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Neil deMause

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    January 4, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: Air Safety on the Cheap; Are Unpaid Internships Legal?

    In the Voice's first issue of 2012, Nick Pinto writes about airport security contractors, like Prince Jackson, who make minimum wage and have no health insurance or sick days -- yet are responsible for keeping the terminals safe. "The scene today at airport-terminal security doesn't look so differen ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Actual Honest-to-God New Rides Coming to Coney in May, New Coasters in 2011

    Photo by Neil deMause​In what's becoming a bit of a Coney Island tradition, City Hall officials shlepped out to Brooklyn in a slushstorm today to make the long-rumored announcement that the Italian firm Zamperla has been tapped to open a new amusement park in Coney to replace the dearly depart ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    New Yankee Stadium Helps Lift Bronx to Poorest, Hungriest Place in America

    Our own Neil deMause, who literally wrote the book on the subject, has repeatedly tried to show what a boondoggle stadium-building can be for cities and neighborhoods. Here's new evidence of what the new Yankee Stadium has brought to The Bronx. Not only is the borough home to one of the poorest con ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh. The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Where the magic happens. As Mom used to say as she filled our juice glass with Four Roses, what a week! The Go John Galt nuts threatened a "wealth producers" strike, though some of their numbers seemed not to have much wealth production to speak of. (Many other Americans scaled back their produc ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Audio: Dominic Recchia Yells At Coney Island Hearing

    If you saw Neil deMause's coverage of last night's hilarious Coney Island hearing, you may have wondered if his rendering of concilmember Domenic Recchia's rant -- in which he informed Brooklyn's Community Board 13 that "I -- Domenic M. Recchia Jr. -- personally spoke to Mayor Michael Bloomberg abou ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Tolling Bridges, Taxing Rich, Chaining City Workers to Desks Among City's Budget Options

    This morning the city's Independent Budget Office issued its annual Budget Options document, a sprawling list of ways for the city to either save money or raise revenue. In past years, this was the kind of thing that only got policy wonks' hearts a-flutter; now, with the city staring down the barrel ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    This Week in the Voice: Pazz & Jop!

    Catch up on a year's worth of musicology with the Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, now in its 36th year of goading the nation's top parsers to struggle over the higher meaning of sonic culture. Review the singles top-1,761 and albums top-1,693, see how your favorite critics voted, and attend the deep thoug ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Yankees, Mets Tax-Free Bonds Approved

    Remember those generously-termed bonds the city wanted to give our beloved Mets and Yankees for their stadium boondoggles, about which comptroller William Thompson and some others have been complaining? Neil deMause informs us they have been approved by the Industrial Development Agency board. On th ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Astroland Packs It In (Updated)

    Last week the Post held out hope for Coney Island's Astroland, reporting that councilmember Dominic Recchia "said the mayor 'is committed to bringing back'" the venerable amusement park. This news "shocked" Astroland operator Carol Albert, as well it might have: Gowanus Lounge today shows photos of ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Astroland Going, Going...

    photos by Neil deMause Take a look at Astroland from a passing Q train, and you might not notice anything out of the ordinary: The Astrotower, the pirate ship, and other landmarks are still there as always. Approach the gates, though, and the first signs of demolition are obvious. The teacup ride s ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Blogs Note Yankee Stadium Report, Taxpayer Rip-Off

    Assemblyman Richard Brodsky's negative review of the new Yankee Stadium's impact on taxpayers -- which report cites Runnin' Scared's own Neil deMause -- has stirred comment at development-watchdog blogs. Atlantic Yards Report finds it curious that Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    NYC RFD: The Downfall of New York, Continued

    Along with subway ceilings and panes of glass, citizens must now cope with chunks of falling L-train, reports Williamsburg is Dead. "A 10-inch plastic component of the subway advertisement in front of me fell off," says correspondent The Driggs, "landing squarely on a little girl's head and then bou ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    More Love for Summer Streets: A Thousand Bikes Bloom in Manhattan

    photo by Neil deMause After trial runs in the hinterlands of Brooklyn's Bedford Avenue and Montague Street, the NYC Summer Streets program landed in Manhattan for the first of three consecutive Saturdays this weekend. The big question: Would taking a contiguous strip of avenues from the Brooklyn Br ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Rally Sunday to Save Astroland

    The Zipper is packed up and on a flatbed truck. The Zipper and The Spider are both heading for an amusement park in Honduras, according to the New York Post. The call to arms has gone out on the Coney Island Message Board: Rally for Astroland. Noon. Sunday. Surf Avenue Entrance to Astroland. Se ... More >>

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    August 8, 2007

    A Mighty Wind in Brooklyn

    Photos by Neil DeMause Even some of the oldest trees in Brooklyn were no match for a tornado. The car didn't fare too well either. While the Bay Ridge tornado got all the initial press, Mother Nature opened up a major can of whoop-ass on Ditmas Park (aka "Victorian Flatbush") as well.

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