Another character in the insider trading scandal involving Raj Rajaratnam [at right] was sentenced yesterday, and once again the sentence appeared fairly light. Michael Cardillo, a former portfolio manager with Rajaratnam's Galleon Group, got no prison, but three years of probation, probably in pa ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>
Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>
An historic coalition of traditional race-oriented civil rights organizations, labor unions, and LGBT groups met yesterday at the Stonewall Inn to endorse the upcoming SIlent March to End Stop and Frisk on Father's Day, June 17. The "press conference" featured an impressive roster of speakers -- inc ... More >>
So, the promised fallout between blacks and gays continues! Four weeks after President Obama came out for same-sex marriage, today will see one of the most significant signs of a new alliance between traditional race-based civil rights groups and the current wave of LGBT oriented civil rights group ... More >>
His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism
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As you may have by now heard, last night, as part of his weeklong New York takeover, dubstep phenom Skrillex played a show so secret that even he didn't know its whereabouts. Nevertheless, Voice nightlife correspondent Puja Patel managed to score an invite, one that required us to meet at another se ... More >>
When last we left our heroes, the 2012 Republican Presidential challengers, they were inevitably folding to Mitt the Man Whose Turn It Is. Then Newt Gingrich -- or, excuse us, a Newt Gingrich Super-PAC to which he is not connected -- decided to go out swinging with a little film that portrayed Romne ... More >>
In 2009, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi applied the most apt metaphor for Goldman Sachs that anyone has yet come up with, calling the bank "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money." The phrase took ... More >>
One of the more sinister figures in the Wall Street scandals, disgraced hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 11 years in prison today. He was also fined $63 million. Prosecutors described his trail of fraud and deception as the largest hedge fund ins ... More >>
Think about this when you're relaxing in Central Park over the weekend: An entire community once lived there, with homes and several churches and at least one school, right in the park (before it was the park). We're talking about Seneca Village, a largely African-American community of some 2 ... More >>
Maybe this really is the age of WikiLeaks. Transparency, hacks and secrets of all stripes are currently getting big play in media news, ranging from the travails of Anthony Weiner's penis to shady New York Times snooping and the Freedom of Information Act at work. We've seen the latter in the ... More >>
Stratus Realty GroupAlas: Goods, the 1946 Spartan trailer that parked itself in Williamsburg last May, is no more.
The new governor can't be small business as usual
This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman details the disaster that is CityTime, a project of the Bloomberg administration meant to automate the city's payroll system. Last month, one CityTime consultant, Spherion, was indicted for defrauding the city of $80 million. Over the last 12 years, CityT ... More >>
You've heard that old fable -- favored by Orson Welles, among others -- about a frog whom a scorpion asks for a ride across a stream. The frog reasons that the scorpion won't sting him while they're both in the water, because then they would both drown. So he consents. But the scorpion stings him ... More >>
A Prince of Darkness turns White Knight
So is the long-heralded arrival of Atlantic Yards finally at hand, or what? According to the front page of today's Times (echoed on its sports page), the answer is yes: Following yesterday's appeals court ruling, which dismissed challenges to the state seizing private land for the Nets-arena-and-oth ... More >>
Senate Democrats and negotiators for the mayor have apparently worked out terms to settle the recent deadlock about extending the mayoral school control bill. Sources say the mayor has agreed to an amendment that would provide $1.6 million to the City University to oversee a parent training and exch ... More >>
A downtown record-store owner unearths the Holy Grail of lost Brazilian psychedelia
There's a blast from the Giuliani past sitting atop the fold on Page B1 of the Times' business section this morning in the form of a photo of Charlie Millard, Rudy's former top economic aide who ran the city's Economic Development Corporation in the Giuliani era. The story about him includes the mos ... More >>
Call it Gall Street. How else to describe an industry that applauds nearly $500 million in bonuses for executives taking an entire economy down with them?
The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate
Probation for exRudy big
Deal to combine two largest alt-weekly chains would require Justice Department approval
Plame's not the first spy outed by the Bush team. Remember the case of the Pakistani computer tech?
Accidental learning through leisure activities
Lost your job in finance? No problem. For a small investment of time and money, you can be on your way to making a living in real estate.
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