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Electric Zoo Festival Cancelled Due To P*ssy Shit

Looks like the curse continues for Electric Zoo Festival. After last year’s cancellation due to 2 drug-related deaths, Day 3 of this year’s festival at Randall’s Island in New York City has been cancelled again but under different circumstances – apparently the venue is “severely flooded” – and has been evacuated due to a storm [...]

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Follow the action of Electric Zoo on Reddit

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep If you aren’t out on Randall’s Island this weekend, Electric Zoo is giving you a brand new way to pretend you were. On top of coverage on Sirius XM’s Electric Area and their own Snapchat Story, the festival has partnered with Reddit to provide Electric Zoo Live. Not [...]

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How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It’s been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man? Stickiness and spoilers ensue. [...]

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Uber ‘brand ambassadors’ using burner phones, credit cards to sabotage Lyft

Filed under: Technology The ongoing war of dominance in the mobile ridesharing industry between rival services Uber and Lyft (identified by its cars’ pink mustaches) is showing no signs of stopping. One recent report based on Lyft data accused Uber’s contractors of booking and canceling 5,560 rides since October 2013. New information is showing just [...]

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Insomniac unveils inaugural New York Halloween installment, Boo

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep With no more information than a location and a date, Insomniac is giving East Coast fans a little something to look forward to this upcoming Halloween season. While the annual Southern California celebration Escape from Wonderland receives its own makeover (now Escape: All Hallow’s Eve), Pasquale Rotella’s brand [...]

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100 reasons to be excited for Electric Zoo 2014

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep 1 100 reasons to be excited for Electric Zoo 2014 With only two days standing between thousands of electronic dance music fans and one of the most coveted holidays of the year, fans from all over the country have spent the past several months gearing up for the Northeast’s most prevalent [...]

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Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Earnings/Financials The goal of speed cameras should be to improve safety and change driver behavior, not to make motorists feel like they’re being ripped off. A speed-camera program in one Long Island county issued almost 40,000 tickets over the past month. They’re all being expunged. A malfunction with the cameras caused [...]

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Russia’s IO relocates to NYC, prepares to launch “Her”-style intelligent local discovery platform

What’s the best way to experience a new city? Most people would say with a local as your tour guide with similar tastes as you. Plenty of startups have tried to duplicate this personalized discovery and recommendation experience, including Foursquare, Nara, and dozens of others. But none have quite nailed it yet. Be it the [...]

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Thieves target NYC U-Haul lots, steal 100s of catalytic converters worth nearly $400k

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal Type “stolen U-Haul catalytic converter” into a search engine and you’ll get scads of results on the issue sourced from local papers all over the country. Conduct that same search on vehicles in general and the results will be numbingly numerous, trucks and vans the victims in almost all of them [...]

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Electric Zoo creators discuss 2013 deaths and introduce ‘Zookeepers’ as safety precaution

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep With only a weekend in between the inaugural return of New York’s Electric Zoo, many are turning their attention in anxious anticipation to the three day festival. One year ago, the festival was abruptly cut one day short due to two drug-related deaths. The tragic event lit the [...]

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Thanks to Huntbnb, people who secretly list their apartment on Airbnb have nowhere to hide

Say you’re a greedy landlord (I know that might be a stretch to put yourself in such skeezy shoes, but bear with me). You’re in the business of squeezing as much money as you can out of tenants, cutting corners whenever possible, whether it’s over repairs or bedbug treatments. With this cash-hungry attitude at the heart of [...]

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NYC District Attorney Seriously Subpoenas Parody Bike Twitter Account

For reasons that still aren’t entirely clear, in July someone swapped in bleached-out U.S. flags on the Brooklyn Bridge. Almost immediately, Twitter parody @BicycleLobby claimed responsibility. Yesterday, according to the New York Times, the Manhattan district attorney’s office subpoenaed the anonymous account. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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The Subway Spa

For Improv Everywhere’s latest urban prank, they took advantage of the humid and oppressive Summer heat in a NYC subway station to turn it into a spa, complete with sauna and massage tables. We can imagine no place less relaxing. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Electric Zoo establishes ‘Come To Life’ anti-drug effort with PSA video

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep The pressing and sad truth is that death has become a news headline too often associated with music festivals and dance music events. New York based Electric Zoo was one of the first major events to experience the first-hand devastation following two deaths at the show’s 2013 edition that [...]

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Flume revists three back-to-back New York shows from his tour in video recap series

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep As zen-inducing as Flume‘s music may be, there’s nothing calm about his most recent North American tour turnouts. Just a few days ago, Harley Streten landed in New York for three back to back shows at Terminal 5. Named by the Australian import himself as “one of the coolest cities [...]

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