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 >>
Photo by Neil deMauseIn 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 >>
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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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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 barre ... More >>
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 thou ... More >>
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 >>