Topic: new york city

Drunk Brunch Is Illegal In NYC, City Reverts To Prohibition Era Madness

Drunk Brunch Is Illegal In NYC, City Reverts To Prohibition Era Madness

I have a long-running joke with myself that if I had a nickname that would be used in quotation marks as my middle name in something like my obituary or embroidered in cursive on my mechanic’s uniform, I’d want it to be “bottomless mimosas.” Joanna “Bottomless Mimosas” Rafael bubbles right off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, it does after a few flutes of juice mixed with champagne. Too bad my self-imposed moniker is illegal. It was never going to catch on anyway. More »

Christmas In New York City: Expectations Vs. Reality

Christmas In New York City: Expectations Vs. Reality

Before moving to the city, I imagined Christmas in New York to be exactly how it is depicted in films: perfect. I seamlessly blended together the scenes in movies with my understanding of reality. I was so sure that my first Christmas in New York City would see me living in a winter wonderland reminiscent of the ones seen in Serendipity and Home Alone.

How had I been so wrong? More »

‘Operation Flush the Johns’ Aims To Humiliate Busted Patrons Of Sex Workers

'Operation Flush the Johns' Aims To Humiliate Busted Patrons Of Sex Workers

The month-long sting resulted in the arrests of men from all walks of life: lawyers, doctors, dentists, engineers, college professors and students, a stockbroker and a car salesman, with ages spanning 17-79. They were apprehended through an ad on Backpage.com (which, we’re now learning, is a haven for devil-may-care attitudes toward capitalization, as well as escorts). More »