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Another Person in New York Has Measles


NBC New York reports that the number of people affected by the city's recent measles outbreak is now 26.

NYU President John Sexton Had Faculty Apartments Turned Into a Duplex for His Son


As anyone who has ever attended or been otherwise affiliated with NYU can tell you, finding anything but exorbitantly priced housing convenient to the school's Greenwich Village campus is extremely, extremely difficult, which makes the New York Post's Wednesday story on controversial, expansion-happy university president John Sexton extra irritating: In the ...

Experimental Anarchist Puppeteer Gently Clashes With NYPD in Times Square


Kalan Sherrard, a creatively costumed 26-year-old subway performer, was arrested earlier this month during a peaceful puppet show, the latest, most colorful bust in the apparent crackdown on peddlers and panhandlers under new NYPD Comissioner Bill Bratton.

Trapped Teenagers Sent Heartbreaking Text Messages From Sinking South Korean Ferry


On Wednesday morning, a ferry carrying 432 people — most of them high school kids on their way to a field trip on the island of Jeju — began sinking off the the coast of South Korea.

Vice President Biden’s Aviators Join Instagram


Joe Biden and the Ray-Bans he has worked hard to make his signature look posted their first photo to the brand-new @vp account today.

Linguistics Experts Think They’ve Found the Real Creator of Bitcoin


Only a month after Newsweek proudly announced that it had sniffed out the creator of Bitcoin, a train-collecting engineer from California named Dorian Nakamoto, a new study by Aston University researchers has a candidate of its own: Nick Szabo, a cryptographer whose writings they say have "uncanny" similarities with the ...

Anti-Semitic Kansas Shooter Mostly Has His Mayor’s Support


Like many people who spoke to the press in the wake of this weekend's deadly shootings at two Kansas Jewish facilities, Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger felt the bizarre need to point out that the vocally anti-Semitic gunman, Frazier Glenn Miller, otherwise seemed like a decent guy.

All of Condé Nast Suffered Through a Reply-Allpocalypse Today


Even employees of a storied media company are still apparently struggling with basic email etiquette.

Brooklyn Cyclones Seinfeld Night to Include a Low-Talking P.A. Announcer and Free Tickets for Latex Salesmen


The Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York–Penn League are known for creative promotions — and for elaborate theme nights, in particular.

Winter Goes Out Fighting, Hurls Chunks of Ice at Tourists


The winter of 2014 is going out fighting. As New York warmed up after last night's mid-April cold snap and snowstorm, pieces of ice began falling on the line of folks waiting to visit 30 Rockefeller Center's observation deck.

Corey Stoll Is Really, Really Into Grilling


Name: Corey Stoll Age: 38 Neighborhood: Park Slope Occupation: Actor. His film Glass Chin, which also stars Billy Crudup, premieres this Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Here’s a Video of Wall Street Bankers Stripping and Singing Badly


What is it with bankers, off-key singing, and partial nudity? Anyway, a bunch of well-known financiers got together last year to film a fundraising video for a British nonprofit, and ended up taking off their shirts to reveal some pasty, hairy banker flesh.

How This Brooklyn Woman’s Hapless Mom Managed to Accidentally Steal a Green Honda


"Is this your car or do you know whose it is? Looking for the owner who potentially wears a lot of necklaces and enjoys San Pellegrino sodas.

Kathleen Sebelius Reportedly Thinking About Following Up White House Departure With Senate Bid


Outgoing Human Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose name will probably always be followed by some version of "oversaw the less-than-stellar Healthcare.gov rollout," is thinking about running for Senate in Kansas, the New York Times reports.

Woman Who Threw Shoe at Hillary Clinton Is Back in Jail


The 36-year-old woman who threw an orange-and-black sneaker at Hillary Clinton at the Mandalay Bay hotel last week was re-arrested in Phoenix on Monday night after federal prosecutors charged her with trespassing and violence against a person.

You Can Call a Man Fat But You Can’t Fat-Shame Him


When a male contact sent me a 14-slide New York Post slideshow of paparazzi beach photos Leonardo DiCaprio under the headline “The Great Fatsby?

The Weird World of Kayvon Edson, the ‘Performance Artist and Mental Patient’ Behind the Boston Bomber Anniversary Hoax


The man who thought it would be funny or subversive to drop a backpack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing while yelling “Boston Strong!

How a Middle-aged IT Guy From Peoria Tweeted His Way Into a Writing Job on Late Night With Seth Meyers


Bryan Donaldson lived in central Illinois nearly his entire life. He was born in Michigan but moved to a tiny town north of Peoria when he was just 4years old.

Let’s Not Even Talk About How It Snowed Last Night


Last time we checked, it was mid-April and like, 75 degrees. Then, like a plague, winter came back for what we can only hope was one final kiss-off.

Michael Rapaport on His Knicks Film at Tribeca and Why Spike Lee Is Wrong About Brooklyn


Michael Rapaport has appeared onscreen in dozens of TV shows and movies, but the native New Yorker and lifelong Knicks fan has stepped behind the camera to direct When the Garden Was Eden, a "30 for 30" documentary on the Knicks' glory days, based on Harvey Araton's terrific book of ...


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