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Fallon Donates To RAICES In Trump's Name After President Tells Him To 'Be A Man!'

Fallon Donates To RAICES In Trump's Name After President Tells Him To 'Be A Man!'

(NBC) You know the story: people-pleaser Jimmy Fallon invited Donald Trump onto his show in 2015, playfully tousled his hair, and normalized a monster who would soon after become the President of the United States. Fallon...

88 Photos Of Millions Making NYC Pride March An All-Day Party

88 Photos Of Millions Making NYC Pride March An All-Day Partygallery

Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon was greeted with huge cheers along the route

Photos: Thousands Flood Fifth Avenue For Dyke March

Photos: Thousands Flood Fifth Avenue For Dyke March  gallery

Resolutely anti-sponsorship and fiercely political, the 26th annual Dyke March filled Fifth Avenue on Saturday evening, a joyous and loving celebration of the power of women. In a sign of the times, messages and chants with some...

Photos: Drag March Kicks Off Pride Weekend In Style

Photos: Drag March Kicks Off Pride Weekend In Style  gallery

Several hundred revelers took over the Village streets between Tompkins Square Park and the Stonewall Inn last night for the 24th annual Drag March. As always, the event was equal parts party and protest, with most of...

Archeologists Dig Up Woodstock Festival Site

Archeologists Dig Up Woodstock Festival Sitegallery

Recently, ​a small group of archeologists did some digging at Max Yasgur’s old farm, site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival (now on the National Register of Historic Places) in Bethel, New York. During the...

5 Places To Celebrate Pride This Weekend In NYC

5 Places To Celebrate Pride This Weekend In NYC

Last year's Pride March. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Pride Weekend has arrived in NYC, and once again the parties and parades are plentiful. While this Sunday's annual Pride March is the big can't-miss centerpiece, there are...

Pop-Up Instagrammable Experience Promises 'Lots Of Joy'

Pop-Up Instagrammable Experience Promises 'Lots Of Joy'

The Happy-Go-Lucky Exhibit, which is running through July 8th (at 43 Wooster St in SoHo), is comprised of eight immersive experiences. The website promises "a fun experience which brings you lots of joy." Which sounds like a...

Late Night Comics Decipher Melania Trump's 'I DON'T CARE' Jacket

Late Night Comics Decipher Melania Trump's 'I DON'T CARE' Jacketvideo

Yesterday, Melania Trump was dispatched to a church-run shelter for migrant children in Texas—skipping a planned visit to a real detention center—for a staged photo-op to try to take some attention away from all the bad...

Next Week's Cover Of The New Yorker Features Migrant Children Huddled Behind Statue Of Liberty's Robes

Next Week's Cover Of The New Yorker Features Migrant Children Huddled Behind Statue Of Liberty's Robes

The plight of migrant children being forcibly separated from their families at the southern border has sparked widespread outrage this week. An estimated seven hundred of these children have been transferred to New York, and the disgust...

SMELL YEAH! The NYBG Unveiled A New Corpse Flower

SMELL YEAH! The NYBG Unveiled A New Corpse Flowergallery

It's the first day of summer, the perfect time to brace ourselves for the smells that will be wafting from sidewalks. But there's one stinky smell you may be making a specific trip for: The blooming of...

Go See The Brave & Unflinching Comedian Hannah Gadsby In SoHovideo

Go See The Brave & Unflinching Comedian Hannah Gadsby In SoHo

(Courtesy of Netflix) Hannah Gadsby quit comedy in her new special, "Nanette," which just landed on Netflix and has gotten the Australian comic more worldwide attention than ever. In the special (filmed at The Sydney Opera...

Video: Skateboarding Teen Nearly Killed By L Train In Williamsburg Subway Station

Video: Skateboarding Teen Nearly Killed By L Train In Williamsburg Subway Stationvideo

david tan's flickr A skateboarder narrowly cheated death—and an automatic Darwin Award—after he jumped in front of an oncoming L train to save his precious board. The 14 second video was posted by Instagram user "fionzion"...

MTV Will Revive 'Daria,' 'Aeon Flux,' And Old School 'Real World'video

MTV Will Revive 'Daria,' 'Aeon Flux,' And Old School 'Real World'

I haven't watched MTV in quite some time, but I assume it is currently a network that airs 30-second clips of Ariana Grande videos alongside many hours of programming that looks something like what you'd see...

Jimmy Fallon Still Doesn't Get Why People Hated His Trump Bro-Down

Jimmy Fallon Still Doesn't Get Why People Hated His Trump Bro-Downvideo

(NBC) Donald Trump is such a moral black hole he sucks everyone and everything he touches down into a gaping chasm of narcissistic nihilism with him. Which is why so many of us gave a hard...

Here's Everything Coming And Going From Netflix In July 2018video

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

(Courtesy of Netflix) Nothing lasts forever, as we learn every month when Netflix undergoes hundreds of changes that you wouldn't even notice if it weren't for vital journalism like this. Below, find out what's arriving and...

NYC Is Finally Addressing Its Lack Of Female Historical Statues

NYC Is Finally Addressing Its Lack Of Female Historical Statues

Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park. (Photo by Wally G) While New York City Parks Department may declare itself “the greatest outdoor public art museum in the United States,” with well over 1,000 monuments throughout the five...

Paul Simon Will Play His Final Show Ever At Flushing Meadows Corona Park In Queens

Paul Simon Will Play His Final Show Ever At Flushing Meadows Corona Park In Queens

(Lester Cohen) After over six decades of performing around the world, Paul Simon is currently embarking on what he says is his farewell tour. And he announced today that the final concert of the tour—his final...

How Much Noise Should We Put Up With In NYC Parks?

How Much Noise Should We Put Up With In NYC Parks?

(Photo by Scott Lynch) This week, like every week before it, someone took to the internet to complain. This time it was about music playing on speakers (not instruments) in the city's parks—"No one appreciates your...

Rebel Commentary: Would You Hire A Racist?

Rebel Commentary: Would You Hire A Racist?

Rebecca Carroll at far right and guests, from left, Mona Eltahawy, Ziwe Fumudoh, and Kara R. Brown discuss how racism is considered today at The Greene Space, June 18, 2018 Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column...

This App Has Made Me Not Hate Networking In NYC

This App Has Made Me Not Hate Networking In NYC

Shapr makes it so easy to network that you can actually meet the right people while waiting in line for your iced coffee or stuck on a crosstown bus. Just swipe, connect, and start chatting with your future cofounder, mentor or boss!

The 'Gotti' Marketing Campaign Is A Beautiful Disaster That Gives Me Life

The 'Gotti' Marketing Campaign Is A Beautiful Disaster That Gives Me Life

(Vertical Entertainment) I have been intermittently covering the production of Gotti: Gabagool Lasagna Bang Bang! ever since it was first announced that John Travolta had signed up to play the Teflon Don in 2011. To give...

Hookah-Smoking Teens Are Turning The Subway Into The Chillax Zone

Hookah-Smoking Teens Are Turning The Subway Into The Chillax Zone

Smoking on the subway is generally considered a subway etiquette faux pas, whether you're lighting up a fat jay, manspreading while vaping, or getting real comfortable on the floor. Even dead sharks can't get away with it...

Michael Jackson Jukebox Musical Coming To Broadway

Michael Jackson Jukebox Musical Coming To Broadway

Michael Jackson performing at Wembley Stadium in 1988 (REX/Shutterstock) Whether it's through annual block parties or spontaneous subway singalongs, the spirit of global superstar and alleged child molester Michael Jackson lives on as a regular presence...

Photos, Video: OMG This French Bulldog Is A Foster Dad To ASPCA Kittens

Photos, Video: OMG This French Bulldog Is A Foster Dad To ASPCA Kittensgallery

Interspecies friendships might be the only thing keeping me sane these days, so I am required by law to share these insanely cute photographs and video of a two-year-old French bulldog named Nono who helps foster kittens...

Photos, Videos: Bryant Park Movie Nights Begin With A Rainstorm

Photos, Videos: Bryant Park Movie Nights Begin With A Rainstormgallery

Bryant Park underwent its annual transformation into an outdoor cinema last night, as Movie Nights kicked off the season with John Hughes’s 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club. The frenzied scramble at 5 p.m. lacked some of the...

Yayoi Kusama Will Bring 1,500 Mirrored Spheres To Rockaway This Summer

Yayoi Kusama Will Bring 1,500 Mirrored Spheres To Rockaway This Summer

Yayoi Kusama with Narcissus Garden (1966) installed in Venice Biennale, Italy, 1966 (Copyright: YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice.) Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who has become influential...

Someone Turned The Heat On In NYC

Someone Turned The Heat On In NYC

It's fountain weather. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Sometimes I will re-watch a movie like, say, Rosemary's Baby, and find that my brain is allowing me to root for it to end differently, despite knowing it will...

Five Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week

Five Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) It's NYC Pride Week, with the NYC Pride March, Dyke March, and Drag March all happening this weekend. Throughout the week, OutCinema will be screening documentaries that honor and celebrate the LGBTQ...

Photos: Sunday's LGBTQ Pride March In The Bronxgallery

Photos: Sunday's LGBTQ Pride March In The Bronx

The big Manhattan gay Pride march happens this coming Sunday, June 24th, but the Bronx threw their own event yesterday, with an exultant Pride march through Melrose along Third Avenue. The march was comparatively small but vibrant,...

Fyre Fest Docuseries Co-Director Believes More Scams Will Come To Light

Fyre Fest Docuseries Co-Director Believes More Scams Will Come To Light

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland being interviewed for the documentary. (Andrew Cohen) Last year, Billy McFarland was one of the chief architects behind Fyre Festival, a multi-sensory luxury influencer festival on an island in The Exumas...

Photos: Thousands Of Sea Creatures Party At Coney Island's Mermaid Paradegallery

Photos: Thousands Of Sea Creatures Party At Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

One of the summer’s biggest parties turned Coney Island into a sea of strange, beautiful, sometimes terrifying, often nearly-naked creatures over the weekend, as the 36th annual Mermaid Parade brought huge crowds to Surf Avenue and the...

Banner-Waving Trump Supporter Interrupts 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical,' Co-Directed By Robert De Niro

Banner-Waving Trump Supporter Interrupts 'A Bronx Tale: The Musical,' Co-Directed By Robert De Niro

(A Bronx Tale The Musical Facebook) Newton's Third Law says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction—but Newton never had to live through the lunacy that is 2018, when opposite reactions are...

A Rat Tried To Exercise On A Subway Escalator. Humanity Had Other Plans

A Rat Tried To Exercise On A Subway Escalator. Humanity Had Other Plansvideo

Summer is almost here, which means it's time to say no to those decadent ice cream treats and start trying to fit in some exercise anywhere and anytime you can. If you're looking for a role...

Is This Woman Violating Subway Etiquette Or Living Her Damn Life The Way We All Wish We Could?

Is This Woman Violating Subway Etiquette Or Living Her Damn Life The Way We All Wish We Could?

This woman was spotted on the 1 train during this morning's rush hour commute, according to our tipster. The above image has torn the Gothamist Etiquette Board apart. This woman was spotted during this morning's rush...

Photos From The High Line's First Ever Hat Party

Photos From The High Line's First Ever Hat Partygallery

Rich people love nothing more than getting together for a few cocktails while donning insane hats. Just look at the Kentucky Derby grandstands, or the entire Royal Family. Anyway, the big fancy hats are busted out infrequently...

Photos: Storm King's Sprawling New Exhibit Explores Climate Change

Photos: Storm King's Sprawling New Exhibit Explores Climate Changegallery

For this year's exhibit, the Storm King Art Center has put a focus on climate change, with pieces by 17 artists taking over the institution's sprawling 500 acre space. The works aim to "explore the impacts of...

The Bronx Celebrates LGBTQ Pride This Weekend

The Bronx Celebrates LGBTQ Pride This Weekend

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at the first ever Bronx LGBTQ flag-raising ceremony (Ruben Diaz Jr./ flickr) The Bronx is celebrating Pride month with events all weekend long, and an LGBTQ Pride Celebration this Wednesday....

Barefoot Subway Manspreading: The Real NYC Horror Story

Barefoot Subway Manspreading: The Real NYC Horror Story

Megan Paolone Sometimes nice things happen on the subway. Other times it is an unyielding hellscape filled with frustration, pervs, and sociopathic behavior. This week, one New Yorker was confronted with the worst of humanity on...

Video: One Woman Singing Michael Jackson Sparks Spontaneous Subway Sing-A-Long video

Video: One Woman Singing Michael Jackson Sparks Spontaneous Subway Sing-A-Long

A Haitian singer who goes by the stage name ‘Naiika Sings’ managed to get a train full of subway commuters to belt out Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You" on a recent Tuesday night. There are plenty of...

Listen: David Copperfield Gives a Tour of the "Summer of Magic" Exhibit At NYHS

Listen:  David Copperfield Gives a Tour of the gallery

Los Angeles may have The Magic Castle, but New York is one of the historic centers of the magic entertainment industry. We have Tannen’s, a magic shop which has been around since 1925, and The Conjuring Arts...

Masha Gessen Quits 'Intellectual Dark Web' Panel After Accidentally Joining 'Alt-Right Sh*tshow'

Masha Gessen Quits 'Intellectual Dark Web' Panel After Accidentally Joining 'Alt-Right Sh*tshow'

Has #MeToo Gone #TooFar? Is it okay to hate Muslims? If people don't take my vile and bigoted polemics seriously is that the same thing as censorship? Find out for just $500! The organizers of a...

A Conversation With Veteran 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss About 30 Years Of Springfield

A Conversation With Veteran 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss About 30 Years Of Springfield

(Mike Reiss) If a robber snuck into my apartment and decided to kick back with my wonderful idiot dog on the couch and watch some TV, they would be pleasantly surprised to find hundreds of episodes...

Video: Jerry Seinfeld Gets Roasted & Cardi B Gets Baby Clothes In New 'Between Two Ferns'

Video: Jerry Seinfeld Gets Roasted & Cardi B Gets Baby Clothes In New 'Between Two Ferns'video

It's been nearly two years since the last edition of Between Two Ferns, but Zach Galifianakis and the show are back today with a new episode featuring Jerry Seinfeld, which the host was clearly excited about:...

NY Philharmonic Playing Free Concerts In NYC Parks This Week

NY Philharmonic Playing Free Concerts In NYC Parks This Week

Wednesday night in Central Park. (Chris Lee) The New York Philharmonic is kicking off summer once again with their beloved tradition of free concerts in all five boroughs. On Wednesday night they absolutely shredded Central Park,...

Michael Avenatti & Anthony Scaramucci Bring Their Hacky Garbage Shtick To Colbert

Michael Avenatti & Anthony Scaramucci Bring Their Hacky Garbage Shtick To Colbertvideo

Kill me Last month, the NY Times reported that a TV show featuring former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who is suing Donald Trump on behalf of Stormy Daniels, was...

Cop Brings NYPD Scooter On Rush Hour Subway Train

Cop Brings NYPD Scooter On Rush Hour Subway Train

(Photo by Joe Cutrufo) In 2010, the NYPD rolled out a new line of electric scooters for the Transit Bureau. Not quite as comical as their Clown Car Fleet, but amusing enough when dropped into the...

Fyre Festival Scammer Nabbed In 'NYC VIP Access' Scam Offering Tickets To Met Gala, Burning Man, Coachella

Fyre Festival Scammer Nabbed In 'NYC VIP Access' Scam Offering Tickets To Met Gala, Burning Man, Coachella

William McFarland in March (AP/REX/Shutterstock) William McFarland, who pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with infamous festival disaster Fyre Fest, has been charged with perpetuating another fraud. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, while awaiting sentencing...

'Low IQ' De Niro Responds To 'Idiot' Trump: 'He's A Disgrace To This Country'

'Low IQ' De Niro Responds To 'Idiot' Trump: 'He's A Disgrace To This Country'

Robert De Niro at the 2018 Tony Awards (Michael Zorn/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock) After Robert De Niro cursed out Donald Trump during the Tony Awards on Sunday, it was only a matter of time before Trump responded. Could he...

Commentary: Oprah Doesn't Owe Us Anything--Because She's Given Us Enough

Commentary: Oprah Doesn't Owe Us Anything--Because She's Given Us Enough

Oprah Winfrey at the opening of 'Watching Oprah' at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian) Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about...

John Travolta Wigs Out At Classic Brooklyn 'Saturday Night Fever' Pizzeria

John Travolta Wigs Out At Classic Brooklyn 'Saturday Night Fever' Pizzeria galleryvideo

John Travolta is just like you or me: he wakes up every morning, rolls out of bed, decides which oversized wig to wear ("Today I'm gonna go with the Paulie Walnuts"), and hops on his "Gotti Tour"...

Interactive Map Reveals NYC's Hottest Neighborhoods (For Rats)

Interactive Map Reveals NYC's Hottest Neighborhoods (For Rats)

"I moved to Bushwick for the culture" (Courtesy of Annette Pufall and Timothy Ziegler / Gothamist) If you think about it, the average city rat has a lot in common with the typical non-rodent New Yorker....

Sketchy Interviews: Cartoonist & Amateur NYC Historian Julia Wertz

Sketchy Interviews: Cartoonist & Amateur NYC Historian Julia Wertzgallery

Sketchy Interviews is a recurring series on Gothamist featuring visual interviews with some of the best illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists working in the city today. We previously talked to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Broad City...

Inside Keith Richards's Soon-To-Be Former NYC Pad

Inside Keith Richards's Soon-To-Be Former NYC Padgallery

This is Keith Richards's New York City apartment, located at 1 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village. This is also, presumably, Keith Richards's hand chair. As a quick aside, because it's impossible to ignore the hand chair in...

A Conversation With Visionary Puppeteer Basil Twist About His Aquatic Masterpiece 'Symphonie Fantastique'galleryvideo

A Conversation With Visionary Puppeteer Basil Twist About His Aquatic Masterpiece 'Symphonie Fantastique'

Two decades ago, a little off-off-Broadway puppet show called Symphonie Fantastique became an unlikely sensation in the NYC theater word. Created by visionary puppeteer Basil Twist, the 55-minute show relied on little more than water, cloth, and...

Yankees' Minor League Team To Become 'Staten Island Pizza Rats' This Summer

Yankees' Minor League Team To Become 'Staten Island Pizza Rats' This Summer

Merch! A few years ago, the Staten Island Yankees (a.k.a. the single-A minor league affiliate of the Bronx Bombers) held a fan vote to decide upon a new name/identity for the organization. As things tend to...

'Socialite' Grifter Anna Delvey's Story Will Be A Netflix Series From Shonda Rhimes

'Socialite' Grifter Anna Delvey's Story Will Be A Netflix Series From Shonda Rhimes

The phenomenon of Anna Delvey, who pretended to be a German heiress—and lived the high life by going to the right parties and camping out in boutique NYC hotels and taking lavish trips around the world—until she was arrested and charged with numerous counts of grand larceny, has captivated New Yorkers who enjoy a very good grifter story. And now they'll have a Netflix series to binge, courtesy of mega-producer Shonda Rhimes.

5 Things To Do In NYC This Week

5 Things To Do In NYC This Week

Carey Mulligan in Girls & Boys Audible brings Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan to the stage in Dennis Kelly's one-woman show Girls & Boys on Tuesday. The show premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in...

Photos, Videos: Robert De Niro Declares 'F*** Trump' During Tony Awards

Photos, Videos: Robert De Niro Declares 'F*** Trump' During Tony Awardsgalleryvideo

Before introducing Bruce Springsteen's performance at the Tony Awards, actor Robert De Niro walked onstage at Radio City Hall, announcing, "First, I wanna say, 'F**k Trump.' It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'F**k Trump.'" His remarks...

Photos: Puerto Rican Day Parade A Mix Of Pride And Anger Over Hurricane Relief Efforts

Photos: Puerto Rican Day Parade A Mix Of Pride And Anger Over Hurricane Relief Efforts  gallery

Hundreds of "4,645" signs—the death toll from Hurricane Maria—made sure no one would forget Trump's ineffective relief efforts

Hundreds Of Jet Skiers Will Be Tearing Around Manhattan On Saturday

Hundreds Of Jet Skiers Will Be Tearing Around Manhattan On Saturdayvideo

Did you get the NotifyNYC alert reading, "A gathering of approximately 400 jet skis will occur tomorrow, 6/9, at approximately 11:00 AM on the East River..." and wonder, "What the?" Well, Gothamist is ON IT. It's...

Inside The Exhibit On Legendary Fashion Photographer Bill Cunninghamgallery

Inside The Exhibit On Legendary Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham, (part of the Friends Series), December 2014. (Savinien Caracostea) You can now see beloved fashion photographer Bill Cunningham’s bike, camera and more on display at The New-York Historical Society. Celebrating Bill Cunningham honors the...

Punk Photographer Allan Tannenbaum On The Ramones, 1970s NYC, And The Best Shot He Ever Tookgallery

Punk Photographer Allan Tannenbaum On The Ramones, 1970s NYC, And The Best Shot He Ever Took

Like a lot of aging punks, Allan Tannenbaum is a bit of a curmudgeon these days. The famed nightlife photographer and longtime New Yorker spent much of the 1970s documenting the city's music scenes for the SoHo...

Neighborhood In 'Mourning' After Brooklyn Chef Allegedly Attempts To Murder Tree

Neighborhood In 'Mourning' After Brooklyn Chef Allegedly Attempts To Murder Tree

Chef Adam. Accused Killer A Gowanus chef who brags about his restaurant's eco-friendly sourcing has been arrested for attempting to poison his neighbor's seven-story maple tree, in an apparent attempt to direct more sunlight toward his...

You Can Bid On Items From 'The Americans' Comrade

You Can Bid On Items From 'The Americans' Comrade

(Eric Leibowitz/FX) It seems like only two weeks ago we were bidding a fond farewell to The Americans, everyone's favorite show about Russian spies posing as an all-American family in D.C. in the 1980s. While some...

A Conversation With Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan, Indie Rock's Rookie Of The Year

A Conversation With Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan, Indie Rock's Rookie Of The Year

(Michael Lavine) Snail Mail, the main project of singer/songwriter Lindsey Jordan, is releasing their debut album Lush this Friday (the band is also playing a record release show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg tonight). But Stereogum...

Joyous Pastel Pool Returns To Roosevelt Island

Joyous Pastel Pool Returns To Roosevelt Islandgallery

Roosevelt Island's outdoor pool at the Manhattan Park Pool Club is open for the season, and it's back with a slightly new design, and similar color palette as previous years. We're told the color inspiration "came from...

Samantha Bee Apologizes Again For Ivanka Trump Insult: 'I Hate That This Distracted From More Important Issues'

Samantha Bee Apologizes Again For Ivanka Trump Insult: 'I Hate That This Distracted From More Important Issues'video

Screenshot via YouTube A week after crudely insulting Ivanka Trump in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of immigrant children being separated from their parents, late night talk show host Samantha Bee apologized for...

This Is What Employee Amenities Looked Like In 1919, At Lord & Taylor's 5th Ave Flagship

This Is What Employee Amenities Looked Like In 1919, At Lord & Taylor's 5th Ave Flagshipgallery

Sure, Instagram's new NYC office may have a bar called the Thirsty Flamingo and a Rainbow Bagel conference room, but back in the old days companies gave their employees real amenities, like hospital beds and dental offices....

First Look At Williamsburg's Gorgeous New Domino Park On The East Rivergallery

First Look At Williamsburg's Gorgeous New Domino Park On The East River

When the Bloomberg administration rezoned a large swath of the north Brooklyn waterfront from industrial to residential back in 2005, the ensuing turbo-gentrification was supposed to be balanced with a vital public benefit: increased waterfront access and...

Commentary: The Feckless Racism of Trump's America

Commentary: The Feckless Racism of Trump's America

Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column 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 in The Greene...

Some Of The Realest Reasons To Love NYC Are Found In This 1976 Listicle

Some Of The Realest Reasons To Love NYC Are Found In This 1976 Listicle

Street scene of the Garment District in New York City in 1976. (Anastasi Giuseppe/AP/REX/Shutterstock) It is an almost impossible task to pull apart New York City and create a list of reasons why New Yorkers love...

The NY Post's Top 10 Hipsters Of The First Five Months Of 2018

The NY Post's Top 10 Hipsters Of The First Five Months Of 2018

Or do they??? (July 24th, 2014) / Flickr user quiggyt4 Remember when everyone spent all that time a few years back Remembering the Hipster, and then we mercifully agreed to close the book on that particular...

'Sex And The City And Us' Author: 'No One Wanted To Be A Miranda—She's The Boring Successful Woman'

'Sex And The City And Us' Author: 'No One Wanted To Be A Miranda—She's The Boring Successful Woman'

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong (Photo: A. Jesse Jiryu Davis) Love it or hate it, the hit HBO show Sex and the City presented a part-real/part-fantasy version of New York City that viewers worldwide still cannot get enough...

A Brief History Of Dolly Parton's Time In NYCvideo

A Brief History Of Dolly Parton's Time In NYC

Dolly's 1980s NYC apartment. (Screenshot) Dolly Parton announced today that she has teamed up with Netflix for a series that will bring her songs to life over the course of 8 episodes. So it's a good...

HBO's 'Succession' Star Brian Cox Thinks Entitlement & Nepotism Are Destroying America

HBO's 'Succession' Star Brian Cox Thinks Entitlement & Nepotism Are Destroying America

HBO Succession, which premiered on HBO over the weekend, tells the gripping and vicious story of media mogul Logan Roy and his family, who seem to be the exact midway point between the real life Murdochs...

Photos, Videos: Eminem Closes Out Jam-Packed Gov Ball Weekendgallery

Photos, Videos: Eminem Closes Out Jam-Packed Gov Ball Weekend

How did you spend your Sunday? I met a young man from France—I couldn’t quite catch his name, because we were a few feet from a bunch of massive speakers blasting Khalid—who arrived at Randalls Island before...

Photos, Videos: Massive Crowds At Gov Ball For Halsey, Travis Scott, Pusha T & Moregalleryvideo

Photos, Videos: Massive Crowds At Gov Ball For Halsey, Travis Scott, Pusha T & More

It’s hard to overstate just how insanely crowded Gov Ball was on Saturday, especially starting in the late afternoon when acts like Japandroids, 2 Chainz, Halsey, Pusha T, Galantis, Gaslight Anthem and, biggest of them all, Travis...

Photos, Videos: Yeah Yeah Yeahs & More Rock Randalls Island On A Sweaty Day One Of Gov Ball

Photos, Videos: Yeah Yeah Yeahs & More Rock Randalls Island On A Sweaty Day One Of Gov Ballgalleryvideo

The rain stopped, the sun came out, and it got crazy hot and sweaty on Randalls Island yesterday for the opener to the eight annual Governors Ball music festival. In other words, for tens of thousands of...

Hamptons Residents Live In Fear Of Fornicating Reality Stars

Hamptons Residents Live In Fear Of Fornicating Reality Stars

via Bravo We've passed Memorial Day Weekend, which marks the unofficial start of summer, which marks the official start of lavish party season in the Hamptons. So make a list of lifestyle pop-ups, put a downpayment...

Photos: Your Guide To Governors Ball 2018gallery

Photos: Your Guide To Governors Ball 2018

Music festival season has officially arrived here in NYC with opening day of the eighth annual Governors Ball just getting started on Randalls Island. Performers over the next three days and nights include headliners Jack White, James...

Donald Trump Is Trying To Crush Samantha Bee With His Feckless Cant

Donald Trump Is Trying To Crush Samantha Bee With His Feckless Cant

On Wednesday's episode of 'Full Frontal,' host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c*nt' for her complicity in supporting the Trump Administration's inhumane immigration policies. Things have just gotten more complicated since.

Video Shows The Lower East Side In The 1930s & Includes Original Street Sound

Video Shows The Lower East Side In The 1930s & Includes Original Street Sound

Old footage of New York City is wonderful, but it often lacks sound, which is such a big part of living in the city. There are plenty of videos out there showing crowded black & white street...

Brooklyn Heights Is Getting A Permanent Public Poolgallery

Brooklyn Heights Is Getting A Permanent Public Pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park will be creeping further up into Brooklyn Heights with its newest addition: a public pool in Squibb Park, which sits between Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park (behind that large hotel/condo development). Squibb Park...

Video: Cops Crack Down On Manhattanhenge video

Video: Cops Crack Down On Manhattanhenge

Like cockroaches that don't scatter under the fridge quite fast enough, a phalanx of New Yorkers took their sweet time dispersing from a busy midtown street on Wednesday, where they'd gathered for the occasion of Manhattanhenge's first...

Posh British Royals Expert Turns Out To Be Dude From Upstate NY

Posh British Royals Expert Turns Out To Be Dude From Upstate NYvideo

(Courtesy The Jim Jeffries Show) This has been a historically great week for grifters, scammers and con people of all kinds—from fake German heiress Anna Delvey (who allegedly conned tons of rich people) to former Vogue...

The Best Part Of Manhattanhenge Is All The New Yorkers Worshipping The Sun With Their iPhones

The Best Part Of Manhattanhenge Is All The New Yorkers Worshipping The Sun With Their iPhonesvideo

strykapose's flickr Yesterday's sunset marked the first "full sun" Manhattanhenge of 2018. Were you able to get a perfect photo to share with your loved ones on Instagram? If you didn't that's probably because your view...

Step Inside The Dreamhouse, Where DIY Arcade Games Meet Queer Culturegallery

Step Inside The Dreamhouse, Where DIY Arcade Games Meet Queer Culture

It might seem like video game designers and queer party people have little in common, but a collaboration between Death By Audio Arcade and Ridgewood art space The Dreamhouse aims to highlight the many similarities between these...

Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys Reflect On The End Of 'The Americans'

Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys Reflect On The End Of 'The Americans'

(Jeffrey Neira/FX) Before the start of the final season of The Americans—FX's brilliant show about Russian spies posing as an all-American family in D.C. in the 1980s, which ended its six-season run this week—Gothamist asked creators...

LinkNYC Kiosks Still Possessed By Mister Softee Jingle, Still Creeping Out New Yorkers

LinkNYC Kiosks Still Possessed By Mister Softee Jingle, Still Creeping Out New Yorkers

That creepy-as-hell version of the Mister Softee jingle is still blaring through some LinkNYC kiosks, reminding New Yorkers in the most ominous way possible that summer is here, and that the sweet embrace of death soft-serve...

Immersive 'Wayne's World' Tribute Garthapalooza Coming To Williamsburg

Immersive 'Wayne's World' Tribute Garthapalooza Coming To Williamsburgvideo

It's been over 25 years since ass sphincter said what in the original Wayne's World, that tender ode to metalheads who hate "Stairway To Heaven." And while Mike Myers might be busy burying himself under heavy...

Here's The 2018 Bryant Park Outdoor Movie Lineup

Here's The 2018 Bryant Park Outdoor Movie Lineup

Prime blanket real estate. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) There are a lot of outdoor venues for movies in the city, but Bryant Park is one of the most NYC outdoor movie experiences ever. Why? It's sometimes...

Finally, Emily Roebling Gets A Street Named After Her

Finally, Emily Roebling Gets A Street Named After Hergallery

When Emily Roebling died in 1903, twenty years after overseeing the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, she didn't quite get the treatment that her husband Washington Roebling or his father John A. Roebling got. In fact, it...

Have You Seen These Mysterious Stone Sculptures Along The Hudson River?

Have You Seen These Mysterious Stone Sculptures Along The Hudson River?gallery

About a mile south of the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson River, strange sculptures rise from the shoreline. They are taller than a person, many of them, and seem to defy physics, as large hunks of...

Sketchy Interviews: 'All The Restaurants In New York' Chronicler John Donohue

Sketchy Interviews: 'All The Restaurants In New York' Chronicler John Donohue

(John Donohue) Sketchy Interviews is a recurring series on Gothamist featuring visual interviews with some of the best illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists working in the city today. We previously talked to New Yorker cartoonist Roz...

How To Date After A Broken Heart

How To Date After A Broken Heart

When you’ve had your heart broken, the best way to get over someone is to get back in the field, perhaps after a flirtation with binge TV and a whole lotta takeout. But it’s no surprise that after such an ordeal, there’s a fear of getting hurt again. Self-care is important, and prioritizing “you time” is critical after a bad breakup, but eventually you’ve got to get off the bench. (You’re not actually looking to date your Netflix account, right?)

This Weekend: Fight Mass Incarceration And Dance All Night

This Weekend: Fight Mass Incarceration And Dance All Night

A woman dances at Bring Down The Walls earlier this month (photo by Mel D. Cole) Every Saturday in May, Creative Time, The Fortune Society and artist Phil Collins (not that Phil Collins) have turned the...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should People Wear Flip Flops In NYC?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should People Wear Flip Flops In NYC?

(Photo by Scott Lynch) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here...

Fleet Week Photos, From Aboard The USS Arlington

Fleet Week Photos, From Aboard The USS Arlingtongallery

Fleet Week is here, and the next few days in NYC are full of events to celebrate and learn about the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. A select group reporters were flown by helicopter to the USS...

David Cross Discusses Jeffrey Tambor's 'Humiliating' Outburst On Arrested Development Set

David Cross Discusses Jeffrey Tambor's 'Humiliating' Outburst On Arrested Development Set

Saeed Adyani/Netflix Gothamist had an interview scheduled with David Cross to talk about the upcoming fifth season of Arrested Development well before yesterday's extremely uncomfortable NY Times interview with the cast dropped. In that piece— which...

This Summer's Brooklyn Bridge Park Movie Lineup Celebrates Female Directors

This Summer's Brooklyn Bridge Park Movie Lineup Celebrates Female Directors

(Etienne Frossard) Outdoor summer movie season is around the corner, and one of the best spots to settle in for a sunset screening is Brooklyn Bridge Park's Harbor View Lawn (nearby Governors Island is also going...

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