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

This Bar Will Do Your Laundry While You Get Drunk and Eat Cheese

You know what one of the worst things about doing laundry is? That you can't get stupid drunk while waiting for your delicates to dry. I mean, theoretically you can, but you run a very high risk of drunkenly joining some underground laundry secret society. Those are a total pain in the ass to get out of, trust me. » 4/15/14 9:30pm 4/15/14 9:30pm

Bus Driver Punched Repeatedly; Passengers Just Stood There and Filmed

Keisha McGregor drives a bus on Long Island for NICE, Nassau Intercounty Express. Monday, she was attacked by a passenger who missed her stop because she did not realize the bus was going express. The passenger threw a water bottle at McGregor and then began to punch her. There were 30 other passengers on the bus and… » 2/27/14 5:30pm 2/27/14 5:30pm

New York Proposes Eliminating All the Shitty State Swans

The State of New York might launch a huge offensive against a nasty invasive species that tears up underwater vegetation, threatens passenger jets, and (occasionally) attacks people with the raw, avian vindictiveness of an avenging archangel. Unfortunately for the State of New York and its beleaguered PR interns, that… » 2/02/14 12:30pm 2/02/14 12:30pm

Jon Stewart and New York City Hilariously Beg Sean Hannity Not to Move

Oh, no! Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity doesn't feel welcome in his home state after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that those who are "right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" no longer are welcome here and now Hannity is threatening to move to Florida or Texas! What will the people of New York… » 1/28/14 6:40pm 1/28/14 6:40pm