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AT CAMP NOKITOFFMA Wednesday, July 2
Several "professional organizers" in New York City told a New York Post reporter in May that this summer is way busier than years past for clients who need help packing their kids' trunks for summer camp. One consultant, who charges $250 an hour, …
PAYBACK'S A BITCH Wednesday, July 23
A former city official in Ridgewood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in July to stealing nearly 2 million quarters collected from parking meters — his crime went unnoticed for two years. Under a plea deal, Thomas Rica will likely be spared jail, …
FINE POINTS OF THE LAW Wednesday, July 2
Paul Stenstrom, 62, lived comfortably in his Palm Harbor, Florida, home from 2002-'14 without paying a penny of his $1,836 monthly mortgage bill, exploiting federal bankruptcy law that forces foreclosing creditors to back off once a debtor files for …
INSIDE JOB Wednesday, July 23
In July, New York City prosecutors accused a former pharmacist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital of stealing nearly 200,000 oxycodone-strength pain pills over five years, despite his increasingly far-fetched explanations. Anthony D'Alessandro even …
SCIENTISTS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN Wednesday, July 2
Bioengineers who work with Dictyostelium slime molds held the Dicty World Race in Boston in May for a $5,000 prize and intellectual adulation at the annual International Dictyostelium Conference in Potsdam, Germany, in August. The molds oozed down …
SEND IN THE LAWYER Wednesday, July 23
British lawyer Gary Stocker, 30, was headed to
FIRST-WORLD PRODUCTS Wednesday, July 2
Daneson (an Ontario "purveyor of fine toothpicks") recently introduced $35.99 "Artisanal Toothpicks" (that's per dozen, in "Single Malt" and other exotic flavors) for the discriminating dental raker. The lemon-flavored picks are a bargain at only …
WAIT … WHAT? Wednesday, July 23
Kimberly Williams, 46, was convicted in April in Will County, Illinois, of beating dominatrix Theresa Washington with a baseball bat. Williams admitted to the judge she'd hired Washington, but only because she wanted a "slave" to take pictures of …
BEST BUTT FORWARD Wednesday, July 2
The Skin By Molly salon in Brooklyn (and by now, perhaps, competitors) offers "facials" for the derriere (occasioned by a recent social-media fascination with "bum selfies.") Molly's is the "Shiney Hiney Facial" ($65 for a 30-minute treatment), …
FIRST-WORLD PROBLEMS Wednesday, July 23
U.S. obesity continues to grow — for pets as well as people — and exercise innovations for humans seem to trickle down to dogs. A July Associated Press report noted fat Labradors and poodles now have Pilates ("pawlates") and yoga ("doga") and …
 
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