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    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 >>

  • News

    January 8, 2014

    Education Supplement: Launch Sequence

    Gov. Cuomo's plan to give tax breaks to startups on college campuses faces high costs, uncertain outcomes

  • Film

    June 26, 2013
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    October 9, 2012

    Sesame Street Wants Big Bird Out Of Obama Ad

    Sesame Street says they are non political and don't want anything to do with endorsing a candidate, so they'd like Obama to take the Bird out of his ad. Even though the other candidate vowed death to Big Bird???

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Business Finally Picking Up One Year After 9/11 Memorial Opening

    This morning marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 men, women and children, most of whom died in the city's Financial District at the World Trade Center. Security felt tighter this year as streets were cordoned off and NYPD directed thousand ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2012
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    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 25, 2012

    Veto! Bloomberg Rejects Wage Bills, Says City Council Proposal Would Kill Jobs

    As expected, Mayor Mike Bloomberg today vetoed the City Council's wage legislation, but unlike his past public comments on the matter, he didn't go so far as to compare the bills to Communism. Still, if the legislation passes, Bloomberg will sue. The proposals in question were the prevailing an ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • News

    April 18, 2012

    Mitt Romney, American Parasite

    His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2012

    'The Sphere' To Leave Battery Park

    "The Sphere" -- a sculpture that survived the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center -- will leave Battery Park at the end of the month, according to the Associated Press. The sculpture sat in the plaza between the two towers and became a memorial after it was recovered from the rubble. Despite an o ... 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

    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 19, 2012

    Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, on the Living Wage Bill

    When Speaker Christine Quinn presented her compromised version of the Living Wage Bill last week, we immediately wondered how it would affect retail-clothing workers, #47 on the Voice's list of the 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers. We got in touch with Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Report: Food Stamps Boost Economy

    ​About one third of the people who can get food stamps do not, meaning many U.S. states have lost out on a steady source of cash, Bloomberg reports. According to the news service, people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, spend about $64 billion per year.

  • 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


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

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011
  • 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


    Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad

  • 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 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

    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 21, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Willets Point Still Loved By Some

    ​Willets Point workers fight for their little slice of wasteland Between mounds of rusted metal, puddles of oil, and muddy holes filled with stagnant water, Jose Martin earns his living as a mechanic in a little workshop in Willets Point, according to the Spanish-language daily. The area is ... More >>

  • Theater

    March 16, 2011

    Mimic's Eire Sickness

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

  • Voice Choices

    February 16, 2011


    Tennis legends battle again

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    In 2011, We All May Have Jobs, Yet!

    Cover from August 2009​According to the weekly report from the Labor Department, new jobless claims have fallen to the lowest level since July 2008, declining 34,000 for the week ending on Christmas Day. Apparently "seasonal layoffs" often pick up in that week, which seems particularly shitty, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2010
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    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

    May 5, 2009

    Quote of the Day: Paul Krugman

    "What should change? What lessons should we be learning? The first is, obviously, that finance is something to be carefully regulated. We went from a banking system that served our needs and did so while consuming about four percent of the gross domestic product, and paying average wages... to a fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    663,000 Jobs Lost in March; Unemployment at 8.5%

    The recent, mild exuberance of the market, like the late hyper-exurberance of the market, may cause some of us, particularly if we have jobs, to forget that the interests of stock-jobbers are not necessarily those of ordinary Americans, and that the economy as experienced by them is still horrible. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    G-20 Pumps $1 Trillion in Play Money, Gold and Whatnot into Lousy World Economy

    As rioters remonstrate with the police, the world leaders at the G-20 Summit (which was originally a cozy gathering of six world leaders, but like many all-star events has swollen in recent years) convenes in London. They apparently won't touch the recent Chinese proposal for a new world currency st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Unemployment Hits 8.1%, Wal-Mart Still Hiring

    The national unemployment rate went to 8.1 percent last month as 651,000 jobs were lost. The losses are attributable not only to collapsing Wall Street giants, but also to corner-cutting by "healthy" companies like IBM, who in January announced a strong 4th quarter and said that "most importantly, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Cheaper McD's in China

    McDonald's is lowering its prices in China as the nation's economy slows.[NY Times]The FDA defends its handling of the salmonella peanuts saying they were already investigating the Peanut Corporation of America.[NY Daily News]Some fans of the Biggest Loser are compelled to eat unhealthily while they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    As Economy Sinks, Obama Invites Us to "House Meetings"

    Lots of economic news today: talking to Matt Lauer, with whom he had previously joked about the Super Bowl and Jessica Simpson' "weight battle," President Obama says that more banks are likely to fail. But, as we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Obama's permanent-campaign arm is calling for "e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Live from D.C.: Scenes from the Post-Inauguration

    photo by Whitney Dafoe After the big speech hordes, and we mean hordes, of people shuffled toward and into the Metro station nearest the National Mall. We heard one woman declare, exasperated to non-partisanship, "I don't care who is president!" Another woman said she'd been stuck in the crowd for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Liveblogging the State of the City, If We Can Stand It

    We'll give it a shot, anyway. The Mayor is going to give this annual speech today at Brooklyn College. Let's begin: 1:21 p.m. Brooklyn borough president/buffoon Marty Markowitz tells a few jokes. He has "declared Brooklyn a Republic," but collegially tells Queens beep Helen Marshall that "whatever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Credit Crisis: The Story So Far

    Henry Paulson announced today that a tenth of the $200 billion TARP funds for economic recovery will be devoted to "support consumer and small-business loans" -- car loans, credit cards, and other non-mortgage equities. They'll get more money and spend up to $600 billion to buy Fannie Mae, Freddie M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Wicked Finds a Way To Make More Money

    What do you do when you have a smash show that's inspired thousands of 'tweens to argue stuff like, "Who was better, Kristin or Idina?" and you can't think of other ways to create merch for those frothing pubescents to buy? You find a fucking way! And so, on the 28th, just in time for Halloween, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    9/11 Museum, Memorial Plans Unveiled

    Nearly seven years after the attacks, a new design for a 9/11 museum to appear at the World Trade Center site has been unveiled, reports the New York Times. Surviving pieces of the trident-shaped columns of the original buildings, which "familiar silhouettes" the Times says, "came to symbolize endur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    The All-Star Game As Economic Boon? Don't Believe the Hype

    $400 bleacher seats for the All-Star Game?

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Children Exposed to 9/11 Air More Likely to Develop Asthma

    It was bad enough when the only known casualties of the EPA's lies about the safety of the air downtown after 9/11 were first responders, now add children to that list. Children who breathed the air downtown after 9/11 have increased instances of asthma as compared to other youngsters in the Northe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Scenes from Outside the 9/11 Memorial

    A lot of the talk during the lead-up to the sixth anniversary of 9/11 seemed to be about moving on and post-9/11 fatigue, but when you meet people mourning at Ground Zero, the wounds still seem so fresh. Natalia Sanchez, right, was 11 and Ana Sanchez, 7, when their uncle Alejandro Castano died in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Candidate Giuliani to Return to Ground Zero on 9/11

    Former mayor and president hopeful Rudy Giuliani will return to Ground Zero on the 6th anniversary of 9/11 and read from a text, Mayor Bloomberg told WCBS radio on Tuesday morning. A spokesman for Bloomberg said the text has not yet been chosen. Each year, a different group of readers recite the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    CORRECTION: Ann Coulter's Sale Figures

    In an e-mail to the Voice today, Crown Forum publishing V.P. Tina Constable took umbrage with a Power Plays item about Crown author Ann Coulter. The item questioned whether the sales figures for Coulter's latest book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, were being plumped through a campaign of giveaw ... More >>

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