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Save Your Broken Phone In Less Than An Hour (Without Leaving Home, Or Wherever You Are)

Save Your Broken Phone In Less Than An Hour (Without Leaving Home, Or Wherever You Are)

It’s safe to say that most people who’ve owned smartphones have, at some point, damaged their device. Gone are the days of flip phones that were made of brick and could withstand 12-hour marathons in your back pocket. Advanced technology is fragile!

Watch Archie Bunker's Plaid Coat Get Appraised On 'Antiques Roadshow'

Watch Archie Bunker's Plaid Coat Get Appraised On 'Antiques Roadshow'video

(Antiques Roadshow) Here's a fun treat for TV memorabilia fans or just fans of Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom, All in the Family: A jacket worn by fictional Queens resident Archie Bunker, played by the late Carroll...

'Viscerally Arresting' Portal Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Parkvideo

'Viscerally Arresting' Portal Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Portal coming soon. (Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park) Making its first appearance in North America this year is Anish Kapoor's "most viscerally arresting installation" called "Descension." The piece looks like a portal to another dimension and...

GIRLS Recap: Hostage Situationvideo

GIRLS Recap: Hostage Situation

There was a moment on last week's episode in which Riz Ahmed's surf instructor character tells Hannah, "It's so much easier to love something than to hate it, don't you think?" I'm beginning to feel that...

Upgrade Your Bedding For A Good Night's Sleep While These Are Still On Sale

Upgrade Your Bedding For A Good Night's Sleep While These Are Still On Sale

Make your bed the most comfortable spot to be with these bedding options, and grab a pair of earplugs while you’re at it.

Video: John Oliver Explains How Trump Is The Propagandist Of Putin's Dreams

Video: John Oliver Explains How Trump Is The Propagandist Of Putin's Dreamsvideo

Donald Trump's uncomfortably comfortable relationship (or aspirational relationship) with Russia has made much of the country squirm—or as John Oliver put it last night, "It's a bit weird that you've been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin...

Emma Straub's New Bookstore, Books Are Magic, Under Construction On Smith Street

Emma Straub's New Bookstore, Books Are Magic, Under Construction On Smith Street

When beloved Cobble Hill bookstore, BookCourt, closed, novelist Emma Straub announced that she and her husband were working on opening an independent bookstore for the community, "A neighborhood without an independent bookstore is a body without a...

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

Lumen (Jenny Sabin Studio) It's unseasonably warm today, so it's the perfect time to think about MoMA PS1's big outdoor summer installation. The museum announced that this year's architect for the Long Island City space is...

Shia LaBeouf Moves 'He Will Not Divide Us' From NYC To New Mexico

Shia LaBeouf Moves 'He Will Not Divide Us' From NYC To New Mexicogallery

After run-ins with white supremacists and others, actor Shia LaBeouf has moved his four-year, livesteaming protest of the Trump administration, HEWILLNOTDIVIDEUS, from New York City to Albuquerque, New Mexico. LaBeouf and his collaborators, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and...

'1984' The Movie Is Coming To An Indie Theater Near You

'1984' The Movie Is Coming To An Indie Theater Near You

The date night film of the year (provided you enjoy screaming and crying on dates due to existential terror), coming soon to a theater near you. As we've gone over previously, everyone has 1984 fever...for uh,...

Abba Tor, Engineer Who Helped Make TWA Terminal At JFK Soar, Dies At 93

Abba Tor, Engineer Who Helped Make TWA Terminal At JFK Soar, Dies At 93gallery

The majestic mid-century TWA Terminal at JFK Airport is considered to be one of architect Eero Saarinen's masterpieces of design. But the building might not have had its signature swooping lines without the help of engineer Abba...

Need A Public Bathroom In NYC? This Instagram Account Will Relieve You

Need A Public Bathroom In NYC? This Instagram Account Will Relieve You

(Jessica Warriner / Gothamist) It's not easy to find a public bathroom in this city, as we've pointed out in the past. The good ones are all fiercely guarded by baristas and hostesses, while the free...

Video: Bill Maher Rolls Over For Milo Yiannopoulos On 'Real Time'video

Video: Bill Maher Rolls Over For Milo Yiannopoulos On 'Real Time'

This interview plays on an endless loop in Hell. In a television event that was described by some people (okay, me) as "less of a draw than watching my own televised execution," human smirk Bill Maher...

Bill Cunningham's Bike & Other Personal Items Have Been Donated To The New-York Historical Society

Bill Cunningham's Bike & Other Personal Items Have Been Donated To The New-York Historical Societygallery

The late, great Bill Cunningham's personal effects have been donated to the New-York Historical Society, and select items will be on display there later this spring. The NYHS has announced that the possessions of the celebrated NY...

Here Are 5 Good Things That Happened This Week While You-Know-Who Wasn't Looking

Here Are 5 Good Things That Happened This Week While You-Know-Who Wasn't Looking

This is a photo of Brigitte Bardot running barefoot on the sands at Cannes in 1956. It came up when I searched Getty Images for "happiness." (Getty) Here we are again, closing out another week under...

New Bronx Zoo Reality Show 'The Zoo' Gets Up Close And Personal With All The Cute Animalsgalleryvideo

New Bronx Zoo Reality Show 'The Zoo' Gets Up Close And Personal With All The Cute Animals

The Bronx Zoo—home to these adorable gorillas and these cute baby lemurs, and these sweet little otters, and this AMAZING porcupine, and this majestic giraffe family, and these TINY BEAUTIFUL FAIRY PENGUINS—is the subject of a new...

Photos: Jaw-Dropping Display Of Flora For NYBG's 'Thailand' Orchid Show

Photos: Jaw-Dropping Display Of Flora For NYBG's 'Thailand' Orchid Showgallery

An explosion of colors and shapes awaits you at the New York Botanical Garden, which will open its 15th annual Orchid Show tomorrow. This year's theme is Thailand, and you'll see that in its topiary elephants, covered...

Jimmy Fallon Revives Terrible Toothless Trump Impression As Ratings Dive. Sad!

Jimmy Fallon Revives Terrible Toothless Trump Impression As Ratings Dive. Sad!video

Around six months ago, Jimmy Fallon was the dominant force in late night comedy, trouncing his nearest competitor (Jimmy Kimmel) by 73 percent in the "key" 18-49 year old ratings demographic. While Stephen Colbert was retooling...

A History of NYC Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday To Reagan Youth

A History of NYC Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday To Reagan Youth

Woody Guthrie and his fascist-killing machine. (Courtesy of LIFE) If there is any hope to be found amid the daily horrors of life in Trump's America, it is within the flourishing protest movements that have sprouted...

These Universal Smartphone Camera Lenses Are $60 Off And Will Easily Up Your Instagram Game

These Universal Smartphone Camera Lenses Are $60 Off And Will Easily Up Your Instagram Game

You’ll get a macro/wide lens that lets you snap startlingly clear closeups and expansive panoramic shots, and a fisheye lens that lets you indulge your artistic flair by capturing perspective warping photos.

Video: Late Night Comedians Toast Trump's Amazing Tremendously Successful Press Conference

Video: Late Night Comedians Toast Trump's Amazing Tremendously Successful Press Conferencevideo

The "fine-tuned machine" that is the Trump administration achieved another tremendous milestone yesterday when Donald Trump held his first solo press conference as president. It was such a complete and total and utter and incredible and...

Woody Allen & Kate Winslet Head To Brooklyn For 'Wonder Wheel'

Woody Allen & Kate Winslet Head To Brooklyn For 'Wonder Wheel'

via As he has done every year since 1982, Woody Allen has been working on a new movie; this one is slated to be released later in 2017. And after dipping his toes back into the...

Join Gothamist's Sales Team—We're Looking For A Junior Account Executive

Join Gothamist's Sales Team—We're Looking For A Junior Account Executive

(Shutterstock) Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time junior Account Executive, based in our office in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to help manage our advertising sales. Here are the...

Inside Brooklyn Bridge Park's New Luxury Hotel

Inside Brooklyn Bridge Park's New Luxury Hotelgallery

The hotel half of the new luxury hotel-condo in Brooklyn Bridge Park is now open. Called 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (there is also a 1 Hotel Central Park), they hosted a preview this morning featuring 1 Hotels...

The 9 Best Indoor Activities In NYC

The 9 Best Indoor Activities In NYC

Climate change seems to have rendered this winter merely chilly instead of unbearable, but even the mildest of winters warrants a certain amount of indoor activity. And sure, you could sit atop your radiator reading 1984 until...

Someone Is Selling An Old NYC Subway Sign For $150,000

Someone Is Selling An Old NYC Subway Sign For $150,000

(Photo via Streetreasure's shop on Etsy) How much is a 100-year-old subway sign worth? A seller on Etsy has got one listed for $150,000. The sign is a simple black and white design, with the words...

Seth Meyers Recounts All The Ways Trump Has Not Been Winning

Seth Meyers Recounts All The Ways Trump Has Not Been Winningvideo

"The Trump administration has dealt with a series of internal and foreign crises, the national security adviser has resigned just 24 days into Trump's presidency, and defense officials from both parties are freaking out—how could things...

Samantha Bee Calls Paul Ryan The Taylor Swift Of Politicians

Samantha Bee Calls Paul Ryan The Taylor Swift Of Politiciansvideo

"We are only one menstrual cycle into this presidency and there is blood in the water," Samantha Bee said at the top of Full Frontal last night. As has become routine over the first weeks of...

Jen Kirkman On How To Just Keep Livin' In The Age Of Trumpvideo

Jen Kirkman On How To Just Keep Livin' In The Age Of Trump

(Robyn Van Swank) Jen Kirkman has never considered herself a "political" stand-up comedian, and indeed, her Netflix special Just Keep Livin', which premiered in January, doesn't touch at all on the insanity that was brewing when...

Big Apple Circus Will Be Back For Its 40th Season Next Fall

Big Apple Circus Will Be Back For Its 40th Season Next Fall

Courtesy Ed Newman's flickr The Big Apple Circus presumably died last year after it was unable to raise $2 million to stay open and filed for bankruptcy in November. Thankfully, the circus has been saved—it found...

One Night Benefit Concert Will Celebrate George Michaelvideo

One Night Benefit Concert Will Celebrate George Michael

This April, VH1's Save The Music Foundation will host a one-night-only benefit concert celebrating the life of the late George Michael. The show, which will take place at the Highline Ballroom on April 24th, will feature...

Work At Gothamist! We're Looking For A Junior Sales Account Executive

Work At Gothamist! We're Looking For A Junior Sales Account Executive

Shutterstock Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time junior Account Executive, based in our office in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to help manage our advertising sales. Here are the...

Rumor Does Have It: Rumor The German Shepherd Wins Best In Show At Westminster Dog Show

Rumor Does Have It: Rumor The German Shepherd Wins Best In Show At Westminster Dog Showgallery

After missing a shot at the crown, er, dish last year, a five-year-old German Shepherd named Rumor Has It won Best In Show at the 141st Westminster Dog Show. The best-in-show judge said, "The German shepherd standard...

Late Night Comedians Feast On Flynn: 'It's Funny Because It's Treason'

Late Night Comedians Feast On Flynn: 'It's Funny Because It's Treason' video

With Michael Flynn resigning from his post as National Security Adviser after just 24 days, followed by reports that Trump's team had been in direct contact with Russia before the election, the late night comedians had...

George Saunders Discusses 'Lincoln In The Bardo' And Trump In The White House

George Saunders Discusses 'Lincoln In The Bardo' And Trump In The White House

(David Crosby) Long-regarded as one of America's most ingenious satirical short story writers, George Saunders has now published his first novel, a bewitching and mysterious volume titled Lincoln in the Bardo. Composed solely out of dialogue...

Adorable Li'l Lincolns Occupy The Oculus & Recite Gettysburg Addressgallery

Adorable Li'l Lincolns Occupy The Oculus & Recite Gettysburg Address

Valentine's Day may be tough for the lovelorn, but this year, hearts will really break on President's Day, as we remember the days of yore when we had non-fascist commanders in chief who demonstrated a long-lost ability...

Stanley Bard, 'Guiding Spirit' Of The Hotel Chelsea, Is Dead At 82video

Stanley Bard, 'Guiding Spirit' Of The Hotel Chelsea, Is Dead At 82

(Photos by Jen Carlson/Gothamist) In 2007, Stanley Bard, the longtime proprietor of the Hotel Chelsea, gave me a tour of the place just as he was being ousted by the board of directors. The iconic hotel...

Video: How To Score A Seat On The Subwayvideo

Video: How To Score A Seat On The Subway

Video by Jessica Leibowitz /Gothamist Sitting down all day may be slowly killing you, but sitting down on the subway is sometimes just the thing you need after a long day at the office, doing errands,...

John Oliver: 'The Secret' Was Real But Unfortunately It Only Worked For Trump

John Oliver: 'The Secret' Was Real But Unfortunately It Only Worked For Trumpvideo

John Oliver has (mostly jokingly) publicly castigated himself for Trump's candidacy due to the fact that he goaded him on while he was hosting The Daily Show ("I will personally write you a campaign check now...

Where Do Bodega Flowers Come From?

Where Do Bodega Flowers Come From?gallery

The humble bodega flower is one of New York City's most under-appreciated small luxuries. There is perhaps no other city in the country where it's as easy to find a cheap bouquet, but should New Yorkers be...

Video: Seth Meyers & Stephen Colbert Roast Stephen Miller & Michael Flynn

Video: Seth Meyers & Stephen Colbert Roast Stephen Miller & Michael Flynnvideo

Seth Meyers's latest segment of "A Closer Look" was filmed on Monday afternoon, well before news broke that national security adviser General Michael Flynn had resigned due to multiple potentially-illegal phone calls he had with Russia's...

Phase One Of JFK's Animal Terminal 'The Ark' Is Now Opengallery

Phase One Of JFK's Animal Terminal 'The Ark' Is Now Open

The world’s first privately owned, 24-hour animal terminal has opened at JFK Airport. The first phase of The Ark features a pet oasis, an equine and livestock export center, and aviary in-transit quarantine. The 178,000-square-foot facility is...

A German Feminist Photographer Exhaustively Documented Manspreading In The '70s

A German Feminist Photographer Exhaustively Documented Manspreading In The '70svideo

(Photo by Ashley Carr) Last year, there were several reports that sought to examine the circumstances around and reasons why men casually hog space in public settings (particularly on the subway). But these were far from...

Green-Wood Cemetery's Death Cafe Lets You Discuss Your Darkest Fears While Eating Cookiesgallery

Green-Wood Cemetery's Death Cafe Lets You Discuss Your Darkest Fears While Eating Cookies

"I don't think I'm well-equipped to deal with death yet," Olivia Li, a 25-year-old comic artist from Boston, mused aloud on a recent evening at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery. Li isn't currently dealing with death, or planning to...

Photos: The Very Good Boys & Girls Of The Westminster Dog Show

Photos: The Very Good Boys & Girls Of The Westminster Dog Showgalleryvideo

While the whip-smart Obedience and perfectly-primped Best-In-Show champions of this year's Westminster Dog Show have yet to be crowned, hundreds of very good boys and good girls were on hand during Saturday's "Meet the Breeds" expo at...

Michael Bolton, Scott Aukerman & Akiva Schaffer Talk Valentine's Day Plans & Learn About Hygge

Michael Bolton, Scott Aukerman & Akiva Schaffer Talk Valentine's Day Plans & Learn About Hygge

The law firm of Aukerman, Bolton, Schaffer (Ben Yakas/Gothamist) Over seven years ago, The Lonely Island—Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone—were working on their sophomore album Turtleneck and Chain when they got the idea for...

Titus Burgess Channels Beyonce In New 'Kimmy Schmidt' Teaservideo

Titus Burgess Channels Beyonce In New 'Kimmy Schmidt' Teaser

Beyonce was robbed at the Grammys Sunday night, but at least she has Titus Andromedon's respect. Netflix released a teaser to announce the return of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and it's got Titus Lemonade-ing all over the...

Photos: Cats Finally Arrive At The Westminster Dog Show

Photos: Cats Finally Arrive At The Westminster Dog Showgallery

It only took 141 years, but cats have finally arrived at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Sort of. On Saturday, dozens of Persian, Toyger, Sphynx, and Siamese cats were on display during the "Meet The Breeds"...

John Oliver Is Running Educational Fact Ads On The Shows Trump Watchesvideo

John Oliver Is Running Educational Fact Ads On The Shows Trump Watches

Last night John Oliver returned from a three month vacation to resume Last Week Tonight and wasted no time plunging straight into the nauseating surreality of President Donald Trump. Though Oliver said recently that his show will...

GIRLS Recap: All I Ever Wantedvideo

GIRLS Recap: All I Ever Wanted

It's happening: GIRLS' final season is here, and it kicked off Sunday night with a longer-than-usual 41-minute episode. Titled "All I Ever Wanted," it delivered a promising start to the end of a series that's had...

Meryl Streep Gives Powerful Speech Vowing To Stand Up To Trump And 'Brownshirts'

Meryl Streep Gives Powerful Speech Vowing To Stand Up To Trump And 'Brownshirts'video

Meryl Streep at the 2017 Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala (Getty Images) While accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday night, Meryl Streep, who tore into President Trump last month during...

Photos: New Show At Museum Of The City Of NY Will Celebrate Muslim Community

Photos: New Show At Museum Of The City Of NY Will Celebrate Muslim Communitygallery

A special photography show celebrating New York City's Muslim community will open at the Museum of the City of New York next Saturday, February 18, weeks after President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the United...

See 'The Object Lesson,' A Phenomenal Study Of Stuff At New York Theatre Workshop

See 'The Object Lesson,' A Phenomenal Study Of Stuff At New York Theatre Workshop

(Joan Marcus) The frequency with which New Yorkers move can be a drag, but this cycle of relocation also creates a recurring opportunity to contemplate why we have so much crap. Some stuff lurking in our...

Photos, Videos: Alec Baldwin, As President Trump, Goes To People's Court On SNL

Photos, Videos: Alec Baldwin, As President Trump, Goes To People's Court On SNLgalleryvideo

While he's been pretty much a regular playing President Trump since last fall, Saturday Night Live had to make Alec Baldwin's 17th time hosting the show special. So they sent Pete Davidson out during Baldwin's monologue to comment how much Baldwin has changed from his first stint as host in 1990.

'This Is A New Spicey!': Watch Melissa McCarthy Return As Sean Spicer In SNL Cold Open

'This Is A New Spicey!': Watch Melissa McCarthy Return As Sean Spicer In SNL Cold Opengallery

Everyone hoping to see Melissa McCarthy reprise her breathtaking Saturday Night Live appearance as tortured and torturesome White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got their wish. The show opened with a press briefing segment, and McCarthy, in...

Dreamy Drone Footage Shows Snowy NYC At Sunrisevideo

Dreamy Drone Footage Shows Snowy NYC At Sunrise

The big snow storm of earlier this week is but a melting memory, and now we just have slush puddles to curse at as we try to navigate the sidewalks of New York. It's an ugly scene,...

Tiffany Trump Took The Secret Service On A Field Trip To Fashion Weekvideo

Tiffany Trump Took The Secret Service On A Field Trip To Fashion Week

Tiffany Trump in Taoray Wang at Trump's inauguration. (Getty Images) Tiffany Trump, the only member of the Trump family to have a hit single on Amazon, sat in the front row at a New York Fashion...

Finally: Watch Piers Morgan Get Told To 'F*ck Off' On TV

Finally: Watch Piers Morgan Get Told To 'F*ck Off' On TVvideo

Last night, Piers Morgan's smug little face was a panelist on Real Time With Bill Maher, and another panelist told him to fuck off. There's more to this story, obviously, but the moment was so satisfying it stands on its own. Behold below, and bless you, Australian comic Jim Jefferies. Bless you.

Photos: Slush Puddles Return To Haunt New Yorkers' Shoes

Photos: Slush Puddles Return To Haunt New Yorkers' Shoesgallery

While many (children) celebrated Thursday's big snow storm, it's possible the only other people happy about it were the cobblers and shoe stores that will reap the benefits after New Yorker after New Yorker ruins their shoes...

The Chinatown Snowman Rises Again

The Chinatown Snowman Rises Againgallery

If you walk around Chinatown on a regular basis, there's one thing you always hope to see after a substantial snow fall: The big snowman at the corner of Canal and Essex Street. As the Lo-Down put...

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Weekend

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Weekend

In these trying times, as the fabric of American society continues to unravel, what we need more than ever is Guns N Roses blasting at ear-splitting volumes. "November Rain," "Sister Christian," and the rest of your...

Video: Lena Dunham Broke The 'Today' Show By Using The P Wordvideo

Video: Lena Dunham Broke The 'Today' Show By Using The P Word

Lena Dunham is back promoting her 'life in Brooklyn' documentary series Girls, as the final season of the series kicks off on HBO this Sunday, February 12th. During her appearance on the Today show this morning, she...

Photos: How NYC Dealt With Snow Removal Over 100 Years Ago

Photos: How NYC Dealt With Snow Removal Over 100 Years Agogallery

There was the great blizzard of 1899, trains chugged over the snowy Brooklyn Bridge a decade before that, and even more snow buried New York City streets and structures around the turn of the 19th century. Back...

Video: Seth Meyers & Stephen Colbert On Trump's Third Week Full Of B.S.

Video: Seth Meyers & Stephen Colbert On Trump's Third Week Full Of B.S.video

It feels like a lifetime, but we've now reached the end of the third week of Trump's presidency. And the amount of huge and ridiculous scandals—from Trump's national security adviser talking US sanctions with Russian officials...

The Hard Life Of An Old School Scalper In The Age Of StubHub

The Hard Life Of An Old School Scalper In The Age Of StubHub

(Jay Squire/Getty Images) Each morning, Donald rolls out of bed and checks StubHub. He's been scalping tickets on the street since Dwight Gooden was a rookie, but times are tough for hustlers. Competition from licensed brokers...

Okay, Maybe He Will Divide Us: Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Livestream Shut Down For 'Public Safety'

Okay, Maybe He Will Divide Us: Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Livestream Shut Down For 'Public Safety'

The webcam art installation had become a flashpoint where neo-Nazis and Trump critics gathered and sometimes clashed. Neighbors didn't like the weed-smoking and public urination, either.

Learn A New Skill With Our Biggest Online Course Sale Of The Year

Learn A New Skill With Our Biggest Online Course Sale Of The Year

It’s never too late to make a change, and that includes learning all the stuff you wish you knew you how to do - whether that’s building the newest virtual reality game or becoming a white hat hacker for your company.

Photos: Triumphant Children Seize Prospect Park On First NYC Snow Day In Two Years

Photos: Triumphant Children Seize Prospect Park On First NYC Snow Day In Two Yearsgallery

Scores of kids had a blast sledding down the Tennis House hills

Video: Alec Baldwin & Jimmy Fallon Trade Trump Impressions

Video: Alec Baldwin & Jimmy Fallon Trade Trump Impressionsvideo

Alec Baldwin is set to host Saturday Night Live for a record 17th time this weekend, and he stopped by the Standing Stock-Still On A Moving Burning Train Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon yesterday to get...

Photos: Midtown Manhattan Vs. All The Precious Snowflakes

Photos: Midtown Manhattan Vs. All The Precious Snowflakesgallery

Yesterday, 9.4 inches of snow (as measured in Central Park) fell in Manhattan. In addition to intense winds and quickly falling snow, all the rock and ice melt salt turned midtown streets into an obstacle course. Here's...

How To Enhance Your Home's Hygge

How To Enhance Your Home's Hygge

Hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is "the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness. Contentment. Good feelings. A warm glow. Cozy." There are many loose definitions, but the term "hygge" was best described in that New...

THUNDERSNOW Is Booming In & Around NYC

THUNDERSNOW Is Booming In & Around NYCvideo

Getty Images The big winter storm has swallowed our city and turned it into the inside of a particularly fearsome snow globe, shutting down airports and bridges, and generally creating the perfect conditions for Bane to...

Work At Gothamist! We're Looking For A Sales Account Executive

Work At Gothamist! We're Looking For A Sales Account Executive

Shutterstock Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time Account Executive, based in our office in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to help manage our advertising sales. Here are the details:...

Samantha Bee Celebrates CNN For Letting Jake Tapper 'Feast' On Kellyanne Conwayvideo

Samantha Bee Celebrates CNN For Letting Jake Tapper 'Feast' On Kellyanne Conway

Samantha Bee spent a solid chunk of last night's show digging into sanctuary cities, magical places where artists and LGBTQ communities seek sanctuary from their native red states, wild animals live like people, and undocumented immigrants don't...

I Worked For Tiger Beat Magazine During Its 1980s Glory Days

I Worked For Tiger Beat Magazine During Its 1980s Glory Daysgallery

At the age of 21, I answered an ad to be the associate editor of Tiger Beat magazine and editor of its bimonthly spinoffs: Tiger Beat Star and Tiger Beat Rock. I got the job pretty easily...

Photos: Meet The Adorable Dog Who Loves To Hug New Yorkers

Photos: Meet The Adorable Dog Who Loves To Hug New Yorkersgallery

It's safe to say that if you're reading this website, there's almost certainly too much Trump cluttering up your various newsfeeds right now. Being inundated with so many increasingly alarming reports about the state of the country...

Photos: New Yorkers Strip Down For Summer In February (This Is Fine)gallery

Photos: New Yorkers Strip Down For Summer In February (This Is Fine)

It's really nice out today, or so I'm told. I just hope we can all agree it's "nice" in an unnerving, *Southern orator voice* unnatural way. Whenever I hear anyone remark, "Wow it's so nice out!" in...

Dazzling & Surreal 'Legion' Is The First Truly Uncanny Comic Book TV Series

Dazzling & Surreal 'Legion' Is The First Truly Uncanny Comic Book TV Series

A lot of words have been written over the past year on so-called "comic book movie fatigue," an overabundance of cookie-cutter style superhero stories that have now infected television. There are certainly a lot of them...

Netflix's Beautifully Weird Series 'The OA' Is Getting A Second Seasonvideo

Netflix's Beautifully Weird Series 'The OA' Is Getting A Second Season

Netflix's beautiful, perfect, and mysterious show The OA—which was created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij—will be getting a second season, which they're calling Part II. The announcement was made at a Netflix event this morning,...

Odious Blocks Is The Adults-Only Jenga You've Been Waiting For

Odious Blocks Is The Adults-Only Jenga You've Been Waiting For

Imagine if the rules of Jenga were also mixed with Truth or Dare (and then mix that with a little bit of your favorite pinot noir).

Stephen Colbert & Trevor Noah Examine Trump's Underreported Terror Attack List

Stephen Colbert & Trevor Noah Examine Trump's Underreported Terror Attack Listvideo

The Trump administration released a list of "under-reported" terror attacks this week in an attempt to neutralize an overwhelming backlash against their immigration and refugee ban, as well as the uproar over Kellyanne Conway's stunning fabrication...

You Can Buy A Tiny 'Seinfeld' Apartment For $400

You Can Buy A Tiny 'Seinfeld' Apartment For $400gallery

The Seinfeld apartment is one of the more realistic New York City television apartments—a pretty standard, no-frills one-bedroom, featuring a basic couch, basic decorations, and one not-very-basic neighbor. Classic NYC living. And now you can own a...

Continue Your Academic Journey At The Crossroads Of Inquiry

Continue Your Academic Journey At The Crossroads Of Inquiry

In the center of New York City, the Graduate Center, CUNY's M.A. program in Liberal Studies is a celebrated institution of progressive thought, critical discourse, and the pursuit of interdisciplinary inquiry. The program encourages cross-pollinated learning between the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences while preparing students to tackle the world—and their careers—in an intersectional and deeply curious way.

Watch The First Trailer For Season 5 Of 'The Americans,' The Best Show On TV

Watch The First Trailer For Season 5 Of 'The Americans,' The Best Show On TVvideo

AMC Look, at this point, I probably don't have to tell you that The Americans is the best show currently on TV (and the field is suitably stacked, with the likes of Fargo, Atlanta, American Crime...

John Oliver Is Trying To Avoid A Trump Overload Because The Human Soul Can Only Handle So Much

John Oliver Is Trying To Avoid A Trump Overload Because The Human Soul Can Only Handle So Much

Last Week Tonight will return from winter break this Sunday on HBO, and host/Internet headlining algorithm John Oliver has been hard at work for weeks trying to get material worked out for new episodes. But he...

Check Out These Marvelous Old NYC Photos Hitting The Auction Block

Check Out These Marvelous Old NYC Photos Hitting The Auction Blockgallery

On Valentine's Day, Swann Galleries in Manhattan is hosting an auction that could net you some of the most historic images of NYC. Their "Icons & Images" event offers photos from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to Edgar Allan...

Video: 'Iron Fist' Is The Batman/Iron Man/Kung Fu Superhero Mashup Of 2017

Video: 'Iron Fist' Is The Batman/Iron Man/Kung Fu Superhero Mashup Of 2017video

Netflix First, Daredevil turned Hell's Kitchen into a credible (if hard to see) warzone; then Jessica Jones made a bold commentary on the horrors of male entitlement (and punching); and last year, Luke Cage brought the...

Join Gothamist: We're Looking For A Sales Account Executive

Join Gothamist: We're Looking For A Sales Account Executive

Shutterstock Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time Account Executive, based in our office in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to help manage our advertising sales. Here are the details:...

Video: Obama Goes On A Very Chill Magical Kitesurfing Adventure

Video: Obama Goes On A Very Chill Magical Kitesurfing Adventurevideo

Obama just posed for the "I'm GREAT!" pic you'd petty post after a breakup. pic.twitter.com/DkmjF6CgTJ— Encyclopedia Black (@luckyturner) February 7, 2017 Since the inauguration of President Cheeto, Americans have been wrestling with the fact that the country...

Video: Seth Meyers Analyzes Trump's Increasingly Desperate Attempts To Control The Narrative

Video: Seth Meyers Analyzes Trump's Increasingly Desperate Attempts To Control The Narrativevideo

"For some, the weekend is a time to rest, relax, spend time with family," Seth Meyers said as he started his latest segment of "A Closer Look" to examine all the disharmonious Donald Trump weekend news...

Report: Trump Not Happy Spicer Was Portrayed By A Woman On SNLvideo

Report: Trump Not Happy Spicer Was Portrayed By A Woman On SNL

Over the weekend Melissa McCarthy delivered a pitch perfect portrayal of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, huffing and puffing at a room full of journalists in the White House Briefing room. It was not far...

Stephen Colbert Is A Bowling Green Massacre Truther

Stephen Colbert Is A Bowling Green Massacre Truthervideo

While he didn't cock an eyebrow up to the heavens or start addressing the Colbert Nation, Stephen Colbert did conjure up the spirit of The Colbert Show last night as he channeled some of that signature...

Real Friends: Kanye West Erases Trump Love From His Twitter

Real Friends: Kanye West Erases Trump Love From His Twitter

"Real friends/how many of us/how many jealous" At the end of the rollercoaster ride that was 2016, Kanye West seemed to finally tip over the line between misunderstood genius and incoherent narcissist when he visited Trump...

Sean Spicer Has A Few Notes For Melissa McCarthy & SNL

Sean Spicer Has A Few Notes For Melissa McCarthy & SNLvideo

Alec Baldwin appeared in the cold open of Saturday Night Live this weekend to once again needle and mock Donald Trump's White House buffoonery, but the biggest highlight of the night—and the sketch everyone was talking...

Land A Lucrative Programming Career With This Complete Learn To Code Bundle

Land A Lucrative Programming Career With This Complete Learn To Code Bundle

Whether you’re interested in how the backend of websites work, or you’re more invested in front-end design, this bundle covers what you need to know.

Video: Bald Men Bicker Gloriously In 'The Fate Of The Furious' Super Bowl Trailer

Video: Bald Men Bicker Gloriously In 'The Fate Of The Furious' Super Bowl Trailervideo

Universal We're only two months away from the release of The Fate Of The Furious, a.k.a. Fast & Furious 8, a.k.a. Fast 8, a.k.a. Furious 8, a.k.a. Family: The Movie Of The Life. And if you...

Photos: Brooklyn Bridge Park's Newest Greenspace Features 'Shaded Grove' & 'Lush Rain Garden'

Photos: Brooklyn Bridge Park's Newest Greenspace Features 'Shaded Grove' & 'Lush Rain Garden'gallery

The next section of Brooklyn Bridge Park's waterfront landscape to be developed is Pier 5. While a majority of that pier is already built out—with a fishing pier, soccer fields, and an area for grilling—the section further...

Photos: Manhattan's Chinatown Covered In Confetti For Year Of The Rooster Parade   gallery

Photos: Manhattan's Chinatown Covered In Confetti For Year Of The Rooster Parade

The Lunar New Year Parade brought tens of thousands of celebrants to Manhattan's Chinatown

Lady Gaga Closes Super Bowl Halftime Show With Super Mic Drop

Lady Gaga Closes Super Bowl Halftime Show With Super Mic Dropgalleryvideo

Lady Gaga brought her signature drama to the Super Bowl LI halftime show from start to finish. She opened by singing from the roof of NRG Stadium with hundreds of drones behind and then jumped (thanks to...

Here Is The Best Way To Watch The Super Bowl

Here Is The Best Way To Watch The Super Bowl

Take the advice of the good doctor. The Super Bowl is here, with all of its attendant gluttony and screaming and in this instance its stunningly overt political symbolism. A casual fan of the sport has...

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