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The only thing keeping this from being a plot line on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is that his bad review and social media posts attacking Frank’s Express Moving Company in Brooklyn, New York actually worked. READ MORE »


You know your business design is tacky when it causes the ghost of a literary icon to rise from beyond the grave in order to give you a bad Yelp review. READ MORE »


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At first, writing a Yelp review for a jail or prison seems like writing a review for McDonald’s — no one is doing much digging to find out if it’s good. Good or bad, we usually Yelp over voluntary places to go to instead of court-ordered ones, but that hasn’t stopped people from leaving reviews… READ MORE »


Tech

Ever have the urge to be magically transported to a mystery drinking establishment so that you can feel like you’re waking up from a blackout but like, in reverse? Well then, here is the app for you!

The cool new app was built by Tyler Swartz and takes info from Yelp and then… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, I wrote about the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, who was killed earlier this month after being lured off protected land and then shot with a bow and arrow by a Minnesota dentist and big game hunting enthusiast named Walter Palmer. Cecil was gravely injured but not killed by the shot, and… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Choosing a restaurant to eat at is an easy, fun task. Say there’s a new Chinese-Cuban-Indonesian fusion place that opened up on your block. Maybe you want to go there one night, because you enjoy clever fusion and you’re hungry, but you’ve never been and don’t want to waste your money on some greasy noodles. READ MORE »


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Plenty of people write Internet comments, especially if they found a dead fly in their guacamole. But some Yelp reviewers want payment for their “writing,” which they claim is integral to the site’s success. A California class action lawsuit filed by a group of reviewers says they are actually unpaid employees. Yelp is in violation… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Going to jail is (usually) not funny. But writing a Yelp review about going to jail? That’s hilarious. Randomly, I came across a Yelp listing for NYC’s Central Booking, which is the holding pen for freshly arrested criminals and would-be criminals, which is also lovingly referred to as “the Tombs.” (It’s also heavily featured on… READ MORE »


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I’m glad that Yelp has finally recognized the hipsters as a category of people that need to eat. Now you can find out if a restaurant or bar is known for its “hipster” ambience. But you’d better act quickly, as once an establishment earns a “hipster” rating, all the actual hipsters stop going there. Maybe… READ MORE »