When all else (Congress) fails to raise monies for those devastated by Hurricane Sandy, it's rewarding to see ordinary citizens donate a little extra to the cause. And even more rewarding when that little extra amounts to nearly half a billion dollars.A month ago, we reported on Attorney Genera ... More >>
Originally published 11/04/12
Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Cast In Concrete tracks Vijith Assar as he records New York City's street musicians. If you'll be busking nearby soon and would like to appear in a future installment, please let him know.
Who: Lenna Pierce, d.b.a. Meaner Pencil
When: November 1st, 11:30pm
Where: C line, Nostrand Avenue station, ... More >>
Hurricane relief: free waffles & snacks at City Hall Park and 3rd Ave/14th street from 3-6pm compliments of NY's hometown airline @jetblue.— Wafels & Dinges (@waffletruck) November 1, 2012
These yummy deals are trying to fill up the city's bellies, with little additional costs.
Extr ... More >>
Reuters via NYTThe death toll from yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan could rise to more than 1300, government officials told Japanese news media. CNN is reporting that the number of deaths is 900 and is expected to rise. Half the population of one town, Minamisanr ... More >>
Oh dear. Lower East Side blog Bowery Boogie reports some drug-fueled drama that went down in a tenement on Rivington Street Monday night when a resident's 911 call led to 10 evictions and the discovery of a hydroponic marijuana farm in the basement of a local Mexican eatery.
The United States and Russia traded prisoners, all accused of spying, as if the world is nothing but a Catherine Zeta-Jones film. The United States gave ten spies (including Sexy Anna Chapman) in exchange for four, which seems like a loss, but not if you believe Biden. And just like that, our ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
May 30, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 33
23 Win '68 'Obies'
The 1967-68 Village Voice Off-Broadway Awards were presented on Saturday afternoon at a giant invitational party at the Village Gate. These were the 13th annual "Obies," and a crowd of ... More >>
The Obama administration is suggesting a voluntary ban on lobbyists serving on 915 Federal Advisory Committees which consult with federal agencies on government policy. The lobbyists, one of whom helped write the legislation which created the Committees when he was a Republican Senate staffer, are n ... More >>