Posts tagged "new york city"

Sexy Shoe Shines: Because Everything Has To Be Sexy Now

Men! Why get a shoe shine when you can get a seXXXy shoe shine? That seems to be the theory behind Star Shine NYC, a new New York City shoe shine shop in the Financial District. At the "Hooters" of shoe shines, as some have called it, for $7, a buxom woma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

NYPD Sued By Woman For Sexual Assault, Harassment By Cop

The New York City Police Department is infamous for the controversial "stop and frisk" program, critiqued for how it is used for racial profiling.  This story, however, is more like stop and grope. According to NYMag.com, a Brooklyn woman, Latonya Ratcliff, 39, is suing the city after Officer Joseph Jette entered an apartment, where Ratcliff…
By: Sarah Gray / March 28, 2013

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign employs some of the most shameful tactics I have ever seen in the name of preventing teen pregnancy. These offensive ads (pictured after…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 20, 2013

Today’s Gross Politician: New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez Has A Thing For Underaged Girls

It wouldn't be a day at The Frisky if I didn't get to write about a sleazy politician! Today's subject: New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, a Democrat from Brooklyn. According to The New York Daily News, the 71-year-old complained to a fellow staff members about statutory rape laws in New York, because he thought hi…
By: Sarah Gray / March 12, 2013

Man Gropes Woman, Promptly Falls Into A Manhole

Karma's a bitch. Last night outside my apartment in New York City, the street was flooded with lights, sirens and a cherry-picker? Yes.  A cherry-picker, along with a host of emergency personnel, surrounded a gaping hole familiar (and clearly marked, for the record) to this stretch of sidewalk. Firefighters kept gawkers at bay and I asked…
By: Sarah Gray / March 5, 2013

Disney Video Games Shows They Know Exactly What It’s Like To Be A City Girl

The fabulous career as a fashion designer! The penthouse apartment! The closet filled with clothes! Oh, yes, Disney, this is exactly what being a "City Girl" is like.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2013

“Bad Barbies” Girl Gang Terrorizing The Bronx

There's a girl gang called the "Bad Barbies" in The Bronx who are an offshoot of a larger Latino gang throughout New York City. Hmm, ladies, this is not the sort of gender equality we support. [New York Post] The New York Times had an in-depth piece this weekend about the town of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

Two Men Filmed Getting Blowjobs On NYC Subway

Can we all just agree, as a society, no oral sex on public transportation? Kthx. Two couples were filmed on a New York City subway giving/receiving blowjobs in a very NSFW video posted on World Star Uncut. It's way too overacted to be real, in my opinion — or maybe I'm just not giving my…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2012

Dad Shows Up At Daughter’s High School, Swinging Chain, Yelling “Who’s F**king My Daughter?”

There's "overprotective" ... and then there's someone-get-Child-Protective-Services on the phone. The New York City dad who showed up at his daughter's high school, swinging a chain and padlock in the air while yelling "Who's fucking my daughter?!" is the latter.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2012

Not Even Serena Van Der Woodsen Can Abide This “Upper East Side Makeover” Video Game

If I was a rich girl ... I would play with eyeshadow all day? That seems to be the idea behind "Upper East Side Makeover," an online video game by Girl Games. The "game" — yes, I "played" it — involves such brain-twisting tasks as exfoliating skin and applying makeup. It's one of many "games"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2012

Subway “Love Conductor” Plays Underground Matchmaker With Strangers

Public transportation is good for many things, like watching the breeding habits of rodents and sharing the flu virus. But what about finding love?
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

The Soapbox: Trying to Make Sense Of The NYC Nanny Murders

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission. Last week, two young children, Leo and Lulu Krim, were allegedly stabbed to death by their nanny in their home in Manhattan. The children’s mother discovered the bodies as Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny, began to hack at her own throat. Although the nanny survived, she…
By: Kate McGuinness / October 30, 2012

Accused Rapist Blames It On Four Loko

Rapists will pretty much use any excuse to avoid taking responsibility for their rapes, usually by blaming it on their victim. She was wearing a short skirt. She was passed out drunk. She had flirted with him. A-n-y-thing to avoid responsibility for his own actions. So I should not be surprised that an accused rapist…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2012

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn't raped — she's just lying! Or drunk! Or both! Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the "pizza boy rapist," a 16-year-old boy who allegedly raped a 35-year-old woman in her New York City apartment. Cesar Lucas was delivering a pizza on Saturday night on the Upper…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2012

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the "exclusive" that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth control, like Depo Provera and the Pill — "without parents' permission."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2012

NYC Officials Shut Down Free Vibrator Carts

Tragedy struck Manhattan yesterday when city officials shut down a vibrator giveaway sponsored by Trojan. The condom company planned to give out 10,000 of their new vibes from pushcarts at three tourist-heavy locations: Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, and the Flatiron District, which is near The Frisky's offices. New Yorkers congregated f0r free $40 Troja…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2012

Dancer Fleeces Old Man Out Of NYC Apartment

In every life, a little rain must fall. For one 73-year-old man, this came from the cold, hard realization that it was not a good idea to buy his 27-year-old girlfriend a $775,000 apartment after knowing her for only 10 months.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

NYPD Officer Accused Of Rape

New York City police officer Arthur Roldan has been accused of raping his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend.  On Tuesday night, Roldan allegedly held the woman — who is pregnant— at gunpoint and knife point and then raped her inside a car in a parking lot. He also allegedly punched her in the face when she initially refused…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

Some Creep Is Filming Videos Of Your Legs On The Subway And Posting Them On YouTube

The good news is that YouTube has pulled an account belonging to "John Zippy," a man who was surreptiously filming women's legs on the subway through a camera placed inside a Starbucks cup and posting the videos online. The bad news is the YouTube channel "New York Subway Girls" had 35 videos posted on it…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2012

Should Cabbies Be Punished For Knowingly Driving Prostitutes?

We can all agree that sex trafficking of women and girls is abhorrent and should be illegal. Maybe we won't agree about whether consensual sex work should be legal. (I personally believe it should be.) But where do you stand on punishing cab drivers who knowingly drive around prostitutes? On Friday morning, New York City…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2012