MARY ANN GEORGANTOPOULOS

VIDEOS: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' sparks funny parodies

Careful, the above video is NSFW.Every summer there’s a song that you just can’t get out of your head, no matter how dumb it is. I’m sure we all vividly remember Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”This summer we have Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” accompanied by a highly NSFW video. We’ve added...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 8:22 PM

DIY Dog Food: This home chef throws her dogs more than just a bone [recipe]

Since your dog is a bona fide family member, diet is important.Many store-bought dog foods contain allergens like wheat and dairy that are unhealthy for our cuddly pals.There was even a major recall of some brand-name dog foods in 2007.Olivia Roszkowski had two puppies at the time and realized the...

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:55 PM

Where should Prince Harry go on his tour of NYC?

(Photo by Jim Clarke - WPA Pool/Getty Images)We’re sure that Prince Harry has a jam-packed schedule while in NYC early next week, but if he gets homesick during his stay, we have some options for him to get his Brit fix.ChipShop383 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn,718-832-7701This Park Slope gem boasts all...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:45 PM

Our favorite NYC candy shops

Sugar and PlummNew York City has turned into candy land. Ditch the stuff you can find in any regular convenience store and treat yourself with some indulgent delights at these candy shop- restaurant combos. Prepare for a sugar high.Sugar Factory American Brasserie46 Gansevoort St., 212-414-8700www....

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 12:06 AM

Hot Chef: Carmine Di Giovanni, Greenwich Project

The masterminds behind The Mulberry Project and Vinatta Project are back. Chef Carmine Di Giovanni brings fine dining with the Project Group’s signature cocktails to Greenwich Project, which opens Thursday (47 W. 8th Street, 212-253-9335).How did you get your start as a chef?I started at a young...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:37 PM

These TEDx speakers want to help you eat better

Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their expertise on sustainable food movement issues, our progress and innovations at TEDxManhattan's “Changing the Way We Eat” this weekend. We asked TEDx speakers what’s important to them about eating well in 2013.1. Lindsey Shute,...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 3:40 PM

Snack time with Bethenny Frankel

Credit: Arthur CohenBethenny Frankel wants us to "snack out of it" and stay healthy in 2013. That's why she teamed up with California Almonds for a "Snack Talkin" campaign to share her tips to snacking the right way.Why snack?Don't grab for the bag of chips just because you're bored. Snacking...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 4:31 AM

Six things we'll miss from '30 Rock'

As '30 Rock' comes to an end Thursday night, we look back at the things that have made up laugh throughout the show's seven seasons.1. Jenna Maroney and Mickey Rourke's sexual history. Throughout the years, we've been introduced to the crazy sexual past of Jenna Maroney and Mickey Rourke....

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 11:25 PM

'World of Warcraft' players raise $2.3 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

The amount of people who chipped in to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts has been heartwarming. Everyone helped in whatever way they could – and that includes video game enthusiasts.Disclaimer: This Metro reporter doesn’t know too much (read: anything) about video games. Even so, it’s pretty cool...

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 9:28 PM

VIDEOS: Here are the Super Bowl commercials already stirring up controversy

While we may not have an invested interest on the winner of the Super Bowl this year, we're still planning on watching for two reasons: Beyonce's half time show and the commercials.Between the touchdowns, punts, tackles [insert other football jargon here] as the 49ers and Ravens go head-to-head for...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 8:52 PM

Teen comes out to parents in sweetest way possible

Fifteen-year-old Laurel found a creative, sweet and heartwarming way to tell her parents she's gay.She baked them a cake in which the icing reads, "I'm gay." She also left a pun-filled note about cakes and being gay.Her note says:"Good morning parents, I'm gay. I've wanted to tell you for a long...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:19 PM

VIDEO: Brett Cohen's got the beat in his 'Hotter Than Fire' prank

Brett Cohen is at it again.Following the success of his first viral video in which he pretended to be a famous celebrity in Times Square, 21-year-old Cohen is back with his second prank poking fun at the music industry.Looking to create a second video that intertwined comedy and social commentary,...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 7:25 PM

VIDEO: 'Panhandler Party' pranksters take on NYC subway

If you a nickel for every time someone asked you for money on the subway, right?Whether it’s a homeless person, a break-dancer, a Mariachi band or just a teenager raising money, it’s expected that once you step on to the subway, someone will ask you for a friendly donation.Last summer, Gary Lee...

Monday, January 28, 2013, 7:31 PM

In honor of Australia Day, meet Chef Shaun Hergatt

Shaun Hergatt, the executive chef at ESquared Hospitality, comes to New York from the land down under.With an endless list of accomplishments and awards under his belt, Hergatt is set to open Juni, a fine-dining restaurant in Midtown, this spring.He grew up in Cairns, Australia, surrounded by...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 10:13 PM

Take a look inside a micro-apartment

Thought your apartment was too small??Think again.The Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council shows us what living in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s micro units — apartments ranging from 250 to 370 square feet — will really feel like.Before we see the...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 1:04 AM

Three shot at Lone Star College in north Houston, police say

Three people were injured at a college near Houston, Texas on Tuesday after shooting broke out between two people on the campus, police said.One of the shooters was in police custody and the other fled the campus of Lone Star College, according to college spokesman Jed Young. He said it was not...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:07 PM

Twitter's on fire after Barack Obama's presidential inauguration

Thousands of people tuned in to watch President Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration this morning in Washington, D.C.Twitter was on fire with comments ranging from First Lady Michelle Obama's outfit and what Malia and Sasha were wearing, to the president's inspiring speech. After the...

Monday, January 21, 2013, 6:32 PM

Watch Sasha Obama adorably congratulate Barack Obama after inaugural oath

The big news coming out of Washington this weekend is President Barack Obama's inauguration.President Barack Obama took the official oath for his second term in a small, private ceremony at the White House on Sunday afternoon.Obama, joined by his wife and two daughters, recited the 35-word oath...

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:17 PM

Use meditation to sleep better in 2013

What are some reasons people don't sleep well?One of the things that people complain about is thinking too much when they are in bed. Thinking of all the things that can go wrong tomorrow does not help.Another common complaint is waking up at 3 in the morning. It's worse if you get irritated and...

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:15 PM

Shasten Snellgroves: NYU students claims she is forced to live with 4-year-old

Roommate horror stories in college dorms are nothing new. We've all heard of roommates that sleep all day, don't clean, have too many guests cramped into a tiny room, not to mention the parade of strange men going in and out of her bed regularly.Shasten Snellgroves, a junior at NYU, has a roommate...

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 10:38 PM