During the early aughts, when I was bobbing about the murky shark tank of my mid-20s, there were several years when my income was derived entirely from standing in a silver unitard around NYC.
The New York State Young Republicans—not to be confused with the New York Young Republicans, whose website is much nicer—is a scrappy group. Outnumbered in their home state, and somewhat less maniacal than their southern counterparts, its members seem to need a fancy Christmas gathering more than most; the occasion…
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is enjoying his offseason and taking in all the experiences New York has to offer. Two weeks ago, he went to a Knicks game. Like a true New Yorker, Syndergaard captured the occasion by lying on the Madison Square Garden court while wearing the expression of a dog who had been abruptly…
An independent investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that the NYPD used excessive force when officers wrongly arrested former tennis player James Blake in September while conducting a credit card fraud sting.
Former No. 4 ranked tennis player James Blake was tackled and handcuffed by five plainclothes officers outside his hotel in Manhattan today, according to the New York Daily News. The cops misidentified Blake for a suspect in an identity theft ring.
Sergio Aguirre is weak, pale. Sometimes he fumbles for words, and it’s not because English isn’t his first language. He’d been on a hunger strike, and hadn’t had anything besides water and tea in four days.
Giants tight end Larry Donnell was on the plane that crashed into a fence in New York today. The guy who called into Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC show was not. Guess how the interview ended.
The Yankees announced yesterday that they will retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams, and that all three—along with Willie Randolph—will receive plaques in Monument Park in four different ceremonies spread across the season. No American sports team has made such an art of monetizing…
In the span of 22 days, 12 horses have died during races at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. No one's figured out how to reduce the horse deaths this winter. [New York Times]
The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes…
Yankees play-by-play announcer Michael Kay was fuming at radio host Mike Francesa yesterday on his radio show, and called out the Sports Pope after Francesa suggested YES controlled what Kay could and couldn't do.
This extremely chill carriage horse escaped from his oppressors in New York City this weekend, and proceeded to take advantage of his freedom by going on a morning jaunt down 11th Avenue.
Where do you have to be born to say that you're from a given city and not be lying? Back in August, prompted by a New Republic article called "Don't Say You're From the City If You're Really From the 'Burbs," we asked you—Gawker readers—to tell us the real borders of some of America's largest cities. Here are your…
The parents of players of the Wallkill (NY) Mighty Mites tried to do something nice for the first home game of the season, but alas, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It seems that they thought their 50 pound sons would be strong enough to break through a vinyl banner while emulating their high school…
The first time I saw two laxers on the 2 train, I sneakily snapped a photo, giddy with delight that there may be somewhere I could play lacrosse in New York City.
A-Rod may just be looking into a different camera, or he may be staring off into the distance, wondering what's become of his life, but either way, he just doesn't feel like smiling. He could also have incredibly serious thoughts on salad.
According to the readers of the New York Daily News, these are the 15 (actually 17) most powerful people in New York sports:
We've all had one too many drinks and suddenly decided it was a great time to impress people with our spot-on English accent. Right? Right?!?