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    March 7, 2014

    10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Weekend

    The countdown to spring (March 20, if you're keeping track) begins this weekend. Spring means love and better weather, and both are in the air. Here's how to celebrate them: Urban Park Rangers will host an evening of gazing at the stars with a "Night Sky" talk at Belvedere Castle, in Central Park. A ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    October 24, 2011

    Nothing Tops Bill Buckner's Error for World Series Fame (Or Infamy)

    ​Willie Mays' catch off Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series may be the most famous play in Series history. May be. I'll bet if there was some way of measuring all the hits on the various versions of Bill Buckner's error on Mookie Wilson's ground ball in the 1986 World Series, it would top Willi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: It's the Best of New York Issue!

    ​This week in the Voice, out today: Our Best of New York issue has finally arrived! Inside, we celebrate New York's inherent internationalism, with guides on how to travel the world without leaving the five boroughs. Maura Johnston looks at modern New York's scattered musical culture. Michae ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem, Part 2: Too-Much-Moneyball and the Crapshoot Factor

    If you're sick of Moneyball clichés, try the cure: Too Much Moneyball, a video from Jest.com that's making the rounds. Our favorite scene is when the actor playing the Brad Pitt role — or, rather, in this scenario the Brian Cashman role — is thinking of new ways to spend money: "Ove ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    The Jets' Key? Start Fast, for Starters

    Do you want to know if this is really going to be the Jets' year? Here's your clue. It's not whether they beat the Jacksonville Jags this Sunday. It's not even whether or not they beat the point spread — 9½ as we go to press, which strikes us as a lot for any NFL team. What is the real ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Floyd Mayweather, You're a Frat Boy! Stop Screwing Around with 50 Cent and Just Fight Manny Pacquiao Already.

    If you've been wondering why Floyd Mayweather has, for the past two years, been unable to come to terms with Manny Pacquiao for a fight which could gross $100 million — or is that $150 million? — then take a look at this bit from HBO's pre-fight publicity series, Mayweather vs. Ortiz 2 ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Aaron Rodgers on Mark Sanchez's GQ Spread: 'That's Terrible.'

    GQ"Broadway Mark"Lost in all the fuss over Mark Sanchez's photo spread in the September GQ is that it was a charity gig for Tuesday's Children, which benefits children of people who died on 9/11 and in other global terrorist attacks. You'd expect that his QB counterpart Aaron Rodgers, who does a gr ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Best of NYC 2010

    ​New York City: The Best in the World, no doubt. And every year, the Village Voice is as close to the eye of the swirling chaos that it is, and every year, we take one step back to say: this is the best shit in the best city in the world. Normally, 2010 would be no different, but this year, gu ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Kennedy Airport. Twitpic via sawyerlex. War on Christmas season swung into full effect. In a holiday spirit, the Staten Island D.A. tried shame on shoplifters. A GOP Congressman moved to read a pro-Christmas resolution into the House record. Andrea Peyser denounced the godless Bloomingdales ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ "I thought these only existed in cartoons." Twitpic by nataliemorales. Well, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are done and the War on Christmas is getting closer! How's that going? On the one hand, the Satanists managed to keep the sidewalk Santas out of New York; on the other, Christers mus ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic. Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo. How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ "it's new york lol same shit lastnight some car was on fire in Fordham crazyy ass shit look." Twitpic by Itlabia. Can you believe last week at this time we were still thinking about Balloon Boy? Yes, that's how we passed our time before Steve Phillips, his "tubby temptress," and other exci ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DanaBoscorelli. Up, Up and Awry! The Balloon Boy and his wacky father helped keep our minds off the real world, which sucked even more than usual. In national news, the Nobel Peace Prize continued its deadly rampage across America. But don't despair, rightbloggers: President O ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh. The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Twitpic by Mom101. Mayor Bloomberg asked Obama for antiterrorism money. Yet his NYPD minions busted a Staten Island citizen for keeping guns 'n' ammo in his kid's bedroom, so how serious can Bloomberg be about fighting terrorists where it counts? No matter, Marty Markowitz backed him anyway ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Ha, ha, ha. The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes. New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via kbell7. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people -- whoops, sorry, wrong diary. Our week was much worse. DC37 went for Bill Thompson. But what did Mayor Bloomberg care -- he had Twitter ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>

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    July 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

      Twitpic by tedsink. Last weekend's Siren Festival left many of us groggy, and a good thing too, as the week that followed was best seen in soft focus. President Obama and Henry Louis Gates were the comedy team of the week. Mayor Bloomberg, angry about the way mayoral school control ... More >>

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    July 17, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Albany Coup, Week 2: It started with a shock twist as Hiram Monserrate rejoined the Democrats, putting the state senate in a 31-31 deadlock. The Dems optimistically declared new leader John Sampson the president pro tem. (Just to be on the safe side they sued, but were rejected.) The Republica ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama came down on the credit card companies. They're still trying to hang the socialist and elitist raps on him, but they don't seem to be sticking. Mayor Bloomberg got mad as hell about the MTA fare hike -- but didn't bother to tell his friends in Albany. His "Puppets for Educational ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Yankee Stadium Opener Has Yogi, Sousa, Finger, Tommy Bahama

    The new Yankee Stadium will hold its first MLB regular season game today, with the Bombers facing Cleveland. The park opened at 10 a.m. (reporters are already filing about the "Taj Mahal of baseball parks") and opening ceremonies will commence around noon with the West Point Marching Band performing ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Plaxico Burress Cut by the Giants

    After his trial got going (and was delayed) it was expected the Giants would cut wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg at a club last year and whom the Mayor wants put in prison. Today the Giants confirmed they have released him. Our own Allen Barra thought Burress' strengths o ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Our favorite New York paper has made a haunting short film from surveillance camera footage of a kid casing, then tagging up a Staten Island deli. The perp is thought to have hit a local tire shop as well. Frank Miller's Peanuts. GOP Fight Club: Top Republicans are beating up new RNC chairman ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Lingerie Bowl VI Cancelled

    We have tried and largely failed to pay attention to football (Allen Barra's Jockbeat does a good job there), but some sports stories transcend their category. This year's Lingerie Bowl, an annual tackle football tournament featuring models in their underwear, has been cancelled. Having failed to g ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Ex-Jet Wins Comeback Award

    A few hours back Allen Barra explained the grave mistake the Jets made in replacing Chad Pennington with Brett Favre. Now the Associated Press has unlined Barra's point by naming Pennington the Comeback Player of the Year. Pennington had previously won the award with the Jets in 2006. It reminds us ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008
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    September 25, 2007
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    September 18, 2007
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    September 11, 2007
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    May 1, 2007
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    March 28, 2007
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    August 29, 2006
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    February 22, 2005

    The Ice Storm

    Everyone knows who won the NHLs labor dispute. But who won last year's Stanley Cup?

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    December 14, 2004

    Drug Bunt

    If faith in stats is a baseball fan's lifeblood, what to do when the numbers are doped up?

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    July 16, 2002

    The First Annual Cryogenic Baseball Quiz

    Figure Out These Freeze Frames of History and Win a Prize or Two

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    July 9, 2002
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    May 30, 2000

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