Alyssa praises NBC’s choice of David Remnick to provide political commentary on the Sochi Olympics: Remnick’s done reporting work (as well as editing the New Yorker) that touches on many aspects of civil society. He’s covered Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s return to Russia from exile and written about the life of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky. Show More Summary
It's flu season panic time once again, and New Yorkers are back to debating whether or not flu shots are Duane Reade's way of injecting neural monitors in our bloodstreams to transform us into killer human drones. But legions of young...Show More Summary
Two days after announcing it had hired New Yorker editor (and former Washington Post Moscow bureau chief) David Remnick to provide guest commentary on the network’s air during its coverage of the upcoming Sochi Winter Games, NBCUniversal...Show More Summary
by Alex Balk "New Yorkers like to think the city is the center of the culinary world, but the pretzel was actually created in 610 A.D. by European monks and the shape was meant to resemble the crossed arms of a person in prayer." 0 Comments The post The Stunning Truth About Pretzels' Mysterious Origins appeared first on The Awl.
The Mega Millions Jackpot stands at $344 million. Ticket buyers I interviewed for 1010 WINS already have their money spent in their minds at least. Some want to buy a house for their mother. Others promise they'll take all their relatives with them on a round the world trip. Show More Summary
The new NimbleTV service will let New Yorkers watch broadcast TV over the Internet, but only if they are cable subscribers.
Mets fans have two modes: Hopeful during the off-season and resigned to their inglorious fate during the season. So there's optimism with the signing of outfielder Curtis Granderson, who made his defection from the Yankees to the Amazin's official today in a press conference. [ more › ]
If you don't live in the N.Y.C. metro area, you may not be familiar with Scoop NYC. But we're about to change all that. It's basically the ultimate boutique shopping destination for New Yorkers featuring designers like Helmut Lang, Vince,...Show More Summary
The New York State tourism "Get Outta Town" and "Come See The Comeback" campaigns are recommending you use Metro North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road, and the subway and bus system to check out "New York State's great places," as well as "visit destinations ravaged last year by Superstorm Sandy" last year. Show More Summary
Curtis Granderson was officially introduced a Met today, with a four-year, $60 million contract and a preternatural knack for winning over the fans. Within minutes of meeting the media, he tossed some fire on a Yankees-Mets rivalry that only exists on tabloid back pages. Read more...
In the New Yorker this week, James Wood has a fascinating essay on the narrative implications of death. Inspired by the experience of attending a memorial service for a friend’s younger brother, who died at 44 “suddenly, in the middle...Show More Summary
As soon as the temperature dips in New York, parents start asking: What will we do with the kids? Short on square footage, New Yorkers often turn to the city’s parks, museums and other activities to entertain their offspring, but when the weather turns frosty those options narrow. Show More Summary
“True New Yorkers are Mets fans,” is a comment that is sure to get newly signed New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson into a lot of trouble. It may not have been such a big deal, if Granderson’s last team wasn’t the New York Yankees. Show More Summary
Though twelve years have passed from that fateful day on September 11, 2001, for any New Yorker present that day, the heartbreaking sight of the World Trade Center towers collapsing, the stench of death and destruction, and the eerie silence looming over New York City, can be recalled in an......
Laid back styles from J.Sabatino for Spring Summer 2014. New Yorker Jason Sabatino, a vintage buyer and window dresser who eventually upped-sticks to Tokyo, describes this one as “Coney Island Dandies.” We’d say more psychedelic loungewear than eccentric gentleman but… “Coney Island Dandies” from J.Sabatino For Spring Summer 2014 is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
The New Yorker who roughed up Barron Hilton early Friday — purportedly at Lindsay Lohan‘s request — has given his side of the story in a detailed blog, at… READ ON
Yesterday, the administration called Sy Hersh’s latest report – turned down by the Washington Post and the New Yorker – “simply false.” Money quote: “The intelligence clearly indicated that the Assad regime and only the Assad regime could have been responsible for the 21 August chemical weapons attack,” Shawn Turner, a spokesman for the Director […]
Behold, New Yorkers hunting rats, the big brown ones, with dogs in packs (henceforth known as pakadoge).
Producers of the video “Seeing Eye People,” Improv Everywhere, enlisted sixty New Yorkers to participate in a video “mission” to find a solution to the city’s texting and walking epidemic. The “seeing eye people” wore orange vests that...Show More Summary