New York City

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Sex, drugs, teenage pregnancy, vampires, fire eaters, lawsuits, a dive bar, and victory

Sex, drugs, teenage pregnancy, vampires, fire eaters, lawsuits, a dive bar and ultimate victory. Continue reading

Divine Knew Trash When She Saw It

Divine knew trash when she saw it. This photo was likely taken in the 1980s, and flashes a little shade toward two of New York City’s least loved couples – Donald and Ivana Trump. It astounded us, and many other New Yorkers, that a known con artist, liar, and aficionado of exploitation would be taken … Continue reading

This 9/11, Let’s Get Real About Who Was A Hero

It might not sound that important, but there was a feeling that terrorists took away what Americans always rely on to survive a crisis: our sense of humor. Continue reading

Gimme Shelter: A Homeless Couple Better Adjusted Than You

GIMME SHELTER Though Kit’s body was removed promptly from Harlem’s Morningside Park after he hanged himself from a tree, no one bothered for about four years to take down the neon-orange rope he used to make the noose. Not many in the neighborhood noticed the rope over those years. Two did. They were a typical … Continue reading

Meet Wilson and Maria, Homeless People Who Will Give You Hope

Wilson and Maria have been living under a vestibule of the Church of St. John The Divine — the largest Gothic cathedral in the world by most accounts, located near Columbia University in New York City — for 5 years. They ended up there when their apartment building was closed after the City discovered that … Continue reading

One Ringy Dingy

Today in 1914, transcontinental telephone service began with the first phone conversation between New York and San Francisco. No one thought to record it for future generations. ***

Don’t Look at New York in That Tone of Voice

  New Yorkers may not have the best reputation, but there’s no denying that we got the smarts to somehow keep this “ungovernable city” humming. That can generate some resentment. Here’s an example: In 2009, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi citizen held prisoner at a US-controlled detention facility in Iraq, was released by the Iraqi … Continue reading