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Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitic Incidents Almost Doubled In NYC This Year

Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitic Incidents Almost Doubled In NYC This Year

A pair of swastikas drawn on a subway car back in November 2016. (Tipster Joseph L) Total incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti, threats and assault are up by two-thirds nationally and have almost doubled in New York...

City Will Install 'Blockers' Along West Side Bike Path In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

City Will Install 'Blockers' Along West Side Bike Path In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

Cyclists on the West Side Greenway two days after a driver careened down it, killing eight people and injuring twelve more. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) New Yorkers and tourists took to the Hudson River Greenway on...

Far Right 'Journalist' Banned From Uber & Lyft After Making Racist Tweets About Muslims

Far Right 'Journalist' Banned From Uber & Lyft After Making Racist Tweets About Muslims

In the aftermath of Tuesday's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway bike path, city officials preached tolerance and unity. But, of course, white supremacist trolls gonna troll, and one far-right activist trolled so hard she got...

How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing Enterprise

How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing Enterprise

Governor Cuomo tours Dannemora correctional facility in 2015 (Governor's Office) The hand-soap dispensers in City Hall bathrooms and “Secure Therapy Desks” used to shackle prisoners during class on Rikers Island are just a few of the...

Early Addition: Russians Used Aziz Ansari Photo To Meddle In Electionvideo

Early Addition: Russians Used Aziz Ansari Photo To Meddle In Election

Russian hackers used Aziz Ansari to meddle in the presidential election, Rick Perry thinks expanding fossil fuel use prevents sexual assault, new Last Jedi teaser trailer, and more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Trump Wants West Side Bike Path Attacker To Get Death Penalty

Trump Wants West Side Bike Path Attacker To Get Death Penalty

Sayfullo Saipov was arrested on October 20, 2016 on a Failure to Appear charge for a Traffic Violation from Platte County court in Missouri. (Courtesy St. Charles County Department of Corrections) President Donald Trump wants West...

Racist Mailer Calls For Deportation Of Asian School Board Candidates To 'Make Edison Great Again'

Racist Mailer Calls For Deportation Of Asian School Board Candidates To 'Make Edison Great Again'

A campaign mailer sent to residents of Edison on Wednesday (via Sam Khan) Residents of Edison, New Jersey received a brazenly racist campaign mailer on Wednesday calling for the deportation of two Asian-American candidates for school...

Mayoral Hopeful & Neat Freak Bo Dietl Calls NYC 'Dirtiest City I've Ever Seen' In Final Debatevideo

Mayoral Hopeful & Neat Freak Bo Dietl Calls NYC 'Dirtiest City I've Ever Seen' In Final Debate

Independent mayoral candidate Bo Dietl, left,New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis during the final debate (Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool) Last night's second and final mayoral...

How Do We Define Terrorism? A Conversation With The Author Of 'The Muslims Are Coming!'

How Do We Define Terrorism? A Conversation With The Author Of 'The Muslims Are Coming!'

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo on the scene of the truck attack on Tuesday. (Via Mayor's Flickr) A day after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov allegedly drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck 20 blocks...

NYPD Officer Who Shot Terror Suspect: 'We Were Just Doing Our Job'

NYPD Officer Who Shot Terror Suspect: 'We Were Just Doing Our Job'

The five-year NYPD veteran who shot Sayfullo Saipov addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon, one day after Saipov drove his truck down the bike path by the West Side Highway, killing eight people and injuring 12 others....

Suspect In Deadly Terror Attack Planned To Keep Driving To Brooklyn Bridge To 'Kill As Many Pedestrians As He Could'

Suspect In Deadly Terror Attack Planned To Keep Driving To Brooklyn Bridge To 'Kill As Many Pedestrians As He Could'

Sayfullo Saipov was arrested on October 20, 2016 on a Failure to Appear charge for a Traffic Violation from Platte County court in Missouri. (Courtesy St. Charles County Department of Corrections) Federal terrorism charges were brought...

Extra, Extra: The Most Peaceful Place On The Internet

Extra, Extra: The Most Peaceful Place On The Internetvideo

Because you need a timeout from Internet life, check out today's end-of-day links: Dustin Hoffman sexual harassment accusation, coal miners stubborn, baby Frankenstein, Papa Johns complains about NFL, Linklater movies ranked, and dogs who need attention. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

NYC Needs Radical Street Redesigns To Thwart Truck Terrorism, Experts Say

NYC Needs Radical Street Redesigns To Thwart Truck Terrorism, Experts Say

The Home Depot truck Sayfullo Saipov allegedly drove along the Hudson River Greenway by the West Side Highway, in the aftermath of his crash into a school bus. (AP) In light of Tuesday afternoon's deadly truck...

NYPD Looking For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On 6 Train

NYPD Looking For Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman On 6 Train

(NYPD) The NYPD is searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman onboard a 6 train in Union Square. Police say that the victim was on a northbound 6 train at 8 a.m....

Over 200 Affordable Apartments Near The Manhattan Bridge Are Up For Grabs...If You Win The Lottery

Over 200 Affordable Apartments Near The Manhattan Bridge Are Up For Grabs...If You Win The Lottery

Oooh wavy. (via Extell) The city's housing lottery, which should really be called the housing jack squattery because that's all I ever win from it, is back with an enticing new offer for anyone who manages...

Police Identify Victims In West Side Bike Path Terror Attack

Police Identify Victims In West Side Bike Path Terror Attack

Nicholas Cleves, 23, was one of two Americans killed in the attack. (via Facebook) The NYPD has released the names of the deceased victims in yesterday's terror attack on the West Side Highway bike path. Among...

U. Of Hartford Student Charged With Hate Crime After Allegedly Putting Bodily Fluids On Roommate's Belongings

U. Of Hartford Student Charged With Hate Crime After Allegedly Putting Bodily Fluids On Roommate's Belongings

(Getty / istock) A University of Hartford first-year student was expelled and arrested on Saturday for harassing her roommate, after allegedly admitting that "she licked her roommate’s dining utensils and smeared bodily fluid on the woman’s...

De Blasio On West Side Bike Path Terror Attack: 'We Won't Blink, We Won't Change'

De Blasio On West Side Bike Path Terror Attack: 'We Won't Blink, We Won't Change'

Sayfullo Saipov was arrested on October 20, 2016 on a Failure to Appear charge for a Traffic Violation from Platte County court in Missouri. (Courtesy St. Charles County Department of Corrections) At a press conference this...

Early Addition: Here's The Best NYC Halloween Costume From Last Nightvideo

Early Addition: Here's The Best NYC Halloween Costume From Last Night

The sticky, untold story of Cinnabon; the Illuminati secrets under Denver airport; Florida woman on horseback saves kittehs; and more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Trump Blames Terror Attack On Schumer's Support For 1990 Visa Law George Bush Signed

Trump Blames Terror Attack On Schumer's Support For 1990 Visa Law George Bush Signed

(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) In a series of early morning tweets, President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader and New York State senior Senator Chuck Schumer for Schumer's hand in passing a decades-old law that the president...

Forecast: Briefly Cool Start To November After The Warmest October Ever

Forecast: Briefly Cool Start To November After The Warmest October Ever

Accuweather.com It's official: we just experienced the warmest October since temperature observations began in Central Park just after the Civil War, and the eighth straight warmer-than-average October. Last month's average of 64.1 degrees was a half-degree...

Employers In NYC Can No Longer Ask Job Applicants For Their Salary Histories

Employers In NYC Can No Longer Ask Job Applicants For Their Salary Histories

(Getty Images) It is now illegal in New York City for employers to ask prospective employees for their salary histories, ending what officials are calling part of a systematic cycle that keeps women and people of...

Argentine, Belgian Tourists Among Dead & Injured In West Side Highway Terror Attackgallery

Argentine, Belgian Tourists Among Dead & Injured In West Side Highway Terror Attack

Officials have identified the man suspected of driving a truck down the West Side Highway bike path in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, killing eight people and injuring at least 11. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is accused of carrying...

Veteran Columbia Professor To Stop Teaching In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Veteran Columbia Professor To Stop Teaching In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

(Angela Radulescu/Flickr) A veteran professor of Greco-Roman history at Columbia University has withdrawn from teaching and other student-related activities in the wake of allegations that he exploited his position of power to sexually harass women for...

Two People Shot Near Cooper Union

Two People Shot Near Cooper Union

Two people were shot near Cooper Square and Astor Place this morning. Update: Police believe the incident was a murder-suicide attempt. The FDNY arrived to the scene at 7:55 a.m. and found two people, a man and...

De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that officials are currently investigating today's deadly incident on the West Side Highway as a terrorist attack. "Based on information we...

Extra, Extra: Fox News Employees Reportedly Embarrassed They Work For Fox News

Extra, Extra: Fox News Employees Reportedly Embarrassed They Work For Fox Newsvideo

Because Fox News employees are feeling mighty embarrassed, check out today's end-of-day links: Google Docs problem, Chance The Rapper's movie, haunted NYC buildings, Baldwin on Toback, Andy Dick harassment, and dog scared of cord. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

UPDATES: 8 Killed, Multiple Injured In Suspected Terror Attack On West Side Bike Pathgalleryvideo

UPDATES: 8 Killed, Multiple Injured In Suspected Terror Attack On West Side Bike Path

[UPDATES BELOW] Police are on the scene following reports of a shooting near West and Chambers Streets at around 3 p.m. in Lower Manhattan this afternoon, according to NYPD and FDNY officials. An FDNY spokesperson told...

A-Rod's Incredible Bathroom Texting Dating Strategy Just Might Change Your Life

A-Rod's Incredible Bathroom Texting Dating Strategy Just Might Change Your Life

Tfw you're ready for love. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Gibson Guitars.) Aside from being one of the best baseball players to ever lace up a pair of cleats, Alex Rodriguez is an extremely famous weirdo. There's...

Bus Driver Says He Honked At Citi Biker Before Fatally Running Him Over

Bus Driver Says He Honked At Citi Biker Before Fatally Running Him Over

Dan Hanegby (via Facebook) Dan Hanegby, the 36-year-old man killed by a commercial bus driver in Chelsea this June, did not swerve into a bus moments before he was fatally struck, prosecutors said Tuesday. Instead, the...

Good News Everyone: Wall Street's Raking It In

Good News Everyone: Wall Street's Raking It In

I've heard of "bulked up profits," but folks this is ridiculous! (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) With all of the arguments over that publicity stunt statue in the Financial District, we may have been losing sight of what's...

Early Addition: The Seductive Danger Of Politics As Meme

Early Addition: The Seductive Danger Of Politics As Memevideo

Because John Kelly has high praise for Robert E. Lee, check out today's mid-day links: Internetting with the NY Times, Nathan Fielder on Conan, cabins in the woods, self-driving car rides, an outer space Halloween playlist, and zoo celebrates Halloween. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracy

Mike Cernovich Stole My Photo, Lied About It On Twitter, And Sold Trump Jr. On Yet Another Fake Conspiracygallery

A banner planted by Cernovich supporters posing as protesters (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) A right-wing conspiracy theory was born at Columbia University last night, based on a lie that spread with remarkable speed from a student-led...

8-Year-Old Jumprope Champ Killed By Driver In Jersey Cityvideo

8-Year-Old Jumprope Champ Killed By Driver In Jersey City

via YouCaring An 8-year-old boy died over the weekend after a driver struck him in Jersey City. The boy, Jeremiah Grant, was reportedly crossing Christopher Columbus Drive near Grove Street at around 4:45 p.m. on Saturday...

City Will Launch $8 Million Anti-Bullying Campaign In Wake Of Bronx High School Stabbing

City Will Launch $8 Million Anti-Bullying Campaign In Wake Of Bronx High School Stabbing

Cedeno, left, has been charged with murdering McCree, right. (via Instagram and Facebook) NYC will spend $8 million on an anti-bullying campaign, in part as a response to a fatal classroom stabbing at a Bronx high...

Bloggers Credit 'Team Effort' That Uncovered Paul Manafort's Brooklyn Brownstone Dealings

Bloggers Credit 'Team Effort' That Uncovered Paul Manafort's Brooklyn Brownstone Dealingsgallery

The story of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's dramatic plunge from his perch as a highly paid Republican consultant to alleged conspirator against the United States has, like most things, a Brooklyn blog angle. The connection...

Bernie Sanders Tells Terminal 5 'What This Election In NY Is About'gallery

Bernie Sanders Tells Terminal 5 'What This Election In NY Is About'

According to Senator Bernie Sanders, the stakes in New York City’s mayoral election next week are clear: a vote for Bill de Blasio is a vote against Donald Trump. “I wanna tell you what this election here...

Extra, Extra: The Scariest True Story About Living Alone

Extra, Extra: The Scariest True Story About Living Alonevideo

Because urine doesn't belong in luxury condo walls, check out today's end-of-day links: burger emoji angst, Dylan's gospel period, Duffer Brothers recap 'Stranger Things 2,' Queens Democratic party machine, Andre 3000 interview, Manafort's Brooklyn brownstone renovation, more Weinstein accusers, and a skateboarding dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

Women's March Returns To NYC In January

(Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) This year's triumphant NYC women's march drew 750,000 protestors & their creative signs to Midtown, and now a repeat is planned for 2018. The Women's March Alliance announced today that the march...

Exotic Dancer Explains #StripperStrike: 'We Just Want To Be Treated Equally'

Exotic Dancer Explains #StripperStrike: 'We Just Want To Be Treated Equally'

Gizelle Marie (courtesy Gizelle Marie) Early last week, the hashtag #NYCStripperStrike started cropping up on Instagram and Twitter. A story on MTO News was quickly aggregated by Page Six: "Strippers go on strike in battle against...

NYPD Detectives Charged With Raping Handcuffed Brooklyn Teen

NYPD Detectives Charged With Raping Handcuffed Brooklyn Teen

Richard Hall (left) and Eddie Martins exiting their arraignment in Brooklyn on Monday. (Noah Hurowitz / DNAInfo) Two NYPD detectives surrendered to police early Monday morning after being accused of arresting and raping an 18-year-old girl...

Early Addition: Jimmy Kimmel's Just A Little Freaked Out Nowvideo

Early Addition: Jimmy Kimmel's Just A Little Freaked Out Now

The birth of the modern bicycle movement, John Boehner UNCHAINED, the great pumpkin pie conspiracy, and more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

NY's Public Transportation Ranked Best In North America?

NY's Public Transportation Ranked Best In North America?

Still better than Boston! (Christopher Robbins / Gothamist) This morning the B and Q were messed up, so I had to take three trains to work, two of which turned into other trains while I was...

Forecast: Cooler Weather Arrives As The Rain Departs

Forecast: Cooler Weather Arrives As The Rain Departs

local1256 on Flickr Well, that was a lot of wind and rain for superstorm Sandy's fifth anniversary. Sunday's storm dumped over three inches of rain in Central Park and slightly lower amounts at the airports. The...

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

Mayor Bill de Blasio has enlisted Senator Bernie Sanders's help to bolster his populist cred, showing New Yorkers that even high-profile politicians can spend their Monday morning waiting for a delayed, overcrowded subway train. A Trains...

97 Pounds Of Marijuana, $930K Seized In Brooklyn Apartment

97 Pounds Of Marijuana, $930K Seized In Brooklyn Apartment

(NYPD) A manhunt for a suspect wanted for "arson and terroristic threat charges" led police to uncover a large pile of marijuana and cash in Crown Heights on Friday night. NYPD officers were assisting police from...

Extra, Extra: Bruce Willis's Halloween Costume Is One Of The Twins From The Shining

Extra, Extra: Bruce Willis's Halloween Costume Is One Of The Twins From The Shining

(Jen Chung / Gothamist) Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Someone is very upset at the Russia...

Man Slashed In Face In Early Morning Sidewalk Attack In The Meatpacking District

Man Slashed In Face In Early Morning Sidewalk Attack In The Meatpacking District

Hudson Ave and West 14th Street (Google Maps) A 25-year-old man says another man slashed him in the cheek in the Meatpacking District early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. The incident took place at a...

De Blasio On Donor's Pay-To-Play Allegations: Rechnitz Is 'A Liar And A Felon'

De Blasio On Donor's Pay-To-Play Allegations: Rechnitz Is 'A Liar And A Felon'

(via Mayoral Flickr) Real estate investor Jona Rechnitz testified late last week about his pay-to-play relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio, prompting the mayor to dodge reporter questions about the shockingly detailed claims, including that Rechnitz's...

Police: This Man Groped An 11-Year-Old On 2 Train

Police: This Man Groped An 11-Year-Old On 2 Train

A subway rider on a train in Manhattan inappropriately touched a young girl earlier this month, police say. The incident took place at 11 a.m. on October 21st. According to the NYPD, an 11-year-old girl was...

Extra Extra: Can You Find All Of America's Soldiers?

Extra Extra: Can You Find All Of America's Soldiers?video

Knicks point guards play well for once, FAO Schwarz is kind of back, where in the world are all of our troops and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

NYPD Shuts Down Bike Kill Before It Can Really Get Started

NYPD Shuts Down Bike Kill Before It Can Really Get Started

Officers on scene at Bike Kill, which was shut down before 4 p.m. this year. (Photo by Scott Heins) About 200 bike punks who were prepared to ride their mutant art bikes around at Bike Kill,...

Survey: The Rent Is Too Damn High Nationwide

Survey: The Rent Is Too Damn High Nationwide

(Gothamist) In what is probably not a surprise to any New York renter, almost twenty percent of respondents said they struggled to make monthly rent payments in a survey published by Apartment List. 18 percent of...

Man Quickly Arrested After Allegedly Grinding Crotch On Undercover Officer On 6 Train

Man Quickly Arrested After Allegedly Grinding Crotch On Undercover Officer On 6 Train

The incident took place just after the train left Union Square. (via Flickr user Clay Williams) A man who decided to rub his crotch on straphanger this week got busted immediately when the victim he picked...

NJ Cops Unamused By Teens Dressing As Shrubbery In Park

NJ Cops Unamused By Teens Dressing As Shrubbery In Park

(Getty / istock) A group of bored teens dressing in camouflage outfits and popping up in a NJ park to gently spook visitors are now being warned by local authorities to stop. A Union County police...

Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: 'He Shoved Me Onto The Bed'

Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: 'He Shoved Me Onto The Bed'

Annabella Sciorra (Getty Images) A new, extremely harrowing account of sexual assault has emerged as more women come forward about their experiences with producer Harvey Weinstein. This time, actress Annabella Sciorra described to the New Yorker's...

Police Investigating After Rocks Fall From Sky Near Columbus Circle

Police Investigating After Rocks Fall From Sky Near Columbus Circle

West 57th Street and 8th Avenue. (Google Maps) Small, decorative pebbles rained down from the sky at an intersection near Columbus Circle last night, according to multiple witnesses, and the NYPD is investigating the incident. An...

Grand Jury Reportedly Indicts NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping 18-Year-Old-Woman

Grand Jury Reportedly Indicts NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping 18-Year-Old-Woman

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The grand jury hearing the case of two NYPD officers who were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman handed down an indictment for the alleged rape, according to multiple reports. The indictment was...

NYPD: Teen Poses For Selfie After Knocking Man Out Near DUMBO Shake Shack

NYPD: Teen Poses For Selfie After Knocking Man Out Near DUMBO Shake Shack

DUMBO Shake Shack (Jeva Lange / Gothamist) A 43-year-old man lost consciousness after being punched outside a Shake Shack location in Brooklyn on Thursday night. A witness said that after he was struck, someone "ran up...

Extra, Extra: BIG SECRETS From The JFK Assassination File

Extra, Extra: BIG SECRETS From The JFK Assassination Filevideo

Animals play with pumpkins, Rex Tillerson is tired, British paper gets HOT JFK TIP, Stranger Things hotel, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

How Did A Tiny Montana Power Company Land A Huge Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

How Did A Tiny Montana Power Company Land A Huge Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

A man descends a makeshift ladder reaching to the top of a broken bridge spanning the Vivi River on October 20, 2017 in Utuado, Puerto Rico. (Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security, the House Natural...

Michael Grimm Loves Trump's 'Massive' Hands

Michael Grimm Loves Trump's 'Massive' Hands

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Disgraced former Staten Island Congressman/Donald Trump superfan Michael Grimm is attempting a comeback, having recently declared he'll be running for Congress despite serving eight months in prison for tax evasion. Grimm's hitched his...

Prosecutors: Scammer Stole $275K Pretending To Be A German Heiress

Prosecutors: Scammer Stole $275K Pretending To Be A German Heiress

(Chris Ryan/Getty Images) Manhattan prosecutors say that an industrious 26-year-old scammer fleeced banks, an investment house, and a friend during a 10-month grifting spree that saw her steal almost $300,000 while pretending to be a German...

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

via Flickr user Stephen Rees The MTA's experiment with foldable seats, introduced as a result of overcrowding which was itself a result of years of underinvestment in mass transit even as the city's population swelled, is...

Brooklyn Pol Seeks To Make It Illegal For Cops To Have Sex With People In Their Custody

Brooklyn Pol Seeks To Make It Illegal For Cops To Have Sex With People In Their Custody

(via istockphoto) A Brooklyn councilman has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody, following an incident in which two officers, Eddie Martins and Richard...

Early Addition: Sometimes Rex Tillerson Needs To 'Curl Up In A Ball'

Early Addition: Sometimes Rex Tillerson Needs To 'Curl Up In A Ball'

Photograph by Sam Walker / Flickr Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

Weekend Forecast: Sunny Saturday, Soggy Sunday

Weekend Forecast: Sunny Saturday, Soggy Sunday

Temperature change map from weather.com High pressure sitting over the Outer Banks will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow morning. The southerly wind around that high will also warm the city to the lower...

Crooked De Blasio Donor Testifies To Cozy Relationship With Mayor: 'He Took My Calls, We Were Friends'

Crooked De Blasio Donor Testifies To Cozy Relationship With Mayor: 'He Took My Calls, We Were Friends'

Mayor de Blasio has an extremely different account of his relationship, or lack-thereof, with key witness Jona Rechnitz. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Real estate investor Jona Rechnitz, a cooperating witness in several federal corruption cases involving New...

'Knock Out Game' Victim: 'It Felt Like Somebody Hit Me With A Two-By-Four'

'Knock Out Game' Victim: 'It Felt Like Somebody Hit Me With A Two-By-Four'

Essex Street between Grand and Hester (Google Maps) The woman who was brutally sucker-punched on a Lower East Side street last month is speaking out to warn others. Susan Farina told NBC New York, "I've never...

Barclays Center Locks Out Ticket-Holders After Crowd Rushes Gates At Hip-Hop Show

Barclays Center Locks Out Ticket-Holders After Crowd Rushes Gates At Hip-Hop Show

Courtesy Marianne O'Leary's flickr There was a mini-stampede at Barclays Center last night when a ticketless crowd tried to push their way into a sold-out concert, prompting security to lock the doors. Unfortunately, that meant even...

Extra, Extra: The Most Problematic Halloween Costumes Of 2017

Extra, Extra: The Most Problematic Halloween Costumes Of 2017video

Because you crave some ill-considered Halloween inspiration, check out today's end-of-day links: high schooler changing AI, Dylan's new Bootleg Series, delightful Jeff Goldblum, ghost sex, O'Reilly dropped by literary agent, and a very protective dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Gang Selling 'Pray For Death' Heroin Mixed With Fentanyl Busted In The Bronx

Gang Selling 'Pray For Death' Heroin Mixed With Fentanyl Busted In The Bronx

Courtesy U.S. Department of Justice Seven people were arrested this week for allegedly selling a highly dangerous mix of heroin cut with fentanyl, in packages branded "Pray For Death." Investigators say the stuff lived up to...

Long Island Man Arrested For Sex With Multiple Horses

Long Island Man Arrested For Sex With Multiple Horses

(Suffolk County Police) A Long Island man with a history of animal abuse has been arrested for having sex with multiple horses, local authorities said Thursday. According to Suffolk County Police, Steve Errante, 30, had been...

NYPD Arrests Bus Driver Who Killed Citi Bike Rider Dan Hanegby

NYPD Arrests Bus Driver Who Killed Citi Bike Rider Dan Hanegby

Dan Hanegby (via Facebook) The bus driver who struck and killed 36-year-old Dan Hanegby as he rode a Citi Bike on West 26th Street in June has been arrested and charged with violating the Right of...

Meet The Progressive Brooklyn Lawyer Challenging GOP-Friendly Democrat Jesse Hamilton For State Senate

Meet The Progressive Brooklyn Lawyer Challenging GOP-Friendly Democrat Jesse Hamilton For State Senate

Zellnor Myrie, who's declared he's running against Jesse Hamilton. (courtesy of Zellnor Myrie) Almost a year ahead of a potential primary, a third candidate has announced they're running for a state Senate position against a member...

Hacked Queens Road Sign Weighs In On Which Korea Is Bestvideo

Hacked Queens Road Sign Weighs In On Which Korea Is Best

Damn Trump, you gonna take that? (via Reddit) An electronic road sign in Queens appears to have been hacked by a supporter of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea—though whether this is the work of teenage...

On The Five Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy, Is NYC Ready For The Next One?gallery

On The Five Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Sandy, Is NYC Ready For The Next One?

When Hurricane Sandy hit five years ago, on October 29th 2012, New York got a wake-up call. The unprecedented storm surge and subsequent flooding leveled coastal communities like Breezy Point and Midland Beach, while public housing residents,...

Mike Bloomberg Wants To Overturn The Ultimate Term Limit: DEATH

Mike Bloomberg Wants To Overturn The Ultimate Term Limit: DEATH

Tfw some mouth-breathing plebe tells you death comes for us all. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Mike Bloomberg is famous for many things during the course of his mayoralty in New York, but one of his most striking...

Early Addition: The Anti-Daylight Saving Time Revolution Has Begun

Early Addition: The Anti-Daylight Saving Time Revolution Has Begunvideo

Because you need some last minute Halloween costume ideas, check out today's mid-day links: Lisa Bloom's pro-Weinstein campaign, underrated Anna Faris, Shea Serrano profile, Instagram-famous dog dies, Joe Girardi parts ways with Yankees, and dogs share toy. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Help Cops Find These Bigots Who Spray-Painted Swastika On Manhattan Synagogue

Help Cops Find These Bigots Who Spray-Painted Swastika On Manhattan Synagogue

(DCPI) Police are searching for three men who spray-painted a swastika on the door of a Manhattan synagogue early Wednesday morning. The three individuals were seen on surveillance video spray-painting the anti-Semitic symbol on the door...

Veteran Political Journalist Mark Halperin Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Five Women

Veteran Political Journalist Mark Halperin Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Five Women

(Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Multiple women have come forward to accuse veteran political journalist Mark Halperin of sexual harassment, according to a report published by CNN on Wednesday evening. Halperin has since announced that he will...

Teen Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Westchester Woman Traveling In Panama

Teen Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Westchester Woman Traveling In Panama

(Facebook) A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly killing a 23-year-old Columbia University graduate in a popular tourist spot in Panama earlier this year. Catherine Johannet, a native of Edgemont, NY, was found dead in...

UPDATE: Teddy Roosevelt Statue At American Museum Of Natural History Vandalized With Red Paint

UPDATE: Teddy Roosevelt Statue At American Museum Of Natural History Vandalized With Red Paintgallery

The base of a controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City was splashed with blood-red paint early Thursday morning. Erected in 1938, the 10-foot-tall statue...

Extra, Extra: Haribo Gummies May Have Been Made Using 'Modern-Day Slave Labor'

Extra, Extra: Haribo Gummies May Have Been Made Using 'Modern-Day Slave Labor'video

Because you probably could use some better sleep, check out today's end-of-day links: Haribo slave labor, Yashar Ali profile, Brian Eno/Kevin Shields jam, dynamic movie pricing, budget musician Halloween costumes, and Corgi wants to play. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Cuomo Says Barry Diller's Controversial Park On The Hudson Is Back ON

Cuomo Says Barry Diller's Controversial Park On The Hudson Is Back ON

Guess who's back. (via Pier55, Inc. / Heatherwick Studio) Just over a month after billionaire Barry Diller withdrew his controversial proposal for a $250 million park and performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street,...

NAACP Warns Black Travelers About Flying With American Airlines

NAACP Warns Black Travelers About Flying With American Airlines

(Getty) The NAACP has issued a national travel advisory for American Airlines, following what they say is a pattern "troublesome conduct" by employees that could put black travelers at risk. The warning, sent out Tuesday, cites...

Off-Duty Cop Looked Like He 'Didn't Give A F--k' After Shooting Unarmed Man, Victim's Girlfriend Testifies

Off-Duty Cop Looked Like He 'Didn't Give A F--k' After Shooting Unarmed Man, Victim's Girlfriend Testifies

Zaquanna Albert, 37, the girlfriend of Delrawn Small, outside of Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) An off-duty New York City police officer looked "like he didn't give a fuck" after he fatally...

Colorful New Chart Shows Which Subway Lines Have The Worst Morning Delays

Colorful New Chart Shows Which Subway Lines Have The Worst Morning Delays

Hope you like subway delays on the L train, because they're up over 40 percent from five years ago. (Alyssa Morgenstern) You'll recall that recent report from the Independent Budget Office showing that in addition to...

NYPD: Man Threw Unknown Liquid At 13-Year-Old Girl's Face, Called Her 'White B-tch'

NYPD: Man Threw Unknown Liquid At 13-Year-Old Girl's Face, Called Her 'White B-tch'

Police are searching for a man who allegedly called a 13-year-old girl a "white b-tch," then splashed her in the face with an unknown liquid as she was exiting a bus in Queens.

Early Addition: An Oral History Of Seinfeld's Masturbatory Classic

Early Addition: An Oral History Of Seinfeld's Masturbatory Classicvideo

Because Florida woman has struck again, check out today's mid-day links: carnival scams, RIP Fats Domino, mapping Brooklyn Edison bulbs, Bush apologizes for sexual assault, Bronx bathroom building, 'Seinfeld' oral history, and cats vs balloons. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Forecast: Seasonable Temperatures Return (For Now)

Forecast: Seasonable Temperatures Return (For Now)

Elyssa Drivas on Flickr Yesterday's storm was more bark than bite for the city as the bulk of the rainfall stayed to our east. A few places on Long Island received more than an inch of...

De Blasio & Bernie Sanders To Rock Terminal 5 Monday Night

De Blasio & Bernie Sanders To Rock Terminal 5 Monday Night

Bernie Sanders, back in the days he was just playing clubs in the Bronx. (Gretchen Robinette / Gothamist) With his campaign flagging and in need of a boost, Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding some star-power...

Video: Enraged Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested After Fight At Mall Godiva Store

Video: Enraged Off-Duty NYPD Cop Arrested After Fight At Mall Godiva Storevideo

Photograph of a Godiva store in Texas by R. Crap Mariner / Flickr An off-duty NYPD police officer has been suspended after an incident at a shopping mall Godiva store in Connecticut over the weekend. Video...

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

The floor-to-ceiling barriers on the AirTrain. (Courtesy lily_bart's flickr) [UPDATE BELOW] The MTA will test out a new floor-to-ceiling barrier at the 3rd Avenue L train platform, much like the sliding doors on the JFK AirTrain,...

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

(Courtesy Industry City) At a meeting Tuesday in front of the City Planning Commission, developers behind Industry City in Sunset Park argued for a proposed rezoning that would bring high-end commercial development and a luxury hotel...

NYPD: This Woman Stole A Shih-Tzu From A Queens Yard

NYPD: This Woman Stole A Shih-Tzu From A Queens Yardvideo

Images of the suspect (NYPD) A person brazenly grabbed a little dog from a Queens home's front yard, police say. Now the authorities have released surveillance video of the alleged dognapper. The incident took place around...

NYC Board Of Elections Admits Wrongdoing In 2016 Election Purge, Agrees To Consent Decree

NYC Board Of Elections Admits Wrongdoing In 2016 Election Purge, Agrees To Consent Decree

*Voting subject to federal consent decree. (Christian Hansen/Gothamist) New York City voters who were purged from voter rolls ahead of the 2016 presidential primary won a court victory on Tuesday as the city Board of Elections...

Extra, Extra: President Bannon?

Extra, Extra: President Bannon?video

Because Fran Drescher hates capitalism, check out today's end-of-day links: Bjork interview Bjork, Jeff Flake quits, Mark Wahlberg prays, 'Star Wars' behind-the-scenes footage, Crystal Castles rape accusation, and teeny tiny pup rocks out. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Transformer Fire Near City Hall Disrupts R, W Subway Service

Transformer Fire Near City Hall Disrupts R, W Subway Service

A transformer fire at the City Hall R/W subway stop is sending smoke, flames, and fireworks out into Broadway and Murray Streets, and potentially messing up your evening commute. pic.twitter.com/bhAOURnGRK— The Real T Fish (@TheRealTFish) October 24,...

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a planned expansion of his affordable housing plan, which will now preserve or create 300,000 units. (Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio is expanding his controversial affordable housing plan, with the...

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