Ward Harkavy

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    June 16, 2009

    Currently at Voice Blogs

    At Sound of the City: The CBGB inheritance case has been settled, and Hilly Kristal's son is not too happy about it. At La Daily Musto: Michael Musto asks, "Who's Your Favorite Late-Night Host?" Jack Parr's getting more votes than we expected. At Fork in the Road: They're still getting reactions ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    The Iran Election Didn't Go Very Well

    Having lived through much of the Cold War, we are used to nations that are at odds with the U.S. holding sketchy elections, so while we're sorry for the citizens of Iran, we're not as surprised as some by what seems like a rigged result. Ahmadinejad's alleged reelection has been strongly disputed. ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    This Week in Voice Blogs

    At Sound of the City, our film critic J. Hoberman reports from the Cannes premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds: "A sort of World War II spaghetti western, even more drenched in film references than blood." Also: Behind the scenes as Method Man and Redman snub The Roots! At La Daily ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    A Guide to the Voice Blogs

    While we cherish the attendance of our dozens of readers as well as the helpful advice of our commenters (e.g., "Get your facts straight," "MORE MSM LIES"), we feel obliged to remind you that ours is not the only blog under the Voice umbrella, and suggest you check out our colleagues, who are at lea ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Crappy Car Company Performance Boosts Market

    Well, Obama's "30 Days to Chapter 11" auto company plan is going as expected. Chrysler is preparing to go bankrupt. GM is going to "stall out" 13 assembly lines in North America. And as Ward Harkavy puts it at The Smart Asset, "Ford loses $1.4 billion, and investors are... happy!" Yes, the company ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Rich Actually Doing Pretty Well in New Depression

    Ward Harkavy's The Smart Asset got there first, noticing the Times profile of a laid-off $240K/year (base pay!) lawyer and her upcoming world tour assisted by a paid sabbatical and "Lonely Planet travel guides." (Ward observes that, unfortunately for the rest of us, "No such guides exist yet for 'be ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    New York Headlines, and a Voice Index

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]We've moved your daily New York headlines, GO HERE FOR TODAY'S ESSENTIAL STORIES.The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:Letters: Afghan War  La Dolce Musto: Jim Carrey Pounds a Muscle Bear on All Fours! Tom Robbins: Vanguard of the Sena ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Get your New York Headlines

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]We've moved your daily New York headlines, GO HERE FOR TODAY'S ESSENTIAL STORIES.The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:Letters: Tsk-tsk La Dolce Musto: Shocking Secret about Gay Porn StarTom Robbins: Bloomberg's Homeless Pledges Fell Far Sh ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Natasha Richardson hit nothing, simply fell in beginner's ski lesson, public waiting to hear extent of head injuries

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Natasha Richardson flown to New York, public still waiting for word of how serious her head injuries are from skiing accident......on life support, 'brain dead' say family members.IRS plans deduction to help Madoff victi ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Obama tries to block AIG bonuses

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Obama urges Geithner to block AIG bonuses any way he can.Sagging economy means fewer boob jobs!East River bridge tolls die in the state senate. MTA rescue compromise still being worked out."I looked down and there was an a ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Times plays catch-up on our Rikers Fight Club story

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Times catching up on the Rikers Fight Club story that the Voice's Graham Rayman has been reporting for nearly two years.More AIG drama: Bailout money went to foreign firms and other big banks that AIG owed in derivative gam ... More >>

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    March 15, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: AIG plans $165 million in bonuses after $170 billion bailout!

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Greed 101: After $170 billion bailout, AIG planning to hand out $165 million in bonuses to its senior employees!Greed 201: NYC landlords prepare to fight the city's contention that they've been double-dipping, claiming a ta ... More >>

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    March 14, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: Bernie doesn't like jail, attorneys ask for release until sentencing

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines...After one night in the slammer, Madoff's attorneys ask that he be released from jail while awaiting sentencing.Don't feel too sorry for Bernie's victims: many were financial dumbasses.The Jellyfish Solution: Some out-of-w ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: With Bernie in jail, focus moves to his wife, family

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Friday New York headlines...Madoff expresses regret as he pleads guilty and goes to jail; his aim is to shield rest of family....but his wife Ruth may have to pack her bags as the feds go after Madoff properties."Don't be evil," is Google's motto; Dai ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: Catholic Church fights Albany to protect Pedo-Priests

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...Legislature wants to life statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits: Catholic Church objects, saying bill intended to bankrupt it.Daily News shows odd bit of sympathy for monster Madoff: may have spent "his last ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Madoff swindle as much as $65 billion; faces 150 years in prison

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Madoff theft total up to $65 billion; faces up to 150 years in prison when he pleads guilty tomorrow....and his wife is now target of probe for her role.Paterson may compromise on Rockefeller drug law revision; throwing ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Supreme Court blows away Bloomie's gun lawsuit

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Supreme Court sides with gunmakers by not hearing NY suit that claimed makers were liable for flood of illicit firearms.Daily News: Carrión's house renovation done by architect who needed the borough president's approval ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Corrupt ex-cop suspected of killing girlfriend, wounding another

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>

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    March 8, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: Obama tells the Times he wants outreach with Taliban

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Sunday New York headlines...Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought."Mob cops" finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1 ... More >>

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    March 7, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Saturday New York headlines... Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday. Court struggling with how to keep so many victims informed of proceedings.Dwyer: Two "mafia cops" continue to draw pensions even after life sentences upheld.Bloomberg doesn't like the ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: Paterson enrages enviros with state backtrack on power plant emissions

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Friday New York headlines...Paterson enrages enviros by going back on NY promise to crack down on power plant emissions.After hubbub, Gandhi items sell for $1.8 million in auction.Landmark law giving mayor control of schools coming up for renewal; cha ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: Assembly knocks down Rockefeller drug laws, Senate next

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...State Assembly finally sweeps away Rockefeller drug laws; now it's the Senate's turn.With Manhattan rents falling, could Wal-Mart be far behind? The retailer looks at Union Square, Chelsea.Prosecutor begins taking apart t ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Paterson's Approval Numbers Dismal

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Wednesday New York headlines...Paterson's approval rating falls to 26 percent -- even lower than Spitzer at the end.Post claims that cop now says his partner did rape intoxicated woman in East Village, no longer agrees it was 'consensual.'Murdered den ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Ruth Madoff fighting Bernie's victims for 'her' $62 million

    [HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Tuesday New York headlines...Ruth Madoff fights her husband's victims to keep their hands off $62 million she stashed away.Ex-Islanders owners accused of mini-Madoff scheme, stealing $554 million, whine to judge they'll starve if assets are frozen.Rap ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Monday's Headlines: Mob rat fingers two cops in gang slaying

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Monday New York headlines...Gotti mob rat Alite fingers a Suffolk County cop, NYPD detective in gang murder.Carrión goes to Washington after a mixed record in the Bronx.Weiner directs fed funds to a Brooklyn nonprofit that's given him $160,000 in campa ... More >>

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    March 1, 2009

    Sunday's Headlines: Hate-Crime Suspect Claims Self-Defense

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Sunday New York headlines...Hate-crime suspect Keith Phoenix claims self-defense in murder of Ecuadoran immigrant, his lawyer says victim kicked the door of Phoenix's van, reached for (nonexistent) weapon.Long-reviled Rockefeller drug laws swiftly being ... More >>

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    February 28, 2009

    Saturday's Headlines: 'So I killed someone. That makes me a bad guy?'

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Saturday New York headlines...Second suspect in December hate-murder of Ecuadoran immigrant arrested: "So I killed somone. That make me a bad guy?"Jimmy Fallon admits being nervous before starting his run at "Late Night." See Rob Harvilla's Voice story ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: Piven Won't Be Punished for Fishy Story

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Friday New York headlines...Fishy outcome: Actors' union buys Jeremy Piven's sob story, won't penalize him for ditching play over 'mercury poisoning.'U.S. to buy up to 40 percent stake in Citigroup, just keeping it private, in desperate move to keep it ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: City Relying on Crane Safety from Instructor Who Admitted Mob Ties

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Thursday New York headlines...Revelation in wake of last year's crane deaths: Union official who is teaching crane safety to prevent future accidents admitted in 2003 that he helped mobsters and other unqualified people (including strippers) get into hi ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Wednesday's Headlines: Murdoch's Apology Not Enough, Says Sharpton (Also: Index to This Week's 'Voice')

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Wednesday New York headlines...Sharpton not satisfied with Murdoch's apology over chimp cartoon. Will continue to call for a boycott, and meeting with FCC officials about Murdoch's waiver allowing him to own multiple papers and TV stations in one market ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Tuesday's Headlines: Murdoch Apologizes for Chimp Cartoon

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Tuesday New York headlines...Murdoch apologizes for chimp cartoon: "We made a mistake." Says after talking to editors, "we will seek to be more attuned to the sensitivities of our community."The Times continues its white panic over tough times: 1. New Y ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Unemployment Up to 7.6 Percent, 598K Jobs Lost

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released released job numbers for January, and the new is not good. Non-farm employment by 598,000 jobs last month, the biggest one-month drop since 1974, increasing the official unemployment rate from 7.2 to 7.6 percent. (That rate excludes longtime discouraged w ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Who's really behind the scheme to make American Ballet Theatre honorary chairman Caroline Kennedy junior Senator from New York? All signs point to Bloomberg, says Wayne Barrett, who follows the chain of twisted arms from Camelot to the Mayor's office. (See also Barrett's blog posts on the Kennedy as ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    amNY Finds Upsides to New Year, Which We Partially Endorse

    You might expect us, as board-certified curmudgeons, to note the end of 2008 with bleak visions of a hellish new year. But our colleague Ward Harkavy has already posted the mother of all New Year's bummers ("Drop a ball on Times Square! Drop a bomb on Gaza!"), so we turn instead to such glimmers of ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    On Auto Bailout, Congress Talks Economic "Fire," "Meltdown"

    The most interesting thing about the just-concluded auto industry bailout hearings in D.C. today (the Times' liveblogging of which has just concluded) was the apocalyptic tone of many of the Representatives. After a wonkish beginning ("equal sacrifice," blah blah) the rhetoric escalated from Rep. Ka ... More >>

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    October 23, 2001
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    August 21, 2001
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    May 29, 2001
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    March 27, 2001

    Wanted on the Web

    Marc Rich, Still at Large on Justice Department Fugitive Site

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    March 20, 2001
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