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Soaking Wet Sheep Rescued After Being Found Tied To Tree In Brooklyn

Soaking Wet Sheep Rescued After Being Found Tied To Tree In Brooklyn

(Farm Sanctuary) A soaking wet sheep was rescued after it was found tied up to a tree in a park in Brooklyn, and police don't have any idea what it was doing there. According to Farm...

The MTA Wants You To Use Headphones AND Keep The Volume Down

The MTA Wants You To Use Headphones AND Keep The Volume Down

This is the correct way to listen to any noise coming from your phone while riding the subway. (Photo by Matt Walker on flickr) After receiving a number of complaints about noise on the subway, the...

Meet The Brooklyn Man Who Has A Mug Shot Museum In His Apartmentgallery

Meet The Brooklyn Man Who Has A Mug Shot Museum In His Apartment

"Look at this," says Lawrence Quigley, pointing to a photograph on the wall of his Brooklyn apartment. "The composition, the symmetry—that's just a beautiful photograph." The photo in question is actually part of a paired exposure. The...

New York's Newest Hottest Bird Is [Needs Name]

New York's Newest Hottest Bird Is [Needs Name]

The Great Blue Heron of Central Park needs a name. (Photo by Rosalie Quinto-Demigo) When the Mandarin Duck came to town last year, we gave it a name that seems to have stuck: Mandarin Patinkin. Now...

You Can Suggest A New Name For Hudson Yards' 'Vessel'

You Can Suggest A New Name For Hudson Yards' 'Vessel'

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Less than a week since it opened, Hudson Yard's Vessel has drawn a lot of scrutiny over its Terms & Conditions, which included an overreaching rights grabs for your content. Those Terms & Conditions...

Should The East Village Michael Jackson Mural Be Taken Down?

Should The East Village Michael Jackson Mural Be Taken Down?

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) The release of the harrowing HBO documentary Leaving Neverland has sparked an ongoing public conversation about Michael Jackson, and how individuals, and the culture at large, is responding to James Safechuck and Wade Robson's...

Sketchy Interviews: New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg

Sketchy Interviews: New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg

Mort Gerberg (photo by Bruce Guthrie) Sketchy Interviews is a recurring series on Gothamist featuring visual interviews with some of the best illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists working in the city today. We previously talked to...

Time To Emerge From Your Caves, It's The Spring Equinox

Time To Emerge From Your Caves, It's The Spring Equinox

Springtime flowers in Bryant Park. (Gigi Ibrahim/Creative Commons) Something's going on outside. Is that...sunlight? Could it be? At this hour? Yes, I'm thrilled to report that things are verifiably brighter, because today marks the Vernal Equinox....

This Is Allegedly NYC's Most Popular Dog

This Is Allegedly NYC's Most Popular Dog

Dog or cat, who could say? (Jenn Hsu/Gothamist) It is my personal opinion, which also happens to align with established fact, that Bernese Mountain Dogs effortlessly embody canine excellence. I would always tend toward adoptable pets...

Behold, NYC's Old Subway Cars At The Bottom Of The Ocean

Behold, NYC's Old Subway Cars At The Bottom Of The Oceangalleryvideo

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the city's subway cars—stages of so many sigh-inducing commutes and a variety of other horrors—getting unceremoniously dumped into the vast, blue ocean. It's a place where they are free from...

Vessel Changes Terms & Conditions After Extreme Photo Policy Controversy, Lawyers Still Find It 'Troubling'

Vessel Changes Terms & Conditions After Extreme Photo Policy Controversy, Lawyers Still Find It 'Troubling'

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) Earlier this week, people were outraged to learn that the Vessel, the comically-oversized pine cone inside Hudson Yards that is basically solely designed for selfies, had made an overreaching rights grabs for your content....

Hey, Don't Deface The William Wegman Weimaraner Subway Mosaics

Hey, Don't Deface The William Wegman Weimaraner Subway Mosaics

Paws off! (Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) In November, Manhattan's freshly refurbished F/M station opened at 23rd Street, its walls bedecked with the most wondrous gift I personally could have asked for: Wall-sized mosaics of stoic Weimaraners...

Woodstock 50 Lineup Features Jay-Z, Robert Plant, Santana, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead & Co. And More

Woodstock 50 Lineup Features Jay-Z, Robert Plant, Santana, Miley Cyrus, Chance The Rapper, Dead & Co. And More

Comedy writer Alan Zweibel, HeadCount executive Andy Bernstein, rapper Common, Woodstock 50 organizer Michael Lang, and CCR frontman John Fogerty announcing Woodstock 50 lineup on Tuesday (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Woodstock 50, the official three-day anniversary event taking...

Celebrate the Music of Black America in Migration

Celebrate the Music of Black America in Migration

Carnegie Hall's Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration shines a light on the epic event that changed the sound of America forever. [sponsor]

The Troubling Implications Of The Vessel's Extreme Photo Policy

The Troubling Implications Of The Vessel's Extreme Photo Policy

'It's troubling because this begins to be part of the dynamic of private companies using public property, or in this case, getting huge tax benefits, and coming up with terms and conditions that, as they acknowledge, restrict the legal rights of New Yorkers.'

Meet The Photographer Documenting Rent-Stabilized Apartments In The East Village

Meet The Photographer Documenting Rent-Stabilized Apartments In The East Village

Three years ago, Susan Schiffman started photographing apartments in the East Village for her project, I Am A Rent Stabilized Tenant. At first on Instagram, then as a column on the blog EV Grieve, the photographer shared...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Give in to Saturday night fever with a Sunday afternoon disco skate (photo courtesy of Dreamland Roller Rink) From Esther to Haman @ Housing Works Bookstore Café It's almost Purim, and it's always time to give...

Want To Watch April The Giraffe's Birthing Video?

Want To Watch April The Giraffe's Birthing Video?

Correction: The previous version of this article included a birthing video from April the Giraffe that we billed as footage from Saturday, March 16, 2019, when she welcomed her fifth bundle of giraffe joy. It is...

The First Tenji Block, Now A Common Sight Around NYC, Was Installed On This Day in 1967

The First Tenji Block, Now A Common Sight Around NYC, Was Installed On This Day in 1967

Tenji blocks at the PATH train entrance at 34th Street. (Tdorante10/Creative Commons) Today's Google doodle might look familiar to anyone who's ever waited on a subway platform in New York. The design is an homage to...

PSA: The Hudson Yards 'Vessel' Has The Right To Use All The Photos & Videos You Take Of It Forever

PSA: The Hudson Yards 'Vessel' Has The Right To Use All The Photos & Videos You Take Of It Forever

(Scott Lynch/Gothamist) The massive 'Vessel' is the honeycomb-like crown jewel of Hudson Yards, which officially opened on Friday. It's been compared to a giant Shawarma, a comically-oversized pine cone, a rejected M.C. Escher fever dream, and...

MoviePass Revives 'Unlimited' Plan... With Just A Few Limitations

MoviePass Revives 'Unlimited' Plan... With Just A Few Limitations

It's baaaaaaaaack. (Aquarius Studio/Shutterstock) Every time you think MoviePass has really and truly buried itself, well, just hold that thought for a couple of months and you will see its cold zombie hand come clawing up...

Wait, This Majestic Blue Creature Has Been In NYC This Whole Time?

Wait, This Majestic Blue Creature Has Been In NYC This Whole Time?

Great Blue Heron in Central Park last week. (Photo by RosEspinosa Quinto) This isn't a competition, but I am a little shocked that we've all been transfixed by a duck* for six months when this majestic...

Every Career-Focused New Yorker Should Download This App

Every Career-Focused New Yorker Should Download This App

Looking to grow your career? It’s all about who you know. That’s why New Yorkers need to check out Shapr. [sponsor]

Photos: Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Packs Fifth Avenue Once Again

Photos: Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Packs Fifth Avenue Once Againgallery

The big New York City St. Patrick’s celebration came a day early this year, as thousands of people from all over closed down some two miles of Fifth Avenue for the 258th annual parade. It's one of...

Happy Birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg...NYC Would Like To Name This Building After You

Happy Birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg...NYC Would Like To Name This Building After You

RBG! (Caron Creighton/AP/Shutterstock) This morning, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams kicked off Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th birthday with a damn fine proposal (which we first heard about last September): renaming the Brooklyn Municipal Building on...

Photos: You Can Now Sift Through A Trove Of Lou Reed's Home Recordings & Papers

Photos: You Can Now Sift Through A Trove Of Lou Reed's Home Recordings & Papersgallery

A sizable archive of Lou Reed's personal effects, recordings, and business papers opened up today at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The public is free to browse through a permanent collection belonging to...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move To Los Angeles?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move To Los Angeles?

Don't be fooled, this is just a scene from a TV show set in the '60s! And Don Draper was generally pretty miserable and a broken man! And his big epiphany at the end wasn't even...

Guide To Hudson Yards: The Food, The Public Space, The Buildings, And More

Guide To Hudson Yards: The Food, The Public Space, The Buildings, And More

The Hudson Yards, under construction in December 2018 (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) A little over a decade ago, in the ashes of the failed West Side Stadium plans, New York City floated the idea of creating a "new...

Ask a Native New Yorker: Should We Move In Together?

Ask a Native New Yorker: Should We Move In Together?

(Dean Drobot) In the summer of 2013, Gothamist published the first of many advice columns from native New Yorker Jake Dobkin, kicking things off with the timeless question, "Is It Normal For Roaches To Crawl Through...

Trey Anastasio, 'Apocalypse Now,' 'Say Anything' & That 'Yesterday' Movie Coming To Tribeca Film Fest

Trey Anastasio, 'Apocalypse Now,' 'Say Anything' & That 'Yesterday' Movie Coming To Tribeca Film Fest

Trey works on a new song at home, from 'Between Me and My Mind.' (Jamie Schutz) The Tribeca Film Festival is fast approaching, and as usual there are more screenings than we can process and list...

Hawkeye, The Most Important Avenger, Finds Time For An Emo Haircut In New 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer

Hawkeye, The Most Important Avenger, Finds Time For An Emo Haircut In New 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailervideo

There's so much superhero stuff going on in the newest trailer for Avengers: Endgame, it's nearly impossible to pick out just one highlight: there's a montage of emotional old scenes from MCU films, there's a clean-shaven...

City May Finally Landmark Tin Pan Alley, The Birthplace Of American Popular Music

City May Finally Landmark Tin Pan Alley, The Birthplace Of American Popular Music

Tin Pan Alley buildings up for consideration as landmarks, on 28th Street. (Landmarks Preservation Commission/Twitter) The block that birthed much of the Great American Songbook may get landmark status: Five buildings in Manhattan's Tin Pan Alley...

Photos: Fascinating New Exhibit Traces History Of Cycling In NYC

Photos: Fascinating New Exhibit Traces History Of Cycling In NYCgallery

For most of human history, there were no bicycles, and much more suffering. Even after our big breakthrough with the wheel, we just sort of slouched around for a few millennia, trudging through the days on foot...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Who Deserves A Subway Seat More Than Me?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Who Deserves A Subway Seat More Than Me?

Just kickin' it on the M train Tuesday night. (Courtesy "Kate") In the summer of 2013, Gothamist published the first of many advice columns from native New Yorker Jake Dobkin, kicking things off with the timeless...

An Exclusive Interview With Mystery Man Dan Smith, Who Will Teach You Guitar

An Exclusive Interview With Mystery Man Dan Smith, Who Will Teach You Guitarvideo

Smith's flyers have been an ubiquitous part of the NYC landscape for as long as I can remember. They have become urban wallpaper, a vestige of a pre-gentrified city that can be found on seemingly every laundromat window, pizzeria and bodega door in Manhattan.

'Not Trying To Be Easter Dinner': A 'Loose Lamb' Spotted On Gowanus Expressway

'Not Trying To Be Easter Dinner': A 'Loose Lamb' Spotted On Gowanus Expressway

A goat on the loose! (@jamesh173) A baby goat or "loose lamb" was seen darting along the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn this morning, as Twitter user @jamesh173 first noted. [UPDATE, March 14, 2019: The lamb was...

Laurie Anderson On Bringing 'Ear-Bleedingly Loud' Drones To St. John The Divine

Laurie Anderson On Bringing 'Ear-Bleedingly Loud' Drones To St. John The Divine

The musician and experimental performer Laurie Anderson. (Ebru Yildiz) Tomorrow night, the halls of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will vibrate with the sounds of drones humming and sawing. These drones, though, are "not...

A Truly Bizarre Musical Featuring Britney Spears Songs Is Coming To Broadway

A Truly Bizarre Musical Featuring Britney Spears Songs Is Coming To Broadway

(Matt Baron/Shutterstock) Morrissey is doing a Broadway residency, Magic Mike is getting a Broadway adaptation, and now, the music of Britney Spears will be featured in an upcoming jukebox musical that will premiere in Chicago before...

Video: How Did This Live Rat End Up Inside A MetroCard Machine?

Video: How Did This Live Rat End Up Inside A MetroCard Machine?video

We've seen rats run wild on subway escalators, go postal inside train cars, and even liberate subway station booths. But a rat somehow making its way inside a MetroCard machine? That, my friends, is a new one.

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Celebrate ladies every damn day at the weeklong Women of the World Festival, Tuesday (photo courtesy of the Apollo Theater) Women of the World Festival @ The Apollo Theater It's Women's History Month, and The Apollo...

Good Records Closing In East Village, Stranded Records Taking Over

Good Records Closing In East Village, Stranded Records Taking Over

Good Records, located on the ground floor of this East 5th Street building in the East Village, will close later this month. (Googlemaps) Good Records has been hawking an impressive (and affordably-priced) selection of records, many...

Brooklyn Diocese Demands 'Immediate Public Apology' From SNL Over Pete Davidson's R. Kelly/Church Joke

Brooklyn Diocese Demands 'Immediate Public Apology' From SNL Over Pete Davidson's R. Kelly/Church Joke

(NBC) Pete Davidson has gotten extremely good at pissing people off with his Weekend Update bits: first he alienated all of Staten Island, then he was forced to apologize to Rep. Dan Crenshaw for a throwaway...

Photos: Japanese 'Dollar Store' Daiso Sees Huge Lines At First Ever East Coast Shop In Queens

Photos: Japanese 'Dollar Store' Daiso Sees Huge Lines At First Ever East Coast Shop In Queensgallery

This weekend, Flushing's Skyview Center saw a two-day-long, grand-opening celebration of Daiso, a Japanese dollar store famous for its ever-changing inventory of fun, cute items that, apparently, has spawned a whole sub-genre of "haul" videos on YouTube....

Brie Larson Dressed Up As Captain Marvel To Surprise Fans At NJ Movie Theater

Brie Larson Dressed Up As Captain Marvel To Surprise Fans At NJ Movie Theatervideo

via Twitter Despite some lukewarm reviews and a bunch of crybaby MRA's twisting themselves into pretzels over the Horrible Mean Girl Movie That Is Ruining Cinema, Captain Marvel—the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—performed...................marvelously...................at the...

Your First Look At The Edge, Hudson Yards' 100th Floor Observation Deck (Opening 2020)

Your First Look At The Edge, Hudson Yards' 100th Floor Observation Deck (Opening 2020)galleryvideo

The Hudson Yards, the $25 billion residential and commercial complex, built atop MTA LIRR rail yards on the west side of Manhattan, is opening this Friday. However, one spectacular piece of the development won't be ready until...

Videos: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies The R. Kelly Interview With Host Idris Elba

Videos: 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies The R. Kelly Interview With Host Idris Elbavideo

(NBC) After John Mulaney turned a bodega bathroom into a musical extravaganza last week (in what was the best episode of Saturday Night Live in a long while), it felt somewhat likely there would be a...

Check Out These Insane Photos And Video Of Hudson Yards' Vessel

Check Out These Insane Photos And Video Of Hudson Yards' Vesselgalleryvideo

This Friday, the Hudson Yards finally opens after years of planning, construction, anticipation, and skepticism. The 28-acre development on the Far West Side has been described as a "Billionaires' Fantasy City"—it's a shiny, starchitect-designed $25 billion complex...

Videos: Thank You Robyn Fans, For Bringing Joy To The Subway Systemvideo

Videos: Thank You Robyn Fans, For Bringing Joy To The Subway System

Robyn on tour. March 2019. (Shutterstock) On Friday night, a Swedish singer/songwriter/goddess Robyn took over Madison Square Garden for a sold out show. And what happened after the concert was equally as magical as what took...

Believing The Boys Of Neverland

Believing The Boys Of Neverland

Michael Jackson and Wade Robson (HBO) Since the premiere of Leaving Neverland, the explosive HBO documentary in which two adult men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, allege that Michael Jackson molested them for years when they...

Laurie Anderson Will Bring Lou Reed's Guitars To A Cathedral Drone Show

Laurie Anderson Will Bring Lou Reed's Guitars To A Cathedral Drone Show

Lou Reed's guitars will be laid against amplifiers to create the drones for the show. (Photo by Da Ping Luo). For those who find solace in drone sounds, next Wednesday should be something else: The multidisciplinary...

Watch As One Determined Man Tries To Clean This Dirty Subway Station

Watch As One Determined Man Tries To Clean This Dirty Subway Stationvideo

Jeff Seal recreates Cuomo's cleaning photoshop image. In early February, we ventured out to see if we could clean a small section of a subway platform in a way that, at the very least, left us...

Johnny Rotten & Marky Ramone Get Into Hilarious Punk Argument At 'Punk' Doc Panel

Johnny Rotten & Marky Ramone Get Into Hilarious Punk Argument At 'Punk' Doc Panelvideo

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) By now, you've probably cocked an eyebrow or two at those ubiquitous advertisements on the subway for EPIX's upcoming Punk docuseries, not least because of the prominently-displayed hardcore punk credits on top which read,...

Photos: 2019 Armory Show Gathers 200 Art Galleries To Hudson River Piers

Photos: 2019 Armory Show Gathers 200 Art Galleries To Hudson River Piersgallery

In 1994, four NYC gallery owners—Colin de Land, Matthew Marks, Pat Hearn, and Pal Morris—took over three floors of the Gramercy Park Hotel, invited 30 other galleries to join in the fun, and staged an art fair...

Woodstock 50 Lineup Reportedly Includes Hodgepodge Of Acts Including Jay-Z, Dead & Co., Black Keys, Chance the Rapper & More

Woodstock 50 Lineup Reportedly Includes Hodgepodge Of Acts Including Jay-Z, Dead & Co., Black Keys, Chance the Rapper & More

The scene at Magnaball, Phish's three-day festival at Watkins Glen in 2015. (Haik Kocharian / Gothamist) There are two big Woodstock-related events happening this summer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous counterculture music festival:...

The Forgotten Borough's Forgotten Industry: The History Of Lighthouses On Staten Island

The Forgotten Borough's Forgotten Industry: The History Of Lighthouses On Staten Islandgallery

In our digital age, lighthouses are perhaps known better for providing Instagram content from a New England getaway than for their original function. But behind those picturesque vistas lies a piece of American history that was essential...

Photos: The Always-Bizarre Spring/Break Takes Over An Office Building In UN Plaza  gallery

Photos: The Always-Bizarre Spring/Break Takes Over An Office Building In UN Plaza

The contemporary art fair is open from now through next Monday, and features hundreds of works brought by 85 curatorial teams.

Four More Statues Honoring Women Coming To NYC

Four More Statues Honoring Women Coming To NYCgallery

It's been ten years since we first wrote about the dearth of female historical statues in NYC. Back in 2009, there were 145 male historical statues, and 5 female historical statues; ten years later that number has...

Do You Abs What It Takes To Audition For Broadway-Bound 'Magic Mike: The Musical?'

Do You Abs What It Takes To Audition For Broadway-Bound 'Magic Mike: The Musical?'

Original photo of "The Magic Mike Boys" by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock Do you feel an uncontrollable, nay pathological urge to straddle the nearest inanimate object and start grinding your heart out every time you hear Ginuwine's "Pony"...

It's TIME To Fix The Broken Daylight Saving Time System

It's TIME To Fix The Broken Daylight Saving Time System

How is Chris Martin related to all this? Read here to find out (Matt Lubchansky/Gothamist) Sometime during that nebulous post-SNL zone between 1 and 2 a.m. this Sunday morning (that's March 10th in case you're wondering),...

Everybody's Back For The Final Season Of 'Game Of Thrones' In First Trailer

Everybody's Back For The Final Season Of 'Game Of Thrones' In First Trailervideo

It's been 555 days since the penultimate seventh season of Game Of Thrones aired its last episode, and a lot has changed about the world since then—but one thing that hasn't changed is our collective thirst...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Learn what it's like to be LGBTQ in the Balkans at "55 Shades of Gay," Thursday (photo by Jetmir Idrizi) On the (Queer) Waterfront: The Factories, Freaks, Sailors & Sex Workers of Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Historic...

Celebrate The Musical Legacies Of Those That Shaped America

Celebrate The Musical Legacies Of Those That Shaped America

The history of America is indelibly linked to the movement of people. Carnegie Hall's Migrations honors the many cultural, social, and political contributions of these people who helped to build this country and what it means to be American. [sponsor]

Photos: Small Town Vibes At The Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Paradegallery

Photos: Small Town Vibes At The Rockaway St. Patrick's Day Parade

The parade begins in Belle Harbor, a suburban-looking neighborhood that's home to many NYPD and FDNY families.

What Lurks Beneath The Surface Of The Giant NYC Slush Lagoons?

What Lurks Beneath The Surface Of The Giant NYC Slush Lagoons?

DON'T GO IN THERE!!! (Scott Lynch/Flickr) As warming temperatures melt the wet, heavy snow slanket that descended upon our city last night, and as the runoff pools in deep canals separating curb from street, Gothamist must...

Have Fun Living Atop This New Instagram-Magnet, Residents Of 56 Leonard!

Have Fun Living Atop This New Instagram-Magnet, Residents Of 56 Leonard!

Rendering of NYC's "Bean" on the corner of Church Street and Leonard Street. (Anish Kapoor) Luxury building amenities are usually just for the residents, but this Manhattan building is so generous that it is offering an...

Morrissey Announces Weeklong Broadway Residency In May

Morrissey Announces Weeklong Broadway Residency In May

(Liliana Ampudia Mendez/Shutterstock) In recent years, Morrissey has done just about everything he can to alienate his fan base with racist remarks, right wing politics, flaccid new albums (I'll stand by You Are The Quarry and...

Video: John Mulaney Unveils A Bodega Bathroom Musical On Great 'Saturday Night Live'

Video: John Mulaney Unveils A Bodega Bathroom Musical On Great 'Saturday Night Live'video

(screenshot) To open his monologue on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, second-time host John Mulaney jokingly told first-time viewers that he hosts the show every week, and dear God if only it were true....

<em>Images Of The East</em> And Other Upcoming 92Y Concerts

Images Of The East And Other Upcoming 92Y Concerts

Calling classical music enthusiasts! Discover what concerts the 92nd Street Y has in store for the Spring 2019 season. [sponsor]

John Mulaney & Seth Meyers Discuss The Unmade Romantic Stefon Movie

John Mulaney & Seth Meyers Discuss The Unmade Romantic Stefon Movievideo

John Mulaney is hosting Saturday Night Live for the second time ever this weekend (he was a writer on the show for many years, although that alleged fact is now in dispute), and he's been doing...

Get A First Look At Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Netflix Series, 'When They See Us'

Get A First Look At Ava DuVernay's Central Park Five Netflix Series, 'When They See Us'video

(Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix) Ava DuVernay's upcoming Netflix series on the Central Park Five now has an official name: When They See Us. DuVernay announced the name today and released the first teaser for the four-part miniseries, which...

Derrick Adams's Big Exhibition Is Housed In A Tiny Manhattan Townhouse

Derrick Adams's Big Exhibition Is Housed In A Tiny Manhattan Townhousegallery

Walking into the new Derrick Adams exhibition is like walking into a home that may be foreign to your eyes but is familiar to your soul; quickly the viewer becomes immersed in the artist's universe. Adams's new...

NYC Parks Department Begs You: Stop Feeding The Wildlife

NYC Parks Department Begs You: Stop Feeding The Wildlife

You don't need to feed them your leftover fries, they will dredge them from the garbage. (Eric Linn/Flickr) New York City wildlife has grown too bold, too accustomed to free treats; now the critters rove our...

'So Weird But Amazing': An Oral History Of Sidewalk Cafe & Antifolk

'So Weird But Amazing': An Oral History Of Sidewalk Cafe & Antifolkgalleryvideo

For the first time in a quarter of a century, the antifolk movement is without a home. Late last year, the scene's seemingly unkillable headquarters, Sidewalk Cafe, was sold to a pair of restaurateurs, who appear eager...

REBEL: Author Leila Slimani Explains Why She Doesn't Like The Word 'Race'

REBEL: Author Leila Slimani Explains Why She Doesn't Like The Word 'Race'

Leila Slimani (Catherine Hélie / Editions Gallimard) REBEL is Rebecca Carroll's regular conversation on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in...

Subway 'Bag Dogs' Instagram Account Is The Only Good Instagram Account

Subway 'Bag Dogs' Instagram Account Is The Only Good Instagram Account

(Jen Chung/Gothamist) Yesterday, we were quite distraught to see a dapper little doggo taking up a seat on the C train—it wasn't the dog's fault of course, who looked rather mortified at all the attention his...

Photos: Experience The Bloodlust At Williamsburg's Outlaw Wrestling

Photos: Experience The Bloodlust At Williamsburg's Outlaw Wrestlinggallery

Everything I know about wrestling, I learned from GLOW—by which I mean the Netflix series, and not the original '80s "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" that inspired it. In two seasons' time, I have gleaned that wrestling can...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Feel fabulous at a new drag cabaret in Queens. (photo by Landyn Pan) Queens County Drag Cabaret @ The Footlight Crown some drag royalty at the inaugural installment of a new, inclusive, affordable drag show. The...

How Mad Can You Really Get At This Dapper Dog Taking Up A Subway Seat?

How Mad Can You Really Get At This Dapper Dog Taking Up A Subway Seat?

(Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) As a dog owner who routinely brings his pup on the subway, I am a huge advocate for letting well-trained dogs share space with humans on our dysfunctional mass transit apparatus. But that's only...

Trump Ragetweets That Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A 'Racist Hit On Your President'

Trump Ragetweets That Spike Lee's Oscar Speech Was A 'Racist Hit On Your President'

(Jason Merritt/Radarpics/Shutterstock) Director Spike Lee won his first ever Academy Award at the Oscars on Sunday night when he took the statuette for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman. As with Martin Scorsese's win for The Departed...

Hells Angels Reportedly Leaving Their Longtime East Village Clubhouse

Hells Angels Reportedly Leaving Their Longtime East Village Clubhousegallery

The Hells Angels have been happily ensconced in their clubhouse on East 3rd Street in the East Village since around the time Abbey Road was released and the Mets were world champions. But after almost 50 years...

Photos: Inside The New York Botanical Garden's Dreamy, Singapore-Inspired Orchid Show

Photos: Inside The New York Botanical Garden's Dreamy, Singapore-Inspired Orchid Showgalleryvideo

Spring isn't here, but isn't it? The hazy shade of winter has lifted off the New York Botanical Garden, at least, where they just opened their 17th Annual Orchid Show this week. This year they pay tribute...

Enjoy This 100-Minute Norwegian Slow TV Video Shot From The A Train

Enjoy This 100-Minute Norwegian Slow TV Video Shot From The A Trainvideo

Screenshot via DJ Hammers' Youtube We cannot fix the subways (I mean, someone can, but that someone is not us). What we can do is bend your mind to help you perceive the crumbling transit system...

Renovated Webster Hall Reopening This Spring With Patti Smith, Broken Social Scene & More

Renovated Webster Hall Reopening This Spring With Patti Smith, Broken Social Scene & More

eric konon's flickr After being closed for renovations for a little under two years, East Village venue Webster Hall will be reopening this spring. Today, they announced the initial lineup of artists who will play there,...

Siah Armajani's 'Bridge Over Tree' Installation Opens In Brooklyn Bridge Parkgallery

Siah Armajani's 'Bridge Over Tree' Installation Opens In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Siah Armajani's seminal public art piece, Bridge Over Tree, was officially unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Wednesday morning. The 91-foot-long bridge—which features a set of stairs in the middle placed over an evergreen tree—encourages swerves and...

Photos: New Book Offers Intimate Glimpse Of 'Rock Stars At Home'

Photos: New Book Offers Intimate Glimpse Of 'Rock Stars At Home'gallery

It's always fun to get a sneak peek into the (often absurd, even more often decadent) domestic lives of rock stars—how else would we know that Keith Richards loves a hand chair?! The new book Rock Stars...

NYPD Undertake Special Mission To Rescue Concussed Hawk From Wall Street

NYPD Undertake Special Mission To Rescue Concussed Hawk From Wall Street

Rescuers found Melanie staring dazedly off into the distance, lost to the horrors of war. (NYPD Twitter) The NYPD Hawk Squad (no such thing, but there should be) kicked into high gear Tuesday morning, rescuing a...

Wowza, Is This The Most Instagrammable Subway Station In NYC?gallery

Wowza, Is This The Most Instagrammable Subway Station In NYC?

Train delayed? No problem, just feast your eyes upon this sparkling new glass mosaic and don't worry about getting to work on time. What's that, you're smelling a chemical of some sort while riding the rails? Inhale...

Replica Of Max's Kansas City Pops Up Like A Mirage In L.A.

Replica Of Max's Kansas City Pops Up Like A Mirage In L.A.

Part of the Max's Kansas City pop-up at Frieze L.A. Photo by Isaac Sterling for Matte Projects. At the legendary Manhattan artist haunt Max's Kansas City, countercultural icons reveled, smoked, checked their mail, and bartered for...

To Avoid Landmark Status, The Strand Owner Offers Up A Compromise

To Avoid Landmark Status, The Strand Owner Offers Up A Compromise

The Strand at 826 Broadway. (Wiki Commons) In a last-ditch attempt to fend off the city’s request to designate the Strand’s 1902 building as a landmark, the owner of the famed Greenwich Village bookshop is offering...

Cartoonist Mort Gerberg Brings 'A New Yorker's Perspective' To New-York Historical Society

Cartoonist Mort Gerberg Brings 'A New Yorker's Perspective' To New-York Historical Societygallery

For over 50 years, Mort Gerberg has been documenting life in New York City, the fight for women's rights, politics, the Miracle Mets, the minutiae of aging and everything in between in cartoons and illustrations which have...

Watch A Short Documentary About Street Golfing Local Legend 'Tiger Hood'

Watch A Short Documentary About Street Golfing Local Legend 'Tiger Hood'

A still from Neighborhood Golf Association, showing Patrick Barr setting up a game of street golf. Courtesy of Heller Films Patrick Barr has been hawking his original photography around New York City's streets for decades, and...

Video: Charismatic Subway Cat Terrorizes & Delights Ridersvideo

Video: Charismatic Subway Cat Terrorizes & Delights Riders

Only in New York City you see a random cat bullying passengers pic.twitter.com/zTqO3kMZXg— Nicholas (@NewYorkNeek) February 18, 2019 A small black cat took a subway ride on Monday, and frankly I don't have too much more to...

I Kept A Diary Of My Winter Transit Commutes For a Week Straight

I Kept A Diary Of My Winter Transit Commutes For a Week Straight

(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) The MTA is crumbling in real time, and is increasingly unpredictable no matter where you're going—so we're bringing back our Commuter Diary series. Next up: Paula Mejía. MONDAY Morning: I live...

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

The Best Things To Do In NYC This Week

Have a fiery weekend at Shanghai Mermaid's Dragon Ball, Saturday (photo by Jane Kratochvil) Complexions Contemporary Ballet @ Joyce Theater Join award-winning ballet troupe Complexion as they sauté into their 25th-anniversary season. The group will present...

Photographer Thomas Holton Has Spent 15 Years Documenting One Family Living In A Tiny Chinatown Apartment  gallery

Photographer Thomas Holton Has Spent 15 Years Documenting One Family Living In A Tiny Chinatown Apartment

When we first encountered New York City photographer Thomas Holton in 2008, he was five years into what originally started out as a masters project at the School of Visual Arts: documenting the Lams, a Chinese-American family...

Photos: Chinatown's Wild Weekend Of Lunar New Year Celebrations

Photos: Chinatown's Wild Weekend Of Lunar New Year Celebrations gallery

Thousands of confetti-covered revelers lined the historic streets of Manhattan's Chinatown on Sunday for the 20th Annual Lunar New Year Parade. There were lion dances, dragon dances, marching bands, drummers, beauty queens, sponsored floats, ridiculous vehicles, silly-string...

Video: Trump Rage-Tweets About Fake Comedy Program 'Saturday Night Live'

Video: Trump Rage-Tweets About Fake Comedy Program 'Saturday Night Live'video

Over the first two+ years of Donald Trump's preposterous presidency, it has become increasingly clear that Trump's habitual Twitter meltdowns over Saturday Night Live are in direct inverse to SNL's satirical voice: the less funny SNL...

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