The White Horse Tavern as it looks today Stay in one place long enough, many bars have found, and you're likely to eventually develop literary cachet. Indeed, many of the city's most venerable taverns - Old Town, McSorley's, and the currently-defunct Chumley's - are or were lined with the dust jac ... More >>
For 37 years, Columbia University historian Ken Jackson has taught a session of his class, "The History of the City of New York," in an unforgettable fashion -- namely, on an all-night bike ride, which comes with the special added benefit of ensuring that none of the students fall asleep while being ... More >>
Raad StudioJames Ramsey, owner and founder of Raad Studio on the Lower East Side, has had a busy week. After New York Magazine unveiled his stunning renderings for The Delancey Underground (or, colloquially, "the Low Line," the name that seems to be sticking) -- an underground community green ... More >>
"Park Avenue," by Stephen WilkesWhen we first saw the photographs making up Stephen Wilkes' "New York: Day to Night" series, we gasped. We have long loved Magritte's "Empire of Light" painting, which plays with simultaneous experiences of darkness and light (you know, the one with the blue, d ... More >>
We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's arrival in New York City with videos, artist tributes, and old Voice stories. Yesterday we encountered a stage-crashing, fruit-throwing Mods vs. Rockers brawl at one of Dylan's early electric shows; today it's Richard Goldstein's glowing r ... More >>
Ellen Silverman PhotographyChef Michael Anthony has been the executive chef at Gramercy Tavern for nearly four years. He got his start in the kitchen soon after college, when, while studying in Japan, he fell for Japanese cooking. Anthony began working at Bistro Shima in Tokyo, and then moved ... More >>
Miriam Friedlander, the spirited former councilwoman from the Lower East Side, died last week at 95, and we would count ourselves enormously lucky should her type come this way again. She was a tiny spitfire, a true product of the American Left who once faced down then-Attorney General Ro ... More >>
Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>
galleyslave/flickrNot the New York foodshed. In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer outlined his plans for making food policy a priority for city government. Among the initiatives he mentioned was a city "foodshed...consisting of far ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 5, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 20How Habitable is N.Y.? There Are Some DoubtsBy Mary Perot NicholsIs New York City fit for humans? At least a few people have reservations. Commenting on the city's habitability, Monday night, one city planner acidly ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording" To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending. Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
'Got a minute?' The young bleeding-heart carnivores who hunt you down on your lunch hour
A practitioner of pornigami turns a kids' pastime into erotic sculpture
NYPD gunfire goes up while crime goes down. What gives?
Tough images, tougher truth in Seeing Insanity
In which an American Idol runner-up tops it all by blow-drying his chest
Nowhere to run to: Rent-hating New Yorkers love The Warriors' vision of the city
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
An old hotel with historic associations now attracts therapists and bodyworkers
A Populist Pol Plays With the Peoples Choice
The World-Famous Staten Island Hip-Hop Collective Has a Government Informer Working Within Its Ranks; at the Same Time, the Group Is Being Investigated by the Feds for Gunrunning. Coincidence?
'Suitable Males' Allowed At Women's SRO