This week's feature story, The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella, explores the context of the now-infamous Brooklyn detective's career. It explained how the culture of policing changed over the years in response to the city's rising crime rate. Crime, in many ways, shaped the modern history of New York Cit ... More >>
Going into 2013, then-New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was the odds-on favorite to become the first woman and out gay mayor of New York. But in an election in which "change" became a mantra, support from LGBT leaders couldn't overcome her close identification with outgoing Mayor Michael ... More >>
Thomas B. Morgan, former editor of the Village Voice, died of lung failure on Tuesday. He was 87. Morgan was installed as editor of the Voice on September 4, 1975. He left in 1976, after just one year with the paper. Prior to joining the Voice, Morgan worked as press secretary for Mayor John Lindsay ... More >>
The "tremendous irony" of moving Midtown to the East Village
...And how projectionists used to steal scenes from porn
Right up until the last second, in a packed upper floor of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, Joe Lhota's supporters held out a little hope. "No chance," a white-haired older gent replied, when asked if Lhota might win. "But he'll be a lot closer than what they're predicting." The older gentleman, ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo won't talk about his seemingly inevitable run for the White House in 2016, but everyone else will."All I'm working on is being the best governor I can be," Cuomo told reporters yesterday when asked about a presidential run becoming a distraction."That's where I am. That is real ... More >>
The folks at the Drug Policy Alliance -- who we talked to extensively for last year's Voice feature "The White Mayor's Burden" -- put out a scathing press release yesterday writing that the NYPD arrested 50,680 New Yorkers for marijuana in 2011, making it the highest year for the Bloomberg administr ... More >>
A Bushwick after-school program points young kids toward hip-hop's past and future
Growing evidence yesterday that the mid-summer heat is frying everyone's brains. In the Mets clubhouse at Citifield, K-Rod head-butts his father in law. He is arrested. David Dinkins, the most dignified politician to ever walk up the City Hall steps, flips the bird to a protestor outside the ... More >>
Charles Ensley, who died last week at 69, was one of New York's great labor leaders, but it shouldn't shock us that the only way he made it onto the Times obit page today was via one of the paper's $52-per-line paid death notices.
I do a full Gaynor! . . . over Mitzi and over Reichen Lehmkuhl; Friars toast David Dinkins
From L.A. to Bali, city workers film mayor touting himself at your expense
This week's New Yorker features a major article about Mayor Bloomberg that is mostly very positive, though it tweaks the Mayor a little --- in sneaky journalistic ways that will be beneath his notice -- about his ways and means of being so wonderful. Reporter Ben McGrath chronicles the May ... More >>
Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God
Money woes, time limits mean more NYPD misconduct will go unpunished
De Blasio Leads Unholy Union War on City's Campaign Finance Board
While Bloomberg boasts of crime drop, the hospitals' work on assault victims is booming
The Brooklyn D.A.'s office is ailing, but the cure may be worse than the ailment
But big bucks Mike gives the tab to taxpayers
Cops in Carroll Gardens are hustling schoolkids onto trains. Police call it protection. Parents call it harassment.
Dems' ideas on subways and schools will take backseat to mayor's union coup District Council 37 is due to endorse Michael Bloomberg for reelection this afternoona blow to Democratic hopes of solid union support in the effort to oust the mayor. The largest municipal union, DC 37 last year str ... More >>
Bloomberg plans to limit campaign contributions from people doing business with the city
A Campaign Plan for Making Al Sharpton Matter
Robert I. Friedman, Investigative Journalist
The New Mayor Addsand Subtractsat City Hall
NYPD 'Deep Throat' Alerted Black Cops to Surveillance
The Union Coalition That Wasnt
Blunders, Billions, and Backstabbing Beat Green
A Dramatic Contrast in Candidates
Why Liberal Pols Run to the Right on Israel
Ferrer Campaigns For the Other New York
Should the Board of Eds Bill Thompson Advance to the Next Grade?
The Inaugurations Over, and Already Rumblings About Election 2004 Have Begun. Hillary Anyone?
Who Loves a Parade?
Can Sean Puffy Combs Purchase Respectability and Buy His Way Out of the Club New York Shooting Trial?
The Mugging of Councilmember Una Clarke by Brooklyns Black Political Elite
Targeting Silent Rappers: A Street Fight for Justice or Hip Hop McCarthyism?
For Women of Central Park, Official Outcry Obscures Unmentionables
Could DiBrienza Wannabes Cost Lefties the Race?
Does Bradley Really Want to Lure Black Voters?
A History of the Confrontational Politics That Led to the 'Assault' on Councilman Bill Perkins by the Bully Boys of The Million Youth March
A Guide to the Scandals and Issues That Could Stall Her Senate Run
Is 'Stone Cold Rudy' Down for the Count?
Challenge Cochran camp on fees