Coney Island rides unsafe...are you surprised?? →
On a Sunday last summer, a bunch of us decided to go to Coney Island on a whim. Even through the lingering remnants of a late Saturday night, a sporadic rain cloud, and 3 days of Cyclone whiplash, we had a great time. But after reading this, I am really counting my blessings. Scary!
Dark Knight selling out already →
3 weeks before its opening weekend, The Dark Knight is already selling out the IMAX theater in New York. Get your tickets now, kids.
Coldplay on The Today Show At 6am, Jeana and I arrived at Rockefeller Plaza (as did Coldplay, we saw them). Lacking sleep, food, coffee and air (no lie, 2 girls passed out before the live songs), the Coldplay adrenaline pulled us through an amazing Friday morning. They were funny, personable and rocked the packed Plaza. Thanks to TimeOut NY for the VIP access. We even got airtime! Check out...
Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue: Their Impact... →
I’m definitely going to check this out. Looks really interesting and I have never been to the Public Library (I’m ashamed to say). missmeyer: “Does She or Doesn’t She?” “Think Different.” “I Want My MTV.” “Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hands.” “Just Do It.” “Got Milk?” “Where’s the Beef?” These slogans are part of the American zeitgeist, but little is known about many of the...
Call this my Coldplay week...
First, the free show at MSG on Monday. Now, I just get an email that I won VIP “seating” for The Today Show’s Coldplay concert tomorrow morning through TimeOut New York! What a week! Look for me and Jeana tomorrow morning!!
Reason #21 I love New York
Reggae nights at Lava Gina Every Wednesday at Lava Gina is reggae night with Meta and the Cornerstones and I’ve been wanting to go forever. Well last night I finally went (!) with Sandy. It turns out it’s their last Wednesday for awhile as they are going on tour so the place was packed, even with a $10 cover and it being 110 degrees in there. Awesome reggae band + great energy =...
Jason Bourne, what happened?? →
I understand you are getting paid millions of dollars and all, but is it worth causing such harm to your health and body? Yuck.
New York City Sex is 40% Unsafe →
Shame on you New York……
Alexis and I got caught in the sun [rain] shower yesterday and I was frantically looking for a rainbow. I never saw one someone else did and got a picture of it! So beautiful!
Reason #20 I love New York
6th & B Garden As Jeana and I were walking along Ave. B on Saturday night, we walked past the 6th & B Garden that was having a free live show. There was a good amount of people hanging out and the performaces we briefly saw were pretty decent. I’ve been past this garden a ton of times but never knew they held these types of things. Definitely worth checking out. Check out more...
Switch hitter vs. Switch pitcher It happened last night in the 9th inning of a single-A baseball game between the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets). Pretty amazing. See the entire 8 minute clip here: http://www.bugsandcranks.com/the-clubhouse/switch-hitter-vs-switch-pitcher/ -Courtesy of Alexis who just saw it on the news
Great find Black20! Probably one of my favorite movies growing up (who didn’t want to smooch Brad in the barn?!) and def. the best part of the movie.
Food reviews for all ballparks →
My friend Andy sent this to me today. I do agree with the assessment of Shea. Citi Field, here’s hoping.
2 funny cable quotes from 5 minutes ago...
“we send a man to the moon and we can’t figure out DVR ratings?” “they should label these [daily ratings report emails] ‘Hold onto your seats’.”
We all knew it was going to happen. Willie Randolph, the manager of the Mets, was going to get the boot sooner or later. After the Mets’ historic (and personally gut-wrentching) collapse last season and an underwelming season this year (that includes a $138 million payroll and a 2-time Cy Young award-winning acquistion), someone had to take the blame. For how much I really liked Willie...
DVR-IN expands! →
Took Will here for his birthday last year and got them to play his fav, Back To The Future. Now they are moving to a larger space in the East Village and are even offering options of movie screenings for large groups with 40+ cars in parking lots (like a real drive-in!).
Google Maps car gets a ticket
Chris Martin in Rolling Stone
“[Martin] admits that he worried he was gay while growing up. ‘It was more like, ‘Oh shit, what if? But then it struck me: who gives a shit? When you’re a kid you think, ‘I’m going to burn in hell for eternity if I like other guys or if I marry someone Jewish’. He eventually realized he was heterosexual. ‘I was swayed by boobs.’”
SonicVision - This looks cool →
The American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with MTV2, has launched SonicVision, a groundbreaking digitally animated alternative music show. SonicVision takes audiences in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater on a mind-warping musical roller-coaster ride through fantastical dreamspace. With a mix by Moby and featuring tracks from Radiohead, U2, David Bowie, Coldplay, Queens of the...
Reason #19 I love New York
Ok, yes I will say it…Times Square. And I say it for this reason. After working in Times Square and fighting through all the tourists, high school field trips and generally clueless people for over three years, I never thought I would see the day when I enjoyed to be back after I got a new job (at 32nd and 7th, the worst neighborhood in Manhattan). But as I walked past Toys ‘R...
Mr. Met gets beat up →
Even though I love the Mets, I am not a huge Mr. Met fan. I grew up with the Philly Phantic who is funny, sarcastic and bascially makes fun of the other team the whole game. Easily the best mascot in my book. Mr. Met has that dumb grin on him the entire time, waves at everyone and if he spoke, I could see him using the words, “oh golly gee.” Corny. Well, some guy from Brooklyn...
Fuse image campaign makes it to the NY Times! →
The image campaign that we have been working on since the beginning of the year has launched and was written about by the Times! Not the greatest article I’ve ever read, but hopefully people will start to notice us!
This is a really cool short film competition and sounds very similar to my blog…except it’s all of NY State. There’s a whole state outside New York City? Who knew?! The winning short (selected by judges Tina Fey, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Doug Liman) will be aired on NBC during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and on IFC. Prizes include Sony HD video equipment, New York...
An interesting battle of the bands is brewing over online copyright protection, outlining two very different stances artists are taking regarding the digital proliferation of their music online. On one end of the spectrum is the artist once again known as Prince. The Minnesota rocker - who is among the most aggressive in defending his licenses (suing web ventures and fans alike for unauthorized...
A few weeks ago I posted the annoucement of the free MSG Coldplay concert on June 23rd. Well I entered and I won! I never win these things. And what makes it even better is that Will just mentioned that no one ever wins these Music Today things which makes this win feel that much more triumphant! Hooray!!!
Beware of the Ash Pringles →
In case you ever open your can of Pringles and find a gray powdery substance, do NOT attempt to eat. This is NOT a new flavor. You have mistakenly opened a can containing the remains of the designer of the Pringles can…
Real World: Brooklyn location confirmed →