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Ellen Barkin Stopped a 'Burglar' From Entering Her Home  Ellen Barkin Stopped a 'Burglar' From Entering Her Home 

Ellen Barkin became the badass heroine of her own life story on Wednesday morning when she prevented a burglar from breaking into her Manhattan apartment by sheer strength of body and mind.

Selena Gomez Has Appropriated Her Ex's Jacket  Selena Gomez Has Appropriated Her Ex's Jacket 

In the wake of her recent split from boyfriend of 10 months The Weeknd, Selena Gomez has done what any female inspiration would: keep her ex’s coziest jacket and go around everywhere with a huge grin on her face.

Ivanka Will Try Opening a Retail Space in Manhattan Again, This Time in Trump Tower  Ivanka Will Try Opening a Retail Space in Manhattan Again, This Time in Trump Tower 

As we all know by now, Ivanka Trump is a political operative and a business owner, and also she is neither. She “tries to stay out of politics” and works in the White House as an advisor. She resigned from nearly 300 leadership positions within her family’s real estate empire, but ha still received many millions from…

The Manhattan Duplex That Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Once Shared Went on the Market The Manhattan Duplex That Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Once Shared Went on the Market

If you’ve got a hulking income and a mad desire to live in a space haunted by a psycho-sexual political scandal that brought low a man, a family, and a nation, then I know the perfect place for you, and, to be honest, it’s a bargain.

Let the Long-Ago Sounds of 17th Century Manhattan Lull You Into a Mid-Day Nap 

Modern-day Manhattan has a distinct soundscape, a din of car horns and sirens and overheard cell-phone conversations and trash trucks. Once upon a time, however, the dull roar was dominated by frogs, at least at night: “They frequently make such a noise that it is difficult for a person to make himself heard,” wrote…

Preet Bharara Was Fired After Defying Jeff Sessions' Order to Resign as US Attorney Preet Bharara Was Fired After Defying Jeff Sessions' Order to Resign as US Attorney

Preet Bharara announced on Saturday that he’d been fired from his position as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, where Donald Trump used to reside and his wife still does. Bharara was fired just hours after he refused to comply with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ order on…

MoMa Shelves Western Canon Works, Replaces With Art From Banned Countries MoMa Shelves Western Canon Works, Replaces With Art From Banned Countries

Ever since Donald Trump signed the xenophobic travel ban that has wreaked devastating effects on immigrant and refugee travelers, the country has erupted in a spectrum of protests. The Museum of Modern Art is participating by shelving some of its most iconic Western pieces and replacing them with work by Iranian,…

Secret Service May Rent Floor in Trump Tower to Ensure Family's Protection Secret Service May Rent Floor in Trump Tower to Ensure Family's Protection

As we reach the twilight of 2016, I realize that no horror or indignity can be brushed away as an impossibility. David Bowie and Prince are not, in fact, immortal. After 400 years, Native Americans are still fighting for just sovereignty over their land. The country elected a misogynist double-chinned boil as…

Bill de Blasio Gives Donald Trump a Piece of His Mind Bill de Blasio Gives Donald Trump a Piece of His Mind

TRUMP TOWER – Following an hour-long meeting with the president elect on Wednesday, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, looking even more haunted than usual, held a press conference outside Trump Tower. “Nothing about anyone’s fundamental beliefs changed in the meeting,” the mayor reported. “Obviously.”

'I Love to See Men Cry': Interview With Jill Freedman, Street Photographer of the '70s and '80s 'I Love to See Men Cry': Interview With Jill Freedman, Street Photographer of the '70s and '80s

I found the photographer Jill Freedman on a packed subway car. I was doing what lots of people do during their commute to and from work—scrolling mindlessly through Instagram. Another photographer I follow re-posted one of her photos with something along the lines of: “Jill Freedman is on Instagram, finally.” I tapped…

Doctor Accused of Ejaculating on Unconscious Patient Will Reportedly Be Charged With Sexual Abuse [Updated] Doctor Accused of Ejaculating on Unconscious Patient Will Reportedly Be Charged With Sexual Abuse [Updated]

Dr. David Newman, the prominent Mount Sinai emergency room physician accused of ejaculating on a sedated patient’s face, was questioned Tuesday morning by Special Victims Unit detectives, ABC 7 is reporting. The station reports that Newman was subsequently taken into custody.

Woman Sues 12-Year-Old Nephew For $127K Because His Aggressive Hug Led to a Broken Wrist  Woman Sues 12-Year-Old Nephew For $127K Because His Aggressive Hug Led to a Broken Wrist 

The incident happened in 2011, but Jennifer Connell remembers the horror like it was yesterday: She was on her way into her 8-year-old nephew’s birthday party when the child saw her, dropped the new bike he’d just gotten, and jumped into her arms, screaming the most frightening words Connell has ever heard—“Auntie…

This Is How Manhattan's Happy Ending Lounge Handles Rape Accusations This Is How Manhattan's Happy Ending Lounge Handles Rape Accusations

Pepper Ellett, 25, alleges she was raped at Manhattan’s Happy Ending Lounge late last month. Yet she feels that the police aren’t taking her case seriously, nor is the bar, which immediately fired the employee in question—but didn’t turn him into the police. A rep for that same bar, which has been in the news for…

Woman Pushed Onto Train Tracks By Subway Stranger [UPDATED] Woman Pushed Onto Train Tracks By Subway Stranger [UPDATED]

On Monday morning, an unidentified woman was pushed off the subway platform onto the tracks by a stranger. The attack happened at the Bleecker Street stop in Manhattan and was, according to reports, random and unprovoked. Welcome to summer, all your nightmares are coming true.

New York Woman Says Co-Op Board Demanded to Interview Her Child New York Woman Says Co-Op Board Demanded to Interview Her Child

This is a new one: DNAInfo reports that the board of a pricey apartment building in Manhattan demanded to interview a prospective buyer’s minor child. The woman, Joyce Kacin, told the website that she feared she would have to comply with the request or lose a $25,000 deposit.

Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial  Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial 

A man who's already been convicted once for stalking Ashanti's mother is on trial yet again, this time for harassing the singer and her sister in a variety of terrifying and creepy ways. This time he's representing himself, meaning that on Tuesday he got to cross-examine the object of his obsession and her family…

Woman Is Run Over By Three Trains, Walks Away Like Nothing Happened Woman Is Run Over By Three Trains, Walks Away Like Nothing Happened

On Sunday morning, 22-year-old Mary Downey was run over by three trains when she stumbled onto the tracks at Times Square station. She is already back at home recovering, her only injury a broken shoulder.

American Apparel Now Accessorizing Mannequins With Full Bush American Apparel Now Accessorizing Mannequins With Full Bush

This may be the most stereotypically American Apparel thing that American Apparel has ever done. A downtown Manhattan outpost now has a trio of mannequins in its window, clad in just translucent white underwear—all of them with a substantial thatch of pubic hair.

Psychic’s Trial Offers Testimony of Being Lonely in New York Psychic’s Trial Offers Testimony of Being Lonely in New York

Unless you’re an Immortal from the Highlander franchise, being alone can be pretty tough at times, and nowhere is one’s loneliness more acute than in a city teeming with busy, socializing people, a city like the mythical island of Manhattan. People cope with the isolation and loneliness of living in Manhattan in all…

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