As disturbing footage of a rat infested Taco Bell hits the airwaves tonight, we are reminded that looks can be deceiving. The combined KFC and Taco Bell restaurant, located in the West Village, was closed early this morning after a pedestrian glanced in the window and saw dozens of rats roaming the floors and counters. If the Department of Health had not stepped in, the restaurant would have opened for business today. From this we can only infer that other restaurants with similar problems are open to customers every day.
This disgusting news blurb is enough to make an avid restaurant goers... Read More
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If you have wandered around the Venice Boardwalk of late, you will have noticed a new addition to the riotous landscape. Crammed between a couple of tattoo parlors on the boardwalk between Horizon & Wave Crest, lurks a heavy curtained, narrow doorway emblazoned with, â€˜Venice Freak Show.â€™
Although the Spruiker, who stands at his podium out the front, endeavors to lure you behind the curious curtain for a peek at the freaks, one could argue that a freak show is going on gratis, right there on the pavement. But for a measly $3, who wouldnâ€™t want to satisfy their curiosity?
I had pedaled... Read More
In my humble opinion, New York City is one of the top places in the world where you can feel completely alone in a crowd full of people. I bet it ranks pretty high on the list too- right up there with junior proms, temp jobs, and Church.
Thanks to our dependant use of mass transit, we lose the anonymity of waking up, heading to our cars, and driving alone to work everyday. If we're feeling sad, we don't get to burst out into tears without anyone noticing us. If we hear a song we like on our ipods, we don't get to sing off-key at the top of our lungs. Taking the subway, busses, or just walking... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, its time to get something straight. "Whoo, baby!" is not a pick-up line. Hoots, hollers, whistles, horn honking, and obscene comments do not make me, or anyone else, swoon. Yet every day, without fail, I watch dozens of men and women employ these tactics in their quest for companionship.
Perhaps its the size of New York City that makes us comfortable enough to verbally rate any given person. There is a certain anonymity that cloaks the random catcaller, and allows him to feel safe in his rude behavior. In a city thatâ€™s constantly on the move, the chances of a catcaller... Read More
Don't tell my mother, but yesterday, I slept with so many strangers I lost count. Young, old, men and women, it didn't matter. And none of them cared how long it's been since my last bikini wax!
As I realized what was happening around me, what with all the heaving, intertwined limbs around me, it dawned on me how much I'd taken this aspect of my life for granted. Don't get me wrong. It's hardly perfect. Even so, what a minor miracle it is that so many people can achieve instant gratification so quickly, most times, getting on and off whenever they want. All for less than the price of a Cosmopolitan.... Read More
Ahhh, to be back in the city again. Heading off my bus and out the Port Authority doors I am quite nervous for my upcoming interviews, so first I must inhale some fresh nicotineâ€¦Ahhhh, now then. The sights and sounds of the city are flowing back into me, like welcome friends, theyâ€¦
â€œYo! You gots another for me dude?â€ A gentleman asks me
Of course I hand out a smoke, having made the rookie mistake of pulling out cigarettes here, I am obliged to play by the rules. In doing so, I make an even bigger fool of myself by letting his buddies glimpse my full packâ€¦.SHITE. I brace myself... Read More