R.C. Baker

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Like a (Sewing) Needle in a Haystack

Brittany Natale Looming over Seventh Avenue, aptly nicknamed Fashion Avenue, is the larger-than-life sculpture Needle...

Goodbye de Blasio, We Knew Ye Too Well

After eight years as mayor, Bill de Blasio will soon be moving on. lev radin / Shutterstock ...

The Many Giants of Black Baseball

The Harlem River and 155th Street. The Polo Grounds isn’t the only ballpark in NYC that disappeared. Richard Levine...

Video: Iconic Rao’s Celebrates 125 Years with Sunday Gravy

Frank Jr. and Frank Sr. Timothy White Opened in 1896, Rao’s restaurant is celebrated as one of the...

The Golden Age, the COVID Years, and Everything in Between at New York Comic Con

Hey – where's your mask? RCB Remember the good old days, way back in 2006,...

An Oral History of Miguel Algarín’s Spoken Word

The gang – and then some – is all here: From L to R center row: Piri Thomas, Amiri...

We Are Not Your Terrorists

Hawk Newsome: “Don’t you understand why we out here fighting? Don’t you know what this is about?” Portrait by...

Miguel Algarín’s ‘High Art Of The Roaches And The Tenements’

Miguel Algarín at the mic. “Always start with Now, then where Now comes from, then the Originators. And always...

9/11: The Fall of ‘America’s Mayor’

After the attacks in 2001, Mayor Giuliani wanted to postpone the election that would choose his successor. Nobody else...

9/11: A Childhood Fractured By History

Cary Conover The mood of the city is, in some sense, always retrospective. Once the...

9/11: Witness to the Fall – Reporting on the Coming Dangers

André Souroujon / VV Archive “Get up here. You’re writing,” Don Forst, the Voice’s editor,...

9/11: The Horror Then, The Danger Now

Steve Rosenzweig On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was on a Long Island Rail...

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