In 2008, Cheryl Santiago, stood trial, accused of suffocating her 22-month step-daughter to death. During closing arguments, the Dutchess County prosecutor showed the jury a PowerPoint presentation. It ran six minutes--the length of time it would have taken to suffocate the baby, according to a doct ... More >>
It's the holidays and time for nightly benefit parties. This month, we'll be circling back to non-profits and art groups we've talked to through out 2011 as they gear up for their annual shindigs. Today we're talking to Eve Biddle, the Co-Director of the Wassaic Project, which is having a silent au ... More >>
Here's what happened over the weekend with the gay-marriage bill, which the Assembly has already approved: Publicly, the bill has the support of 31 of the 32 senators it needs for passage. Though he was considered "leaning no," GOP senator Greg Ball (who represents all of Putnam County, northern ... More >>
A show of contemporary photos takes on our age's 'gilded toxicity'
Adovasio: Scared, brutalized, murdered.The search for Tina Adovasio, the 40-year-old mother of four in Throgs Neck, turned out to be brutal and short, and her life sadder and more secret-filled than previously thought. Her body was found Wednesday night in Yorktown, beaten and asphyxiated, and he ... More >>
A contractor tells a billion-dollar industry's dirty secrets
patrick_george/flickrGive me a tea.Harney & Sons Fine Teas, whose more than 250 different types of tea, including iced versions, can be found in gourmet shops and fine dining establishments the world over, is opening its first tea house in New York City by late fall or early winter.
Photo courtesy The Old FieldOld Field Vineyard is worth visiting for the grounds alone In honor of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we devote our top 10 list this week to food-centric day trips. Our list contains a lot of good eating, most accessible by train or bus, all within range for low- ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
Bye-bye bling! The new realists win out this year
In a ballsy move, despite being down by 178 votes at last count, Republican Jim Tedisco has petitioned Dutchess County Supreme Court to declare him the winner of the NY-20 Congressional post-election. The logic escapes us, but the Hudson Register-Star says Tedisco also wants all the votes, machine o ... More >>
Well, that was quick. Dutchess County Election Commission Fran Knapp tells us that John Ciampoli, a Republican lawyer, has informed her that he plans to file in Supreme Court to impound ballots from that county in today's special election. She says her understanding is that he wants the paper ballot ... More >>
Libertarian candidate in the NY-20 special election Eric Sundwall has been knocked off the ballot by the state board of elections. Most of his signatures were invalidated in petition challenges by three parties, including the chairwoman of the Dutchess County Conservative Party. The remaining candid ... More >>
Last night Broadway dimmed its lights for Natasha Richardson, who died Wednesday after a freak accident on a ski slope. Her family and friends held her wake in New York today; she will be interred in Dutchess County. Press accounts scour the story for angles: Why did it take four hours to get her to ... More >>
This week's Village Voice doesn't hit streets until tomorrow morning, but for our Runnin' Scared readers, we're offering tomorrow's cover story a day early. This one should rock Albany: our Wayne Barrett details state assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's step-by-step scheme to boost his old LES pal Jon ... More >>
In Hevesi's wake, new charges of free car rides for a government spouse at the taxpayer's expensethis time, the wife of former comptroller Carl McCall
Seasonal fare abounds at farmers' markets around the city
Proof that no matter how hard we pretend to be, we're all fragile
Lynne Harriton was the jury foreman at Andre Smith's trial in the Carnegie Deli murder case. Now she's his closest friend.
Three getaways for New Yorkers in need of a little R&R
Dow B. Hover was paid by the state to run its electric chair in the 1950s and '60s. The job may have cost him more than he earned.
Pot for patients may run into trouble with the Supreme Court, but the issue is gaining here at home
Flying squads, charges of dirty tricks by incumbent plague a teamster local election
For the Mentally Ill, Solitary Confinement Can Be a Death Sentence. The Stories of Two Men Who Never Made It Out.
Rosemary Woodruff Leary, Psychedelic Pioneer, Dies at 66
The McCalls Splendiferous Government-Appointed Penthouse
Patakis Wannabe Cop Gets Nailed
After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasnt at All What Shed Imagined
Tina Brown Gets a Buzz Cut
Volpe Family Adviser Played Key Role
Downtown Plan Will Make and Break History
One-Bedroom Apartment in Six-Story Tenement
The Surveillance Society: Part One
An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes
The racial politics of reconciliation in New York