Italian American Museum Evicts 85-Year-Old Italian-American Grandma 

Welcome to the new New York: the Italian American Museum, located in what's left of Little Italy, is evicting an 85-year-old Italian-American grandmother surviving on food stamps and Social Security who lives in a building they own. Adele Sarno has lived in her two-bedroom apartment since the 1960s and would like to… » 3/26/15 11:40am 3/26/15 11:40am

The Star of the MTA's 1962 Campaign for Subway Manners: A Damn Cat

The ongoing campaign to combat manspreading and other offenses isn't the MTA's first attempt to encourage polite behavior on public transit. Did you know that back in the early 60s, the subways were once plastered with admonitions from "Etti-Cat"? » 3/03/15 6:40pm 3/03/15 6:40pm

Attention, Attention: Winter Is No Longer Funny or Cute

It is the second-to-last week in February and here on the east coast of these United States, it feels like winter will never end. All the joy is gone. And I am very sorry, but cheeky jokes about winter are no longer funny, because the relentlessly biting cold has frozen my sense of humor. » 2/19/15 7:10pm 2/19/15 7:10pm

New York Teacher Charged with Rape of Mentally Ill Student

On Saturday night, police charged New York City substitute teacher, Maria Contreras, 29, with six counts of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree criminal sex acts. In New York state, all of the charges are felonies. » 2/08/15 11:30am 2/08/15 11:30am

Tinder Is Dead

Last Monday, on the night of the blizzard that talked a big talk but then never came, I was batting around an idea, one of many that had to do with the dating app Tinder, with my colleague Sam. » 2/04/15 3:25pm 2/04/15 3:25pm

When the Opera Acts Like It's Never Seen a Black Person Before

The man at the opera tells me I'm disgusting, but in a lot of ways, he's lucky. There is no moisture in the air. I slept the night before in braids. It's a matinee, so I'm holding a very strong day vibe: more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance. My hair is being tame for my… » 1/20/15 12:10pm 1/20/15 12:10pm

Stop Being Gross on the Train, Yell New NYC Subway Ads

Hey jerks! Stop acting like the subway is your bathroom! Or your living room! Because it ain't, alright! This is essentially the latest push for New York City subway ads and some of them are astounding. No nail clipping? On a train? Who does that? » 1/14/15 1:00pm 1/14/15 1:00pm

Yay for You: Wahlburgers Opening Everywhere, But Especially New York!

Excellent news for fans of both delicious food and the Wahlberg brothers (not married to Jenny McCarthy)! Wahlburgers, the Wahlbergs' burger restaurant is expanding all over the country and at least seven franchises are coming to New York City! » 1/13/15 6:20pm 1/13/15 6:20pm

80-Year-Old Nabs $326M Lotto Win Thanks to His Wife's Backseat Driving

A retired principal just won the largest lottery jackpot in New York history, because his wife insisted the weather was too bad to drive and they ought to stop until it improved. » 1/13/15 11:15am 1/13/15 11:15am

Woman's Decomposing Corpse Found Chilling In Family Home a Year Later

Here's some A Rose for Emily shit for your Wednesday: Police in Gloversville, New York, found something horrifying while doing a routine welfare check on a 94-year-old-woman—her rotting corpse, likely decomposing for more than a year. And there's a twist. » 1/07/15 12:10pm 1/07/15 12:10pm

Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial 

A man who's already been convicted once for stalking Ashanti's mother is on trial yet again, this time for harassing the singer and her sister in a variety of terrifying and creepy ways. This time he's representing himself, meaning that on Tuesday he got to cross-examine the object of his obsession and her family… » 12/17/14 2:30pm 12/17/14 2:30pm

Public Transit Officials Say No Thanks to 'Inappropriate' Bravo Ad

Bravo tried to get cheeky with the ads for its upcoming show, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, which blared "Go Find Yourself" alongside star Lisa Edelstein holding out her ring finger, bird-flipping style. But when they tried to place them on public transit in LA and New York, they were promptly denied. » 11/10/14 6:15pm 11/10/14 6:15pm

This Vagina Was worth $25,000 For 10 Whole Minutes

Shacarye Tims' vagina may not be the richest in the world, but for several glorious moments it was (at least) well-to-do as it held a Rolex in its clutches. A stunning feat of both thievery and excellent muscle control. » 10/22/14 9:30pm 10/22/14 9:30pm

Meet New York's First And Only Trans Woman Firefighter

Brooke Guinan is someone you'd probably think of as brave because of her position: she's a FDNY firefighter. Others are praising her bravery for something else: she's the department's only transgender firefighter, and one of its only 41 women firefighters citywide on a force of over 10,000. » 10/20/14 10:59pm 10/20/14 10:59pm

FYI: 'Blood Hounds' Are Dudes Who Really, Really Love Period Sex

Have you ever been with a dude whose attitude to period sex was not merely "why not?" but active enthusiasm? Well, they're out there, and they are more than happy to pick Aunt Flow up at the airport. » 9/16/14 1:10pm 9/16/14 1:10pm

Single Lades in New York Buying Their Own Damn Apartments

Single women in New York City are getting their Peggy Olsen on and buying apartments of their own instead of waiting for that tired "marriage and picket fence fantasy" to come true. » 7/17/14 7:00pm 7/17/14 7:00pm

This Man's Gaze Is Harmful to Pregnant Women

"My mom's cat was dying," a woman in a white blouse dotted with holographic silver sequins explains. ("I live in a community of healers," she told me earlier, in the same breezy, dismissive manner one might use to say in Queens.) "Couldn't eat. Had lost half her fur. And he saved her life." » 6/26/14 12:40pm 6/26/14 12:40pm

Drunk Threesome Leads to Crash, Broken Bones, National Security Risk

An interrupted threesome last night led to bruises and broken bones for the participants and a national security risk for the New York Port Authority when the boat the orgy participants were fornicating on crashed into runway 22 of Laguardia Airport. » 6/23/14 7:15pm 6/23/14 7:15pm