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A popular Upper West Side restaurant was trashed by vandals who scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls — and cops yesterday were investigating whether a disgruntled ex-worker was to blame, sources said.

“It was like someone came in and went wilding. Vandalism is one thing, but it was a total defacement. They urinated everywhere,” said David Ruggerio, 50, owner of Lansky’s Old World Deli on Columbus Avenue.

“They smashed all the computers, […]

What you should know about celebrity “chef” Paula Deen and type 2 diabetes


Paula Deen’s rise to fame is built on scrumptious high-sugar, highly processed foods with a distinct Southern flare.

Her latest show, “Paula’s Best Dishes,” is a hit on the Food Network, and she also has several popular cookbooks to her name.

While no doubt tasty, the meals Ms. Deen promotes can easily lead to weight gain and diabetes, so her recent admission on the Today Show that she’s been living with […]

Video:UMass Serves World’s Largest Stir-Fry

Stirring 800 pounds of boneless chicken, 500 pounds of onion, 300 pounds of carrots and 300 pounds of broccoli in a custom-built 14-foot frying pan, the University of Massachusetts Monday set the record for the world’s largest stir-fry. The stir-fry weighed in at 4,010 pounds, smashing the previous record of 2,319 pounds.

“We started feeding off the energy from last year’s world’s longest California roll,” said […]


One of the world’s oldest and largest gay pride parades turned into a carnival-like celebration of same-sex marriage Sunday as hundreds of thousands of revelers rejoiced at New York’s new law giving gay couples the same marital rights as everyone else.

This year, the revelry went beyond floats, music and dancing. It included wedding plans.

“We’ve been waiting to get married in Central Park for years, and now we […]

‘Barefoot Contessa’ taking heat for repeatedly rejecting ‘Make-A-Wish’ cancer patient

Someone might be in the market for a new PR team.

“Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten has a new nickname — “Heartless Contessa” — in the wake of news that she repeatedly refused to meet with a 6-year-old boy named Enzo who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

According to the reports:

The boy, who would watch Garten from his sick bed, told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that he wanted to […]