The Peculiar Works Project takes over a post office
Koch, the new documentary about the life of the eponymous former New York City mayor, opened at the Angelika and Lincoln Plaza cinemas on Friday. Up until then, the movie's prospects for a box office bonanza might have been slim. How many people would want to drop $13 on watching 90 minutes about a ... More >>
It's not a musicalamity, just an ordinary bad musical
Per Curbed today, there is a grassroots force fighting the good fight against Marc Jacobs' slow and steady, and then fast and furious, takeover of the West Village. Gary Stern, a resident of Abingdon Square, will stop at nothing (well, maybe he'd stop for a generous gift card?) to keep Bleeck ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Requiem for a dreamland
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 18, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 14 Viet Critics: They Put Themselves on the Line by Sally Kempton Last Sunday night at Town Hall more than 500 people put themselves on the line in active support of draft resistance. They were members ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 7, 1967, Vol. XIII, No. 8 Dawn's Early Light On Whitehall Street by Sally Kempton There were two dramatic moments at Tuesday's sit-in demonstration. The first was pure ritual: the arrival of the demonstrators in the pre-dawn d ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 24, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 23 Koch Battles the Odds, Gets in Council Race By Jack Newfield Having vanquished the DeSapio machine in Greenwich Village, Edward Koch this week announced he will make a fight for public office. He seeks ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going. We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 26, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 23City Puts Bomb Under Off-Beat Culture SceneBy Stephanie Gervis HarringtonThe current zeal of the City's Department of Licenses for the strict enforcement of licensing regulations against small avant-garde creative v ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 30, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 45 The Fight for Little Italy By Stephanie Gervis Not since home and motherhood has there been a cause like the fight against the Lower Manhattan (Broome Street) Expressway. It's everybody's fight. Politician ... More >>
We commend to you Louis Menand's New Yorker piece, "It Took a Village: How the Voice changed journalism." You'd expect us to do that, of course, but we aren't just reflecting perceived flattery. The article is mainly about the past, after all, and might just as easily be taken as a rebuke (as at Por ... More >>
The first two installments of the public hearings on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project were less than hugely informative—the first, on August 23, quickly deteriorated into a yellfest, while the second, on primary night, was mostly attended by people disguised as empty seats. So yesterday's rub ... More >>
The Donald crows about a big tower for Soho. Activists would like to shut him up.
The world's most dangerous architect has his say
New York City has lost a patron saint. Jane Jacobs, the Greenwich Village housewife who taught America to see its cities anew, died Tuesday in her sleep in a Toronto hospital. Jacobs was the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Voice review from 1961 here) and The Nature of Economi ... More >>
For the urban thinker, now dead at 89, the fight was not abstract
From the Beats to Civil Rights, Lenny Bruce to Warhol's Factory . . .
Reviews of the last 50 years
Lost highway: The road to destruction
New foes for CHARAS developer
On the culture of conspiracism
'8 Mile' Lines and On-the-Job Bondage in Toronto
Something Was Missing in the Theater This YearDid Anybody Notice?
For the Fallen World of September 12, Visions of a Vertical Future
Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Boulevard
NYU'S building frenzy blocks the sun and burns the community
Four Candidates Vie for 'the Gay Seat'