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The Met & Brooklyn Museum Won't Use Saudi Funds For Middle East Art Program

The Met & Brooklyn Museum Won't Use Saudi Funds For Middle East Art Program

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia earlier this week (BANDAR ALGALOUD HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum will no longer...

Why The Heck Is There A Guillotine On This Greenpoint Rooftop?

Why The Heck Is There A Guillotine On This Greenpoint Rooftop?

via Hannah Silk Champagne New York City is filled with an endless supply of weird, wondrous and confounding sights, from opossums in bakeries to subways filled with trees. But the strangest sighting of the week wasn't...

Jimmy Kimmel Tricks New Yorkers Into Thinking Trump Bought Lincoln Center

Jimmy Kimmel Tricks New Yorkers Into Thinking Trump Bought Lincoln Centervideo

Jimmy Kimmel loves himself some pranks, whether he's engaged in a back-and-forth with buddy John Krasinski, instructing parents to trick their kids on Halloween, or trolling Matt Damon every single day of his life. But his...

Step Inside The 'Haunted Subway' To Experience New & Innovative MTA Horrors

Step Inside The 'Haunted Subway' To Experience New & Innovative MTA Horrorsgalleryvideo

Neither the MTA nor the NYPD Transit Bureau need to do anything special to make the subway system scary—it is rife with horrors, all on its own. Crumbling ceilings that fall on your head, threatening to bury...

Explore A Bounty Of NYC Maps At This Transit Museum Exhibit

Explore A Bounty Of NYC Maps At This Transit Museum Exhibitgallery

Whether they are using census data or the wrong colors or are designed for people who hate reading, we can never say no to an inventive, unusual or historical NYC map. Which is why we're particularly excited...

Video: Stand Clear Of The Subway Tree

Video: Stand Clear Of The Subway Tree

In the complex yet resilient subway ecosystem, commuters have the opportunity to observe extraordinary flora and fauna: dog-like iguanas stalking across seats on the C train; exciting rush-hour landslides; majestic waterfalls and rivers, and the intrepid rodents...

Looking for Joey Ramone's Ghost In Arlene's Grocery

Looking for Joey Ramone's Ghost In Arlene's Grocery

From left: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone, and Dee Dee Ramone. (Magnolia Pictures/Kobal/Shutterstock) As best I can tell, the Ramones never played Arlene's Grocery, a dive bar and concert venue on the Lower East Side....

NY Attorney General Reportedly Investigating MoviePass For Fraud

NY Attorney General Reportedly Investigating MoviePass For Fraud

(ViDi Studio/Shutterstock) MoviePass, you say? I haven't heard that name in years. Yet against all odds, the "discounted" movie ticket subscription service still exists, and is now under scrutiny from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood...

Tompkins Square Dog Park Halloween Parade Is Back On, Baby!

Tompkins Square Dog Park Halloween Parade Is Back On, Baby!

Ada Nieves and her dog... er, squirrel. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) This summer, many were saddened by the sudden announcement that the beloved Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade was cancelled after nearly three decades. But...

Cardi B Announces Anti-Rat, Anti-Raccoon Mayoral Platform On Jimmy Kimmelvideo

Cardi B Announces Anti-Rat, Anti-Raccoon Mayoral Platform On Jimmy Kimmel

Despite having his Park Slop Airbnb spot pranked, Jimmy Kimmel Live! continued its Brooklyn residency at BAM last night with special guest and all-around delightful person Cardi B. They talked a lot about her kid (and...

Decision: AWWW--Introducing 'NYC's Cutest Pet' Competition!

Decision: AWWW--Introducing 'NYC's Cutest Pet' Competition!

Some pet would-have-runs (if not for campawgn finance rules!) Some pet owners go to great lengths to make sure their beloved creatures are properly admired and adored—as you're no doubt aware, there are myriad Instagram accounts...

Big Bird Performer Caroll Spinney Leaving Sesame Street After 50 Years

Big Bird Performer Caroll Spinney Leaving Sesame Street After 50 Years

(Larry Marano/Shutterstock) For almost 50 years, Caroll Spinney has been the man inside the Big Bird costume (he's also played Oscar the Grouch, since he's no slouch) on the greatest children's television program in history, Sesame...

See More Photos From That Glorious Stanley Kubrick Exhibit, Which Just Got Extended

See More Photos From That Glorious Stanley Kubrick Exhibit, Which Just Got Extendedgallery

Bronx native Stanley Kubrick started out behind the lens of a camera as a teenager, shooting city scenes for the now-defunct Look Magazine. SInce May, a large selection of his photos from this time, documenting the "grit...

John Krasinski Blows Up Jimmy Kimmel's Park Slope Airbnb Spot With New Prank

John Krasinski Blows Up Jimmy Kimmel's Park Slope Airbnb Spot With New Prankvideo

John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel are longtime friends and former neighbors with a long history of pranking each other for the amusement of Kimmel's television audience. But just because Jimmy Kimmel is in NYC this week doesn't...

Louis C.K. Comments On 'Hell' Year: 'I Lost $35 Million In An Hour'

Louis C.K. Comments On 'Hell' Year: 'I Lost $35 Million In An Hour'

(Curtis Means/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock) For the last month or so, Louis C.K. has been popping up at comedy clubs across the city in pursuit of some sort of comeback, or redemption, or just attention. Despite being roundly...

That Random Empire State Building Light Show Was For This Eminem 'Venom' Performance

That Random Empire State Building Light Show Was For This Eminem 'Venom' Performancevideo

Remember a few weeks ago when the lights at the Empire State Building rapidly flashed and cycled through various colors while helicopters ominously hovered all around? We speculated that it was for an Eminem video shoot,...

The Original '60s Batmobile Spotted On The Set Of Joker Movie

The Original '60s Batmobile Spotted On The Set Of Joker Movievideo

That Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie won't be out in theaters for another year, but it's already produced a wealth of behind-the-scenes material for its own making-of documentary. They turned the ridiculously clean streets of DUMBO into...

[Update] Williamsburg's Videology Is Closing This Month After Nearly 15 Years

[Update] Williamsburg's Videology Is Closing This Month After Nearly 15 Years

Brunocerous' flickr Videology, the beloved Williamsburg-based bar/screening room/movie rental store, has announced that it will be closing down before the end of the month, marking another end of an era for the turbulent neighborhood. After almost...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Dark Side of the Moon Halloween at Bushwick art studio, Saturday. (photo by @kristycnyc, courtesy of Michael Alan Art) Caligari at the Basilica @ St Patrick's Old Cathedral Step way back in time for Caligari at...

The MTA Is Creating A 'Haunted Subway' For Halloween

The MTA Is Creating A 'Haunted Subway' For Halloween

Boo! Now claw yourself out of the F train before you run out of air! (Courtesy of Chelsea Lawrence) In what hopefully cost $0 to create, the MTA has announced they'll be hosting a "Haunted Subway"...

Video: Woman Pets 'Rat' On NYC Street, Zardulu Claims Creditvideo

Video: Woman Pets 'Rat' On NYC Street, Zardulu Claims Credit

(Courtesy Nicky T) You'd think this goes without saying, but you're probably better off not petting random rats in NYC. Surely you have seen them in their natural habitat—garbage piles and subway tracks—and you know that...

Video: 'Saturday Night Live' Recreates Surreal Kanye West/Donald Trump Oval Office Meeting

Video: 'Saturday Night Live' Recreates Surreal Kanye West/Donald Trump Oval Office Meetingvideo

When life hands you Kanye West insisting that time is a myth while visiting Donald Trump inside the Oval Office for no particular reason...well, there's no way that scenario could be any stranger. Before West even leapt into Trump's arms for a hug, it was crystal clear this was going to be the cold open of this week's Saturday Night Live. SNL couldn't possibly resist low-hanging fruit this ripe: "I love you, Kanye. We have a lot more in common than people know," Trump says toward the end of the sketch. "We are both geniuses, we’re both married to beautiful women and we’ve both definitely been recorded saying the 'n-word.'"

The Wrath Of Kanye: West Wing Edition (Feat. Leonard Cohen & Michael Shannon)

The Wrath Of Kanye: West Wing Edition (Feat. Leonard Cohen & Michael Shannon)

Cursed image #1 (Shutterstock) The late Leonard Cohen was great at writing poetry; Michael Shannon is great at reciting things; and Kanye West—hey, whatever happened to that guy?! Really don't hear much about him these days,...

Photos: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Is Still NY's Most Magical Halloween Experience

Photos: The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Is Still NY's Most Magical Halloween Experiencegallery

The most perfect event for celebrating decorative gourd season is hands-down Blaze. I don't even care if you are reading this from the west coast, you should fly here for it, it's that goddamn delightful. It opened...

This Powerful Video Shows What It Takes To Follow Your Dreams In NYCvideo

This Powerful Video Shows What It Takes To Follow Your Dreams In NYC

Everyone has a different definition of success, but here in New York City, sometimes just getting through the damn day can feel like an incredible achievement. On a fundamental level, you're "making it" here as long...

A Rare Look Inside The Old Payne Whitney Mansion On Fifth Avenue

A Rare Look Inside The Old Payne Whitney Mansion On Fifth Avenuegallery

The Payne Whitney Mansion, in all its Gilded Age glory, will be one of the historic spots unlocking its doors for Open House NY this weekend. The building has been partially open to the public over the...

See How Much Waste Is Created By A NYC Loft Renovation

See How Much Waste Is Created By A NYC Loft Renovation

(Clarisa Diaz, WNYC/Gothamist) This weekend at Open House New York many people will see the impeccably beautiful architecture the city has to offer. But while most buildings will open up to show off finished designed spaces,...

Fyre Festival Scammer Billy McFarland Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Fyre Festival Scammer Billy McFarland Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

(Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Billy McFarland—the 26-year-old Fyre Festival co-founder who pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with the failed fest, and who also pleaded guilty to a separate fake ticket scam he was running while he was...

Gorgeous Mandarin Duck, Rarely Seen In U.S., Mysteriously Appears In Central Parkvideo

Gorgeous Mandarin Duck, Rarely Seen In U.S., Mysteriously Appears In Central Park

The Mandarin duck spotted in Central Park. (Gus Keri / Manhattan Bird Alert) On Wednesday afternoon, New York birder and birding photographer Gus Keri spotted a rare duck for these parts at the Central Park Pond....

Joker Movie Extras Reportedly Reduced To Peeing On Subway Tracks During Shoot

Joker Movie Extras Reportedly Reduced To Peeing On Subway Tracks During Shootvideo

via Todd Phillips After taking over a subway station in The Bronx and the streets of DUMBO, that Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie has continued filming around town this month in an effort to transform the city...

Video: Just A Llama Wandering The Streets Of Brooklynvideo

Video: Just A Llama Wandering The Streets Of Brooklyn

Runaway animals have become one of the best subgenres of NYC animal stories, and today we may have a new one: a llama (or perhaps an Alpaca) was spotted on the lam in Borough Park this afternoon....

Wonderful 1981 Newscast Tackles The Rise Of The Walkman In NYCvideo

Wonderful 1981 Newscast Tackles The Rise Of The Walkman In NYC

From CBS's 1981 segment on the rise of the Walkman Can you imagine walking around NYC or going to the gym without the ability to listen to music on your headphones? It wasn't that long ago...

Interview: 'Big Mouth' Creator Nick Kroll Talks About Walking The Line Between Filthy & Sincere

Interview: 'Big Mouth' Creator Nick Kroll Talks About Walking The Line Between Filthy & Sincere

Nick Kroll posing with Maury the Hormone Monster at NY Comic Con (Patrick Lewis/StarPix for Netflix/Shutterstock) Like a lot of people, I slept on Big Mouth, Netflix's animated comedy which explores the enduring awkwardness of adolescence...

Video: Smash All The Electronics You Want At The Rage Cage

Video: Smash All The Electronics You Want At The Rage Cagegalleryvideo

A few days after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I went on a field trip to The Rage Cage, where you can pay to beat...

Good God Lemon, There Are 324 Classic '30 Rock' Items Up For Auction

Good God Lemon, There Are 324 Classic '30 Rock' Items Up For Auction

Tracy Jordan's 'Black Cop White Cop' poster is available at the auction (NBC) Our favorite TV shows may go off the air, but we'll always have overpriced souvenirs to remember them by: as with Mad Men...

Interview: Showrunner Peter Gould Breaks Down Season Four Of 'Better Call Saul'

Interview: Showrunner Peter Gould Breaks Down Season Four Of 'Better Call Saul'

(AMC) Better Call Saul has long since escaped from the shadow of Breaking Bad to become one of the best shows on television. When the series started, fans just wanted to see Saul Goodman in his...

McNally Jackson Is Leaving Prince Street Location (But Promises It Isn't Leaving Neighborhood)

McNally Jackson Is Leaving Prince Street Location (But Promises It Isn't Leaving Neighborhood)

via Yelp After more than 14 years at 52 Prince Street, beloved downtown Manhattan bookstore McNally Jackson is leaving its original home. But don't worry, they're not closing down permanently—just moving to a new location. "McNally...

Trump 'Pee On Me' Statuettes Spotted On Brooklyn Sidewalks

Trump 'Pee On Me' Statuettes Spotted On Brooklyn Sidewalksgallery

When they go low, we go high lower, apparently. This statuette of Donald Trump (looking more like the 1980s version of himself than current day) was spotted in Park Slope on Friday evening, near the intersection of...

Photos: A Secret Box Truck Art Carnival Materialized Briefly In Brooklyngallery

Photos: A Secret Box Truck Art Carnival Materialized Briefly In Brooklyn

At around 10 p.m. on Saturday night, the racket from the pillow fight I was officiating in the back of a U-Haul was interrupted by a commotion on the street. I peeked around the truck to see...

Awkwafina Pays Tribute To Lucy Liu While Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'

Awkwafina Pays Tribute To Lucy Liu While Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'video

(NBC) The September 29th season premiere of Saturday Night Live wasn't a perfect episode of comedy by any stretch of the imagination, but it was about as good an SNL season premiere—in which the cast and...

Photos: Huge Cosplaying Crowds Pack Javits Center For Comic Con 2018

Photos: Huge Cosplaying Crowds Pack Javits Center For Comic Con 2018gallery

Some 200,000 people were expected to visit this year's four-day pop-culture convention.

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

An international street music festival, a secret circus with aerialists and acrobats, dessert goals and a lot more going on this week.

Video: What The Heck Was Going On With The Empire State Building Lights Last Night?

Video: What The Heck Was Going On With The Empire State Building Lights Last Night?video

See the helicopters around the Empire State Building (Courtesy of Maxwell Haddad) If you happened to be anywhere around Midtown Manhattan last night, or had a bird's eye view of it, you may have noticed the...

SNL Video: Pete Davidson Tells Kanye West 'Being Mentally Ill Is Not An Excuse To Act Like A Jackass'

SNL Video: Pete Davidson Tells Kanye West 'Being Mentally Ill Is Not An Excuse To Act Like A Jackass'video

Besides Matt Damon-as-Brett Kavanaugh and Adam Driver's instant classic oil baron sketch, the most memorable thing about last week's season premiere of Saturday Night Live was the weird and uncomfortable performances by musical guest Kanye West....

What's Up With This German Battleship In The East River?video

What's Up With This German Battleship In The East River?

Here's something you don't see every day: a German battleship chugging up the East River by the Brooklyn Bridge. More tone deaf guerrilla marketing for The Man in the High Castle? Allies coming to liberate our city...

Here's How Your NY Fall Foliage Map Is Made

Here's How Your NY Fall Foliage Map Is Made

Oct 3 - 9. (Courtesy of I Love New York) Want to get up to Storm King or Mohonk Mountain House (swoooon) for peak fall foliage? Then you'll need to check a foliage map for when...

The Most Rockin' Airbnb Listing In NYC Is This Custom Van Parked In Soho

The Most Rockin' Airbnb Listing In NYC Is This Custom Van Parked In Soho

via Airbnb Later tonight, as you reach to grab a cold brewski from the mini-fridge on top of your bunk bed in the micro-studio that you share with two other fully-sized human beings, your mind may...

Photos: All The Best Cosplay On Comic Con 2018's Opening Day

Photos: All The Best Cosplay On Comic Con 2018's Opening Daygallery

The gigantic four-day celebration of cosplay and commerce will be at the Javits Center all weekend.

Photos: Lord & Taylor's NYC Flagship Has One Last Sale Before Closing

Photos: Lord & Taylor's NYC Flagship Has One Last Sale Before Closinggallery

Lord & Taylor, the department store that got its start in 1826 on Catherine Street, has started to say goodbye to its Fifth Avenue flagship. Today, the store started a "final sale," as a farewell to the...

A Halloween Movie Guide: Here's What's Haunting NYC Cinemas This Octobervideo

A Halloween Movie Guide: Here's What's Haunting NYC Cinemas This October

From Suspiria, 1977 Hey, hi, fellow Halloweenies! This month can be pretty overwhelming in deciding what activities to do (sadly, the Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade has been cancelled; long live the Great PUPkin) and the...

Daredevil & The Kingpin Really Hate Each Other In 'Daredevil' Season 3 Trailer

Daredevil & The Kingpin Really Hate Each Other In 'Daredevil' Season 3 Trailervideo

(Netflix) It's been well over two years since the release of Marvel/Netflix's Daredevil season two, aka Depressed Spider-Man: Hell's Kitchen Ninja Adventures! But with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist all receiving second seasons this...

Take The Nostalgia Train To Yankee Stadium For ALCS Wild Card Game

Take The Nostalgia Train To Yankee Stadium For ALCS Wild Card Gamegallery

If you're headed to Yankee Stadium tonight to see the Bronx Bombers host the Oakland A's in the American League's wild card game, you should also know it's Nostalgia Train time! You can roll back in time...

Why Pay Rent When You Can Buy An Energy-Efficient Hobbit House?

Why Pay Rent When You Can Buy An Energy-Efficient Hobbit House?gallery

NYC is obscenely expensive, the rent is perpetually too high, and affordable apartments are heading the way of the subway token. Why keep throwing away your hard-earned cash on short-term investments in order to take part in...

An Advance Look At Trump's Tremendous Emergency Alert Messages

An Advance Look At Trump's Tremendous Emergency Alert Messages

ALERT!!!! (Evan Vucci/AP/REX Shutterstock) FEMA and the FCC will be conducting a test of an emergency messaging system from President Donald Trump this afternoon. At approximately 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, everyone in America with a cellphone...

150,000 Square Feet In Historic Governors Island Homes Now Available For Free

150,000 Square Feet In Historic Governors Island Homes Now Available For Free

(Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) As Governors Island nears the end of another season (the Island is open to the public through October 31st), they are already preparing for next year. Today, The Trust for Governors Island...

Rebel Commentary: Walter Mosley Has Some Things to Say About History

Rebel Commentary: Walter Mosley Has Some Things to Say About History

Walter Mosley (Photograph by Marcia Wilson) Prolific, bestselling novelist Walter Mosley has a new book out, and it's timely and evergreen — and a bit bizarre. "John Woman" is, essentially, about a boy who does something...

Ticketmaster Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Scalping Racket

Ticketmaster Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Scalping Racket

(Andrew Gombert / EPA/Shutterstock) Ticketmaster faces a class action lawsuit over the secret scalping racket it's allegedly been running, enabling bots to scoop up tickets to big-name events the moment they appear on the site. Those...

'Climate Denial Kills': Global Warming Warning Signs Appear At Vulnerable NYC Locationsgallery

'Climate Denial Kills': Global Warming Warning Signs Appear At Vulnerable NYC Locations

On Saturday night, an out-of-place LED highway sign sat on the Rockaway boardwalk flashing a series of dire warnings and unexpected axioms: "Climate Change At Work"; "Abolish Coal-Onialism"; "Fossil Fueling Inequality." The messages alternated every few seconds...

What Is The Future Of Governors Island?

What Is The Future Of Governors Island?gallery

Last week, the city held a public hearing on its plan to reimagine Governors Island as part of an effort to turn the former Coast Guard base into a year-round destination. Governors Island, located just 800 yards...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

(photo by @shotbyrod, courtesy of House of Yes) Fall for Dance Fest @ NY City Center Leap into the week at the 15th annual Fall for Dance Festival. This two-week program features six world-premiere commissions by...

[Update] Louis C.K. Performed Another Surprise Set At Comedy Cellar

[Update] Louis C.K. Performed Another Surprise Set At Comedy Cellar

(Stephen Lovekin/Variety/Shutterstock) Louis C.K., whose career cratered after he admitted to masturbating in front of multiple unwilling women throughout his comedy career, popped up at the Comedy Cellar Sunday night for another surprise performance—and similar to...

'Popping' Bottle Causes Chaos At Global Citizens Fest, Injuring 15 Amid Reports Of Gunfire

'Popping' Bottle Causes Chaos At Global Citizens Fest, Injuring 15 Amid Reports Of Gunfire

Concert goers surge forward after a gunshot false alarm at the Global Citizens Festival (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) The annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park was transformed into a chaotic free-for-fall over the weekend, after a loud...

Photos: Thousands Of Fierce Queens Pack Javits Center For RuPaul's DragCon 2018

Photos: Thousands Of Fierce Queens Pack Javits Center For RuPaul's DragCon 2018gallery

The Javits Center was packed with drag artists of all ages, shapes, styles, genders, and magnitudes of fame this past weekend as RuPaul's DragCon 2018 took over Manhattan's far west side. Tina Fey, Marc Jacobs, and the cast of Frozen joined Ru and thousands of other Queens, including Aquaria, Jaymes Mansfield, Detox, Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, M. Kasha Davis, and Trixie Mattel, in the convention hall.

Here's Why People Were Booing Kanye West At 'Saturday Night Live'

Here's Why People Were Booing Kanye West At 'Saturday Night Live'video

(screenshot) In case you missed it, Kanye West (who maybe changed his name to Ye, or something?) was the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend. Despite performing a rare three...

Watch: John Oliver Devotes Entire 'Last Week Tonight' To Brett 'Judge Animal House' Kavanaughvideo

Watch: John Oliver Devotes Entire 'Last Week Tonight' To Brett 'Judge Animal House' Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh's hearing last week proved fuel for nightmares and, I guess, comedy, with Saturday Night Live devoting its season premiere cold open to an unsettlingly accurate portrayal of the embattled judge as a combative "keg...

Photos: See Fort Tryon Park Transformed Into A Medieval Village

Photos: See Fort Tryon Park Transformed Into A Medieval Villagegallery

The 33rd Annual Medieval Festival attracted tens of thousands of visitors on Sunday.

Photos, Videos: SNL Returns For Season 44 With Adam Driver And Kanye West (Who Wore A MAGA Hat)

Photos, Videos: SNL Returns For Season 44 With Adam Driver And Kanye West (Who Wore A MAGA Hat)galleryvideo

An extra-long cold open, a return host (Adam Driver), and three musical performances from Kanye West (including one where he wore his customized "Make America Great Again" hat) marked the 44th season premiere of Saturday Night Live....

SNL Cold Open: Matt Damon Plays Judge Brett Kavanaugh As 'Keg Half-Full Kind of Guy'

SNL Cold Open: Matt Damon Plays Judge Brett Kavanaugh As 'Keg Half-Full Kind of Guy'gallery

Saturday Night Live wasted no time in tackling the Brett Kavanaugh Senate hearing in its 44th season premiere by featuring the latest celebrity cameo in the Trump Administration era: Matt Damon played the Yalie federal judge who...

Look At This Big Ass Subway Iguana Who Thinks He's A Dog

Look At This Big Ass Subway Iguana Who Thinks He's A Dog

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) We've seen emotional support hens and dead sharks and ducks on leashes and ravenous raccoons all cram onto express trains in order to commute to work or whatever the Animal Farm equivalent is. Some...

Photos: Miss Subways Crowned After Drinking A 'Vial Of Cuomo's Tears'

Photos: Miss Subways Crowned After Drinking A 'Vial Of Cuomo's Tears'gallery

After a particularly dramatic primary that focused a lot on NYC's (crumbling) mass transit, it was fitting that the new Miss Subways invoked Governor Cuomo—and his challenger after winning the title last night. Parker MacLure reigned supreme...

Awkwafina, Seth Meyers, Paul Simon & Travis Scott Headed To SNL In October

Awkwafina, Seth Meyers, Paul Simon & Travis Scott Headed To SNL In October

Awkwafina (Gregory Pace/Shutterstock), Seth Meyers (Dave Allocca/Starpix/Shutterstock), Travis Scott (RMV/Shutterstock), Paul Simon (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) We already know that Adam Driver and Kanye West will kick off the 44th season of Saturday Night Live this weekend—and now...

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffiti

Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffitigallery

Nearly five years after painting over the legendary graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, real estate developers are appealing a hefty judgment ordering them to pay the artists who decorated the building. Developer David Wolkoff told the...

Rebel Commentary: Reinaldo Marcus Green Reframes The Conversation About Police Violence In 'Monsters & Men'

Rebel Commentary: Reinaldo Marcus Green Reframes The Conversation About Police Violence In 'Monsters & Men'

Reinaldo Green at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018 (Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Incidents of police violence targeting black and brown people continue to occur throughout the country, but the conversation about how to stop them from...

Fyre Fest Founder's Attorney Claims He Scams Because He's Mentally Ill

Fyre Fest Founder's Attorney Claims He Scams Because He's Mentally Ill

(Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) The attorney for Billy McFarland—the 26-year-old Fyre Festival cofounder who has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with the failed fest, and who also pleaded guilty to a fake ticket scam he was running...

Prominent New York Review Of Books Contributors Protest Ian Buruma's Departure

Prominent New York Review Of Books Contributors Protest Ian Buruma's Departure

(IBL/Shutterstock) The New York Review Of Books editor Ian Buruma, who was widely criticized for publishing and then defending an essay written by disgraced Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, was pressured to leave the publication last week...

Support Gothamist And Local Journalism Today!

Support Gothamist And Local Journalism Today!

How often do you read Gothamist? In the morning to see if there's a subway meltdown? During lunch to find a new place for dinner? In the afternoon when you're bored at work? All of the...

Photos: DUMBO Transformed Into Gritty Gotham City For Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie

Photos: DUMBO Transformed Into Gritty Gotham City For Joaquin Phoenix Joker Moviegalleryvideo

After running amok in a subway station in the Bronx this past weekend, filming for the upcoming Joker movie (no, not one of the FOUR Joker movies in the pipeline starring Jared Leto) continued in DUMBO on...

Video: Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Causes Panic On The Subwayvideo

Video: Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Causes Panic On The Subway

From the Joker set in Harlem last week. (via thecuriousuptowner.com) Last week, director Todd Phillips shared the first image of Joaquin Phoenix as Batman foe The Joker in a pretty cool video teaser—and now you may...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

From Pagan Pride Day to the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, here's a roundup of fun, filling and intellectually stimulating happenings around NYC this week.

Paul Simon Throws Generous Goodbye Party At Madison Square Garden

Paul Simon Throws Generous Goodbye Party At Madison Square Gardenvideo

Paul Simon performing in Stockholm, Sweden this past summer (IBL/Shutterstock) Paul Simon, a man who really puts the "roll" in rock 'n' roll, rolled gently into Madison Square Garden last night for the first of three...

Stirring Images From Longtime Village Voice Photographer Capture 1950s-1970s NYC

Stirring Images From Longtime Village Voice Photographer Capture 1950s-1970s NYCgallery

For decades, Fred W. McDarrah was the only staff photographer at The Village Voice (RIP), a job he took on after working in ad sales at the paper. He captured New York City in an era that...

Revisit Simon & Garfunkel's Landmark Central Park Show Before Simon's Final Ever NYC Shows

Revisit Simon & Garfunkel's Landmark Central Park Show Before Simon's Final Ever NYC Showsgalleryvideo

Paul Simon will roll into Madison Square Garden tonight for the first of three NYC shows—which he's said are not just his final NYC shows ever, but his final shows ever. Simon, who released a new album...

Watch A Magnificent Subway Showtime Performance For The Agesvideo

Watch A Magnificent Subway Showtime Performance For The Ages

(Daniel Nguyen/Flickr) On the master list of polarizing subway events, Showtime ranks high. Some people perk up upon hearing the clarion call—iiiiiiiiit's SHOWTIME!!!—excited to watch dancers perform acrobatic feats of airborne bendiness on the car's greasy...

Video: Watch Self-Absorbed New Yorkers Block The Subway Doorsvideo

Video: Watch Self-Absorbed New Yorkers Block The Subway Doors

One thing the MTA's 10-year Fast Forward plan won't fix is the etiquette of the average New York City rider. That is up to the rest of us. Including you, obliviously standing in the door as people...

NY Review Of Books Editor Ian Buruma Out Amidst Uproar Over Jian Ghomeshi Essay

NY Review Of Books Editor Ian Buruma Out Amidst Uproar Over Jian Ghomeshi Essay

(IBL/Shutterstock) The New York Review of Books' controversial "The Fall Of Men" issue has led to the fall of at least one man: editor Ian Buruma, who was widely criticized for publishing and then defending an...

Undercover Investigation Allegedly Shows Ticketmaster Secretly Encouraging Scalpers & Bots

Undercover Investigation Allegedly Shows Ticketmaster Secretly Encouraging Scalpers & Bots

(Paul Sakuma/AP/Shutterstock) Concertgoers are all too familiar with the maddening futility that comes with submitting to Ticketmaster in an attempt to score a hot ticket. No matter how quickly you click on "best available" and select...

Rebel Commentary: Veronica Chambers On The Power Of Individual Resistance

Rebel Commentary: Veronica Chambers On The Power Of Individual Resistance

Veronica Chambers (Jason Clampet) The idea of resistance is not new, but these days it feels like we are living in a constant state of heightened resistance in order to just uphold common decency, as well...

Asia Argento Says She's Suing Rose McGowan For 'Deception, Fraud, Coercion & Libel'

Asia Argento Says She's Suing Rose McGowan For 'Deception, Fraud, Coercion & Libel'

(IPA/Shutterstock) After denying reports that she had sexually assaulted a former underage co-star, Asia Argento says that she is now suing Rose McGowan over McGowan's statement regarding Argento and accuser Jimmy Bennett. Argento first sent a...

'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg On Dealing With 'Difficult, Damaged Men'

'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg On Dealing With 'Difficult, Damaged Men'

(Netflix) Entering its fifth season, BoJack Horseman has become one of the best shows currently airing on TV, an ambitious, engrossing, bittersweet rumination on people's ability (or inability) to change, one that is as interested in...

Open House NY Releases 2018 Site Locations (And You Can Get Inside An Abandoned Governors Island Building!)

Open House NY Releases 2018 Site Locations (And You Can Get Inside An Abandoned Governors Island Building!)

A large ballroom inside the South Battery Building on Governors Island will be open to the public for the first time this year at OHNY. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Open House New York (OHNY), the annual...

Live At BAM On Sept 27: The 2018 Fall Issue Of Pop-Up Magazine

Live At BAM On Sept 27: The 2018 Fall Issue Of Pop-Up Magazine

Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed “live magazine” is bringing a new Fall Issue show to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on September 27. A night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us, each issue...

Adam Driver & Kanye West Will Take The Spotlight For 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere

Adam Driver & Kanye West Will Take The Spotlight For 'Saturday Night Live' Season Premiere

(NBC) The leaves have begun to escape their tree prisons, the short-sleeved shirts are starting to be put away, and in every apartment building in the city, a couple is making plans to go apple-picking imminently....

Inside A Grand Victorian Tea Party At The Historic Mount Vernon Hotel Museumgallery

Inside A Grand Victorian Tea Party At The Historic Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Walking up to the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in Manhattan is startling. It’s set back from East 61st Street, so after passing bodegas and restaurants and a parking garage, suddenly there’s a stone wall topped by hedges...

Soon-Yi Previn Opens Up About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow In Controversial NY Magazine Profile

Soon-Yi Previn Opens Up About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow In Controversial NY Magazine Profile

Soon-Yi Previn & Woody Allen in 2017 (Clint Spaulding/WWD/Shutterstock) Throughout the 25+ years since it was first revealed that Woody Allen had begun a romantic relationship with his partner Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (then...

We're Getting Closer To Cracking The Creepy Mister Softee LinkNYC Jingle Mystery

We're Getting Closer To Cracking The Creepy Mister Softee LinkNYC Jingle Mystery

(Drew Dies / Flickr) For several months now, a hair-raising, inscrutable mystery has played out on the streets of New York: Why the hell is the Mister Softee jingle creepily blasting at half-speed from some of...

10 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week: A Sex Expo, Maker Faire & More

10 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week: A Sex Expo, Maker Faire & More

Maker Faire returns this weekend. (photo courtesy of Maker Faire) Start your week off boozily at the New York Adventure Club's Introduction to Whisk(e)y event. Kurt Maitland, founder of the Manhattan Whiskey Club, will teach you...

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