Heart Attacks

  • Voice Choices

    February 5, 2014


    Don't forget the Alka-Seltzer

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Too Many Gay Porn Stars Are Dying

    Four in a row. The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado. Arpad Miklos (above) committed suicide last Sunday, at age 45.

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Remembering Joe Strummer

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012


    The Maggie Dixon Classic returns

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Trey Songz Opens A Much-Read Book To Chapter V

    Much of R&B has been devoted to negotiating the relationship between men and women, and Trey Songz has always been traditional in that regard. His new album, Chapter V is organized neatly into three sections. The first and longest section is a hedonistic celebration of the player lifestyle (note the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2012

    Deli Wins 'Instant Heart Attack' Sandwich Suit; High Cholesterol Ensues

    If you walk into the Second Avenue Deli - a kosher eatery that relocated from the East Village, when it actually was on 2nd Avenue, to Midtown - with $24.95 in your wallet, you'll have just enough moolah to buy a little snack called the 'Instant Heart Attack.' The 804-calorie towering sandwich, made ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The UES 2nd Avenue Deli Will Indeed Open This Summer

    2nd Avenue Deli​Two years after Upper East Siders started drooling in anticipation of massive caloric intake, the 2nd Avenue Deli is finally close to opening its doors on First Avenue.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Macho Man Randy Savage Dead in Car Accident After Heart Attack

    Iconic wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman "Macho Man" Randy Savage died this morning in a car accident after suffering a heart attack, TMZ is reporting via Savage's brother. May he rest in peace. (Don't panic.)

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    2nd Ave Deli Sued for Gutbomb; A Bun in Donatella Arpaia's Oven

    ​The 2nd Ave Deli is being sued by Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill for trademark infringement due to its "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." [Reuters] For the past year, the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx has served fresh food in the cafeteria, prepared by a professional chef, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Sex Is Killing Our Nation's Couch Potatoes

    ​Beware: If you're an out-of-shape "older person" who gets neither very much sex nor very much exercise, you might die of a heart attack from doing either, according to a new study. This is not to say that you shouldn't exercise, says the study's author, Dr. Issa Dahabreh of Tufts. Au contrair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    If You Must Have a Heart Attack, Do It the 'Fun' Way

    ​Nobody likes a heart attack. And according to a new study in The Lancet, most of the things that you actually enjoy in life have a chance of giving you one: "Coffee, alcohol, sex, even breathing -- can all help spur an attack." Ack! Stop breathing, now! Researchers have determined that coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    No More Diet Soda For Me! It's Lethal!

    ​I swear! My cute shtick about drinking Diet Coke every day is no longer terribly amusing. A new study says that people--and journalists--who do that have a 61% higher chance of a "vascular event."

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Will the City Be Hit By a Storm of Snow Suits?

    ​Yeah, nobody saw this coming: The Daily News reports that "a Brooklyn man whose wife died of a heart attack after waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance during last month's blizzard" is filing a $20 million lawsuit against the city. Yes, the onslaught of post-blizzard litigation has begun!

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Melissa Leo Said What????

    ​The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter. The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Michael Ketter Dies from Bad Punch on New Year's Eve

    A New Year's Eve fight in the Atlantic Terminal housing project on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn cost 51-year-old Michael Ketter his life, police say. Suspect Angel Diaz, 26, surrendered to police on Sunday. Cops say Diaz punched Ketter and pushed him to the ground in the incident shortly before 11 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Update: George Steinbrenner Dies of Heart Attack

    ​Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News. The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    'This Is Why You're Fat' Book Cover Revealed: Donut Bacon Burger Graces Jacket

    ​ This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, the user-generated blog-turned-book, will go on sale October 27, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. Creators Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley have unveiled the book cover, above, which features the lauded doughnut burger... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Second Marathon Casualty Named

    The Staten Island Advance reports that Joseph Marotta, a former Community Board Chairman, died of a heart attack Sunday night after walking the New York City Marathon. It was the 66-year-old's fourth Marathon, a tradition he began after his son donated a kidney to him in 2004. As previously reported ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Second Marathon Death Announced

    One of the two marathoners we earlier reported had suffered non-fatal heart attacks has died. His name has not been released pending family notification -- which must be disturbing, you would think, to the family members of any elder marathoners who have not heard from their kin since the race. Prev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Looks After Neighbor, Is Slain in L.I.C.

    Michelle Koutsoubelis of Long Island City had noticed a stranger skulking around the neighborhood, peeping into car windows, so when she had to go out to her own car last night, she asked her neighbor and friend, retiree Nicholas Nowillo, to walk her. Nowillo accompanied Koutsoubelis to her car and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    S.I. Horse Captured; Rider Found Dead

    We mentioned yesterday a runaway horse reported near Clay Pit Road on Staten Island. We are sorry to learn that the horse was unmanned because its rider had died in the saddle, per the Staten Island Advance. William Whalen, 79, was an accomplished horseman, "full of old cowboy stories," and continue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    What's Irish? Reubens and Boozy Ice Cream

    Monday is Saint Patrick's Day—start planning your debauchery now. Gridskipper has a round-up of places along the parade route to get reuben sandwiches (including a blasphemous vegetarian version) to soak up all the beer: Irish-ish Heart Attack Plus, for "agoraphobics," Serious Eats provides a ... More >>

  • Film

    July 11, 2006
  • News

    January 3, 2006

    Go, Dick. Go!

    Cheney's health scare could give Bush an esacape

  • NYC Life

    August 16, 2005
  • News

    November 16, 2004

    A Heartbeat Away

    Speculation about a replacement for Dick Cheney just keeps on ticking

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    Dearly Deported

    U.S. is ousting a retiree too ill to travel