After a three-month hiatus, the singing protests that disrupt the auction of foreclosed homes returned to New York yesterday, popping up in a Brooklyn courtroom.
The courtroom was packed with prospective buyers eager to bid on the thirteen properties scheduled for auction. But when the auctioneer b ... More >>
Ever since Runnin' Scared started its coverage of the foreclosure auctions a few months ago, one of the most helpful and kind individuals have been Debbie Seabrook. As we've mentioned before, the 63-year-old travel agent have been monitoring the Queens Supreme Court foreclosure auctions--peacefully, ... More >>
Here's a tip for anyone considering raping an 8-year-old: don't friggin' do it! And then throw yourself in front of a bus.That advice probably would have come in handy for convicted kid-raper Carlos Quezada, who will be a guest of the state for the next 22 years to life after being found guilty of c ... More >>
Two weeks after the Queens Supreme Court abruptly canceled its foreclosure auction amid potential interference from protestors, the sales have yet to get back on track.
Last Friday, the court called off another sale, citing lack of properties listed.
But a scan through the listings showed that a ... More >>
For the past few months, The Voice has written about these protestors interrupting foreclosure auctions at supreme courts across the city by singing out loud. Dubbing it the "People's Bailout", the protesters believe their actions raise awareness to the country's dangerously high foreclosure rate an ... More >>
The third "People's Bailout", a series of singing protests organized by activist group Organizing for Occupation that aims to disrupt the court foreclosure proceedings, took place this morning at 11am at the Queens Supreme Court. Forty-two people showed up for the movement and, in three separate bat ... More >>
Today in "Religion vs. Medicine," two parents from Queens are asking a judge to overturn a rule that allows public schools to send unvaccinated children home when there are illnesses going around.
While children are required to be vaccinated in order to attend public school, there is a legal except ... More >>
Steven Slater, the renegade airline steward who shot to cult stardom when he walked off the job by sliding out of a plane's inflatable emergency slide and onto the tarmac at JFK with two beers in-hand, can't catch a break. While he was in court yesterday, copping a plea that would allow him t ... More >>
Every summer, thousands of kids descend on New York in pre-college summer programs, and that's besides the scores of teenagers already living here who aren't "of age." They come wanting to drink underage, smoke underage, and do other things against the law for them even though they're old eno ... More >>
Much ado about Hiram's misdemeanorThey don't teach this in journalism school. But yesterday, I discovered the perfect lede (yes, that's how journalists spell the leading paragraphs of our work). It was in a press release emanating from that font of wisdom, the New York State Senate. Beleagure ... More >>