Funnyman Scott Adsit is probably best known for his role as perennial sad sack Pete Hornberger on the hit NBC sitcom 30 Rock. A blundering scriptwriter who claims to have been the original bassist for the 80s band Loverboy, Pete is prone to the occasional racist remark and can never seem to satisfy his wife sexually. (To wit, in one episode he brags to a fellow writer: “Last night I was having sex with Paula, and neither of us was wearing a Walkman.”) Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/21/13 3:57pm
A convenience store clerk in Shelton, Connecticut was severely injured on Tuesday after trying to stop a man from stealing two posters featuring the likeness of David Hasselhoff. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/21/13 2:31pm
First there was the cronut. Then came the ramen burger. And once both trends had reached a fever pitch – with foodies bartering cronuts for ramen burgers – the ‘cronut burger’ was truly inevitable.
But a Canadian attempt at just such a treat ended in disaster when 12 people who had sampled the dubious snack at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto experienced severe food poisoning and needed to be treated by paramedics. Suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, five foodies were rushed to the hospital. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/20/13 7:04pm
Last Thursday, the Museum of Arts and Design screened An Evening With Penny Arcade and Quentin Crisp, a film by Steve Zehentner that was retrieved from the archives of the Lower East Side Biography Project, an oral-history series chronicling the vibrant—and rapidly fading—arts and nightlife culture that defined downtown New York in the ’70s through the early ’90s. While Crisp, the late gay icon, came alive in celluloid, delivering such signature witticisms as, “I like Mother Theresa; she’s the only famous person that nobody envies,” Penny Arcade was there in the flesh. Following the film, the legendary performance artist, whose hair was dyed Bazooka Joe pink, traded discrete barbs with rival (and fellow friend to Crisp) Phillip Ward during an audience Q&A and then sat down with the Transom for a private conversation. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/20/13 12:58pm
Things are getting pretty steamy in Cobble Hill.
A couple in the tony Brooklyn neighborhood has made Peeping Toms of their preppy neighbors by including a glass-walled shower on the rear balcony of their newly renovated $2.1 million brownstone. Residents have complained that the shower is clearly visible from neighboring homes, and apparently don’t appreciate seeing the couple flaunting their bods in the buff. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/19/13 3:06pm
There go the business cards!
This year, tens of thousands of real estate agents and brokers in New York lost their fancy titles when the New York Department of State cracked down on the use of corporate honorifics (such as “managing director” and “senior vice president”) for agents who do not perform any actual corporate duties. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/16/13 11:11am
Already the most expensive (and stupidly named) musical in history, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is also proving to be by far the most dangerous. Thanks, Bono. Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/13/13 2:20pm
As Kilo Kish entered Lil’ Frankie’s Pizzeria, she waved adoringly at the bartenders and waiters who have come to know her well. The 23-year-old musician, model and designer took a seat in a back room that smelled of freshly applied paint, where she ordered chamomile tea to soothe a sore throat.
When asked how it Read More
By Rebecca Hiscott 8/12 2:42pm
Good luck, ReallyGoodFakes.com!
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles is rolling out a new driver’s license that they claim is virtually tamper-proof.
While the makeover is mainly aimed at curbing forgeries that can be used for terrorism and identity theft, New Yorkers under 21 will also find their beer buying Read More