In their first movie Unclear Holocaust, the anonymous crew of remix provocateurs who call themselves the Anti-Banality Union sliced up decades-worth of Hollywood disaster movies to create a troubling and frequently hilarious critique of the post-9/11 security state and Hollywood's own civilizational ... More >>
Around fifty people gathered on the steps of City Hall this afternoon to demand the City Council test out a prototype electric car that they hope can replace horse-drawn carriages. That proposal, Intro. 86A, is sponsored in the City Council by Member Melissa Mark-Viverito.
New Yorkers for Clean, Li ... More >>
Sometimes the best ideas come to you while you're sitting drunk in the back of a taxi cab.
At least that's how it happened with three adventure-seeking buddies from England who are riding a taxi across the globe in an effort to break the world record for longest taxi ride ever.
Last night Sarah Palin met Mr. Donald Trump for dinner at Famous Famiglia's in Times Square, where the two -- horror of horrors -- ate their pepperoni pizza with a knife and fork (a knife and fork!). Today, Palin has continued in her authentic experience of our great city by touring Ellis and ... More >>
Obama souvenirs sell "like hot cakes" near Ground Zero
Excitement over Osama Bin Laden's death has turned Ground Zero into an attractive destination for New York's street vendors and tourist-shop owners, according to the Spanish-language daily.
Outdoor merchants are making a fortune with s ... More >>
Back in the old days.Ten years ago today, the Fresh Kills landfill accepted its last garbage barge, closing after 54 years as a favor from Rudy Guilani to Staten Island. The dump, "visible from space, taller than the Statue of Liberty and once the world's largest landfill," as WNYC puts it, w ... More >>
The Runway Rundown
1. With only five contestants left, and a limp challenge receding into the distance (Andy's winning Lululemon knockoff was immediately co-opted without pay by Heidi Klum for Grey and Listless Athletic Wear), this week's Project Runway challenge is a welcome return to two s ... More >>
Mosaic Man Jim Power and his dog, Jessie Jane"Wake up, New York! Are we kidding? I will be the #1 tourist attraction in this place, and that includes the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty," boasts Jim Power -- a/k/a, New York's Mosaic Man (so dubbed in a 1988 Voice article) -- who has ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Previous reasons here and here.
9/11 was a tough hit on everyone, especially New Yorkers. But everyone, even people who hated this city, wanted to see the city come back from it. And so we ... More >>
Kevin Pomplun when he's not making brisket.When Picnick, Smoked first opened in Wall Street Park just over three weeks ago, Financial District workers flocked to it like piranhas to a synchronized swimmer. Tales of 100-deep lines and depleted brisket supplies were commonplace, and Will Goldf ... More >>
In the week "I ain't shoot nobody in like...since the early 90's" irretrievably entered the American lexicon, we learned with some dismay that David Carradine very likely left this earth the hard way. And more grim news: Koko Taylor, 1928-2009.
Live: Doves cry at Terminal Hall, Art Brut's second-ni ... More >>
You know things are bad when Fleet Week in New York is described as "subdued," but that's what amNY calls it, because the Navy is sending "the smallest contingent of major combat ships to New York Harbor in the event's 22-year history." The Navy says it's trying to cut costs. More fallout from the t ... More >>
Photos by Brennan Cavanaugh
(We rather spontaneously interviewed longtime Stop Shopping advocate and current Green Party candidate for Mayor Reverend Billy Talen and despite interruptions -- at one point, in his zeal, he wandered out of cell phone transmission range -- got some of his ideas for " ... More >>
New York magazine is looking for New York newcomers, offering them a chance to take part in "a photo shoot of recent arrivals to New York City this Friday" if they have an interesting story to tell. Yeah, that's what they all say. Given the venue, and the accompanying photo of Anne Hathaway in The ... More >>
This week Bones, intrepid art-world raconteur, spends some time out in the cold with Christian Jankowski's Living Sculptures. Call it art vs. the Apple Store...
Faced with the invitation to participate in the 1999 Venice Biennale, the then-31-year-old German artist Christian Jankowski relocated, ... More >>