New York City's Government Is Falling Apart

Brendan O'Connor · 07/08/16 11:15AM

Over the last six years, according to a new audit from the city comptroller, New York City has missed out on $59.2 million in tax revenue because it forgot to stop giving tax breaks, intended for senior citizen homeowners, to recipients who had died. From the Associated Press:

Are There Atoms of Abraham Lincoln in My Body Right Now?

Hamilton Nolan · 02/27/13 04:00PM

The time has come for "Hey, Science," our relentlessly scientific weekly feature in which we have your most provocative and/ or dumb scientific questions answered by real live scientists (or related experts). No question is too smart for us to tackle, quite unfortunately. This week, scientists ponder the question: Are there atoms of Abe Lincoln in my body right now??

Dead Bus Driver Goes Unnoticed for Five Hours

Brian Moylan · 08/01/11 11:18AM

A New Jersey Transit bus driver died in his vehicle on Thursday and it idled at Port Authority in New York City for five hours—five!—before anyone even noticed. That's one hell of a eulogy.

Woman Found Dead at Soho House (Updated)

Richard Lawson · 12/09/10 10:16AM

A woman was found dead in the bathtub of a room at the exclusive-ish Manhattan club and hotel (the one with the pool on the roof, from Sex and the City) early this morning. Update: Police have questioned her companion.