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Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses a ... More >>
When Leanne Stella moved to Harlem last fall, she was on a personal quest to discover the area's art scene. She quickly realized that her neighborhood was filled with local artists and performers with no space to showcase their work. Enter Art in FLUX, a pop-up gallery that began this spring that gi ... More >>
As the Empire State Pride Agenda starts to mobilize lobbying efforts in Albany, it has become clear that the group will once again focus on GENDA, the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This decision, however, has prompted questions about the general direction of the organization, which is ... More >>
It's not often you can eat from New York City's top restaurants and help alleviate poverty in the city -- at the same time. Taste of the Nation NYC takes place on Monday, and the star-studded event will feature gourmet fare by top chefs from restaurants such as Ai Fiori and Gramercy Tavern. Hosted ... More >>
A New York court has just reversed a legal order requiring that the state provide individualized housing for thousands of mentally ill people. The Associated Press indicates that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan's move could impact other states' court decisions on psychiatric il ... More >>
Last night, the Voice was invited to appear on Yetta Kurland Live on WWRL to talk about this week's cover story, "The Nonprofit 1 Percent," as well as to discuss the rally for Trayvon Martin, which we'd just covered prior to arriving at the studio. Kurland spoke with us about the Jewish Guild for ... More >>
Amante Darmanin/FlickrWho owns the word for this plant? In Mexico, there's a fierce debate unfolding over which distilleries can use the word "agave" to describe their liquor. According to the New York Times, if a piece of legislation in Mexico is passed, only a few approved tequila and mezcal pr ... More >>
Late late week, Runnin' Scared got word that the pink firearm fiasco might not have been as much a false-alarm as had been claimed: A source told us that Susan G. Komen for the Cure and guns go back a bit, and furnished us with several links suggesting that this might be the case. Since the ... More >>
Looks like the hip thing to do is to make non-profits even less profitable. For the third time in a week, a New Yorker has been accused of illegally pocketing megabucks from a non-profit. The Manhattan District Attorney says that Jeffrey Bernstein swindled more than $2,500,000 from the Albert Ell ... More >>
Plenty of Mirman for all
Get your buzz on for charity
Tracie Morris and Lili Taylor perform at the Cave Canem benefit
Granta explores the post-9/11 world
Beginning June 18 and running through July 2, the nonprofit organization Sing For Hope will once again install a bunch of pianos for public playing at various places around New York City in an installation that, this time around, they're calling Pop-Up Pianos. The 88 pianos60 uprights ... More >>
Have you ever tried to run through New York City in a hurry? In the season finale of Broad City, the internet comedy show's two leading ladies, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, jog through the clutter, encountering all sorts of NYC favorites including a sexist harasser, a nonprofit harasser, hip pare ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Evening of Mischief Fatty Crab UWS Monday, October 18 at 9 p.m. Add a little sex and scare to your supper with this ghoulishly themed evening of burlesque, hosted b ... More >>
More thoughts on Broadway and the state of theater in New York
Trying on makeup in order to make out of trafficking
Apparently so, though a piece of legislature is currently being considered to try and put an end to this.
The Bronx Gridlock battle the Brooklyn Bombshells
Good in McDonalds. Bad in war.No, this is not Runnin' Scared's second entry into Mayor Bloomberg's "Poetweet" contest. It's actually a thing. For real. Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit group of retired military leaders, is very concerned about kids becoming "too fat to fight." So concerned tha ... More >>
One of these guys might not be in the bandPaging @1000timesyes: Newly reformed avant-metal doggs Faith No More are hitting up everyone's favorite summertime hangout July 5, though it'll be a paid show, the first of several to support the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn. Trust me: You'r ... More >>
We can still be cynical if its for a good cause, right?
We know nobody cares, but New York State is out of money. Or so the Governor says. Governor Paterson and his budget director warned over a week ago that we were about to go into the deep red, but the legislature continued to dick around, and now the Governor announces we will end the month w ... More >>
An art school for artists by artists
Among other firsts New York can now claim is the country's first 3-Star Green Certified museum food court: the American Museum of Natural History has just earned its certification from the Green Restaurant Association, a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally conscious practice ... More >>
City Harvest, the non-profit that rescues excess food from restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms to donate to hungry New Yorkers, is running a viral video campaign starring feisty food characters. The "Rescue Food" videos, produced pro-bono by a group of local animat ... More >>
These Are Powers played Issue Project Room on Friday, October 9, to help raise money for the non-profit's future space at 110 Livingston Street, which is also the same space where the Brooklyn threesome filmed their newest video. The show was also a way to honor the sadly departed Suzanne F ... More >>
Food, and creative types? What's not to love?
Over at his victory party in Dumbo, Bill de Blasio seemed shocked that he managed to get himself into a runoff for the office of Public Advocate with veteran candidate Mark Green. "This is a wonderful result -- amazing!" de Blasio said between hugs. "You kind of just get used to assuming it's not go ... More >>
It looks like the Mayor's been playing around with city finances. The Times reports today that Bloomberg's office forwarded $1.5 million in discretionary funds to a couple of nice-sounding non-profits -- Agudath Israel of America Community Services and Ohel Children's Home and Family Services . This ... More >>
Gotham Girls Roller Derby burn up the track
A tribute to vitality in the cruelest times
Its the Sharks vs. the Jets for our lame millenium
Sam Champions guitar-heavy classic-rock sound is doing just fine with no label to back it (yet)
Grace Perez built an influential domestic-violence program. Then she was fired.
The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gapno wonder we're broke
In Sri Lanka, mothers' breasts ache for phantom children. What will it take to rebuild?
Is Anyone Watching the Iraqi Media Network?
Here's a Downer Story for the Media
Public Interest Journalism Is Born Again
A Big Fish Fries the Little Fish in Harlem-Brooklyn Mortgage Scam
State Shuts Down Adult Home Run by Reverend Clarence Norman Sr.
Councilmember Spigner Weeds Out Queens Lot
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