Raekwon is the mayor of fly shit. Snow Beach pullovers to Cuban links, his oft-imitated style and slang have been referenced for the past 20 years -- as Cappadonna once put it, "Half the East Coast sound just like Rae"). In the past, he's accused Frank White of biting his visual style. Today, if he ... More >>
Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a pile of money)
Luka Rocco Magnotta is in custody now and has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed, dismembered, and even ate some of his Montreal boyfriend before absconding to Berlin, where he was apprehended. Meanwhile, Magnotta's extensive online legacy is still being mined by the curious, and our tips ... More >>
Members of the New York state Assembly -- on both sides of the aisle -- showed support yesterday for a bill that would criminalize synthetic marijuana. As we pointed out in our post about the bill, if it becomes law, it would make fake weed more illegal than real weed.Marijuana was decriminalized in ... More >>
FacebookSophia KandelakiFile this under things that would make good Law & Order episodes and/or Bravo TV shows: The New York Post reports that one-legged millionaire Thomas Hartmann was convicted Friday of assaulting Sophia Kandelaki with the Rolex on his wrist on the Upper East Side. On the ... More >>
Rolex/Kirsten HolstEarlier this week, the Voice published a story about an improbably cool concert event pitting the alternately noisy and contemplative musician Ben Frost against the New York Public Library's Rose Reading Rooma grand, palatial space that will be the setting on Sunday ... More >>
Filling the Rose Reading Room with glorious noise
On Monday at midnight, The-Dream defied the wishes of his label Def Jam and posted a free, 11-track album at the website of his own label (and Def Jam imprint) Radio Killa Records. However, he had already made his defense mechanism available two days earlier, when heseemingly out of t ... More >>
Julie Earle-Levine, viaIt might get stolen! New York's Daily Intel has the story of real estate and modeling agency big shot Paolo Zampolli, whose family of three Patek Philippe and Rolex watches were stolen from his Gramercy Park apartment. One belonged to his 10 month old son -- seriously, ... More >>
Bebeto Matthews/Associated PressThe owners of the "Counterfeit Triangle"--a single triangular block in Chinatown bounded by Canal, Centre, and Walker Streets--have agreed to pay $800,000 to the city, thereby reopening the block for "legitimate purposes." The settlement comes after a 2008 raid ... More >>
HarkavyTime won't tell: A year later, Bernie Madoff's Rolex (not pictured above) has been auctioned off, and we still don't know what made his scheme tick. One year ago today (December 11, 2008, that is), Bernie Madoff was arrested. But after millions of words have been written about his multibill ... More >>
Under the watchful eyes of 150 members of the press, roughly 500 bidders crowded into a ballroom at the Sheraton and 1,100 registered online bidders competed yesterday for the chance to overpay for their own shabby relic of Bernie Madoff's version of the american dream.
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The governor of New York is having lunch today with a tax dodger who owes the state nearly a million dollars. The mayor is chowing down, too. Tomorrow the vice president will wrap his arms around the same celebrity cheat who stiffed the IRS for nearly $2 million. David Paterson, Mike Bloomberg and ... More >>
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