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  1. A TARDIS Grows in Brooklyn

    My pal Marlene shared this image on Twitter yesterday and suddenly I felt compelled to run. Weird.

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  2. Huzzah: NYC’s First-Ever LGBTQ Comic Con Has Reached Its Fundraising Goal!

    Take that, winter.

    Great news, my fellow New Yorkers/aspiring visitors! With 9 days of fundraising still left to go, Geeks OUT has successfully reached its fundraising goal for Flame Con, the city's first-ever queer comic con!

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  3. Upper West Side Manhattanites Fear City Being Overrun By “Internet People”

    In other news, old man yells at cloud.

    You know what really gets my goat? Youths. Especially youths who can suspend their cynicism long enough to search for love on the Internet.

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  4. Doctor Who Themed Restaurant Lands In NY. Or Was It Always There?

    *I* *am* *eating*!

    New York (specifically Brooklyn) already boasts The Way Station, a bar with a TARDIS for a bathroom. But now the state claims another geeky notch on its belt—The Pandorica, a Doctor Who inspired restaurant.

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  5. New York Public Library To Start Lending Out Internet, Be The People’s Champion

    And they've still got books, too!

    Have a New York Public Library card? Then congratulations, you are now free to Internet. Thanks to a $500,000 grant (that's a lot of late fees) the NYPL will soon be lending out broadband in an effort to help members who can't afford wireless keep up with the digital age.

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  6. Baking News: NYC Has Its First 24-Hour Cupcake ATM

    This is the zenith of first-world achievement.

    What? A mother-lovin' 24-hour Automatic Teller Machine for cupcakes. Where? 780 Lexington Avenue. Why? Because obviously one of the inalienable rights of being an American is the opportunity to stand in line on a freezing street corner and wait for a robot to hand you miniature cakes.

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  7. Marvel To Film Netflix TV Shows in New York City, So Suck It, Los Angeles

    FUGGEDABOUDIT *explodes*

    What, LA, you think you're better than us with your Mediterranean climate and your giant television studios? Well you can cool it over there, pal, because Marvel just announced that they'll be filming their Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Powers shows in New York, where we'll get to stalk them at our leisure.

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  8. Tina Fey Wants To Be In Charge of Issuing Twitter Licenses.

    #onlyforyouLiz

    With one exception (the Batmobile) I don't like cars, so I never considered watching Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee before. But Tina Fey was on this week, and after watching her and Jerry go get coffee and something called a cereal smoothie, I think I'm hooked.

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  9. New York’s Rat Portal Map Reminds You Everything Is Disgusting

    Who Runs The World? Rats!

    If you live in New York City or another large metropolis, you probably spend a fair amount of time avoiding, trying to kill, or freaking out over rats. Now New York's Department Of Health And Mental Hygiene has developed an interactive map to confirm our suspicions that New York is just a big rat city some humans occasionally live in.

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  10. Banksy Cancels Art Because The Police Don’t Get It

    It's just, like, you wouldn't even understand.

    Banksy's scheduled art piece for today has been "cancelled due to police activity," according to the street artist's website.

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  11. Okay, We’ll Admit it: Banksy’s Two Latest New York Artworks Are Pretty Great

    Unless you hate Banksy on principal, in which case we don't know what to tell you.

    Last time we saw one of the pieces Banksy uploaded to his website we were kind of... well, bored, to be honest. These latest two are decidedly awesome and thought provoking, though, even if you're not sure you like street art.

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  12. Breaking Bad: The Opera Currently In Production Because Of Course It Is

    It ain't over 'till the Heisenberg sings.

    We sure did miss watching a new episode Breaking Bad last week. Luckily the show will continue to live on in our hearts -- and on the stage, if the One World Symphony House in New York has its way. They've just announced plans to produce a Breaking Bad opera. No, really.

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  13. Why Do People Keep Defacing Banksy’s Work in New York ?

    Yes, we understand the immense irony of that question.

    This morning, Banksy posted three new images to his Instagram and website as part of his month-long romp around New York City. They haven't even been up that long, and apparently one of them has already been whitewashed. What gives?

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  14. We Went To World Maker Faire 2013 and We Have The Awesome Pics To Prove It

    Hooray for science and learning!

    MAKE magazine hosted World Maker Faire 2013 at The New York Hall of Science this past weekend, and it certainly did not disappoint. We happened to make it out to Queens for a couple of hours to catch all the fun, so if you couldn't get there yourself, here's what you might have missed.

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  15. This Video of a New York City Window Cleaner Is Equal Parts Stressful and Fascinating [Video]

    This footage was taken moments before he fell off a building and Iron Man caught him.

    Window cleaners (they don’t like the term “window washer”) aren’t just the random guys who get saved in the first act of every superhero movie. Some of them do their jobs because they love it — like Brent Weingard, who’s been in the business for 35 years and who was interviewed by The New York […]

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  16. Ed Koch’s Tombstone Totally Botched His Date of Birth

    I mean, 1924, 1942...six of one, half a dozen of the other, right?

    Storied New York mayor Ed Koch had his funeral planned down to the last detail when he passed away this February at the age of 88, even going so far as to visit his own grave site and pen his own epitaph. Unfortunately, it seems he didn't leave anyone in charge of proofreading the final inscription on his tombstone. NBC New York reports that the tombstone marking the three-term mayor's plot in Manhattan's Trinity cemetery contains one minor error -- it lists Koch's date of birth as December 12, 1942, when Koch was actually born on December 12, 1924. So close...

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  17. New York City Puts Morgue Refrigerator Up For Sale On eBay

    If you need to keep as many as four cadavers on ice at a time, this could be your lucky day. Just don't tell us why you need to keep four cadavers on ice.

    Looking for a way to keep things nice and frosty this summer? Whether it's beer or bodies you're trying to keep cool, the city of New York may be able to help you out. Just visit eBay to place your bid on a morgue refrigerator put up for sale by the city's Office of General Services. According to the listing, this steel refrigerator, hailing from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, is used, but in good condition (which we assume means no longer full of dead bodies) and has space to hold up to four cadavers or an as yet determined quantity of cold cuts and six packs.

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  18. Envy is Coming: NYC Tavern Hosts Game of Thrones-Style Banquet

    That pig's name was probably Eddard. Just sayin'.

    Many Game of Thrones fans are incredibly creative. Some are also business owners. Larry Watson, owner of Percy's Tavern in New York, just so happens to be both, much to the delight of all of those who went to his bar last night -- including myself. Along with Claudia Smith, pastry chef and owner of the Westeros themed bakery Enchanted Edibles, he put on a Feast of Ice and Fire complete with dead boars, goblets full of booze, and women dressed like medieval prostitutes. And you missed it! You poor, sad sack, you. (To TV-only fans: Beyond here there be minor spoilers for the next episode. Nothing too explicit unless you're really good at deciphering context clues, but you've been warned nonetheless.)

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  19. Tonight is Manhattanhenge! Non-New Yorkers Should Probably Follow Some New Yorkers on Instagram

    It happens twice a year, and tonight is one of those times. The Sun will set in alignment with the streets of New York.

    Tonight, as the Sun sets over New York City, it will actually be setting in perfect alignment with the streets in what Neil deGrasse Tyson calls Manhattanhenge. Throughout the year the Sun moves along the horizon, heading North until the first day of Summer, and then heading South until the Winter. It only happens twice a year, and tonight is your last change before July 12th. Here's where to look.

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  20. Vicious Ice Cream Truck Turf War Breaks Out in Upstate New York

    Don't let the children's songs and sweet treats fool you -- it turns out that ice cream truck drivers can be just as cutthroat as the rest of us. Police in Gloversville, New York, have filed charges against two ice cream truck drivers there for harassing and stalking a third ice cream man working for a competitor.

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