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  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Vehicle on Fire Reported in Midtown, Near Macy's [Updated]

    ​We're hearing reports that there's a school bus or another vehicle on fire at 35th Street and 7th Avenue, near Macy's. The Corcoran Group has Tweeted a photo, saying, "A truck is on fire outside Macys on 7th Avenue, sounds of explosions nearby." The FDNY tells us there is smoke in the area a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street: Live Updates From the March

    The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Much-Maligned MTA Provides Valuable Service for Rats and the Bladder-Challenged

    ​Everyone's been criticizing the MTA of late (and always) for upping fares and sketchily trying to make our unlimited MetroCards more expensive and limited. But it turns out you really can't say they never did anything for you. Per amNewYork, the philanthropic MTA has been busy helping out nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Carmine's Dies at the Age of 107

    The Jedi Foodie E./YelpR.I.P.​Carmine's, the Italian seafood restaurant that stood at 140 Beekman Street for 107 years, has closed. amNewYork reports that the South Street Seaport mainstay -- no relation to the Carmine's chain -- shuttered last Wednesday, reportedly because the owners didn't w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Latest "Take Back the" Cause Involves Lunch

    ​Well, if you're looking for a good cause but protesting BP or getting involved with PETA or, say, human rights or something seems a little excessive, you can always start a little closer to home. Like, with your lunch. The Energy Project, which "offers organizations and individuals a ground-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The MTA Is Now Selling the Random Crap You Left on the Subway

    ​Yesterday, NYC Transit started tweeting about all kinds of goodies -- including a divine 5" black and white Coby TV that probably weighs more than your flatscreen -- that have been left behind on trains and are now up for grabs. "All those iPods, cameras, jewelry and more is waiting for your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    The MTA Bought a Whole Lot of Boots, and They Are Ugly

    ​NYC Transit just spent $10,000-plus on a bunch of high-tech work boots (plus vests, safety glasses, and flashlights) for IT workers who "typically spend their days messing around computer servers, not walking the tracks," reports amNewYork.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    So, Are These the End Times? Signs Point to Maybe.

    ​Okay, people. There are some scary things going on in the world, things that make us an eensy bit concerned. I mean, hello ... Mayan Calendar? I Ching? Nostradamus? That Nicolas Cage movie? Nicolas Cage himself? We at Runnin' Scared have uncovered 10 reasons you may want to hold off on payi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    G-Train Riders Kinda Hating Life Right Now

    ​Oh, the G-train. If you talk to your typical rider, G stands for any number of things before it implies actually Getting you anywhere -- Grumpiness, aGgression, and Goddamn. is it not running this weekend, again? Pity the poor G-trainer because there's more where that came from. Per amNewYor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Down With Subway Swine, Says Blogger

    TrainPigsA pig in his native habitat.​Full disclosure: We hate it when people eat on the subway. It grosses us out even more than a subway bathroom, likely because we've never actually ventured into a subway bathroom, but we have seen multiple people eating multiple foodstuffs al tren. (If one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Subway Bathrooms Are Grosser Than Gross

    Just like at Mom's house.​If you've ever had to go -- like, really go -- while confined to the innards of the New York City subway system, you've gotten your own little private taste of hell. And if you haven't, the fearless hand-sanitizer-toting journalists at amNewYork have done the dirty wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    New Washington Square Park Bathrooms Eco- and Hookup-Friendly

    BKSK Architects LLP​It's bathroom day in New York City. No, that's not what we mean. But it's some kinda coincidence that on the same day that amNewYork reveals the results of its six-month adventure into the bowels of hell spelunking for the best (and mostly worst) places to relieve yourself ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010


    Will Betty White show up tonight?

  • News

    September 29, 2009

    How New York City's Seven Newspapers Are (Nearly) Surviving

    Print is undead—and NYC is the only city where you can still read all about it

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Who's That Girl? The Tabloids Meet "Kristen"

    As reported yesterday, the New York Times found "Kristen," a runaway and aspiring singer named Ashley Alexandra Dupre (nee Ashley Youmans). Random aside: we were chatting with folks in a coffee shop this morning, and the general consensus was that "Ashley Alexandra Dupre" is a far better call-girl n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Bloomberg's NYPD Detail Attacked on Train

    The NYPD sends out short press releases, known as "the sheets," to members of the press throughout the day, relating information about crimes the department deems newsworthy or has received media inquiries about. But sometimes the department doesn't say what exactly is newsworthy about the incid ... More >>

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    December 21, 2004
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    July 27, 2004

    Blank Check for Hudson Yards

    Hidden costs to the public of Bloomberg's West Side dreams