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Bill at the trough

Let nobody say Mayor de Blasio looks a gift horse in the mouth — especially not when that gift horse comes carrying piles of campaign cash from New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, the special-interest group pushing to purge Central Park of horse-drawn carriages.

Billy Eichner and Amy Poehler Play Pitbull Prank on New Yorkers: VIDEO

5 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Billy Eichner is the host of Billy on the Street, a comedy pop quiz show on fuse where the titular host accosts New Yorkers with random trivia questions for the chance to win cash prizes, all amidst madcap antics such...

Meet the waffle donut, aka wonut

New Yorkers aren't the only ones eating dessert hybrids. Chicago's Waffles Cafe is selling a combination of a donut and waffle, affectionately called the wonut. ( Yesterday, Thrillist posted a series of mouth-watering...Show More Summary

Under $100 Lamp Records and Secretly Livetweets Conversations

8 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Remember comedian Kyle Ayers eavesdropping on and livetweeting a couple's breakup? Hilarious, yes, but ethical... hard to say. Well, any residual paranoia New Yorkers had left over from that fiasco is about to increase 1,000 fold: the city now has secret livetweeting lamps. Quick, everyone do a room check!

On the Greatest Day Ever, America's First Cat Cafe Opens in NYC

Toss your toy mice in the air: North America has its first cat cafe. The Cat Cafe by Purina One opens its kitty door (and its human-size doors) to New Yorkers on April 24, and will remain open for four days. Curious cat lovers will have the chance to sip complimentary "catucchios" with 16 adoptable and adorable cats. Show More Summary

How NYC Can Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis

How can New York City solve its shortage of affordable housing? Simple: Preserve the cheaper housing we already have, and build new housing that New Yorkers can actually afford. The problem is that the most effective ways the city can do that?strengthening rent regulations and building publicly funded housing?are currently illegal. [ more › ]

NY man who skipped paying toll 3,000 times fined over $28,000

New York City taxi driver Rodolfo Sanchez used an E-ZPass reported lost in 2011 and the close quarters that New Yorkers are used to, in order to save himself $28,000 in 18 months. During 1,061 crossings of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge...Show More Summary

With Google's Help, NYC's Floating River Pool Will Tell Us How Much Poop Is In The Water

New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016. Of all the things the post-industrial East River has been known for (dead bodies, raw sewage, oil spills), a safe public swimming opportunity was never really one of them. Show More Summary

Goodbye to King of the Blurbs

Recently, it seemed hard to find a book not blurbed by Gary Shteyngart. He did blurb 150 books in the past decade. Yet now the author has decided to mostly retire from blurbing, he announced in The New Yorker. “Literature can and will go on without my mass blurbing. Perhaps it may even improve.” Pair […]

Shirley Jackson in the Woods

The New Yorker has published another recently discovered Shirley Jackson short story “The Man in the Woods,” a fairy tale that takes on some classic mythology. According to her son, it’s one of many new stories found in her archives, and we can expect a new collection next year. “What was surprising to us was […]

NYPD Twitter backlash spreads to Los Angeles

New Yorkers aren't the only ones with stories to tell.

NYC Department of Records archives showcase city's history

You don’t have to be a New Yorker to appreciate the 900,000 plus images available online through the NYC Department of Records archives. Some are photographs of well-known icons like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, while others are Wee Gee-esque in their grit or as mundane as photos documenting local school buildings. Show More Summary

Photos: Taylor Swift Shops At McNally Jackson, Will Save Book Publishing

Musician and new New Yorker Taylor Swift was spotted at McNally Jackson this afternoon—one of our favorite bookstores! And she emerged with TWO shopping bags—this is surely good news for book publishers, right? [ more › ]

Note to Future Parties: 2014's Chicest Bash Has Already Happened

Pack it in, parties, the year's chicest soiree has already occurred, and boy did the New Yorkers For Children Dinner Dance really raise the stakes! With a supermodel guest list that included Selita Ebanks, Nina Agdal, and Crystal Renn...Show More Summary

Blue New Yorkers like Senate GOP, poll says

Though Democrats hold a more than two-to-one registration advantage in New York, 58% of voters would like to see the state Senate continue to be run by a coalition of Republicans and Democrats, a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Emma Roberts Joins Famous Faces for A Fool's Fete Spring Dance in NYC

Stepping out for a great cause, Emma Roberts headed over to the Fool's Fete Spring Dance hosted by New Yorkers For Children's on Monday night (April 21). The "American Horror Story" beauty looked stunning a silver and black ensembleShow More Summary

Amy Poehler Wears Pitbull Mask In The Streets Of NYC [Video]

If you see a shorter version of Pitbull with a feminine figure and hollowed out eyes, chances are it’s Amy Poehler. Comedian Bill Eichner is known for running up to unsuspecting New Yorkers, either testing them, giving them a chance to win, or just throwing off their whole day with in-your-face yelling. The Funny or Die […]

On the Hustings

(The New Yorker): "The Warren brief"(Roll Call): "Republicans spend millions on TV in primary for Trey Radel seat"(Washington Post): "How big could the GOP House majority get?"(FiveThirtyEight): "Democrats shouldn't count on an Electoral College edge in 2016"(Fox Atlanta): "New poll: Perdue, Kingston lead crowded Senate race"

No One Cares About the 50th Anniversary of the World's Fair

Like most New Yorkers, Darryl Zeigler, 20, has never heard of the 1964 World’s Fair. He’s not particularly interested in the multi-million dollar genesis of the giant metal earth he now orbits on his skateboard, nor the shitty Colosseum whose rusty steel innards he knows only from their Grand Theft Auto analogs. Show More Summary

New Yorkers can't believe what celebrity is wearing this Pitbull mask

If you see someone running around New York in a mask, make that double take. You could be missing out on Amy Poehler.

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