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Craigslist Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Conflict in Syria Drives Two Williamsburg Roommates Apart [UPDATE]

    Almost all of us have been there recently: chilling with friends, having a good time, maybe drinking one too many beers, and then someone brings up Syria. Debate over whether or not to dive headlong into another West Asian war is, in general, a good thing. But not when the same person brings it up o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Dispatches from Craigslist: This Guy's Too Busy to Run His Own Online Dating Profile

    Hi, My name is Raillan. I saw your ad on Craigslist about finding someone to managing your online dating profile. I'm writing because I think I'm the one for the job.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    So Many Gay Porn Stars Have Died Lately! Why?

    Arpad Miklos (who committed suicide in February) is just one of the rash of porn stars who've succumbed in the last horrifying year. Sean Van Sant from rentboy.com has some ideas. "I think all of these deaths are very different," he wrote to me, "so I do not want to generalize. I think sex workers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Gwynnett Street's Justin Hilbert on How He Found The Gig on Craigslist, Takes Inspiration From Wylie Dufresne

    ​New kid on the block, Gwynnett Street (on Graham Avenue in Greenpoint) is getting a ton of recent buzz. The reason? This is the coming-out party of Justin Hilbert (formerly of WD-50), plus his partnership with Esca's former wine director Carl McCoy, as well as a rotating menu, creative eats, etc. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    RentStuff.com Wants to Become the 'eBay Meets Facebook' of the NYC Rental Market

    Most New Yorkers are pretty O.K. about renting things, at least when it comes to our living spaces. As for those living spaces, we're pretty resigned to them being on the small side -- so small that we might have to rent additional storage space for, say, our skis or summer wardrobes or collection o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Epic Craigslist Poster and iPhone Hostage Victim Learns Valuable Lessons

    ​Remember the guy from yesterday who dropped basically an epic novel in Craigslist Missed Connections directed towards "The girl who held my iPhone for ransom in a pizzeria last night"? Paul Adler, 22, had an unfortunate experience on Halloween in which an enterprising outer-borough teenager h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Complaining About Your Landlord, the Social Media Way

    ​Earlier today EV Grieve posted about a Twitter campaign against Jakobson Properties, which owns numerous buildings in the East Village (you've probably seen their no-fee ads around town and on Craigslist). This isn't a campaign to take down Jakobson, exactly, though "slum lord" is flying arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Man Posts Epic Craigslist Missed Connection for Girl Who Held His iPhone Hostage

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    The Real World's Casting Call for Occupy Wall Street is Definitely Real

    Ted Hall, natural candidate for Real World: OWS.​Yesterday it looked as though Bunim/Murray, the production company behind MTV's Real World, had put out a casting call on Craigslist. Nothing weird there, but the casting call asked for Occupy Wall Street protesters, who don't immediately spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Cell Service on Subways Is Here, But It's Not Going to Ruin Your Life...Yet

    ​Are you one of the many who met the news that commuters would be able to use their cell phones at a handful of subway stations starting next Tuesday with a drawn-out sigh and perhaps a groan, or maybe a "Why, God, why?"? Are you imagining horrible, coffee-less, already-running-late tragic mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Live: Danielle Ate The Sandwich Gets A Little Too Cute In Brooklyn

    Danielle Ate The Sandwich Red Horse Cafe Saturday, September 10 Better than: Sitting through YouTube comedy sketches. Danielle Ate The Sandwich is a young woman in thick-rimmed glasses from Colorado. She plays acoustic guitar, and sometimes the ukulele. If you purchase her self-titled debut album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    The Vanderbilt's Brian Floyd Explains His Barman's Fund

    Brian Floyd, barman fundraiser​There's a lot of talk about tipping these days: how much is appropriate, when it should be withheld, how it should be divvied up. But a bartender in Brooklyn is throwing a kink into the conversation by giving his tips to charity. Brian Floyd of The Vanderbilt cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Did You Lose Your Chicken in Downtown Brooklyn?

    This is what happens when you google "hipster chicken."​Via Brownstoner, there's a chicken lost in Brooklyn that's been located by some kind soul who is trying to help it find its way back home. (Home, we hope, is a place amenable to chickens, as this story would go very differently if it were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Couple Will Be Your Dinosaur For a Year If You Give Them an Apartment

    ​This ad recently appeared in Craigslist's "Real Estate Wanted" listings for Vancouver, where real estate seems nearly as difficult to come by as it is here in New York City. Unconventional Offer for Adventurous Home Owner (Vancouver) Date: 2011-06-26, 8:16PM PDT This offer is not for everyo ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    The Tranny Chaser Chaser

    Gay guys who like straight guys who like guys dressed as girls

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Naked Gaming Party Fools Internet, Still Funny

    Thinkmodo, the viral marketing company behind the Times Square video screen gag (really an ad for the bad action movie Limitless), is at it again. This time, they convinced a bunch of websites and publications that a group of people in New York City were sitting around naked playing video games with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2011

    Taliban Confirms Bin Laden's Death; CUNY Board Reconsidering Kushner Decision

    ​The Taliban has joined al Qaeda in admitting that Osama Bin Laden is in fact dead. Bin Laden "embraced martyrdom as per the Will of the Almighty Allah during an abrupt attack by the American invading soldiers," as per their statement. In other Bin Laden-related news, the U.S. has demanded to know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Amber Lynn Costello, New York Serial Killer Victim, Was Targeted by Erotic Message Board

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Chicago Foodies Are Even More Batshit Than New York Foodies

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Facebook Now Useful Tool for Hookers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Chris Lee, Craigslist Congressman, Has Been Known to Party Hard

    via​Christopher Lee resigned yesterday, less than four hours after Gawker published a story from a woman who claims Lee contacted her on Craigslist, claiming to be single, and proceeded to send her a (fairly impressive) shirtless picture. "I promise not to disappoint," he told her sexily. Now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Craigslist Congressman Resigns After Appearing Topless on Gawker

    ​Christopher Lee, a Republican representative from New York, is in hot (sexy) water today after Gawker posted the story of a woman who claims Lee sent her a bevy of flirty emails and a shirtless photo after she posted a dating ad on Craigslist. "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look lik ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Was Oak Beach, Long Island, a Serial Killer's Dumping Ground for Murdered Hookers?

    Oak Beach: This is going to suck for property values.​Cops continue to investigate the discovery of three bodies and a "set of skeletal remains" found on a stretch of road along Oak Beach in Long Island, dumped out of a car by someone authorities suspect may be a serial killer. As we mentioned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Celebrate Bob Dylan's Return To NYC With This Atlas Sound Cover of "This Wheel's On Fire"

    ​At long last, Bob Dylan arrives in town tonight, kicking off three days at Terminal 5. The shows are sold out as all hell, of course, though Craigslist doesn't seem too predatory at the moment (think $75-150, or considerably more if you want to go the Stubhub route). And what better way to ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    New York City Man Employs Unique Attempt to Attract No One

    ​The New York Post today tells the tale of a "pudgy, fanny-pack-wearing 40-year-old man who lives with his mother" and is "so desperate to find love, he's posting handwritten personal ads at payphones around the city." And yet, this man is not news (seriously, he's been at it since 2009, as Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Siren Festival: The Missed Connections

    ​It is pretty much our job to try to help here if at all possible. Anybody? (Related: this was the only one of only nine Siren-themed Missed Connections over the weekend. Let us hereby congratulate all the bright young things we saw walking around Coney Island on Saturday for being so impossib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Phosphorescent's Van, Gear Stolen in Greenpoint Last Night

    ​Ask Ted Leo sometime about the brutal, unforgivingly marginal economics that confront indie musicians who work without the benefit of a major-label backer or any kind of meaningful record sales. Having $40,000 worth of equipment stolen, as Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck did last night after a ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2010

    Worlds Apart

    Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Mysteries: Why Can't the Huge-Donged Financial District Dude Get Laid?

    ​Today in questions that are rhetorical to everyone but the asker, we have a "big boned" 33-year-old fellow from the Wall Street area who used to be a bit on the heavy side but now sports a 32-inch waist ... yet is "somehow, some way, getting laid less."

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Odyssea Coming to Williamsburg, Now Seeking Bar & Kitchen Staff

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Village Voice Missed Connections: The One About the NYPD Tapes

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Ma Peche Looking for Hosts and Servers, not Cry Babies

    ​In another sign that it's getting closer to opening, Ma Peche has put out a call for hosts and servers on Craigslist. And it's outlining its job qualifications in predictably Momo fashion: "No cry babies." Also, in addition to working hard, the "ideal candidate" "loves cleaning and constantly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    G. Lucas Crane From Woods: "I basically dare you to date me."

    ​ Brooklyn lo-fi noise punk: unlikely well of local magazine bachelor profiles! First came New York's "totally weird" profile of Dustin Payseur, of Beach Fossils, who spoke about the Brooklyn warehouse scene and Urban Outfitters by way of providing an example of your typical, strugglin' New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Twitpic by moises. The spectre of death stalked the nation. We were all shocked by the death of a great American musician: Sky Saxon. Also, Michael Jackson. We looked at his fans, press reactions, his good works and his weird headlines. And let's not forget Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon. Presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: Reading Julissa Brisman's Diary

    By Yevgeniya ShekhtmanJulissa Brisman, the victim of the so-called Craigslist Killer, had successfully stopped drinking and was trying to repair past relationships and get her life on track when she was murdered, according to her personal journal, which was reviewed by the Voice."I had a taste of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    New Yankee Stadium Opens Its Vast, Expensive Gates

    As part of their "please don't notice that you no longer have public parks" campaign, the Yankees opened the gates of their new stadium to Bronx residents today, distributing 15,000 tickets via community boards to watch the team take batting practice, and get a sneak preview of the borough's first $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Daptone Records Robbed; Impending Rod Stewart Session in Jeopardy

    Daptone flagship crew Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. CREDIT. From Brooklyn Vegan comes the dismaying news that retro-soul titans Daptone Records suffered a traumatic break-in over the weekend at their Bushwick headquarters, leading to a tremendously heartbreaking list of lost (and uninsured) equi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 7, 2009

    B-MORE CREATIVE

    Cinders Gallery finds a new art collective to love

  • Columns

    July 29, 2008

    Straight Men Who Have Sex With Men

    Inside the secret world of the straight guise

  • Specials

    September 11, 2007
  • Theater

    August 28, 2007

    The Soul Hole

    A deal with strings attached in a puppet Faust

  • Screens

    July 11, 2006

    Trading Up

    Money-for-nothing stunt proves an object's value is in the eye of the beholder

  • NYC Life

    May 9, 2006

    A Tent Grows Across the Bridge

    Bryant Park, meet Brooklyn Fashion Week

  • Music

    December 27, 2005

    House Call

    Brooklyn outsider performs surgery on Jamaica's formula

  • People

    February 22, 2005

    Personal-Ad Adventure

    Girlfriend gives her guy a special gift: Rachel in a live lesbian sex show

  • Columns

    March 30, 2004
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