Take a moment to remember the Bush years, and the way liberals talked about our 43rd President. As we recall it, Bush was regarded as a dummy and, if not a bloodthirsty rightwing radical himself, at least an enabler of same. Occasionally you'd hear him called a fascist, which rightbloggers would lau ... More >>
On March 22, 2008, 54-year-old Robert Sepe killed his girlfriend, Janette Carlucci, with an aluminum baseball bat inside their Westchester County home. He explained during his murder trial that the pressure over throwing a family Easter party had driven him to commit the brutal crime. "The party w ... More >>
Fall is typically a busy time for anti-abortion groups. That's because of 40 Days for Life, a yearly protest in front of abortion clinics that goes on for, you guessed it, 40 days straight. There are typically 40 Days protesters here in New York, which they refer to as the "abortion capital of Ameri ... More >>
For authors Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins, the long road to their fascinating new book about mafia boss Alfonso D'Arco, who became the federal government's most successful cooperator, began a decade ago. In Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al, the Man Who Brought Down The Mafia, which hits bookstores to ... More >>
A California serial killer -- who once appeared as "bachelor number one" on the 1970s dating show "Dating Game" -- was in a Manhattan courtroom this morning where he pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from the murders of two women more than 30 years ago.In all, Rodney Alcala, 68, has been ch ... More >>
Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess
This is from Adam, the grieving husband of publicist Claire O'Connor: "Thank you all for the wonderful messages. I know Claire would be so touched by your outpouring of love & support. She really did love all you so much and we know most of the people that left words of love on this heartfel ... More >>
Drawn and nickled and dimed
There's more troublesome news coming out of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Last week, we spoke to Columbia University disaster expert Klaus Jacob about vulnerability at the Westchester County plant, which supplies around 20 percent of New York City's power. Today, we learned that the ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
Bruce McMahan and his daughter, Linda Dear Bruce, Listen, I know you have a lot of money. Like, piles of cash that you don't know what to do with. But surely, there's got to be a better way to throw your money away than to keep trying to haul me into court. I suppose you might be thinking ... More >>
Photo courtesy The Old FieldOld Field Vineyard is worth visiting for the grounds alone In honor of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we devote our top 10 list this week to food-centric day trips. Our list contains a lot of good eating, most accessible by train or bus, all within range for low- ... More >>
A cab driver picked up a 21-year-old fare yesterday in Murray Hill on 24th and Second around 6 p.m. The fare -- "visibly drunk" -- gets in the cab, and reportedly asks the driver: "Are you a Muslim?" The driver answers that he is. And what happens next? The fare, as we've now heard, stabs the ... More >>
He wants to roar as attorney general
Saying she's treated no better than a stray cur, the fifth wife of 'Daddy's Girl' millionaire Bruce McMahan breaks her silence
In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldn't happen today.
New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
Inside Bedford Hills prison, women swallow pins and slice their arms
New York Republicans search for a woman to take on Hillary next year
William Brenner is a small-town guy with a big ambition
The feds say this Albanian tough guy swings for John Gotti's old team
In the whodunit over who won it, the true villain is slipping away
Dead mag helps VH1 talk about race, from Ice Cube to Elvis to Costello
Velella ducks a trialand a courtroom lesson in business as usual in the Pataki era
John Gotti's Crew Makes a High-Tech Killing
Folkies Multiply in a Time When So Many Are Singer-Songwriters and So Few Admit It
With a Nod From Washington, Verizon Prepares for Battle
The People Who Stood Up to the MTA Bullies
Expert Warns of Nuclear Horror at Indian Point
Mob Tapes Yield a How-to Guide on Stiffing Workers
An Old Con Surfaces in Multimillion-Dollar City Project
An Anti-Choice, Anti-Gay Trustee
How Gay Men Are Remodeling Regular Guys
Patakis Wannabe Cop Gets Nailed
Melita Oliveira Got Clemency. Now the INS Wants to Ship Her to Peru.
Who Loves a Parade?
The Incumbent Protection Society Musters Its Forces
In NY State Blacks Rank Highest Among HIV-Positive Inmates
The Diary of a Legendary Village Bohemian Surfaces at NYU
The St. Patricks Day Parade Is Excluding Gay Marchers Again This Year. Foul Play?
Cameras at the Diallo Trial: Justice or Circus?
Bobby Kennedy Jr. Swears by Him, but Is the Citys Top Watershed Cop Washed Up?
Hopes, Fears, and Prison Building In an Upstate New York Town
A new hire could cast the governor's prochoice stance further into doubt
Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?