A desnuda, the term for a woman who poses nearly nude with painted boobs in New York’s Times Square, was assaulted by a Charleston, South Carolina man who accused her of picking his pocket. »
In March of this year, the most popular free STD clinic in New York City was shut down. BuzzFeed reports it was the third closing of a major NYC clinic in five years, and one of the many “discreet changes” to public health services made since 2010. Turns out, when you spends less money on STD prevention, STD rates go… »
No one knows how many ultra-orthodox men and women kill themselves every year. It’s hard to know when there are so many ways to die in silence, by drugs, by overdose, by drowning. The victims leave no note, and it all goes by—the announcement, the burial—as if it were an accident, just another self-destructive tragedy.
There’s a scourge of topless women plaguing Time Square. The formerly very-un-family-friendly and then very-family-friendly area of New York where tourists flock to see billboards and eat at The Olive Garden has been overrun with with bare-chested painted ladies, and neither NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio or Governor Andrew… »
Very sad news. E’Dena Hines, the step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death in New York City. Police officers found Hines lying in the street outside of her home with multiple stab wounds to her torso, reports People. Hines is the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.
Life in modern-day NYC sure ain’t what it used to be—and thank god for that, because living here used to be downright hellish. From its beginnings as a fur trading outpost and ensuing rise to the top of the global metropolitan heap, the Big Apple has always kept its metaphorical hands dirty. The pages of our fair… »
Stephen Saban, the man seen in the above video touring NYC’s “dead clubs,” is a well-loved figure from the city’s nightclub scene in the 80s. Saban was a founding editor of Details magazine, with a popular column that chronicled the era’s most famous parties. Friends and former colleagues of the now 69-year-old have… »
President Obama has been spending some quality time with his kids this weekend in New York City. He and youngest daughter Sasha boarded Air Force One on Friday afternoon along with two of her friends to meet up with his oldest, Malia, who has been spending the summer in the city interning on the set of Girls. The… »
In New York City, Mayor de Blasio has cleared a parade for the US women’s soccer team who recently won the World Cup. Gather all the confetti you can find for Friday morning at 11 a.m. folks! »
You’d think that a restaurant like Per Se, a place featured in rom-coms as being quintessentially fancy, would have the decency to pay its employees a fair wage and not steal its workers’ tips. But the economy’s bad right now and even the most prestigious restaurants have to make ends meet. »
Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… »
The New York Times reports that from January 1 to May 31, 540 rapes were reported in New York City. That number represents an eight percent increase from last year. In addition to the rise in reported rapes, misdemeanor sex crimes—which includes everything from unwanted touching to being groped on the subway—have… »
On Monday morning, an unidentified woman was pushed off the subway platform onto the tracks by a stranger. The attack happened at the Bleecker Street stop in Manhattan and was, according to reports, random and unprovoked. Welcome to summer, all your nightmares are coming true. »
After the New York Times “Unvarnished” series made an entire city of women rightfully ashamed about all the times they’ve ever gotten their nails done, Governor Andrew Cuomo has come in big with an order for emergency measures to regulate and improve the appalling working conditions that have become standard for many… »
Late last year, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority began placing ads asking its male customers to stop spreading their legs on busses and subways. Though the campaign has received a fair share of criticism over its production cost, Emily Hopkins of Bitch Magazine discovered that the most dramatic reactions… »
The New York Times has spent the better part of a year conducting a fairly groundbreaking investigation of labor conditions for nail salon workers, and the first installment in their “Unvarnished” series is clear, chilling, and heartbreaking to the last word. Reporter Sarah Maslin Nir starts with a scene of young… »