One Of The Fanciest Restaurants In America Has Been Stealing Tips

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. » 7/02/15 5:10pm Thursday 5:10pm

Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

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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… » 6/30/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm

Rape and Sexual Assault Reports Climb in New York City

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… » 6/07/15 1:30pm 6/07/15 1:30pm

Governor Cuomo Orders New Series of Protections for Nail Salon Workers

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… » 5/11/15 9:30am 5/11/15 9:30am

Manspreaders Are Sick of the MTA Telling Them Not To Manspread

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… » 5/08/15 2:10pm 5/08/15 2:10pm

Here's the Shocking Human Rights Cost of a Manicure in New York City

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… » 5/07/15 10:10am 5/07/15 10:10am

Shockingly, 'Looking For a Girlfriend' Dude Seems Like Kind of a Dick

If you’re in New York City, you’ve probably passed a flyer with a picture of a man named Dan Perino proclaiming that he’s “Looking for a Girlfriend.” Did you respond to his advertisement? Well, someone did. Actually, if you believe what he told Jena Friedman, a lot of someones did. » 4/14/15 2:10pm 4/14/15 2:10pm

An Isolation Tank in Winter is the Best Place to Feel Happy and Alone

At an aggressively loud party a few weeks ago, as the lights from a rainbow disco ball flashed directly into my eyes, I thought about the float tank. A skinny white DJ bounced along to an EDM remix of a well-known pop song, but nestled behind my forehead was serenity and peace. I stayed for one drink and got the… » 3/06/15 1:00pm 3/06/15 1:00pm

One Way Taxis Still Beat Uber: When You Want to Fuck in the Car

There are moments when your desire to do the dirty overtake your desire to do so in a private environment. And if you're like enviable New York hipster journalist Rachel Rabbit White, you'll do it in a cab, on a slab, in the park or in the dark. But you won't do it in an Uber. Because they suck for spur of the moment… » 3/05/15 4:00pm 3/05/15 4:00pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 11:27am 1/26/15 11:27am