Every story about living on a budget seems to start out with the line ''in these tough economic times.''So, in these tough economic times, thrift store shopping seems like a really good idea. And the thrift stores have noticed. The New York Times published an article today about a new phenomenon - Goodwill boutiques.These shops are still run by the Goodwill and they still use their profits for the same cause, but instead of being a big warehouse of ... Read More

Nice Hose

BY Web Intern in General |

  It's kind of a miserable day out today. Dreary, drizzly, gray. But don't worry, I know what will make you feel better. Meeting hot firefighters.  Tonight, from 7-10 at The Firestore , the firefighters from the 2010 calendar (now in stores) will be signing autographs and greeting their fans. Unfortunately you can't preview the calendar. (I desperately clicked on the photo of the cover a thousand times before I submitted to this fact.) But methinks ... Read More

Tim Burton At MoMA

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  No, this is not an OMGICU sighting. This November, MoMA will be showing what sounds like an incredible retrospective of the director's work. The exhibit will follow Burton through his whole life, starting with rarely or never-before-seen drawings and amateur movies from his childhood and college days. Samples from his personal sketchbooks will be shown as well as drawings, paintings, storyboards, sculptures, puppets, flash animation, figurines and ... Read More
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the National Women's Party, honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award. The award is named for Alice Paul, who founded the National Women's Party and authored the Equal Rights Amendment.In her acceptance speech, Clinton said, ''there is so much work to be done to improve the status of women and girls in many parts of the world. Every single day, you can pick up the newspaper ... Read More

Rollin' With the Homies

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I rolled. It rocked.After my somewhat embarrassing admission a few weeks ago that I couldn't be bike chic because I couldn't ride a bike, I had been not-to-patiently awaiting my Adult Learn to Ride course with Bike New York.Well, it was last weekend and it was fantastic. In just two hours I went from wobbly and terrified to zipping around the paved sports court where we were learning. I guess their method of teaching is a really good one.I'll explain ... Read More
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