Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 14, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 24 A horse for all seasons by Joe Flaherty A group of us, accompanied by the baggage of New York blase, gathered early at Penn Station Saturday for an odyssey to Belmont Park. The onus lay with the horse ... More >>
For the second time, the Meserole Street warehouse that's home to an "artist community/trailer park called "The Nut Factory," has been shuttered by city inspectors, though residents still claim they're in the clear. "I don't know what the Fire Department considers unsafe now," one of the resi ... More >>
Jeff Greenspan and Hunter Fine, the artists behind the Hipster Traps that started popping up in New York City last weekend, have moved on to a subculture (?) even easier to stereotype with signifiers: Guidos. The Bridge and Tunnel trap replaces the PBR, American Spirits and bike chain booty w ... More >>
Well, it happened. We knew it would, but now it's a done deal. The MTA has voted 12 to 2 to approve fare increases for subways, buses, and the commuter rail. Insanely, this marks a 65 percent increase over the last 12 years. The highest inflation rate over the last 10 years, in comparison, ha ... More >>
Hurricane "Snooks."Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>
The Long Island Railroad has been all kinds of messed up today: a switch problem and cable fire resulted in suspended service that now has only 60% of the trains that typically run out of Penn Station during Rush Hour moving commuters home tonight. Here's what you should know:
Tobie Marier-RobitailleHugue DufourYesterday, we talked to Hugue Dufour, chef-owner of M. Wells in Long Island City, about what makes his diner so special and when we can expect to be able to eat dinner (and drink wine) there. Today, he talks food, sex, and why New York needs more foie gras. ... More >>
This is suddenly a very expensive way to travel.We knew it would happen, and it did: Subway fares are going up early next year, according to a plan introduced today by the MTA. One proposal might mean your actually unlimited (a/k/a, no caps on number of rides per month, a/k/a, unlimited) metr ... More >>
Because rapping is by far the best way to communicate a public service message, the Long Island Railroad -- which has had a number of people sustain injuries and/or die by falling into the gap between the platform and train despite signs and announcements warning them otherwise -- has a new r ... More >>
Moshe BilletMoshe Billet found a black leather peep-toe Christian Louboutin pump at 96th Street and Broadway on June 23. Knowing Louboutins are expensive ($600-$800) and that someone was probably upset to have lost it, he posted an ad on Craigslist and messages on Facebook and Twitter, as wel ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 23, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 15 Scenes by Howard Smith VALERIE [SOLANAS] was back in court last Friday. This time to find out whether the court psychiatric clinic report agreed with Mattawan State Hospital's verdict when it release ... More >>
For those of you work-from-homers who every so often wax nostalgic of your old commute (or for those of you who, like us, just enjoy time elapsed things), here's a rather cool MTA video of the Long Island Railroad journey from Penn Station to Long Beach -- which normally takes 54 minutes -- in a min ... More >>
• BP (and dozens of other oil companies) were allowed to drill in the Gulf without getting required federal permits, "despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have." Also, scientists are saying the size of the spill has been underestimated, while ... More >>
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It's Fat Tuesday, and while things are swinging in New Orleans, our streets are filled with snow and the local pickings are slim. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is having a Benefit Masquerade Ball; the Rodeo Bar holds its ever-lively Mardi Gras party, and Brooklyn's Union Hall is bringing some ... More >>
A few will admire me, but more will detest my behavior, either because they actually love the holiday, or are too chickenshit to do what I did. This year, after decades of suffering dry-breasted turkeys, inane "catch-up" conversations with people I barely know, and hours of waiting for total ... More >>
Yahoo, in cooperation with the Times Square Alliance, today commences free WiFi in Times Square, which will be in place for a year. We haven't sampled it yet, and remember having trouble grabbing a signal when CBS tried it in a big block of midtown in 2007, but Bryant Park's been successfully ... More >>
We understand why the local papers want to make a big deal of Bryant Neal Vinas of Patchogue, New York, whose federal indictment on charges of helping Al Qaeda was made public today -- you know, hometown boy makes good and all that. But it doesn't seem as if Vinas accomplished much as a traitor. Th ... More >>
Rob Roth Here's a candid shot of me reading Mary Jo Buttafuoco's new book, Getting It Through My Thick Skull, which I devoured like sour candy! I even adored the subtitle, "Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need To Know."
The footprint. Image via Atlantic Yards or Atlantic Lots. Yesterday was the long-awaited — like, six years long — first state legislative hearing on Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards project, with State Senator Bill Perkins convening his Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions Committee ... More >>
Apparently David Paterson has now really, finally, absolutely made up his mind about his senate pick. The governor's press office just released his schedule for tomorrow, which calls for a noon press conference tomorrow in Albany to announce his "U.S. Senate Appointment." Meanwhile, Long Island co ... More >>
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