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It’s not easy delivering food in the city. Between all the bullshit workers have to deal with — death-inducing traffic, demeaning employers, and notoriously low wages — the only thing that makes the job worth doing is good tips. Unfortunately, for delivery people in one of Manhattan’s ritziest area codes, wealthy GrubHub patrons tip the […]

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In the most recent issue of The Baffler, Rhonda Lieberman published an extensive piece on the art collectors of the “new Gilded Age.” Almost everyone Lieberman mentions is both obscenely wealthy and exploitative. One of them is Bernie Madoff, whose office art included a four foot screw so expensive that Madoff’s lawyer didn’t want it disclosed […]

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Most New Yorkers can hardly afford to live in crappy, amenity-free apartments, so a potential strike amongst the Building Services Employee Union won’t affect the majority of people. But those who rely on doormen and porters are screwed if a new contract is not signed by 4/20. They may even have to start living like […]

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We’ve all been there. You’re flying over the Atlantic in your private jet, wishing you could experience the breathtaking views of the ocean below you, but all you’ve got are those dinky, porthole-style windows to look out of. Where’s the fun in that? Fortunately, a new jet called the S-512 — billed by its creators […]

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Finding a bathroom while out and about in the city can be a figurative (and sometimes literal) pain in the ass. Still, you probably don’t need POSH, a company that aims to put members-only bathrooms around Manhattan. The first one comes to midtown June 2014. What does POSH bathroom service entail? For a $15-per-year flat […]

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Need to get away for a long, long time? Got $29 million to spare? The now-notorious Barbados Estate where the Factory Records’ Happy Mondays “recorded” their last album “The Life and Surprisingly Strange Adventures of Ryderson Crusoe” is for sale. Owned by Eddy Grant, the 30-acre estate was an attempt by Tony Wilson to send Shaun Ryder as far […]

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The New York Times has got the scoop for you. It turns out that living costs in Manhattan are more expensive than other parts of the country, like, for example, Kansas. This revelation really sucks for Manhattan’s middle class, because now they no longer exist, according to the Times. Rest in peace, middle class. The […]

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Life isn’t just ponies and cupcakes for those of us with the misfortune of having luxury residences atop skyscrapers. Sometimes, having a super expensive apartment kind of sucks, The Observer reports. Like discovering physics after you discover that sometimes, really tall buildings sway in storms and can scare the crap out people living in them. […]

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An Australian billionaire is going to build a replica of that big ship that famously sank and killed people more than 100 years ago and sail it from England to New York. It’s going to be “every bit as luxurious as the original,” with modern high-tech safety widgets and made in China. It’s going to not […]

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As we’ve noted, there’s an ongoing exhibit on how radically awesome New York City’s grid system is and the fascinating history behind it when first proposed back in the early 1800s. […]

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