KIMBERLY M. AQUILINA

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

Gavin McInnes explains what a Proud Boy is and why porn and wanking are bad

Gavin McInnes, a Canadian writer, actor and comedian who has appeared on Fox News and The Blaze, and his posse of Proud Boys faced protestors at NYU last week during what was supposed to be a speaking engagement and Q&A by the conservative comedian and podcaster. A student group, NYU Anti-...

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 7:04pm

Can the 'commander in tweet' be sued for defamation?

Average citizen Donald Trump tweeted some doozies that left many scratching their heads. At times President Trump’s tweets are inflammatory, but can POTUS be sued for what he says on Twitter?“The president is ...not above the civil law and he is not above the criminal law,” Alan Sash, an attorney...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:30pm

Falling ice lingering danger from winter storm Stella

Snowstorm Stella brought icy conditions and while many New Yorkers are looking at their feet to avoid a slip and fall, they might want to look up.A meteor shower of ice cascading down from the roof of a building might surprise you.“As you can imagine an ice particle falling from some height can...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 5:00am

The Insomniac Files: Hypno-sleep 'til Brooklyn?

“You can’t make yourself fall asleep.”Those were pretty much the first words certified hypnotherapist Alexandra Janelli told me on the phone.“The harder you try, the more you’re using your logical mind to make it happen,” Janelli, who practices at Modrn Sanctuary on West 27th Street, explained. “[...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 5:02am

Transgender 'bathroom law' reversal is personal for these Brooklyn moms

Equality NY held a rally in front of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village on Thursday evening and among the crowd of people chanting, “Stand up! Fight back!” were two mothers whose school-age children transitioned.On Wednesday, Trump rescinded former President Obama's order in which schools faced...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:47pm

Who is that big bird in Central Park?

If you go bird watching in Central Park, you might catch a rare canary sighting.You can spot the big yellow bird from across Wollman Rink. If you peer through binoculars, you’ll see him sitting on a bench with his blue monster friend. If you’re able to get closer, you can even have your picture...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:00am

The Insomniac Files: Thanks for the memories, Ambien

Continuing my search for sleep, I tried melatonin. I tried sun lamps on timers upon waking. I tried yoga, tying my worries to imaginary balloon strings and letting the balloons lift my mental woes away. I tried various chemical methods, including a suggestion by a friend to drink a glass of red...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 5:01am

Hey girl, feeling unproductive at work? Just glue your labia shut, male chiropractor says

Hey ladies. It seems the reason why men want to take control of your reproductive rights is because you just didn’t come up with any better ideas, like gluing your labia shut during your period instead of using pesky pads, tampons or cups.It’s almost as if you understand how your own lady parts...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:34am

Animal Planet's 'The Zoo': What to expect from episode one

Animal Planet’s newest show, “The Zoo,” premieres tonight at 10 p.m. ET, but Metro scored a sneak peek of the first episode, which includes what might be the first documented case of glaucoma in a gorilla.The animals are, of course, front and center, but the breakout star might end up being...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:24pm

New Animal Planet show highlights Bronx Zoo animals and their humans

Animals are the main attraction at the Bronx Zoo, but what about the people behind the amphibians, reptiles, mammals and other wildlife?Those dedicated professionals are essential to the zoo’s existence, and Animal Planet’s new show airing Saturday night will seek to capture that spirit.“The great...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:20pm

This woman gets anxious over the slurping of soup

Sabrina Svirskaya was getting eyelash extensions at a local salon when she suddenly started sweating and feeling overwhelmingly anxious. She jumped from her chair and ran outside.“I was in the back of the salon and this woman — I guess she was on a break — and she was just slurping her soup,” she...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:01am

The Insomniac Files: 'Gentle Whispering' into that good night

While looking for good sleep, I found fear of commitment.Watching every episode of every “Law & Order” incarnation there is, lying on the couch, too anxious to face the bed (Why don’t I just marry it?!), lulled by the cadence of the dun-duns, I’d end up eating ramen noodles and watching TV...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:31pm

The Insomniac Files: Desperately seeking slumber

Sleep can be an elusive mistress. She doesn’t mean to be cruel and, when you can catch her, she’s pretty great to hang around, provided you can convince her to stay.However, my whole life has been one giant swipe left at the hand of this siren of sleep. This promise of sweet surrender.I am always...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

Tech vs. Trump: Hundreds in NYC tech community tell Trump 'no ban, no wall'

Hundreds of leaders in New York City’s technology community are tellingPresident Donald Trump that his travel ban will harm an industry desperately in need of engineers and other highly skilled workers.A lettercirculated on Sunday garnered 400 signatures from CEOs and investors in less than 12...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:31pm

The future of Roe v. Wade and abortion rights in America

Women’s-reproductive-rights advocates say they are on the precipice of an unknown.Some fear accessibility to health care, contraceptives and the right to choose an abortion will be taken away by President Donald Trump, either by an executive order or with the help of a vote by his Supreme Court...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:31pm

Reaction to Not My President Candy chocolate bars is bittersweet

If you’re reading the news and feeling fretful about the discord in the country, the divide in the nation or the swiftness of the changes to health care or immigration, some comfort food might be in order. If you think Donald Trump is “not my president,” Not My President Candy LLC has you covered.“...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:10pm

'Angry Women' rise up against sexism with protest/art exhibit

Female artists from around the nation are protesting sexism, the attitude “that it’s OK to make comments about grabbing women’s pussies” and supporting a constitutional amendment for equal rights with the upcoming exhibit UPRISE/Angry Women.The exhibit, which will open to the public on Wednesday at...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:00am

Celebrities aren't the only targets of stalkers: Victim

Noor Sandhu was a 14-year-old tennis player, a private person and probably the only teenager without some form of social media. Yet she was the victim of a stalker.“A lot of people only think of stalking as only a celebrity being stalked. I think that’s the biggest misconception,” Sandhu said. “...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 5:00am

'An American Experience' not the same for all men of color

Khabeer Sultan is a man of color who says he just wants to be honest, and he uses photography to convey his truth.“An American Experience” is collection of photographs designed "to bring positivity to black men and all men of color … to combat the historical view of men of color in the media...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 5:00am