J.Crew, Apple stores likely coming to Williamsburg


Last week, we reported that luxury condos will soon usurp the tumbledown je ne sais quos of Wythe Ave. from South Williamsburg all the way up to Greenpoint. Today we learned from Crain’s where the future residents of those condos will buy their flat-front khakis for $75: J.Crew. Full disclosure: I like J.Crew’s khakis, but I would not pay $75 for them. Maybe like $25 if they were on sale.

Crain’s also told us that Apple plans to open a store in Williamsburg. Great news if you don’t want to trek to one of the four Manhattan locations to get your $800 phone built by slave laborers fixed because INSTAGRAM ISN’T WORKING.

Man steals date’s iPhone after she refuses to sleep with him



What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on? It probably wasn’t as bad as this one. According to DNAInfo, a 24-year old man stole his 22-year old date’s iPhone when she refused to go home with him at the end of their date.

The theft happened on March 30th at around 1:15 A.M. on Metropolitan Ave. near Lorimer Street. According to police, the assailant then fled to a nearby subway station. Other than losing her iPhone (which, admittedly, is pretty terrible), the victim was unharmed.

If you’ve been on a worse date, leave it in the comments.



Apple Stealthily Recording Your Every Move

This is incredibly creepy.

Several researchers at O’Reilly have discovered an extremely troubling feature of iPhones and 3G iPads running Apple’s iOS 4. In a blog post and accompanying video, the site details that Apple is storing the GPS coordinates of cellular iDevices locally, in an unencrypted and unprotected file. “Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps,” reads the post. “We’re not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it’s clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.” O’Reilly goes on to note that along with a list of timestamped GPS coordinates, the file also contains a list of Wi-Fi access points that the affected device has been in range of. “Anybody with access to this file knows where you’ve been over the last year, since iOS 4 was released,” the brief continues.

'All City' iPhone App is a Hand-Held Guide to Street Art

I’ve been fiddling around these past few weeks with All City, an iPhone app created by Bushwick designers Marcus White and Kayce Thompson-Russ that serves as an interactive hand-held guide to street art all around the city.

It enables you to search by city, artist, or gallery, view nearby art, galleries, or supppliers on a map, and contribute, by photographing and tagging new street art that goes up around you.

I really think it’s one of the best applications out there that enables users to interact with and archive an ever-changing gallery of street art in the city around them. And quite honestly, the more people that use it, the more solid its database will become.

It’s currently in the app store for $1.99 with a solid rating.