Lady Gaga’s beginnings on the LES –

A look at the downtown music and night life situation as Stef Germanotti was about to become Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga’s early days: “The sexual energy was palpable. You could smell it” –


Is Times Square really the happiest place in NYC?

Researcher Yaneer Bar-Yam said that the ultimate goal of this research is “to create a real-time map that would allow city officials to see where citizens were faring poorly, so their issues could be addressed.” Sort of a cross between a massive mood ring, a suggestion box, and that computer in the Dark Knight Batman hacks to spy on everyone.

via The Happiest and Saddest Places in New York City, According to Twitter | Motherboard.