On Friday night, groups of New Yorkers stayed glued to their cellphones even in social situations -- and more than usual -- awaiting the final word on the marriage equality vote in Albany. When the good news finally arrived, more drinking commenced and for one crew of friends, the late-night ... More >>
LulzSec LogoThe latest hacker group on the scene to prove how unsafe information is on the web call themselves Lulz Security, "the world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense." In response to unfavorable coverage of WikiLeaks, the mischief-makers hacked a PBS website late la ... More >>
If your last walk through Central Park felt eerily quiet, you can thank the NYPD. Over the past few weeks, they have started enforcing eight quiet zones within Central Park, where music and loud noises are prohibited. The zones include the Bethesda Fountain, Shakespeare Garden, Sheep Meadow, ... More >>
In our current cover story, Village Voice Media writer Nick Pinto called into question research done by a Georgia firm, The Schapiro Group, which was used by Womens Funding Network to make claims about the scope of underage sex trafficking in the U.S. Pinto's story called that research into q ... More >>
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May 6, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 18
Remember the Fillmore?
By Lucian K. Truscott IV
Out on the street, a group of black-clad, tough-looking longhairs who called themselves the Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers were distributing a handbill. I ... More >>
Central Park's Bethesda Angel looked out at scores of brides wreathed in crowns of fake white hydrangea and grooms in thrift-store formalwear.
"Enjoy the last two minutes of your marriage," Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Life After Shopping yelled, as on the most romantic day of the yea ... More >>
Just a reminder that snowball-related violence is at an all-time high, and that if you must throw snowballs, please use an approved target, like the angel at Bethesda Fountain, as these Christmas revelers chose to do on December 20th. (Maybe they were protesting the works of Tony Kushner.) Merry m ... More >>
Baguettes to beat off the competition.The battle for Central Park cafe supremacy has been won: Diner's Journal reports that the Parks Department has awarded Le Pain Quotidien the license to renovate and restore the Mineral Springs Cafe by the park's Sheep Meadow.
Bits and pieces are coming out about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter in custody in the Fort Hood massacre. Records show he was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hebert School Of Medicine in Bethesda, Mary ... More >>
Break Out in Song did it again, getting a bunch of dancers to jump around to "If My Friends Could See Me Now" in the Time Warner Center yesterday. Further performances are promised for this afternoon at the South Street Seaport, tomorrow at the Intrepid, and Sunday in front of the Marquis in Times ... More >>
Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
New York's Commissioner of Health, it will be announced today, is about to become head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Thomas Frieden will replace the acting head of the Centers, Dr. Richard E. Besser. We mainly know Frieden for his health education campaigns, such as those concerning H ... More >>