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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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | April 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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

Claire Hannum | April 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Emily May and Courtney Young | March 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 25, 2014 - 11:40 am

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…

Huffington Post Weird News | February 20, 2014 - 11:40 am

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Boycotts St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Gay Ban

New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will boycott the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in the nation, because  of the organizers’ ban on pro-gay…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 31, 2013 - 5:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 11:30 am

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…

Claire Hannum | November 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | October 29, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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,…

Rachel Krause | September 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | September 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2013 - 10:57 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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…

Rachel Krause | September 17, 2013 - 9:20 am
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