Facebook Can Now Serve Your Divorce Papers

Got a spouse you can’t find? Need a divorce but can’t get the other person to sit down and sign those papers? Well, things are about to change. A New York judge has just issued a landmark ruling which allows divorce papers to be served through Facebook messages. And as long as the papers are sent every week for three… » 4/06/15 12:50pm 4/06/15 12:50pm

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

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

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

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