Columbia planning prof and his students imagine a New York of bike shares and self-driving cars
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Original Post: We get it, but the term 'Long Island' shouldn't carry this much of a stigma. Because it doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Over the weekend, the Post reported that the powers that be in Queen's newest "New Williamsburg" are a bit ticked off by the fact that Long Island City . . . is ... More >>
A new documentary explores the activist (and irreverent) free-form radio of the 79-year-old host
The Long Island Rail Road isn't just fraught with fraud: Looks like the MTA's plan to hook up the LIRR to Grand Central Terminal might be delayed a third time, the New York Post reports. What this means? The long-awaited, $7 billion connection wouldn't be complete until 2019, four years after the ... More >>
Veteran sandhogs are finishing tunnels for the future subway, right beneath your feet
NYPD detective Gescard Isnora has been fired for his involvement in the 2006 shooting of Sean Bell. Isnora initiated the firing of 50-shots that left the unarmed Bell, who was leaving a Queens strip club, dead on what was supposed to be his wedding day. Two other officers who fired shots and another ... More >>
The catfish sandwich at Taste of Seafood (#10 in our countdown) is abundant, cheap, and delectable, especially smeared with tartar and jerk sauces. For those who think Omega-3 fatty acids mean longevity, fish is the new meat. For the rest of us, seafood is a just another delightful option ... More >>
By Ryan Gellis Standing in a thinning crowd of Staten Island ferry commuters Tuesday, you might have made the mistake of thinking Big Rudy, America's favorite mayor, was coming back to run for office. The few in the crowd who were willing to chance missing the boat would stop to shake Giuli ... More >>
In his new book, New York City's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Big Apple, Ben Westhoff riffs on the five boroughs' finest dumps. Here are his 10 favorites.
Ten young men and women are starving outside of Senator Chuck Schumer's Midtown office. They've gone without food for 9 days and counting to pressure Schumer to support and speed up the (often ridiculously long and involved) bureaucratic process to pass the Dream Act bill, which would allow i ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 15, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 44 A Death in the Family by Leticia Kent We have had a death in the family. Don McNeill accidentally drowned last Saturday night near his rented summer cottage in Monroe, New York. He was 23 years old. T ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 4, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 25 Keeping the Cops From Rioting by Nat Hentoff As Don McNeill's story in last week's Voice made clear -- much, much clearer than any of the writing in the Times on the event -- members of the police force ... More >>
Yesterday Diana Taylor, a former state regulator better known in the local press for her relationship with our billionaire mayor, joined the list of local political celebrities being floated for a shot at Kirsten Gillibrand's seat. Today, she dropped off the list. Taylor said in a statement t ... More >>
According to the Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for bids from service providers to make high-speed wireless internet available to riders on Metro-North and LIRR commuter trains serving Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. The final plan may or may not be free to non- ... More >>
Life is a gamble when your home is a bargaining chip
Anyone wondering about the real source of Donald Trump's venom for newly-minted lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch might want to take a peek in the city's back pages. Trump's blast at Ravitch made state-wide news Monday when he gave New York Post political editor Fred Dicker a copy of his two- ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Stevie Wonder Pairing: Songs for the cup of life City Winery June 24, 7 pm If you're like us, then you like your love songs paired with a good glass of wine. Ci ... More >>
The Taking of Pelham 123, new version, has been judged on the merits by our own Jim Ridley. We looked at it instead as a point of comparison between what New York on film means now, and what it meant when the 1974 Joseph Sargent version (hereafter identified as One Two Three, as that film had the ca ... More >>
Michael Daly's column has to be a put-on. If it's not, then give him an "F" for fatuous. In "Let's make Caroline Kennedy our special envoy to Washington," the self-serious Daily News scribe fights back his tears about Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal from the Senate appointment race and opines: Ma ... More >>
Straphangers are inconvenienced by the MTA all the time. This is especially true on the weekends, when construction-based service interruption after service interruption can turn a 10-minute commute into an hour-long, three-transfer horror show. The people of Long Island City, faced with an upc ... More >>
Did a felonious ex–Giuliani aide pick up the tab?
Come on people, how much more do you need out of Princess Raccoon? Also on DVD, Fritz Lang's clockwork noir The Woman in the Window.
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