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07.07.15 Liam Mathews

Joe and Kate Bly live in East Elmhurst, Queens, in a house that used to belong to Joe’s grandparents. Shortly after they moved into the house in 2003, Joe started cleaning out the garage, and found a lot of his grandfather’s cool old stuff, which grandfathers generally have a lot of. They decided to embrace […]

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07.01.15 Liam Mathews

Researchers at Duke University have identified neurological patterns that may predict if young people will drink heavily as a response to stress. In the studies, researchers used MRIs to measure brain activity in the the ventral striatum, which processes rewards, and the amygdala, which assesses threats. According to a press release, researchers observed that “having […]

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06.08.15 Aymann Ismail

Another successful Governors Ball, the closest thing New York has to the millennial hippiefest that is Coachella, wrapped this weekend. ANIMAL showed up Sunday evening at 7 PM, when The Black Keys and Lana Del Rey were headlining, to ask people what time they started drinking. Concertgoers flashed their fingers to tell us what time […]

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12.24.14 Rhett Jones

The always interesting data-blog I Quant New York (IQNY) has created a great infographic of the oldest liquor licenses in NYC based on the available data. While this doesn’t necessarily mean a list of the oldest bars in the city, it’s actually more enlightening, since it reveals some places that aren’t usually known for being historical […]

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11.19.14 Bucky Turco

Just like St. Patrick’s Day, SantaCon is an annual event that attracts a lot of annoying people who commit deplorable acts on the streets of New York City, except they wear red, not green. Yet for some reason, it’s the latter spectacle that turns so many New Yorkers into modern-day Grinches. After it was reported […]

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07.25.14 Sophie Weiner

You have until the end of the month to get drunk on some of Long Island’s most pristine beaches. According to the AP, the feds are enacting a drinking ban at a few of Fire Island’s more exclusive villages such as Robbins Rest, Atlantique, and Corneille Estates starting August 1st to curb “alcohol-fueled parties.” In nearby Ocean […]

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10.15.13 Andy Cush

The New York Post‘s latest big scoop: people in New York City like to drink, sometimes multiple drinks at a time! I’ll allow you a moment to recover from this truly shocking news. It’s true, under a headline claiming “20% of NYers are binge drinkers,” the paper is reporting that 56.7 percent of the city’s residents have had […]

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05.30.13 Andy Cush

Our friends at Complex put together this list of the “25 Douchiest Bars in NYC Right Now,” a pretty spot-on assessment of everything fratty, loud, and wrong with New York nightlife. Just when you think they’re doing a little too much grabbing at the low-hanging douche in Murray Hill and Midtown, some more contentious picks […]

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08.13.12 Andy Cush

Theater can be an amazing thing! But it can also be really boring, sometimes. Booze, on the other hand, is pretty great always. Heeding that, Brooklyn theater company UglyRhino ensures potentially snoozy plays are always spicy and interesting by pursuing the most obvious and effective route: turning an evening of short theater into one long […]

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07.11.12 Joshua Rivera

You can’t drink on sidewalks, but you can drink on your property. People who live outside of the city have what are called lawns and porches. They’re kind of like backyards, but in front of your home. And you can drink on them, because they are private property removed from the sidewalk–and there might not […]

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