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42 NYC Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow NOW

Published On 03/05/2015 Published On 03/05/2015
Thrillist

Your Snapchat is stocked with Meow Parlour stories. Your Instagram is filled with a million pictures of things covered in snow. And your Twitter? Well, what it lacks in pretty pictures and cats, it more than makes up for in words. Funny, interesting, sexy words. ESPECIALLY if you're talking about one of these 42 accounts. #Takealook. #Hashtag.

Twitter/@NYTOnIt

@NYTOnIt

This parody account hits the New York Times where it hurts, which is apparently coverage of 13- to 19-year-olds.
 

@BronxZoosCobra

The cobra who escaped from the Bronx Zoo in 2009 is alive, well, and still using Twitter.
 

@pete_wells

The Times'  restaurant critic Pete Wells isn't afraid to tell us how he really feels about key lime pies that taste like crumbled dry kitchen sponges on Twitter.
 

@evgrieve

No East Village neighborhood news is too small to report for the EV Grieve.
 

@nyctaxicabtales

What do out-of-towners talk about in the privacy of their yellow cabs?

Twitter/@HanksyNYC

@HanksyNYC

If you aren't following a street art parodist, revered for slapping Tom Hanks' head on Banksy's well known sketches, you're doing it wrong.
 

@thedogist

For those who want nothing more than to live vicariously through every dog owner in Manhattan, this dog-photo-documentary Twitter account is here for you.
 

@BorowitzReport

Andy Borowitz is a humor writer for The New Yorker who just barely has more followers than you (500,000+).
 

@alexstupak

Alex Stupak, king of the Empellón restaurant empire, is also king of completely calling NY eaters out on their crap.

Twitter/@FakeMTA

@FakeMTA

For when you want to know why you're train is actually delayed.
 

@NYCTSubway

Yeah, it’s boring, but waiting for a delayed train that's never coming is much boring-er.
 

@BicycleLobby

This parody biker-advocate account was made famous when the Manhattan DA, while investigating the Brooklyn Bridge flag incident, subpoenaed their account.
 

@imchriskelly

Chris writes for SNL, Broad City, The Onion, and Funny or Die. In short, he's hilarious. In long, still hilarious.

Twitter/@AprilBloomfield
 

@AprilBloomfield

She's got three restaurants, two Michelin stars, one cookbook/memoir, and zero filter when it comes to #spongebob.
 

@GalleyCat

Keep up to date on the publishing industry with @GalleyCat. You know, so you can sound smart and stuff.
 

@nycscout

Nick Carr worked as a movie location scout in NYC, and now he awesomely documents anything and everything in New York on his Twitter.
 

@vanessabayer

You may know her as Hillary Clinton, or Miley Cyrus, or Snow White. But you definitely know her from Saturday Night Live.
 

@DerekBlasberg

Derek is editor-at-large of Harper's Bazaar, Vmagazine, and VMAN. That's a lot of Vs. Random #Oscars fact: this year's best supporting actresses have a combined 25 nominations. Which isn't THAT impressive since 19 are Meryl's.

Twitter/@AnthonyQuintano

@AnthonyQuintano

Anthony is capturing some of the best photos in NYC. Period. Per. Iod.
 

@michaelbsacks

An expert in comedy writing with a slew of books to show for it. And his Twitter handle has the word "sacks" in it.
 

@marinarachael

Director of social for Fallon Tonight, Marina keeps the promos to a minimum and the hilarious NYC musings to a maximum.
 

@salgentile

Sal works at UCB AND is a producer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Win-win... -win-win-win-win.

Twitter/@FATJEW

@FATJEW

No introduction necessary.
 

@jimmyfallon

Ditto.
 

@SeinfeldToday

Jerry and Kramer are still alive. And they live at this Twitter account.
 

@juliamoskin

Julia Moskin is a New York Times dining reporter. If you're not sure where to eat tonight, check her last Tweet.
 

@EverythingNYC

It doesn’t produce a whole lot of its own content, but does a great job of linking you up to the World Wide New York City Web.

Twitter/@davidchang

@davidchang

If you’re hungry, do yourself a favor and don’t look at this Twitter. No dude. Don't. DON'T.
 

@NYNightlife

Because you know everything that goes on in NYC at all times. And you just follow this Twitter to confirm all of it...
 

@patkiernan

Pat is a news anchor at NY1/ hero.
 

@katethewasp

Kate Hendricks nails her satirical character -- the privileged, WASPy woman.
 

@GSElevator

His identity may have been exposed, but GS Elevator Gossip is still going strong.

Twitter/@MilkStudios

@MilkStudios

A lot of cool stuff happens at Milk Studios. This Twitter account is proof.
 

@ReformedBroker

When something major happens on Wall Street, "Downtown" Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, is Tweeting about it.
 

@lenadunham

Two million followers. Geez.
 

@SartoriallyInc

Lawrence Schlossman is the editor-in-chief of Four Pins, an online men's fashion magazine that's apparently only marginally active on Pinterest.

Twitter/@AlisonAgosti

@AlisonAgosti

A writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and all-around hilarious Brooklynite.
 

@YankeesWFAN

If you're into the Yankees you're gonna also want to be into Sweeny Murti’s Twitter.
 

@MarcCarig

About to hang out with a Mets fan? Ugh, I’m sorry. Read Newsday reporter Marc Carig’s Twitter. It’ll at least make the time go faster.

Twitter/@nycblonde

@NYC_Blonde

“Sarcastic, narcissistic, materialistic, voyeuristic.”
 

@annabreslaw

Anna is a freelance writer for Cosmopolitan. She Tweets about sex a lot. It's great.
 

@bittman

Author of every cookbook ever and keeping us updated on foodie drama. Also: Tweets far less about sex.

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Rebecca Dolan is an Editorial Intern at Thrillist. She likes Twitter, but sometimes finds it hard to express herself in 140 characters or le

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