A confession is not an end goal so let's not jump to any conclusions yet. Because there's still plenty to discuss in these recent developments in the Etan Patz story.On Friday, fellow Voice writer Graham Rayman speculated on the aftermath of Pedro Hernandez's confession to killin ... More >>
Is there a problem with the arrest in the Etan Patz case? So wonders New York Times Columnist Jim Dwyer in today's newspaper. Dwyer suggests that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Bloomberg were awfully quick to convict suspect Pedro Hernandez, before the full investigation was done. Quoting ... More >>
Jim Dwyer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times has done a second column on the Adrian Schoolcraft affair. His column published yesterday details the exchange between Schoolcraft and Deputy Chief Michael Marino right before Marino ordered him taken forcibly to the Jamaica Hosp ... More >>
Courtesy Samantha ZuckerLast week, the New York Times published a story about the arrest of 21-year-old Carnegie Mellon student Samantha Zucker, who was in New York City with a group of classmates to look for job opportunities. At about 3 a.m. on October 22, Zucker and her friend Alex Fischer ... More >>
Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins. First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>
Daily NewsThe only thing more remarkable than the fact that some bus drivers needed sixty days off to pull themselves together after catching a gob of New York spit from unhinged passengers, is that there are no known recent instances of bus-driver-on-passenger homicides. Any number of killi ... More >>
Today's New York Times features a fascinating look into big-money New York and the constant reach-arounds given by local government to the corporations that make this city what it is, for better or worse. "Companies We Keep, and Pay For" describes the subsidization process, in the form of gia ... More >>
During his reelection campaign, Mayor Bloomberg regularly pounded the pulpit about the dangers of "politics as usual." But the Gospel According to Mayor Mike got a new chapter yesterday as the mayor defended his promotion of Maura Keaney, a top campaign aide who was fined $2,500 for hitting up union ... More >>
Landlords, lawyers fire at will
There's something familiar about this third-term Mike Bloomberg...On a panel last night discussing the city's new political landscape, Times columnist Clyde Haberman suggested to the crowd at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs that the signs so far from Mike Bloomberg are a little om ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg, mayor and media mogul, "is a big believer in transparency in government," he assured listeners this spring in a radio talk. This still didn't stop him from cutting the Mayor's Management Report, the city charter-mandated index of city business, in half, reducing its "indicators" --- ... More >>
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