Governor Andrew Cuomo owns a gun. To be specific, it's a shotgun that he keeps locked up in his Westchester home. He's admitted to this; regardless, since his inauguration, he's been strident on gun control, siding with Mayor Bloomberg on the need for more regulation in Albany and Washington. And th ... More >>
A new play from Francine Volpe
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
The term "fuel rationing" has a certain apocalyptic, Carter-esque connotation. But don't worry, we're not doing that here in New York City. Starting tomorrow, the Big Apple and surrounding counties won't be rationing fuel; they will be implementing their "temporary gasoline management plan" (read: f ... More >>
A few months back, Runnin' Scared covered what seems to be the biggest conundrum of the Big Apple: the fact that rents are higher than ever (averaging a solid $3,418 a month) yet no one is leaving the island. Actually, recent years have shown a huge increase in Manhattan newcomers, raising the ... More >>
New Yorkers do not take kindly to rejections. It's simply not in our street lexicon so our comprehension when we are deal with one is illogical, frustrated and persistently disobedient. Just watch anyone's reaction after a cabbie says no to taking them from the Village to Astoria at 2am.As Governor ... More >>
On the left, the Canadian-bacon-and-pineapple slice; on the right, the standard cheese slice. Note how the cheese pulls up from the tip in a dense indigestible mass. A gastronomic miracle occurred today when Ray's Famous Pizza reopened at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 11th Street in Greenwic ... More >>
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
Ladle of LoveAnother food truck has left Manhattan, and this time, the police have absolutely nothing to do with it.
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
Unique art is easy to find in New York City, but Bryan Lee Madden's pieces stand out in the crowded field. Madden uses Etch A Sketches to create his works, which run from fine art to cartoonish sketches, and are commissioned for friends and clients alike (email him if interested!). We got in ... More >>
If an earthquake were to hit the New York area, the reactor with the highest risk of damage is Reactor 3 at Indian Point in Westchester, New York, just 24 miles from the Bronx. "The suggestion is that of all the  power plants across the country, that the Indian Point power plant is most ... More >>
There's harmony among the boroughs, but chaos in the state senate thanks to one of Albany's "worst-kept secrets": Diane Savino, who represents Brooklyn and Staten Island, is dating Jeffrey Klein of the Bronx and Westchester. Page Six says the couple is "known as 'Klavino,' a la Brangelina" an ... More >>
He wants to roar as attorney general
Democrats are on the rise in New York, says the New York Public Interest Research Group, which released a report with all kinds of interesting political statistics today.
In that special assembly election in Queens we almost missed, former city councilmember David Weprin took the seat held by his brother and his daddy before him, 62 percent of the vote versus Bob Friedrich's 38 percent. Weprin's faces an election-election in November. And look, there were ot ... More >>
Sandi LuskA Bronx neighborhood lost the latest round in a legal fight against the city's Department of Homeless Services for quietly putting a homeless shelter in a new apartment building. Bronx State Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey D. Wright dismissed a lawsuit against the city agency lodged ... More >>
Since an emergency shelter dropped into a Bronx neighborhood without any local input in August, residents there beat the drum against the plan -- even stationing crowds outside of one of Mayor Bloomberg's campaign offices in the weeks leading up to the election. All the theatrics, the placard ... More >>
Fuck Buttons get their Fischer Price on. All photos by Kate GlicksbergFuck Buttons Bowery Ballroom Monday, November 2 When Animal Collective played a crammed, 16-years-old-and-up show for fans and industry-fucks at the Bowery Ballroom in January, I chanced to meet a chubby 17-year-old from ... More >>
Matt Marone and Frank Acosta will deliver a five dollar quart of organic milk in a glass bottle to your door, as long as your door is in Manhattan ($5 delivery charge, $15 minimum order). Acosta and Marone say the steep price Manhattan Milk charges is justified because they contract with Amis ... More >>
Do something, Dave, will ya?
Following up on our report of Shelly Silver gaming Governor Paterson to put his old LES friend, Jonathan Lippman, in the highest courts job in the state:The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct released a final determination today removing a Westchester judge who was elected in a 2005 cross ... More >>
Sibling rivalry. Daddy issues. Infidelity. Sidney Lumet crafts one hell of a melodrama
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