Posts tagged "new york city"

Girl Talk: I’m Moving Out On My Own Again

Two months ago, I packed up my life into all the suitcases and storage boxes I could find. My kitchen supplies went in storage. A Reiss cocktail dress I'd bought to wear for my own engagement party at some unforeseen date went to my sister's. My books are still piles up in my parents' living…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2011

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a jiffy. But a nifty social experiment done on the New York City subway by Elizabeth Carey Smith of Brooklyn, New York, during her recent pregnancy

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

Nesting: How Do I Decorate A (Very) Small Bedroom?

Good news, critters! While living with my nearly-70-year-old parents in the 'burbs has been a "Fox News"-laden blast for the past three months, it's time for me to leave the nest. Yes, your girl Jessica is packing up her Louboutins and moving back to New York City. Yay!

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Tweets Punched Woman Maybe “Deserves” To Be In A Coma

Megyn Kelly, WTF are you thinking? Regarding a tragic news story in which a NYC man punched and put a woman into a coma over a disputed parking space, the Fox News correspondent posted the tweet above this afternoon. Maybe she deserved it? Maybe violence against women is OK? Maybe violence against strangers on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Mom Pissed Her Kid’s Photo Used In Black Anti-Abortion Billboard

The mother of the young African-American girl whose stock image modeling photo was used in a racially contentious NYC anti-abortion billboard hung by an extremist group in New York City (which was later taken down, after pressure was put on the billboard company that put it up) is pissed off. The billboard depicting Anissa Fraser,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2011

NYC Forces “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” To Disclose Motives To Women

Some good news, finally: New York City's City Council voted yesterday to require so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" to be more transparent about their anti-abortion motives to women. There are different types of CPCs, but many are run by anti-abortion extremists which intentionally appear to look like abortion clinics from the outside but in actuality will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2011

Today’s Lady News: NYC Abortion Billboard Targeting Black Women To Be Removed

A New York City billboard posted by an anti-abortion group reading "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb" will be removed by LaMar, which owned the billboard, after complaints. [Feministing] South Dakota killed a bill which would have expanded the legal definition of "justifiable homicide" to include murdering an abortio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2011

Anti-Abortion Foes Target Blacks With “Dangerous Womb” Billboards

The anti-abortion movement tries many tactics — guilt, misinformation, assuring women they're smart and capable enough, more guilt — but one of the latest permutations has been framing abortion as a racial issue. Some anti-abortion activists are framing legal abortion as a way to deter black women's reproduction. The latest example is this billboard hanging…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

The Plight Of The NYC Single Woman

Some people come to New York City for work. Some people come to New York City for school. Some people are born in New York City and never end up leaving. But whatever your reason for being here, you probably ended up staying, in part, for one reason: options. On any given night there are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2011

Should Pregnant Ladies Get Special Parking Privileges?

A New York City councilman will introduce a law next week that would grant pregnant women special parking privileges. Women who are having difficult pregnancies that create mobility problems could get a doctor's note entitling them to park in no-parking or no-standing zones, without fear of getting a ticket, up to 30 days after their…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2011

O.B. Tampons Go Missing From NYC Shelves!

This morning, a former (male) colleague of mine posted a link to a New York Daily News news story on my Facebook wall. "Right up your alley sister..." said this friend of mine. "Women searching far and wide for o.b. tampons after they mysteriously disappear from store shelves," read the headline. I am so pleased…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 19, 2011

Why Weather Woman Heidi Jones Lied About Sexual Assault

Why did "Good Morning America" weather woman Heidi Jones lie about an attempted sexual assault in Central Park? Because she wanted the attention. Jones had claimed she'd been attacked by a man in Central Park while jogging and that bystanders scared him off. Later, she claimed the same man -- Hispanic, in his 30s or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011

NYC Weatherwoman Admits Lying About Attempted Sexual Assault

A New York City weatherwoman who has appeared on "Good Morning America" has confessed to lying to police about an attempted sexual assault. This November, Heidi Jones, 37, of WABC-TV reportedly claimed that two months earlier she had been jogging in Central Park when a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s grabbed her, dragged…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2010

Advice To Jenna Bush On Her Move To New York City

Jenna Bush is about to become a New Yorker. She and hubby Henry Hager have sold their townhouse in Baltimore, moved out in an unmarked truck last week, and are reportedly now house hunting in New York City. Which will be convenient for Jenna since her twin sister Barbara already lives in the Village (that…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / December 13, 2010

Meet My New Roommates, Simon Doonan And Jonathan Adler!

Don't be jealous or anything, but I'm totally moving in with style writer/creative director for Barney's Simon Doonan and designer Jonathan Adler, into their New York City apartment. They don't know it yet, but we need to be roommates. The Hermés orange wallpaper! The ping-pong table! The life-sized poodle sculpture! I'll sleep on top of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2010

NYC Considers Making “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” Come Clean About Anti-Choice Stance

At some point in your life, you've probably seen a billboard which said something like "Pregnant? Scared? Call us!" You may have thought nothing of it, because you weren't pregnant or even sexually active yet. In New York City, home to over 8 million people, signs like these depict a young, concerned-looking women under the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2010

Where The Pervs Are: New iPhone App Tracks Street Harassment

It's that time of year, ladies: heat waves burning across the continental U.S. and Leering McLeerers are coming out of the woodwork. (Or is it up from the sludge?) Not that McLeerers wait until sundress season to sexually harass women in public. Many is the man who finds something sexually foul to say when you're…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Mind Of Man: The Words Mom Wants To Hear

The most important words a son can learn are "everything is fine, mom." Which isn't a lie. It's more of a wish dressed up like the truth. No different, really, than a mother looking down at her chubby son looking up at her through swimming goggles, a towel tied around his neck, and asking if…

By: John DeVore / May 5, 2010

Girl Talk: Amidst Terrorism Threats, New York City Is My Home

I moved to New York City on July 1, 2001, a few weeks after graduating from college. That means it's almost my nine-year anniversary in this city and next year's anniversary will make me officially a "New Yorker." But I think that if you lived here on September 11, 2001 and stayed, you get to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2010

The NYC Condom Gets A Reboot

New York City has been handing out free condoms since 1971, and the city now distributes more than 40 million rubbers each year in bars, restaurants, community service agencies, and STD clinics. The Health Department recently held a contest for a new, special edition wrapper for its branded NYC condom, and after tallying the votes,…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 11, 2010