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Q Train Gets Colorful Makeover By Subway Graffiti Artists

Q Train Gets Colorful Makeover By Subway Graffiti Artists

Shutterstock As anyone who has watched The Warriors upwards of a dozen times can tell you, subways covered in graffiti used to be the norm—nowadays, you're lucky if you see even a single defiled Gregg T...

Natasha's Amazing Tinder Scam Takes Predictable Turn

Natasha's Amazing Tinder Scam Takes Predictable Turn

The crowd waiting for Natasha on Sunday (courtesy Rob Bliss) This being 2018, you can't just fool a bunch of people and then sit back and savor the sweet smell of sucess—you need a camera crew...

Nothing Classes Up The Subway Like A Chandelier

Nothing Classes Up The Subway Like A Chandeliervideo

(Adrian Wilson) New Yorkers can use any distraction they can get from the numbing delays of our daily commutes, which is probably why we eat it up whenever a pair of goats decides to hitchhike along...

Can Sinemia Succeed Where MoviePass Has Failed?

Can Sinemia Succeed Where MoviePass Has Failed?

(Mangostar / Shutterstock) Readers engaged in the never-ending quest to get out of paying for movie tickets now have a new option: Sinemia, a subscription service with a medium-complicated pricing model that's currently working to lure...

Asia Argento Reportedly Settled Sexual Assault Accusation With Former Underage Co-Star

Asia Argento Reportedly Settled Sexual Assault Accusation With Former Underage Co-Star

Asia Argento at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018 (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Asia Argento, who has become one of the more outspoken figures of the #MeToo movement after detailing how movie producer Harvey Weinstein assaulted her,...

Video: Dozens Of Dudes Got Duped In Mass Tinder Date At Union Square

Video: Dozens Of Dudes Got Duped In Mass Tinder Date At Union Squarevideo

"The scene" (via @bvdhai) This past Sunday afternoon, dozens of men arrived at Union Square thinking they were catching a DJ set with a Tinder date. Instead, they arrived to realize they were all just pawns...

Videos: Adorable Shark Joins Swimmers At Riis Park Beachvideo

Videos: Adorable Shark Joins Swimmers At Riis Park Beach

Courtesy of Dorothy Suliga The beach at Jacob Riis Park is known as the People's Beach, but there was a special cameo from its real natural inhabitant, a shark, last weekend. One swimmer, Mike Epstein, saw...

Videos: Late Night Shows (And The Yankees) Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Videos: Late Night Shows (And The Yankees) Pay Tribute To Aretha Franklinvideo

As the world mourned the passing of the Queen of Soul, late night talk show hosts offered their appreciation of the legendary Aretha Franklin. On The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon had singer Ariana Grande, already scheduled to...

New Yorkers Put Up More Aretha Franklin Tributes In Subway Stations

New Yorkers Put Up More Aretha Franklin Tributes In Subway Stationsgallery

The Queen Of Soul died on Thursday, and people across the city have been looking for ways to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin since word first came out earlier in the week that she was gravely ill....

Phish's Big 'Curveball' Fest Is Canceled At The Last Minute

Phish's Big 'Curveball' Fest Is Canceled At The Last Minute

From Phish's 2015 fest, Magnaball. (Haik Kocharian / Gothamist) This weekend Phish was set to host their Curveball festival in Watkins Glen, NY. The band has been putting on these big weekend-long summer fests since Clifford...

Photos: New Yorkers Gather At The Apollo Theater To Honor Legend Aretha Franklin

Photos: New Yorkers Gather At The Apollo Theater To Honor Legend Aretha Franklingallery

While the late Aretha Franklin's first New York City performance was at the Village Gate on Bleecker Street (now Le Poisson Rouge), one of her musical homes here was the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She first took...

Spike Lee Consulted On NYPD Ad Campaign For $200K

Spike Lee Consulted On NYPD Ad Campaign For $200K

Spike Lee at a block party in Brooklyn in 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Spike Lee's production company received $219,113 in consulting fees to help produce advertisements for the de Blasio administration's community policing initiative. “After...

Early Addition: Ivanka Trump Wouldn't Stop Complaining About SNL's 'Complicit' Parody, According To Omarosa

Early Addition: Ivanka Trump Wouldn't Stop Complaining About SNL's 'Complicit' Parody, According To Omarosavideo

Because you want a look inside the Conways' marriage, check out today's midday links: Colorado baker sues state officials over gender transition cake, Pete Davidson's engagement story, Ivanka Trump annoyed about SNL joke, and dog sounds like motorcycle.

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, Has Died At 76

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, Has Died At 76galleryvideo

After grim reports about her health surfaced earlier this week, Aretha Franklin, the legendary Queen Of Soul, has died. Her family said in a statement that she died at her home in Detroit on Thursday due to...

Immersive Velvet Underground Exhibit Coming To Greenwich Village This Fall

Immersive Velvet Underground Exhibit Coming To Greenwich Village This Fallgallery

An immersive multi-media exhibit honoring the legendary band The Velvet Underground is coming to NYC this fall. The Velvet Underground Experience, which first originated in Paris in April 2016 at La Philharmonie de Paris, will open on...

Photos: Franklin Street Subway Station Turned Into Makeshift Aretha Franklin Tribute

Photos: Franklin Street Subway Station Turned Into Makeshift Aretha Franklin Tributegallery

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that musical legend Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill" and had been placed into hospice care in her home in Detroit. New Yorkers have now created a makeshift tribute to the...

Rebel Commentary: BlacKkKlansman Is Essential Spike Lee--And It's Good to Have Him Back

Rebel Commentary: BlacKkKlansman Is Essential Spike Lee--And It's Good to Have Him Back

Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC,...

Photos: Beautiful Inwood Seal Strikes A Pose

Photos: Beautiful Inwood Seal Strikes A Posegallery

A gorgeous harbor seal was caught sunbathing on a rock in Inwood on Tuesday afternoon. Inwood resident Taegin Reisman said she snapped the photos at around 1 p.m. in Spuyten Duyvil Creek. "A few other adults and...

Everyone Thinks They're Royalty In First Trailer For Matthew Weiner's New Series 'The Romanoffs'

Everyone Thinks They're Royalty In First Trailer For Matthew Weiner's New Series 'The Romanoffs' video

There's been a Mad Men-sized hole in our hearts ever since Don Draper taught the world to sing via a Coca-Cola ad. But creator Matthew Weiner will finally unveil his followup to the landmark show (the...

Photos: The Interactive, Insta-Friendly Candytopia Opens Near Penn Station

Photos: The Interactive, Insta-Friendly Candytopia Opens Near Penn Stationgallery

A dreary block by Penn Station may seem an unlikely spot for an Instragram wonderland, but the organizers of NYC’s newest and possibly most extravagant social-media-friendly “experience” are clearly counting on the sweet, sticky appeal of candy...

Those Yellow Footprints Are Still On The C Train Over Three Months Later

Those Yellow Footprints Are Still On The C Train Over Three Months Later

The original photo of the footprints from April, via boshj Back in April, a straphanger spotted a transit worker finishing up putting a fresh coat of yellow paint on the edge of the Rockaway Ave C...

Early Addition: Broken Escalators Are No Match For Determined New Yorkers

Early Addition: Broken Escalators Are No Match For Determined New Yorkersvideo

Because no gym should cost $900/month, check out today's midday links: sex robots, lunch lady theft, Trump dehumanizes Omarosa, Aretha Franklin in hospice, bear walks into liquor store, and kitties snuggle in bed.

All-Star Tribute Concert To Aretha Franklin Coming To Madison Square Garden In November

All-Star Tribute Concert To Aretha Franklin Coming To Madison Square Garden In November

Aretha Franklin at her last live performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in Nov. 2017 (Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Reports have come out today that musical legend Aretha Franklin, who announced her plans to retire...

This Summer's Hottest Hypebeast Accessory Is The NY Post By Supreme

This Summer's Hottest Hypebeast Accessory Is The NY Post By Supreme

(Courtesy of Supreme) The New York Post sent local hypebeasts on a frantic newspaper-buying spree on Monday, after the tabloid unveiled a wraparound cover featuring an advertisement for the highly-coveted streetwear brand Supreme. As typically happens...

Whoa, Video Shows That Nice Things Can Happen On The Subway, Toovideo

Whoa, Video Shows That Nice Things Can Happen On The Subway, Too

Ridiculously hot subway platforms. Sudden train breakdowns. Idiot subway surfers. Massive delays. Seemingly endless construction projects. It seems more and more that our beloved subway system is solely the realm of bad moods, bad vibes, and bad...

Times Square Movie Theater With History Of Bed Bugs May Have Rats Now, Too

Times Square Movie Theater With History Of Bed Bugs May Have Rats Now, Too

(Wally Gobetz / Flickr I swore off movie-going for a while because I had read too many articles (fact: one is too many) about bed bugs in movie theaters, but when I decide to overcome my...

Review: Mike Birbiglia Wrestles Reluctantly With Parenthood In 'The New One'

Review: Mike Birbiglia Wrestles Reluctantly With Parenthood In 'The New One'

(Joan Marcus) Mike Birbiglia has always been dead set against having a kid. "I was very clear when we got married," he explains early in his autobiographical solo show The New One, recounting an argument with...

New MoviePass Strategy Limits Selection To Basically Just 'Slenderman'

New MoviePass Strategy Limits Selection To Basically Just 'Slenderman'

(Courtesy of West Coast Surfer / Mood Board/ Shutterstock) I don't know about you, but I have found my Monday mornings vastly improved since MoviePass began its downward spiral. Every weekend, enthusiastic masses flock to the...

Photos: Dragon Boat Racers Churn The Water In Rainy Flushing Meadows

Photos: Dragon Boat Racers Churn The Water In Rainy Flushing Meadowsgallery

Some 200 teams are expected to race this weekend in Queens, but if you're going today, definitely wear rubber boots.

Christopher Robbins Reviews 'Christopher Robin'

Christopher Robbins Reviews 'Christopher Robin'

The author and his—wait, no (Disney) According to my parents, my dad was reading Stephen King’s “Christine” when they decided that the name for the homicidal muscle car would be perfect for a baby girl. I...

Thanks MTA For The Depressing AF Poem That's Been In This Subway Tunnel Since The '90sgalleryvideo

Thanks MTA For The Depressing AF Poem That's Been In This Subway Tunnel Since The '90s

In 1991, a poem commissioned by the Arts for Transit program was installed in a corridor connecting Port Authority and the IND 8th Ave line to the rest of the Times Square subway station. It is depressing...

Video: Subway Surfing Idiots Try For Darwin Award

Video: Subway Surfing Idiots Try For Darwin Awardvideo

Just to get this straight up front: subway surfing—the act of riding on the outside of the subway, be it on top of a train or clinging to the side of the doors—is really, really, really, really,...

Staten Island 'Creative Patriot' Erects Brawny Trump Lawn Art To 'Provoke Emotions'video

Staten Island 'Creative Patriot' Erects Brawny Trump Lawn Art To 'Provoke Emotions'

Jonathan Swift once wrote, "vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others." If that's true, then Staten Island's self-proclaimed "creative patriot" Scott LoBaido must be able to see far beyond the physical realm....

Want To Go To 'Saturday Night Live' This Season?

Want To Go To 'Saturday Night Live' This Season?

Season 43 cast. (NBC) One of the most coveted tickets in town, going on 44 seasons now, is to Saturday Night Live. The legendary show, hosted in the intimate Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, will...

James Dolan Wrote A Terrible Song About His Guilt Over Not Stopping Harvey Weinstein

James Dolan Wrote A Terrible Song About His Guilt Over Not Stopping Harvey Weinstein

(screenshot) You may think of James Dolan primarily as the CEO of Madison Square Garden, owner of the Knicks and the Rangers and other multi-million dollar properties, but true fans know that's just his side hustle—his...

Winona Ryder Retrospective Hits The Big Screen This Monthvideo

Winona Ryder Retrospective Hits The Big Screen This Month

"You and me and five bucks." Long before her role in the Netflix hit Stranger Things, Winona Ryder owned the big screen. Mermaids, Heathers, Girl, Interrupted, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and the best movie of a generation:...

What We Learned About Prodigy From Making 'The Realness' Podcastvideo

What We Learned About Prodigy From Making 'The Realness' Podcast

Prodigy (Shutterstock) When Mobb Deep's Prodigy died last year after a life-long battle with sickle cell anemia, his passing shocked the hip hop world. Now The Realness, a new podcast from WNYC Studios, looks at the...

7 Reasons Why Singles in New York City Should Ditch Their Old Dating Apps

7 Reasons Why Singles in New York City Should Ditch Their Old Dating Apps

Love it or hate it, New York City IS a brilliant city to be single. The date spots are endless and the city is filled with people from all over the world. But, GETTING a date...

'Network' Adaptation Starring Bryan Cranston Coming To Broadway

'Network' Adaptation Starring Bryan Cranston Coming To Broadwayvideo

(Jan Versweyveld) Bryan Cranston was getting mad as hell across the pond in the National Theater's stage version of Paddy Chayefsky's classic, savage media satire Network late last year, and soon New York City audiences will...

Celebrate International Cat Day With NYC's Official Cat, The Bodega Cat

Celebrate International Cat Day With NYC's Official Cat, The Bodega Catgalleryvideo

The #InternationalCatDay hashtag is a nice portal into Good Twitter today (don't even look at Oscars Twitter!), and we'd like to offer up some truly purrfect examples of some our favorite feline New Yorkers: BODEGA CATS. The...

Rebel Commentary: Jamilah Lemieux Takes Us Inside Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Through the Lens of Black Women

Rebel Commentary: Jamilah Lemieux Takes Us Inside Cynthia Nixon's Campaign Through the Lens of Black Women

Jamilah Lemieux Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in one of Rebel's monthly conversations...

Plain White T's Cheesy Song 'Hey There Delilah' May Become Cheesy TV Show

Plain White T's Cheesy Song 'Hey There Delilah' May Become Cheesy TV Show

We already have TV shows based on Walmart, podcasts, video games, Facebook messages, and the entire decade of the '80s, so why not a TV show based on a song? Can't you imagine a great limited...

Creating A Swimmable Beach In Manhattan An 'Intriguing' Idea, De Blasio Says

Creating A Swimmable Beach In Manhattan An 'Intriguing' Idea, De Blasio Says

A future beach, perhaps? (Couresty of David Jacobs) Over the weekend, the New York Times editorial board published an unequivocally correct endorsement for swimmable public beaches off the coast of Manhattan. Thanks to a $12 billion...

NY Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup, Which Includes A 14-Hour Movie

NY Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup, Which Includes A 14-Hour Movie

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna) The New York Film Festival has announced their full lineup, boasting 30 films from 22 countries. Barry Jenkins's eagerly awaited post-Moonlight project, If Beale Street Could Talk, will have its...

44 Years Ago Philippe Petit Walked On A Wire Between The Twin Towersvideo

44 Years Ago Philippe Petit Walked On A Wire Between The Twin Towers

Petit walking the wire in 1974. (AP/Shutterstock) When Philippe Petit finished his illicit walk across the wire he strung between the Twin Towers in 1974, a reporter asked the 24-year-old French street performer why he did...

Watch The First Trailer For 'Escape At Dannemora' About Incredible Upstate NY Prison Break

Watch The First Trailer For 'Escape At Dannemora' About Incredible Upstate NY Prison Break

(Showtime) Back in the summer of 2015, we were riveted by the unforgettable prison break at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. The story had everything: illicit romance, a daring escape, frozen hamburger meat! Now, that...

2018 Global Citizen Fest Features Cardi B, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, And Janelle Monáe

2018 Global Citizen Fest Features Cardi B, Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, And Janelle Monáe

Cardi B at Coachella in April (Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Cardi B may have decided not to tour with Bruno Mars so she can recover from childbirth and focus on being a new mom, following the birth of...

A Very NYC Bingo Card, Presented By Gothamist & WNYC

A Very NYC Bingo Card, Presented By Gothamist & WNYC

Click here for larger image. (Design by Sarah Butler) Ever see a glitch in the system that is New York City and wonder if you're living in the Matrix? Or notice something so unusual while traversing...

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival Is Back for 2018

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival Is Back for 2018

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival returns this month, with four nights of free outdoor movie screenings in the heart of Central Park. Presented by Bloomberg Philanthropies and in partnership with the Museum of the City...

NY Comedy Festival Returns In November With Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien & Almost No Women

NY Comedy Festival Returns In November With Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien & Almost No Women

The New York Comedy Festival has announced the initial lineup for its 15th annual comedy fest in NYC, taking place this November. Headliners include big names in comedy including Tracy Morgan, Conan O'Brien, Marc Maron, Desus...

Ruthie Ann Miles Reprises Tony-Winning 'King And I' Role Three Months After Devastating Park Slope Collision

Ruthie Ann Miles Reprises Tony-Winning 'King And I' Role Three Months After Devastating Park Slope Collision

Ruthie Ann Miles after winning the Tony for best supporting actress in a musical in 2015 (Shutterstock) Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage five months after a driver ran into her and her four-year-old daughter...

MoviePass Pivots To Fewer Films For Lower Price

MoviePass Pivots To Fewer Films For Lower Price

(Nestor Rizhniak / Shutterstock) What new hijinks did MoviePass get up to this weekend, you may well be wondering this Monday morning, given that every day seems to bring fresh chaos from the very volatile ticket...

Here's What 7 Miles Of Car-Free NYC Streets Looks Like

Here's What 7 Miles Of Car-Free NYC Streets Looks Likegallery

Over the weekend, the first Summer Streets of 2018 took place, shutting down 7 miles of roadway to automobiles and creating an oasis for cyclists and pedestrians. While it was really more like Bummer Streets for a...

Photos: Cats Get Glammed Up For The 2018 Algonquin Cat Fashion Show

Photos: Cats Get Glammed Up For The 2018 Algonquin Cat Fashion Showgallery

For most cat owners, the idea of successfully getting a cat into a costume remains a mere pipe dream (I only got as far as a hat). That's what makes the Annual Algonquin Cat Fashion Show so...

Play A Musical House In Coney Island This Weekendgallery

Play A Musical House In Coney Island This Weekend

This weekend in Coney Island, you can play a house. Not play in one—actually play the house itself. Porch Life is a mobile music box, a traveling piece of interactive architecture embedded with a dozen different instruments:...

Summer Streets Kicks Off First Of Three Car-Free Saturdays Tomorrow

Summer Streets Kicks Off First Of Three Car-Free Saturdays Tomorrowgallery

It's time for the city to shut down nearly 7 miles of Manhattan streets to car traffic and give it to over pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, skaters, puppers, and more—Summer Streets starts tomorrow! This is the 11th annual...

Extra, Extra: What Is <em>Forever</em>?

Extra, Extra: What Is Forever?

The High Line. (Photo via capanovayork's Instagram) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Ivanka Trump was asked if the...

The First Trailer For Barry Jenkins's 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is Here, Set In 1970s Harlemvideo

The First Trailer For Barry Jenkins's 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is Here, Set In 1970s Harlem

(Scene from the trailer) In his followup to Moonlight, writer-director Barry Jenkins is bringing James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, published in 1974, to the big screen. The feature film—adapted by Jenkins—will hit theaters on...

Extra, Extra: The Decline Of Kim Kardashian Has Begun

Extra, Extra: The Decline Of Kim Kardashian Has Begun

Trump's smocking gun is just an opinion; video shows an airline crew pulling a woman off a plane; are we watching the decline of Kim Kardashian?, and more end-of-day-links.

This Gigantic Rock Jammed Between Two Buildings Is A Huge Part Of NYC History

This Gigantic Rock Jammed Between Two Buildings Is A Huge Part Of NYC Historygallery

This city was built on and around what is now referred to as Manhattan Schist, a tough old rock that has essentially become the backbone of the island. There are plenty of places to spot the stuff...

Inside The New Film Forum, Reopening Today After Growing A New Theatergallery

Inside The New Film Forum, Reopening Today After Growing A New Theater

For three months, Film Forum members have had to pop their own olive oil and salt popcorn, fire up their Kanopy accounts (free with a NYPL or BPL membership!), and pretend to hiss at the NYU students...

The Flaming Lips Are Playing On Governors Island This September

The Flaming Lips Are Playing On Governors Island This September

Flaming Lips (Valerio Berdini / Shutterstock) There are many upsides to festivals on Governors Island, namely that you are on Governors Island. But there is one big downside: you are beholden to the ferry to get...

Mets Achieve Peak Mets, Lose 25-4 To The Nationals

Mets Achieve Peak Mets, Lose 25-4 To The Nationalsvideo

Shortstop Jose Reyes pitched (!!!!!) relief for the Mets (Alex Brandon/AP/Shutterstock) There are 14,900 Google results for the search Mets "lovable losers" but the team took things to a whole new level on Tuesday night when...

Extra, Extra: Cool, The Chainsmokers Made $45.5 Million Last Year

Extra, Extra: Cool, The Chainsmokers Made $45.5 Million Last Year

Stop giving The Chainsmokers money, and more end-of-day links.

Video: Gothamist Interviews Kim Gordon And Bill Nace Of Body/Head

Video: Gothamist Interviews Kim Gordon And Bill Nace Of Body/Headvideo

Kim Gordon and Bill Nace at our office. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Ever since Sonic Youth was signed to a major label in the early '90s, Kim Gordon has had to deal with the scum of...

MoviePass Raises Prices & Limits Options In Desperate Attempt To Stay Afloat

MoviePass Raises Prices & Limits Options In Desperate Attempt To Stay Afloat

(Mangostar / Shutterstock) We had a good run, sort of: MoviePass, the inexplicably affordable ticket subscription service, may finally be reaching the end of its road. After a roller coaster weekend of service outages and assurances...

Early Addition: This Guy Was Hit By A Car While Doing The #InMyFeelings Challenge

Early Addition: This Guy Was Hit By A Car While Doing The #InMyFeelings Challenge

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman deliver comforting reality TV, some idiots stole a shark, a closer look at Mars, and more mid-morning links.

Extra, Extra: Obama Dances To The Carters, Has Lunch With Biden

Extra, Extra: Obama Dances To The Carters, Has Lunch With Biden

(Photo by ghost_in_nyc on Instagram) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Barack and Michelle danced at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s...

Beyoncé Just Hired The First Black Photographer To Ever Shoot A Vogue Cover

Beyoncé Just Hired The First Black Photographer To Ever Shoot A Vogue Cover

Vogue's September 2015 cover First of all, Vogue has never hired a black photographer to shoot its cover. That's just one of the things in HuffPost's scoop about the magazine's September issue, and even if you...

MoviePass Tries To Reassure Subscribers After Disastrous Weekend

MoviePass Tries To Reassure Subscribers After Disastrous Weekend

(ra2studio / Shutterstock) After Thursday's "temporary" service interruption ended up stymieing moviegoers for the entire weekend, MoviePass's future may be in jeopardy. Research analysts tell the New York Times the subscription service appears to be teetering...

Cyclone Riders Forced To Climb Down Roller Coaster After Power Loss

Cyclone Riders Forced To Climb Down Roller Coaster After Power Loss

Riders climbing down the Cyclone on Saturday (Ryan Ver Berkmoes/ Twitter) Here's how the Luna Park website boasts of the famous attraction, the "Big Momma" of Coney Island, the Cyclone: "Get ready to shake, rattle, rumble...

Photos: Chaotic Weirdness Wins The 2018 Battle For Mau Mau Islandgallery

Photos: Chaotic Weirdness Wins The 2018 Battle For Mau Mau Island

Dozens of sea-warrior tribes gathered in Queens on Saturday for the eighth annual Battle for Mau Mau Island, an anarchic summertime extravaganza for DIY boat-builders and anyone else who loves collaborative art, chaotic weirdness, getting decked out...

Photos: The Killers, David Byrne, And Moodymann Close Out Panorama 2018

Photos: The Killers, David Byrne, And Moodymann Close Out Panorama 2018galleryvideo

On Sunday, Panorama finally got that big, joyous, festival-feeling day it deserved. The crowd was by far the largest of the weekend, the sun was shining throughout the afternoon, there were enough non-muddy spots on the big...

Photos, Videos: Janet Jackson, St. Vincent, SZA, And Gucci Mane Rock Panorama Day Twogalleryvideo

Photos, Videos: Janet Jackson, St. Vincent, SZA, And Gucci Mane Rock Panorama Day Two

Unlike Friday’s washout, the second day of the Panorama music festival went (almost) as planned, with headliner Janet Jackson performing a highly politicized, unsurprisingly energetic set that thrilled the crowd of some 20,000. Other musical highlights Saturday...

Opening Day Of Panorama Ruined By Rain, Lightning gallery

Opening Day Of Panorama Ruined By Rain, Lightning

The first really big act of Panorama’s opening day, Dua Lipa, was set to strut out on to the main stage in ten minutes, when they suddenly shut the whole thing down due to "severe incoming weather.”...

MoviePass Outage Caused By Business Model Based On Losing Money

MoviePass Outage Caused By Business Model Based On Losing Money

via flickr user sinaasappeljuice The lights appear to be going down at MoviePass. The hugely popular subscription-based movie service, through which users can pay $10/month for the privilege of seeing basically unlimited movies, has apparently run...

Here's Your Guide To Panorama 2018 (Update: Friday Cancelled!)gallery

Here's Your Guide To Panorama 2018 (Update: Friday Cancelled!)

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.: Friday's Panorama has been cancelled due to the incoming storm. For the third summer in a row, the Panorama music festival (a kind of “Coachella East”) is taking over Randalls Island... starting right now....

Early Addition: Katie Holmes Spotted Reading Joan Didion On The Subway

Early Addition: Katie Holmes Spotted Reading Joan Didion On The Subway

(Photo via punkdolphin's Instagram) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Katie Holmes was spotted on the subway reading Joan...

Live From Gothamist House: Madison McFerrin

Live From Gothamist House: Madison McFerrinvideo

Our Gothamist House series returns! You can visit past episodes here. As anyone who attended an American college sometime in the past 30 years can attest, there are few more nightmarish questions than, "Can you come...

Extra, Extra: Gwyneth Paltrow Denies Being 'Becky With The Good Hair'

Extra, Extra: Gwyneth Paltrow Denies Being 'Becky With The Good Hair'

(Photo via mermaidkicks on Instagram) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Elon Musk's secret weapon is, of course, a...

Photo of Elderly 'Subway Romantics' Goes Viral, But They Are 'HATING The Publicity'

Photo of Elderly 'Subway Romantics' Goes Viral, But They Are 'HATING The Publicity'

Blake Ricker snapped a picture and shared it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, asking, 'If anyone recognizes this sweet couple, please let me know.' Turns out they didn't want to be found.

The Perfect Summer Movies To Stream, According To Mevideo

The Perfect Summer Movies To Stream, According To Me

The porch bed in The Man in the Moon I don't know what kind of movies you're into—that's an incredibly intimate thing to know about a person. I only know what kind of movies I'm into....

The Complicated Fight Over Walt Whitman's Sole Surviving NYC Home

The Complicated Fight Over Walt Whitman's Sole Surviving NYC Home

99 Ryerson Street (Jim O'Grady / WNYC) Walt Whitman, America's bard and eternal pride of Brooklyn, never stayed in one place for very long. During 28 years as a resident of Brooklyn, he had at least...

Extra, Extra: Did YOU Freak Out About The Orange Sky This Morning?

Extra, Extra: Did YOU Freak Out About The Orange Sky This Morning?

An orange sky, a mid-century gem, a restaurant in NYC letting all customers know: "Immigrants cooked your food and served you today," and more end-of-day links.

Target Issues Non-Apology After Faux CBGB Awning Is Met With Derision

Target Issues Non-Apology After Faux CBGB Awning Is Met With Derision

(Courtesy of Vanishing NY) Over the weekend, Target opened up its new East Village store by propping up a fake streetscape meant to evoke what the neighborhood used to look like, complete with a CBGB awning...

Is CBD Legal In New York? Where Can I Get It? How Much Should I Take? Will It Get Me High?

Is CBD Legal In New York? Where Can I Get It? How Much Should I Take? Will It Get Me High?

Inside The Alchemist's Kitchen (Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) Part 1 of our CBD story can be found here: An Introduction To The Soothing World Of CBD As the conversation around CBD (cannibidiol) has become more mainstream over the...

Here's Everything Coming And Going From Netflix In August 2018

Here's Everything Coming And Going From Netflix In August 2018

August: the perfect month to stay indoors, blast the air conditioner at your face, and watch your stories. Netflix has just announced what's coming and going from the streaming platform next month — you'll get a new...

Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams Set For Lin-Manuel Miranda's Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon FX Series

Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams Set For Lin-Manuel Miranda's Bob Fosse-Gwen Verdon FX Series

Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams (Shutterstock) For all the musical theater nerds out there, it was like Festivus: On Tuesday, FX announced that it green-lit a limited series from Lin-Manuel Miranda about two Broadway legends—Choreographer Bob Fosse...

Rebel: Tanzina Vega On Whether There's a Statute of Limitations on Racism

Rebel: Tanzina Vega On Whether There's a Statute of Limitations on Racism

(NYPR) Tanzina Vega, host of WNYC's The Takeaway Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate...

Extra, Extra: The NTSB Warns Against Participating In Drake's #InMyFeelings Challenge

Extra, Extra: The NTSB Warns Against Participating In Drake's #InMyFeelings Challenge

South Street Seaport. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. TMZ reports that Demi Lovato "was...

Inside NYC's First Modernist Home, Now On The Market For $5 Milliongallery

Inside NYC's First Modernist Home, Now On The Market For $5 Million

In 1938, a few years after it was built, photographer Berenice Abbott shot the facade of a home at 211 East 48th Street, one that was strikingly different from the old brownstone immediately next to it, as...

An Introduction To The Soothing World Of CBD

An Introduction To The Soothing World Of CBD

(Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) It's increasingly popular with people suffering from a wide variety of maladies, from insomnia and anxiety to Crohn's disease and fibromyalgia. Some swear by it for relief from migraines, while others have tried it...

Extra, Extra: A Phish Fan Was Attacked At This Weekend's Show In Washington

Extra, Extra: A Phish Fan Was Attacked At This Weekend's Show In Washington

The Spanish Gardener by Elliott Arkin. A 10-ft tall depiction of Pablo Picasso mowing the lawn, located on Columbia Street in Brooklyn. (Photo by Scott Lynch) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on...

OMFG: Target Put Up A Replica Of The CBGB Awning To Promote Their East Village Store

OMFG: Target Put Up A Replica Of The CBGB Awning To Promote Their East Village Store

(Photo courtesy of EV Grieve) Listen, you wanted the old East Village back, with its grit and character and rough edges and trash can fires in place of those new, sleek buildings. Yet over the weekend,...

Give and Find Goods with donateNYC

Give and Find Goods with donateNYC

Donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them reduces waste, conserves energy, saves money, and supports nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of New Yorkers. donateNYC provides a variety of resources and tools that support the donation and reuse of material goods to businesses, nonprofits, and residents.

Trump Baby Balloon's Babysitters Are Exhausted, NJ Visit TBD

Trump Baby Balloon's Babysitters Are Exhausted, NJ Visit TBDgallery

The Trump Baby Balloon was the big hit of President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom. American activists raised money for the yooge balloon to fly above the president's NJ golf course, but now it's unclear when...

Wow This Person Recreated Tulum In Their Apartment

Wow This Person Recreated Tulum In Their Apartmentvideo

When you are rich your apartment options come with listings that feature luxuries like views, multiple wraparound terraces, and chandeliers made from the hardened tears of your former lovers. When you have lived paycheck-to-paycheck your entire...

Here's The First Statue Depicting Real Women In Central Park, Coming In 2020

Here's The First Statue Depicting Real Women In Central Park, Coming In 2020

The new statue, coming in 2020. (Glenn Castellano, New-York Historical Society) In 2020, Central Park will install its first statue depicting real women. Ever. If that sounds crazy, let's pan out and look at the bigger...

Meet The Rebellious Women Of 19th Century NYC

Meet The Rebellious Women Of 19th Century NYC

Portrait of Elizabeth Jennings Graham 1895, Courtesy Kansas State Historical Society; Adah Isaacs Menken in Mazeppa, 1863, MCNY A new exhibit celebrating the rebellious women of 19th-century New York is now on display at the Museum...

Photos: Bronx Documentary Center Hosts The Latin American Foto Festivalgallery

Photos: Bronx Documentary Center Hosts The Latin American Foto Festival

There's just three more days to check out the first ever Latin American Foto Festival in the South Bronx. The event, hosted by the Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose, features the work of photographers from all over...

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