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07.08.15 Liam Mathews

The New York Times has an enthusiastic report on “Destination St. George,” the city’s plan to build the world’s largest Ferris wheel and an outlet mall near the ferry terminal on the forgotten borough of Staten Island: “It is the city’s latest and arguably most ambitious, if not audacious, attempt to draw tourists to Staten […]

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Prachi Gupta

Women and activists fighting against internet censorship have found a clever new way to expose the double standard of Instagram’s nudity policies: superimpose the innocuous male nipple over those inappropriate female ones. Over the past week, social media users have been adopting the template created by artist Micol Hebron last June. It has been shared […]

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Liam Mathews

All colleges in New York state will be mandated to adopt uniform affirmative consent policies, including private schools, Reuters reports. Governor Cuomo signed the bill on Tuesday during a rally at NYU, saying “Why is sex assault on college campuses such a problem? Because we let it go on too long.” “The so-called ‘yes means […]

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Liam Mathews

The Way Station, a bar in Prospect Heights previously best known for its Doctor Who-themed bathroom, had a very special promotion last night, 7/7: the bar only charged women 77% of their tab, to draw attention to the fact that women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. “I have three sisters. The […]

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Liam Mathews

On the evening of July 7, a simulated explosion rocked Avenue B between 6th and 7th Streets during filming for the Netflix series Jessica Jones, which is based on a Marvel comic. This is fine. Filming stuff on location in New York City earns tax revenue and lends credibility to productions and gives any ordinary […]

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Liam Mathews

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Donald Trump. After announcing he was running for President by saying xenophobic stuff about Mexicans, his endorsement deals starting falling apart. The City of New York is even reviewing its business relationships with his development company. Things have gotten so bad that even small businesses are taking […]

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Liam Mathews

Every comedian has jokes that he or she believes didn’t get the laughs they deserved or tweets that didn’t get enough faves. Defending the Bomb gives a comedian the opportunity to explain one of these failed jokes and make the case for why it’s actually funny. Aparna Nancherla has a very unique point-of-view. No one […]

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Prachi Gupta

Empire Biscuit in the East Village is about to become Manhattan’s premier destination…for comedy. For three nights during the first week of August, the small food joint will turn into an improbable performance venue, featuring more than 50 of the city’s top comics. As comedian Brandon Scott Wolf, a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update […]

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Liam Mathews

City officials said Tuesday that judges will no longer set bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony suspects in an effort to keep them out of Rikers, where they could end up stuck for too long or have something terrible and avoidable happen to them. Instead, suspects will be allowed to live at home and even […]

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Bucky Turco

Hunter, Tribeca. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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