As you're likely aware by now, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is deeply unhappy with Airbnb, which allows you a quick, easy way to sleep in stranger's houses. Earlier this year, Airbnb helped a New York host named Nigel Warren win an appeal against a $2,400 fine from the city for ... More >>
Early Monday, Airbnb launched a petition drive among its hosts and users to stop New York state's legal offensive against the company. Hoping to hit 20,000 signatures by October 20, one Airbnb host going by the name Mishelle has pledged to hand-deliver the petition to the New York Senate to stop the ... More >>
In his first Reddit AMA on Tuesday afternoon, Bill de Blasio bashed Bloomberg and "Manhattan foodies," deflected a question about Airbnb, and explained how he would have handled Occupy Wall Street differently. Among the other revelations to come out of the two hour Q&A? De Blasio loves Di Fara Pizz ... More >>
"No naked?" "No. No naked." I am at the Russian and Turkish baths on east 10th St. with all four members of witchy Canadian synth-pop group Austra (Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski, Ryan Wosniak and Dorian Wolf), plus Maya's lovely French girlfriend Mathilde. At least two of them are nursing green ... More >>
Originally published 11/04/12 Your city needs you, reader! The simplest thing you can do to be helpful now, and in the weeks ahead, is to head to places hit by Sandy and eat (and drink!) at the small, independently owned restaurants and bars that have opened again. Your business will help them boun ... More >>
Peeing in New York is hard sometimes. You've been drinking, and you figure, "Hell, I can wait till I get home," and then the subway doesn't come for 30 minutes and by the time you reach your apartment it's already too late. Not that that ever happened to us, or anything. Or you're out runnin ... More >>
Thursday! A wide-ranging media news kind of day. Ranging from Ashton Kutcher's murky Details editorship to Piers Morgan's failed interview of Christine O'Donnell to the everlasting travails of the dead News of the World, Thursday's Press Clips is all about conflict.