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The battle saw a variety of media and creative agencies pitting themselves against each other to see who could create the best large-scale Post-it mural. READ MORE »


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New Yorkers! Attention! Here is what you should do if you find yourself in peril of being disenfranchised at the voting box today. READ MORE »


Celebs

Celebrity stand-up is on the rise. With actor Robert De Niro recently trying his hand at the craft, next comes Baywatch and Barbed Wire star and Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson. What???

Yes you read that right, the 48 year old actress decided to try standup comedy on Thursday night as host of “Gotham… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Five women filed a lawsuit Thursday against New York’s tax department and its commissioner, Jerry Boone, in hopes of stopping the 4% “luxury tax” on feminine hygiene products. Margo Seibert, Jennifer Moore, Catherine O’Neil, Natalie Brasington, and Taja-Nia Henderson’s combined complaint cites that guidelines published by the taxation department in 1998 and 2014 classify tampons as “general merchandise.” READ MORE »


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New York City’s government has issued a set of guidelines protecting transgender individuals from discrimination. The guidelines elaborate on prior legal protections.

The new guidelines include misgendering, enforcing gender-specific dress codes, and barring access to gendered facilities under the definition of discrimination, effectively making the practices illegal. Employers in New York must alsoREAD MORE »


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New York’s cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted, “nymag.com #OFFLINE,” and sure enough, the entire New York website was down. READ MORE »


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The old urban myth of the alligator in the sewers of NY sort of came true yesterday but to a sad conclusion; An alligator that was found crossing a street on 9th avenue in Manhattan during rush hour died after being taken into custody.

Animal Care and Control of NYC said the three-foot… READ MORE »


Style

In this timelapse video, artist Pat Vale builds all of New York City in just under three minutes. In realtime, the drawing took a whole month.

[Travel Pulse]

[Laughing Squid] … READ MORE »


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Remember that explosion/fire/building collapse in New York City’s East Village neighborhood a little over a week ago? Two people lost their lives, a number of people sustained injuries, businesses were destroyed and residents were displaced. But forget about those unfortunate souls for a second, and instead focus on the harrowing tale of roommates Lucie Bauermeister,… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city… READ MORE »


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The New York Department of Health has proposed a new process by which transgender New Yorkers could change their sex on their birth certificates without having to get convertive surgery. Under the proposal, trans* citizens would only have to get an affidavit or affirmation from one of any number of healthcare professionals. City Councilman Cory… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

From now on, when people ask me what being single in New York City is like, I’m going to point them towards this video. The dude site Elite Daily profiled a creepy homeless dude named Joe. who proudly describes how he gets by on the cold, hard streets of NYC by stealing supplies like Red… READ MORE »


Style

The New York Attorney General’s office announced this week it has found “loss prevention officers” at Macy’s department store to have followed Black and Latino customers more often than white patrons. In response to these findings, Macy’s has agreed to a pay a $650,000 settlement, hire an independent monitor, and release an anti-racial profiling memorandum… READ MORE »


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Kids at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Summer Camp in Brooklyn have foregone the usual craft projects and campfire games of the season to spend their vacation learning the ins and outs of gentrification. It shouldn’t be such a surprise, since that seems to be all New Yorkers (and the writer of every obnoxious Williamsburg trendREAD MORE »


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Monday’s apprehension of accused child molester Charles Mozdir in New York City is owed not just to the brave police officer and two U.S. marshals who took bullets during the incident; the anonymous woman who recognized Mozdir on John Walsh’s show CNN “The Hunt” and immediately called the police also should be heralded as a… READ MORE »


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This weekend, police in Brooklyn, New York, busted some folks who were grilling on the sidewalk — which, I didn’t know until reading this New York Daily News article, is illegal. But a “melee” broke out, with several of the parties resisting arrest. Now there are photographs being distributed by a community advocacy group which… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

We are at odds in The Frisky’s office about the bouncy boob castle, which will appear at The Museum of Sex in New York City (incidentally, down the street from us) beginning June 26th. The Freudian wonderland is a creation of Bompas & Parr, London-based conceptual artists. Everyone but me wants to hop around on… READ MORE »


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New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with the five wrongfully convicted men who as teenagers were falsely accused and imprisoned for an attack on a jogger.

In 1989, a white female investment banker named Trisha Meili was brutally beaten and raped while jogging in Central Park at nighttime. Meili fell… READ MORE »


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