Not So Blind Items
Oh, you don’t like your deer sans antler and with a giant gaping hole in its stomach? Then burn it! Don’t just stuff it into a trash can in Washington Heights! That’s really bumming us out today.
CONSIDER THE DOLPHIN
Leela De Kretser, the Editorial Director and Publisher at local news site DNAinfo, took to Facebook to publicly air her grievances against The Daily News.
“Let’s play guess the news organization,” she posted on her non-private Facebook page. “Two married journalists each call into their desks to say the [sic] are stuck in Chicago.” Ms. De Krester works for DNAinfo. Her husband, Janon Fisher, is a courts reporter at The Daily News. Mr. Fisher is tagged in the post and commented on it.
Not to ruin the fun of guessing, but our money is on The Daily News.
Here is an abject lesson in the dangers of premature joy. Often times—especially in New York City—what ostensibly appears to be a magical thing can turn out to be a terrible tragedy, before we’ve fully registered the implication of said joy. For example:
Sadly, our friend the Hudson bottlenose dolphin has passed away. It was discovered, belly-up, on the Chelsea Piers this morning, several days after it was spotted frolicking in the murky waters separating Manhattan from New Jersey.
Though this is devastating news, we do retain some hope that this mammal carcass might not be the same dolphin that has recently been photographed in the water.
Oh my gawsh, there is a dolphin hanging around the Hudson River. Adorbs! Well, not really. Dolphins are smarter than people, at least when it comes to stuff like “how to survive in water,” and even humans are smart enough not to know not to swim in the Hudson.
So sadly, this little dolphin is probably very sick. Or trying to avenge his wife’s murder. Read on!
World Trade Center
Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of New York media darling DNAinfo, commissioned plans for a $10 M. media campaign against President Obama’s re-election, according to a report in Read More
Fashion Week Observed
A construction worker was slightly injured at the World Trade Center construction site after a cable popped on a crane carrying a heavy load of steel beams, causing the steel to fall forty floors below and crush a flatbed truck, sources said.
Today DNAinfo generously served up the names, ages, and photographs of fashion week imports who are really disillusioned by the whole Valentine’s Day thing.
Take Mariza Veer, who’s been a model for four years. She says that “though all people deserve to get nice things on Valentine’s Day,” she was really surprised her boyfriend got her a lame blender one year, “given her occupation.”
On the morning of Monday, May 17, a Web site called DNAinfo.com published a story about a rooster named Napoleon Bonaparte and two hens, named Lucy and Apple. The story was a classic nugget of neighborhood reporting: a concise anecdote about how officials had made life better for an abandoned bird, which spoke Read More