| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The New York Times had this story about the underground practicd of paying for positive reviews on Amazon, Yelp, Citysearch and Trip Advisor.
The New York Times Sam Sifton gives two stars to Roberta', a "rural-urban-hippie-punk food...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild.
Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:38 PM
NEW YORK — Sorry, but I've heard that Brooklyn is over. You can get your hipster mustache waxed; just don't do it in Brooklyn. You wouldn't go to Seattle now, would you? If you wanted to visit the American community of the moment, you would visit,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Mazel Tov, Smashers! In a way, the Long Island bar mitzvah that took over way too many scenes of “Smash” last night is in its own way an apt metaphor for the show itself: in both there is a lot of insecure voice cracking and an awkward...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Police are asking for the public's help in catching a man who sexually assaulted two teenage girls in a Brooklyn laundromat and exposed himself in another laundromat later in the night.
According to police, the man went into a laundromat located at 481...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:20 AM
There's this tendency for the inhabitants of cities, large or small, to get stuck in their own immediate geography. It's a practice of self-documentation and grounding, one that's intended to create a sense of self by defining a sense of place, but that...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets Tuesday as several groups set up shop outside city banks and other businesses to mark International Workers Day, or better known as "May Day."
Among the locations demonstrators targeted were the...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:59 AM
"Bike-riding Necklace Stealer" seems to be his title.
Police say a man is riding his bicycle and snatching jewelry from women as he rides by them.
He is responsible for eight of these types of thefts in the past couple of months, starting in May....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:24 PM
500 kids served by a daycare provider in Brooklyn could soon have teachers and staff walking off the job if they don't get paid, all over a paperwork snafu at the city agency that oversees the funding of daycares citywide.
As the lights go down for nap...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It's the morning after Summer Jam 2012 — the "biggest hip-hop festival in the world," according to the event's sponsor, New York radio station Hot 97 — and Mike Bowen, who often goes by the pseudonym Mike Waxx, is running from business meeting...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Police are investigating after a 14-year-old boy was shot in the head while walking on a sidewalk in Brooklyn Wednesday night.
According to the authorities, the teen victim was with a group of friends on Cornelia Street in the Bushwick section when...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Investigators are hard at work trying to determine what sparked a fatal, 3-alarm fire that took the life of a 7-year-old boy, early Sunday morning and injured several others.
Police say Joel Smith was already unconscious, when help arrived at the three-...