On Twitter: “My daily reading of The New York Times—about which I’m obsessed—can be so utterly discouraging about the state of the world. So to [post] a photograph of me struggling with something as simple as Christmas lights, or standing perplexed outside a French supermarket called Picard, or eating my first slice of pizza—I look on these as being a sort of antidote to some of the ghastly things in the world.”
On Brooklyn: “Already, I would say I’ve met half the people on my block here. I walk to the subway, I go to the market, and I’m in the street, I’m in the community. It feels great”
On X-Men: Days of Future Past: ”Have you had a look at the trailer? Whooo—it’s going to be awesome. I can’t wait to see it!”
For the story behind his lobster costume, current Broadway run, and adventures with Ian McKellen, read our whole interview with Patrick Stewart: http://tmout.us/qMF9W
"Sure, some will argue that this town lost its edge long ago, but if the hand job I got in the back of the Port Authority Jamba Juice last October is any indication, I beg to differ." - comedian Dave Hill on why NYC is the greatest city in the world.
Hi, Tumblr pals. Back in the day, we used to run a column called “What’s up with that?,” which was dedicated to answering reader questions about Gotham. We’re reviving the column for an upcoming issue, but we need your help: Are you curious about something around town? Have you seen anything in your neighborhood that you must get the backstory of? Let us know: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and your question might just get answered. Want to see what mysteries we’ve unraveled so far? Take a look at this slide show.
“I’d bet that New York City is the only place in the world where at three in the morning you can say to yourself, “I really want to ejaculate, but I’d rather not fire up my own computer. Also, I’m hungry for a hot dog, but I’d rather not cook it myself. Which will I choose? The pursuit of ejaculation, or the pursuit of a hot dog?” and can then honestly reply to yourself, “I don’t have to choose. Those things are available 24 hours a day. Within steps of each other.””—
Chris Gethard sums up one of the many beautifully bizarre reasons why NYC is a wonderful place to live. Check out the rest of his New York story.
Catch him at the UCB Theatre tomorrow, or check out The Chris Gethard Show tonight at 11pm on Manhattan Neighborhood Network—tonight’s guests are Danny Tamberelli and Michael Maronna, aka Little and Big Pete. Awesome.