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One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darkness

One Of NYC's Loveliest Pocket Parks Could Soon Be Plunged Into Darknessgallery

Midtown pocket parks are, as the name suggests, not exactly wide open spaces—they're tucked between buildings, just hidden enough so not everyone knows about them. One of our favorite little Manhattan oases is Greenacre Park, located at...

Your Guide To NYC Beaches, 2017

Your Guide To NYC Beaches, 2017

Fort Tilden (John Del Signore) Hell yes baby, it's beach season (and also basketball jersey and jorts season—the two seasons overlap). It's time to take your beach body, which is any body that is hyped up...

The Best Donald Trump Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42

The Best Donald Trump Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42video

Alec Baldwin appeared on Saturday Night Live in 17 of the 21 episodes this past season, each time performing as Donald Trump. Over the season he logged more minutes of screen time than many regular cast...

Video: The Great War Has Arrived In First 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer

Video: The Great War Has Arrived In First 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Trailervideo

Although we got a short teaser trailer back in March, it feels like it's been an eternity since we last checked in with all of our favorite warring families and wargs from Game Of Thrones. But...

SNL Designer Eugene Lee On The Show's Most Politically-Charged Seasonvideo

SNL Designer Eugene Lee On The Show's Most Politically-Charged Season

Eugene Lee in his office at SNL's studio. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Eugene Lee was a young theater set designer living out of a 50-foot bulkhead in Rhode Island in the early 1970s when he got...

Check Out Amazon's First NYC Store, Located In The Time Warner Center

Check Out Amazon's First NYC Store, Located In The Time Warner Centergallery

Amazon, which upended the book publishing industry two decades ago, will open its first of two New York City stores on Thursday, May 25th. The online retailer's new Big Apple brick-and-mortar presence fills 4,000 square feet at...

Bryant Park's Summer Movie Lineup For 2017 Is HERE

Bryant Park's Summer Movie Lineup For 2017 Is HEREvideo

The lawn rush. (Gothamist) It's time to build your frankenblankets and get ready to fight for precious lawn space: the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival returns on June 19th. This is the 25th year of...

How Big Is Your Brompton?gallery

How Big Is Your Brompton?

Welcome to a bike that you don’t need to abandon on the pole of a stop sign or awkwardly wedge in between your kitchen counter and your garbage can. When folded, Brompton bicycles measure just under two feet tall and ten inches wide—that’s small enough to tuck under your desk or in your closet with space to spare.

Neil Armstrong's Bag Of Lunar Rocks, Lost For Decades, Hits Auction Block This Summer

Neil Armstrong's Bag Of Lunar Rocks, Lost For Decades, Hits Auction Block This Summer

(via Sotheby's) In 1969, Neil Armstrong collected some rocks and dust from the surface of the moon during his historic journey to space, later describing the surface as "fine and powdery. I can kick it up...

Elisabeth Moss Will Play North Brother Island's Typhoid Mary In New Series

Elisabeth Moss Will Play North Brother Island's Typhoid Mary In New Seriesgallery

One of today's greatest actresses, the powerhouse Elisabeth Moss, has announced her next project: she will star in and executive produce a new limited series about Typhoid Mary. According to Variety, the show will be based on...

Here's What's Coming And Going From Netflix In June

Here's What's Coming And Going From Netflix In June

Okja arrives June 28th. (Netflix) It appears May happened, and with the new moon cycle comes a slew of new Netflix offerings (plus my credit card bill, but Netflix stuff is better). This month, we're getting...

Video: Man Licks PATH Train Pole For Free Alcohol

Video: Man Licks PATH Train Pole For Free Alcoholvideo

The face of a man before and during said licking (screenshot) It's an age-old dilemma: is a moment in the white hot spotlight of viral fame worth the risk of infection from licking stuff on mass...

Inside MoMA's Major Retrospective Of Robert Rauschenberg's Work

Inside MoMA's Major Retrospective Of Robert Rauschenberg's Workgalleryvideo

This month the Museum of Modern Art opened their "major retrospective" celebrating the work of late artist Robert Rauschenberg. Housed on their fourth floor, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends spans the artist's 60 year career, and features over...

The Best Live Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42

The Best Live Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42video

Saturday Night Live's 42nd season has come to a close, and so much of the added cultural relevancy and bonanza ratings this season (they had their highest ratings in two decades) were because of the show's...

Stay Up Past Your Bed Time And Party At The Bronx Zoo

Stay Up Past Your Bed Time And Party At The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is opening up after hours and you’re invited. Brew at the Zoo is back in the Bronx. It’s bigger and better than last year, and it’s going to be an unforgettable summer party. Plus, you can grab 10% off tickets with promo code* BoogieDownBrew.

Subway Video: What The Heck Did I Just Watch?

Subway Video: What The Heck Did I Just Watch?video

I've seen plenty of weird subway stuff over my years here at Gothamist—butt bongos, children torturing adults, subway condoms, the shoe licker—but I could at least identify what I was seeing with those vids. This...this is...it's...

The Wizard Of Lies' Production Designer Talks About Recreating Bernie Madoff's Life

The Wizard Of Lies' Production Designer Talks About Recreating Bernie Madoff's Life

Craig Blankenhorn/HBO In 2008, financial guru Bernie Madoff was arrested for operating a vast Ponzi scheme, swindling clients out of $65 billion. It is considered the largest financial fraud in U.S. history, and Madoff was ultimately...

Revisit David Lynch's Eerie 1990s PSA On NYC's Rat Problemvideo

Revisit David Lynch's Eerie 1990s PSA On NYC's Rat Problem

As season two of Twin Peaks was airing on ABC in 1991, David Lynch and the City of New York released an eerie (and evergreen!) PSA from the director, which addressed NYC's rat and trash problems....

John Oliver Dives Deep Into Trump's 'Stupid Watergate'video

John Oliver Dives Deep Into Trump's 'Stupid Watergate'

John Oliver turned the full force of his comedic firehouse on the Trump administration last night, setting aside a planned segment on the TSA to focus instead on what he's calling "Stupid Watergate," a "scandal with all...

The Best Pre-Taped Segments Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42

The Best Pre-Taped Segments Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 42video

Saturday Night Live closed the book on season 42 this weekend with presidential hopeful The Rock, the return of David S. Pumpkins, a very ravenous Katy Perry performance, and farewells to three cast members (Bobby Moynihan,...

Photos, Video: The Final Ringling Bros. Circus Performance Ever

Photos, Video: The Final Ringling Bros. Circus Performance Evergalleryvideo

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus held the last circus show performance in its 146-year history on Sunday. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson lamented the era's end ahead of the final circus performance at the Nassau Veterans...

Photos: Thousands Party In East Village At 11th Annual Dance Parade gallery

Photos: Thousands Party In East Village At 11th Annual Dance Parade

More than 200 different troupes demonstrated a staggering array of dance styles.

SNL Videos: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces 2020 White House Run With Running Mate Tom Hanks

SNL Videos: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces 2020 White House Run With Running Mate Tom Hanksgalleryvideo

Cementing his status as a superstar Renaissance man, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joined Saturday Night Live's Five-Timers Club AND officially announced his plans to run for president in 2020 with fellow Five-Timers Club member Tom Hanks as...

Tom Hanks' David S. Pumpkins Returns To SNL As 'David S. Pimpkins'

Tom Hanks' David S. Pumpkins Returns To SNL As 'David S. Pimpkins'video

An already hilarious Saturday Night Live filmed sketch about a never-ending cast of guest rappers on a new song from Big Chris (Kenan Thompson) got a sweet kicker: David S. Pumpkins, played by Tom Hanks. ANY...

SNL's Finale Cold Open: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, Scarlett Johansson's Ivanka And Others Sing 'Hallelujah'

SNL's Finale Cold Open: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, Scarlett Johansson's Ivanka And Others Sing 'Hallelujah' gallery

To cap off a unexpectedly blockbuster season of skewering the 2016 presidential campaign and results, Saturday Night Live assembled its Trump White House for the finale's cold open: Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump, flanked by his trusted advisers,...

Free Admission To Brooklyn Historical Society's New DUMBO Location This Weekend

Free Admission To Brooklyn Historical Society's New DUMBO Location This Weekend

A view from the public roof area of Empire Stores (Scott Heins/Gothamist) On Friday, the Brooklyn Historical Society's second location officially opened in the Empire Stores complex, a newly renovated Civil War-era warehouse on the DUMBO...

Loud Noise And Song With Gunshots Caused Barclays Center Panic After Future Concert, Says NYPD

Loud Noise And Song With Gunshots Caused Barclays Center Panic After Future Concert, Says NYPDvideo

Future at Coachella this year (Getty Images) Concertgoers at Barclays Center were rattled when they thought they heard gunshots at the end of Future's show on Friday night. But the NYPD says it was actually a...

Dramatic Sculptures From David Smith Dazzle At Storm King

Dramatic Sculptures From David Smith Dazzle At Storm Kinggallery

The weather has warmed up and the ground has sufficiently thawed, so it's time to start planning a visit to Storm King Art Center. This year, the Hudson Valley institution's centerpiece is an exhibit of sculptor David...

$110 Million Jean-Michel Basquiat Sale Is Highest Auction Price For Any American Artist

$110 Million Jean-Michel Basquiat Sale Is Highest Auction Price For Any American Artistvideo

"Untitled" by Jean-Michel Basquiat A 1982 painting by Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a staggering $110.5 million, including buyer's premium, at Sotheby's on Thursday night. The auction house said the price was the "highest paid at...

Everything You Need To Know About 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' Before The New Season

Everything You Need To Know About 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' Before The New Season

Like many people who either weren't born yet or can't remember the early '90s, I knew about Twin Peaks before I had any idea what Twin Peaks really was. Although it was only on TV for...

Check Out The Gutter's Sweet New LIC Bowling Alleygallery

Check Out The Gutter's Sweet New LIC Bowling Alley

Fans of beer, classic rock, and bowling have a new reason to head to Long Island City: beloved Greenpoint bowling mainstay The Gutter opens tonight (Friday) on 46th Avenue. The cavernous new space sits in a reclaimed...

Sleep In A Tiny House On The Beach In NYC This Summer

Sleep In A Tiny House On The Beach In NYC This Summer

A Getaway pop-up cabin upstate... still bigger than my apartment. (via) Now that we've skipped right from winter to ruthless summer, it's time to make plans to escape this sweat-drenched town. And this season, you can...

Drunk Uncle Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasons

Drunk Uncle Bobby Moynihan Leaving 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasonsvideo

Bobby Moynihan is leaving Saturday Night Live after nine seasons, following this weekend's season finale with The Rock. The news was somewhat expected, considering that Moynihan's CBS comedy pilot, Me, Myself & I, was picked up...

Tilda Swinton Menaces An Adorable Giant Pig In Bong Joon Ho's 'Okja' Trailer

Tilda Swinton Menaces An Adorable Giant Pig In Bong Joon Ho's 'Okja' Trailervideo

Netflix Snowpiercer was one of our favorite movies of the last decade, so anything director Bong Joon Ho comes up with is automatically on my must-see list. So it's just icing on the cake that his...

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden And Audioslave Lead Singer, Dies At 52

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden And Audioslave Lead Singer, Dies At 52video

Chris Cornell performing at the Prophets of Rage and Friends' Anti Inaugural Ball at the Taragram Ballroom on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles (Getty Images) Chris Cornell, the charismatic frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave, died...

'King Kong' Will Rampage All Over Broadway Next Year

'King Kong' Will Rampage All Over Broadway Next Year

Dont...look...behind you (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Hide the dang Empire State Building, no matter how difficult that's going to be. The large gorilla King Kong is coming to New York City again next year to scale the...

Jimmy Fallon Still Doesn't Get It

Jimmy Fallon Still Doesn't Get It

NBC A year ago, Jimmy Fallon was riding high as the dominant force in late night television, outstripping his opponents by millions of viewers and regularly producing viral pop culture mashup segments. But then he patted...

Photos: That Gum You Like Was Back In Style At Immersive 'Twin Peaks' Event In Brooklyn

Photos: That Gum You Like Was Back In Style At Immersive 'Twin Peaks' Event In Brooklyngallery

Standing inside the Palmer Ballroom, one of several iconic Twin Peaks locations that were lovingly recreated as part of a one-night-only immersive event heralding the return of David Lynch and Mark Frost's cult show to television, I...

Video: They Dove Into A Dumpster & Resurfaced In Lovevideo

Video: They Dove Into A Dumpster & Resurfaced In Love

In a 2015 Gothamist story headlined "Millennials Are Moving To Buffalo & Living Like Kings," Jordan Teicher reported that the rust belt town was enjoying a "comeback," with census data showing a surge of college graduates under...

How Fast Can A Subway Train Go?

How Fast Can A Subway Train Go?

(Photo by Ryan Budhu/Flickr) I was somewhere around 14th Street when the train I was on sped up in a way that reminded me, joyously, of the times my parents would accelerate just before a little...

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Conquers NYC In Newly-Released SNL Outtakes

Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Conquers NYC In Newly-Released SNL Outtakesvideo

Searching for Trump (NBC) Melissa McCarthy's impression of White House spokesperson Sean Spicer has become a national phenomenon since she first rammed her podium into a crowd of fake reporters on Saturday Night Live in February....

Queens Library, A Welcoming Place With Open Doors

Queens Library, A Welcoming Place With Open Doors

Libraries have always been safe spaces, especially in a city like New York, where everything is constantly changing. Now more than ever, many people in the city’s diverse communities feel vulnerable and afraid, and Queens Library is sending a clear message: Queens Library is for everyone.

Lebowski Fest Rolls Its Way Back Into NYC This Summer

Lebowski Fest Rolls Its Way Back Into NYC This Summer

(Katie Sokoler / Gothamist) Lebowski Fest is striking NYC again this summer after skipping town for the past few years. (It wasn't kidnapped, just visiting friends in Palm Springs.) The oddball celebration of the Coen brothers...

The 14 Best NYC Moments On 'Friends'video

The 14 Best NYC Moments On 'Friends'

When I was a kid, whenever I told out-of-towners I was from New York, their eyes would light up and they'd say, "That's so cool! Do you go to Central Perk all the time?" It was...

You Can Live In An Old NYPD Gymnasium For $18.5M

You Can Live In An Old NYPD Gymnasium For $18.5Mgallery

Beginning in the early 1900s, the building located at 240 Centre Street served as the NYPD headquarters. Located between Broome and Grand Streets, the now-iconic building—designed by the firm of Hoppin & Koen—was completed in 1909, and...

Video: Stephen Colbert Congratulates Trump On Finding The Leaker, Urges Him To Resign

Video: Stephen Colbert Congratulates Trump On Finding The Leaker, Urges Him To Resignvideo

"Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got good news, and I got bad news," Stephen Colbert said at the top of the Late Show yesterday. "The bad news: The Washington Post is reporting that Donald Trump revealed...

You're Invited To A Pajama Party With The Vulture Editors

You're Invited To A Pajama Party With The Vulture Editors

May 20 -21 at Milk Studios and nearby venues in NYC. Tickets include access to The AT&T Vulture Lounge at Highline Stages, featuring live music, DJ performances, complimentary drinks, Grub Street’s Absolute Best Foods and a pop-up shop from New York magazine’s Strategist editors.

'Will & Grace' Revival Gets A 5-Minute Trailervideo

'Will & Grace' Revival Gets A 5-Minute Trailer

Will & Grace will return to NBC this fall with the original cast stepping back into the shoes of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. The show is the latest to get a limited revival, with 12 new...

Jeffrey Tambor On Becoming Maura, The TV Revolution, And Why 'The Great British Bake-Off' Is The World's Best Comfort Showvideo

Jeffrey Tambor On Becoming Maura, The TV Revolution, And Why 'The Great British Bake-Off' Is The World's Best Comfort Show

(Maarten de Boer / Getty Images) In Jeffrey Tambor's new memoir, Are You Anybody?, the 72-year-old actor reflects on his early days in theater. "We repertory actors were perhaps a bit overinvested—we were derisive of actors...

'Saturday Night Live' Cast & Crew Open Up About Their Huge Trump Bump

'Saturday Night Live' Cast & Crew Open Up About Their Huge Trump Bumpvideo

"You almost feel like a war profiteer at times because we've benefited from a situation that's so tough."

These Are Your 2017 Manhattanhenge Dates

These Are Your 2017 Manhattanhenge Datesgallery

Every year New Yorkers stand in the middle of busy Manhattan streets to capture a shot of the sun perfectly aligning with our street grid. This phenomena is known as Manhattanhenge, and was discovered and named by...

Here's Where You Can Find The New 'Twin Peaks' MetroCards

Here's Where You Can Find The New 'Twin Peaks' MetroCards

(Jen Carlson/Gothamist) A new season of Twin Peaks is hitting Showtime on May 21st, and we've been seeing eerie Laura Palmer billboards around town for a few weeks. But now, just ahead of the premiere, you'll...

3-Minute Hyperlapse Video Tries To Capture NYC's Essencevideo

3-Minute Hyperlapse Video Tries To Capture NYC's Essence

A few independent filmmakers at Film Spektakel spent ten days in NYC last year, collecting footage for a high-speed timelapse, which they've just released. The three-minute final cut is part of their "A Taste Of" series, which...

Every Day Will Be Faster And Furiouser During Nitehawk's Weeklong Marathon

Every Day Will Be Faster And Furiouser During Nitehawk's Weeklong Marathon

Live life a quarter mile at a time with Nitehawk Cinema's weeklong love-fest of the Toretto crew and celebrate the films that have grown faster and furiouser throughout the years.

dOGUMENTA, The World's First Art Exhibit For Dogs, Is Coming To NYC This Summer

dOGUMENTA, The World's First Art Exhibit For Dogs, Is Coming To NYC This Summer

Teekay, who is already a work of art, looks like he went 12 rounds with Marina Abramovic here (Ben Yakas) The Internet is nothing if not filled with artistically-inclined dogs, whether it's the dog who paints...

This Heartwarming Doggie Story For Mother's Day Gets A 13/10

This Heartwarming Doggie Story For Mother's Day Gets A 13/10gallery

Get your tissues ready—we have an update about the adorable pit bull mix who spent a year (!) recovering from an abusive living situation while looking for a furever home—and she found it. She was recently reunited...

Videos: Melissa McCarthy Finally Joins SNL's Five-Timers Club

Videos: Melissa McCarthy Finally Joins SNL's Five-Timers Clubgalleryvideo

Melissa McCarthy, always a reliably excellent host, has helped elevate this season of Saturday Night Live to new peaks with her Sean Spicer impression, and now she's made the legendary Five-Timers club. After not quite making the...

Spicey's Back: Melissa McCarthy Offers Glimpse Into Sean Spicer's Tortured Soul On SNL

Spicey's Back: Melissa McCarthy Offers Glimpse Into Sean Spicer's Tortured Soul On SNLgalleryvideo

With Melissa McCarthy's return to host Saturday Night Live, fans of her instantly legendary Sean Spicer impression eagerly awaited another portrayal. Photos and video of McCarthy, as Spicer, in midtown Manhattan, rolling around behind the White House lectern, also stoked expectations. So it was time for SNL's Spicer to have some sort of personal reckoning.

SNL Cold Open: Alec Baldwin's Trump Says He's A 'Serial Tape-ist'

SNL Cold Open: Alec Baldwin's Trump Says He's A 'Serial Tape-ist'

Right after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, NBC News anchor Lester Holt interviewed the president, who complained, "[Comey's] a showboat, he's grandstander, the FBI has been in turmoil." For its cold...

Leo DiCaprio Will Star In Movie About Mob Cop Joe Petrosino

Leo DiCaprio Will Star In Movie About Mob Cop Joe Petrosino

(Getty) Leonardo DiCaprio and a new accent of his will star in a movie about undercover detective Giuseppe “Joe” Petrosino, famed for attempting to investigate the mob in Manhattan around the turn of the 20th Century,...

This Wonderfully Weird Kim Cattrall Moment Is Now A Museum Exhibitvideo

This Wonderfully Weird Kim Cattrall Moment Is Now A Museum Exhibit

At some point before their 2004 divorce, Kim Cattrall and her husband Mark Levinson appeared together to, ultimately, deliver a perfect 42-seconds of television. It has gone largely ignored, but over time it has gained some fans....

There's A Giant Jeff Koons Ballerina In Rockefeller Center

There's A Giant Jeff Koons Ballerina In Rockefeller Center

Seated Ballerina, 2017 © Jeff Koons / Photo: Tom Powel Imaging On Friday, a 45-foot-tall inflatable sculpture was unveiled right in the middle of Rockefeller Center. The Seated Ballerina is the work of Jeff Koons, and...

Look Out For These Artist Phone Booth Takeovers In NYC All Year Long

Look Out For These Artist Phone Booth Takeovers In NYC All Year Long

Jon Burgerman (courtesy Luna Park). Caroline Caldwell, 24, says inspiration for Art in Ad Places, a year-long takeover of phone booth ad space she co-launched in January, came in the form of a billboard for butt...

PWR BTTM Cancel NYC Record Release Show Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

PWR BTTM Cancel NYC Record Release Show Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

(Ebru Yildiz) New York queer indie/punk band PWR BTTM has cancelled their record release show for their new album Pageant, which was released today, because of the growing controversy around sexual abuse allegations made against them....

Met Museum Under Fire For Smoking Celebs During Gala

Met Museum Under Fire For Smoking Celebs During Gala

The proof was social'd: Dakota Johnson, Paris Jackson, and others smoking in the Met bathroom. (Snapchat via Daily News) Celebrities, who routinely get away with things normal humans do not get away with, are getting away...

Video: Stephen Colbert Overjoyed That Trump Called Him A 'No-Talent Guy'

Video: Stephen Colbert Overjoyed That Trump Called Him A 'No-Talent Guy'video

During a rambling interview with Time Magazine this week, President Donald Trump made some remarks regarding "no-talent guy" Stephen Colbert, whom the President does not find amusing. Here's the full excerpt: You see a no-talent guy...

'Master Of None' Co-Creator Alan Yang Dissects Their Joyous Ode To NYC: 'New York, I Love You'

'Master Of None' Co-Creator Alan Yang Dissects Their Joyous Ode To NYC: 'New York, I Love You'

Alan Yang (center) filming season two of 'Master Of None' (Netflix) Season two of Netflix's wonderful gem Master Of None dropped in its entirety today, with ten new episodes that double down on some of the...

Awkward Audio Emerges Of Fyre Festival Founder Telling Employees They're Not Getting Paid

Awkward Audio Emerges Of Fyre Festival Founder Telling Employees They're Not Getting Paid

Welcome to Fyre Festival. You're just...here. Fyre Festival, the aborted exclusive music festival starring pretty people/inexhaustible fount of internet #content, is back with yet another tale of woe. Late yesterday, a conference call leaked (listen below)...

Video: Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Spotted Rolling Down 58th Street

Video: Melissa McCarthy As Sean Spicer Spotted Rolling Down 58th Streetgalleryvideo

Melissa McCarthy will be hosting Saturday Night Live for her fifth time this weekend, and on Friday morning she was spotted rolling down 58th Street in her Sean "Spicey" Spicer costume (it's oh so pretty). As of...

It's Never Too Late To Start Doing What You Love. Learn The Skills You Need At General Assembly.

It's Never Too Late To Start Doing What You Love. Learn The Skills You Need At General Assembly.

At General Assembly, you can gain in-demand knowledge and tools that will not only empower you to pursue your personal passions but also help you become more hireable in today’s tech-driven economy. Create the life you want: Take a look at what they offer, and explore your next career move.

Brooklyn Man Creates 'Complete & Geographically Accurate' NYC Subway Map

Brooklyn Man Creates 'Complete & Geographically Accurate' NYC Subway Mapgallery

Here's another entry in time-honored tradition of trying to re-envision the NYC subway map: Brooklyn cartographer Andrew Lynch created what he believes to be a "complete and geographically accurate" look at the nearly 113-year-old transit system. On...

Tina Fey Says 'Mean Girls: The Musical' Is 'A Real Thing Now' & Will Come To NYvideo

Tina Fey Says 'Mean Girls: The Musical' Is 'A Real Thing Now' & Will Come To NY

Last year, Washington D.C. was blessed with the news that Mean Girls, the greatest cinematic masterpiece of our time, would make its staged musical debut in Our Nation's Capital sometime in 2017. And though those Metro-riding...

'Master Of None' Is More Ambitious & More Cinematic In Season Two

'Master Of None' Is More Ambitious & More Cinematic In Season Two

Netflix Season one of Master Of None, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang's Netflix comedy, took a freewheeling approach to storytelling. The creators took their time painting a picture of Dev's life as a struggling actor and...

Here's Your Chance To Appear In The New Season Of 'High Maintenance'

Here's Your Chance To Appear In The New Season Of 'High Maintenance'

(Courtesy of HBO) The web phenomenon High Maintenance made the leap to HBO last fall with flying colors, offering a wide-ranging portrait of NYC, as if you set up a camera in your own cramped apartment...

Here's What Everyone In The World Is Binging On Netflix

Here's What Everyone In The World Is Binging On Netflix

Sherlock is #1 Despite ripping Buffy the Vampire Slayer away from me without considering FOR A SECOND how difficult life is without Spike on demand [Editor's note: the entire series is on Hulu], Netflix still facilitates...

Watch Melissa McCarthy Transform Into Sean Spicervideo

Watch Melissa McCarthy Transform Into Sean Spicer

Melissa McCarthy will host Saturday Night Live for her fifth time this coming weekend, which means we'll see the return of Sean Spicer. Will this be the last time we see Spicey this season? NBC just...

Are You Hip Enough To Live In This Banksy-Themed Building In 'Hip Bushwick'gallery

Are You Hip Enough To Live In This Banksy-Themed Building In 'Hip Bushwick'

It's been a while since we checked in with the 7th coolest neighborhood in the world, which has apparently become so cool the obscenely expensive apartment buildings are starting to brag about it themselves. Or at least...

Video: Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee & More 'Daily Show' Alums Reunite On Colbert

Video: Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee & More 'Daily Show' Alums Reunite On Colbertvideo

via Facebook Amidst his ongoing ratings war with Jimmy Fallon and the #FireColbert campaign (don't forget about the FCC investigation confusion!), Stephen Colbert brought in the big guns to celebrate his 20th year on late night...

How To Make Sense Of Journalism In The Age Of Our Discontent

How To Make Sense Of Journalism In The Age Of Our Discontent

Northside Festival takes place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, across several venues including the brand new William Vale Hotel overlooking the East River, where happy hours and activations will take place.

Fyre Fest Allegedly Sent Cease-And-Desist Letters To Twitter Haters

Fyre Fest Allegedly Sent Cease-And-Desist Letters To Twitter Haters

For fans of schadenfreude, Fyre Festival has been the gift that keeps on giving, much like these Twitter videos of a deflating dancing Pikachu getting carted off by security. Since Ja Rule's special festival for models,...

'Last Men In Aleppo' Offers A Deeper And More Tragic Look At Syria's White Helmetsvideo

'Last Men In Aleppo' Offers A Deeper And More Tragic Look At Syria's White Helmets

(Still from 'Last Men In Aleppo') Born out of street protests at a time when the ecstasy of change was sweeping the Arab world, the Syrian revolution—and subsequent civil war—has become a six year hell on...

Watch Q Train Riders Celebrate A 'Surprise' Sweet 16video

Watch Q Train Riders Celebrate A 'Surprise' Sweet 16

Photo by Ari Scott for Improv Everywhere Improv Everywhere, the comedy collective behind various stunts such as the No Pants Subway Ride has returned with their latest underground gag. The group threw a "surprise" Sweet 16...

Spend 17 Minutes In 1980s NYC With One Of The Decade's Best Photographers

Spend 17 Minutes In 1980s NYC With One Of The Decade's Best Photographersgalleryvideo

In the 1980s, photographer Steven Siegel captured the city through its many layers of grit and gloom—from the subways to the burned out buildings to the abandoned waterfronts, the most striking images in his expansive catalogue are...

Grammy Awards Will Return To NYC For First Time In 15 Yearsvideo

Grammy Awards Will Return To NYC For First Time In 15 Years

Photo via springhudson's flickr The Grammy Awards will return to New York City for the first time in 15 years, Mayor de Blasio officially announced on Tuesday morning, alongside executives from Madison Square Garden, CBS and...

Benicio Del Toro & Patricia Arquette To Star In Series On Unforgettable Upstate NY Prison Break

Benicio Del Toro & Patricia Arquette To Star In Series On Unforgettable Upstate NY Prison Break

David Sweat, left, and Richard Matt Back in the summer of 2015, we were riveted by the unforgettable prison break at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. Now, that highly dramatic breakout and subsequent manhunt is...

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade Is In Trouble

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade Is In Trouble

A scene from 2016 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist). Fans of the annual master class in strategic shell and sequin placement that is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade can help keep the 35th annual event afloat this...

For Two Days, NYC Emerging Artists Will Get 'Up At Noon' With Live Performances In The Bronx

For Two Days, NYC Emerging Artists Will Get 'Up At Noon' With Live Performances In The Bronx

Chris of Hur (Stephanie Keith) Jeff Stark has been on the forefront of NYC's DIY nightlife and performance scene for many years now, having spearheaded some of the city's most creative underground projects and headed up...

A Floral Designer Is Turning NYC Garbage Cans Into Giant Vases

A Floral Designer Is Turning NYC Garbage Cans Into Giant Vases

Lewis Miller Design NYC is already basically an in-your-face art piece about modernity, identity, and the amount of garbage humans can tolerate on a daily basis, so anything that lifts New Yorkers' spirits and takes our...

Manhattan Seagulls, What's Their Deal?video

Manhattan Seagulls, What's Their Deal?

Manhattan night seagull, what are you doing here? (YouTube) Recently I've been spending some time in Midtown (it's great, tell your out-of-town friends about it!), and as the area has revealed itself to me I've been...

This 1920s Silent Film Perfectly Captured Chaotic Commuting Scenes In NYCvideo

This 1920s Silent Film Perfectly Captured Chaotic Commuting Scenes In NYC

Harold Lloyd's commitment to shooting wild NYC chase scenes on location makes Speedy an essential time capsule of 1920s New York. There's also a chaotic subway commute.

Watch This Guy Race The Subway On Footvideo

Watch This Guy Race The Subway On Foot

Can a human out-run a NYC subway train?

Jay Z, Nas, M.I.A., Gorillaz + More To Play Meadows Festival 2017

Jay Z, Nas, M.I.A., Gorillaz + More To Play Meadows Festival 2017

(Photo by Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) The Meadows Music and Arts Festival is headed back to Citi Field for a second year, and their newly-announced lineup is pretty solid. Headlining acts include Jay-Z, Gorillaz, and Red Hot Chili...

2017 Free 'Shakespeare In The Park' Starts On May 23

2017 Free 'Shakespeare In The Park' Starts On May 23

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park (Joseph Moran / Public Theater) The upcoming Shakespeare in the Park season starts in just a few weeks, and Julius Caesar will begin previews on May 23. And then A...

Mets Suspend Matt Harvey Amid Feverish Dildo Prank-Related Speculation

Mets Suspend Matt Harvey Amid Feverish Dildo Prank-Related Speculation

Matt Harvey, who most assuredly is not in trouble for dildo-related tomfoolery. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The 2017 Mets: they've got some problems, man. In an incident that overshadowed the fact that the Mets had won...

Videos: Chris Pine Sings And Dances (A Lot) On Saturday Night Live

Videos: Chris Pine Sings And Dances (A Lot) On Saturday Night Livegalleryvideo

Chris Pine is one of many handsome white action stars named Chris that have emerged from Hollywood in recent years, so he took the opportunity to clear up who he is on Saturday Night Live. First he...

Photos: Mutations On The High Line, Including Beast-Human gallery

Photos: Mutations On The High Line, Including Beast-Human "Centipede" Circle

Even in ever-changing NYC, the High Line has seen more than its share of transformations over the years, most strikingly going from industrial and dead-animal freight railway to tourist-clogged sensation hemmed in by luxury condos. The park's...

Bros Don't Get Female Oppression In SNL's 'Handmaid's Tale' Sketch

Bros Don't Get Female Oppression In SNL's 'Handmaid's Tale' Sketchvideo

Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has been getting raves (and got a confirmed second season) for its depiction of a dystopian society where women's rights are suppressed by a totalitarian government. Last night,...

Watch SNL Mock 'Morning Joe' Engagement News In Cold Open

Watch SNL Mock 'Morning Joe' Engagement News In Cold Open

Last week, MSNBC morning personalities Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski announced they were engaged, so Saturday Night Live decided to tweak its fellow NBCUniversal colleagues by having Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat send up the happy...

Reminder: These NYC Streets Are Closed For The 5 Boro Bike Tour

Reminder: These NYC Streets Are Closed For The 5 Boro Bike Tour

Photograph from the 2016 ride (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) While you may just be getting up, thousands of bicyclists have already started—or getting ready to—the 5 Boro Bike Ride. Below are the streets that are closed...

Check Out These Previously Unpublished Diane Arbus Photos Taken In NYC Parks

Check Out These Previously Unpublished Diane Arbus Photos Taken In NYC Parksgallery

Diane Arbus, one of the most daring and controversial photographers of the 20th century, is perhaps best known for her portraits of the freakish, the deranged, and the marginalized. A lifelong New Yorker, Arbus also had the...

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