After years of using shady business tactics and relentlessly ousting tenants from their apartments, infamous landlord Steve Croman may finally face his comeuppance. Today, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Croman had been indicted on twenty felony charges, including grand larceny, falsifying business records, a scheme to defraud, criminal tax fraud,...
Imagine Times Square before the arrival of Disney and Forever 21. Next, imagine it before porn houses crammed its streets in the Seventies. Now reach even further back, before the arrival of Dutch settlers, when it would have been blanketed by forest, with a lush sonic landscape of birds chirping...
Prince fans flocked to Prince Street in Manhattan to honor the musician with street art, balloons, flowers, and some creative subway sign modification.
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Once again, the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival took over Fifth Avenue in Manhattan between 49th and 57th Streets. Fashionable folks came out in their Sunday best and showed off their most creative take on the classic Easter bonnet — with a twist. From sky-high floral decorations to Peep-covered hats, this year's parade brought out some of the finest bonnets yet.
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With Donald Trump taking state after state in the Republican primaries, New Yorkers gathered at Columbus Circle on March 19, 2016, to let the presidential hopeful that they don't want him to be their next president. Despite a change in the route — as well as a run-in with a couple of Trump supporters — the protesters marched toward Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and showed a united front against Trump. As ralliers circled Trump Tower, the NYPD were forced to close off the Fifth Avenue side of the building until the protest was over.
"We hoped in that in a nonviolent manner — which for the most part we've achieved that — to tell the general public that he's a threat. He's a threat," says Steven Hamlin,19, spokesperson for Cosmopolitan Antifascists.
Hamlin also added: "He's incited violence at his rallies. He's erred on the side of hatred, fascism. We realized it's a fearful time in this country. We don't deny that, but we think erring on the divisiveness and hate is not how we should solve our problems in this country."
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On March 19, 2016, thousands of people gathered in Manhattan to protest against Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. While there were plenty of clever signs — including some with the word "don,t" and more than a few inspired by Hanksy's Trump mural — tensions rose later in the afternoon when protestors and the NYPD clashed. Here are a few of the powerful scenes the Village Voice witnessed at today's Dump Trump rally.
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