In 2003, police officers received a tip from an anonymous caller for a "large animal" that was biting people in Harlem. The NYPD narrowed down the search to Antoine Yates's apartment and, when they arrived on the scene, the "large animal" turned out to be a 400-pound Bengali tiger. Oh, and an alliga ... More >>
No this isn't a real snake. It's 100% cake. Baker Francesca Pitcher, of the UK's North Star Cakes, posted about the cake on her Facebook page on July 29 and it has since gone viral, doubling her Facebook likes in less than a week.
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Seriously.We didn't include snakes, specifically, in yesterday's run-down of most terrifying urban wildlife, but apparently we should have. Put this in the category of Sewer Lizard and raise the threat level to High, 'cause a man in the Bronx stumbled to his bathroom last night to find a thre ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Aaron WojackBrooklyn's Callers make an indescribable, codeine-ready micro-ruckus that straddles some downtown-via-Bedford line between grandiose indie rock gestures, art-jazz slither, dusty folk, an ... More >>
There's a recurring theme that keeps popping up on our radar, and we're going to have to go ahead and mention it for all sorts of reasons, but mostly because, after thinking about it long and hard and engaging in a vigorous session of Rock-Paper-Scissors with Foster to finally settle the issu ... More >>
Crime is reportedly down, so does that mean there are fewer criminals? Maybe criminals are just getting more stupid. Two co-winners of the just-announced 2009 Darwin Awards — "Honoring those who improve the species . . . by accidentally removing themselves from it!" — are evidence. U ... More >>
This Fifth Avenue spot brings a mixed bag of real Southwestern food to New York
Credit: Thomas J Hartnett The Mountain Goats TLA/Philadelphia November 7 For the moment, the Mountain Goats seem to be skewing into power-trio territory. My comment on this is no comment. Setlist: With Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster: Have to Explode Heretic Pride The Mess Inside New Zion Moon Ove ... More >>
Photographer Pieter Hugo captures a strange, roving menagerie
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.
Our intrepid reporter returns to Texas to sample the real thing