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  • Council Increases Hotel, Property Taxes, Restores Some $

    published Dec 19, 2008

    The good news from yesterday's city council vote to local property holders is that their $400 rebate checks, which Mayor Bloomberg had previously tried to hold back, were cleared by the Mayor for deli... More >>

  • Monserrate Arrested in Attack on Girlfriend

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Early this morning councilmember and state senator-elect Hiram Monserrate -- familiar to regular readers as a former Willets Point development obstructionist and member of the state senate "Gang of Fo... More >>

  • New School Rebels Claim Victory, Brutality

    published Dec 19, 2008

    A New School in Exile 3 a.m. report (confirmed by the Socialist Worker and the New School Free Press) claims a "major victory" and the end of protesters' occupation of the New School building, though ... More >>

  • Pedophilia Panic Ruins' Poor Kids' Christmas

    published Dec 19, 2008

    Christmas is less than a week away, and the Times informs us that the Post Office's Operation Santa -- by means of which Good Samaritans can pick out and answer children's letters to Santa with gifts ... More >>

  • Clinton Donations Report Spreads Badly Needed Cynicism

    published Dec 19, 2008

    In preparation for Hillary's ascension to Secretary of State, the donors to husband Bill's Clinton Foundation were revealed this week, As expected the list had some embarrassing names on it, like AIG,... More >>

  • Shoe-Threat Guy Gets Sent Home From Work; "The Man" Suspected

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Earlier we suggested that citizens riot to get their leaders' attention, but upon consideration we have decided that we were being irresponsible. After all, what might The Man do to participants in su... More >>

  • Blogger Says Upstate NY Should Secede from City; RS Approves

    published Dec 18, 2008

    For years people have been suggesting that New York City secede from New York State and stop sending its ample tax revenue to rubes and hicks. Today, however, we hear for the first time someone sugges... More >>

  • New School Update: Occupation Still On

    published Dec 18, 2008

    New School in Exile, the blog of the occupying forces at the troubled institution, just updated that professor Jim Miller is "for our side." Miller is co-chair of the faculty senate that gave New Sch... More >>

  • Bloomberg More Cautious About Pushing Kennedy

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Maybe Mayor Bloomberg was spooked by Wayne Barrett's article this morning. Previously he was gushy on the possibility of Caroline Kennedy's rise to the Senate ("Caroline can do anything"). But on ABC'... More >>

  • Cost of Nude Pictures Rises

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Nude photography -- at least the authorized use thereof -- has suffered a series of setbacks. Carla Bruni, wife of the French President, has obtained from a court on the Island of Reunion damages of $... More >>

  • New School Occupied; Kerrey, Cops on Premises

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Last night a group of students from the New School (and from other local schools, in solidarity) "reclaimed the cafeteria at the New School University as an autonomous student center." (Amor y Resis... More >>

  • SAG Nominees Include One Pleasant Surprise

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Nominations have been announced for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which from the look of its glammed-up website is looking to join the Oscars and the People's Golden Global Choice Awards in the publ... More >>

  • Kennedy's Tour Not Going So Well

    published Dec 18, 2008

    As you can see by Wayne Barrett's story below, Caroline Kennedy is running into some flak on her way to the Senate. Her appearances in Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester aren't even getting breathless aw... More >>

  • Piven Leaves Broadway Show, Claims Mercury Poisoning (Updated)

    published Dec 18, 2008

    Eight performances a week in a three-hander is no snap, so we are sympathetic to Jeremy Piven, who is leaving Speed-The-Plow at the Barrymore due to what he says is a case of mercury poisoning. The Po... More >>

  • Roger Kimball, Runnin' Scared Endorse Riots

    published Dec 18, 2008

    While the Times focuses on Iraq and Caroline Kennedy and the Daily News bids us "heat up with these steamy celebrity swimsuit moments," the Post takes a lonely populist angle on our recent wave of tax... More >>

  • More Dreadful Advertising for Aarhus, Denmark

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Last week we showed you a promotional short for the city of Aarhus, Denmark based on "Sex and the City," which invited unflattering comparisons, some of which we were sufficiently undignified to mak... More >>

  • Columbia Sex Journal 2.0 is More Nude

    published Dec 17, 2008

    We're so proud. C-Spot, the Columbia student publication which debuted in October, has survived to a second issue, and College OTR gives it a wanking good review: "Critics [READ: horny, skeevy pervs... More >>

  • Man Threatens to Throw Shoe at MTA Boss

    published Dec 17, 2008

    This shoe thing is catching on: some lefties are sending footwear to Bush to protest the war, and now New York has its own Muntadhar al-Zeidi copycat. Stephen Millies of Jackson Heights was at this mo... More >>

  • It's Obama Time; Rightbloggers Outraged!

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Predictably, Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year. Very predictably, rightbloggers are showing their usual graciousness about it. Take this congratulatory telegram from American Power: "It'... More >>

  • America is Back!

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Well, that rate cut seemed to move things a little. Then Morgan Stanley had to spoil it with news of a 4th Quarter bath. The dollar and OPEC production are going down, too, and now AP tells us "Fed ra... More >>

  • Rudy to Replace O'Reilly on Radio?

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Page Six tells us Rudolph Giuliani may take over a radio show from departing host Bill O'Reilly. Giuliani certainly honed his talk-radio chops yelling at callers on WABC when he was Mayor. But will W... More >>

  • Billyburg Bike Lane Removal Protest on Kent

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Well, we just ran down to South Williamsburg to catch the Bike Clown Posse doing its ride along Kent to protest the proposed removal of the northbound bike lane, which is menaced by pressure from th... More >>

  • Santa Gets a Parking Ticket in Bay Ridge

    published Dec 17, 2008

    Zeitgeist-wise, you can't get much more miserable than this. The Daily News has a story today about a man dressed as Santa whose sleigh -- or rather, the Chevy Suburban (presumably driven by an elf) w... More >>

  • Dying GM Drops Yankee Deal, Sticks with Mets

    published Dec 17, 2008

    In response to its financial difficulties, General Motors is quietly divesting itself of some sponsorships, and one of these is its deal with the New York Yankees, which will go unrenewed at the end o... More >>

  • Is This a Thing? Twitter Escort Services

    published Dec 17, 2008

    We had heard about Sexhobbyist, the Twitter user who rates his sessions with prostitutes. And we knew about sex-related tweets. But being naive in the ways of online sex commerce, we never before toda... More >>

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