Kids: They're dumb! If you want to explain anything to them, you'll need to do it in very, very simple terms. Adults are dumb too! Or misinformed, or just confused, and sometimes they need things explained to them in simple terms too. That is the basic premise of the popular subreddit "Explain Like ... More >>
And we're back! Sort of. After a glorious holiday break, we were eager to return and give you a rundown of the best and most inexpensive happenings around town. And then this blizzard happened. But, wait, you're in luck! The entire city has not shut down. There's still plenty of cool events going on ... More >>
And I found out about it while playing Bingo! I joined Murray Hill and Linda Simpson in calling Bingo numbers last night at the Hotel Chantelle to help raise money for the Ali Forney Center. (Their drop-in center was devastated by the hurricane, so granny's board game came to the rescue, all hepped ... More >>
Beach Boys YouTube wormholes can take many paths, from sunshine-draped reveries to sudden decisive turns towards the seriously depressing. But no clickbait-enhanced listicle of questionable Mike Love sartorial/dance/aesthetic moves, horrifying Brian Wilson zombie moments, made-for-TV movies, or John ... More >>
Celebrate World Water Week (March 19-25) by participating in the UNICEF Tap Project. Restaurants this week will ask customers to donate $1 or more for the tap water they drink while dining, and donate all proceeds to the program. Here's a list of participating restaurants. Monday: The American Ins ... More >>
According to forbes.com. (10) Meryl Streep $10 million per picture. What???? She should make that just for waking up. (9) Sandra Bullock $15 million. I bet she'd trade all that in for one normal man. (8) Cameron Diaz. $18 million. I guess there's something about Mary.
Though Richard Blaise is busy parlaying his Top Chef victory into a stint shilling for the National Pork Board, some of his fellow reality show survivors are lending their names and food to a more philanthropic endeavor.
Ladies, ladies, ladies. It's time to dig deep for that Chelsy Davy impersonation and maybe freshen up your roots, because a real, live prince is in town this weekend. And even though he's only third in line for the throne and has, to be fair, exhibited some behavior perhaps ill suiting the cr ... More >>
Carnegie Hall photo via wallyg's photostreamSo, of the $189,793 worth of proceeds Carnegie Hall will take in if Sunday's Haiti fundraiser--featuring the world-beating pianist Lang Lang, conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, and Wyclef Jean--sells out compl ... More >>
When asked "sparkling, still, or ice?" we always reply, "tap!" New York is lucky to have tasty, refreshing water -- plus, it's free and doesn't come swaddled in wasteful packaging. But now you have an even better reason to choose l'eau de New York.
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
So over the long weekend, Wyclef Jean gave both a press conference and a personal statement via YouTube, defending his foundation, Yele Haiti, and the fundraising it did in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti last Tuesday. In the video statement, Jean said he was "disgusted" with the ... More >>
nypress.comGive at the bar.The Washington Commons may not be a destination bar for anyone outside of Prospect Heights, but it's a go-to for the locals. And it, too, wants to help Haitians in need of aid following last week's devastating earthquake.
Shaya Boymelgreen can get you a room with a view.New York, circa 2005 -- the building boom is transforming neighborhoods like Williamsburg, DUMBO, and the Financial District. During that period, Shaya Boymelgreen and his partner, diamond magnate Lev Leviev, built condos faster than just ab ... More >>
It was interesting to see the Times pounce so viciously on a recently published memoir, saying that it was filled with inaccuracies, and that it was yet another example of the troubling trend of publishers trying to pass off fiction as fact. In this case, it was today's Times sports section that evi ... More >>
The Voice catches up with the author of A Long Way Gone
A footnote to the Voice cover story, which probed the veracity of some of Ishmael Beah's claims, in the celebrated memoir “A Long Way Gone”: Beah describes an incident in which six teens were killed in a brawl in a refugee camp after two rival factions of child soldiers were placed in the same ... More >>
A celebrated memoir threatens to blow into a million little pieces
You should already know the answer to the world's most obnoxious question. ("Sparkling or still?") Tap. Thanks. This week, March 16-22, these restaurants will ask you to donate one dollar for the delicious NYC water you usually drink for free. Each dollar will provide clean drinking water to a chil ... More >>
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