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  • Williamsburg "Pandamonium" Reviews are In

    published Aug 18, 2008

    Last week the Anti-Advertising Agency announced "a costumed, roving, street party, apocalyptic, dance, rock, battle" would meetup at Union Square at 8:30 on Saturday. That they did, and amNY's Urban... More >>

  • Monday Mag Mop-Up: Favre from Namath, Negro Encore Company, and Failed Groupie Sex

    published Aug 18, 2008

    In New York magazine, Will Leitch tells us that new Jets QB Brett Favre does not and will not come up to the standards of Joe Namath. Broadway Joe, Leitch explains, was sexist and suave, man enough to... More >>

  • Advance Covers Phone News of a Bygone Era

    published Aug 18, 2008

    Maybe Staten Island is a little old-fashioned about phones. For one thing, the Staten Island Advance believes its readers are interested in a long story about pay phones. There are only 237 of them in... More >>

  • Falling Trees in Queens Claim First Victim

    published Aug 17, 2008

    A 38-year-old woman was hit by a falling "tree branch or limb" in Ridgewood, Queens, and is in critical condition at Wycoff Hospital, WNBC reports. 1010 WINS elaborates: "The woman was reportedly wal... More >>

  • DA May Sue City Over Deutsche Bank, Says NYT

    published Aug 17, 2008

    It's the first anniversary of the Deutsche Bank fire that killed two New York firefighters. In September of last year, the Bloomberg Administration hired high-powered defense lawyer Gary P. Naftalis, ... More >>

  • Mild Relief: Mets Deal for Ayala (1-8, 5.77 ERA)

    published Aug 17, 2008

    The New York Mets famously have trouble with their bullpen. When closer Billy Wagner is out, the problem approaches crisis. This was made painfully clear on July 22, when Mets ace Johan Santana saw a ... More >>

  • In the Streets: Cab Crash, Subway Jumper, Falling Glass

    published Aug 17, 2008

    This morning around 9:30 a cab driving east on W. 44th Street hit a cab driving downtown on Broadway, and that cab hopped the traffic divider in front of the Times Square armed forces recruiting stati... More >>

  • Giuliani: No Regrets, No Plans, No Story

    published Aug 16, 2008

    In an article to appear in its Sunday edition, the New York Times says Rudolph Giliani is "too busy rebuilding his business and promoting the presidential candidacy of Senator John McCain" to think ab... More >>

  • NYC RFD: Liveblogging Brett, Goodbye Goethals, Et Alia

    published Aug 16, 2008

    MVN is live-blogging the debut of new Jets quarterback Brett Favre. Greg Trippiedi at 7:11 pm: "Favre is 3 for 3." (realpantherman comments: "go Favre.). 7:13 pm: "Marcus Washington and Corneilius Gri... More >>

  • Golden Gloves Champ Shot Dead in Bronx

    published Aug 16, 2008

    At around 3:30 this morning in the Bronx, three-time Golden Gloves champion Ronnie Vargas was shot to death, per Newsday. He'd hopped out of a car on Clinton Avenue to buy some snacks, and got in an a... More >>

  • Billyburg "Hipster" Doc Does IM Consults for Now People

    published Aug 16, 2008

    "The doctor is in -- and hip!" Meet Dr. Jay Parkinson, the "chief imagineer" of Hello Health, a clinic in "the East Coast hipster locus," i.e. Williamsburg, targeting "day’s Internet-savvy, Web-conn... More >>

  • Summer Streets Polices Itself on Second Saturday

    published Aug 16, 2008

    Following up on Runnin' Scared's previous coverage, our roving reporter Stef files from Summer Streets Saturday II, in which a path for pedestrians, cyclists and other non-combustion-engine travelers ... More >>

  • Public Servants on Parade: Hillary, Mike, and Shelly

    published Aug 15, 2008

    Hillary Clinton will get a big role, and a big roll call vote, at the Democratic Convention, and some observers claim she has thus pwn3d Obama, and even hint that she may seize the nomination. But one... More >>

  • Super Troopers: By "Secret Rule," Smokeys Shadow Gov

    published Aug 15, 2008

    The New York Post reveals a "secret new rule" that prevents Governor Paterson from abandoning his security detail of state troopers "unless they have a signed order from him instructing them otherwise... More >>

  • Who's Zoomin' Who? City Not Paying Its Share of MTA Bills

    published Aug 15, 2008

    2nd Avenue Sagas points out that, while we tend to blame the MTA for its current budget crisis -- particularly with another fare hike in the offing -- some of the blame really belongs elsewhere. Quoti... More >>

  • Readers Remember the Blackout

    published Aug 15, 2008

    We got some nice Blackout of '03 reminiscences in response to our request on Thursday. Commenter dstein had just learned how to drive stick and was doing his first solo run through Queens when he woun... More >>

  • Night Terrors

    published Aug 15, 2008

    At E. 188th Street and Webster Avenue in The Bronx, traffic agent Donnette Sanz, seven months pregnant, was hit by a van, then by a bus. She was pronounced dead and her baby removed by emergency C-sec... More >>

  • NYC Real Estate: The Good News and is the Bad News

    published Aug 14, 2008

    The Real Estate Board of Manhattan says that City building permits are way up: "In the first six months of 2008, there was a total of 26,851 permits issued, as compared to 16,650 in January through Ju... More >>

  • Tom Coughlin's Shakedown Artist Gets Nabbed -- But What Are The "Work-Related Issues"?

    published Aug 14, 2008

    The Smoking Gun has an FBI affidavit for the arrest of one Herbert Alex Simpson for... well, let Special Agent Todd Berry tell it: On or about July 30, 2008 Thomas Coughlin, head coach of the New York... More >>

  • Happy Blackout Anniversary!

    published Aug 14, 2008

    Three communities near Cleveland, Ohio celebrated the fifth anniversary of the big lights-out by having another blackout. Joe My God reminisces: "I went home to my then-apartment on Bleecker Street w... More >>

  • NYD RFD: Notes from Around Our Little Town

    published Aug 14, 2008

    You'd think a big developer like AvalonBay Communities would mind all its p's and q's when it comes to housing mandates. But though the luxury builder may provide "gourmet kitchens with granite counte... More >>

  • DUMBO Posse Blog-Battles Car Window-Smasher

    published Aug 14, 2008

    DumboNYC is pleased: they had announced that car window smashing, sometimes involving burglary, had grown epidemic in their neighborhood, and now the old-style media are noticing it too. The Brookly... More >>

  • Interview With a Vampire Stalker: Bedbug Registrar Talks

    published Aug 14, 2008

    In our recent report on the local bedbug plague, we cited a scary map covered with red dots that identified infestation sites. The map comes from the Bedbug Registry, which also performs this service ... More >>

  • Wilco Plays "Great" Show, Insults Brooklyn

    published Aug 14, 2008

    Indefatigable reporter of local music events Brooklyn Vegan says Wilco put on a "great, packed show" at the Pool in McCarren Park last night. But he had a few complaints. For one thing, says BV, Wilco... More >>

  • Morning Crime Stories

    published Aug 14, 2008

    Prosecutors say Robert Camarano and Michelle Hyams shared an apartment and a life in Chelsea, though apparently not equally the financial duties of maintaining it. One night she complained to him abou... More >>

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