Richard Gere's Homelessness Drama Time Out Of Mind Will Hit You Hard

1. New York City is obviously the central setting of thousands of movies, and, being New York City, it’s adept at serving as whatever backdrop you want it to serve. It can connote romance or menace, limitless possibility or untold decadence, Candyland or the Hellmouth. But, as someone who lived there for 13 years, I… »9/10/15 3:00pm9/10/15 3:00pm


Taylor Swift Is Seinfeld's Daughter, And The Diplomat NYC Deserves

Across the ’90s, few pieces of music were more ubiquitous than a winding slap-bass jingle composed by studio musician Jonathan Wolff. Every week, tens of millions of Americans heard it open and close Seinfeld, a sitcom so beloved that even its kitschy theme song has become iconic. At the beginning of Season Three,… »7/31/15 3:48pm7/31/15 3:48pm

The Warriors Gives Us The Best Fantasy Version Of NYC Ever Filmed

When Bill de Blasio was running for the New York mayor’s office a few years ago, Matt Drudge expressed the fear that de Blasio’s New York would look like the great 1979 gang movie The Warriors. The obvious retort to that: Wouldn’t that make you want to vote for de Blasio? Who wouldn’t want to live in the New York of … »7/24/15 12:53pm7/24/15 12:53pm

Why Do I Still Live in New York City?: A Roundtable

Weeks ago, reeling from a night of booze and bad decisions, I ventured to a local Bayou-themed restaurant in search of comfort food. I wanted to absorb the last of the alcohol that remained from just hours before, fully determined to get rid of my hangover. When you live alone, this is not an uncommon practice. I… »6/01/15 2:17pm6/01/15 2:17pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… »1/26/15 9:08am1/26/15 9:08am

The Next High School Sub-4 Mile Probably Won't Happen On Saturday

On Saturday, Garrett O'Toole, a high school student from Massachusetts, will attempt a sub-four minute mile at the adidas Grand Prix in New York City. Could he or one of the 13 other boys in the field accomplish what only five other American preps have ever done? There's a chance—there's always a chance—but the odds… »6/12/14 1:00pm6/12/14 1:00pm

American Secrets: New York City


"American Secrets: New York City" is an audiovisual attempt at reckoning with Stop and Frisk, gentrification, and coming of age New York City by three young American artists (two emcees, one graphic designer) and their Mayor. The song and video embedded above deal with these hard questions; the lyrics are pasted below. »10/12/13 12:30pm10/12/13 12:30pm

Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French Beer

Apparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of doctors prescribing cigarettes. There is nothing reassuring about steep price… »11/17/12 9:55pm11/17/12 9:55pm

The Yankees' Parking Company Is In Default Because, As It Turns Out, People Take The Subway To Yankees' Games

Yesterday we brought you a screenshot of the half-empty stands inside of Yankee Stadium a good half hour after the first pitch of Game 5 of the Yankee-Orioles series. New York's transportation system is uniquely—how should we put it—clusterfuck-y around rush hour, and eventually the stadium did fill up, once New… »10/13/12 1:55pm10/13/12 1:55pm

Bill Belichick No Longer Owns A Park Slope Brownstone; Bill Belichick Owned A Park Slope Browstone

Ah, Park Slope: where diligently hip mothers push extravagant strollers into studiously low-key coffee shops, where you're nobody if you don't get your kale at the most organic of the four farmer's markets on your block, where you retire at 45 after your loosely-defined art collective produces no art in twenty years,… »9/29/12 2:10pm9/29/12 2:10pm

First, Kill All The Cyclists. Premium Rush, Reviewed.

1. It's difficult to overstate how much I dislike bicycle riders in New York City. (Collectively. I'm sure you, individual who rides his/her bike, are perfectly pleasant and normal ... when you're not on your bike.) Bike riders have taken over this city, and they are, almost entirely across the board, rude, dismissive… »8/23/12 5:35pm8/23/12 5:35pm

A Competitor In New York's First Ironman Triathlon Died In The Hudson River

During the swim portion of the inaugural New York City Ironman Triathlon, which began 7 a.m. Saturday morning, a 43-year-old man experienced what most are calling "medical distress" or "a medical problem." He was pulled from the water and taken to a hospital, but did not survive. Autopsy results are pending and the… »8/12/12 2:30pm8/12/12 2:30pm