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    April 18, 2014

    In Carriage Horse Fight, the Daily News Is Really Having Trouble Keeping Fact and Opinion Separate

    On April 16, the New York Daily News announced they were wading into the carriage horse fight full-force, "launching a campaign to save the city's beloved carriage horses," as an editorial published that day put it. They've begun circulating a petition online and in print, calling on Mayor Bill de B ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    In Carriage Horse Fight, the Daily News Is Really Having Trouble Keeping Fact and Opinion Separate

    On April 16, the New York Daily News announced they were wading into the carriage horse fight full-force, "launching a campaign to save the city's beloved carriage horses," as an editorial published that day put it. They've begun circulating a petition online and in print, calling on Mayor Bill de B ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Woman Reports Being Raped in Central Park, and the New York Post Is Skeptical -- As Usual

    In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 28-year-old woman checked herself into Mount Sinai Hospital and called 911 to report that she had just been raped in Central Park. Completing those two tasks alone requires an uncommon amount of bravery: According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    A Few Questions About Rex Ryan's Tattoo and the Front Page of the Daily News

    You have surely seen the picture of Jets coach Rex Ryan on the front page of today's New York Daily News by now. Ryan was captured shirtless and sunbathing in the Bahamas, displaying a previously unseen tattoo of his wife, Michelle. The tattoo shows Michelle kneeling in a come-hither pinup pose wear ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Subway Beats Out Other Chains for Most Closings Due to Health Violations in the City

    An analysis of Health Department data by the New York Daily News revealed that Subway restaurants were shuttered more times for health-code violations than any other major franchise in the city. In the past five years, the chain's stores have been shut down 55 times.

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    March 26, 2012

    12-Year-Old Publishes a New York Dining Guide

    David Pines, a 12-year-old gourmand from New York City, decided to fill what he considers a hole in restaurant criticism: dining suggestions for kids. "Adults make too many judgments based on the appearance of the restaurants," he told the New York Daily News. "They get mad because the glasses weren ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2012

    The Nonprofit 1 Percent

    Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess

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    March 11, 2012

    Terrible Injuries Can Come From Not Wearing Seatbelts In Cabs

    Putting on a seatbelt in a cab sometimes seems like the biggest effort in the world. Because, really, you're only going to be in the cab for five minutes, you don't know where that piece of fabric has been or whose neck it has touched and you also want to be able to lean forward when the meter goes ... More >>

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    March 3, 2012

    Puppy Theft Problem: Brooklyn and Queens Pet Stores See Doggy-Nappings

    Today both the New York Daily News and the New York Post featured stories of poor innocent puppies being taken from pet shops by illegal means. Yes, if two's a trend, it seems like we have a puppy problem on our hands. First via the Daily News we learn that two 15-year-olds were arrested yesterday ... More >>

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    February 25, 2012

    Saturday Subway Fun: Stats Show Crime, Ridership Up

    A lot of news this morning about our favorite thing to love, hate and love-hate: the subway system. So, what's new below ground? Oh, just your usual multitudes of people, crime and service issues. We'll rattle off some of the specifics. First up, MTA stats are showing that 2012 has been a boon for b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Absolut Wine? Say It Ain't So.; Yet Another Baby Gets Served Booze

    ​Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a 'sparkling fusion' of vodka and Sauvignon Blanc. [Decanter] A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food. [ ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Pregnant-Belly Painting Has Gone Mainstream

    via @MariahCareyMimi's "attempt @ festiveness."​It's cute when kids get their faces painted. It's scary when Tom Cruise does. It's just plain weird when pregnant women get their bellies painted, but that's a trend, according to the New York Daily News.

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    May 31, 2011

    Peter Koo and Dan Halloran, City Councilmen, Want to Make English Signs the Law

    ​City Councilmen Peter Koo (R-Flushing) and Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) want to "quell a culture clash between homegrown residents and new immigrants," reports the New York Daily News, by making shopkeepers change their awnings if the majority of the writing isn't in English. The councilmen sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    It's Really Easy to Buy Gun Clips in New York

    ​State Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn and the New York Daily News went on a secret stunt mission together in Albany, where they bought explosive gun magazines that can hold up to 30 bullets, even though the high-capacity clips were banned in 1994. Under the law, the big gun magazines, "used by ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    McDonald's to Launch All-Day Oatmeal; Japanese Get into Urban Farming

    ​ McDonald's has announced that it will roll out oatmeal on its all-day menu in January. Fruit & Maple Oatmeal will be available with or without brown sugar for $1.99. [Nation's Restaurant News] A couple of the city's top caterers, including Bryan Calvert and Marc Murphy, offer recipes for ho ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Orla Healy Fired from NY Daily News, Schadenfreude Runs Wild

    ​Features editor Orla Hearly -- who a source just called to tell us was "one of the most evil editors to ever work at the New York Daily News" and a "window into facism around the world" who was part of a "gangster regime that took root" and a "sadist" -- has been fired from the New York Daily ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    NY Daily News Impersonates NY Post Impersonating Of-Age Drinkers: Chinatown Fake ID Edition

    ​Talk about the least servicey kind of journalism, ever. Following in the wake of their crosstown rivals, the New York Daily News has gone ahead and had their reporters infiltrate a bunch of bars with fake IDs, and then expose them as the kinds of places young people can get into with fake IDs ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2010

    NYC's Golden Gossip Era Fades

    Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.

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    August 23, 2010

    Press Clips, Day 7, Lunch Edition: "Shitshow"-War-at-The-New-York-Observer-Edition

    ​Press Clips is on hiatus for a special project we're working on. But while we were gone, everything at the New York Observer has gone completely haywire. Three departures, including a 12-year vet. Here's what's happening:

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    August 5, 2010

    Kobayashi Cleared: Charges Against Hot Dog Eating Champ Dropped

    ​The government of the people, by the people, and for the people has proven itself adept to knowing the people's will, as charges against The People's Hero -- some tiny Japanese guy who could eat an entire fraternity for lunch -- have been dropped as of today, according to the New York Daily N ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Paying $2,500 a Month to Live Next to the Lincoln Tunnel Is Really Quite Adventurous!

    via NY Daily NewsPeople having fun in "the Linc"!​Remember when they started calling "Hell's Kitchen" "Clinton" or, generically, "Midtown West"? You know, to better represent its pastoral delights? Now, an area near the Lincoln Tunnel that was previously known only as a place you avoided at al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Look at the Latest Beer Gardens; Oil Spill Threatens Seafood Industry

    ​The Tribeca Grand's Church Lounge attracts an A-list crowd of bar, restaurant, and club owners; doormen; DJs; and promoters every Sunday for brunch. [NY Post] As Astoria's Bohemian Hall celebrates its 100th anniversary, a look at the city's newest beer gardens, including Mission Dolores in P ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Staten Island's Supreme Inferiority Complex Courted

    ​In light of Manhattan's latest hometown hero spotlight, the New York Daily News went out to Staten Island to cajole residents into whining about not having a Supreme Court justice hail from their borough. They even got one to pull a "We are always left out of everything!" To which the Daily N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    The Weather's Effect on Rioja; Spanish White Wines All the Rage

    ​Rioja, like other winemaking regions, is now making riper, softer wines -- partly because of customer demand, but also due to warmer summers resulting from climate change. [Wall Street Journal] Meanwhile, Spanish white wines are gaining interest as a more exciting alternative to the Chardonn ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Burger King to Roll Out Whopper Bars; Coke Gets a Greener Bottle

    ​In the hopes of achieving a smaller carbon footprint, Coca-Cola has debuted its new "plantbottle," a new packaging material made partly from plants. It has the same weight, feel, chemistry, and function as a regular plastic bottle. [Wall Street Journal] A Four Seasons insider offers some ins ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Oysters That Aren't Raw; Apples That Don't Rot

    ​Oystermen are up in arms over a federal effort to ban the sale of raw oysters harvested during the warm months along the Gulf Coast, unless they're treated to destroy deadly bacteria. Raw oysters, they say, taste much better. [NY Times] Meanwhile, restaurateurs react to the proposed oyster b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    The Dawn of the Food Truck Trend; A Guide to Flushing, Queens

    ​Whole Foods shares recently fell 8.6 percent after more than tripling over the past year. CEO John Mackey said he expects no "positive change in the economy over the short term," adding that 2010 sales should improve slightly. [Bloomberg] Kraft is expected to make its hostile takeover offer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Mini Coke Coming to a Store Near You; Baby Food Recalled due to Botulism Fears

    ​The newest Coke product is a mini can, less than half the size of a standard 20-ounce bottle that contains just 90 calories. Expected to hit stores in December, the mini cans are meant to act as a "portion-control option," as part of Coca-Cola's "Living Well" initiative. [Washington Post] Da ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Mac 'n' Cheese Revolution; Beef Tongues Recalled

    ​Mac 'n' cheese is the new hipster food around New York and Los Angeles, and has even spawned a couple mac-'n'-cheese boutiques: S'MAC in the East Village and its newish rival, Macbar in Soho. [Wall Street Journal] Restaurateurs who once kept close tabs on Frank Bruni will be doing the same w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Dan Barber On Blight; A Hot Dog Vendor Loses His $50K Spot

    ​Hot weather can mean hot, sticky mouths and bad breath. Here are a few quick fixes to the problem: parsley seeds, salt water, apples, mint sprigs or cinnamon sticks, and berries and yogurt. [NY Daily News] Dan Barber (of Blue Hill) explains why this year's blight is so bad, and offers a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Blue Dye May Save Spines; Is a Fat Tax the Answer to Health Care Woes?

    ​A common and safe blue food dye called brilliant blue G -- a close relative of the popular dye Blue no. 1 -- was found to be useful in treating spinal cord injuries in rats by crossing into the spinal fluid and helping to block inflammation. [Reuters] President Obama's health-care reforms in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Taco Bell Enters the Food Truck Fray; Red Mango Adds Bugs to Its Teas & Yogurt

    The food truck craze continues, with new trucks popping up regularly in New York and other cities, many serving increasingly gourmet food. But could the end of the trend be near now that Taco Bell has released its own truck? [NY Times] A vegan advocacy group is pushing for a New Jersey court to ord ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Save Yourself from Salmonella: Overcook Your Meat; This Summer, Do a Pizza Crawl or a Hot Dog Schlep

    More farmers markets are equipped with terminals allowing them to accept food stamps, which have now gone paperless since the government replaced the paper coupons with debit cards in 2004. The state of New Jersey started giving the terminals to farmers this month. [NY Times] The Food Safety Enhanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Chipotle Teams Up With, of All Things, "Food, Inc." & More on the Midtown Doughnut Wars

    In a strange turn of promotional mastery, Chipotle has partnered with Magnolia Pictures to promote the documentary Food, Inc. The chain, which hopes to spread the word about its use of organic and naturally raised foods, will sponsor free screenings of the film in 32 cities. [Reuters] The Daily New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Brooklyn Has Its Own Street Vendor Wars... But Also a Multicultural Fourth of July

    The street food vendor wars are not confined to Manhattan. Brooklyn has seen its share of tension between food carts and brick-and-mortar restaurants. Claiming unfair competition, littering, and noise, restaurants in Bay Ridge have asked the city to ban street vendors in the Business Improvement Dis ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Small Fancy Foods & Big Spoiled Food

    Spoiled food alert: The latest in food safety scares is JBS Swift Beef's expanded recall of 380,000 pounds of meat products potentially contaminated with E. coli. Some 24 illnesses in multiple states prompted the investigation in the products. [Newsday] Oh, no they didn't! The Nestle plant at the c ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    A Sustainable Farm on Governors Island; A New Hut for the Texting Generation

    Has Pizza Hut changed its name to "The Hut"? Despite the chain using this shorter name on its signage and delivery boxes, it claims that the name has not officially changed. Apparently, "The Hut" is just a "simpler and easier" nickname for the "texting generation" to use. If they're going to go ther ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    "Bananas!" Blames Dole Food for Worker Sterility; Living Near Fast-food Chains Can Cause Obesity. Wait, No, It Can't. Oh, Yes It Can.

    In what is turning into a wine is good for you/wine is bad for you type of story, a new Canadian study says that living in an area with more fast food chains and convenience stores than supermarkets and grocers can lead to obesity. The study was released just days after another study from Purdue cla ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Going Hydro in Queens & Going Meatless on Mondays

    Christian "Hitsch" Albin, the executive chef at The Four Seasons, where he had worked for 36 years, died at New York University Medical Center on Saturday at age 62, just five days after being diagnosed with cancer. [AP] A rooftop in Jamaica, Queens is set to be transformed into the city's first co ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Swine Flu Offends Pork Lobbyists; Introducing New Cuts of Meat

    Jews and Muslims aren't the only ones offended by the term "swine flu." Agricultural groups are urging the government to refer to the virus by its scientific name H1N1, so as not to damage pork product sales. [Wall Street Journal] Colleges and universities are getting rid of trays in the cafeteria ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Has Food Replaced Sex?

    In a Policy Review essay entitled "Is Food the New Sex?", Mary Eberstadt says that food has become what sex was a generation ago. As our attitudes about sex have become more relaxed and casual, we've focused our moral judgments on eating.[Washington Post]Shocker! A new poll finds that New Yorkers li ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Chicken Wings In Short Supply

    Holy Super Bowl! Holy cheap Happy Hour snack! With a growing national demand and a reduced supply, restaurants are paying more for chicken wings. [CNN]Want a healthy Valentine's option? The Journal reviews various edible fruit bouquets.[WSJ]Two men have been sentenced to death for their involvement ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    This Week in Boozing

    It's Thursday. It's practically the weekend. It's time to start boozing. Here's the latest news to help you prepare for imbibing:Sasha Petraske's absinthe bar, White Star (21 Essex Street), will now deign to serve classic cocktails .[Urban Daddy]If you're the sort of person who cares about drinking ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Daily News Pranks City Hall with "Deed" to Empire State

    We have to congratulate the New York Daily News on its clever mischief journalism today: it transfered the "deed" to the Empire State Building at the city register's office using fake documents and fanciful names like Willie Sutton and Nelots ("stolen" backwards) Properties. Their point is that some ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    NYD RFD: Shootings, Stabbing, Hacking, Drowning

    Jasmine Liggins' brother came by her Bed-Stuy home yesterday morning and found his sister shot dead, reports the New York Post. Liggins had a degree from John Jay and had been working as a paralegal at a Brooklyn law firm. She leaves an 11-year-old daughter, Treasure. The New York Daily News adds th ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008

    Worker Killed, Another Critical in Construction Accidents

    The New York Daily News reports New York's 21st construction accident fatality of the year: Miguel Rodriguez' "movable support" failed him yesterday around 2 p.m. and he fell five stories to his death. Earlier in the day another worker, so far unnamed, fell three stories at a Brooklyn site; he's at ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    Coney Island of the Mind Game? Sources Say City Wants Astroland Back

    Though Coney Island's Astroland closed on Sunday night, anonymous city officials tell the New York Daily News they are "pushing" to reopen the amusement park in a different, presumably nearby location, on land leased from the city. This is contingent upon the city reaching an accommodation with cu ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    NYC RFD: Mets, Yankees Warn Souvenir Hunters; Also, Death, Lindsay Lohan

    The folks at Shea and Yankee Stadiums want you to enjoy your final season in these hallowed ballfields, but if you try to filch a memento you will be led away in cuffs. That's the message of an obviously planted New York Daily News story, which states that "already this year, fans have been found st ... More >>

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    September 7, 2008

    Weekend Peek-In: Pre-Primary Report (Updated)

    Kevin Powell, whose challenge for Ed Towns' Congressional seat is covered in the current Voice, unveiled a lengthy policy statement on Friday. It proposes legislation that would give high school students "paid internships that will earn them college credits and income," reduce the impact of negative ... More >>

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