NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime Enormously Underwhelming, Placates People with Free Things

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

The NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime in Union Square last night promised a “neighborhood block party,” but a party, it failed to deliver. The annual event, celebrated by police precincts nationwide to “strengthen neighborhood spirit and heighten drug and crime prevention awareness,” was entirely overwhelmed by ordinary Union Square traffic, and no one—the NYPD least [&hellip
[ read more... ]

3 Comments

The Best Tech Briefs of the Week: Nerds Read Monkey’s Mind, See Bananas

Written by @BYTES1GHz on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Technology, Uncategorized

Via Wiki Commons.   @BYTES1GHz is a single serving of undigested tech for the unfocused and/or unconcerned. Don’t be disappoint. Like. Enjoy. #WhutItDo: JK. No bananas. But the wizards over at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, did find something super unexpected while recording the neural activity of a pair of monkeys during some wacky experiment. Apparently they [&hellip
[ read more... ]

88 Comments

Does Olympic Season Make New Yorkers Exercise More?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

By Alissa Fleck Tons of people worldwide tune in to watch the Olympic games, and many are moved by the spirit of intense physical exertion and success. But how does it actually affect people, in ways they may or may not register? A few New Yorkers cite their own experiences. Sean Kelleher, a managing partner [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Williamsburg’s Country Brunchin’ Hands Down the Most Fun You Can Have at Brunch Time

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

By Alissa Fleck Country Brunchin’ at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg is easily one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done in the City. It’s also just the latest variation on the Brooklyn theater/restaurant’s weekend brunch series, celebrating the “sweet sweet South and all its goodness.” This event is 100% ideal for people whose [&hellip
[ read more... ]

4 Comments

AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo…What Your Email Address Says About You

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Uncategorized

A person’s surface identity may now be inextricably bound up with Twitter feeds and other heavily tailored, virtual life-mélanges (Facebook Timeline, LinkedIn, etc.), but everybody still uses email, and in a few words email says a lot. My parents, entirely respectable people, still pay for AOL service. While I want to trust the decisions of [&hellip
[ read more... ]

416 Comments

Manhattan’s Public Spaces Most Vulnerable to Occupation

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

59 Maiden Lane. Photo by Erin Hanraty. By Paul Bisceglio With Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary celebration in the Financial District on the way, New York citizens and city officials are wondering if the NYC General Assembly’s merry band of protesters or other public advocacy groups might have anything else in the works this year to commemorate the movement’s inaugural September 17 [&hellip
[ read more... ]

32 Comments

Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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

Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Annual NYC Poetry Festival: A Laid-Back Weekend Literary Retreat

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, Books, Posts, Theater, Uncategorized

Where could you go to find parasols, corsets, a homemade merry-go-round plus bubble machine and a kimchi taco truck this weekend? That would be the second annual NYC Poetry Festival, just a quaint ferry ride away, on Governor’s Island. The festival featured several outdoor, makeshift stages scattered throughout a fenced-off, grassy area, where poets and [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..