Mannequins are disturbing enough, but do we really need to give them size D breasts?
• If you’re stuck in a crush at the Halloween parade, a good way to escape is to elbow your way to the front and scooch under the police barrier. When the cop stops you and says, “Where do you think you’re going?” Exclaim, “We need to get out of here, it’s a medical emergency.” This really happened to us just a few hours ago. And dude in the suit who refused to move his arm, saying, “Hey man, I don’t know you,” nearly preventing our girlfriend from getting through, if we ever see you again, we’re punching your lights out.
The horror of Time Warner Cable NYC is legion, a textbook example of monopolies abusing consumers customers.
By all accounts, it appears Bob Snead’s up with Walmart parade went off very well last Saturday.
Bob Snead will give you a Walmart vest and Tshirt if you walk with him during the Deitch Projects Art Parade this Saturday.
Another fine example of people using their cars as anti-corporate billboards. What really makes this one, however, is what the owner decided to park his car in front of.
Softcore agit prop group Improv Everywhere sent 255 people to Home Depot in Manhattan to shop very slowly for five minutes.
Sometimes stories of wonderful care for the customer shows up in the oddest places, like a massage parlor on the Lower East Side.
If you’ve never been to Other Music in New York you may not appreciate this as much but OM is an awesome lil music store at East 4th and Lafayette. Contrary to what this video might have you believe, the people are actually super friendly and helpful. There is a certain elitist air but that’s because they know their shit and they know they know it.
Robert Norton is staying at the Hudson Hotel here in New York and his feet are cold:
Here’s everything we missed by staying home from the Apple Store opening on Friday.
Skads of rats.
Rent-stabilized apartments in New York are the bane of their landlords, gnashing their teeth like the rats they unleash to drive out unwanted tenants.
As promised, the results of our Tuesday stroll down 5th avenue, peeking inside all the windows and seeing what we could see. Not all stores are represented in this set; frankly, we found many of the displays tired and staid. Here’s a few things that caught our eye, in a magic Flickr gallery.
We thought there was something a little perfect about this picture we took on Tuesday of a shopkeep lording over his bronze lions and 50% off all NY souvenirs.