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Jim Gaffigan May Have Killed Hot Pockets Once and for All

Get them while they're hot. Things must be looking extra glum right about now in the corner of the Hot Pockets factory where they fold the industrial pepperoni in with the cheese: A just-published study indicated that people 34 and younger...Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

Meet the Creative Genius Who Turns Starbucks Cups Iinto Art

Lean in, siren. The green Starbucks cup logo and check boxes are so unexceptionally mundane these days that you might as well be staring at a blank canvas. That's probably how Soo Min Kim, a self-described "paper cup artist" in Seoul...Show More Summary

Katy Perry Will Be Your Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

In a world where corporate sponsors have offered Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay the opportunity to pay for the honor of being America's Super Bowl Halftime Please-Don't-Change-The-Channel Sweetheart, there can be only one. And nowShow More Summary

Madison Square Park Shake Shack Closes With Special Italian Burger

Monday, October 13th is not just a day to celebrate the legacy of a genocidal explorer, it's also the last day to enjoy a Shake Shack burger in Madison Square Park before the operation is shut down for a several month overhaul concluding sometime mid-2015. Show More Summary

New York Times Throws Food Party, Forgets to Invite Farmers

On November 11th and 12th, the New York Times will host "Food For Tomorrow," a sold-out event exploring food production in the 21st century. An all-star cast of food celebrities is slated to attend, including world-renown journalists, award-winning chefs, and heralded think tank food advisers. Show More Summary

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

BREAKING THE LOW INCOME HOUSING PROMISE Building a garbage dump in front of public housing in Yorkville, Manhattan As candidate and mayor, Bill de Blasio made four big promises to New York City. 1. To protect and improve the environment. 2. Show More Summary

Video: Prank Promoting Horror Movie Freaks Out NYers

Ouija is a forthcoming film about a smokin' hot group of friends trying to communicate with Debbie, a fellow smokin' hot friend who was fatally hung from her ceiling with a set of string lights after unwisely tinkering with a Ouija board she found in her creepy old house. Show More Summary

It's October 3rd, So Let's Talk About Lindsay Lohan

Today is October 3rd, i.e., Mean Girls Appreciation Day, an international holiday that's been observed annually by legions of dedicated Mean Girls fans ever since Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was ("It's October 3rd"). That...Show More Summary

Video: Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Hilarious Anti-Advertising Award Speech

Jerry Seinfeld has done plenty of endorsements and advertising campaigns over his career (never forget the Superman/American Express commercials), so he knows how the industry works pretty well. But when he received an Honorary Award...Show More Summary

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Mayor de Blasio: Vision Zero or Zero Vision? Children Protest Outside The Mayor's Mansion On Wednesday As candidate and mayor, Bill de Blasio made four big promises. 1. To protect and improve the environment. 2. To reduce traffic deaths through his "Vision Zero" program. 3. Show More Summary

Here’s a Guy Who’s Spent Over $100K in a Quest to Visit Every Starbucks in the World

Winter, at his 11,000th Starbucks. So there's a man who was once called Rafael Lozano, but has since changed his name to the more singular Winter, and who now runs a blog in which he documents his attempt to visit every single Starbucks in the world. Show More Summary

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter. In doing so, I invite attention both to the role of community...Show More Summary

No Holding Back: Sunset Park's Fight to Stop Police Brutality

Carlos Menchaca and Nydia Velazquez didn't say a word. This past Saturday at a march and rally culminating in front of NYPD's 72nd precinct, the local newbie city councilmember and the 11-term congresswoman weren't given a chance to speak. Show More Summary

Watch Chris Cosentino’s Truly Excellent Talk on the Perils of the Celebrity-Chef Lifestyle

Last month, Incanto's Chris Cosentino leveled with the crowd at the MAD4 symposium about the hazards of celebrity-TV stardom, and that very frank advice, "Be Careful What You Wish For," has finally been posted online. He warns the younger...Show More Summary

New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination

Discrimination has no place in New York City. The City's Human Rights Law is one of the strongest bodies of civil rights law in the nation, and the City Council and Mayor have taken bold action to update it to address emerging forms of discrimination. Show More Summary

Joël Robuchon Will Open His Comeback Restaurant at Brookfied Place

Joël is in a New York state of mind, just like that other Joel. Joël Robuchon tells Florence Fabricant that just like Ace Frehley, he's back in a New York groove. In fact, the highly esteemed French chef will open a much larger and most definitely spiffier version of his L'Atelier, which closed at The Four Seasons in the summer of 2012. Show More Summary

UK's Ruder Than Rude Boys: Rudimental!

While we flip our radio dial here in NYC, or walk the streets entering countless stores or barbershops hearing the constant, heavy and highly repeated rotation of Drake, Jeremih & YG, Iggy Azalea, Drake again, of course Nico & Vinz and...Show More Summary

Photos: What's Hiding Behind These Ominous Clouds Over NYC?

This morning, there were some extremely dramatic clouds over New York City that were PERFECT for Instagram. The words "apocalyptic," "Ghostbusters," "Dana Barrett" and "dickless" were thrown around: [ more › ]

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