Trouble in Flushing
John F. Kennedy was shot at 2 p.m. on a Friday. The Village Voice came out on a Thursday in those days, which meant the staff had close to a week to gather their thoughts about the assassination of the president, and the subsequent assassination of his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
The week before last, rumors began cropping up that Major League Soccer's long-running search for a place to put a new New York City team -- a search that had circumnavigated the boroughs from Pier 40 in the West Village to Randall's Island and Willets Point -- had settled on a site: the northeast c ... More >>
Phish Jones Beach Theater Wednesday, July 4 Better than: Putting the freak flag in permanent cold storage. "Goddard College!" Phish leader Trey Anastasio called out between verses during "Alumni Blues," the band's opening number at Jones Beach on Wednesday night, a rare onstage shout-out to the b ... More >>
The double-decker Henry Hudson Bridge, which links Manhattan to the Bronx, is 75 today! Originally designed for a casual jaunt in and out of the suburbs, the bridge became a thoroughfare once commuters started moving north. The Riverdale Public Library is celebrating the bridge's dodrascenten ... More >>
Bones found today on Long Island may indicate a ninth victim of the serial killer terrorizing the area. Eight previous corpses were found along Jones and Gilgo Beach, four of which were identified as Craigslist prostitutes, while the rest, found in the past two weeks, have yet to be named. Ar ... More >>
Cary Conover The first 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nomination goes to the Lower East Siders who hammered out Monday night's near-unanimous community board vote approving new housing for those five acres of weed-strewn parking lots sitting forlornly behind chain-link fences these past 40 years alon ... More >>
Its Robert Moses: the Musical
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Michael Anstendig/Time Out New YorkMark Iacono on the right, Anthony Bourdain's #1 fan on the left.Oh, those pizzaiolos, so unexpectedly reminiscent of Robert Moses in their hunger for expansion. Fresh on the heels of Mathieu Palombino's declaration that he'd like to open a version of Motorin ... More >>
Requiem for a dreamland
Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10? During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 6, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 12 Mrs. Nichols Leaves Voice, Joins City Mary Perot Nichols, an assistant editor of The Village Voice, will join the Lindsay administration on January 17 as press aide to Parks Commissioner Thomas P.F. Ho ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 28, 1965, Vol. X, No. 15Last Exit to ManhattanBy David GurinTen smooth lanes of elevated concrete and steel are proposed to entomb old Broome Street for its final sacrifice as the connecting link between the Holland Tunnel and the Will ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesSeptember 5, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 4611-Year Fight Ends: No More Buses in Washington SquareMayor Robert F. Wagner entered the local political fray Monday when he hailed Edward I. Koch and Carol Greitzer, Village Independent Democratic Candidates f ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 30, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 45 The Fight for Little Italy By Stephanie Gervis Not since home and motherhood has there been a cause like the fight against the Lower Manhattan (Broome Street) Expressway. It's everybody's fight. Politician ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 26, 1958, Vol. III, No. 18 The Battle of Washington Square Last week-end it looked as if the major engagement in the Battle of Washington Square was on in earnest. Leading the anti-Village forces was that practically invincible figu ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 1, 1957, Vol. II, No. 27 Road Through 'Square' Likely The long-threatened plan to push a roadway through Washington Square seemed closer to becoming a reality last week. A large number of Villagers were disturbed to read in last Thursd ... More >>
By John DeSio The announcement of the resignation of Dan Doctoroff last week was a moment of reflection for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Doctoroff’s official title in the Bloomberg administration was deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding, though, to many New Yorkers, he represented the ... More >>
Doctoroff's legacy: no Olympic Medal, no Ground Zero mettle
A Parks department truck filled with bikes. Photo by: Lauren Philson: By Harry Bruinius In the decades since Robert Moses smashed an expressway through the Bronx (and nearly Soho) and made Manhattan’s island waterfronts a congested loop of tailpipes and blaring horns, New York has not been the e ... More >>
Behind the scenes, a scary game of chicken between the city and a developer who dreams of high-rise condos that won't amuse you
Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!
Architects color the skyscraper green
Will a toll booth at the corner of 60th and Fifth solve midtown's traffic nightmare?
While Atlantic Yards grabs the headlines, an art attack quietly transforms downtown Brooklyn
San Francisco Company brings ghosts out of the closet
There's a thread through New York's history linking the stories of neighborhood folks who fought development they didn't like, from the losing battle to Robert Moses over the Cross Bronx, to the win on Westway, to defeating the Jets stadium and debating Atlantic Yards. The latest chapter might be wr ... More >>
Lost highway: The road to destruction
What Would it Cost the City to Host the Olympics in 2012?
Bugging Out Over Green Spaces
How Rudy Stacks Up Against His Hero
Studio In Limited-Profit Co-Op High-Rise
Developers target a legendary neighborhood's last open spaces
Stores and rumors of stores