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In Case Of Emergency…

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Friday we brought you a ranking of the top 20 condoms—but no matter how fancy or wacky they make ‘em, some young folks are still gonna get in trouble. And while city teens may have all the city-brand condoms they want, to much the Catholic Church’s chagrin, they are having trouble getting their eager little hands on [&hellip
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Test Message

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts, Technology

Remember how after the Virginia Tech massacre there was all this talk about whether the carnage could have been avoided with massive text messaging? And remember how school officials thought texting 25,000-plus students would have been a bit too difficult? Well here’s a lofty undertaking: city officials say they will soon begin testing a new [&hellip
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High School is War

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Education, Posts

According to City Comptroller William Thompson Jr., the city’s public high schools are neglecting to report serious incidents of violence (you got your rapes and stabbings) and otherwise disruptive behavior (somewhat more creative forms of assault). You know what that means: The following statistic may not be accurate, depending on whether the schools accurately reported [&hellip
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Et tu, Harlem?

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Fifth Avenue is typically associated with Manhattan luxury, but it’s only recent that the ritzy road still evokes such cachet all the way up in Harlem. Joining multi-million-dollar condos and an office building home to good old ex-President Bill Clinton are two new luxury hotels: one 19 stories high at 125th Street, boasting as many [&hellip
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Not Quite Newsworthy

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

•    See You Later: Early Saturday morning, an off-duty peace officer’s stroll on the beach took a turn for the weird when he stumbled upon a pillowcase reading “Live Gator—Please find him a home.” Sure enough, a 30-inch long reptile fitting that description was inside. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued [&hellip
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Use Your Slurs While You Can

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

Encouraged by the wild success of this year’s earlier motion to symbolically ban the “n-word,” city lawmakers are now hoping strike “bitch” and “ho” from New Yorkers’ vocabulary. We’re not sure if it’s more intolerant to target such terms, or to use them. After the Don Imus incident last spring, it seems Councilwoman Darlene Mealy [&hellip
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Want Drachmas? DOT’s Got ‘Em

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Posts

The city is selling 500 pounds of foreign coins that lucky swindlers successfully jammed into parking meters this year. Deputy chief of meter collections says the mix is pretty diverse, with nearly every denomination from every continent represented, though the most common are Greek drachmas (pictured). Perhaps more inexplicable is who would buy them. Last [&hellip
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Fight For Your Right To Bear Camera

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., in Union Square, there’ll be a First Amendment Rally dealing with, among other things, the recently proposed regulations that would require groups to obtain a permit and take out insurance in order to film or shoot still photos on city property—even sidewalks—as early as next month. All the usual protesting suspects [&hellip
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