Friday, February 25, 2011

Public Display of Affection

PDAs are just gross...get a room!  What are YOUR PDA stories, newyorkers?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Picture Of The Day

Museum of Natural History.

Homeless newyorkers Are Given A Voice Via Twitter

A couple of months ago mynewyork asked you to count your blessings because so many other newyorkers are without homes. 
Now, thanks to three college grads interning at a TriBeCa ad agency, four homeless newyorkers have been given prepaid cell phones to connect with the world via twitter. 

Read more:  NYTimes: A Life on the Streets, on Twitter

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Death Of Little Italy

 In a not so shocking piece by The New York Times, it seems that Little Italy is no more, in terms of native born Italians.  Maybe they should check out Little Italy in the Bronx which is still alive and well even with the influx of Albanians in the last few decades?

Census Can't Find A Single Native Italian In Little Italy: via HuffPost

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses

In a city and country built by immigrants, mynewyork is no stranger to those of distant and strange shores yearning to breathe free and begin working towards the  American Dream.  This article in the New York Times tells the tale of how the immigrant enclave of Chinatown has become the unofficial employment center for many other newcomers besides those from China. From Guatemala to Burma, these newyorkers come here to take their first steps towards achieving that dream. [READ MORE]

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GET OUT OF MY WAY! Rage: It's Not Just For Roads

If you're a native newyorker then you know this feeling very well:  You're walking along the streets of Manhattan, zig zagging through the crowd as only an expert newyorker can.  Subconsciously, we map out the quickest way through the mass of people and then there is that inevitable STOP.  Usually a camera, toting tourist is blocking the sidewalk or a group of people walking five across (at a snail's pace no less) and blocking everyone's progress and then it hits you: RAGE.
What the fuck?  Yeah that's pretty much the three words that come to your mind right away.  Well if you think you are the only one, you're not.  Apparently it's real, alive and well in mynewyork.  [Read More]
Tell us your favorite Sidewalk Rage story...we want to know.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New York City Expands Smoking Ban to Parks, Plazas

So the battle against smokers continues in NYC when the City Council voted to ban smoking in public parks last week in the name of breathing easier for all newyorkers.  I don't necessarily agree with this ban happening in NYC to such extent but I do have to say that if most smokers were a little bit more considerate and conscious of their surroundings perhaps this wouldn't have gotten this far?
Countless times I have been sitting on a park bench or on the beach when some idiot decides to stand right next to me and light up.  You want to smoke and kill yourself, fine by me but don't invade my space with your smoke thank you very much.
Oh and don't think NYC is the first to enact such bans.  LA and Chi-town have similar laws as well as other cities across the nation.
What do you think, newyorkers?