Nick PintoThe NYSE, which protestors did not stop from opening todayGood afternoon, and welcome to the evening edition of the Village Voice liveblog of Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action. Today, November 17, marks the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began in Zuccotti Park. Pro ... More >>
C.S. MuncyPolice clear Zuccotti Park on Monday night.This week, I have a story in the print version of the paper about what would happen if Occupy Wall Street was no longer occupying Zuccotti Park. The story went to print before the city evicted the protesters on Monday night.
Some aspects ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Our Best of New York issue has finally arrived! Inside, we celebrate New York's inherent internationalism, with guides on how to travel the world without leaving the five boroughs.
Maura Johnston looks at modern New York's scattered musical culture.
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Via Twitter/@LucyKafanovA camped out protester waking up others as police arriveAfter a night of pouring rain with unrelenting thunder and lightening (is Mayor Bloomberg wealthy enough to own one of those Bond-vilain-style weather machines?), the moment of confrontation between the NYPD and ... More >>
Yesterday at noon, protesters gathered at 59th Street and 5th Avenue (just across the street from the Plaza Hotel) for the Billionaire's March, a picket of the homes of five of New York's richest men: Rupert Murdoch, David Koch, Howard Milstein, Jamie Dimon, and John Paulson. Separate from ye ... More >>
At the tail end of last night's Occupy Wall Street march from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park with major unions (and a guest appearance from Michael Moore), the facilitator of the Zuccotti rally announced a march on Wall Street. As it turned out, it was an unauthorized march, as we discovered when we ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Jim Schutze analyzes the economy of Rick Perry's Texas. It's definitely not the small government, super-low-tax fantasyland Perry would like you to think it is.
Michael Musto and Kathy Griffin talk Tourette's and Paula Abdul.
Harry Siegel details a possib ... More >>
The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Camille Dodero profiles the Sucklord, 42-year-old Morgan Phillips, who lived with his mother till the age of 36 but is now an important figure in the designer toy world despite thinking that everyone sucks.
Maura Johnston takes stock of R.E.M.'s breakup in light o ... More >>
This week in the Voice, available in those red boxes today: Nick Pinto takes a look at the Shomrim, the community patrols of Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish NYC neighborhoods. They're using taxpayer money, but the NYPD doesn't always get clued in to what they're doing.
Harry Siegel asks: who's ... More >>
This week in the Voice: Steven Thrasher tells the beautiful love stories of two same-sex couples. But while Kawane and Jeanette Harris got married on July 24, the first day they could in New York, Kevin Beauchamp and Howard Orlick -- both legally blind -- are staunch gay marriage advocates wh ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Lauren Shockey tracks down the moonshiners of New York City so she can sample their wares. After she sips moonshine with Lance, a young college professor in Brooklyn who makes shine in his spare time, Shockey explores the trend that moonshining has become in recent yea ... More >>
Longshot Magazine, the insane attempt to put together a glossy magazine from start to finish in 48 hours over a single weekend (undertaken, obviously, by masochists who don't spend their weeks the same way we do), just announced the theme for their new issue: debt.
Per their email a few minu ... More >>
Goodbye to this graphic, retiring today. We'll miss you! (Not really.)Happy Same-Sex Sunday! As of this moment, same-sex marriage is legal in New York State. Right about now Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd just said "I do!" in front of Niagara Falls. In the next 24 hours, the City of New York ... More >>
Steven ThrasherMichael Furey and Bienvenido Amagna, the first same-sex couple to wed in Brooklyn.Today's the day! Same-sex marriage is officially legal in New York State, and the weddings are rolling along. The first couple married in New York City was Phyllis Siegal and Connie Kopelov, who e ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Harry Siegel reflects on what he views as the end of Mayor Mike Bloomberg's political career in light of his shaky third term "marked by the Snowpocalypse, the snowballing CityTime scandal, the backlash to Cathie Black and 'government by cocktail party,' and the reject ... More >>
This week's Village Voice cover story asks, "After two full terms and change, what do you call Bloomberg's New York? In many ways, the mayor has been merely a caretaker." Mayor Mike's third term -- which he made possible by changing the rules -- will be over in a few years. "Soon, he'll be ju ... More >>
Front and center in today's edition of the New York Times is an article entitled "In Dossier, Portrait of Push for Post-9/11 Attacks," a piece that uses this week's WikiLeaks document dump about detainees held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay to tell of terrorist plans never carried out ... More >>