Robert Wagner

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    July 4, 2014

    Photos: The Macy's Fireworks Show Returned to the East River Tonight

    The annual Macy's Fireworks show returned to the East River tonight, after a five-year run of explosions over the Hudson. Brooklynite and Mayor Bill de Blasio worked on the campaign to move the show back, a decision that was announced in April. Photographer C.S. Muncy brings back these images of th ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    The One Man Natalie Wood Couldn't Get

    Marc Eliot's new book on Steve McQueen has fascinating observations not just about McQueen, but about his various costars, conquests, and lusty-eyed admirers. It says that Natalie Wood--Steve's partner in the 1963 anti-abortion romance Love With The Proper Stranger--liked to find love with a whole ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Williamsburg Bridges All Messed Up This Weekend

    ​It's been a tough moment for people trying to get places in New York. This week we had the double whammy of the President's visit plus the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, and last weekend a lot of the trains were, for lack of a better word, fucked (especially the L). For those of you w ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Jimmy Breslin on Norman Mailer for Mayor: 'That bum is serious!'

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 24, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 28 The Mailer-Breslin Ticket: Vote the Rascals In by Joe Flaherty I approached the making of the Mailer, 1969, with dubious thoughts. Like many others I was invited to Mailer's home about three weeks ago t ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    The Handsomest Actor Ever

    ​His name was Jean Sorel, and in fact it still is. The Frenchman is 75 and keeps on working. But Sorel's heyday was the '60s and '70s, when his dreamy features and glossy, immovable hair filled the screen in Sidney Lumet's fiery A View From The Bridge, Bunuel's wry classic Belle De Jour, and ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Michael Flores Charged with Posing as Cop to Try and Rape 18-Year-Old

    ​Cops say an 18-year-old woman expressed some confusion in the subway in The Bronx on Friday, and Michael Flores, 40, of Staten Island, playing the gentleman (and also a police officer, which he is not), stepped up to assist her. They travelled by train together to her destination, 125th and L ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Woodside "Park" Owner Fences It Off; Residents Complain

    ​There's a little plot of land at the convergence of 59th Street, 60th Street, and 34th Avenue that residents call the "Woodside Triangle." They had been using the grassy plot as a park -- some say since Mayor Robert Wagner planted a tree there in 1959; others say "since the row houses on 59th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Clip Job: A Victory for Washington Square, Koch, and the Voice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    e. e. cummings Returns Favor By Showing Up

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 3, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 28 Cummings & the Mayor By Mary Perot Nichols Mayor Robert F. Wagner took a giant step across the cultural New Frontier last week. Indeed, in Cultural Frontiersmanship the Mayor was one up on President John F. Ken ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Washington Square Saved for Warblers

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1961, Vol. VI, No. 30 Mayor Relents, Opens Square to Folk-Singers By J.R. Goddard "Did you hear that?" the woman sweeping the stoop on MacDougal Street asked in dismay. "They're letting 'em sing in the Square again!" And so they we ... More >>

  • Dance

    August 12, 2008

    Larry Keigwin and Monica Bill Barnes Do Up August

    Summer flings with water, towels, and a romp in the park

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    May 16, 2006
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    February 7, 2006

    Elegy for a Cabbie

    A veteran driver who fought the Nazis in Europe and the bosses at home

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    December 13, 2005

    The History of Rudy

    Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?

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    June 28, 2005
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    May 13, 2003
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    February 12, 2002

    Rich Man, Poor People

    The Billionaire Mayor and the Income Gap

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    September 18, 2001

    For Whom the Bell Tolls, Part II

    The Missing and the Dead

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    July 3, 2001
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    January 11, 2000
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    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

  • NYC Life

    June 8, 1999

    Love’s Labor Found

    Photos by Michael Sofronski

  • Film

    June 1, 1999

    Careers in Rehab

    Around the Bend, on the Mend

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    The Crew Stew

    Giuliani Torments His Old School Buddy To Insulate Himself

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    February 9, 1999

    Life After Duane

    Four Candidates Vie for 'the Gay Seat'

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    January 19, 1999

    Rudy's Milky Way

    An Administration 'Of, For, and By White People' Has No Time or Room for Blacks