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  • Oh Boy, the New Voice is Here!

    published Dec 16, 2008

    We still get excited on Tuesday nights when these things roll off the press and onto the deli shelves. You don't have to run out and get the new issue though -- it's all right here. Lead stories are... More >>

  • Health Officials Defend Soda Tax, May "Look At" Pizza, Cheeseburgers

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services Joe Baker and State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the Governor's proposed 18 percent "obesity"... More >>

  • 48% of New Yorkers Have Trouble Paying for Food, Says Food Bank

    published Dec 16, 2008

    The Food Bank for New York, which has been handing out groceries to poor New Yorkers for 25 years, reports that things are getting bad out there. The number of locals who say they have trouble payin... More >>

  • Dumbo Smasher Gets 3 1/2 Years

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Followers of this summer's window-smashing epidemic in Dumbo may recall that blog tipsters drew suspicion upon local skel Darren Stone, aka Squarehead. The Brooklyn Paper reports that Stone, who was a... More >>

  • Gov's New Tax Targets Include iTunes, Taxis, and Movies

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Governor Paterson and state budget director Laura Anglin have turned in a $121.1 billion budget for next year, which despite trimming is still $1.3 billion higher than last year's. Details are emergin... More >>

  • Susan Cheever is No Fun at Parties

    published Dec 16, 2008

    In her Times column Susan Cheever claims to have witnessed ten years ago a scene from Days of Wine and Roses in which a woman with misapplied lipstick actually said "Are you shaying I'm drunk?" and ... More >>

  • Cop Who Decked Cyclist is Indicted

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Remember this? A cop decked a Critical Mass cyclist in Times Square this July, seemingly for nothing. Unfortunately for Officer Patrick Pogan, his decking of Christopher Long was videotaped. Now th... More >>

  • Councilman Questioned Over Ugly, Non-Compliant House

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Outgoing Queens councilmember Anthony Como has built himself a weird, gabled house in Middle Village. Fox 5 News found that there were several violations on the construction and accosted Como on the s... More >>

  • Newly Homeless Couple: Another Charming New York Story

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Yesterday's Metropolitan Diary item in the Times about an unhappy stockbroker who'd just lost millions and was offered a Diet Coke because it "helps a lot" reminds us of another story that maybe the D... More >>

  • Punk Rock Angle to Pellicano Wiretap Story

    published Dec 16, 2008

    Private eye to the stars Anthony Pellicano seemed above the law, cheerfully tapping the phones of even stars like Sylvester Stallone, Keith Carradine and Kevin Nealon to give his clients (mostly Hol... More >>

  • Goodnight Monday

    published Dec 15, 2008

    So what can we tell you? That Caroline Kennedy, previously discussed in the Hillary Senate seat context as if she were some glamorous, collectible doll, is actually sitting up and expressing (muted,... More >>

  • Jackie Mason on Bloomberg: "A Pig of the Lowest Kind"

    published Dec 15, 2008

    And we thought we were rough on Bloomberg. Jackie Mason has released a video in which he assails the Mayor as a "corrupt fraud," and that's just the warm-up. He scores Bloomberg for being "too che... More >>

  • Bailout for Madoff Victims?

    published Dec 15, 2008

    The bogus speculations of Bernard L. Madoff have ripped off tens of billions from the high and the low and has even impacted the stock market. Naturally someone is calling for a bailout. At least tha... More >>

  • New York Screen Actors, Citing Recession, Balk at Strike

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Here's something else the recession is ruining: strikes. The New York branch of the Screen Actors Guild is resisting calls from the national leadership to strike over payment on internet performances,... More >>

  • Loftstel Reaches Out to the Young and Broke

    published Dec 15, 2008

    We didn't know Loftstel was a thing until someone showed us this Craigslist ad, though we see Bed-Stuy Banana was on it months ago ("Your Dorm-Room Away From Home"). BSB is talking about the Greene ... More >>

  • Governor's Plan: Tax Soda Pop, Indian Smokes

    published Dec 15, 2008

    The Governor's preparing to announce some new taxes to shorten the budget gap. and the Times notices "one element that Mr. Paterson left out of his budget was any broad-based tax increase affecting pe... More >>

  • Ho-Ho-Ho's Up: Santacon New York

    published Dec 15, 2008

    That Santacon thing we VoiceChoiced happened Saturday, and hundreds of Santas descended upon the city in full jollity. They were well YouTubed, and you can see them dancing on the Staten Island Ferr... More >>

  • New York's "Reasons to Love NY" More Depressing Than Ever

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Is it us, or is this year's New York magazine list of Reasons to Love New York really reaching? "Because Madonna's Back to Distract Us" (with Yankee dumbass Alex Rodriguez) seems like more of a Reason... More >>

  • Gypsy to Close, Along With Rest of Broadway

    published Dec 15, 2008

    It's axiomatic that even in hard times people still want their entertainment. But it has been suggested that, thanks to online entertainment, Hollywood may not do as well in the New Depression as it d... More >>

  • Carrion Finally Appointed to Federal Office

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Adolfo Carrion is finally getting his much-anticipated ticket out of the Bronx. Several sources say the Bronx Borough President will be appointed head of the new White House Office of Urban Policy. Wh... More >>

  • SNL Mocks Paterson As Bumbling Cokehead; Gov Raps Blind Jokes

    published Dec 15, 2008

    Governor Paterson was pissed at this weekend's Saturday Night Live sketch in which Fred Armisen portrayed him as a Jersey-hating, crinkly-voiced fool with a history of cocaine abuse and marital infi... More >>

  • Obama Over, Bush Vindicated, and Other Rightblogger Alternate History Stories

    published Dec 15, 2008

    This week rightbloggers celebrated the downfall of the Obama Administration and the restoration of George W. Bush to his rightful, honored place in the pantheon of Presidents. If you're new here, y... More >>

  • "Fan" This Condo, Get 0.333% Off!

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Sterling Green wants you to move into one of their condos. In Prospect Heights. Want an alcove studio? They're $299,000 apiece. A little rich for your blood? If you join Sterling Green's 94 fans on Fa... More >>

  • Dana Kristal Speaks Up

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Last week we talked about a Times story concerning Hilly Kristal, CBGB, and Hilly's ex-wife Karen. Karen was alleged to have signed the CB's business over to Hilly in 2005, but she disputes that. We r... More >>

  • Online, Paterson Praises Kos Kids, Mets' Pitching Deals

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Governor Paterson is back on Daily Kos. Having learned from previous postings what gets the Kos Kids excited, he praises their input: "From OrangeClouds115's point about the economics of food (point n... More >>

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