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2007 Stories by Graham Rayman

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  • Pols Feasting on Pork

    published December 18, 2007

    What do a decrepit Long Island fort and the American Museum of Natural History have in common with the Iraq War? Well, not much, but they both... More >>

  • Do NOT Go Directly to Jail

    published December 18, 2007

    On a recent gloomy Wednesday morning, under a light drizzle, 19-year-old Tamika Gordon waited at Queens Plaza for a bus to take her to see her... More >>

  • Columbia Expansion Gets Uglier

    published November 27, 2007

    The sweaty scrum over Columbia University's plan to expand into West Harlem got a little rougher last week, when three board members of the local... More >>

  • Elevator Diplomacy

    published November 20, 2007

    The Glasers—a family of Bronx elevator-equipment moguls—haven't been too big on giving money to political campaigns. In fact, city... More >>

  • Crisis-Mode Rudy

    published November 6, 2007

    With this 9/11 thing continuing to work for former mayor Rudy Giuliani, we can't help wondering how President Giuliani might handle a crisis... More >>

  • Bus Kill

    published November 6, 2007

    On September 6 of last year, a speeding bus rolling toward Brooklyn on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge slammed into a tractor trailer, sending... More >>

  • CIA Paranoia and the Lady from Vermont

    published October 16, 2007

    On October 9, Charlotte Dennett, a prim Vermont woman uneasily holding her handbag, stood up in federal court in Manhattan to try yet again to... More >>

  • Jail Watchdog Caught Snoozing

    published October 2, 2007

    Most of the time, no one who hangs around City Hall cares a penny about the Board of Correction, the supposedly independent watchdog overseeing... More >>

  • Rikers Revenge

    published September 18, 2007

    In July, the Voice reported on violence by Rikers Island inmate... More >>

  • Playing the Ponies

    published September 11, 2007

    From corporate watchdog Neil Getnick's perspective, it makes perfect sense that the New York Racing Association has hired him—at $125,000 a... More >>

  • Clearing the Air

    published August 28, 2007

    To understand how deeply New Yorkers hold the conviction that 9/11 environmental fallout is killing people, you need only to have attended the... More >>

  • Bloomberg Charges the Homeless Rent

    published August 21, 2007

    Dusting off an idea dating back to the Giuliani era, the Bloomberg administration has quietly started charging rent to homeless people who stay... More >>

  • His Name Is Mud

    published July 31, 2007

    Here are a few items that Con Edison boss Kevin Burke probably won't include on his curriculum vitae: The 11.6 percent electricity rate... More >>

  • Jail Guard Blues

    published July 17, 2007

    Reacting to a recent Voice cover story about violence in Rikers Island jails ("What the Jail Guard Saw," July 11), correction officers'... More >>

  • What the Jail Guard Saw

    published July 3, 2007

    When his cell door abruptly opened just before 11 p.m. on April 16, Camillo Douglas knew he was in trouble. Moments later, five Bloods gang... More >>

  • Mopping Up

    published May 29, 2007

    If you ask some of the members of his military unit, Sgt. James McNaughton, the only New York City police officer killed in Iraq, should never... More >>

  • Deadly Restraint

    published May 22, 2007

    On May 11, Oswald Livermore, a 51-year-old postal worker facing a misdemeanor charge, died in a Manhattan jail shortly after correction officers... More >>

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