Cary Conover The first 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nomination goes to the Lower East Siders who hammered out Monday night's near-unanimous community board vote approving new housing for those five acres of weed-strewn parking lots sitting forlornly behind chain-link fences these past 40 years alon ... More >>
photo by Cary ConoverStephin Merritt with David Greenspan during the cocktail hour On Monday night, the SOTC triumverate had the unique pleasure of eating hor d'oeuvres and standing awkwardly beside sardonic anti-hero songwriter Stephin Merritt during the cocktail hour of our paper's 55th Annual Of ... More >>
Last week, we put out the Voice's Best of NYC issue, our annual opportunity to bestow arbitrary awards like Best Buskers Dressed as Animals and Best Film Festival. In turn, we asked a few of our favorite New Yorkers to name their favorite local things. Cary ConoverAmy Winehouse at Joe's Pub in 200 ... More >>
Photo by Cary Conover. What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here. Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>
Cary Conover captured some powerful images from the Sean Bell protests yesterday, including this photograph of the hands of the father of Nicole Paultre-Bell as an NYPD bus got ready to pull away from the Brooklyn Bridge. Check here for a full gallery of Conover's shots.
Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.
Lumumba Bandele, Dasaw Floyd, and Djibril Toure, as photographed by Cary Conover Three members of the Malcolm X. Grassroot Movement's Copwatch program sued the NYPD yesterday, saying they'd been falsely arrested two years ago while in the act of watching the cops. On February 9, 2005, Lumumba Ba ... More >>
(Cary Conover slideshow here) Thousands of New Yorkers sang and danced in the cold Thursday to give James Brown a final goodbye. The Godfather of Soul died over Christmas at age 73. Early yesterday morning, a white carriage pulled by two horses brought Brown's body to the Apollo Theater in Harle ... More >>
Bottle service corrupts the soul of New York City nightlife.
So the Minutemen turned up as promised outside the Mexican consulate on 39th Street in Manhattan today, protesting illegal, and expanded legal, immigration. As you'll see in the bottom two frames, counter-protesters showed up, too. Photo by Cary Conover Photo by Cary Conover ... More >>
Inside Bedford Hills prison, women swallow pins and slice their arms
For fans in general and collectors in particular, a crucial social locus enters the virtual age
Learning the real-world lessons of the jazz musician's life in a university setting
Used-record stores and their three-tiered displays
Accidental learning through leisure activities
How Columbia University became the latest mideast battleground
A culinary trek through Bay Ridge
The course of a Bronx dump is forever changedfor better or worse, for richer and for poorer
Sud-slinging santas toast the season
An old hotel with historic associations now attracts therapists and bodyworkers
How George Bush and his Republicans mobilized half a million people
Toasting Kerry on Astor Place
In Brooklyn's Mental Health Court, compassion is the rule
Voice Writers Make Their Pitches for the March 2 Democratic Primary
Learning to Love Tha Police
A New Hampshire Mill Town's Primary Concern: What Else but the Economy?
But a General Alarm Spreads Through the State
A Curator Takes on His Museum
Home and Office in Less Than 70 Square Feet
Tens of Thousands Rally in New York and Other Cities to Say No to War With Iraq