A married couple in Cobble Hill last week learned that they have really shitty neighbors. Just the worst. A group of incredibly classless, dickish, can't-mind-their-own-business-worth-a-goddamn sort of people complained to Gothamist and then assorted other news outlets that the couple in question ha ... More >>
Welcome to 2013. Welcome to the future. 2013 is not like other years. It's different. It's a whole new world. A world in which Grammy Nominee and general music visionary Al Walser is not only still alive, but will lead us all to redefine our very idea of art (seriously, think about it). A world i ... More >>
One of the more unexamined elements of the shooting of police officer Kevin Brennan is that it happened in Bushwick, which has recently replaced Williamsburg as the cheap hipster neighborhood of choice. The influx of young, white college students, who frequent newer coffee shops in Bushwick and fa ... More >>
Add this to your collection of things posted on YouTube that happened on the New York City subway this year. This one, "Zilla March," is from a group called The Next Level Squad; they're doing a Brooklyn-bred mix of street dancing and contorting called flexing. The gas masks do give us pause, and th ... More >>
Benjamin LozovskyThe Creators Project October 15-16 Better than: A representative of the Intel Corporation laboriously explaining to me the superiority of their microprocessors. If you're suspicious that The Creators Project is all just a way for the Vice Empire to class up its image beyo ... More >>
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Press Clips has returned, or rather a short, bastardized version of Press Clips has returned, special for today. There's a fair bit of media news today, most of it involving highbrow New York news startup Capital New York. It's gaining some new staff members and also $1.7 million from an ange ... More >>
Today in fun, new New York City-related Internet toys, we bring you MyBlockNYC by way of Daily Intel. MyBlockNYC features a map of our beloved town onto which users can upload videos corresponding to different blocks. Near our offices, there's a recent video of a woman playing the Sing for Ho ... More >>
A member of the United States Marine Corp Reserve, Yonathan Melaku, 22, was arrested today for carrying a backpack containing "five pounds of something labeled ammonium nitrate," material that could make a bomb, as well as automatic weapon ammunition, near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. ABC ... More >>
Free MetroCards at Prospect Park and the Red Hook Park baseball fields today! Free shitty single rides, that is. Call me when someone will pay for my monthly unlimited. Oh, and a bunch of subway lines will be all messed up this weekend. [Gothamist] Spoken-word artist, poet, and musician Gil Scot ... More >>
See, by flipping the standard subway map 90-degrees, Manhattan becomes a big dick, thrilled by the death of Osama Bin Laden. (For an extra "ew," the train lines are veins.) The project is the work of the street artist Beast, who calls the work "Unexpected Improvements," probably in reference ... More >>
A male doctor, in our minds, always wears a white coat over a starched dress shirt and unoffensive tie. Not for long, maybe! The state legislator, led by half of Albany power couple "Klavino," Sen. Diane Savino, is plotting to ban all hospital workers from wearing neckties because they spread ... More >>
Nicole and Jackson. A high school couple are sought by police in Florida after having disappeared two days after their senior prom. Jackson Powell, 18, and Nicole Dones, 17, are believed to have run away together due to their families' disapproval of their precociously serious relationship. They' ... More >>
A 16-year-old girl from Fort Hamilton High School was arrested and charged with assault today for pouring hydrochloric acid on the "head and face" of a 15-year-old classmate in chemistry class. This is not, from what we can tell, viral marketing for Mean Girls 2 (straight to DVD) or nostalgia ... More >>
So Watson, the ubersmart computer, beat the competition by a long shot last night on Jeopardy! and now ZDNet brings news of a technology that is set to revolutionize the home kitchen. Intel is working to create kitchen counters with built-in touch screens that essentially instruct how to cook and o ... More >>
The Daily Show host, who used his program as a forum to push for health care for September 11th first responders, has been rewarded with a place on the board of the forthcoming 9/11 museum and memorial, the New York Times reports in Friday's paper. "We see him as helping raise awareness, and ... More >>
Never take a cab in a snowstorm. This is advice we feel extremely strongly about. Best case scenario, it never goes well, and you will fear for your life more than once. Worst case scenario, your cab explodes. This happened last night.
New Schools Chancellor Cathie Black, already embattled based on her lackluster qualifications and bad jokes, had a tough showing last night in Brooklyn, where she was booed audibly (and on video!) at an Educational Policy meeting, as reported by New York's Daily Intel and the New York Daily News. It ... More >>
An interesting and surprisingly hip item out of Saturday's Page Six: director Spike Jonze (Adaptation., the new Arcade Fire video) and Shane Smith, the founder of the once-coke-fueled Vice magazine who isn't Gavin McInnes, were detained in Yemen while searching for al Qaeda during the filming ... More >>
Paris Hilton was sentenced to a year's probation, a substance abuse program, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service as a result of her August arrest for cocaine possession. Today she got started scrubbing graffiti -- with cameras on hand, of course -- while wearing skinny jeans and ... More >>
Between the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, the Squinkies, the new Macbook AirCrisp, and the Obamarator, it's going to be tough figuring out what to put on the Hannukkah/Christmas/Festivus/Kwanzaa/December-Holiday-of-Choice-Built-Around-Animalistic-Consumerism wishlist. But it looks like we've found the pe ... More >>
In a race to the internet 'presses,' both New York's Daily Intel and the New York Times came out Friday evening with profiles of the mysterious, hilarious website ChristWire.org, which convincingly and extensively parodies conservative craziness with Onion-like ferocity. The site's greatest s ... More >>
Two workers in Greenpoint have contracted tuberculosis, Brooklyn Paper is reporting, cuing mass panic in northern Brooklyn and a mass exodus to Poland. Well, not quite yet. Still, it's not a comforting thought -- especially in light of the city's ongoing bedbug problem. We're dirty, dirty peo ... More >>
Bedbugs! VICE! And can you "haz" a "dead" web? Find out in today, Day 6, of Press Clips.
And now, for something not-at-all different! I'm gonna start picking off some of my favorite media stories of the day, and throwing them in a new column with an old name: Press Clips. Maybe you've heard of it? I'm not nearly as attractive as the last guy, but I smile pretty. Anyway, we'll do this ... More >>
via Telegraph UKThe President of Iran takes Paul the Octopus more seriously than even the most fervent German or Spanish fans, saying the eight-legged psychic spreads "Western propaganda and superstition," according to the Telegraph. Gosh, when he says it like that, a fortune-telling sea crea ... More >>
At Runnin' Scared, we're proud fans of Anna Chapman's Facebook page. Though she's a pretty bad spy, having been caught by the FBI and shipped back home to Russia, she happens to be pretty good at social networking, always picking flattering photographs and sharing wisdom with her "friends" th ... More >>
Last time this happened, Vice blew threw $250,000 and Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles ended up with red handprints on his neck and a sad, outraged story to tell. This time, semiconductor manufacturing unit Intel will foot the bill, and it's hard to imagine crazed South African rappers Die ... More >>
So, VICE is holding a media event right now where they're feeding media people lots of booze, and they're telling them things while they do it. The gist is this: they got a bunch of money from Intel, and they're not spending it on drugs. They've unleashed The Creators Project, which is three ... More >>
Sure, it's the weekend and most people are probably off, but how did the pun masters and reference kings at the New York Post decide on Underdog for the Manhattan puppy who went flying off of a balcony and survived? Oh, they got it from Gothamist? Figures. Yes, the old cartoon hero has a cap ... More >>
Vice, New York's Canadian-grown media company built on a carefully cultivated proto-punk reputation has certainly had an interesting year! A Times profile. A partnership with CNN. A party in which they made lots of noise about that time they spent a quarter of a million dollars on a party whi ... More >>
The New York Post's Media Ink columnist Keith Kelly almost gleefully reports today on the New York Daily News staffers (except for editor-in-chief Martin Dunn) reportedly being handed buyout offers early this week and late last week.
D'oh!If you've been anywhere near the news you know the Dow just went batshit crazy, falling 1,000 points in about 15 minutes. Early speculation was that the plunge was due to investors freaking out about Greece's debt problems, which have the potential to hinder global economic recovery. B ... More >>
City tribunals did real damage to Chelsea's not-so-admirable M2 Ultra Lounge last month when the Department of Health moved to have the place shut down for violating Bloomberg's stringent anti-smoking restrictions. (Though at the moment, M2 remains very much open.) A bunch of others--includin ... More >>
Buyology Inc. and Elias Arts conducted a "neuromarketing" experiment, measuring the responses (including pupil dilation and brainwaves) to a number of sounds, seeking to identify the most "addictive" -- that is, capable of creating a response outside of context. The top finisher was "baby g ... More >>
This clip of Beyoncé singing Etta James's "At Last" at last night's ABC-televised inaugural ball while Barack and Michelle Obama sway giddily on a spotlit stage seems more like the final, triumphant credit-rolling frame of a movie than real life, but then again, this is our next four years. I think ... More >>
When the Weekly World News alien came out for Obama in August, New York's Daily Intel reminded us that the interplanetary endorser "has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since Ronald Reagan won in 1980." But hold on! WWN has just informed us that the alien has pulled an ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg's coyness over term limits, treated here earlier, is getting wider, unflattering attention. New York's Daily Intel has a nice roundup of reactions from Mark Green, Bill Thompson (against), and Anthony Weiner (for, if passed by referendum). And the Neighborhood Retail Alliance says, " ... More >>
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