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God doesn’t exist, credit-reporting agency tells Brooklyn man with unique name

A Brooklyn man named “God” says a credit agency doubts the existence of his financial history. God Gazarov sued Equifax for refusing to correct its credit-reporting system so it would recognize his first name as legitimate, reported the New York Post. A customer service representative even suggested the Russian native…

New York man electrocutes himself urinating on subway rail

A 30-year-old man died from electrocution early Monday morning while urinating on the subway tracks in a Brooklyn, New York subway station, the New York Post reported. Police said the victim, Matthew Zeno, and a friend walked onto the tracks while looking for a place to relieve themselves around 3…

Issa heckled at bank hearing: ‘Shame on you!’

At an unusual congressional hearing in Brooklyn on Monday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) was interrupted by protesters who claimed he had favored banks over people. “We want you to go and fight for us!” one woman shouted. “Vote for the people that elected you!…

Park Slope Co-op fixes the Middle East

As I've noted before, the first neighborhood I lived in when we moved to Brooklyn was the famous/nefarious Park Slope, land of the mind-bogglingly huge strollers and some pretty damn solid resale shops.  I liked a lot about Park Slope, but you know, it's hard not to want to start…

Per your request: Austin to Brooklyn

A lot of people have asked for a blog post chronicling my impressions of Brooklyn, after having lived in Austin from August 1995-December 2009. Now that we’ve logged in 3 whole months here—and because the dreariness of the weather is compelling me to do something happy—I thought this would be…

Snowpocalypse!

Yes, the recent transplants from Austin to Brooklyn noticed the fucking blizzard they’re calling Snowpocalypse. Marc made a video of our brave attempts to engage it before it really got bad. Hoth in Brooklyn from Marc F. on Vimeo. Any and all claims that this snow means that there’s no…

Friday Genius Ten “Yes New York” Edition

Sorry about the lack of blogging. The reason I was traveling is a big one, though: Marc and I have made the decision to move to New York City, specifically Brooklyn. We’ve been considering a move for a long time, because as much as we love Texas, we’ve both lived…

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