A group of middle-school students attacked two Senegalese-American boys and called them "Ebola" at their Bronx school on Friday.
The first thing you notice about Taylor Swift's New York is that the East River has somehow been turned into a 16-mile-long flowing trench of frozen yogurt. Is it Pinkberry? Is it Red Mango? It's impossible to tell, but don't get close enough to find out, because if you fall in, there's no escaping. ... More >>
Look out the window right now and you'll see a giant barge floating up the Hudson River from Red Hook to Riverside. It reads: ".NYC Domains at GoDaddy. SHHH - Don't Tell Jersey." It's promoting the new .nyc internet domain suffix, which is accessible only to residents of the five boroughs. The idea ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
In retrospect, Richard Neal knows he should have just gone home. It was already nearly 4 a.m. on a sticky June night in 2008, and the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side were crawling with cops. It was the kind of situation Neal normally prefers to avoid. Where police are, he'd rather not be.
[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Last week, despite America's long history of religious maniacs killing people in the name of the Lord, rightbloggers suddenly got worried about it because this time the alleged maniac in question, Alton Nolen aka Jah'Keem Yisrael ... More >>
Summer is officially done. Here are a few food events to help welcome fall to town.
Unless you were into very underground punk in the early '80s, you probably don't know Frightwig--but you should. They were perhaps the first all-female DIY punk band, and they blazed a trail from San Francisco across the U.S. in the name of feminist rock 'n' roll. Along the way, they influenced youn ... More >>
[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Last week President Obama, who had been threatening to issue a new executive order on immigration, suddenly backed off, saying he'd revisit the subject after the elections. This seems transparently political to us and everyone e ... More >>
[Roy Edroso dissects the right-wing blogosphere in this weekly feature]Hey, who's up for another foreign war? Hard to believe that just last year, on the 10th anniversary of America's less-than-excellent adventure in Iraq, rightbloggers seemed too demoralized for such activities. And when Obama poke ... More >>
Beloved dive bar Subway Inn has been issued a weeklong reprieve from its impending eviction. On Monday, Judge Lynn Kotler of New York County's Civil Court signed a temporary restraining order preventing developer World-Wide Group from evicting the 77-year-old water hole. The judge scheduled a hearin ... More >>
New York City is running a below average approval rate for undocumented immigrants seeking relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a report from a Brookings Institution researcher.
If you were at 4Knots, you already know first hand that the festival brings out the hippest, chillest, most attractive New Yorkers to South Street Seaport -- but did you know that it also attracts some of the funniest folks around? Here are the best things we were lucky enough to overhear at 4Knots ... More >>
Dish no. 80: Maine diver sea scallops at Thalassa (179 Franklin Street, 212-941-7661)
This 4th of July weekend, when you're throwing your dogs and your burgs and your watermelons and your corns and your sausages and your Budweisers on the grill, someone at some point is going to pop some tunes on the old jambox to really get the Que cranked to 11. But, given the importance of the wee ... More >>
When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week was a slow one for openings, but here are a pair of new entrants.
Swing back in time at New York’s most nostalgic picnic
While we all know that technically the G is on time more often than any other train line, "technically" means very little when it's 1 a.m. and you're helplessly watching the back of a train as it departs the station because you're not an Olympic runner, incapable of swiping your card and sprinting t ... More >>
U.S. Senate Former Reagan speechwriter and septuagenarian Jeff Bell will face incumbent New Jersey Senator Cory Booker in the fall after narrowly beating the closest of his three rivals for the Republican nomination, Rich Pezzullo, by fewer than 5,000 votes. House of Representatives, District 1 ... More >>
Video by Jessica Pitcher for the Village Voice"People hate soccer in America. That's like, the only challenge we have." On Sunday, we asked U.S. soccer supporters of all stripes about their life watching a game the rest of the world calls football, but if you call it that here, you're met with con ... More >>
Shop for a good cause at this SoHo sale
On Saturday, May 17, Brooklyn's drinkers ranked 64 beers and wines from the U.S. and across Europe in head-to-head matchups of various styles. Based on the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris -- in which a blind tasting revealed that California wines were on par with French classics -- the Judgement of Br ... More >>
It is commonly believed that conservatives' appeal to voters is based on fear -- fear of blacks; fear of homosexuals; fear of cities (which is pretty much fear of blacks and homosexuals); fear of the poor (or rather, fear you will be forced to give money to the poor, many of whom are black people, w ... More >>
Last night, Tavern on the Green (67th Street and Central Park West) hosted its grand opening gala, which signaled that after a weeks-long soft opening, the Central Park complex is once again ready to serve the hundreds of New Yorkers and park visitors that will flood it daily. Owners Jim Caiola and ... More >>
Last night, two dozen of the city's best mobile eateries lined up along the pier at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex on Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue) for the Voice's seventh annual Choice Streets food-truck feast. The multicultural menu swung from East (Thai salads; Szech ... More >>
A happy, soggy May Day to all of you. You may have noticed a torrential downpour generating from the sky yesterday, soaking your hair, your laptop, your socks, your life, and generally making everything unbearable. According to the National Weather Service, nearly 5 inches fell in Central Park, the ... More >>
It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>
The Purina One Cat Cafe at 168 Bowery started on Thursday, April 24 with sixteen cats from the Long Island's North Shore Animal League, all available for adoption. Just as the cats planned, New Yorkers have been eager to welcome them into their homes. The pop-up cat cafe attracted all sorts of cat e ... More >>
Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold, dank cell that'll suit you just fine.
Derrick Hamilton, David Ranta, Derrick Deacon, Anthony Yarbough, Sharrif Wilson, Sundhe Moses, Kevin Smith, Eric Glisson, Cathy Watkins, Devon Ayers, Michael Cosme, Carlos Perez, Jabar Collins, William Lopez, et al. Today we add Jonathan Fleming to the list: people released from prison within the l ... More >>
Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
The battle over carriage horses in the city is dragging on and on, with no end in sight, and, as yet, no bill introduced in the City Council that would actually ban the industry and replace it with the classic cars favored by animal rights group NYCLASS. While Bill de Blasio famously promised "an im ... More >>
Snacking can be a risky proposition. Eschewing a snack may put you in a foul mood. A snack too substantial may ruin your appetite for actual meals. Choose unwisely and you may contribute negatively to your waistline. Make the same selection on a daily basis and the clerks at the bodega may smirk qui ... More >>
The rising crime rates of the '70s and '80s ushered in the Tough on Crime era of policymaking. Some of those policies worked, and with help from many other social forces, crime rates dropped across the country. Now most of us feel safe walking anywhere in New York City. And now that the country is n ... More >>
Visit some well-known spots in Central Park
Earl Sweatshirt plays two shows
In 1776, the Continental Congress signed a Declaration that they would separate from Great Britain because the King had unilaterally made changes to the national health care system. OK, close enough. Last week the President delayed yet another part of Obamacare, and most Americans probably thought ... More >>
New Yorkers are over Valentine's Day. They're over Valentine's parties and "anti-Valentine's" parties and buying crumbly, last-minute, guilt-trip chocolate from Duane Reade on their way home and mostly-frozen flowers from the bodega. They're too sophisticated for that dreck. Wait, sorry, that was ... More >>