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After NYC Reduced Funding For STD Clinics, STD Rates Skyrocketed

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… » 8/31/15 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm

Suicide in the Ultra-Orthodox Community, Where the Dead Come First 

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.
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Andrew Cuomo Wants Nearly-Naked Topless Performers Out of Times Square

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… » 8/19/15 5:40pm 8/19/15 5:40pm

E’Dena Hines, Granddaughter of Morgan Freeman, Fatally Stabbed

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.
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What You Find on a Stroll Through New York City’s Macabre Past

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… » 8/13/15 3:07pm 8/13/15 3:07pm

New York's Club Icons Gather to Support the Legendary Stephen Saban

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… » 7/30/15 11:45pm 7/30/15 11:45pm

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 7/02/15 5:10pm

Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

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 6/30/15 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