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New Yorkers Share Stories of Union Pool, Williamsburg’s Notorious ‘Boyfriend Store’

(Photo: Andrew Karcie for NY Mag)

In a story for The Cut that describes Union Pool as the “horny utopia of 2000s Williamsburg,” Allison P. Davis highlights what’s probably the main attraction of the bar: the potential for hookups. Since there’s nothing New Yorkers love more than bonding over a dive, Twitter exploded with users sharing their own Union Pool stories– it was even a trending topic on Wednesday. Which goes to show just how pivotal the former pool supply store is for getting laid, if you’re a hipster of a certain age. Below, some of the best (and worst!) reactions to the story on Twitter.
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Here’s How International Women’s Day Is Looking So Far

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

It’s International Women’s Day. As expected, restaurants and other businesses around town are participating in the #ADayWithoutaWoman strike. Even the Statue of Liberty took last night off in solidarity. To find out how you can join in, see our roundup of today’s events. We’ll have more coverage later; in the meantime, here’s what’s happening on social media.

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How New Yorkers Handled Election Night(-mare) 2016 (Hint: Not Well)

The New Yorkers who donned their pantsuits and dressed up as Rosie the Riveter on Election Day didn’t see it coming. Sure, there was plenty of last-minute tension, but did anyone really think we’d wake up to a President Drumpf? Especially with Bushwick’s own Tramps Against Trump promising to send nudes to everyone who voted? In the end, all the “yucks” in the world (and I mean that in both senses of the word) didn’t make a difference, and here we are. Here’s a look back on Election Night in NYC.

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Election Day Snaps: Nasty Women, Pantsuited He-llaries, and Best of the Rest

Selfies may be illegal in the voting booth (oops, Eric Trump!) but nothing was gonna stop New Yorkers from taking photos just about everywhere else on this historic Election Day– lord knows they earned it after waiting in line for upwards to two hours. Here are the best shots we saw today (not including the babies with “I Voted” stickers– we wouldn’t want Trump crying voter fraud.)

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The People Have Spoken: ‘Small Hands’ and Trump Visits Union Square, Sans Balls

Oh Trump! The presidential hopeful continues to be a never-ending repository of hilarity, amazement, disgust, and abject terror. His bravado, swagger, and blatant disregard for those pesky things called facts have attracted millions of voters, but have repelled many others. We’ve seen more than enough of that doughy orange face and wispy hair to last most of us a lifetime, but a group called Indecline– what most outlets are reporting as an “anarchist collective” but don’t seem to embody those ideals at all– decided to take it one step further yesterday when the installed a naked Donald Trump statue at Union Square.

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The After-Bern: Twitter Reacts to Neighborhood Primary Results

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

(Photo: Kavitha Surana)

If you aren’t celebrating 4/20 right now, you’re probably still hashing out the winners and losers of New York’s Primary Day. Luckily for every election nerd, the New York Times threw together a nifty precinct-by-precinct data map. That means everyone can dissect the voting electorate practically on their own block (though, sadly, not very many people voted)–and speculate about the identity of that one miserable Trump voter living nearby.

Many were surprised to find that, despite the wave of Bernie media attention, he buckled under the quiet, pragmatic Hillary voters hiding in plain site. For the most part, HRC prevailed easily in Williamsburg and the Lower East Side. The East Village was as divided as we expected it to be, with Hillary faring better in Alphabet City than she did further west. Meanwhile Bernie won Greenpoint by a landslide, and there’s now a new dividing line in Bushwick (North Bushwick went to Bernie, South to Hillary).

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