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    July 2, 2014

    The Seven Worst Elected Officials in the Tri-State Region, 2014 Edition

    This week the Voice took part in a national project with 50 other alternative press journalists that named the country's worst elected officials. The list named 53 politicians from 23 states -- including the District of Columbia -- who fit into one of five categories: hatemongers, sleazeballs, blowh ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    New York's Comedy Community Remembers Jiwon Lee

    Monday's local headlines announced that the body of 29-year-old Columbia dental student Jiwon Lee was found Saturday in the Hudson River. Most outlets reported that she was last seen at her apartment the evening of April 1, served as president of the university's American Student Dental Association, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The History of Rap's Oldest Cliche

    We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to unexplainably begin rapping. A beat will kick in and/or a mic will be thrust in their hand and, for some reason, eight of their first nine words are "My name is...and I'm here to say."

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Read All 2040 Pages of Subpoenaed Documents in Chris Christie's Bridgegate Scandal

    We've got your Friday news dump, and it's a doozy: thousands of pages of documents subpoenaed by the New Jersey Legislature in connection with their investigation of the scandal we've come to know as "Bridgegate." The treasure trove includes emails, letters, and traffic schematics from various Por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Watch Live as Chris Christie Tries To Explain Away That Traffic Jam His Office Created

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's in big trouble, and he knows it. Yesterday morning, it was definitively revealed that his office helped orchestrate a massive traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey leading onto the George Washington Bridge. Emails obtained by North Jersey paper The Record revealed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Christie Apology Overshadowed By Mention of His "Morning Workout"

    Chris Christie stepped up to the podium today to express his sincere apologies to the people of New Jersey, and of Fort Lee, NJ in particular, who were affected by four days of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September. The traffic problem, it now appears, was manufactured as paybac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    A Guide to Chris Christie's Fun Traffic Jam Scandal

    If you were on Twitter earlier today, you might have noticed every reporter on the planet hyperventilating and repeating a number of words, chief among them "Chris Christie," "emails," and "traffic." Oh, Jesus. Traffic? This sounds like one of those Important Civic Stories You Should Care About, do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Traffic on the George Washington Bridge Is About to Become Very, Very Bad

    If you're the sort who enjoys sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on superstructures spanning deepwater rivers, boy, do we have some good news for you. The Port Authority announced a plan to replace the steel beams that support the George Washington Bridge's upper deck. That means three of the four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Another Plane Crashes into the Hudson River, Everyone Survives (Again!)

    Ah, the Hudson River! It looks so damn majestic as it flows beneath the George Washington Bridge, and it maintains a nice, wide barrier between us and Jersey City. Oh yeah, and it swallow planes whole. It's a simultaneously heart-warming and bone-chilling landmark. In utterly terrifying news, a sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2012

    NJ Teen on Party Bus Dies After Striking Head on GWB Underpass

    On the way to a Sweet 16 in New Jersey, Daniel Fernandez, a 16-year-old from Sayreville, was one of 65 passengers on Designer Limo's double-decker party buses. The party-goers had just crossed the George Washington Bridge and merging onto the I-95 when something went terribly, terribly wrong. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Here's An Interview With Tyler Clementi's (Now) Gay-Friendly Parents

    For the first time since the man who drove their son to suicide was released from jail (after a laughable 20 days behind bars), the parents of Tyler Clementi are speaking out.Jane and Joe Clementi, and his older brother James, sat down with NBC's Lester Holt to talk about their son's tragic death (T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Rutgers Spy-Cam Creep Dharun Ravi Won't Be Deported -- Which Is Bullshit

    Despite having bullied a gay college freshman into committing suicide, Rutgers spy-cam creep Dharun Ravi won't be deported, immigration officials say.That, of course, is bullshit -- especially when you consider some of the other people (who didn't directly cause someone to kill himself) whom the fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    What to Expect from Sugar and Plumm

    Sugar and Plumm will be opening their flagship bistro, bakery, and chocolate shop this summer on the Upper West Side. On the heels of that news is the announcement that pastry guru Pichet Ong is in as executive pastry chef. Ong, a James Beard award-nominee, will oversee daily offerings that will i ... More >>

  • News

    May 30, 2012
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    May 22, 2012

    Dharun Ravi Accused Of Being Gay By Post Columnist Andrea Peyser (In Column About Not Humiliating People Based On Sexual Orientation)

    In a column about a Rutgers University student who committed suicide because he was publicly humiliated by his freshman roommate for being gay, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser publicly humiliates the roommate -- who by all accounts is not gay -- by claiming that he's a "possible closet case."S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Save the Pigeons? Flock To Be Evicted from George Washington Bridge Bus Station

    City living is no lark for pigeons. The second-most hated urban animal will soon be booted from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. The Daily News notes that pigeons have called the rundown station home for some time, but will be kicked out when the terminal undergoes $183 million in renova ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Happy 80th Birthday, George Washington Bridge!

    via Wikipedia​On October 24th, 1931, you were dedicated as the "Hudson River Bridge." Soon after, you were renamed, and now everyone calls you George. As the world's busiest bridge, we know you have a lot on your plate today. We just want to quickly say, "Happy Birthday," and let you know how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Our 10 Best Legal and Sort of Legal Picnic Spots

    Robert SietsemaViewed from Inwood Hill Park, New Jersey is beautiful.​ Despite this week's sodden weather, spring really is upon us, which means that picnic season is too. New York harbors untold numbers of excellent picnic spots, be they in midtown pocket parks, an empty soccer field, or you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Download: Tombs' Skin-Crawlingly Psychedelic "Vermillion"

    ​Brooklyn's blackened mushmakers Tombs make expansive, transcendent, sun-scorched heavy metal that sounds like a jet engine blast of glorious, heart-warming misery. Equal parts the icegaze churn of classic Ulver, the skydiving sludge of Godflesh and the hypnotic cycles of Neurosi, the exact sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    New York City on Terrorism Watch After Osama Bin Laden Killing

    ​CIA Director Leon Panetta says that al Qaida will "almost certainly" attempt to get revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden, and thus, nowhere are security officials on higher alert than in New York City today. The New York Post reports that the NYPD "will pay special attention to subways, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Dharun Ravi Indicted in Spying Case Against Roommate Tyler Clementi

    ​Dharun Ravi, the roommate of Tyler Clementi who allegedly spied on him via web cam having a same-sex encounter in their dorm, has been indicted by a jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Clementi committed suicide by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge shortly after discovering that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    NYC Traffic: The Worst in the Country

    ​New Yorkers, it's time to rejoice in our misery and impatience! All of those long tedious hours stuck in standstill traffic are finally paying off. New York City was unfortunate to have two honors bestowed upon it: the worst single roadway in the country and the worst bottleneck in the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Cops Hunting BMW Bandit Who Stabbed Man and Put Him in Trunk

    Barion Blake​​Remember the mutilated, unconscious Columbia University employee cops found in a BMW trunk while investigating a hit-and-run fender-bender on Wednesday? Turns out it was his car, and cops are now looking for his assailant, a 30-year-old man whom the New York Post has named the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Horrors in the Bronx Cap Week of Terror for NY Gays

    In just the past few days, the city has seen a gay teenager leap from the George Washington Bridge after being bullied, hosted a vigil in Washington Square Park for the rash of gay teen suicides happening around the country, and learned of gay bashings that happened in Chelsea and even in the bathro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    David Paterson's Finest Moment: At A Gay Suicide Vigil

    ​We have gone to many, many, many LGBT rallies in the past year. Sometimes, it can be disheartening. Last night's "You Are Loved" vigil in Washington Square Park was certainly the most sad, but also, the most touching.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    McDonald's Threatens to Drop Health Plan; Alton Brown-Adam Richman Feud Heats Up

    ​McDonald's says it might have to drop its health insurance coverage of nearly 30,000 employees in the face of new health care regulations. [Wall Street Journal] Before jumping off the George Washington Bridge, Joseph Cerniglia nearly killed himself this summer by overdosing on cocaine, say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Anti-Gay Harassment Leads to Four Teen Suicides

    Seth Walsh, aged 13.​Yes, quadruple horror stories have emerged as a result of homophobic bullying around the country lately, and Lambda Legal Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg had this anguished reaction to it all: "Our hearts and sympathies are with the families and loved ones of the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Dead Chef Joseph Cerniglia Featured in 2007 Episode of Kitchen Nightmares

    Chef Joseph Cerniglia of Campania restaurant in Fair Lawn, NJ, was found floating in the Hudson River. In 2007, he'd appeared in Season 1 Episode 9 of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Looking at the show, one of the things that strikes you is how little affection Ramsay has for garlicky souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    New Jersey Chef Turns Up in the Hudson River

    northjersey.comJoseph Cerniglia​The body of Joseph Cerniglia, a chef and restaurateur in North Jersey who earlier this year appeared on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, has been found floating in the Hudson River.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Elizabeth Lucas: Please Don't Call it "9-11: The Rock Musical"

    ​A few days after director Elizabeth Lucas interviewed with the New York Times about her upcoming film Clear Blue Tuesday, she says she is disappointed. The Times piece described her film as a "9-11: the rock musical." "Which it's not," she says at the Westin Hotel's lobby on 43rd Street. She ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Skunk: It's the New Cockroach, Bedbug, Coyote, Goose, Etc.

    This week's urban pest dream team​Lately, it's as though an arc of unwanted animals docked on the Hudson and unloaded onto Manhattan. There were coyotes earlier in the year, bedbugs everywhere all summer long, raccoons a few days ago, the unfortunate geese episodes, and now this: skunks.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Columbia's Nuclear Reactor, the Triga Mark II

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 18, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 49 Columbia May Explode Even If Reactor Won't by Jonathan Black Peering off the glass bridge into the tank, you can see the graphic control rods plunging into the water. The water is distilled, slightl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Man Evades Cops, Jumps Off George Washington Bridge

    ​Last night around nine a guy pulled his red Pontiac Grand Prix out of the Sunoco station in Englewood Cliffs and headed onto the George Washington Bridge. As he had failed to yield to traffic, a police car came after him. They tried to pull him over, but he pulled the old stop-and-start on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    NYC Places #1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9 in America's Worst Intersections

    Forbes has released a list of the nation's 100 worst traffic intersections, and boosters be pleased to learn that New York crossroads occupy six of the top ten spots, including the #1 position. Top honors go to Exit 4B, which connects the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Bronx River Parkway, and where, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Live from D.C.: Scenes from the Post-Inauguration

    photo by Whitney Dafoe After the big speech hordes, and we mean hordes, of people shuffled toward and into the Metro station nearest the National Mall. We heard one woman declare, exasperated to non-partisanship, "I don't care who is president!" Another woman said she'd been stuck in the crowd for ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    World Enough and Time

    Far-flung, close-up, and absolutely doable fun for all

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    April 26, 2005

    Margo's Couch

    She was sitting there kind of sad. She said she had just gotten a divorce.

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    February 17, 2004
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    December 30, 2003


    Wet Dreams

  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Point of Collapse

    During Blackout '03, the Brooklyn Bridge Swayed as Pedestrians Trudged Across. What If Manhattan's Emergency Exit Has an Emergency?

  • NYC Life

    February 25, 2003
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    January 1, 2002
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    July 10, 2001

    Private Pandemonium

    As Clubs Flounder, Clandestine House Parties Flourish

  • Theater

    February 6, 2001
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    May 11, 1999

    So Shad

    A Great Hudson River Fishery Faces Its End

  • News

    December 15, 1998

    Scales of Justice

    Striped Bass May Be New York’s Newest Contraband

  • Specials

    September 29, 1998
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    August 25, 1998

    The River Wild

    Exploring Manhattan's Hudson Coast before a park plan paves it over

  • News

    May 26, 1998


    Under Cover of Night, Local Daredevils Bungee off City Bridges

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