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  • 8 months ago

    The following is a reprint of an article that appeared in the the April 18, 1977 edition of the Village Voice, as Mario Cuomo was campaigning for Mayor of New York City. He lost the race to Ed Koch. At Hopper's, a jazz spa on lower Sixth Avenue, I...

  • 8 months ago

    The following is a reprint of an article that appeared in the September 14, 1982 edition of the Village Voice, as Mario Cuomo was campaigning for New York state governor. After defeating Ed Koch in the democratic primary, Cuomo won the November 5 ...

  • 3 years ago

    There has been a recent media rush proclaiming that the Voice is dying as evidenced by a diminishing staff. In some of these death notices, my having been fired (the euphemism is “laid off”) after 50 years is meant to be hard proof of ...

  • 3 years ago

    On June 13, 24 City Councilmembers—11 votes short of a veto-proof majority—voted for a bill that would create an inspector general to monitor this city’s police department. As of this writing, as I expected, the bill remains immo...

  • 3 years ago

    I’m a longtime Greenwich Village resident, having been first attracted by its legacy of free expression. Where else could I hang out at the White Horse Tavern where the Clancy Brothers sang of Irish rebellion against the king and where, as s...

  • 3 years ago

    During the 12 years Randi Weingarten was president of the United Federation of Teachers, I often battled with her in these pages. But when she was promoted in 2008 to be the head of the national American Federation of Teachers, she gave an accepta...

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