[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five UK du ... More >>
We're certainly not forgoing classic wine, beer, or cocktail options when it comes to summer sipping, but we're also tossing back our fair share of chilled sake, especially after sake expert John Gauntner taught us how to drink the Japanese rice wine and divulged a few places around town with lists ... More >>
Because SoHo needed another enormous mural depicting a Southern California symbol. Hollister's latest addition to its display of murky brown mega-advertising is the California state flag, a natural fit for the space that used to have a DKNY mural with the Statue of Liberty.
Astoria's P.S. 70 has been given the dubious honor of being the most bedbuggy school in the city. It's the only school in New York that's been found to have bedbugs that inspectors admit came from inside the building. Usually when bedbugs are found in public schools, officials claim that the ... More >>
A group of relatively attractive young male protesters stood around reading Bible verses outside of the Planned Parenthood at Mott and Bleecker earlier today. (Our Robert Sietsema got a few photos.) Most of them are khaki-clad and youthful, a few held rosaries; many wore loafers or sneakers. ... More >>
Despite early rumors that this would be the "summer of bedbugs," we've heard relatively little as the doings of those adorable creatures this season, especially compared to prior years. Remember when they took over Victoria's Secret, Hollister, Hachette Filipacchi, the U.N., the Time Warner C ... More >>
Thanksgiving: The holiday commemorating the time this country's forefathers took a bunch of natives out to dinner before killing, raping, stealing from, and giving diseases to said natives, one that even the most pink-liberal New Yorkers find themselves celebrating in some iteration. It is, a ... More >>
Bedbugs. We have them. Well, not us, in particular (not yet, fingers crossed), but New York City clearly has them. And New York City schools have them, now more than ever. The Daily News reports a spike in cases in public schools, up to 336 in the first two months of the school year, from 135 ... More >>
Creepy abandoned smallpox hospital. We're feeling kinda Halloweeny, and, luckily, New York has a whole host of reputedly haunted locales, including the Algonquin (now, creepily, a Marriott), the Dakota, the Empire State Building, and Washington Square Park. But it struck us that each of those ... More >>
If you laughed when bedbugs were found at Hollister and Victoria's Secret, you may not be laughing now that they're mounting the fashion food chain. The latest: The bugs have been found at two of New York's biggest department stores, Macy's in Herald Square and Bloomingdales on 59th Street. B ... More >>
New York City. If it's not the raccoons, it's the coyotes, geese, sewer gators, rats, bedbugs, or the dangerous fornicating opossums. The New York Post reveals that city officials decided to try to fuck with biology by introducing the rat-tailed marsupials into Brooklyn a few years ago to r ... More >>
Bedbugs have now infested the AMC movie theater in Times Square. Yes, it's horrifying. But at this point, the idea that bedbugs are all over the damn place is not new. Let's look at all the places that have been infested by the little critters this summer:
The enemy is here.Less than 24 hours after Mike Bloomberg issued his "geese or humans" ultimatum, we hear he's also got it out for the bed bugs. Except in this case, we pretty much approve. After all, they've infested valuable shopping haunts like Victoria's Secret and Hollister, not to menti ... More >>
Bedbugs!I know, it's wrong...but it's almost enjoyable to watch all of these places we never, ever shop (except last year, you know, to buy a Halloween costume) fall prey to bedbugs. There was Hollister, which we've only walked by on occasion to catch a glimpse of a nude torso...then there wa ... More >>
The city has served nine stores $200 fines for air-conditioning sidewalks with doors wide-open, the New York Times City Room Blog reports. In 2008, the city banned the practice of luring customers in by cooling them down on the grounds that it's a gross waste of energy. And maybe that's so, b ... More >>
Has society finally fallen into decadence, like the late Roman Empire? If this new "trend" is to be believed, then yes, indeed it has. Instead of the traditional church/City Hall route, people are now getting married in our new temples: retail stores and shitty chain restaurants.
Via David Hagen.Bedbugs (pictured right) -- which closed down Hollister's flagship store in Soho yesterday -- have now made their way down to the tourist haven that is the South Street Seaport, where they've taken over ... Hollister's parent-brand, Abercrombie & Fitch!
Novelist Molly Ringle has been awarded the Bulwer-Lytton prize for the worst opening sentence of the year, and, well, here it is, folks, straight from her book, The Ghost Downstairs: "For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous wi ... More >>
Your Runnin' Scared Vermin Investigation team took to the streets of Soho today after hearing the news that Hollister (Abercrombie's darker, nakeder, cologne-addled cousin) had been closed due to bedbug infestation. We found a steady stream of unwitting customers from as far away as Ireland a ... More >>
Eighty years ago today, on May 22, 1930, Harvey Milk was born in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island. As the first openly gay elected official in California, Milk became an icon of San Francisco's 1970s Castro District and more generally, gay activism as a rising phenomenon. As Sean Penn showe ... More >>
The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant; Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>