On the corner of East 161st Street and Sheridan Avenue, Abdur-Rahman’s “Heavenly Delights” cart has been providing customers a lunchtime of expected uncertainty for nearly 15 years. They are lured to the “Jamaican fusion” cart for homemade offerings that are unusual for street vendors. Without ever knowing what will be on her menu, the hungry line up each weekday to eat.
The rest of Uganda is generally perceived as stable, democratic, a loyal friend of the U.S. The north is a landmine, with no effective government and a million people displaced by two decades of civil war. It is also the deadliest malaria zone in the world.
For 85 years, the Poseidon Bakery has been a fixture on Ninth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The Greek pastry shop is a must-visit — and must-taste — for longtime local customers and curious food tourists. Watching the family owners in action is part of the treat.
Six years after Mayor Bloomberg’s statewide anti-smoking law took effect, the patrons of Hudson Bar and Books puff away in a perpetual haze of toxic smoke. It’s one of a handful of “cigar bars” grandfathered into an exemption in the anti-smoking law.
Lezley Ziering laced up his hand-dyed purple skates, and glided into the circle of inline skaters dancing in Central Park. Ziering hopped, bopped, rolled and spun to the beat. His earrings flashed, his bling rattled and his braid flew. Ziering is 75 years old.