It was a strange July morning in Lower Manhattan, and getting stranger by the minute. On the Brooklyn Bridge, sometime during the night, someone had swapped all the American flags for bleached white ones. As police and reporters swarmed the bridge, less than a mile away, in front of the 150-year-old ... More >>
In the 20 years that the Food Network has existed, it's propelled dozens of chefs to stardom before they've proved themselves in their own kitchens. Despite his prolific career on television, Marc Murphy is not one of those chefs. The Chopped judge has risen steadily within New York's restaurants fo ... More >>
After a month-long bender through unending holiday parties that culminated in a blow-out year-end fete, you might feel like January is the longest hangover -- ever. Luckily, in the city where debauchery seeps well beyond December and into the other 11 months of the year, NYC bartenders have caught o ... More >>
It's that time of week again. The time when those of you who were not utter dirtbags in the comments get rewarded! We've rounded up the comments that made us laugh, cry, ponder, nod and/or shake our heads, and the authors of those comments can get their very own lovely Village Voice t-shirt. If we c ... More >>
Urban, with Nancy Jesser, their daughter Maya Urban-Jesser, and Shiva the dog In June, we reviewed a remarkable new book about Scientology. A review copy of Hugh Urban's The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion, put out by the Princeton University Press, had arrived at our desk ... More >>
Dr. DrewNow that the Casey Anthony case is over -- not guilty on all murder counts, guilty only of four misdemeanors -- will cable news be able to give it up? More specifically, will Dr. Drew? This case has become cable news' hillbilly heroin and it'll be hard for them to kick. The six-week ... More >>
Good morning, happy back-to-work Monday, and welcome to 2011! Today is Joe Coscarelli's first day of weekday blogging on Runnin' Scared, which we are very excited about. Please join me in heckling him as much as possible. In other morning news... • Yesterday in New York a suicidal man jump ... More >>
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
How Mayor Mike gamed the system
Who's Caroline's daddy?
Joel, Mike and CarolineIt would be an oversimplification to say that Mike Bloomberg is the main man behind the Caroline Kennedy tsunami that's hit in the last two days. There are others behind the wave of support, as well. Some, for example, say that Rahm Emanuel has such a need to fill senate seats ... More >>
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