New York City's housing stock is in pretty rough shape, with more than a third of public and subsidized housing in need of repairs, a report from the New York City Comptroller's office says.
Manhattan's Little Italy may be disappearing, but up in the Bronx, an enclave of descendants from that southern European nation still leads a vibrant existence, turning out cured meats, freshly made cheeses, just-shelled clams, and filled-to-order canoli from a stretch of shopfronts along Arthur Ave ... More >>
Playing a first-rate conflicted gay burlesque star
Hundreds of thousands of photos that offer snapshots of more than a century of New York City history are now publicly available online for the first time ever. Together, they offer a close-up, gritty picture of the city's history and development, from detective photos of gruesome crime scenes to ... More >>
Arthur Avenue, the Real Little Italy of New York/FacebookJoe LiberatoreToday marks the sad end of another era: Joe Liberatore, the last of the original Arthur Avenue Retail Market vendors, has died.
The New York Public Library is now 100 years old. It looks so good! The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd and Fifth Avenue -- you know, the main building, with the lions -- opened exactly 100 years ago today for borrowing. It's gone from having 1 million items to 65 million "and counting ... More >>
Anne Saxelby may be spending a lot of time in Brooklyn these days, but she hasn't forgotten her roots. The cheesemonger, who recently opened a cheese-aging facility in Red Hook, has lent her voice to the chorus of those wanting to save the Essex Street Market from demolition.
A statue of a nude, muscle-bound, leaf-festooned, sword-bearing man "standing atop two bare-chested mermaids" has stood at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike for 90 years. It's called "Triumph of Civic Virtue," but people just hate it. They've hated it, like, forever! Back in t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 20, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 23 John Lindsay Throws Himself Into the Ring by Mary Perot Nichols John V. Lindsay has been testing the water for the last few weeks. Although it looked rough, Lindsay apparently decided he was a strong sw ... More >>
Despite mayor's term-limits flip, Independence Party says all is forgiven
For 25 years, May May has been dishing out Chinese food to the people of East New York, charming them with "Shut up" and other witticisms, and occasionally mopping up the blood from shootings on his Euclid Avenue sidewalk. Emily Brady salutes a neighborhood institution. Everyone loves the Yeah Yeah ... More >>
Everything goes wrong for the wiseguys at the Park Central. Well, almost everything.
The purpose of the gathering held at the Brooklyn Marriott on Friday was to announce the endorsement of Mayor Bloomberg by a slew of Brooklyn Democrats, including Assemblywoman Adele Cohen, Councilmember Domenic Recchia, and self-described "ultra-liberal" New Era Democrats President Mary Sansone. A ... More >>
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The city's war on sex shops has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with development. Especially around Times Square.