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Elizabeth Dwoskin

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    December 30, 2011

    Here Are the 20 Most-Read Village Voice Stories of 2011

    Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Eric Bellucci's Madness and Murder of Mom and Dad

    ​In our weekly edition, Elizabeth Dwoskin's cover story "Killing Mom and Dad" tells a horrific, but humanizing tale about Eric Bellucci, whose slip into schizophrenia culminated in the stabbing deaths of his mother and father late last year. For the first time, the surviving children of the Be ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: Reports From Ground Zero This Morning [UPDATED]

    Photos by Steven Thrasher​It was quiet and foggy at Ground Zero this morning -- the first New York had woken up to knowing Osama Bin Laden was dead -- but not entirely silent. By 5:30 a.m., the impromptu all night party was still going on in pockets, most noticeably in front of the 9/11 Memori ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Bad Tenants and Gnarly Neighbors

    ​This week in the Voice, Elizabeth Dwoskin introduces us to New York's 10 worst tenants. Scam artists, murderers, and hoarders all make this list of nightmare neighbors. Next time you feel like complaining because the people upstairs are playing their music too loud, be thankful you don't live ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: Zaire Paige Shoots to Kill

    ​​The cover of this week's Village Voice is the story of Zaire Paige, a budding young actor who went from playing a killer in the Ethan Hawke film Brooklyn's Finest, to becoming one in real life. He now faces 107 years in prison for the murder of suspected gangster Lethania Garcia, a killing ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Let's Play "Who's My Landlord?"

    ​Home is, as they say, where the heart is. So who's the guy selling you your Lipitor and what the hell are all these rats doing everywhere? In this week's Village Voice cover story, join staff writer Elizabeth Dwoskin for a rousing, fun, morbid round of the game New Yorkers everywhere can rela ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: The Endless Bummer of Staten Island

    ​All the way out on the south shore of Staten Island lies a quiet, tucked-away community called the Cedar Grove Beach Club, a "poor man's Bermuda" for the few Staten Islanders who knew about it and summered there. That's all over now, as the city's Parks Department plans to turn the 200-acre p ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Gladys Carrión, City Kids Advocate and Upstate's Bureaucratic "Satan"

    ​Why do some people upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión their own 'Satan' incarnate? Maybe it has something to do with all the juvenile detention facilities city kids get sent to up there. Or got sent to. Because -- as the commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services -- Car ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Questions That May Never Be Answered: Where Did Sexy Banker Debrahlee Lorenzana Get Her Pushup Bra?

    Lorenzana shows one of her many pairs of Uggs on her Facebook page.​If you've watched a TV or seen a paper or glanced at a computer this week, there's no way you haven't heard about the hot-hot-hot lady banker who may have been too hot to bank. The whirlwind of responses to Elizabeth Dwoskin's ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    This Week, in the Voice: Is This Woman Too Hot to Be a Banker?

    ​Debrahlee Lorenzana was a banker at a Citibank branch in Midtown Manhattan. As you'll see from our cover, she's an attractive woman. But too attractive to keep her job? Elizabeth Dwoskin asks as much in this week's Village Voice cover story, Is This Woman Too Hot to Be a Banker?

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    April 27, 2010

    After Chinatown Fire, Tenants Pick Over the Ruins

    Two weeks after a seven-alarm fire ripped through their Chinatown building and three others, the tenants of 289 Grand Street lined up in front of the ruins on Saturday afternoon to salvage whatever remained of their belongings. The tenants came with empty shopping bags and low expectations as th ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: Jaime Hernandez's Graphic Behavior; A Chinatown Building's Hip, Young Gentrifiers

    ​Famed Love & Rockets graphic novelist Jamie Hernandez takes over the cover of this week's Village Voice, as R. C. Baker takes a trip with Hernandez to MoMA and through his epic career.

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    March 23, 2010

    The Baco Cafe Serves DUMBO a Helping of Israeli and North African Food, With a Side of Whimsy

    Elizabeth DwoskinThe Baco Cafe's antique Moroccan tables.​The Baco Café, on Jay Street, in DUMBO, could just as easily be mistaken for a furniture store, a gallery, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage - only it happens to be a restaurant, with a clothing boutique tucked in the back. ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    This Week, in the Voice: The 10 Worst Landlords in NYC

    ​Still trying to wrangle your landlord to get your door to stop squeaking? You ain't seen shit. As long as they didn't make Elizabeth Dwoskin's beautifully terrifying work on this year's list of New York's Worst Landlords, you might end up wanting to hug your own building's capo. And if they a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Ha ha, Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson as Oscar and Felix! But as it's by Wayne Barrett, you know it's not a cheap joke: It's about their day jobs as Mayor and Comptroller, the funding for the Museum for African Art led by Thompson's wife, and the propriety of a candidate challenging, with h ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Curvy and Tasty: DUMBO's Baco Cafe

    Elizabeth DwoskinDUMBO's Baco Cafe​ It's hard to describe the Baco Cafe, which opened in DUMBO in August, without sounding over the top. The place could just as easily be a furniture store, a design shop, an artist's loft, or a small whimsical mirage--only it happens to be an Israeli restauran ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Rats, drug dealers, hookers, a gambling "casino' in one of the apartments: 2320 Aqueduct Avenue in the Bronx sounds like a terrible building. It used to be bad when one of the Voice's perennial "10 Worst Landlords" owned it. Then he sold out to fancy new owners -- including a Tishman Speyer a ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​New York's got some weird addresses. Heard about the Chinatown tenement at 81 Bowery where residents live in cubicles? It stinks of piss and fish paste, yet when it was closed briefly for fire violations, tenant fought to get back in. Maybe they just want to be near the Bowery Ballroom? Eliza ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​19-year-old Caleb Lacey wanted to be a fireman. He volunteered for the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department in Long Island. He seemed to enjoy the work. Now he stands accused of arson and second-degree murder. Elizabeth Dwoskin has the story. You knew before it dropped there'd be backlash o ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    New Idea for Ghost Condos: Developer Grants to House Families Making About $100K

    The Bloomberg Administration has been talking lately about what to do with moribund condos left under-tenanted and sometimes unfinanced in the recession -- what Christine Quinn called the "tarnished trophies" of the late boom. Some have been opened to the homeless. Last week Elizabeth Dwoskin mentio ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Mark Farese "stole $150 from his grandfather to buy his first pair" of premium athletic shoes, specializing in the Air Force 1 variety. Now he has 1,400 pairs, and Nike sends him advance copies of new models. He is the Mayor of the fascinating world of sneakerdom, where pre-teens and grown-up ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​School's Out! But the Voice Educational Supplement is in session. When cops made a bogus bust on 32 teens from Bushwick Community High, the kids kept their cool -- and won their case against the NYPD. Why? Because they'd been trained how to respond to police overreach and entrapment by their ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Albany Coup, Week 2: It started with a shock twist as Hiram Monserrate rejoined the Democrats, putting the state senate in a 31-31 deadlock. The Dems optimistically declared new leader John Sampson the president pro tem. (Just to be on the safe side they sued, but were rejected.) The Republica ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    After a lifetime of political hackery, former city councilmember Noach Dear, who had never even practiced law, became a municipal judge. Who knew he'd become a savior to hundreds of New Yorkers harassed and dunned by unscrupulous and sometimes crooked debt collectors? And that he'd get standing ova ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama graciously escorted GM into bankruptcy.Enemies decried his kind words and big speech to the Muslim world, but it still went over big. Can't touch this! We're beginning to think that Obama's letting total lunatics attack him on a government website just for the laughs. Patriots ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009
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    April 29, 2009

    Court Rejects Appeal of Term Limits Case; Bloomberg Still In

    Another term limits extension challenge has been defeated: Yesterday the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to intervene in a suit against Mayor Bloomberg's third term shenanigans. This was an appeal of a lower court ruling against the suit earlier this month. As Elizabeth Dwoskin reported ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama came down on the credit card companies. They're still trying to hang the socialist and elitist raps on him, but they don't seem to be sticking. Mayor Bloomberg got mad as hell about the MTA fare hike -- but didn't bother to tell his friends in Albany. His "Puppets for Educational ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009
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    April 6, 2009

    Protest at the Village Voice

    Well, it's nice to know someone cares enough to show up in the rain.A handful of AIDS denialists showed up in front of the Voice offices on Cooper Square this afternoon to hand out leaflets protesting our cover story this week.In the story, the Voice had complained that the New York Times was actin ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Remember the epidemic years of AIDS, when infected New Yorkers fought to get into untested drug trials? People fought to get infected babies into those trials, too. Some of them, because of the nature of the trials, were given placebo drugs. Some made it, some didn't. Not much has been written abo ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    New York Headlines, and a Voice Index

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]We've moved your daily New York headlines, GO HERE FOR TODAY'S ESSENTIAL STORIES.The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:Letters: Afghan War  La Dolce Musto: Jim Carrey Pounds a Muscle Bear on All Fours! Tom Robbins: Vanguard of the Sena ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    In This Week's Voice

    We said last week's Net Hentoff column would be his last at the Voice. Turns out we were wrong. The "excessed" journalistic legend delivers his own valedictory in this week's edition. Will our public servants suffer any consequences for their near-criminal handling of the Yankee Stadium boondoggl ... More >>

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