Tuesday's Headlines: Supreme Court blows away Bloomie's gun lawsuit

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[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Tuesday New York headlines...

Supreme Court sides with gunmakers by not hearing NY suit that claimed makers were liable for flood of illicit firearms.

Daily News: Carrión's house renovation done by architect who needed the borough president's approval on a Bronx development. No comment from White House.

Why Borukhova didn't hear the shots that killed her ex-husband - she's lying about being there, prosecutor theorizes.

Bizarre turn in rabbi molest trial: grown daughter says it was mom who was the sex abuser.

For this, a night in jail? Queens man held for going through the kind of subway station emergency exit that people go through all day all over town.

AIG has cost us $170 billion in bailout money, but Michael Daly is more offended that one of its employees was bored at a trial about a firefighter's death.

The horror! Socialite at charity ball forced to wear a 10-year-old dress for the second time! (More Times white panic in tough times: 1. New Yorkers facing disastrous life on less than $500,000/year; 2. How's a guy supposed to feed himself on only $160,000? 3. Couple making $55,000 is literally starving to death. 4. Annie Leibovitz pawns her photos, others pawn high-priced art to keep wolf from the door. 5. Oh the Humanities! Profs squirm at making the case for practical uses of liberal arts degree. 6. Developers face terrifying prospect of only getting $1.1 million for a 2-bedroom condo. 7. Laid-off 55-year-old human resources coordinator with wealthy day-trader husband takes unspeakably menial position, working for a week as a nanny. 8. Someone get the smelling salts! -- women at Barney's now buying $300 face creams only three at a time instead of six. 9. Ultimate white nightmare: from $70K manager to $12/hour janitor. 10. Dumping the Rolls Royce only because it's unfashionable. 11. My horrible McMansion is suddenly worth only $1 million, where's my bailout? 12. The riches are panicking, stuffing $1 million cash in $4,000 safes, now selling like hotcakes.)

Corzine faces difficult task to repeat as Jersey's governor.

Study of young homeless shows most are from tough backgrounds and have little chance for employment.

Former Saks employee acquitted of stealing $1.4 million, convicted of lesser charge.

K-Rock switching to Top 40, third change since Stern left.

A-Rod's hip surgery is successful; now 9 weeks of rehab.

Santana feeling better: first spring start will be this Thursday.

Hurricanes blow away the Rangers, 3-0.
 

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Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
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Monday's Headlines: Corrupt ex-cop suspected of killing girlfriend, wounding another

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[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Monday New York headlines...

Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.

Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.

Father picks up Pace University degree for daughter killed by drunk driver.

Foreclosed homes go fast at massive Javits Center auction; a few protested outside.

Bill Thompson steamed that city overtime pay topped $1 billion last year.

Mob no longer controlling bus drivers' union vote, says the Times. Sure about that? See the Voice's Tom Robbins on the 'bus fellas' union.

Revival in the Rockaways is slipping away with abandoned stores.

A couple of night sky lovers want the city to turn out the lights long enough for folks to see stars.

Despite slam by Jon Stewart, CNBC doing just fine in the recession.

Carr: It's time newspapers started colluding to save themselves.

A-Rod to have hip surgery this morning...Jeter says Yanks will "be all right" without him.

Rangers win third straight, beating Buffalo 4-3.

Nets hand Knicks a 106-101 loss.

 

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Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
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News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
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Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

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Sunday's Headlines: Obama tells the Times he wants outreach with Taliban

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[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Sunday New York headlines...

Times interview with Obama: He considers reaching out to the Taliban.

That little 14-year old mini-Limbaugh from Atlanta is even more annoying than you thought.

"Mob cops" finally put away for good, but they leave the city $1.4 billion in civil claims.

Hurt by the economy, homeowners are vulnerable to scammers who claim to rescue their homes, but take them away instead.

Finally, a reason to wear a bridesmaid dress a second time: woman donate their dresses for teens to use as prom dresses.

Recession hardly dampers the gullibility industry: "Self-help" guru gets thousands out of folks who really can't afford it, including the unemployed guy who had to pawn his Darth Vader figure to attend.

Endangered species: hardly any bars left in town without televisions.

Javits Center hosts massive house auction: Queens $550K home starts at $69K.

The Times finally begins to acknowledge that our economic problems have less to do with overdue mortgages and more to do with exotic schemes at financial institutions. Maybe someone over there finally read James Lieber's excellent "What Cooked the World's Economy" story in the Voice.

T.G.I.Friday's in financial district closed for drug dealing going on at the bar.

Santana pitches two innings, Mets cautiously optimistic about his progress.

D'Antoni not happy after Knicks lose to lowly Bobcats, 114-105.
 






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The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:


Letters: Good 'Stuff'
La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg's 'Golden' Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter's Tale
More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior's Goth-Mex
DiGregorio: Floral Park's Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn't ruin Watchmen -- he just sapped it of its superpowers
Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology
More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light
More music: The joys of DIY disco, Viva Talibam!, A beginner's guide to the Daktaris


Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

Saturday's Headlines: Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday

Categories: Featured
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Saturday New York headlines...


Madoff to plead guilty on Thursday. Court struggling with how to keep so many victims informed of proceedings.

Dwyer: Two "mafia cops" continue to draw pensions even after life sentences upheld.

Bloomberg doesn't like the idea of taxing the rich. Would his friends be disappointed?

E-mails show Bank of America threatened to sue former employee if he helped Cuomo investigate Merrill bonuses.

Borukhova's defense lawyer sums up: doesn't make sense that she would have been present if she'd asked her uncle to kill her ex-husband. (Well, unless she's evil incarnate.)

Bloomberg recruiting top Democratic campaigners, which they struggle with. Meanwhile, read the Tom Robbins piece about Bloomberg's "Golden Republican."

 The riches are panicking, stuffing $1 million cash in $4,000 safes, now selling like hotcakes. (More Times white panic in tough times: 1. New Yorkers facing disastrous life on less than $500,000/year; 2. How's a guy supposed to feed himself on only $160,000? 3. Couple making $55,000 is literally starving to death. 4. Annie Leibovitz pawns her photos, others pawn high-priced art to keep wolf from the door. 5. Oh the Humanities! Profs squirm at making the case for practical uses of liberal arts degree. 6. Developers face terrifying prospect of only getting $1.1 million for a 2-bedroom condo. 7. Laid-off 55-year-old human resources coordinator with wealthy day-trader husband takes unspeakably menial position, working for a week as a nanny. 8. Someone get the smelling salts! -- women at Barney's now buying $300 face creams only three at a time instead of six. 9. Ultimate white nightmare: from $70K manager to $12/hour janitor. 10. Dumping the Rolls Royce only because it's unfashionable. 11. My horrible McMansion is suddenly worth only $1 million, where's my bailout?)

Art business hurting? Not if the gallery is also your living room. And you live in Bushwick.

Real estate crimes up, so Brooklyn responds with a special unit to fight it.

City loses documents with Social Security numbers for thousands of employees.

Spring training: Sabathia looks good in his first Yankees start.

Nets lose in Orlando, 105-102.





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The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:


Letters: Good 'Stuff'
La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg's 'Golden' Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter's Tale
More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior's Goth-Mex
DiGregorio: Floral Park's Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn't ruin Watchmen -- he just sapped it of its superpowers
Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology
More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light
More music: The joys of DIY disco, Viva Talibam!, A beginner's guide to the Daktaris


Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

Friday's Headlines: Paterson enrages enviros with state backtrack on power plant emissions

Categories: Featured
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Friday New York headlines...

Paterson enrages enviros by going back on NY promise to crack down on power plant emissions.

After hubbub, Gandhi items sell for $1.8 million in auction.

Landmark law giving mayor control of schools coming up for renewal; chancellor Klein's dictatorial style will become a focus.

Tone-deaf testimony: Borukhova, still under cross-examination, claims she heard no shots as her dentist ex-husband was fired upon three times at close range.

Tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village win court victory; appeals court says rent raised wrongfully, could cost landlord $200 million.

Why your peanut butter or hamburger patty could kill you: the government is overwhelmed, so food companies hire private auditors who rubberstamp inspections.

Rabbi's molest trial continues: ex-wife tearfully testifies she found him in bed with with daughter.

Thousands of union members rally at City Hall to protest budget cuts.

Cabbie in infant-ditch scheme now in trouble for attacking a passenger.

Lucky bastard: Man falls on subway tracks in Brooklyn station, train passes safely over him.

Abandoned, foreclosed homes are becoming incubators for crime in Queens.

Tenants saved from burning West Side building with rescue buckets.

Mourning Fubar, a year after crane collapse killed the watering hole.

A-Rod will forego surgery for labrum tear and play through hip injury.

Rangers can feel refreshed for playoff run after defeating Islanders, 4-2.




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The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:


Letters: Good 'Stuff'
La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg's 'Golden' Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter's Tale
More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior's Goth-Mex
DiGregorio: Floral Park's Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn't ruin Watchmen -- he just sapped it of its superpowers
Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology
More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light
More music: The joys of DIY disco, Viva Talibam!, A beginner's guide to the Daktaris


Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

Thursday's Headlines: Assembly knocks down Rockefeller drug laws, Senate next

Categories: Featured
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Thursday New York headlines...

State Assembly finally sweeps away Rockefeller drug laws; now it's the Senate's turn.

With Manhattan rents falling, could Wal-Mart be far behind? The retailer looks at Union Square, Chelsea.

Prosecutor begins taking apart the testimony of woman accused of having her dentist husband killed.

Didn't like the super sorting her panties: UES studio renter files $10 million claim.

Downstate Democrats like Scott Stringer perceive that Gillibrand is vulnerable, begin process of opposing her in next year's primary.

The Times bleeds for the suddenly less-rich: My horrible McMansion is now worth only $1 million, where's my bailout? (More Times white panic in tough times: 1. New Yorkers facing disastrous life on less than $500,000/year; 2. How's a guy supposed to feed himself on only $160,000? 3. Couple making $55,000 is literally starving to death. 4. Annie Leibovitz pawns her photos, others pawn high-priced art to keep wolf from the door. 5. Oh the Humanities! Profs squirm at making the case for practical uses of liberal arts degree. 6. Developers face terrifying prospect of only getting $1.1 million for a 2-bedroom condo. 7. Laid-off 55-year-old human resources coordinator with wealthy day-trader husband takes unspeakably menial position, working for a week as a nanny. 8. Someone get the smelling salts! -- women at Barney's now buying $300 face creams only three at a time instead of six. 9. Ultimate white nightmare: from $70K manager to $12/hour janitor. 10. Dumping the Rolls Royce only because it's unfashionable.)

Albany schizophrenia: slashing state budgets while figuring out how to lavish federal bailout money on infrastructure, other projects.

Chimp victim may be blind, brain-damaged; recovery doubtful.

The new Mets home "corrects some of Shea's worst faults."

Knicks get an encouraging win against Atlanta, 109-105.

Marbury booed; Nets tie late but lose to Celtics, 115-111.



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The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:


Letters: Good 'Stuff'
La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg's 'Golden' Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter's Tale
More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior's Goth-Mex
DiGregorio: Floral Park's Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn't ruin Watchmen -- he just sapped it of its superpowers
Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology
More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light
More music: The joys of DIY disco, Viva Talibam!, A beginner's guide to the Daktaris


Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)


Wednesday's Headlines: Paterson's Approval Numbers Dismal

Categories: Featured
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Wednesday New York headlines...

Paterson's approval rating falls to 26 percent -- even lower than Spitzer at the end.

Post claims that cop now says his partner did rape intoxicated woman in East Village, no longer agrees it was 'consensual.'

Murdered dentist's ex-wife surprisingly takes stand in her own defence, paints "unlikely" scene of bliss when he was shot.

City's temporary housing program for homeless families in "cluster-sites" is actually pushing out rent-paying low-income residents.

Rabbi cross-examines own daughter over charges that he molested her.

L.I. teen suing Facebook over bullying by ex-classmates.

One thing in sports never changes: college (69 percent) and NBA (75 percent) free-throw shooting never gets any better, nor any worse, year after year.

A-Rod may miss World Baseball Classic because of sore hip.

Santana likely won't start on opening day.



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The lineup for this week's issue of the Village Voice:


Letters: Good 'Stuff'
La Dolce Musto: Which American Idol Star is a Lesbyterian?

Feature: Bloomberg's 'Golden' Republican, by Tom Robbins

Calendar: The guide to your week

Feingold: This Beautiful City, Our Town, and Winter's Tale
More theater this week

Art: Lutz Bacher gets damaged

Sietsema: Introducing La Superior's Goth-Mex
DiGregorio: Floral Park's Mumbai Xpress

Hoberman: Zack Snyder didn't ruin Watchmen -- he just sapped it of its superpowers
Foundas: Rip Torn, roaring, at Anthology
More films opening this week

Harvilla: David Byrne remains in the light
More music: The joys of DIY disco, Viva Talibam!, A beginner's guide to the Daktaris


Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
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Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)


Tuesday's Headlines: Ruth Madoff fighting Bernie's victims for 'her' $62 million

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[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]

Your Tuesday New York headlines...

Ruth Madoff fights her husband's victims to keep their hands off $62 million she stashed away.

Ex-Islanders owners accused of mini-Madoff scheme, stealing $554 million, whine to judge they'll starve if assets are frozen.

Rapacious building owners now suddenly screwed, renters in foreclosed large apartment complexes may actually benefit from Wall Street greed.

Victoria "Growing Up" Gotti takes lie-detector test she says proves she didn't sleep with mob rat John Alite.

If an MTA rescue is hammered out by the state Legislature, much credit should go to 75-year-old Richard Ravitch, the Times says.

Another Irish NY archbishop: the Times wonders, when is it going to be a Latino's turn? (Our Wayne Barrett pondered the same thing last week.)

Two new Bloomberg high schools in the Bronx added to the state's failing schools list even after getting 'B' and 'C' grades from the city.

Bloomberg hears it from moms unhappy with his last-minute decision to close schools for yesterday's snow day.

Film industry insists it needs incentives to keep filming in NY city.

Special election to be held in April for vacant Bronx borough president seat.

NYPD divers save suicidal man from icy Hudson.

City took cop's badge because he was a psycho who saw demons in the station house -- now the ex-cop suing because NYPD violated his religious rights!

Pedro Martinez wants to pitch again, but not if it means a Glavine-like rock-bottom one-year contract.




Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

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Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
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Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
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Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

Monday's Headlines: Mob rat fingers two cops in gang slaying

Categories: Featured
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset

Your Monday New York headlines...

Gotti mob rat Alite fingers a Suffolk County cop, NYPD detective in gang murder.

Carrión goes to Washington after a mixed record in the Bronx.

Weiner directs fed funds to a Brooklyn nonprofit that's given him $160,000 in campaign funds.

Reverend Billy will run for mayor on the Green Party ticket.

Bloomberg opening 42 new schools in the fall, bringing his total to 333 new schools.

State schools like SUNY New Paltz suddenly look attractive in the new economy; state schools bracing for huge enrollment boosts.

Riches dumping the Rolls Royce not because they can't afford it, but because the Rolls is "so August," (pre-Wall Street crash). (More Times white panic in tough times: 1. New Yorkers facing disastrous life on less than $500,000/year; 2. How's a guy supposed to feed himself on only $160,000? 3. Couple making $55,000 is literally starving to death. 4. Annie Leibovitz pawns her photos, other riches seeking cash for high-priced art to keep wolf from the door. 5. Oh the Humanities! Profs squirm at the the thought of making the case for practical uses of liberal arts degree. 6. Developers face terrifying prospect of only getting $1.1 million for a 2-bedroom condo. 7. Laid-off 55-year-old human resources coordinator with wealthy day trader husband takes unspeakably menial position while on job search, working for a week as a nanny. 8. Someone get the smelling salts! -- women at Barney's now buying $300 face creams only three at a time instead of six. 9. Ultimate white nightmare: from $70K manager to $12/hour janitor -- "survival jobs" in the new economy.)

Shoe, appliance repairmen seeing business skyrocket as people turn thrifty.

Two police officers being investigated after allegations that when they escorted an intoxicated East Village woman home, one of the cops raped her.

Times gives anticipated 'Guys and Dolls' revival a bum rap.

Don't call it 'insane': Brooklyn businessman buys 'Crazy Eddie' name, plans to open stores.

Jeter goes to World Baseball Classic, Yanks hope he doesn't get hurt.

Santana feeling 'fine,' cancels trip to NY for MRI.

It was a February to forget for the Knicks.



Find it at villagevoice.com:

Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

Sunday's Headlines: Hate-Crime Suspect Claims Self-Defense

Categories: Featured
HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset

Your Sunday New York headlines...

Hate-crime suspect Keith Phoenix claims self-defense in murder of Ecuadoran immigrant, his lawyer says victim kicked the door of Phoenix's van, reached for (nonexistent) weapon.

Long-reviled Rockefeller drug laws swiftly being dismantled by Paterson, Democratic legislature.

Crime's down, but murder is up: will New York go back to the bad old days in a recession?

Ed Koch ready to go: already has tombstone in place, though the 84-year-old is feeling OK.

Ultimate white nightmare: from $70K manager to $12/hour janitor -- "survival jobs" in the new economy. (More Times white panic over tough times: 1. New Yorkers facing disastrous life on less than $500,000/year; 2. How's a guy supposed to feed himself on only $160,000? 3. Couple making $55,000 is literally starving to death. 4. Annie Leibovitz pawns her photos, other riches seeking cash for high-priced art to keep wolf from the door. 5. Oh the Humanities! Profs squirm at the the thought of making the case for practical uses of liberal arts degree. 6. Developers face terrifying prospect of only getting $1.1 million for a 2-bedroom condo. 7. Laid-off 55-year-old human resources coordinator with wealthy day trader husband takes unspeakably menial position while on job search, working for a week as a nanny. 8. Someone get the smelling salts!-- women at Barney's now buying $300 face creams only three at a time instead of six.)

The Post estimates "tea party" gathering of conservatives objecting to Obama policies at only 150. See Roy Edroso's report from the scene.

Stupid daily newspaper tricks: Times reporter wears Snuggie in Times Square, Daily News reporter wears one on streets of Brooklyn

Sullenberger peforms miracle Hudson landing, but won't be able to return to flying without time in a simulator - it's the rules.

Dwyane Wade walks all over Knicks, scores 46 in 120-115 defeat in Miami.

Offense returns in a big way: Rangers 6, Avalanche 1


 
Find it at villagevoice.com:


Michael Musto's blog (La Daily Musto) and column (La Dolce Musto)
Wayne Barrett: news features and latest blogging
Tom Robbins: the column and latest blogging

News blog Runnin' Scared, featuring Roy Edroso, and including Jockbeat by Allen Barra
Music & arts blog, Sound of the City
Food blog Fork in the Road
Ward Harkavy blogs the financial world at The Smart Asset

J. Hoberman's film reviews
Michael Feingold's theater reviews
Robert Sietsema's food column, Counter Culture
Sarah DiGregorio's food column, Fork in the Road
Rob Harvilla's music column, Down in Front
Graham Rayman's news features and latest blogging
Elizabeth Dwoskin's news features and latest blogging

How to reach us:

Editor:
Tony Ortega (tortega at villagevoice.com)
Senior editor: Ward Harkavy (wharkavy at villagevoice.com)
Arts & culture editor: Brian Parks (bparks at villagevoice.com)
Film editor: Allison Benedikt (abenedikt at villagevoice.com)
Music editor: Rob Harvilla (rharvilla at villagevoice.com)
Web editor: Camille Dodero (cdodero at villagevoice.com)

Calendar, theater/comedy listings: Angela Ashman (aashman at villagevoice.com)
Food listings: Araceli Cruz (acruz at villagevoice.com)
Music listings: Stacey Anderson (sanderson at villagevoice.com)
Film/dance listings: Eudie Pak (epak at villagevoice.com)

Writers/critics/columnists:
Wayne Barrett (wbarrett at villagevoice.com)
Sarah DiGregorio (sdigregorio at villagevoice.com)
Elizabeth Dwoskin (edwoskin at villagevoice.com)
Roy Edroso (redroso at villagevoice.com)
Michael Feingold (mfeingold at villagevoice.com)
J. Hoberman (jhoberman at villagevoice.com)
Michael Musto (musto at villagevoice.com)
Graham Rayman (grayman at villagevoice.com)
Tom Robbins (trobbins at villagevoice.com)
Robert Sietsema (rsietsema at villagevoice.com)

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