- 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch wedges; 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and about 1-1/4 pounds) 3 cups fresh broccoli florets.
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Mashed potatoes are very forgiving, and with a good masher, hot potatoes and enough butter and salt, cooks can accommodate religionists of the fluffy style and partisans of the creamy and dense Be openhanded with salt and butter but stingy with milk, which will flatten out the bright, earthy potato taste (And for everything you need to know to make perfect potatoes, visit our potato guide.). This website, The Big Apple, began in New York City in 2004. Barry was born in Spring Valley in Rockland County, New York, in 1961, and has lived in New York City (1988-2006) and Texas (2006-2013). He was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2011 and a subsequent hospitalization in 2013 compelled a return to the New York City area.
This classic piece of advise is given to visitors to New York City. In the early years of this century, people were swindled. I'd like to add that it doesn't pay to rent, either.
The New York Times FYI section asked me about this in 2002, and the earliest I could find then was a Times story from February 15, 1920, when it was described as an old swindle.
16 June 1914, Lincoln (NE) Daily Star, pg. 6, col. 4:
A St. Louis man has bought part of a bridge across the Mississippi. We can't help wondering if this is the same westerner who used to buy the Brooklyn bridge every season.
11 September 1914, Newport (RI) Daily News, pg. 4?,col. 1:
The old adage about the high birth rate of 'suckers' finds new proof inthe daily records of the Manhattan police. Wireless wiretappers, smooth gentlemen who sell the Brooklyn Bridge or sections of Central Park to guileless foreigners, even the purveyors of green goods and gold bricks, still find victims in spite of the frequency with which they have been exposed.
Here are two names:
8 July 1928, New York Times, pg. 21:
_CONFIDENCE MAN JAILED._
_McCloundy, Who Once Sold the_
_Brooklyn Bridge, Faces Life Term._
William McCloundy, 68 years old, of Asbury Park, N. J., whose chief failing was selling the Brooklyn Bridge, lots in City Hall Park and other property he did not own, was held without bail on a charge of second degree grand larceny by Judge Vaum in Kings County Court yesterday.
According to detectives who extradited McCloundy on Friday night, he sold the Brooklyn bridge in 1901, for which he was convicted of grand larceny and served two and a half years in Sing Sing.
18 December 1928, New York Times, pg. 33:
_FORGER GETS LIFE TERM._
_G. C. Parker, Confidence Man_
_Once 'Sold' Brooklyn Bridge._
George C. Parker, 58 years old, said by the police to be an old-time confidence man, was sentenced to Sing Sing for life by Judge McLaughlin in the Kings County Court yesterday. (..)
His early exploits are said to have included the 'sale' of the Brooklyn Bridge..
New York Shark Gaming Potatoes Chips
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This is a delicious buttery side dish, or use as a tapas for gatherings!
1 stick butter, clarified or 8 tablespoons ghee, melted
2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Clarify the butter—melt and let the white solids move to the top.
- Skim the white solids floating at the top with spoon and discard solids. It is important to use clarified butter so the potatoes don’t stick to pan. You can also melt store-bought ghee.
- In a 6” cast iron skillet or a French copper charlotte mold, put in 1⁄4 cup clarified butter, arrange potato slices around the pan, covering the bottom by making concentric circles
- Salt and pepper the potato layers, and sprinkle over a pinch of thyme.
- Pouring on a bit more butter or ghee, continue layering with potatoes, salt, pepper, and thyme until you have used all ingredients.
- Take a smaller pan with a flat bottom and press down to form the potatoes into a cake.
- Place the pan with potatoes on top of a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and press down on the potatoes again.
- Return to the oven for 25 more minutes.
- Remove to compress the potatoes a third time.
- Return to oven for 5 more minutes or until nice and browned.
- Invert onto plate and cut into wedges.
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