Brooklyn Gallery Owner Thought Grisly Murder Was Pretty Cool

One thing people like to do is reminisce about “old” New York and how much better it was seven/ten/20/80 years ago, or whenever they first arrived. And it was! New York is objectively bad now. But there’s an art to reminiscing, if you will, a good way to do it and the way Edward Zipco just chose. Oh, you don’t know… » 6/19/15 4:15pm 6/19/15 4:15pm

This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We… » 1/29/14 3:28pm 1/29/14 3:28pm

In News That Makes Total Sense, Brooklyn Hipsters Are Growing Up to…

This fine Friday morning, the Wall Street Journal, a paragon of journalistic excellence and curmudgeonly fiscal conservatism, asked a very important, very incisive question that really cuts right to the core of modern civilization: can there be such a thing as "hipster" wine? The short answer? Fuck yes there is such a… » 1/04/13 2:50pm 1/04/13 2:50pm

Lawyers Say Hasidic Teen Accusing Community Leader of Repeated Sexual…

The ongoing case against 54-year-old Nechemya Weberman, a beloved pillar of Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community who is accused of repeatedly raping a now 17-year-old girl during years of one-on-one "counseling sessions," is illustrative of how sexual molestation is covered up within close-knit communities, but also of… » 12/04/12 11:40am 12/04/12 11:40am

Label Whores: Selling Fake Fashion? Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

Ever wonder if your H&M dress could pass for its designer original? We do, and that's why we are bringing back Label Whores, in which we sew designer labels on cheap chic clothing and attempt to fake out some of the snobbiest sartorialists out there: big city consignment store buyers. In today's installment, we travel… » 7/07/08 12:00pm 7/07/08 12:00pm