In news that will really bum out ride-sharing service Uber, other ride-sharing service Lyft can legally operate in New York City starting tonight at 7 p.m., the company announced on their blog. Lyft, which launched in 2012, operates in dozens of cities around the country already, where you can reco ... More >>
What was your favorite brew at last weekend's Brooklyn Pour? That was the question we asked you as you stumbled sauntered out the door post-tasting in our quest to crown a fan favorite at the Greenpoint craft beer event. Well, we've tallied your votes, and we have a winner.
These days I enjoy making a living writing and teaching music, but at one point not too long ago my primary source of income was battle rapping. Yes, entering tournaments and spontaneously rhyming insulting someone over a beat was how I earned a living for a number of years. Tonight, September 16th, ... More >>
This is Daddy-O's cheeseburger version of the famed Rochester garbage plate. Buffalo has its chicken wings and beef on weck, Syracuse its salt potatoes and barbecue, but what does Rochester have? Something called a garbage plate. First served at a bar called Nick Tahou's - which has trademarked th ... More >>
A "head shop" in Long Island will have to stick to selling bongs and patchouli oil after a Nassau County judge ruled that it can no longer sell synthetic drugs like bath salts and fake weed.Following an undercover investigation -- and subsequent lawsuit -- by the New York Attorney General's Office, ... More >>
We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... More >>
There's a new hero in the ongoing Bath Salt Apocalypse: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Apparently recognizing that synthetic drugs like bath salts bring out a person's inner-cannibal, Schneiderman has filed 12 lawsuits against head shop retailers across New York for violating the state' ... More >>
The video embedded above is one of the more despicable things we've seen in a while -- it shows a bunch of junior high-aged kids bullying a defenseless old lady for no reason other than to just be total shit-bags.
A state list of hospitals that made potentially deadly safety mistakes features New York City facilities, the Post reports. The report, which uses 2009 data, cited an incident where doctors gave a patient the wrong blood transfusion at Jamaica Hospital. It also found 18 area hospitals that mi ... More >>
Alesi: "It's not our job to be moral, it's our job to be functional as a legislature."Senator James Alesi of the Rochester area voted for the Marriage Equality Act last night. He was one of four Republicans to join 29 Democrats in voting for it. Afterwards, Alesi stood behind Governor Cuomo ... More >>
Herrick and his bride.Ladies, just because your man won't commit now doesn't mean that's forever. Gilbert Herrick, who is 99 years old and a World War II veteran, finally married for the first time in his life after meeting Virginia Hartman-Herrick, a youthful 86-year-old he met at Monroe Com ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
A review of craft beer apps reveals that Android users have the best options: the Beer Expert, Brewster, and Beer Map. iPhone users get to crow about Pintley. [NY Times] Yet another study on the health benefits of red wine: resveratrol can help boost the healing capacity of cancer-fighting d ... More >>
Hasn't America already doled out a terrible hand to the Indians already without trying to make them a part of their eugenics and assimilation? Apparently not. Today, the Seneca Nation Indians have to fight off New York State from taxing cigarette purchases made by non-Indians on their reserva ... More >>
Essential to the brewing of good beer, hops gives the beverage its bitter edge, and also serves as a preservative. Hops (Humulus Lupulus L.) are grown in few places around the world, most importantly in Bavaria, Oregon, and Washington State. I assumed those sources were where 19th century New ... More >>
Dan DanglerGarbage plate, anyone?From Alabama's bacon-wrapped meatloaf to Wisconsin's deep-fried cheese curds, Health.com has rounded up the fattiest food from each state. Representing the Empire State is the "garbage plate": a greasy mess of potatoes, beans, meat (a choice of hamburger, che ... More >>
As the spring turns into summer, you might as well know what's going to kill you this year. It's Dengue fever and it's from Florida and it will liquefy your vital organs. According to Crain's, it has already been diagnosed "in dozens of people in Key West, Fla., and even in a woman from Roche ... More >>
Again, with the fucking birds.
Judson BakerHere's to ending the longest drought between Hold Steady albums, ever. In the two years since the Brooklyn band released the hardcore revival moment Stay Positive, the former five piece toured endlessly and, at the tail end of last month, bade farewell to keyboardist and chief mou ... More >>
The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests. [Forbes] BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... More >>
When it looked like the NYPD wasn't going to get any federal stimulus funds, everyone from the Governor on down was upset, so Obama relented and had Homeland Security scrape up $35 million for us. But when the big-money federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grants came out in late July, ... More >>
We continue to lament that, despite all the news about falling rents, there seem to be few affordable apartments available. That's why we were so excited to learn about We Take Section 8. True, we are not eligible for the New York emergency housing program -- not yet, anyway -- but we figured landlo ... More >>
We mentioned Monday that Congressman Eric Massa (pictured) has been pushing a bill to outlaw tiered internet service, inspired by Time Warner Cable's attempt to introduce higher rates for heavy users in Rochester, New York, part of Massa's district, and two other jurisdictions. It looks as if Time W ... More >>
Use of red light cameras -- which advocates say promotes safety, but is really just another way of shaking down motorists for money -- is being hugely expanded by the state legislature. The lawmakers approved them for use in Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and allowed N ... More >>
The national unemployment rate went to 8.1 percent last month as 651,000 jobs were lost. The losses are attributable not only to collapsing Wall Street giants, but also to corner-cutting by "healthy" companies like IBM, who in January announced a strong 4th quarter and said that "most importantly, w ... More >>
Few things can scare Americans into paying attention to the environment like risks to children's health. USA Today published the results of an interesting eight-month-long investigation this week. In "The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America's Schools," the newspaper used the government's model ... More >>
Taye Diggs's latest explores the election season
If you applied for unemployment insurance recently, the state department of labor may have accidentally sent some of your vital information to other people. Politics on the Hudson talks to Nathan Greene of Rochester, who got a note to that effect from the DOL -- which also contained the name and soc ... More >>
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How Pataki's Disastrous Energy Plan Fattened His Friends and Campaign Coffers
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