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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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Saggy Pants

Ahhhh Saggy Pants. Once the domain of returnees from elite boarding schools and the recently released from Rikers. Now the rage of the old money rich on Fifth Avenue. They say Adam Smith was the first to love his down … Continue reading

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A homeless person is not a pest

Homeless people are still thought and talked about as if they were pests. With hate crimes against the homeless on the rise, exterminating this pest discourse is even more important. Continue reading

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Edible Pests

Crawling, buzzing and swarming aren’t qualities most of us associate with gastronomic pleasure. But as bed bugs and roaches continue to bite through New York City’s attractions there is a nutritional way of dealing with the cities pests. Continue reading

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Who Needs A Zoo?

When I think about pesky animals in NYC, rats, pigeons and squirrels come to mind. Lately though, our city has hosted a much wilder crowd. In August, a 2 foot crocodile was found huddling beneath a Datsun in Astoria, Queens, leaving many people wondering “who still drives a Datsun? The origins of the reptile are a mystery, but his appearance has reinvigorated a classic urban legend. Continue reading

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The price of going out: NYC’s biggest pest

New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps.” So, what is everyone doing if they’re not sleeping? Exploring the nightlife! Continue reading

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Pests of the Subway

A list of the kinds of subway riders that can make you seriously consider paying for parking in Manhattan. Continue reading

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Honey, we’ve got raccoons

On Monday, my City Council member made headlines with a new law requiring the city to catch and remove raccoons upon request. I’ve never given much thought to the masked critters, but a quick poll revealed some dramatic reactions: Continue reading

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Hear This: Experience New York at the Volume *You* Prefer

As of May 2010, more people—2,098,288, to be exact—had called 311 to complain about noise than about anything else. But, as nice as it is to have a good whine, the peskiest sounds in the city do have solutions. Continue reading

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Space Invaders: Sidewalk Edition

Space comes at a hefty premium in New York City. And because there are so many of us here it doesn’t take much to feel like your space is being invaded. Continue reading

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