Posts Tagged ‘SoHo’

R.I.P. Sponge Bob, New York’s Favorite Fat Cat

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The late spongebob with his adopted parents. “Goodbye Sweet Boy.” Matt and Courtney Farrell announced on spongebobthecat.com that Sponge Bob, their recently adopted 33-turned-26 pound tabby, had to be put down this week. He had fits of breathing trouble, the newlywed couple wrote, so they took him to an emergency veterinarian, who found a growing mass in the nine-year-old cat’s chest that [&hellip
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Free Vibrators Shut Down by City Hall Yesterday, Back in Action Today

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

trojan-condoms By Paul Bisceglio   Downtown was buzzing with excitement yesterday for the prospect of free vibrators. Trojan announced that it would be distributing 10,000 Tri-Phoria and The Pulse devices — $40 and $30 retail values, respectively! — from two hot dog carts in different neighborhoods throughout the day, so New Yorkers lined the streets of [&hellip
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Video: Man in Ferrari Runs Over Cop While Trying to Evade Minor Traffic Ticket

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

File this one in all things absurd and humiliating. Yesterday in Soho, a man in a Ferrari—reportedly the boyfriend of an MTV reality star, according to Gothamist—attempted to speed off while being ticketed by an NYPD officer. He didn’t get far though as, unfortunately, he managed to do even more damage in the process. The [&hellip
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Will the Elimination of Bottle Service Actually Make New York Clubs Safer?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn called for an emergency meeting with the NYPD and the New York Nightlife Association following rappers Drake and Chris Brown’s infamous bar brawl at the W.I.P club in SoHo last Thursday. Quinn said she was “deeply concerned” by the incident, and added that existing guidelines and legislation surrounding bottle service [&hellip
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Sponge Bob, the 30 lb. Cat, Finds New Home

Written by NYPress on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio New York’s tubbiest tabby has a new home. Sponge Bob, the 30 lb. feline media sensation, made his debut with his new owners last week on the purple carpet at Animal Haven’s second annual Performance for the Animals benefit concert and auction at City Winery in Tribeca. Two months ago, Sponge Bob’s [&hellip
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Soho Residents Angry at Patz Murder Media Blitz

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

When a reporter on Prince St. told a Soho resident yesterday that he was there to write about the Etan Patz murder, the resident gave him a typical response: “I hope when you go to bed tonight you’re a real stressed motherf***er.” (By Paul Bisceglio.) The resident’s antagonism reflects the community’s growing hostility towards the [&hellip
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Updated: New Jersey Man Arrested in Etan Patz Case

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

While the excavation of a Soho basement on Prince Street in April yielded almost no clues into the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing from the area in 1979, it appears the NYPD might have a new suspect in the case. Police commissioner Ray Kelly officially remained mum on the identity of the [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

crimewatch Compiled by Alissa Fleck Lockdown A 29-year-old woman was working out at a Wall Street gym when several items were stolen from her unsecured locker—she reportedly left the items in the locker even though her lock was broken. The robber made off with the woman’s purse, containing an iPhone, a driver’s license, several credit cards [&hellip
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Crime Watch: Thief Sprays Clerk in Face

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Unclean Getaway Around 3 p.m. on a recent Sunday, a store clerk at a Financial District department store observed a man shoplifting on the premises. The 57-year-old clerk pursued the man, who reacted to the chase by spraying the clerk in the eyes with an unknown substance. The thief then dropped the bag containing the [&hellip
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