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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 has gone on in my subway seat without my knowledge. And then I will sit there, blissfully ignorant as I contract scabies (or bed bugs, or lice … the list goes on). It’s easier to tell myself that this fear is irrational when I have no specific imagery to accompany it. But now, thanks to the magic of the iPhone, I do. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

The NYC Condom Gets A Reboot

New York City has been handing out free condoms since 1971, and the city now distributes more than 40 million rubbers each year in bars, restaurants, community service agencies, and STD clinics. The Health Department recently held a contest for a new, special edition wrapper for its branded NYC condom, and after tallying the votes, the winner is Luis Acosta of Queens. Won’t his design, which is supposed to symbolize New Yorkers’ power to take control and practice safer sex, make it hard to look at electronic power buttons the same way? [NYC.gov] Keep reading »

I Live in NYC, So Where Are All The Celebs?

Every morning I peruse the daily newspapers and online blogs to see what has been going on in the world while I slept. Sometimes I am waking up refreshed from a good nights sleep, sometimes I am a zombie and every blue moon I am hungover. The morning after a night out is always a bit rough, but my crankiness increases exponentially when I see millions of hot celebs pictured frolicking about NYC the night before. WTF? I was out last night. I was somewhere cool and trendy, so where was Rihana? Where was Robert Pattinson? Gossip Girl is filming everywhere around the city and yet nary a sighting. Apparently every hot celebs is currently filming or partying in NYC, so why haven’t I seen any? Celebs eat at restaurants, walk down the street and shop at boutiques. So why aren’t they doing any of these near me? Keep reading »

Woman Allegedly Punched By NYC Cop

A NYC cop allegedly punched a woman, grabbed her breasts and told her he was going to “treat her like a woman.”

Chrissie Brodigan, 32, tells Gothamist she exited a NYC subway with her pet pug, who was throwing up, when a cop tried to issue her a ticket for not carrying the dog inside a container. She became upset when the cop allegedly said, “If you’re going to act like a woman, I’m going to treat you like a woman.” Brodigan says the officer punched her in the back, leaving her bruised, as well as grabbed her breasts and pinched them. (This photo, pulled from Gothamist, shows her alleged bruises.) Keep reading »

Free Rides From Topshop This Summer

Sometimes it feels like that whole “best things in life are free” thing is a crock when all you really want are a pair of YSL cage heels or a mansion in the south of France. Okay, so maybe that’s asking for a lot, but at least fashion retailer Topshop gets your point. This summer, the U.S. newbie is offering up lots of free stuff. Beginning June 20th, New Yorkers can rent out free bikes through the Topshop Bike Rental Program, which we’re sure so many Manhattanites are psyched on not only because bike style is completely in these days, but also because NYC has been hard at work creating real bike lanes (go green!). On June 26th, the store will also host a screening at the Brooklyn Yard of “The Blow Up“, a sixties classic about a mod photographer living in London. The event (with an after party!) will be exclusive as entry can be gained only by finding secret tokens hidden in the Topshop store between June 20-25. Put the pedal to the metal! [StyleCaster, Topshop] Keep reading »

Teenage “Nancy Drew” Tracks Down Her Mugger

Muggers, don’t mess with Yudelka Polanco! The 16-year old was walking home in Brooklyn, NY, when a juvenile delinquent snuck up behind her and stole her cell phone, which was equipped with a SIM card. When Yudelka later bought another phone, she had her information from that SIM card transferred to her new phone. Within those contacts, the mugger’s email address showed up because the idiot had used her phone to check his email. Doh! Keep reading »

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