New LIC restaurant excels at classic Italian cuisine
by Jess Berry
Sep 19, 2014 | 67 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If experience is any indication of success, the chefs at Long Island City’s new Italian restaurant, Il Falco, and the locals who head there, are in for a real treat. Segundo Tinishanay and Bolivar Perez worked as chefs together for over 20 years at Il Mulino in Manhattan, serving some of the biggest celebrities in America, before heading to LIC to embark on a new venture with their own restaurant. Il Falco is an upscale, but cozy, restaurant featuring traditional Italian dishes, from pasta covered in rich lobster sauce to the classic fish dish of bronzino. With a combined 50 years of experience at the renowned Il Mulino, Tinishanay and Perez bring a level of experience to the kitchen that can oftentimes be missing when cooking classic Italian cuisine. “We try to keep the traditional plates,” Tinishanay said of the menu, which is loaded with numerous veal, fish and chicken dishes and filled out with appetizers featuring fresh vegetables, like the tomato-loaded bruschetta. The pair looked around Manhattan to open their restaurant, but soon realized the rents were not manageable for a new restaurant. That is when they crossed over into Queens to check out LIC. “I think this is a young area,” Tinishanay said. “Long Island City is going up, and the rent is not too high.” Open for three weeks now, the restaurant is already attracting a crowd for lunch and dinner. With reasonably priced meals coming from a talented kitchen, a carefully selected wine list and a handful of rich desserts, Il Falco takes the basics of a great restaurant and excels at them. Pair that with a beautifully decorated dining area that is both bright and relaxing, and you have a great lunch spot for that mid-work day break, or a perfect date night restaurant for you and a significant other or a group of friends. When you arrive, a suited and eager wait staff work hard to make you feel at home, and it seems that everyone at Il Falco is happy to be there, especially owners Tinishanay and Perez. The two friends have a love for cooking, and a talent for Italian cuisine, that is apparent as soon as you walk in the door. Welcoming you is a collection of photographs featuring just some of the celebrities who have enjoyed the duo’s food, including Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. “That’s only a few of the photos,” Tinishanay said with a smile. “I have whole piles of them at home.” So whether you want a light appetizer or a plate of mushroom ravioli, Il Falco has just the right meal and the perfect atmosphere to enjoy it in. Just be prepared to eat more than you expected to — it is nearly impossible to say no to that final course of tiramisu.
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Criminals targeting Muni Meters to steal credit card info
by Jess Berry
Sep 19, 2014 | 18 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The recent uncovering of a credit card breach at Home Depot, where millions of credit card numbers were stolen over the course of at least five months, is just one example of why credit card holders must be constantly vigilant of their accounts. Consumers are always concerned about the security of their bank accounts, and one local official is taking notice and doing what he can to help protect New Yorkers’ finances in a small, but significant, way. Councilman Mark Treyger of Brooklyn has proposed legislation that would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to notify cardholders in writing following incidents of security breaches. The bill comes after a number of reported incidents involving suspected identity theft at Muni Meters in Brooklyn earlier this year. The proposal would require the DOT to provide notification to all affected individuals within ten days after a Muni Meter machine has been compromised. DOT would also have to post the information on its website. “Having your identity or personal banking information stolen can lead to costly unauthorized charges, headaches and serious financial issues for victims, and it is clear this problem is on the rise in New York City,” Treyger said. “I have long been concerned with the lack of urgency on behalf of agencies like the DOT and MTA, and with their failure to take proactive steps to protect the public and inform customers when an incident does occur,” he added. “The public has a right to know when a machine has been compromised, and the DOT has an obligation to better inform residents that their information might have been stolen.” The NYPD reported in June that Muni Meters along Kings Highway in Brooklyn were being targeted by criminals, with the 61st Precinct reporting at least three incidents of compromised credit cards after Muni Meter use. The bill has been referred to the Council’s Committee on Transportation for review.
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Christian Gnecco-Quintero and Miki Michelle play Marc and Leona, a couple that splits up over an affair that Marc has been having with Leona's best friend.
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