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Zee Blizzard of 2010

As it turns out, there’s a bit of snow in the Northeast right now. So much, in fact, that news stations have taken to calling it Blizzageddon, Snowpacolypse, or, the PC version courtesy of CNBC, The 2010 Winter Storm of Epic Proportions. Whatever branding you fancy, it’s pretty clear that NYC is buried. All airports […]

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Sidewalk Traffic Lanes for All

In the same spirit of Lady Gaga’s pre-released Telephone video, the internet blew up a couple days ago upon the sighting of tourist walking lanes on Fifth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The lanes were drawn by an anonymous artist that probably hails from the same clan as the Subway etiquette artist from a […]

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At the Mercy of ConEd

Turns out, the ground has been exploding a lot recently. I try to lead my life with some sense of rationality, but I’m giving serious thought to adding this to my irrational random fears list. (Along with expired eggs/milk, swarms of pigeons and getting KO’d by a falling fire escape ladder.) Since this is NYC […]

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NYPD Snubs Cyclists on Earth Day

So much for going green and promoting exercise! The NYPD had a rude Earth Day surprise for bike riders that call Houston St. home yesterday: they clipped the locks and took the bikes away!  The justification for such an assault on the city’s cyclists is that the police were instructed to clear all sidewalks for […]

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NYC Doorman Strike Looming

The threat of  city-wide strike involving apartment superheroes (handymen, doormen and porters) is growing closer to a reality. These unionized workers are working to reach an agreement before Tuesday evening, April 20,2010 to negotiate higher wages, else a strike will commence on April 21st, leaving Manhattan’s doorman building residences in a bit of a tizzy!  Most […]

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Rough Day for the Subway

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past eight hours, you have probably heard the sad story of the suicide bombers that killed dozens in Moscow this morning. In response the NYPD amped up surveillance in the NYC subway today, but that doesn’t seem to have had much effect on some weird […]

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Jumanji: Game Over

So remember a couple weeks ago when someone broke out the NYC Jumanji board and the city had a coyote gallivanting through Central Park and dolphins swimming  in the East River?  Well, someone rolled the dice to end the game as the coyote was just captured in TriBeCa. It took four patrol cars, four unmarked […]

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Nighty, night. Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Turns out, the phrase comes from somewhere and it isn’t pretty. These little blood-sucking insects live in your mattress and feed off you unnoticed while you sleep, leaving a wake of itchy, mosquito-ish bites. As if that isn’t miserable enough, to get rid of these suckers (literally) it will probably cost you over $1,000. The […]

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NYC: Umbrella Graveyard

Thousands of NYC umbrellas died this weekend. Trash cans and dumpsters overflowed with the deformed rain shields, as it has been raining since Thursday night, only stopping intermittently today and yesterday.  Hurricane-like winds blew my friends and I down streets and I found myself screaming like a 12-year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert. […]

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Safety in the City

Thanks to shows like NYPD Blue and Law & Order New York has a perception of being particularly unsafe and this thought sometimes keeps my mother up at night. Though those shows are highly dramatized, bad things do happen here. Last week a 30-year old woman got the crap beaten out of her at Social, […]

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