Holidays

Macy’s Co-Opts AIDS Anthem to Sell Jewelry

Last modified January 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas trees are getting decorated, menorahs are being lit (and driven around town), and people all around the world are dying of AIDS. Wait, what?! For its newest commercial, Macy’s, the department store synonymous with holiday parades and miracles on 34th Street, has co-opted a song from a musical […]

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Keith Haring Condoms Available

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

There’s an artsy rubber alternative to wrap your johnson this holiday season.  The Keith Haring Foundation recently joined forces with Proper Attire to create “limited edition” condoms branded with Haring’s trademark red, yellow, and blue radiant characters.  The collaboration is in honor of World AIDS Day. The message is clear, though.  Wear Keith Haring condoms […]

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Happy Chanukah!

Last modified December 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, the festival of lights!  To all our Jewish readers out there, we wish you a happy holiday.  Here’s to eight days of gifts, gelt, and jelly donuts. …And a bit of hilarity:

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Weekend Edition: November 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: Joel Raskin]

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Seasonal Lighting Turned On

Posted November 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

The seasonal lighting display along the length of Orchard Street was officially turned on last night.  Holiday season is now upon us.

Seasonal Lighting Installed on Orchard Street

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Early Sunday morning, cherry pickers were deployed in full force to install the annual seasonal lighting along Orchard Street. As usual, the festive lights occupy the lion’s share of Orchard, but criss-cross at Grand Street. Every year, like clockwork. And if past is prologue, we can expect illumination just before Thanksgiving.

SPURA Parking Lot Does Halloween

Posted October 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

Of all the festive Halloween decorations and displays scattered throughout the neighborhood, one in particular tickles our fancy. Head over to 163 Delancey – the commercial parking lot at the corner of Clinton and Broome Streets, otherwise known as SPURA Site 4.

Sukkah City 2010: The Night Before

Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:32 am

Today is the last day to catch a glimpse of Sukkah City 2010, an assemblage of “radically temporary” sukkahs in Union Square Park. From dawn until dusk. Most of yesterday was a true mob scene, with huge crowds surrounding each structure, at least five to six heads deep. It was tough getting a good glimpse. […]

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Memorial Day Fireworks [Video]

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:25 am

Some memorial day fireworks last night, courtesy of Essex Street residents near Stanton.  A whole assortment of pyro was in effect, echoing through the streets.

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Happy Shavuot!

Posted May 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

To all our Jewish readers, have a festive Shavuot!  Kick back and enjoy the Mel Brooks portrayal of the Ten Commandments!