John Lindsay

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    How Some Illegal Taxi Drivers Are Fighting Back Against the Green Cab Program

    It was a busy night, two days before Christmas, and the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant were packed with shoppers. So Emmanuel* was out later than usual. He had just picked up one last fare from his corner in Bed-Stuy, which was usually a safe zone, but moments later he was pulled over by a Ford Econo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The Rise and Fall of Crime in New York City: A Timeline

    This week's feature story, The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella, explores the context of the now-infamous Brooklyn detective's career. It explained how the culture of policing changed over the years in response to the city's rising crime rate. Crime, in many ways, shaped the modern history of New York Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Thomas B. Morgan, Former Voice Editor, Dead at 87

    Thomas B. Morgan, former editor of the Village Voice, died of lung failure on Tuesday. He was 87. Morgan was installed as editor of the Voice on September 4, 1975. He left in 1976, after just one year with the paper. Prior to joining the Voice, Morgan worked as press secretary for Mayor John Lindsay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    A Look Back at Michael Bloomberg's Tremendously Awkward First Campaign

    After twelve years, it is, at long last, almost the end of Michael Bloomberg's time as mayor. Bill de Blasio will be inaugurated at noon on January 1, in a ceremony he's promised will be "one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in New York City history," with tickets available to the ... More >>

  • Film

    December 11, 2013

    Ya Dig? Abel Ferrara on Ms. 45 and '70s New York

    ...And how projectionists used to steal scenes from porn

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Christine Quinn's Prime Real Estate: Related Companies

    As the days wind down to November 5--when New Yorkers will choose their first post-Bloomberg leader--the prospects for City Hall continue their mad dash for donors, seeking large contributions from New York's most powerful elites. Spearheading that movement is City Council Speaker and Democratic fro ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2011

    Citizen Bloomberg

    How our mayor has given us the business

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    What Frank Serpico Started: The Knapp Commission Report

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 1, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 9 (And a new logo!) The Knapp Connection by Adam Walinsky On December 29, 1972, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption and the City's Anti-Corruption Procedures, popularly knows at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Ted Kheel, 96, City Lion of Labor Settlements

    ​Ted Kheel was one of those fixtures on the New York City horizon. Even though his name hasn't been much in the news in recent years, his absence, as of his death Friday at 96, opens the kind of hole that's created when a landmark falls to the wreckers: You don't miss it until it's gone. For d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Partying Down at Bill Buckley's House

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 17, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 38 A Day at the Buckleys: Big Blight at Great Elm By Barbara Long SHARON, Connecticut -- Several months before Apollo 13's crew walked out on "Hair," setting us straight once and for all on just who the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Vietnam 1969: The Moratorium Movement!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 9, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 52 Plans Set For Viet Moratorium Plans were revealed Friday for massive New York City participation in the nationwide Vietnam Moratorium on October 15 which will seek to "end business as usual" on that da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    With Mets One Win from a Pennant, the Voice Actually Goes to a Game!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51 Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year! by Michael C.D. Macdonald The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Why Norman Mailer Sucked as a Filmmaker

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 24, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 2 Films by Andrew Sarris Norman Mailer's "BEYOND THE LAW" (at the Art) represents an infinite improvement over "Wild 90," Mailer's maiden effort in cinematographic expression. "Beyond the Law" is at lea ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Artifacts of the rebellious Beatle

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Post Bemoans New Taxes on "Joes," "Well-Offs," and "Single Guy"

    From the department of ICWUDT: the Post howls in outrage at the new state taxes to be suffered by three specific classes of New Yorkers: the "Average Joes," the "Well-Off Family," and the "Single Guy." They make their best case for the Joes, first by putting a picture of black people in their graph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Madly for Adlai!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1960, Vol. V, No. 48 Stevenson on Republicans "I am prepared to concede that there are some good Republicans. I would trust them with anything - except public office." So said Adlai Stevenson, in the half-jocular manner which ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2008
  • 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

  • News

    November 13, 2007

    Why Mailer Matters

    Appreciating the rascal writer who started it all

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2005

    What's the Spread in Mike v. Freddy?

    The Tet offensive, United States v. Nixon, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinski . . . such are the kinds of trials that befall chief executives who enjoy easy, overwhelming re-election. It happens on the metro beat, too, with mayors who—even if untouched by scandal—limp through the end of their ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2005

    Freddy, Al and Jesse Team Up

    Fernando Ferrer was leaning up against a wall at York College on Tuesday, with Al Sharpton to his right and Jesse Jackson on his left, as Assemblywoman Vivian Cook was exhorting the kids sitting in front of her or hanging over the railings on the second and third floors above. "I want you guys to lo ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Tales of the City

    The 'Voice' bags the bad guys

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Little Buzz in Harlem

    At the AK Houses polling station in East Harlem on Tuesday, Jim Greene reminisced about the days - back in 1965 - when he headed the Harlem campaign for former Mayor John Lindsay. "Back then, this place used to be full," Greene said of the near-empty polling station on Lexington Avenue and East 128 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005

    Weiner Needs Roasting

    The most puzzling riddle of the 2005 mayoral primary is the rise of Anthony Weiner and the simultaneous demise of Gifford Miller. As council speaker, Miller has a formidable record of progressive accomplishment. Weiner is a Democrat in a Republican House, able to lay claim to only a couple of piece ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Other Freddy Ferrer

    2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream

  • News

    August 2, 2005

    Ferrer's Color-Coded Victory Plan

    A Freddy win in September could pose a demographic dilemma for big-bucks Mike

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    The Hucksters

    The people who tried to sell you the world's most expensive stadium

  • News

    July 13, 2004

    Affordable Housing Gets Sacked

    Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    A Real Chance at Reform

    Bloomberg plans to limit campaign contributions from people doing business with the city

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    Terminal Solution

    Doctoroff's Developer Pal Lands a Deal in The Bronx

  • NYC Life

    March 30, 2004
  • NYC Life

    January 20, 2004
  • News

    October 28, 2003

    Vote Yes for Nonpartisan Elections

    Bloomberg's Proposal Is Better Than Our Sham System

  • News

    October 14, 2003

    The Best of Bloomberg's School Reform

    How the Mayor Is Resuscitating Our Sick System

  • Books

    August 19, 2003

    Apartheid, American-Style?

    A Longtime City Planner Looks at East New York's Decline—and Possible Resurgence

  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Bloomberg at the Crossroads

    With a Budget That Will Define Him, Mayor Mike Pushes Pataki, Unions

  • News

    October 29, 2002

    Which Third Way?

    Greens and the Working Families Party Try to Make Progressive Votes Count

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Dead Man Running

    Ray Harding's Strategy for Liberal Party Survival

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    How Bloomy Bloomed

    Blunders, Billions, and Backstabbing Beat Green

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    The Mayor’s Balls

    The Cojones Factor Is Creaming Mark Green

  • News

    August 14, 2001

    Imagining the Public Advocate

    Five Visions for a Young Office

  • News

    May 1, 2001

    The Ego Candidates

    Bloomberg Lands First Endorsement: Abe Hirschfeld

  • News

    April 24, 2001

    Beyond the Pelting Pot

    Ethnic Politics are Getting More Complicated

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    Senator Straddle

    East Side Liberals Tire of Roy Goodman’s Albany Alibis

  • News

    September 5, 2000

    Brooklyn Betrayal

    Una Clarke Tramples on the Truth, Friends, and the Law

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    Hard Road to Glory

    The Minefields That Lurk Between the Knicks and a Conference Title

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Amadou’s Ghost

    Diallo Speaks to Serpico

  • News

    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks

  • News

    October 6, 1998

    Spycam City

    The Surveillance Society: Part One

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