The police are looking for three subway performers who allegedly attacked a rider in Queens on May 7, according to NY1.
According to police, the performers got into an argument with a 28-year-old man on the F train around 7 pm on May 7. The suspects then attacked the victim, striking his head Read More
NYC’s spoiled pets are getting their own frozen yogurt truck in Central Park.
Yappy Treats, run by dog-lover Laura Diaz, will offer appetizing flavors, such as tuna, and will open this weekend at dog-hot-spots. The West 72nd Street dog park, Mariner’s Playground and at West 84th Street and Central Park West will all have them.
Love & Romance
Mister Bloomberg kissed Miss Piggy again, and his girlfriend didn’t like it.
The fateful exchange came on Tuesday, when Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Muppets creator Jim Henson’s estate donated nearly 400 puppets, costumes and props to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.
Asked about the subsequent kiss he shared with Miss Piggy during his weekly WOR radio show this morning, the mayor said his girlfriend Diana Taylor disapproved.
One popular way ad agencies have learned to suck the lifeblood out of the web is to hijack popular hashtags and use them for their own evil branding purposes. Take the case of Jell-O, for example, whose marketers apparently convinced them they could tap into the millennial market by changing the meaning of “FML,” or “Fuck My Life,” a phrase deployed in times of great anguish, such as when your mom forgets to pack your lunch.
On March 19, the charming 11-room townhouse at 159 East 64th Street came on the market for $14 million, joining its once-removed neighbor at 163 East 64th, which was asking $24.9 million at the time. Then, almost simultaneously, the mansion in the middle—161 East 64th Street—was revealed as the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Traditionally, the Kips Bay Show House has hit the market after its time in the spotlight—we imagine it would be hard to persuade an owner to turn his or her house over to teams of decorators and hordes of visitors otherwise—and sure enough, last week the show house was listed for $16 million with Sotheby’s broker Roger Erickson.
With all three for sale in a row, we couldn’t help but ponder the possibilities. Given the gaga real estate market, mightn’t some deep-pocketed buyer take a fancy to the 60-foot-wide mega combo mansion?
Space the Final Frontier
Somebody check on the president of the Leonardo DiCaprio fan club, because we’ve got some bad news. E! reports that someone–it’s not clear who–has paid $1.5 million for a ticket to outer space sitting next to Mr. DiCaprio.
Can you imagine a better chance to finally make your move than a turbulent ride through the upper atmosphere, followed by at awe-inspiring gander at the curve of the Earth?
teens these days
Remember when one of the only ways to cheat on school tests was to sneak off mid-exam to the bathroom and look at your notes stuffed in your locker? Apparently teens these days are much more sophisticated, as 12 high schoolers were caught using a Facebook group to assist each other with homework and share test answers.
The Eight-Day Week
See the 1986 Tom Cruise popcorn flick Top Gun in the most ideal setting: outdoors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Seated on a first-come, first-served basis, guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, but leave the booze at home. The screening is the first event in a line-up of Read More
Blast From The Past
Count Ginger Lee, a stripper who was intimately involved in the sexting scandal that led to former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s downfall, is among his detractors as he now seeks the top job in City Hall.
“I do not think Anthony Weiner should run for Mayor of New York City because even now, nearly two years after this story broke, there are still details relating to other women that have not been exposed,” Ms. Lee said in a statement sent to Politicker. “Each time Anthony Weiner deflects or obfuscates these details, my life and perhaps the lives of other women are made more difficult by the increased attention from the media.”
The treasures have returned.
Today the Met officially reopened its European art galleries, the 45 rooms that sit atop its grand staircase, after three years of planning and nine months of rolling renovations and reinstallation. Twelve galleries once used for special exhibitions have been commandeered for the permanent collection, enlarging the galleries by a full third. You should pay them a visit.
Filling the immaculate spaces are some 750 paintings—”all off the wall, all looked at, all dusted,” an ebullient Keith Christiansen told a crowd of journalists in one of the opening galleries this morning.