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04.29.13 Bucky Turco

The East Village has been on fire lately, but not in a good way. Each week, it seems like something new is engulfed in flames. On April 8th it was cars. A little over a week later, an apartment in a high rise building caught fire resulting in a fatality. Four days after that, a […]

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06.21.11 Bucky Turco

As a rider of NYC’s elevated subway lines, I’m all too familiar with the obnoxious antics that riders exhibit by way of their cell phones, but it’s usually only a temporary mental splinter that comes to an eventual end once the train rolls into an underground station. Unless of course they’re “blasting.” That’s the term […]

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11.30.10 Lauri Apple

News that alcoholic whipped cream is catching on in Boston has garnered the substance about one million blog posts and twice as many Four Loko comparisons. But “whipahol” has been a big thing in Kansas since the late summer, replacing meth as the state’s most popular drug.  Take that, East Coast tastemaker-jerks! […]

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09.16.10 Bucky Turco

The New York Times is trying to figure out why so many criminals wear Yankee hats and they’re exploring a few theories. According to one criminologist, it’s rap music’s fault. He describes it as the “Jay-Z effect,” which goes a little something like this: Because Hov raps about wearing a Yankees cap, he gives it […]

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08.23.10 Bucky Turco

In the past 24 hours or so, baby alligators have now made appearances in New York City, Chicago and Brockton, a place in Massachusetts that you’ve never heard of. Fun fact: Owning an exotic reptile in MA is perfectly legal with the right permit. However, authorities say this one was illegal and appears to have […]

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01.18.10 Bucky Turco

Unlike Long Island, where all you need is a backyard and a shovel, disposing of dead pets with dignity can prove a little more difficult for most NYC residents. There’s always cremation or cemeteries like Hartsdale, where Mariah Carey’s cat Clarence eternally rests in peace, but that could get costly. […]

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01.12.10 Bucky Turco

Freaking old people. In the past few years have you noticed how they’ve been increasingly co-opting elements of youth culture?: iPods, text messaging, Nintendo Wii, etc… But they may have finally crossed the line by adopting their drug habits as well. According to a new report on substance abuse, today’s baby boomers are mostly fond […]

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01.11.10 Cajun Boy

Well you almost knew that, what with the trend toward vegan and vegetarian lifestyles and all, some sect of cool kids would gravitate toward the other extreme if only to stand out from their peers. So now we have a small group of New Yorkers embracing cavemanism and, naturally, they were somehow unearthed by the […]

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11.30.09 Cajun Boy

According to date culled from Google, chicks use Twitter and Facebook considerably more than dudes do. Meanwhile, dudes continue to use Bang Bros. and Brazzers considerably more frequently than chicks (and don’t try to pretend that you aren’t familiar with those websites fellas!). |NY Observer| […]

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