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Survey reveals anger at private boarding school pants style.

Saggy Pants, originally a private boarding school style inspired by economist Adam Smith to raise underwear sales, has invoked the anger of many inner city parents as the trend has spawned imitators from Newark to Los Angeles. 57% of those … Continue reading

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What do you think about glue traps?

Last week I confessed to taking a certain amount of satisfaction in killing house pests. Continue reading

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Pigeons: A Pest or Delicacy? You Decide.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much would you say you hate pigeons? 11? That’s what most Americans would say. However, there are places in the world where this obnoxious little bird that we so readily dismiss as a pest is sold by farmers and grocery stores as the greatest delicacy to be enjoyed. Continue reading

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Marooned by Mass Transit

There are plenty of positives for commuting into Manhattan for work or school. It saves money,  time and more often than not, a lot of stress. But it’s days like today that make those commutes awful. I was one of … Continue reading

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Readers, redirect the media swarm!

A pause-for-thought speculation, delivered to Sunday’s Brooklyn Book Festival, courtesy of Jeremy Scahill, investigative journalist and general scourge of the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater: “There are more journalists embedded with Reverend Terry Jones—that bad-moustache wearing man—than talked to … Continue reading

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Eww! What’s that smell?

I *heart* NY…I really do. But, despite being an amazing place, this city is plagued with crowds, crime, and most of all, dirt. And with all of the crowds and filth, things can get pretty smelly. Continue reading

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Gum Splotch Capital of the World

Congested streets, subway stations and even manicured areas of NYC are suffering from severe gum acne, but there are many solutions to this sticky problem. Continue reading

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A Cab-tive Audience

But given the high level of ambivalence about taxi TV, the loss of the “off” button, even for the precious few seconds until someone comes on to shill for NBC, is a subtle but significant insult to one of the last bastions of quiet privacy in New York City. What kind of programming would make you happy to watch the taxi TV? Continue reading

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Death Wish: The Infestation

Is it sick to take pleasure in killing house pests? Continue reading

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Watch Your Step

I got to thinking about how many times I have had similar close encounters on the streets of New York. Living in Brighton Beach/Coney Island for the past several years (unofficially, the litter capitol of the city from June to September), I have developed an expertise in the strange things people leave behind. Continue reading

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