We were all new to New York at some point. Plenty of you no doubt took your first gulp of air in the maternity ward at Bellevue Hospital. But this list isn't for you. Many of us, including most here at the Voice, immigrated from elsewhere. We came in droves from the West Coast and the heartland. Fro ... More >>
Biathlon is the most badass of Olympic sports, winter or summer: rifle-toting cross-country skiers, weaving through trees, shooting from flat on their stomachs, and "atoning" for the shots they miss with extra laps or added time. It's the only sport that could, conceivably, have been adapted for the ... More >>
A committee formed by police commissioner Ray Kelly to look into the accuracy of the city's crime numbers finally released its report yesterday in an abruptly called press conference at police headquarters. The committee was created in January, 2011, and the report was initially supposed to be comp ... More >>
We've been hearing whispers of this for months, but today New Yorkers' ability to tweet in transit expanded dramatically. Governor Cuomo has formally announced that 30 subway stations are getting wireless voice and data service, putting the grand total of stations with WiFi capability at 36. "This ... More >>
Yesterday, we published the first part of our conversation with John Brousseau, a 32-year veteran of Scientology's "Sea Org" who escaped from the church's International Base east of Los Angeles in 2010. In our first part, Brousseau described his work in the Tom Cruise household with Katie Holmes an ... More >>
Subway fares might be going up, The MTA's capital plan might be funded by debt, and the city's mass transit lines might be overrun by rats but hey, commuting in New York might not be all bad. Boingo and Transit Wireless will start hooking up wifi in the city's subway stations over the next five yea ... More >>
At the pinnacle of the social network's success, its critics are busy building its replacements
Alert: You need a new phone.Today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Office of Emergency Management will be sending out texts that say "Severe Alert" or "Extreme Alert." This would be frightening, perhaps even terrifying, but, not to worry, this is only a test! In partnership with the Department ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 2011 American Music Awards, the annual salute to the most popular popular music that exists in the American wild this year. While Lady Gaga and Adele and Beyoncé are absent, this year's show apparently has one performance that will cost $500,000 to pul ... More >>
The MTA has released the full list of 31 subway stations that are in line to get cell phone service. It already exists in some subway stations for AT&T and T-Mobile customers, as you may have noticed if you've already fantasized about snatching some loudmouth's phone away and throwing it on the trac ... More >>
Well, the much anticipated (or feared) cell service on subways is here, at least on certain subway platforms around New York City and, some are reporting, even in the friggin' tunnel. As of today, the cell pilot is live at the A, C, E at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street; the L at Eighth Avenue a ... More >>
Brianna and Gabriella almost escaped from Staten Island. But MTV pulled the plug on the original Jersey Shore
Strange bedfellows.And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>
Will It Have Number Munchers?Steve Jobs surprised the crowd and received a standing ovation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco today. It was thought Apple COO Tim Cook would fill in for the reportedly ailing Jobs, but the Turtlenecked One was there to announce the release ... More >>
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
If your dream of the future involves constant wireless connectivity and the ability to Tweet or text or update your Facebook status from, like, anywhere, your dream is nigh. The MTA has approved a licensing agreement to construct "a state-of-the-art, multi-carrier wireless commercial network" ... More >>
Thanks to Bush and Obama, the National Security Agency now knows more about you
Cabbies get taken for a ride by the taxi commission, so you don't.
A new book on Giuliani provides a needed corrective to the worship of false idols
High-tech, high-level wheeling and dealing makes all of us fare game
R&b hitmakers attack with precision, be they vulgar or merely lonely.
Hip-hop boybands dress up kiddie-pop in grown-up clothes, except when butt-naked in the classroom
Nashville hunks appropriate past and confuse bystanders
Americans love to votefor pop singers, soft drinks, or World Series predictions
Protesters spend real bucks, save real headaches with text messaging
Up the stairsa kitchen, a blonde, and no more erectile dysfunction!
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