Daily Fantasy Sports Declared Illegal In New York

On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman declared daily fantasy sports illegal gambling in the state, thereby disbarring FanDuel and DraftKings from operating in New York. Most sports fans will recognize FanDuel and DraftKings for their awful, repetitive, mind-numbing commercials promoting their various daily fantasy contests. Daily fantasy sports are an accelerated variant of traditional fantasy sports that happen over a... View Article

November 12, 2015 9:58 am
NYU And The Federal Work Study Trap

NYU freshman Joey Santore would work longer hours if he could. But his on-campus work study job doesn’t offer any more. He’s lucky to have landed an on-campus job at all. “I work six hours a week and that doesn’t get me anything,” Santore told crowds during a Tuesday rally in Washington Square Park. The event, hosted by NYU’s Student... View Article

November 12, 2015 9:50 am
Why Does Paris Want To Be Brooklyn?

Apparently, Paris has a thing for Brooklyn. Gothamist recently reported that New York themes, specifically Brooklyn ones, are popping up all over Paris. The photos in the story show it all: there’s a Brooklyn Cafe, a Brooklyn bar, pervasive hints of the “hipster” Brooklynite aesthetic disrupting the Parisian vibe. This is actually a trend that Vice noticed two years ago when a writer and... View Article

November 12, 2015 9:48 am
Hackers Steal NYU Employee Paychecks

Scammers have been stealing the paychecks of NYU employees by obtaining their Net ID and password information, according to an email from the Information Technology Department of the university sent out yesterday. Hackers use the logins to alter direct deposit information so that the paychecks never make it to the employee’s bank account and are instead routed elsewhere. According to... View Article

November 12, 2015 8:10 am
NYU Has A Cool Impersonator On Reddit

For those who don’t know, NYU has a small forum (AKA subreddit) dedicated to it on Reddit, the extremely popular online forum/bulletin board/neck-beard haven. Referred to as “New York City’s biggest college subreddit,” posts on /r/NYU typically center on college app advice, questions about classes, NYU in the news and the occasional bashing of NYU Local articles. With any luck, someone... View Article

November 11, 2015 3:08 pm
How To Feel Like You Own Pet Even When You Can’t Own One

Homesickness, laundry, and midterms aside, the worst thing about leaving home for college is leaving behind ol’ Fluffy and/or Rex and/or Bubbles. Pets are a wondrous resource of emotional support and joy, and yet we find ourselves robbed of them in the thankless and fur-less expanse of the dorms (unless you sneak one in). NYC is a particularly difficult scenario... View Article

November 11, 2015 9:21 am
The Bushwick Launch Party for the Startup Headquartered in Bobst

Around midnight on a Saturday late last month, I headed out to Bushwick for the launch party of  Radiate, a social networking platform originally designed for dating at music festivals. What I expected was a bunch of tech bros celebrating yet another startup doomed to fail. What I found was something much more subtle, and ultimately wonderful, than that. The party was... View Article

November 10, 2015 12:30 pm
5 Practical Skills We Learned From Spongebob

On October 28, an autistic boy in a Staten Island school performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate who was choking on an apple, saving her life. While his speedy reaction was impressive, the incident made headlines around the country because the boy, 13-year-old Brandon Williams, said he learned the Heimlich from an episode of Spongebob Squarepants. Indeed, in the... View Article

November 10, 2015 9:36 am
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Is Better Than Its Title

The phrase “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” paints a picture that suggests that women are inherently manic and emotional. With that in mind, it was a gutsy move to pick that as the name for The CW’s new musical comedy series. However, despite any negative connotations the name may create about the show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is actually an incredibly smart and hilarious TV... View Article

November 9, 2015 3:08 pm
What’s The Strangest Thing You’ve Found On The Street In NYC?

Perhaps more than any other city, New York is the place to find random stuff on the street. As evidenced from men panning for gold in NYC gutters to the ridiculous list of items in the MTA’s lost & found office, a truly bizarre array of items end up strewn around New York. No matter where you live in NYC, you have probably seen... View Article

November 9, 2015 12:56 pm
Burial Vaults Found in Washington Square Park

During the construction of a water main near the corner of Waverly Place and Washington Square East, NYC’s Department of Design and Construction hit a burial vault with human remains likely from the 19th century. They found a second vault next to it immediately afterwards. The commissioner of the department Feniosky Peña-Mora issued a stop-work order immediately after the vault was found. The department had... View Article

November 9, 2015 9:24 am
NYU Ponders Class, Race, Life Itself After “Zola”

The Zola story broke a few weeks ago, and with it, a viral conversation ensued. The story, a wild Twitter tale of stripping, road-tripping and murder, was lauded as hilarious by most, a wild tale. But as the public had time to absorb it, the collective laugh began to die out as the implications of this story hit home: This was... View Article

November 6, 2015 2:21 pm
NYU Law Fall Ball Decorations Deemed Triggering By Students

  At October 29’s NYU Law Fall Ball in Vanderbilt Hall, some students felt that certain Halloween decorations were offensive and disturbing. According to the Washington Post, the Mental Health Law and Justice Association (MHLJA) and the Latino Law Students Association (LaLSA) each addressed a letter of complaint to the Directors of the NYU Law Office of Student Affairs and... View Article

November 6, 2015 11:30 am
A Conversation With The Woman Who Turned Tinder Into A Musical

Since its inception, Tinder has revolutionized the way we meet people romantically. It’s been the subject of countless think pieces, TV episodes, and conversations with your parents. Hell, I met my boyfriend of two years on the app. It was just a matter of time before the app garnered the ultimate form of recognition: a musical. Mel DeLancey, a personal... View Article

November 6, 2015 10:17 am
Decaf-Only Pop-Up Coffee Shop Is Not The End Of The World

Last Friday, a decaffeinated-only coffee pop-up shop opened up in SoHo. To reiterate: a coffee shop opened in New York City that only sells decaffeinated coffee. Swiss Water Process, a company that decaffeinates coffee for brands like Stumptown, Blue Bottle, and Whole Foods, opened a pop-up shop that will be open until Sunday where they will be serving all kinds of... View Article

November 5, 2015 12:28 pm
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