A new study from the Brookings Institution shows that poverty in American suburbs increased by 64 percent over the last decade, more than twice the rate of poverty growth in cities. In the New York/tristate metro area alone, the number of suburban poor grew 28 percent since 2000, while the number o ... More >>
There's probably no other basketball team in America that's been on the wrong end of more shocking buzzer-beating losses than Mount Vernon High School.
Surely the Mount Vernon faithful figured that the team's 2009 loss to Newburgh in the quarterfinals of the New York State Class AA Federation tourn ... More >>
This week in the Voice, it's the Comics Issue! Be sure to pick up a hard copy so you can fully appreciate all the vibrant illustrations and art, including an animated Robert Sietsema food review and Michael Musto's column as a cartoon. Just look at that cover; look at it! It's a piece of geni ... More >>
Adovasio: Scared, brutalized, murdered.The search for Tina Adovasio, the 40-year-old mother of four in Throgs Neck, turned out to be brutal and short, and her life sadder and more secret-filled than previously thought. Her body was found Wednesday night in Yorktown, beaten and asphyxiated, and he ... More >>
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May 25, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 21
A goy in wonderland
By Joe Flaherty
The lamentable thing about life is that it is devoid of fanfare. Man's odyssey more times than not is heralded by a kazoo rather than a trumpet.
The spiritual milest ... More >>
Martin Schoeller/The New YorkerThe New Yorker's annual food issue is out this week, to the immeasurable joy of gastronerds who have some spare time on their hands. High on the marquee is Lauren Collins' profile of April Bloomfield, whom Collins dubs "the food world's oblivious savant."
Elsew ... More >>
By Scott Greenberg
Speaking earlier this month about Andrew Cuomo's 1997-2000 tenure at HUD, gubernatorial rival Rick Lazio blasted him: "He was the head of an agency that was the worst-rated agency in the federal government, which is really saying something."
That's the exact opposite of what Laz ... More >>
While the World Champion Yankees are fighting their way through lower Manhattan traffic this morning, a more somber ceremony is taking place in the Bronx, where the demolition of old Yankee Stadium has now begun in earnest. WCBS Radio helicopter pilot Tom Kaminski snapped a photo of a backhoe tearin ... More >>
A school security guard in New Rochelle found out some kids in her jurisdiction were doing that crazy "sexting" thing she'd been reading about in the papers. She discovered one young lady at Albert Leonard Middle School had been sending around nude cell phone pictures of herself, and attempted to "c ... More >>
Photo borrowed from Food NetworkThe Next Food Network Star premieres this Sunday and the contestants have been introduced. There's the perky mom next door (Jen Isham), the less perky mom next door (Melissa d'Arabian), the soulful Korean mama (Debbie Lee), and the health nut who secretly loves bacon ... More >>
One of the anti-Obama "tea parties," inspired by a rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli and encouraged by prominent rightwing bloggers, was held in City Hall Park today between 2 and 3 p.m. The event drew between 200 and 250 highly enthusiastic supporters. A series of speakers drawn from the crowd denounc ... More >>