Headline: “New York City fears return to 1970s”


Police on the look out for Abe Beam, outbreaks of disco & punk, good Martin Scorcese movies and New York magazine’s return to relevance.


Headline of the Day: First offseason pomegranates arrive in NYC

This AP story reads like a press release.

NEW YORK – Until recently, America’s pomegranate lovers could indulge their passion for its ruby red seeds for less than half the year. Now, the trendy fresh fruit that’s packed with health benefits will be available in the United States year-round.

File under: Some PR Person just did their job and some reporter/editor didn’t do theirs.

Bad choice of words: NYC says condom ads are “cutting edge”

NYCondomStaying safe in New York City just got even sexier. The Health Department today unveiled a brand new look for the NYC Condom and launched a cutting-edge media campaign to encourage New Yorkers to “get some.” … The NYC Condom’s new look includes a fresh package design and an elegant new dispenser, which will debut in 200 New York City venues in the coming weeks.

I think they should have used “hard-hitting” and “sweet-spot” to describe the campaign. BTW, the city is also offering NYC-branded lube and female condoms.

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