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NYC's Greatest Subway Cars, With Faux Wood Paneling And '70s Color Palette, Are Not Long For This World

NYC's Greatest Subway Cars, With Faux Wood Paneling And '70s Color Palette, Are Not Long For This World

A few plants could really tie this car together. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Recently my C trains have alternated between the new, sleek cars with blue seating and a polished glow, and something a little more...

Strong Female Leads on Both Sides of the Lens at the Tribeca Film Festival

Strong Female Leads on Both Sides of the Lens at the Tribeca Film Festival

A Tribeca Film Festival First: a full half of the competition feature films are directed by women. Pioneering leading ladies are blazing trails in front of — and behind — the camera.Don’t miss these female-forward stories, projects and talks. [sponsor]

Manhattan Diner Now Covered With 9/11 Missing Posters For 'What Is Life Worth?'

Manhattan Diner Now Covered With 9/11 Missing Posters For 'What Is Life Worth?'

The exterior of Joe. Jr is currently plastered with missing posters. (Gothamist) Pedestrians on 3rd Avenue in Manhattan were confronted with a jarring flashback of post-9/11 NYC today: the Northeast corner of 16th Street and 3rd...

Historic Wood-Frame West Village House (Possibly With Secret Tunnel) On The Market For $12 Million

Historic Wood-Frame West Village House (Possibly With Secret Tunnel) On The Market For $12 Milliongallery

A piece of New York City history has just landed on the market, and it can be yours for $12 million dollars. The wood-frame house at 17 Grove Street in the West Village is an architectural relic...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week: From Cherry Blossoms To Punk Rock Karaoke

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week: From Cherry Blossoms To Punk Rock Karaoke

Frolic among the beautiful blooms at Sakura Matsuri, Saturday (photo by Scott Lynch) The Unwellness Center @ East Village Take a queasy look at the intersections between health and capitalism at The East Village Community Unwellness...

Free Citi Bikes In NYC Today For Earth Day

Free Citi Bikes In NYC Today For Earth Day

(mbaron85 / Flickr) In celebration of Earth Day (It's today! But also... it's every day), Citi Bike is offering free 30-minute rides in NYC. There’s no cap on the number of free rides available, so everyone...

Photos: The Gloriously Creative Bonnets From Easter Parade 2019

Photos: The Gloriously Creative Bonnets From Easter Parade 2019gallery

Since as far back as 1870s, New Yorkers (and visitors from all over the world) have used the arrival of Easter Sunday as an excellent excuse to stroll along Fifth Avenue in their frippery and finery. Which...

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: A Knight Of The Seven Kingdomsvideo

(HBO) Last week on Game Of Thrones, Jon and Dany went on a dragon ride, the Night King made some art, and Bran waited for an old friend. This week, Tormund explained the origins of his...

Lessons In Blackness From Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

Lessons In Blackness From Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

Beyoncé performing at Coachella in 2018 (Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment) There are a million glorious moments in Homecoming, the new Netflix film which documents Beyoncé’s performance as the first black woman to headline Coachella in 2018,...

Watch The First Trailer For Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Netflix Series, 'When They See Us'

Watch The First Trailer For Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Netflix Series, 'When They See Us'video

(Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix) Today marks the 30th anniversary of the rape of Trisha Meili, the white female jogger who was at the center of the infamous Central Park Five case, in which five teenagers of color were...

Tenement Museum Workers Vote To Unionize, Citing Low Pay & Limited Benefits

Tenement Museum Workers Vote To Unionize, Citing Low Pay & Limited Benefits

Inside the Tenement Museum. (Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist) Employees of the Tenement Museum, a Lower East Side cultural institution centered on immigrant and labor history, voted to unionize this week. The workers will be joining the...

Video: Leslie Jones & Seth Meyers Have A Hilarious 'Game Of Thrones' Viewing Party

Video: Leslie Jones & Seth Meyers Have A Hilarious 'Game Of Thrones' Viewing Partyvideo

I'm not sure if anybody loves Game Of Thrones as much as SNL star Leslie Jones, whose unhinged passion has been channeled into a running series on Late Night With Seth Meyers called "Game Of Jones,"...

Netflix, Much Like Your Ex, Is Moving To Bushwick

Netflix, Much Like Your Ex, Is Moving To Bushwick

The new sound stages will be located here, at 333 Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (Googlemaps) Following Amazon's dramatic reneging on a deal to open a new corporate campus in Queens, another Content Giant is rolling...

The Guggenheim's Hilma af Klint Exhibition Was Their Most Visited EVER

The Guggenheim's Hilma af Klint Exhibition Was Their Most Visited EVER

(Courtesy of the Guggenheim) As you may have noticed from your Instagram feed over the past 6 months, the Hilma af Klint show at the Guggenheim has been popular af, and now the museum has released...

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Art In The Subway System?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Art In The Subway System?

On any given subway ride, it’s hard to say whether you’ll run into a Showtime for the ages, or a highly-coveted poster, or this guy. But the subway system is the permanent home to works by...

Video: Death Metal Subway Busking Is The Best Kind Of Subway Music

Video: Death Metal Subway Busking Is The Best Kind Of Subway Musicvideo

The most memorable musical moments on the subway are the least expected—think butt bongos, sax battles, hardcore harpists and the roving gang of recorder-playing children. We've all passed by a million anonymous, interchangeable acoustic guitar strummers...

Video: New Yorkers Experience Just Another Totally Normal Day On The Subway...

Video: New Yorkers Experience Just Another Totally Normal Day On The Subway...video

(via Hannah Keyser) There is the MTA's code of conduct for riding the subway, and then there is the far more philosophical and hardcore unwritten code of conduct which all New Yorkers abide by—and it clearly...

UES Neighbors Fear Planned Residential Tower Will Enshroud Guggenheim In Shadows

UES Neighbors Fear Planned Residential Tower Will Enshroud Guggenheim In Shadows

The exterior of the Guggenheim. (Creative Commons/Jean-Christophe Benoist) A forthcoming high-rise development on the Upper East Side could compromise several landmarked buildings, including the Guggenheim, a new lawsuit states. Renato Negrin and Scott Wilson live in...

Photos: Double-Crested Cormorants Are NYC's 'Living Gargoyles'

Photos: Double-Crested Cormorants Are NYC's 'Living Gargoyles'gallery

Hello, Double-crested Cormorant, you have Caught. Our. Attention. This beast of a bird is not new to New York, in fact, we're pretty sure it has come to life out of a stone sculpture attached to the...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Mobilize your mad-hattery at the annual Easter Parade, Sunday (photo by Tod Seelie) In Perpetual Flight: The Migration of the Black Body @ Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture See a slew of new multidisciplinary...

Interview: 'Barry' Scene Stealer Anthony Carrigan, AKA NoHo Hank, Met His Wife On The Subway

Interview: 'Barry' Scene Stealer Anthony Carrigan, AKA NoHo Hank, Met His Wife On The Subway

(HBO) HBO's Barry, the comedy/drama about a reluctant hit man who wants to be an actor but can't escape his true calling, is anchored by star Bill Hader's exhausted, elastic performance as the titular character. But...

NYPL To Deploy A New Fleet Of Bookmobiles For First Time Since The '80s

NYPL To Deploy A New Fleet Of Bookmobiles For First Time Since The '80s

One of the NYPL's bookmobiles. (Jonathan Blanc / NYPL) Over the next few months, the New York Public Library will be bringing books to residents of the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan via a new fleet...

Photos: This Year's Met Rooftop Features Alicja Kwade's Stellar 'ParaPivot' Installations

Photos: This Year's Met Rooftop Features Alicja Kwade's Stellar 'ParaPivot' Installationsgallery

If you feel a sense of otherworldliness on the Met's Roof Garden this year, that's purposeful. That's because this year's commissioned work, by the Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade, features a series of sculptures under the heavens—and meant...

Jay-Z To Perform Opening Night At Renovated Webster Hall At End Of April

Jay-Z To Perform Opening Night At Renovated Webster Hall At End Of April

(Picturegroup/Shutterstock) After being closed for renovations for a little under two years, East Village venue Webster Hall will be reopening at the end of the month. And we now know who the big opening night headliner...

'Game Of Thrones' Power Rankings: Winterfell

'Game Of Thrones' Power Rankings: Winterfell

HBO Last season on Game Of Thrones, Jon & Dany took a memorable boat ride, Sansa & Arya took care of Littlefinger, Samwell & Bran put together the details of Jon Snow's true parentage, Cersei &...

Videos: I Will Find Something Nice To Say About This Week's 'Saturday Night Live' Or Die Trying

Videos: I Will Find Something Nice To Say About This Week's 'Saturday Night Live' Or Die Tryingvideo

(NBC) I have been recapping and reviewing Saturday Night Live for seven or eight years now—I'm not exactly sure how long, because our SNL archives cut off after ten pages, which tops out at about 2014....

Dangerous Overcrowding Prompts NYPD To Halt Subways To Roosevelt Island And Its Cherry Blossom Festival

Dangerous Overcrowding Prompts NYPD To Halt Subways To Roosevelt Island And Its Cherry Blossom Festival

Photograph by Dominic McKenzie / Flickr A massive crush of visitors to Roosevelt Island's annual cherry blossom festival prompted the NYPD to ask the MTA to cut subway service to the island on Saturday afternoon. One...

Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt & More Pay Tribute To Asbury Park In New Documentary

Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt & More Pay Tribute To Asbury Park In New Documentarygalleryvideo

Asbury Park in New Jersey has become synonymous with the rich musical scene which thrived there in the 1970s and still exists now—and a new documentary will explore the complex history of the town, the riots that...

Alamo Drafthouse Will Launch Their Own Subscription Movie Pass This Year

Alamo Drafthouse Will Launch Their Own Subscription Movie Pass This Year

Alamo in Brooklyn. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Last year saw the fall and the fall and the other fall of MoviePass, a subscription service that is still white-knuckling on to existence in some form or another....

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker'

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For 'Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker'video

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed earlier today that Star Wars: Episode IX will be the final Star Wars movie before a "hiatus" on the film saga. "There are movies in development, but we have not announced...

Must-See Tribeca TV: Check Out Our TV Guide to the Tribeca Film Festival

Must-See Tribeca TV: Check Out Our TV Guide to the Tribeca Film Festival

Grab your tickets now to celebrate the golden age of television on the silver screen with the Tribeca TV programming slate. [sponsor]

Where <em>Isn't </em>This Shiny Giant Cheese-Grater Tower?

Where Isn't This Shiny Giant Cheese-Grater Tower?

Where is "the intersection of grit and glamour," WHERE IS IT?? (Gothamist) As a shiny new luxury residential tower scrapes the sky above Lower Manhattan, I find myself bedeviled by questions, chief among them: Where in...

Photos: Inside Gowanus's Experimental Venue Public Records

Photos: Inside Gowanus's Experimental Venue Public Recordsgallery

Experimental music movements from No Wave to avant-garde jazz have historically flourished in New York City. While scores of people continue to create mind-expanding music here, the hubs for DIY spaces—critical to artists on the come-up, and...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Pre-Season Power Rankings

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Pre-Season Power Rankings

(HBO) Last season on Game Of Thrones, Jon & Dany took a memorable boat ride, Sansa & Arya took care of Littlefinger (RIP Whisperfinger), Samwell & Bran put together the details of Jon Snow's true parentage,...

Historic Photos Of NYC's Urban Park Rangers As The Program Turns 40

Historic Photos Of NYC's Urban Park Rangers As The Program Turns 40gallery

The city's parks have not always looked as they do today—have you ever seen Central Park in the 1980s? Decrepit, dirt fields instead of lush grass, and graffiti all over Belvedere Castle. This kind of neglect was...

What's Going On With That Smoldering Art Orifice In Union Square?

What's Going On With That Smoldering Art Orifice In Union Square?

Union Square's iconic, puzzling time-keeping Metronome. (Paula Mejia/Gothamist) The Metronome, the hulking piece of public art omnisciently keeping time in Union Square, has been an object of both fascination and derision for twenty years. The work...

Vampire Weekend To Host All-Day Album Launch Party At Webster Hall With Bagels & Pizza

Vampire Weekend To Host All-Day Album Launch Party At Webster Hall With Bagels & Pizza

(Mike Gray/Shutterstock) Whatever your feelings on Upper West Side fetishists Vampire Weekend might be, they make it hard not to love them when they keep throwing out Seinfeld references and Zabar's music videos to and fro....

Central Park's Celebrated Mandarin Duck Has Flown Around The Corner For A Pack Of Smokes

Central Park's Celebrated Mandarin Duck Has Flown Around The Corner For A Pack Of Smokes

Mandarin Patinkin in deep thought. (Shutterstock) Sometimes ducks leave. Maybe no one told you this, but it's a fact of life—"Every duck leaves, baby, that's a fact, but maybe every duck that leaves, someday comes back."...

For $569, You Can Stay In A Game Of Thrones-Themed 'Lannister's Lair' Hotel Suite In Midtown

For $569, You Can Stay In A Game Of Thrones-Themed 'Lannister's Lair' Hotel Suite In Midtown

(Allan Warren) We're less than a week away from the premiere of the final season of pro-incest propagandist television program Game Of Thrones, which means we're reaching a fever pitch of marketing tie-ins. There has already...

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

MTA With the start of the revised L train project right around the corner, many commuters are anxiously wondering exactly how the suspension of service on nights and weekends is going to impact their daily life....

Here's Who's Playing At The Delightful Forest Hills Stadium This Summer

Here's Who's Playing At The Delightful Forest Hills Stadium This Summer

The view from the top row at Forest Hills Stadium. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) In a city with venues like the hellscape chic Terminal 5 and that midtown behemoth Madison Square Garden, Forest Hills Stadium offers...

Video: Determined Man Transforms Subway Train Into Lush Rainforest

Video: Determined Man Transforms Subway Train Into Lush Rainforestvideo

Our mass transit system is home to a wide variety of unique specimen, from bag dogs to bizarre blobs, from feral cats to falling wood, from a loose goose to a loose Ben Stiller. Over the...

Do You Want To Adopt This Beefy Cat?

Do You Want To Adopt This Beefy Cat?

Barsik may just be NYC's biggest cat. (Animal Care Centers of NYC) Hello, thank you for clicking, are you in the market for a cat companion? And if so, how much time and space can you...

Photos: Coney Island's Luna Park Opens For The Summer

Photos: Coney Island's Luna Park Opens For The Summergallery

Coney Island's Luna Park reopened for the summer season this past weekend. Crowds descended upon the beachfront amusement park, which opened in its current iteration in 2010, to experience the likes of gravity-defying rollercoasters, slingshots, and drops,...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Visualize climate change through dance at "Melting Ice / Changing Winds," Monday (photo by Filip Wolak) Melting Ice / Changing Winds @ The Center at West Park Start your week off with a whirling meditation on...

Play NYC Wildlife Bingo: How Many Of These Creatures Have You Spotted Around Town?

Play NYC Wildlife Bingo: How Many Of These Creatures Have You Spotted Around Town?

Click here for larger, printable bingo card. (By Sarah Butler) The latest installment to our growing NYC Bingo Card Collection is here, and this time we're focusing on our city's animals for a very special NYC...

Videos: Kit Harington Brings Lots Of 'Game Of Thrones' Comedy To 'Saturday Night Live'

Videos: Kit Harington Brings Lots Of 'Game Of Thrones' Comedy To 'Saturday Night Live'video

With just a week left until the season premiere of obscure incest drama Game Of Thrones, star Kit Harington's Saturday Night Live hosting debut was, expectedly, dominated by some funny GOT-related content. Overall however, it was...

Video: MTA Conductor Doesn't Let Pathetic, Beautiful 'Bag Dog' Get On Subway

Video: MTA Conductor Doesn't Let Pathetic, Beautiful 'Bag Dog' Get On Subwayvideo

Generally speaking, Gothamist is a pro-transit animals organization (even when it comes to big ass iguanas and the occasional raccoon)—especially if those animals are in a bag, as the MTA stipulates. "Bag Dogs," as these NYC...

Meet Apple, Who Is Maybe Your New Dog And The 100,000th Animal The ASPCA Has Relocated

Meet Apple, Who Is Maybe Your New Dog And The 100,000th Animal The ASPCA Has Relocatedgallery

A three-month-old dachshund mix, arriving all the way from Mississippi, was welcomed by an adoring crowd at the ASPCA Adoption Center on Thursday. The pup, named Apple in honor of its new hometown, is the 100,000th animal...

See Polk Award-Winning Reporter Julie Brown In Conversation With Alec Baldwin On 4/8

See Polk Award-Winning Reporter Julie Brown In Conversation With Alec Baldwin On 4/8

How does a reporter starting from zero dig up victims and documents and law enforcement insiders to tell a story that many powerful people want to keep secret? The conversation between Alec Baldwin and Julie Brown will be a live taping of Baldwin’s WNYC podcast, Here’s the Thing.

How To Fly Spirit Without Breaking Your Spirit

How To Fly Spirit Without Breaking Your Spirit

America's best airline (Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock) One of the weirder things I've personally witnessed on a Spirit Airlines flight, but truthfully not the weirdest, happened last week on a runway in New Orleans. It was a few...

A Look At T.C. Cannon's Retrospective At The Museum Of The American Indian

A Look At T.C. Cannon's Retrospective At The Museum Of The American Indiangallery

The inimitable artist T.C. Cannon has a retrospective at downtown Manhattan's National Museum of the American Indian opening this Saturday. The show is culled from roughly 80 pieces the late Cannon created across several mediums (including painting,...

Adam Sandler To Host 'Saturday Night Live' For First Time Ever In May

Adam Sandler To Host 'Saturday Night Live' For First Time Ever In May

(William Volcov/Shutterstock) Everyone knows that Adam Sandler was an unforgettable cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early '90s—but did you know that he's actually never returned to host the show? That's all going to...

Could NYC's 'Rat Island' Become The Next Urban Glamping Destination?

Could NYC's 'Rat Island' Become The Next Urban Glamping Destination?

The future of Rat Island? (Jendretzki Design + Archipx) Rat Island, the most appropriately named of any NYC island, could become a destination spot for overnight staycations. Located just off City Island in the Bronx, Rat...

Video: Ben Stiller Rides Subway, Blows Woman's Mind

Video: Ben Stiller Rides Subway, Blows Woman's Mindvideo

(Matt Baron/Shutterstock) One of the most formative and unique NYC experiences is Berühmtheit Gleichgültigkeit: when you spot a celebrity out in real life and act totally indifferent (but maybe brag about it later to your friends)....

Irving Plaza Will Shutter For An Eight Month Renovation

Irving Plaza Will Shutter For An Eight Month Renovation

The exterior of Irving Plaza. (Googlemaps) The longtime live music haunt Irving Plaza is closing its doors this summer for an eight-month-long renovation. The changes will include refurbished bars on every floor, a brand-new bottom-level VIP...

Photos: Inside The Shed, The Huge New Cultural Center At Hudson Yards

Photos: Inside The Shed, The Huge New Cultural Center At Hudson Yards gallery

Your complete guide to this eight-story, 200,000-square-foot performance space, opening Friday.

You've Got The Rest Of The Day To Check Out The Gigantic Iron Throne At 30 Rock

You've Got The Rest Of The Day To Check Out The Gigantic Iron Throne At 30 Rock

(Ben Yakas/Gothamist) Were you one of the thousands of Game Of Thrones-obsessed New Yorkers who didn't get a chance to get an Iron Throne photo in Queens last weekend? Your chance to sit on the Iron...

Photos: The Met Celebrates Rock History With Its First Ever Rock & Roll Instruments Exhibit

Photos: The Met Celebrates Rock History With Its First Ever Rock & Roll Instruments Exhibitgallery

Rock and roll has existed for over 70 years now, ever since that fateful night Marty McFly first strapped on a red Gibson guitar, blazed through a ridiculously good version of "Johnny B. Goode" at his parents'...

The First Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' Trailer Is Herevideo

The First Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' Trailer Is Here

(Still from 'Joker') Our first look at Todd Phillips's Joker movie is finally here, and it will deliver a Clown Prince that we've never seen before. Played by Joaquin Phoenix, this on-screen incarnation of the character...

Beauty Of Migration With American Composers Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

Beauty Of Migration With American Composers Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

Next up in Migrations, American Composers Orchestra performs a new work on the subject by Pulitzer Prize-winning Chinese composer Du Yun, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. [sponsor]

Trailer Premiere: 'Decade Of Fire' Explores The Burning Of The Bronx In The '70s

Trailer Premiere: 'Decade Of Fire' Explores The Burning Of The Bronx In The '70sgalleryvideo

Back in the 1970s, a confluence of social, economic and political actions led to the burning of the South Bronx, which displaced hundreds of thousands and completely destroyed the neighborhood. Now, a new documentary, co-directed by someone...

Dutch Masterpiece Looted By Nazis Resurfaces At Christie's, Will Be Returned To Rightful Owner's Heirs

Dutch Masterpiece Looted By Nazis Resurfaces At Christie's, Will Be Returned To Rightful Owner's Heirs

Salomon Koninck's 'A Scholar Sharpening His Quill'. (Christie's) A painting stolen by Nazis during World War II is being returned to its rightful owners, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced today....

'Game Of Thrones' Fans Had To Wait Hours To Sit On Iron Throne In Queens

'Game Of Thrones' Fans Had To Wait Hours To Sit On Iron Throne In Queens

One of the lucky fans who got inside poses with the Iron Throne (ALBA VIGARAY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Last week, an eagle-eyed Game Of Thrones fan was able to quickly find a hidden Iron Throne that HBO had planted...

New Ferry And Longer Hours Coming To Governors Island This Year

New Ferry And Longer Hours Coming To Governors Island This Year

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) It's almost the most wonderful time of the year: when Governors Island opens for the season. Opening week is coming up on May 1st (note: there will be free ferries that week),...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

See the surreal music and dance spectacle "54 Strange Worlds," Saturday (photo courtesy of the Bipeds) This Queer Kitchen Launch Party @ Butter & Scotch Open wide for This Queer Kitchen Launch Party tonight (Tuesday). Seeking...

Photos: Phagwah Celebration Goes On Despite Literal Rain On Parade

Photos: Phagwah Celebration Goes On Despite Literal Rain On Paradegallery

Sunday brought rain and wind and chill—theoretically, a solid backdrop for the 31st annual Phagwah Parade, a celebration intended to "chase away the winter grays" with a full-blown color fight. In practice, though, the wintry weather worked...

Photos: Museum Of Arts & Design To Celebrate Punk Rock Culture With Johnny Rotten

Photos: Museum Of Arts & Design To Celebrate Punk Rock Culture With Johnny Rottengallery

Wire, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Ramones—the only thing as good as the music that developed during the punk and post-punk scenes of the late '70s and early '80s was the artwork associated with it. Whether it was...

Short Film Shows NYC War On E-Bikes Through The Eyes Of Chinese Deliverymenvideo

Short Film Shows NYC War On E-Bikes Through The Eyes Of Chinese Deliverymen

Filmmaker Jing Wang installed GoPros on Chinese delivery bikers to get their perspective of riding through city streets. (Still courtesy of Jing Wang) In 2016, Jing Wang, a CUNY graduate student in film, agreed to help...

Videos: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Mueller Report, 'Us' & Jussie Smollett With Host Sandra Oh

Videos: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Mueller Report, 'Us' & Jussie Smollett With Host Sandra Ohvideo

Did you catch the HBO Veep marathon that was on all weekend leading up to the seventh season premiere on Sunday? Have you rewatched the season two episode "Helsinki" anytime recently, the one where Selina Meyers...

Love In The Time Of White Supremacy

Love In The Time Of White Supremacy

White Noise (Joan Marcus) I’m writing a memoir. It’s called Surviving the White Gaze, and it’s about my experience being adopted into a white family and raised in an all-white town. It is also, and perhaps...

Brooklyn Record Exchange Opening Shops In Bushwick And Greenpoint

Brooklyn Record Exchange Opening Shops In Bushwick And Greenpoint

Records on records at Brooklyn Record Exchange's Bushwick location (Brooklyn Record Exchange). Two new record stores are landing in Brooklyn this spring, both of them owned by the new venture Brooklyn Record Exchange. Helmed by Andrés...

Meet Mid-Century Street Photographer Garry Winogrand, Who Made 'Chaos Visible'

Meet Mid-Century Street Photographer Garry Winogrand, Who Made 'Chaos Visible'galleryvideo

Profound, philosophical, "totally remarkable"... these are just some of the words used to describe the late photographer Garry Winogrand, who grew up in (at the time) "the second largest Jewish city in the world," the Bronx. This...

'Game Of Thrones' Fan Finds Iron Throne Inside Fort Totten Park In Queens

'Game Of Thrones' Fan Finds Iron Throne Inside Fort Totten Park In Queensvideo

via HBO With less than a month left until Game Of Thrones comes back into our lives for an abbreviated but undoubtedly epic eighth and final season, HBO has been stingy about releasing too many teasers...

Tribeca Talks: Watch Your Favorite Names In Film Chat Live At TFF

Tribeca Talks: Watch Your Favorite Names In Film Chat Live At TFF

The Tribeca Film Festival returns April 24 to May 5. Listen in as some of your favorite stars, directors and creators share their expertise and dish on their illustrious careers. [sponsor]

The 8 Best Eat-In Movie Theaters In NYC

The 8 Best Eat-In Movie Theaters In NYC

Metrograph's beautiful snack selection. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) As the powers that be have looked for new ways to get people excited about going to the movies (and justify that expensive ticket), a concept that was once something...

Video: Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar & Answer Your Burning Questions

Video: Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar & Answer Your Burning Questionsvideo

(Jenn Hsu/Gothamist) A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of getting to know Dan Smith, the somewhat mysterious NYC icon who has spent the last 25 years plastering every laundromat window, pizzeria and bodega door...

Here Are The 5 Proposals For Shirley Chisholm's Upcoming NYC Monument

Here Are The 5 Proposals For Shirley Chisholm's Upcoming NYC Monument

Shirley Chisholm in the Bedford-Stuyvesant, December 1968. (Shutterstock) The first new statue of a female historical figure coming to New York City—where currently only 5 of around 150 historical statues are female—will be Shirley Chisholm. And...

Interview: Jemaine Clement Explains Why 'What We Do In The Shadows' Series Is Set On Staten Island

Interview: Jemaine Clement Explains Why 'What We Do In The Shadows' Series Is Set On Staten Island

Kayvan Novak as Nandor (Russ Martin/FX) Back in 2014, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Flight Of The Conchords comedian Jemaine Clement wrote and starred in What We Do In The Shadows, an absolutely hilarious mockumentary...

2019 Fleet Week New York Set For May 22-28

2019 Fleet Week New York Set For May 22-28gallery

Mark your calendars—the 31st annual Fleet Week New York will be held May 22nd through 28th, and the U.S. Navy says about 2,600 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will be on hand to join in the "celebration...

An Eclectic Musical Journey From Brooklyn-Based Ensemble, The Knights

An Eclectic Musical Journey From Brooklyn-Based Ensemble, The Knights

Carnegie Hall presents The Knights, a Brooklyn-based ensemble acclaimed for its “voracious musical appetite” [sponsor]

The Transit Museum's 'Nostalgia Train' Is Rolling Into Grand Central Once Again

The Transit Museum's 'Nostalgia Train' Is Rolling Into Grand Central Once Again

All aboard the Nostalgia Train. (Courtesy of the New York Transit Museum) While commuting to work on the C train every morning, I typically listen to a revolving playlist of punk songs that I cherished during...

[Update] Elitist 'Country Club Cannabis' Pop-Up Mysteriously Appears On The LES

[Update] Elitist 'Country Club Cannabis' Pop-Up Mysteriously Appears On The LES

via Instagram [Update Below] If you happen to be walking around the Lower East Side this week, you may spot a new "Country Club Cannabis" pop-up at 2 Rivington Street. Along with "COMING SOON" notices, the...

Check Out This Coyote Stalking Its Way Through Central Park

Check Out This Coyote Stalking Its Way Through Central Park

(Photo by Deborah Allen) A coyote was spotted in Central Park on Sunday, a pretty rare sight, even amongst 840 acres of park land, a spokesperson for the Parks Department told Gothamist. "It is rare to...

Broadway Theatergoers Say They Were 'Eaten Alive' By Bedbugs During 'Harry Potter' Play

Broadway Theatergoers Say They Were 'Eaten Alive' By Bedbugs During 'Harry Potter' Play

(Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown) The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child allegedly has some bloodthirsty freeloaders in the house. A woman who attended a performance of the play at the Lyric Theatre last week...

Why Is The MTA Painting Subway Stations During Rush Hour?

Why Is The MTA Painting Subway Stations During Rush Hour?

Between fare evasion, subway accessibility, that whole L train thing and the everyday struggle of making sure the subways keep running, the MTA certainly has a lot on their plate at the moment. So here's one small,...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Citizen Jane. (Alitmeter Films) The Feature Is Female: Citizen Jane @ Brooklyn Historical Society Start your week with a trip through NYC urban activism of yesteryear. Closing out Brooklyn Historical Society's monthlong series of documentaries about...

Soaking Wet Sheep Rescued After Being Found Tied To Tree In Brooklyn

Soaking Wet Sheep Rescued After Being Found Tied To Tree In Brooklyn

(Farm Sanctuary) A soaking wet sheep was rescued after it was found tied up to a tree in a park in Brooklyn, and police don't have any idea what it was doing there. According to Farm...

The MTA Wants You To Use Headphones AND Keep The Volume Down

The MTA Wants You To Use Headphones AND Keep The Volume Down

This is the correct way to listen to any noise coming from your phone while riding the subway. (Photo by Matt Walker on flickr) After receiving a number of complaints about noise on the subway, the...

Meet The Brooklyn Man Who Has A Mug Shot Museum In His Apartmentgallery

Meet The Brooklyn Man Who Has A Mug Shot Museum In His Apartment

"Look at this," says Lawrence Quigley, pointing to a photograph on the wall of his Brooklyn apartment. "The composition, the symmetry—that's just a beautiful photograph." The photo in question is actually part of a paired exposure. The...

New York's Newest Hottest Bird Is [Needs Name]

New York's Newest Hottest Bird Is [Needs Name]

The Great Blue Heron of Central Park needs a name. (Photo by Rosalie Quinto-Demigo) UPDATE: And the winner is: CHARLIZE HERON. Thank you to commenter DirkMcQuickly for your inspired suggestion. When the Mandarin Duck came to...

You Can Suggest A New Name For Hudson Yards' 'Vessel'

You Can Suggest A New Name For Hudson Yards' 'Vessel'

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Less than a week since it opened, Hudson Yard's Vessel has drawn a lot of scrutiny over its Terms & Conditions, which included an overreaching rights grabs for your content. Those Terms & Conditions...

Should The East Village Michael Jackson Mural Be Taken Down?

Should The East Village Michael Jackson Mural Be Taken Down?

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) The release of the harrowing HBO documentary Leaving Neverland has sparked an ongoing public conversation about Michael Jackson, and how individuals, and the culture at large, is responding to James Safechuck and Wade Robson's...

Sketchy Interviews: New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg

Sketchy Interviews: New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg

Mort Gerberg (photo by Bruce Guthrie) 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...

Time To Emerge From Your Caves, It's The Spring Equinox

Time To Emerge From Your Caves, It's The Spring Equinox

Springtime flowers in Bryant Park. (Gigi Ibrahim/Creative Commons) Something's going on outside. Is that...sunlight? Could it be? At this hour? Yes, I'm thrilled to report that things are verifiably brighter, because today marks the Vernal Equinox....

This Is Allegedly NYC's Most Popular Dog

This Is Allegedly NYC's Most Popular Dog

Dog or cat, who could say? (Jenn Hsu/Gothamist) It is my personal opinion, which also happens to align with established fact, that Bernese Mountain Dogs effortlessly embody canine excellence. I would always tend toward adoptable pets...

Behold, NYC's Old Subway Cars At The Bottom Of The Ocean

Behold, NYC's Old Subway Cars At The Bottom Of The Oceangalleryvideo

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the city's subway cars—stages of so many sigh-inducing commutes and a variety of other horrors—getting unceremoniously dumped into the vast, blue ocean. It's a place where they are free from...

Vessel Changes Terms & Conditions After Extreme Photo Policy Controversy, Lawyers Still Find It 'Troubling'

Vessel Changes Terms & Conditions After Extreme Photo Policy Controversy, Lawyers Still Find It 'Troubling'

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Earlier this week, people were outraged to learn that the Vessel, the comically-oversized pine cone inside Hudson Yards that is basically solely designed for selfies, had made an overreaching rights grabs for your content....

Hey, Don't Deface The William Wegman Weimaraner Subway Mosaics

Hey, Don't Deface The William Wegman Weimaraner Subway Mosaics

Paws off! (Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) In November, Manhattan's freshly refurbished F/M station opened at 23rd Street, its walls bedecked with the most wondrous gift I personally could have asked for: Wall-sized mosaics of stoic Weimaraners...

Woodstock 50 Lineup Features Jay-Z, Robert Plant, Santana, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead & Co. And More

Woodstock 50 Lineup Features Jay-Z, Robert Plant, Santana, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead & Co. And More

Comedy writer Alan Zweibel, HeadCount executive Andy Bernstein, rapper Common, Woodstock 50 organizer Michael Lang, and CCR frontman John Fogerty announcing Woodstock 50 lineup on Tuesday (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Woodstock 50, the official three-day anniversary event taking...

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