Apples to Apples
Internet users are probably well-versed by now in the glory that is Amanda Bynes’s Twitter account. One hardly needs to spend a minute scrolling through her Twitter feed before encountering a booty call to Drake, a death threat to Perez Hilton or a topless selfie taken on a bathroom sink.
When it comes to obsessing over Ms. Bynes’ Twitter, it’s one thing to be an avid peruser, but it’s another thing entirely to earn the coveted retweet. We here at Betabeat have tried, so far to no avail. Now, for your convenience, we’ve scientifically analyzed Ms. Bynes’ Twitter feed and concisely determined what it takes to get noticed—and retweeted—by everyone’s favorite wayward celeb.
Their days of Apple picking are over.
Police yesterday stumbled upon hundreds of stolen iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches at the Queens residence of three students.
Adam Jaffer, 20, William Chen, 20, and Justin Pinder, 20 were collared after officers found 443 iPhones, 20 iPads, 11 iPod touches and $9,000. Oh, and a bag of Read More
Dust off that whip! Despite the fact that the DSM-V has managed to wedge those who practice BDSM into the category of “paraphilia,” or an unusual sexual preference, a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that those with a little taste for kink are actually more psychologically healthy than those who just lie there like dead fish.
Jockey has come out with a new way of sizing women…and it’s already gotten some pickup in The New York Times and on the Today show. For anyone who hated calling out their cup size, the new Jockey bras might be for you.
The Anthony Weiner Show
Last Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his national gun control advocacy organization received two threatening letters laced with the deadly agent ricin. Many mayors would be rattled by this, but Mr. Bloomberg said today that he actually feels more threatened by random lightning strikes.
“I trust the police department and I feel perfectly safe,” he said during his weekly WOR radio show with John Gambling. “I’ve got more danger from lightning than from anything else. And I’ll go about my business.”
The Eight-Day Week
Anthony Weiner made the radio rounds Friday morning, as he wrapped up his second week on the campaign trail. And while, in recent days, he has been largely able to avoid conversation of the lewd sexting scandal that forced him to resign two years, the topic was front-and-center Friday for hosts John Gambling and Mark Riley.
WWRL’s Ms. Riley asked Mr. Weiner whether he got mad over the all the Weiner jokes or seeing the word “disgraced” before his name in newspaper stories.
If you missed the family-friendly Ben Stiller comedy Night at the Museum, you can go one better and actually sleep at The American Museum of Natural History. The sleepover program for members lets guests explore the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, the Cullman Hall of the Universe and the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, home to Read More
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s long-awaited memoir is set to come out next month–and Politicker got an early peek.
The 242-page hardcover–conveniently timed for released just as voters are starting to tune in to the mayor’s race–provides a deeply personal account of Ms. Quinn’s childhood growing up on Long Island, including coping with her mother’s losing battle with cancer, her insecurities, and her journey to becoming the city’s second-most powerful elected official, and potentially its first female and openly gay mayor.
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is saved! [Gothamist]
Jets and Giants sue to stop mall, theme park complex from opening by stadium. [WSJ]
Art teacher protests Citi Bikes by holding nude figure drawing class? [Gothamist]
SUV abandoned on Brooklyn Bridge was not a terrorist threat, just broken. [Daily News]
Weekly green market debuts in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Saturday. [Brownstoner]
So much for bidding wars: eager sellers flood the market with condos. [DNAinfo]
Actor Richard Kind, on loving his Emery Roth co-op in the West 80s. [NYT]
Neighbors hate Ann Curry for her decade-long brownstone renovation. [Post]
No one cares about commuter-adjusted population, but they should. [Atlantic Cities]
Two firms pay $200 per square foot for commercial space in the Plaza district. [Crain's]
One57′s model unit has silk walls, bronze stools covered in Mongolian furs. [WSJ]
This landlord shuns both brokers and Craigslist. [Brick Underground]
Three-bedroom Dakota spread seeks $6.8 million, seems not so bad. [Curbed]
East Fordham Road rezoning aims to encourage residential, taller development. [WSJ]
Chelsea hotel breaks promise to hire back workers laid-off after Sandy. [DNAinfo]
Where to watch outdoor movies this summer. [Curbed]
Toy Building North condos—now known as 10 Madison West condos—poised to hit market. [NYT]
Karl-Johan Persson, the “young, handsome CEO” of H&M, recently gave an interview to Metro (probably because of their ability to report objectively), during which he finally addressed the longstanding industry problem of anorexia. While admitting that H&M had previously employed models that were “too thin,” Mr. Persson that trumpeted his company’s use of “curvier” models…like Beyonce.
Also, they still plan to use “just thin” models…as long as they weren’t purposefully underweight. So…nothing changes!
The full quote, below: