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RIP Henny Rat

RIP Henny Rat

The irreplaceable Henny Rat. Photo used with permission by Chris Williamson. Over the years, a series of rodent heroines—each of them uniquely embodying the spirit of New York City—have emerged from the underground to viral acclaim....

Harlem's NAMA Fights To Keep Local Music Legacy Alive

Harlem's NAMA Fights To Keep Local Music Legacy Alivegallery

The marquee at Harlem’s New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA) is only lit up for Monday nights and special events; “Electricity is expensive,” explains the door person. On those occasions, there’s also a humble sandwich board sign on...

Artist Recreates Forgotten Subway & Streetcar Maps, Including That Steam Locomotive Subway Proposal From 1865

Artist Recreates Forgotten Subway & Streetcar Maps, Including That Steam Locomotive Subway Proposal From 1865gallery

Once upon a time, long before the NYC subway was born, there was a proposal to build a steam-powered locomotive under Manhattan, running from South Ferry all the way to 59th Street and 5th Avenue. Given the...

FBI Investigating Ryan Adams Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct With Underage Fan

FBI Investigating Ryan Adams Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct With Underage Fan

(Shutterstock) On Wednesday, the NY Times released a major report on musician Ryan Adams and how he allegedly used his influence in music to psychologically manipulate and emotionally torment multiple women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore, musician...

The Bronx's Universal Hip Hop Museum Is Slated To Open In 2023

The Bronx's Universal Hip Hop Museum Is Slated To Open In 2023

The Bronx's Universal Hip-Hop Museum, which will housed in the at Bronx Point. Courtesy of S9 Architecture. A museum dedicated to hip-hop's history has long been overdue in its birthplace, the Bronx. In August 1973, Cindy...

Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis Resurrect Unaired 'Jon Bovi' SNL Sketch On Seth Meyers

Will Forte & Jason Sudeikis Resurrect Unaired 'Jon Bovi' SNL Sketch On Seth Meyersvideo

Seth Meyers has a delightful recurring bit on Late Night with Seth Meyers called "Second Chance Theater," in which he gives current and former SNL stars a chance to resurrect sketches that never made it to...

13 Of The Best Places To Be Alone in NYC

13 Of The Best Places To Be Alone in NYC

Long Meadow in 1902 (Prospect Park Archives) I’m of the mind that taking the time to do things for yourself, especially in a city that makes it very difficult for you to experience true solitude, is...

Big New Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mural On The Lower East Side Definitely Kinda Sorta Looks Like Her

Big New Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Mural On The Lower East Side Definitely Kinda Sorta Looks Like Her

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mural (Scott Lynch/Gothamist) A new mural of famous freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, has gone up far from her district on the Lower East Side. And based...

You Can Now Legally Bet On Your Oscar Predictions In New Jersey

You Can Now Legally Bet On Your Oscar Predictions In New Jersey

The Oscar statues. Photo by Disney | ABC Television Group (Creative Commons). Humanity has enjoyed predicting who will win a contest since time immemorial. Gambling aficionados with a penchant for pop culture can now bet on...

King The Wire Fox Terrier Takes Best In Show Crown At 2019 Westminster Dog Show

King The Wire Fox Terrier Takes Best In Show Crown At 2019 Westminster Dog Showvideo

King (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) While some might say that making so many good boys and good girls compete against each other is cruel, thousands of people did flock to Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday to...

Video: We Tried To Clean This Filthy Subway Platformvideo

Video: We Tried To Clean This Filthy Subway Platform

It was 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning and I was carrying a bunch of cleaning products over to the High Street station in Brooklyn. It smelled heavily of bleach, thanks to the Clorox Clean-Up All Purpose...

Photos, Video: The Absolute Worst Most Heinous Garbage Dogs Of Westminster Dog Show 2019

Photos, Video: The Absolute Worst Most Heinous Garbage Dogs Of Westminster Dog Show 2019galleryvideo

You haven't really lived until you've seen a gorgeous Finnish Spitz raise its pointy little fur ears toward the heavens as its groomer repeatedly spritzes its butt with water. There is a mix of curiosity and...

REBEL: An Exhilarating Tribute To James Baldwin

REBEL: An Exhilarating Tribute To James Baldwingallery

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

Was Netflix's Fyre Fest Documentary A 'Shadow P.R. Campaign' For Jerry Media?

Was Netflix's Fyre Fest Documentary A 'Shadow P.R. Campaign' For Jerry Media?

2019 kicked off in fine fashion with Hulu surprise-releasing FYRE FRAUD, their documentary about the disastrous Fyre Festival, a few days before Netflix released its own doc on the subject, FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never...

Lawmakers Demand Transparency On Surprise, Multi-Agency Raids On Local Bars And Clubs

Lawmakers Demand Transparency On Surprise, Multi-Agency Raids On Local Bars And Clubs

Ode to Babel (Yelp) Ode to Babel, a narrow, 750-square-foot bar in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, was filled with people drinking and dancing one Friday night in October, when all at once, some 30 city and state...

Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegation At NYC Show

Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegation At NYC Show

Aziz Ansari performing standup in Nov. 2017 (AP/Shutterstock) Since being called out for sexual misconduct a little over a year ago, comedian Aziz Ansari has mostly stayed out of the spotlight while quietly touring the country...

McNally Jackson Staying At Prince Street Location (And Opening Two More Locations)

McNally Jackson Staying At Prince Street Location (And Opening Two More Locations)

via Yelp Last fall, word trickled out that beloved downtown Manhattan bookstore McNally Jackson would be leaving its longtime home 52 Prince Street and relocating somewhere else in the neighborhood. Founder Sally McNally told us they...

Photos: Inside The Brand New Museum Of The Dog In Midtown

Photos: Inside The Brand New Museum Of The Dog In Midtowngallery

The American Kennel Club returns the museum to NYC, with fine art, historical artifacts, and new 'digital interactive experiences.'

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Have a splendidly sexy Valentine's weekend with Dances of Vice, Saturday (photo by Mikaela Holmberg) Brooklyn's Black-Owned Businesses @ Brooklyn Historical Society In conjunction with the Brooklyn Historical Society's exhibition The Business of Brooklyn, spend an...

Photos: All The Best Dogs Showed Up For The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Photos: All The Best Dogs Showed Up For The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Showgallery

A chaotic symphony of shrill shrimpy yips and robust, meaty borks clashed beautifully with the chorus of "God Loves a Terrier" looping inside my brain on Saturday, as I joined the enthusiastic thousands coursing through Piers...

Opioid Crisis Activists Protest Sackler Family Donations To Guggenheim, Met

Opioid Crisis Activists Protest Sackler Family Donations To Guggenheim, Met

The exterior of the Guggenheim. Photo by Jean-Christophe Benoist Those visiting the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art this past weekend may have had a brush with one of contemporary art's most definitive figures in...

Designing The Future Of Education

Designing The Future Of Education

Following the design of The Montessori Schools of Soho and Flatiron, Architect Guillermo Gomez was approached by Portfolio School, a K-6 school in Tribeca, to design its new location at 90 Hudson Street and create a learning space unlike any other. [sponsor]

Will Long Island Gets Its Own 'Public Enemy Turnpike'?

Will Long Island Gets Its Own 'Public Enemy Turnpike'?

LeRoy McCarthy with Chuck D (LeRoy McCarthy/Heterodoxx Inc.) Cultural advocate LeRoy McCarthy has been very successful in his efforts to get the city to recognize hip-hop culture and legendary musicians with tributes and street signs. Notorious...

The Iconic TWA Flight Center At JFK Is Now A Hotel (Opening In May)

The Iconic TWA Flight Center At JFK Is Now A Hotel (Opening In May)gallery

Yes, the sleek, iconic old TWA Flight Center—which has been sitting abandoned like a 1960s time capsule at JFK Airport since 2001—will be opening its doors as a hotel soon. Fine. If we couldn't move this thing...

The Alligator In The Sewer: Evidence Behind NYC's Urban Legend

The Alligator In The Sewer: Evidence Behind NYC's Urban Legend

At the Alligators in the Sewer Day press conference in 2010. On a chilly day in 2010 I stood on the steps of City Hall to hold a press conference. Equipped with a proclamation from the...

Get Ready For The Ugly-Hot Mandarin Duck

Get Ready For The Ugly-Hot Mandarin Duck

Another Mandarin duck molting. (Shutterstock) As we know from his recent adventure to Brooklyn, the Mandarin Duck—a.k.a. Mandarin Patinkin a.k.a. Hot Duck—is looking for a mate. Since it's breeding season, he better get on it, because...

Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68 Million For Terminating Contract Due To '25-Year Old, Baseless Allegation'

Woody Allen Sues Amazon For $68 Million For Terminating Contract Due To '25-Year Old, Baseless Allegation'

Woody Allen promoting "Wonder Wheel" in Nov. 2017 (Greg Pace/Shutterstock) Woody Allen has sued Amazon Studios for $68 million for terminating his movie contract due to what he describes in the suit as a "25-year old,...

Shoppers Kvetch While Jonah Hill Directs Vampire Weekend Music Video At Zabar's In Peak Upper West Side Moment

Shoppers Kvetch While Jonah Hill Directs Vampire Weekend Music Video At Zabar's In Peak Upper West Side Momentvideo

(Jackie Leitzes, via West Side Rag) Jonah Hill was spotted filming a new Vampire Weekend music video at the iconic Zabar's on the Upper West Side on Wednesday, which is both Peak Vampire Weekend and also...

Interview: Co-Creator Leslye Headland Thinks 'Russian Doll' Is A Ghost Story With A Twist

Interview: Co-Creator Leslye Headland Thinks 'Russian Doll' Is A Ghost Story With A Twist

(Netflix) Ceremonially dumped on Netflix last Friday, Russian Doll has quickly turned into the first must-see new TV show of the year. It's a perfect star vehicle for Natasha Lyonne, who co-created the series with comedy...

East Village Condo Tries To Rewrite Rock History In Hilariously Bad Ad

East Village Condo Tries To Rewrite Rock History In Hilariously Bad Ad

At a time when there are so many horrible things happening in the world that deserve to be called out, the questionable aesthetic choices of a new East Village condominium really shouldn't amount to a hill...

An Extensive Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opens This Friday At the Brooklyn Museum gallery

An Extensive Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opens This Friday At the Brooklyn Museum

Frida Kahlo, one of the twentieth century's most distinctive artists, is the center of a new exhibit entitled "Appearances Can Be Deceiving." Located at the Brooklyn Museum, the show presents over 300 of Kahlo's sketches and paintings,...

George Clinton To Play Central Park During Final Parliament-Funkadelic Shows

George Clinton To Play Central Park During Final Parliament-Funkadelic Shows

One of Clinton's last dates will be at Central Park's Summerstage.

Independent Bookstores Warn De Blasio's Paid Time Off Proposal Could Endanger Small Businesses

Independent Bookstores Warn De Blasio's Paid Time Off Proposal Could Endanger Small Businesses

(via Yelp) Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in line with his goal to make New York City the country's "fairest" metropolis: Businesses with five employees or more would have to offer two weeks...

The MoMA Ends (For Four Months Of Renovation & Expansion)

The MoMA Ends (For Four Months Of Renovation & Expansion)

Elevation of MoMA on 53rd Street with cutaway view below street level. (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) The Museum of Modern Art has announced that they will be shutting down MoMA for four months starting on June...

Comedians Join Forces To Fight Joke Thievery With #FuckFuckJerry

Comedians Join Forces To Fight Joke Thievery With #FuckFuckJerry

'They amassed millions of followers by posting other people's content for years, often without attribution...It's profiting off that content, not compensating or crediting people when they use them for ads, and having a history of being rude, dismissive, disrespectful, and/or totally unresponsive to those who reach out for credit that I find the most troubling.'

The Ultimate 'Russian Doll' Theory About Tompkins Square Park

The Ultimate 'Russian Doll' Theory About Tompkins Square Park

(Netflix) Despite all the fanfare and viral advertising, the televised highlight of this weekend was not watching human ouija board Adam Levine rip off his furniture-like clothing as he performed at the halftime show of a...

The Moth Ball Will Honor Roxane Gay This Year

The Moth Ball Will Honor Roxane Gay This Year

(Liz Ligon/The Moth) The Moth announced details around their big annual Moth Ball event, taking place on June 4th this year (it's a Tuesday, and looks like your calendar is wide open that week). Their honoree...

Vampires Move To Staten Island In Trailer For 'What We Do In The Shadows' TV Adaptation

Vampires Move To Staten Island In Trailer For 'What We Do In The Shadows' TV Adaptationvideo

What We Do In The Shadows, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Flight Of The Conchords comedian Jemaine Clement's absolutely hilarious mockumentary about vampires living in modern times which came out in 2014, is undoubtedly one...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Head to Harlem for a concert in a crypt, Monday (photo by Andrew Ousley) Crypt Sessions @ Crypt Chapel of the Church of the Intercession For a profound start to your week, head to Unison Media's...

How Groundhog Day, Our Bizarre Wintertime Hallucination, Came To Be

How Groundhog Day, Our Bizarre Wintertime Hallucination, Came To Be

Mayor de Blasio, Angel of Death. (NYC Mayor's Office) Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, the masses will descend upon Staten Island Zoo, rattling the gates in anticipation of meeting its biggest celebrity: Chuck, a storied...

WinterFest Organizer Allegedly Used Alter-Ego To Harass Vendors & Media

WinterFest Organizer Allegedly Used Alter-Ego To Harass Vendors & Mediagallery

Remember WinterFest, the holiday market that popped up in the parking lot of the Brooklyn Museum just over a month ago? The festival that was supposed to be Brooklyn's answer to the popular Union Square Holiday...

Watch The Trailer For Fast & Furious Spin-Off Romantic Comedy 'Hobbs & Shaw'

Watch The Trailer For Fast & Furious Spin-Off Romantic Comedy 'Hobbs & Shaw'video

(Universal Pictures) After you watch the trailer for Hobbs & Shaw below, I in my capacity as an official Fast & Furious scholar have three things to say about this, the ninth entry in The Fast...

A Gym, But For Influencers, But Also For Selling Luxury Protein Powder

A Gym, But For Influencers, But Also For Selling Luxury Protein Powder

(Ben Rise/Shutterstock) Some things I think about when I think about hell: Preternaturally high temperatures ratcheted ever higher by the sweating bodies of one's peers, packed suffocatingly close like cattle baking under a thousand suns; relatedly,...

Watch A Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Video About Creating SNL's Cue Cards

Watch A Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Video About Creating SNL's Cue Cardsvideo

If you've ever gone to a taping of Saturday Night Live—a.k.a. "S&L"—you've witnessed the chaotic ballet of camera operators, grips and workers who make the show run behind-the-scenes. SNL has released a really fascinating look at...

Cardi B Makes Another Appearance In Queens Criminal Court

Cardi B Makes Another Appearance In Queens Criminal Courtgallery

Cardi B, clad head-to-toe in fur on this frigid day, appeared in Queens Criminal Court on Thursday morning regarding a brawl at Angels, a Flushing strip club, last August. Video footage allegedly showed the rapper, whose name...

Interview: Amen Dunes' Damon McMahon Reflects On His Breakout Year

Interview: Amen Dunes' Damon McMahon Reflects On His Breakout Year

'I think it was actually like a gift that I had to go through all that,' he said. 'Because I was meant to talk about the abuse, you know what I mean? I didn't know I was, but I was.'

WHY Was A Tiny Dirt Patch Left On The Ceiling Of Grand Central Terminal?

WHY Was A Tiny Dirt Patch Left On The Ceiling Of Grand Central Terminal?

(Courtesy of the NYPL) Welcome back to our new series, WHY? In our second installment, we visit the historic Grand Central Terminal—one of those New York City buildings that has a seemingly never-ending supply of stories...

St. Mark's Comics Will Close Up Shop After 36 Years In East Village

St. Mark's Comics Will Close Up Shop After 36 Years In East Village

via Yelp St. Mark's Comics, which has been a mainstay of St. Mark's Place in the East Village for over 36 years, announced on Tuesday evening that it would be closing at the end of February....

Rebel Commentary: 'She Persists' At Gracie Mansion Conservancy

Rebel Commentary: 'She Persists' At Gracie Mansion Conservancygallery

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

The Enduring Trauma Of The Noose

The Enduring Trauma Of The Noose

Jussie Smollett at TrevorLive in December 2018 (Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock) I remember feeling both enraged and terrified when I first heard the story of James Byrd, Jr. — the black man who was chained to the back...

El Museo del Barrio Cancels Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective Following His Comments On Sexual Violence In 'El Topo'

El Museo del Barrio Cancels Alejandro Jodorowsky Retrospective Following His Comments On Sexual Violence In 'El Topo'

Director Alejandro Jodorowsky pictured in 1991. (Photo by Gorup de Besanez) East Harlem's El Museo del Barrio announced on Monday that it would be canning its forthcoming retrospective of the filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, slated to open...

Photos: Longtime New Yorker Shares Stories About The Gritty Times Square Of 1970s & '80s

Photos: Longtime New Yorker Shares Stories About The Gritty Times Square Of 1970s & '80sgallery

"Cops are walking past us and they're like, 'What are you doing to Joe's car?' But then they just laughed and kept walking 'cause they couldn't imagine that somebody was just going to spray paint graffiti on a cop car in front of 1 Police Plaza in broad daylight."

Exclusive Album Premiere: Robert Pollard Talks Guided By Voices' Massive New Album 'Zeppelin Over China'

Exclusive Album Premiere: Robert Pollard Talks Guided By Voices' Massive New Album 'Zeppelin Over China'

GBV from L to R: Kevin March, Bobby Bare Jr., Robert Pollard, Mark Shue & Doug Gillard (Tony Nelson) It's easy to take Robert Pollard, the greatest rock songwriter of the last thirty years, for granted...

The Mandarin Duck Was Spotted On The Brooklyn Side Of The East River

The Mandarin Duck Was Spotted On The Brooklyn Side Of The East River

(Photo by Zihao Wang) (Update Below) Listen, there is only one Mandarin Patinkin. Wild, on the loose, making his own damn plans, flying by the seat of his feathers, not tied down to any pond, or...

The Very Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Very Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Why watch normal football when you could get immersed in a SUPERB OWL instead? (photo by David Cova) An Evening of Adventures in Inuit Art @ Explorers Club The executive director of the Inuit Art Institute...

I Spent A Morning In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Bus Tour Sing-Along Purgatory

I Spent A Morning In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Bus Tour Sing-Along Purgatorygalleryvideo

The giant, spiderweb-like crack in the front window of the bus seemed like a real good sign right off the bat. A couple dozen people carrying Queen tote bags mulled outside, waiting and wondering if we'd even...

Photos, Videos: Idiots Careen Through Brooklyn, Smash Things Up   galleryvideo

Photos, Videos: Idiots Careen Through Brooklyn, Smash Things Up

Saturday marked the 16th annual Running of the Idiotarod, as 15 thematically costumed teams made their way from Williamsburg to Ridgewood.

Videos: Leslie Jones Delivers A Loving Ode To The Upper East Side On 'Saturday Night Live'

Videos: Leslie Jones Delivers A Loving Ode To The Upper East Side On 'Saturday Night Live'video

James McAvoy was the host of this weekend's all-new episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Meek Mill. We were thankfully spared another insipid Alec Baldwin-as-Trump appearance this week, with the obligatory (and headline-grabbing) celebrity...

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

James Turrell Closes 'Meeting' Installation At MoMA PS1 Until Neighboring Development No Longer Intrudes

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. Last week, Gothamist reported that scaffolding from a neighboring Long Island City development was temporarily...

Broad City Returns For Its Final Season With A Long-Ass Walking Tour Of Manhattanvideo

Broad City Returns For Its Final Season With A Long-Ass Walking Tour Of Manhattan

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, pictured in the premiere for Broad City's last season. Last night, Broad City held the raucous premiere for its fifth and final season. The episode, told almost entirely through the pair's...

Update: The Lot Radio's Cafe Kiosk Shuttered By Health Department

Update: The Lot Radio's Cafe Kiosk Shuttered By Health Department

The Lot Radio, pictured on a rainy morning. The station is still broadcasting, but the adjoining cafe kiosk is closed. (Paula Mejía / Gothamist) Update Below Since 2016, The Lot Radio has been an invaluable community...

Report: Despite Venue Closures, The State Of NYC Nightlife Is **DJ AIRHORN**

Report: Despite Venue Closures, The State Of NYC Nightlife Is **DJ AIRHORN**

NYE at the McKittrick Hotel (photo by Jane Kratochvil) About a year after appointing its first ever official "Night Mayor," the New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has released a comprehensive economic impact study...

Gothamist House: Westerman Makes His NYC Debut

Gothamist House: Westerman Makes His NYC Debutvideo

(Jennifer Hsu/Gothamist) When Will Westerman—who performs moody, reverb-drenched music under his last name—started out 2018, he had a few grand plans in mind: he was going to make his first full-length album, learn to produce demos...

Behold This Hawk Devouring A Pigeon Outside A Brooklyn Subway Stationvideo

Behold This Hawk Devouring A Pigeon Outside A Brooklyn Subway Station

New Yorkers are routinely unfazed by things on the subway that might be described as "alarming" anywhere else in the world. Lugging a refrigerator, a peacock, or a palm tree on the subway? Eh, whatever. Blood-soaked newspapers...

Photos: Meet The New Adorable Dog Breeds Coming To This Year's Westminster Dog Show

Photos: Meet The New Adorable Dog Breeds Coming To This Year's Westminster Dog Showgalleryvideo

Did you catch a whiff of peanut butter-scented flop sweat in the air? That's because the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is right around the corner! Midtown Manhattan will be filled to the brim with...

Jonas Mekas, Avant-Garde Film Auteur & Co-Founder Of Anthology Film Archives, Has Died At Age 96

Jonas Mekas, Avant-Garde Film Auteur & Co-Founder Of Anthology Film Archives, Has Died At Age 96

Olivier Garbay (left) and Jonas Mekas (right) pictured at the 2011 Art Basel, in Miami. Jonas Mekas, the Lithuanian avant-garde film archivist, poet, and artist, passed away early this morning. He was 96. The Anthology Film...

Rebel Commentary: Madison McFerrin Honors A Forgotten Black Woman Pioneer

Rebel Commentary: Madison McFerrin Honors A Forgotten Black Woman Pioneer

Madison McFerrin (Nate Bajar) 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...

Considering A Grad Degree? This Free Event Is For You

Considering A Grad Degree? This Free Event Is For You

Boost your starting salary with a graduate degree or an MBA. Learn more at the World Grad School Tour or the The World MBA Tour coming to New York on Jan 26. [sponsor]

Michael C. Hall Is Starring In A One-Off Broadway Skittles Commercial, Because Why Not

Michael C. Hall Is Starring In A One-Off Broadway Skittles Commercial, Because Why Not

Michael C. Hall holding a sweet bag of Skittles. Used with permission from Skittles. In the run-up to the Super Bowl's notorious clamor for air time and attention, Skittles is taking an off-book and self-aware approach...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

A Kurt Vonnegut extravaganza in Bushwick, the Black Flags over Brooklyn anti-fascist metal fest, the ultimate Elvis tribute party in Staten Island, and so much more!

Join Jets Players & Legends at Jets House 2019

Join Jets Players & Legends at Jets House 2019

Come out to Jets House, the annual offseason event hosted by the New York Jets, this weekend! [sponsor]

Ja Rule Watched Those Fyre Fest Docs This Weekend And Has Some Thoughts

Ja Rule Watched Those Fyre Fest Docs This Weekend And Has Some Thoughts

Ja Rule & Billy McFarland (Netflix) Last week, Hulu and Netflix released competing documentaries on the disastrous Fyre Festival event. Rapper Ja Rule, one of the cofounders of Fyre Fest, took some time out this weekend...

Westsider Books Will Stay Open After Reaching Crowdfunding Goal

Westsider Books Will Stay Open After Reaching Crowdfunding Goal

via Yelp Last week, the independent bookstore Westsider Rare & Used Books announced it would be closing after 35 years on the Upper West Side. There was an immediate outpouring of support from locals and longtime...

Photos, Video: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Was Super Awesome

Photos, Video: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Was Super Awesomegallery

Moon worshippers and everyone who was cleansing their crystals all over the world were mesmerized by the super blood wolf moon eclipse. Professional photographers shared images showing the moon's surface bathed in an orangey-red glow, amateurs took blurry pictures trying to capture the magic—it was all glorious.

Video: John Mulaney & Pete Davidson Talking About 'The Mule' Was The Best Thing On SNL

Video: John Mulaney & Pete Davidson Talking About 'The Mule' Was The Best Thing On SNLvideo

Saturday Night Live returned from winter break last night with host Rachel Brosnahan, but the best thing by far—and I really mean by far—involved a different guest. Former SNL writer John Mulaney joined Pete Davidson for a hilarious, esoteric discussion of Clint Eastwood's insane movie The Mule during Weekend Update (while also touching on Davidson's suicidal message last month).

People Are Ready To Riot Grrrl Over Bikini Kill Ticket Scalping

People Are Ready To Riot Grrrl Over Bikini Kill Ticket Scalping

Bassist Kathi Wilcox and vocalist Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, in 1991 (Jonathan Haynes' flickr) We were all very excited when it was announced earlier this week that the original lineup of DIY punk band Bikini...

Interview: 'Crashing's' Pete Holmes Doesn't Understand What Happened To Louis C.K. Either

Interview: 'Crashing's' Pete Holmes Doesn't Understand What Happened To Louis C.K. Either

Pete Holmes (Craig Blankenhorn/HBO) Over the last decade, comedian Pete Holmes has launched a beloved podcast (You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes), a cult TV talk show (The Pete Holmes Show), a more successful TV...

Photos: Inside This Year's Outsider Art Fair

Photos: Inside This Year's Outsider Art Fairgallery

Self-Taught Art, Art Brut, Outsider Art... whatever you call it, one of the largest and most diverse showcase of the stuff is happening this weekend in Chelsea. Once again setting up shop in the Metropolitan Pavilion, the...

Westsider Books Could Stay Open Thanks To Crowdfunding Effort

Westsider Books Could Stay Open Thanks To Crowdfunding Effort

via Yelp Earlier this week, the independent bookstore Westsider Rare & Used Books announced it would be closing after 35 years on the Upper West Side. There was an immediate outcry of support from locals and...

The Dreamhouse, A DIY Queer Sanctuary, Gets 'Kicked Out' Of Ridgewoodgallery

The Dreamhouse, A DIY Queer Sanctuary, Gets 'Kicked Out' Of Ridgewood

Waiting on line for a drink in front of a black-and-white-vinyl-covered wall in the Dreamhouse’s backroom Saturday night, Alex Crousillat, 31, observed that being there was a bit like traveling back in time. That’s not just because...

Keanu Reeves Rides A Horse Through NYC In 'John Wick: Chapter 3' Trailer

Keanu Reeves Rides A Horse Through NYC In 'John Wick: Chapter 3' Trailervideo

Man of La Murda Based on everything we've seen Keanu Reeves' single-minded one-man killing machine do in the first two John Wick movies, $14 million does NOT seem like nearly enough money to justify trying to...

Exciting Sighting: Leucistic Grackle In Central Park

Exciting Sighting: Leucistic Grackle In Central Parkgallery

The common grackle, described as a "lanky blackbird," is a familiar figure to birders in New York City. But lately, some are delighted with a more unusual sight: A leucistic grackle. Jillian M. Liner, the Director of...

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

LIC Development Is Now Marring James Turrell's Famous Skyspace Piece At MoMA PS1

The new 5Pointz can be seen poking in through the bottom left of this photograph. Used with permission by Luke Eddins. For decades, artist James Turrell has been synonymous with disintegrating the boundaries between space and...

'Drop R. Kelly': Protesters Demand Sony Music & RCA Records Cut Ties With Singer

'Drop R. Kelly': Protesters Demand Sony Music & RCA Records Cut Ties With Singer

(Rhiannon Corby / Gothamist) Activists and protesters gathered in front of Sony Music’s Manhattan offices today, demanding that the company, and its subsidiary label RCA Records, cut ties with R. Kelly. Over the years, the R&B...

Photos: Gorgeous New Murals At Reopened 167th Street Station Celebrate Bronx Icons

Photos: Gorgeous New Murals At Reopened 167th Street Station Celebrate Bronx Iconsgallery

The MTA reopened the 167th Street B/D station in the Bronx last week, after five months of major repairs and renovations, including new concrete and metal platforms, stairs, beams and columns; new LED lighting; digital signage for...

A Rare Super Blood Wolf Lunar Moon Will Be Visible In NYC This Weekend

A Rare Super Blood Wolf Lunar Moon Will Be Visible In NYC This Weekend

strykapose's flickr You've seen blood moons, you've seen lunar eclipses, you've even seen the much-ballyhooed supermoon—but you haven't really lived until you've seen a super blood wolf lunar moon with your own two eyes. And you'll...

Original 'Ghostbusters' Is Being Resuscitated By Director Jason Reitman

Original 'Ghostbusters' Is Being Resuscitated By Director Jason Reitman

Some of the original cast of 'Ghostbusters,' including Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts, alongside associate producer Joe Medjuck (Images excerpted from Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History by Daniel Wallace. Used...

Following Backlash Against Saudi Arabia, Candy Nation Sculptures Relocated From WTC Site To JFK

Following Backlash Against Saudi Arabia, Candy Nation Sculptures Relocated From WTC Site To JFK

(Photo by Amna Talal) A sculpture which depicts the Saudi Arabian flag as a piece of candy is moving from its controversial location near the 9/11 Memorial to JFK International Airport. The 1,450-pound sculpture is one...

Visiting The Set Of 'High Maintenance,' Still The Best Show About NYC

Visiting The Set Of 'High Maintenance,' Still The Best Show About NYCvideo

(David Russell / HBO) Inside a class at Abhaya Yoga in Gowanus, a teacher is guiding her students through some of the typical breathing exercises in Kundalini yoga. But instructions on breath of fire soon turns...

Rebel Commentary: Tressie McMillan Cottom Says Trump's Not The Worst To Come

Rebel Commentary: Tressie McMillan Cottom Says Trump's Not The Worst To Come

Tressie McMillan Cottom, the author of 'Thick' 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...

Netflix & Hulu Fyre Fest Docs Are Throwing Shade At Each Other's Ethics

Netflix & Hulu Fyre Fest Docs Are Throwing Shade At Each Other's Ethics

Yesterday, Hulu surprise released FYRE FRAUD, their documentary about the disastrous Fyre Festival, a few days before Netflix would release its own doc on the subject, FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. As many noted...

[Update] Bikini Kill Will Perform First Full Shows Since 1997, Three In NYCvideo

[Update] Bikini Kill Will Perform First Full Shows Since 1997, Three In NYC

Bassist Kathi Wilcox, left, and vocalist Kathleen Hanna, right, of Bikini Kill pictured in 1991. (Photo by Jonathan Haynes) [Update Below] The uncompromising DIY punk band Bikini Kill, a legendary force of the '90s riot grrrl...

Spider-Man (Not Dust, Not The Cartoon) Goes On A European Vacation In 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer

Spider-Man (Not Dust, Not The Cartoon) Goes On A European Vacation In 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailervideo

How do you roll out a movie whose existence "spoils" the plot of an entire franchise? That's the conundrum Marvel found itself in with promoting the latest adventure of the IP known as Peter Parker (not...

Gloria Allred Says R. Kelly Accuser Is Meeting With The NYPD

Gloria Allred Says R. Kelly Accuser Is Meeting With The NYPD

Attorney Gloria Allred, left, Faith Rodgers, center, and Michelle Kramer, mother of Dominique Gardner (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) In the wake of mounting outrage over allegations about R&B singer R. Kelly and his treatment of young black women,...

Westsider Books To Close After 35 Years On UWS

Westsider Books To Close After 35 Years On UWS

via Yelp Westsider Rare & Used Books, the independent bookstore located on the Upper West Side for over 35 years, announced today it will be closing down soon. "I just found out myself," said 80-year-old employee...

Hulu Releases 'FYRE FRAUD' Doc Days Before Netflix Releases Fyre Fest Doc

Hulu Releases 'FYRE FRAUD' Doc Days Before Netflix Releases Fyre Fest Doc

from the doc The story of Fyre Festival, the multi-sensory luxury influencer festival on an island in The Exumas which became a once-in-a-lifetime surprise survivalist cosplay disaster, is almost too much for any one documentary to...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

This week in NYC: experience an acrobatic adventure at a secret Williamsburg location, a Balkan music dance and food marathon, an "immersive queer nightclub musical," and much more!

Idiotarod, The Glorious Annual Gathering Of Costumed Idiots, Happening This Month

Idiotarod, The Glorious Annual Gathering Of Costumed Idiots, Happening This Monthgallery

The city's premiere shopping cart race made for-idiots/by-idiots is back: the annual Idiotarod race will take place on January 26th. That gives you plenty of time to start gathering and assembling all the random junk you can...

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