NYPD: Videos of knockouts circulating online did not originate in New York. On Wednesday, Ray Kelly told reporters the NYPD had assigned extra officers to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood after at least seven attacks were reported, each fitting a similar profile. A single victim, targeted by a ... More >>
Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.
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Yes, you read that correctly. Yesterday, it was discovered in a New York Times exclusive that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg would be making a $350 million donation to John Hopkins University - the Hizzoner's alma mater where he apparently ruled the frat circuit. With this amount, Mr. Bloomberg has don ... More >>
Next week, the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. As most of these things go, the three-day extravaganza will be a rallying call to the party's base. Along with business leaders and Democratic figures, one of the keynote speakers will be Corey Booker, the Mayo ... More >>
The apricot version at Brooklyn Kolache Co. After high school in Dallas I went to college in Austin, so for the first couple of years I hitched rides between the two places several times a year. For UT students, there were several popular stopovers on the four-hour ride, including a little bakery ... More >>
It's the time of year for office pools and for articles about what's wrong with college basketball in general and the March NCAA tournament in particular. Most of the arguments for both are covered by Steve Wieberg in Friday's USA Today. "Attendance, a key vital sign in any sport, is slipping in c ... More >>
The L train = happy by day, happier at night. Making us happy today is a project called HappyStance, recent winner of Hack Day and "a mashup of Twitter geo-location API data and sentiment analysis research," reports the New York Times. Essentially, it's an app, created by Jeff Larson, Al Shaw ... More >>
Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies. Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or CLASS, has been cut from the health care bill signed by Obama in 2010. The program relied on monthly premiums and would offer protection to those who signed up. CNN reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ... More >>
At first glance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. might seem like a gimmick--two guys in racing suits capitalizing on a name-brand stock-car-racing dynasty. Upon listening, however, it's clear their particular type of indie pop is anything but a stunt; the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott co ... More >>
Pretty much all the New York papers are covering the latest MTA HORROR: This time, a door that didn't close on a Metro-North train running from New Canaan, Connecticut, to Grand Central Station. It was open nearly all the way from 125th Street to GCT! Somebody might have gotten hurt! (We presume the ... More >>
via Columbia.eduIt's a bad week for Columbia University, what with the bust of five of its students for selling $11,000 worth of drugs to undercover cops, and now...this. Via DNA Info, poly-sci professor David Epstein was charged yesterday for having a three-year sexual relationship with his ... More >>
The motto for those good Google guys out in Mountain View, CA. is "Don't be evil," but Bloomberg News today details how that pledge stops somewhere short of their tax returns. Bloomberg's Jesse Drucker explains how the world's most successful Internet search engine manages to cut its tax rate ... More >>
For real, we're not even kidding: According to groundbreaking new research from Stanford and City University, adults who have Internet access are "much more likely to be in romantic relationships" than adults without Internet access. Good to know. Also, good for Craiglisting your Missed Conne ... More >>
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Apparently, people are actually reading those little signs. Calorie posting skeptics, be damned: Mayor Bloomberg's office wants us to know that there's a study, from a bunch of people at Stanford, that says that New York calorie postings have indeed made a difference in how many calories peop ... More >>
The short editorial Joan Didion read at the Brooklyn Book Festival back in September, about the upcoming election, is now online at Salon. It joins James Wood's piece in the New Yorker last week in examining the basic language out of which the two presidential campaigns have constructed their respec ... More >>
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