Friday, May 10
Prohibition Era Cocktail Cruise
Channel your inner Gatsby and set sail on the Hudson River tonight. Local distillers will divulge secret cocktail recipes and all guests will enjoy old-time classics like a whiskey-based Swizzle and a classic Manhattan. 1920's dress is encouraged. Purch ... More >>
If you're gonna clamp down on Wall Street, it's probably best that you choose someone who's been doing it for years.
In 1993, Mary Jo White became the first woman to ever become a Manhattan attorney at the federal level. During her nine-year tenure in the Southern New York district, she went after ... More >>
When seven people lay down in the sidewalk across from the New York Stock Exchange in April, holding up signs, they thought they were acting within their rights.
A ruling by Judge James Burke today suggests that they were wrong. Burke found two of the protesters guilty of two counts each of disord ... More >>
There's an advertisement on the subways that you might have seen. It describes a project in the works - the largest public works extravaganza in the country - known as East Side Access: a portal from Grand Central Terminal that will outsource time and trains from Penn Station. As the sign says, "Com ... More >>
On November 18, we started a new feature here on Fridays: the Voice has obtained hundreds of copies of L. Ron Hubbard's previously unpublished "Orders of the Day," which he gave to crew members as he sailed the Mediterranean. Our documents cover the period from 1968 to 1971, and this time we're look ... More >>
Nick PintoThe NYSE, which protestors did not stop from opening todayGood afternoon, and welcome to the evening edition of the Village Voice liveblog of Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action. Today, November 17, marks the two month anniversary since Occupy Wall Street began in Zuccotti Park. Pro ... More >>
EU leaders are in Brussels today for a crisis meeting on how to resolve the Euro's financial woes. Germany is resisting calls to increase the bailout fund and cut Greece's debt. Bloomberg reports "measures on the table include writedowns of as much as 50 percent on Greek debt, 100 billion eur ... More >>
This is what democracy looks like.The Occupy Wall Street protest drew thousands of demonstrators to the Financial District this weekend, when the markets were closed and the neighborhood was largely a ghost town.
This morning, as the inexplicably-timed protest entered its third day, demonstr ... More >>
Duty, Heart & Korean Soul in a Jar: Arirang Kimchi from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.
In her latest Food Curated video, Liza de Guia trains her lens on Arirang Kimchi, the 30-year-old kimchi company whose jars of fermented vegetables are a staple of Korean markets all along the East Coast. Arirang, which me ... More >>
Burnham in his Prescott, Arizona home lab, circa 1960.
Yesterday, we published the first half of a 24,000-word "self-interview" by Lowell Observatory astronomer Robert Burnham, Jr. on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Burnham died in 1993 at the age of 61. He was known not only for hi ... More >>
Deutsche Boerse, the owner of the German stock exchange, is in talks to purchase the NYSE. Apparently they're taking "buy low" to heart. The Post reports that NYSE Euronet, current owner of the New York Stock Exchange, was going to reveal the news next Tuesday, but rumors forced them to relea ... More >>
Google has created a "speak-to-tweet" service to allow people in Egypt to tweet with just a voice connection. Via the official Google blog, you can tweet without an Internet connection by leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers ( 16504194196 or 390662207294 or 973161 ... More >>
SlimThe richest man in the world will soon be a little richer. The New York Times Co., who put out a newspaper, have announced they will pay back a $250 million debt to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim by January 2012 instead of the previously agreed upon January 2015, Bloomberg is reporting. ... More >>
Steve Rattner, the financier and Democratic fundraiser who served in 2009 as President Obama's car czar, takes some guarded shots at New York's political elite in his yet-to-be-released book, Overhaul.
He paints himself as a victim in the ongoing Securities & Exchange Commission investigati ... More >>
Image via NPR/Getty."Is nothing sacred?" asks NPR today of the picture you see to your right. Because -- if you haven't heard -- the creatures of MTV's Jersey Shore (and Village Voice cover models!) rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. At the half-way mark of the day, h ... More >>
This afternoon, we published our own theory on the potential financial voodoo that would ensue after the cast of Jersey Shore rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange: The Guido Effect. "Brilliant!" noted the New York Observer. Flavorwire wondered if it was "too late to invest" in ... More >>