SKATERS Release New Single; Debut Album ‘Manhattan’ Out February 25

Posted January 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

With their debut album Manhattan not far off, SKATERS continue to case the music front. They’ve just released a new single called “Deadbolt” to get the chatter going. It’s three minutes of sharpened harmonious noise, fused together with sliding vocals of persuasion, and touts a “there’s more where that came from” attitude. Their live show was pretty turbulent, […]

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8-Bit Evil Destroys Manhattan [Video]

Posted April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

In general, people possess a strong craving for disaster movies, especially when New York City plays victim.  But what if, say, Manhattan was destroyed by 8-bit evil instead of tidal waves, real asteroids, or earthquakes.  This awesome video should enlighten us. Be careful out there.

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Lower East Smells

Last modified June 20, 2011 at 1:03 am

[Broome Street] Bar none, the L.E.S. is no doubt one of the smelliest neighborhoods in all of Manhattan. Even if you don’t have a freakishly sensitive nose. Trash juice, garbage, urine, and water are also residents of these streets. That coupled with umpteen plastic bags and newspaper sections floating in the wind. Of course, the […]

Downtown Etymology

Posted July 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

[Orchard Street, looking south] Anyone who frequents my neck of the woods realizes that it’s more difficult to navigate the streets. Thanks to street names rather than grid numbers, walking is all the more confusing. Oftentimes I wonder about the etymology of certain downtown street names. Here are a few: Houston Street – Named for […]