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    May 30, 2014

    A Brooklyn Nets Fan Responds to "Gentrification's Team" Label

    #154567702 / gettyimages.comTwo weeks ago, we called the Brooklyn Nets "Gentrification's Team." It wasn't a particularly enlightening revelation, of course, but it was now supported by cold hard unscientific data. The New York Times had used Facebook likes to create a map showing the most popular ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    The Brooklyn Nets: Gentrification's Team

    Many of the basketball fans who grew up in Brooklyn cast their allegiance with the Knicks long ago. So the Nets had a smaller pool of potential supporters to begin with when the franchise moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012. Earlier this week, the New York Times created a map showing the mos ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Nacho Discounts! Yeah! That Oughta Fix the Nets' PR Problem!

    The Brooklyn Nets are offering fans an olive branch - or at least cheaper nachos - after this week's tweet heard 'round the borough created a dust-up between the organization and its fledgling faithful.

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    April 25, 2014

    Get to Know the Toronto Raptors

    Because the Knicks have been so bad for so long, many New Yorkers are now beginning to wear the embarrassment of rooting for the Brooklyn Nets more comfortably than they ever knew they could. Eased by a tenuous connection to Jay Z, and the fact that they're now coached by arguably the greatest phila ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014
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    June 20, 2013

    Former Exec VP Joe Lhota Has Deep Ties to Madison Square Garden's 30-Year Tax Break

    In between his roles as Giuliani's "Rat Czar" and the MTA's chairman, mayoral candidate and Republican frontrunner Joe Lhota spent his days at 4 Pennsylvania Plaza. For five years, he was an executive vice president of Cablevision; then, in 2010, he was named the chief administrative officer at Madi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The Nets Fizzle and Disappoint -- Who's to Blame?

    Anyone can lose a basketball game, but when you lose one like the Nets lost Saturday night -- the 7th game of a playoff series at home to a team playing without key players -- there has to be consequences. All year long the Nets had been battling the Knicks for media attention and fan adulation, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The High Point of the Knicks' Season Came and Went Before the Final Whistle Blew on Sunday

    "The Knicks were built to beat the Miami Heat," someone said on ESPN before the start of yesterday's New York-Miami match. Yes, well that was then, earlier in the season, and this is now, as the Knicks lick their wounds and try to recover from the psychological shock of blowing a 16-point second qua ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 20, 2013


    The Knicks take on the 76ers

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    The New York Knicks/Brooklyn Nets Rivalry Is Already the Best in the NBA

    This is already so fun, you guys. It only took the first quarter of a single season, but the matchup between the Knicks and the new-look Nets are already better than anyone could've expected, and probably better than any would've dared hope. Last night, the two teams matched up for the second t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Winners Of The 2012 Village Voice Web Awards

    It's finally here! The 2012 Web Awards winners have been chosen. Check them out after the jump to see if your favorites took home the coveted foam hand trophy. And if they didn't make it? There's always next year (and feel free to complain in the comments section).

  • Music

    October 31, 2012

    Sound of the Sandy City

    The day the music tried

  • Voice Choices

    October 31, 2012


    The Nets host the Knicks

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2012

    The Nets Vs. The Knicks: The Basketball War for New York Love

    While I was on the F train to Prospect Park, I noticed a structure in the distance as the subway came above ground around Carroll Gardens. It was a futuristic building of epic proportions; a huge MSG-like structure in the middle of Atlantic Avenue. For a second, I wondered what the hell this buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Jay-Z Adds Two Shows To Barclays Center Run; Tickets Go On Sale Friday

    Jay-Z has added two more shows to his run of gigs at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena that will serve as home to his imminently-of-the-borough Nets. A presale going for American Express cardmembers will last until 10 p.m. tonight; the rest of the tickets, including a bunch priced at $30, go o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012

    Santigold's Gold Standard

    Santi White's genre-bending adventures continue on her second album

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    May 7, 2012

    The Knicks Snap 11 Year Playoffs Losing Streak, But Lose Baron Davis--Will Lin Return?

    Well, whatdoyaknow, the Knicks won game 4 on Sunday! The record-setting 13 game losing streak in the playoffs has been snapped! Sunday's showcase was, in every way, the series many fans and basketball analyst had wanted/predicted/hoped to see. We finally got to see that Carmelo Anthony/LeBron Jame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Why Didn't The Knicks Tank The Final Regular Season Game To Avoid Miami?

    The New York Knicks were in an interesting predicament late last week as the NBA regular season was heading toward the finish line: They had the chance to choose their playoff opponent. Heading into the final two games of the regular season with identical records with the Philadelphia 76ers, the K ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    The Knicks Lose, Behind 2-0, And Lose Yet Another Player, This Time To Stupidity

    Well, the Knicks lost again to Miami, losing 104-94 to fall behind 2-0 to Miami Heat in this best of seven series. The good news is that the Knicks, as a whole, played much better--at least the game was competitive compared to last Sunday's humiliation. Carmelo Anthony--you know, the guy some New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Note to Mike Woodson -- Don't blow it

    "This series is not over," said Amar'e Stoudemire after Saturday's 100-67 slaughter of the Knicks at the hands of the Miami Heat. "We've got to learn from our mistakes today and get ready for the next one." Coincidentally, this is exactly how General; Custer's last dispatch from the Little Big Horn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2012

    Knicks' 11 Year Long Playoffs Win Drought Continues, But Lin Could Be Back Soon

    Eleven years. Exactly. Today, April 29, 2012, marks the 11th anniversary of the last Knicks playoff victory. And judging by yesterday's smackdown at the hands of the Miami Heat, this drought may continue. Especially considering that Iman Shumpert, the team's best perimeter defender by a mile--he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The Knicks Take Their Talents To South Beach This Saturday--And Other Playoff Storylines

    The NBA playoff bracket is set, and the Knicks will take their talents to South Beach this Saturday to play LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. It's a matchup that will garner more buzz than a typical two-seed-vs-seven-seed series, due of a myriad of subplots. First, these two teams ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    The Nets Left New Jersey Last Night After 35 Years, With A Loss, Of Course

    Last night marked the final home game of the New Jersey Nets, and although the franchise won't officially become the Brooklyn Nets until the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season (when they move from the Prudential Center to the Barclay Center), it's obvious those involved with the team couldn't lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2012

    Will The Knicks Make The Playoffs???

    It was a good Sunday for the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony had his best game of the season, scoring 43 points, including two long three pointers in the final seconds of the 4th quarter and overtime--the former forced overtime, and the latter won the game. That the Knicks did it over the team with the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    John Calipari To The Knicks? Tebow's a Jet -- Anything's Possible

    Some rumors are so dumb that you can't begin to understand how they even got started. Rumors like "The Jets are trying to sign Peyton Manning" or "The Jets are trying to sign Tim Tebow" or "The Knicks are trying to sign John Calipari." All absurd, of course, except that one of those three proved t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Amid the Usual Media Circus That is New York, Jeremy Lin Shares Post-Surgery Photo

    He may be pretty much done for the season, but Jeremy Lin is still the center of attention in the New York sports world. Yesterday, The Daily News' Frank Isola accused the Knicks of withholding news of Lin's surgery until after the playoff tickets purchase deadline, for regular season ticket holde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni Resigns--Good News For Melo, But What About Lin?

    The latest development in what has got to be one of the most mercurial seasons in NBA history took place a couple of hours ago when coach Mike D'Antoni and the New York Knicks agreed to mutually part ways. Just how wild has the Knicks season been? They started the season with much fanfare, having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2012

    Jeremy Lin and Knicks Sex Tips from Dr. Ruth Westheimer

    ​"When you get the credit for the wins," Casey Stengel famously said, "you gotta take the blame for the losses." True, but there was a lot more to the Knicks 102-88 loss to the Heat Thursday night than Jeremy Lin. The statistic which probably best defined the night was Lin's 8 turnovers. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Museum of Chinese in America to Hold Viewing Party on a Night the Knicks May Lose Badly

    ​As has been reported to death the last couple of weeks by media around the city--the emergence of Jeremy Lin has led to a surging interest in the Knicks, especially among the Chinese. Restaurants and bars in, or near, Chinatown have experienced a significant boost in business, and now, the M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2012

    Who Does Michael Bloomberg Love On Twitter? We Find Out With Twit Amore

    Because love is at least nominally in the air (Valentine's Day is Tuesday), the Internet has brought you a new tool to discover your digital crushes. Twit Amore is an app that allows you find out who you or someone you like to stalk loves on Twitter by simply entering a user's handle. According to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    The Islanders Are Coming! The Islanders Are Coming!

    ​Things have been mostly quiet on the New York Islanders arena front since their public vote for a new home in the 516 crashed and burned spectacularly last summer. That all changed yesterday afternoon, however, with the announcement that the team has scheduled an exhibition game against the D ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Brooklyn Nets Set To Go All Disney On Their Employees

    ​When you have to open an arena that seats a crowd of 18,000 skeptical New Yorkers, there's really only one person you can call to give you advice -- dear old Mickey Mouse. The House of Mouse entertains visitors with extreme robotic precision and that's what the Brooklyn Nets are looking to em ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    New York Knicks host Boston Celtics

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    April 26, 2011

    Knicks Castoffs Shaking Up NBA Playoffs

    ​What do Zach Randolph, Trevor Ariza, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Al Harrington, Antonio McDyess, Marcus Camby, Nate Robinson, Eddie House, and Jamal Crawford have in common? Well, they all were let go by the Knicks at one point or another in recent years, and, unlike t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    1 in 8 New Yorkers is on Oxy

    ​If you were wondering why 13% of the commuters on your subway car this morning were drooling and looking into space, the Wall Street Journal may have a clue: prescriptions for oxycodone, the generic name of the powerful pain pill OxyContin, have doubled in New York City between 2007 and 2010. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Knicks Somehow Manage Four Foul Shots ... And Still Win

    Another tidbit from our periodic examination of the Knicks' latest box score: Against Memphis on Wednesday night, Carmelo and Amare and the rest of the fellows somehow scored 110 points in a last-second victory, while managing to attempt just 4 foul shots. (Luckily, they made all four.) Just 4 fo ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011


    New York Knicks host Boston Celtics

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    March 8, 2011

    Knicks Show Off A Passing Game!

    ​Here's a statistic that jumped out of the Knicks box score in last night's blowout win against the Utah Jazz, which may bode well for the long-beleaguered team: 32. As in 32 assists. That's right, the team with Amare' Stoudemire (12 for 15, 31 points) and Carmelo Anthony (pictured at right), ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Nets Outscore the Knicks on 'Melo's Big Night

    ​"Defense," Carmelo Anthony told reporters at his first New York press conference yesterday, "I want to really focus in on that. All that takes is a lot of effort. Once we get everyone to buy into that mentality, we're good to go." Thus the first superstar in a long time to choose New York man ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks: Was the Price Too Steep?

    ​So now that Melomania has reached its peak, it might be time to reflect on whether or not the Knicks made a good deal. Last Friday ESPN's Stephen A. Smith probably expressed the sentiments of most Knicks fans when he wrote "When you have a chance to get one of the top five players in the ga ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The 114 Most Important Lessons I've Learned at The Village Voice (Or: "2010, The Year I Ruined Your Media Outlet")

    ​After a 285-day stint, I am abdicating my post here at The Village Voice. I'm going to work for, so I may -- as one commenter noted -- continue my work as a "a twentysomething angel of death." Yet, while I was here, I learned some very important things, and had some very memorable mom ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    What's Poisoning the Air at Madison Square Garden?

    ​When's a good time to clean your building of asbestos? More like when isn't it a good time to clean out your building of asbestos? Unless the basketball season just started and you're the New York Knicks, in which case, what could possibly go wrong?

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    October 18, 2010

    Seven at Seven: Would-Be Governors Debate Tonight

    ​New Yorkers get their first look at The Magnificent Seven gubernatorial candidates tonight, and if you can't find someone to embrace on this stage then you're a choosy beggar who doesn't even deserve true democracy and you might as well head straight for Tehran. The assortment includes a bos ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Knicks Win First Championship; Voice Lauds Wilt Chamberlain

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 14, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 20 A Word for Wilt by Andrew Sarris I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    When the Knicks Were the Best Team in Town

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 10, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 26 Only the Knicks Can Make Us Respectable Now by Joe Flaherty and Ross Wetzsteon After years of false pregnancies, the New York sporting crowd may at last father a legitimate champion. For a long time now ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Nets Billboard Really Is Unnerving Knicks Brass, Reportedly

    ​We woke up this morning and saw the first item on eTrueSports' "Sports Shorts" and thought it was real before we realized we were being spoofed again by sports prankster supreme Frank Coffey: "This is like a belt in the Borscht," said Knicks colorful owner James Dolan in his first comments ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Video: Mayor Bloomberg's Embarrassing "Come On, Lebron" Campaign Has Begun

    Click to enlarge and see the ridiculousness in a bigger size. ​New Yorkers should want for nothing, and when we do, we kvetch about it, and then go get it, because that's what New Yorkers do. We shouldn't look desperate, preening, pathetic, or in-need. It just doesn't seem to fit the spirit of ... More >>

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