‘Sandy Babies’ Might Not Strictly Be Sandy Babies, Say Skeptics

What hath Hurricane Sandy really wrought? Apparently, lots of babies. According to overburdened record books of several New York hospitals, the storm, which hit the Northeast just about nine months ago, along with the resulting blackouts, apocalyptic panic, and the epic boredom that comes from being stuck on the upper… » 5/27/13 12:00pm 5/27/13 12:00pm

Everyone Was Banging During Hurricane Sandy and Now They're Pregnant

If you notice that a chunk of your East Coast acquaintances are scheduled to have babies some time between mid July and mid August, that might be because none of us could keep our hands off of each other during Hurricane Sandy. At least that's according to the New York Post, which — as we all know — never » 2/28/13 4:10pm 2/28/13 4:10pm

Vogue Thinks the Hurricane Sandy Coverage Didn't Have Enough $5,000…

For some reason, Vogue decided the proper way to document Superstorm Sandy was to send photographer Annie Leibovitz, fashion editor Tonne Goodman, and models Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, and Kasia Struss to go pose in designer clothing next to the emergency-room doctors, police, fire, and Coast Guard officers who were… » 1/18/13 5:00pm 1/18/13 5:00pm

New York City Housing Authority Demands Rent Upfront from Hurricane…

While New York City's subways are fully operational again, the city is far from being back on its feet following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of NYC residents remain without power and even more have been without heat and hot water since October 29th when the New York City Housing Authority… » 11/13/12 12:20pm 11/13/12 12:20pm

Thousands Show Up at Funeral for Two Little Boys Who Drowned During…

One of the saddest stories reported in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was that of Glenda Moore, the mother whose two sons were literally swept away by flood waters and found drowned. Several reports claimed that Moore asked fellow Staten Island residents for help, only to be turned away. Today, there was a funeral… » 11/09/12 5:00pm 11/09/12 5:00pm

So You Gained Some Sandy Weight. Deal With It.

Hurricane Sandy left a lot of us Northeasterners housebound for several days, which, in turn, led to a fair share of boredom eating. I joked about it. Jezebel joked about it. Everyone was joking about how the storm gave us free reign to stuff our faces. Do you know what I ate for breakfast during Sandy? Pancakes.… » 11/08/12 11:45am 11/08/12 11:45am

Oh, Come On: Nor'easter Blows Into Beleaguered NYC Area

A nor'easter sashayed into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, dumping rain and wet snow on the already weathered and beaten states. Normally this wouldn't be such a big deal, but in the aftermath of Sandy, it means more power outages, difficult travel, and a general consensus from everyone and their mother that… » 11/08/12 4:01am 11/08/12 4:01am

Modern Family's Ariel Winter Is Removed from Her Mother's Home After…

Ugh! Gross! Ariel Winter, the adorable 14-year-old sasspot of Modern Family, has been removed from the custody of her mother following some alarming abuse allegations—including "vile name calling, personal insults about [her and her weight], attempts to 'sexualize' minor, deprivation of food, etc. for an extended period … » 11/07/12 8:00pm 11/07/12 8:00pm

Thanks to Sandy, NYC Animal Shelters May Be Reducing Their Euthanasia…

I, like many East Coasters, lost power last week for five days. When I made my way from my Manhattan home to a friend's in Brooklyn, I was able to check my email. My inbox was replete with people asking me what they could do to help animals affected by super storm Sandy in NYC and the surrounding areas. » 11/06/12 5:00pm 11/06/12 5:00pm

MTV to Air Live Fundraiser to Rebuild Seaside Heights

MTV has announced that on November 15 it will air Restore the Shore—a live one-hour fundraiser featuring the Jersey Shore cast and other celebrities—to provide relief for Seaside Heights. The beach town, that's been home to the network's hit reality show for the past four summers, was hit particularly hard by Hurricane … » 11/06/12 2:40pm 11/06/12 2:40pm

The Charitable Humblebrag: Acts of Goodwill in the Age of Social Media

There's a silver lining to Hurricane Sandy's destruction: New Yorkers are actually being nice to one another! Not that we're normally not nice; it's just that during times of crisis such as this, you get to see the best side of New York's residents. Especially because said residents are all too happy to tell you about… » 11/05/12 5:30pm 11/05/12 5:30pm

Craigslist-ers Trading Sex for Gas Amid Post-Sandy Fuel Crisis

Have you found yourself saying, "Who do I have to blow around here to get gas?" in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's fuel shortage? Maybe it was a rhetorical question, but Craigslist has some literal answers. In a market of low-supply and high-demand, enterprising individuals have taken to the classified site to advertise… » 11/05/12 5:05pm 11/05/12 5:05pm

Bea Arthur's Favorite Charity, a Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth,…

The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization that supports homeless LGBT youth, was so near and dear to Bea Arthur's heart that she left the charity a sizable amount of money in her will when she passed away three years ago. But AFC's Drop-In Center—where kids living on the street could walk in and receive food,… » 11/05/12 11:15am 11/05/12 11:15am

All of a Sudden, Beasts of the Southern Wild Is the Most Relevant…

In a crass attempt to exploit storm-weary New Yorkers (kidding!), director Benh Zeitlin came onstage for a Q&A after a special screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild in Astoria. What once seemed like a whimsical (and extremely parochial) fable about residents of a South Louisiana town trying to patch up their… » 11/04/12 3:01pm 11/04/12 3:01pm