Validating Your Paranoia, Man Survives Oncoming R Train By Lying In The Gap

Every New Yorker spends at least half of their time waiting for a train playing out different scenarios wherein which their lives are threatened and how they managed to get out of them in their heads. There are no exceptions – you definitely do this. If you don't do this, what are you a tourist? Pay attention! Obsess… » 12/16/13 10:43am 12/16/13 10:43am

Curbed Treats Us To Photos of 82 Years of the Rockefeller Center Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is getting lit up tomorrow night - the true herald that Christmas in New York has BEGUN. Curbed has a collection of photos of the tree through the years, a tradition, according to the article, started by the laborers constructing the center, the first tree erected unofficially in… » 12/03/13 5:20pm 12/03/13 5:20pm

One WTC Spooking Out Neighbors With Spooky Windy Whistling

A sound produced by what is most likely the worlds largest accidental whistle has been reported by residents of the neighborhood immediately around the nearly complete One World Trade Center. Only occurring on particularly blistery days, its safe to say that while i'm sure the ghosts of New Yorker's past would… » 12/03/13 4:46pm 12/03/13 4:46pm

Pig 'n' Whistle Waitress Fights Dine-And-Ditch Termination With Fire

Three assholes decided to have their drinks on the house after work one day, downing about $96 worth of Blue Moon and Fireball and ditching the bill, leaving waitress Suzanne Parratt responsible for payment, according to Pig 'n' Whistle company policy. Parratt refused to pay, and was subsequently terminated. » 11/27/13 8:44am 11/27/13 8:44am

'Stop Building Condos' And Other Bright Ideas Real New Yorker's Have

Incoming mayor Bill de Blasio set up a space on Canal street where regular folks who can write words on paper can do that on paper with a sticky back and smack in on some plywood for the world to see. Some of the ideas are pretty good, like increasing the salaries of NYC agency workers, those poor folks, making more… » 11/21/13 2:41pm 11/21/13 2:41pm

Party On - Dodge & Burn Gets So Very Politely Kicked Out of the Yale Club

As a bridge and tunnel girl, places like the Yale Club were plainly, not accessible – I don't think I even met a person that went to Yale until I was 26 – but any story of someone getting totally out of hand and issued a ridiculously polite letter notifying them of their violations of so many numbered rules, is just… » 11/18/13 6:09pm 11/18/13 6:09pm

Missed Connection Post 30 Years Too Late at GCT

I'm going to be honest, usually viral missed connections posts make me furious - as I have no appetite for sentimentality for anything other than pizza slices - but this is an enjoyable one. Mostly its worth the read as a seasonably appropriate short story, and helps you appreciate the rapturous atmosphere that… » 11/18/13 5:36pm 11/18/13 5:36pm

It's Nostalgic Vintage Transit Vehicle Season, Motherfuckers

Aww yea! Just as decorative gourd season comes to a close, its time for nostalgic vintage transit vehicle season, motherfuckers! This year the nostalgia special, being, a vintage subway train that is fully operational and taking you where you want to go, will be running on the M line between Long Island City and… » 11/14/13 5:45pm 11/14/13 5:45pm

The Strand Is Using Sprinkler to Detract Homeless Overnight Guests

Yes, it does sound somewhat nasty, to wake up people that are already down and out enough to sleep under your awning in cold weather by soaking them and their personal belongings. However, it is a valid argument that the store's ownership has to also consider their employee's ability to perform their jobs and do so in… » 11/14/13 2:48pm 11/14/13 2:48pm

Chicago 'Pizza' vs. NY Pizza Debate Not A Debate, Jon Stewart Reminds Us

This whole Chicago deep dish 'pizza' vs New York actual pizza debate is ridiculous. Whatever that bloodied cheesecake thing THINKS it is, its certainly not pizza. Jon Stewart articulates this much more elegantly than I ever could, but lets be real - there is no real comparison. » 11/14/13 12:05pm 11/14/13 12:05pm

New York City Has Tallest Building, Is The Best At Everything

This is all thanks to a panel of architects who decided to get together for what I presume is a morning of free coffee and muffins and gabbing about buildings like they're back in school. The group decided that a spire, like the one you find on top of 1 WTC, is unlike a simple antenna in that it is an intended… » 11/13/13 11:12am 11/13/13 11:12am