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Steven Wishnia

Steven Wishnia was the last writer published in the old Village Voice and maybe the only person ever who’s worked as an editor for both High Times and Junior Scholastic. He’s written on subjects from labor and housing to African soccer and the Supreme Court voiding sodomy laws. Author of the novel When the Drumming Stops, he was bassist in the 1980s punk band False Prophets.

An Oral History of SIN Club, The Coolest Venue on the Lower East Side for Six Months in 1983

From its adventurous booking policy to its quasi-legal status, "Safety In Numbers" was something special—and then the cops shut it down.

December 8, 2023

NYC’s Affordable ‘Social Housing’ Is Fading

The City Council is considering a package of legislation to support building more—but would it do enough?

No Heat, Bathroom Mushrooms, Bees in the Wall: Life Under One of NYC’s Most ‘Egregiously Negligent’ Landlords

“How is it possible that a city, a system, allows landlords to profit from their bad behavior?"

January 13, 2023

The Fight to Unionize Starbucks in NYC is Heating Up

Workers at 14 stores in New York City and on Long Island have requested union elections, with ten voting to join.

Those Mom & Pop Weed Bodegas May Be Doomed

New York is trying to have a tight vetting process for its cannabis retail licenses, while also welcoming people whose experience has been entirely outside the law.

May 25, 2022