Action Bronson likes food. We know this because all reports of the Flushing, Queens, rap icon-in-the-making are seemingly mandated to point out that he's something of the gourmand and, at one point, held down professional chef duties. (Hey, we did the whole food reference thing ourselves for Rare Ch ... More >>
Prosecutors can use 911 call recordings describing uncharged crimes to explain police aggression against a defendant during an arrest, New York's highest court ruled in a 4-3 split decision. The recordings, the Court of Appeals stated, could be admissible only under certain circumstances: when the ... More >>
"Authors are just notoriously difficult," says the publicity director in Jessica Francis Kane's story "How to Become a Publicist" from her 2002 collection Bending Heaven. While this might be true of some writers, we can't imagine anyone saying it of Kane, who was warm, cheerful, and funny when The V ... More >>
A wild squirrel walked into the CVS at 116th Street and Lenox Avenue on Monday morning and then just stayed, pigging out on delicious mixed nuts for four days, reports DNA Info. This is not only notable because there's video, but also because the squirrel entranced many a staffer and even random on ... More >>
Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here
Earlier this year, Judge Francis Ricigliano showed sympathy for ailing 47 year-old Diane McCloud, who was serving 15-months in jail for petit larceny. He suspended her sentence in order for her to get on a heart transplant waiting list. The Daily News reports that McCloud appeared in front of ... More >>
Imagine our surprise when, last night, we were just poking around in Craigslist Missed Connections -- not for ourselves, mind you, for a friend -- and we discovered not one, not two, but a veritable plethora of possible connections related to cats. Cat fashions, cat food buying, cat litter bu ... More >>
Today on New Urban Network, Peter Feigenbaum writes of the various stages of the "colonization" of Williamsburg -- "just another chapter in the reconfiguration and rebirth of New York since the city's nadir in the mid-1970s." For history and urban planning nerds, this is some fascinating stuf ... More >>
Julie Zorrilla has been downgraded from "molten hot" to "ridiculously fly." Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.Here's something Steven Tyler said on TV tonight: "After Monday and Tuesday, even the week says WTF!" This was after Pia Toscana's show-closing, triumphant, r&b-ified take on "I'll Stand by ... More >>
Shopping is even more fun when it's dirt-cheap, and when you're sure no one you know will be there to catch you hunting for bargains. Here are the five best department chains that appeal to my budgetary needs and kitsch taste.
Tampons. They are important to ladies. We won't go into the details here, but suffice it to say, they're personal. Intimate, even. So when o.b. nonapplicator tampons disappeared from the shelves of our local Duane Reades, something of a Seinfeld: The Sponge Episode was born. Except maybe born ... More >>
ViaOur friends on the other side of the pond have discovered a little neighborhood called Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, and today in the Guardian, deem it "perhaps the national capital for young 'hipsters' trying to beat back the commercialism and standardisation that defines much of American da ... More >>
Poor CVS. Not only does everyone in New York pretty much prefer Duane Reade (not that there's really a choice), now the drugstore-er is being slapped with (a/k/a, has agreed to pay) $77.6 million in fines and returned profits because they allegedly improperly controlled a substance used to ma ... More >>
A friend of mine just went to CVS drug store and found that at that particular branch there were no cashiers left at all! There, human workers have apparently become as passe as bath oil beads and plug-in alarm clocks.
via EV GrieveFirst it was Grimaldi's Pizzeria in Brooklyn -- nearly three months and $60,000 behind in back rent and city taxes, the famed pie-slingers were facing eviction, despite the lines out the door. But while Grimaldi's owners were able to pay for their slack, the same can't be said fo ... More >>
Target, Wal-Mart, and Costco sell items like recycled aluminum foil, additive-free charcoal briquets, and compostable cutlery for the ultimate green cookout. [Wall Street Journal] Since the launch of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go in Southern California in November 2008, dozens of food vendors across ... More >>
The New York Times had the bright idea of following up with some 50-something job-seekers reporter Michael Winerip met at a job fair a year ago. Winerip finds they're doing terrible. "Of the 16 I interviewed again, 9 describe themselves as still struggling," writes Winerip. "Eight continue t ... More >>
She's older than Susan Boyle. Heck, she's even older than Mayor Bloomberg.
Gaga for Google and every twittle thing that made the Aughts fraught with fakery and fun
Papabubble's hulking candy cane menaces its CVS competitor. Aside from their red stripes, candy canes have changed remarkably little since the 17th century, when, as various sources have it, a German choirmaster took straight white sticks of candy and bent them into hooks to hand out to child ... More >>
This guy walked into the CVS at 271 Beach 20 Street in Rockaway on November 3rd around 6 p.m. with an empty bag, filled it from the racks, and headed out. He was accosted by the security guard and the store manager, whom he beat up before leaving. This surveillance video shows him entering the st ... More >>
As head-scratching as the idea of a processed breakfast food shortage may be, apparently Eggo is suffering its own version of a rainy growing season. According to its website, "Eggo recently experienced supply constraints caused by flood damage at our bakery in Atlanta. In addition, we've be ... More >>
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young. A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>
Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.
NYC DJs invade the beaches, yachts, and Radio Shacks of South Beach's famed Winter Music Conference
Project Runway contestant opens downtown shop
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A top officer of the Mason Tenders Union helps himself to the members' money
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Where the Catfish Doesn't Bite
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Subject of CNN Story Issues Death Threat