Internet service is painfully slow and hard to come by in NYC, but at least it’s about to be free for residents of 95 Manhattan blocks!
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that a new outdoor public WiFi network is blanketing part of Harlem, from 110th to 138th streets between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Madison Avenue. The area encompasses 50 parks, and Harlem Children’s Zone will be increasing awareness of the network among residents, business and visitors. Read More
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Miami has more than once been called an ungovernable city, and, true to form, its museum scene is balkanized and unruly. Private museums run by deep-pocketed contemporary art collectors like the Rubells and the de la Cruzes have dominated the scene in recent years, largely buying work with an eye on the market. The hometown Miami Art Museum, which receives public financing, is just 30 years old and only began acquiring work in 1996. Meanwhile, there are reports that, following the recent failure of a bond referendum for an expansion, North Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art may leave its current home and merge with South Beach’s Bass Museum of Art, a scattershot museum founded by private collectors 50 years ago. MOCA denies this. Read More
So there is a new war on Christmas, and it’s adorable. Feral cats have taken over a Red Hook nativity scene and are either ruining it or making it 1,000 times better, depending on your feelings about cats, Christianity and Red Hook’s transformation into a town called Ulthar.
On a slow news day like today, this lukewarm clickbait/non-human interest piece about some not-that-cute animals has turned into catnip for the entire Internet. Look at these unspayed, possibly disease-carrying cutie-pies, pretending to be Baby Jesus.
For more breaking news, we turn to the Channel 6 News team: Read More
Hipsters will now have to head a few blocks south to score Grandma afghans and vintage horn-rimmed glasses on Sunday. Read More
They say that women aren’t stimulated by sexual visuals the way that men are. Well, maybe they just haven’t seen the right pictures yet…like this NYC Taxi Driver Calendar for 2014, which takes a cue from the annual FDNY pin-ups by taking a profession and making it sexy. Only in this case it’s not hunky firefighters, it’s that guy who watched you sloppily make out with a stranger on a $20 fare to Brooklyn Saturday night, and then had to deal with barrage of Find My iPhone pings the next morning after you realized you dropped your cell in the car somewhere around third base. Read More
Since its inception two years ago, Curly Girl Collective has become something of a social authority for African-American women who wear their hair naturally. In Brooklyn last fall, the group invited the bloggers Jozen Cummings and Franchesca Ramsey, among others, to lead a panel discussion on men’s thoughts about the topic. In SoHo last Thursday, CGC hosted All Dolled Up, a charity event that asked invitees to bring a brown doll with curly hair to be given to little girls during the holiday season.
Last week’s event attracted plenty of gentlemen, who cupped generous pours of Champagne. Most were single, mingling about and very much admiring of the natural hairstyles in the room, from the frohawk to the super frizzy. The Transom asked what was it that attracted them most. Read More
When it-girl Chloe Sevigny moved to the East Village in the early 90s, it was still an edgy, bohemian enclave with affordable rents and gritty sensibilities—an area befitting a young actress who made her film debut with the NC-17 Kids, then followed it up with by the semi and not-so-semi-risque roles Ms. Sevigny in films like The Brown Bunny, American Psycho and Lovelace. Still, the actress has told reporters that she chose her most recent East Village home, which she sold over the summer for $1.76 million, in part because it reminded her of the distinctly un-gritty Darien, Connecticut, where she grew up. And if her latest real estate maneuver is any indication, Ms. Sevigny has preserved her childhood sensibilities. She’s just spent $2.05 million for a three-bedroom Park Slope co-op at 9 Prospect Park West, according to city records. Read More
From small favors to sweet splurges. Read More