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Will Staten Island Get A Wu-Tang Clan District Street Sign?

Will Staten Island Get A Wu-Tang Clan District Street Sign?

(LeRoy McCarthy) After Aretha Franklin died in August, New Yorkers moved quickly to put up makeshift tributes to the Queen of Soul at subway stations and other public places, like they did with David Bowie, Prince,...

Map: Where To See Macy's 2018 Thanksgiving Balloon Inflation

Map: Where To See Macy's 2018 Thanksgiving Balloon Inflationgallery

Thanksgiving Day may serve up the coldest weather in a century, so you might as well catch the balloons for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Wednesday afternoon and evening when it's a balmy 40 degrees. All the...

'MTA Museum' Pays Tribute To Butt Imprints, Bubble Gum & Other Everyday Subway Sights

'MTA Museum' Pays Tribute To Butt Imprints, Bubble Gum & Other Everyday Subway Sights

'Untitled, Butt Pattern.' (MTA Museum) If you've spent any time hovering at the Bedford Avenue station this past month, you may have noticed an unusual plaque on one of the seats commemorating the "Untitled, Butt Pattern"...

SantaCon's Annual Gathering Of Sauced Santas Scheduled For December 8th

SantaCon's Annual Gathering Of Sauced Santas Scheduled For December 8th

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) Said the little lamb to the blotto shepherd boy who fell into a garbage-strewn snowbank in Hell's Kitchen while attempting to urinate on top of a rat who may or may not be alive:...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Ink Midget & Isama Zing at the PAF Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art, Monday (photo by Allyson Lupovich, courtesy of Pioneer Works) PAF NYC @ Pioneer Works Czech film and art platform PAF has...

Interview: Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth Explains How He Writes Songs

Interview: Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth Explains How He Writes Songs

DP In the late '00s and early '10s, the Dirty Projectors rose to the forefront of indie rock on the backs of three genre-defying, instant classic albums: the Black Flag dadaism of Rise Above, the classic...

'Reality Bites' Is Turning 25 With NYC Celebration Next Yearvideo

'Reality Bites' Is Turning 25 With NYC Celebration Next Year

You and me and five bucks. In February 1994, one of the greatest films of my generation hit the big screen—Reality Bites delivered a portrait of both driven and disaffected Gen Xers coming of age in...

Knitting Is The New Yoga. Did You Know That?

Knitting Is The New Yoga. Did You Know That?

Tune out the world by knitting! Save on crochet and knitting kits for all levels with these Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts. [sponsor]

Videos: Host Steve Carell Stages An 'Office' Mini-Reunion On 'Saturday Night Live'

Videos: Host Steve Carell Stages An 'Office' Mini-Reunion On 'Saturday Night Live'galleryvideo

Steve Carell—improv master, Daily Show correspondent, 40-year-old virgin, Michael Scott, Academy Award-nominee for best actor—is truly an American treasure who makes everything he's in better. So we were very excited for him to take a break from...

Video: Jeff Bezos Is Just Trying To Troll Trump On 'Saturday Night Live'

Video: Jeff Bezos Is Just Trying To Troll Trump On 'Saturday Night Live'video

It probably was inevitable that Saturday Night Live would tackle the news that Amazon will be setting up shop in Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia. But what you may not have guessed is that their...

'Escape At Dannemora' Is A Captivating Retelling Of Upstate NY Prison Break

'Escape At Dannemora' Is A Captivating Retelling Of Upstate NY Prison Break

(Showtime) In the summer of 2015, convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, with the help of prison tailor shop supervisor Joyce 'Tilly' Mitchell, staged a daring breakout of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. The...

Inside The New York Botanical Garden's Enchanting 2018 Holiday Train Show

Inside The New York Botanical Garden's Enchanting 2018 Holiday Train Showgalleryvideo

The New York Botanical Garden is rolling into the winter season with their 27th Annual Holiday Train Show, which opens this weekend. This year the elaborate train set will showcase Lower Manhattan. There are several new replicas...

And Now A Brief Moment Of Zen Starring The Mandarin Duck In Snowvideo

And Now A Brief Moment Of Zen Starring The Mandarin Duck In Snow

Mandarin Patinkin enjoying (???) the snow. (Photo by mr mischief on Twitter) By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? I mean does somebody come...

Photos: At Least NYC's Unexpected First Snow Of The Season Was Beautiful

Photos: At Least NYC's Unexpected First Snow Of The Season Was Beautifulgallery

The first snow of the season dumped a festive 6-inches onto the city on Thursday, making it the biggest November snowfall in the city in 80 years. Unfortunately, the city was somehow caught completely off-guard, leading to...

'Major' Frida Kahlo Exhibit Coming To The Brooklyn Museum

'Major' Frida Kahlo Exhibit Coming To The Brooklyn Museum

Frida in New York, 1946. (Photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive / Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum) The Brooklyn Museum has just announced a major exhibition "exploring the life and work of the...

Larry Racioppo's Vivid Old Photos Show Real Life In Brooklyn During The 1970s & '80s

Larry Racioppo's Vivid Old Photos Show Real Life In Brooklyn During The 1970s & '80sgallery

In his book Brooklyn Before, Larry Racioppo shares his views from the borough as he saw it from 1971 to 1983. Do you have an image in your mind already of what this may look like? Search...

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Bringing 'Fleabag' Off-Broadway Next Year

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Bringing 'Fleabag' Off-Broadway Next Year

Waller-Bridge winning Best TV Series for 'Fleabag' at the NME Awards in 2017 (James Gourley/Shutterstock) Phoebe Waller-Bridge first unveiled her hilarious, profane and emotionally probing one-woman play Fleabag at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. Since...

Leonard Cohen Art Exhibit Coming To Jewish Museum In 2019

Leonard Cohen Art Exhibit Coming To Jewish Museum In 2019

(Courtesy of Old Ideas) A little over two years since Leonard Cohen died, a new contemporary art and multimedia exhibition inspired by the themes of Cohen's life and work will be coming to the Jewish Museum....

Björk To Premiere 'Most Elaborate Stage Concert Yet' At Hudson Yards Venue

Björk To Premiere 'Most Elaborate Stage Concert Yet' At Hudson Yards Venue

Bjork performing at Carnegie Hall in 2015 (Mike Kandel / Gothamist) Musician, actor and iconoclast Björk announced this week that she will unveil a new concert production project, Cornucopia, in the spring of 2019 at new...

'WeWork Street' Brings Coworking To Unused Phone Booths

'WeWork Street' Brings Coworking To Unused Phone Boothsgalleryvideo

The most terrifying prank is the one that could be real. Is this WeWork Street thing legit? No. But could it be? I'd be willing to bet at least half of you thought it was when you...

Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Around the time we published our 4th piece on Mandarin Patinkin, the magnificent Mandarin duck that turned up in Central Park and captivated the city, Paul Sweet from the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Ornithology...

Photos: NYC's Most 'Scintillating' Calendar Cabbies Just Need Some TLC

Photos: NYC's Most 'Scintillating' Calendar Cabbies Just Need Some TLCgallery

Since launching in 2013, they've been getting our meter running—and every year after they've returned with their Big Yellow Taxi Energy. Our favorite local calendar—the NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar—is now back with their 2019 edition, and these...

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Icon, Has Died At 95

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Icon, Has Died At 95

Stan Lee in 2017 (AP/Shutterstock) Stan Lee—the face of Marvel Comics who brought comic books into the mainstream, and one of the co-creators of beloved characters including The Avengers, Spider-Man and the X-Men—has died. He was...

Andy Warhol Takes Over 14th Street Subway Station At 8th Avenue

Andy Warhol Takes Over 14th Street Subway Station At 8th Avenuegallery

The Whitney Museum's big Andy Warhol retrospective opens today, and the King of Pop Art is getting a very NYC welcome: A takeover of a subway station. The subway ads at the 14th Street-8th Avenue station, home...

Correction: The Annual Rockefeller Center Tree Slaughtering Is Actually Delightful

Correction: The Annual Rockefeller Center Tree Slaughtering Is Actually Delightfulgalleryvideo

Every year for at least a decade I've been critical here of the annual tradition of sating New Yorkers' arboreal bloodlust through the sacrifice of an innocent suburban tree. Well, this weekend, I went to see the...

This Old Subway Car Living Inside An Empty Midtown Storefront Was Found In The Mojave Desert

This Old Subway Car Living Inside An Empty Midtown Storefront Was Found In The Mojave Desert

(Ellie Clayman / Gothamist) There's an unusual sight nestled amidst the homogenous glass buildings on one 42nd Street block in Midtown: a graffiti-covered authentic subway car. Every day, thousands of New Yorkers and tourists walk past...

Video: John Oliver Evaluates Trump's Campaign Promise To 'Drain The Swamp'

Video: John Oliver Evaluates Trump's Campaign Promise To 'Drain The Swamp'video

"Limiting the power of industry lobbyists and special interests is a genuinely good idea," John Oliver said at the top of Last Week Tonight on Sunday. "But as much as people have taken to Trump's 'drain...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

A human platter at Lust: An Alternative Thanksgiving Feast, Friday (photo by Mark Shelby Perry) Sumo Stew @ Brooklyn Brewery The Brooklyn Kitchen and photographer Michael Harlan Turkell present their semi-regular culinary and cultural education series...

Videos: SNL Bids Farewell To Jeff Sessions With Host Liev Schreiber

Videos: SNL Bids Farewell To Jeff Sessions With Host Liev Schreibergalleryvideo

Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber seemed like a very outside-the-box choice of actor to host Saturday Night Live. It's something that seemed to be a shock to Schreiber too, who said during the monologue in last night's...

SNL Video: Pete Davidson Apologizes To Republican Dan Crenshaw, Who Gets His Turn To Mock Davidson

SNL Video: Pete Davidson Apologizes To Republican Dan Crenshaw, Who Gets His Turn To Mock Davidsonvideo

Crenshaw and Davidson Last week on Saturday Night Live, self-generating controversy content provider (and person with terrible taste in hair dye) Pete Davidson made a throwaway joke about Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw, who was elected this...

Watch NYers Struggle To Cross The Street During The NYC Marathonvideo

Watch NYers Struggle To Cross The Street During The NYC Marathon

(Courtesy Jeff Seal) The New York City marathon is an uplifting affirmation of the human spirit triumphing over physical limitations. It's a glorious celebration of people from all over the planet coming together in a spirit...

Bushwick Sidewalk Or Life-Size Chess Board?

Bushwick Sidewalk Or Life-Size Chess Board?gallery

Have you heard about this sidewalk? No, I don't expect you have—it's just another stretch of Brooklyn sidewalk, after all, just another drop in Bushwick's street art bucket. Just a bunch of black and white squares sprawling...

You Sure Missed A Fun Birthday Party On The J Train With Lobsters & A Pinata

You Sure Missed A Fun Birthday Party On The J Train With Lobsters & A Pinatavideo

(Abby Uzamere) Dinner plans fall through every day—that's why the gods of innovation invented Seamless. But for a group of people intent on celebrating their friend's birthday in chic fashion, that wasn't good enough. So naturally,...

An Exclusive Interview With That Central Park Duck About Where He's Been The Past Few Days

An Exclusive Interview With That Central Park Duck About Where He's Been The Past Few Daysvideo

(Steven Ferdman / Shutterstock) In early October, we reported on Central Park's new visitor, a glorious Mandarin duck. The duck is rare to these parts, and given its strikingly colorful, punk rock style, it became a...

How One Man Risked His Life To Document Atrocity Crimes

How One Man Risked His Life To Document Atrocity Crimes

82 Names is a powerful story of how one man risked his life to document atrocity crimes and bring that evidence to the world. Join us for a screening and discussion on Nov 14. [sponsor]

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Ate9's "Calling Glenn," Saturday (photo by Cheryl Mann) A Great Day in Hip-Hop: A Visual History 20 Years Later @ Schomburg Center Celebrate the anniversary of an anniversary, connecting musical culture in Harlem across generations. Twenty...

Inside The Enormous New Andy Warhol Show At The Whitney

Inside The Enormous New Andy Warhol Show At The Whitneygallery

Even in this season of cultural blockbusters all over town, Andy Warhol at the Whitney stands out for its hype. The first major American retrospective of the enormously popular artist in thirty years, the big, boisterous Whitney...

Neat: Times Square Hotel Room Features Massive Mars Bar Mural

Neat: Times Square Hotel Room Features Massive Mars Bar Mural

(Courtesy of Row NYC) I'm not sure why anyone is complaining about missing the good old Bad Old Days of New York City, when they are very clearly being preserved in the present day. Take Mars...

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah & Borat React To The Midterm Elections

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah & Borat React To The Midterm Electionsvideo

You may have heard there was some sort of election last night—but how can we really know what did or didn't happen if we don't first consult with the TV comedians? Most of them even went...

Subway Therapy Post-Its Return To 14th Street For The Midterms

Subway Therapy Post-Its Return To 14th Street For The Midtermsgallery

Two years ago, in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election victory, thousands of New Yorkers took to the subway tunnel under Union Square to register their anger, shock, despair and confusion in the form of Post-It...

Man Proposed To Runner Girlfriend In Middle Of Marathon & People Are Madvideo

Man Proposed To Runner Girlfriend In Middle Of Marathon & People Are Mad

Sunday was a special day for over 50,000 people who took part in the world’s largest marathon, but it was an especially-special special day for nurse Kaitlyn Curran. She had just hit mile 16 of her first...

720,000 Newly Digitized Historic Photos Show Where New Yorkers Lived In The 1940s

720,000 Newly Digitized Historic Photos Show Where New Yorkers Lived In The 1940s

Three buildings in Manhattan, circa the 1940s. (via the Municipal Archives) The Department of Records & Information Services is home to a lot of documents and photographs; from Lindsay administration memos to crime scene photos, the...

Where To Watch The Midterm Election Results In NYC

Where To Watch The Midterm Election Results In NYC

Supporters celebrate after the Democratic primary for attorney general was called in favor of Letitia James. (Kevin Hagen/AP/Shutterstock) Are you spending every waking minute monitoring FiveThirtyEight's latest predictions in anxious anticipation of what's going to happen...

People Are Lining Up To See The Duck In Central Park

People Are Lining Up To See The Duck In Central Parkgallery

Over the weekend, Central Park's Mandarin duck was back at The Pond near 59th Street, and following a crazy week of press, the little guy drew an insanely large crowd. New Yorkers will wait on line for...

Steal Of The Day: This Life-Size Jabba The Hut Is Up For Grabs In Brooklyn

Steal Of The Day: This Life-Size Jabba The Hut Is Up For Grabs In Brooklyn

(via Craigslist) So many things are too good to be true, especially when dealing with the overflowing back alley garbage bin that is Craigslist. But while you may not snag that internship with Beyonce or that...

Video: John Oliver Disgusted By Trump's 'Cruel, Sloppy, Needless, Racist' Family Separation Policy

Video: John Oliver Disgusted By Trump's 'Cruel, Sloppy, Needless, Racist' Family Separation Policyvideo

John Oliver is an expert at mixing serious journalism and silly comedy in the pursuit of creating informative but entertaining political coverage on Last Week Tonight—but every once in a while, the balance of humor to...

Photos: Glorious Day For 50,000 Runners In 2018 NYC Marathon

Photos: Glorious Day For 50,000 Runners In 2018 NYC Marathon        gallery

Perfect fall weather for the city's biggest block party

Video: New SNL Covers Pete Davidson's Personal Life, Alec Baldwin's Career, And Pug Wigs

Video: New SNL Covers Pete Davidson's Personal Life, Alec Baldwin's Career, And Pug Wigsgalleryvideo

Jonah Hill officially was admitted into The Five-Timer's Club on last night's new episode of Saturday Night Live. With great returning characters (six-year-old budding Borscht Belt comic Adam Grossman) and new surreal ones (that proposal sketch, those...

Please Enjoy This Short Film On The Duck Watchersgalleryvideo

Please Enjoy This Short Film On The Duck Watchers

It's been almost a month since we first reported on the rare Mandarin duck that mysteriously appeared in Central Park. Since then, our feathered friend—which we have named Mandarin Patinkin—has become something of a celebrity. We dropped...

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 2)

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 2)gallery

I know we promised that our Halloween 2018 coverage was coming to an end yesterday, but this is really it. And that's because although we already published seventeen gajillion photos of New Yorkers traversing our mass transit...

Brace Yourself: NYC's Cutest Pet Is...

Brace Yourself: NYC's Cutest Pet Is...

Everyone is anxious for the midterm elections—they're just four days away!—but we have one race that we can call. After an exciting competition with more than 1,000 candidates—including campaigns from cats, dogs, rabbits, turtles, fish, birds,...

This Boy In A Homemade MTA Bus Had The Most Heartwarming Halloween Costume In NYC

This Boy In A Homemade MTA Bus Had The Most Heartwarming Halloween Costume In NYC

Harry! (Jasmine Tay) And as we wind down our Halloween coverage for 2018, we'd like to highlight possibly the most charming, heartwarming costume we've seen this year: meet Harry, the "ultimate MTA fanboy." He's a 6-year-old...

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 1)

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 1)gallery

New Yorkers take their Halloween celebrations very seriously, whether they're dressing up their dogs, their police precincts, or their pizza places. As we love to do every year, we sent inexhaustible photographer Sai Mokhtari down into the...

What Will Happen To Central Park's Marvelous Mandarin Duck?

What Will Happen To Central Park's Marvelous Mandarin Duck?gallery

In October, a Mandarin duck was spotted at the Pond near 59th Street in Central Park, and when we first reported on the unusual creature—the East Asian duck is an incredibly rare sight not only in New...

The Very Best Costumes From Last Night's Village Halloween Parade

The Very Best Costumes From Last Night's Village Halloween Paradegallery

Once again, New York City threw the biggest Halloween party on the planet, as an estimated two million people packed Greenwich Village for the 45th annual costume parade. The temperature was spectacularly pleasant, dance music blasted from...

Your Complete Guide To Tonight's Village Halloween Parade

Your Complete Guide To Tonight's Village Halloween Parade

A horrifying clown who's featured prominently in my nightmares since last year's Village Halloween Parade. (Scott Lynch/Gothamist) As has been factually established many times over, New York is *very good* at conjuring up Halloween frights: Here...

Jon Stewart & Dave Chappelle Talk Trump's War On Media, Sexism, Louis C.K.'s Comeback & More

Jon Stewart & Dave Chappelle Talk Trump's War On Media, Sexism, Louis C.K.'s Comeback & Morevideo

(Mathieu Bitton/Shutterstock) Kids these days may only know Jon Stewart as that kindly New Jersey man who rescues viral video animals, but the elderly among us remember the days when we used to huddle around the...

Marvel At Van Hawk's Traffic-Stopping Beautyvideo

Marvel At Van Hawk's Traffic-Stopping Beauty

Meet Van Hawk. (Twitter/@BirdCentralPark) The city's most eligible bird bachelor—quite possibly its most eligible bachelor full stop—now has some stiff competition in the form of one very majestic urban hawk. This handsome raptor's rugged good looks...

Photos: Is This The Most Impressive Halloween House In Brooklyn?

Photos: Is This The Most Impressive Halloween House In Brooklyn?gallery

Nobody does Halloween better than New York. There's the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, the impressive displays at homes in Carroll Gardens and the surrounding neighborhoods, the 78th Precinct's haunted house, the masterful Boerum Hill jack...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

It's Halloweek, let's make the most of it as we simultaneously stay energized to get out the vote on November 6th!

DIY Haunted Starbucks In Clinton Hill Offers 'De-Capputations' & 'Hairy Pumpkin Spider Spice'

DIY Haunted Starbucks In Clinton Hill Offers 'De-Capputations' & 'Hairy Pumpkin Spider Spice'

Hannah Smothers Sure, haunted police precincts and creepy subway stations are surefire bets to freak out kids. But real New Yorkers know the most spooktacular sights in the city are the haunted vestiges of book stores...

Self-Pitying Louis C.K. Performed Announced Sets At Comedy Cellar As Protesters Stood Outside

Self-Pitying Louis C.K. Performed Announced Sets At Comedy Cellar As Protesters Stood Outside

Lana McCrea Louis C.K.'s comeback attempt has mostly been contained to unannounced pop-ins at major comedy clubs around NYC over the last two months, sparking a lot of discussions about whether it's okay to surprise an...

New Yorkers' True Stories Of Actually Haunting Subway Experiences

New Yorkers' True Stories Of Actually Haunting Subway Experiences

The MTA's first-ever haunted subway event, which took place earlier this month inside the Union Square station, was far less scary than your average morning commute. How could a child-friendly attraction possibly compare to getting trapped on...

Don't Forget To Vote For NYC's Cutest Pet!

Don't Forget To Vote For NYC's Cutest Pet!

Don't forget to vote! The countdown is on! While there are seven days till the midterm elections, you only have 36 hours left to vote for NYC’s Cutest Pet—so get to work! Over 1,000 people have...

Photos: Giant Baby Trump Balloon Lands In NYC For Impeach Trump Parade

Photos: Giant Baby Trump Balloon Lands In NYC For Impeach Trump Paradegallery

After cycling through anticipation, exhaustion and annoyance, the world's most recognizable buoyant behemoth, the giant Baby Trump balloon, finally landed in NYC on Sunday for By the People's Impeachment Parade. Around 100 people turned out for the...

The NYPL Is Offering 70,000 Limited Edition Black Cards

The NYPL Is Offering 70,000 Limited Edition Black Cards

It even comes with a keychain card! (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) The New York Public Library has just released their brand new Black Card, but instead of getting you in to debt, this thing has the...

Photos: The NYPD's Spookiest Haunted House Returns To Brooklyn's 78th Precinct

Photos: The NYPD's Spookiest Haunted House Returns To Brooklyn's 78th Precinctgallery

For the fourth straight year, the officers of the NYPD's 78th Precinct in Prospect Heights have donned their ceremonial demented clown gear, Jason masks, and spooky face paint for the now-annual and very elaborate NYPD Haunted House....

That Very Rare Duck Is BACK In Central Park & It Still Won't Say Where It Came From

That Very Rare Duck Is BACK In Central Park & It Still Won't Say Where It Came Fromvideo

Earlier this month, a duck very rarely spotted in these parts was seen over in the Central Park Pond area. The natural assumption was that the male Mandarin duck—which sports a band on its leg—had escaped...

Photos: Which Dog Was The Best Dog At The Great PUPkin Halloween Dog Parade?

Photos: Which Dog Was The Best Dog At The Great PUPkin Halloween Dog Parade?gallery

I don't typically like to make a practice of judging dogs, unless we are watching the National Dog Show per mandatory Thanksgiving tradition, or unless it is Halloween weekend, when the dogs don their most inspired, ingenious...

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spotgallery

Photos: Bike Kill Gleefully Splashes Through A Nor'easter In New Cop-Free Spot

One year after getting prematurely busted by the NYPD, Bike Kill returned, in all of its raucous, pedal-pumping glory, to a parking lot in Long Island City on Saturday. As in previous years, a patch of pavement...

Must-See Free Public Art Experience-Closing On Halloween!gallery

Must-See Free Public Art Experience-Closing On Halloween!

On view for only two more nights, Public Art Fund’s newest exhibition by New York based artist Tony Oursler is a must-see this Halloween season. Tear of the Cloud is free and open to the public from 7 pm - 10pm. [sponsor]

Video: Are Gender Attitudes Changing? We Asked Some NYC School Kids video

Video: Are Gender Attitudes Changing? We Asked Some NYC School Kids

13-year-old Jenaba. (Jenn Hsu / Gothamist) With more women running for political office than ever before in U.S. history, people are calling 2018 the Year of the Woman 2.0 (the first was in 1992). But are...

Jerry Seinfeld Says Louis C.K. Chose The Wrong Way To Launch Comedy Comeback

Jerry Seinfeld Says Louis C.K. Chose The Wrong Way To Launch Comedy Comeback

Jerry Seinfeld & Louis C.K. performing at the Stand Up For Heroes benefit show in 2016 (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock) The NY Times has a great interview with Jerry Seinfeld today that touches on just about every third...

Why Is BAM's Exterior Now Pimped Out With Apple Logos?

Why Is BAM's Exterior Now Pimped Out With Apple Logos?

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) You may have noticed some shiny new features on the The Brooklyn Academy of Music's 110-year-old Peter Jay Sharp building recently. Is Nathan For You back? Did we already miss the pre-sale...

'Help Impale The Most Heads Ever' In The Great Cobble Hill Pumpkin Spike 2018

'Help Impale The Most Heads Ever' In The Great Cobble Hill Pumpkin Spike 2018

We can impale better than this. (Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Secure your spooky squash, comrade, because it's time for Cobble Hill's annual Halloween Impalement once again. On October 31st, between 3 and 7 p.m., join artist Jane Greengold...

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Favorite Midtown Book Store To Shutter Due To Rent Hike

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Favorite Midtown Book Store To Shutter Due To Rent Hike

via Yelp A few years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda mobilized his two million+ Twitter followers to help save Drama Book Shop, the long-running Midtown Manhattan book store beloved by theater-goers for its collection of plays and books...

Here's Everything Coming & Going From Netflix In November 2018

Here's Everything Coming & Going From Netflix In November 2018

(Netflix) November was a month made for binge-eating tryptophan-rich foods and coming up with excuses why you just can't make it to your friend's comedy showcase. Therefore, by the transitive properties of laziness, gluttony and indecision,...

Video: Dianne Wiest Is Buried In Scorched Earth & Performing Samuel Beckett In This NYC Park

Video: Dianne Wiest Is Buried In Scorched Earth & Performing Samuel Beckett In This NYC Parkvideo

(Photo and video by Jenn Hsu / Gothamist) Madison Square Park is one of the best New York City parks for public art, and their greatest public art offering is currently on view through the end...

Photos: Parts Of Brooklyn Are EXTREMELY Haunted Right Nowgallery

Photos: Parts Of Brooklyn Are EXTREMELY Haunted Right Now

Christmas belongs to Dyker Heights, but Carroll Gardens and the surrounding neighborhoods are the place to be for Halloween, where residents go haunted hog wild trying to one-up each other with extremely elaborate spooky decorations. This year...

Fort Greene's Great Pupkin Dog Halloween Costume Contest Rescheduled

Fort Greene's Great Pupkin Dog Halloween Costume Contest Rescheduledgallery

With the spooky nor'easter scheduled to visit this weekend, this means that very important events are being rescheduled. Top of the list is the 20th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest, which has been moved from Saturday...

Yoko Ono Doesn't Believe In Statues

Yoko Ono Doesn't Believe In Statues

Yoko at her table in the Dakota. (Courtesy of Tell All Your Friends PR) I have a very short list of people I'd like to interview. This is mostly because I do not like interviewing people,...

Fake Anti-MAGA Sanitation Posters Want To 'Keep NYC Trash Free'

Fake Anti-MAGA Sanitation Posters Want To 'Keep NYC Trash Free'

Christine Champagne's Instagram NYC has a rich recent history of artists and graphic designers putting fake posters up around the city for everything from Pride Trains to guerrilla Subway Etiquette tips to Lord Of The Rings...

Billy Eichner & Tiffany Haddish Ask NYers To Join Their Inclusive Remake Of 'Hocus Pocus'

Billy Eichner & Tiffany Haddish Ask NYers To Join Their Inclusive Remake Of 'Hocus Pocus'video

After Billy Eichner and Emma Stone debated the importance of Boomerangs with strangers, Billy On The Street has returned for another new episode of the web-only season with guest Tiffany Haddish. It seems Eichner and Haddish...

Rat Seen Taking Cozy Sneaker 'Nap' Confirmed Dead

Rat Seen Taking Cozy Sneaker 'Nap' Confirmed Dead

(u/AdamJaz / Reddit) Yesterday, I spotted what (at first glance) appeared to be a napping rat climbing the ranks on Reddit. Recalling the mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie approximately 20 points into...

Brooklyn's Best Halloween Display Is This Horrifying Jack O'Lantern Dentist Trip

Brooklyn's Best Halloween Display Is This Horrifying Jack O'Lantern Dentist Tripgallery

For the last decade, a Boerum Hill couple has been putting their creative energies to great use terrifying children in the neighborhood with their elaborate Halloween displays. They've staged bloody pumpkin massacres, dismembered doll parts, a terrifying...

Sarah Silverman Reveals Louis C.K. Used To Masturbate In Front Of Her With Consent

Sarah Silverman Reveals Louis C.K. Used To Masturbate In Front Of Her With Consent

Michael Sheen, Sarah Silverman & Louis C.K. at the Governors Ball after the 2016 Oscars (Al Powers/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Almost a year ago, comedian Louis C.K. saw his comedy career crater after he admitted to masturbating in front...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Dragus Maximus at Roulette, Friday and Saturday (photo by Russ Rowland, courtesy of Heartbeat Opera) What Is a Witch Without Her Coven? @ Alchemist's Kitchen It's the season of the witch, so why not hear from...

A Look Inside NYC's Mysterious Masonic Hall

A Look Inside NYC's Mysterious Masonic Hallgallery

I have always wondered what in the heck goes on inside Masonic lodges: The secrets of Freemasonry are not for women to know—not for anyone but Freemasons to know, really—which makes me inherently suspicious of the entire...

The Met & Brooklyn Museum Won't Use Saudi Funds For Middle East Art Program

The Met & Brooklyn Museum Won't Use Saudi Funds For Middle East Art Program

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia earlier this week (BANDAR ALGALOUD HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum will no longer...

Why The Heck Is There A Guillotine On This Greenpoint Rooftop?

Why The Heck Is There A Guillotine On This Greenpoint Rooftop?

via Hannah Silk Champagne New York City is filled with an endless supply of weird, wondrous and confounding sights, from opossums in bakeries to subways filled with trees. But the strangest sighting of the week wasn't...

Jimmy Kimmel Tricks New Yorkers Into Thinking Trump Bought Lincoln Center

Jimmy Kimmel Tricks New Yorkers Into Thinking Trump Bought Lincoln Centervideo

Jimmy Kimmel loves himself some pranks, whether he's engaged in a back-and-forth with buddy John Krasinski, instructing parents to trick their kids on Halloween, or trolling Matt Damon every single day of his life. But his...

Step Inside The 'Haunted Subway' To Experience New & Innovative MTA Horrors

Step Inside The 'Haunted Subway' To Experience New & Innovative MTA Horrorsgalleryvideo

Neither the MTA nor the NYPD Transit Bureau need to do anything special to make the subway system scary—it is rife with horrors, all on its own. Crumbling ceilings that fall on your head, threatening to bury...

Explore A Bounty Of NYC Maps At This Transit Museum Exhibit

Explore A Bounty Of NYC Maps At This Transit Museum Exhibitgallery

Whether they are using census data or the wrong colors or are designed for people who hate reading, we can never say no to an inventive, unusual or historical NYC map. Which is why we're particularly excited...

Video: Stand Clear Of The Subway Tree

Video: Stand Clear Of The Subway Tree

In the complex yet resilient subway ecosystem, commuters have the opportunity to observe extraordinary flora and fauna: dog-like iguanas stalking across seats on the C train; exciting rush-hour landslides; majestic waterfalls and rivers, and the intrepid rodents...

Looking for Joey Ramone's Ghost In Arlene's Grocery

Looking for Joey Ramone's Ghost In Arlene's Grocery

From left: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone, and Dee Dee Ramone. (Magnolia Pictures/Kobal/Shutterstock) As best I can tell, the Ramones never played Arlene's Grocery, a dive bar and concert venue on the Lower East Side....

NY Attorney General Reportedly Investigating MoviePass For Fraud

NY Attorney General Reportedly Investigating MoviePass For Fraud

(ViDi Studio/Shutterstock) MoviePass, you say? I haven't heard that name in years. Yet against all odds, the "discounted" movie ticket subscription service still exists, and is now under scrutiny from New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood...

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