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  • Summer Streets I: Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines

    published Aug 09, 2008

    Today New York's first Summer Streets blocked seven miles of city road to motorized vehicles from 7 am to 1 pm. Enough people took advantage to make Summer Streets successful, but not enough to ma... More >>

  • Rightbloggers on McCain's Chocolate Sandwich

    published Aug 04, 2008

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appe... More >>

  • RightBloggers on Obama Tour

    published Jul 30, 2008

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appe... More >>

  • RightBloggers on the New Yorker's Obama Cartoon Cover

    published Jul 21, 2008

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appe... More >>

  • Red Hook Vendors Return, Weeks Late and Many, Many Dollars Short

    published Jul 16, 2008

    The good news is, after a long bureaucratic delay, the Red Hook Park food vendors should be back at work this weekend. The bad news is, they may have to charge you more. The Brooklyn Paper reports th... More >>

  • Cougarrific! Assembly Candidate Pursues Unusual Web Strategy

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Paul Newell's campaign for Sheldon Silver's Assembly seat recently got some major press, as mentioned here and here, from local coverage of an unfortunate incident in Silver's career. The candidate's ... More >>

  • Bikelash? Not Everyone Swoons for City Cycles

    published Jul 16, 2008

    "Hitting a Bicyclist Just Got Easier," says Justine of Greenpointers. While she says she's happy enough that North Brooklyn is getting plenty of new bike lanes from the DOT, she's angry that one plann... More >>

  • Keep Ya Head Up

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Monday morning, 59th St. subway station: "I heard a loud bang... turns out the loud bang was due to debris falling from the ceiling from the subway station!!! AH!!! 2-3 pieces of foot long+ concrete w... More >>

  • If You're Thinking of Living in Woodside...

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Queens Crap gets a letter from "Community Action Queens, a new block group of a sort that has developed because of increasing violence on 50th Street between Skillman and 43rd... "This hangout has b... More >>

  • After-Work Special: Trippin' in Brooklyn Bridge Park

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Tonight in the Tobacco Warehouse (Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park), the Brooklyn Bridge Conservancy's Music at The Bridge continues with "evening of live music, video ar... More >>

  • Gin & Juice: Times, Bloomberg Okay Open Container

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Having frequently been told to "dump it out" by members of New York's Finest, we were surprised by the cheerful take on outdoor drinking in today's New York Times: "Ah, The Heat, The Crowd, The Park, ... More >>

  • Major League: Cop Busted for Steroids

    published Jul 16, 2008

    As a perhaps unintentional tribute to last night's All-Star Game, the New York Daily News reports that the NYPD has dismissed an officer who tested positive for steroids. Officer Daniel Zehrer is "vi... More >>

  • Update: Silver Aide's Victim Speaks

    published Jul 16, 2008

    Yesterday we reported on Elizabeth Crothers, the woman whose 2001 rape charges against a top Sheldon Silver aide appeared in both the New York Daily News and the New York Times, and who now publicly s... More >>

  • Liebermania in the Bronx? Diaz Sr. May Go Both Ways

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (not to be confused with Ruben Diaz, Jr.) is one of the most socially-conservative New York Democrats around. An ordained Minister of the Church of God, Diaz p... More >>

  • Fave Cityblogger of the Week (I Know, It's Tuesday, But What Are The Odds?)

    published Jul 15, 2008

    "Hey asshole, I want my wheel back!" writes atom at Metblogs. "Thieves in NYC are blatant assholes. Especially thieves who steal bikes or bike parts. Today while I was working, my bike nestled down on... More >>

  • Silver Aide's Rape Accuser Backs Opponent, Gets Called a "Freeper"

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Last month, regular readers may recall from Heather Muse's report here at Runnin' Scared, Elizabeth Crothers told the New York Daily News that in 2001 she was raped by J. Michael Boxley, then chief co... More >>

  • Cold Sweat: James Brown Estate on the Block

    published Jul 15, 2008

    If it is your long-cherished dream to wear a jacket that was once doused in the sweat of the Godfather of Soul, save the date: this Thursday, Christie's will start dropping the hammer on James Brown's... More >>

  • Movin' Out: Rangel Leaves Office, Keeps Rest of Suite Deal

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Days after it was revealed that he had not one, not two, but four rent-stabilized apartments -- one of which he admitted to using as an office, in apparent violation of City housing law -- an initial... More >>

  • Waste Deep in the Big Muddy: Reps Seek Superfund for Newtown Creek

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Green Brooklyn applauds Representatives Anthony Weiner's and Nydia Velazquez's letter to the EPA, which asks the agency to "conduct preliminary tests at Newtown Creek" with an eye toward getting Super... More >>

  • Whoopi + Xanadu = Oh Hell Why Not

    published Jul 15, 2008

    At James Wolcott's urging, we took in Xanadu a few months back. The music of ELO, rollerskates, Tony Roberts, no intermission: what wasn't to like? And orchestra seats were cheap and plentiful at TKTS... More >>

  • FOLD YOUR ARMS & WATCH THE PROS DANCE (FREE!)

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Wednesday, July 16, 7 pm in East River Park: Cellist/composer Alex Waterman plays, Michael Schumacher's Dans le Jardin improvises; then, Compagnie Beau Geste's Transports Exceptionnels, "a unique and ... More >>

  • CITYBLOG ROUNDUP: REAL ESTATE ANXIETY EDITION

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Feel like indulging your apartment neurosis? Behold the Rentometer, to which spahagirl of Above The Doorframe tipped us. Rentometer seems to think the monthly on our godforsaken Brooklyn hellhole is "... More >>

  • THIS WEEK @ CONEY: SNOOP & HOOP

    published Jul 15, 2008

    Wednesday: Standing-it-old-school room still available for 311 and Snoop Dogg at Keyspan Park, Coney Island. 6 pm. Thursday: Coney Island Burlesque with Miss Saturn's HulaPalooza -- "an ALL HULA HOOP ... More >>

  • Proxy Wars: RightBloggers Attack Obama Via Jackson, Gramm, Schumer, and Bernie Mac

    published Jul 14, 2008

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appe... More >>

  • Heller High Water: Rightbloggers on Gays, Guns, and Goofy Cartoon Robots

    published Jun 30, 2008

    [Editor's note: After penning the popular "The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere," Roy Edroso has made dissecting those blogs into a weekly feature that appe... More >>

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