Dogs claim to be “man’s best friend,” but tell that to James Behan, a New Yorker who’s seemingly so attached to his bedbugs that he refused the services of an exterminator and let the infestation in his apartment persist to the point that his landlord filed a lawsuit.
Dr. David Newman, the prominent Mount Sinai emergency room physician accused of ejaculating on a sedated patient’s face, was questioned Tuesday morning by Special Victims Unit detectives, ABC 7 is reporting. The station reports that Newman was subsequently taken into custody.
The so-called “poor door” is illegal in New York City, a terrible place where—thanks to 80/20 incentives—rich people paying exorbitant market rates for their newly constructed luxury apartments often have to share the building with a smaller number of not-rich people paying more reasonable prices, and some of the…
Figuring out where to be when the ball drops is a daunting task, even for the most seasoned New Yorkers. You want to be someplace where you’ll be part of the action, but not harangued by masses of clueless tourists who only want to be able to spot themselves behind Ryan Seacrest on the jumbotron. You want a venue that…
Micro-unit developments—new apartments that are 400 square feet or smaller—are sprouting up all over the country as cities try to cram more housing into their neighborhoods. New York City’s first micro-unit development opened this month and it’s controversial—even in a city where people already pay top dollar to live…
In 2016, New York City public employees will be able to take six weeks of parental leave. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this new mandate on Tuesday, making it a terrific holiday gift.
New York City private and parochial schools with at least 300 students will soon be guarded by taxpayer-funded security guards, thanks to legislation that is set to be approved by the City Council on Monday.
Adele Mailer was an artist and actor. Fairly or not, she is most often mentioned in connection with her ex-husband, writer Norman Mailer, who infamously stabbed her during a party at their own apartment in 1960. She died of pneumonia on Sunday in Manhattan at the age of 90.
A new report by the New York City Department of Health and the Mayor’s Office says that 1 in 5 New Yorkers have a mental health disorder. I will tell you all about the study as soon as I am finally able to get out of bed.
On this day in 1965, the lights went out all over the Northeastern U.S., including New York City, where it conveniently hit right as many were leaving work.
Last summer, a Queens assemblyman helped prepare a bill to fight the terrible working conditions in New York City’s nail salons, then he suddenly changed his mind. What happened? Money, is one guess. Seems like money happened.
Sometimes a story grabs your heart and wrings it out into a puddle of blood. Such is the story of Gianclaudio P. Marengo, the 30-year-old Italian who wandered the streets of New York City for two days after the marathon in his running gear.
Thought we were all done with the scary tales? While this one has nothing to do with ghosts, goblins and ghouls, another frightening thing happened during this Halloween weekend. A caffeine-free coffee shop opened in New York City.
Early in the morning on October 28, transit officers on an A train at Columbus Circle in Manhattan were about to write 43-year-old Gregory White a ticket for the disorderly-conduct offense of taking up more than one subway seat. When they went to run his name through the system, they discovered that White was wanted…
The kerfuffle about the semi-nude women in Times Square isn’t over. In response to forthcoming regulated “activity zone” laws, two women have formed Times Square Body Art aka Desnudas Inc., an entertainment company to take on The Man.
Earlier this week, the “period-proof” panties company Thinx and New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority seemed to be at odds over the use of the word “period” in some new subway ads. Now the MTA has retreated a bit—the flailing corporation just takes forever to make decisions.
New York City has rules for their subway ads, which can’t look too racy. And a set of new ads by Thinx, a company peddling knickers for women who’d like the option of forgoing pads and tampons during menstruation, have proven to be just too much for NYC’s (inconsistently) prim sensibilities.
Cases of whooping cough, a.k.a. pertussis, have jumped in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City.
We’ve all heard stories about friends of friends who have braved New York City’s steep real estate prices by living in a walk-in closet, or a 200-square-foot water tower, or a converted brick pizza oven. Last week, bartender Alana Reali came face-to-face with the depressing shit show that is the New York housing…
The amount of time spent by the New York City government on the question of Times Square’s off-brand costumed performers and bare-breasted “desnudas” continues to compound, as a mayoral task force recommends rules for “when and where” they can pester tourists for money. Isn’t it great that literally all of the city’s…