In Kansas City yesterday evening, natural gas from a damaged pipe caught fire, producing an incredibly devastating explosion in the middle of a densely developed urban plaza. The blast leveled a restaurant, producing a roaring jet of flame several stories high that took 100 firefighters about two ... More >>
The juggernaut that is the NJ-NY Expansion Project, familiarly known as the Spectra Pipeline, has crushed another obstacle, bringing the operation of a 30-inch-diameter transmission line full of highly-pressurized explosive natural gas in the heart of the West Village one step closer to reality. Op ... More >>
As we wrote in this week's paper, Texas-based gas giant Spectra Energy is building a high-gauge, high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline right into the heart of the West Village. That makes some people nervous, because pipelines like this seem to explode all the time, and when they do it ca ... More >>
Of the two condiments on this delicious hot dog, one is a recent addition to the roster. Long-time Greenwich Village landmark Gray's Papaya began life as a renegade branch of Papaya King in 1973. But though Papaya King, founded 1937, has evolved somewhat over the years in its menu, Gray's always k ... More >>
A 3-month-old baby who was pushed out of a third story window at a New Jersey apartment building by his own father last week has died from his injuries, authorities announced today.The baby's death is bad news for his old man, 19-year-old Frederico Bruno, who likely will face a murder rap in additio ... More >>
Barbecue for dad with all the fixin's at Mable's Smokehouse We've endured Mother's Day, and now Father's Day is upon us. These greeting card holidays are always so depressing! You've got to do something, but you never know quite what. The best thing we can think of is to take your male parental un ... More >>
The barricades that have enclosed Zuccotti for nearly two months since Occupy Wall Street was evicted came down last night after several advocacy groups sent a letter to the city's Department of Buildings challenging the park restrictions. Today, two vocal occupiers in the City Council stopped by th ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This weekend we learned Manhattan has no monopoly on holiday cheer. Sure, the decorations on Fifth Avenue might cost a little more, but not even the gaudiest depart ... More >>
Since 1958, the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display has been a New York City tradition. The fireworks were originally set off on the Hudson, but in 1976 they moved to the East River. Last year, they returned to the Hudson to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of ... More >>
Francine Davis' mugshot. A New Jersey mother is in jail after her children were found naked and hungry, wandering the streets of Jersey City. Francine Davis, 40, turned herself in yesterday. Her six children range in age from 2 to 14, and the oldest is autistic and unable to care for her younger ... More >>
Important news that affects all of us, each and every one, is today being reported exclusively by the New York Post: Police horses are shitting all over the Lower East Side, the "club-centric hub" to which they have been dispatched to control "rowdy bar-hoppers."
Suffolk County police are still are still looking into the four bodies they found near Oak Beach this week. Some new details -- and theories -- surrounding the case have already begun to emerge. The FBI is now involved, and the Daily News, hot on the scandal's trail, talked to a serial killer, ah ... More >>
Over the last few days, we've been posting installments of our second-annual CMJ on the Street series, shot by our friend and excellent street-portrait photographer Sam Horine. There are so many more beautiful portraits in our full "CMJ on the Street 2010" collection, featuring the likes of Stereogu ... More >>
Robert Sietsema, Sarah DeGregorio, and Rebecca Marx recap their respective years in food
If anyone was wondering whether or not Goldman Sachs would be kinder to the American public after the banking monolith was fined a $500M slap on the wrist and finance reform was put into place, well, wonder no more. Because we have the answer, and it's apparently Hell no.
The Wax Poetics crew helps unearth another trove of classic NYC salsa and Latin soul
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 16, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 9 Whitey at the Apollo By Barbara Long ...The m.c., smooth-talking and confident but less than precise in his choice of words, announced: "The Apollo would like to take great pleasure in presenting a w ... More >>
Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop
He stirs the crowds, but when will he tell them about their lost liberties?
Making lemonade from lemons; reflections about a golden eye; jousting with Joosten.
A life in artthe Voice chats with Peter Schjeldahl, art critic and pleasure addict
Bad boys on the job, bad boys on the job; whatcha gonna do when they won't pay you? Go to arbitration.
Rehab as a beautiful experience, plus cracks about pies. Psst! Ted Haggard was a top.
The fight for the right to be fat, queer, and proud
Sex-starved East Village hippies get naked for John Cameron Mitchell's latest perverse utopia
NYC pols want a Williamsburg Gold Coast. Cool kids and neighborhood vets say no way.
Lusting after neighboring Pennsylvania, he gives the freedom speech
Confronting poverty with action
City Officials Have Begun to Consider the Future of the World Trade Center Site. Ideas?
Controlled Chaos Rules at FringeNYC
Patients Find Care and Comfort in S.I.
Howard Safir I Am the Law!