Gov. Cuomo's plan to give tax breaks to startups on college campuses faces high costs, uncertain outcomes
Mendel Epstein, subject of last week's feature story, was allegedly able to operate his illicit kidnapping-and-divorce-coercion business for three decades because there was a demand for it. He'd stepped into a vacuum that had existed since ancient times: a desperate wife has few, if any, options if ... More >>
[Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Bhangra ambassador DJ Rekha will be spinning at the next BRIC House shindig on December 14th. The night will cap a day of Brooklyn-based art tributes, includin ... More >>
More than half of all college instructors are now part-time adjuncts, with low pay and no job security. Is the two-tier faculty system harming students, too?
Theater director Lorca Peress is directing two one act operas opening this weekend at Queen College's Goldstein Theater. My Kinsman, Major Molineau (making its New York premiere) and The Image Maker (making its world premiere) were both composed by Bruce Saylor and are conducted by Ms. Peress's fath ... More >>
Sorry, Mike! The city is just not as big as you think it is. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, anyway, which, in very unsurprising news, has announced that it is not revising its official population count for 2010, despite the city's official challenge of the final number. Every ten yea ... More >>
On March 28, 1991, Manuel Mayi was beaten to death by a mob in Corona, Queens. At the time, as many as 10 white individuals chased the 18 year-old Dominican for 16 blocks. They then hit him with baseball bats, fatally cracking his skull. Cops made three arrests. The District Attorney tried one ind ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianfinishes this weekend, with the Round of 32 kicking off Monday. (The schedule and results so far are here; the fu ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musicianis under way, and you get to help choose who makes it to Round Two. Today we pit Garfunkel's better half Paul Simon ... More >>
Dean Olsher, the former host and creator of The Next Big Thing on public radio, now a grad student in music at Queens College, was at the Atlantic-Pacific Street subway stop in Brooklyn yesterday at about 4:30 p.m. when he saw something strange. A turtle was on the platform, "freaking out and trying ... More >>
But how meaningful are its numbers?
The New York Times has an interesting piece today in their City Room blog that analyzes the wealth distribution of American households from 1913 (when federal income tax was first imposed) to today. In 1913, for example, "the richest 0.1 percent of households reaped 8.6 percent of the nation' ... More >>
Queens CollegeMuch of what we know about the racial discrepancy between marijuana use and marijuana arrests in New York comes largely from the research of one man: Queen College sociology professor Harry Levine. Levine is the go to guy for information on marijuana and the criminal justice sys ... More >>
As we learned yesterday from the excellent reporting of WNYC's Ailsa Chang, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has ordered that cops stop arresting people for marijuana (or "marihuana," as the NYPD spells it) if the pot was never in public view. The timing of this announcement is curious. Ever sinc ... More >>
Socrates would be so proud
Remember when video games used to come in cartridges? Everyone born in the '80s or early '90s remembers the satisfying click of putting their favorite game into their NES, Super Nintendo or Nintendo 64. Everyone remembers going to their one rich friend's house and seeing his jumbled crate of ... More >>
Inha Leex Hale/FlickrAlthough they may appear ubiquitous, Korean grocers, with their outdoor fruit and flower displays and inventory of everything from Clif Bars to Cup Noodles, are actually far less common in New York City than they were two decades ago.
The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" survey has just come out (are you paying attention, helicopter parents?!), and it turns out that New York City has some of the most depressed college kids in the nation. Whatta town!
Crazy celebrity stalkers and morbid ghost-seekers unite for a two-hour tour of the city's sites of notorious deaths (Heath Ledger, Keith Haring, Sid Vicious, "Crazy Joe" Gallo, Thomas Paine, to name a bunch)! And the tour vehicle is no smiley double-decker bus -- it's a hearse (actually a 196 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 3, 1966, Vol. XII, No. 3 The Sound of J.D. Salinger Clapping By Richard Goldstein We know about the sound of two hands clapping. We're pretty sure these days what one hand clapping sounds like. But what is the sound of J.D. ... More >>
We already know that New York is the Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World, and that the administration of alleged marijuana user Mayor Bloomberg has greatly increased the hassling of users. Now a Queens College study -- done by the same guy who tipped us that Bloomberg was a narc, Professor Harry L ... More >>
the National Weather Service is promising 82 degrees and disappearing clouds--Broadway on Broadway - the casts from 20 Broadway shows will be performing live on Broadway between 43d and 47th, starting at 11:30. Michael McKean (Spinal Tap, an upcoming play) is hosting.--Brooklyn Book Festival ... More >>
Outside the big top, smaller city races are starting to get hot. Recently there was debate among candidates to succeed Comptroller candidate John Liu in the city council, and the two white guys mixed it up, with Queens College student Constantine Kavadas claiming that retired medical research ... More >>
New study outlines racial disparity in NYC's staggering number of pot busts
A Northern Chinese dumpling chef shows us how it's done
Watching the detestable scenes of thousands of pissed-off Muslims destroying lives and property over a mere cartoon, it's tempting for 'Mericans to saddle-up the high horse, what with our Western values of tolerance and all. Indeed, if there's anything worth fighting over, the freedom of expression ... More >>
Long after 9-11, some people say the dust is still making them sick. Now they want the EPA to do something about it.
A New Generation of Leaders Makes a Different Choice
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Beating NYCs Troubled System
The Growth of Korean Churches in Flushing Sparks Community Tensions
During World War II, some 10,000 Italian immigrants in America were displaced. Another 50,000 lived under curfew. Others spent months or years in internment camps.
Insurgents Seek Leadership of CUNY Union