New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 5:37pm Sunday 5:37pm

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Toxic Algae, Razor Blades, Olympics: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Lake Erie turned an eerie shade of green due to a toxic algae bloom, steering Toledo away from the taps. Someone putting razor blades in parking meters is making New Jersey residents wary. And 10 years later, poor Athens is still paying the price for hosting the Olympics. It's What's Ruining Our Cities. » 8/10/14 2:00pm 8/10/14 2:00pm

Are LG's New Headquarters Really a "Public Shame"?

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman is on a roll lately in his quest to hold architects accountable for their design shortcomings. His latest target? The firm HOK, which he says has turned tech manufacturer LG's new headquarters into an "eyesore." » 4/15/14 5:35pm 4/15/14 5:35pm

This Icy Blue Tower Will Be New Jersey's Tallest Residential Building

New Jersey has plenty of tall buildings, to be sure, but it's not known for its skyscrapers. A new development planned for Jersey City hopes to change all that with a bright blue set of towers that will boost the city's skyline. » 3/18/14 5:20pm 3/18/14 5:20pm

To The People Of New Jersey

On Tuesday, under pressure from the New Jersey auto dealer lobby to protect its monopoly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state. » 3/14/14 4:13pm 3/14/14 4:13pm

The Secret Machine War Against Snow Taking Place at the Super Bowl

A war is brewing between machines and snow, and its battle tactics are being studied—rehearsed, practiced, mapped, rerun, and mastered—in the vast parking lot of New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, home of Super Bowl XLVIII. » 12/19/13 1:00pm 12/19/13 1:00pm

A New York City Transit Map Custom-Made for the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl now less than two months away—Groundhog Day!—the disparate mass transit organizations around New York City are gearing up for more than 400,000 new visitors. And what do out of towners always need in New York? They need maps. Beautiful, useful maps. » 12/10/13 3:00pm 12/10/13 3:00pm

How Upton Sinclair Turned The Jungle Into a Failed New Jersey Utopia

In 1906, novelist Upton Sinclair founded a cooperative community in Englewood, New Jersey, not far outside New York. It would exist for just six months before being completely consumed by fire, but Sinclair would spend the rest of his life dreaming about his time there. They called it the Helicon Home Colony. And… » 8/08/13 1:35pm 8/08/13 1:35pm

The Roller Coaster That Sandy Dumped Into the Ocean Is Being Torn Down

While most of the world has moved on since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last October, countless communities are still reeling and recovering from its utter devastation. And today, the Jet Star roller coaster of Seaside Heights, NJ, one of the more iconic landmarks from Sandy, is being laid to rest for good. » 5/14/13 1:00pm 5/14/13 1:00pm

Nevada Just Made Interstate Online Poker Legal

Yesterday, Nevada officials rushed through a bill which makes interstate online poker legal. The decision will allow the state to form pacts with other states, allowing people to play legally across borders. » 2/22/13 7:53am 2/22/13 7:53am

Mark Zuckerberg Officially Entering the Dirty World of Politics

BuzzFeed reports that Zuck and wife Priscilla Chan will hold a fundraiser for NJ Gov. Chris Christie—meaning that Facebook now has political ties. It also means the Republican governor has some serious Silicon Valley cash headed his way. » 1/24/13 11:22am 1/24/13 11:22am

Time Warner Cable Is Getting Sued Over Those Bullshit Modem Rental Fees

Pervasively unreliable Time Warner Cable surprised its New York customers with a postcard in the mail declaring they'll have to pay $4 to rent the cable modem you need for its piss poor internet service. And now TWC is being sued for the stunt. » 11/13/12 4:10pm 11/13/12 4:10pm

How To Vote (Updated)

The right to elect one's public representatives is the foundation upon which our democracy is built. So if you think Hurricane Sandy is going to stop Americans from choosing the next leader of the free world, demand a recount. Here's a look at the technology everyone over 18 can expect to find in a voting booth on… » 11/05/12 4:00pm 11/05/12 4:00pm

The Complete Story of Sandy: a Timeline of Horror and Recovery

This time it was no hype. Sandy rampaged through New York, New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. The damage has been enormous: more than a hundred dead, massive flooding everywhere, collapsed buildings, generator malfunctions in hospitals, multiple fires, city-wide blackouts and explosions in power plants. » 11/04/12 8:10pm 11/04/12 8:10pm

Watch This: Atlantic City Boardwalk Is Transformed by Glorious Display…

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, yesterday, debuted Duality, a sound and light installation, commissioned by The Atlantic City Alliance as part of their effort to restore the city's once-glorious reputation—think HBO's Boardwalk Empire. » 7/05/12 8:40pm 7/05/12 8:40pm

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Couple Busted Trying to Sell Meth and a Military Drone to China

Meth and drones, meth and drones—there's hardly a more imaginable combo that pairs better. The PB&J of espionage. At least according to a Taiwanese duo, accused of an attempt to smuggle out military secrets and drugs to China. » 4/25/12 3:47pm 4/25/12 3:47pm

Man Survives Shooting Himself in the Heart with a Nail Gun (Warning:…

In a horrifying real life cross between Happy Gilmore and a Bon Jovi song, a New Jersey man accidentally shot himself in the heart with a 4-inch nail while trying to un-jam a nail gun. Somehow, he survived. » 4/09/12 12:40pm 4/09/12 12:40pm

Verizon Accidentally Sent a Scary Emergency Alert Telling People to…

Imagine your day yesterday. Maybe you were working. Maybe you were at home or at the grocery store. Now imagine at 12:27 PM you got an emergency alert message on your phone saying, "Civil Emergency in this area until 1:24 PM EST Take Shelter Now U.S. Govern". Wouldn't you freak the eff out? » 12/13/11 9:05am 12/13/11 9:05am