Posts tagged "new york city"

Watch The NYC Skyline Come To Life In This Timelapse Film

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]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2015

Just Look At These Assholes: Obnoxious 20-Something Divas Sue City For $20 Million Each Following East Village Building Collapse

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,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2015

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015

New York City Wants To Make It Easier For Trans* Individuals To Change Their Birth Certificates

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

Sleazy Homeless Dude Uses NYC Women For Sex And A Place To Crash

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 15, 2014

Macy’s To Pay $650K Settlement Over Racial Profiling

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2014

Kids Can Go To Gentrification-Themed Summer Camp Now

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 trend

By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

Alleged Girlfriend Turns In Suspected Child Molester After She Sees Him On A CNN Crime Show

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2014

NYPD Accused Of Using A Chokehold On Pregnant Black Woman

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2014

This Bouncy Boob Castle Is Someone’s Freudian Dream

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 o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

The “Central Park Five” Settle With New York City For $40 Million

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2014

Four Women Busted For Strip Club Roofie/Blackmail Scheme

A heart surgeon, a hedge fund manager, a financial manager, and a lawyer walk into a bar …

But nope, this is not a joke: these four men have all been victims of a convoluted extortion plot. Usually when you read about someone being blackmailed with incriminating photos, it’s a woman who i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 2014

RIP Society: This Ice Cream Sundae Costs $25,000

TablehoppingNY just released a list of  the most expensive dishes in New York City and I am honestly disturbed that anyone would pay $25,000 for an ice cream sundae. Like a twisted version of the glow-in-the-dark figurine at the bottom of your Frosted Fruit Loops, the $25K sundae at Serendipity 3 sits on top of a…

By: Sophie Leon / June 10, 2014

6 Reasons You Need To See “Obvious Child”

It’s not often that I endorse dragging your butt to go see a movie in the theater. Tickets cost as much as a cocktail, theatergoers are rude, the floors are sticky, and you can watch pretty much anything you want on Netflix and Hulu now anyway. But really, go see “Obvious Child,” starring Jenny Slate,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

NYPD Will Stop Confiscating Condoms From Suspected Sex Workers

New York City’s mayor announced today that the police department will no longer confiscate unused condemns as evidence of prostitution. Sex workers rights advocates have long pointed out that the practice discourages people — especially those at risk of being profiled as sex workers by the police — from carrying condoms in the first…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

New York City Has Its Own Pop Up Cat Cafe Because Dreams DO Come True

Breaking, Earth-shattering news: New York City has its very own cat cafe.
The downside is that the cafe is a pop up, and it only lasts from today through Sunday, April 27. Cat food company Purina One launched the cafe to benefit North Shore Animal League, a Long Island rescue organization that the largest…

By: Claire Hannum / April 24, 2014

Cat Lady Craft Night Is My Actual Dream Come True

The heavens have opened and gifted us cat fanatics with a whole Saturday night dedicated to kitty-centered DIY projects. Cat Lady Craft Night is going down at the Brooklyn Craft Company in New York City this weekend and I will totally be there, presumably decked out in my favorite cat tights. This night of self-described “catlady…

By: Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors.

What’s the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority of offenders.

It’s a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators —…

By: Emily May and Courtney Young / March 9, 2014

Woman Gives Birth On NYC Sidewalk & The Local News Caught It All On Tape

On one hand, I do not envy this poor woman at all. Giving birth on NYC’s filthy sidewalk, right out in the open, with strangers — helpful though they may be — all around me? Shudder. Oh and how convenient, the local news is right there, ready to capture the whole thing on film! Eve…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2014

Old Douche Unearthed Near New York’s City Hall

Finding an old douche at New York City Hall isn’t breaking news. Finding a 19th-century feminine hygiene device is.

Archaeologists uncovered a 3-inch contraceptive artifact during a 2010 excavation along the north side of City Hall in Manhattan — but thought it was a spice grinder until this year, DNAinfo reports. Read more

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 20, 2014
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