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Even the Times Square Characters Are Moving to Brooklyn


Costumed characters of Times Square are taking advantage of tourist season in New York City by finding some new people to hassle, this time on Coney Island.

Jim Webb Decides to Join Democratic Presidential Race


Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign today in a letter on his new campaign website.

Chocolate-Makers Help Save Cat From Engine Compartment of Pickup Truck


When a pickup truck arrived at the Mars Chocolate plant in Hackettstown, New Jersey, after a 28-mile trip from Pennsylvania, workers thought that the meows emanating from the engine compartment were worth investigating.

Bernie Sanders Fills Arena in Wisconsin With Nearly 10,000 Excited Supporters


Senator Bernie Sanders held a rally at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, and you would have thought he was Beyoncé or One Direction by the size of the crowd and the utterly overwhelmed and excited faces in it.  The arena seats just over 10,000, and it was nearly ...

Obama Picks a Labor Fight With Scott Walker


Two days ago, report Edward-Isaac Dovere and Sarah Wheaton, President Obama organized a conference call for former advisers.

A Brief History of Presidential Food Controversies


Yesterday, following a radical recipe suggestion from the New York Times, there seemed to be unanimous bipartisan agreement among politicians (and the public) that peas have no business being included in guacamole.

Cuomo Is Much Nicer to de Blasio Than ‘Cuomo Administration Official’


NY1 tracked down Governor Andrew Cuomo at an event in Harlem on Wednesday night, very eager to ask him about the interview they had just done with Bill de Blasio, in which the mayor said, "we've often seen is if someone disagrees with him openly, some kind of revenge or ...

BP Will Pay Out a Record-Breaking $18.7 Billion Over the Next 18 Years for Deepwater Horizon


BP finally reached a settlement with the Justice Department over federal, state, and local governments waiting for money after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and it is a record-breaker.

The Labor Force Keeps Shrinking and Shrinking


The jobs report for June was released today, and it shows that the unemployment rate is now 5.3 percent — the lowest it has been since 2008.

Company ‘Improves’ Bubble Wrap by Getting Rid of the Only Reason You Loved It


Sealed Air, the ethereally named company making sure your packages travel safely, has witnessed something incredibly sad over the past few years.

England’s Own Goal Sets Up a U.S.-Japan World Cup Final Rematch


The United States had already punched its ticket to the Women’s World Cup Final with a win over Germany on Tuesday night.

Why Are Conservatives Defending Donald Trump?


It is not politically significant that Donald Trump would claim to be running for president, that he would say something flamboyantly ignorant, or that he would “surge” to “second place” in polls by using his name recognition to get into double digits in a splintered field.

The Absolute Moron’s Guide to the Greek Debt Crisis


It's been three years since we brought you our last Moron's Guide to the Euro Crisis, and it continues to be a thing you should probably know about.

At the Batting Cage With the Woman Bringing a Sneaky Feminism to Fox Sports


Katie Nolan is standing in a narrow cage at Chelsea Piers, holding an aluminum bat. Her long hair is tucked into a ratty helmet, and she’s wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt.

A 9/11 Survivor Returns to Work at the World Trade Center


Greg Carafello describes the morning of September 11, 2001, in a matter-of-fact tone. He was on the 18th floor of the South Tower.

On Gay Marriage, Chris Christie Says Clerks Have to Do Their Job


Following the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision, Chris Christie said that he believes that the issue should have been decided by the people of each state rather than the court, but he has a responsibility to uphold the law.

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Trying to Buy His Way Into the 2013 Mayoral Race


Think back a few Albany scandals and you may recall the tale of Malcolm Smith, the Democratic state senator from Queens who was caught making payments to city GOP leaders in an attempt to bribe his way onto the 2013 Republican mayoral ticket.

Hardware-Store Owner Amends ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign to Make It ‘Nicer’


On Monday, a few days after last week's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Jeff Amyx put a sign that said "No Gays Allowed" on the door of his hardware store in Tennessee.

The Knicks Are Being Left Out of the Free-Agency Fun So Far


NBA teams can start negotiating with free agents today, and so far, the Knicks have been quiet. Because they have so many holes to fill, the Knicks had been linked to lots of players in recent days, but in the opening hours of free agency, they've so far watched defensive ...

Manhattan’s Real-Estate Stalemate


It's been yet another record-breaking three months for Manhattan's real-estate market, according to brokerage reports released today.


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