The rocky relationship between Mayor Bloomberg and the city's teachers has been the defining narrative of New York's educational politics for the past decade. Troubled by layoffs and recession-based attrition by the Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers has basically cut all tie ... More >>
From our high schools to CUNY, New York City's numbers are in—and they are terrifying.
NYPD officials just can't keep their kids out of trouble these days. Less than a month after Commissioner Ray Kelly's son was accused of rape (and then cleared), the teenaged son of an NYPD union's vice president has been charged with weapons possession in connection with a Bronx shooting. Police ... More >>
"Well, there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade." This fine free advice, first offered by Humphrey Bogart to Nazi swill in Casablanca, is here offered to Glenn Beck who -- after offending almost all of America's rabbi's, as reported by our Jo ... More >>
39-year-old John Martinez, the accused "ice pick bandit" who was picked up in New Jersey after allegedly cornering and robbing at least six women in elevators in the Bronx's Co-op City and Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town, was indicted yesterday.Today, the New York Post says Martinez (who prosecutors ... More >>
The New York Post says police in Bergen County, New Jersey, have arrested a man whom the NYPD are calling a "person of interest" in the "Ice-Pick Bandit" case. (The so-called "bandit" has held up at least six women in elevators -- using what looks like an ice pick -- in Manhattan's Stuyvesant ... More >>
This week's urban pest dream teamLately, it's as though an arc of unwanted animals docked on the Hudson and unloaded onto Manhattan. There were coyotes earlier in the year, bedbugs everywhere all summer long, raccoons a few days ago, the unfortunate geese episodes, and now this: skunks.
Think about one ton of weight. A car. Think about how big a car is, and how compact it is in regards to all that weight. Science! It's amazing. Now think about that one ton of weight as trash. Trash that is in bags, that isn't compacted. And think about it piling up. That's exactly what's hap ... More >>
Earlier this week we found out that the Department of Buildings had declared balconies unsafe in 16 apartment buildings in New York City, following the death of a 24-year-old man who fell from a balcony on 39th Street due to a broken railing. The actual building addresses have now been rele ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesFebruary 18, 1965, Vol. X, No. 18Mailer's Castle: Far Out, Way Up, and SwingingBy Mary NicholsFrom where novelist Norman Mailer sits, the cityscape -- the big scene -- is getting more dreadful all the time. He broods over the Manhattan skyline ... More >>
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Despite a setback from a court ruling earlier in the day, a breakaway group of Bronx elected officials seeking the ouster of Bronx Democratic County Chairman Jose Rivera showcased their power. Though a judge ruled that the Bronx County Committee couldn't convene to vote, renegade Bronx officials ... More >>
The power outage that briefly left much of Co-Op City dark this morning is over, reports WCBS. The Battle of Brooklyn sounds like it should be your favorite Revolutionary War battle, until you realize our side lost it. Nonetheless amNY's Richard Pyle commemorates the August 29th anniversary of the ... More >>
Larry Seiler has cerebral palsy. But he doesnt want your pityhe wants your love.
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"The rich are different from us," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, according to Ernest Hemingway (even though it didn't actually happen that way). "Yes," answered Hemingway in the tale. "They have more money." Whoever said it, the statement about rich versus poor is as true in 2005 New York City Counc ... More >>
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