A few months ago, we sadly had to write a post entitled "Brooklyn is No Longer The 'Budget-Savvy' Alternative to Manhattan." It revolved around the news that Brooklyn was now the second most expensive place to live in the country, falling only below its skyscraper neighbor, Manhattan. But what happe ... More >>
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes sent us a lengthy letter in response to our story about his reign as Brooklyn District Attorney ("Brooklyn Deserves a New D.A."). How lengthy? 2,005 words. Basically, he didn't like the article so much. And with the zeal of a Talmudic scholar, Hynes (or someo ... More >>
As you may know by now, today is the last day of the year. Take advantage of these few hours before midnight to review every 'Best Of 2012' list out there because their timeliness will soon be quelled by the imminent switch in our non-Mayan calendar. Once that clock strikes 12, mankind will turn the ... More >>
A Brooklyn thug who fatally pushed a police officer last year was in court today, where was hit with a 28 1/2-year prison sentence.In addition to learning his fate, George Villanueva, 52 -- who has a lengthy criminal history -- used his sentencing hearing to offer a worthless apology to the victim's ... More >>
When 43-year-old George Villanueva pushed a cop at his apartment last year, he probably didn't expect the officer to die. He probably didn't think it could land him in the hoosegow for the next three decades, either. But it might.Villanueva was convicted of first-degree aggravated manslaughter today ... More >>
We're told the man suspected in the "subway slaying" of Joshua Basin has now formally been charged in the 20-year-old's death -- and he's been charged with a couple of misdemeanors.A source tells the Voice that Ryan Beauchamp, 33, faces one count each of misdemeanor attempted assault and harassme ... More >>
Yesterday, veteran Voice scribe Steven Thrasher apparently spent a good chunk of his day kvetching about me in the form of a lengthy blog post, in which he called me a racist. He then challenged me (without ever actually speaking to me -- or replying to multiple emails -- of course) to some sort ... More >>
The best part about ripping off old people is that a lot of the time, they don't even know they're getting ripped off.However, it's still illegal, and, believe it or not, technically is a hate crime -- that's according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, anyway.Hynes has charged a 36 ... More >>
brooklynda.orgKings County District Attorney Charles HynesThe relationship between Brooklyn's Orthodox and Hasidic communities and law enforcement has always been a delicate one. Our cover story last summer looked at how hard it is for victims of sexual abuse to get past religious leaders and ... More >>
Photo courtesy of BreuckelenThis year, things named Breuckelen reached an all-time high, thanks to the Breuckelen Distilling Company, Breuckelen the restaurant, and Breuckelen the recently opened wine store we saw while driving through Crown Heights not long ago. But now, that number has shru ... 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 >>
Now even rap stars are giving Brooklyn Democratic Party leader Vito Lopez trouble. Yesterday, Pras Michel -- late of the Grammy-winning Fugees and whose 1998 "Ghetto Supastar (That's What You Are)" was a hit on the movie "Bulworth" with Warren Beatty -- endorsed a challenger to one of Lopez's ... More >>
Nike -- the billion-dollar company who profits off people like LeBron James and child laborers and who make awesome World Cup commercials -- has released a set of sneakers called the Five Boroughs Pack, each with their own specific set of designs for each borough of New York. The Shoe Game ha ... More >>
I knew Eric Schneiderman was coming to the attorney general debate at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn last night, so I didn't park in the campus lot.
I preferred to take the chance that I'd be stopped and frisked by Ray Kelly on my walk through Crown Heights to see a debate at which all five Democ ... More >>
Tonight will mark the launch of the second artisanal beef jerky company to officially plant its flag in New York's terra firma since the beginning of January. At or around 8 p.m., the folks behind SlantShack Jerky will offer the curious and hungry a chance to descend upon Bushwick to "meet ou ... More >>
The timeline in the case of the cop arrested for mowing down a Brooklyn woman early Sunday while allegedly drunk gets more curious as the days pass.
Officer Andrew Kelly was arrested on manslaughter and drunken driving charges after his car struck and killed pedestrian Vionique Valnord, 32, in the ... More >>