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Soda Is Bad For You & The Industry's Finally Starting To Suffer

It's no secret that soda is killing you one 20-ounce bottle at a time, whether your preferred beverage comes packed with sugar, aspartame, or (ugh) stevia. But even with all the health warnings, failed soda bans/taxes, and Parks & Recreation...Show More Summary

The Black Forest of Brooklyn

I was floating out of a sublime concert the other night--the opening of Brooklyn Art Song Society's tenth season, a brilliantly programed blend of Purcell (complete with Lute accompaniment) and Britten--when I realized I couldn't leave...Show More Summary

The Bourdain Market Wish List: 20 World-Class Vendors That Should Come to NYC

Listen up, Bourdain. Anthony Bourdain's highly anticipated food hall is already poised to be a blockbuster: A massive 155,000-square-foot space that will have a full-service restaurant along with an astounding 100 vendors. Excitingly,...Show More Summary

City Worker Can't Stop, Won't Stop Talking In Robot Voice

A city worker will likely be suspended for using a robot voice on the job, despite having already served a suspension for that very same cyborgian offense. This wouldn't be a problem, of course, if he finally came to terms with the fact that he is indeed a replicant, but sometimes the Voigt-Kampff test steers you wrong. [ more › ]

Need Money? Join The Mermaid Economy

Mermaids, much like ghosts and meet-cutes in detention, are real—1980s Hollywood has taught us this much, though most of us humans have yet to encounter a half sea-creature at the Statue of Liberty. Still, while one can be certain mermaids...Show More Summary

Waffle House Is in Trouble for Refusing to Serve a Soldier Carrying a Handgun

Drama. Another day, another controversy over an officer spurned at a chain restaurant: This time, a soldier with the National Guard tried to eat at a Kentucky Waffle House while carrying his handgun in uniform and was told the weapon needed to stay outside. Show More Summary

This Genius Hacked His Amazon Dash Button to Get Instant Pizza Delivery

The world arguably has more than enough ways to "push" for pizza — accidentally ordering a pepperoni pie is clearly going to be the new butt-dialing. This man's hack to make one of Amazon's Dash Buttons give him instant Domino's should...Show More Summary

Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Clinch NL East For First Playoff Appearance Since 2006

To all the Yankees fans, sports-haters, and people who vehemently believe sports journalism & blogging should contain some traces of objectivity: you should probably stop reading now. Because the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 yesterday,...Show More Summary

Park Slope Parents In Hysterics Over Fox-Branded Soccer Jerseys

The American Youth Soccer Organization issued a new batch of jerseys this spring bearing the insignia of Fox Sports 1 (Here's the BIG announcement). Now that the popular fall season is kicking into gear, some parents in Park Slope are seeing the new threads for the first time, and they are pissed, according to a hard-hitting New York Times report. [ more › ]

Meet the Man Who Uses Pizza to Help Kids With Severe Learning Disabilities

Walter Gloshinski with his students and sportscaster Dom Tiberi. For the last five years, Walter Gloshinski has been running a pizzeria out of the high school where he works in Newark, Ohio. Called Smiling With Hope Pizza, it serves what Gloshinski describes as classic New York pizza — but his operation isn't really like other slice shops. Show More Summary

There Is a Pope in Spanish Harlem

The Pope is scheduled to visit a school across the street from my apartment in East Harlem. In the build up to this historic presence, I have witnessed reporters from various forms of media ascend upon my block like locusts harkening a plague... Show More Summary

From Abu Ghraib To Black Lives Matter: Meet The NYPD's Most Notorious Anti-Activist Cop

Since the peak of Occupy Wall Street in the fall of 2011, New York activists have become familiar with Deputy Inspector Andrew J. Lombardo. He’s referenced in numerous tweets, YouTube videos, and news reports. His tactics of seemingly...Show More Summary

'You Should Pray I Choose the Latter'

Violence or civil disobedience? That has been the perennial question facing the Civil Rights movement, which has evolved into the "Black Lives Matter" crusade. From Thoreau to Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience has...Show More Summary

Sip International Cocktails In Mr. Jones' Retro Chic Living Room

  A "globetrotting" character with a fondness for magazine covers and literal globes serves as the model for Mr. Jones, a cocktail den that opened inside the Trump SoHo. He shares a penchant for alcohol, beautiful women and big stars...Show More Summary

René Redzepi Lays Out His Vision for Noma 2.0

Following the major announcement that he's closing Noma — arguably the most influential restaurant in the world — and reopening as the centerpiece of an urban farm, chef René Redzepi is opening up about his decision process. In an essay...Show More Summary

Video: Trans Model Geena Rocero Breaks Barriers At NY Fashion Week

"When I became a fashion model I felt that I had finally achieved the dream that I always wanted since I was a young child," said Filipino-born model Geena Rocero, in her Ted Talk talk last March. [ more › ]

This Video Will Make You Appreciate Just How Complex Sandwiches Really Are

Andy George, host of a web series called How to Make Everything and basically a next-level Brooklyn artisan (for fun he weaves his own suit from alpaca he sheered himself), reminds everyone that even life's simplest things, like making...Show More Summary

Built By Cities, For Cities

WCCD FINAL from RESONATOR on Vimeo. A Proven Set of City Indicators That Can Drive Real Progress Toward SDG 11 Up until now, the very concepts of "inclusivity," "safety," "sustainability" and "resiliency" were defined and measured in countless different ways. Show More Summary

How Noma Became the Most Influential Restaurant in the World

"At one point you'll just be empty, you'll start repeating yourself, and then it's time to leave." This week, the world learned that Copenhagen's famed Noma will close after service on New Year’s Eve in 2016. Chef René Redzepi will then relocate and reopen it, hopefully in 2017, as the centerpiece of an entire urban farm. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Is Giving the McRib the Cold Shoulder This Year

It's back, if you can find it. The air's getting crisp, which can only mean it's time for people to freak out over the return of the McRib, the McDonald's equivalent of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. But in announcing the release, a rep for...Show More Summary

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