Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bargain Basement Breasts In The Bronx

Whalesca Castillo of the Bronx was arrested last week for injecting women with silicone for  breast and butt enhancements out of her Bronx apartment.  Such illegal injections have led to death in some cases (you need a medical license to practice such things).

Whalesca had been illegally importing the silicone from the Dominican Republic and was charging as much as $1,000 a shot. What morons would go to someone's home to get cosmetic surgery?

I don't know who's the bigger idiot...Whalesca or her clients.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Close Your Legs!!

No...this isn't about NYC Schools Chancellor, Catherine P. Black's  off-handed remark that birth control might solve over crowding in our schools but rather a commentary on men who insist on taking 2 or more seats on the subway by spreading their legs wide open. 

Close your legs, fellas, cuz I'm sure it ain't that big...#justsayin

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rat Riding The Subway - No It Wasn't The MTA Chairman

Whatever you do...DON'T FALL ASLEEP next time you're riding the subway.  Apparently the rats have gotten hip to the fact that they don't have to run around just on the tracks but can actually ride along on the train to the next station and beyond.

Snow Bride of Bay Ridge

"Snow Bride of Bay Ridge" photo: Alex Irrizari

Fellow newyorker, Alex Irizzari of Bay Ridge sent in this picture of the Snow Bride of Bay Ridge on 76th between 4th and 5th.  Very reminiscent of a past newyorker pic of "Scary Lady on 14th Street". Big THANKS to Alex for sharing this pic with us!

"Scary Lady on 14th Street" photo: mynewyork

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Emergency Declared For NYC

Please note the following from NYC's Office of Emergency Management:

Weather Emergency DeclarationAt the direction of the Mayor, the public is hereby advised that significant snowfall has been forecast for January 11 and 12.
  1. The public is urged to avoid all unnecessary driving during the duration of the storm and until further directed, and to use public transportation wherever possible.  If you must drive, use extreme caution.  Information about any service changes to public transportation is available on the MTA website at
  2. Any vehicle found to be blocking roadways or impeding the ability to plow streets shall be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
  3. Effective immediately, alternate side parking, payment at parking meters and garbage collections are suspended citywide until further notice.
  4. The Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Sanitation, and Transportation Commissioners will be taking all appropriate and necessary steps to preserve public safety and to render all required and available assistance to protect the security, well-being and health of the residents of the City.

Good Morning From Union Square Dog Run

Our four-legged friends need to socialize too and what better place than your local dog run?

Send in your pics of your pets...tell us your pet's name and the neighborhood you and your furry friend reside:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Empire State of Mind - New York City Top Destination In USA In 2010

More tourists  have invaded New York City than any other American destination - proof, yet again, that we live in greatest city in the universe.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Train of Thought - The Z Train and WHAT IS IT?!

So one of the great things of being on Facebook is that I get to read thousands of posts a day especially by my fellow newyorkers.  Here's a piece from Derrick Kardos:
"i took the Z train today. freak train. i never take that train! i look around and its got all these weird freaky people on it. where are they going? are they even new yorkers? even the J train laughs at the Z train. smh."
The subway is really an amazing place...each line has its own "personality" if you will as evidenced by Derrick in the above musing.  What's your underground experience? What makes you tick-tock underground???

Underground NYC - Mole People and All

Ever since I could remember, I have always been fascinated with what lurks beneath this behemoth of a city.  NPR and the New York Times recently went on an (illegal) excursion to explore that world along with Steve Duncan who is currently working on his PhD in urban history at the University of California.
At first I thought I would have LOVED to have been in that group of explorers but then when I read that they treaded through raw sewage, rats and roaches, I quickly decided that I could live vicariously through the story...