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January 3, 2013 Andy Cush

John McCourt is a recent Manhattan transplant and self-professed “Starbucks addict” who, for whatever reason, has taken it upon himself to visit every overpriced espresso outpost in the city. From his blog: So I ask the question. Are all Starbucks created equal? Starbucks is known for consistency across the nation, but in a city of […]

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Marina Galperina

New York artist Man Bartlett never got to sit with diva Marina Abramović at her MoMA The Artist Is Present performance and look longingly into her eyes and have an awakening and cry and I did but don’t be mad though because… You too can own a piece of Marina! It’s only a penny! No, wait, it’s $120. “It’s somewhere in […]

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Andy Cush

Though the New York City Housing Authority touts its “green agenda,” advertising a commitment “to providing safe, affordable housing for more than 400,000 residents in a cost efficient and environmentally conscious manner,” many of the city’s public housing residents say that isn’t the case. Ashley Paniagua, for example, tried to plant gardens on the lawns of Harlem’s Manhattanville […]

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Andy Cush

Yesterday afternoon, Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave a scathing speech addressing the House’s decision to delay voting on a Hurricane Sandy relief package until after the current term expires, invoking Hurricane Katrina, calling out fellow Republican House Speaker John Boehner by name, and labeling the whole fiasco “disgusting.” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave […]

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Allison Bagg

Fred, Williamsburg. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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January 2, 2013 Marina Galperina

Some people are more subtle than others when expressing their real interests in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge. (Photo: Jim Kiernan/Flickr) […]

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Marina Galperina

Well, this is depressing, albeit not surprising. Turns out that when artist Omer Fast and his production crew were working on a drone-related art project and attempted to research said drones, the FBI wasn’t very into it. Not into it at all. In fact, they tracked down the artist’s producer at his home in Los Angeles. Fast […]

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Andy Cush

In an effort to understand when and where the “next Hurricane Sandy” will hit, the people at WNYC have created this nice-looking interactive map plotting Sandy’s flooding against “100-year flood zones,” areas which FEMA determined a 1% probability of flooding in a single year. As the map so handily illustrates, Sandy appears to be quite […]

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Irina Dvalidze

Did you know that the most popular song in the English language costs lots of dough? That’s right, every time your big aunt Stella tries to channel her inner Marilyn Monroe and sing “Happy Birthday to You” while sitting in your creepy uncle’s lap, she should technically pay Warner Chappel Music royalties for performing it, […]

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Irina Dvalidze

It was barely a month ago that we first got to see Empire State Building’s new LED light system in action. After an incredibly successful test drive, many New Yorker’s teeming around Manhattan got to ring in the New Year with a colorful new light show. In case you were too consumed Frenching a stranger […]

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