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Unpaid internships are bad, and recently there’s been a shift away from them. Pretty much every large media company has had a lawsuit filed against it for underpaying/not paying interns. In terms of music, Warner Music Group recently settled for $725,000. But no terrible unpaid internship, music industry or otherwise, has anything on Dower Music […]

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On Prospect Park West at 9th Street, there are four parking spots that are off-limits to drivers between April and September. The stated purpose is to allow parks department vehicles access to the park during summer event season. But the ban has a side effect of being a nice little source of parking ticket revenue […]

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On Thursday, a Redditor performed a public service by posting images of what appear to be fake cab roaming the streets of NYC. “No NYC taxi info or 311 info. The credit card machine was turned off,” the user wrote, noting that the cab labeled #0852 had no license information and no medallion, but did […]

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We all know that Lisa Simpson is smart, and Edna Crabapple’s a teacher so maybe she’s intelligent too, but when it comes to the likelihood of them publishing peer-reviewed academic papers there’s at least one catch: Lisa and Mrs. Crabapple are both fictional characters on The Simpsons. Two academic journals didn’t seem to notice that […]

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Charity Water, a legit non-profit organization committed to “bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations” is “no longer in possession” of the $35,000 donated to them by sticker-bombing con artist BNE, Charity Water spokesman Paull Young tells ANIMAL. BNE raised the money last month by claiming to sell a collaborative tee with […]

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If you used your credit card to buy a MetroCard at 59th Street-Columbus Circle recently, you might want to check your bank statement. An anonymous rider spotted a credit card skimmer — a device that captures and records card information — mounted to a vending machine on the north side of the downtown 1 train […]

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In a brazen act of chutzpah even by the standards of the graffiti world, where gaming each other is commonplace, pseudononymous global sticker-bomber, BNE, has fraudulently claimed to have collaborated on t-shirts with Banksy, the undisputed king of street-art, for the benefit of World Water Day. BNE’s announced collaboration, which came last week—claiming to be […]

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Either someone has taken the internet’s most notorious email scam IRL or I’ve found my new favorite art prank. As The World’s Best Ever and Arbroath point out, a London cyclist fished two bottles out of the River Thames containing letters that resemble “Nigerian prince” emails–that is, texts that promise a large inheritance from a well-to-do […]

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Recently, a Brooklyn man tried to scam a Bushwick bodega by faking an injury inside the store, but unfortunately for him, it was all caught on video… from multiple angles. ANIMAL obtained footage from the security cameras that show him standing in the aisle drinking a soda. He then proceeds to pour some of his […]

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Boing Boing‘s Rob Beschizza recently came to New York City for a weekend of vintage denim sex-clubbing and sunglasses obsessing, when he and his wife were taking in by a notorious tourist trap in midtown: Nello–perhaps Manhattan’s most duplicitous restaurant run by a false pretender to the endowment of Vlad the Impaler: Oblivious and dumb, […]

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