Here's another nice parting gift for the Bloomberg administration in its waning days: a massive ruling issued late yesterday by a federal judge in New York's Southern District found that the city's emergency management plan discriminates against people with disabilities. The judge, Jesse M. Furman, ... More >>
There was another apartment fire in the Bronx early Monday morning. And for the second time in four days, candles sparked it. The tragic details of the first fire, the one in Highbridge on Friday night, were still fresh in the public's mind: Family couldn't pay the electric bill. Used candles for l ... More >>
A woman with a small child in her car who tried to break through a barricade outside the White House, rammed a police car near the U.S. Capitol, and was ultimately shot to death by Capitol police has been identified as Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Connecticut. Carey is from Brooklyn, where she gre ... More >>
Enjoy the spring weather for charity
Floods, fear, and FEMA failures
If it weren't colossally tragic, the level of disorder, dysfunction, and all-around clusterfuckery that characterizes the official disaster response in New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy would be fast approaching hilarious. As it is, the situation is both heartbreaking and enraging. The ... More >>
A Storm of Controversy
A year ago, the Voice profiled a controversial 9/11 non-profit organization, known as the Gear-Up Foundation, and its also controversial president, Vincent Forras, a former South Salem, N.Y. firefighter who claims to have been trapped in the rubble at Ground Zero and saved himself after receiving a ... More >>
Shereese Francis was in mental distress. After police arrived, she was dead.
Saturday's three-alarm fire at the South Street Seaport, which temporarily suspended the Voice's 4Knots Music Festival, was caused by faulty electrical wiring, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman.
In the face of steep cuts, the city will receive millions in anti-terror funding, Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this morning. New York City has secured a total of $151,579,096 in Urban Areas Security Initiative Funding, which comes from the Federal Emergency Management Ag ... More >>
In Ionesco's classic, words do the gaming and sometimes get violent about it
For some people, the terrorist attacks have been a gold mine
via Zach BaronFirefighters have responded to a fire on 11 St. Marks Place, between Second and Third avenues. They are currently at the scene of the fire, which was reported at 1:32 p.m. The Fire Department informs us there was a 21-unit response. The first responders arrived at 1:34 p.m. Th ... More >>
APDisasters always have to be someone else's fault, so we are a city of finger-pointers this morning. We have hapless Brooklyn state senator Carl Kruger, who only tried to shut down state government last year, being quoted on national radio complaining about the unplowed streets of his Mill B ... More >>
People often say that the Republican Party has become much more conservative than it used to be. But they don't talk much about how conservatism itself has become more... hmm, how to put this politely -- let's say, detached from traditional American beliefs and standards of behavior. We're not talk ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg introduced "five real American heroes, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549" at City Hall today in a Key to the City ceremony. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles, and flight attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail and Doreen Walsh received their honors for their d ... More >>
Victims' families say yes.
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
Stuyvesant alums finally join the fight for 9-11 health benefits
What Giuliani likes to remember about 9-11and what he actually did (or didn't do)
Four years later, we still have ten big questions
Clinton attacks her likability problem with some of New York's toughest guys
Media biggies ignored Times-Picayune's warnings—at everyone's peril
Katrina stuns, Bush stumbles—time to call the master of disaster
When it comes to subways and terrorism, the best defense might be a good escape
Skyscraper safety: the push for NY's high-rises to learn not to burn
Misled over air quality, shortchanged in federal funding, union wants four more years
New York Nightclubs Fend Off Conflagration
How Private Ambulance Crews Steer Patients Away From Public Hospitals
City Ambulances Head Toward Privatization
'New York's Bravest' Said It Refused To Hire a Black Paramedic Because He Lied and Used Drugs. He Says Discrimination Kept Him From Moving Up the Ladder.