The Beatles are back in New York City! Fifty years ago tomorrow (February 7), four lads from Liverpool, with shaggy brown hair and megawatt charm, arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport, where a swarm of crazed girls greeted them in mass hysteria. "Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Beatles!," which opens tod ... More >>
BitInstant.com looked like a potential game-changer, an innovation that could nudge bitcoin into mainstream use. When the service opened up shop in summer 2011, it offered to exchange cash for bitcoins within minutes, perhaps seconds--over the previous three years of the digital currency's existence ... More >>
Darius McCollum is what you might call a public transportation enthusiast. As a teenager in Queens, he'd cut class to be near the subway tracks, and dreamed of being a conductor. But at age 15, he became front-page news instead, when he drove an E train from his favorite stop, 34th Street, all the w ... More >>
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn announced this morning the indictment of 11 members of a Russian "military procurement network" operating in the United States, who allegedly have been shipping U.S. military technology to the former Soviet Union since 2008.See the full indictment -- compliments of th ... More >>
A 27-year-old Brooklyn man pleaded guilty this morning to charges that he's a terrorist -- well, a failed terrorist, anyway.According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Agron Hasbajrami -- an Albanian native -- made arrangements to travel to Pakistan to join a "radical" jihadist fighting group last year ... More >>
You know how annoying it is when you have to take off your shoes and your belt at the airport and then security touches you, and you just feel kind of uncomfortable? Well, Sen. Chuck Schumer feels your pain, and he hopes to make it a lot easier for passengers to complain. With a new legislation pro ... More >>
They're responsible for airport security but contractors still make poverty wages
The ageless glam gods of Duran Duran descend to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, not long before wrapping their North American tour in support of All You Need Is Now, the band's 13th studio album. The record, which they made with Mark Ronson, might more accurately have been titled All You ... More >>
Larisa PrikhodkoAfter the jump: Updates on the case about the suspect, a "Russian 'Rambo'" who served in the Russian Army special ops, his departure to Russia, his chance of being apprehended, and the apartment he left "full of empty booze bottles." As New York legislators advocate for a do ... More >>
Sick Maloney (Harbus for NYDN)Jason Maloney, the 24-year-old private plane pilot who landed on Rockaway Beach after lying to air traffic controllers on Monday, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after experiencing seizures, according to an emergency worker and the New York Daily News. We ... More >>
The rapper DMX is currently serving out a one-year sentence for parole violation at the Mental Health Unit of the Arizona State Prison. It's the latest nefarious chapter of a life that the artist known more formally to the cops as Earl Simmons has lived out as if he were playing it out throug ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 31, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 35 Littlejohn & the mob: Saga of a heist By Arthur Bell Tuesday, August 22. Home about 10 p.m. A message from a friend on my cassette phone unit. "Just heard a couple of homosexuals are holding up a bank ... More >>
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Chico O'Farrill never made it back. His music did.
Ten cops beat up cabbie, then cuff one of their own for trying to stop them.
RamsayHere is the saddest story of the week, even sadder than Foster's lost scooter (sorry!). Amy Stefanowski, a Connecticut woman who's lived in London for the past three years, was headed back to England last week after spending the summer on the East Coast. Her 3-year-old Yorkie, Ramsay, s ... More >>
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch just announced a pretty nasty sex-trafficking case against a 66-year-old Westchester County man who allegedly went Web-trolling for women innocently seeking work as au-pairs. Joseph Yannai, a writer who wrote a book about famous chefs (The International W ... More >>
Stacked up in cubicles for decades, immigrants living in a Bowery tenement may have a very unusual situation.
Photo (cc) Runs With Scissors. The Center for an Urban Future's latest New York by the Numbers proves with MTA data what you've probably suspected: most subway stations are more crowded than ever -- especially in the boroughs. A quarter of New York's subway stations saw average weekday ridership in ... More >>
Based in the Bronx, some of the most successful athletes you've never heard of live to run away with your club money
How the FBIs terror informants brought down a Bronx jazz musician
The twisted relationship of the goth girl, her preppy sister, and their murdered father
According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>
How Brigitte Harris asphyxiated and castrated her father and won over politicians
The Bush administration finally nails a notorious supplier to terroristsafter he spent 30 years hiding in plain sight
We haven't been able to keep out immigrants based on their HIV status. But should we worry about it?
Canada apologizes to its citizen kidnapped by CIA; U.S. keeps him on its terror list
In search of New York's most elusive drug
The suicide of a 14-year-old boy
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From wiseacre to wounded wise man: Murray as Bozo, bumbling dad, and bodhisattva
Canadian inquiry may reveal CIA secrets on outsourcing torture
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A Well-Connected Mob Fixer Slips Through the D.A.'s Net
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Her Boss at United Got $3.2 Million. She Got Shoved Out the Door.
Arabs and Muslims Fend Off a Tragedys Aftermath
Melita Oliveira Got Clemency. Now the INS Wants to Ship Her to Peru.
Insiders Say Aziz Has Been Forced Out of Top Nation of Islam Posts
Tseng Kwong Chi Was Everyman in a Mao Suit
Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.