New York Housing Is Great, As Long as You're Rich and Live Elsewhere

The New York Times real estate section is always a window into the deranged material conditions under which we live. But this weekend's edition presented a particularly neat, quasi-intentional summing up of conditions in the city's current Gilded Age. » 10/27/14 3:45pm Monday 3:45pm

Gawker Nature Moment: Toxic Psychoactive Jimsonweed Grows Downtown

The layout of Lafayette Street where it meets Prince Street was reconstructed recently, so that it now includes a short median. For human purposes, the median is engineered to separate the bicycle lane from the main flow of traffic, and to mark the beginning of the off-curb parking spaces. For the purposes of other… » 10/17/14 9:39am 10/17/14 9:39am

Are You Better Off Kicking a Cat or Killing a Pedestrian in New York?

Here are two stories from today's New York Times about law-enforcement priorities and matters of public outrage in New York City. The first is a front-page news story, describing the prosecution of a 22-year-man in Brooklyn who violently kicked a cat and posted a video of the kicking to Facebook: » 9/30/14 2:40pm 9/30/14 2:40pm