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A Look Back At The Glory Days Of 1980s Metal Magazinesgallery

A Look Back At The Glory Days Of 1980s Metal Magazines

I spent all of 1983 and 1984 as the associate editor of Tiger Beat, but I followed up my time there writing for some of the biggest metal mags. From 1985 to 1992, I wrote for the...

Now There's A Rainbow Crosswalk Outside Stonewall Inn

Now There's A Rainbow Crosswalk Outside Stonewall Inngallery

Just in time for Sunday's big Pride Parade, the NYC Department of Transportation has painted the crosswalk outside the Stonewall Inn with rainbow colors.

NSFW Photos: Thousands Of Lesbians Take Over Fifth Ave. For NYC Dyke March

NSFW Photos: Thousands Of Lesbians Take Over Fifth Ave. For NYC Dyke Marchgallery

As is the custom, the 25th Annual Dyke March was a protest, not a parade. But that doesn't means it wasn't also a lot of fun.

Gorgeous 10,000 Balloon-Display Pops Up Outside West Village Office Building

Gorgeous 10,000 Balloon-Display Pops Up Outside West Village Office Buildinggallery

Until hundreds of thousands people make the LGBTQ Pride Parade route glitter with color, a West Village building might have the biggest display of rainbow-colored solidarity. Squarespace has decked its 8 Clarkson Street office facade with a...

Finally, ASSSCAT Makes It To Carnegie Hall

Finally, ASSSCAT Makes It To Carnegie Hall

The Upright Citizens Brigade performing on their ASSCAT show on Bravo. The Upright Citizens Brigade is synonymous with improv in New York, thanks in no small part to the four original members of the troupe, Amy...

See The Resplendent And Racy Queens And Kings Of NYC Drag March

See The Resplendent And Racy Queens And Kings Of NYC Drag Marchgallery

As usual, NYC Pride weekend got started on a fabulous note, as more than hundred marchers made their way from Tompkins Square Park to the Stonewall Inn

These Streets Are Closed For Sunday's LGBTQ Pride Parade

These Streets Are Closed For Sunday's LGBTQ Pride Parade

From the 2016 parade (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Sunday, June 25 is the big Heritage of Pride March, also known as the Pride Parade, which steps off at noon at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and...

NYCLU Joins ACLU As NYC LGBT Pride Parade Grand Marshal

NYCLU Joins ACLU As NYC LGBT Pride Parade Grand Marshal

From the 2016 parade (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) This year's NYC LGBT Pride March will feature grand marshals representing what the parade's organizers hope "will ultimately be a successful resistance movement." The grand marshals are NYC's...

Coal CEO Sues John Oliver After Giant Squirrel Tells Him To Eat Sh*t

Coal CEO Sues John Oliver After Giant Squirrel Tells Him To Eat Sh*t

Big Coal is coming for John Oliver. In response to the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, Murray Energies magnate Robert Murray has filed a defamation lawsuit alleging the "false and malicious broadcast" amounted to...

Vintage Photos Of The Cyclone, Which Is Turning 90!

Vintage Photos Of The Cyclone, Which Is Turning 90!galleryvideo

The Cyclone, Coney Island's legendary, rickety wooden roller coaster, is celebrating its 90th birthday with a party at Luna Park this weekend. On Sunday, June 25th, there will be a birthday event starting at 2 p.m., which...

A Look Inside The Abandoned Essex Street Market, Where Hanksy Is Hosting A Weekend Art Show

A Look Inside The Abandoned Essex Street Market, Where Hanksy Is Hosting A Weekend Art Showgallery

Hanksy, the NYC artist known for street art puns and turning an abandoned building into a four-hour art exhibition, is putting on another show this weekend with the help of a whole bunch of his talented street...

Johnny Depp Asks Glastonbury Crowd, 'When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?'

Johnny Depp Asks Glastonbury Crowd, 'When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?'

Getty Images [Update Below] Johnny Depp, who has had more than his fair share of unfavorable press lately, added another notch to his bad boy belt this week. At the Glastonbury Festival in England on Thursday,...

L.A.'s Favorite Cactus Store Opens Pop-Up In Chinatown Greenhouse

L.A.'s Favorite Cactus Store Opens Pop-Up In Chinatown Greenhouse

(Courtesy Max Martin) Have you been to L.A.? Everyone there lives in bungalows surrounded by succulents and cacti that encircle statues of Joni Mitchell, according to people who are in L.A. and running highly curated Instagram...

'Eloise' Moves From The Plaza To New York-Historical Society In New Exhibitgallery

'Eloise' Moves From The Plaza To New York-Historical Society In New Exhibit

Back in the day it seemed like Eloise, the child who (fictionally) resided in The Plaza, lived the life. That majestic little latchkey monster got to order beers from room service, feed lawyers rubber candy, saw open...

Hiram Monserrate, Infamous For Dragging Girlfriend Through Lobby, Wins Key Endorsement In City Council Race

Hiram Monserrate, Infamous For Dragging Girlfriend Through Lobby, Wins Key Endorsement In City Council Race

Hiram Monserrate, center, leaves court in 2009 after he was found guilty of misdemeanor assault. (Ellis Kaplan-Pool/Getty Images) Two-time disgraced elected official Hiram Monserrate—who was expelled from the state Senate in 2010 after being convicted of...

When Shakespeare In The Park Fought Robert Moses, And Won

When Shakespeare In The Park Fought Robert Moses, And Won

The Delacorte Theater, now home to the city's Shakespeare in the Park festival. (via Flickr user Mattia Panciroli) Trump supporters and other right wing opportunists were up in arms over The Public Theater's staging of Julius...

Samantha Bee: NY's Slogan Should Be 'We Protect Child Molesters'

Samantha Bee: NY's Slogan Should Be 'We Protect Child Molesters'

via YouTube Keeping with a decade-long tradition, the New York State senate has once again refused to take up a widely-supported bill extending the amount of time that child sexual abuse victims can seek justice as...

New Radiohead Music Video For Unreleased Gem 'Man Of War' Was Filmed In Brooklyn

New Radiohead Music Video For Unreleased Gem 'Man Of War' Was Filmed In Brooklynvideo

After much teasing and sweet vindication, Radiohead are releasing the 20th anniversary edition of their masterpiece OK Computer this week. The reissue, OKNOTOKCOMPUTER, features b-sides and three unreleased tracks that fans have been salivating over for...

'1984' On Broadway Now Has An Age Restriction Because People Are Reportedly Fainting

'1984' On Broadway Now Has An Age Restriction Because People Are Reportedly Faintingvideo

The cast of 1984 (Julieta Cervantes) The new Broadway production of 1984 is now restricting the ages of audience members. According to an announcement from the producers, the play "will implement, effective immediately, an Age Restriction...

Amy Poehler And Seth Meyers To Shakespeare In The Park Protesters: Really?!?video

Amy Poehler And Seth Meyers To Shakespeare In The Park Protesters: Really?!?

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunited on Wednesday night to bring back their old beloved SNL Weekend Update segment "Really?!?" The treatment was tagged to the recent Shakespeare in the Park drama, and specifically the nights...

Film Forum's 'New York In The 70s' Celebrates Gritty, Long-Gone Gotham
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Film Forum's 'New York In The 70s' Celebrates Gritty, Long-Gone Gotham


Ask a film buff to name some quintessential New York movies, and chances are that Midnight Cowboy, Mean Streets, Shaft, The French Connection, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and any number of other classics will be in the...

Death Threats Sent To 'Julius Caesar' Director, Unrelated Shakespeare Companies

Death Threats Sent To 'Julius Caesar' Director, Unrelated Shakespeare Companies

Scott Lynch / Gothamist The Public Theater's controversial production of Julius Caesar closed Sunday night, but the so-called "right-wing hate machine" surrounding the play continues to churn, with a torrent of anonymous threats made in recent...

A Charming Conversation With Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon About Their Charming Movie 'The Big Sick'

A Charming Conversation With Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon About Their Charming Movie 'The Big Sick'

(Ben Yakas/Gothamist) The Big Sick, which hits theaters this Friday June 23rd, was co-written by Kumail Nanjiani (who you probably know as Dinesh from Silicon Valley, or if you're really hardcore, Pindar from Franklin & Bash)...

Here's What's Coming And Going From Netflix In Julyvideo

Here's What's Coming And Going From Netflix In July

Goodness gracious, is it nearly July already? This means we get some new streaming options on Netflix to dive into during heatwaves. This doesn't effect me in the least, since I can't watch anything new until...

Video: Winter Brings Epic Battles In Latest 'Game Of Thrones' Trailer

Video: Winter Brings Epic Battles In Latest 'Game Of Thrones' Trailervideo

It's been nearly a month since we got our first look at new footage from the penultimate season seven of Game Of Thrones, which means it's time for another glimpse at what's going on in Westeros....

The NYPL's Rose Reading Room's Ceiling Broke Again, But It's Fine!

The NYPL's Rose Reading Room's Ceiling Broke Again, But It's Fine!

(Courtesy of the NYPL) On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Public Library had another ceiling issue in their beloved Rose Main Reading Room. Following the incident, which was due to human error (and was not an...

Interview: Ann Dowd Deconstructs 'The Handmaid's Tale' & 'The Leftovers'

Interview: Ann Dowd Deconstructs 'The Handmaid's Tale' & 'The Leftovers'

Hulu With supporting roles in films such as Philadelphia, Apt Pupil, Garden State, The Informant!, St. Vincent and dozens more, TV appearances in The X-Files, Freaks & Geeks and several iterations of Law & Order, as...

Dream Better And Wake Up Fresher With The Dangerously Comfy Leesa Mattress

Dream Better And Wake Up Fresher With The Dangerously Comfy Leesa Mattress

It goes without saying that how you sleep—and more importantly, upon what you sleep—is critical. Recognizing this, Leesa offered a Gothamist writer a chance to test-drive one of their dreamy mattresses to see how an upgraded sleeping situation changed her day-to-day. (And, for that matter, her night-to-night.) The result? Well, she’s finding it harder to get out of bed in the morning.

Video: New York's Strongest Ratvideo

Video: New York's Strongest Rat

A rat briefly dragged a bag of garbage along a sidewalk in New York City last Thursday morning. The incident was documented by a pedestrian who used her mobile device to record a video, which she subsequently...

Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

Prodigy Of Mobb Deep Dead At 42

Prodigy performing at the 2015 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Prodigy, the rapper who made up half of the legendary Queens duo Mobb Deep, has died at the age of 42. TMZ writes that at the...

This New Brooklyn Ken Doll Has A Man Bun But No Romphimgallery

This New Brooklyn Ken Doll Has A Man Bun But No Romphim

Today, Barbie announced the arrival of 15 new Ken dolls, and on top of "featuring three body types—slim, broad [some are calling this dad-bod] and original—and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, and modern fashion looks,"...

A Little Thunderstorm Didn't Stop The First Bryant Park Summer Movie Nightgallery

A Little Thunderstorm Didn't Stop The First Bryant Park Summer Movie Night

Bryant Park hosted its first movie night of the summer on Monday with a screening of the classic 1933 film King Kong, and the show went on despite the horrendous weather. The organizers note that "since we...

Photos: Double Rainbow Over NYC After Drenching Thunderstorm

Photos: Double Rainbow Over NYC After Drenching Thunderstormgallery

Monday's Severe Thunderstorm brought in dramatic clouds, downpours and downed trees. Then Mother Nature set the stage for a pretty good double rainbow at sunset.

The Fearless Girl Statue Is Racking Up Awards In Cannes

The Fearless Girl Statue Is Racking Up Awards In Cannesgalleryvideo

If there was any doubt left that Fearless Girl was simply a prop for a global investment firm... well, just watch the commercial below, which is currently racking up awards at the Cannes Lions 64th International Festival...

Interview: Rhea Seehorn On Dealing With Consequences On 'Better Call Saul'

Interview: Rhea Seehorn On Dealing With Consequences On 'Better Call Saul'

AMC Better Call Saul will wrap up its third season—its best yet— Monday night on AMC. Since it began, the narrative has been pretty evenly split between Jimmy and Chuck's biblical family struggle (touching on the...

This 'New Yorker' Cartoon Will Inform You On The Future Plans Of Your Subway Line

This 'New Yorker' Cartoon Will Inform You On The Future Plans Of Your Subway Line

A cartoon by Ellis Rosen. #TNYcartoons A post shared by The New Yorker Cartoons (@newyorkercartoons) on Jun 19, 2017 at 7:58am PDT New Yorker cartoonist Ellis Rosen has created a wonderful illustration to pair up with...

Google Gives $1 Million For Stonewall Inn History Project

Google Gives $1 Million For Stonewall Inn History Projectgalleryvideo

Elected officials announced that the oral history of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, which sparked the LGBT civil rights movement, will be preserved—with as many stories recorded as possible—now that Google has committed to a $1 million...

Video: John Oliver Says Trump 'Needs To Stop Lying To Coal Miners'

Video: John Oliver Says Trump 'Needs To Stop Lying To Coal Miners'video

Despite the fact that he talked about how much he loved miners on the campaign trail, John Oliver has more than a sneaking suspicion that Donald Trump has no idea what a coal miner does, nor...

NYC's Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is Back On Market With New Photos, Lower Pricegallery

NYC's Cliffside 'Pumpkin House' Is Back On Market With New Photos, Lower Price

Last summer, the home at 16 Chittenden Avenue in Manhattan hit the market at $5.25 million, a fair price for what's been dubbed "The Pumpkin House," an incredible property hanging over a cliff. Curbed reports that the...

Step Inside NYC's Most DIY Fest Of Summer 2017: Punk Islandgallery

Step Inside NYC's Most DIY Fest Of Summer 2017: Punk Island

While Randall's Island transforms into a corporate-funded festival site every summer, there is one exception this year: the DIY fest called Punk Island. Typically the event takes place on Staten Island, but relocated its 7 stages and...

Video: Protesters Again Disrupt 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Park

Video: Protesters Again Disrupt 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Parkvideo

Two Trump supporters were arrested after disrupting the final performance of the Public Theater's controversial production of Julius Caesar in Central Park on Sunday night. One man rushed the stage and yelled, "Liberal hate kills!" and...

Fidget Spinners Are So Hot That Factories Are Demanding Cash Up Front

Fidget Spinners Are So Hot That Factories Are Demanding Cash Up Frontgallery

Everyone is into fidget spinners: NYC school kids, who are driving their teachers crazy; Barron Trump, who was spotted spinning while leaving Air Force One; and Kim Kardashian, who just created her own "Daddy Money" fidget spinner...

NSFW Photos: Rainy Mermaid Parade Is A Glorious, Nearly-Naked Party

NSFW Photos: Rainy Mermaid Parade Is A Glorious, Nearly-Naked Partygallery

A torrential downpour right before step-off time couldn't spoil the fun nor thin the crowds on Saturday as the 35th Annual Mermaid Parade once again turned Surf Avenue and the famous Coney Island Boardwalk into a glorious, nearly-naked party.

Blonde Redhead Kicks Off This Year's Bicycle Film Festival video

Blonde Redhead Kicks Off This Year's Bicycle Film Festival

Still from Tall Bikes Will Save The World The 17th Annual Bicycle Film Festival [do not type 'rolls' do not type 'rolls'] returns to NYC next week with over 50 short and feature length films from...

Alt-Right Blogger Arrested For Disrupting 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Park

Alt-Right Blogger Arrested For Disrupting 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Parkvideo

A previous Shakespeare in the Park production (Joseph Moran / Public Theater) Two alt-right journalists interrupted the controversial production of The Public Theater's Julius Caesar on Friday night, with one running onstage saying, "Stop the normalization...

Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Wants To Do 8 Week Broadway Residency This Fall

Bruce Springsteen Reportedly Wants To Do 8 Week Broadway Residency This Fall

Getty Images It kind of seems unbelievable, but Bruce Springsteen finished his last tour in February after playing almost 90 shows (!!) the year prior (and that doesn't include all his appearances promoting his memoir, Born...

Your Free NYC Outdoor Summer Movie Guide, 2017

Your Free NYC Outdoor Summer Movie Guide, 2017

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can get great views and get films. (via Flickr user Marie Viljoen) On the one hand, summer is the time of movies, big blockbusters with explosions and glowing A-list players and...

The Daily Show Honors 'The King Of Twitter' At Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

The Daily Show Honors 'The King Of Twitter' At Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Librarygallery

Last night, The Daily Show flung open the doors to The Daily Show Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, an interactive library paying tribute to the 45th President's unique relationship with his favorite social media...

New Interactive Play Will Recreate Needle Park On The LESvideo

New Interactive Play Will Recreate Needle Park On The LES

A production photo from J&K 1965. (Dominik Panasiuk) In 1965, LIFE magazine published a chilling photo essay focusing on the lives of a young heroin addicted couple—"two lives lost to heroin," as LIFE put it—living in...

Mets Install Protective Netting In Citi Field So Fans Don't Suffer Injuries At Same Rate As Roster

Mets Install Protective Netting In Citi Field So Fans Don't Suffer Injuries At Same Rate As Roster

The Mets announced major changes at Citi Field this afternoon. Sadly, it wasn't that the team will cut Jose ".554 OPS" Reyes and bring up much-hyped shortstop prospect Armed Rosario, nor was it that Jeff Wilpon...

Film Forum Hosting 44-Film Fest Called 'Ford To City: Drop Dead'video

Film Forum Hosting 44-Film Fest Called 'Ford To City: Drop Dead'

It's a big year for 1970s NYC, particularly because it's the 40th anniversary of 1977 and the grim summer it wrought, with the blackout and the Son of Sam murders. The decade as a whole was...

Interview: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould Talk About The Tragedy Of 'Better Call Saul'

Interview: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould Talk About The Tragedy Of 'Better Call Saul'

AMC Over three seasons of squat cobblers, Fring anagrams and elderly law cases, Better Call Saul has escaped from the shadow of Breaking Bad to become one of the best shows on television. When the series...

The 8 Best Rooftop Pools In NYC

The 8 Best Rooftop Pools In NYC

Though our beaches and public pools provide ample opportunity to cool off in the summer, sometimes a person tires of the lines at Ripper's and screaming children at the McCarren Park Pool. The bad news is, some...

An Evening With Bill Murray, Cranky Poet Philosopher King

An Evening With Bill Murray, Cranky Poet Philosopher King

Ben Yakas/Gothamist I'm told that Bill Murray seems too cranky to speak to me. It's understandable, seeing as how we just walked from the Municipal Building across the Brooklyn Bridge to Jane's Carousel in DUMBO as...

Yoko Ono Will Get 'Imagine' Songwriting Credit, Per John Lennon's Wishvideo

Yoko Ono Will Get 'Imagine' Songwriting Credit, Per John Lennon's Wish

Yoko Ono in July 2016. (Getty) In a video from 1980, John Lennon is shown speaking about Yoko Ono's part in his iconic song "Imagine," written in 1971, announcing that the song “should be credited as...

Dave Chappelle Performing 10 Star-Studded Shows At Radio City Music Hall In August

Dave Chappelle Performing 10 Star-Studded Shows At Radio City Music Hall In August

Dave Chappelle performed at Radio City in 2014 (Getty Images) After years of avoiding the spotlight, Dave Chappelle has become almost ubiquitous in the last year, hosting Saturday Night Live, playing sold out shows across the...

Video: Fake Melania Trump Tells Colbert She's So Happy About Moving To White House

Video: Fake Melania Trump Tells Colbert She's So Happy About Moving To White Housevideo

It's been a while, but with the real Melania Trump finally moving into the White House, fake Melania Trump—a.k.a. Tony award-winning actress Laura Benanti—returned to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to express just...

Interview: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Talk Tuna Allergies, Getting Pranked & 'Oh, Hello' On Netflix

Interview: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney Talk Tuna Allergies, Getting Pranked & 'Oh, Hello' On Netflix

"As much as we were trying to get the funniest jokes we could, it was also like, what's the story that makes the most sense, or what is the most cogent version of this. That evolved. It was like 'Groundhog's Day,' where every day you're just getting your shot at trying to sleep with Andie MacDowell."

Listen To Irving Howe, A Leader Of 'The New York Intellectuals,' Discuss NYC's Earliest Jews

Listen To Irving Howe, A Leader Of 'The New York Intellectuals,' Discuss NYC's Earliest Jews

(Illustration by 92nd Street Y) Voices of New York is an ongoing series with the 92nd Street Y that gives Gothamist access to previously unreleased recordings from 92Y’s vast archive of talks, featuring the movers and...

NSFW Photos: Body Pride Parade Brings Positive Messages Downtown

NSFW Photos: Body Pride Parade Brings Positive Messages Downtowngallery

Times Square wasn't the only place where body positivity was celebrated over the weekend; a Body Pride Parade brought dozens to the East Village, too. Those in attendance stripped down and marched while holding handwritten signs stating...

Seinfeld Dodging Kesha's Hug Has Been Turned Into Beautiful Street Art

Seinfeld Dodging Kesha's Hug Has Been Turned Into Beautiful Street Art

If anyone hasn't seen this video, it's a must watch and kills me everytime! 😂😂😂 @lushsux #lushsux #seinfeldmeme #seinfeld #streetartmelbourne #urbanartist #seinfeldfan #jerryseinfeld #exploremelbourne #memesdaily A post shared by Mike Larry (@its_mike_larry) on Jun 11, 2017...

Public Theater Addresses 'Julius Caesar' Controversy On Opening Night

Public Theater Addresses 'Julius Caesar' Controversy On Opening Nightgallery

The Public Theatre's Julius Caesar opened last night, amid ongoing controversy surrounding the title character's Trump-like depiction, and hours after a third sponsor, American Express, distanced itself from the production. That controversy, which Public Theater Artistic Director...

Daily Show's 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library' Opens In Midtown This Friday

Daily Show's 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library' Opens In Midtown This Friday

A few months ago, The Daily Show announced that they would be paying tribute to Donald Trump's unique relationship with Twitter by creating a library full of his most memorable tweets. That library is finally opening...

Split-Screen Video Compares NYC Streets From 1930s To Nowvideo

Split-Screen Video Compares NYC Streets From 1930s To Now

A new video from The New Yorker delivers 9 minutes of then-and-now action, with a split-screen feature that puts the olden days right next to the present day. The side-by-side comparisons feature the Brooklyn Bridge, Fifth Avenue,...

Public Theater Insists Trump-esque 'Julius Caesar' Production Has Nonviolent Message

Public Theater Insists Trump-esque 'Julius Caesar' Production Has Nonviolent Message

Elizabeth Marvel (center) and the company in The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar. (Joan Marcus) The Public Theater is standing by its now-controversial production of Julius Caesar, which has come...

NASA Bringing Fake, Colorful Clouds To The Sky Monday Night

NASA Bringing Fake, Colorful Clouds To The Sky Monday Night

(Photo courtesy of NASA) Don't be alarmed if you see some unusual clouds in the sky on Monday night, it's just a little barium, strontium, and cupric-oxide gas. NASA will be releasing canisters of the stuff...

New York Film Festival Will Open With New Richard Linklater Film 'Last Flag Flying'

New York Film Festival Will Open With New Richard Linklater Film 'Last Flag Flying'

It's only been a year since Richard Linklater's last film, the criminally-underrated Everybody Wants Some!!, but the prolific director already has a new movie in the can. And his latest film, Last Flag Flying, will open...

LCD Soundsystem To Play 7 More Shows At Brooklyn Steel Starting This Week

LCD Soundsystem To Play 7 More Shows At Brooklyn Steel Starting This Week

(Getty Images) LCD Soundsystem must have really enjoyed their five show residency at new Williamsburg music venue Brooklyn Steel in April, because they're coming back to do it again later this week. The band announced today...

2017 Tony Awards: Bette Midler And 'Evan Hansen' Triumph

2017 Tony Awards: Bette Midler And 'Evan Hansen' Triumphgalleryvideo

The 71st Annual Tony Awards celebrated a musical about a shy high school student dealing with tragedy and a play about what led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord between Israel and Palestine, as social media sensation...

Video: John Oliver Crisply Unpacks The British Election & Brexit For Americans

Video: John Oliver Crisply Unpacks The British Election & Brexit For Americansvideo

John Oliver's first segment on Brexit last summer was a masterful summary of a world-shaking event that has gone on to become one of his top 10 most popular pieces online. He returned to the subject...

Trump-Like 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Park Prompts Delta, Bank Of America To Drop Sponsorship

Trump-Like 'Julius Caesar' Production In Central Park Prompts Delta, Bank Of America To Drop Sponsorshipgallery

The depiction of a President Trump-esque Julius Caesar in the current Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has caused two corporate sponsors to drop out due to controversy. As anyone who has taken world history...

Photos: 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade More Protest Than Party

Photos: 2017 Puerto Rican Day Parade More Protest Than Party gallery

The annual celebration of Puerto Rican culture heritage couldn't quite shake the Oscar López Rivera controversy, but there was still good times to be along the route.

Here Are The Street Closures For Puerto Rican Day Parade

Here Are The Street Closures For Puerto Rican Day Parade

Revelers at the 2016 parade (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Today is one of the biggest gatherings in New York City—the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. Here are details on the street closures, which are in effect...

Lorde's Greatest Muse Is The F Train

Lorde's Greatest Muse Is The F Train

CBS This Morning Random subway celebrity sightings are a dime a dozen in this city, whether it's Tom Hanks Hankspreading on the 1 train, Michael Cera rubbing his shoes all over the pole, or Dame Helen...

NSFW Photos: Dozens Of Totally Naked People Get Painted In Times Square

NSFW Photos: Dozens Of Totally Naked People Get Painted In Times Squaregallery

Like the "sticky note" Subway Therapy wall in Union Square, but with naked bodies.

Extremely Chill $400 Denim Jackets Await You At The Chainsmokers' Bleecker Street Pop-Up

Extremely Chill $400 Denim Jackets Await You At The Chainsmokers' Bleecker Street Pop-Up

(Photo by Kelly Conaboy/Stereogum) The Chainsmokers are many things: a smelly frat house whose wish to become a real boy was granted by a wizard; a living advertisement for online DJ school courses; and of course,...

Early Addition: Are These The Best Movies Of The 21st Century So Far?

Early Addition: Are These The Best Movies Of The 21st Century So Far?video

Because NYers are adopting rats as pets, check out today's mid-day links: NJ bobcat traps family, best movies of 21st century, Tom Hardy's tribute to his dog, $40 million arbitration settlement, GoT episode lengths, and a beautiful dog in the mud. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Video: Stephen Colbert & Late Night Comedians Celebrate 'Comey Day'

Video: Stephen Colbert & Late Night Comedians Celebrate 'Comey Day' video

The late night comedians all had a field day celebrating "Comey Day" last night after the former FBI director testified about his meetings with Donald Trump. No one had more fun than Stephen Colbert, whether he...

The 'Oh, Hello On Broadway' Netflix Trailer Is Here!

The 'Oh, Hello On Broadway' Netflix Trailer Is Here!video

The funniest show on Broadway in 2016 is coming to Netflix in 2017... I mean, it still technically takes place on Broadway where it was filmed, but now it'll be on Broadway on Netflix. Oh, Hello...

Panorama Returns To Randall's Island With An Immersive Weekend Of Music, Art, And Technology

Panorama Returns To Randall's Island With An Immersive Weekend Of Music, Art, And Technology

Can you kick it? Panorama returns to Randall¹s Island Park for its second installment this summer in July 28, 29, 30. The festival sits at the intersection of New York¹s unique creative community, bringing together music, immersive art and innovative technology as never before.

Summer Returns Friday To Vanquish This Miserable Spring

Summer Returns Friday To Vanquish This Miserable Spring

Via stefbearwitness' flickr The little weather app thingy on my phone tells me to expect a high of 81 degrees tomorrow and highs in the 80s and 90s (!!!) all next week. This means, ALLEGEDLY, that...

Sunny's Is Throwing One Final Fundraising Bash On The Summer Solstice

Sunny's Is Throwing One Final Fundraising Bash On The Summer Solstice

Flowers grace the truck of Sunny Balzano, who died last spring. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) When we last checked in on Sunny's, the inimitable Red Hook bar that doubles as a magical portal into another dimension of pure...

Photos: Massive Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition Comes To MoMA

Photos: Massive Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition Comes To MoMAgallery

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect worth celebrating even if he did spend a fair amount of time insulting New York City, and every city, for that matter. To...

The Top 20 Subway Fears New Yorkers Face Every Dayvideo

The Top 20 Subway Fears New Yorkers Face Every Day

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) New Yorker fears are different than the fears of residents living in other cities, and the fears brought on by the subway system are some of the realest. Once you're in a subway car...

4DX Is A Tour De Force Cinematic Experience For People Who Love Being Jostled

4DX Is A Tour De Force Cinematic Experience For People Who Love Being Jostledgallery

"If I get punched in the back one more time!" A man yelled this sentence fragment in the middle of a showing of Wonder Woman inside the Regal E­-Walk movie theater in Times Square last week. I've...

Keith Richards Is Auctioning Off Some Of His Hot Stuff (For Charity)

Keith Richards Is Auctioning Off Some Of His Hot Stuff (For Charity)gallery

Whether or not Keith Richards has cracked the code to staving off death (lord knows he likes to joke about it), a septuagenarian rock 'n' roll god can only accumulate so much stuff. To that end, Richards...

A Brief History Of The Strand, As The Legendary Bookstore Turns 90

A Brief History Of The Strand, As The Legendary Bookstore Turns 90

Courtesy Strand Bookstore For the better part of a century, the Strand has gifted book-loving New Yorkers with a haven of sorts, boasting stacks upon stacks of used, rare, and new literary finds. This year, the...

The NYPL Brings A 'Subway Library' Undergroundgalleryvideo

The NYPL Brings A 'Subway Library' Underground

It probably couldn't hurt to bring a book with you underground—the longer the better, since you never know how long you'll be trapped in the subway—but if you forget one, it won't be a problem now. The...

Five Things You Didn't Know CityMD Can Treat

Five Things You Didn't Know CityMD Can Treat

The good news is that a trusted neighborhood doctor is never far out of reach—and in this case, there’s no appointment required. CityMD, New York’s premiere network of walk-in clinics, operates 70 locations across the NY Metro Area. Patients are seen pretty quickly too—typically within around eight minutes of walking in, to be precise. If you’ve ever decided to pop on over to an ER, you know their wait times are… a bit different.

Was 'Sex And The City' Empowering?video

Was 'Sex And The City' Empowering?

This week Sex and the City turned 19 years old, and while we still don't know how Carrie Bradshaw could afford her lifestyle or apartment in Manhattan on a freelance writer's salary, one question has been...

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Demonstrate How To Dodge An Unwanted Hugvideo

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Demonstrate How To Dodge An Unwanted Hug

Seinfeld was famously guided by one major motto: no hugging, no learning. Jerry Seinfeld's entire comedic persona was based on the idea of analytically keeping intimacy at bay (which is why he broke up with all those...

The Moth's Storytelling Series Started 20 Years Ago In A LES Living Roomgallery

The Moth's Storytelling Series Started 20 Years Ago In A LES Living Room

On Tuesday night The Moth turned twenty years old not far from where it all started. At the non-profit's annual Moth Ball, held at Capitale on Bowery, founder George Dawes Green told his own story, bringing the...

Macy's Herald Square May Add Roof Deck To Attract Customers

Macy's Herald Square May Add Roof Deck To Attract Customers

Rendering of what a rooftop deck and green space at Macy's Herald Square could look like Faced with slumping sales and store closures, department store behemoth Macy's is trying to innovate (or die). In an analyst...

Cyndi Lauper Is Working On 'Working Girl' Broadway Musical

Cyndi Lauper Is Working On 'Working Girl' Broadway Musical

One of the very best movies about New York City will be heading to Broadway: There's a musical adaption of Working Girl, the 1988 film starring Melanie Griffith as a plucky Staten Islander trying to get...

Ai Weiwei Brings Drones To Park Avenue Armory In Latest Examination Of Mass Surveillance

Ai Weiwei Brings Drones To Park Avenue Armory In Latest Examination Of Mass Surveillance

(Courtesy of Park Avenue Armory) (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) An immersive new exhibition exploring public space and mass surveillance is coming to the Park Avenue Armory—and much like its subject, it's difficult to tell when exactly...

Video: Billy Eichner Roams NYC With Cast Of 'This Is Us'

Video: Billy Eichner Roams NYC With Cast Of 'This Is Us'video

"Proudly elitist gay Jewish liberal native New Yorker piece of shit snowflake" Billy Eichner returned to the streets of NYC for the first new Billy On The Street segment since January. And he brought along four...

100% Felt Bodega Opens In Meatpacking District, Selling 9,000 Essential Felt Deli Productsgalleryvideo

100% Felt Bodega Opens In Meatpacking District, Selling 9,000 Essential Felt Deli Products

British artist Lucy Sparrow is paying homage to the classic NYC bodega with an art installation in The Standard, High Line called "8 Till Late." Her life-size replica of a corner convenience store features over 9,000 items...

Video: Stephen Colbert Shows What Happens When You Miss A Week Of Trump News

Video: Stephen Colbert Shows What Happens When You Miss A Week Of Trump Newsvideo

Stephen Colbert has been off for the last week, and returned to Late Show last night to catch up on a significant amount of new Trump news. "A revised version [of 'Trump's Muslim travel ban'] is...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Enduring, Demolished, And Unrealized Contributions To NYC

Frank Lloyd Wright's Enduring, Demolished, And Unrealized Contributions To NYC

The Guggenheim Museum, 1959. (Getty) It's Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday on June 8th, and the city's biggest art institutions are showing their love for the renowned architect with huge retrospectives, all day parties, and Wright-inspired...

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