Paramedics rushed a doctor in West Harlem to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after he started showing Ebola-like symptoms. Craig Spencer, 33, a physician with Doctors Without Borders, treated Ebola patients in Guinea, Africa, before returning to New York City more than a week ago, according to the P ... More >>
New York State's acting health commissioner has a couple easy tips for people afraid of Ebola: Clean your hands and get a flu shot. "The symptoms of many viral illnesses, they always begin the same," said Dr. Howard Zucker, at a press conference convened today by Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss h ... More >>
Activist preacher and frequently arrested person Reverend Billy Talen took another trip to the Tombs this weekend, this time for trying to halt the removal of a 130-year-old, much beloved, very crooked tree in Tompkins Square Park. As East Village blog EV Grieve was first to report, the tree, known ... More >>
We're advocates of starting dinner (or, hey, lunch -- we won't judge) with a civilized negroni, a crisp and bittersweet blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. We're advocates of having a couple more negronis after that, too, and not just because they make particularly good patio sippers this tim ... More >>
Anatomy of a Tough Guy
The proverbial train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again, this time for an alleged hit-and-run that happened early this morning near a downtown hotel.At about 12:30 a.m. today, Lohan, who is on probation for stealing jewelry, was parking her Porsche Cayenne near an alley by the Maritime ... More >>
A confession is not an end goal so let's not jump to any conclusions yet. Because there's still plenty to discuss in these recent developments in the Etan Patz story.On Friday, fellow Voice writer Graham Rayman speculated on the aftermath of Pedro Hernandez's confession to killin ... More >>
Last night, police officer Kevin Brennan was shot in the head in the Bushwick Houses in Brooklyn after he and his partners responded to a report of shots fired. Doctors at Bellevue Hospital successfully removed the bullet from the base of Brennan's skull, and as of last night, he was reported to be ... More >>
There's a bit of news to follow up to yesterday's breaking story that a woman had jumped from the Williamsburg Bridge and landed, 20 to 30 feet below, and alive, on the windshield of an NYPD cop's Honda Ridgeline truck parked on Pitt Street. The woman has been identified as Jenna Marie Filippi, 34, ... More >>
As we noted on the liveblog, there was a tense situation at Zuccotti Park after the march today when a cop was injured, causing police to block off all exits and entrances to the park and trapping people inside. There have also been reports of other cops who had a vinegar-like substance throw ... More >>
On Monday shortly after 5 a.m., 23-year-old Christopher Adames was stabbed to death on West 21st Street between 11th and 12th Avenues outside the Juliet Supperclub (which you would recognize if you watch Mob Wives). Adames was rushed to Bellevue and pronounced dead on arrival. Police have identified ... More >>
Levi Aron, the 35-year-old man who confessed to to the murder of 8-year-old Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky, has been going through a series of psych exams at Bellevue. Defense attorneys who spent two hours with him say they believe he's mentally unstable, that he's "been hearing voices for some t ... More >>
Ah, New York City in the summer! Generally, we really do love it, despite the on-the-way-to-work sweatiness and fish-in-an-old-sweat-sock smells. But with summer comes air conditioners, and with air conditioners come inept installations into apartment windows, and with inept installations come the o ... More >>
National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told CNN that President Obama decided to go through with the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden based on "what was probably a 50-50 case that Osama bin Laden was there." In light of that info, it's interesting to read this alternate history of what would have h ... More >>
Good morning and welcome to Runnin' Scared Weekends 2.0 I'm Rosie - you might remember me as the intern that went on embarrassingly public dates and got on Dov Charney's bad side. Now I'm taking over weekends here from the venerable Joe Coscarelli. So! Let's begin. According to an Icelandic l ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
A murder in the Village when downtown's guardian goes under
Photo by William Alatriste, courtesy NYC CouncilMedical staff from St. Vincent's are not happy with what they feel was an abrupt shutdown of talks that might have saved the hospital, and will gather tomorrow with local residents in a community rally/press conference to speak out on the closin ... More >>
Officer Raphael Ospina, 27, of the 25th Precinct in East Harlem has been charged with DWI and vehicular assault after his Chrysler 300 bounced off a garbage truck on 57th Street, took out a street tree and a garbage can, and careened into the front of Tiffany's at 3am Saturday morning.
csnyder The News is reporting that Alejandro Morales, who has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Anthony Maldonado, has a history of encounters with the law. According to records, they say he has multiple prior arrests and convictions for larceny, dis ... More >>
Here to ruin your Halloween is Chirstian Kimberly Daniels who, in an essay on "The Danger of Celebrating Halloween," calls the frightfest "dedicated to darkness and is an accursed season," and maintains that "Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by goin ... More >>
Jail guards somehow mistook a mother of four for a man and stuck her in an all-male holding area for two days, where inmates urinated on her shoes, exposed themselves to her and threatened her with rape, the Voice has learned. Joan Gonzalez, 43, of the Bronx, repeatedly pleaded with correcti ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at 4:12 a.m. LOCATION: 212 Ave A, Manhattan. An off-duty bouncer at an East Village nightclub was slain and two other people were wounded when gunfire erupted during a sidewalk melee, the police say. Police identified the slain bouncer as Eric Pagan, ... More >>
A celebration of the worst that theater has to offer
What's not to love about when the two tabloids perform a mind-meld and use the same headline for the front page? OK, it's not exactly the same since the Daily News made its banner read "The New York Climbs." Still, we have the same idea and execution: a pun on the name of the publication and using a ... More >>
Missing from the front pages, but given heavy coverage in both papers is the testimony of Sean Bell's pal Trent Benefield. Benefield was shot three times the night Bell was killed and testified that he had no idea that the people shooting at him were cops. Benefield gets the "unreliable witness" t ... More >>
Photo: lowermanhattan.info Dwayne Baugh gives new mearning to the phrase "gun nut." But you almost gotta feel sorry for the guy. Not only did the 30-year-old Staten Island man shoot himself in the gonads while waiting for the Staten Island ferry last Friday, he then got arrested for his troubles ... More >>
With Siberia closing for good, we restrain the urge to vomit one last glorious time
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Ex-dominatrix bartender would rather watch Law & Order reruns
Searching for a place to flop on what was once skid row
Little Women as a Broadway musical? Louisa May Alcott has indeed come a long way, baby
In the brave new world of outsourcing, you get to train your own replacement worker
A New Health-Emergency Law Raises Concerns for the Immune Compromised
New Yorkers Search for the Missing, One Flyer at a Time
Trimpin Whips Up a Tornado of Guitars
Christmas Is Almost Here.Been Naughty? Nice?
One-Bedroom Duplex in 16-Unit Tenement Building
'The Attacks Were the Most Brutal I Encountered'
Railroad apartment in tenement building
Three Plainclothes Cops Beat Her. Safir Says She Assaulted Them.