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  • 2 Cops Charged in Coke-Bust Frame-Up

    published Jan 15, 2009

    The Queens District Attorney's office says NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson, in commission of a buy-and-bust, purchased three bags of cocaine at Club Delicioso in Elmhurst in January 2008. Then, it is ... More >>

  • Press Explores Health of Osama, Steve Jobs

    published Jan 15, 2009

    The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues a... More >>

  • Clinton In, Geithner Delayed, Holder Grilled

    published Jan 15, 2009

    Hillary Clinton was this morning approved for Secretary of State by a 16-1 Senate committee vote. Her husband's multifarious international dealings only dissuaded Republican David Vitter, who would pr... More >>

  • Avella, Quinn Square Off on 80th Birthday Proclamation

    published Jan 15, 2009

    Rafael Martinez Alequin, the citizen journalist last seen here getting roughed up by Pedro Espada's buddies, has obtained some hilarious correspondence regarding councilmember and mayoral candidate To... More >>

  • 11 Con Ed Supes Were "On It" (The Take), Arrested

    published Jan 15, 2009

    11 Con Ed supervisors were arrested yesterday for taking kickbacks from a contractor. In exchange for these bribes from an unnamed construction company, Federal prosecutors say, the supervisors approv... More >>

  • Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009

    published Jan 14, 2009

    Ricardo Montalban, who died today at his Los Angeles home, started out as a sort of ethnic utility man in Hollywood, playing not only a variety of South and Central American characters but also Asian... More >>

  • Little Anthony & The Imperials, Run-D.M.C. to Rock Hall

    published Jan 14, 2009

    We know it's silly, but we're excited for homeboys Little Anthony & The Imperials and Run-D.M.C., who have just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Imperials began in Brooklyn -- ... More >>

  • Bill Thompson Files to Run for Mayor

    published Jan 14, 2009

    There was already a "New Yorkers for Bill Thompson" website urging us to support his mayoral bid, and he's been dropping hints and -- most significantly -- standing up to Bloomberg, but today comptrol... More >>

  • Zipper Theatre Closes

    published Jan 14, 2009

    The Zipper Factory theatre is a lovely, slightly old-fashioned little facility, affordable to and used by all kinds of performers from burlesque queens to emerging dramatists to high-powered acts li... More >>

  • Patrick McGoohan, 1928-2009

    published Jan 14, 2009

    He is best known as Number Six on "The Prisoner," the Orwellian Brit show about a character based on the spy McGoohan had played in his previous series, "Danger Man," but much, much more brooding. M... More >>

  • Inauguration Fever: Catch It!

    published Jan 14, 2009

    It's less than a week away! Get pumped! Trinity Church will execute a rare three-and-a-half hour "full peal" of its bells on January 20. The Queens Public Library will have it on a big screen; "seatin... More >>

  • Staten Island Paper Deplores MTV Appearance of Local Girl

    published Jan 14, 2009

    We congratulate the Staten Island Advance: "Cursing Staten Islanders take center stage on MTV show" sounds like one of our headlines. The paper says Staten Island continues to "serve as a laughing sto... More >>

  • Feds Sue 5 Wheelchair-Inaccessible Hotels

    published Jan 14, 2009

    The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is going after five midtown hotels they say are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act -- that is, they don't accommodate people in wheelcha... More >>

  • Supremes Rule Some Inadmissible Evidence May Be Admitted

    published Jan 14, 2009

    In a decision that changes the very future of Law & Order plot twists, the Supreme Court today ruled in Herring v. United States that the exclusionary rule -- which sometimes gets improperly obtained ... More >>

  • This Week in the Voice

    published Jan 14, 2009

    Who's really behind the scheme to make American Ballet Theatre honorary chairman Caroline Kennedy junior Senator from New York? All signs point to Bloomberg, says Wayne Barrett, who follows the chai... More >>

  • Bin Laden Back, Calls for Jihad; Nude Celebrity Angle Found

    published Jan 14, 2009

    It's been a season of comebacks: Mickey Rourke, Kurt Warner, and now Osama Bin Laden. A voice that "resembled that of bin Laden in previous messages" has told followers via audiotape to prepare "fo... More >>

  • Little Hitlers Leave Home

    published Jan 14, 2009

    Little Adolf Hilter Campbell, 3, who became famous when anti-Nazi prejudice forced his family to go to Wal-Mart to get his birthday cake inscribed, has been removed from his parents' home by New Jerse... More >>

  • Markowitz Weakens on Atlantic Yards

    published Jan 14, 2009

    The normally development-friendly Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz actually said something almost critical of a developer yesterday. He suggested Forest City Ratner, despoilers of Atlantic Y... More >>

  • "Vile" Building Misrepresents Its Path of Destruction

    published Jan 14, 2009

    Here's one of the things we love about Gowanus Lounge: They noticed advertising for a new Williamsburg real estate hideosity, 80 Metropolitan, says the builders "converted" the beloved old Dutch Musta... More >>

  • Accused Assailant Monserrate is Sworn In as Chairman

    published Jan 14, 2009

    It's good to know that, in this great country of ours, you can rise through the ranks of the NYPD, thence to the city council, thence to the state senate, smash a glass across your girlfriend's face* ... More >>

  • Geithner Paid Taxes Late, Had Illegal Housekeeper

    published Jan 13, 2009

    While Hillary Clinton breezed through her Senate confirmation hearings (except for some suggestions that her husband accept more prohibitions on his global programs while she serves), proposed Treasur... More >>

  • U.S. Still Leading World in Nude Celebrities

    published Jan 13, 2009

    A much-anticipated nude scene featuring Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut (albiet covered in soap bubbles) has been excised by Indian censors from her upcoming film Raaz -- The Mystery Continues. "What i... More >>

  • Bill Seeks To Keep Minors from Buying Racist Video Games

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Get ready for video game racism ratings! GamePolitics reports that Manhattan Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright has a bill in committee that "prohibits the sale to minors of certain rated video games conta... More >>

  • Case Against Term Limits Overturn Thrown Out of Court

    published Jan 13, 2009

    A case requesting reinstatement of term limits, brought by councilmembers Bill De Blasio, Charles Barron, Tish James et alia and which began in Brooklyn on January 5, has been thrown out of court. Pl... More >>

  • Assemblyman Brings Bill Requiring Special Senate Election

    published Jan 13, 2009

    The expected appointment of Caroline Kennedy to replace outgoing Senator Hillary Clinton has caused Governor Paterson some trouble. If he's interested, Republican assemblyman James Tedisco offers a wa... More >>

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