What do a man under federal investigation, a Happy Meal hater, an arrested protester, a flip-flopping stop-and-frisker, and a serial sexter have in common? They're all front runners to becoming New York City mayor. With a cast like this in the polls, we had to have some In The Spirit fun. We asked t ... More >>
Nobody tell Mike Bloomberg, but hurricane-ravaged New Yorkers are drinking free Mountain Dew right now -- and probably more than the allotted 16 ounces of which he approves.Wal-Mart and Pepsi Co. are amongst the first big-time corporations to donate a large amount of supplies to aid in the Hurricane ... More >>
Check out this R2-D2 cake from Lola May Cake Factory in the U.K. Word on the street is that it can feed 30 to 40 people.
[See More: Is Jay-Z Suing His Personal Chef Over Chicken Wings? | Fordham University: The Most Disgusting Food in the Country?] Talk about a real sports drink. NFL season is kicking off on September 5 at 8:30 p.m., and Neely's Barbecue Parlor on First Avenue will be serving grown-up Gatorade for ... More >>
She's an Olympic gold medalist, the most prolific scorer--male or female--for Team USA in the history of international competition, and she even beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in that Gatorade commercial, but Mia Hamm is facing her newest challenge: Inspiring New York City girls to chase their dream ... More >>
Happy National Margarita Day! If that's not a good reason to get sloshed after work today, what is? Here at Fork in the Road, we're all about the drinking (though ideally that which coincides with eating). Yet the age-old problem with getting too boozy is that you're bound to get hungover. Back arou ... More >>
via WikipediaThe guy who beat you.Today, the New York Marathon course record was shattered by Geoffrey Mutai. The 30-year-old Kenyan ran it in 2:05:06, beating the previous record by 2 minutes and 37 seconds. Mutai also won the Boston marathon earlier in the year and set the course record for ... More >>
via FacebookEarly Sunday morning, Occupy Maine protesters were attacked by an unknown assailant who threw a chemical bomb at their encampment. The Portland Press Herald reports that no one was hurt by the bomb, "which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container." The assai ... More >>
Bondidwhat / FlickrLike this, but veganFor many, the whole point of a bodega is that you can get Doritos, cigarettes, and Gatorade all at once, but photographer Eric Hopf is looking to change that in the near future, setting his sights on opening what would be the city's first vegan bodega.
Pizza enthusiast and humanitarian, Nick GreeneWe are happy to announce that you'll be in new hands over the weekend, as, you've probably noticed, Rosie Gray has joined us on the weekday circuit over here. Welcome Nick Greene, who interned with us in the spring and has made various appearances ... More >>
via Above the LawAttention New York humans! Yes, it's hot as balls out there, but don't forget that your mammalian pets are suffering, too. NYC Veterinary Specialists shares tips for helping overheated pets, and some pretty terrifying warning signs: sluggishness; vomiting, sometimes with blo ... More >>
Photo by Michael McCarthyMaxwell Britten, keeper of the Green FairyThere are few bars more enchanting than Maison Premiere, which opened on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg earlier this year. It's not just the lush, romantic garden, or antique-looking absinthe drip, or bustling oyster-shucking ... More >>
We've all seen the commercials. And we all have the same burning questions: Does 5-Hour Energy really work? Will we really avoid the 2:30 slump? Just what does it taste like? There was only one way to find out. Behold the five-hour account of my consuming 5-Hour Energy.
JM HouleBy all means, click to enlarge Brooklyn's Shark? finally released their Kickstarter-aided first full-length True Waste three Tuesdays ago, and we can safely report that the 12-track production is a Barney Gumble burp of garage-punk bar-band excellence. Think Blood on the Wall haunted by lat ... More >>
Are you an optimist? Do you think winter will be over after the upcoming deathstorm kills you and everyone you love? If Las Vegas is to be believed (which they always are), brace yourself for six more weeks of this crap.
On Friday, there's only three places we'd want to be. In Manhattan, The Fader is throwing an afterparty for those of us who won't be attending the Gorillaz takeover at Madison Square Garden. Spin, the Flatiron ping-pong hall/bar/dancerie, will host tonight's revelry, which is less corny than ... More >>
Forbes magazine has named Lady Gaga the seventh most powerful women on the planet, topping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor. This is an outrage! Gaga should have been higher! Maybe even at number one, above their actual choice, Michelle Obama. After all ... More >>
Lallana's mugshot, from the OC DA's officeYesterday, one of our nightmares came true. We learned about the mortgage company employee arrested for "allegedly jerking off into a female co-worker's water bottle," which, not surprisingly, made her sick. This happened, apparently, not once but twi ... More >>
An English professor from Manhattan was forcibly ejected from an Upper West Side Starbucks after refusing to order her bagel "without butter or cheese," which she claimed was linguistically stupid. [NY Post] Fruits and vegetables are ripening early this year due to warm weather, likely leadi ... More >>
TMZ.comVia TMZ, chief ghouls of this particular game: 20 $.44 US postage stamps; 20 envelopes; 10 Nacho Cheese Doritos; 5 Cool Ranch Doritos; 5 Hershey Bars; 5 Hall's; 10 Ruffles; 2 "chocolate chip"; 2 Kool-Aid Punch, 6 Oz. each; 2 Kool-Aid Cherry; 1 "VISTACHEWYCHOCHIPS"; 50 Sugar in Raw; 5 R ... More >>
Ten young men and women are starving outside of Senator Chuck Schumer's Midtown office. They've gone without food for 9 days and counting to pressure Schumer to support and speed up the (often ridiculously long and involved) bureaucratic process to pass the Dream Act bill, which would allow i ... More >>
Five one-acts lead to fatigue
Can one man eat at 10 Danny Meyer restaurants in one day? Apparently so. The author's Meyer Marathon started at Shake Shack, then continued with stops at Tabla, Gramercy Tavern, and ended at Maialino. [Wall Street Journal] Looking for your favorite gourmet food truck? There's an app for that ... More >>
Gatorade has turned off the tap on Tiger Focus, its Tiger Woods energy drink. The brand says that the decision has nothing to do with the golfer's myriad dalliances, and that it made the decision before news of his Thanksgiving car accident broke.
He's already been crapped on (by this very blog, in fact--though I did it with love) and yesterday it was reported on various sites that Adam Lambert was urinated on in front of a paying audience! The controversial singer was sitting in the front row at the downtown club the Box when a trann ... More >>
Paul QuitorianoElizabeth Kuchta, representing the Court Square stop, dressed as the Subway Ride of Shame, with Gatorade and high heels in hand. Portraits of the other contestants are here. The City Reliquary is a small, unassuming Williamsburg storefront with a strand of carnival lights across the ... More >>
Seven people were arrested in a food stamp sting in Nassau County. Employees at five stores were involved in accepting food stamps as payment for prohibited items like cigarettes and alcohol, as well as giving cash kickbacks. [Newsday] The Vegemite saga continues. Kraft has now released the ... More >>
We're pleased to see that our Morning Joe favorite Willie Geist has finally been given his own TV show. Way Too Early With Willie Geist now leads off MSNBC's morning schedule, airing (if one "airs" on cable) at 5:30 a.m. (That's 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, where the show is no doubt known as Wa ... More >>
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The Second Annual NOW Sexuality Conference
The Return of Public Sex
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