Volume 22, Number 25 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | October 30 - November 6, 2009
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and celebrity chef Rachael Ray got a mixed reception from students at P.S./I.S. 89 Monday morning when they debuted a new healthy menu item at the Battery Park City school. More than 1,600 schools across the city could soon begin serving the soft taco with southwest roasted chicken, sweet roasted corn, vegetarian beans and steamed broccoli, a recipe Ray perfected using ingredients already common in school cafeterias. Other attendees included Deputy Mayor for Education Dennis Walcott, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and State Sen. Daniel Squadron, who said that although he did not try the meal, it looked like it tasted good.
Downtown Express photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio