It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
Some months after the City Council grilled the New York Police Department's policy on of traffic crashes -- and ongoing criticism of its handling of the Mathieu Lefevre case -- several members want to establish a taskforce to investigate the Department's accident policy, which has long come under f ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has a solution for the tense police-protester relationship at Occupy Wall Street: barricades.
At a press conference this morning, the mayor, responding to reporters' repeated questions about the arrests of more than 70 occupiers over the weekend, said that the New York Police ... More >>
In December, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to partner with Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island.
The new campus is part of Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC initiative ... More >>
The last time we checked in with Amy Klein, the Titus Andronicus guitarist/violinist told us about the genesis of the Brooklyn-based activist group Permanent Wave, which has since put on protests, panel discussions, and concerts. Between organizing benefit concerts and playing with both Titus ... More >>
There's nothing like a nicely dressed young man standing just in front of the turnstiles handing out fliers with JESUS in big print at the top to get people to whip out their Metrocards, drop their heads and race for the train.
Jesus Gonzalez, though, appeared indefatigable Thursday morning ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was challenged on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy in a recent meeting with Brooklyn politicians, the Voice has learned.
In a meeting described as "somewhat tense," Kelly told a group of elected officials that the department is using stop and frisks--which have ... More >>