There's a good chance this week will go down in New York City political history textbooks. And not for the best reasons.
If you've watched the news (or Twitter) over the past three days, you've come across the Dan Holleran/Malcolm Smith story that involved bribing and mayoral rigging. Then, of cour ... More >>
Close to 75% of the New York State prison population comes from seven New York City neighborhoodsHarlem, South Bronx, Lower East Side, Bed Stuy, Bushwick, South Jamaica and Brownsville/East New York. Brownsville Ka never went to prison, but he is from perhaps the most violent on that list, th ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. weighed in on the Fresh Direct controversy stewing in the Bronx in a New York Daily News op-ed Sunday. Writing in favor of Fresh Direct's move to the South Bronx the two politicians tried to assuage critics' fears over the damage the ... More >>
NYC.govA floating dome made of umbrella spokes and empty soda bottles, bound on canoes from the South Bronx to Inwood, where it would have stayed in a monthlong exhibit, was shipwrecked on Rikers Island this week, causing a commotion among corrections officers, who immediately confirmed that ... More >>
No food deserts here.In an effort to acknowledge struggling communities around the country, the USDA has launched its new food desert locator. For the purposes of this interactive map, food deserts have been defined as "low-income census tracts where a substantial number or share of residents ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
February 3, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 5
Radical pragmatism: the shadow government
By Geraldo Rivera
AN OUTLINE FOR SAVING 30 SQUARE BLOCKS OF THE WORLD
The Lower East Side is dying. Like the South Bronx, Central Brooklyn, and Harlem, it ha ... More >>
Robert HernandezCops are looking for Robert Hernandez, 57, who has gone missing in the South Bronx. Hernandez was last seen at 8 a.m. Christmas morning at 674 East 136th Street, in Mott Haven.The poor guy's described as being of "good physical, but poor mental health." He's 5-9, 160 pounds and ha ... More >>
Louis NievesThe NYPD is asking for help in finding Louis Nieves, 46, who has been missing from his South Bronx home for more than a week.He was last seen leaving his apartment at 511 East 146th Street at about 2 p.m. December 28, a Tuesday. Nieves is described this way: 5-8, 240 pounds, wearing a ... More >>
Diplomats, with all of their power as foreign emissaries, tend to keep a low news profile. If you don't notice, whenever anything happens to them, it makes big news, as they are for all intents and purposes, foreign powers on American soil.
Well, expect to see this on the front cover of th ... More >>
Can't say this isn't pretty rad: The gloriously hirsute, defiantly meandering, blithely omnivorous jam band is plotting five shows in six nights at the third-best rock club in the world, doing one of their albums in full each night (with additional jams, oh yes: Their shows are, like, six hou ... More >>
Eighty years ago today, on May 22, 1930, Harvey Milk was born in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island. As the first openly gay elected official in California, Milk became an icon of San Francisco's 1970s Castro District and more generally, gay activism as a rising phenomenon. As Sean Penn showe ... More >>
Smithfield Foods has posted its first quarterly profit since the swine flu outbreak more than a year ago led to a steep decline in sales. The Chinese and Russian ban on pork product imports may also soon be lifted.
[Wall Street Journal]
Marines can finally satisfy their hankering for the Ara ... More >>
One Depression-era approach to dealing with the unemployed.Those of you who insist on leavening your holiday happiness with doses of grim reality can now check out a new neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of unemployment in New York City, courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
The FPI clai ... More >>
New York Magazine cover boy and state senate rascal Pedro Espada told reporter Chris Smith that one of his childhood heroes was late light heavyweight champion, Jose "Chegui" Torres. The legendary Torres, says Espada, taught him as a kid on the South Bronx streets to be a tough puncher and --more im ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor has a Wikipedia page, so in just a few minutes you can know more about Obama's pick to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court than we do. You probably already know that she is a homegirl, born in the South Bronx.
You may get a glimpse of the conservative case against her at Natio ... More >>