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Video: Leslie Jones & Seth Meyers Watch The Series Finale Of 'Game Of Thrones'

Video: Leslie Jones & Seth Meyers Watch The Series Finale Of 'Game Of Thrones'video

It's not even been a week since the polarizing series finale of Game Of Thrones, and society isn't quite ready to move on. How could we before Seth Meyers aired the final installment of "Game Of...

Prolific Photographer Lee Friedlander Looks Back At The Signs Across NYC And America

Prolific Photographer Lee Friedlander Looks Back At The Signs Across NYC And Americagallery

The photographer Lee Friedlander once said in an interview, “Anything that looks like an idea is probably just something that has accumulated, like dust.” He added, “The pictures make me realize that I am interested in something.”...

Here Are Your 2019 Manhattanhenge Dates

Here Are Your 2019 Manhattanhenge Dates

(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) The American Museum of Natural History has released this year's Manhattanhenge dates—that magical four times a year when the sun aligns perfectly with Manhattan's street grid and humans step into oncoming...

The Best Live Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 44

The Best Live Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 44video

There is generally a 3:1 ratio of live sketches to pre-taped ones in any given episode of Saturday Night Live, with somewhere around 130 live sketches—conceived, written, rewritten and produced in just a few sleep-deprived days...

BTS Takes New York: How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Join The BTS ARMY

BTS Takes New York: How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Join The BTS ARMYgallery

"Is anyone here over 25?" a young woman asked a throng of people waiting on a Tribeca sidewalk, where at least a hundred people had gathered Tuesday night in anticipation of Korean pop juggernaut BTS's departure from...

The Best Pre-Taped Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 44

The Best Pre-Taped Sketches Of 'Saturday Night Live' Season 44video

Season 44 of Saturday Night Live is in the books, even if it sadly wasn't a very great book this time around. I've already written extensively on my disappointment with this season—this was a down year,...

Fleet Week's Parade Of Ships Arrives On Wednesday Morning

Fleet Week's Parade Of Ships Arrives On Wednesday Morninggallery

If you have a view of the Hudson River between Battery Park and the George Washington Bridge, you'll be able to see this year's Fleet Week Parade of Ships! The ships began entering New York Harbor at...

Riverside Park Welcomes 25 Goats For 'Goatham City' Project

Riverside Park Welcomes 25 Goats For 'Goatham City' Projectgallery

For the next few weeks, a herd of goats are setting up shop on the Upper West Side as they tackle a nasty patch of poison ivy and invasive plants as part of the Riverside Park Conservancy’s...

Photos: The Guggenheim's 'Artistic License' Sees Celebrated Contemporary Artists Plumbing The Museum's Archives

Photos: The Guggenheim's 'Artistic License' Sees Celebrated Contemporary Artists Plumbing The Museum's Archivesgallery

Coming off the heels of their recent (and transcendent) Hilma af Klint show, their most-visited exhibition ever, the Guggenheim is doing something a little different this time around. The institution, which is ringing in 60 years in...

Video: Billy Eichner Screams At Startled New Yorkers With The Jonas Brothers

Video: Billy Eichner Screams At Startled New Yorkers With The Jonas Brothersvideo

The measles are back, and so are the Jonas Brothers after an extended hiatus filled with weddings and solo projects—and Billy Eichner can't wait to yell the news at unsuspecting New Yorkers. The first couple people...

Interview: Steven Van Zandt Talks Asbury Park History, Bruce Springsteen & The Future Of E Street Band

Interview: Steven Van Zandt Talks Asbury Park History, Bruce Springsteen & The Future Of E Street Bandgallery

Asbury Park in New Jersey has become synonymous with the rich musical scene which thrived there in the 1970s and still exists now—and nobody knows more about that scene than Steven Van Zandt, who lived there in...

Your Guide To NYC's Beaches, 2019 Edition

Your Guide To NYC's Beaches, 2019 Edition

It's beach season, baby. (Scott Lynch's Flickr) It is either the most wonderful or absolute worst time of year, depending on where you fall on the Summer Enthusiasm Scale. Maybe you love it or maybe you...

'Autobiography of Malcolm X' Author Alex Haley Honored With Greenwich Village Plaque

'Autobiography of Malcolm X' Author Alex Haley Honored With Greenwich Village Plaque

(Photo courtesy of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation) Last week, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation celebrated the literary and cultural significance of the apartment building at 92 Grove Street, just across from...

Introducing Summer Sucks, An Ongoing Series On How To Survive Summer

Introducing Summer Sucks, An Ongoing Series On How To Survive Summer

Summer subway: all the regular subway problems, but HOTTER. (Photo by Arin Sang-urai / Improv Everywhere) Jen Carlson: Okay, I’m super psyched about hating on summer. I think you are the first person I've met who...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week: From La Bohème To The Bronx Night Market

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week: From La Bohème To The Bronx Night Market

Get some culture in the sunshine at New York City Opera's "La Bohéme," Monday (photo of "Cinderalla" by Matthew Eisman) La Bohème @ Bryant Park Take advantage of the warm weather tonight with a free outdoor...

Videos: Paul Rudd Was Effortlessly Charming On The 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale

Videos: Paul Rudd Was Effortlessly Charming On The 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finalevideo

(NBC) Paul Rudd was the host of this week's Saturday Night Live, which he noted in his monologue was hands down the "most anticipated finale of the weekend"—that may have been a winking joke about the...

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Iron Throne

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Iron Throne

This week on the SERIES FINALE of 'Game Of Thrones,' everything was resolved in a satisfying manner that pleased all viewers.

David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Is Coming To Broadway Later This Year

David Byrne's 'American Utopia' Is Coming To Broadway Later This Yeargallery

After a year-long international tour, David Byrne announced today that he will be bringing his American Utopia project/show to Broadway. "People ask me will I be darting into a town car after these shows or taking a...

We Out Here: Recognizing The Black Icons Among Us

We Out Here: Recognizing The Black Icons Among Us

Crissle West (Photo courtesy of Crissle West) In an era of hyperbole, where everyone is “amazing” and everything is “epic,” it can be hard to understand and live in the actual meaning of words. It can,...

Photos Show Iconic Mid-Century TWA Flight Center Colliding With Contemporary Air Travel Nightmare

Photos Show Iconic Mid-Century TWA Flight Center Colliding With Contemporary Air Travel Nightmaregallery

The iconic Eero Saarinen TWA Flight Center—which originally opened in 1962—reopened this week with much fanfare. The landmark was shut down in 2001 and has remained shuttered since, sitting like a tantalizing time capsule across from JFK...

Interview: The National's Bassist Scott Devendorf Talks About The Making Of 'I Am Easy To Find'

Interview: The National's Bassist Scott Devendorf Talks About The Making Of 'I Am Easy To Find'

The National: Bryce Dressner, Scott Devendorf, Matt Beringer, Bryan Devendorf, Aaron Dessner (Graham MacIndoe) For years, the five members of The National were all living around Brooklyn as they developed and honed their sound—in recent years,...

Interview: NY Couture Costume Designer Luca Mosca Talks Suiting Up John Wick

Interview: NY Couture Costume Designer Luca Mosca Talks Suiting Up John Wick

Keanu Reeves as the hitman John Wick. (Lionsgate) In the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves dons bespoke suits that are as much of a character as the eponymous, reticent assassin he portrays. John Wick's gorgeously-tailored outfits...

The Micro-Collector: Mitch Blank's Apartment Museum Turns Forgotten Items Into Expressive Artgallery

The Micro-Collector: Mitch Blank's Apartment Museum Turns Forgotten Items Into Expressive Art

Let's get the famous name out of the way first: One of world's biggest and most important collections of Bob Dylan memorabilia can be found in a small apartment in the West Village. Dylan fanzines, Dylan comic...

Jeff Koons's Rabbit Sells For $91 Million, Setting New Auction Record For Living Artists

Jeff Koons's Rabbit Sells For $91 Million, Setting New Auction Record For Living Artistsgallery

Jeff Koons's 1986 sculpture of a 41-inch tall, stainless steel rabbit sold for $91,075,000 on Wednesday night at Christie's, setting a new auction record for a living artist. Koons isn't new to this record, which he previously...

Photos: 'Sexy' TWA Flight Center Reopens As Mid-Century Oasis At JFK Airport

Photos: 'Sexy' TWA Flight Center Reopens As Mid-Century Oasis At JFK Airportgallery

The iconic TWA Flight Center has officially reopened its doors, after 18 wasted years sitting in abandonment like a time capsule; a ghost of mid-century past, lurking just outside the airport's Terminal 5, now brought back to...

NYC's Own Homegrown Music Fest Is Stepping Up For Its 9th Year

NYC's Own Homegrown Music Fest Is Stepping Up For Its 9th Year

This year’s Governors Ball Music Festival will take place from Friday, May 31st through Sunday, June 2nd on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. With performances from Florence + The Machine, Tyler, The Creator, The Strokes, Lil Wayne, SZA, NAS, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Major Lazer, Brockhampton, Louis The Child, Mitski, and many more, Governors Ball will showcase 70 artists throughout the weekend.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Will No Longer Accept Gifts From The Sackler Family

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Will No Longer Accept Gifts From The Sackler Family

The Sackler Wing, located inside the Met Museum. (TomasEE/Creative Commons) On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would no longer be accepting philanthropic gifts from members of the Sackler family, who own Purdue...

Northside Fest & SummerScreen Go Dark As Alleged 'Scam Artist' Boss Goes Silent

Northside Fest & SummerScreen Go Dark As Alleged 'Scam Artist' Boss Goes Silent

Daniel Stedman (left) with travel writer Peter Lindberg and chef Rob Newton at a party thrown by Vogue and Shinola in 2014 (Angela Pham/BFA/Shutterstock) The media empire responsible for Northside Festival and Brooklyn Magazine appears to...

BTS And Their ARMY Storm SummerStage For 'Good Morning America' Performance

BTS And Their ARMY Storm SummerStage For 'Good Morning America' Performancegalleryvideo

After waiting on a sidewalk for seven days (in unseasonably cold and very rainy weather), fans of the Korean pop band BTS were finally allowed into Central Park to see the group's Good Morning America performance this...

The BTS ARMY Has Been Camping Out Near Central Park Since Last Week To See K-Pop Sensation

The BTS ARMY Has Been Camping Out Near Central Park Since Last Week To See K-Pop Sensationgallery

"What's the protest?" asked a tourist from London, as she and her husband walked along Fifth Avenue on Tuesday morning. For about three blocks, between 70th and 72nd Streets right outside Central Park, at least a hundred...

Whitney Museum Protesters Who Decorated C Train With Flowers Say NYPD Reaction, Arrest Went Too Far

Whitney Museum Protesters Who Decorated C Train With Flowers Say NYPD Reaction, Arrest Went Too Far

Activists protest Warren Kanders, who is on the Whitney Museum's board, and who owns the weapons manufacturer Safariland. (Decolonize This Place) Artists and activists staged a nonviolent demonstration on a C train car Friday, chanting, playing...

Photos: 75 Emerging Artists Take Over The Whitney For 2019 Biennial

Photos: 75 Emerging Artists Take Over The Whitney For 2019 Biennialgallery

The Whitney Biennial, the museum's biannual "frontline report" on what's happening in American art right now, opens its doors to members today (May 14th) and to the general public this weekend. It's the 79th iteration of this...

'Avengers: Endgame' Screenwriters Talk Multiverse, Manifestos, Time Travel And More Spoilers

'Avengers: Endgame' Screenwriters Talk Multiverse, Manifestos, Time Travel And More Spoilers

(Marvel Studios) Avengers: Endgame: Infinity Money: No More Pee Breaks has been the number one movie in the country for the last three weeks since it was released, making over $700M domestically (and around $2.5B globally)....

Photos: The Statue Of Liberty Museum Opens On Liberty Island

Photos: The Statue Of Liberty Museum Opens On Liberty Islandgallery

Liberty Island is getting a new attraction this week when the Statue of Liberty Museum, a 26,000-square-foot exhibition space exploring Lady Liberty's history and influence, opens on May 16th. The space features three distinct gallery spaces that...

Here's Bryant Park's 2019 Summer Movie Lineup

Here's Bryant Park's 2019 Summer Movie Lineupvideo

The Frankenblanket. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Bryant Park Movie Nights are returning, so hopefully you have already started sewing your frankenblanket together in order to secure a large swath of land for you and your friends....

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Take classical music beyond the concert hall with Palaver, Friday (photo by Hil Steadman) Killer Queen New Bee Night @ Wonderville After an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, there's a new fun spot in town: Wonderville, an...

Photos: Perfect Day For Annual Kite Festival At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photos: Perfect Day For Annual Kite Festival At Brooklyn Bridge Parkgallery

The annual Brooklyn Bridge Park Kite Festival, rebranded as "Lift Off" this year, got lucky on Saturday with an afternoon of spectacular weather by the river: bright blue sky, no humidity, and long enough periods of sustained...

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Bells

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Bells

What are you doing there Davos??? (HBO) Last week on Game Of Thrones, Cersei returned, Dany had some stumbles, and almost everybody else got drunk. This week, Dany got familiar with the layout of King's Landing,...

Videos: Emma Thompson Is A Delight On Mother's Day-Themed 'Saturday Night Live'

Videos: Emma Thompson Is A Delight On Mother's Day-Themed 'Saturday Night Live'video

(NBC) In recent years, Mother's Day-themed episodes of Saturday Night Live have tended toward the more sentimental, sweet side of the show, and this weekend's Emma Thompson-hosted episode had several such sketches that elicited more awwws...

These Tiny Adorable Kittens Really Need Foster Parents (HINT, HINT!)

These Tiny Adorable Kittens Really Need Foster Parents (HINT, HINT!)gallery

It's almost Mother's Day and the ASPCA is looking for "temporary 'moms' with flexible schedules" who can help foster vulnerable little kittens. Between May and October, the ASPCA estimates it will welcome around 1,500 kittens to its...

What The Reaction To The Royal Baby Says About Racial Identity And Racism

What The Reaction To The Royal Baby Says About Racial Identity And Racism

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire (Shutterstock) In the five days since Meghan Markle, the black...

'What We Do In The Shadows' Brought A Star-Studded Summit Of Vampires To Staten Island

'What We Do In The Shadows' Brought A Star-Studded Summit Of Vampires To Staten Island

(Russ Martin/FX) So far, 2019 has been a pretty great year for brand new comedy series across a wide-range of styles and tones: there's Russian Doll, which mixed time-loops and existential crises with an insider's perspective...

Facing Closure, A Black Cultural Institution And Historical Site In Brooklyn Turns To Crowdfunding

Facing Closure, A Black Cultural Institution And Historical Site In Brooklyn Turns To Crowdfunding

The homes at Weeksville Heritage Center. (Photo by Rylee Eterginoso / Weeksville Heritage Center) Despite flying under the mainstream radar, Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights has over the decades preserved an important piece of African...

WPLJ 95.5 Sold To Christian Radio Station, Will End Run On May 31st

WPLJ 95.5 Sold To Christian Radio Station, Will End Run On May 31st

Frank D'Elia shared this image of WPLJ DJ Jimmy Fink’s License Plate WPLJ 95.5, the FM radio station that brought rock and pop hits to the New York area for nearly 50 years, will disappear after...

Awesomely Bonkers 1980s Italian Movie Imagines 'The Fall Of New York' In 2019

Awesomely Bonkers 1980s Italian Movie Imagines 'The Fall Of New York' In 2019video

THIS IS THE TITLE OF THE MOVIE New York City in 2019 is pretty much a dystopian surveillance state that's nothing but a huge pile of waste and rubble with tons of weird synth music everywhere....

Bronx Woman Hopes To Bring Another Bookstore to the Bronx, This Time On Wheels

Bronx Woman Hopes To Bring Another Bookstore to the Bronx, This Time On Wheels

The logo for Bronx Bound Books, a forthcoming mobile bookstore. (Bronx Bound Books) The Bronx hasn't had a local general-interest bookstore for years, not since Barnes & Noble closed back at the end of 2016. But...

Watch The Tick Tock Teaser Trailer For HBO's 'Watchmen' Adaptation

Watch The Tick Tock Teaser Trailer For HBO's 'Watchmen' Adaptationvideo

With just two episodes left of Game Of Thrones dominating the cultural conversation, it's unclear what—if anything—might replace the incest & dragons saga as the biggest genre show on TV. But one possibility HBO is hoping...

Goatham City: A Herd Of Goats Will Munch On Riverside Park All Summer

Goatham City: A Herd Of Goats Will Munch On Riverside Park All Summer

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) A few years ago, a tribe of poison ivy-munching goats were brought in to help clear Prospect Park of invasive plants and weeds. A month later, a different highly-specialized team of mugwort-munching goats were...

Michael Lang Needs Around $30 Million, More Time & A Miracle To Save Woodstock 50

Michael Lang Needs Around $30 Million, More Time & A Miracle To Save Woodstock 50

(Image by photo artiste Ben Yakas / Gothamist) There is precious little time left to save Woodstock 50, according to recent reports which say co-founder and organizer Michael Lang needs around $30 million and much more...

Interview: 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Kristofer Hivju Talks About Tormund Giantsbane's Love For Brienne

Interview: 'Game Of Thrones' Actor Kristofer Hivju Talks About Tormund Giantsbane's Love For Brienne

(HBO) Game Of Thrones is a show that is almost wholly filled with fan-favorite characters at this point—but you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger scene-stealer than Tormund Giantsbane. Since he was first introduced as...

Inside The Costume Institute's CAMP Exhibit At The Met

Inside The Costume Institute's CAMP Exhibit At The Metgalleryvideo

In what is perhaps the most playful Costume Institute exhibit we've seen in years, Camp: Notes on Fashion opens this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was celebrated Monday night at the annual Costume Institute...

Photos: Billy Porter, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto (And His Head), Others Go 'CAMP' At Met Gala

Photos: Billy Porter, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto (And His Head), Others Go 'CAMP' At Met Gala gallery

Rihanna appear to rule the Met Gala red carpet (as she has repeatedly done), but organizers didn't need to worry: There was fashion drama galore with wild outfits; long, long trains; heads; and fabulous entrances, like Billy Porter's and gala co-chair Lady's Gaga's.

'Game Of Thrones' Executive Producer Apologizes Over Coffee Cup Cameo

'Game Of Thrones' Executive Producer Apologizes Over Coffee Cup Cameo

The Coffee Cup Who Was Promised There is so much to dissect, speculate and criticize about Sunday night's jam-packed antepenultimate episode of Death, Sex & Dragons: Why did Jaime decide to leave Brienne and go back...

Photos: 13 Compact Structures Come To Storm King's 500 Acre Oasis This Year

Photos: 13 Compact Structures Come To Storm King's 500 Acre Oasis This Year gallery

This weekend Storm King Art Center unveiled their new artworks for the season, Mark Dion's "Follies" serving as the highlight of the year, along with a new piece for their "Outlooks" series from Jean Shin. You'll now...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Go fly a kite at this weekend's Kite Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Photo by Alexa Hoyer) Pen America World Voices Festival @ Various venues Broaden your literary horizons at Pen America's 15th annual World Voices...

Wu-Tang Clan Officially Unveil 'Wu-Tang Clan District' Street Sign On Staten Island

Wu-Tang Clan Officially Unveil 'Wu-Tang Clan District' Street Sign On Staten Islandgallery

In recent years, culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy has been campaigning to get a street in Staten Island named in honor of hometown heroes the Wu-Tang Clan, who are practically synonymous with the borough. The New York City...

Madonna Playing Six Intimate Shows At BAM In September

Madonna Playing Six Intimate Shows At BAM In September

May 2019: Madonna accepts the advocate for change award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown. (Shutterstock) This year's most impossible ticket to score: Madonna... at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera...

Videos: Adam Sandler Makes His Exquisitely Silly Return To 'Saturday Night Live'

Videos: Adam Sandler Makes His Exquisitely Silly Return To 'Saturday Night Live'video

I've not been shy about expressing how, with a few exceptions, I've found the writing on this season of Saturday Night Live to be extremely disappointing and flat. It's somewhat unfair to compare SNL to a...

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Last Of The Starks

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Last Of The Starks

(HBO) Last week on Game Of Thrones, the army of the dead marched on Winterfell. This week, Cersei returned, Dany had some stumbles, and almost everybody else got drunk. GOT is all about how people jockey...

Protests Continue Over Whitney Museum Board Member Who Owns Tear Gas Manufacturer

Protests Continue Over Whitney Museum Board Member Who Owns Tear Gas Manufacturer

A coalition of activists have been leading demonstrations at the Whitney for weeks now. (Courtesy of Decolonize This Place) For the seventh week in a row, activists have been mounting demonstrations in protest of a Whitney...

NYC Woman Regifts Wallaby Somebody Gave Her

NYC Woman Regifts Wallaby Somebody Gave Her

(via NYC ACC) Earlier this week, a 6-month old wallaby named Howie took up residence at the Bronx Zoo. His previous owner, a woman from the Bronx who claimed the animal was a gift, said his...

Vampire Weekend Hosting 'Lil Acoustic Jam' In Washington Square Park Right Now

Vampire Weekend Hosting 'Lil Acoustic Jam' In Washington Square Park Right Now

Washington Vampire Park (Betty Tsang's flickr) Vampire Weekend, who are not my favorite band despite the fact that all Gothamist commenters think they are, released their hotly-anticipated (but not by me! I was merely awaiting it)...

4th Of July Fireworks Return To Brooklyn Bridge Area This Year

4th Of July Fireworks Return To Brooklyn Bridge Area This Year

The fireworks in 2014. (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display returned to the East River in 2014, after many New Yorkers complained for many years about their location on the Hudson. Since then,...

Billy McFarland Is Reportedly Working On Memoir Titled, "Promythus: The God of Fyre'

Billy McFarland Is Reportedly Working On Memoir Titled,

(AP/Shutterstock) Billy McFarland, the whatever-the-opposite-of-mastermind-is of the infamous concert catastrophe Fyre Festival, is currently serving a six year prison sentence for fraud in connection with the fest. But he isn't just sitting around trying to hatch...

A Last Look Inside Sunshine Cinema Before It's Demolished

A Last Look Inside Sunshine Cinema Before It's Demolishedgallery

Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street may have seemed like one of those places that's always been there, but it only opened in 2001. When it was announced in 2018 that the theater would close, it was a...

Patti Smith Wins 'One Book, One New York' Competition For 'Just Kids'

Patti Smith Wins 'One Book, One New York' Competition For 'Just Kids'

Smith and Mapplethorpe on the balcony of Hotel Chelsea. (Courtesy of Showtime) Legendary rock star, author, and longtime New Yorker Patti Smith has won the "One Book, One New York" 2019 contest for her beloved memoir...

Hundreds Of Rare Garry Winogrand Color Photos Are Being Projected On Brooklyn Museum Wall

Hundreds Of Rare Garry Winogrand Color Photos Are Being Projected On Brooklyn Museum Wallgallery

The late photographer Garry Winogrand, who was raised in the Bronx and explored the city behind his lens for decades, is mostly recognizable by his black & white snapshots. The pioneer did work in color too, however,...

Gotta Be Quick To Snag A Free Double Decker British Mystery Bus On Craigslist

Gotta Be Quick To Snag A Free Double Decker British Mystery Bus On Craigslist

The Leyland Atlantean bus was one of the first rear-engined, front entrance double-decker buses used in the U.K. Now this one lives in a Bushwick backyard (Gothamist) Every so often, Craigslist offers a tantalizing opportunity to...

Frieze Brings Contemporary Art World Back To Randall's Island

Frieze Brings Contemporary Art World Back To Randall's Island  gallery

The eighth edition of Frieze New York has pitched its huge white tents on Randall’s Island once again, bringing in thousands of works of contemporary art from artists and galleries worldwide. Yesterday was the VIP preview day—when...

Don’t Miss THE FERRYMAN! Nominated for 9 Tony Awards

Don’t Miss THE FERRYMAN! Nominated for 9 Tony Awards

THE FERRYMAN is the season's most critically acclaimed play - and now it’s been nominated for 9 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY and BEST DIRECTOR. [sponsor]

Just Drop This Brown Piece Of Paper On Your Tongue & Imagine Woodstock 50 Is Still Happening

Just Drop This Brown Piece Of Paper On Your Tongue & Imagine Woodstock 50 Is Still Happening

Michael Lang, the determined dude behind Woodstock 50 (who also co-produced the 1969 festival) can't stop, won't stop trying to save the 50th anniversary event that's coming up (or not!) this August. This week investors canceled...

Everything You Need To Know About Governors Island 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Governors Island 2019gallery

Governors Island has opened for the season! The delightful 172-acre oasis in New York Harbor will be open through October 31st, and every new season brings fresh additions to programming, extended hours, and more offerings—below you'll find...

All The Very Dysfunctional Adult Children Are Back In 'Succession' Season Two Trailer

All The Very Dysfunctional Adult Children Are Back In 'Succession' Season Two Trailervideo

(HBO) Succession confused people when it first premiered on HBO last year—the story of Logan Roy and his family of Extremely Large Adult Children seemed to be the exact midway point between the real life Murdochs...

City Decides That Sesame Street Is In... Manhattan

City Decides That Sesame Street Is In... Manhattan

Sesame Street on screen does...not look like 63rd Street and Broadway? (Jen Carlson/Gothamist) For 50 years, the quintessential children's show Sesame Street has kept people wondering how you get to this mythical place. Elmo, Big Bird,...

Just Opened: A Massive New Handball Court-Inspired Artwork In Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn!gallery

Just Opened: A Massive New Handball Court-Inspired Artwork In Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn!

Public Art Fund has just unveiled Subliminal Standard, an immersive painted sculpture by Brooklyn-based, Belgian-born artist Harold Ancart. Free and open for the public to enjoy, the work is inspired by New York City’s 2,000+ ubiquitous handball...

Tin Pan Alley Buildings' Owner Reportedly Opposes Landmarking Effort

Tin Pan Alley Buildings' Owner Reportedly Opposes Landmarking Effort

Tin Pan Alley buildings up for consideration as landmarks, on 28th Street. (Landmarks Preservation Commission/Twitter) Preservationists and music history buffs have long been looking to have Tin Pan Alley—the stretch of 28th Street between 5th and...

Woodstock Organizer: 'Woodstock 50 Will Take Place & Will Be A Blast!'

Woodstock Organizer: 'Woodstock 50 Will Take Place & Will Be A Blast!'

Woodstock '69. (Shutterstock) Yesterday the investors for Woodstock 50 announced that the August event—celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original—was canceled, noting, "We don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event...

We Flew A Drone Over Governors Island

We Flew A Drone Over Governors Islandgalleryvideo

Unfortunately, humans lack the ability to fly like birds, at least at the time I am typing this, the year 2019. Maybe you are reading this in the future, at a time when humans can fly. Perhaps...

Video: Watch The Wonderful 'Alien: The Play' Staged By NJ High Schoolers

Video: Watch The Wonderful 'Alien: The Play' Staged By NJ High Schoolersvideo

(20th Century Fox) Last month, students from North Bergen High School's Drama Club staged Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien as a play for two nights only, with hand-crafted costumes (including a DIY Xenomorph suit) and...

Governors Island Glamping Features Private Boat Rides This Year (For A Price)

Governors Island Glamping Features Private Boat Rides This Year (For A Price)

(Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) In 2018, Governors Island introduced the option to sleep over through a glamping experience from Collective Retreats, and this year they'll be bringing it back with some new offerings, the most notable...

Coney Island Gets New 4,000 Capacity Venue

Coney Island Gets New 4,000 Capacity Venue

Rendering of Amuse. (Courtesy of Dream But Don't Sleep) Coney Island is getting a new open-air concert venue. In May, music production company DEG Presents will open a 20,000-square-foot attraction called Amuse, situated just off the...

An Interactive 'Then & Now' Map Of Greenwich Village

An Interactive 'Then & Now' Map Of Greenwich Village

A wooden house located on 17 Grove Street, one of the many buildings in the GVSHP's new then and now map. (Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation) Fifty years ago today, New York City designated Greenwich...

Woodstock 50 Canceled, Was Probably Going To Be The Next Fyre Fest

Woodstock 50 Canceled, Was Probably Going To Be The Next Fyre Fest

Festival-goers leaving Woodstock in 1969. Let's just leave Woodstock in the past. (AP/Shutterstock) Update: Producers of Woodstock 50, Woodstock Ventures—founded by Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman and the late John Roberts (who, along with Artie Kornfeld, produced...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

See a slew of boundary-pushing indie opera at the New York Opera Fest (photo courtesy of Opera on Tap) New York Opera Fest @ Various venues If your view of opera is that it's an old-fashioned,...

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Long Night

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The Long Night

(HBO) Last week on Game Of Thrones, Tormund explained the origins of his last name, Jaime caught up with everyone, and Brienne got a new title. This week, the army of the dead marched on Winterfell....

The Lit. Bar, The Bronx's Only Independent Bookstore, Opens On Indie Bookstore Day

The Lit. Bar, The Bronx's Only Independent Bookstore, Opens On Indie Bookstore Day

The Lit. Bar pictured from the outside. (Courtesy of The Lit. Bar) There hasn't been a single general interest bookstore in the Bronx in over two years, following the closure of Barnes and Noble at Bay...

SPOILERS: The Most Extremely Messed Up Thing About 'Avengers: Endgame'

SPOILERS: The Most Extremely Messed Up Thing About 'Avengers: Endgame'

(Marvel Studios) I don't think there's much utility in trying to convince anyone to see Avengers: Endgame: Infinity Money: No More Pee Breaks at this point—everyone already knows if they're in or out. Either you already...

Have You Spotted This Peephole Cinema In Bushwick?gallery

Have You Spotted This Peephole Cinema In Bushwick?

A free public movie theater tucked in a residential block of Bushwick is bringing short, silent films to people who are observant enough to stop and look around. Peephole Cinema is a miniature cinema collective created by...

Pop-Up Magazine Returns With A New Spring Issue

Pop-Up Magazine Returns With A New Spring Issue

Pop-Up Magazine, the acclaimed "live magazine" is bringing a new night of unforgettable stories to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on May 29. [sponsor]

Scorsese Documentary On Bob Dylan's Legendary Rolling Thunder Revue Hits Netflix In June

Scorsese Documentary On Bob Dylan's Legendary Rolling Thunder Revue Hits Netflix In June

(Rat Stubblebine/AP/Shutterstock) Martin Scorsese and Netflix are shaping up to have a very big year together: next winter, Scorsese will release his star-studded (De Niro! Pacino! Pesci! Keitel!) mob movie The Irishman on Netflix (and in...

A Look At SummerStage In Central Park's Makeover

A Look At SummerStage In Central Park's Makeover

A rendering of what the new Central Park SummerStage will look like. (City Parks Foundation) On June 1st, SummerStage in Central Park will kick off another season of music and cultural programming—this time with a slick...

Quiz: Are You A Subway Cinephile?

Quiz: Are You A Subway Cinephile?

The subway is cinematic. Each ride is a long tracking shot revealing the best and worst of humanity. People are born here, meet their spouses here and make precious memories here. And unsurprisingly, it's been the subject...

See The Amazing Model Railroad Club That's Being Forced Out Of Brooklyn

See The Amazing Model Railroad Club That's Being Forced Out Of Brooklyngallery

The Bay Ridge Model Railroad Club has been saved from near-death by a miniature-locomotive enthusiast, who has kindly laid the necessary track to move the tiny trains from its current home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to the...

Interview: Samwell Tarly Reflects On How 'Game Of Thrones' Has Changed His Life

Interview: Samwell Tarly Reflects On How 'Game Of Thrones' Has Changed His Life

(HBO) At this point, you can probably count the number of purely good, purely moral Game Of Thrones characters on one hand: there's Ser Davos, whose inspirational speeches and love of fermented crab have made him...

The Flower Guy Looks Back On 25 Years Of New York Graffiti

The Flower Guy Looks Back On 25 Years Of New York Graffitigallery

Michael De Feo, also known as The Flower Guy, has been wheat-pasting and painting on the streets of New York for 25 years. This month, Abrams published Flowers, a book documenting his street art and indoor paintings,...

Here's The Shirley Chisholm Monument Coming To Brooklyn In 2020

Here's The Shirley Chisholm Monument Coming To Brooklyn In 2020gallery

While there are still only 5 female historical statues in New York City—and there are still around 145 male historical statues in New York City—that will change soon. The first monument commissioned under the She Built NYC...

The Lot Radio's Booze And Coffee Kiosk Set To Reopen May 1st

The Lot Radio's Booze And Coffee Kiosk Set To Reopen May 1st

The Lot Radio, pictured on a rainy morning. Soon you'll be able to sip wine in this garden again. (Paula Mejia/Gothamist) The Lot Radio will reopen its Brooklyn coffee and wine kiosk in May, following several...

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