Shortly before 1 p.m. an explosion at 17 Pike Street in Chinatown caused a partial collapse of the building. Nine people, including two firefighters, were injured in the collapse and later taken to Beth Israel Hospital.
More than 1,500 people marched through the West Village yesterday evening in response to the death of Mark Carson, who was killed Friday night by a man who, according to the police, said "look at these faggots" before shooting Carson in the face on the corner of 8th Street and Sixth Avenue. Florine ... More >>
On Friday night, Mark Carson was walking with a male friend in the West Village when three men started following them. "Look at these faggots," one said, before taking out a revolver and shooting Carson in the face, according to charges filed Sunday. The 32-year-old was pronounced dead shortly there ... More >>
Expressing the LGBTQ community's grief and outrage following the murder of Mark Carson in the West Village on Friday, several LGBTQ groups are co-sponsoring a rally held at the LGBT Community Center tonight. Speaker Christine Quinn jumped on the rally as well--and the Facebook page for the event lis ... More >>
The good people at the Union Square Partnership are bringing Wi-Fi to the masses. Well, at least they're expanding Union Square's Wi-Fi, which currently only serves a meager 250 people. By mid-June, though, 3,000 people in and around Union Square Park will be able to hook up to the Internet for free ... More >>
Find it at Adel's Halal cart on the east side of Union Square. FiTR has expressed more than a passing interest in hot dogs and all their permutations around the city, so when we discover a new one, we can't wait to tell you about it. Stumbling out of the Beth Israel Medical Center at Union Square ... More >>
Sarabelle Palsy read my blog about the fab drag characters like herself who paraded off the boat at the Fire Island invasion on Wednesday. And Sarabelle told me she's come up with several thousand more such names! Brace yourself for an exhaustively researched and punny bunch of wordplay fit for a ... More >>
A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Thursday, May 24 The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
Over at Eatocracy, the thoughtful Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern shares a beautiful essay about how he was affected by his recent open-heart surgery.
At about 11:10 this morning, @NYScanner reported that there was a shooting at 413 West 16th Street. According to the tweet, two people were shot and one was given CPR and transported to a hospital. DCPI has confirmed that the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital. Accordi ... More >>
The state funded methadone clinics in New York City are poorly managed, inadequately equipped, and don't provide necessary services to keep recovering addicts from relapsing, according to a new report released today. The report also discloses a campaign of police harassment outside the clinic ... More >>
Sherman AdamsAn NYPD recruit named Sherman Adams died last night after a training run with his police academy classmates along the East River. At around 5:40 p.m., after a day of exercises up and down between East Houston and 14th streets, Adams, who was from Coney Island, collapsed. He was ... More >>
A state list of hospitals that made potentially deadly safety mistakes features New York City facilities, the Post reports. The report, which uses 2009 data, cited an incident where doctors gave a patient the wrong blood transfusion at Jamaica Hospital. It also found 18 area hospitals that mi ... More >>
His book mapped their lives
Sarah CoitUpdate after the jump: Raul Barrera indicted for the murder. There have been some updates in the story of the brutal murder that took place early Sunday at 63 Clinton Street, in which 33-year-old Raul Barrera stabbed his girlfriend, Sarah Coit, 23, to death after she tried to brea ... More >>
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob. Every cuisine has its odd passion, and Philippine has its balut. The word refers to the gestated egg of a chicken or duck, which has been incubated for 10 to 19 days, depending on how funky you want it to get inside. Eati ... More >>
Following the latest in a string of gay "bias attacks," police have arrested a 45-year-old Queens man for attacking two men in the West Village Friday night, including a bartender at what authorities called the city's oldest gay bar, Julius. The suspect was already on parole for a separate, s ... More >>
The Tallgrass Burger incorporates avocado, fried onion rings, and yellow cheddar cheese to make a real gutbomb. It was a sign of the times: Long-running Filipino eatery Elvie's Touro-Touro on First Avenue in the East Village closed recently, to be replaced almost immediately by an upmarket h ... More >>
Chad GriffithIn the wake of the "NYPD Tapes" article, yesterday the Voice wrote about the case of Debbie Nathan, who was the victim of an attempted rape that was initially classified as a misdemeanor. In the Voice piece, the director of an umbrella group of rape crisis advocacy organizations ... More >>
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 >>
View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7:51 p.m.LOCATION: in the rear of 20 Avenue D, East Village, Manhattan.Luis Johnson, 29, of Amboy Road in Staten Island, was stabbed fatally last night near an East Village public housing development during a street brawl. Johnson was stabbed in one arm ... More >>
We are tempted to schadenfreude, having heard young libertarians refer to health care as something only old fogeys need ("the old and sick have some culpability in their ill health. They didn't eat right or excercise"), but we finally cannot blame the youthful subjects of this Times article for find ... More >>
A year after he was bashed in the East Village, a New York diva is ready for his second act
New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
Addiction studies thrives in academia
With health insurance out of reach, a generation braces itself for the worst
Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars
Hospitals Prepare for the Worst, and Then Wait
Sex Slaves! (and Other Tales From Hillarys Campaign Finance Report)
Landlord Steve Croman Has Turned Downtown Tenements Upscale, but Not Everyone Is Cheering. On 18th Street, a New Crop of Croman Tenants Is Worried That Theyre Next.
New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.
A Song for Each Kid in Great Pain
Heroin Deaths Rattle The East Village
Every time Gerry Ferraro runs for office, she is caught in the crosshairs of her husband's sleazy business practices. Now she's positioned herself for casino gold by dumping the partner who found her Foxwoods deal.
Drug Policy Experts Ponder Prescribing Heroin to Junkies