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Your guide to the Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade is a spectacle many look forward to as soon as the air turns crisp (or humid, with climate change and all that) and pumpkin spice lattes are cupped between the two mitts of basic b-tches everywhere. YAS. When is the Village Halloween Parade 2017? The Village...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 8:22pm

3 charged with plotting terrorist attacks in Times Square and subway

A Las Vegas-type of attack was thwarted by law enforcement in the summer of 2016 and the federal terrorism charges were unsealed on Friday. Officials announced the unsealing of federal terrorism charges against three men alleged to have plotted attacks on New York City during the summer of 2016 in...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:40am

NYPD beefs up presence following Las Vegas shooting

New Yorkers can expect to see an increased NYPD presence around the city in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. The department has deployed extra counterterror personnel to Times Square and other prominent areas of the city after Sunday’s shooting at an outdoor country music festival left at...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:14am

Here’s how much money you’ll save in Philly by getting a roommate

Looking to rent an apartment in Philadelphia? Living alone is fantastic, but instead of cramming into a studio apartment with your fat cat or living on ramen noodles and Easy Mac to get by, there is a way to get the space you want with a price you can afford: by living with a roommate. Rent an...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 5:06am

Street closures for the 2017 Pulaski Day Parade

It’s that time of year again — the 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 on Fifth Avenue and these are street closures for Pulaski Day Parade you might want to keep in mind. The parade has been held annually since 1937 to commemorate Kazimierz Pulaski, a...

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 3:11am

When ya gotta go, this app will reserve you a public bathroom

If only there was an app to save us from having to pee while out and about in Manhattan, popping into the one Starbucks without a functioning bathroom and having to dodge and weave around tourists to find another before piddling our pants. Oh, but there is. A new app called Rockaloo (get it?)...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:15pm

Trump trash talks United Nations before indecorously promoting his property

True to form, President Donald Trump spent his first United Nations address on Monday trashing the very people to whom he was speaking before shamelessly plugging one of his own properties. At a forum about reforming the U.N., Trump said the intergovernmental agency “has not reached its full...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:56pm

Brave the crowd and get cannoli at the Feast of San Gennaro

Plan on heading to the Feast of San Gennaro? San Gennaro NYC 2017 is the 21st presentation of the 11-day event by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), “a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants,...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:43pm

Federal officers allegedly terrorized by 'rape table' hazing at NewarkAirport

Update Sept. 14, 2017: Three Customs and Border Protection officers have been arrested over a disturbing hazing ritual known as the “rape table” at Newark Liberty International Airport. Tito Catota, 38, Parmenio I. Perez, 40, and Michael Papagni, 32 were all arrested Wednesday, charged...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:34pm

Newark Airport Terminal C evacuated; Early reports suggest pressure cooker

Update 8 p.m.: Metro reached out to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to confirm reports that a pressure cooker caused the evacuation of Terminal C at Newark Airport on Wednesday night. We'll update you as soon as information becomes available. Update 7:53 p.m.: A Twitter user...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:02pm

Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:50pm

Conservative billionaire Koch brothers unlikely supporters of DREAMers

Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, often referred to as the Koch brothers, are pushing Congress to pass a bill protecting DREAMers, undocumented young immigrants at risk of deportation since President Trump scrapped DACA. The Libertarian brothers, who have incredible influence on...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:49pm

This is the worst Tinder date EVER

Have you seen this dog? Maggie the 2-year-old Maltese was hanging out with her puppy-sitter in New Jersey when someone swiped her. Perhaps the photo we should be looking at is the suspect’s — he must have at least one on his Tinder profile. Police in Leonia, New Jersey, are looking...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:52pm

Where to watch the solar eclipse in Boston

For Bostonians the upcoming total eclipse of the sun will be more like a partial eclipse of the sun — Boston is about 15 hours from closest prime viewing locations in South Carolina. The solar eclipse will sweep across the United States at 2:43 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 from Oregon to Georgia...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 2:52pm

Bronx man pleads guilty to promoting toddler porn

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to promotion of child pornography that depicted children as young as three-years-old being sexually abused. “The defendant promoted disturbing videos of young children — even toddlers — engaged in sexual acts,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel D....

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:57pm

Are cockroaches making you sick?

Unavoidable in many buildings. Sneaky, creepy bastards. Embarrassing you in front of guests. Absolutely the worst. OK, fine, mosquitos might be the deadliest animal in the world, but cockroaches trigger visceral reactions from even the most bug-killing bosses. They might make you gag on sight, but...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:30pm

Suspected police shooter found dead; Apparent self-inflicted wounds

Update, Aug 10, 7:36 p.m.: At the press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio commented on the "great attitude" of the wounded 30-year-old officer saying the officer has "a lot of spirit and a lot of energy." His partner was worried about him, but the mayor said they spoke to him as...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:39pm

Report claims anti-vaxxers on a whole 'nother level, fear vaccines cause autism in their pets

Rumor has it the anti-vaccine movement in Brooklyn has gone full-blown cray. Pets are a part of our families, but are some anti-vaxxers in the borough of hipsters and flagels refusing to vaccinate their pets because they are worried about autism in their animals? Veterinarians in the most...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:06am

Do you need Netflix when you can stream from NYPL for free?

Netflix who? Back in the day, hitting the library was an event as one reveled in the smell of paper and bindings and swam in unlimited access to CDs and DVDs. After Dewey and his decimals were booted, then came online catalogs. One could request a book, get an email when it’s available and...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 4:04pm

EXCLUSIVE: Porn site wants straphangers in its big red tube

RedTube (link NSFW), one of the leading porn sites, wants New York bodies to move through its big red tube. Literally. RedTube VP Alex Taylor asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he’d be up for allowing RedTube to sponsor a subway station as part of the governor's new corporate sponsorship program...

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 4:49pm