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  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    "Climate Change is Class War": Flood Wall Street Takes Over Financial District

    In a harder-edged follow-up to yesterday's massive People's Climate March, a couple thousand people took part in "Flood Wall Street" today; dressed in blue, they marched from Battery Park to the Financial District, staging a sit-in in the area around the Wall Street bull. At 2:30 p.m., two people ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    NYPD Cracked Down on Cyclists, Will Cops In the Bike Lane Be Next?

    Tuesday marks the last day of the NYPD's two-week long crackdown on cyclists, "Operation Safe Cycle." When it announced Operation Safe Cycle fourteen days ago, police said the sting would target "hazardous violations that create a danger for pedestrians and bicyclists: failure to stop at a red light ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Five Arrested During Citywide Marches Supporting Mike Brown, MO Teen Slain By Police

    In 90 cities around the country last night, demonstrators marched in what was dubbed National Moment of Silence 2014 to honor Mike Brown, the teenager killed in Missouri by police last week, as well as other victims of police brutality. The marches were organized online in just four days by Feminist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    New York State Governments Are One of the Most Frequent Requesters of Twitter Account Information in the World

    Last week, the Manhattan District Attorney's office subpoenaed Twitter, Inc. for any information the company might have pertaining to the identity of @bicyclelobby, a parody account created last year as a response to the ravings of Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    The Tweets of 4Knots Music Festival

    Saturday at the South Street Seaport and 4Knots Music Festival was magical. The sun was shining, Marnie the Dog's tongue was out, and Dinosaur Jr. damaged the hearing of everyone in attendance a tiny bit. Thanks for coming out and having a good time with us. And thanks for tweeting about your super ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Photos: The Macy's Fireworks Show Returned to the East River Tonight

    The annual Macy's Fireworks show returned to the East River tonight, after a five-year run of explosions over the Hudson. Brooklynite and Mayor Bill de Blasio worked on the campaign to move the show back, a decision that was announced in April. Photographer C.S. Muncy brings back these images of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    NYPD Encourages Everyone To Tweet Their Photos With the Cops, Things Go Predictably Awry

    When government agencies and social media meet in the beautiful golden field of Twitter, nothing can go awry, right? That timeless principle was demonstrated yet again this afternoon, when someone at the New York Police Department got a brilliant idea: encourage the citizenry to tweet their photos w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Pharrell and His Hat Celebrate A "Happy" SNL Birthday

    Last year may have brought about the global triumph of Mrs. Carter, the facepalm-inducing skeeviness of Robin Thicke and the tongue, cultural appropriation and subsequent redemption of Miley Cyrus, but Pharrell and his hat are the reigning pop juggernauts of 2014. He got Meryl Streep to shimmy at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Five Injured After MTA Bus Crashes Into Washington Heights Pizzeria

    An out-of-service northbound M5 MTA bus crashed into a pizza parlor in Washington Heights this morning, injuring at least five people, including the bus driver. The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. at Broadway and 154th Street; the photo you see above was taken by the NY Scanner Twitter account af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Badass 16-Year-Old Parkourist Justin Casquejo Climbs One World Trade Center

    11:27 am: This post has been updated throughout. One World Trade Center has a security system estimated back in 2008 to cost at least $20 million (a figure that has since doubled to $40 million) -- "a state-of-the-art integrated security system that includes closed-circuit television, coupled with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Doppelgangaz: "We Hold Dipset Near and Dear to Us"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] After dropping the marvelous HARK last year, the Doppelgangaz have opened their 2014 account with this week's 11-track Peace Kehd project. It's another fine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    New York Times Reporter Rescues Mostly Frozen Turtle Outside Alleged Cockfighting Den

    The animals of Woodhaven, Queens had a pretty exciting few days. First, a team of state and local police, led by the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, busted up an alleged cockfighting ring, right before a Saturday-night bout. Hens and roosters were rescued from a basement in Queens, a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Joins Twitter, Follows No One

    Now that New York City's new (and old) police commissioner, Bill Bratton, has settled into his role, he is wasting no time checking the important things off his to-do list. 1) Address command staff at Compstat. 2) Tweet about it.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2013

    Rightbloggers Prove They're No Sissies By Supporting Duck Dynasty, Beating Up Pajama Boy

    Consider a traditional conservative with the traditional conservative attitude toward gay people (briefly, "grooot, ah hates me a faggot"). Times have turned hard for him; gay marriage is sweeping the nation, and it's no longer considered cool to harsh on homosexuals. Through all the recent gay wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    The Castle Braid vs. Occupy Bushwick Fight Has Devolved Into a Highly Entertaining, Possibly Fake Twitter Brawl

    For months, there's been a battle raging in Bushwick between Castle Braid, a pricey condo building "custom-built to enable the artist," as their website puts it, and Occupy Bushwick, who accuse Castle Braid of failing to provide affordable housing, despite receiving a generous tax abatement that req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Uber Delivers Kittens to Newsrooms Around New York

    You may have heard that Uber is promoting their product with #ICanHazUberKitten day. No? Then allow us to explain the Internet's latest abomination thing: The mid-to-high-priceed digi-car service is ferrying kittens from office to office all day to promote its services and raise money for the ASPCA. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    New Jersey Marries First Same-Sex Couples in Midnight Ceremonies Held Across the State

    There was a three-tier cake, white roses, and champagne on hand Monday morning at Newark City Hall, where Mayor Cory Booker married some of the state's first same-sex couples shortly after the stroke of midnight. A state court officially recognized the right for same-sex couples to marry in Septembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Wojciech Braszczok, Cop Busted in Biker Beatdown, Wasn't Undercover on the Internet

    On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Post published a story chock full of details about Detective Wojciech Braszczok, the off-duty NYPD officer who was arraigned earlier that day on riot and criminal mischief charges. But the October 9 Post story barely scratches the surface of the information Bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Mayoral Candidate John Finan Has The Weirdest Twitter in the Game

    The big show may be all about Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota, but there's a third party candidate whose Twitter game is far more entertaining. John Finan is an independent candidate for mayor whose Internet ramblings are, if nothing else, a breath of fresh air in campaign season highly sensitized to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Win Tickets to Big Sean's Super Duper Extra Secret Album Release Show

    Kendrick "Best Verse" enabler and undisputed champion of the ass pun Big Sean is dropping an album next week, Hall of Fame. Along with it, naturally, a super secret album release concert/party is scheduled to take place the night of the 27th. Very secret. Like, we could get in trouble just telling y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    He Will Tweet 4 U: How Prince Proved He Has a Sense of Humor

    For a while, tweeters and Purple Rain fans had nothing more than the the hilarious and surprisingly accurate parody account of the artist formerly known as the artist formerly known as Prince that locked in the appropriate handle PrinceTweets2U. But on August 13, the account for Prince's band 3rd Ey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Scrap Metal Fire Rages Through The Night at Sims Metal Management in Jersey City

    Late Monday night firefighters began battling a massive blaze that broke out around 10pm at Sims Metal Management, a recycling plant in Jersey City. "The fire was reported at 22:54, and actually we received our first report of it from the Coast Guard," said Bob McHugh, spokesperson for the Jersey C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Taxi Cab Jumps Curb in front of 30 Rock, Severing A Woman's Legs and Injuring One Other Victim

    A taxi cab jumped the curb in front of 30 Rockefeller Center at approximately 11:30 a.m. FDNY has confirmed that at least one victim, listed as 23 years old in numerous reports, lost at least one leg in the crash.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Mr. Len's Guide to Surviving a Catfish Situation and a Zombie Apocalypse

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Mr Len recently released The Marvels of Yestermorrow, a project that he guarantees is "the most comedy you'll get from an instrumental record ever." On the basis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Big Rock Breaks Down His Porn Name and Mustache Game

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Big Rock (who you might also know as Rockness from Heltah Skeltah) has just signed a deal with the WAR Music label to release his solo debut long-player later th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Reader: Hopefully the List of the 10 Best Breweries in NYC Is in Random Order

    Almost as soon as we published our list of the 10 best breweries in NYC(-ish) last week, a number of this city's craft beer aficionados took to the comments section and Twitter to discuss our ranking order and point out omissions they perceived as particularly glaring.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    New Visualizations of the Geography of Twitter Use in New York City

    If you ever wanted to know the places in New York City with the largest number of people standing on street corners, eyes glazed over, tapping out 140 characters about last night's Game of Thrones, look no further. Twitter data scientist Nicolas Garcia Belmonte has developed topographical maps of Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    NY Politicians On Zimmerman Verdict: We're Pissed Too

    On Saturday, a Florida jury shocked the nation by acquitting George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death teenager Trayvon Martin. In New York City, politicians and candidates for office made sure voters heard their opinions of the verdict loud and clear.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2013

    Everyone at 4Knots Music Festival Loved 4Knots Music Festival: A Twitter Synopsis

    Call us biased, but this year's 4Knots Music Festival was--by far, without a doubt--THE GREATEST DAY OF FREE MUSIC EVER. The weather was phenomenal, the crowd was enthusiastic, the bands were all great and absolutely no one pissed on the bathroom-less VIP ship the Peking. And it seems like many of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Brooklyn Rapper DyMe-A-DuZin Wonders: Would Biggie Be Making Trap Rap?

    Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Brooklyn-based rapper DyMe-A-DuZin is currently capitalizing on the success of his great Portrait of Donovan mixtape. He recently dropped a flick for "Father's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Chrisette Michele Wants You to Propose to Her on Vine

    Newly Brooklyn-based R&B chanteuse Chrisette Michele released her fourth studio album last week. Titled Better, the project is headed up by the sultry slow-jam single "A Couple Of Forevers." As she gears up to smile for the cameras for the album's promotional push, we asked Michele about some of her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Prodigy of Mobb Deep Drank More Than a Swimming Pool's Worth of Hennessy In the '90s

    Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. "The Albert Einstein album sounds like the future of hardcore music," says Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy about his collaborative full-length project with the produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Breitbart.com Takes on Cooper Union Protests, Complains About Dumbing Down of America

    A refreshing take on the Cooper Union occupation today from Breitbart.com: The students, alumni, and other folks protesting the school's decision to charge tuition are "multiculurists [sic] with a political agenda" and "dream of a Spolied Brat [sic] Socialist Utopia."

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Four Basic Rules for Anthony Weiner Now That He's Back on Twitter

    After a few months off the Twitter grid (for good reason), former Congressman Anthony Weiner returned to the social network yesterday with a fresh, new account. And that might've been done for a few reasons. Maybe he's finally stopped having night terrors of tweets gone terribly wrong. Maybe he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    How to Become a #Time #Magazine #Power #Tweeter

    Today, Time Magazine published its annual list of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds (in the world!). The list is full of cultural tastemakers, newshounds and celebrities -- but it seems to missing something. That's right, it's missing you. You didn't make the list, despite your tireless dedication to Twitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    When Not Making Rap Hits, Harry Fraud Surfs With Manatees and Rocks Out to Sublime

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Hit man Harry Fraud dropped his new Adrift project yesterday, which the hip-hop producer has teased on Twitter to be a mix of "stuff you may have heard and stuff ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Watch the Men of Parks and Rec 'Waft Their Food'

    And here we thought we'd learned all of Tom Haverford's food lessons already. Not so. While last night's Parks and Rec highlighted the meat and vegetable expertise of Ron Swanson and Chris Traeger, it was Aziz Ansari's Tom who reminded us to only eat our food "from the front" and always avoid mini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Food Lineup at Governors Ball 2013

    One of the best things about summer is music festivals. One of the best things about music festivals is the massive pit dedicated to food, usually of the artisinal kind. Governors Ball, a three-year-old music festival not to be confused with Wolfgang Puck's menu for the party of the same name, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Wolfgang Puck Shows Off the Governor's Ball Menu

    Inaugural Balls are so last week. Next on the gala circuit is Governor's Ball, the swanky Academy Awards after party, featuring 1,500 of the Academy's closest friends. Yesterday Chef Wolfgang Puck previewed the menu he's been working on for the annual affair and spoke with Entertainment Tonight abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Where Am I Eating That Resolution-Breaking Brunch? Hint, Hint

    Here's a hint: Those berry-filled pancakes came from the griddle of an intensely-seasonal Park Slope kitchen. The menu at this sweet Brooklyn spot is constantly rotating -- so go there soon, as the crepe fillings will change -- but the atmosphere is always cool and casual. Need another hint? Find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Twitter Has Ruined the Art of the Musician Feud

    Remember when musician fights used to be interesting--or at least memorable for more than two minutes? It's hard to imagine as we expend Twitter scrolling energy on Azealia Banks v. Angel Haze, Gaga vs. the Osbournes, Deadmau5 vs. Madonna, and the rest of the noise. Yet unbelievably, there was a tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    See a Parks and Rec-Themed Food Poster: Tom Haverfoods For Your Wall

    If you're an Aziz Ansari fan (and, if you're not, watch this), then you probably know that the comedian is also very into food. His Park's and Rec character, Tom Haverford, is also a gourmand and regaled audiences a few years back with his epic food abbreviations monologue.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    London Calling Brooklyn at Dear Bushwick; Chinese by Way of Peru at Chifa

    This week, Tejal Rao checks in at a "spot of warmth" on the otherwise gloomy Wilson Avenue, Dear Bushwick. Having previously honed her skills at Goat Town, chef Jessica Wilson offers "English-inspired dishes with American ingredients" and assures us that "this is the sort of simple, seasonal food th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Get Super Drunk and Play a Power Dreidel Drinking Game Before Hanukkah is Over

    Tonight marks the seventh night of Hanukkah and, if you've been observing the holidays, you're probably ready to do something other than marvel at lights and pretend like you wanted those socks. But it's Friday! And before you pack up the menorah, make like a Maccabee and play Power Dreidel. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    How to Make the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium

    Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Veronica Lake, Danny Bowien. Recognizable names? Sure. Blond New Yorkers? You bet. (Looks like you're one of us now, Danny.) Lighten up your drink order this holiday with the Blonde Manhattan from Lilium in Union Square. Being served as a tribute to the 79th annivers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #6

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #4

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #2

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2012

    Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #1

    Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah - and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose ... More >>

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