In case you haven't heard (or maybe you did and blocked it out): Just in time for Mother's Day, Christina Crawford will descend upon the heart of Manhattan to tell even more harrowing stories about her late mama, the shoulder-padded menace Joan Crawford.
There's plenty of shit to dislike as well as like about the two parties involved in the lawsuit over the soda-size restriction set to go into effect in March. In the eyes of many New Yorkers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come off as an obsessive control-freak during his three terms as mayor. So, whe ... More >>
Neither of the above people. According to several major news channels, it's the same as the last President! And I haven't been so relieved since Snapple introduced Go Bananas! It means we won't have a leader who wants to overturn rights gained by women, gays, and gay women.
Luke RudkowskiThis guy hit a journalist last night.Hundreds of people marched through Manhattan last night to protest the mass arrests in Oakland the day before. In some ways, the action was a lot like many Occupy Wall Street marches that have come before -- chanting, weaving through neighbor ... More >>
Tina, Cher, Michael, Janet, Beyonce, Madonna, Gaga, Katy, and then some. They're all onstage at the Times Square Snapple Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street), every Friday and Saturday at 11 PM. And they're men! Even Michael! Icons is the D'Angora Entertainment-produced drag show which wa ... More >>
Ever wait so long for a food delivery that you start wondering if you could have made the Peking duck faster yourself? Well, I've found a restaurant that zips your order over to you faster than lightning -- and they get it right, too.
David_ShankboneA protester sleeping in Zuccotti Park.Police arrested protesters taking part in the Occupy Wall Street demonstration early this morning as the protest entered its fourth day. Participants said at least seven people were arrested, including several of the protest's leading spoke ... More >>
Wanh-wanh: a Wonka shop opens.Say it ain't so: Pop-Tarts World may not be much longer for this world. But fear not, kiddie-laden tourists in search of a completely corporatized snacking experience: the Wonka shop has made its debut in the Times Square Toys "R" Us.
Image via Daily NewsThe MTA has pulled ads featuring models' bikinied bottoms -- with the Georgi Vodka logo on them -- from some Brooklyn buses after members of the Hasidic community complained. Georgi Vodka producer Martin Silver was outraged, hiring Georgi bikini-clad models to protest in h ... More >>
Eight teaspoons of sugar make the agave go down.Although it's not one of the targets of his modified sugar-sweetened beverage tax, Governor Paterson may want to consider setting Smoothie King's Peanut Power Plus Grape "health" drink in his sights. The 40-ounce liquid gutbomb contains 1,498 ca ... More >>
The Bamboozle Meadowlands Parking Lot Saturday, May 1 The Bamboozle is the circus-themed mainstream punk/pop/whatever blowout where the line for Mrs. Field's ice cream and cookies dwarfs the one for $10 Miller Lites. It's the sunburn factory with a kid sporting an irony-free Snapple tattoo. A mor ... More >>
A Delancey Street displacement drama, in which both sides—Chinese families and new tenants—seem pretty clueless about each other.
Remember the "Pour on the Pounds" Department of Health ad warning New Yorkers that when they were pouring Coke and Snapple they were actually pouring fat? Well, DOH has followed through: now there's a TV ad showing a man drinking the fat. They also plop a repulsive mass on a plate to demonstrate ... More >>
"When the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will...then it's time to break our necks for home."--Annie Dillard After last night's loss in Citizen's Bank Park that staved off elimination for the Phillies, I realized that ... More >>
Vending machine politics
What may we expect of a third Mike Bloomberg term? Few people pay closer attention to city politics than Wayne Barrett, so he's your man for "A Bloomberg Score Card: The Mayor's Hits and Misses." He still thinks "the self-serving reversal of term limits was the greatest abuse of power I have ... More >>
The city agreed this weekend to pay a $250,000 settlement to 32 youngsters from Bushwick who, back in 2007, were rounded up and arrested while walking to a friend's funeral in broad daylight. The young people -- all Black and Hispanic, ranging from ages 13 to early twenties -- were walking peacefu ... More >>
The Inauguration approacheth! Last time we had one of these things, liberals complained of the cost, and conservatives defended it. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and we must expect it to kick. When conservatives kick, though, they give the ball plenty of spin. Donors to this year's Presidentia ... More >>
An agitprop video from the Israeli government. See the Forward's "YouTube Yanks Israeli Army Videos." Who would have guessed that, with the end of the disastrous Bush regime in sight, we would have been so gloomy on New Year's Eve 2008? You'd think this would be a time of celebration, or at lea ... More >>
An art world sprouts near Sunset Park, DUMBO be damned
Wong's first English-language foray is a minor confection
Not every City Council hearing features threats of legal action or a cackling city comptroller, but hey, contracting policy always generates high emotionsat least when someone's making $450 an hour on a no-bid deal. The deal in question is the $17 million no-bid contract the Department of Edu ... More >>
NY bag store takes brew instead of cash
Baby let's have a ficus leaf and a cranberry Snapple before Bush do something crazy
A billion-dollar city deal looms, and the French are leading the pack
City schools' new food plan fails to deliver
Let them eat stars: Pop-culture vultures circle the flesh of the semi-rich and famous on VH1
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