Posts tagged "nyc"

NYC Zoos Refuse “Expensive” Pandas

Panda lovers, I have good news and bad news. The good is that unbeknownst to most of we oblivious members of the public, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been busting her ass trying to bring two pandas to the Central Park Zoo and thus make New Yorkers’ wildest dreams come true. The bad news is that NYC…

By: Claire Hannum / December 30, 2014

NYC Is Finally Getting Its First Real Cat Cafe!

New York City has dabbled in cat cafes by hosting pop-ups, but the real deal has finally hit the city in what is now the Christmas present ever. Meow Parlour, on New York City’s Lower East Side, will open its doors December 15 and is already accepting reservations! Customers can rent time in the cafe and spend…

By: Claire Hannum / December 13, 2014

Couple Marries On New York City Subway

When 26-year-old Hector Irakliotis boarded the New York City subway’s N train Friday afternoon, passengers had no idea they were about to witness in one of the biggest days of his life. He announced to the train full of strangers that in a few minutes, he’d be getting married — right there in front of…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Pre-Christmas Trip: What’s On Their NYC Itinerary

Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince George will have three days to spend in New York City on glorified pre-Christmas shopping trip. Their royal NYC itinerary will include lots of fun stuff! In addition to unveiling their new wildlife charity, there are several things the public will expect the royal family to do. For one, there’…

By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / November 13, 2014

“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, ha…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Life Dream Status: NYC To Recreate Iconic “Friends” Coffee Shop ‘Central Perk’

As a huuuge and borderline-obsessed “Friends” fan (she says, sipping from an oversized Central Perk mug), I would have given my left ovary to hang out with Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel at their favorite coffee shop. And come September, I can have the next best thing. Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros.

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 28, 2014

Life Dream Status: Eataly Is Opening A Nutella Bar

What’s the best thing in the world? Wine. And what’s the next best thing to wine? Nutella, obviously. So when Mario Batali’s massive NYC-based Italian marketplace, Eataly, was forced to close its wine shop due to a technicality in New York State Liquor Authority laws, he decided to dedicate the space to the next best…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 9, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Cameron Diaz Adorably Photobomb Tourists

Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz teamed up to photobomb pictures of unassuming Top of The Rock tourists, and they were kind of totally awesome to watch. Why can’t these two show up to interrupt when I’m on vacation? [Laughing Squid]

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By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014

Oh No! Rockefeller Center Fired Its Skating Santa Without Warning

Christmas in New York City would be nothing without Rockefeller Center, home of the renowned 80-foot Christmas tree and the ice skating rink that doubles as the planet’s favorite wedding proposal location. It’s a place full of traditions, but this year may see the absence of a favorite — the rink’s beloved Skating Santa.

By: Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

Here’s A Map Of Who’s Having The Most Sex In New York City


The internet is the land of over-sharing, and it appears that the interweb gods have now gifted us with one of the most useful over-shares of all: a nifty little map of which New York City neighborhoods are having the most sex. New Yorkers tend to be a little too obsessed with analyzing themselves, but thi…

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

In the twelve years that Mayor Bloomberg has presided over New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (srsly, that’s for real, MENTAL HYGIENE) has been responsible for quite a few not always-well-received ad campaigns. The words “controversial” and occasionally “insensitive” come to mind — hello, human fat being poured out of a

By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Our Girl Simcha –– And A Bunch Of Other Fierce New Yorkers — Share Their Style Secrets

Sometimes things just come together in a totally simpatico way. Take, for instance, this new street style video series called “Nailin’ It” that my friend Patrick worked on. Despite NYC being a city of, like, eight million people, who do Patrick and show host Ross Erin pick to appear in their segment on New York…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 17, 2013

This Is Why Everyone Is Working From Home In NYC Today

This is an image taken directly from the New York City MTA of what one of the downtown subway stations looks like post-Hurricane Sandy. That’s an entire subway tunnel full of water — and salt water at that — which rusts out subway trains and tracks, leaving them non-functioning. Whoa boy.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

Style Stealer: Olivia Palermo Out In Soho With Her Babe Boyfriend

Why is Olivia Palermo still famous? Why is she still snapped by the paparazzi on a weekly basis? Why does she sit front row at every show from New York to Paris come Fashion Week? Here’s the truth: she’s pretty, she’s well-dressed, and she pretty much epitomizes everything there is to love and love to…

By: Rachel Krause / July 1, 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

Miu Miu Releases 46 Unique Bags For Fashion Weeks

It’s February already? Fashion weeks are fast approaching, that’s for sure, and New York is the first up as always, with shows beginning on Thursday. Regretfully, one brand us Manhattanites don’t usually hear much from is Miu Miu, which shows in Paris. This year, though, things are different. How different, you ask? Well, we still…

By: Rachel Krause / February 12, 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

Jason Wu Goes Guerrilla With His Latest Ad Campaign

If you happen to see some photos of seriously refined, flawlessly groomed women in ladylike ’50s-style dresses thrown up on buildings and street signs around Manhattan, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Jason Wu’s latest ad campaign. The designer will forgo the traditional direction in favor of going guerrilla with his spring 2012 collection. Photographed…

By: Rachel Krause / February 5, 2012

Well, Now There’s A Breed Of Giant Rat Living In NYC, Too

For every spontaneous, adorable impromptu subway sing-a-long, there’s a giant, repulsive rat that comes along and ruins it for everyone. Yes, there are now giant rats living in NYC — this particular guy was found at a Foot Locker in the Bronx, if you couldn’t tell from the familiar striped uniform of the guy holding…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2012

Extreme Germophobia Alert: Woman Showers On The Subway

 

For some, the New York City subway doubles as a shower. This video of a woman bathing on the train is one of those things that I wish I had never seen. I cannot express to you what kind of crazy germophobia this activates in me. I often fear that something unhygienic…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011
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