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See a modern great at the Jazz Museum’s annual concert
Emergency crews are continuing their work this morning on a stretch of Park Avenue where two buildings were destroyed by an explosion yesterday. Four more bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, bringing the death toll to seven. Late Wednesday, according to the New York Times, nine more people ... More >>
Edward Albee and Paul Auster The Strand Thursday, 7 p.m., $15-$30 Every time somebody even mentions a play by Samuel Beckett, we become immediately suspicious that they're about to pull some kind of clever existential farce. Such is the whole "gotcha!" nature of postmodernism. But unlike Godot, we t ... More >>
Hunter hosts Nathan Englander, Kathryn Harrison, Peter Carey, and Tom Sleigh
New York City has more than enough vacant space to provide housing for every homeless person in the city, according to a study released yesterday by Picture the Homeless and Hunter College. The study represents the first effort to catalog New York's vacant spaces, and includes a survey of community ... More >>
Lauren BloombergLenny's: Where the Pilgrims went for takeout? Sure, Thanksgiving is awesome. There's turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of delicious sides, but what's even better than a commemorative feast? The day-after sandwiches. Thanksgiving sandwiches are one of the best parts of the holid ... More >>
viaAccording to a new study from two Hunter College professors, approximately 1,000 pedestrians are hit by cyclists and sustain injuries severe enough for hospitalization yearly in New York state. About half of those -- 500 -- are in New York City. In reporting these stats, CBS mentions the c ... More >>
Plus: Jay Critchley and Chad Person at Freight + Volume; 'Sweet Dreams: Comics, Cartoons, and Contemporary Art' at Brooke Alexander
The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny granting "individual landmark status" to 45-47 Park Place today, removing one of the final roadblocks to the Cordoba Initiative's plan to build a $100 million mosque and community center near Ground Zero. The commissioners' una ... More >>
Community Board One voted last night 24-to-11 (with two abstentions) not to push for landmark status of 45-47 Park Place. That location is set to be the home of the formerly named Cordoba House, the $100 million mosque and interfaith cultural center just a couple blocks from where the World Trade Ce ... More >>
And tugs at the heart
It's about time that a child of Manhattan's Upper Left Side was nominated for the Supreme Court. There is no better school for debate than the corridors of upper Broadway and the aisles of Zabar's, where the opinions are stronger than the garlic bagels. Obama nominee Elena Kagan, 50, has imp ... More >>
Seamus Heaney shows you his country
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 1, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 16 The Way of All Flesh: Stripping for Inaction by Ross Wetzsteon I have seen the future -- and it doesn't work. According to a telegram which arrived at the office late Friday afternoon, "JAPANESE SCU ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 27, 1967, Vol. XII, No. 28 Weekend in New York It all happened here. Ann Halprin's Dancers' Workshop of San Francisco brought more total nudity to the stage than New York had ever seen before. It was unself-conscious -- not coy - ... More >>
Anxiety? Fetish? Picture-prone artists are loving themselves some process.
If you haven't been following the Gotham Girls Roller Derby events held every month of so in New York, you may have missed that the Manhattan Mayhem scored its first victory over the Queens of Pain in four years of league play this Saturday, 120-73. The bout was held at the Hunter College Sports Com ... More >>
Where's your helmet, buddy? They're after us cyclists again! The recent crackdown on biker traffic violations in Brooklyn was just the thin end of the wedge: now Hunter College has released a study of midtown Manhattan bicyclist behavior, showing -- brace yourself -- that bikers are lax about fol ... More >>
Atlantic Development Group, the politically tied builder whose Soho offfices were the target of yesterday's raid by city and state investigators, came in for some tough talk last month from residents of a Bronx building who complained about no-heat and poor maintenance in a newly constructed complex ... More >>
Our illustrious colleague Wayne Barrett was at the New School's Center for New York City Affairs yesterday and, in the course of a Q&A, took on the personality of one of his great subjects, Mayor Bloomberg. "I just want to see if there is anybody in the audience who has a disability and a tape recor ... More >>
At a Hunter College forum last night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney talked about women and politics. Perhaps inevitably, much of the discussion focused on Secretary of State designate Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. Pelosi, who had struggled to maintain neutral duri ... More >>
This just in from a reader: "I just voted at Hunter College and Rudy and Judy Giuliani barged in and cut in front of everybody. None of us on the Upper East Side like her because on her third wedding, she wore a tiara...and an ivory gown!"
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 19, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 4 The Beat Debated By Marc D. Schleifer "Let the cats in," someone shouted, while an overflow crowd of hundreds pushed against doors barred by anxious college girls. The place was Hunter College Playhouse on ... More >>
Russell Banks discusses his new novel
OK, obviously this is not on par with threatening a beat-down because your quiet commute on the LIRR is being disturbed by someone yapping on his or her cellphone. No the "Subway Perv" is much, much worse (and criminal even.) As if the crowded 6 train isn't stressful enough enough, the Daily News ha ... More >>
The incident occurred on May 24, 2005, a Tuesday, out at I.S. 78 on East 68th Street in Brooklyn. The victim was a New York City Police Department employee. In the city's accounting of all workers compensation claims in 2005, this particular injury is summoned up in one word: Buttocks. There were t ... More >>
The fight for legislation to help young prostitutes
The Way of All Flesh: Stripping for Inaction
Porn stars and their fans mix at the New York Gay Erotic Expo
Poor kids of color fight the Pentagon
Secret specialty of a banquet hall in Brooklyn's Chinatown
Young Americans fight for every cause but their own. Wake up, already.
Fed Up With Cuts and Hikes, Students Prep to March on Albany
Pain and Drama on the Mat
Web Documentary Slams Home Reality of Prisons
Will e-tailers eliminate the university bookstore?