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A few weeks back we took a look at some of the mostly vintage floats featured over the years in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. Today we learned the sad truth about the birthing process of the hovering giants: “For the past nearly fifty years, floats for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade have been made right here […]

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According to a very unscientific test of Bushwick’s tap water there was some interesting results. Basically the water is “soft” or slightly acidic which is not good for current residents, but was great for beer makers catering to the city’s German immigrants in the 1800’s—”soft water” makes for better brewing conditions. |BushwickBK via Gothamist| […]

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Despite an economy in the shitter, what seems like an endless down streak on Wall Street, and the “Big Three” lobbying hard for a bailout of the auto industry, Mercedes isn’t worried about a shortage of rich people in NYC. The quality car company that builds vehicles people want announced plans to open up a […]

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After striking a multi-state deal to make it harder for prostitutes to place sex ads on its “erotic services” section, Craigslist is now being pressured to figure out how to limit the rampant drug solicitation going on. Apparently “ski lift tickets” in the NYC area have nothing to do actual skiing. |NYDN| […]

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Although the mayor and the city like tout all the money that public art projects like The Gates and the Waterfalls generates, some experts are wondering whether those numbers are accurate. The city says they are and it’s a very “complex methodology.” |Newsday| […]

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Although it’s totally unfortunate that a cat was found murdered in a basement in Woodside and was believed to have been poisoned, the amount of grammatical errors in this public posting detailing the crime scene is equally almost as tragic. Hasn’t there been enough pain already? |Curbed| […]

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Prescription pill aficionado Rush Limbaugh has some great news for New Yorkers, he’s considering putting his “fashionable” Upper East Side apartment on the market. The conservative mouthpiece bought the property in 1994, but is worried about Bloomberg’s oppressive economic strategies for the “blue city.” His main concern is the mayor’s proposed tax plan, warning it’s […]

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There’s still a few hours to go till the polls in the city officially close at 9pm, but so far, so good. Instead of relying on results from those dubious exit polls this time around, we’re sticking to this very unscientific cupcake one instead. |Gothamist| […]

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A cyclist created an ‘anti-dooring video icon’ with the hopes that the Taxi and Limousine Commission will consider adding it to the passenger screens. The design is cool, but it’s doubtful that flashy graphics are going to influence the highly devolved, cell phone addictive behaviors plaguing the city. |Streetsblog| […]

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Tomorrow night, the city’s 35th annual freak show will make its way up Sixth Ave and is expected to draw about 2 million people. Yet, despite this huge marketing opportunity, there will be no corporate sponsorship of this year’s Halloween Parade. Apparently there’s some truth to that mess on Wall Street and the only sponsor […]

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