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New Yorkers, Be Thankful: This Will Be Just Our Second #Snowsgiving Since 1938

blogs.villagevoice.com — You probably didn't expect to spend Thanksgiving eve in snarled traffic or trudging through ankle-deep snow on your evening commute, but meteorologists say that's just your luck this year. According to forecasters, a coastal storm will bring a blend of snow and rain to the city today (Have you been outside?

Bail Set at $30,000 For Man Charged With Throwing Fake Blood on Commissioner Bratton

blogs.villagevoice.com — C.S. Muncy Diego Ibanez, the 26-year-old activist who splattered Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his security detail on Monday, will be able to leave jail if he can come up with a $30,000 bond or $20,000 in cash for bail. At his arraignment shortly before 8 p.m.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

I didn't realize it was Diego who splattered Bratton with fake blood. $30K bail, holy shit! blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

Nov 26, 2014

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7 Train Commuters Stranded in Tunnel Under the East River for Over an Hour

blogs.villagevoice.com — Our condolences if you were planning on traveling between Queens and Manhattan this morning. The typically efficient 7 train (rated the best subway line in the whole city by the Straphangers Campaign earlier this year) was suspended for more than three hours.

The Best Momo in New York is in the Back of a Mobile Phone Store in Queens

blogs.villagevoice.com — On Saturday, November 22, nearly 700 New Yorkers came to Jackson Heights, Queens in search of dumplings. Using a map that marked each of the 17 different places in the neighborhood that sells momos, the eaters later voted on the winning restaurant that would receive the momo trophy.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @srubenfeld: peak Queens RT @ForkintheRoadVV: The Best Momo in New York's in the Back of a Mobile Phone Store in Queens buff.ly/1xGaD8X

Nov 26, 2014

peak Queens RT @ForkintheRoadVV: The Best Momo in New York's in the Back of a Mobile Phone Store in Queens buff.ly/1xGaD8X

Garner's Grand Jury Files Will Likely be Sealed Forever, Unlike Those in the Ferguson Case

blogs.villagevoice.com — Credit: Skylar Reid for the Village Voice See More. When St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Monday that there would be no indictment in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the news was not greeted warmly.
Nov 26, 2014

.@j0ncampbell explains why, unlike Mike Brown's, Garner's grand jury files will probably never see the light of day blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

The 10 Best Alt Turkey Dinners in NYC

blogs.villagevoice.com — Cafe El Presidente Turkey is not a flippant foul. It requires a certain amount of patience and gravitas to set a table, sharpen carving knives, and pour gravy in preparation for a Thanksgiving feast. But what happens if the one annual shot at poultry perfection is foiled by a careless cousin burning the bird to a toasty char?

Spy vs. Guy: What It's Like to Be the Target of NYPD Surveillance

blogs.villagevoice.com — Photographs by Willie Davis A pair of tattered banners billowing in the wind mark the site of the Brooklyn Free Store. One reads "ANARCHY For a Better World"; the other says "Share," with an anarchist symbol replacing the letter a.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @phillydesign: Long article, but upshot is 9/11 gutted oversight of NYPD surveillance. They now spy on whomever they damn please blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

Nov 27, 2014

Spy vs. Guy: What It's Like to Be the Target of NYPD Surveillance fb.me/46hxIuxEj

Nov 25, 2014

RT @annamerlan: The NYPD spent years spying on a controversial activist & the broader anarchist scene. Ten bucks says they still are. http:…

Is Any Part of Bill Cosby's Legacy Worth Salvaging?

villagevoice.com — A promotional image for the The Cosby Show Bill Cosby's present is secure. Despite the 17 women (so far) who have publicly come forward with notably similar allegations of drug-enabled sexual assault, the comedian received standing ovations for his stand-up performances in the Bahamas and in Florida recently.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @jack_buehrer: The most level-headed thing you'll read about Cosby & its by our own Inkoo Kang(@thinkovision) villagevoice.com/2014-11-19/fil… htt…

Nov 25, 2014

Is Any Part of Bill Cosby's Legacy Worth Salvaging? @thinkovision separates the art from the artist. villagevoice.com/2014-11-19/fil…

The Scarifying Babadook Is a Rare Horror Triumph

villagevoice.com — If we're honest, most of us who relish a good horror film don't actually hope to feel something like horror. The appeal is, instead, that of shock and surprise, all candied up, the crowd-pleasing bits staged with the kind of extended setup/payoff patience that the makers of comedies have long forgotten: When will the gag hit, what will it be, and how will the heroine survive it?
Nov 26, 2014

Anyway, here's yet another BABADOOK rave. I cowered/whimpered a lot! villagevoice.com/2014-11-26/fil…

Miracolo! Miracolo! Monicelli's Farces -- and Magnani's Marvelousness -- Hit Film Forum

villagevoice.com — Courtesy Photofest/Film Forum Both faces will endure: Magnani and a friend The more ludicrous life gets, the more we need Italian comedy. When the world gets you down, the most surefire cure might be Anna Magnani - in a blond wig and a skintight evening dress dotted with flirty crystal fringe - traipsing from one end of Rome to the next, desperately in search of New Year's Eve fun.
Nov 26, 2014

Miracolo! Miracolo! Monicelli's Farces -- and Magnani's Marvelousness -- Hit Film Forum villagevoice.com/2014-11-26/fil… via @villagevoice

Sing About It: New York's 10 Best Karaoke Bars

blogs.villagevoice.com — With all the karaoke options available in New York, you run the risk of spending all night scrolling through your phone, looking for the *perfect* karaoke bar -
Nov 25, 2014

I am skeptical about this list, but maybe that’s because I wasn’t willing to stay late enough at Trash Bar blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2014/11/…

Gwar Love New York City, Still Want to Kill All the Humans

blogs.villagevoice.com — Earlier this year, the death of David Brockie, also known as Oderus Urungus, shook the rock world and left fans of GWAR wondering who would fill his large, claw-toed shoes. Enter Vulvatron. The new vocalist character of GWAR claims to have been genetically engineered to "optimal proportions" in a lab on the planet Scumdog, from which she visits us after traveling back in time from the year 69,000.

Ferguson Protestors March from Union Square to the Bronx

blogs.villagevoice.com — Katie Toth At least 100 people occupied the John F. Kennedy bridge from Harlem to the Bronx for nearly an hour early Tuesday, capping a protest that began at 5 p.m. Monday in Union Square over a Missouri grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Nov 25, 2014

Great quotes/photos in this report on NYC's protests last night. You're tops, @kat_toth! blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2…

How Many People Are 'Unintentionally' Shot by NYPD Officers?

blogs.villagevoice.com — Akai Gurley was descending a dimly lit staircase in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York on November 21 when a shot rang out in the darkness. A single round struck him in the chest, and he was dead a short time later.

In Defense of Cottage Cheese

blogs.villagevoice.com — Almost surreal in its whiteness, plain cottage cheese tastes better than plain yogurt. But who ever heard of eating plain...