The Silly Season
They let it all hang loose.
A man in a raunchy anti-Anthony Weiner costume and another with an anti-gay message against Council Speaker Christine Quinn crashed rallies outside of ABC’s studios in anticipation of tonight’s televised mayoral debate.
“He’s a flasher on the internet and he shouldn’t be running for office,” said Charles Castro, an Astoria resident inspired by Mr. Weiner’s sexting scandals to wear a costume depicting a man opening a trench coat to reveal his penis. “He’s a crazy man. It’s despicable, it’s a slap in the face to New York City.”
When you spend all day running from subway to subway with your head down, typing on your smartphone or listening to Maroon 5 or whatever you kids do these days, sometimes you miss the small wonders of life in the city. Like this message, posted near the entrance to the West Fourth Street station, offering a chance for “DATING” and “ONE NITE STANDS ONLY,” presumably with a dapper gentleman named either John or Zahn or Sean. (We couldn’t tell from his outgoing voicemail.) I mean, what kind of lady could turn down an offer like this?
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Lower East Side
A sign on Orchard and Grand has officially put on notice all those weird below Houston-streeters: Stop tying bones and meat around town for stray dogs/crazy satanic rituals/art installations.
THE POETIC FINANCIAL DISSENT AS FLOWN BY AIRPLANES TREND CONTINUES!
The trend of political dissent regarding financial matters as flown from airplanes over Manhattan continues! First, a St. Louis housewife attempts to send a message to Washington D.C. by air (“THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED.“) and it’s widely misinterpreted as aimed at America’s least favorite credit-downgraders Standard & Poor’s, but becomes a national sensation no less. Then, some ridiculous company seizes the moment to ruin it with a cheeky ad for their product the next day. And today, another banner flies high buzzing the Hudson.