of millions of funding from the federal government.

Here ...


West Point Class Visits Jersey City

Monday, April 07, 2008

This weekend, cadets from West Point completed an intensive 3-day course in the wilds of Jersey City.

It’s for a class called "Winning the Peace" and the idea is to expose future officers to the city’s diverse cultures and religious traditions. And, to put a human ...


@Murakami Brings the "Warhol of Japan" to Brooklyn

Friday, April 04, 2008

He’s been called the "Andy Warhol of Japan": Takashi Murakami is a contemporary Japanese artist who blurs the lines between fine art and pop culture. He draws on Japanese comics and animation to make everything from 30-foot sculptures to murals to commercial goods. He’s even ...


Emotional Day in Bell Trial

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The trial of the 3 officers charged in the death of Sean Bell is now in its 6th week and the last couple days have been particularly dramatic and important.

The prosecution finally brought to the stand the 2 men who were actually in the car ...


Preview of 2008 Baseball Season

Monday, March 31, 2008

For die-hard baseball fans, it's the time of year to say, "NCAA tournament - what NCAA tournament?"

That's because the 2008 baseball season has begun. Today, the Mets and Yankees kick off their seasons. The Yankees face the Blue Jays in the Bronx and the Mets ...


Paul Simon at BAM

Monday, March 31, 2008

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Paul Simon has reinvented himself numerous times over the years. First he was half of a powerhouse, coffeehouse-style singing duo of Simon and Garfunkel. Then he was a singer of rhythmic world music. Later, he became a writer of tunes ...


The Latest from Albany...

Monday, March 31, 2008

After a seemingly endless stream of scandals divided Albany, state lawmakers spent the weekend working together towards compromise.

The state's budget deadline is midnight tonight and some say that achieving an on-time budget could give the new Paterson administration a boost.

Karen DeWitt joins us now from ...


It's Maple Weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2008

With the first day of spring behind us, New Yorkers are looking ahead to sunny days filled with baseball games, picnics in Central Park and hot dogs at Coney Island.

But don't lose those images of wood-burning fires and flannel blankets just yet. New York is ...


Garden Moves Forward With Its Own Plan

Friday, March 28, 2008

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wanted to create a new train station out of the James A. Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street, across the street from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

The plan recently mushroomed into a much larger one ...


A Critic's Take on Far West Side

Thursday, March 27, 2008

After submitting the highest bid of $1 billion, Tishman Speyer has won right to develop the massive Hudson Rail Yards property on Manhattan's Far West Side into apartments, offices and open space. The company's other holdings include Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building.

Joining us now ...


An English Take on Wall Street

Monday, March 24, 2008

Just a week ago, the Federal Reserve approved JPMorgan's takeover of Bear Stearns at $2 a share. Now, JPMorgan reportedly wants to boost that price to $10 a share to appease Bear Stearns shareholders.

The Fed would have to approve any new deal and it's apparently ...


City Agencies Air Budget Woes

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Thousands of parents, students and educators gathered outside City Hall yesterday to protest $350 million in cuts to education. Inside, Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke to the press. Paterson gave a sobering assessment of the impact a sliding economy is having ...


New York Responds to Economic Woes

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

PATERSON: I ask you to pause and focus on the problems of our great nation. Our economy appears to be headed toward crisis.

REPORTER: That's the assessment of Gov. David Paterson. In his swearing-in speech, he warned lawmakers that the state budget would have to take ...


David Paterson Prepares to Take Office

Monday, March 17, 2008

One week after the astonishing downfall of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, his lieutenant governor - David Paterson - will be sworn in as New York's 55th governor.

Paterson has a tough road ahead. Spitzer's first year in office was marked by divisive partisan squabbling and the budget ...


Famed Food Scientist Teaches in NYC

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why does mango irritate some peoples' skin?

How many different ways can you sear a steak?

Why is acid necessary to poach an egg?

And what exactly does it mean to sous-vide?

To answer those questions and thousands more, curious cooks have been consulting the quintessential reference book "On ...


Performance Art at Whitney Biennial

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Up at the Park Avenue Armory, all kinds of events are going on - from a dance marathon to the chance to drink at a custom-designed tequila bar to a gypsy-themed dinner party.

They're all part of the Whitney Biennial, the Whitney Museum's take on the ...