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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...

Take The Nostalgia Train To Yankee Stadium For ALCS Games

Take The Nostalgia Train To Yankee Stadium For ALCS Gamesgallery

The Yankees are down two games in the American League Championship Series—which means the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium will be pretty crazy for Game 3 on Monday night. So why not take the MTA's Nostalgia Train from...

Update: Woody Allen Feels 'Sad' For Harvey Weinstein, Worries About A 'Witch Hunt'

Update: Woody Allen Feels 'Sad' For Harvey Weinstein, Worries About A 'Witch Hunt'

Woody Allen and Harvey Weinstein arrive on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) In the wake of dozens of allegations charging Harvey Weinstein with decades of sexual...

Kumail Nanjiani Tackles Islamophobia And Racism On SNL

Kumail Nanjiani Tackles Islamophobia And Racism On SNLgalleryvideo

Kumail Nanjiani, whose affecting and hilarious film The Big Sick has turned him into an Oscar contender, brought his stand-up experience to Saturday Night Live. During a sharp monologue, Nanjiani discussed race and religion. "Islamophobia is on...

'I'm Mortified And Disgusted': Bob Weinstein Claims He Thought Brother Harvey Was Just 'Pervasively' Cheating

'I'm Mortified And Disgusted': Bob Weinstein Claims He Thought Brother Harvey Was Just 'Pervasively' Cheating

Bob Weinstein and daughter Nicole pose with actress Sally Hawkins at the premier of 'Paddington' on January 10, 2015 (Getty Images) Ahead of Harvey Weinstein's expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, his...

SNL Finally Targets Harvey Weinstein: 'He Doesn't Need Rehab,' He Needs 'Prison'

SNL Finally Targets Harvey Weinstein: 'He Doesn't Need Rehab,' He Needs 'Prison'video

After reports that Saturday Night Live abandoned mentioning Harvey Weinstein last weekend, two days after the bombshell NY Times report about his pattern of settling sexual harassment allegations, the sketch comedy show was much more aggressive...

Kellywise: SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise The Clown

Kellywise: SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise The Clownvideo

Alec Baldwin made his second appearance as President Donald Trump for Saturday Night Live's 43rd season, spoofing the Commander-in-Chief's appearance in "Harass-burg" during the cold open. Referring to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's alleged comment calling...

Yearly Reminder: 'You Are Nothing And You Will Never Be Anything You Miserable Mediocre Nothing'video

Yearly Reminder: 'You Are Nothing And You Will Never Be Anything You Miserable Mediocre Nothing'

Four years ago today, cellphone owner Bill Mac uploaded to YouTube what is arguably the greatest New York City video of all time. If you've never watched "Trumpet Fight," stop reading these inadequate words of praise at...

Harvey Weinstein's Brother Bob Insists Everything Is Cool With The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein's Brother Bob Insists Everything Is Cool With The Weinstein Company

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein in 2009 (Getty Images) As more and more women come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed by Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, his brother is trying to maintain an air...

See Duke Riley's 1,000 Hand-Painted And Embroidered Pigeon Paintings

See Duke Riley's 1,000 Hand-Painted And Embroidered Pigeon Paintingsgallery

Last year, thousands of pigeons dazzled spectators as they flew, with LED lights on their ankles, in the sky above the Brooklyn waterfront in Duke Riley's magical (and somewhat controversial) Fly by Night performances. Riley had trained...

Inside The Vintage Clothing Wonderland That's Set Up Shop In Brooklyn For The Weekend

Inside The Vintage Clothing Wonderland That's Set Up Shop In Brooklyn For The Weekendgallery

At some point in the past year I ended up following an Instagram account for a traveling vintage show called A Current Affair, which frequently posts photos of beautiful bohemian frocks and brightly patterned blouses that I...

Video: Bill Murray Throws A 'West Side Story' & T-Shirt Cannon Party On Colbert

Video: Bill Murray Throws A 'West Side Story' & T-Shirt Cannon Party On Colbertvideo

Bill Murray stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, and keeping with his tradition of putting on a show any time he appears on a late night program, Murray burst out of...

Fanny Packs & More Now At MoMA's First Fashion Exhibit Since 1944

Fanny Packs & More Now At MoMA's First Fashion Exhibit Since 1944gallery

Fanny packs, one of the most beautiful and functional things to come from the fashion world, have finally earned their spot among other masterpieces in the Museum of Modern Art. The fanny pack included in their new...

'GIRLS' Director Richard Shepard Takes Desi To Japan In New HBO Short 'Tokyo Project'video

'GIRLS' Director Richard Shepard Takes Desi To Japan In New HBO Short 'Tokyo Project'

Courtesy of HBO GIRLS has been gone for about six months now, but director Richard Shepard—who's lent his prowess to some of GIRLS' best episodes, including "One Man's Trash," "American Bitch," "The Panic in Central Park,"...

NYC Bartender Ends 12 Day 'Jeopardy!' Winning Streak With Over $400K

NYC Bartender Ends 12 Day 'Jeopardy!' Winning Streak With Over $400Kvideo

All good things must come to an end, even for NYC bartenders who like to make silly faces at the camera. Austin Tyler Rogers' Jeopardy! winning streak came to an end last night after 12 consecutive...

Review: Bruce Springsteen Invites You Into His Memories At Intimate Broadway Residency

Review: Bruce Springsteen Invites You Into His Memories At Intimate Broadway Residencygallery

"I have never held an honest job in my entire life. I've never worked 9 to 5. I've never done any hard labor. And yet this is all that I've written about. I have become wildly and...

You've Probably Met Most Of These Single Guys In NYC

You've Probably Met Most Of These Single Guys In NYC

In New York, you’re always looking for a job, an apartment, or a boyfriend. At least—that’s what Carrie Bradshaw says. She also said that this city never sleeps because it’s too busy trying to find a partner. But here in real-world NYC, that’s not entirely true: some guys just want to tell you about their new sneaker startup, never mind talk monogamy. Have you met these guys yet? Here are a few archetypes you're likely to encounter in the NYC dating scene.

Samantha Bee To Creepy Men: Women 'Don't Have To Put Up With This Sh*t'

Samantha Bee To Creepy Men: Women 'Don't Have To Put Up With This Sh*t'video

Samantha Bee wasted no time covering the ongoing Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal last night on Full Frontal. She explained that the stories about Weinstein painted a clear picture of who he is—namely, a nightmare Hieronymus...

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Weekend

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Weekend

via facebook The mad minds at Atlas Obscura are bringing you Real/Fake Science, a night promising an "interactive experiment salon," that will test your command of the facts of chemistry, physics, and perhaps even human anatomy....

Photos: This Apocalyptic NYC Church Facade Depicts City Collapsing Beneath Giant Waves & Nuclear Explosion

Photos: This Apocalyptic NYC Church Facade Depicts City Collapsing Beneath Giant Waves & Nuclear Explosiongallery

On Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, etched into the exterior stonework of the landmarked Cathedral of St. John the Divine, you'll find a scene that depicts the End of Days. The backdrop to this apocalypse is NYC, and...

'The Last Da Vinci': Painting By Leonardo To Be Auctioned At Christie's, Estimated At $100 Million

'The Last Da Vinci': Painting By Leonardo To Be Auctioned At Christie's, Estimated At $100 Milliongallery

On November 15th, auction house Christie's will be offering a "special lot" in its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale: A painting of Jesus Christ, painted around 1500, by Leonardo da Vinci called. The piece is called...

What Animal Should You Be For Boo At The Zoo?

What Animal Should You Be For Boo At The Zoo?

Answer these 8 questions to find out once and for all what animal you should go to Boo at the Zoo as!

Video: Mighty Bear Easily Crushes Pathetic Steel Birdcage In Westchester Backyard

Video: Mighty Bear Easily Crushes Pathetic Steel Birdcage In Westchester Backyard

Not the bear in question, but you get the idea. (via Wikipedia user Diginatur) A Westchester couple who thought their metal bird feeder was safe from hungry animals that weren't birds got a rude surprise this...

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Station

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Stationgallery

It's been about forty years since the MTA used Italian designer Massimo Vignelli's modernist transit map, but people are still debating its merits and disagreeing on the design today. If you want to get a good look...

Ben Affleck Apologizes For Groping Hilarie Burton On MTV's TRL

Ben Affleck Apologizes For Groping Hilarie Burton On MTV's TRLvideo

Ben Affleck, Hilarie Burton (Getty Images) A day after he denounced movie producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assault of numerous women, Ben Affleck is now apologizing for groping actress Hilarie Burton's breast. Affleck, whose...

Photos: Ai Weiwei Previews His Expansive Citywide Exhibitiongallery

Photos: Ai Weiwei Previews His Expansive Citywide Exhibition

Ai Weiwei's expansive public art exhibition—titled Good Fences Make Good Neighbors—will make its citywide debut on Thursday. With 300 site-specific works spread throughout the five boroughs, including the controversial Washington Square Park piece, the exhibition is the...

Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Is Leaving Him: 'My Heart Breaks For All The Women Who Have Suffered'

Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Is Leaving Him: 'My Heart Breaks For All The Women Who Have Suffered'

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at a Golden Globe Party in 2017 (Getty Images) After three women came forward to say her husband raped them, fashion designer Georgina Chapman announced that she is leaving embattled movie...

New Show From 'Gilmore Girls' Creator, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' Gets Trailervideo

New Show From 'Gilmore Girls' Creator, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' Gets Trailer

Amazon also released some very 'Mad Men'-looking art with the new trailer. (Amazon) The pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered on Amazon earlier this year, and the entire series will finally drop there on...

Video: Nuclear Anxiety & '90s Nostalgia Combine For A Great SNL Cut-For-Time Sketch

Video: Nuclear Anxiety & '90s Nostalgia Combine For A Great SNL Cut-For-Time Sketchvideo

Over the last couple seasons—especially as the show has relied more and more on guest star-heavy political sketches—Kyle Mooney/Beck Bennett sketches have been put on the backburner at Saturday Night Live. Which is really a shame,...

Join The Team: Gothamist Is Hiring A Sales Account Manager

Join The Team: Gothamist Is Hiring A Sales Account Manager

(istockphoto) Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time Sales Account Manager to work in our Advertising Sales and Operations Department, based out of our Midtown Manhattan office....

You Can Now Buy Your Very Own Subway Countdown Clock

You Can Now Buy Your Very Own Subway Countdown Clock

I prefer to find out my morning train's service status via the size of the crowd at my subway stop, but for the less laissez faire, there's some good news. A Bushwick start-up has started hawking...

What's The Most Distinctly NYC Item At MoMA?video

What's The Most Distinctly NYC Item At MoMA?

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964. ©2017 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. What makes something distinctly New York City? What items, works of art, and historic relics best embody...

Video: Colbert Recruits Jon Stewart To Honor Trump's 'Equal Time' Requestvideo

Video: Colbert Recruits Jon Stewart To Honor Trump's 'Equal Time' Request

President Trump pre-gamed his tee time with Senator Graham this weekend by firing off a few tweets bashing television. "Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very 'unfunny' & repetitive material, always anti-Trump!...

Late Night Hosts, Writers Address 'Bad Person' Harvey Weinstein And Sexual Harassment In The Workplacevideo

Late Night Hosts, Writers Address 'Bad Person' Harvey Weinstein And Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

On Monday, late night hosts and writers responded to this past week's news that Harvey Weinstein has allegedly been sexually assaulting and harassing women for decades. The explosive investigative report published by the NY Times last week—which...

Donna Karan Suggests Harvey Weinstein's Victims Were 'Asking For It'

Donna Karan Suggests Harvey Weinstein's Victims Were 'Asking For It'

Donna Karan at a screening of The Weinstein Company's Wind River (Getty Images) As more Hollywood figures come forward to denounce Harvey Weinstein for his long history of sexual harassment, fashion designer Donna Karan took a...

Making Professional Connections In NYC Has Never Been So Easy

Making Professional Connections In NYC Has Never Been So Easy

It’s no secret that the best opportunities come from people you know. Whether getting seen for an important job opportunity, finding the right partner for your side project or finding the brilliant marketing idea to help your company succeed, it's all about meeting the right people to make it happen. Luckily for you, there’s an easy way to start building those connections and it’s called Shapr.

Photos: Inside The Stunning NoMad Penthouse Jennifer Lopez Is Selling

Photos: Inside The Stunning NoMad Penthouse Jennifer Lopez Is Sellinggallery

Two weeks ago, superstar Jennifer Lopez shared a photograph of herself on a terrace with an enviable NYC view on Instagram, captioning it, "Currently... soaking up the peace and serenity of the sun ☀️ #NYC." Now, she's...

The Sex Robots Are Coming video

The Sex Robots Are Coming

(gremlin / iStockPhoto) I'm not sure how many ways science fiction writers and Hollywood can tell you what a bad idea it is to build bone-able robots, lest you end up getting shot in the head...

Report: Harvey Weinstein's 'Toxic' Name To Be Scrubbed From TV And Movie Credits

Report: Harvey Weinstein's 'Toxic' Name To Be Scrubbed From TV And Movie Credits

(Original photo via Getty) Following last week's NY Times exposé on the "decades of sexual harassment allegations" against Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul's kingdom has quickly toppled. And now Deadline reports that "a move is underway...

SNL Reportedly Dropped Harvey Weinstein Jokes Because 'Material Seemed To Fall Flat' During Dress Rehearsal

SNL Reportedly Dropped Harvey Weinstein Jokes Because 'Material Seemed To Fall Flat' During Dress Rehearsal

Getty Images Saturday Night Live usually does a good job of rewriting on the fly in the face of a rollercoaster of a news cycle, sometimes inserting timely and relevant jokes just before broadcast. But while...

Video: John Oliver Explains Why Confederate Statues Should Be Replaced (With Help From Stephen Colbert)

Video: John Oliver Explains Why Confederate Statues Should Be Replaced (With Help From Stephen Colbert)video

John Oliver did a very good job summarizing the debate around taking down Confederate monuments in a very tidy 20 minutes on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. Oliver took the time to patiently go through all the...

Meryl Streep Calls Harvey Weinstein 'Disgraceful' But Adds 'Not Everybody Knew'

Meryl Streep Calls Harvey Weinstein 'Disgraceful' But Adds 'Not Everybody Knew'

Meryl Streep and Harvey Weinstein in 2014 (Getty Images) After Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie company he co-founded, following a bombshell NY Times article detailing "decades of sexual harassment allegations," Meryl Streep...

Safelite AutoGlass Is 'Disappointed In SNL' For Parody Advideo

Safelite AutoGlass Is 'Disappointed In SNL' For Parody Ad

This weekend, one of Saturday Night Live's digital shorts was a parody ad for Safelite AutoGlass, which had Beck Bennett portraying a creepy, goateed repair tech for company. In the pre-taped skit, which was closely based on the look of Safelite's own ads, the tech keeps breaking the windshield on a family's minivan during their 17-year-old daughter's basketball games, in an effort to come into contact with the underage teen.

Harvey Weinstein Fired In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Harvey Weinstein Fired In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 (Getty Images) Just days after the NY Times published an article detailing "decades of sexual harassment allegations," Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the...

Lisa Bloom Rides Citi Bike After Resigning As Harvey Weinstein's Adviser

Lisa Bloom Rides Citi Bike After Resigning As Harvey Weinstein's Adviser

Lisa Bloom Tweeted this photo yesterday After abruptly resigning as an adviser to embattled movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Lisa Bloom decided to do what many when they may be feeling stressed: Ride a bike. Bloom shared...

Gal Gadot Makes Out With Kate McKinnon During 'Saturday Night Live'

Gal Gadot Makes Out With Kate McKinnon During 'Saturday Night Live'galleryvideo

Gal Gadot defied expectations in the excellent Wonder Woman movie this past summer. Naturally, Saturday Night Live would have her reprise her role as Diana, the Amazon warrior princess, in a sketch. The twist, though, is whether...

Photos: All The Coolest Cosplay At Saturday's NY Comic Con

Photos: All The Coolest Cosplay At Saturday's NY Comic Congallery

Expect to see a LOT of the "It Clown" this Halloween.

Jason Aldean Plays Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' During SNL's Cold Open

Jason Aldean Plays Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' During SNL's Cold Openvideo

Making a surprise appearance after a massacre occurred during his performance in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean opened Saturday Night Live. The country singer addressed victims, "We hurt for you and we hurt with you," before playing Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

The History Of NYC Apartment Sex Noises, Coming Soon To The Tenement Museum

The History Of NYC Apartment Sex Noises, Coming Soon To The Tenement Museum

Mood lighting. (Courtesy Tenement Museum) If you've ever wanted to know how your great-grandparents were made, the Tenement Museum is offering a series of tours diving into just exactly how all that baby-making and baby-having worked...

This Plainclothes NYPD Cop Is Extremely Serious About NY Comic Con

This Plainclothes NYPD Cop Is Extremely Serious About NY Comic Con

Good morning! Don't worry, this creepy subway clown is actually a policeman...and also a remarkably good Pennywise cosplayer.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Star-Studded Track Benefitting Puerto Ricovideo

Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Star-Studded Track Benefitting Puerto Rico

(Getty Images) Lin-Manuel Miranda's been hard at work trying to ramp up donations for his ancestral Puerto Rico, and last night he dropped a new star-studded single about the devastated island. All proceeds, of course, will...

Adorable NYC Bartender Is On A 'Jeopardy!' Hot Streak

Adorable NYC Bartender Is On A 'Jeopardy!' Hot Streak

NYC bartender and dude who likes to make faces at the camera, Austin Tyler Rogers, cruised to his eighth straight victory on Jeopardy! last night, bringing his cumulative winning total to $306,900. That is a lot...

Harvey Weinstein Accuses NY Times Of 'Reckless Reporting' In Bombshell Sexual Harassment Story

Harvey Weinstein Accuses NY Times Of 'Reckless Reporting' In Bombshell Sexual Harassment Story

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2017 (Getty Images) The stunning NY Times' story detailing "decades of sexual harassment allegations" against powerful, Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein has incensed Weinstein so...

Photos: The Best Cosplay Of Comic Con 2017

Photos: The Best Cosplay Of Comic Con 2017gallery

It's that time of the year again. New York City Comic Con is back at the Javits Center, bringing together tens of thousands of superfans, artists, writers, and actors. The Con opened Thursday and runs through Sunday...

Inside The Insane Penthouse Suites Atop The Historic Beekman Building

Inside The Insane Penthouse Suites Atop The Historic Beekman Buildinggallery

The stunning circa-1880s Beekman Building was finally polished up last year, and reopened as a luxury hotel. (Here's what it looked like when it sat in beautiful abandonment.) This month, the hotel will officially unveil two new...

Lincoln Center's 'My Fair Lady' Revival Will Star Lauren Ambrose, Diana Rigg, Norbert Leo Butz And Harry Heddon-Paton

Lincoln Center's 'My Fair Lady' Revival Will Star Lauren Ambrose, Diana Rigg, Norbert Leo Butz And Harry Heddon-Paton

Lauren Ambrose in 2016 (Getty Images) Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are headed back to Broadway: Lincoln Center has just announced that a revival of My Fair Lady will open in 2018, starring Lauren Ambrose, best...

Search For The Elder Gods In Newtown Creek On Halloween Weekend

Search For The Elder Gods In Newtown Creek On Halloween Weekend

Praise him! (Illustration by Danilo Neira) Hail Cthulhu, our squid-faced Elder God whose blessed return will herald the end of the pestilence known as humanity and begin a reign of madness in all corners. Most mythos...

Producer Harvey Weinstein Will Take Leave Of Absence After NY Times Exposes 'Decades Of Sexual Harassment Accusations'

Producer Harvey Weinstein Will Take Leave Of Absence After NY Times Exposes 'Decades Of Sexual Harassment Accusations'

Harvey Weinstein at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho (Getty Images) Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein said he would take a leave of absence after the NY Times...

Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Talks Dynamic New Solo Album OGOGO

Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Talks Dynamic New Solo Album OGOGO

Mike being Mike. (Rene Huemer) Hot on the heels of Phish's instantly legendary 13-night "Baker's Dozen" residency at Madison Square Garden, bassist Mike Gordon is out on the road again with his other (eponymous) band, in...

NYC Bartender Charms Nation During Week-Long 'Jeopardy!' Winning Streak

NYC Bartender Charms Nation During Week-Long 'Jeopardy!' Winning Streakvideo

Jeopardy!, the popular game show that has been simultaneously torturing Alex Trebek and making him rich for over 30 years, has been back in the news this week thanks to its latest multi-day champion: local NYC...

Radiohead, Kate Bush, Nina Simone & Rage Against The Machine Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Radiohead, Kate Bush, Nina Simone & Rage Against The Machine Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Radiohead (Danny Clinch); Kate Bush & Rage Against The Machine (Getty Images) We all know by now that The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is less important than The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame,...

8 Facts You May Not Know About Columbus Circle

8 Facts You May Not Know About Columbus Circle

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) Debate continues to rage over the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue that towers over Columbus Circle, at the southwest corner of Central Park—although the statue is intended to celebrate the country's...

NY's Massive Jack O' Lantern Blaze Is Back, Baby

NY's Massive Jack O' Lantern Blaze Is Back, Babygallery

If you spend every Halloween saddled with regret over not going to that big pumpkin thing just north of the city, take heart! Tickets for that big pumpkin thing are still available—and you can get them! Light...

Sneak Peek At Ai Weiwei's Controversial Washington Square Park Installation

Sneak Peek At Ai Weiwei's Controversial Washington Square Park Installationgallery

Next week the city-wide installation from Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei—titled "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"—will be unveiled, with 300 works appearing in all five boroughs. The Washington Square Park piece, placed in the archway and set...

Watch As A Delighted Larry David & Bernie Sanders Find Out They're Cousins

Watch As A Delighted Larry David & Bernie Sanders Find Out They're Cousinsvideo

Larry David spent a good amount of 2015 and 2016 portraying Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live in one of those inspired SNL casting decisions (like Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Will Ferrell as George W....

Check Out The Iconic Buildings Built From Cake At The Great Architectural Bake Off

Check Out The Iconic Buildings Built From Cake At The Great Architectural Bake Offgallery

Giant cake versions of the Guggenheim, the African American Museum, and the original McDonald's were among the best at this year's Archtober event.

Join The Team: Gothamist Is Hiring A Sales Account Manager

Join The Team: Gothamist Is Hiring A Sales Account Manager

(istockphoto) Would you like to join the team here at Gothamist? We're looking to hire a full-time Sales Account Manager to work in our Advertising Sales and Operations Department, based out of our Midtown Manhattan office....

'David Bowie Is' Exhibit Coming To Brooklyn Museum In 2018

'David Bowie Is' Exhibit Coming To Brooklyn Museum In 2018gallery

After appearing at various museums around the world since 2013, the much-loved David Bowie is exhibition is coming to the Brooklyn Museum next year. The critically acclaimed exhibit will be on view from March 2nd to July...

Video: Stephen Colbert Deeply Disturbed By Trump 'Trumpsplaining' To Puerto Ricans

Video: Stephen Colbert Deeply Disturbed By Trump 'Trumpsplaining' To Puerto Ricansvideo

"Thirteen days after Hurricane Maria, yet another disaster struck Puerto Rico: Donald Trump visited the island," Stephen Colbert said to start his show last night. If Trump's behavior shocked CNN's Chris Cillizza, you can only imagine...

Here's The First Trailer For Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel'galleryvideo

Here's The First Trailer For Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel'

The first trailer for Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, which will close out the NYFF later this month and hit theaters in December, has just been released. The movie brings us back to 1950s Coney Island, where four...

The Legendary Matt Umanov Guitars Is Closing After 50 Years In The Village

The Legendary Matt Umanov Guitars Is Closing After 50 Years In The Villagegallery

Matt Umanov's business is booming. On Monday, the 70-year-old owner of Matt Umanov Guitars never stopped moving behind his shop counter, taking phone orders from far-flung buyers and closing deals on high-end Martin dreadnaught guitars. Across the...

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Billy McFarland, the 25-year-old promoter behind Fyre Festival, pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank in Manhattan federal court this week. McFarland, who was arrested in June in...

Take A Nostalgia Train To Yankees Wild Card Game

Take A Nostalgia Train To Yankees Wild Card Gamevideo

A Low V train (MTA) The Yankees are playing the Minnesota Twins in tonight's wildcard playoff game. And for fans heading to Yankee Stadium, the MTA is getting a vintage Low-V train out for the journey...

Ye Olde Cosplay: Photos Of Knights, Fairies, Warlocks And More Fort Tryon's Medieval Festival

Ye Olde Cosplay: Photos Of Knights, Fairies, Warlocks And More Fort Tryon's Medieval Festivalgallery

Ahead of the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival, the Parks Department said the event hosts about 75,000 people. On Sunday, it's possible that record was broken, because Fort Tryon Park was packed with knights, princesses, fairies, jesters, Robin...

5 Things To Do In NYC This Week

5 Things To Do In NYC This Week

Sip your drink as writers spill their guts with tales of love, sex, and self-loathing at Hung Up On You, a regular comedy showcase that regularly features some of your twitter timeline's all-stars. Hosted by Cosmopolitan...

Interview: Modfather Paul Weller Talks NYC, Mortality & The Gallagher Brothers

Interview: Modfather Paul Weller Talks NYC, Mortality & The Gallagher Brothers

(Tom Beard) Having founded punk legends The Jam, fronted The Style Council, and gone on to great success in the '90s with his solo career, Paul Weller has earned the right to be called a living...

Are The Obamas Moving To The Upper East Side?gallery

Are The Obamas Moving To The Upper East Side?

Though most people would prefer they move back into the White House, there is a SPICY RUMOR out there that the Obamas are looking into purchasing an apartment on the Upper East Side. If the gossip is...

Inside NYC's Very Cute Animal Blessing At St. John The Divine

Inside NYC's Very Cute Animal Blessing At St. John The Divine gallery

There was a bearded dragon and an ornery goose at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Sunday afternoon, as well as a 45-year-old giant tortoise named Oscar, three magnificent raptors, a horned goat, a pair...

Papyrus Font Creator Defends Font After SNL 'Avatar' Sketch

Papyrus Font Creator Defends Font After SNL 'Avatar' Sketchvideo

One of the best sketches on this weekend's season premiere of Saturday Night Live was the Julio Torres-written pre-taped segment in which host Ryan Gosling confronted the travesty of the Papyrus font being used in Avatar....

Marilyn Manson Suspends Tour Following Hammerstein Ballroom Stage Accident video

Marilyn Manson Suspends Tour Following Hammerstein Ballroom Stage Accident

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Marilyn Manson will reschedule all of his shows from tonight through Saturday, October 14th, following an injury he sustained Saturday night while onstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Manson, 48, was in...

Here's Your 2017 Guide To Fall Foliage In NYCvideo

Here's Your 2017 Guide To Fall Foliage In NYC

Central Park, Fall 2016. (Photo by Navid Baratay/Gothamist) (via ILoveNY.com) It's officially autumn, which means it's time for some motherfreaking FALL FOLIAGE. Few things in this world are more beautiful than the welcome embrace of leaf...

'Literally, Right Before Aaron' Director Ryan Eggold On Breakups, Writing & Improvvideo

'Literally, Right Before Aaron' Director Ryan Eggold On Breakups, Writing & Improv

Courtesy Screen Media Films Ryan Eggold's carved out some space for himself in the television world—he's starred in The Blacklist and 90210, and has popped up on a slew of other shows, like Veronica Mars, Sons...

Videos: Yes, Ryan Gosling Giggled A Lot In SNL's Season Premiere

Videos: Yes, Ryan Gosling Giggled A Lot In SNL's Season Premieregalleryvideo

When Ryan Gosling was announced as the host of the Saturday Night Live season premiere, people wondered if he'd be driven to giggles again the way he was in 2015 during the famous alien abduction sketch. Now...

Video: Marilyn Manson Knocked Out By Two Prop Guns While Performing In NYC

Video: Marilyn Manson Knocked Out By Two Prop Guns While Performing In NYC

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Marilyn Manson was injured Saturday night after a stage-prop of two large pistols fell on him during a performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night. According to Variety, his publicist...

Photos, Videos: Old Kosciuszko Bridge Blown Straight To Hell

Photos, Videos: Old Kosciuszko Bridge Blown Straight To Hellgallery

After 78 years of carrying traffic between Brooklyn and Queens, the old Kosciuszko Bridge has been blown to bits. At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo pressed a button that set off a series of...

'We Have To Take Care Of America First': Alec Baldwin Returns As President Trump In SNL Season 43 Premiere

'We Have To Take Care Of America First': Alec Baldwin Returns As President Trump In SNL Season 43 Premierevideo

Fresh off winning an Emmy for playing the Commander-in-Chief, Alec Baldwin was naturally the centerpiece of Saturday Night Live's 43rd season premiere. As President Trump, Baldwin tackled the crisis in Puerto Rico from the Oval Office,...

Seinfeld And Colbert Debate Separating Bill Cosby's Art From His Alleged Crimes

Seinfeld And Colbert Debate Separating Bill Cosby's Art From His Alleged Crimes

Jerry Seinfeld, doing the rounds to promote his new Netflix special, stopped in to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, where the two men briefly debated whether it was still possible to enjoy Bill Cosby's...

Get Your Renaissance Faire On At Fort Tryon Park's Medieval Festival

Get Your Renaissance Faire On At Fort Tryon Park's Medieval Festivalgallery

If it's fall in New York, then it's time to put on a wizarding gown and grab a turkey leg—the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival is returning Sunday, October 1st. The free celebration of ye olde days of...

Photos: New Yorkers Vie For The Title Of Miss Subways 2017galleryvideo

Photos: New Yorkers Vie For The Title Of Miss Subways 2017

Last night saw the return of the venerated Miss Subways Pageant, a contest held from 1941 to 1977 that invited lady straphangers to compete for the chance to have their photo and bio published in subway ads...

Early Addition: Every 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Episode Ranked

Early Addition: Every 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Episode Rankedvideo

Because museums are for Instagram photos now, check out today's mid-day links: social media killing relationships, US pulling diplomats out of Cuba, 'Blade Runner 2049' reviews, TRL showrunner loves Trump, 'Curb' ranked, and dog does umbrella dance. 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.

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