Okay, so not half of Queens, but I mean, still, 100 people?
In what has become an annual tradition, the minds over at XXL magazine recently unveiled the elite class of fresh-faced rappers they dub the Freshman 10. Mostly products of Internet buzz and/or critically acclaimed mixtapes, the Freshman class issue has risen from a gimmicky excuse to put non ... More >>
Talking tiki.Giuseppe Gonzalez, a partner in the forthcoming Painkiller, doesn't want you to leave his place empty-handed. He recently dropped a few more hints about what to expect from his tiki-themed bar, opening in mid-April on the Lower East Side. Not a traditional tiki bar, Painkiller wi ... More >>
Legendary outlaw singer-songwriter David Allen Coe will perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in June 11th. After a spell in biker gangs and prison -- mentioned in many of his songs, including "Longhaired Redneck" -- Coe commenced a prolific career, penning songs that became hits ("Take T ... More >>
More on Mayor's Bloomberg's curious offer to send veteran police detectives to help out the police in the resort island of Bermuda, where he just happens to own a $10.5 million mansion: Bermuda Public Safety Minister David Burch said on Tuesday that his government "had accepted the offer" fr ... More >>
Talk about a cushy assignment! It would appear that the NYPD has agreed to send gang intelligence investigators to the lavish resort island of Bermuda to help out the cops there. Who arranged this posh retreat? Why, according to Bermuda's paper of record, it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg h ... More >>
There are dramatically dueling macro and micro takes on the state of crime in the city this morning. The big picture, of course, comes from the Times which reports that, despite growing local poverty and economic woes, crime stats are still trending lower. "Murder, considered the bellwether ... More >>
View Larger Map DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, 6:45 p.m. LOCATION: 731 E. 224 Street, The Bronx. The police have arrested Jamal Blair, 18, of East 233rd Street in the Bronx, in the murder of an elderly bystander struck by a stray bullet in her own home Tuesday. Blair is charged with murder and ill ... More >>
The New York Observer and the Staten Island Advance today endorse Mayor Bloomberg's third term (the Advance "strongly," the Observer in a tasteful shade of salmon). The proletarian Advance shakes its head that some people, upset by Bloomberg's overthrow of term limits, are planning to vote a ... More >>
The National Football League has a large millionaire population which predictably contributes overwhelmingly to Republicans over Democrats. Yet this week we learned from rightbloggers that the NFL is in fact a wing of the liberal conspiracy. Early this month Rush Limbaugh and Dave Checketts coll ... More >>
A second teen, 18-year-old Gregory Calas, faces charges in the Cambria Heights gunfight last Friday which killed 13-year-old Kevin Miller and wounded an unidentified 17 year old. The District Attorney's office is calling the shooting gang related. Friday, Queens DA Richard A. Brown charged C ... More >>
The New York native was released from prison after serving more than five years for a murder he didn't commit. Here's why he's still not free.
That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.
City Correction and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn, one of Mayor Bloomberg's longest serving appointees, announced his resignation today. He's leaving a jail system that for the last two years has been the subject of Voice stories about corrections officers condoning and even arranging violence ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
After running through Williamsburg bodega waving a machete Thursday night, 18-year-old Benedict Reyes was arrested by an officer from the 90th precinct for criminal possession of a weapon. According to the Brooklyn DA's office, Reyes claims he was brandishing the small sword to ward off a group of ... More >>
"I mean Aspen, Portland: They're on the West Coast, but for an L.A. dude it's like the middle of nowhere. We got U.S. Marshals hopping on the bus in Salt Lake City." Not since the emergence of The Game on the national hip-hop scene has Los Angeles had such a promising new rapper as Nipsey Hussle. ... More >>
The prodigal peel noodles at Tasty Hand-Pulled (click to enlarge) There are at least ten joints in greater Manhattan Chinatown that specialize in Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles. The latest entree in the sweepstakes is Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle Inc. (note the fussy punctuation), on Doyers in the old ... More >>
Beginning with a panoramic, ominous series of God's-eye shots of the Los Angeles skyline flipped on its axis so that skyscrapers jutting down like stalactites, Crips and Bloods: Made In America is director Stacy Peralta's third look at an underground L.A. subculture in as many films. After tacklin ... More >>
Movie fans receive a warning from New York transit cop tunnelpopo at Thee Rant: "'Notorious' movie comes out today... BE CAREFUL. Lots of Bloods and Crips expected to be in attendance." Commenters mostly contribute racism ("As if blacks aren't loud enough in the movie theater, can you imagine them a ... More >>
Jeanine Pirro gets a grilling in the real courts