Why do they scream and curse at you?
Egg creams, not egg noodles.Well, this is unsettling: According to Ray Alvarez, the embattled proprietor of Ray's Candy Store, his landlord wants to turn his decades-old establishment into a noodle shop. Alvarez, whose struggle to pay his rent for the last few months has been well-documented, ... More >>
Twitpic by StWiltshire. The last full week of the election campaign was sorta fun -- as it should have been with Mayor Bloomberg spending $37,000 an hour on it. And it worked: the big papers endorsed him, as did another Democrat, and polls showed him way out of Bill Thompson's reach. We still su ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg says that when he praised opponent Bill Thompson's record as comptroller, he was just being "polite." And, like Senator Seabright Cooley in Advise and Consent, he can afford to be charitable. The latest Marist Poll shows him up 16 points on Thompson among likely voters. The new numb ... More >>
In City Council Districts 2 and 3, incumbents have much more of a lock than Alan Gerson does in District 1. In the former, first-termer Rosie Mendez built the right connections as a district leader, makes meetings, and has all the big endorsements. Her challenger Juan Pagan (pictured) is ass ... More >>
Fresh off his audit of the department of education's graduation rate figures, which he found unconvincing, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson says school chancellor Joel Klein "should be fired; it's as simple as that." Hey, that's what mayoral candidate Tony Avella said, albeit more eloquently ("It wo ... More >>
Last night three candidates for Mayor of New York -- Michael Bloomberg, councilmember Tony Avella, and comptroller Bill Thompson -- attended the Working Families Party Mayoral Forum at the Hotel Trades Council on West 44th Street. (We should mention that Green Party candidate Reverend Billy wanted ... More >>
Though the high winds made keeping leaflets on the tables a little more difficult than they may have liked, the attendees at the first-ever Bronx Anarchist Fair yesterday were in good spirits, having just completed erecting their tipi after several false starts. "We needed indoor space," said Ell ... More >>
For years we had this place all to ourselves, it seemed; feebs and hayseeds hated New York and, as the old saying went, wouldn't want to live here. Now the Times finds that between July 2007 and July 2008, our population grew by nearly 54,000 -- a "stunning" reversal, say demographers. 76,000 citize ... More >>
Rosen defends himself against 'Yuppie Scum' charge while activists claim conflicts of interest.
Behold the great mermaid tail Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade isn't usually a place for broad political messages, except when reclaiming pasties as a symbol of women's empowerment can be considered political. These aren't normal times, however. Last year, as the battle over Thor Equities' plan ... More >>
Another sign that the weather gods hate Coney Island this year: Rainclouds and bitter winds met this morning's official ceremonies marking the reopening of the beach for the summer season. "It's a beautiful sunny day!" Parks Commissioner Adrian Benape taunted a crowd of schoolchildren shivering unde ... More >>
A Downtown Reply to Michael Feingold's 'Your Future, My Past'
CHARAS Takes to the Streets, One Mo Time
Hacktivists Chat up the World Bank
Thirty-Three New York Theater Types Offer Up Their Favorite Productions From the 19992000 Season