"What type of cellphone do you have, what carrier is it and what's your favorite app?" At 7:30pm, after media and tech folk scrambled into the Museum of the Moving Image off 35th Avenue in Astoria, the NYC Tech Forum began. Hosted by Coalition for Queens--a non-profit organization that promotes the ... More >>
Last week many Americans discovered that their government is spying on them. We are not sure how many of them had a hunch such a thing was happening, though since 9/11, the signing of the Patriot Act, and various government snooping stories, we would guess the number to be very high.
Many rightblog ... More >>
Ordering tuna tartare with a new TV-based appIf you prefer to suck on the Taco Bell sauce packs that have been on the coffee table for months rather than to interrupt 30 seconds of TV to order in, Fork in the Road has some good news for you.Delivery.com and Verizon have announced a partnersh ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.
The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds.
Neither government officials nor God' ... More >>
Maybe we can only speak for ourselves, but it feels like modern brains and eyes fail to even register the existence of payphones, let alone their functionality. Nonetheless, the New York Public Interest Research Group's Straphangers Campaign, which advocates for transportation improvements, c ... More >>
Suck it.We enjoy visiting the Dirt Candy blog on occasion, as Amanda Cohen almost inevitably always has something amusing to say, whether it's about attendees of the New York Wine & Food Festival or girls who can't cook. Fortunately for us and unfortunately for her, her latest update is no ex ... More >>
via EngadgetThe long-awaited day has finally come. Verizon has announced they'll start selling the iPhone early next month. Preorders start February 3. The phone will cost you $199.99 with a 2-year contract. It's expected that as many as 13 million iPhones may be sold by Verizon in the first ... More >>
The MTA didn't forget about that cell service on subways that they've been talking about for so long. Yes, true, even though July brought the "green light" for Transit Wireless to proceed with making the networks happen, lack of funding kind of stagnated things. But it's on...again! AT&T and ... More >>
You know, the legendary dance club on West 18th Street, which has been sitting there since it closed in 2007, anxiously trying to court new life--any new life.
According to my writer friend Scott Gantkin, who works in the area:
via New York TimesThe new New York City ad campaign (because we want people to come here, right? Right?) launching this week promises that the more you see, the more you'll be, and since New York is positively riddled with things to see, seeing them means you'll be quite a lot. In support of ... More >>
When was the last time you used a phone book? The paper one. Yeah, me neither.
The New York Times is reporting today that Verizon has "asked regulators on Friday to allow it to end the annual delivery of millions of White Pages to all of its customers in New York," saving 5,000 tons of pape ... More >>
Since December, three men have been entering T-Mobile and AT&T stores all over New York City and stealing display phones. They cut security cords, pocket the phones, and flee on foot. During at least one of the 17 or more incidents, a knife has been displayed and a security guard has been ass ... 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 >>
Yesterday, NYU senior Jesse VanDusen introduced his grudge match for the ages: pitting the dating advice of 16th century courtier Baldassare Castiglione against the notorious 'Pick-Up Artists' of our own day. As yesterday's episode concluded, VanDusen was about to move in for his first attemp ... More >>
Jeffrey Fisher is accused of making unambiguous threats (e.g. "there are bullets now aimed at the mayor's head everywhere," "Tell Commissioner Kelly he is dead") on the lives of Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. He placed the calls to 911 and made them between May 12 and last ... More >>
Italian-American heritage groups and residents of the Jersey shore are threatening boycotts over a new reality series, Jersey Shore, which MTV is promoting as a look at nine of the "hottest, tannest, craziest Guidos" displaying big hair, good abs, and various forms of lack of continence in a ... More >>