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Will You Be Our Date to the Duct-tape Prom?

It's the ninth year for this Duck brand duct-tape contest, where students compete to create the most innovative outfits out of the sticky stuff.

By Sharon Clott

It’s Prom Night!

Which means New York youths can look forward to an evening of bad sex, alcohol poisoning, and class anxiety!

Park Avenue Café Waiter Says He Was Discriminated Against for Not Drinking Wine

Parke Avenue Winter
A little over a week ago, we broke the news that Park Avenue Café (currently Park Avenue Winter) is being sued by employees who claim they were forced to participate in illegal tip-pooling and discriminated against because they were South Asian. The Sun now reports that a court has allowed former employee Mohammed Rahman to bring a suit on behalf of nonwhite employees at Park Avenue Café, but stopped short of allowing a class-action suit against parent chain Smith & Wollensky. One of the reasons Rahman claims he was given a hard time, and eventually fired, is that he didn’t drink alcohol and so couldn’t taste wine — which has to be the first time someone has been canned for not drinking on the job. Related: Park Avenue Winter Experiences Legal Discontent