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When Neon Goes Wrong

Whoever is minding the store these days at defunct Times Square restaurant Bond 45 might want to take care of this.


Your Pencil May Be Your Key to the High Line This Summer

A shadow between porn hub Show World and its fate in Times Square, a chain barrier between "the 'SATC' house" and Carrie fans in the Village, bad blood between a rock bar and its neighbors in Park Slope … and just a click between you and our daily boroughs report!


Dude Picks the Exact Wrong Moment to Send ‘We Did It’ Letter

Times Square Recruiting Center

We don’t know what the chances of a coincidence like this happening are, but the fact that the letters and photos received on Capitol Hill yesterday and the Times Square bombing have nothing to do with one another is a total mindfuck. To recap: Yesterday afternoon, as many as 100 members of Congress received a holiday-card-like photo showing a man in front of the Times Square recruiting center that was bombed earlier that morning. On it was written the sinister message, “We Did It, Happy New Year.” Along with the card was what’s described as a “twenty-page rambling rant,” the kind reclusive cabin-dwellers write to Congress on a daily basis.


Small Explosion Hits Military Recruiting Center in Times Square

Let's begin this post by saying there's no reason to worry, everybody is fine. (We've always wanted to write that — because let's be honest, when we start conversations with our mom that way she goes bananas.) See, there was a small explosion in Times Square early this morning, but nobody was hurt. Apparently somebody tossed an explosive device at a U.S. military recruiting center just before 4 a.m. today. The office's window was smashed, and a door was damaged. Traffic was interrupted for a while, but now it appears to be back to normal. The Department of Homeland Security says it's investigating whether it was terrorism-related, but according to NY1, there wasn't a sense of panic in the area this morning. Explained droll host Pat Kiernan: "It seemed people were annoyed by the nuisance as much as anything." Small explosion hits New York's Times Square [Reuters] Update: Mayor Bloomberg just held a press conference about this. It turns out that it was a bomb in an ammunition box. Bloomberg called the attack on the recruitment office an insult to our troops and added that "New York City is back and open for business." NYPD chief Ray Kelly said the device was not "particularly sophisticated" and explained that there is one witness who saw a suspicious hooded man on a bicycle passing the recruiting station just before the explosion.


Steve Aoki Is Much Happier Now That He Quit World of Warcraft

Steve Aoki
Name: Steve Aoki.
Job: D.J., designer, Benihana heir, and celebrity friend. Aoki will be spinning this Saturday night at Room Service.
Age: 29.

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Malcolm X.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? Run a record label, clothing line, and studio time when I'm in L.A.