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  • City to Pay $2 Million to 2003 Carlyle Group Protesters

    published Aug 19, 2008

    52 activists who charged that they had been illegally arrested and detained in an April 7, 2003 anti-war demonstration on West 56th Street settled today with the City, which will pay them $2 million. ... More >>

  • USLBS Survey: NYers Make More Money

    published Aug 19, 2008

    The New York Times' City Room Blog draws our attention to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report considering wages in the Greater Metropolitan Area. It says that our average wages are "significantl... More >>

  • NYC RFD: The Downfall of New York, Continued

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Along with subway ceilings and panes of glass, citizens must now cope with chunks of falling L-train, reports Williamsburg is Dead. "A 10-inch plastic component of the subway advertisement in front of... More >>

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    The Harrowing Adventures of President Obama

    published August 19, 2008

    Until a few counties in places like Florida and Ohio decide this thing on Election Day, we're skipping ahead a few years. We're impatient... More >>

  • Message Control: Pre-Budget Talks, Governor Casts Himself as No-Dealer

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Governor Paterson is going into meetings with the Legislature, and from reports like this one from AP, he and his people are spreading a hard line: the Governor expects "no deals" on the $600 million ... More >>

  • Golisano Gives $1 Million to Democrats

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Heretofore, billionaire and perennial independent New York Gubernatorial candidate Tom Golisano had been content to use his self-funded $5 million PAC to spook state Republicans into truckling to him.... More >>

  • Mad Dog Signs with Sirius

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Since Friday, the New York press has been teary-eyed over the departure of Chris "Mad Dog" Russo from the sports call-in team of Mike and the Mad Dog. "It'll never be the same again," choked Fox Sport... More >>

  • "Person(s) of Interest" Questioned in Queens Rapes

    published Aug 19, 2008

    A string of at least 14 rapes in southeast Queens is thought to be the work of one or two men. Today two news reports referred to a police detainee, or two police detainees, thought to be connected wi... More >>

  • Escalators at the Roosevelt Island F Train Stop: A Complete Guide

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Roosevelt Island 360 does public service in spades. Not content to announce that, starting August 25, the "down" escalators at the Roosevelt Island subway station will be temporarily switched to "up" ... More >>

  • Brooklyn Pakistanis Say Good Riddance to Musharref

    published Aug 19, 2008

    All politics is local, they say, so the New York Daily News covers the recent resignation of Pervez Musharref from the perspective of the Pakistani community in Coney Island, which seems pleased that ... More >>

  • Post Follows A-Rod In Miami, Soho

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Alex Rodriguez is always good copy, so the New York Post's Page Six follows him, or takes notes from tipsters who follow him, through Miami and New York high-life. Rodriguez was first seen in South B... More >>

  • Brooklyn Crook Chokes, Robs 85-Year-Old in Elevator

    published Aug 19, 2008

    "WANTED," said Save Brooklyn Now yesterday, "Scumbag mugger of 85-yr-old on Washington Ave. (71st Precinct)." The site reported that a black man in his 20s had followed the victim into an elevator at ... More >>

  • Post Says DA Looking to Charge Deutsche Bank Inspectors, Contractors

    published Aug 19, 2008

    Last weekend we mentioned a New York Times story that all but predicted indictments pertaining to the Deutsche Bank fire. Today the New York Post gets more specific: "The Manhattan DA wants contractor... More >>

  • Tourists Notice New Yorkers are Busy, Buff, Drink Take-Out Coffee

    published Aug 19, 2008

    The New York Times interviews visitors to our fair City and finds them noticing our quaint local customs. For example, retiree Louise Tazer from Seattle "was astounded to be bumped and jostled on the ... More >>

  • Be a Citizen Journalist -- No Experience Required!

    published Aug 19, 2008

    The New York Sun touts SeeThroughNY, a website from the Empire Center of New York that allows citizens to look up school district labor contracts, state agency expenditures (via another website, the s... More >>

  • Staten Island Man, Mauled By Pit Bulls, Dies

    published Aug 19, 2008

    A 90-year-old Staten Island man who was mauled by two pit bulls on July 1 has succumbed to his injuries, the Staten Island Advance reports. Port Richmond's Henry Piotrowski had been in Richmond Univer... More >>

  • Times Endorses Less-Liberal Democrat in NY-13

    published Aug 18, 2008

    The New York Times doesn't always endorse the most liberal Democratic primary contender. Today the paper backed Michael E. McMahon for the Party's nomination to the House of Representatives in New Yor... More >>

  • Voice Subject and Reputed Mob Boss D'Amico Gets 2 Years

    published Aug 18, 2008

    John "Jackie Nose" D'Amico, covered most recently at the Voice by Tom Robbins last May, has pled out to extortion and today received a sentence of two years, reports Newsday. The reputed head of the ... More >>

  • Too Much, Too Soon, Two-Headed Turtle

    published Aug 18, 2008

    New York will break your heart. No sooner did we learn to love the unnamed, gender-indeterminate two-headed turtle in Kensington than we discover, via Gothamist, that it has been kidnapped. Aside fro... More >>

  • Daily News Votes Yes on Willets Point Development

    published Aug 18, 2008

    The New York Daily News today editorializes in favor of the Willets Point development that (as we have reported) has enraged some local businesses. The News says the anti-development crusade spearhead... More >>

  • Homage to the Frying Pan

    published Aug 18, 2008

    Joe My God pays tribute to the Frying Pan, an old lightship that was for years the vessel for the kickoff bash of the Saint-at-Large's famous Black Party, "where several hundred men danced in its spoo... More >>

  • Mayor's Countdown Clocks: What's the Rush?

    published Aug 18, 2008

    When an artist prepares to capture the essence of an extreme personality -- a genius, say, or a dictator, or a lunatic -- he looks for the telling detail. In this spirit, we think, the New York Times ... More >>

  • Slow News Day: Two Headed Turtle, Walking Strategies, a Working Clown

    published Aug 18, 2008

    The New York Daily News finds a two-headed turtle in Kensington, Brooklyn. Originally a native of Florida, the bicephalic wonder was faring poorly and its owner turned it over to Brooklyn's Sean Casey... More >>

  • Bring Back the (Early) 60s! "Mad Men" Fervor Grows

    published Aug 18, 2008

    amNY's Urbanite does a nice rundown of 60s-New York-specific references in the most recent episode of "Mad Men." Among the details Urbanite lists: mention of the BMT (no one says that, or IRT or IND... More >>

  • New Yorker Reviews New 2 Columbus Circle

    published Aug 18, 2008

    In today's New Yorker, Paul Goldberger reviews the new Museum of Arts and Design that will open next month at 2 Columbus Circle. The Museum is a refurbishment of the former Huntington Hartford Gallery... More >>

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