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 marriage amendment. I would write more, but I need to start picking out what I am going to wear to all the kick ass gay weddings I’m going to attend in the next year. Congratulations to the LGBTQ community in NY — it’s about f**king time. [Reuters] Keep reading »
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), Ferraro nevertheless busted through the glass ceiling of national politics 64 years after women were acknowledged their right to vote. Keep reading »
“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 deliberately moved to a house that felt away from everything—until a girl from ‘The Hills’ moved next door. The paparazzi were always there and I kept wishing they’d leave. Then she moved.”
—Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother” answers the age old question of whether the women are hotter in New York or Los Angeles. Man, I knew I loved this guy for a reason. [Playboy] Keep reading »
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. Keep reading »
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 Malkoff isn’t going in without a plan. Keep reading »
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 of schooling all the single NYC weenies in the ways of love. But before you get started, we should probably warn you about the some of the difficulties you may encounter. And they will be bountiful. We know—we’ve been out there in the trenches fighting the good fight and it’s not cute. [NY Post]
After the jump, some things Patti needs to know about New York men. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Keep reading »
We are going to call this one “Snookie’s Wang”. Ms. Vera closed her show in New York with a ‘do that resembled the signature style of our favorite MTV train wreck. No offense to the South Jerz board-walkers, but this is one look we won’t be rocking if leaps off the runway. Keep reading »
Very Important Question: if former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned amidst a prostitution scandal, is the “Luv Guv,” what will we call the current governor, David Paterson, if the rumors that he’s cheating on his wife are true?
On Jan. 18, gossip column Page Six reported that two eyewitnesses had seen Paterson canoodling with family friend, Jennifer Jones, and kissing her neck at a New Jersey steak house. Then, on Jan. 30, Page Six dropped another bombshell: A state trooper patrolling the governor’s executive mansion claimed to have caught Paterson “snuggling” in a utility closet with a woman who was not his wife.
Alas, we may never have to think of a nickname more than “Luv Guv #2.” Gov. Paterson met with the Associated Press yesterday and vehemently denied all allegations against him. “For the last couple of weeks, I have been the subject of … a spate of outrageous rumors about me,” Paterson griped, slamming the media as “callous and sleazy.” Keep reading »
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want anyone in this city to have any fun. First, he banned smoking in bars, then trans-fats, then he made all chain restaurants post the number of calories in each item, so that you can’t order the chips and guacamole at Chipotle in peace. Now, the New York Department of Health is taking on soda in these uber-gross PSA
ads that show oozing, dripping fat being poured out of soda bottles before people take a swig. Seriously stomach-turning. Do you think these ads have a point, or do we have bigger fish to fry than folks having a can of Dr. Pepper when they want? Keep reading »