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New Yorkers Can Now Discover Their Building's Dirty Secrets — Design News

New Yorkers now have a tool to avoid a potential lemon apartment. Apartable is a website that aggregates data from city agencies detailing years of complaints, violations and building permits for all of New York's roughly 900,000 buildings. It also offers tenants' reviews of landlords and management companies. READ MORE »

5 TED Talks that are racier than Fifty Shades of Grey

You might not think TED has anything to do with Fifty Shades of Grey. We didn’t either. Until we woke up this morning to find ourselves called out in The New Yorker’s scathing review of the movie: “You get dirtier talk in most action movies, and more genitalia in a TED talk on Renaissance sculpture.” [ … ]

Ann Pancake's West Virginia Is a Beautiful, Terrible Place

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ann Pancake, author of Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley and one of Seattle’s keenest literary talents. In a just world, you'd be reading short fiction by local author Ann Pancake in the New Yorker. Her stories are exactly the kind...Show More Summary

Secession in the U.S.?

Via The Economist: The towns are in New York’s Southern Tier. They sit on top of the Marcellus Shale, which is full of natural gas. New Yorkers, unlike their Pennsylvanian neighbours, are not allowed to tap the gas because of a state ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) announced by Andrew Cuomo, the governor, on December 17th. Show More Summary

No Love for "Looking For A Girlfriend" Guy, Just Sex With 118 Women

New Yorkers who frequent Lower Manhattan have undoubtably seen Dan Perino's face plastered on one of his thousands of "looking for a girlfriend" fliers. Since he started posting the ads for companionship last summer, he's been flooded with phone calls—more than 8,000, he tells He also claims to have "hooked up" with 118 women. Read more...

The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Museum: From Joke to Reality

Congratulations, New Yorkers! Not only are you the envy of every arts-and-culture-starved burg of these United States, but now you've got something else to be proud of: A Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan museum opening in Brooklyn! (Surprise!) Read more...

Stephen King Story Hits The New Yorker

6 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author Stephen King has released a new short story in the latest issue of The New Yorker. The story is called “A Death”. Here is an excerpt: Jim Trusdale had a shack on the west side of his father’s gone-to-seed ranch, and that was where...Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore Asks Bill de Blasio: How’s Your ‘Beef’ with NYPD?

6 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore decided to forego his regular panel segments last night to conduct his first one-on-one interview with Mayor Bill de Blasio. The extended discussion included questions from "real New Yorkers" about issues like income inequality and homelessness before ultimately arriving at the mayor's "beef" with the NYPD.

Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet cemeteries would not have fit inside a...

Shorties (March New Book Previews, Leonard Nimoy's Music Career, and more)

Bustle, BuzzFeed, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Flavorwire recommended March's best new books. Stereogum looked back on Leonard Nimoy's music career. Stream a new Courtney Barnett song. In the New Yorker's fiction podcast Etgar Keret read and discussed short fiction by...

GDC 2015 – the Stylish and Minimalist Puzzler Mini Metro is Coming to iOS

7 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

As a native New Yorker – and by extension, a person who’s quite familiar with subway systems – I found the concept of Mini Metro to be instantly appealing. Of course it’s only available on Steam. Or at least, it was. Dinosaur Polo Club...Show More Summary

New Yorker Cover Accurately Depicts City

The latest cover of The New Yorker features an accurate portrayal of the city. At first glance, we thought the illustration by Birgit Schössow was simply a photo. If you look closely, you can see thousands of New Yorkers giving up on life.

Winter May Bless Us With 6 More Inches Of Snow Through Thursday!

This is always a difficult time of year for New Yorkers, as our hemisphere tips back toward the harsh, unblinking sun, forcing us to say goodbye to the joy and ecstasy of our long, satisfying winter season. This year we've been truly blessed with relentlessly invigorating frigid temperatures and a magnificent bounty of snow, ice, and slush. Show More Summary

Man Who Posted ‘Looking for a Girlfriend’ Flyers All Over NYC Says He’s Been Laid 118 Times

Dan Perino, the 51-year-old New Yorker who pasted flyers of his face saying he was "looking for a girlfriend" all over downtown last fall, claims his campaign has been wildly successful. In fact, he told, he's gotten laid 118 times. That is... a lot. "It’s been going great,"... More »

'Billy & Billie': These step-siblings have bite

It's the same old story: Two disaffected young New Yorkers get drunk, have sex and the next morning it's a lot of awkward small talk, dancing around the real issue and never wanting to appear too willing to lay one's real feelings on the table.

Ex-health commish to tackle 'int'l embarrassment' of U.S. health

As the New York City health commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Dr. Tom Farley got New Yorkers to smoke less and eat better. Now he's trying to make all America healthier. Dr. Farley,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Fiction Podcast: Etgar Keret Reads Donald Barthelme

You can listen to the episode by streaming above, or by subscribing to the Fiction Podcast for free on iTunes. Listen to the latest episodes of all New Yorker podcasts here.

Tour Lena Dunham's Darling New LA Digs

She might be a Brooklyn girl at heart, but Lena Dunham's new LA digs are enough to win over any New Yorker. According to TMZ, the Girls star and Not That Kind of Girl author purchased a restored 1920s Greek revival home just off of LA's Sunset Boulevard for $2.7 million. Show More Summary

Read A Brand-New Short Story By Stephen King

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the big-screen adaptation of It rumbles into existence with Cary Fukunaga at the helm, Stephen King's been keeping busy. A new story by the author appears in the March 9th issue of The New Yorker. It's a Western, and it's all about justice (or injustice?), and you can read it here. Read more...

Akilah Hughes Talks About Being a YouTube Superstar

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

by Akilah Hughes, as told to Abbey Stone Akilah Hughes leads an impressive double life: She’s a writer and producer by day, and an Upright Citizens Brigade comedian and Internet star by night. We asked the 25-year-old New Yorker howShow More Summary

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