Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To Chelsea Neighborhood In New York City

It was speculated this morning that Google would be bringing fiber Internet to residents of New York City due in large part to a job posting. That rumor turned out to be a bust as Google has instead announced that…

Is Google Fiber Coming To New York City?

Google Fiber is slowly working its way through Kansas City at the moment, but Google may already have other plans in store for its 1Gb/s Internet service. In fact, the company has stated that it would like to bring Google…

Watch the Empire State Building’s Fancy New LED Light Show

New York City’s famous landmark, the Empire State Building, is used to being lit up for events – Christmas, Election Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. But it’s never seen anything quite like this. The tower now has a new LED…

These Life-Size Miis Will Haunt Your Dreams For Years To Come

Nintendo introduced the idea of digital avatar back in 2006 with the Mii. The little guys were an instant hit, and most people think they’re pretty cute. What happens then when Miis become life-size and invade a large metropolitan area…

New York Gas Rationing Begins in Storm’s Wake

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week signed an emergency order establishing gas rationing throughout the city. The implemented system uses odd-even license plate numbers to designate alternating days on which customers can purchase gasoline and diesel fuel. Commercial…

Facebook Cancels NYC Gifts Event Ahead of Hurricane Sandy

In light of the imminent landfall of “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy in New York City, Facebook has become the next company to postpone scheduled events in the city. Earlier this month, Facebook sent out invitations for a November 1st event set…

Bus Driver Saves Girl from Third Story Fall

New York City Bus Driver Stephen St. Bernard was on his way home from work when he noticed a little girl standing on an air conditioning unit protruding from the third story window of an apartment building. The girl, who…

Elmo Arrested in NYC, Scheduled for Psychological Evaluation

Elmo arrested: If your kids are reading this, there’s a very strong possibility they’re in tears right now. Since childhood trauma isn’t the sort of thing we want to encourage here at WPN, let me clarify a few things. First,…

What Happens When President Obama Visits NYC?

Did you ever wonder what happens when President Obama visits a major city, somewhere like New York City? The New York Times did, and thanks to their vast resources and their level of access, they’ve created an interesting video of…

Chris Brown, Drake: As the Drama Continues, Twitter Reacts

Chris Brown and Drake’s entourages were involved in violent nightclub altercation on Thursday, an early morning scuffle that left quite a few people with injuries. Even Brown was forced to lick his wounds, so to speak; during the showdown, someone…