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Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

(Getty Images) Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey allegedly pinned him on a bed and "tried to get with me sexually." In the wake of the...

Paparazzo Suing 2 Chainz & His Bodyguard For Alleged Assault

Paparazzo Suing 2 Chainz & His Bodyguard For Alleged Assault

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images) A veteran paparazzo is suing 2 Chainz, claiming that he was knocked unconscious by the rapper's bodyguard in the lobby of NBC studios last week. R.J. Capak, a celebrity photographer for over three...

Inside Elsewhere, Bushwick's New Venue From The People Who Brought You Glasslands

Inside Elsewhere, Bushwick's New Venue From The People Who Brought You Glasslandsgallery

One of the more beloved venues of circa-when-I-lived-there Williamsburg—a time when Kent Avenue was just a blank canvas for developers—was Glasslands. It was always very hot in there, no matter the season, the wine always stung my...

Gothamist Fall Guide: 16 Things To Do In NYC This November

Gothamist Fall Guide: 16 Things To Do In NYC This November

What the hell, it's already November? Most of the fall season has felt like a long, awkward goodbye embrace with summer, but the truth is we're standing on the edge of winter, gazing over the frosty precipice. Thankfully this month is loaded with things to do, including special film screenings, art parties, a special whiskey festival, and some of the best concerts of the year. October's over, so throw your old pumpkins at the tree and make some plans.

Video: Hillary Clinton Addresses Trump Dossier & Russian "Cyber Warfare" On Daily Show

Video: Hillary Clinton Addresses Trump Dossier & Russian video

Hillary Clinton, the only person who can unite the GOP in 2017, was a guest on The Daily Show last night, amped to talk with Trevor Noah about all things Russia, Trump and the state of...

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 2)

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 2)gallery

Yesterday, we published an estimated one gazillion photos showing New Yorkers traversing our mass transit system during Halloween while dressed up as sexy Darth Vader, Morty from Rick & Morty, and Duff Man. But photographer Sai Mokhtari,...

Photos: Barbara Kruger's Bold Statement Pieces Now Up Around NYCgalleryvideo

Photos: Barbara Kruger's Bold Statement Pieces Now Up Around NYC

Artist Barbara Kruger, famous for her photographs emblazoned with red and white and bold typography, has taken over several spaces in NYC this month as part of the Performa Biennial. On Wednesday the work was unveiled, broadcasting...

Paul Manafort's Brooklyn Brownstone Gets Unofficial Landmark Status

Paul Manafort's Brooklyn Brownstone Gets Unofficial Landmark Status

(Photos by Amy Finkel) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted this week for tax fraud and money laundering. Along with indictments against two other former Trump staffers, it was the most explicit evidence to...

PETA Condemns LES Art Gallery For Displaying Live Mice In The Floorvideo

PETA Condemns LES Art Gallery For Displaying Live Mice In The Floor

One of the mice in the exhibit. (Courtesy Castle Fitzjohns Gallery) Outraged animal advocates are calling for an end to a Lower East Side exhibition in which visitors can walk over mice living in plexiglass compartments...

Watch As Improv Everywhere Opens Fake Apple Store At Subway Station

Watch As Improv Everywhere Opens Fake Apple Store At Subway Stationvideo

(via Improv Everywhere) Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship glass store was shut down for renovations earlier this year, and won't be reopened until later in 2018. Between that and the hype over the new iPhone X, Apple...

Photos: The Best Costumes At NYC's Village Halloween Parade

Photos: The Best Costumes At NYC's Village Halloween Parade    gallery

The crowds along the parade route were massive, and the costumes as crazy as ever, despite the terror attack just hours before the start.

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway, Round 1

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway, Round 1gallery

New Yorkers take their Halloween celebrations very seriously, whether they're dressing up their dogs, their police precincts, or their levitating speeders. As we love to do every year, we sent inexhaustible photographer Sai Mokhtari down into the...

Photos: Masterfully Carved Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Governors Islandgallery

Photos: Masterfully Carved Jack O'Lanterns Light Up Governors Island

For everyone who has ever wanted to see Babs on a pumpkin, Rise of the Jack O'Lantern made their dreams come true this past weekend (and last night) on Governors Island. The event, Night of 1,000 Jack...

Video: Billy Eichner Was A Banana Who Hates Donald Trump For Halloween On Colbert

Video: Billy Eichner Was A Banana Who Hates Donald Trump For Halloween On Colbertvideo

Serious actor Billy Eichner showed off his high-concept Halloween costume on Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night: a banana who really hates Donald Trump. "That lying piece of shit," he said. "I am sick...

Video: Couple Zips Around City In 'Levitating' Star Wars Speeder

Video: Couple Zips Around City In 'Levitating' Star Wars Speedervideo

We all know New Yorkers tend to take Halloween very seriously, whether they're dressing themselves up as the Astor Place Cube or dressing their dog up as the Q train. We already have a possible winner...

City Council Set To Repeal Cabaret Law, Finally Legalize Dancing

City Council Set To Repeal Cabaret Law, Finally Legalize Dancing

The defunct Williamsburg venue Death by Audio. (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) After years of dragging their feet, New York City politicians are expected to finally face the music and let us dance—legally. On Tuesday, the City...

Video: The Most Patient MetroCard User In The World Vs. Subway Turnstiles

Video: The Most Patient MetroCard User In The World Vs. Subway Turnstilesvideo

From Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt The MTA has now begun its long good-bye to the MetroCard, as it's planning a new contactless system proposed to launch in some locations by 2019. But while the current technology is...

This Is Why You See Pigeon Feathers Floating Around NYC Sometimesvideo

This Is Why You See Pigeon Feathers Floating Around NYC Sometimes

Is it you, Mordecai? (via The Royal Tenenbaums) Recently I was standing on a sidewalk in Midtown Manhattan, talking on my phone near the HOPE sculpture, when a gust of wind picked up what appeared to...

Video: John Oliver And A Talking Seagull Dive Into America's Broken Flood Insurance System

Video: John Oliver And A Talking Seagull Dive Into America's Broken Flood Insurance Systemvideo

On Sunday, John Oliver returned after a week off with an extra-long 40 minute episode of Last Week Tonight, and he had plenty of material to cover: he prayed that Jared Kushner would be indicted by...

Larry David, Tiffany Haddish & Chance The Rapper Will Host SNL In November

Larry David, Tiffany Haddish & Chance The Rapper Will Host SNL In November

Tiffany Haddish (Getty Images), Kevin Robert & Chance The Rapper (SNL) Ryan Gosling, Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani were the first three hosts of the 43rd season of Saturday Night Live, and now we know who...

Fan Suing Travis Scott After Falling From Balcony During Rowdy Terminal 5 Show

Fan Suing Travis Scott After Falling From Balcony During Rowdy Terminal 5 Show

The fan who fell from a Terminal 5 balcony during a wild Travis Scott show back in May has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and the venue, claiming that he suffered serious injuries as a...

'A Huge, Huge Mistake': Donna Karan Feels Bad For Saying Harvey Weinstein's Victims Were 'Asking For It'

'A Huge, Huge Mistake': Donna Karan Feels Bad For Saying Harvey Weinstein's Victims Were 'Asking For It'video

(Good Morning America) Donna Karan is trying to make amends after her comments suggesting that victims of Harvey Weinstein were "asking" for the harassment and assault they faced. In an interview with Good Morning America, the...

50,000 Limited Edition Barbara Kruger MetroCards Hitting Subway Stations This Weekvideo

50,000 Limited Edition Barbara Kruger MetroCards Hitting Subway Stations This Week

(Courtesy of Performa) The latest MetroCard you'll want to wait on line for—following the Supreme and Twin Peaks offerings over the past year—will be Barbara Kruger's, which will hit four subway stations this Wednesday. Kruger designed...

Anthony Rapp Says Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance On Him When He Was 14

Anthony Rapp Says Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance On Him When He Was 14

Anthony Rapp at New York Comic Con 2017 (Getty Images) Stage, film and TV actor Anthony Rapp revealed in an interview that, when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey pinned him on a bed and...

Photos: Bike Kill Rose From The Dead In Bed-Stuy After The NYPD Killed It In Bushwick

Photos: Bike Kill Rose From The Dead In Bed-Stuy After The NYPD Killed It In Bushwickgalleryvideo

Spirits were low Saturday afternoon when cops shut down the annual mutant art bike battle/party/inhibition destroyer that is Bike Kill before it really got a chance to rev up. But the bike jousters are not easily deterred,...

Photos: Excellent Doggos In Halloween Costumes At The Great PUPkin In Brooklyn

Photos: Excellent Doggos In Halloween Costumes At The Great PUPkin In Brooklyngalleryvideo

Saturday was a perfect h*cking day to watch good dogs and owners strut in their Halloween finery as hundreds gathered in Fort Greene Park for the Great PUPkin. While all the dogs were adorable and worthy of...

You Can Stream The 'David S. Pumpkins Animated Special' Online, Man—Any Questions?

You Can Stream The 'David S. Pumpkins Animated Special' Online, Man—Any Questions?galleryvideo

In a few days, it'll be November 1 and we'll finally be past the season of ghouls and David S. Pumpkins. The unexpectedly viral Saturday Night Live character, portrayed by Tom Hanks, launched a thousand—okay, at least...

Photos: Check Out The Creepy Clowns Of The 78th Precinct's Haunted Housegallery

Photos: Check Out The Creepy Clowns Of The 78th Precinct's Haunted House

As they have for the past two years, officers with the NYPD's 78th Precinct have turned their station house into a terrifying haunted house that's open to the public through October 30th. Deputy Inspector Frank DiGiacomo, the...

Southwest Airlines Expands In-Flight Concert Program Nightmare

Southwest Airlines Expands In-Flight Concert Program Nightmare

Why god why. (Screenshot via YouTube) Air travel, is at best, a neutral experience for most people in this country (spare me the Louis CK miracle of flight bit). If you're lucky, no one leans way...

Happy 113th Birthday To Our Miraculously Still Sorta Functioning Subway Systemgallery

Happy 113th Birthday To Our Miraculously Still Sorta Functioning Subway System

The subway system turns 113 years old today, October 27th. Not that fancy, underground pneumatic train of the 1800s, but the first IRT subway, which opened in 1904 and ran from City Hall to 145th Street and...

The Best Last Minute Lazy Halloween Costume Ideas

The Best Last Minute Lazy Halloween Costume Ideasgallery

Halloween is next week—and Halloween Adult Parties Weekend is already upon us—but not everyone in the United States of America can dress up as Eleven from Stranger Things (though surely they will try). If you're someone who...

An Interview With Protomartyr Frontman Joe Casey About 'Male Plague' & Nuclear Annihilation

An Interview With Protomartyr Frontman Joe Casey About 'Male Plague' & Nuclear Annihilation

Protomartyr from left: Guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonard, and singer Joe Casey (Photo: Daniel Topete) Protomartyr's music—bleak, funny, searing, sincere, usually very loud—has always leaned toward contemporary commentary than noisy punk throwbacks....

Just North Of NYC An Epic Jack O'Lantern Festival Is Steadily Blowing Mindsgallery

Just North Of NYC An Epic Jack O'Lantern Festival Is Steadily Blowing Minds

A dozen Jack O'Lanterns is cool. Two dozen carved up pumpkins is impressive. 50 or more? Wow, good for you. Wait, 100?! Say, don't you live in a one-bedroom apartment? OH GOD OVER 100 JACK O'LANTERNS?! Isn't...

The Wrens' Charles Bissell Talks New Album Ahead Of Rare Brooklyn Show

The Wrens' Charles Bissell Talks New Album Ahead Of Rare Brooklyn Show

Finishing touches (via Charles Bissell) Charles Bissell knows what you're going to ask, and the answer is "soon." He understands why you might not take his word for it, but he's serious this time. Above all,...

Hey, Who Wants To Buy This SoHo Apartment With A Barn On The Roof & Let Me Live In The Silo?gallery

Hey, Who Wants To Buy This SoHo Apartment With A Barn On The Roof & Let Me Live In The Silo?

We all have a great time in New York City, walkin' here and eating plenty of our famous slices, but a lot of city residents harbor secret dreams of throwing it all away to go live on...

These Photos Of The Bronx Zoo's New GHOST CAT Are The Perfect Halloween Treatgalleryvideo

These Photos Of The Bronx Zoo's New GHOST CAT Are The Perfect Halloween Treat

Things have been rough since Netflix stripped me of the ability to forget the ills of the world by retreating to Dillon, Texas, so thank God the Bronx Zoo has a new, fluffy GHOST CAT. She is...

Yankees Part Ways With Manager Joe Girardi After 10 Seasons

Yankees Part Ways With Manager Joe Girardi After 10 Seasons

Girardi will have to kill baseballs on his own time now. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images) The New York Yankees announced today that they wouldn't be bringing back manager Joe Girardi next season, ending a 10-year managing career...

Check Out This Over-The-Top Halloween House In Astoria

Check Out This Over-The-Top Halloween House In Astoria

(Photo courtesy of Amy Hsieh Wu) Since 2008, Vicky Poumpouridis has been going full Clark Griswold on her Astoria home for Halloween. With some help from friends and family, she's back at it again this year...

Video: Megyn Kelly & Gretchen Carlson Lambast Bill O'Reilly & Fox News On Late Night Shows

Video: Megyn Kelly & Gretchen Carlson Lambast Bill O'Reilly & Fox News On Late Night Showsvideo

Bill O'Reilly was back in the news this week when the NY Times reported that he had agreed to a $32 million settlement with an attorney who accused him of sexual harassment at the start of...

Ashley Judd's Mother Told Her 'Go Get Him' When She Decided To Speak Out About Harvey Weinstein

Ashley Judd's Mother Told Her 'Go Get Him' When She Decided To Speak Out About Harvey Weinsteinvideo

Diane Sawyer and Ashley Judd (ABC News) An emotional Ashley Judd spoke with ABC News' Diane Sawyer about coming forward with her account about producer Harvey Weinstein trapping her in his hotel room, in the midst...

MORE Dogs In Costumes At The Fort Greene Great PUPkin This Weekend

MORE Dogs In Costumes At The Fort Greene Great PUPkin This Weekendgallery

If it's the weekend before Halloween, then it's time for the huge Halloween extravaganza for dogs and humans who love seeing animals in clothes: The Great PUPkin in Fort Greene Park. (Check out some of the best...

What's The Most Distinctly NYC Item At The New-York Historical Society?

What's The Most Distinctly NYC Item At The New-York Historical Society?

(Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society) What makes something distinctly New York City? What items, works of art, and historical relics best embody this dirty town? Recently we asked several NYC institutions what the most distinctly...

Actor Natassia Malthe Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her In 2008

Actor Natassia Malthe Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her In 2008

Alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein, Natassia Malthe (L) and Attorney Gloria Allred speak during a press conference at the Lotte New York Palace on October 25th, 2017. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Natassia Malthe, an actor...

Officer Pennywise Invites You To Come Play In The NYPD's Haunted House

Officer Pennywise Invites You To Come Play In The NYPD's Haunted Housegalleryvideo

It's that time of year again, when police officers with the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn—in an effort to engage with the community—trade their blue uniforms for ghastly costumes, and invite the whole neighborhood into the aggressively terrifying...

Julia Holter Was 'Afraid For My Life' Because Of Emotional Abuse Of Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile

Julia Holter Was 'Afraid For My Life' Because Of Emotional Abuse Of Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile

Matt Mondanile performing with Real Estate in 2012 (Getty Images) Last week, Matt Mondanile, the former guitarist of the band Real Estate who performs solo as Ducktails, was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Now,...

Encounter A Whole New World In NYC

Encounter A Whole New World In NYC

Those moments, the ones that fill you with awe, or render you speechless, are hard to come by. But when you’re brought face-to-face with them, they’re truly unforgettable. If you’re looking for that heart-stopping, pulse-pounding, eye-opening kind of experience, look no further than National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in the heart of Times Square. The dives are deeper, the creatures are closer, and every moment is designed to take your breath away.

'A New Low, Even For Weinstein': Another Woman Says Producer 'Orally Forced Himself On Me'

'A New Low, Even For Weinstein': Another Woman Says Producer 'Orally Forced Himself On Me'

(Ben Fractenberg / DNAinfo) In what high-profile attorney Gloria Allred is calling "a new low, even for Weinstein," yet another woman has come forward to say she was victimized by the disgraced media mogul. At a...

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower

Video: Pussy Riot Stage Protest Inside Trump Tower video

via Pussy Riot Russian activists Pussy Riot caused a stir in Trump Tower on Monday when they staged a protest inside the lobby of the President's home building. The protest, in which three people masked in...

A Halloween Fanatic's Guide To Streaming The Best Horror Filmsvideo

A Halloween Fanatic's Guide To Streaming The Best Horror Films

The Craft Candy’s great, going to see bands play as Limp Bizkit is chill, but the best part about Halloween? Watching as many spooky movies as possible. In our vast streaming options, there are plenty of...

Condé Nast Bans Terry Richardson, The 'Harvey Weinstein Of Fashion,' From All Publications

Condé Nast Bans Terry Richardson, The 'Harvey Weinstein Of Fashion,' From All Publications

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for HTC) Fashion photographer Terry Richardson, who has for years been the subject of sexual harassment accusations leveled by models he has photographed, has reportedly been banned from working with Vogue,...

Photos: Brooklyn's Best Halloween Display Is A Bloody Pumpkin Massacre

Photos: Brooklyn's Best Halloween Display Is A Bloody Pumpkin Massacregallery

The hack-o-lanterns are here, folks. For the ninth year running, an incredible display of gourd gore has taken over the front lawn of a Boerum Hill home, this time featuring a couple of murderous gardeners chopping their...

Video: Stephen Colbert Has No Sympathy For Alleged Serial Sexual Harasser Bill O'Reilly

Video: Stephen Colbert Has No Sympathy For Alleged Serial Sexual Harasser Bill O'Reillyvideo

This weekend, the NY Times revealed that Bill O'Reilly agreed to a $32 million settlement with a former network analyst over "allegations of repeated harassment, a nonconsensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and...

New Yorker Cover Artist Barry Blitt On The Challenges & Rewards Of Illustrating Trumpgallery

New Yorker Cover Artist Barry Blitt On The Challenges & Rewards Of Illustrating Trump

You may not know the name Barry Blitt, but you definitely know his work. For more than two decades now, the cartoonist has been skewering political figures on the cover of the New Yorker—from George W. Bush...

Inside The AMNH's Most Beloved Halls... Before They Lose Their Unique '70s Vibegallery

Inside The AMNH's Most Beloved Halls... Before They Lose Their Unique '70s Vibe

Last week the renderings for the soon-to-be redesigned Halls of Gems & Minerals were unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History, and the projected new look was not exactly an immediate hit with anyone who ever...

NY Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Weinstein Company Over Gender Discrimination

NY Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Weinstein Company Over Gender Discrimination

Harvey Weinstein in 2004 (Getty Images) New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has opened an inquiry into the Weinstein Company over whether movie producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations reflect a broader atmosphere of gender...

Staten Island's Allegedly Haunted Murder Mansion Is For Salegallery

Staten Island's Allegedly Haunted Murder Mansion Is For Sale

New Yorkers aren't strangers to ghost roommates, whether they be literal dead spirits or Craigslist randos who pay rent but never seem to sleep in the apartment. Still, if you'd like to upgrade your number of haunted...

Ray Donovan Is Moving To NYCvideo

Ray Donovan Is Moving To NYC

(Courtesy of Showtime) If you have not been watching the television program Ray Donovan, well... I get it I get it. There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to escapism via hour-long...

Interview: 'The Deuce's' Gary Carr On Researching Pimps & How 'The Wire' Changed His Life

Interview: 'The Deuce's' Gary Carr On Researching Pimps & How 'The Wire' Changed His Life

HBO HBO's The Deuce, created by the brilliant team of David Simon & George Pelecanos (who previously were behind shows such as The Wire, Treme and Show Me A Hero), surveys the NYC of the early...

Here's What's Coming & Going From Netflix In November

Here's What's Coming & Going From Netflix In November

Netflix broke my heart last month when it ripped Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock from its streaming library, but luckily this month looks a little less vicious. Though we're losing The Matrix trilogy and all...

There Are Free Tickets To Queens Of The Stone Age's MSG Show Hidden In The Subways

There Are Free Tickets To Queens Of The Stone Age's MSG Show Hidden In The Subwaysgallery

Queens Of The Stone Age released their excellent seventh studio album, Villains, back in August. Produced by Mark Ronson, the album wields together the band's chiseled, Zeppelin-inspired desert riffs with Ronson's vacuum-seal tight production for one of...

Amy Sedaris Puts Martha Stewart To Shame On New Homemaking Showvideo

Amy Sedaris Puts Martha Stewart To Shame On New Homemaking Show

(Jon Peck) Amy Sedaris is omnipresent these days, popping up in everything from Difficult People to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Broad City—not to mention, of course, her heartbreaking role as Princess Carolyn on BoJack Horseman. Now,...

Hudson Valley Town Board Approves Plans For $500 Million Legoland New York

Hudson Valley Town Board Approves Plans For $500 Million Legoland New Yorkgalleryvideo

The company behind the big Legoland amusement parks/shrines to bricks-and-minifigs got approval from a Hudson Valley town board for its half-a-billion dollar plans. However, opponents are still fighting against the measure. The town board of Goshen voted...

Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 38 Women

Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 38 Women

James Toback at a reading at Border's in Columbus Circle in 2009 (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Nearly 40 women have come forward to accuse Oscar-nominated writer and directer James Toback of sexual harassment, according to an investigation...

Photos: All The Good Dogs At The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Parade

Photos: All The Good Dogs At The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Parade gallery

Thousands of adorable—and brave and loyal and GOOD—costumed dogs packed into Tompkins Square Park yesterday afternoon for their annual Halloween Parade. Add at least three times as many human handlers and spectators to that total, and not...

Redman Still Lives In His 'MTV CRIBS' House On Staten Island

Redman Still Lives In His 'MTV CRIBS' House On Staten Island

"You ain't gotta knock, IT WORKS" The dollar box lives on! In an interview Friday with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning, legendary New Jersey MC Redman confirmed the hopes of so many nostalgic hip-hop heads:...

A Guide To This Year's Best Historic Ghost Tours

A Guide To This Year's Best Historic Ghost Tours

We all know that one kid who got really into Jack the Ripper factoids in junior high, was obsessed with Sweeney Todd, and did seances a la Gaby Hoffmann in (the 1995 cult classic) Now and Then....

The Biggest Pumpkin In The World Is Now On View In NYCvideo

The Biggest Pumpkin In The World Is Now On View In NYC

The great (big) pumpkins are back, Charlie Brown! Take advantage of that unseasonably warm weekend weather to get some fresh air during the New York Botanical Garden's Giant Pumpkin Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, October 21st...

Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile Releases Statement About Being 'Insensitive Creep'

Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Matt Mondanile Releases Statement About Being 'Insensitive Creep'

Matt Mondanile performing with Real Estate in 2012 (Getty Images) Earlier this week, Matt Mondanile, the former guitarist of the band Real Estate who performs solo as Ducktails, was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women....

Photos: Here's What 50 Years Of Public Art In NYC Looks Like

Photos: Here's What 50 Years Of Public Art In NYC Looks Likegallery

Since 1967, NYC Parks has been bringing small and large scale works to the public spaces of the city. The temporary Central Park Gates, the LOVE sculpture from Robert Indiana, and that ugly-beautiful hunk of metal the...

Lupita Nyong'o: Harvey Weinstein Repeatedly Propositioned Me, Saying 'You Have No Idea What You Are Passing Up'

Lupita Nyong'o: Harvey Weinstein Repeatedly Propositioned Me, Saying 'You Have No Idea What You Are Passing Up'

Lupita Nyong'o (Getty Images) Two weeks ago, the NY Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein's "decades of sexual harassment allegations," as well as a history of settling with accusers, leading dozens of women to come...

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Asks New Yorkers About Their Craziest Subway Stories

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Asks New Yorkers About Their Craziest Subway Storiesvideo

Jimmy Kimmel continued his week of Jimmy Kimmel Live! shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday night with area entertainers Tracy Morgan and Billy Joel. But first, he asked regular people in Brooklyn about...

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

The mayor and the governor in happier times (Governor's Office / Flickr) On Thursday, New York State submitted four entries to host Amazon's second headquarters, a campus that the company says will cost $5 billion to...

Safe Sex Is Not Only Smart, But It Can Be A Work Of Art

Safe Sex Is Not Only Smart, But It Can Be A Work Of Art

Let’s face it—people have sex. Some do it indoors, some prefer au naturale and take it outdoors. (But please not in public in NYC!) Feeling festive, some even do it in costume. Gay, straight or anything in between, whatever and whoever you like, one thing is for certain: when the mood strikes, you need to use protection and #DressthatD.

Jim Carrey Goes Full Andy Kaufman In Trailer For New Behind-The-Scenes 'Man On The Moon' Doc

Jim Carrey Goes Full Andy Kaufman In Trailer For New Behind-The-Scenes 'Man On The Moon' Docvideo

The making of Miloš Forman's 1999 film Man On The Moon was infamously fraught behind-the-scenes, with star Jim Carrey going full-method in portraying his idol, comedian Andy Kaufman. And there was a good reason why there's...

Check Out The New-York Historical Society's Ambitious Vietnam War Exhibit

Check Out The New-York Historical Society's Ambitious Vietnam War Exhibitgallery

If you’ve streamed your way through all ten episodes of the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary and still want to make a friend of Horror, head over to the New-York Historical Society for their Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition....

Early Addition: The Most Romantic Catfishing Story Of All Time

Early Addition: The Most Romantic Catfishing Story Of All Timevideo

Because sometimes catfishing has a happy ending, check out today's mid-day links: life in North Korea, Trump conspiracy theories, David Sedaris on 'BoJack,' very good therapy dog, Mayim Bialik apologizes again, and dog recognizes owner. 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.

Mr. Raspy Voice Murderer Seeks The Truth In New 'The Punisher' Trailer

Mr. Raspy Voice Murderer Seeks The Truth In New 'The Punisher' Trailervideo

(Netflix) The second trailer for The Punisher—a.k.a. Mr. Raspy Voice Murderer—hits a lot of the same sweet spots as the first trailer did. There's the requisite Metallica soundtrack ("One"), Desi from Girls provoking Frank Castle with...

Video: Howard Stern Calls Harvey Weinstein & Sexual Harassers 'Freaks' On Kimmel

Video: Howard Stern Calls Harvey Weinstein & Sexual Harassers 'Freaks' On Kimmelvideo

Howard Stern was the guest last night on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Brooklyn, and he did not hold back on his assessment of sexual predator Harvey Weinstein. "First of all, when did...

Nas Sued In State Supreme Court For Failure To Deliver Sick Verse

Nas Sued In State Supreme Court For Failure To Deliver Sick Verse

(Allegedly) Not cool, Nas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) A Nigerian music label is suing Queensbridge's own Nasir Jones, who you might know better as Nas, for allegedly welshing on his promise to provide a verse to one...

Months After Sick Dog Was Supposedly Put Down, Family Discovers Vet Gave Dog Away

Months After Sick Dog Was Supposedly Put Down, Family Discovers Vet Gave Dog Away

A miniature pinscher (Getty / istock) A dog owner grieving over the death of her family's beloved miniature pinscher was shocked to learn the pup was still alive—five months after her veterinarian allegedly said the ailing...

Video: Oblivious Actor Solves Climate Change In Cut-For-Time SNL Sketch

Video: Oblivious Actor Solves Climate Change In Cut-For-Time SNL Sketchvideo

Another week, another cut-for-time Saturday Night Live sketch that was better than a large amount of what actually made it onto the show. Last week's Kumail Nanjiani-hosted episode was a big improvement over the Gal Godot...

Cool Cats Seek To Name Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny Rollins

Cool Cats Seek To Name Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny Rollins

This, but jazz. (via Flickr user Tony Shi) A group of jazz fans waging a campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge after jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins now have allies in City Council Member Stephen Levin, who...

Ducktails Shows Cancelled After Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Ducktails Shows Cancelled After Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Mondanile performing with Real Estate in 2012 (Getty Images) Matt Mondanile, the former guitarist of the band Real Estate who performs solo as Ducktails, was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women this week. In...

Watch The Trailer For Louis C.K.'s Controversial New Film 'I Love You, Daddy'

Watch The Trailer For Louis C.K.'s Controversial New Film 'I Love You, Daddy'video

TIFF Louis C.K. made headlines last month when it was announced that he had quietly directed his first movie in over 16 years, I Love You, Daddy. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival...

David Letterman Explains Why He Sent Conan O'Brien A Horse In Charming Kimmel Interview

David Letterman Explains Why He Sent Conan O'Brien A Horse In Charming Kimmel Interviewvideo

David Letterman paused from grooming his impressively fluffy beard and reemerge on late night television yesterday, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as part of the program's Brooklyn week. Letterman was his usual rascally self, at turns...

Newly Released Footage Shows 20,000 American Nazis Rallying At Madison Square Gardenvideo

Newly Released Footage Shows 20,000 American Nazis Rallying At Madison Square Garden

Back in August, following the deadly violence carried out by white supremacists in Charlottesville, we spoke with historian and author Arnie Bernstein about the time that 20,000 Nazi-supporting Americans staged a "Pro American Rally" at one of the old Madison Square Garden locations, at Eighth Avenue and West 50th Street. Organized by Fritz Kuhn, leader of the influential German-American Nazis group known as the Bund, the 1939 gathering also prompted some 100,000 angry New Yorkers to take to the streets, where they were met by the largest police presence in the city's history. According to Bernstein, the event was a defining moment for the emerging fascist and anti-fascist movements in the United States.

Inside The DSNY's Off-Limits Futuristic 'Smart' Garage & Salt Shed On The Hudson River

Inside The DSNY's Off-Limits Futuristic 'Smart' Garage & Salt Shed On The Hudson Rivergallery

The Spring Street Salt Shed and the DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Garages have only been open for about two years, but the strikingly-designed buildings have quickly become Tribeca landmarks overlooking West Street and the Hudson River Greenway. As...

It's Almost Ice Skating Season In NYC Already

It's Almost Ice Skating Season In NYC Already

Skaters at Wollman Rink in Central Park. (via Facebook) Last night I wrapped my blanket around me and pretended I was a human burrito, and then my radiator started spewing black water. All of this means...

Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company Board

Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company Board

Harvey Weinstein in 2017 (Getty Images) A week and a half ago, Harvey Weinstein was fired as the co-chairman of The Weinstein Company after the NY Times revealed "decades of sexual harassment allegations." Now the once-powerful...

Photos: Unusual NYC Maps Are On Display At Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Photos: Unusual NYC Maps Are On Display At Pratt Manhattan Gallerygallery

Last year, Katharine Harmon released You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, which collected 200 maps created between 1600 and 2015 that showed the myriad number of ways one could begin to approach "mapping...

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Takes Taxi Ride Around Brooklyn To Kick Off NYC Shows

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Takes Taxi Ride Around Brooklyn To Kick Off NYC Showsvideo

On Monday night Jimmy Kimmel kicked off a week of Jimmy Kimmel Live! shows at BAM, in his hometown of Brooklyn (he grew up in Mill Basin). And he started things off by making as many...

'GIRLS' Star Ebon Moss Bachrach Talks 'Tokyo Project' & Saying Goodbye To Desivideo

'GIRLS' Star Ebon Moss Bachrach Talks 'Tokyo Project' & Saying Goodbye To Desi

Ebon Moss Bachrach in 'Tokyo Project.' (HBO) Fresh off his role as Desi, GIRLS' resident OxyContin-addicted, Pacific Northwest knit-a-man, actor Ebon Moss Bachrach recently starred as Sebastian in HBO's new short, Tokyo Project. Directed by Richard...

Business And Community Activism Meet In Brooklyn: A CUNY SPS Story

Business And Community Activism Meet In Brooklyn: A CUNY SPS Story

Meet Amoni Brown: she’s a self-titled “Jane-of-all-Trades” with an associate’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, and she’s currently enrolled in the online BS in Business degree program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS). In between studies, Amoni works as the founder/owner of the Brooklyn Multi-Service Community Center (BkMSCC), a nonprofit organization that provides community services and support in East New York, Brownsville, and Bushwick. And as if that’s not enough, she also works for New York State as a full time Senior Court Office Assistant!

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals gallery

The beautiful old Halls of Gems and Minerals are two of the greatest, darkest, most carpeted areas in the American Museum of Natural History. Featuring not just gorgeous, glowing rocks, but an of-its-era design straight from the...

Actor Griffin Newman Goes On Tweetstorm About Regretting Working With Woody Allen

Actor Griffin Newman Goes On Tweetstorm About Regretting Working With Woody Allen

(Getty Images) Over the last week, dozens of women have come forward to share stories about their alleged sexual assault or harassment at the hands of Harvey Weinstein (and other men) in Hollywood, while also imploring...

NY Club Owner Says Harvey Weinstein Wanted Him To Deny 'Potted Plant' Masturbation Story

NY Club Owner Says Harvey Weinstein Wanted Him To Deny 'Potted Plant' Masturbation Story

Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman at Socialista in 2016 (Getty Images) After Harvey Weinstein showed no remorse over the NY Times' report about "decades of sexual harassment allegations," former News 12 reporter Lauren Sivan came...

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week

Nai Palm (via facebook) The lead singer and creative lifeforce behind the psychedelic boom-bap future funk of Hiatus Kaiyote, Nai Palm is a rare talent in the multiverse we all occupy and it's our good fortune...

This Is A Very Good Taxi Prankvideo

This Is A Very Good Taxi Prank

Pat Kiernan delivers the news to taxi riders. (Screenshot via YouTube) The upcoming motion picture Geostorm, starring Gerard Butler and Abbie Cornish, is probably going to be beautifully awful, but at least it has given us...

Video: John Oliver Explains Why The Equifax Breach Is A Big, Scary Problem

Video: John Oliver Explains Why The Equifax Breach Is A Big, Scary Problemvideo

The news about the Equifax data breach has been somewhat consumed by absolutely everything in this country seemingly going completely haywire at once at all times simultaneously forever, but that doesn't mean it isn't a very...

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