Dora the Explorer

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Grand Morelos is a Mexican Diner and an Institution

    Grand Morelos on Grand Avenue in East Williamsburg is a 24-hour Mexican diner that specializes in quinceañera cakes and never-ending cups of 90 cent coffee. The restaurant does more business at 3 a.m. than at noon, and the waitresses here flip between Spanish and English in a snap. It is a true nei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Barnacles! Counterfeiters Importing Lead-Laden Toy Knockoffs From China Busted By The Feds

    Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich? Yes, boys and girls, it sure can. The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    The Quest for a Dog-Shaped Cake Pan

    Will a lamb do? It kinda looks like a poodle. Vic B. asks: Where can I get a dog-shaped pan to make a dog-shaped cake? Dear Vic B.: You don't specify what kind of dog, so I surmise it's for some other reason than the obvious--a doggie birthday party. Because if it were, wouldn't you want a specif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Miss Piggy, and Kermit the Frog Talk About Tourism and Lady Gaga

    We didn't think it was possible, but this morning Mayor Mike Bloomberg held a news conference that was even cooler than his public appearance with the cast of Gossip Girl earlier this year. The secret weapon? Muppets. Four talking Muppets. You can't make this stuff up, folks! In perhaps the sillie ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Smurfs Week Declared in New York City. Really.

    ​Monday marks a long-awaited moment in New York City history: The start of Smurfs Week. Yes. City officials announced it yesterday, and it is so. The Smurfs are taking on the "ambassadorial role" once held by Sesame Street characters and Dora the Explorer! The ostensible purpose of this market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Not-So-Sexy Dora the Explorer Porno Surprise for Queens Family

    ​Would you be surprised if you popped in a tape of Dora the Explorer for your kids and Bubble Butt Bonanza No. 17 came on instead? The New York Daily News tells the story of a Candice Connor, a woman who faced that very situation via an "accidentally" porn DVD she bought from Toys R Us. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Dora the Explorer Concedes to Puberty

    ​Caitlin Sanchez, the voice of Latino exploring superstar Dora the Explorer, finally settled her lawsuit against Nickelodeon. Not afraid of biting the hand that fed her cartoonish mouth, Sanchez accused Nickelodeon of making her sign an "unconscionable contract without adequate compensation." Sanc ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 1, 2010

    How Mexicans Are Like Pinatas

    And why we like to hit them so much

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    84th Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Be As Cheesy As Usual

    ​Charlie Brown will have a few new friends to hang out with as he floats down Sixth Avenue this Thanksgiving. Macy's has announced the lineup for this year's parade, which will include performances by Kanye West, Jessica Simpson, and Gladys Knight, helium-filled versions of Po from Kung-Fu Pan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Froot Loops Recalled; Kids Say Food in Shrek Packaging Tastes Better

    ​Kellogg's has voluntarily recalled millions of boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks breakfast cereals following reports of "an uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell" from the box liners. [Reuters] A number of New Yorkers have started ordering their bagels with the i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 12, 2008


    Pre-Thanksgiving never looked so inflated

  • People

    May 6, 2008

    Why Do Mexicans Hit the Gas?

    Or, relying on Fox for your crime lowdown

  • NYC Life

    June 26, 2007

    The Fudgitive

    Crack maker to cake baker: One sweet tale of a drug kingpin's decade on the lam

  • Columns

    May 24, 2005