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FDA Proposes Cigarettelike Warning Labels for Sugar

Hard numbers are coming for that sweet tooth. Even Americans not named Michael Bloomberg understand that there's too much sugar in, like, everything they drink. So the FDA has finally proposed a simple tweak to food labels that has Big...Show More Summary

The Palms Opens in Rockaway Tomorrow, With Latin American Snacks and Guest-Chef Dinners

Complete with palm trees. If you haven't heard, Rockaway Beach has become a full-blown eating destination — complete with today's glowing New York Times review of Chicks to Go. The latest addition to the scene is the Palms: a 5,000-square-foot...Show More Summary

Woman Claims Her Starbucks Came With a Near-Fatal Dose of Cleaning Solution

There are apparently worse things than over-roasting. People throw words like "burnt nearly to death" around pretty liberally when talking about Starbucks' coffee, but normally they don't mean that's what the coffee did to their insides. Show More Summary

Whole Foods Is Hurting in the Wake of That Overcharging Scandal

Probably not this empty, but still. All that negative publicity that Whole Foods received after the NYC government went public about investigating the company for "routinely" overcharging customers is hurting the chain on a national scale. Show More Summary

Which Cost Them the Cold War

White girl #1: Do you dance hip hop? White girl #2: I'm too white for that. White girl #3: I can dance and I'm white. White girl #2: But you're Russian? Russian people don't have any black people.–32nd & 5th Ave

Do You Mind? This Is a Primate Conversation.

Somewhat large woman: And then the orangutan started totally groping me!Passerby, stopping: You've got my attention.–7th St & 1st Ave

Until My Message Is Heard

Assistant: Probably not, I don’t see them as Miracle Whip people. Boss: How many times do you have to tell that story? –23rd & 6th Overheard by: Dave

Not with That Haircut, You’re Not

Hefty guy: Excuse me, I really need to go to the bathroom. Can I go in front of you?Woman in front of him in line: I’m in a rush, too.Hefty guy, to no one: Can you believe this city? Everyone is in a rush. Everyone is rude. I just need to go to the bathroom… […]

OMG! It’s Wednesday One-liners!

Priest: Please exit using the side doors as there are things going on in the front. –St. Patrick’s Cathedral Overheard by: Bryant Old lady: Jesus on a check? Oh well, I’m an atheist, so it doesn’t really matter to me. –E. 33rd Street office Woman on cell: He can’t hear you when you hate me…You […]

…in Fried Chickpea Form.

Guy #1: Yo, come and get some falafel with me.Guy #2: Waffles?Guy #1: No man, falafel. Trust me, it's mad good.Guy #2: What is it?Guy #1: Shit, I can't even explain it. It's like… chicken and waffles.–Mamoun's Restaurant

'Cause I Just Gave You Performance Feedback

Subway musician to drunk guy puking: Hey! Come on, asshole, take a cab, this is my place of work!Drunk guy: You know what, why don't you pay for my cab to Queens and get a real job while you're at it?–7 Train

Makes for Easy Carpet/Drapes Matching

Suit: Have you ever seen Conan in HD? His face looks like a scrotum. –Maggie’s Place, E. 47th Street Overheard by: Grimbil

Chelsea startup Quirky to lay off more than 100 employees as funding dries up

The product development startup, which has raised $185 million since its founding in 2009, has been struggling to bring in new financing. To view the full story, click the title link.

Getting girls to pursue tech careers

The next Nickelodeon computer game could be created by a 16-year-old girl. Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that teaches computer skills to girls in low-income communities, has partnered with Viacom... To view the full story, click the title link.

Tom Brady's suspension case will be heard in New York, not Minnesota, judge rules

Tom Brady's lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Mr. Brady and the players' union filed their suit Wednesday... To view the full story, click the title link.

Time Warner second-quarter profit drops, misses Wall Street expectations

Time Warner Cable Inc. on Thursday reported a drop in second-quarter profit as higher programming costs offset a boost in subscriber growth. The cable company reported a 7.2% drop in profit to $463... To view the full story, click the title link.

A New York City housing boom

The city is experiencing a building boom, the latest census figures reveal. In the first six months of this year, 42,088 permits were issued to developers, more than in any full year since 1963,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Is Zeta Interactive NYC's next billion-dollar startup?

David Steinberg, 45, is founder and chief executive of Zeta Interactive, a digital marketing company that culls through reams of data to help companies find new customers and keep existing ones. Zeta... To view the full story, click the title link.

A Moment With Mr. Trump

Metropolitan Diary: A Canadian visitor who appreciated the availability of the restrooms in the Trump Tower got a chance to thank the Great Man personally.

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