Fries with a side of doom
Sad news today from the shark-infested waters of the Coney Island Applebee’s. First, a shark died after colliding with an underwater ferris wheel, and then another shark went on a fishy killing spree. Or, as the Daily News put it, “death is on the menu.”
Who could have predicted that putting a Read More
She gives a whole new meaning to insider art.
Bronx woman Carolyn Stanford, 56, has become a part-time art dealer for inmates at prisons, helping them turn their canvases into profit.
Ms. Stanford told DNAinfo.com that she first came up with the idea while visiting her son in a California prison, where Read More
On Friday, the Post‘s Page Six reported this salacious bit of gossip: “Show creator and star Lena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff sat at a small table alone while the rest of the cast and crew occupied two tables of six nearby.”
Ms. Dunham, though, set the record straight in a tweet this afternoon, explaining that her actual dinner companion was her father, the artist Carroll Dunham.
As news of Felicitas Villanueva, the Chilean nanny allegedly “enslaved” by her Upper East Side employers, continues to unfold, domestic worker advocates have informed The Observer that Ms. Villanueva’s story is far from uncommon.
“The isolation that nannies feel, especially in New York, is overwhelming,” Rosana Reyes of the National Domestic Workers Read More
Super Hip Hero
Brooklyn finally has its own superhero—and he’s got a mean right hook.
Comic book artist Dean Haspiel has created “a hero for hipsters” with The Red Hook, a retro superhero with a checkered past and a spandex suit the color of a fire truck (and no cape, actually). The Red Hook comes from Read More
She may deny it, but it’s true: Julie Klausner has become one of NYC’s new queens of comedy. The author/TV writer/performer/broadcaster/astute observer of the human condition via Twitter (“Instagram should just be called ‘I’m outdoors’”) may best be known for her successful podcast, How Was Your Week?, which has found its way onto Read More
Even the President’s daughter sneaks a treat now and again.
Malia Obama was spotted Friday stocking up on sweets at Economy Candy.
“Apparently even the First Family needs candy. One of the Obama daughters was in the store with her Secret Service force to stock up!” the store posted on its Facebook page. “Hope she shares with Read More
With his mayoral term coming to a close, Mayor Bloomberg is rushing to put his “green” thumbprint on everything he possibly can. The latest in Bloomberg’s frenzied eco-friendly crusade? Composting.
New Yorkers now have the option of making space for a picnic basket-sized container designed to house food waste in kitchens the size of postage Read More
The Eight-Day Week
Not just another brick in the wall: the first major exhibition to use LEGO bricks as its sole art medium opens today at Discovery Times Square. Created by contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya (who will show brand-new work), “The Art of the Brick” includes Yellow, an eye-popping life-size sculpture of a man made from thousands of Read More
In a move that’s left smokers gasping, a major New York real-estate company has banned smoking on all of its properties, including on private terraces and balconies.
Related Companies, which owns and operates apartments and condominiums all over the city, is now making new tenants sign a document promising not to smoke inside their apartments Read More