• Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Study: 'Millennials' Require Palatial, Tricked-Out Apartments. Or Do They?

    ​The Urban Land Institute has published a study showing that people in the 18 to 32 age group expect to buy a home in the next three to five years. Since that's not happening, would-be homebuyers will be flooding the rental market, where developers are trying to cater to their needs. Those nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Bed Bugs Have Tripled in Public Schools

    ​Bed bugs, we haven't heard much of you this summer. So, you had a party in a Staten Island jail. At least you aren't invading our (well, the tourists') clothing stores. But now we find you're running rampant in schools? Don't you have hearts in those little, brown, blood-sucking bodies? (No.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    Watch a Horrifying Video About Bed Bugs, If You Dare

    The absolute worst part is how they've made it so it looks like little bed bugs are crawling around on your screen. Are you fucking kidding me? Excuse me while I go vomit, scratch myself, and burn everything I own. [CBS] [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Prepare for the Summer of Bedbugs, Part 2: Imminent Takeover

    ​We haven't talked about those creepy crawly little horrors that were all over our retail stores, movie theaters, schools, offices, hotels, and wherever else they could get their monstrous little biting bodies into, even subway trains, last summer. We haven't missed them, but apparently it's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    New York City Rats, Bed Bugs Getting Their Own Reality Show

    ​Bed Bugs have infested bedrooms, the Gramercy Hotel and have even scared away tourists. Rats are on the subway and even someone's face. It's inevitable that someone was going to give our local celebrities a reality television show. But you too can be a part of the action!

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    It's Your Chance for a Bed Bug Christmas Miracle!

    How festive!​Giving presents during the holiday season is a cherished pastime that will never fade. But giving bedbugs to someone is definitely not festive in any way, shape, or form. In the unfortunate case that someone has given you the "present" of bedbugs and you're broke from spending all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Is This a Bed Bug on the New York City Subway? (Video)

    R is for "Narsty"​We can't confirm that this video is of an actual bed bug (it looks pretty big to us, as bed bugs go), but we can confirm that YouTube poster thefredelement has videotaped something on the Brooklyn-bound R. He says: "On my way to work (11/16/2010) a lady across the aisle had a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Animated Bedbugs Take Over the U.S.A., Especially New York (Video)

    ​Per a recent article in TimeOutNY cited by BrickUnderground, a 33-year-old opera singer was told by her exterminator that bedbugs can fly. Not cool. (They can't.) In other news, a/k/a, laugh so you don't have to cry, there's this somewhat hilarious Taiwanese animation of bedbugs taking over ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Place Your Bets: Bookies Pick the Four Seasons as Next Bedbug Strike

    ​Now that we've basically resigned ourselves to the fact the bedbugs are New York City's most terrifying (terrorist?) threat  it only makes sense that oddsmakers are handicapping where the next major NYC bedbug strike will go down. And where are they saying it's going to happen? The Four Seas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Animal v. Human: Who Will Win in the Battle of New York City Domination?

    ​New York City. If it's not the raccoons, it's the coyotes,  geese, sewer gators, rats, bedbugs, or the dangerous fornicating opossums. The New York Post reveals that city officials decided to try to fuck with biology by introducing the rat-tailed marsupials into Brooklyn a few years ago to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Let's Just Give Up and Accept that the Bedbugs Have Won

    ​Bedbugs have now infested the AMC movie theater in Times Square. Yes, it's horrifying. But at this point, the idea that bedbugs are all over the damn place is not new. Let's look at all the places that have been infested by the little critters this summer:

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    NYC Enforces Ban on Stores Air Conditioning Sidewalks; We Explore Other Retail "Crimes"

    ​The city has served nine stores $200 fines for air-conditioning sidewalks with doors wide-open, the New York Times City Room Blog reports. In 2008, the city banned the practice of luring customers in by cooling them down on the grounds that it's a gross waste of energy. And maybe that's so, b ... More >>

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  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Bedbugs Bills Heard by Council, DDT Myth Spread

    The city council yesterday looked into the anti-bedbug legislation that councilmember Gale Brewer has been pushing. Among the considered items was a bill requiring all new mattresses sold in the city to be accompanied by a disposal bag clearly identifying the mattress as used -- though, as we have n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Bedbug Complaints Up in City, at Fashion Week

    Gale Brewer's interest in a New York bedbug bill could hardly come at a better time: the Daily News reports that bedbug complaints are up 34 percent from last year. Tireless local anti-bedbug crusader Renee Corea says the problem is certainly much worse, as many New Yorkers don't call 311, from whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Cool Subway Art Project a Bedbug Hazard

    In Trendsetter's "25 Subway Innovations," on which we posted yesterday, the Take a Seat initiative was mentioned. The idea is "rescuing perfectly functional old chairs from trash piles and placing them on subway platforms for tired travelers to make use of." Our old friends at Bedbugger see a probl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Morning Papers: Sunset, Hip Rebbe, Bad Club, Mating Teachers, QM2 in SI

    Gawker says freelancers have been notified that today's edition of the New York Sun will be the last. If that's true, we thank the six-year-old broadsheet for some good fun, some great writers, and today's article on a topic dear to our hearts, bedbugs. The Sun says that New York bedbug control lags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Priceless: Free Mid-Century Armchairs

    Last week, I brought you Jewish vagina rags, and I'm sure that was a very useful find, but I've decided to also point out free gems that are not a total joke, like the arm chairs below, because I love you. If you're willing to risk bed bugs and cooties, generally, craigslist's free board can be your ... More >>