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News recently hit that The CW has ordered a pilot episode for a Riverdale spin-off, and we're ECSTATIC. We need a Pops milkshake to calm down from all this exciting news, because one of the cast's main characters is set to star in the new show.

The title of the hit teen drama's newest addition is called Katy Keene, according to Deadline and TVLineand is a musical dramady which follows the protagonist to New York City.

The main character is a fashionista who, alongside her pals, are striving, "to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio," according to the network. We're already hooked.

Iconic Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the pilot with fellow Riverdale writer Michael Grassi, and none other than Josie McCoy will be the titular character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The lead Pussycat herself will relocate to the Big Apple to pursue her musical dreams of a lifetime, leaving Riverdale behind (probably not for long)

.Ashleigh Murray has been a regular on The CW series since the premiere in January 2017; her portrayal of Josie McCoy has been lauded by audiences for her fierce talent and determined personality.

The CW president Mark Pedowtiz said;

Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters- including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy- as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City." OH. MY. GOD. We can't wait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pedowtiz continued; 

Katy Keene actually takes place years after Riverdale High School. So, at the moment, there are no plans to do crossovers. And, if any of those Riverdale characters should come to Katy Keene, they will come as an older self.”

Murray's character Josie McCoy has been the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats since the show began, but her two band-mates have since disappeared; Valerie Brown (played by Hayley Law) and Melody Valentine (played by Asha Bromfield).

The Katy Keene pilot is being directed by Maggie Kiley, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi will act as executive-producers as well as writers.

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Jacqueline Duran Joyce lives in New York City with her husband Luke. 

Luke, a Galway native, and Jacqueline, tied the knot in Ireland last year – and there were some truly amazing snaps from the day.

However, as stunning as the wedding pictures were, no photos compare to the those that the lovely Jackie captures herself. 

A few months before the wedding, the couple decided to go on an adventure, and travelled the world (I literally mean every bloody corner of the globe btw). 

 

Central Park all dressed up for spring 

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While photography had always been a passion of Jackie's, she really started to pursue it while discovering some of the most amazing locations in the world. 

And let me tell you, thank GOD she did – because she 's got mad skills.

Jackie has captured everything, from the sky scrapers of New York City and the horses of Connemara to the lighthouses of Montauk and the mountains of New Zealand. 

One thing I truly admire about her work is that she sees beauty in the mundane.

In the flash of a camera, Jackie will take a photo of something so gorgeous, that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.

All of a sudden, an old, unappealing boat becomes a work of art – immortalised through Jackie's photography. 

A self proclaimed beach-bum, Jackie has a particular penchant for all things nautical. 

 

I’m dreaming of a sunny day out East. 

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Growing up on the water, and spending many summers of her adult life by the beach – Jackie eats, sleeps and breathes the sea, and all that comes with it. 

This is apparent in her online store, where the majority of her magical prints have a nautical theme.

However, as much as I too am a water lover, it is Jackie's ability to capture the quiet magic of New York that appeals to me most. 

You see the Brooklyn Bridge, The Empire State and Times Square everywhere, all you have to do is typ 'NYC' into Google. 

 

Daydreaming of one of my favorite places!

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Jackie takes a different, slightly ethereal, approach to photographing the concrete jungle. 

My personal favourite photo? The picture of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan bridge at dusk, which appear blurred out in the background, allowing white flowers to take centre stage. 

This is the kind of thing I'm talking about – you still get the incredible hit of the world renowned bridged of the Big Apple, but with a gentle twist. 

 

Low lying clouds and possibly the most beautiful trees I've ever seen.

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Last year, the lovely Jackie set up her very own Etsy page (blessed), where people can go and purchase prints of her work. 

We genuinely love them all, and you will too! 

Have a gawk around her page, we DARE you not to instantly want to add everything to your cart. 

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A sign placed on the window of a public house is currently going viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

The Continental bar, located in New York's East Village, is facing backlash for policing the speech patterns of the public after it banned the word 'literally' from the venue. 

'Sorry but if you say the word 'literally' inside Continental you have 5 minutes to finish your drink and then you must leave,' reads the sign, a photo of which was uploaded to social media by Twitter user Sara Cress. 

'If you actually start a sentence with 'I literally' you must leave immediately!!!'

'This is the most overused, annoying word in the English language and we will not tolerate it.'

'Stop Kardashianism now!' 

According to Urban Dictionary, Kardashianism is described as a lifestyle which is influenced by or modelled off the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

It describes the phenomenon as: 'A chronic condition of extreme self-indulgence, characterised by self-involvement, absence of moral character, histrionic attention-seeking, inappropriate sexual activity, and overly large buttocks.'

So, it seems that the description of Kardashoianism is about as rude as the sign, then. 

Cress also drew attention to the fact that most bars don't have a policy against harassment, never mind turns of phrase. 

The Continental bar has previously come under fire for having an allegedly racist door policy

Since the tweet went viral, the owner of the bar, Trigger Smith, has backtracked on the implementation of the rule. 

'I literally feel sorry for anybody who would take this seriously,' he told Time Out.

However, he told the online publication that he feels the phrase is chronically overused.

'If you watch TV shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians or The Bachelor, every third word they say is ‘literally. It's contagious,' he told Time Out. 

'You even hear newscasters on CNN saying it.'

We'll literally keep speaking exactly how we want to, thanks. 

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Nobody panic, but we have some seriously exciting news for you all!  

As of tomorrow morning, you will be officially able to have breakfast at Tiffany's (and lunch, for that matter)

How AMAZING is that?

On November 10th, The Blue Box Cafe will open its doors to the public, and we could not be more excited to try it out. 

What's on the menus, I hear you ask?

Well, apparently the menu will include "a refined take on signature New York dishes" made from locally-sourced ingredients. Dishes such as a lobster avocado salad and a C.L.T. for Charles Lewis Tiffany, or chicken, lettuce, and tomato, according to Vanity Fair.

Lunch is $39 for a starter and main course, which seems like a lot – but its all about the experience. 

For Holly Golightly fans, there is a special croissant and coffee combo for $29, which includes a side of avocado toast, truffled eggs, or smoked salmon bagel (yum!)

Oh, and if the food hasn't sold you (seriously, why though?) then let's just talk about the decor for a second. 

"The space is experimental and experiential–a window into the new Tiffany," chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff said in a statement about the new venture. 

The space is small, and completely designed around the famous tiffany box (all things blue!)

And while it might be little, the views of Central Park make up for it in every way – simply breathtaking. 

Time to start booking flights ladies – Tiffany is waiting.

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Pack your camera and your walking shoes, because one of America's most iconic cities has just became a heck of a lot more accessible. 

WOW Air has just opened up a new flight route from Dublin to JFK Airport in The Big Apple, via the Icelandic capital Reykjavik.,

The new route will be in operation from April 26, but the best part about this news has got to be the price. 

 

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One-way flights to NYC are going for as low as €129.99.

Flights will be scheduled seven days a week, so you can pick and choose when you want to jet off to the big city. 

The airline already flies into New York Newark, and it will increase the number of weekly flights to 13 from May 29 2018 on this route.

 

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'Since launching our Newark route last year, we’ve seen increasing demand from our Irish passengers looking for more ways to travel to the East Coast,' Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said.

'Our new route to JFK does just that.'

'JFK joins our growing network of North American destinations and will give Irish passengers a new, convenient way to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple at an affordable cost.'

We'll be putting these on the debit card, thanks very much. 

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Marilyn Manson has been rushed to hospital in New York City following an incident which saw a massive prop fall onto him during a performance.

The singer was about an hour into his set at Hammerstein Ballroom when the stage prop, which appeared to be made from heavy metal, toppled over.

According to the BBC, an eyewitness revealed that Marilyn laid on stage for up to 15 minutes before medical personnel carried him out on a stretcher.

The horrific moment was caught on video and uploaded to Twitter. In the footage we see members of the stage crew rush to help the injured performer.

A representative told Rolling Stone magazine: "Manson suffered an injury towards the end of his incredible NYC show. He is being treated at a local hospital."

His condition is not currently known.

Marilyn was just three dates into his current tour and was due to perform in Boston on Monday night – though it is not yet known when the tour will resume.

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If there's anything New Yorkers have in abundance it's creativity in the face of adversity.

Nothing will get in their way, not even the Metropolitan Transit Authority, capiche?

Last October, a new NYC transit rule came into effect prohibiting any animal from riding the subway, with the exception of service dogs and animals small enough to fit in a an enclosed container.

The new rule states: "No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers."

And of course, being the upstanding, law abiding citizens that they are, the people of NYC hav obeyed this new rule down to a tee.

Just take a look.

Pet-lovers of New York City, we salute you (and your four legged friends). 

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You know the way people say everything is "bigger and better" in America? Well, this may actually be true when it comes to Christmas decorations. 

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Dyker Heights is an area in Brooklyn, New York… and it is literally a BEACON of Christmassy joy!

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Over 100,000 people flock to this area each year to see the most over-the-top decoration displays ever, and we are obsessed. 

The tradition started in 1984, and more homes have followed suit every year since.

According to Business Insider,  local police block off some of the streets at night to allow tourists to stroll through the area with ease. 

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We can't help but wonder how much these glorious humans spend on electricity!

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Regardless of the cost, these homes are SUPER impressive.  

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The Dead Rabbit is an Irish-American bar located near Wall Street in New York City.

This amazing tavern has been named the best bar in the WORLD by Drinks International magazine.

The World’s 50 Best Bars writes “the Dead Rabbit is more than the sum of its liquid parts"

"Fusing as it does colourful historical references to the city’s 19th-century Water Street rough-neck pub set and Lower Broadway’s genteel cocktail imbibers in an atmosphere of Irish-American hospitality” the article continues. 

Sean Muldoon, who co-owns the joint with fellow Irishman Jack McGarry, said “I just want to be the best!”

The Dead Rabbit takes its theme from the Irish who settled in New York in the 1800s and is named after an Irish gang. 

The bar's cocktail menu chronicles the life of the leader of the Dead Rabit's gang, and the 72 cocktails listed are "sectioned based on their flavour profile to represent the eight stages of his life."

The ground floor of the bar is home to an informal pub that serves craft beer, bottled punch and 145 varieties of Irish whiskey. Upstairs is the Parlour, where small snacks are served all day.

We have to admit, it looks completely fabulous! 

Congrats to the winners! 

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A priest at the church in New York city in which a baby was found swaddled and in a manger has described the incident as a "Christmas miracle."

A maintenance worker at the church was leaving for his lunch break when he heard the cries of the infant coming from the alter. 

Little did he know, a new-born baby had been left at a nativity scene in the church which had only been erected a few hours beforehand.

"I followed the cries. I walked to the little nativity home we had installed inside the church… I couldn’t believe my eyes," says Jose Moran, the church worker.

"The baby was wrapped in towels. He still had his umbilical cord attached and was next to the Virgin Mary." 

Police have CCTV footage of a women entering the church with a child and leaving empty handed. According to New York law, a person can leave a child at a safe haven such as a church or hospital without facing prosecution once they notify the appropriate person. 

As no one was notified of the newborn's presence, the police have stated that the mother of the child could face criminal charges if found. 

“God works in mysterious ways,” said a local priest to the Daily News. “[The child’s mother] must have been in a difficult place in her life.”

According to the priest, a young couple have already offered to adopt the child who has been nicknamed the 'baby Jesus'. 

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Have you seen a cooler group of friends? We know Taylor Swift and her girl gang are super slick, but we didn't realise these three beauties were BFFs… and now, we're kinda in love. 

Adele, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone were spotted going for a Mexican dinner last night, and we're sure there was plenty of reason to celebrate between the three of them. 

The women are not only known for their talents, but their awesome sense of humour too, so we're sure their night was pretty fun. 

The trio chose an upscale Mexican restaurant, Cosme, for their night out after Adele had finished up her appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The two stylish actress arrived at the restaurant first and waited for the 25-year-old singer to head over after her television appearance.

It was clear that the ladies were in great moods when they left to restaurant too, as they were seen giggling in their car (which we're sure was down to a margarita or two). 

Adele and Jennifer in particular, have reason for celebration with Jennifer's Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 absolutely dominating the box office and Adele's album, 25, setting high sales records.

We just have one question though, how can we get into their crew? 

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They are the sisters who have dominated New York Fashion Week (Kendall, who?) – and Gigi and Bella Hadid certainly turned heads at the Tommy Hilfiger show. 

Taking to the catwalk for the US designer's grand finale yesterday, the duo donned teeny-tiny swimwear – which showed off plenty of toned bum.

Yup, we're having major bikini-bod envy.

Gigi, 20, and Bella, 18, held hands as they splashed through a dramatic water feature (all part of Hilfiger's beach-inspired set), even leaning in for a sisterly kiss at one stage.

For her final look, the elder Ms Hadid wore a striking patchwork print two-piece with beaded lattice detailing on the front (although – hello, tan-marks!).

Meanwhile, teenager Bella had on a Rasta-style multi-coloured string vest , which she wore over an equally bright and brilliant string bikini. 

Joining them on the catwalk was the likes of Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus's rumoured girlfriend, and Hailey Baldwin – also very part of Hollywood's latest Jenner-Hadid dominated brat pack. 

 

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And watching from the surrounding Caribbean beach huts (we're loving Hilfiger's S/S '16 vibes) was Joe Jonas, 26, the musician beau of Gigi.

Other famous faces included Victoria's Secret star Behati Prinsloo, as well as Sofia Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel and a model in her own right, and actress Suki Waterhouse.

Afterwards on Instagram, Gigi had shared a snap of the closing segment with her 6.1million followers. 

"Finale gooaalllssss," she said. "Love these girls & so honored to be a part of this show."

 

We made a splash! A great end to a great show. So proud of everyone. -TH #TommySpring16 #NYFW #InstaShootSS16

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It's been a seriously busy NYFW for the Hadid duo: both girls had just the day before strolled down the runway at DvF's Spring '16 show

And after dominating at Tommy Hilfiger, they then hopped over to Jeremy Scott where they were on hand to debut the label's retro, Mad Men-style outfits.

 

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