10/19/14 6:00am

Shots fired across the bow in Crown Heights. [via the Village Voice]

Shots fired across the bow in Crown Heights. [via the Village Voice]

On No Duhs: “There is no shortage of Starbucks in New York City.” [VV]
On No Exit: “When he was finally released, he wrote: ‘I’m free.’” [Guardian]
On Displacement: “…a group of cyclists recently donned car costumes…” [LS]
On Stardom: “But I saw your map. Are you here in search of gems?” [Appendix]
On Dumb Overreactions: “…at least one student was already worried…” [WaPo]
On Standard Deviation: “But what, really, does it mean to be Brooklyn?” [Atlantic]
On His Majesty: “…you’ll find that “‘czar” … is a relatively meaningless term.” [Verge]
On Noms de Guerre: “Basic rolls beautifully off the tongue. It’s a useful insult.” [NYM]
On He Is Us: “I’ve been known to travel great distances for well-prepared grits.” [NYT]
On Models: “I joined, out of a pitiful vanity and because I thought I would get laid.” [Billfold]
On Simon Says Clap: “The world of audience work is hierarchically organized…” [Narrative.ly]
On Plights: “The life of the humble biomedical postdoctoral researcher was never easy…” [BG]

10/16/14 3:35pm
That guy on the end must be from Brooklyn, not expecting WiFi or anything. (via imgur)

That guy on the end must be from Brooklyn, not expecting WiFi or anything special. (via imgur)

Today, Governor Cuomo introduced Phase II of his world yogurt domination scheme Transit Wireless Wifi plan, a seven-part process to equip all 277 underground subway stations with WiFi by 2017.

Starting today and through November, 40 more stations will be wired for  subway WiFi service. 11 of these stations are in Manhattan (including 42 Street Bryant Park, 34 Street Herald Square and Grand Central 42 Street) and 29 will be in Queens (including Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue Station, Jamaica Center Station and Court Square Station). (more…)

10/16/14 12:32pm

South Williamsburg is getting a crapload of apartments [DNA Info]
Guy’s American Kitchen has all of the money, all because you ate there ironically [Gothamist]
AG says AirBnB is mostly illegal in New York City [New York Times]
The Astor Place Cube is now the cube in the box [Bedford + Bowery]
200 people got killed by cars in New York City so far this year [WNYC]
Pratt student kills herself by jumping off a terrace at a residence hall [Daily News]
Here are some real old graffiti pictures [ANIMAL]

10/16/14 12:03pm
morning-after pill

You can avoid this scene for half the price now

Have you ever had a great night of fucking and then when you wake up realize you didn’t use a condom? Ever have a mediocre night of fucking and have that realization? Do you live in Greenpoint, the land of no condoms? Well good news! A new website is offering to sell and deliver you emergency contraception for $25 total, which is half the price you can get it at a pharmacy. (more…)

10/15/14 2:00pm
hbo go

Dance on cable’s grave! via Facebook

It’s a rite of passage for the young and broke and internet-connected: You want to watch the True Detective or Girls or Game of Thrones premiere so you can understand what the hell Twitter is talking about, but you don’t have cable. So you bother your friend who bothers their parents with cable and you get their HBO Go password. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just have an HBOGo account of your own though? Good news: HBO is sick of us “borrowing” passwords, so they’re releasing HBO Go to the entire internet in 2015. (more…)

10/15/14 12:00pm

Hailo, out! [Bloomberg]
NYPD enforced a new pedestrian-friendly law [Streetsblog]
Huge fire on Washington Avenue [DNA Info]
Neighbors allegedly happy with new building on their block [Brownstoner]
Vice Versa moved, which is better than closing forever [Bushwick Daily]
Human filth attacks transgender woman with a 2 x 4 in Bushwick [Gay City News]
New York is America’s snobbiest city, apparently. Great [Travel and Leisure]

10/14/14 12:00pm

Rachel Noerdlinger also has a bunch of unpaid parking tickets [DNA Info]
Your life might be bad, but at least you aren’t signing fast food employee non-compete clauses [HuffPo]
Rats have a whole bunch of diseases [New York Times]
Williamsburg has a new living room. We mean, The Living Room is opening in Williamsburg [Free Williamsburg]
Here’s a video of a guy crawling out of the sewer of tossing a smoke bomb in Manhattan [ANIMAL]
New York is the third-most expensive city in America. Works for us [Daily News]
The story of Pappy van Winkle whiskey [Grub Street]

10/13/14 2:38pm
Hey, it worked for this guy. Kind of.

Hey, it worked for this guy. Kind of.

Scraping together enough money to pay rent in this city is no fun, especially if you don’t have the highest paying job or if you travel around a lot. Some creative folks, though, have gone back to economic basics and are ditching the whole currency thing in favor of bartering with their landlords(more…)

10/13/14 12:00pm

Scandal as bag of drugs is found in Kensington [DNA Info]
The city sucks at rat control [Crain's]
Guess we’re all flipping out because there’s not enough Brooklyn in the SNL opening credits now [WSJ]
Unlike California, anti-vaccination dummies have a tough time of it in New York [New York Times]
Lousy teens in NYC can bring their cell phones to school now [AP]
Cyclist in Crown Heights shot in the head and killed [Gothamist]
If only police understood that teens of all races are lousy and should be chased [Brooklyn Paper]

10/13/14 9:50am
chuck schumer bike

Keep that phone in your pocket, senator. via Paul Steely White

Senator Chuck Schumer loves riding his bike, and he really opened up about it to the Daily News this weekend, telling the paper it’s a good way for him to clear his mind and see the city from  the ground floor. Good for you, Senator Schumer! Riding a bike is healthy and relaxing, at least when you aren’t dodging vans speeding through red lights as if they don’t exist. Still, despite a video that features him saying he obeys every traffic law, New York’s senior senator commits one glaring jerk move during the profile, and it seems like it’s something he does all the time:

“As he biked through Brooklyn with a Daily News reporter last week, Schumer answered his flip phone without slowing his roll. ‘What’s up? I’m on the bike!’ he said, making his way along Bedford Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.”

Senator, it’s not alright to talk on your phone while you ride your bike. (more…)