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    December 10, 2013

    New York Post: City Government Is "Too Generous" With Homeless Families

    Is the latest New York Post editorial a parody of a New York Post editorial? Written by an angry libertarian teenager who doesn't understand why poor people can't "just get a job," like the afternoon gig he's got at Wingstop that helps pay for his Xbox games? That's seemingly the only way to parse t ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Guy Fieri Takes Heat: The Best Lines From Reviews of Guy's American Kitchen and Bar

    Pete Wells's uncensored review of Guy Fieri's Times Square hangout took a turn for the, um . . . rhetorical. But other reviews (and one personal essay from our Nick Greene about the restaurant's opening night) had some thoughts on Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. They found interesting ways to descr ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Marcus Samuelsson at GOP Convention, Bourdain Says He Can Die Happy

    Mario Batali doesn't like it when people yell in his kitchen: "One of the big rules for our kitchens is that if you're not close enough to be able to touch me, you can't talk to me." [New York Times] Obama supporter Marcus Samuelsson is hanging with Arianna Huffington at the Republican National Co ... More >>

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    January 28, 2012

    Ray Kelly Won't Comment On Son, Won't Resign; Bonanno Crime-Family Members Arrested; Twitter Protested

    More on the Kelly family's various travails this morning. First, NY1 reports that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday he does not have any plans to resign over his involvement in the anti-Muslim film The Third Jihad. "I don't think there was any ill intent here, but it should not have been sho ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    School Has Trouble Spelling 'School'

    Attenshun, streat crossang gards adn teechers and stoo-dents, and, peeple who paynte street sines. Spelling is still very important! Not doing it properly, or at least double-checking your work before it goes down semi-permanently in the asphalt, makes you look stooooopid. Hence, the mockery that ha ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    A Baby Was Born on a PATH Train Yesterday

    A baby boy was born on a PATH train en route to Manhattan yesterday, allowing for all sorts of hilarious "express train" jokes from the dailies. Rabita Sarkar and her husband, Aditya Saurabh, New Jersey residents, hadn't expected the baby for another two weeks, but, as they say, the baby waits for n ... More >>

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    January 14, 2012

    Loose Change Adds Up At Aiports: TSA Collects Over $409,085.56 In Coins Left Behind

    via​You would think in this crappy global economy we've been living in for the past couple of years people would want to save every penny they had. Well, apparently not. In 2010 the Transport Security Administration collected $409,085.56 in coins people left at checkpoints. So, that's the real ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Victim in Sunday's Attempted East Village Rape Speaks

    Yesterday we posted the video of a man suspected in the attempted rape of a 27-year-old East Village woman. The victim has told the New York Post her side of the story: She fought off the man, screaming, cursing, and kicking, after he followed her into her building on First Avenue at around 3 a.m. ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    After a Decade, MTA Will Say 'Sorry' Instead of 'Be Patient'

    Sorry!​Telling someone to be patient on the subway, or really, anywhere, has the unfortunate result of making them more impatient than ever, and sort of pissed off, actually, the MTA has learned. Thus, the "infuriating" announcements asking folks to please be patient are being ditched in favor ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    More Adult Men Are Living With Their Mommies and Daddies

    98% of dogs still live at home with their parents. ​Here is a reason to check upstairs when you're hanging out in the well-appointed basement pad of your new man friend. He might actually be living with his parents. According to a new Census Bureau study, nearly one in five men in their late 2 ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Guard Thwarts Armored Truck Robbery Outside Williamsburg Deli

    ​Don't come between a security guard and his breakfast. The New York Post reports of a struggle earlier this morning between a masked assailant and a security guard outside of East Williamsburg's Late Night Deli on Metropolitan and Olive Street (the Post incorrectly reported it as Oliver St, w ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    SAT Cheaters Did Not Dream Big

    When the investigation into an SAT cheating ring led to the arrests of a bunch of Long Island high schoolers (and one college student, the test taker, Sam Eshaghoff, who was at Emory before all this happened), we were, perhaps wrongfully, somewhat enamored of the idea of an SAT cheating ring. After ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    High-End NYC Restaurateurs Complain About Surge of Lawsuits; Danny Meyer to Run Marathon Food Service

    ​Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham is launching a quick-service chicken sandwich and salad chain called PDQ, which stands for Pretty Darn Quick, with eight to 10 restaurants planned on the East Coast. [Nation's Restaurant News] Le Fooding took over a gallery in Chelsea this weekend for ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Extremely Picky Chinese Dater Now in Brooklyn Seeking 'Ivy League' American

    ​The New York Post has tracked down the so-called "most-hated woman in China," and guess where she is! New York City, of course. Brooklyn, to be exact. Working at a nail salon. Why? 26-year-old Feng Luoyu, described as an "Ugly Girl" seeking marriage with unsufferably high demands, was ostraci ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Restos Return from Summer Vacation; Wendy's Redesigns Its Signature Burger

    ​A Staten Island couple stole some $2.5 million meant for healthy meals for preschoolers by skimming money over five years from accounts at the nonprofit Red Apple Child Development Center. [NY Times] A roundup of cooking classes in the city includes pasta making at The Brooklyn Kitchen, beer ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Drunk Man Pees on Sleeping Girl During JetBlue Flight

    Does not = "pee on chair."​Good morning. With your coffee, here's a classic What Not to Do! Do not...get on a plane and consume "eight alcoholic beverages." We're all for drinking while flying -- riding, not driving -- for the nerve-soothing purposes, but even on a flight from Portland, Oregon ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Is It Time to Tax Junk Food?; Sex Toys Replace Food in Trucks

    ​Studies time and again reveal that foods high in sugar and fat and that are processed are bad for our health. Mark Bittman says it's time to start taxing them. [NY Times] Could the potato be fattening? We know that fries are, but a new study shows that ordinary potatoes eaten in moderation c ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Little Italy Replaces Greeters with Suave 'Maitre Ds'; Menu Calorie Counts Can't Be Trusted

    ​It appears that Little Italy is trading in its pushy greeters in favor of "outside maitre d's": suave young gentlemen who attract lady tourists with their eyes. [NY Post] The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie's new Bed-Stuy bar NoBar welcomed stars like Samuel L. Jackson and Sam Rockwell at it ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    New Yorkers Who Think They Have Found the Secret to Dating Have Actually Not

    ​Today the New York Post has the heart-warming story of single New Yorkers who have uncovered the secret to romantic happiness in the city. Confident that people who live in Brooklyn will never travel to the West Village, nor vice versa, these lovely representatives of healthy relationships ar ... More >>

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    July 2, 2011

    American Drones Carry Out Strikes in Somalia; Maria Shriver Files for Divorce

    ​The United States has stepped up efforts against Islamic extremist groups in Somalia, the New York Times reports. Unmanned drone attacks late last month marked the first American military action in the nation since 2009. Shabab members were targeted after reports that the group was carrying ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Beryl Duncan, Brooklyn Woman, Steals NYPD License Plate, Stuffs It in Pants

    ​For reasons that we don't fully or even partially understand -- revenge? Desire? Random vandalism? Craziness? -- a 53-year-old woman named Beryl Duncan stole the license plate off a 2009 Chevy Impala belonging to the NYPD, which was parked near Prospect Park, yesterday. She hid it in her pant ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Teen With Learner's Permit Hits Nevins St. Subway Station

    via​Learning to drive can be an embarrassing experience. One or both of your parents is in the car with you clinging to the armrests for dear life, you are being cursed relentlessly by surrounding drivers and your mistakes are very public. That's why we kind of pity this kid who crashed into t ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Pierre Cardin's Maxim's Finally Getting Sold; The Limelight Marketplace Already Done For

    ​Pierre Cardin's now-defunct Maxim's restaurant at 680 Madison Avenue, which closed back in 2000, is finally being dismantled and sold. [NY Post] Gristedes owner and supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis' daughter will marry Richard Nixon's grandson this Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Undisclosed New Location Very Quickly Disclosed; Is Fancy

    ​That didn't take long! Dominique Strauss-Kahn's new lodgings have been identified as "a posh pad in Tribeca" with all the amenities, secured by his wife, Anne Sinclair, reports the New York Post. The three-story, 6,800-square-foot townhouse on 153 Franklin Street rents for $50,000 a month, wh ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    'Porno Paintings' Piss Off Prude Parents

    Jeff Koons, pricier porn art​Art inspired by Internet porn is very 2011, and the Lower East Side's Windows Gallery on Orchard Street is displaying just that, titled simply, "Porno Paintings." P.S.42 is right nearby and so the New York Post managed to get a few parents to complain. "I don't wan ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Dear Parents-to-Be, Do We Really Have to Eat Cake That Identifies Your Baby's Gender Now?

    ​The New York Post today has an article about "baby-cakes." Contrary to what one might think, a "baby-cake" is not a cake with a baby inside it, nor a cake made of baby, whipped and delicious, nor even a traditional New Orleans "King cake" in which, if you get a little plastic baby in your sli ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    What Women Talk About When They Talk About Shooting Guns

    ​According to the latest New York Post

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    May 13, 2011

    The Upper West Side Could Get 'Limo Lanes'

    ​The Department of Transportation is thinking about creating "limo lanes" -- yes, lanes for limousines -- on the Upper West Side, because people who live in the Trump and Extell buildings on Riverside Drive from West 63rd to West 72nd are, apparently, causing traffic jams with their "chauffeur ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Cab Drivers Who Won't Go to Brooklyn Could Be Fined $1,000

    RozSheffield/Flickr​Was it just last week that we wrote about that crazy story of a cab driver who actually tried to yank his Brooklyn-going passengers out of his cab? In related news, the clearly aggravated City Council has unanimously passed a measure that would increase fines on cab drivers ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    The Subway Is Pretty Gross, but the R Train Is Really Repulsive

    ​According to the latest Straphangers Campaign study, the subway is officially grosser than last year. Maybe it's all the spaghetti flying around? The R trains are the most disgusting, reports the New York Post, "with only 27 percent of them rated as 'clean.'" The cleanest line was the 7, with ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Horse-Lovers Rejoice! Horses (and Horse Crap) to Return to Central Park

    ​The city is planning to bring horseback riding back to Central Park, reports the New York Post. After Claremont Riding Academy closed in 2007, the 4.2 miles of bridle paths in the park had been used mostly by joggers and dog walkers. Now Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says that riding will ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Counterfeit Bag Ladies Could Go to Jail for Buying Fakes

    ​Today in a New York Post Exclusive we learn of a new law being proposed that would terrify us to our core if we'd ever purchased any counterfeit bags. But since we haven't done much shopping at all, in fact, since that old recession, we can breathe easy -- for now. Still, it might behoove you ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Park Slope Food Co-op Member Locks Others in Store in Haste to Go Home and Watch Castle

    Go crazy!​In sort of hilarious news, a Park Slope Food Co-op member antsy to get home to see Castle (yeah, maybe we love that show, too, or maybe we don't, you're never getting it out of us no matter how hard you try) locked up early, leaving three coworkers trapped inside, reports the New Yor ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Dear New Yorkers: Pick Up Your Dog's Shit

    ​Have you noticed more you-know-what on the ground as of late? The New York Post has! As has City Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), who wrote to Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty yesterday to demand that sanitation workers do a better job issuing tickets to people who don't pick up their do ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    The Palates Behind the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restos; Newsflash: Some Restaurateurs Hate Groupon

    ​Ever wonder who picks the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants? 27 panels of journalists, chefs and restaurateurs, and food lovers worldwide do the judging. [NY Times] Foodies at 41 is a club at P.S. 41 where kid members get to make ice cream at Grom Gelato, pizza at Keste, and pal aro ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Young Girl Becomes Second Busted in Head Scarf Hate Crime

    Daramy being arrested (Steve White/NY Post)​Krystal Callender, a 13-year-old Staten Island girl, became the second kid busted by the Hate Crimes Task Force for attempted robbery, felony assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment for bullying a Muslim classmate for two months, the New Yo ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Tsunami Dog and Owner Are Reunited

    via​Happy news! The dog that managed to survive for three weeks by clinging to the roof of a house after being swept up in Japan's tsunami has been reunited with its owner. The owner of the dog, whose name is Ban, found her at an animal care center in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, after seeing ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Staten Island Hate Crime Kid is a Piece of Work

    NY Post: Chad Rachman​Osman Daramy, the 11-year-old charged with assaulting a female Muslim classmate, smiled and flicked off the camera yesterday at Staten Island Family Court, while handcuffed, the New York Post reports. Daramy allegedly tried to rip off the religious scarf from a young girl ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    9-Year-Old Foils Carjacking Attempt

    ​Imagine the horror of the would-be carjacker who hopped into a choice vehicle left running on 106th Street near the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens this morning and drove off (so easy!), only to realize that there was a 9-year-old boy in the car. Cursed tinted windows! Not to worry, this story ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Mice Give Up Their Lives to Help Find Deadly Cobra Which Is Still at Large

    ​After five days of dealing with the embarrassing situation of having a deadly cobra on the loose, and one who tweets, Bronx Zoo workers have come up with the idea of baiting traps with live mice, reports the New York Post. This is their latest attempt to capture the snake, which they think is ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Burger King CEO Insults British Food, Women; Josh Ozersky Sings Praises of Margarine

    ​Bernardo Hees, the CEO of Burger King, recently said of England: "The food is terrible and the women are not very attractive," pissing off both Brits and women. [Telegraph] A roundup of whole chicken dinners includes the "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two at Standard Grill and fire ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    15th Passenger Dies of Injuries From Bronx Bus Crash; Survivors Return to Casino

    ​A 15th person has died from injuries sustained during this weekend's horrifying bus crash in the Bronx, in which the bus was cut in half by a pole it skidded into. Ophadell Williams, the bus driver, had told officers that the bus had been clipped by a tractor trailer, causing the skid, but ac ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Cabbie Sting Reveals Well-Known New York Fact: Drivers Hate Leaving Manhattan

    Take these people to Brooklyn!​Because it's not enough to take the word of a bunch of Brooklynites or Bronx-goers, the city has employed a sting operation to prove that cabbies frequently refuse to go to boroughs other than Manhattan. They enlisted four college students after becoming concerne ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Possible 'Great Gatsby' Mansion to Be Razed to Build Houses for Rich People

    ​Sigh. A mansion on Sands Point, above Long Island Sound, that "some F. Scott Fitzgerald scholars believe served as inspiration for portions of The Great Gatsby" is going to be torn down to allow for the building of a five-lot subdivision full of $10 million homes. While it's not known for cer ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Mystery Novel Appears on New York City Street Lamps

    Ewing Weber via​An anonymous writer is sticking his or her novel, titled Holy Crap, to a series of street lamps in New York City's East Village, one page at a time. Today's edition of the New York Post surmises that the book "appears to concern a narrator who just became a parent," with one sc ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Little Dogs Must Not Be Trusted

    ​New York's most vicious dogs are, in this order, the pit bull, the Rottweiler, the Shih Tzu, the Chihuahua, and the standard poodle. Pit bulls bit 815 people last year, which, reports the New York Post, was apparently a "record" year for dog bites. Pit bulls, yeah, we get it, but why are litt ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Brooklyn Dog Food Makers Eat It; Roseanne Barr Goes Nuts

    ​Two Brooklyn women who make Evermore Pet Food plan to eat their dog food daily for a month beginning March 1 to prove how good it is. [CBS News] The struggling A&P supermarket chain is being forced to close another 32 stores in six states as part of its turnaround strategy, including 17 in N ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Drunk Guy Didn't Notice He'd Been Stabbed

    ​Certainly, we are bacchanalian sorts, at least, this half of Runnin' Scared is. And we've gotten into all sorts of scrapes while intoxicated that would have caused great pain had we been sober (Drunk Bike Accident of '09, you were a doozy). But this is a cautionary tale to EVEN US. Via the Ne ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    NYC Cabbie Ticketed After Taxi Blows Up in Snowstorm

    ​Yesterday we posted video of the New York City cab that caught on fire in Wednesday's snowstorm and suddenly exploded. No one was injured, except, financially, the cabbie himself, who has been ticketed due to his vehicle blocking the road when a tow truck failed to come and get it soon enough ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Subway Rider Mutiny Involves Taking Over N Train for Warmth

    ​New York subway riders will not be stopped! Well, technically, they will be stopped. But when they are stopped on a D train at Coney Island because it's freakin' blizzards outside, they will COMMANDEER another train regardless of what the MTA and NYPD say! (This is good, because we really don ... More >>

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