American Secrets: New York City

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"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 12:30pm 10/12/13 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 in … » 11/17/12 9:55pm 11/17/12 9:55pm

The Yankees' Parking Company Is In Default Because, As It Turns Out,…

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 York's … » 10/13/12 1:55pm 10/13/12 1:55pm

Bill Belichick No Longer Owns A Park Slope Brownstone; Bill Belichick…

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 2:10pm 9/29/12 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 5:35pm 8/23/12 5:35pm

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

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 man's… » 8/12/12 2:30pm 8/12/12 2:30pm