In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son.
Iusaset Bakr tells the Voice that she took her Jaihdow Kwantu out of school for the day and brought him t ... More >>
Poet Cynthia Zarin writes hard truths with a soft voice, and for the first time she puts that same voice and poetic density into a book of prose. Out this month from Alfred A Knopf, Zarin's memoir An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History is a series of essays about her life in New York: work, apartment ... More >>
Much of Manhattan was made long in the past--or long enough ago that its boundaries are often seen as acceptable and natural, while the people who live on the fringe (read: above 96th Street) are easily forgotten when defining the character of the city. (This tendency became briefly regretful when, ... More >>
Dozens of Harlem residents proudly blew whistles yesterday in order to sound the alarm on Stop and Frisk.
The protest was a part of a city wide demonstration across all five boroughs led by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. The group is urging New Yorkers to blow whistles anytime they witness a ... More >>
A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers?
McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>
In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change.
Today we talke ... More >>