I've come face to face with every type of bad doorperson, but that's a bit of a misnomer; to call them "people" is sometimes a stretch.
Here are the worst, in ascending order of horror:
(5) The ones who don't tell you crucial information.
They'll let you in and say "Have a good time," but they w ... More >>
It's Day Three of Sandy's aftermath and, needless to say, New York is still swamped with flooding, power outages, displaced residents and, most importantly for commuters, public transportation shutdowns. We are told that it will take a few days for the City to be up and running like her old, pr ... More >>
For the third time this month, a New York school bus driver is accused of driving a bus drunk.The latest allegedly tipsy driver is 47-year-old James Sommer, of Massapequa. At the time of his alleged DWI, Sommer was transporting 29 seventh graders on a field trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ... More >>
Several New York pols are pushing to have breathalyzers installed in every school bus in the entire state. You might be thinking, "does New York really have a drunk bus driver problem?" Well, yeah, it does.In the last two weeks, two school bus drivers have been accused of driving a bus while drunk. ... More >>
There's an advertisement on the subways that you might have seen. It describes a project in the works - the largest public works extravaganza in the country - known as East Side Access: a portal from Grand Central Terminal that will outsource time and trains from Penn Station. As the sign says, "Com ... More >>
At the beginning of the month, Runnin' Scared mentioned that Nassau County police officers were getting a grant for the month of May to ramp up the amount of police officers on the lookout for drunk drivers. Looks like it came just in time for the holidays - what perfect timing.Over the pa ... More >>
"Skippy the Raccoon"Sometimes an Adorable Animals in Trouble post just writes itself. Such it is for this darling story, in which a hungry raccoon in Long Island put his head in a jar of delicious peanut butter, and then could not get it out. (This happened to a relative of ours once.) A natu ... More >>
Hurricane "Snooks."Labor Day weekend isn't looking to be the last-hurray-of-summer-sunshine affair its supposed to be, with Hurricane Earl ready to very literally rain on the plans of anyone about to have one last blowout before calling the summer off. And it looks like the Jersey Shore -- wh ... More >>
The Long Island Railroad has been all kinds of messed up today: a switch problem and cable fire resulted in suspended service that now has only 60% of the trains that typically run out of Penn Station during Rush Hour moving commuters home tonight. Here's what you should know:
• BP (and dozens of other oil companies) were allowed to drill in the Gulf without getting required federal permits, "despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have." Also, scientists are saying the size of the spill has been underestimated, while ... More >>