Category: News

Chinese New Year fireworks on the Hudson River

A spectacular fireworks display on the Hudson river kicked off the weeklong celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Goat. The lunar new year actually begins tonight but last night’s fireworks launched […]

New report shows jails being used to warehouse the poor, ill and addicted

Incarceration’s Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America The number of people incarcerated in America’s jail system on any given day has increased by over 325% over the past 30 years, from housing around […]

Why we should care about Radio Shack going out of business

RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated Chain Built Itself as Hub of Leisure Activities Enjoyed to a Degree Now Hard to Fathom In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by […]

New secret police radars can ‘see’ inside homes without a warrant

Think you’re safe inside your house? Think you’re privacy is protected as long as you’re inside the four walls of your home? Think again. Police agencies all across the country have obtained a piece of […]

“Humans of New York” helping transplants find families to spend the holidays with

Once again the holiday season is upon us and for most of us that means a chance to get together with family and friends to eat drink and be merry. However, this is New York […]

New York law now makes tattooing or piercing your pets illegal

No, this is not an Onion headline Earlier this year the above photo caused outrage when Brooklyn tattoo artist “Mistah Metro” posted it to Instagram and declared, “My dog is cooler than yours!” The backlash […]

First official poster for ‘Better Call Saul’

For all of you ‘Breaking Bad’ junkies waiting to get your next fix, you don’t have much longer. The two-night premiere of the Breaking Bad spinoff/prequel airs Feb. 8th. I’m reserving judgment until it comes […]

Space tourism company offers ‘Circumlunar’ navigation of the moon in a Soyuz spacecraft

Space Adventures Ltd. is offering space flight tours around the far-side of the moon to private citizens. The Soyuz craft you’re in will fly within 100km of the moon’s surface, you’ll see the illuminated far-side […]

Photoshopped image making the social media rounds ramping up the call to oust NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell It’s no secret that Roger Goodell has completely bungled the Ray Rice situation since the beginning. After seeing the video of Rice dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator Goodell chose to suspend […]