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    November 5, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg Gets Driven To His Subway Stop -- Just Like The Rest Of Us

    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg last week promised that he would join the riff-raff by taking the subway to work this morning in an apparent attempt to prove that the city is getting back to normal following last week's hurricane.The billionaire mayor's playing the "common man" is adorable, and a ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Nevermind, People, Mayor Bloomberg Doesn't Want to Take Away Your Booze

    After a massive fervor must have ensued (we're guessing that liquor businesses, like liquor patrons, can be quite vocal) following the New York Post's story on the Health Department's possible plan to make New Yorkers healthier by limiting their access to alcohol through fewer stores (and ads), the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Cat Woman Convicted, Will Face Up to 15 Years in Prison

    ​Last year we watched, aghast but slightly intrigued, as a woman in a cat mask, later identified as Shana Spalding, a/k/a, "Purgatory," the singer in a death metal band called Divine Infamy, robbed high-end boutiques with a feline intensity (and a gun). Her wanted poster was the stuff of great ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Not All Yelpers Are Created Equal; OWS Protesters Target Fancy Restaurants

    ​Junk food is now being blamed for low sperm counts in young adult males. [Business Insider] If you thought the tainted cantaloupe death toll had peaked, you were wrong. A second New York death brings the total up to 25. [Wall Street Journal] Some Yelp reviewers -- Yelpers -- are so influen ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    OWS Protesters Still Eating Like Kings; NYC's Most Beloved Diners

    ​Daniel Boulud will indeed be opening a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, as previously rumored. [Toronto Star] More on those in-flight American Airlines meals designed by Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson. [Chicago Tribune] Occupy Wall Street protesters are sitting o ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Padma Paid to Get Off Stage; Olive Garden and Red Lobster to Cut Salt, Calories

    ​Padma Lakshmi, who hosted The Moth's storytelling event at Cooper Union Tuesday night, was reportedly paid to get off the stage due to a "grating" performance. [NY Post] The Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and others are hopping on Michelle Obama's healthy-eating bandwagon and pledging to reduce ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    The NRA (That's National Restaurant Association) Spends $843K On Lobbying; Anna Wintour Still Pissed About Miss Lily's

    ​Doug Zell, the founder of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, has teamed up with his old frat buddy, the philanthropist and former real estate developer Robert Buono. Now the two will share the title of Co-C.E.O. in an effort to expand the business. [Diner's Journal] No New York chefs will compet ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Charges Against Lucali's Mark Iacono Dropped; Gordon Ramsay Tweets Photo of Himself "Planking"

    ​A Brooklyn DA dropped all charges against both Lucali pizzaiolo Mark Iacono and alleged assailant Benny Geritano due to lack of cooperation from both witnesses. [NY Post] Jake Klein, who previously apprenticed under Masaharu Morimoto, is taking his Caribbean- and Southeast Asian-style cookin ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Cab Driver Refuses to Go to Brooklyn, Craziness Ensues

    ​We've all been denied transit to Brooklyn via taxi now and again, to the extent that Mayor Bloomberg has said he'll crack down on cabbies who won't take passengers where they want to go -- a promise easier said than done. But this is about the craziest example of it we've ever heard. Accordin ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Todd English Sued for Skipping Out on Rent; Jamie Oliver Declares Small Win in L.A.

    ​Todd English got the third degree from lawyer David Katz giving his deposition regarding allegations that he skipped out on a $9,000-a-month lease on a Nolita loft. [NY Post] The state has for the first time released the definitive guide to what foods can be taxed. In short, if it comes read ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Richard Branson Is Planning to Create Island Full of Lemurs

    ​Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire and chairman of the Virgin group, is planning one of the most extravagant displays of socially conscious wealth we've ever seen. The New York Post says that he wants to fill one of his privately owned islands with endangered lemurs in order to build ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Olive Garden Remodels to Look More Tuscan; Hunts Point Produce Market to Relocate After Losing Lease

    ​Gwyneth Paltrow is everywhere these days and might be coming to a newsstand near you. The actress is rumored to be [groan] planning a food magazine. [NY Post] Olive Garden is remodeling 400 of its more than 730 locations over the next two years to look more like Tuscan villas. [Nation's Res ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    New York Post's 'Unluckiest Traveler' Seems Pretty Damn Lucky, Actually

    Really?​The New York Post has found a man, 24-year-old Jason Gordon, whom they dub "the unluckiest traveler" in the entire world. This is based on several pieces of evidence, including: 1) He was once on a 16-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York that included a seven-hour stint on the tarm ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Thomas Keller to Be Recognized by French Legion of Honor; Subway Now Bigger Than McDonald's Worldwide

    ​Thomas Keller will be named Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, joining the ranks of Julia Child and Alice Waters as the only Americans in the food world to get the honor. [Diner's Journal] More good news about the Mediterranean diet: a new Greek study found new evidence that it helps i ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Afghan Fried Chicken Fight; Whoopie Pie War

    ​Spot Dessert Bar won customers back after the blizzard by offering half-price hot drinks on Facebook, Twitter, and its blog. It also offers discounts to people who "like" the place. [Wall Street Journal] Abdul Haye, who owns the Kennedy Fried Chicken brand, is declaring war against all Afgha ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    New York Post May Not Approve of Andrew Cuomo's High Approval Rating

    ​Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, while fair and balanced 99 percent of the time, occasionally allows some bias to creep into one of its many media outlets. Hard to believe, but if you look very close, you can find it. So let's play a game: Guess the News Corp. lede!

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    February 8, 2011

    All of the Mean Words in the New York Times Review of the Spider-Man Musical

    ​Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark sounds like a disaster. Practically a national tragedy at this point, the new, super-expensive musical has yet to be officially released, trapped in the purgatory of "previews," in which a Broadway show works out all of its kinks. This one might be hopeless, if early ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Lotto Winner May Have to Share $8 Million With Husband Who Left Her

    ​How great would it be to win the lottery? How crappy would it be to have to share those lotto winnings with the d-bag who left you? Patricia Eisel, 40, an Irishwoman who was just barely making ends meet as a waitress in Long Beach, is battling with that conundrum after winning $8 million (aft ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Trans Fats Labels Lie; Movie Theaters Offer In-House Dining

    ​Trans fats labels may be misleading due to a law that allows foods containing less than 0.5 g of trans fat to claim they have none at all. [CBS News] The Post's dining trends forecast for 2011 includes pizza, German and Austrian wine bars, and chefs from Montreal. [NY Post] Movie theater c ... More >>

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    November 28, 2010

    Rupert Murdoch Bans Google For Bing

    ​News Corp.'s own Darth Sidious, a.k.a. Rupert Murdoch, has had it up to here with the Google and their world domination. In fact, he's gone ahead and set the computer homepages in the new Sunday Times offices to Bing, the poor man's Yahoo!, which pays Uncle Rupe for his content. "None of us k ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Renegade PATH Conductor Really, Really Hates It When You Eat on the Train

    ​Today the New York Post covers the story of a PATH conductor who takes very strictly the "no-eating-on-the-subway" rule (but is less concerned with the "no-littering-on-the-subway" rule, to say nothing of the "no-ripping-other-people's-property-out-of-their-hands-and-throwing-it-out-the-windo ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Marcus Samuelsson Delays Red Rooster Yet Again; Hung Hyunh Now with the EMM Group

    ​Marcus Samuelsson has delayed the opening of his much anticipated Red Rooster yet again and is now preparing for a November debut. [Eater] Franco Bario, the former chef de cuisine at Boqueria, is opening Caliu, a new Spanish tapas place slated to launch next Thursday on Hudson Street. [Craig ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Air Conditioner Falls from Sky, Lands on East Villager

    How not to install your air conditioner.​Here's something we didn't even know we had to worry about: Air conditioners falling out of 6th-floor windows and ricocheting off of awnings and onto the heads of innocent passers-by. Yep. On what will go down in history as a very unlucky day for 67-yea ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    The New York Post Reads Runnin' Scared!

    ​We'd like to congratulate our intern, Leslie Minora, whose last today with us is sadly today. You know you've made it when the New York Post is just openly jacking your shit without attribution.

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    August 2, 2010

    Cloned Meat & Milk May Have Hit the Shelves; Rare Yellow Lobster Found

    ​Although no vendor has publicly acknowledged it, meat and dairy products originating from cloned animals may already be on supermarket shelves in Europe. [NY Times] Gordon Ramsay reportedly owes some $2 million in taxes. The celebrity chef now has three TV shows in the U.S.: Hell's Kitchen, ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    New York's Most Over-the-Top Fatty Foods; America's Craving for Bigger Flavors

    ​The Double Down sandwich from KFC isn't the most gluttonous thing you can eat in New York City. Other over-the-top calorie fests include Ditch Plains' Ditch Dogs (a pair of hot dogs on potato buns topped with mac 'n' cheese) and Mile End's Smoked Meat Poutine. [NY Post] Americans want spicie ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Charlie Rose to Speak at NRA Show; Former Food Network Chef Plots Murder

    ​Charlie Rose will give the keynote address at the upcoming National Restaurant Association's 2010 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago's McCormick Place's Vista Ballroom. [Nation's Restaurant News] Juan-Carlos Cruz, once the host of Food Network's Calorie Commando and Take It Off, alleged ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Why is Page Six Gossip Neel Shah in my Taxi?

    New Yorkers: Have you ever had the sinking feeling or faint paranoia that our fair city's gossips are watching your every move, waiting for you to slip up, so they may then extract from your life further proof of the dog-eat-dog-while-crowd-watches-with-popcorn existential nature of the universe? We ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Poll Results: Do You Care About the New York Times/Wall Street Journal Newspaper War?

    ​It's been a week since the Wall Street Journal launched their much-ballyhooed and long-awaited Greater New York metropolitan section. How is it? Who cares! You always knew it was going to start out as The New York Post for People Too Rich To Be Caught With A Copy Of The New York Post, and wow ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    In California, the Happy Meal Goes the Way of the Dodo Bird; Donatella Arpaia Dons Chef's Whites

    ​Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, has decided to ban Happy Meal and other promotional toys that often accompany kids' meals at fast-food chains. [NY Times] The recipe-testing battle between Food52.com and Cook's Illustrated continues, and the results will be posted on Slate. [ABC N ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Fake Heirlooms Rile Tomato Purists; Burger King Does... Brunch?

    ​In Durham, N.C., the rich outlying soils that once grew tobacco now sprout peas, strawberries, fennel, artichokes, and lettuce. Chefs are also using local milk, cheese, eggs, pigs, chickens, quail, lambs, and rabbits. [NY Times] Tomato purists cry heresy as plant breeders offer hybrid versio ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Danny Glover Gets Arrested Protesting Food Corp.; Ed Burns' Favorite Places to Eat in NYC

    ​Stop & Shop has voluntarily recalled its frozen artichoke and spinach dips due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause a serious and even fatal infection in babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. [BusinessWeek] Danny Glover was arrested ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Whale Meat Resto Owner Arrested; Sharp Knife Storage Systems Revealed

    ​The owner of the Santa Monica restaurant that was the target of a sting operation conducted by the team from the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove has been arrested for serving whale meat. [AP] Chris Santos of Stanton Social shops for alternatives to traditional wooden knife blocks, which c ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Robert; Goodbye to Club Duvet

    Robert, the new restaurant at the Museum of Arts and Design, will serve American classics. It's named for Robert Isabell, the late event planner who helped create it. [NY Times] The Belgian Room has opened in Alphabet City, with a selection of Belgian brews and snacks such as pommes frites, moules, ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Brooklyn DJ Killed in Greenpoint

    ​Terrible. The British-born Solange Raulston, 33, performed as DJ Reverend Soul. (Her party: Soul Survivors. It was at Rose Live Music and the Williamsburg club Bembe.) She was killed riding her bike Sunday, when she was sideswiped by a truck on Nassau Ave. Her thing was '60s and '70s funk and ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    "Monkeys in Mourning" Photo Lifts Our Spirits

    ​The New York Post tells us this lovely Monica Szczupide photo shows "more than a dozen grief-stricken chimpanzees joined in an extraordinary expression of mourning as an elder in their family was laid to rest at a West African animal sanctuary." Yes, very touching, circle of life and all that ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    New York City Wine & Food Fest Wrap-Up; Restaurant Workers Like to Light Up

    ​At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Somebody Got Murdered: Teen Shot and Killed in Brooklyn Public Housing Development

    View Larger Map DATE: Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009 at approximately 0434 hours LOCATION: In front of 2189 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn. The police say 18-year-old Taquan Crandall of Bridge Street in Brooklyn was shot and killed on Pitkin Avenue early Sunday. Crandell had been shot in the chest at the Fiorent ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    New York Post Revives Ancient Slur About Cops, Doughnuts

    The New York Post exclusive about one NYPD Sergeant Eric Turetsky, who allegedly sought and received confectionery largesse from a Dunkin' Donuts in the Rockaways, filching free donuts and coffee and the occasional sandwich, allows the paper to reproduce a picture of Chief Wiggum and use lines like ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    City to Sell Naming Rights to 7 Sorta-Landmarks

    Strapped for cash, the city turns to its traditional wellsprings of vitality. No, not the grit and determination of its people -- rich people who want their names on things. The New York Post has a preliminary list of seven city sites for which naming rights will be offered for sale. Thankfully, not ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    2nd Flyover Narrowly Averted by Quick-Thinking FAA, Mayor

    Another socialist White House flyover! This time involving some of Obama's fellow-traitor Navy flyers! Also, this one never happened: It was cancelled at the last minute by the FAA , which probably thinks everyone's had enough agita for one term, and had the presence of mind to ask the Mayor's opin ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    PD Roundup: Nut Kill, Suicide, Coverup, Cameras Cleared

    Lots of cops in the news today. Yesterday officers tried rubber bullets and tasers on knife-wielding, deranged Mauricio Jacques yesterday, and when that did not dissuade him from his stated mission to kill his wife and children, the cops shot him dead. Also this weekend, a cop shot at his cop wife ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    "Coke Queens" Resurface, Charge Seduction by Cops

    We have missed the "F.I.T. Coke Queens" Mickenzie Dippenworth and Christine Scafa, and are pleased to see them in the New York Post today, crying no fair on their December bust for dealing because the undercovers "seduced" them. "They complimented the women's cleavage," the Post soberly reports; "th ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Top Chefs Cook Up Page Six Passion

    Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg and fellow cheftestant Leah Cohen make it in Page Six for allegedly "passionately making out" in a West Village bar. As if the finale wasn't bad enough.[NY Post]A Harvard study comparing four different types of diets--high carb, high fat, low fat, and high protein--fo ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    California Agriculture in Danger

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu warns that California's farms and vineyards could vanish by 2100 if the nation doesn't act to slow global warming. [LA Times]Following Mayor Bloomberg's Meals on Wheels reforms, sources say that some food deliveries in Queens are not reaching dozens of housebound sen ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Obama Administration Urged to Make Food Safer

    The Grocery Manufacturers Association is urging the Obama administration to increase spending for food safety measures and cut subsidies to corn-based ethanol.[Reuters]Speaking of food safety measures, importing sheep's lungs is banned in the U.S., making it difficult for Scots in the States to make ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Food News Roundup

    The number of New York City bars and clubs hit bucking the smoking ban was on the rise in 2008. Last year, 6.4% of inspected locales got hit with fines, on the rise from 3.5% in 2007.[NY Post]There's hope that Barack Obama could be the president to finally bring logic to food safety by creating a si ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Protect Ya Neck: Queens Trains Lose NYPD Patrol

    Inhabitants of the Q-boro should take extra precaution when riding the rails after January 5. According to the New York Post, the Queens Transit Task Force, responsible for protecting late-night trains, is shutting down. The MTA, having mismanaged its way into a budget crisis, has already announced ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 5, 2008

    Some Bloomberg Budget Cuts Leaked

    Mayor Bloomberg will present tomorrow a plan to cut $1.5 billion from the city budget. Some details have been revealed, and they include the firing of 500 city employees and the attrition of 2,500 more. 21 seasonal workers will not return to the Parks Department, 187 Sanitation workers will be phase ... More >>

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