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Since he found no luck truffle-hunting with a bulldog in Tompkins Square Park (obviously), Frank Prisinzano planned a do-over in Piedmont -- with a trained truffle hound. Prisinzano, the restaurateur and meatball-slinging chef behind the downtown Italian restaurants Frank, Lil' Frankie's, Supper, ... More >>
A bill proposed in the New Jersey State Legislature that would require animals to wear seat belts in the car has the support of the majority of voters, according to a recent poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind.According to the poll, conducted earlier this month, 45 percent ... More >>
We’re not so sure size matters
There currently is a real sack of shit on the loose who needs to be brought to justice.Somebody on Long Island threw a 3-month-old puppy out of a moving car over the weekend and then sped off, leaving the little guy to die.Thankfully, the Pit Bull puppy lived, but is in pretty rough shape.The Suffol ... More >>
The wonderful thing about being wealthy is that some people want to stay that way. Or maybe they want to project the image that they're not wasteful, because that would seem creepy and inappropriate. Or they are sometimes flamboyant with their wallets, but seize a bargain when one's available, eve ... More >>
As the rest of us try to cope with the impending Zombie Apocalypse, the animal rights group PETA is using the latest case of potential zombie-ism to push its Vegan agenda.As we reported earlier this week, a Texas man was arrested near Waco on Monday after police say he ate the family dog -- after cr ... More >>
Fight back! Make art! Thats what art photographer Iannis Delatolas did after being horribly gay bashed by a thug at a bar. Here's what he told me: "On the night of Friday the 17th of February, I went to Mission Dolores, a gay friendly bar in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. The bar has a courtyar ... More >>
A "Dogs Against Romney" protest brought out more reporters sniffing for a story than pups this afternoon. The animal advocacy group aims to call attention to an infamous incident in which Mitt Romney strapped the family dog in a crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive in the late 1980s ... More >>
Because it's Sunday, we bring you this video of a bulldog named Bo with an underbite and expressive eyes. Watch as Bo tries to squeeze into a box that clearly cannot support a bulldog's girth. It's cute, but we have to admit, it isn't very original.
The Kinsey Sicks is the San Francisco-based drag troupe that specializes in spoofy tunes that add twisty, sometimes unclean thoughts to your most beloved traditional works of music. In this lively clip, "America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet" zigzags through a bunch of Christmas stand ... More >>
Protesters who had their belongings taken away during the Zuccotti raid have been told by the city to pick up their items at the Sanitation Building at 650 W 57th Street. In a tweet from the Mayor's office, occupiers were informed that they could pick up their safely-stowed belongings. This was not ... More >>
via Animal PlanetMarvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin's phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted b ... More >>
viaThis Reuters headline really says it all: "Pampered pooches may pop Valium to cope with N.Y. rock festival." Did you get that? We'll expound. East Hampton is playing host to the "Music to Know Festival" August 13 and 14. The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is located on the same patch o ... More >>
Le Petite Puppy, that adorable Christopher Street store that you can't help gazing into the newspaper-shaving-coated puppy-housing windows of for hours and hours, and maybe even going inside even though you have no intention of buying a puppy nor do you believe in pet stores, really, has issu ... More >>
Aw. Naki'o is apparently the first dog ever to get a full set of bionic paws. And he is so happy! His own paws were "severely hurt from stepping into an ice puddle as a puppy," according to Incredible Features. Hence, the prosthetics, designed and fitted by Martin Kaufmann, founder of Orthopets, whi ... More >>
Rebecca Marx We ate a lot of ice cream during our Frozen Treats Fortnight, but only one tasted like dog food.
On Saturday morning the Beastie Boys previewed their imminent album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 in a way that married low and high technology and arena spectacle: They stuck a boombox in the middle of Madison Square Garden's basketball court, someone hit "play," and hey, there it was. Neither t ... More >>
Have you noticed more you-know-what on the ground as of late? The New York Post has! As has City Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), who wrote to Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty yesterday to demand that sanitation workers do a better job issuing tickets to people who don't pick up their do ... More >>
Part of being a whole-animal butcher, says Jake Dickson, is finding ways to use even the parts of the animal that aren't necessarily palatable to his customers at Dickson's Farmstand Meats. "We're able to use almost everything, but there's not enough of a market for every part of the animal t ... More >>
This didn't really make me LOL or anything, but hey: an Israeli journalist's parody video of Libyan president Muammar Qaddafi is an Internet sensation in the Middle East. Noy Alooshe, creator of the clip, used Qaddafi's speech from Tuesday and set it to a Pit Bull song called "Hey Baby." Libyans a ... More >>
According to an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, fat America is facing a fat pet problem. Dogs with the unfortunate names (because they're fat) of Hershey, Buffy, and Fridge are pigging out on steak and ice cream and beef and cheese snacks, and this is impacting their doggy waistli ... More >>
No, I really mean ever! She's all boobalicious and dazed looking as she hangs--and I mean hangs--on the balcony of some dive lodging in Rio, where she's valiantly launching some comeback singing attack.
It's been a pretty grim weekend, huh? Let's all take 58 seconds off to watch this video of a tiny baby chihuahua named Ladybug, playing with a toy that's as big as her presumably itty-bitty body, just as a reminder that sweet and innocent things do, in fact, still exist.
Sick of being bombarded with those annoying takeout menus, three pit bulls fought back yesterday, reports the Daily News, and mauled a Chinese restaurant owner who was unlucky enough to go along on a menu-distributing outing. The dogs were taken away, and one of them, Joe, has died.
Every now and again a story appears that is just, in a word, a gem. A little nugget of beauty. A thing that makes the writerly heart sing. Today, we find that story in dog poop. Jay Lindsay, AP writer, hones in on an angle right off the bat -- dog poop has a bright side! And it only gets bett ... More >>
Fried shrimp po'boyCharleston, the dive bar/music venue on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, used to offer free pizza with each drink. It was a good deal, but not nearly as tasty as what's going on in the kitchen now. Honeychiles' is a new restaurant within the bar, opened by Jesse Crawford and ... More >>
The best animators show off their work
Modest Mouse play your old favorites
Mosaic Man Jim Power and his dog, Jessie Jane"Wake up, New York! Are we kidding? I will be the #1 tourist attraction in this place, and that includes the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty," boasts Jim Power -- a/k/a, New York's Mosaic Man (so dubbed in a 1988 Voice article) -- who has ... More >>
Now, this makes us want to recycle. And get a dog. That can push our grocery cart. Happy Earth Day. And thank you, Daily Puglet.
Costco will start accepting food stamps nationally after it started to accept them in New York earlier this year. The program should be operational in half the company's 407 warehouse-style stores by Thanksgiving, according to company officials. [NY Times] Small corner grocery stores in Newa ... More >>
Le Fooding is importing French chefs, the Spotted Pig is importing Fergus Henderson, and now, Serious Eats is importing Doug Sohn, the man behind the Chicago hot dog mecca Hot Doug's. For one night only, on October 7, Sohn will be serving his dogs and duck-fat fries at the Astor Center. Tickets for ... More >>
Food Fight is a short film by Stefan Nadelman that depicts the "abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict." Surprisingly chilling to watch (the hamburgers shoot pickles and patties out of their open mouths that, at o ... More >>
Brother Jimmy's is the first Yankee Stadium vendor to reveal its opening day menu. Grub Street gets the exclusive on pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket sandwiches, hush puppies and fried pickles... er, frickles.
The Gay Blades mix robots and mittens with swagger
When Xmas is more naughty than nice
The truth about Janeane Garofalo
A case of alleged police brutality that you can really sink your teeth into
Mike White's low-key directorial debut makes nice while slyly nipping at suburban America
A circus of wordplay and sorrow not intended for the kiddies
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