Bucky Turco

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Famed Graffiti Artist Adam Cost Arrested by NYPD Officers Obsessed with Adam Cost

    In the '90s, legendary graffiti artist Adam Cost papered New York with his work, wheatpasting sly, hilarious, all-caps tributes to himself ("COST Fucked Madonna" was the best-loved one) on every available surface before abruptly going silent. In early 2013 or so, as we reported at the time, he retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Occupy 38: What Was the Occupation of a SoHo Gallery All About?

    From Occupy 38's YouTube manifesto.​Is "Occupy Everything!" supposed to be taken literally? Maybe not, as evidenced by what happened at an art gallery in SoHo this weekend. Occupy Wall Street has spawned one main offshoot so far (Occupy Washington Square Park), and this weekend a new faction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street: Live Updates From the March

    The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    Why Did the New York Times Change Their Brooklyn Bridge Arrests Story?

    ​The above photo of juxtaposed screenshots from the New York Times website has been making the rounds on Facebook, and it shows two very different takes for the same story on yesterday's Brooklyn Bridge arrests. The screenshot on the left, from 6:59 p.m., appears to reflect what many protester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Rich People Still Doing Pretty Okay

    via​Bucky Turco over at Animal NY has today posted one of those giant ATM receipts ($329,174.91) that generally cause us to say, Who the hell keeps that much money in a checking account? Except right now, with markets down -- the Dow more than 600 points; S&P and Nasdaq down more than 6 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    NYC Trash Can That Housed Improperly Discarded NYPD Docs Found in Trash

    ​Bucky Turco at Animal NY, who is either the most vigilant police precinct passerby (or, if you listen to NYPD spokesman Paul Browne, something of a dumpster diver) has noted on two separate occasions that the NYPD might not be discarding their police paperwork properly. In one case, the very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    NYPD Once Again Dumps Police Documents in Public Trashcan

    via​Back in May, Bucky Turco over at Animal NY discovered a bunch of seemingly rather sensitive NYPD documents -- just a counterterrorism plan and whatnot -- plopped in a garbage can in front of NYPD's Manhattan South Task Force station at 42nd Street. He wrote about it (and so did we) hoping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    NYPD Left Terrorism Task Force Plan in Trash

    ​Animal New York's Bucky Turco was strolling on 42 Street for some reason and happened upon an empty trash can in front of the NYPD's Manhattan South Task Force station. Well, empty except for the NYPD's counterterrorism plan, printed in full and in perfect condition, including "specific locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Crowds Celebrate Osama Bin Laden's Death At Ground Zero And In Times Square

    ​Unless you've been hiding under a rock all night, you'll have heard that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday in Pakistan by American forces. As of the last few hours, huge crowds have gathered at New York City's Ground Zero and in Times Square to celebrate the news. We've been in contact wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Boy Scouts of America Do Not Appreciate Jokes About the Hitler Youth

    ​On one final April Fool's Day note, our local blog buddy Bucky Turco at Animal New York pulled a pretty fast one on a time-honored national group. First, he grabbed images like the one you see to the right from the Boy Scouts' official website. Then he plastered his blog with the images in pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Rachel Sterne, NYC's "Hot" New Chief Digital Officer, Is Making Nerds Lose Their Minds

    via Rachel Sterne's Twitter​Today brought the news that 27-year-old Rachel Sterne, Mayor Bloomberg's first-ever chief digital officer in the office of media and entertainment, has upgraded her privacy settings on Facebook. This is interesting because she hadn't already done so, and also becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2011

    ANIMAL New York vs. the New York Post

    ​ANIMAL New York's Bucky Turco is taking a stand against the apparently rampant ripping-off of local blog stories by the New York Post. In a post today, Turco explains how a reporter from the Post basically out-and-out copied sections of an ANIMAL post about the mural on Bowery and Houston. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2010

    CNN Bids Adieu to Rick Sanchez By Deleting Blog; Jon Stewart Makes a Joke

    ​On Friday evening, CNN briskly fired Rick's List host Rick Sanchez, after his off-color remarks about Jews went virally bonkers in less than 24 hours. "I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    Happy Now? Koran Burned at 'Ground Zero'

    via Animal​Bucky Turco of Animal New York was at the scene and comes in with the exclusive: some idiot, desperate for press (but not that one!) went ahead and destroyed a Koran blocks from the World Trade Center site. Here's the story, via Animal, so far, firsthand and without any of the unavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Blog Saves Dog, Inspires 'Oh God.'

    ​"Jesus fucking Christ: servicey and stupid" is how ANIMAL NY blogger Bucky Turco alerted me to Gothamist's post on how they helped return a dog to its owner via the magic of microchip technology, echoing a common seven-year long critique of Gothamist's operations. After taking note of his hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    K2 in Krisis: Kathleen Rice and Newsday Want You to Fear, Outlaw The New Marijuana

    ​You would think: If there was something kids could get ahold of that could get them high, by now, it'd be illegal, right? Wrong. Enter the Oregano-looking "K2," which isn't marijuana, but supposedly gets you high. It's proven to work doubly, however, as a great cause for media fear mongering ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2010

    I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham's Best

    18 obsessive, cantankerous, and unstoppable Gotham blogs worth going ape over

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Hermit Thrushes' Drummer Sam Tremble Catches the Hipster Grifter, Or How I Met the Hipster Snitcher

    This morning, the Philadelphia City Paper introduced us to the Guy Who Caught The Hipster Grifter. His name is Sam Tremble, he lives in Philly, and he met Kari Ferrell last December when his band played in Brooklyn. Kari is, of course, the young chest-pieced, beard-loving lady who captured William ... More >>