If you've recently been to the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in Penn Station, you might want to think about where that extra crunch in your Cool Ranch Doritos taco comes from: On November 8 the Department of Health shut down the establishment -- which is also connected to a Nathan's Hot Dogs, ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 31, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 35 Littlejohn & the mob: Saga of a heist By Arthur Bell Tuesday, August 22. Home about 10 p.m. A message from a friend on my cassette phone unit. "Just heard a couple of homosexuals are holding up a bank ... More >>
For those who enjoy wiseguy swagger, the conversational nuggets revealed in this month's federal racketeering indictment in Brooklyn of a ring of Colombo crime family operatives are not to be missed. The best come from the mouth of a tough-talking leg-breaker named Teddy Persico Jr. Despite ... More >>
The feds continue to wipe out pawns as they move toward checkmate of alleged inside-trading kingpin Raj Rajaratnam. Yesterday's guilty plea by Rajaratnam's college chum (and ex-Intel exec) Rajiv Goel wraps up yet another conspirator. But the alleged queen of the scheme, Danielle Chiesi, remains def ... More >>
Credit: Jorge Colombo In John Haskell's new novel, Out of My Skin, the narrator is a Los Angeles¬-based journalist who's been assigned to do a piece about a Steve Martin impersonator. Strangely impressed by the man's transformation, and the kind of charisma it seems to lend him, the narrator deci ... More >>
PPS: He has a web site.
There were three generations of the legendary Franzese family in Brooklyn federal court this morning. Patriarch John “Sonny” Franzese, the veteran Colombo crime family underboss who once ran a few record companies around town, was at the defense table wearing glasses and a blue prison tunic. F ... More >>
Some choice wiseguy quotes emerged from yesterday’s big Mafia racketeering case brought by Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell against a dozen members and fellow-travelers of the Colombo crime family. For instance, according to a government memo filed with the court to keep several of defendan ... More >>
A witness for the prosecution of an ex-FBI agent once told a different story
Daniel Romano was just an ordinary Satanist in Queens. One jagged scar later, he's a national test case for hate crime laws.
Let's think for just a moment about how much M.I.A. actually supports the Tamil Tigers
In Sri Lanka, mothers' breasts ache for phantom children. What will it take to rebuild?
The underworld's reach into the men who build New York's skyscrapers
A Deadly Mobster's Pleading Letter for His Son
A Right-Wing Ex-Congressman Recruits the Colombo Crime Family to Find P.O.W.'s
Why Rudy Giuliani Owes Prison Inmate Mike Lloyd
The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.
Dr. Jekyll in Miami, Mr. Hyde in Manhattan
How Salvatore Miciotta got away with murder
A Brooklyn Waterfront Dream House Becomes the Target of an Environmental Probe
Wild Man Chris Paciello Has the Juice at Liquid