NYC Saves America's Youth by Raising the Age You Can Buy Cigarettes

In a measure that surely made Mayor Mike Bloomberg cackle with glee, the New York City Council voted to raise the legal age people can buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 Thursday. In the continued war on smokers in New York, the Council also voted to raise the minimum price of a pack of cigarettes and passed other measures… » 10/31/13 11:30am 10/31/13 11:30am

Bill de Blasio, the Anti-Bloomberg, Wins Democratic Mayoral Primary

According to exit poll results, early returns, and the live streaming video from the Team de Blasio block party in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio will win the democratic mayoral primary, though it’s unclear whether he will hit the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Currently, Thompson is behind de Blasio in votes, followed … » 9/10/13 11:04pm 9/10/13 11:04pm

Maureen Dowd Misquotes Candidate's Wife to Make Her Sound Homophobic

Today, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Maureen Dowd that quoted New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying some kinda anti-lesbian stuff about candidate (and lesbian) Christine Quinn's ability to relate to other women. But it turns out that what Dowd said McCray said… » 8/21/13 4:30pm 8/21/13 4:30pm

Reminder: Worst Person in Weiner Scandal Is Still Anthony Weiner

Much to the chagrin of the local tabloid headline writer, at this point it's probably safe to say that Anthony Weiner will not be the next mayor of New York City. But something odd has happened as this golden age of dick punmaking in the name of journalism draw to a close— suddenly, we're talking more about the… » 7/31/13 1:30pm 7/31/13 1:30pm

Your Guide To Everything Wrong With Huma Abedin

Anthony Weiner is a guy who, from the outside at least, is looking more and more like a hapless human whose mind has been completely taken over by an exhibitionist brain slug attached to his crotch. And now that every conceivable Carlos Danger joke has been made, the media's focus has moved on to his long-suffering… » 7/25/13 3:45pm 7/25/13 3:45pm

Anthony Weiner Allegedly Kept on Sextin’, Called Self ‘Carlos Danger’

Former Congressman and current mayoral candidate/New York Post headline penis pun darling Anthony Weiner has done a lot of apologizing for the unfortunate sexting habit that all but derailed his political career two summers ago ... so you'd think a guy with sky-high political aspirations would have learned his lesson.… » 7/23/13 3:10pm 7/23/13 3:10pm

NYC Is Now the Largest City to Offer Paid Sick Days

New York City is officially the largest city in the county to require that businesses give employers paid sick leave, despite the best efforts of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who claims the measure will "harm the very people it seeks to help." Too bad for him and other powerful critics (ahem mayoral wannabe » 6/27/13 1:00pm 6/27/13 1:00pm

Anthony Weiner's Mayoral Bid Could Be Good News for Christine Quinn

Anthony Weiner is officially running for mayor of New York City. We know this because he uploaded a YouTube video to his new AnthonyWeiner4Mayor YouTube channel in the middle of the night. Anthony Weiner: so hip to technology, will never accidentally tweet a dick pic ever again. » 5/22/13 10:25am 5/22/13 10:25am

Chicago is the Latest City to Tackle Teen Pregnancy with Weird Ads

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Faced with a teen pregnancy rate that's reported to be one and a half times higher than the national average, the Chicago Department of Health decided that they needed to do something drastic. So they took to the subways with an ad they knew would be controversial, because that's what cities are doing about teen… » 5/20/13 6:00pm 5/20/13 6:00pm