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VIDEO: A Spa in the N.Y.C. Subway? Improv Everywhere Supplies Some Comedic Relief

Originally posted 08/11/2014 04:45PM

It's sweltering. You're stuck on public transportation. But wait – what's this? A full-service day spa in the middle of the NYC subway system?

Improv Everywhere earned internet infamy with flash mob pranks such as the No Pants Subway Ride and When Harry Met Sally in Real Life, both of which made people stop in their tracks to watch something bizarre happen. This time, however, Improv Everywhere is supplying a less abstract public service: relief from the heat.

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Pez Dispensers Buried on N.Y.C. Beaches Give Out $100 Bills

UpdatePosted 08/05/2014 08:10AM

Pez Dispensers Buried on N.Y.C. Beaches Give Out Hundred-Dollar Bills

Originally posted 08/04/2014 10:40AM

Pez dispensers buried on New York City beaches this weekend contained something even sweeter than candy: cold, hard cash.

The backers of the popular Hidden Cash movement filled three dozen of the devices with $100 bills and scattered them for a scavenger hunt Sunday in Brooklyn's Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

One lucky boy found a Superman-shaped dispenser good for two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S.

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Credit: Courtesy FDNY Foundation
Sound the Alarm! N.Y.C. Firefighter Calendar Features First Woman of the Month

New York City Firefighter Calendar to Feature First Woman

Originally posted 07/16/2014 11:30AM

Danae Mines is redefining the meaning of "pinup girl."

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Like a Juror: Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

UpdatePosted 07/08/2014 12:00PM

Today We Learned That Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

Originally posted 07/08/2014 11:25AM

When you think of Madonna, there are all kinds of phrases that immediately leap to mind, word pairings like "Material Girl," "boy toy" or "pointy bra." Now you can add "jury duty" to that list. Sort of.

The 55-year-old pop star did report to a Manhattan courthouse on Monday morning to perform everyone's least favorite civic duty – but she was treated like, well, Madonna. According to the Associated Press, she was immediately taken into the clerk's office instead of having to wait in the jury assembly room with everyone else who'd received a summons in the mail.

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Filed Under: New York, Madonna, Tom Hanks
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Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

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Spike Lee Hosts Star-Studded Dinner at His Home

Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:30AM

Spike Lee took a break from the basketball court Monday night to kick off the American Black Film Festival with a private dinner at his New York home.

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Faces of New York as Seen Through the Eyes of Talented Teens

Faces of New York as Seen Through the Eyes of Talented Teens

Originally posted 06/03/2014 04:45PM

The Big Apple is known for its array of stunning sights and spectacles, but, like any city, it's the people of New York who make the metropolis shine. NYC SALT is a nonprofit dedicated to training young eyes to capture the individuals and moments that give the city its pulsating excitement.

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Kourtney and Khloé Have a Double Date in N.Y.C.

Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian Have a Double Date in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 06/02/2014 07:30PM

Romance is in the air for the Kardashian sisters!

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'Manhattanhenge' Is Thursday: Here's How to See It

'Manhattanhenge' Is Thursday: Here's How to See It

Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:00PM

Manhattanhenge returns Thursday night for the first of two 2014 engagements. If you're in New York City, here's how best to properly experience Neil deGrasse Tyson's astronomical holiday.

1. Be in Manhattan for the sunset. We cannot overstate how important this is. The event is not called Brooklynhenge (though we imagine a band with such a name will be popping up any day now), nor Queenshenge, nor Bronxhenge nor Statenhenge. The setting sun aligns with Manhattan's street grid only – sorry, outer boroughs.

2. Choose a street. Certain streets are better for this purpose than others. 42nd Street at Tudor City is widely regarded as the best place to see Manhattanhenge, which results in hilarious images like this.

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Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Wide Awake After 24-Hour Red Carpet Marathon

Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt Wide Awake After 24-Hour, Transcontinental Premiere Marathon

Originally posted 05/29/2014 02:05PM

Anyone traveling to three different countries and across the Atlantic on the same day is bound to be exhausted.

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UpdatePosted 05/28/2014 10:40AM

50 Cent Not on the Money with First Pitch in New York (Video)

Originally posted 05/28/2014 10:10AM

50 Cent was on the mound, but not on the money.

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Filed Under: New York, 50 Cent

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