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    September 30, 2013

    Marc Forgione's American Cut Hits NYC (INTERVIEW)

    When Iron Chef Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality first unveiled American Cut in Atlantic City a couple of years back, "it was like a first date," says Forgione. "We wanted to see if there would be others. I think the first date went really well. Once that happened, conversation started to be, 'What ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Facebook Shuts Down Breakup Notifier. Here Are 7 Other Ways to Stalk the Person You Love.

    ​Damn. Just when we had the object of our unrequited affection all picked out and ready to begin one-sidedly and creepily interacting with on the Internet, we've learned that Facebook has dashed our fondest hopes of sweeping in immediately pending his breakup and making him ours, all ours! [Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    10 Rules for Reacting to Facebook Break-Up Notifications

    ​Last week, an old friend we hadn't spoken to for a long time announced on Facebook that she was getting a divorce. She didn't do so by writing a message. Rather, she simply changed her relationship status from "married" to "single." (She also dropped her husband's last name for her maiden nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2011

    Egyptian Man Names Daughter 'Facebook'

    via​A young Egyptian man has honored Facebook's important role in the recent protests by naming his daughter after the social network. According to Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, newborn Facebook Jamal Ibrahim "received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Woman Needs a Million People to Join Her Facebook Group So Her Wretched Fiancé Will Marry Her

    ​Imagine if you got engaged. Imagine if you waited a loooooong time, like maybe even 10 years, for your wedding. Imagine if, after those 10 years, your would-be lazy-ass husband tells you that the only way he'll actually marry you is if you create a Facebook Group and get a million people to j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Digitally Inclined Hookers Choose Facebook

    ​Just because you're a prostitute doesn't mean you're on Facebook, and just because you're on Facebook doesn't mean you're a prostitute (it doesn't!), but there does seem to be a link between the two, at least according to a sociology professor at Columbia. Sudhir Venkatesh says that 25 percen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Mark Zuckerberg Has a Facebook Stalker

    ​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has filed a restraining order against Pradeep Manukonda, 31, after a series of very dark Facebook messages -- "please help me, then I am ready to die for you... Please understand my pain" -- and repeated uninvited visits to the Facebook offices in Palo Alto, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Runnin' Scared Is on Facebook. Like Us! Please?

    ​Mark Zuckerberg may have a Facebook stalker in real life, but we're still waiting for ours to show up! You'd do a better job of stalking us IRL if you become our friend first. So, like our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter: @RunninScaredNYC. And make sure to write us creepy letters about ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    It Is Hard to Get Over Someone When You Keep Online Stalking Them

    ​Boy, does technology make stuff complicated these days! For instance, in the old days, you'd get dumped by someone and then never have to see his face again, except on the off-chance that you were scavenging about the grocery store having not showered for the past two days, and he was shoppin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Your Mom Is Bogarting Your Facebook Friends

    ​Have you ever had the rather awkward, mortifying experience of realizing that someone far older than you -- someone who should, at least stereotypically, be far worse at technology than you, and someone who may, in fact, be related to you -- has way more Facebook friends than you? According t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Westboro Baptist Church Again Tries to Shock, Threatening to Picket 9-Year-Old Shooting Victim's Funeral

    Christina Taylor Green​The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas -- the hate-mongering funeral protesters who've picketed or threatened to picket the funerals of Elizabeth Edwards, soldiers who've died in Iraq, and people who've died of AIDS, among others -- are taking their efforts to pis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    The Facebook Craze Is Skipping Japan

    ​The New York Times has addressed Mark Zuckerberg's apparent global domination in an article called "Facebook Wins Relatively Few Friends in Japan," which points out that Facebook has actually failed to win Japan. Although Goldman Sachs just valued the company at $50 billion dollars, the Japanese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Facebook, LinkedIn Racing to Go Public

    ​Facebook, which the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the world's hottest technology companies" (have you heard?), will likely go public this year as its shareholders surpass 500 in number, forcing the company to either disclose its financial information "or go public by April 2012." This com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker Vows to Lose 57 Pounds, Will Facebook and Tweet All About It

    ​Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Facebook Crashes Site With Test of Profile Update, New "Memories" Feature

    ​Facebook went down a little while ago (it seems to have been restored) due to a test of a massive update to the site, Mashable and numerous Twitterers are now reporting. All profiles will ultimately be updated to the new version with the row of pictures on top. Of course, there are a bunch of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    90-Year-Old Nom Wah Tea Parlor Is Being Renovated, Has a Facebook Page

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor/Facebook​Nom Wah Tea Parlor has sat on Doyers Street since 1920, surviving both DOH closures and the opening of nearby theme bars. According to Bowery Boogie, the parlor is currently undergoing a renovation that will hopefully reinvigorate it for another 90 years. It's being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    McSorley's Cat Is Being Sued and Has a Facebook Page

    via Minnie McSorley/Facebook​It has come to our attention via awesome East Village blogger (and our Best Neighborhood Blog winner) EV Grieve that Minnie McSorley, the cat who lives at McSorley's Ale House (who's recently been sued by a woman who claims that Minnie attacked her and left her wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Walmart Sends the Jews Glad Chanukah Tidings

    Origin uncertain/Facebook​ Hey, at least they spelled 'Chanukah' correctly. Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send it to fork@villagevoice.com.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2010

    Columbia University Warns Students Against Mentioning WikiLeaks in Public

    Not a Columbia grad​The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University sent out an email warning students not to talk about WikiLeaks on the internet if they hope to ever work in the State Department. The school, which aims to construct new diplomats from scraps of old diplo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg to Debut New Facebook Profile Page Tonight on 60 Minutes

    ​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will use Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes like one giant commercial for his company, unveiling the new profile page design on the air. Above is a screenshot of the episode's preview, giving us the pleasure of a first glimpse. In the clip Zuckerberg is described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Sound of the City Is Now on Facebook!

    ​Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we've finally joined the 21st Century--please like us on Facebook, where we've just signed up, after seeing a little movie called The Social Network. And, as always, you can follow us on Twitter too, at @soundofthecity. If you don't, we'll shoot this adorable baby p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Facebook to Introduce "Gmail Killer" Email

    ​Facebook is the place for your friends, your farms...and starting soon, it will be the place for your email. According to TechCrunch, the email client is expected to be announced on Monday during a special event Mark Zuckerberg is hosting in California.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Prude New York Times Blows Chance For Killer Internet Slideshow

    Krystal Ball, Politican​Sunday's paper includes a fascinating Style section think-piece entitled "The Facebook Skeletons Come Out" about all of the 2010 politicians with embarrassing photos floating around online. "I think all of us know that politicians would have to confront the Facebook ske ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Must-Reads: Is Technology Bringing Us Down? Zadie Smith and David Carr Discuss

    ​This weekend, essays in the New York Review of Books and the New York Times tackle giant questions about the hold technology has on our daily lives. Zadie Smith's "Generation Why?" is ostensibly a review of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network, but it is much more. It is a disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2010

    Nursing Is Gay, and Other Things Marketers Know About You Via Facebook

    ​Online advertisers target Facebook users based on information Facebook claims not to share, according to two new research papers reported on in today's New York Times. The most jarring of the findings indicates that online marketers "cater" to users based on criteria like sexual preference, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2010

    Why The Social Network is All Good For Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

    ​As is being reported across the entire internet, but initially by the New York Times, employees of the social network Facebook spent their Friday night spread out across two theaters in Mountain View, watching The Social Network, the movie about Facebook. The group, which gifted the local Cen ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Budweiser Will Get You Drunk via Free Beer on Facebook Today

    ​Here's how to make your Wednesday better, with free beer, in five easy steps, while benefiting corporate interests in the process:

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Facebook Is Down, God Help: What to Do Instead

    This guy.​You may not have noticed if you don't regularly update your social media constituents as to whether you're "eating a sandwich," or "sooooo tired right now," but Facebook is down. On the same day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his donation of $100 million to Newark school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    Media Scare Tactics About Facebook Burglars Revealed by Jeff Jarvis

    ​Some readers see articles like this from Fox News, about the "burglary ring" who found their victims using Facebook Places' geolocation tagging and uncritically mourn the loss of privacy and dangers of the internet. Others see articles like that one and mourn the loss of basic reporting chops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Facebook Lawsuit: Teens Are Too Young to "Like" Anything

    ​Teens can drive at 16, but should they have the freedom to "like" Justin Beiber's fan page? A lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Court alleges that Facebook unfairly takes advantage of teens because with that preferential button-push, they endorse a product (or person, or thing, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Germany Plans to Turn a Blind Eye to Job Applicants' Facebook Antics

    If you're in Germany, you may soon get a job even with Facebook photos like this.​Tuesday, the German government proposed a law that places restrictions on employers' uses of Facebook to protect workplace privacy. But the law, a nice gesture of respect for future employees, ignores Facebook's exis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Teen Mom Arrested for Posting Pics of Baby with Bong

    via the Splash News & the Post​A Florida teen mom posted pictures on Facebook of her baby with a bong, and was arrested when a Texas tipster alerted authorities. That's the thing about Facebook -- anyone can see it from anywhere, and that's the thing about teen moms, they're still teens, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    How to Know Your Friend With a Facebook Pet Profile Needs Therapy

    Tag me!​Facebook is taking "crazy cat lady" to a whole new level. You've seen them before, clogging up your news feed like cat hair in a bathroom sink (likely with pictures of cats in sinks). This phenomenon in which people create Facebook profiles for their pets is getting totally out of hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    Coping With Death in the Age of Facebook

    ​In May, 6.5 million people over the age of 65 joined Facebook, more than any other age group. The over-65 set also has the highest mortality rate, according to this splendid Sunday story in the New York Times, so what's a growing social network to do? Dealing with dead users has been tough on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Social Network Trailer: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Is a Creep, Is So Fu*king Special (Video)

    ​Maybe you've heard about the various misdeeds of young Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg because of the book about him, or the relentless blogging about him, or the leaked IMs, or because you use Facebook and know the distinct feeling of being violated in a sacred area: your Internet priva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Facebook's Not Just For Stalking: High School Teachers and Organ Donors Pile on

    ​First of all, it's remarkable that anyone old enough to have been a teacher in the 1970s is also tech-savvy enough to use Facebook -- times they are a-changin' (and I'm sure the same folks get that reference). But it's also very sweet that former students are on Facebook seeking out teachers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    10 Things You Really Want to Know About Sexy Spy Anna Chapman and Can Learn on Facebook

    via Anna Chapman/Facebook​Should a spy have a Facebook page? Well, maybe, if she wants to seem as Americanized and actually 28 years old as possible. Or maybe not, if she's caught and turns out to have but 183 Facebook friends, 14 of whom are named some variation of "Alex." Personally, we woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Debrahlee Watch Day 9, in Which She Wears Louboutins. Plus: Her Facebook Fan Page Creator Speaks!

    Via New York Post​The New York Post is first to the table on Debrahlee Watch today with this titillating tidbit: The Queens stunner walked into the Chase branch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she currently works, this morning wearing a tight-fitting black dress and shiny black stilettos wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Ward III's Michael J. Neff Talks Bespoke Cocktails, Expansion Plans, and What Your Favorite Superhero Has to Do With Your Drink

    Michael Neff will make you a Wonder Woman cocktail.​Ward III opened in Tribeca nearly one year ago. In fact, it's preparing to celebrate its first anniversary at the end of June. The three owners, Michael J. Neff, Kenneth McCoy, and Abdul Tabini, can almost always be found at the bar in some c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Here's Why You're Never Leaving Facebook, Ever

    ​Today Facebook prepares to roll out a whole new wave of privacy settings which they're pretty much not telling anyone about, for now -- specifics are to be discussed on the Facebook blog, if and when the Facebook dictators see fit.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    The Middle East's Arab Population: Choosing Facebook over Newspapers

    ​America isn't the only place print publications are in trouble, and online news organizations aren't the only one threatening them. To find evidence of this abroad, one must look no further than Facebook...in the Middle East.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Annoying Orange Seeks to Irritate a Wider Audience via Television

    Dane Boedigheimer, creator of the Annoying Orange online video series, already makes ad revenue probably in the thousands of dollars a month and, according to the Wall Street Journal, has an agent seeking a deal for a TV show starring his irritating fruit character. Using the superimposed human mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2010

    Fake Facebook Names Make Fake Trend in Sunday's New York Times

    ​Ah, Sunday morning, the time when old people everywhere peer down their noses -- through bifocals with their arms extended -- at the paper, as they attempt to decipher what exactly it is kids are doing these days. This week, it seems high school students are using fake names on Facebook to av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Conan O'Brien Is All Good. But Carrot Top Kinda Needs You

    Yes, we can!​By now we're sure you've heard that redhead of the moment and man of the people Conan O'Brien has found himself a new employer, and a new eight-figure salary, compliments of TBS. Come November, he'll be back on the small screen. Which just goes to show that you can surmount just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Is Facebook Homophobic?

    ​This letter came in from author Perry Brass, who's brassed off about what he feels is antigay treatment on Facebook: "Dear friends, Here's a link to a feature by Sam Martino, news editor of Out in Jersey, about the faceless minions of FaceBook banning me from ever advertising my book The Manl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    New York Emergency Management Now Nagging You on Facebook

    The New York City Office of Emergency Management this week launched a Facebook page. "If Facebook is where New Yorkers are looking for information," reasons OEM commissioner Joseph F. Bruno, "OEM needs to be there with answers." From the evidence of the site so far, it's mainly a good place to go to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    What's The Worst Way You've Ever Been Dumped?

    Remember when Minnie Driver turned on Oprah and discovered that Matt Damon had given her the axe? What a way to go! Even worse was the actress I know who found out that her longtime director lover was tossing her to the curb--via fax! Not even a messenger pigeon! I've always felt that anyone who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Facebook Relents, Drops "We Own Everything" TOS

    The words "Facebook" and "forever" appeared together in a lot of news stories this week, but not as an endearment. On Sunday Consumerist revealed that Facebook had changed its terms of service so that, essentially, anything that anyone put on Facebook belonged to Facebook in a "irrevocable, perpetu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    'Fuck Facebook' The T-Shirt!

    Don't tell me this blog doesn't start international trends with every poisoned syllable! Recently, I wrote about the fact that everyone is desperate for me to join Facebook, which I find a useless exercise in making more time-wasting "friends" who would walk over your corpse in a cyber minute if the ... More >>

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