John Lindsay

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    December 23, 2013

    The History of the Televised Yule Log, Which Was Invented in New York City

    Gather 'round, children, and I will tell you a holiday story, the story of the WPIX Yule Log. The yule log, the ceremonial incineration of a whole tree, has been a Christmas tradition for centuries. But television's Yule Log, a loop of blazing fireplace flickering to a soundtrack of the Boston Pops, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013
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    December 30, 2011

    Forty-Year-Old John Lindsay Campaign Billboard Uncovered in Flatbush

    John Lindsay was the mayor of New York City from 1966 to 1973. That's definitely far enough in the past that you'd think his campaign materials would be long gone. Check out this photo, though: That's a Lindsay campaign billboard from the late 60s, recently uncovered on the corner of Bedford and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Florence Henderson Got Crabs from One-Night Stand With Former NYC Mayor John Lindsay

    ​Florence Henderson, she of the awesome Carol Brady characterization and beauteous mullet, has admitted in her upcoming memoir, Life Is Not a Stage, that 1. She cheated on her husband in the '60s and 2. She got crabs in doing so. Further, the crabs-giver was no other than John Lindsay, former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Is Mayor Bloomberg Gay?

    ​And what if he was? "That's the kinds of questions we at Next magazine found ourselves asking in our Gay Pride Issue 2011. "What keeps the gay dream alive in New York when things like AIDS, 9/11, marriage inequality and, yes, mayors who campaign against our nightlife, our dancing, our sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    New York Parties Are So Over

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 22, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 12 Wake up! The party's not over by Blair Sobol Perhaps Norman Mailer started it all. The latest craze is giving extravagantly dull parties. The bigger and more boring the better. Nowadays the success of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Ed Koch Red-Baited at an Anti-War Rally, Says Jack Newfield

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 13, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 2 My Back Pages By Jack Newfield PAGE ONE. Congressman Ed Koch is misleading the readers of The Voice. Koch and a close friend of his (Larry Maxwell) have published letters in The Voice denying that Ko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Rich New York Mayor Runs for President, 1972 Version

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 6, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 1 He said nothing sincerely By Michael Zwerin MIAMI, Florida -- The Miami Room of the Dupont Plaza was crowded for some big-time stuff. Reporters were even flown down special. We all had press kits with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Shirley Chisholm Dares to Run for President

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 2, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 48 'They will remember a 100-pound woman' By Mary Breasted The tiny glittering black woman stood utterly at attention. She wore a suit of stiff brocade that fitted her shoulders so snugly it gave her a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Complaining About Snow Is So Passé

    New Yorkers wade through the 1969 "Lindsay" storm.‚ÄčIt's hard to tell if the New York Times is trying to celebrate or condemn all of this snow bitching. But a story on the paper's website today would like to remind you that whining about blizzards, and especially ragging on city officials abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Bike Lanes on City Streets Coming 'Soon': 1970

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 24, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 39 Cyclists in The City: Ride On! By Clark Whelton A thousand bicyclists left Central Park last Wednesday morning and headed down Fifth Avenue to demonstrate that New York would be a better city if more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Jack Newfield on John Lindsay's Re-Election: No Cosmic Significance

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 13, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 57 There Was No Mystery by Jack Newfield Columnists and politicians seem intent on extracting cosmic meanings from John Lindsay's re-election victory. They see the end of the two-party system, a mandate ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 27, 2010


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    July 16, 2010

    The Voice, Shockingly, Endorses Norman Mailer

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 12, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 35 Editorials for June 17 Mailer-Breslin The significant advance in this dreary primary is the introduction of Norman Mailer to municipal politics. He understands better than anyone around the anguish of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Jimmy Breslin on Norman Mailer for Mayor: 'That bum is serious!'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    John Lindsay Begins a Rough 1969 Re-Election Bid

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 20, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 23 John Lindsay Throws Himself Into the Ring by Mary Perot Nichols John V. Lindsay has been testing the water for the last few weeks. Although it looked rough, Lindsay apparently decided he was a strong sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    State Senate's Malcolm Smith Invents Perfect Mouth-Trap as Feds Eye Home Scam

    ​What with terror terrier Faisal Shahzad trying to send some of us to infidel oblivion this past weekend, we temporarily lost sight of our home-hatched wackos in Albany. On Monday came news that senate President Malcolm Smith has his own plans on sending people to oblivion, although in his ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Clip Job: The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 10, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 4 The Frenetic Business of Being Bobby Kennedy By Suzanne Kiplinger Senator Robert F. Kennedy came to Brooklyn Heights last Sunday, leaving in his wake several hundred frenetic, excited Bobby-Watchers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Clip Job: Koch Surprises No One, And Manville Returns!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Art D'Lugoff, Village Royalty, Gone Too Soon at 85

    ​Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Clip Job: At William Buckley's Headquarters on Lindsay's Big Night

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 11, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 4 They Burned Their Draft Cards [Caption] THEY BURNED THEIR DRAFT CARDS on Saturday at Union Square in protest against America's role in Vietnam. The protesters -- facing long terms in jail -- are James ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Clip Job: Mailer Backs Lindsay for Mayor

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 28, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 2 Norman Mailer on Lindsay & the City I was talking to a woman at a party the other night, and she said Abe Beame was an old machine politician and so she was going to vote for him because he would know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Times: "Cluster-Site" Homeless Housing Bonanza for Landlords, Bad for Tenants

    The "scatter-site" housing program -- originated by John Lindsay to set homeless families up in apartments in various working class neighborhoods, adopted by Mayor Giuliani and inherited and perpetuated by Mayor Bloomberg -- was unpopular. So Bloomberg vowed to phase it out. But he has replaced i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Kigh Dhiegh, Anne Meacham, Art D'Lugoff -- It's Obies 1961!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 1, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 32 Obies 1961 A standing-room-only audience on Saturday afternoon saw the chief honors of the off-Broadway season split between "The Blacks" and "Hedda Gabler." Anne Meacham as Hedda was named Best Actress this yea ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    August 11, 2008

    More Love for Summer Streets: A Thousand Bikes Bloom in Manhattan

    photo by Neil deMause After trial runs in the hinterlands of Brooklyn's Bedford Avenue and Montague Street, the NYC Summer Streets program landed in Manhattan for the first of three consecutive Saturdays this weekend. The big question: Would taking a contiguous strip of avenues from the Brooklyn Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    The First Runnin' Scared Column

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 3, 1958, Vol. IV, No. 6 Runnin' Scared An occasional column on the nature of the political scene. Youth, women, liberals, eggheads, some of whom seem to be a combination of all four, are a core of dissatisfaction for the politici ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2008

    New Yorkers Use Classic Salsa to Fight Gentrification

    New York's salsa scene, still going strong in Spanish Harlem, valiantly beats back the McCondo purge

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Dear Voice, 'You Are So Damned Phony'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 6, 1958, Vol. III, No. 41 Still Hope Dear Sirs: I drift away from the Voice because at times you are so damned phony I can't stomach it. And then one day I'll pick it up and read something like "Waiting for God" [by Bernard E. Scott ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    William F. Buckley v. Norman Mailer

    From the Letters page of the November 11, 1965 Village Voice Letter from William Buckley Dear Sir, What the hell, let's keep the record straight, even though it is unlikely that logicians will turn to Norman Mailer for examples of syllogistic reasoning. Me: "Will you, John Lindsay, criticize Ada ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    Nat Hentoff's Greatest Hits

    Excerpts from his first 50 years at the Voice

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006
  • News

    December 20, 2005

    Checks and No Balance

    The story is Bush's spying, not the story's messenger

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
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    October 18, 2005
  • News

    January 18, 2005

    Thunder on the Right

    Ognibene marshals his troops

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Humanizing Mike

    Why Won't the Mayor Let Us Get Close to Him?

  • Books

    September 10, 2002
  • News

    June 11, 2002

    Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Echoes From the '60s Haunt Bloomberg's School Reform

  • Books

    May 14, 2002
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    January 30, 2001
  • News

    January 23, 2001

    The Man Who Stood Up to Bobby Kennedy

    Alone on the Floor of the House

  • Specials

    January 9, 2001
  • News

    May 11, 1999

    Long Shot

    OTB Bets On Splendor and Comfort to Lure in a New Breed of Pony Picker

  • News

    February 2, 1999

    Rudy Vs. George

    Their new battle is more about the conservative party than the schools

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