Taylor Swift Replaces a Rabid Rat as NYC's New Welcome Ambassador

Courtesy the song "Welcome To New York," Taylor Swift has been named "NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador for Tourism," making one wonder if the song was just a super-genius Bloombergian scheme hatched by Swift and the tourism board to promote 1989 and also all those fugnacious condos they keep letting people build. » 10/27/14 6:10pm 10/27/14 6:10pm

Stop Freaking Out About Getting Ebola

I was in the kitchen rummaging around for a snack last night when I heard the NY1 anchor interrupt his broadcast with a News Alert that New York City's Dr. Craig Spencer had tested positive for the Ebola virus. And then I did what anybody alone in an apartment with Ebola news sans context and restraint would do: I… » 10/24/14 1:40pm 10/24/14 1:40pm

Fred Durst and the Lost Boys: One Night in New York With Limp Bizkit

I walked into the main atrium of Best Buy Theater like Queen of the Dirtbags, a half-chewed slice of pizza in my waving hand and a vodka soda in my left, dangling down by my hip. Everything smelled like Clinique Happy perfume and ball sweat. For half a second, before crossing the threshold into the venue, I thought,… » 10/13/14 12:45pm 10/13/14 12:45pm

Man Caught Taking Upskirt Videos Looks Exactly How You'd Expect

A 33-year-old Long Island man was arrested in the human anthill known as the Union Square subway station yesterday after cops caught him filming video up a woman's skirt without her knowledge or permission. In the photo local NYC news ran of the man, he is wearing a shirt that reads "I (HEART) ASIAN GIRLS," holding a… » 4/30/14 11:40am 4/30/14 11:40am

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,… » 9/10/13 11:04pm 9/10/13 11:04pm

After All These Years, America Still Hates Ross

Poor Ross Gellar. It's been nearly 10 years since Friends went off the air and he's still indisputably the least cool man in all of America. (Is he the least cool man in the world? YOU DECIDE.) Just look at this graffiti found on East 6th Street in Manhattan, just outside of the construction site for a new… » 8/29/13 6:10pm 8/29/13 6:10pm