The Voice just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. While we enjoyed the UNITY 2012 and NLGJA conferences, we were disturbed by the "city" itself. Here are 37 reasons why we hated it, presented in no particular order, except that No. 37 is the most insidious. 1. The architecture of confusion reigns s ... More >>
This is definitely not good for PR.After we did a borough breakdown of the NYC bike share map yesterday, the Hozziner made a few remarks about the program set to launch in two months time. A quick summary: the blue wheels labeled "Citibike" are simply "eh."(We didn't make this point yesterday: ... More >>
The above video shows the scale of yesterday's Occupy Wall Street protests in Times Square. Original estimations had the demonstrators' numbers in the thousands, with some reporting a presence of 20,000 people. Yesterday's protests resulted in 74 arrests--although 24 of those arrests occurred at a ... More >>
Summer wardrobeThe second repeat offender robbing banks in Brooklyn and Queens this year -- after the FBI-nabbed Holiday Bandit -- is still at large and has a preference for Chase Bank, police revealed today. He's being credited with 15 attempted heists in all, 11 of them at Chase branches, a ... More >>
Melissa PetroMelissa Petro, the elementary school art teacher who admitted in a Huffington Post article to having worked as a prostitute, spoke publicly today about her resignation from the city's Department of Education. Standing in a small gallery in the National Arts Club, with her lawy ... More >>
"Kneel, industry, kneel!"We'd graph it, but sadly, it's too simple for that. Your 2011 Billboard #1s, in chronological order: Taylor Swift, Speak Now, 52K; Cake, Showroom of Compassion, 44K; the Decemberists, The King Is Dead, 93.5K; Amos Lee, Mission Bell, 40K. That last number is the lowest ... More >>
Bonus babyOne major theme of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's State of the City Address yesterday was his call for belt tightening in light of spending cuts and tough economic times. The mayor specifically brought up one example of spending that he hopes to eliminate: the $12,000 annual Christmas b ... More >>
We're still tallying which of our 2010 stories were most popular with readers, but in the meantime, we asked art director John Dixon to choose his 10 favorite Village Voice covers of the year. Here they are, in reverse order -- Ed. 10. The Guido Ideal, June 23. Says Dixon: "Shooting the Jers ... More >>
RadarOnline has reported that former Citibanker Debrahlee Lorenzana has had a change of heart with regard to her legal consult Jack Tuckner, who arranged for all of those original office photos and stood behind her before the media shitstorm began. She's now hired Gloria Allred -- defender of ... More >>
The Mayor remembers the Titans, at any cost
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November. The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice. Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government. ... More >>
Obama tells a surprisingly blunt Katie Couric, "I messed up." Tom Daschle's quick exit from the health-care Cabinet job is just proof that he was a poor choice for the job. If the guy can't get it together enough to wipe his nose clean after rubbing it against the rear of society schmuckettes li ... More >>
From the New Yorker's "Your Eustace, 2009," the mag's annual contest for the best new version of Rea Irvin's classic cover, this entry (one of 12 winners — and my favorite) is "Eustace, the Undead New Yorker," by David Cook of Suwanee, Georgia. Further proof of the schizophrenic media cult ... More >>
You won't see edgy Bernie Madoff-related work like this in U.S. mainstream papers, but New York's own Jewish Daily Forward, as always, is up to the task of covering Jewish politics and news with a minimum of politically correct tiptoeing. Above, an excerpt from Eli Valley's "The Shonda!" in the F ... More >>
Now that Caroline Kennedy has dropped out, the new frontrunner for Hillary Clinton's senate seat is upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic hero for capturing a Republican-majority district in 2006. Camera crews are now posted outside her home in Hudson, New York, and she is reportedl ... More >>
"Gaza medics in the line of fire," from Al Jazeera Congratulations to the New York Times. The word "war" made it into a front-page story this morning about Israel's war on Gaza. Ethan Bronner's piece even sports the word in its headline: "Gaza War Role Is Political Lift for Ex-Premier." As I ... More >>
When city parents choose public schools far afield, what are the consequences?
Beware the hair-dryer throne! The Art Parade returns for its third year.
Columbia reels after stock allegations.
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A Look Inside the Bizarre World of His Pension-Fund Proxy Votes
Exiting Schools Boss Had a Corporate Comfort Zone
24-Hour Domestic Sues Upper East Side Bosses
Why Jesse Jackson's Political Comeback Seems Doomed
Pacifica Falls Into Corporate Hands
Bankers, Bono, and Bomb Throwers Battle It Out on the Streets of the Czech Republic
One New Yorker Remembers How the Mayor Responded to His Illness
When a Donated Computer Is Worse Than None at All
Immigrant Nanny Takes Executive to Court
Fund-Loving President's Fond 'Give Backs'
Despite his recent troubles, it's business as usual for Carl McCall
In the final days of the primary, Chuck Schumer is everywhere