Abe Beame

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The Rise and Fall of Crime in New York City: A Timeline

    This week's feature story, The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella, explores the context of the now-infamous Brooklyn detective's career. It explained how the culture of policing changed over the years in response to the city's rising crime rate. Crime, in many ways, shaped the modern history of New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Just How LGBT-Friendly Is Bill de Blasio?

    Going into 2013, then-New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was the odds-on favorite to become the first woman and out gay mayor of New York. But in an election in which "change" became a mantra, support from LGBT leaders couldn't overcome her close identification with outgoing Mayor Michael ... More >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Brooklyn 1973: Gunmen, Hostages, and the Revolution

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 25, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 Two days in Brooklyn: 'Better than the Bowl' by Clark Whelton The rain had stopped but the el tracks overhead were still dripping. The cop behind the steel support pillar looked up as the water hit h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Hugh Carey, Former Gov, Knew What a Real Crisis Looked Like

    ​Hopefully, Andrew Cuomo already has a copy of The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975, the new biography by former state senator Seymour Lachman and ex-Newsday reporter Rob Polner, the same team that delivered insider tales of Albany fixers in Three Men in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    George Steinbrenner's Other Championship Team: The Fixers

    ​Here's another name to toss into the hopper as we ponder the memory of the late George Steinbrenner III. One of those missing from this morning's massive obits is Patrick Cunningham, the former Bronx Democratic chief who played as big a role as Reggie Jackson in making Steinbrenner's career o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    H. Rap Brown: "If You Can't Give a Gun, Give a Dollar"

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 2, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 3 John Brown's Roll to Rap Brown's Rock by Stephanie Harrington Rap Brown talked to the honkies last Friday night. The occasion was the National Guardian's 19th anniversary (and fundraising) meeting. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Percy Sutton: Class Act

    ​Legendary Harlem pol and business entrepreneur Percy Sutton slipped away this weekend at 89, and he rightly deserves the many tributes he's now receiving. He was one of 15 children born to a former slave from south Texas. He became a Tuskegee airman and won twin combat stars for doing battle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Clip Job: Koch Surprises No One, And Manville Returns!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 24, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 23 Koch Battles the Odds, Gets in Council Race By Jack Newfield Having vanquished the DeSapio machine in Greenwich Village, Edward Koch this week announced he will make a fight for public office. He seeks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Clip Job: At William Buckley's Headquarters on Lindsay's Big Night

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 4 They Burned Their Draft Cards [Caption] THEY BURNED THEIR DRAFT CARDS on Saturday at Union Square in protest against America's role in Vietnam. The protesters -- facing long terms in jail -- are James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Clip Job: Mailer Backs Lindsay for Mayor

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 28, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 2 Norman Mailer on Lindsay & the City I was talking to a woman at a party the other night, and she said Abe Beame was an old machine politician and so she was going to vote for him because he would know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Post Bemoans New Taxes on "Joes," "Well-Offs," and "Single Guy"

    From the department of ICWUDT: the Post howls in outrage at the new state taxes to be suffered by three specific classes of New Yorkers: the "Average Joes," the "Well-Off Family," and the "Single Guy." They make their best case for the Joes, first by putting a picture of black people in their graph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    More Housing Price Declines, Still Not Showing Up in Rents

    They're telling us yet again that housing prices are way down -- with a possible assist from evangelical Christians, and it's about time those fuckers did us some good. But, once again, we're just not seeing it in the local real estate listings. Here's a realtor showing off (sideways, for some reaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Wilbert Tatum, 1933-2009

    Photo via the Amsterdam News. Wilbert "Bill" Tatum, the feisty former publisher of the Amsterdam News who took on everyone from Ed Koch to the New York Post, died today in -- of all places -- a hospital in Croatia. Tatum, 76, was a world-traveler despite the diabetes that kept him confined to a whe ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    William F. Buckley v. Norman Mailer

    From the Letters page of the November 11, 1965 Village Voice Letter from William Buckley Dear Sir, What the hell, let's keep the record straight, even though it is unlikely that logicians will turn to Norman Mailer for examples of syllogistic reasoning. Me: "Will you, John Lindsay, criticize Ada ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2007

    Hot Dog With Relish

    Cyclones put Markowitz on a bobblehead doll. Now he'll pop up even more.

  • News

    December 12, 2006

    The Sinner Within

    How Brian McLaughlin betrayed the labor movement and conned us all

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2006

    Deal Lets Mayor Fire Fire Chief

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cash-for-concessions approach at the bargaining table has won him new power over the 12,000-member Fire Department. The deal the city just agreed with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association allows the fire commissioner, whom the mayor appoints, the right to pick the Chief ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2005

    The History of Rudy

    Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    1966–1975 Peace & Protest

    From the Summer of Love to Women's Lib, Gay Rights and Black Panthers

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • News

    April 26, 2005

    The People vs. Bloomy

    The Democrats try to come up with a compelling case to oust the mayor

  • News

    October 14, 2003

    The Best of Bloomberg's School Reform

    How the Mayor Is Resuscitating Our Sick System

  • Film

    August 26, 2003
  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Bloomberg at the Crossroads

    With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions

  • News

    July 30, 2002

    Bloomy's Bogus Budget

    The Mayor Gets Raves for Phony Fiscal Planning

  • News

    June 25, 2002

    Bloomberg's Fragile Budget

    Re-Election Year Politics Dictate Choices

  • News

    December 11, 2001

    The War On Identity

    Gayocons and Heteroprogs Launch a New Assault on the Politics of Diversity

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    The Mayor’s Balls

    The Cojones Factor Is Creaming Mark Green

  • News

    September 4, 2001

    Green for Mayor

    Public Advocate Is the Best Choice

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Imagining the Public Advocate

    Five Visions for a Young Office

  • News

    August 7, 2001

    The Kid From Great Neck

    Grown-Up Green Is Poised to Run ‘the City’

  • NYC Life

    February 20, 2001

    Film Forum

    The Academy Award Nominations Were Announced Last Week. Do You Have Oscar Fever?

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Bigger and Blacker

    How the former mayor made Al Sharpton kosher and is winning back the hearts of African Americans

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks