Tag Archives: East Harlem

Icona Pop – All Night

Drag ball realness. Stereogum recaps: “All Night” is probably the best non-”I Love It” song we’ve yet heard from Swedish dance-pop screamers Icona Pop. Its new video, from director Dori Oskowitz, takes the song’s kineticism and really does something with it. The video works as a sort of mini-documentary about New York’s ridiculously photogenic vogue-ball culture, showing the two members ...

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Sixth Cativersary

Six years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+.  Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever owned, if also the quietest. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and consider adopting an ...

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Fifth Cativersary

Five years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very undersized, timid, and FIV+. She’s the quietest cat I’ve ever owned, other than the occasional questioning chirp she rarely makes a sound. But she’s also the friendliest. Sit on my sofa and she’ll be in your lap in ten seconds. And ...

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Fourth Cativersary

Four years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very undersized, timid, and FIV+. Today she’s a chubby little lap snuggler and every visitor’s instant pal, despite the stern look she’s giving us above. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and ...

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Big Boxes Come To Manhattan

Manhattan gets it first taste of mega-box retailing today with the opening of the massive East River Plaza mall on FDR Drive in East Harlem. Anchor tenant Costco’s 110,000 square foot store is open as of this morning, coming in the next few months will be the long panted-over Target, as well as other jumbo retailers at the 500,000 square ...

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East Harlem Run-On

(Taking a deep breath):I dusted the bike off for the first time this year tonight and had a long ride along the East River, starting at the bridge over the expressway that runs under the Hospital For Ominous Surgery, rolling by the Blackwell Island Lighthouse (built in 1872 so boats didn’t run into the NYC Insane Asylum), continuing past our ...

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