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Morning View – Bamm Automat

This morning, your view is the Bamm Automat, NYC’s new and only automat, since the last one closed on 42nd Street in 1991. I finally got a look at Bamm in the East Village last night and while I understand the retro-kitsch of the joint (and the place is very neat looking in a pink-Hello Kitty-7/11 kind of way), the ...

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Big Lug Opens Tonight

Big Lug opens in the East Village tonight, kicking off what looks like a pretty interesting schedule of theme nights. Big Lug is in the basement under Tigerland, across from Sidewalk on A between 5th & 6th. From uptown take the 6 to Astor Place, walk east. From the West Village/Chelsea, take the L to 1st Ave. Map.

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Another October Surprise

When the Foley page scandal broke in late September, it was due to the anonymous blogsite Stop Sex Predators, who posted copies of emails that Foley had sent to a 16 year old page. The authorship of Stop Sex Predators has been a source of widespread speculation, with accusations aimed at both the Democrat and Republican parties. Since last week, ...

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Craigs Clams Up

If you were a powerful Republican senator who’d been falsely accused of cheating on your wife with men you’d met in train station restrooms, wouldn’t you come out swinging against your accuser? Press conferences, lawyers, lawsuits, chat shows? Well, maybe you wouldn’t, if you thought that the story would scarcely be touched by the MSM. That’s been largely the case ...

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Subway Stats

A new sign in the subway today admonishes riders not to run for the train: “75% of passenger injuries are the result of slips and falls!” Injury stats were rounded out by a this graffito: “Stabbings: 1%. Stank: 24%.”

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Is Your Betty Ready?

You may recall me blogging about the Philips Bodygroom, the self-proclaimed first-ever trimmer for “down there” that promised men that reducing their amount of pubic hair would give them an “extra optical inch”. Now comes Betty, the first-ever dye specifically for “the hair down there.” Betty comes in five colors, including hot pink. You can also buy a “My Betty ...

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Morning View – Crystal Cathedral

Every block in midtown has at least one little tchotchke shop with dozens of crystal statues of NYC landmarks in their window. This one is on the 42nd Street side of Grand Central, where I’m told the World Trade Center items outsell all others 10-1. In the days immediately after 9/11, every souvenir in town depicting the WTC sold out, ...

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Two Week Notice

The mid-term elections are two weeks away. Looking over the statewide New York State ballot, it appears that I will be voting a straight-Democratic ticket: Spitzer, Patterson, Hevisi, Cuomo, Clinton. No surprises there. Sen. Hillary Clinton has an 88% approval rating from the HRC, although they probably held their nose while doing so, considering she still will not come out ...

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Zero Hour Poised With 3 Ovation Noms

My buddy Steve Schalchlin and his partner Jim Brochu have landed three Ovation nominations for Zero Hour, their new one man play about Broadway legend and multiple Tony winner Zero Mostel. Brochu, pictured, plays Mostel in a performance that has won raves from Variety, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Listen to an NPR story about the show ...

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