New Yorkers! Attention! Here is what you should do if you find yourself in peril of being disenfranchised at the voting box today. More »
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has come out in support of the ban. More »
Periods are getting cheaper! You know, those pesky things that happen to your female body that you have literally no control over?
The fine city of Chicago has ended its tampon tax, and the state of New York passed a bill that will also do the same. Shockingly, the women of NYC pay… More »
In what I imagine was one of the most incredibly loud and booze-filled and loving memorial ceremonies to date, a mural in memorial of the late Mob Wives (and later star of her own self-titled show) Big Ang was unveiled. More »
If you give us lemons, we’ll make artisanal lemonade. Give us snow? We’ll make affordable housing. More »
Cynthia Nixon, one of the stars of the most popular HBO show ever, Sex and the City just revealed that the stories on the show were all 100% totally real. Turns out, that this was actually a rule for the writers – that the sexcapades could not be fiction. It makes… More »
Forget pizza – the real problem between New York and Chicago is bagels. More »
It was a good weekend for not wearing a shirt! Chicago’s SlutWalk and New York’s Go Topless Day took place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with protesters advocating against rape culture and for gender equality.
The Go Topless Day march took place because of its proximity to Women’s Equality Day. It’s legal… More »
Sure, there’s the stuff that shows up on roundups of the year’s most popular music, movies, TV shows, books, trendy lettuces, vibrators, painful caught-on-video mishaps, or what have you. But a better way to sum up your own year in culture is to take a look at the things that really hit home and stuck… More »
I don’t know what to say about the non-indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death, while Garner repeated the words “I can’t breathe” over and over. If I tried to say anything, it would amount to an un-nuanced “This is horrible,” so instead of trying to formulate a post myself,… More »
The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they’re too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I’m being honest, has… More »
British journalist Bim Adewunmi has been in New York for the last few weeks and apparently taking the subway has driven her insane. Writing in The Guardian, she expresses the feeling in the most colorful way possible:
“Think of a book with an opening scene set in a village in rural England. More »
Last year, the upscale department store Barneys in New York City was hit with several accusations that it engages in racial profiling of its customers. On Friday, following a nine-month-long investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s civil rights decision, Barneys admitted it discriminated against Black and Hispanic shoppers. In addition to a settlement,… More »
If you were to chuck everybody who wasn’t a millionaire out of New York City, the city would still have a higher population than New Orleans, according to a new study. Researchers at Spear’s magazine say 4.63 percent of the city’s population have assets of $1 million or more—excluding their primary residences—adding up to 389,100 millionaires. Read… More »
Just when you thought politicians could keep it in their pants … ha, ha, you were wrong.
New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak has been accused of sexual harassment by three former aides, according to the Associated Press. The women filed a notice of claim on Thursday, which the AP explained is a step… More »
At least four people are dead and 63 hurt after a Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx this morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says, according to the AP. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in a “slow speed area,” and one… More »
When someone goes on a bad date it usually has something to do with awkward silences, gross food, a complete lack of connection, or as the case usually is with me, embarrassing occurrences. Some dates are even bad enough to make the news, but generally, first dates don’t end in a fall from a 17th-story… More »