In a tighter than expected race, Governor Andrew Cuomo has defeated his longshot Democratic primary challenger Zephyr Teachout. With 41 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press is declaring the governor the victor. His pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, has also defeated Teachou ... More >>
Many of the basketball fans who grew up in Brooklyn cast their allegiance with the Knicks long ago. So the Nets had a smaller pool of potential supporters to begin with when the franchise moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012. Earlier this week, the New York Times created a map showing the mos ... More >>
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 >>
This year's dumbest controversy has been over whether Santa Claus, who is 100 percent real, is permitted to be any color or ethnicity other than the whitest white. But a spin through the archives of the New York Times reveals that Santa has been intermittently black for more than 100 years. Someone ... 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 >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly didn't attend Wednesday's City Council hearing to discuss a raft of bills aimed at reining his department. In fact, no one from the NYPD showed up to the meeting. The only person the Bloomberg administration did send to testify on the bills was mayoral counsel Michael ... 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 >>
There's good news and bad news...The bad news is a cold-blooded serial killer is coming to New York. The good news he'll be under lock and key the entire time he's here.California serial killer Rodney Alcala is en-route to the Big Apple where he'll face murder charges in the deaths of two women in t ... More >>
There was a pretty grisly scene on the side of a Westchester County highway yesterday morning when Department of Transportation workers found 25 bags full of dead animals dumped on the side of the road.Westchester County Sheriff's Office Detective David Whitney tells the Voice that of the remains re ... 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
As we mentioned earlier, former New York political basket case Jeanine Pirro now serves as a judge on a CW daytime television show. Her competence has since been called into question. First New York Post TV critic Adam Buckman gave her show two stars and described Pirro unflatteringly as "a TV judge ... More >>
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.
Inside Bedford Hills prison, women swallow pins and slice their arms
Pressed by GOP bigsKarl Rove!Pirro considers a run against Hillary Clinton
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
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?
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?