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Old School Italian in Queens: Red Sauce, Yes; Cellphones, No

By July 30, 2018 no comments Permalink

The facade of Il Triangolo, a wedge of a restaurant in north-central Queens at the sharply angled intersection of Corona Avenue and Junction Boulevard, isn’t much broader than the door. But the entryway opens to a space that widens in both directions, like arms extended for a hug. This is a gesture not atypical for…

How Johnny Temple, Book Publisher and Rocker, Spends His Sundays

By June 12, 2018 no comments Permalink

“The first sip of coffee as I begin to read is perhaps my favorite moment of the day,” Mr. Temple said.CreditJulius Constantine Motal for The New York Times Johnny Temple is the publisher and editor in chief of Akashic Books and also plays bass guitar in three bands. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with…

Orthodox Jew, Unorthodox Boxing Teacher

By February 19, 2018 no comments Permalink

Yuri Foreman, left, spars with a student. Credit Mark Abramson for The New York Times A punch line might be expected when a boxer and a rabbi walk into a cultural center on the Upper East Side. But in this case, the boxer and the rabbi are the same person, and his influence at the…

Flag Football Touches Down in Brooklyn

By October 26, 2017 no comments Permalink

A flag football game in Prospect Park. Credit Joshua Bright for The New York Times On any given Saturday or Sunday, from early September through late November, the fields of Prospect Park in Brooklyn reflect a moving tableau of colors, as hundreds of young athletes in bright colors chase one another in what looks like…

How Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor and Activist, Spends His Sundays

By October 13, 2017 no comments Permalink

Gbenga Akinnagbe is a regular at Bread Love, a cafe in Bed-Stuy. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times The actor, activist and entrepreneur Gbenga Akinnagbe (BENG-ga a-KEEN-na-begh) can currently be seen playing a pimp in “The Deuce,” HBO’s ode to Times Square in the 1970s and ’80s. But he might be best recognized,…