We would like to take this lull in celebrity nudes and press release repurposing to announce that our mothership, the Village Voice, has scored no less than nine finalist slots in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' AltWeekly Awards. Our contenders, all in the Circulation-50,000-and-over un ... More >>
Another fall begins with the Police Commissioner's henchmen in control
Why is this artist getting the boot from his Chelsea apartment? Could his $576 rent have anything to do with it? SIREN 2008: Music editor Rob Harvilla notes that the weirdest, and possibly best, band on the bill at this Saturday’s music festival (put on by the Voice) is the opening act, Dragons ... More >>
UPDATE: 6:30 by Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy Photos by Cary Conover The Rev. Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell, Joe Guzman and Trent Benefield were among scores of people arrested at a series of demonstrations throughout the city protesting the acquittal of three cops charged in the fatal sho ... More >>
UPDATE: 11:18 am By Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy The three detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, gunned down outside Club Kalua in a hail of 50 NYPD bullets on the eve of his wedding, walked out of court free men this morning as Justice Arthur J. Cooperman returned a verdict of ... More >>
By Sean Gardiner and Michael Clancy The three detectives charged in the shooting death of Sean Bell, gunned down outside Club Kalua in a hail of 50 NYPD bullets on the eve of his wedding, walked out of court free men this morning as Justice Arthur J. Cooperman declared them not guilty on all counts ... More >>
Well, it’s finally over. The dream of Rudy and Hillary duking it out to be the next president died last night with Giuliani’s third-place finish in the Florida primary. As the Daily News notes on its front page, “The Fat Lady’s Singin’,” and it’s a sad, sad song. You can almost pictur ... More >>
The Hip-Hop Cops materialize in the West Village
Will we get another law-and-order mayor who decides on his own what the law is?
In a notorious murder case, Rohan Bolt is doing the time. Did someone else do the crime?
Yesterday, a Manhattan judge ordered former NYPD officer Bill Phillips released from prison on parole. As Voice reporter Sean Gardiner wrote in August, the former corrupt cop turned whistle-blower had been denied freedom by the parole board every odd year since 1999. Phillips, 76, had been be ... More >>