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How To Vote In The New York Primary If Your Polling Place (Incorrectly) Says You’re A Registered Independent Or Not Registered At All

New Yorkers! Attention! Here is what you should do if you find yourself in peril of being disenfranchised at the voting box today. More »


NY Gov. Cuomo Bans State Travel To North Carolina After It Passes Heinous Anti-LGBT “Bathroom Bill”

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has come out in support of the ban. More »


Chicago Gets Rid Of Tampon Tax, Will New York Follow Suit?

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 »


There Is Now A Beautiful Mural On Staten Island Dedicated To Big Ang

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 »


This $200 Igloo In Greenpoint Is Unfortunately No Longer Available

If you give us lemons, we’ll make artisanal lemonade. Give us snow? We’ll make affordable housing. More »


All Of The ‘Sex And The City’ Plot Lines Were Actually Real

Say what??

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 »


Let’s Talk About The Scourge Of Chicago-Style Bagels

Forget pizza – the real problem between New York and Chicago is bagels. More »


Boobs Take The Day In NYC And Chicago Protests This Weekend

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 legalMore »


NY Removing Abortion Safeguards From Women’s Equality Act

So much for equality! More »


Rebecca’s 5 Favorite Things From 2014

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 »


The Comprehensive Reading List For Eric Garner And The Non-Indictment Of Officer Daniel Pantaleo

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 »


Some Thoughts On The Jackass Brawl On The F Train

Some quick reactions to the video going viral showing a brawl on NYC’s F Train:

OMG, shut up, humanity.
Pause at 1:36 and see if you don’t laugh your ass off at that viral video opportunist.
Seriously, though, a trapper hat? That’s style that deserves to be dissed. … More »


“Paris/New York” Beautifully Integrates Two Of The World’s Greatest Cities

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 »


Brit’s Brain Goes Haywire Over New York Subway System

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 »


Barney’s Hires “Anti-Racial Profiling Consultant” After Investigation Finds It Discriminated Against Shoppers

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 »


Say What? 1-In-25 New Yorkers Is A Millionaire

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. ReadMore »


Another One Bites The Dust: New York Politician Resigns After Sexual Harassment Accusations

A New York State politician accused of sexually harassing more than half a dozen staffers resigned from the state legislature last night.

Dennis Gabryszak, an Assemblyman from the Buffalo area, was accused in December of sexual harassment by three former female employees who filed notices of claim (the first step before filing a… More »


New York State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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 »


Train In Deadly Metro-North Derailment Wouldn’t Slow Down, Said Operator

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 »


Worst First Date Ever: Woman Falls From Her Balcony On The 17th Floor

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 »


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