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February 22, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

Start-up TaxiTreats has a nifty scheme: by this summer, select NYC taxis will be equipped with “Vengo” — the vending machine that sells everything from gum to lotions to… condoms. The proposed machines will accept credit cards and will operate via touch screen. Er, don’t worry, Vengo will also offer hand sanitizer. While the company has yet […]

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February 20, 2013 Samer Kalaf

It’s only natural that in this stage of the progression of the Harlem Shake meme, someone would go to Harlem and find out what its residents thought of the ersatz Harlem Shake. Surprise! They think it’s stupid and weird, because when you put your name on something and that something looks like “humping,” as one […]

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February 12, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Around 9PM ast night, a bomb squad responded to a suspicious package report on 9th Avenue and West 40th Street, prompting the Port Authority to evacuate for about 45 minutes. It turns out that all this commotion was caused by some fake grenades, which just creates more questions. Whose grenades are these? Why would anyone […]

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February 7, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Did you hear? There’s snow coming. You’re fucked. But don’t panic! Here’s the process of how to survive this blizzard. -Panic. -Didn’t you see? There might be a substantial amount of snow. Panic. -Overlook the fact that New England’s way more fucked than you. In some parts of New Hampshire, you need to drive half […]

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Samer Kalaf

That headline might not come as much of a surprise, since there are always goddamn rats everywhere, but right now, there are more goddamn rats than usual, and it’s all Hurricane Sandy’s fault. The floods (combined with the cold) made the rats move elsewhere and inside buildings, now they have more garbage for their enjoyment […]

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January 29, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Those “No Honking” signs bolted to street lights around the city that no one obeys will all be gone by the end of the year, presumably because no one obeys them. (The official reason was to reduce street signs and ideally overwhelm less drivers with all the words to read.) This doesn’t mean you can […]

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January 18, 2013 Samer Kalaf

Jen Carlson of Gothamist took a trip to the Rare Books Division at the New York Public Library, and found a blank copy of the first printed liquor licenses issued in New York City. It seems like a decent deal: Pay twenty pounds, drink with the Queen’s approval. Keep the “good Rule and Order,” though. […]

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