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'Jail' Playground in Brooklyn Public Housing Project Sparks Outrage

A maintenance worker cleans a fresh coat of paint covering the jail-themed playground at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Robert Stolarik/The New York Times/Redux
At a city housing project in Brooklyn, N.Y., an orange jungle gym embla...

Female Teachers Caught Nude Together in Brooklyn HS Classroom

Two female teachers were allegedly caught nude together in a classroom in Brooklyn, according to a story in the New York Daily News. The women are both language teachers at James Madison High School. According to the newspaper, the linguists w...

Ashlee Simpson Gives Birth!!!

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has given birth to a baby boy! Singer (and sometimes lip-syncher) Simpson and her rocker husband, Pete Wentz of the surprisingly catchy little band Fallout Boy, welcomed Bronx Mowgli Wentz into the world this past Thursday. Yes,...

Posh Spice cooks for her family!

Ok, who knows if this is really true, but it's certainly cute. According to Victoria Beckham herself, she cooks for her family. Many moms accomplish this task, but I'd wager few are as busy as Posh Spice, who spends her time running her fashion line...

Searching for a nanny - on Craigslist?

Recently we all got a good laugh, intentional or not, from a mom who posted on Craigslist looking for a nanny. For those of you unfamiliar with Craigslist, it's a now international site where one can post or look for anything from a job to household...

Jump rope goes varsity!

Remember jump rope? Some of you, as I did, may have spent hours if not the equivalent of days hopping up and down between two friends and a couple of ropes, trying not to get tangled. Some of the more adventurous (and graceful) spent their time per...

Are your kids noisy?

And, if so, does it bug your neighbors? Do your neighbors go so far as to complain to you about it? And, if they do, do you care? I live in New York City, in Brooklyn, in an apartment. I am surrounded, in my condo complex, by people to the right of ...

Gwyneth Paltrow pregnant again?

Is Gwyneth Paltrow expecting again? Well, the rumor mill would have us think so. For a while now, speculation has been building that the Oscar-winner is either with child or planning to be that way a third time. Now, it seems more likely than ever t...

There goes my neighborhood

Actually, it's my former neighborhood. Apparently--and please pardon me, as there may be just a teensy little bit of bile forming in the back of my throat (and it's NOT morning sickness)--the creator of Melrose Place are considering another such t...

Dating for (long)-married couples

Now that you've been married, for perhaps what seems like forever, do you ever date your spouse? Just in time for Valentine's Day comes an article from the New York Times about how couples who've been together a while try to kickstart that romantic ...

Paltrow to adopt Brooklyn baby?

According to a recent interview, Gwyneth Paltrow would like to adopt! Like many celebrities before her, including her Madgesty Madonna, Gwynnie is considering a blended family with hubbie Chris Martin of Coldplay fame. Only unlike many celebs of la...

Moving with baby

Well, we've finally outgrown our little one bedroom here on the park and are officially looking to make a move. Our landlord, who is lovely, had no choice but to finally raise our rent, and it seems ridiculous to pay even more money for a space tha...

A grandmother passes away

This year at sort of the last minute we decided to head back to my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky to visit my side of the family for the holidays. We figured we'd never know when the last time we'd see any of my four grandparents given their ages ...

The best laid plans

Ah, the weather. How I hate it. All that pretty, pretty snow can really put a damper on things when you're trying to get things done. Well, snow and sleet and rain. And I don't want to hear about how Mother Nature has her ways of getting us to slo...

Cyber baby shower?

Haven't you heard? Cyber baby showers are all the rage. Ok, well, not yet they aren't--but after I have one they will be! The woman who threw me my baby shower, the loveliest in all of Brooklyn, moved to the West Coast after she became pregnant. ...

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