The ghostly hand of a luncheonette owner administers a reminder of Old-School New York tough.
Don’t Get Me Started: Revenge of the 99 Percent
Revenge really is a dish – or a drink – best enjoyed when cold.
A Salute to the NY Busybody
“Hey, you! Stay away from that motorcycle!” and other cries of the rare Old School New York Busybody.
Vermin for a New City
We’re Number Three. A study by Orkin (https://www.orkin.com/press-room/rattiest-cities-2018) recently noted that Chicago and Los Angeles have more rats than New York City…but only New York has vermin with star quality. It took one appearance on a subway platform to make Pizza Rat an internet phenom with a licensing deal – practically overnight. Research says mice. . .
Don’t Get Me Started: Package Roulette
Since the Times Square cleanup, three-card monte has vanished but a new type of street ‘game of chance” has emerged. It’s moved from the sidewalks to the alcoves and doorways of New York City’s apartment buildings: It’s Package Roulette Will that Fresh Direct package be there when you get home? How about that Ikea order?. . .
Don’t Get Me Started: (Subway) Signs of the Time
The new subway etiquette signs don’t go far enough for veteran riders from the ’70s and ’80s, even though the standard of acceptable behavior back then was set at a very doable, “Please don’t rob or stab the passengers.” This may be confusing to newer arrivals who think the big omission in the list is,. . .
A Holiday Reality Check for NYNatives’ Houseguests
It’s hard for New York Natives to give houseguests coming to NYC for the holidays a reality check about staying in a NY apartment…but it’s as necessary as telling a teenager there’s no Santa Claus. Reality Check number one: For instance…all those NY apartments you see in movies and TV shows – those sunny, spacious. . .