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Astoria Characters: The Winter's Tale (of 3 Turtles)

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Technically, our tale starts in the summer, but turtles are slow-shuffling creatures so it makes sense that everything has come to a head in the dead of this winter of our discontented spring.

My Fish Won't Hump Your Leg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I belong to that rare and happy group of people who don't have indoor pets. Every day my friends on social media post photos and videos of cats and dogs, and I quickly scroll past these visions because I know that the dog licked its genitals before it licked that sweet baby's face.

PHOTOS: Abandoned Mall Becomes Home To Thousands Of Koi

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

It wouldn't take very long for nature to reclaim much of the world that humanity's paved over, but a mall in Thailand has far exceeded anyone's expect...

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.21.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

People stop and stare and hold their babbling babies up to the wrought-iron railing. It's not every day you see a koi pond on Ditmars Boulevard. Or a garden that looks as though it outgrew Architectural Digest.

On the Culture Front: Koi and Perro Salado

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Hidden away in the Bryant Park Hotel, the swanky sushi resto Koi provides a tranquil counterpart to the bustle of midtown traffic outside its door.

Calling All Foodies: Help Japan Relief Efforts By Eating Well

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

​Want to help the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in your own gluttonous way? If you don't have the skills to make a treat for LA Bakesa...

Where Do Victoria's Secret Models Eat?

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Where do the Victoria's Secret "Bombshells" go to eat when they visit New York City? "I love Koi," gushed South African beauty Candice Swanepoel, "...

See the $1,000 Sushi Roll

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There have always been high-ticket meals available to those who can afford them. But Koi restaurant may bring a sea change to high-priced dining with ...