This is news to me, but apparently Time Warner woke up the other day and decided their company wasn’t hated quite enough. So they’ve slapped their customers with a brand new $4/month “modem rental fee.” This sent the good folks at Gizmodo into paroxysms of rage, but they’ve harnessed that anger into a guide on how to buy your own damn modem. It might seem pricey at first to drop $110 or even $50 on a modem, but as they point out, it’ll pay for itself over time and “you’re going to have Internet forever—no matter how bad Time Warner sucks.” So check out their guide and slap Time Warner’s hand out of your pocket.
Step aside, Nate Silver! There’s a new authority on presidential polls in town: Seamless. The food delivery giant ran its own poll during the presidential debate Monday night to see whether lazy, hungry millenials prefer Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Or, at least, to see whose supporters were lazier, hungrier and more likely to order […]
Street names are underused form of public salute. Every once in a while we change one to celebrate a former mayor or something, but for the most part we’re stuck with boring old numbers and letters. Coney Island hot dog tycoons Nathan and Ida Handwerker got their own street earlier this summer. Bensonhurst Bean reports that the neighborhood […]
For a while there, Bushwick’s reputation as a Brooklyn neighborhood was mostly infamous, its personality largely reduced to reports of cultural appropriation and brutally unfunny SNL skits. But that game has tired, and so Bushwick has made it out of the (Heavy) woods of Brooklyn-mocking to reemerge in its pupal form as a hub for creativity and culture. A prime […]