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 Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as both the Central Park and Bronx zoos, wants nothing to do with the operation because they’ve deemed the pandas too expensive. According to the Frisky’s former resident panda lover Jessica, all that panda hate “IS SOME BULLSHIT RIGHT THERE.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
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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 anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours using their wifi, cuddling the cats, and enjoying treats from Meow Parlour’s bakery around the corner. The best part? If you fall in love with one of the cats, you can take her home! All the kitties at Meow Parlour are adoptable through KittyKind, a no kill rescue group. Dreams do come true! [NYMag.com; Gothamist]
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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 them. His groomsmen decorated the train with ribbons and his bride-to-be, 25-year-old Tatyana Sandler, boarded a few stops later. Sandler walked down the “aisle” to John Mayer’s “City Love” played on an iPhone, and the two were wed as the train crossed from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Manhattan Bridge. Keep reading »
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’s no way they are going to miss Rockefeller Center during Christmas time, and the entire ice skating rink might get shut down so the royals can take a spin on the ice. Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…
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 me itching to ditch New York for a return to the City of Lights). [TravelPulse]
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. Consumer Products, and Eight O’Clock Coffee are teaming up to recreate Central Perk at a pop-up location in Manhattan, 20 years after the pilot episode aired. Oh, but there’s more… Keep reading »