January 23, 2013
The Atlantic: Pinball was once banned in New York City, Chicago and LA.

It has to be a twist.

(Source: dontcookbilly)

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Filed under: history! NYC Chicago 
November 29, 2012
heyveronica:

digg:

Wonder what he ordered…
In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.

Mitt Romney doing regular stuff is cool and all but when will we get to see him shooting up heroin in an alleyway? 

heyveronica:

digg:

Wonder what he ordered…

In other McDonalds news, fast-food workers in NYC are on strike.

Mitt Romney doing regular stuff is cool and all but when will we get to see him shooting up heroin in an alleyway? 

September 27, 2012
Bloomberg: car drivers should pay, and transit should be free

I approve this message.

(Source: capitalnewyork)

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Filed under: transit NYC 
September 24, 2012
retronewyork:

New York subway graffiti. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

retronewyork:

New York subway graffiti. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

(via thirteenny)

April 10, 2012
journalofajournalist:

capitalnewyork:


With “Dys4ia,” however, Anthropy took her confessional impulse to a new level. In the game, which lasts less than 10 minutes and uses simple Atari-style graphics, the player proceeds through four levels (Gender Bullshit, Medical Bullshit, Hormonal Bullshit, and It Gets Better?) that reflect the challenges of deciding to undergo estrogen replacement.
“I feel like spy whenever I use the women’s bathroom,” reads a strip of text near the start. In the second level, the protagonist locates a medical clinic, where a doctor demands that she reduce her blood pressure before treating her. In the third level, she begins taking estradiol, and finds herself crying at everything her girlfriend says.
But things brighten near the end. The final screen shows a steadily rising sun with the words: “It’s a small thing but I feel like I’ve taken the first step toward something TREMENDOUS.” The bare-bones design, combined with the unself-conscious directness of the story, gives the game an unexpected emotional power.

Video-game designer Anna Anthropy describes the life of a radical, queer, transgender gamer | by Jed Lipinsky | Capital New York

Digging this article; we keep on forgetting what an amazing storytelling tool games are.

journalofajournalist:

capitalnewyork:

With “Dys4ia,” however, Anthropy took her confessional impulse to a new level. In the game, which lasts less than 10 minutes and uses simple Atari-style graphics, the player proceeds through four levels (Gender Bullshit, Medical Bullshit, Hormonal Bullshit, and It Gets Better?) that reflect the challenges of deciding to undergo estrogen replacement.

“I feel like spy whenever I use the women’s bathroom,” reads a strip of text near the start. In the second level, the protagonist locates a medical clinic, where a doctor demands that she reduce her blood pressure before treating her. In the third level, she begins taking estradiol, and finds herself crying at everything her girlfriend says.

But things brighten near the end. The final screen shows a steadily rising sun with the words: “It’s a small thing but I feel like I’ve taken the first step toward something TREMENDOUS.” The bare-bones design, combined with the unself-conscious directness of the story, gives the game an unexpected emotional power.

Video-game designer Anna Anthropy describes the life of a radical, queer, transgender gamer | by Jed Lipinsky | Capital New York

Digging this article; we keep on forgetting what an amazing storytelling tool games are.

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Filed under: tech nyc gaming 
October 1, 2011
inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.
shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.


The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.
And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.
The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.

shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.

The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.

And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.

The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

October 1, 2011
inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

September 9, 2011
NYPD has spent $250K keeping 24-hour watch on the so-called Ground Zero mosque

(Source: thedailyfeed, via brooklynmutt)

August 26, 2011
New York City is shutting down its subway, bus system as of noon Saturday; commuter rail lines serving Connecticut, Long Island and Westchester as well; all construction projects in NYC suspended ahead of Hurricane Irene

inothernews:

Shit. Is. Getting. Real.

August 12, 2011
Gothamist: Coney Island Bialys and Bagels, the oldest bagel shop in the city, is closing

(Source: dontcookbilly)