5 years ago | Film and TV
A few days after director Elizabeth Lucas interviewed with the New York Times about her upcoming film Clear Blue Tuesday, she says she is disappointed. The Times piece described her film as a "9-11: the rock musical." "Which it's not," she says at...
5 years ago | Follow-Up
In June, the Voice wrote about Julia Amparo-Alvarado, a 42-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who faced death without a heart transplant. The mother of two was navigating a complex path of gaining insurance coverage despite her immigration ...
5 years ago | Bricks and Mortar
First it was Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn -- nearly three months and $60,000 behind in back rent and city taxes, the famed pie-slingers were facing eviction, despite the lines out the door. But while Grimaldi's owners were able to pay for their...
5 years ago | Bicycling in New York
Ryan Rzepecki is dashing in between sponsorship meetings when he tells the Voice on the phone that all this media attention over his new start-up SoBi (Social Bicycles) is a blessing and a curse. He hasn't stopped getting e-mails from bicyclists, ...
5 years ago | Culture
Order anything more complicated than a simple cup of coffee at Starbucks, and it happens. They want a name. For some of us, that's when the trouble starts. Recently, I realized that I wasn't the only one who had tired of being asked how to spell a...
5 years ago
It began as a cold that Julia Amparo-Alvarado couldn't seem to shake. One January night in 2003 when her boss called, asking her to come in for a night shift of janitorial work at the Brooklyn Con Ed building, Julia protested, complaining of a fev...