Twenty-three-year-old Paul Marquez met someone he really liked. But she didn't pay enough attention to him. Sad. Between her job and her two-month-old child, there just wasn't time enough for Marquez. So he did what any spurned lover would do: Put the woman's baby up for sale on Craigslist for the l ... More >>
New Jersey native Roger Llanes, who externed behind the burners at Eleven Madison Park, then worked at BLT Prime, and spent 18 months running a restaurant out in California before he decided to move back to the East Coast. "I wasn't getting enough out of it," he explains. "It was my restaurant, and ... More >>
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Gabriel Stulman expands his Greenwich Village empire
I Just Want My Pants Back protagonist Jason Stridera receptionist and aspiring music journalist who appears to live alone in a one-bedroom apartment despite claiming to have just $100 to his namedoesn't remember what sex tastes like because it's been six whole weeks since his last enco ... More >>
Nicole He Blake Lively and Leighton Meester filming 'Gossip Girl' on the LES yesterday. Craigslist Missed Connections have been good lately! A few weeks ago we had the man who posted an epic missed connection for the girl who held his iPhone hostage, and now we have the poor young startup emp ... More >>
The Lower East Side can be hellish on weekends, sure. Sometimes it can be really hellish, especially on Halloween, when some teenager holds your iPhone hostage and the night degenerates into an almost-brawl in a pizza parlor in which your friends are chasing the girl around, calling her a bit ... More >>
RatatouilleAnton Ego, old school critic In light of Sam Sifton's imminent departure from the New York Times' dining section and the firing of the Chicago Sun-Times' critic Pat Bruno, the Atlantic posted an interesting article about whether food critics still have a role in journalism today. ... More >>
In February 2011, CNN's Amber Lyon aired a special on sex trafficking, "Selling the Girl Next Door" that attacked Village Voice Media-owned company, Backpage.com. At the end of the broadcast, Lyon's sources are singled out for "special thanks." We recently found out that Lyon is even closer to these ... More >>
Alex Stupak has confirmed that he will open a second location of Empellon, in the space currently occupied by Counter. [Eater] April Bloomfield on her first-ever trip to Paris and Lyon: "I wasn't expecting it to be so peasant-like, so that was a nice surprise, and Paris is not as anal as I ... More >>
Disgraced Chris LeeThe special election in upstate New York's 26th District to replace Representative Chris Lee, who resigned after Gawker posted about his shirtless exploits on Craigslist, earning him the nickname the Craigslist Congressman, went to Democrat Kathy Hochul last night. The vict ... More >>
New York City is going after 32 people for buying thousands of cartons of cigarettes online and reselling them illegally to get around the city's astronomical tax on anything that feels good. The city filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, which also targets the now-defunct Kentucky tobacco company Ch ... More >>
LongIslandSerialKiller.com looks part-cheesy and part-terrifying, like any good murder movie. The header is written in the scratchy font you might find on a metal band T-shirt and the headlines are equally ominous and outrageous. But the events discussed on the blood red and black website are ... More >>
Members of the LongIslandErotic.com sex forum were none too pleased last year with Amber Lynn Costello, a woman who advertised herself as a prostitute on Craigslist and has been since found dead among ten other bodies in the Gilgo Beach and Jones Beach area of Long Island. The New York Daily ... More >>
Police said on Wednesday that the bodies of four prostitutes found around Atlantic City, New Jersey back in 2006 do not seem to have anything to do with the eight bodies (and maybe ninth and tenth sets of remains) found on Long Island, near Gilgo and Jones Beach, since late 2010. Thought to b ... More >>
Alinea Grant Achatz, the man most likely to drive Chicago diners to distraction.Remember way back when Ko opened and people were doing all sorts of crazy shitto get a reservation? Three years later, Chicago has put us to shame.
Reggie and James LCD Soundsystem Terminal 5 Monday, March 28 Better than: The rest of those Certainly the End of Something or Other, One Would Sort of Have to Thinks We are gathered here in New York City's Terminal 5 to say goodbye to one of the most impeccable music projects of our adult lives. ... More >>
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So Facebook is essentially a seedy motel in Times Square now, what with the spammers crowding your wall and all the prostitutes hanging out. Because according to a Columbia sociology professor, Facebook is the new Craigslist for hookers. So -- Facebook can't deal with arty nude drawings, but ... More >>
It's panties and panting at P.S.1's 'Only the Lonely'
It's official: the Daily News says Suffolk County cops are pretty sure the speculated Long Island serial killer really is a serial killer. Better (worse?) yet, he's a Craigslist serial killer. Police say they've finally identified the bodies they found along Long Island's Oak Beach last mont ... More >>
No, seriously, this sounds like a really great idea that won't embarrass you or your family. An unnamed network or production company has taken to Craigslist to find New Yorkers willing to participate in a new reality show, in which "outgoing, vivacious 'reality type' people" will link up aga ... More >>
Catalyzed by booze and an incessant need to couple up for the winter season (because let's be honest, NYC relationships function seasonally), Missed Connections has been on fire recently. In addition to the flyers from our lovelorn friend JJ, the Metropolitan-Lorimer bachelor looking for his ... More >>
According to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap report, which rates things like economic opportunities, education, health and survival, and political empowerment between men and women, the place you really want to live as a woman is...Iceland! Or maybe Norway or Finland.
On Friday, there's only three places we'd want to be. In Manhattan, The Fader is throwing an afterparty for those of us who won't be attending the Gorillaz takeover at Madison Square Garden. Spin, the Flatiron ping-pong hall/bar/dancerie, will host tonight's revelry, which is less corny than ... More >>
No, no, no, no, no.Things that don't need to be said: You are a very, very, very bad person if you infest someone else with bedbugs, purposely and knowingly. This draws comparisons to STDs that we don't even want to think about -- except, of course, bedbugs can't kill you, they can only drive ... More >>
Sound Fix's James Bradley is no stranger to the vagaries of record selling business. "I used to tell people to go to the Virgin Megastore," Bradley told us last year, when we asked him what happened when people came by the defiantly indie store inquiring about the Beatles, or Katy Perry. "But ... More >>
Here's your feel-good story of the day, via Craigslist (Missed Connections, of course): A would-be cell phone thief in Greenpoint is chased down on the street by a random stranger who makes him give up the phone, and an apology, to his would-be victim. The stranger and the no-longer-victim hu ... More >>
via Tony Cenicola for the New York TimesAs traditional online dating (yep, no longer an oxymoron) becomes a social norm, the Internet dating world keeps one-upping itself with newfangled ways to have awkward encounters with strangers. The latest: Dating calling cards, which really have no cal ... More >>
"I was tired of seeing the bell-bottomed guy with the rainbow Afro on compilation covers. It made a mockery of what funk is." Matthew ScottDâm-Funk The last time New York was privy to the backlit neon glow of Los Angeles' Damon Riddick a/k/a Dâm-Funk, he was on a (motherfucking) boat. It was jus ... More >>
Eric Korsh has been enlisted to take over the kitchen at Waverly Inn while John DeLucie is on leave opening The Lion. Korsh has had stints at Prune and Patroon, and was the chef-owner of the now-defunct Eloise in Sebastopol, California. [NY Times] Jody Williams has reportedly left West Villa ... More >>
Photo by Andrew KistFranky Marshall: Yin to your yang.In the restaurant industry, the issue of sexism doesn't seem to want to go away. Behind the bar, however, women have always had a place. But, as the role of bartender evolves, women are finding themselves having to strike a balance between ... More >>
Is Odyssea's journey about to begin?The space at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and the BQE that formerly housed Nina's Restaurant & Pizzeria was fitted a few months ago with a sign proclaiming it Odyssea. A recent Craigslist ad suggests the place is getting ready to open in the not-too-di ... More >>
Full disclosure: We love Craigslist's Missed Connections. We read them all the time, in fact, finding them a perfect mix of tragedy and comedy, dashed dreams and undying hopes ... wishing, praying, to see ourselves in them. Someday. And then it happened.
Tonight Hot Chip performs at Terminal 5 alongside Gang Gang Dance... but you knew that already. Tickets have been sold out for weeks; so go nuts on Craigslist, stand outside an hour before the doors, or just go to the afterparty, which goes down at Webster Hall with the Hot Chip fellas on the ... More >>
HistoricBrooklyn.comFormer Gorilla workers welcome in the East Village.The mass walk-out staged by disgruntled Gorilla Coffee workers last Friday was admirably ballsy, but if there's one thing a trained barista knows, it's that he or she probably won't have to look far to find another job. Es ... More >>
This just came in from a dear friend: "Hi doll, Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan had a posting on Craigslist, M4M, showing his cock and advertising for someone to come to his hotel in Chelsea!!!!!!!!! LOL. And how you doing?"
-- Lupe Fiasco released the first single from his upcoming album, Lasers. The track is the spacey "Shining Down," which has Lupe taking a dig at autotune by using it. It leaked last month to the rapper's dismay. He plays Governors Island on Sept 11 (tickets go on sale Friday at noon) and SUNY's Dewa ... More >>
Recession desperation produces a quaint throwback
We know how you feel, kid. Via Craftser via urlesque. We suspect Obama got that Iranian-American reporter released, and he's certainly trying to help refugees and rescue us from financial criminals. But does he get credit? No -- because he he laughed at Wanda Sykes, just like all the newly-reclas ... More >>
Philip Markoff, a second-year man at Boston University, is accused of murdering masseuse Julissa Brisman of New York in a Boston hotel, and of robbing at least two other in-calls. There is something dramatically satisfying about the apprehension of a clean-cut Nordic pre-med student from Sherrill, N ... More >>
Department of Eagles play Bowery Ballroom on Monday, January 19. The show is sold out, but there's always Craigslist. Last year was a busy year for Grizzly Bear. In the midst of playing shows with Radiohead, performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and recording the follow up to Yellow Hou ... More >>
Town Hall gets distorted with Stephin Merritt & Co.
Money-for-nothing stunt proves an object's value is in the eye of the beholder
Madonna gives us the world, but suddenly it's not enough