Posts tagged "new york city"

Ring In The New Year With This Ode To New York City

Love it or hate it, New York City might be the most romantic, mind blowing or worst date you'll have in 2014. Ring in the new year with Brooklyn songwriter Marc Smith's latest rocking love/hate ode that is the very embodiment of "it's complicated." This basically captures my entire vibe towards my home of the last…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 31, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Blind Man Falls On NYC Subway Tracks, His Service Dog Jumps Down After Him

There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on Tuesday when he fainted while standing on the 125th street platform and fell down onto the tracks. But, see, Cecil Williams is blind. So right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

Twerking On The Subway Tracks Is So Hot Right Now

Eat your heart out, Miley Cyrus. Anyone can hump Robin Thicke's Beetlejuice costume on a stage full of people. But it takes real cojones — and, um, possibly a death wish — to jump down on the tracks of the New York City subway system and twerk on the rails. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Here’s A Map Of Who’s Having The Most Sex In New York City

The internet is the land of over-sharing, and it appears that the interweb gods have now gifted us with one of the most useful over-shares of all: a nifty little map of which New York City neighborhoods are having the most sex. New Yorkers tend to be a little too obsessed with analyzing themselves, but this i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

This Fake “Lord Of The Rings” Subway Service Advisory Poster Isn’t All That Far From The Truth

Relying on the New York City subway system is sometimes like relying on a three-legged, one-eyed horse for all of your transportation needs. Trying to get from my apartment off the G train to a friend's apartment off the L train on a Saturday evening is a trip that should theoretically take 20 minutes, but…

By: Rachel Krause / October 29, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

Teen Carrying Dead Fetus In Bag Arrested For Shoplifting At NYC Victoria’s Secret

Today in Horrible Things I Would Rather Not Know: a 17-year-old girl was arrested  for shoplifting at a Victoria's Secret in midtown Manhattan yesterday and was carrying a dead fetus inside her bag. Two 17-year-old girls were pulled over by security guards inside the Victoria's Secret in Herald Square because they were seen stealing lingerie.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2013

NYC “Silver Man” Shares Some Words With A Security Guard

The "silver men" of Times Square and other such tourist hotspots have one job and one job only — to stand completely stationary, no moving, no blinking, like a statue, as droves of out-of-towners, some less affable than others, photograph, video tape, pose with, and otherwise dehumanize them. (And, no, that doesn't even begin to…

By: Rachel Krause / September 29, 2013

Jew Learn Something New Every Day: On Mitzvah Campaigns And “Bageling”

If you live in New York City, or if you've ever paid a visit to the fair metro during a Jewish holiday, there's a good chance you've witnessed this fairly common practice: an Orthodox Jewish man, or perhaps two or three, dressed in traditional garb, stands on a street corner, asking select passersby if they're…

By: Rachel Krause / September 26, 2013

NY Judge Allows Abortion To Be Used As Evidence In Custody Case

If a woman has had an abortion, does that means she's unfit for custody of her two children? That is what the lawyer for a high-powered investment banker appears to be arguing as she defends her client in family court. Manuel (John) Mehos, a Houston banking bigwig, divorced Lisa Mehos after six years of marriage…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

Cosmopolitan Blogger Anna Breslaw Masturbated On The Subway

All the jokes about going downtown just write themselves, don't they? When a man masturbates in public, it's creepy and it's criminal and women feel at best grossed out and at worst violated. When  a woman masturbates in public, it's .... a really funny article for Cosmoplitan?

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

The ’70s “Survival Guide” Pamphlet For Visitors To New York City

You know what they say about New York City: DON'T FUCKING GO. Or at least, that's what this "survival guide" from the '70s would like you to think. To be fair, the dirty, dangerous New York City of 1975 is worlds removed from the glossy, mostly manicured NYC of today (people even live in Brookly…

By: Rachel Krause / September 17, 2013

Sydney Leathers Showed Up To Anthony Weiner’s Campaign Party

The polls are closed! The votes are being tallied! And waiting out the results in the NYC mayoral primary race at Anthony Weiner's campaign party (probably outside, as I can't imagine she'd be allowed in) is none other than Sydney Leathers! Above, is the alleged photo evidence, posted to Twitter. On one hand, it could…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2013

Rad NYC Teacher Confronts Anthony Weiner About Sexting & Says Everything We Wish We Could Say

Well, this is awkward: Anthony Weiner got his ass handed to him on a platter by a New York City voter who thinks his lying, cheating self has no business running the city. Last week the bomb dropped that Weiner, who is running for mayor of NYC, carried on a sexting-and-phone-sex affair with a 22-year-old

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2013

We’re Madly Jealous Of Feminist Summer Camp For High School Girls

Summer camp is the quintessential summer experience for many, but at this Manhattan-based camp, there isn’t a campfire or s’more in sight. This is Feminist Camp. Created by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, the co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future, Feminist Camp aims to teach girls what being a feminist really means. Young wome…

By: Mary Odell / July 2, 2013

True Story: My Body’s Nobody’s Business But My Own

This weekend I was riding the A train, as I do nearly every day, and I received the first stranger comment about my weight in a long time. He had been sitting next to me for several stops and was talking to another girl with a stuffed Nintendo Mario character backpack near us, clearly trying…

By: Bevin Branlandingham / June 26, 2013

Two More Anti-Gay Attacks In New York City

On Monday in New York City, thousands of people marched in honor of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old man who was shot to death this weekend for being gay.  Protesters, which included the openly gay City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, shouted, "We're here. We're queer. Homophobia has got to go!" Yet across town, hate…

By: Sarah Gray / May 22, 2013

Gay Man Murdered In NYC’s West Village In Hate Crime On Friday Night

Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man, was murdered on Friday night in a hate crime that has rocked New York City's famously gay-friendly West Village. Carson was shot in the head with a .38-caliber revolver by ex-con Elliot Morales, 33, who yelled numerous gay slurs before the shooting. He's been charged with second-degree murder a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

First Person: I Helped Put A Wanted Man Behind Bars

Last Thursday, Frisky staffers noticed the sound of a police helicopter hovering above midtown Manhattan for what felt like at least an hour. We had no idea what they helicopter was looking for – until later that evening, when New York news reported on the manhunt for Nicolas Almonte, a Queens man who had walked…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 13, 2013

Serial Groper Gets Off Scot-Free, Because That’s How We Do

Oh, FFS, America. Last year, New York City was captivated by the tale of the good-looking, really well-dressed, white man — totally the kind of guy who want to bring home to your bubbe — who was sexually assaulting women in public. The man the tabloids called the "Gentleman Groper" was later fingered as a lawyer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2013