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Do you remember yesterday? How windy it was? Whipping gusts reached 60mph; hundreds of people lost power in Queens; 5,000 lost power on Long Island; and 38,000 lost it in New Jersey. Why is the wind the worst thing ever! I needed a meteorologist to tell me and hopefully make it all better. About five minutes after I sent an email to AccuWeather, meteorologist Dan Pydynowski responded to my request. Pydynowski, who has worked in the business for twelve years,...
This morning, The Verge ran a short post on the use of speech bubbles in the icons of messaging apps. It was called “Can we stop using speech bubbles for messaging?” and the jury is out on the answer. One thing that seems clear is that the apps’ use of speech bubbles is not for lack of imagination, but for clarity of purpose—speech bubble means talking, and now we talk (primarily, I think) through...
It was just about a year ago that we wrote about The Brooklynite—our borough's answer to The New Yorker—and asked ourselves the age-old question: "Were flappers the original hipsters?" And then our heads promptly exploded and it was quite a mess and we're only now recovered. It was awful. But so, were we a little skeptical when we saw that Gothamist had discovered a tourist's guide to New York from 1920? Sure we were. Upon what...

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