With Corey Booker all set up in his new digs down on Capitol Hill, the rodeo hogtie that is the Newark mayoral race to replace him has officially begun. The first thing on State Attorney General and candidate Shavar Jeffries' docket: smear Booker's administration with the results of an audit of Newa ... More >>
There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>
As community food issues become more ingrained in cultural and political dialogue, the Tribeca Film Institute is taking up the issues with America's next generation. Tonight the organization kicks off the Tribeca Youth Screening Series 2013 From the Ground Up: Community Food and Justice, a documenta ... More >>
In this week's cover story, about W. Kamau Bell and his hilarious progressive talk show's leap to a four-nights-a-week broadcast schedule, we found excuses to throw in lots of videos of Totally Biased highlights-- but not as many as we wanted. Read More: W. Kamau Bell's Outrageously Funny 'Totally ... More >>
During Cory Booker's first year as Newark's mayor, in 2006, there were 107 murders in his city. By 2009, that number was down to 68. That 36 percent drop in homicides helped establish the reputation that has propelled Booker to national prominence. In 2010, however, 167 Newark police officers were ... More >>
Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker released a YouTube video this morning outlining his own political aspirations for the future. Booker, a nationally-known, high-profile figure, is seen as one of the rising stars of the Democrat party, and many expected him to challenge Republican incumbent Chris Christie ... More >>
Although Mayor Corey Booker is on a mission to re-invent Newark, the crime rate in the New Jersey city is still a statistic he cannot rub: the amount of violent crime rates is way above the national median for urban centers and, according to neighborhoodscout.com, one in 94 Newark residents are the ... More >>
DJ Sliink hits Electric Warehouse
Mayor Mike Bloomberg was on the defense this morning against criticisms thrown at him this week that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey is arrogant and paranoid. Since the Associated Press came out with reports that the NYPD spied on Muslim student groups at cam ... More >>
Taylor Swift wraps the ‘Speak Now’ tour
At Newark airport, your flight will rarely be on time. At JFK, your stuff might get stolen: according to the Post, larcenies at Kennedy Airport are up 30 percent from the first half of 2010 (the most commonly stolen items are laptops and iPads). Looks like we're all booking out of LaGuardia ... More >>
We just hit a record 102 degrees in Central Park, which is wayyyy better than the measly 101 degrees we achieved on July 22 of 1957, you guys. Everyone, pat yourself on the sweaty back! It's thanks to all of us that this could even be possible. Also! With humidity, the heat is 116 degrees, re ... More >>
Edward De Sear, via LinkedIn Edward De Sear, a top-ranked capital markets lawyer and partner at international firm Allen & Overy, was arrested by the FBI yesterday at his New Jersey home on charges of distributing kiddie porn on the Internet. Reuters reports that he appeared in federal court ... More >>
The Dalai Lama makes his way to Jersey
The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests. [BusinessWeek] Modernist Cuisine for TV? Syfy is debuting Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, a new show starring molecularly inclined Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. [Wired] A ... More >>
Is this how the power outage at Newark got started? Certainly not, but in any case, it's pretty excellent. Manhattan 4.33pm from Lizzie Oxby on Vimeo.[via Laughing Squid]
What can't this guy do? Seriously. After announcing on Tuesday his new plan to lose 57 pounds by April, Newark Mayor-of-the-People Cory Booker is already being deluged with Twitter followers supporting and joining him in his efforts. Folks are kickboxing, spending practically an entire hour o ... More >>
Tompkins Square Park, through the snow.Is there a name for this thing yet? Snowmaggedon? Thundersnow? Blizza-palooza? That day people were trapped outside of New York City, while those (okay, one or two) inside it actually skied to work? And the rest of us hunkered down and tried not to have ... More >>
We're hearing reports of suspicious packages on UPS planes that have landed at Newark and Philadelphia Airports, as well as a suspected explosive device on a UPS truck in Long Island City, Queens, which the bomb squad is investigating.
Sorry, New York. Those full body scanners promised "for September" at Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia airports back in August are still not available. Turns out the installation of -- like the public's reaction to -- the machinery is a bit "complex."
If you can find a good high view, New York harbor is a pretty interesting sight right now. Thanks to the wildcat sympathy strike that began yesterday, there are a dozen loaded barges and at least ten freighters sitting idle between Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty. Over on the Bayonne ... More >>
A Delta Airlines pilot about to fly from Amsterdam to Newark today was removed from the plane after getting a .023 percent on his blood alcohol level test, which is just over the legal limit in the Netherlands. In the U.S., where the pilot is from (Woodbury, New Jersey, to be exact), drunk dr ... More >>
A rendering of the new lanes.• Starting in October, New York City buses will get express lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues. The Department of Transportation and the MTA hope this will improve bus travel times by 20 percent. New bike lanes will also be added to part of the route. • Two New Jer ... More >>
The Newark dog at St. Anselm is really a pair of dogs jammed in "pizza bread." St. Anselm, the younger sibling of across-the-street Fette Sau and next-door Spuyten Duyvil, has been having a soft opening lately, prior to getting its liquor license.
Proving the old line that the best way to find real news in the Times is to read the stories end-to-beginning, the Paper of Record offers up a classic buried lede in its article today about the upcoming renovations to Madison Square Garden. Round about the sixth paragraph, sportswriter Richar ... More >>
Poor Cory Booker. You've gotta feel bad for the guy.
Last night, Newark mayor Cory Booker made a pretty exciting announcement over Twitter! And if you visited Newark last month, you were inevitably part of this big, awesome news. You're a winner!
Photo via NJ.com/The Star-LedgerWe're gonna go out on a limb and say that it's the dude's hand that does it, the right one, in this billboard recently thrown up by T.I.'s Akoo clothing line--something about lovingly clutching a girl's head to your unbuckled crotch just screams fellatio, or do ... More >>
"American Idols Live!" Prudential Center in Newark Saturday, August 8 The Top 10 American Idol contestants of Season 8 came to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. That meant lots of "Whattup New-ARK!"s and "I've always dreamed of performing in Jersey" announcements from the oh-so-sincere singer ... More >>
Ribs, chicken, and cops in Newark's Ironbound
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Why you should go to Newark to gorge yourself on barbecued beef
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Wait patiently for the best stuff at Ironbound all-you-can-eat
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
Rump-cut meat rocks hardest at Brazilian barbecue joint
Poet-Activist Ras Baraka Runs for Newark City Council
Minor-League Ball Flourishes in the Shadow of the Mets and Yanks
The Nets may be set to pave over a Newark community. Will the Yankees do the same in the Bronx?