Construction worker: Hey beautiful, you have a lovely day.Young girl: I'm fourteen, you perv!Construction worker: Ay, puta…Young girl: And I speak Spanish! –9th St & University
In the wake of the arrests of the CEO and several employees of Rentboy.com for federal charges of racketeering and promoting prostitution, I couldn't help but think of a line from one of my favorite musicals, Rent. A show about the bohemian...Show More Summary
The Blarney Stone on West 47th Street looks like any other Irish bar tucked into corners of the city. And that’s how it’s supposed to be, a familiar home for its patrons to feel comfortable in. But today, it’s last day in business, owner Mike Keane had more to deal with than his usual cast of characters. [ more › ]
The use of chalkboards for pedagogical purposes is widely credited to one James Pillans, a 19th century Scottish geography teacher who, in 1801, hung a large slab of slate on his classroom wall and used chalk to illustrate his lessons. Show More Summary
"Popular brands of cereal have the same nostalgic feel as certain sneakers." That New York would finally get its very own cereal bar is maybe unsurprising — what took so long? — but its location is definitely unexpected. Back in 2011, Queens-born Ronnie Fieg opened Kith, a Village store that attracts the most serious sneakerheads. Show More Summary
Yours for the taking. California restaurateur Nicholas Petti has decided to hold an essay contest: Whoever writes the most-convincing 250 words and pays a $100 entry fee) will get the deed to his Zagat-rated Mendo Bistro and its attached bar, BarBelow. Show More Summary
Girl: So I heard that Tom Brokaw is going to be doing a lecture here in December. Guy: Well, if he doesn’t die first. –Bursar’s Office, City College
U.S. stocks are ending the day little changed at the end of a volatile week. Stocks fell heavily in the first two days of trading this week on concerns about the health of China's economy. The... To view the full story, click the title link.
The taste of defeat. Russia's fight against its new archnemesis, bulk quantities of Western food, has reached a new low. Food-safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is claiming victory over meat, dairy, and eggs that a German BMW race team was importing for an event in Moscow. Show More Summary
In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners. Over in Harlem...Show More Summary
Ten years ago, a group of seven young art dealers opened galleries in former loading docks on a deserted cobblestone street, helping transform Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood into an art... To view the full story, click the title l...
Attention, straphangers! Are you tired of sharing a row on the subway with strangers? Are you sick of having to scooch your Whole Foods bag a few inches so an eight-months pregnant lady can sit down? Do you find that your stubby baby legs are inadequate to achieve the spread you are quite certain you deserve? [ more › ]
When he's not inspiring his followers to new and ever-more depraved acts of violence and intolerance, Donald Trump is busy inspiring new and profound works of art. Street artist Hanksy hasn't been shy about his feelings for Trump and his bigoted campaign, and he returns this week with a monument to the man's inner spirit that is sure to stand the test of time. [ more › ]
Port Authority police have arrested a La Guardia Airport TSA screener who allegedly brought a 22-year-old woman into an airport bathroom for "additional screening" on Tuesday, and proceeded to touch her breasts and genitals. [ more ...
While most of the country reacted to Wednesday's horrific on-air murder with nothing less than unrestrained disgust, a dozen or so groups upstate are taking action of a different sort: On Sunday, a rally will be held to push for upstate...Show More Summary
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More power to the people. The job of being a McDonald's executive just got a little bit harder: The National Labor Relations Board officially ruled yesterday, in an outcome the Golden Arches higher-ups had dreaded for some time, that...Show More Summary
The excellent cookies will be there, too. The rumors are true: Maman — the French café that got its start on Centre Street, and has already expanded to Toronto — is opening a third location at 211 West Broadway. The 2,000-square-foot, 50-seat space will extend beyond the snacks-and-baked-goods offerings that have made Maman a hit. Show More Summary
This morning the Department of Transportation revealed a massive mural on the side of a four-story building at 138 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope. Commissioned as part of the DOT's Vision Zero initiative, it depicts safe streets activists...Show More Summary
Sidewalk cafes: where creepy internet people congregate to let strangers leer at their meals while trucks blow toxic fumes into their bolognese. For some reason, people love these things, so much so that many food service establishments are keen to erect them outside their place of business to lure diners during warmer months. Show More Summary