Henry Stern

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    NYU's Expansion Plan Challenged in Court Today

    We wrote in last week's cover story about the brewing faculty rebellion at NYU driven in part by the school's ambitious plans to expand its footprint in Greenwich Village. But the fight against the 2031 plan, as it's known, extends beyond the no-confidence vote scheduled for next month. It's also be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Bob Turner To Claim Liberal Party Endorsement, Worth To Be Determined

    ​The once-potent Liberal Party, which lost its ballot line in 2002, has decided to back Republican Bob Turner in the tightening race to replace Anthony Weiner in the 9th Congressional District, former party chairman Henry Stern told the Voice today. Stern, the former parks commissioner, is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Chasing Massage Parlors Out of Times Square (Also: A Fateful KISS Ad)

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 14, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 50 New York's 100 kneadiest cases by Joanna Mermey "For only $20 a gentleman can be mentally masturbated at Relaxation Plus, a swank East Side massage parlor," says manager Harry Dushey. "A man goes to ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 27, 2010

    Hiram Monserrate's Cheating Ways

    An ex-rebel's publicly funded self-empowerment program

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Pelham Parkway Trees Win a Restraining Order Against the City

    courtesy David Varenne​By Valerie Vande Panne Previously, we wrote about the city's plan to redo the Bronx's Pelham Parkway, including adding guardrails that would require killing at least 80 of the century-old trees lining the road. Last week, the trees -- represented by the Pelham Parkway P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Pelham Parkway Guardrail to "Protect Drivers From Trees" Means Killing 80 Trees

    Courtesy George Zulch​By Valerie Vande Panne Pelham Parkway activists are simmering up in the Bronx. The Department of Transportation wants to cut down 80 of the 1,219 mature trees that cradle the Parkway to install guardrails that would ostensibly protect the trees from drivers crashing into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Park Slope Zombie Geese Returning in Droves to Make Up for Fallen Comrades

    ​In the epic battle of humans vs. geese, it seems that geese have a win. A little more than a month after the mass gassing of some 400 Prospect Park geese that included the goosicide of folk hero Sticky, the birds are back like part two of a good zombie movie. We imagine they are none too happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    New Plans Seek to Return Tavern on the Green to Its Bucolic Past

    More sheep, less Swarovski.​It's been a few weeks since we last heard any rumblings from Central Park, but make no mistake: like leaking oil and America's Next Top Model re-runs, the Tavern on the Green saga continues.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Trump's Ravitch Attack: The Back Story

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Clip Job: New York Not Fit For Humans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Partial-Blogging The Term Limits Bill Signing

    Mayor Bloomberg is signing the term limits bill this morning, but first he has to pretend to listen to people. A parade of witnesses is being leaked into the tiny City Hall hearing room. Several dozen have already spoken to the issue, and others are still speaking at this writing, in an orderly and ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 22, 2008

    Michael Bloomberg's Velvet Coup

    Is Mayor Mugabe an outrageous comparison?

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    CSI Albany: Congestion Pricing Postmortem

    After death, it’s customary to conduct an autopsy. The mayor’s congestion pricing plan didn’t die on the field of battle with a vote count; it simply fizzed in a back room filled with Democratic legislators, so multiple causes of death may be in play. The former parks commissioner, Henry S ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Another Yankee Sweep

    How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium

  • News

    September 6, 2005

    Mike's Awkward Ally

    Bloomberg needs Fulani's ballot line, but not her heavy baggage

  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Analyze This!

    Italians Iced From Federal Judicial Appointments

  • News

    August 19, 2003

    Hello Dalai

    Thousands Of New Yorkers Await The Dalai Lama's First Visit Here Since 1999

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Dead Man Running

    Ray Harding's Strategy for Liberal Party Survival

  • News

    June 12, 2001

    Dark Angels of a Bogus Catholic Museum

    Felons, Wiseguys & Usual Suspects Back a Bizarre Charity

  • News

    May 8, 2001

    Deflowering the Bronx

    Parks Department Paves Green Spaces Saved by Volunteers

  • Music

    June 20, 2000

    Saved by the Classics

    Bell Meets (Is?) Big Brother

  • NYC Life

    September 7, 1999
  • News

    March 16, 1999

    Car Park

    Is Heavy Traffic Carving Up Central Park?