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The Most Dubious Moments of 2014

It’s been a slice, 2014. You gave us beauty. You gave us laughs. You gave us “Fancy.” And in New York, you gave us these precious, strange moments...

Never change.

That Polar Vortex
JANUARY 6

That Polar Vortex

“If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,” is a thing we say here. Then the polar vortex happened, and it was like, “F**k making it here, I’m moving to LA.” May we never experience that again.
 
 

Some Guys Live in a Hamster Wheel
FEBRUARY 28

Some Guys Live in a Hamster Wheel

For a little over a week, two guys lived in a giant hamster wheel in a Williamsburg boiler room, for art. It had a desk, drawers and beds. And bathrooms. One guy lived on the outside of the wheel, one inside. So in NYC real estate parlance, this was a two-bedroom.
 

Airbnb Goes Vice
APRIL 14

Airbnb Goes Vice

Few people bother to outline their Airbnb house rules with “And please, no orgies.” Just seems like it goes without saying. Apparently not, though, for the working girls who were turning apartments into dens of iniquity. But hey, there’re all kinds of ways to tip your doorman.
 

Scout Willis Protests Instagram
MAY 28

Scout Willis Protests Instagram

Instagram outlaws breasts. Scout Willis, American hero, sees injustice there. So she went for a topless stroll around Manhattan. You have to be the change you want to see in the world.
 
 
 

Miley Hearts Alexander Wang
SEPTEMBER 6

Miley Hearts Alexander Wang

Fashion Week had it all. Wild Bushwick parties. Make outs with Alexander Wang. Pasties. And that was just Miley Cyrus.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Swift, Hostess
OCTOBER 3

Taylor Swift, Hostess

Eighty-eight fans showed up to a SoHo Holiday Inn on a crisp October morn, gave a password and learned they’d been invited by Taylor Swift to chill in her new Tribeca digs for an evening of twee pop-country delight. It must be tough making friends when you’re Taylor Swift.
 

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