John Vaccaro

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Are Mars Bar Building Tenants Really Getting $10 Luxury Apartments?

    ​Anyone who's ever glanced at New York City real estate was aghast at recent reports from Crain's and the New York Post that say tenants of the apartments above the soon-to-be-demolished Mars Bar will receive $10 residences in the new luxury space to be built in its stead. But after talking to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2011

    Mars Bar To Be Torn Down in August

    ​Mars Bar, famously seedy dive and East Village institution, will be torn down in August. According to an article in Crain's New York, the 1920s building (which houses the bar and nine other tenants) will be demolished and a 12-story luxury high rise will be built in its place. The East Village is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Dustin Hoffman, Rue McClanahan, Austin Pendleton -- It's Obies 1970!

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 28, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 22 29 'Obies' Awarded For 1969-1970 Season The 15th annual Village Voice Off-Broadway awards were presented Monday night at the Village Gate. More than 500 guests gathered to applaud the 29 winners of the 196 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Clip Job: LeRoi Jones Judged Obscene!

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesMarch 19, 1964, Vol. IX, No. 22Theatre: The Eighth DitchBy Michael SmithLeRoi Jones's brief, lyrical, biting play "The Eighth Ditch" has been revived by the New York Poets' Theatre on the weekend bill at the New Bowery Theatre, and the result has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Ronald Tavel, 1941-2009

    by Michael Feingold The sad news arrived late Wednesday afternoon of the passing of playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ron Tavel, one of the formative figures of the off-off Broadway movement in the 1960s and 70s. He was equally significant in cinema for his contributions -- as conceiver, writ ... More >>

  • Film

    April 27, 2004
  • Theater

    July 1, 2003

    From Queer to Eternity

    A Gay and Lesbian Theater and Performance Festival