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The thought of a swarm of ants may be disconcerting (particularly if they're in your apartment), but, according to a recent study, those little dudes are goddamn garbage-eating heroes. That's right: Ants that live in the medians and sidewalks of New York City turn out to be a vital part of the sanitation system. A team of researchers found that just the ants living in the medians on Broadway can eat about 60,000 hot...
A Brooklyn artist trained carrier pigeons to fly to Havana and bring back Cuban cigars as part of a new art project, the New York Times reports. Duke Riley trained 50 birds, which he brought down to Key West and sent on the 100-mile journey; half were equipped to carry Cohibas in jerry-rigged harnesses, while the other half carried cameras that documented the trip. The resulting show, "Trading With the Enemy," will be on display at...