Why see the city from an oversized, touristy double decker when you can see it from a… hearse? Today’s Groupon NY deal is a $22 (regularly $45) two-hour hearse tour of famous Manhattan murders and fatal mishaps. Courtesy of Dead Apple Tours, you’ll travel in a 1960 Cadillac hearse past some of Manhattan’s most morbidly fascinating landmarks. See where James Monroe expired on July 4, 1931, the buildings where Keith Haring and Heath Ledger kicked the bucket and the locations of rocker Sid Vicious’s and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s heroin overdoses. Of course it wouldn’t be New York without a grisly mobster death: the spot of “Crazy Joe” Gallo’s 1972 mob-hit. Best history lesson New York has to offer. The tours run throughout the week, departing from 36th & Madison. The coupon’s good for a year, but you have to buy it by midnight tonight.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]