Well, the much anticipated (or feared) cell service on subways is here, at least on certain subway platforms around New York City and, some are reporting, even in the friggin' tunnel. As of today, the cell pilot is live at the A, C, E at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street; the L at Eighth Avenue a ... More >>
Greenleaf on her stoop.Our favorite stoop-talker, Cat Greenleaf, has a new venture post-Mermaid Queen glory. She wants us to stop looking at our iPhones and BlackBerrys so much, and is using fashion to spread the word. The clothing line for her campaign LUSTBKLYN -- LUST being an acronym f ... More >>
Without driving each other crazy?
Phoenix/Dirty Projectors/Wavves Madison Square Garden Wednesday, October 20 Better Than: Breathing normally This year, the biggest show of CMJ had the biggest secret to keep. I postulated recently -- maybe facetiously -- that this MSG bill fulfilled every part of the psyche. Well, the rampant ... More >>
As if the snowstorm didn't do enough to slow down holiday shopping, the AP is reporting that Macy*s Herald Square flagship store was evacuated an hour ago because of heavy smoke from an escalator fire between the 3rd and 4th floors. The Fire Department says there were no injuries.
Outside the office. Soon to be park? Photo by Duncan Meisel The Voice's doorstep is getting a makeover. Earlier this week, The Villager reported on new Department of Transportation plans that call for an overhaul of Astor Place and Cooper Square, widening sidewalks and park space, while eliminati ... More >>
Protesters swamped Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations Tuesday as President Bush was inside pledging to deliver "democracy" to the Middle East. Most of the demonstrators were there to demand an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Though the NYPD had told leaders of the anti-war group ... More >>
Looks like anti-war activists will get to be within shouting distance of President Bush when he delivers his "freedom agenda" before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Just yesterday the NYPD was refusing to grant United for Peace and Justice a permit to march from Herald Square to th ... More >>
Today's news that terrorists planned to use a bomb to flood the Holland Tunnel calls to mind something former White House Press Secretary said once. "When we succeed in Iraq, it will be a major blow to the terrorists and their ambitions of spreading an ideology of hate," Scott McClellan told reporte ... More >>
'Maxim' makes duvets and office furniture?
Judging from this morning's commute, more New Yorkers are choosing to bike into Manhattan than did before the citywide transit strike, and more took to their cycles on day two of the strike than pedaled in on day one. The cycling advocacy group Transportation Alternatives counted more than 800 rider ... More >>
On the streets of Brooklyn, about the only thing people are jawing about is the city's transit strike. At Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, traffic today has often come near to a standstill. Cars blare and pedestrians shout. White commuter vans idle on the sidelines, as residents scramble to find a way ... More >>
Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?
Used to be you could count on the Bush administration to hype a terror threat: FBI bulletins about the risks of chemical devices, limos, helicopters, women, and poison; John Ashcroft announcing indictment after indictment; Orange Alerts left and right. Meanwhile, New York Citydespite the gapin ... More >>
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