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Wayne Barrett

  • News

    October 31, 2012

    Flood Zone, NYC

    Bloomberg's push for development in the wrong places

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Former NYFD Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta was deeply involved in the Deutsche Bank debacle that cost two firefighters their lives. Now a change has come: Salvatore Cassano is commissioner. And he, says Wayne Barrett, is even more deeply involved. The posters for Gary Marshall's new film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg: A Blizzard of 20 Voice Stories by Wayne Barrett and Tom Robbins

    It's snowing, you're trapped at home or office or somewhere in between, but you still have the Web, so check out these 20 selected stories on New York City's billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, by two relentless reporters, Tom Robbins and Wayne Barrett: Meet the New NYC Fire Commish, Salvatore Cassa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Stuy Town Owners Back in Court to Defend Jacked-Up Rents

    After nearly three years of veritable civil war between two powerful real estate executives and thousands of tenants, the owners of the historic downtown residential complexes, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, will appear in court again today. Landlords Jerry and Rob Speyer, and their part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Bad Teachers in Limbo: New Yorker Weighs in on 'Rubber Rooms'

    ‚ÄčThis week's New Yorker has an excellent piece on the city's pathetic "rubber rooms" -- where incompetent teachers rot (with pay) as the city tries, in vain, to fire them, a nearly impossible task under the current teachers' union contract. Writer Steven Brill (yes, that Steven Brill) points out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Museum of Natural History. Twitpic by ashelamb. The week was hot as hell -- which, a quick scan of our stories reveals, is an apt comparison. In a tribute to democracy, people with guns started following around President Obama. Busybodies were all over Michelle Obama's butt. Old peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Wayne Barrett Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

    ‚ÄčThe Voice is now taking applications from enrolled college students for Fall internships working with investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. Wayne's interns help him research and report his stories, gaining extraordinary experience in investigative journalism. These interns never get coffee or fil ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2009
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    July 24, 2009

    Mayoral School Control Deal Allegedly Happening; NYU Center Bloomberg Hates Gets Bumped

    We suppose we should mention it since some people find it exciting, but the news that a "deal" is "in the works" for the state senate to renew mayoral control of the city's schools seems pretty weak tea. The parent training institute, arts advisory council, and safety committees sound more like gest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Palin Legal Team Attacks Voice, City Slickers

    In today's rightbloggers column we mention a letter (pdf) from Sarah Palin's lawyers threatening legal action against reporters, bloggers, and anyone else who would, in their words, "propagate defamatory material" against the soon-to-be-former Governor of Alaska. Only a few specific individuals were ... More >>

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    May 27, 2009
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    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Teitelbaum, Paterson Target, Quits

    You saw Wayne Barrett's story earlier about Paterson's "knee-jerk reactions and posturing, attempting to look like an ethics crusader for a day" in the State Commission on Public Integrity case? Where he fired most of the panel, but they refused to leave? So the Governor lined up state officials pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Mayor, UFT Head Getting Cozy; Whither Education Reform?

    If you've read today Wayne Barrett story on Mayor Bloomberg's tendency to cut deals with the teacher's union, and why (if he's serious about school reform) he should cut it out, you may be interested in what PolitickerNY's Jason Horowitz reports about Bloomberg's mayoral control renewal campaign: he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Wayne Barrett Channels the Mayor

    Our illustrious colleague Wayne Barrett was at the New School's Center for New York City Affairs yesterday and, in the course of a Q&A, took on the personality of one of his great subjects, Mayor Bloomberg. "I just want to see if there is anybody in the audience who has a disability and a tape recor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    George Pataki for Senate?

    George Pataki has met with the head of the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee and is apparently considering a run for the Senate. Maybe those weak poll numbers for Kirsten Gillibrand have encouraged him. The free-spending former governor once had presidential ambitions, but those were dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Carolyn Maloney: Barrett Had "Best Story" on NY Senate Selection

    Governor Paterson bailed on an interview today, complaining that he felt faint. Could be the burden of choosing Hillary Clinton's replacement -- which he said he'd do after tomorrow's inauguration -- is getting to him. Some politicians and press are beginning to tumble to what the Voice's Wayne Barr ... 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 3, 2008
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    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Barrett on Bloomberg: Where's His Second Term?

    Unlike us, reporting legend Wayne Barrett is no reflexive anti-Bloomberger, and admits the current Mayor's the best New York city or state official "I've covered in 31 years at the Voice." But, says Barrett, "he's also the worst" -- that is, after a heroic first term, he became addicted to self-pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Wayne Barrett Strafes the Palin Record on Keith Olbermann's 'Countdown'

    In last week's Village Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett poked a few more holes in the rapidly disintegrating record of Republican vice presidential candidate and aerial wolf-hunter Sarah Palin. This week, noted liberal crazy Keith Olbermann piled on, inviting Barrett onto his show to further discuss ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2008
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    June 24, 2008

    Possible Fossella Replacement Needs to Answer for Deadly Patronage

    The talk yesterday was that the Staten Island Republican Party—desperate to find a candidate for Vito Fossella's Congressional seat following the sudden death of would-be successor Frank Powers—is giving a second close look at Paul Atanasio, a Brooklyn Conservative. Atanasio, an investme ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2008
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    December 4, 2007
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    December 3, 2007

    Giving Credit Where It's Due

    If you got a strong sense of deja vu when reading Michael Isikoff's "The Qatari Connection" in this week's Newsweek, it may be because you read Wayne Barrett's "Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheik" in last week's Voice. There's not much new in Isikoff's piece. Like Barrett did, Isikoff talks to former CI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Barrett Talks Rudy's Terror Sheikh Ties on MSNBC

    Keith Olbermann said of Wayne Barrett's story in this week's Voice "the term must-read is overused but this one one of those stories." On Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Wayne Barrett discusses "Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheikh" which which MSNC says "connects the dots between Rudy Giuliani, his firm ... More >>

  • Specials

    November 6, 2007
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    May 8, 2007

    Reader: A Classic Case of Madman Giuliani

    Plus: The 'Brokeback' take on Clemens's return

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2007

    Justice for Sale in Brooklyn

    (Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Howard Ruditzky Photo by Rick Kopstein) In a Village Voice exclusive, investigative reporter Wayne Barrett reveals that in Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship can be bought—for a kind of funny price. Barrett writes that there's big trouble ahead fo ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2007

    How He Got That Story

    Over two years and with the help of his late friend and colleague Jack Newfield, Wayne Barrett never stopped digging for the dirt.

  • News

    December 12, 2006
  • Books

    September 5, 2006

    Rudy Awakening

    A new book on Giuliani provides a needed corrective to the worship of false idols

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    October 18, 2005
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    December 14, 2004
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    July 27, 2004
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    July 20, 2004
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    January 20, 2004
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    November 25, 2003
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    September 16, 2003
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    September 24, 2002
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    July 17, 2001
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    June 26, 2001
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    August 1, 2000
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    July 25, 2000
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    July 11, 2000
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    May 30, 2000
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