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    February 12, 2014

    De Blasio Has a History of Intervening on Behalf of His Friends

    Early Wednesday morning, the Wall Street Journal reported a high-profile pastor and member of Mayor Bill de Blasio's inaugural committee with two warrants out for his arrest was released from jail after the mayor made a phone call inquiring about his arrest. Officers pulled Bishop Orlando Findlayt ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    September 27, 2013

    NYPD Internal Affairs Went Digging For Dirt On Whistleblower Cop Adrian Schoolcraft's Father and Sister

    In the course of its investigation of whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft, the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau not only ran his father's name through criminal databases, but his sister's name as well. This revelatory tidbit emerged in federal court Tuesday during a hearing on Schoolcraft's lawsuit ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    "What Is This, Russia?": Excerpt From New Book on The NYPD By Voice Staff Writer Graham Rayman

    In 2009, a police officer reported misconduct in his Brooklyn precinct to NYPD investigators. Three weeks later, on Halloween night, a senior chief and other police bosses ordered him dragged out of his apartment and thrown into the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward. And then, it emerged, that he ha ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    This Week in The Voice: When a Cop Lies About Sex

    This week in the Voice, out today, Graham Rayman tells a sordid story of sex, power, and text messaging involving a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer's relationship with a Brooklyn woman, writing: "During the course of her interaction with the Palisades cops in 2010, she had an affair with ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    For Gay Pride, The Voice Takes Over SiriusXM's OutQ Channel 108 Today

    The Voice's annual Pride Issue comes out later today, and to mark the occasion, we're taking over SiriusXM Satellite Radio's OutQ Channel 108 to celebrate. Your truly will be guest hosting The Michelangelo Signorile Show from 2-6 PM Eastern. I'll be joined in the 2 PM hour by the Voice's Graham Ray ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Five of the Dumbest Laws in New York City (Besides the No-Brunch Law)

    As news spread this morning that New York's city council is considering changing the law that prevents sidewalk cafes from opening before noon on Sunday -- they can open earlier on other days -- we know what went through the minds of many of you: That's a law, really? Apparently, city councilman Da ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Rikers Violence, Out of Control

    This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman has obtained photos of Rikers inmates with severe knife wounds and beatings to the face, neck, and arms, writing: "Four years ago, the Voice first wrote about the violence at Rikers, which was not only condoned but also promoted by jail officials in a ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: The NYPD Tapes Confirmed

    This week in the Voice, out today: Graham Rayman revisits the NYPD tapes, detailing a report corroborating whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft's complaints about police misconduct: "In other words, at the same time that police officials were attacking Schoolcraft's credibility, refusing to pay him, and ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    NYPD Crime Stats Manipulation Widespread, Must Be Investigated, Criminologists Say

    Two criminologists offer their take on this week's Voice cover story about the secret NYPD investigation which confirmed allegations by Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft of downgrading of crime reports in the 81st Precinct. By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman Vindication! The newly exposed New ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    100 Most Powerless New Yorkers

    A 'power list' for the rest of us

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    December 30, 2011

    Here Are the 20 Most-Read Village Voice Stories of 2011

    Somewhat unbelievably, here we find ourselves on the last Friday of 2011. We hope this year has been a good one for you. As for us, well, we can't complain too much. After all, this is the post in which we get to brag a little: The most-read stories in the Voice for the year. Whee. Previous top stor ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Mike Bloomberg, Commander-in-Chief of World's Seventh Biggest Army, Gets Taiwanese Animation Treatment [VIDEO]

    Earlier this week, Mayor Bloomberg made a speech where he said has his "own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world." The speech was covered by Hunter Walker on the New York Oberserver's Politicker NY blog, along with this modest gem from the mayor: "I have my own State Depa ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Village Voice Rules The AltWeekly Nominations!

    ​Yes, we're the King's Speech of the prestigious AltWeekly honors. In fact, we got eight nominations! And I'm one of them! Congrats to Steve Thrasher, Camille Dodero, Robert Sietsema, Graham Rayman, Runnin' Scared (Tony Ortega, Jen Doll, and Foster Kamer), John Tucker, and the "Sound of the ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Princess Diana Covers Newsweek Because Tina Brown Said So; David Carr Pisses Off America

    ​The newish editor-in-chief of Newsweek is the very famous and talented Tina Brown, who took over when her floundering web project The Daily Beast partnered with the floundering newsweekly. During her editorship, Brown famously made both Vanity Fair and the New Yorker sharper and flashier, and ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: The Innocence Project's Secret

    ​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman takes a second look at the case of Alan Newton. Newton was exonerated with the help of the Innocence Project in 2006 for the 1984 rape and slashing of a woman in the Bronx, and has since become an example of the organization's success. But what has gone ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Graham Rayman's "NYPD Tapes" Series Wins Gold Keyboard, NY Press Club's Highest Award

    ​The 2010 Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes," has won the New York Press Club's Gold Keyboard award for outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting. The Gold Keyboard is the top honor the press club gives each year.   The series kicked off in May last year and was written by staff w ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: CityTime Costs and Costs and Costs

    ​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 >>

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    October 13, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York's Finest Cover-Up

    ​An "obstruction of justice" is typically reserved for, well, criminals. In New York, however, we aspire to "greater" things. Like when a bunch of drunk cops beat up a cabbie, another cop tries to stop them, and the cop who attempted to preserve peace and justice in stopping them gets cuffed, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    The Village Voice's NYPD Tapes on This American Life (Audio)

    ​We may not have been noted by certain other New York media outlets for Graham Rayman's groundbreaking series, The NYPD Tapes, but there's one outlet that did manage to get the story of Graham's story correct: NPR and Chicago Public Radio's long-running, cult-following fueled This American Lif ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Truth Versus Spin: An Op-Ed On The NYPD's Crime Statistics From Two Criminologists

    ​By John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman The NYPD, its acolytes, and assorted politicians' 15 year unyielding boasting and bellowing of the City's "miraculous crime drop" has constantly filled the air waves and newspaper print. However, since January of this year we notice reports of increas ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "Brooklyn North Inspections Is Not Very Happy"

    ​Chad Griffith​Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct" chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Parts 3 and 4 will appear in the next issues of the Voice. Here's today's outtake.

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    May 26, 2010

    Rikers Chefs: 'I'ma Cut You!'

    ​Who's the top chef at Rikers? Our money's on the girl accused of assault, not the girl accused of jury-tampering. The knives were tethered, by the way.

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    May 26, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "I'm Out There. King of My Domain"

    ​Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct" chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake:

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    May 18, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "Document What You Do"

    Chad Griffith​Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Here's today's outtake.

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    May 12, 2010

    NYPD Quote of the Day: "I Need to Know What Color Underwear Everybody's Wearing"

    ​"The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009. Part 2 appears in this week's issue of the Voice. Here's today's outtake:

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    May 12, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The National's Agenda

    ​They say there's a fine line between comedy and tragedy. But what about the lines between despair and hilarity? Brooklyn's band of the moment, The National, knows where they lie, and they also know how to blur them, argues Michael D. Ayers, writing this week's Voice cover story: The National' ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    This Week In The Voice: The NYPD Tapes

    ​Who knows what goes on behind the closed doors, locked file cabinets, and day-to-day routines of the NYPD? Other than them, nobody. Which is one of the reasons why one of New York's Finest saw fit to record his life among their ranks, and shed light on some of the darker aspects of those who ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Inmate Gets Pregnant in Rikers, Sparking Investigation

    ​Staff writer Graham Rayman also contributed reporting to this story. Law enforcement officials are investigating how a female inmate got pregnant while being held at Rikers Island, the Voice has learned. After the pregnancy was discovered by a doctor, officials transferred the woman to a qu ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Crime Beat: Precinct of the Week -- Rugby-Remsen Village! (Plus a Comparison With Williamsburg)

    See the crime reports compiled by EveryBlock.com Congratulations to the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn, our Precinct of the Week. No offense to the good people and good cops there in the heart of Brooklyn and including the Rugby-Remsen Village neighborhood, but there was actually plenty of offense durin ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    All Local Dailies Except WSJ Lose Circulation; National Drop 10.6%; York, PA Record Soars!

    ​New U.S. Audit Bureau of Circulations numbers have been released, and about the only happy news was for the Wall Street Journal, whose circ rose six-tenths of a percent while USA Today's dropped 17.5 percent. Thus, WSJ supplants USA Today as the national circulation leader. The New York Times ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>

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    August 31, 2009

    Times Finds a Judge Holding Banks Accountable for Sloppy Foreclosures

    ​In June Elizabeth Dwoskin wrote in the Voice about former city councilmember Noach Dear's transformation from an obnoxious pol to a debt court judge who specializes in swatting back attempts by loansharks to dun citizens who are often wrongly accused of default. Today the Times has found its ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009
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    July 17, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    The Week in the Voice

    Those Newburgh 4, arrested last month and charged with trying to blow up synagogues in a terror plot, were drawn into their alleged conspiracy by an informant known as Malik, working with the FBI to get out from under his own criminal record. Witnesses say that in addition to subjecting the men to c ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by limespark. Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser. President Obama ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Times Helpfully Disseminates Our Gillibrand-Tobacco Story

    The New York Times has a story today about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's links to Big Tobacco. It's worth your while, though if you read Tom Robbins' article about the same subject from the February 10 Voice, you'll find much of it familiar. Also you won't find Robbins or the Voice mentioned in their ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009
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    March 3, 2009

    Times Pounces on Bogus Memoir, But Still Protects Another

    It was interesting to see the Times pounce so viciously on a recently published memoir, saying that it was filled with inaccuracies, and that it was yet another example of the troubling trend of publishers trying to pass off fiction as fact. In this case, it was today's Times sports section that evi ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009
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    February 11, 2009
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    January 7, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Realtors Feel the Pinch -- Time for a Bailout?

    We are generally skeptical of claims that real estate values are plummeting, as such reports usually just mean that a few rents have gone from absurdly to grotesquely inflated. Still, make of this what you will: Crain's New York Business tells the story of realtor Dermot Co., which was having troubl ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Barrett on Bloomberg: Where's His Second Term?

    Unlike us, reporting legend Wayne Barrett is no reflexive anti-Bloomberger, and admits the current Mayor's the best New York city or state official "I've covered in 31 years at the Voice." But, says Barrett, "he's also the worst" -- that is, after a heroic first term, he became addicted to self-pro ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    June 24, 2008
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