• Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Brooklyn Record Label Captured Tracks Takes Risks, Avoids Soundscan, and Sees Results

    At 10 years old, Captured Tracks founder and owner Mike Sniper was already doing business at the lunch table. "There was this kid who was really into heavy metal, and my sister gave me all her heavy metal tapes because she was getting into other stuff," he says. "I didn't like heavy metal, and she h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013


    Be a kid again on 
Governors Island

  • Music

    November 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Four Excellent New Christmas Songs That Are Guaranteed To Be Drummer Boy Challenge-Safe

    This week in the Voice I discussed The Little Drummer Boy Challenge, a sort of Frogger pitting your ears against "Christmas creep." The rules are simple: If you haven't heard "The Little Drummer Boy" in any form—including Justin Bieber's recent, Busta Rhymes-assisted update of the song—s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    City's First 20 mph 'Slow Zone' Implemented in the Bronx

    New York City's first "Slow Zone," a residential area of several blocks with maximum marked speeds of 20 miles per hour, has been unveiled in the Claremont section of the Bronx. The Daily News reports that 46 people were injured or killed in the Community Board 3 neighborhood, which includes Claremo ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2011

    Anatomy Of A Greenpoint Bike Accident

    If a car slams you off your bike, the cops won't do anything

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Get Nostalgic: Today Is National Video Game Day

    ​It's that time of the year again, the day you can hole up in your house and relive your childhood passion for video games without fear of being called a geek. In honor of this great holiday, we've talked to a few people about their favorite games. Do you remember Frogger?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    100 'Sex-Crazed' Turtles Close Down JFK Airport Runway

    ​Turtles! 100 diamondback terrapin turtles flash-mobbed a runway at JFK airport today, leading to closure of that route for more than an hour. "Specialists" (because have you ever tried to pick up a turtle? It's scary!) removed the turtles at around 10 a.m., reports the New York Times City Roo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    NYC Bike Lanes Blocked by Everything, Including Cops

    ​The Bike War of 2011 has many fronts, including the NYPD against cyclists, with tickets at an all-time high, and the public (or politicians) against bike lines, with no one able to agree on how useful they are. Well maybe, DNAinfo proposes today, they're not getting the use they're meant to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The 10 Greatest Rap Songs About Video Games

    ​Def Jam Rapstar is the latest attempt to merge the worlds of hip-hop and video games. In the past, this has involved shoehorning playable rapper characters into cliched genres -- a Wu-Tang Clan beat-'em-up! 50 Cent's first-person shooter! -- or rappers licensing a few throwaway songs to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    New York Times Seeks Photos of Subway Rats Before They Go Extinct

    Frank Franklin II/Associated Press via The New York Times​With the MTA and the Health Department cracking down on the problem, if you can even call it that, with rat infestations in subway stations, the New York Times has decided it's time to preserve our fondest memories of these creatures, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    We Heart Pixels (and New York)

    What if New York really was making a return to the bad old days? Witness the pixelation, Pac-Man/Frogger/Donkey-Kong-ization, '80s-ification of New York City. No one wore legwarmers in the making of this video, but they should have. I need to play Tetris. Now. Thanks, BoweryBoogie!

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    News Roundup: R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, Kia Motors Hearts Girl Talk, Daniel Johnston, Chris Taylor

    ​--R.I.P. Brendan Mullen, who was one of the first DIY promoters of punk and independent rock and the first regular booker of punk bands in Los Angeles. The Masque, a venue that became home base for all that is first-wave L.A. punk--including the Germs and the Weirdos--was in essence his baby ... More >>

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    November 2, 2004
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    April 18, 2000

    Kid Loves

    Ancient Games Are the Hot New Thing

  • Long Island Voice

    October 19, 1999