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Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Is This The Weirdest Christmas Light Display In Brooklyn?

Is This The Weirdest Christmas Light Display In Brooklyn?

I would love to hear what the neighbors think about this one.

Mission Occomplished: Holland Tunnel Will Alter 'OCD Nightmare' Holiday Decorations

Mission Occomplished: Holland Tunnel Will Alter 'OCD Nightmare' Holiday Decorations

'Some may call it a miracle that the traveling public has spoken and the Port Authority actually listened.'

Gothamist Films

Someone Is Dumping Cats In Sealed Buckets On NYC Sidewalks

Someone Is Dumping Cats In Sealed Buckets On NYC Sidewalks

The Animal Haven Shelter says that this happened in November and December.

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

'We write now with deep concern that, with less than a month before the scheduled launch, we have not yet seen a plan to offer all eligible New Yorkers an opportunity to enroll in Fair Fares.'

Videos: Matt Damon-Hosted SNL Episode Was Best Of The Season Because It (Mostly) Ignored Trump

Videos: Matt Damon-Hosted SNL Episode Was Best Of The Season Because It (Mostly) Ignored Trump

Episodes like this crystallize what this current iteration of SNL does and doesn't do well: they excel at silly, specific, punchy sketches, and they stumble at attempts at political commentary.

Schumer Warns Insidious Invasive Species Could Invade NY Through Christmas Trees

Schumer Warns Insidious Invasive Species Could Invade NY Through Christmas Trees

The Spotted Lanternfly looks cheerful, is in fact out for tree blood.

Video: Comedy Central Stages Tiki Torch White Nationalist Rally In SoHo

Video: Comedy Central Stages Tiki Torch White Nationalist Rally In SoHo

If you—like some of our colleagues—hear the chanting echoing through the streets as you exit the Spring Street subway station, it's... disturbing.

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Report: NY Supermarkets Guilty Of 'Rampant Mislabeling' Of Seafood

Supermarkets across New York are pulling the ole bait-and-switch on unsuspecting fish fans...

Here Are The Most Popular Library Books Of 2018, Broken Down By Borough

Here Are The Most Popular Library Books Of 2018, Broken Down By Borough

Here's what New Yorkers were reading in 2018.

Early Addition: Senate Report Reveals Extent Of Russia's Ongoing Pro-Trump Disinformation Campaign

Early Addition: Senate Report Reveals Extent Of Russia's Ongoing Pro-Trump Disinformation Campaign

Because Trump has some opinions about SNL, check out today's midday links: Russian disinformation campaign, double-decker bus driver stabbing, lovely Charles Barkley story, Stephen Miller's hair, Offset's upsetting stagecrash, and Santa Dog is coming to town.

Hoboken Takes Santacon To The Next Level Of Depravity

Hoboken Takes Santacon To The Next Level Of Depravity

Let the cries of the gentlemen in the video below fill your ears with festive cheer.

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

The tech giant will take over two, possibly three, buildings in the area known as Hudson Square (basically west Soho).

Officers Who Ripped Jazmine Headley's Baby Away During Arrest Won't Face Discipline

Officers Who Ripped Jazmine Headley's Baby Away During Arrest Won't Face Discipline

A 'strenuous review' conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau found no wrongdoing on the part of the cops.

Use Of Video Technology Surges In Immigration Courts

Use Of Video Technology Surges In Immigration Courts

The government considers video more efficient, but immigration lawyers believe it can put their clients at a disadvantage.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

HQ Trivia CEO Colin Kroll Found Dead In Soho Apartment From Apparent Overdose

HQ Trivia CEO Colin Kroll Found Dead In Soho Apartment From Apparent Overdose

Police and a girlfriend reportedly found him unconscious and unresponsive in his Spring Street apartment just after midnight today.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Extra Extra: Chris Christie Quits Before Trump Doesn't Hire Him

Extra Extra: Chris Christie Quits Before Trump Doesn't Hire Him

Because you would prefer not to get trapped in a grease vent, check out today's end-of-day links: Gritty 2020, Brighton Beach photoessay, higher alcohol tax, CBS' toxic culture, Trump inauguration funds, headbanging hoaxer, and puppies on swings.

ICE Arrests And Deportations On The Rise In New York

ICE Arrests And Deportations On The Rise In New York

Arrests in the New York region went up by 35 percent, deportations jumped by 29 percent.

Nigerian Prince Pleads Guilty To Employment Fraud Scam

Nigerian Prince Pleads Guilty To Employment Fraud Scam

His associate also pleaded guilty.

NYPD Tests Out Metal Detectors In The Subway

NYPD Tests Out Metal Detectors In The Subway

To raise money, maybe the MTA can start selling MTAPrecheck passes for customers who submit to a background check?

Have You Seen This 'Chilling' Subway Christmas Tree Man?

Have You Seen This 'Chilling' Subway Christmas Tree Man?

Like Human Dreidel before him, Mr. Christmas Tree just wants to 'spread smiles everywhere.'

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

In the wee hours of Friday morning, while most of Gotham laid down to rest, one governor refused to sleep.

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

A precinct officer reportedly said the victim was wearing a 'loosely secured helmet' at the time of the fatal crash.

Take A Stroll Through The Dazzling Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

Take A Stroll Through The Dazzling Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

The Dyker Heights lights are back, in all their twinkling glory.

Update: $293,500 Still Missing From Brinks Truck Spill!

Update: $293,500 Still Missing From Brinks Truck Spill!

Keeping the money would be a crime, the police say.

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