is New York City dead?

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people got stuck underground for hours! some real nightmare shit there on a hot july PM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 14 July 2019 15:30 (one year ago) link

Corey Johnson was all "THANK U GOD" cuz he got to play mayor on Twitter

(such a ho)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:00 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:51 (eleven months ago) link

the midi cheese was really wearing on me but it was all worth it for “when people ask me what my block is like, I tell them one time they faked it for Syria.”

El Tomboto, Saturday, 17 August 2019 19:10 (eleven months ago) link

he has a good deadpan humor but why does he act like he can't read

husserl gang (rip van wanko), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:44 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

I agree... WBAI has sucked for awhile

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:42 (ten months ago) link

yeah maybe but fuck's sake, they were one of the few remaining independent on the air

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:52 (ten months ago) link

they drove me away around the time Mike Feder disappeared

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 18:54 (ten months ago) link

oy this guy needs help

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 October 2019 16:55 (ten months ago) link

Oh bless. A former ilxor took me there as a special treat when I first moved to NYC.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:00 (ten months ago) link

worth it? never been.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:03 (ten months ago) link

Hit or miss. Expensive as hell but some great treats. Pretzel croissant is crazy

dan selzer, Friday, 11 October 2019 17:18 (ten months ago) link

man this SUCKS

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 October 2019 15:30 (nine months ago) link

Tomorrow and wed he’s presenting some crucial Reich live downtown.

dan selzer, Monday, 14 October 2019 15:33 (nine months ago) link

Wolfgang & Hite has designed a scaled set of architectural sex toys that reimagines each of the new buildings at the Hudson Yards as a unique dildo. The full set of custom molded silicon toys fits snugly into a scaled replica of the entire 28-acre development.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:33 (nine months ago) link

text gets better as it goes, nice

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:37 (nine months ago) link

yeah, i liked "The design team warns that research is not conclusive as to whether or not the developer will own the rights to any sexy pictures taken with the Vessel Buttplug."

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:42 (nine months ago) link

The subway is a porno...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:14 (nine months ago) link

To challenge what critics have claimed "placeless" and "mindless materialism," the design team purposefully exaggerated cues in the architecture of Hudson Yards to make sensitive and stimulating forms for penetrative and external masturbation.


The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 17 October 2019 17:19 (nine months ago) link

Every day, it seems like New York City dies a little bit more

— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 21, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:04 (nine months ago) link

never forget
defend the indefensible: SBARRO

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:13 (nine months ago) link

truly can't tell if that piece is tongue-in-cheek or not

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:16 (nine months ago) link

tbf sbarro's IS new york pizza for a generation of thirtysomething city kids

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:17 (nine months ago) link

to me it's I-95 rest area pizza

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:17 (nine months ago) link

I think I ate some... 30 years ago

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:21 (nine months ago) link

my old boss and I like terrible food so we got lunch there a couple of years ago because it is near our office. It was kind of pricey! I also made her take me to the Times Sq Olive Garden for one of my birthdays.

Yerac, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:24 (nine months ago) link

was gonna say at least tad’s is still around but

mizzell, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:30 (nine months ago) link

did you guys know there are two chock full o nuts in nyc but they're both in fuckin' midwood?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:32 (nine months ago) link

Ulysses, did you make thay T✧✧@K✧✧.E✧✧ shirt?

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:39 (nine months ago) link

naw, it's from the original thread

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:44 (nine months ago) link

That thread reminds me of The Flashy Crawl on Biryani Carts, Convenience Stores, etc.

Now I have the Chock full o’ Nuts jingle in my head on repeat.

Beware of Mr. Blecch, er...what? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 October 2019 23:15 (nine months ago) link


Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:04 (nine months ago) link

might as well be dead this weekend... don't get run over by the motorcade, skeletal runners!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:32 (nine months ago) link

i would pay $500 american to watch trump run even a 5k

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:19 (nine months ago) link

Stayed at the TWA hotel last night (not dead, embalmed) and saw a motorcade heading down the van wyck while driving home this morning. Did I miss an opportunity for a roadblock protest?

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:28 (nine months ago) link

F you and your Marathon

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:49 (nine months ago) link

Wolfen is one of those odd thriller-horror films from the early 1980s, along with Looker - which also stars Albert Finney - and Brainstorm that isn't very good and bored me when I saw it, but it feels years ahead of its time and has some great shots of 1970s New York:

They all feel as if they belong to the last gasp of downbeat brown-coloured 1970s sci-fi even though they were released in the new decade. I've never been to New York. It's one of those fantasy places that exists in films. The practical objection is that although transatlantic flights are £400 or so the only cheap hotels in New York appear to be hellholes because everybody wants to go there because it's New York.

Ashley Pomeroy, Sunday, 3 November 2019 22:03 (nine months ago) link

How cheap is cheap. Might be able to find something one the outer boroughs that’s affordable and more interesting anyway.

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 November 2019 23:49 (nine months ago) link

i don't think i linked this earlier but, speaking to Ashley's point, omg the NYC in the linked film below is just amazing
italian post-apocalyptic science fiction The Warriors pastiche set in the far flung future of 1990. jump to 3.20 for a great fight sequence and 7.22 for the best bridge/body/drum solo ever

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 November 2019 02:03 (nine months ago) link

been meaning to toss that on for ages... the sequel, "escape 2000," was a very good mst3k episode iirc.

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 4 November 2019 02:44 (nine months ago) link

That was the episode with Toblerone! He was one of the resistance leaders. He overacted like mad, he was fantastic.

Unusually for that kind of Italian knock-off film it was apparently filmed in the actual Bronx.

You know, for years I assumed that Trading Places was set in New York. It has all the hallmarks. Snow, everybody wears greatcoats, the colour palette is grey, there are lots of posh stone buildings, most of the cast are elderly white people. But it was actually set in Philadelphia. Only the trading scenes at the end were in New York, specifically the WTC.

I mention it because I grew up in the 1980s, so I tend to associate the city with Wall Street, Ghostbusters, Working Girl and The Secret of My Success rather than the Bronx-is-burning films of the 1970s. In my mind it's a cold, hard, unsympathetic place rather than the loved-up hippie lovefest it probably is nowadays.

Ashley Pomeroy, Monday, 4 November 2019 21:58 (nine months ago) link

my dim memory of Escape 2000 is that it's mostly filmed on Roosevelt Island which at the time had some great rubbley ruins and weedy fields with views of Manhattan in the background. maybe parts of Jersey for the same effect. but i could be wrong and anyway your overall point is correct - it's actually New York! they could have easily picked some run-down part of Italy (thinking of Warrior of the Lost World using under-construction Corviale and other suburban-Rome locations for a post-apocalyptic future), or of America (like East St. Louis in Escape From New York).

all time best for that kind of thing has to be Rumble in the Bronx which just says fuck it and immediately shows you skyline views of Vancouver, complete with mountains in the background. i almost think the title might be on the screen for some of that. beautiful."

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:06 (nine months ago) link

I saw Wolfen at BAM the other night for the first time in 38 years. Thought it was a good film both times! Biggest scare is the scene shot on a catwalk atop the Manhattan Bridge.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:29 (nine months ago) link

otoh, the 30ish couple in front of me who came in late, babbled to each other, and the female half of whom told her complaining neighbor "You have a stick up your ass": NYC is dead.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:31 (nine months ago) link


cryborg (rip van wanko), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:41 (nine months ago) link

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