Posts tagged "new york"

The Church Of Kim Kardashian: New York Magazine Wades Deep In Shallow Water

The kingdom of Kim Kardashian has been denounced more frequently and more publicly than any other celebrity name in recent history. There’s something about this family — their wholly public lives played out on screen like a strange, awkwardly scripted melodrama? Their unrepentant groveling for fame and media attention? The sex tape reportedly executed to…

By: Rachel Krause / August 15, 2012

The Internet Does Something Nice For A Stranger: Harassed Bus Monitor Karen Klein Gets A Vacation

Kids can be awful to each other. And kids who haven’t been taught right can even be awful to adults. Bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, New York, rides the bus everyday with the kids, and was verbally abused by a band of screaming Jerkus Maximuses while she was just doing her job. A video…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2012

Nabokov’s Favorite Butterfly Flies North, And Straight Into Our City, For Spring

Lepidopterists, take note: if you live toward the north, you may have noticed an exceptional amount of orange and black butterflies taking to the skies. These are the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) series, which literature nerds (holler!) will recognize as Vladimir Nabokov’s favorite, to which he penned an ode in his 999-line poem Pale Fire.

By: Rachel Krause / May 12, 2012

NY State Senator Ruben Diaz Sensibly Invokes Hitler In Abortion Rights Debate

“Hitler was pro-choice. He chose to send the Jews to Auschwitz. That was not their choice that was Hitler’s choice. Murderers, assassins and criminals are pro-choice. They choose to put a gun to your head and take your life. That is not your choice. That is their choice.”
— This is New York State Senator

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2012

224 Pages Of “Paris Versus New York”

As both a New Yorker and a bonafide Francophile, I am a madly adoring fan of the brilliant graphic designer Vahram Muratyan’s website, Paris versus New York. He compares the City of Lights to the Big Apple in a way that isn’t snarky, or biased toward one or the other — rather, they read more…

By: Rachel Krause / February 10, 2012

The No-Pants Dance: The 2012 No Pants Subway Ride

Last month, New York group Improv Everywhere held the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, a day to ride around mass transportation with your undies waving in the wind. This year, thousands of people in 59 cities across 27 countries participated in the NPSR, sharing their Hello Kitty thongs with the world. Here’s a glimpse…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

In Defense Of Katherine Heigl & The “America’s Sweetheart” Problem

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of Katherine Heigl movies and I probably won’t see her new film “One for the Money” unless I’m forced. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think she’s gotten a raw deal in the media. A new article from New York magazine asks, “Is It Over…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2012

Beauty Bar Brings Its Online Store Into The Real World

We’ve long loved online beauty and skincare company Beauty Bar for its extensive (extremely extensive) collection of top quality skincare, makeup and beauty brands. Where else can you find Malin + Goetz alongside L’Occitane with a little Bond No. 9 mixed in? Beauty Bar’s one-stop shop carries hundreds of high-end luxury brands and thousands of…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2011

Dominatrix Suspended From New York Attorney General’s Office

Lawyers in the New York Attorney General’s office are used to cracking down on bad boys. But in Alisha Smith’s case, bad boys may have been paying her top dollar for a public spanking from “Alisha Spark,” her dominatrix alter ego. There are also allegedly photographs of “Alisha Spark” on the internet posing in skintight,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2011

Say Something Nice, You Jerks!

New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for being the nicest, most positive bunch. Which might have been why the folks at Improv Everywhere set out to get Manhattan residents to say something nice, for once. The prank collective set up bullhorns around the city with the express aim of encouraging people to spread the positivity,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

What Tiny Living Really Looks Like

Not going to lie, watching Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler, who lives in a 76 square foot apartment, talk about his living space kind of gave me heart palpitations. I get a little queasy and claustrophobic when i think about being in a tiny room like that. I hate confined spaces! Also, $800 i…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The Broadway Show “Hair” Will Marry Gay Couples Onstage

The Broadway show “Hair” will marry a bunch of gay couples live onstage in front of the audience after the July 25 show! New York State’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage goes into effect the day before. Gay people getting married surrounded by naked hippies? Conservative heads = exploding. [Washington Post]
Secretary of State…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker Has Considered Leaving New York

“[The papparazi] follow every move I make until I’m back inside the house. You do start to understand the behind-the-gate mentality, the getting in the car in your driveway. But I can’t imagine living in seclusion. We flirted with [moving out of New York]. We went outside the city and troubled all these realtors and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 15, 2011

Breaking News: Gay Marriage Passes In New York

New York State has officially passed a same sex marriage bill, 33 to 29, becoming the sixth and largest state to make gay marriage legal in the United States. This vote is particularly historic as Republicans have a majority in the NY state legislature, making it the first GOP-led body to pass a same sex…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Hijab-Wearing Muslim Girl In NY Assaulted By A Classmate

A Muslim girl on Staten Island in New York was shoved, punched, kicked and had her hijab (headscarf) nearly pulled off by a 12-year-old classmate, , reportedly because of her religion. The young boy had allegedly been harassing her for months and has been charged with a hate crime, which is a felony. People,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Dies

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman from a major party ever to run for vice president, died yesterday at age 75. Ferraro was a Queens criminal prosecutor and then representative in Congress who joined Walter Mondale in a presidential run in 1984. Although the Walter-Mondale ticket proved no match for Ronald Reagan and George Bush (41),…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2011

Josh Radnor Says Women Are Just More Alluring In New York

“New York and L.A. both have a lot of beautiful women, but in New York that beautiful woman will be reading a book. That, to me, is intensely sexy. If I was going to live in L.A., it would be on the condition that I not sell my soul in order to do that. I…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 16, 2011

Breastfeeding Is Like Slim Fast In Diapers, Says New PSA

Burning 500 calories a day without any cardiovascular exercise? Sign me up!

Oh wait, you mean I have to go through childbirth and then breastfeed a baby? Damn it, New York State Department of Health. There you go burying the lede.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2010

Man Locks Himself In To Keep Technology Out

How far would you go to break yourself of your internet addiction? If you’re Mark Malkoff, you’ll lock yourself in your bathroom for five days. Malkoff, of New York, NY, thinks he’s way too addicted to his laptop and iPhone, so as of 11:30 a.m. on August 23, he’s locked himself in the loo. But…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2010

10 Things Patti Stanger Needs To Know About Men In New York City

Good news! Our favorite matchmaker, Patti Stanger, is ditching la-la land and heading to the Big Apple for the next season of “Millionaire Matchmaker.” It’s about time, Patti! We — the vast majority of The Frisky lives in NYC — desperately need your help. You may be our last hope for a strong woman capable…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 14, 2010