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  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Badass 16-Year-Old Parkourist Justin Casquejo Climbs One World Trade Center

    11:27 am: This post has been updated throughout. One World Trade Center has a security system estimated back in 2008 to cost at least $20 million (a figure that has since doubled to $40 million) -- "a state-of-the-art integrated security system that includes closed-circuit television, coupled with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2014

    CBO Finds Obamacare Lets Americans Quit Jobs They Don't Want, Which Rightbloggers, Naturally, Oppose

    Last week the Congressional Budget Office issued another report on the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Its most widely-reported revelation was that 2.3 million Americans may leave their jobs because Obamacare would make it inadvisable to them to keep them. We should say "widely-and-variously-re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    MTA Discovers $1.9 Billion Surplus In Its Budget, Still Planning on Hiking Fares

    This weekend the MTA announced that it had uncovered a nearly $2 billion surplus in its operating budget. How about those scheduled fare hikes in 2015 and 2017? Despite the discovery of the surplus, MTA officials plan to go ahead with the fare hikes anyway.

  • Voice Choices

    July 3, 2013

    LIFE IN HIGH-DEF

    An alternative to everything

  • Film

    June 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Bloomberg Vs. City Council Over Unemployment Hire Bill

    As if the unemployed needed another political showdown in their honor after the fiscal cliff debacle. Yesterday, City Council approved a bill that would bar an employer from hiring you simply because you're unemployed (ironic, given that the unemployed are at the interview for a reason: because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Sandy Recovery Continues: 86,000 Jobs Lost In Storm; Obama Asks For $50 Billion In Aid

    Amidst talks of the now-notorious New York Post cover and the fiscal cliff dilemma, the November jobs report slowly crept out into the news stream - a sheer side-effect of the unfortunate fact that the election is now over and unemployment stats have less of a dramatic effect on our national convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    I Couldn't Watch Last Night's Debate

    The presidential one that preceded it was one of the most painful experiences I've ever had. I cringed watching slick Mitt, with all his lies and flip flops, wipe the floor with Obama, who came off like a nice uncle who'd wandered in for some tea and some chit chat. I felt like I was watching my f ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg to NYC: Cut $2 Billion in 18 Months

    Year Four of the Great Recession has taken its toll on budgets across the country: it's hard to not come across some sort of public service being slashed in the news almost every day. The reactionary politics of cut-and-save economics has hit New York hard since Downtown self-imploded in 2008 as Blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Barack Obama To Congress: Extend Tax Cuts for The Middle Class

    Taking aim at trickle down fiscal policies and warning legislators not to hold the American economy "hostage," President Barack Obama demanded today that Congress extend Bush-era middle class tax cuts for a year. Addressing the nation from the White House's East Room, Obama implored Congress to "do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Obama's Ratings Have Slipped! Here's How We Can Help

    Ever since the jobs report came in with staggeringly unfunny statistics, President Obama's approval rating has gone down like a hooker, making him a little too close to Republican competitor Mitt Romney in the polls for the comfort of any sane American. So here's what we have to do, folks:

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Rudy Giuliani, Frenemy Extraordinaire, Backs Mitt Romney

    Remember all that nasty shit Rudy Giuliani, "America's Mayor," said about Mitt Romney? If you don't, Business Insider has a rundown of some stinging gems. For example: "This is a man without a core, this is a man without substance, this is a man that will say anything to become president of the Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2012

    Google and James Cameron: Asteroid Miners?

    Looks like Bruce Willis's mining team from Armageddon could be employed again. In a relatively strange press release, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new, fittingly named company called Planetary Resources, Inc. has teamed up with none other than the high officials at Goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Is New York's Minimum Wage Too Damn Low?

    If you've been following recent developments in the capital, you've probably heard that Dems in Albany have been pushing for a $1.25 minimum wage increase -- from $7.25 to $8.50. And most New Yorkers would be OK with this boost. This change would impact more than 600,000 New Yorkers who are someho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Who Has Two Thumbs and Hates More Primaries? Mitt Romney!

    First, there was Iowa and New Hampshire. Then, there was Super Tuesday. At some point, there were other Republican primaries. And tonight, the resilient candidates find themselves in Illinois -- a contest that is "make-or-break" for Mitt Romney. With 54 delegates up for grabs in the state that is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg Slams Results of Port Authority Audit, Says WTC Memorial is Worth the Cost

    Mayor Bloomberg has slammed the results of an audit that called the Port Authority "a challenged and dysfunctional organization" with "ineffective cost controls," saying that the cost of the World Trade Center memorial is worth it for the sake of New York's reputation. "Can you imagine? If America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Scott Stringer: Let's Put Solar Panels on School Roofs

    Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is likely to run for mayor, released a report yesterday that called for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of city public schools. Releasing reports -- it's the thing to do if you want to be mayor, apparently! This one here is one of tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Cuomo Might Call for Cuts in Tuesday's Budget Proposal

    ​Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't releasing his 2012-2013 budget proposal until Tuesday, but early reports suggest more cuts are on their way, The Associated Press reports (via Wall Street Journal). Because Cuomo has to address a $2 billion shortfall -- and has promised no additional taxes -- this me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Economic Recovery Might Make You More Broke

    The economy is improving in New York, so prepare to feel poorer! Because the real estate market has grown stronger recently, Manhattan rents are expected to balloon from 6 to 12 percent, DNA Info reports. The data, from residential brokerage firm BOND New York , suggest that high rents have return ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    Rightbloggers Celebrate America's Great National Holiday: Black Friday

    We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and if you went shopping the next day you weren't trampled. You may have heard that President Obama got some grief from conservatives for failing to mention God in his Thanksgiving proclamation. But for our rightblogger subjects, this was not the worst outrage of ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011

    LEAPIN' LIZARDS!

    If anyone can save the day, it's a red-headed orphan

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2011

    Euro Crisis Meeting; Earthquake in Turkey; Gaddafi's Autopsy

    ​EU leaders are in Brussels today for a crisis meeting on how to resolve the Euro's financial woes. Germany is resisting calls to increase the bailout fund and cut Greece's debt. Bloomberg reports "measures on the table include writedowns of as much as 50 percent on Greek debt, 100 billion eur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2011

    September Jobs Numbers Disappoint; Solyndra Loan Controversy; Cuomo to Pledge State Contracts

    American employers added jobs in September, but not nearly enough to spur optimism. The New York Times reports there was a net growth of 103,000 jobs last month. Interestingly, "about a third of the jobs added by the private sector last month were actually 45,000 Verizon workers who had been on str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg Contemplates Motorcycle

    This is something of a still life, but with people! Yesterday, our inscrutable Mayor Bloomberg was down at the World Trade Center, where a really fancy (and big!) motorcycle designed by Paul Teutul Jr. of American Chopper fame was unveiled as a tribute to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Live: Don Fleming And The Folding Men "Remember" September 11

    Brad Cohan​ Don Fleming and the Folding Men Mercury Lounge Sunday, September 11 Better Than: Watching Terrorist Motherfuckers Destroy The World Trade Center As Don Fleming told the Voice recently, the Velvet Monkeys/Gumball/B.A.L.L./Half Japanese dude and superproducer moved to NYC in 1986 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    You Can Now Buy a 9/11 Memorial Flag to Help You Remember 9/11

    ​Guess what? You can now buy an "official 9/11 Memorial Flag," which will surely satisfy you in the case that you were looking for exactly such a flag to buy. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the existence of the flag, which will be flown at the State Capitol and at the entrance of the Nati ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011

    CAT AND MOUSE

    Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Barack Obama and Anna Wintour Hanging Out Tonight; We Imagine Their Conversation

    ​Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    9/11 Augmented Reality App Lets You Put the Twin Towers Anywhere You Remember Them

    ​Brian August is a guy who believes in stories. For nearly 10 years, he has been mulling the creation of 110 Stories, a project that would bring together the collective memories of anyone who'd ever gazed out upon the World Trade Center from as far away as Jersey and Connecticut, as well as fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    City Not Budging On Ban on 9/11 Survivors at Ground Zero Commemoration

    ​It was reported last week that members of the World Trade Center Survivors' Network, who had previously been allowed at the annual commemoration of the tragedy, would not be allowed to attend the 2011 ceremony at Ground Zero. (Nor, for that matter, would any other survivors.) Despite public o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    9/11 Survivors Will Not Be Allowed to Attend Ground Zero Commemoration

    ​This year's commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero -- which marks the 10th, and will be held for the first time at the new 9/11 memorial -- will be the first to exclude survivors who escaped the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, reports DNA Info. The World Trade Center Survivors' Netwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Barack Obama Will Visit Ground Zero on Thursday

    ​President Barack Obama will be in New York City on Thursday to visit Ground Zero, where Osama Bin Laden's September 11 attack brought down the World Trade Center towers almost ten years ago. Though no schedule for the trip has been announced, New York 1 confirms that Obama will meet with fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Easter Was No Holiday for Hard-Working NYC Latinos

    ​New York's Latinos didn't get a rest on Easter While hundreds of the region's Latinos traveled to Fifth Avenue to celebrate Easter on Sunday, others attended another annual event, the Spanish-language daily reports.¬† That event: "Paying the rent," Estefany Cua, a 19 year-old Guatemalan, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Peruvians Face Awful Presidential Choice

    ​Ex-militant vs. Authoritarian for Peruvian President In Peru's upcoming presidential runoffs, the Andean nation is faced with two polemic picks for the next head of state: leftist ex-militant Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who many fear will vio ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 16, 2011

    Mimic's Eire Sickness

    Irish eyes aren't smiling in Raymond Scannell's solo show

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    9/11 Video From Police Helicopter Now on YouTube

    The "secret-sharing" website Cryptome has released a never-before-seen video of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, as visible from a police helicopter circling 300 feet above the burning towers. The video was obtained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as part o ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011

    POWER PLAY

    Tennis legends battle again

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Barack Obama Wants to Freeze Pay for Federal Workers for the Next Two Years

    ​In what will surely generate an outcry among federal civilian workers, Obama-haters, and people who live to dissent around the nation, President Obama has proposed a wage freeze for certain federal employees for the next two years. According to the White House, this move (which requires congr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Michael Bloomberg to Cut 10,000 Jobs by 2012

    If you were excited about yesterday's news that New York City's unemployment rate had dipped, think again. Private businesses may have added 40,000 jobs last month, but if you're a city employee, watch out: The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg's quarterly budget modification, announced ye ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009

    COMPANY MAN

    Ethan Coen explores cubicle hell

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