Tag Archives: Ralph Jawad

Where’s Ralph?

Last Saturday I went down to Ralph’s Meats on Lafayette. The Fort Greene institution had its metal shutters down and a police poster announced that the deli was closed until further notice pursuant to gun and drug charges stemming from a 2012 arrest. I was hoping that the DA might have seen irregularities in the […]

A Letter For Ralph

Last October Ralph Jawad of Ralph’s Meats on Lafayette Street in Fort Greene was arrested by the NYPD for possession on marijuana and two guns. The neighborhood mayor is out on bail after a period of incarceration on Riker’s Island. The NY Post today heralded the approach of legal marijuana sales in New York, yet […]

The Ralph Is Free

I just saw Ralph on the corner. He’s been freed on bail. Everyone in the neighborhood is showing the love, but his troubles are not over so keep the support strong. Ralph is one of us. He’s no Emily Worthington, a Tribeca girl from the NY Times article on ‘the Beard’s arrest, who was scared […]

All The News; Ralph Jawad

Ralph’s deli has re-opened on Lafayette Avenue, even the owner remains on Riker’s Island on drug and gun charges by the ‘alleged’ NYPD. Today the NY Times reported on the Thursday raid netting two guns, a pound of weed, and ‘supposedly’ several hundred prescription pills. Their reporter and blogger, J. DAVID GOODMAN, wrote ‘all the […]


Last Thursday night I walked down Lafayette to repay a debt to the local bodega owner. Crossing South Portland I spotted several undercover NYPD cops gathered before Lafayette Ave. Meat Corp. Just the other day the bearded Palestinian had lent me $80, so I could send money to my son Fenway. All I had to […]