One World Trade Center Becomes the Tallest Building In New York Today

After six years of construction, One World Trade Center will surpass the 1250-foot Empire State Building as the tallest in New York this afternoon. When construction is finished, the final height of the building will be 1368 feet, with the antenna spire pushing the edifice to the patriotic height of 1776 feet. [NY… » 4/30/12 9:14am 4/30/12 9:14am

The NYT's Paywall Is a Success Even Though We're Not Using It?

We all thought the New York Times' paywall was a bit harebrained when we first heard about it. But a surprising (and profitable) side effect of it has been an uptick in print subscriptions since it went into effect. It makes sense if you think about it, since you're no longer paying for something you can get for free… » 6/08/11 3:46pm 6/08/11 3:46pm

New York Judge Who Jailed Everyone in Court for a Ringing Cellphone Is…

A New York judge who jailed all 46 people in his courtroom after someone's mobile phone went off has lost his job. The chairman of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended that Judge Robert Restaino be removed from the bench, three years after the incident, which was described as "two hours of… » 11/28/07 10:23am 11/28/07 10:23am

Tattoos for Your Laptop: Safer Than Letting Your Mac Drink Jack and…

A Williamsburg tattooist, Scott Campbell, has come up with half a dozen designs that you can have lasered onto your laptop for $200. If you up the price by $100 he'll etch your own design onto your machine, just like he did above, for Brooklyn-based artist Kaws. If these take off, perhaps Apple will change their ad… » 3/20/07 10:59am 3/20/07 10:59am