Layoffs and Downsizing

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Amanda Bynes' Mug Shot After DUI Incident

    Not as perky as Sally Struthers', but nowhere near as bad as, say, Nick Nolte's. Bynes managed to pull it together despite what's been described as "an ashy pink dye job" she's sporting. (Bynes was in the movie of Hairspray!. The girl should know better.) She should also lay off the sauce.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Empire State Building Shooter Designed Womens Accessories

    Reportedly, he was Jeffrey Johnson, who worked as a designer of women's accessories for Hazan Imports and was laid off last year. This morning he shot a former co-worker. Cops were alerted and this turned into a battle with police, with Johnson aiming fire and the cops shooting back, killing Johns ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2012

    Mitt Romney, American Parasite

    His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Budget Deal Stalls; Second Mile Mulls Future; 'Twilight' Rakes it in

    ​Yesterday, a bipartisan congressional committee was unable to come to an agreement on a new budget. The New York Times reports Democrats rejected the Republican deal because they said it did not contain enough new revenue. "Central to the impasse is a fundamental disagreement over how much r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2011

    Obama Celebrates Pagan Unholy Day

    Barack and Michelle Obama spent part of their Saturday night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on the northern portico of the White House. President Obama doesn't appear to be overwhelmingly in the Halloween spirit, but we're pretty sure he's wearing a studio-quality Green Lantern costume unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Owner of Killer Dog, White Collar Crooks, Kid-Tackler Still Working as NYC Teachers

    ​Kim DePrima, a special education teacher, was convicted of manslaughter when her pit bulls killed a 90-year-old neighbor. Later, she was arrested again when she hung out with an ex-con while he shot at her ex-boyfriend's house. (A full 9mm round was found in DePrima's car.) She was fined thre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Rats take New York!

    ​New York at the mercy of rats Although nobody is afraid of rats -- who shamelessly inhabit subway lines -- a group of public officials and activists fear that the situation could get out of hand this summer, the Spanish-language daily reports.  With 75 percent fewer pest-control workers an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Nail Clipping on the Subway: A Battle for the Ages [Video]

    Whew, just when we were getting placid on our daily commutes, that little microcosm o' life, there comes this video in which two ostensible strangers battle it out -- to the nail! -- over whether the one should or should not clip his nails on the subway. (He should not.) Still, this is amusing, prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Update: MTA "Fixes" One Problem, Creates Another -- and So It Goes

    ​As of yesterday, the MTA planned to lay off two bus drivers currently at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a humanitarian move, perhaps realizing that the stress of war need not be coupled with the stress of job loss -- or that they would be getting some very bad publicity -- the MTA changed it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    FDNY Ordered to Hire More Blacks -- But Budget Woes May Scuttle That for Now

    ​By Alana Horowitz and Sara Gates Three months ago, when a federal judge ruled that the FDNY had discriminated against minority applicants, it appeared that diversity in the ranks might improve. But at least now, with the city's budget a shambles, that looks unlikely. U.S. District Court Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Cecilware, Queens Restaurant Equipment Manufacturer, to Lay Off 80 Workers This Year

    ​ Here's yet another uncommon economic indicator of how the recession is affecting the restaurant business: Cecilware, which has been making kitchen equipment in Queens since 1911, will lay off 80 workers next year.

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009


    Not if the 'Dynamic Duo' have anything to say about it

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Paterson Orders $500 Million in Cuts

    Governor Paterson today ordered an 11 percent cut in the state's budget, which he says would amount to half a billion dollars in savings for the cash-strapped state. "When combined with last year's actions," the Governor claims, this "would result in annual, recurring savings of $1.5 billion." (Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Dow Suffering from Negative Energy

    "In these times of recession and possible job losses," reads the press release, "a Baylor University researcher and positive psychology expert says above all else, never lose hope and view change as an opportunity." Psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Michael Frisch lays it all out in his new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    City Offers Laid-Off Finance Types Cheap Offices, Internships

    The city is going to suffer greatly from the loss of financial services jobs, says the Mayor -- not only do those jobs represent a third of our private sector payroll (!), they also reflect "a range of incomes." (He explains: "More than half of the people working in the City's financial services sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Starbucks Lays Off 6,700, Killing Our Dream

    It was our expectation, not to say our hope, that when we lost our job we could grab an apron and serve coffee at Starbucks. But now even those jobs are more competitive: in the wake of a 69 percent earnings drop, Starbucks announced it would close stores and lay off 6,700 employees. This will resul ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 7, 2009


    A new play explores a teenager's worst nightmare

  • Music

    December 17, 2008

    Grace Jones's Hurricane Pays Self-Tribute to an Icon

    A glorious, excess-fueled visionary returns, gloriously and excessively

  • Film

    May 30, 2006
  • News

    November 2, 2004
  • News

    July 13, 2004

    GOP's Street Theater

    The Longest Line

  • Film

    July 22, 2003

    Unhappy Mondays

    On the Waterfront

  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Breasts and Balls

    Pandering Pols Seek Cancer Pension for Firefighters With Either

  • Film

    January 22, 2002

    Freeze Frame

    MOMA Shuts Down Film Stills Archive

  • News

    June 20, 2000