Free/Discounted NYC Museums

As many of you have noticed, winter is finally upon us. This means walks in the park suck, Starbucks will be overcrowded, and staying home seems like your only option.

Well… why don’t you try some museums? Museums are a perfect winter day activity. It’s warm inside, you can spend all day there, perfect date place… and it’s cheap. For CUNY students especially.

Check out this list of free/cheap/discounted museums you can go to (taken from http://gonyc.about.com/cs/museums/a/museumdeals.htm)

Everyday Deals

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Admission is always free to this interesting museum featuring collectibles such as toy soldiers, Monopoly games and more.
62 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
212-206-5548
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Scum State Senator Gets Only Probation For Assaulting Girlfriend

Monserrate Being Arrested For Assault

Proving yet again that the legal system works differently for those in power than those without it, State Senator Hiram Monserrate has been given three years of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a year of abuse counseling for assaulting and “accidently” slashing the face of his girlfriend.

While Monserrate’s lawyers are appealing the decision, the State Senate is considering taking their own disciplinary action against him. Knowing the state senate, however, it is questionable if they would even take disciplinary actions despite the fact that he is guilty of assaulting a woman because, like the mafia, …continue reading

Top New Fashion Trends

Corsets are the new trend!

Fashion is always ever-changing and there are new trends every week. Winter can be a hard season on fashion just because of the variety of clothes and layers you can wear.

One of the biggest trends this season is faux-fur. Faux-fur jackets are everywhere! Which works out perfectly because it will keep you snuggly and warm through the whole season. You can also get faux-fur vests, coats, and bomber jackets so you can pick what you like.

Corsets are another new celebrity trend. You can pair a corset with a pencil skirt for a hot night out, or even wear it to work …continue reading

Win For Humane Society, Lord & Taylor Agrees Not To Sell Fur

Raccoon-Dogs are often skinned alive for thier pelts

Last year, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks and the parent company of Andrew Marc were all sued by the Humane Society for mislabeling faux-fur items. Finally, Lord & Taylor settled outside of court and promised not to sell products that contain the fur of raccoon dogs, whose fur is most commonly misrepresented, according to the Humane Society.

Lord & Taylor, and the other defendants, have allegedly sold garments labeled as raccoon, coyote, rabbit, or faux that actually contained raccoon-dog fur. Lord & Taylor says they will be careful from now on about correctly labeling fur.

Andrew Marc has already settled …continue reading

Store Owner Shows Mercy to Broke Robber

Mohammad Sohail

In an unlikely feel good story, a would-be robber had his attempt thwarted by a shotgun wielding store owner, only to walk away with $40 and a loaf of bread.

The incident originally occurred in May.

As store owner Mohammad Sohail was closing up shop around midnight, a robber carrying a bat demanded that he empty out his register. Rather than complying, Sohail quickly grabbed a shotgun that he kept under his counter.

The robber quickly dropped his bat and began to plead with Sohail explaining that he had lost his job and could not feed …continue reading