By Katie Bain
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s ... More >>
The term "fuel rationing" has a certain apocalyptic, Carter-esque connotation. But don't worry, we're not doing that here in New York City. Starting tomorrow, the Big Apple and surrounding counties won't be rationing fuel; they will be implementing their "temporary gasoline management plan" (read: f ... More >>
For those who have been tracking Occupy Wall Street since its earliest days, yesterday's anniversary often felt familiar to the point of deja vu.
Lower Manhattan was once again transformed into a city under siege, with metal barricades at almost every intersection, police trucks, vans, scooters, ho ... More >>
A Philadelphia man was arrested on Friday after police say he dumped buckets of feces and urine at two separate downtown locations -- the stairs of an open-air plaza, and inside an ATM vestibule.The good news is we've got video of each dumping, which you can see after the jump.The NYPD is crediti ... More >>
ny.govBehold the menaceLadies and gentlemen, New York is at war.
The enemy is Giant Hogweed, by all accounts the most terrifying and malevolent plant in the universe. Specimens can grow as tall as 21 feet, and toxins in their sap, combined with exposure to sunlight, can cause blistering so s ... More >>
When the grisly coastal search for victims of a possible Long Island serial killer moved westward from Suffolk County to Nassau County, law enforcement and the public finally caught a break: It looks as if the scandal-ridden, corrupt Nassau County Police crime lab will not be involved in the case ... More >>
Take these people to Brooklyn!Because it's not enough to take the word of a bunch of Brooklynites or Bronx-goers, the city has employed a sting operation to prove that cabbies frequently refuse to go to boroughs other than Manhattan. They enlisted four college students after becoming concerne ... More >>
Just when blood-sucking bedbugs and rabid raccoons had us pretty much bored to tears, we can give thanks to a new entry in New York City's animal-vermin kingdom. Stinkbugs! Aren't they cute? They've been found "in small numbers" in the city, western Suffolk, and Nassau counties since January, ... More >>
Third party politics in New York is so byzantine most voters turn off when it comes up. But Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have been mayor without the now-defunct Liberal line and George Pataki's margin over Mario Cuomo in 1994 was provided by the State Conservative Party.
So the swing this week ... More >>
via Daily NewsOn Friday night, for a 15-minute period, we were hunkered down in our windowless bathroom (just in case!) as our Twitter flashed "Tornado WARNING" from New York's Office of Emergency Management, NotifyNYC, and, of course, the National Weather Service. (A warning, for future refe ... More >>
Last week's bike lane tsimmis on Bedford Avenue had a sad denouement yesterday, reports the Brooklyn Paper: A small band of activists braved the rain to protest the scrubbing of the markers New Orleans-style, parading and playing "When the Bikes Go Marching In," "Taps," and other popular fav ... More >>
New York City, Nassau, and Westchester Counties have refused to participate in a state pilot program to test out optical scan voting machines.
While the rest of the country continues to adopt electronic voting machines -- even though they've been
Use of red light cameras -- which advocates say promotes safety, but is really just another way of shaking down motorists for money -- is being hugely expanded by the state legislature. The lawmakers approved them for use in Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and allowed ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 20, 1962, Vol. VIII, No. 9An Open Letter to JFK From Norman MailerDear Mr. President:For a few days I thought I might be going to the conference you will have in Nassau with Prime Minister Macmillan on December 19 and December 20. Then a ... More >>
Photo by Rebecca SmeyneTy and Mike House at the Silent Barn in 2007
Not sure what's the most unfortunate part about this Team Robespierre and MTV2 mini-saga that's detailed in play-by-play over at the Tripwire: that some drunk stooge flipping off the videocamera at the Chicken Hut last year both co ... More >>
These days, when many people are seeing their salaries cut, it seems there are only two jobs in which you can reasonably expect to make more money in the New Depression: as failed executives of bailed-out corporations, and in politics.
We previously saw NY1 reveals that dozens of Democratic aides ... More >>