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Extra, Extra: Liam Gallagher Ranks His Own Haircuts

Extra, Extra: Liam Gallagher Ranks His Own Haircutsvideo

Because James Cromwell has the best ringtone, check out today's end-of-day links: Liam Gallagher ranks haircuts, Vegan vlogging, hatfishing, Alaska permafrost thawing, new The War On Drugs album, Sexy Jon Snow costume, and Samoyed dog goes on rant. 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.

Appeals Court Rules Woman Can Sue Boss Who Allegedly Fired Her For Being 'Too Cute'

Appeals Court Rules Woman Can Sue Boss Who Allegedly Fired Her For Being 'Too Cute'

Dilek Edwards. (via Facebook) A New York State appeals court has ruled that a yoga instructor can proceed with a lawsuit which argued that her termination, allegedly because she was "too cute," is covered by gender...

Photos: Is This Queens Condo Lobby A Hate Crime?gallery

Photos: Is This Queens Condo Lobby A Hate Crime?

Queens residents are alarmed over a Sunnyside condo lobby's hateful, bizarre decorative choices, which include a swastika, a shrine to the confederacy, and photographs of Hitler and Stalin in the lobby, as well as two 10-foot tall...

Extremely Bad Tinder Date Ends With Dog Theft

Extremely Bad Tinder Date Ends With Dog Theft

My God who would steal such a cute dog? (via Leonia Police Department) When you're out there in the dating world, things can be kind of a confusing maelstrom sometimes. That being said, your bad date...

Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker?

Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker?

(Courtesy NY City Council Instagram) The speaker of the City Council is, arguably, the second most powerful elected office in New York City, though it’s still a distant second behind the mayor. As the leader of...

Video: NYPD Investigating Cop Who Dumped Water On Sidewalk Grill In Harlem video

Video: NYPD Investigating Cop Who Dumped Water On Sidewalk Grill In Harlem

(Screenshot via) The NYPD is investigating a police officer who poured a jug of water over a charcoal grill during a Harlem sidewalk barbecue on Saturday night. The incident was captured on video by partygoers who...

Crown Heights 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner Will Participate In Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night

Crown Heights 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner Will Participate In Town Hall Meeting Thursday Night

Protesters outside of Summerhill during a July action. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Locals furious over a Crown Heights bar that used a "bullet hole"-damaged wall and Forty Ounce Rosé in its marketing materials last month are...

Early Addition: Behold, The Highest Paid People On TV

Early Addition: Behold, The Highest Paid People On TVvideo

Google and Walmart partner up, the SBA is sorry and trying to remove it, here are your rich TV overlords and more midday 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.

Video: Police Search For Masseur Who Allegedly Beat Coworker With Metal Cupvideo

Video: Police Search For Masseur Who Allegedly Beat Coworker With Metal Cup

The NYPD is looking for a masseur at a Queens spa who allegedly attacked his coworker with a metal cup and punched him in the head, sending him to an area hospital. The masseur, who the Daily...

If You Love Sticky, Steamy, Sweltering NYC Weather... You'll Hate This Forecast

If You Love Sticky, Steamy, Sweltering NYC Weather... You'll Hate This Forecast

Jeff Friedkin/Flickr A cold front swept through the city earlier this morning, bringing with it much drier air and what promises to be several days of very boring weather. But when it comes to the weather...

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Mayor de Blasio marches in the 2016 Columbus Day Parade (via NYC Mayor's Office flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to be dogged by questions of where to draw the line when it comes to his...

Copenhagen Police Say NYC Reporter's Headless Torso Was Weighed Down With Metal To 'Make It Sink'

Copenhagen Police Say NYC Reporter's Headless Torso Was Weighed Down With Metal To 'Make It Sink'

Kim Wall (Facebook) Copenhagen Police confirmed Wednesday that a headless body found off the Eastern coast of Denmark is a DNA match with Kim Wall, a missing freelance journalist and recent Columbia graduate last seen on...

Woman Pushed Onto F Train Tracks At 2nd Avenue In 'Unprovoked' Attack

Woman Pushed Onto F Train Tracks At 2nd Avenue In 'Unprovoked' Attack

(Mookie .NYC / Flickr) A 49-year-old woman was standing on the Second Avenue F train platform in lower Manhattan Tuesday night when an unknown man shoved her onto the subway tracks without provocation, according to the...

Two Stalled Trains + Sick Passenger = Morning Commute Problems On A, B, C, D, F, N, Q And R Trains

Two Stalled Trains + Sick Passenger = Morning Commute Problems On A, B, C, D, F, N, Q And R Trains

Great job, everyone: Subway passengers leave Rockefeller Center after a classic commute (John Del Signore / Gothamist) If some of your work colleagues arrive drenched in sweat, it might be due to the fact that the...

NJ Transit Train With No Passengers Derails At Penn Station

NJ Transit Train With No Passengers Derails At Penn Station

NJ Transit passengers at Penn Station in April (Getty Images) A NJ Transit train with only a conductor on board derailed at Penn Station today before the morning rush. According to WCBS 2, "The train was...

Extra, Extra: Do You Agree With BBC's List Of The Top 100 Comedies Of All Time?

Extra, Extra: Do You Agree With BBC's List Of The Top 100 Comedies Of All Time?video

Because you want to argue about the BBC's picks for best comedies ever, check out today's end-of-day links: 101 NYC facts, Village Voice stops print edition, Breitbart editor pledges to do Bannon's 'dirty work,' fake polls, exploiting social justice for clicks, and Chihuahua shows bulldog who's boss. 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.

Feds Will Not Pursue Investigation Into Fatal NYPD Shooting Of Harlem Man

Feds Will Not Pursue Investigation Into Fatal NYPD Shooting Of Harlem Man

Mohamed Bah (courtesy of family) Federal prosecutors will not pursue a case against the NYPD officers who shot and killed 28-year-old Mohamed Bah in Harlem in 2012, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's office....

Here's Your Chance To Score A $613/Month Studio At Hudson Yards

Here's Your Chance To Score A $613/Month Studio At Hudson Yards

You, too, can live with these beautiful people in the clouds (additional fees apply) Rents are going nowhere but up and wages aren't really going anywhere at all, so obviously this is as good a time...

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

Guerra, center, with daughters Dulce (right) and Daniela, and son David. (Courtesy Juan Carlos Ruiz) Last week, 33-year-old Amanda Morales Guerra sought sanctuary from federal immigration agents in a Washington Heights church with her three young...

Gothamist Call For Fall Interns

Gothamist Call For Fall Interns

The smoldering Gothamist intern well contains many mysteries. (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) We're looking for a couple of enthusiastic interns to join us in our Manhattan office two or three days a week this fall. Responsibilities...

De Blasio Puts Congestion Pricing In Slow Zone

De Blasio Puts Congestion Pricing In Slow Zone

The mayor, seen in his preferred mode of transportation. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio came out wholeheartedly against congestion pricing in remarks to reporters on Monday, suggesting that his idea for a tax on...

Early Addition: Tucker Carlson Becomes His Own Twitter Parody

Early Addition: Tucker Carlson Becomes His Own Twitter Parodyvideo

'Blue racism' is not a thing, the Mets made Steven Matz pitch hurt, Tucker Carlson became an exact parody of himself and more midday 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.

Construction Worker Discovers Human Remains Near Brooklyn Psychiatric Hospital

Construction Worker Discovers Human Remains Near Brooklyn Psychiatric Hospital

The Kingsboro Psychiatric Center (Google Maps) A construction worker discovered human remains while repairing a sewer system near the campus of an East Flatbush psychiatric hospital Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD. The grisly discovery was...

Heat Advisory Is Now In Effect For NYC

Heat Advisory Is Now In Effect For NYC

Glisten, baby, glisten. (Getty) It's been a fairly mild summer, minus a few scorchers, but though I have already started dreaming of sweaters, we're not out of the very hot and muggy woods just yet. Today's...

City Council Speaker Suggests Christopher Columbus Statue Is A Hate Symbol

City Council Speaker Suggests Christopher Columbus Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Gaetano Russo's Christopher Columbus statue overlooks Columbus Circle (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) Less than a week after Mayor de Blasio called for the review and removal of potential "hate symbols" across New York City,...

Danish Inventor Allegedly Admits To Dumping Body Of NYC Journalist, Headless Torso Found Nearby

Danish Inventor Allegedly Admits To Dumping Body Of NYC Journalist, Headless Torso Found Nearby

Amateur rocket builder and self-professed "inventrepreneur" Peter Madsen aboard the submarine he designed. (YouTube) The Danish inventor suspected of deliberately sinking a home-built submarine and killing freelance journalist and recent Columbia University graduate Kim Wall has...

Video: Panic & 'So Much Blood' On Cape Cod Beach As Brooklyn Teens Flee Shark Attackvideo

Video: Panic & 'So Much Blood' On Cape Cod Beach As Brooklyn Teens Flee Shark Attack

There were nine reported shark sightings on Cape Cod beaches yesterday, with the most harrowing by far occurring at Nauset beach, which stretches between the towns of Orleans and Chatham. Around 1:30 p.m., beachgoers spotted a dorsal...

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East River

Video: Astonished Queens Fishermen Catch Sea Turtle In The East Rivervideo

A fisherman in Queens reeled in an unexpected catch from the East River yesterday: A sea turtle. Chris Carlson spotted the action near the Costco in Long Island City on Monday around 7:30 p.m., "I was...

More Outlet Malls Could Come To NYC After AG's Settlement With Woodbury Commons Operator

More Outlet Malls Could Come To NYC After AG's Settlement With Woodbury Commons Operator

(Woodbury Commons) The operator of the Woodbury Commons has essentially held a monopoly on outlet mall development, preventing outlet stores from opening additional locations within a 60-mile radius of the flagship, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman...

Extra, Extra: Did You Squeeze In Any Eclipse Sex?

Extra, Extra: Did You Squeeze In Any Eclipse Sex?video

Because you are into eclipse sexting, check out today's end-of-day links: John Oliver on nuclear waste, James Murphy on new LCD Soundsystem, trying to understand Dylann Roof, Joss Whedon fansite shuts down, and dog advertises for restaurant. 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.

Activism In NYC This Week: Rally For Right To Know, Charlottesville Solidarity, And More

Activism In NYC This Week: Rally For Right To Know, Charlottesville Solidarity, And More

(Jen Carlson / Gothamist) From rallies for local police reform to protests against white nationalists, here's a roundup of some of the most notable opportunities for activism in NYC this week. As always, feel free to...

Despite Promises, NYPD Still Arrests Tens Of Thousands For Low-Level Marijuana Possession

Despite Promises, NYPD Still Arrests Tens Of Thousands For Low-Level Marijuana Possession

(Juni Safont/Flickr) Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio's repeated promises to end arrests for low-level marijuana possession, the NYPD is on track to arrest tens of thousands of pot-smoking New Yorkers this year, with enforcement once again...

No Sports Radio Fame For Chris Christie

No Sports Radio Fame For Chris Christie

Chris Christie only has a few more months left to get that 15 percent approval rating down to 0, and it appears his post-gubernatorial plans are going about as well as his political ambitions. It appears...

Protesters Target Central Park Statue Of Gynecologist Who Experimented On Slaves

Protesters Target Central Park Statue Of Gynecologist Who Experimented On Slaves

J. Marion Sims, "father of modern gynecology", memorialized for performing genital surgery on Black woman slaves w/o anesthesia or consent pic.twitter.com/p5hE8S7uCv— BYP100 (@BYP_100) August 19, 2017 The movement to topple Confederate memorials and other monuments to racists...

Furious Crown Heights Residents Confront 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner: 'Our Only Demand Is For Her To Close'gallery

Furious Crown Heights Residents Confront 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner: 'Our Only Demand Is For Her To Close'

Dozens of Crown Heights residents rallied Sunday afternoon outside Summerhill, a new self-described "boozy sandwich shop" on Nostrand Avenue, for the second protest in as many months against owner Becca Brennan's decision to advertise a cocktail in...

Forecast: Mostly Clear Skies This Afternoon For The Eclipse

Forecast: Mostly Clear Skies This Afternoon For The Eclipse

Sunlight forecast from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory It looks like the sky will generally cooperate for eclipse viewing this afternoon. High pressure to our south should keep the skies mostly clear today. There is a...

Early Addition: Secret Service Runs Out Of Money Protecting Trump Familyvideo

Early Addition: Secret Service Runs Out Of Money Protecting Trump Family

How Stephen Miller rode a wave of "white rage" into the West Wing, why casinos can't save us, Taylor Swift is upstaging the eclipse, and so much more in today's midday link roundup. 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.

Gothamist Call For Fall Interns

Gothamist Call For Fall Interns

The smoldering Gothamist intern well contains many mysteries. (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) We're looking for a couple of enthusiastic interns to join us in our Manhattan office two or three days a week this fall. Responsibilities...

Watch Out For These Garbage Eclipse Glasses

Watch Out For These Garbage Eclipse Glasses

Students in Spain using protective glasses to view a partial eclipse in March, 2015 (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) A New Jersey amusement park has issued a recall of special eclipse glasses it had sold to customers...

Why You Should NOT Take An Eclipse Selfie

Why You Should NOT Take An Eclipse Selfievideo

Dana Hamerschlag tests out a pair of eclipse glasses at the South Carolina State Museum August 20, 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina (Getty Images) You may not be in the Great American Solar Eclipse's path of...

Extra, Extra: Who Would Steal 20 Tons Of Kinder Eggs And Nutella (Besides Me Me Me)

Extra, Extra: Who Would Steal 20 Tons Of Kinder Eggs And Nutella (Besides Me Me Me)video

A Facebook group makes a dry-land save, Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school, the perfect choco-crime 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.

11-Year-Old Girl Rescued By Photographer After Nearly Drowning At Coney Island

11-Year-Old Girl Rescued By Photographer After Nearly Drowning At Coney Island

(istockphoto) An 11-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Saturday after she nearly drowned while swimming off the shore of Coney Island, an FDNY spokesperson said. The child went under around 1:30 p.m. near West 33rd...

Police Searching For Driver Who Allegedly Dragged Cop 200 Feet During Traffic Stop

Police Searching For Driver Who Allegedly Dragged Cop 200 Feet During Traffic Stop

(Google Maps) Police are searching for a man who allegedly dragged a cop 200 feet during a traffic stop in Queens on Saturday morning. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. on Guy Brewer Boulevard in...

Dozens Of NYPD Officers, Including Frank Serpico, Rally For Colin Kaepernick gallery

Dozens Of NYPD Officers, Including Frank Serpico, Rally For Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of current and retired NYPD police officers gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to show their support for Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who's been ostracized by the NFL since...

'Drive With Headlights': NYC Officials Offer Eclipse Safety Tips

'Drive With Headlights': NYC Officials Offer Eclipse Safety Tipsgalleryvideo

Eclipse fever has hit the country, even in NYC, which is not in the path of totality. Still, eclipse hopefuls are swarming Warby Parker stores for free viewing glasses. While we may not see much, it's important...

East Village DJ Arrested For Smashing Windows Of East Village Apartment Hanging The Confederate Flag

East Village DJ Arrested For Smashing Windows Of East Village Apartment Hanging The Confederate Flag

via Darren_Keen Instagram Police arrested a man on Friday night for smashing the windows of an Alphabet City apartment building that had, until Saturday, displayed two dramatically lit Confederate flags from a six-story window. Darren Keen,...

'It Was Just So Quick... There Was So Much Blood': Wife Describes Husband's Murder On Greenpoint Street

'It Was Just So Quick... There Was So Much Blood': Wife Describes Husband's Murder On Greenpoint Street

George Carroll (GoFundMe) The Friday night killing of a 42-year-old man on a Greenpoint street shocked the neighborhood. A neighbor lamented to the Daily News, "This stuff has to stop. This is his blood pouring down...

Extra Extra: It Is With A Heavy Heart We Must Announce Ryan Adams Is At It Again

Extra Extra: It Is With A Heavy Heart We Must Announce Ryan Adams Is At It Againvideo

How Bannon's slime will live on at the White House, goodbye Curtis Granderson, Ryan Adams has Twitter beef again 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.

Confederate Flags Removed From Windows Of Alphabet City Buildinggallery

Confederate Flags Removed From Windows Of Alphabet City Building

Confederate flags that were hung in the windows of an Alphabet City apartment building while being dramatically backlit have now been removed, after the building's management had covered the windows with a tarp on Friday. The flags,...

Greenpoint Man Fatally Stabbed Outside McGolrick Park

Greenpoint Man Fatally Stabbed Outside McGolrick Park

The area on Monitor Street where the stabbing took place. (Google Maps) A 42-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and killed on Friday night after getting into an argument with a man across the street...

Cops: Woman Raped By Uber Driver After Falling Asleep In His Car

Cops: Woman Raped By Uber Driver After Falling Asleep In His Car

(Getty Images) An East Village woman's Uber ride turned into a nightmare when the driver took her to his apartment and raped her on Thursday morning, according to cops. Police say that the 31-year-old woman hailed...

'I'm So Great': Girl Burned In Hot Water Challenge Remains Positive During Recovery

'I'm So Great': Girl Burned In Hot Water Challenge Remains Positive During Recovery

Jamoneisha Merritt The 11-year-old girl severely burned when a friend dumped boiling water on her during a sleepover is back home after a week and a half in the hospital. Jamoneisha Merritt told the Daily News,...

Extra, Extra: A Staggering Rundown Of Trump's Last Month

Extra, Extra: A Staggering Rundown Of Trump's Last Monthvideo

Because something is up with Taylor Swift, check out today's end-of-day links: RIP Chuck E. Cheese animatronic bands, Jaime Lannister on baby-proofing the Red Keep, Bannon allies on the way out, Bronx gentrification and baby rhino plays in mud. 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.

Here Comes The Storm (Again): Flood Advisory Issued For Rest Of Dayvideo

Here Comes The Storm (Again): Flood Advisory Issued For Rest Of Day

Hackensack, New Jersey on Friday morning (via Hackensack Fire Department) What'd we do to deserve a Friday news and weather dump? According to forecasts, the thunderstorm that dropped heavy rain throughout the city earlier this morning...

Man Killed While Riding Between Subway Cars On 2 Train

Man Killed While Riding Between Subway Cars On 2 Train

(istockphoto) A man was fatally crushed by a 2 train while riding between subway cars Friday morning, police said. The 36-year-old man was killed on the elevated tracks of a northbound 2 train at the Simpson...

Early Addition: Some Pro-Tips On How To Make Fun Of Nazis

Early Addition: Some Pro-Tips On How To Make Fun Of Nazisvideo

Because cold showers are having a moment, check out today's mid-day links: Bannon on the precipice, David Brooks toilet paper, OKCupid bans crying Nazi, Mitt Romney calls out Trump, new Grizzly Bear album, and horses sliding down a hill. 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.

More Heavy Rain Possible Later Friday But Sunny Skies Return For The Weekend

More Heavy Rain Possible Later Friday But Sunny Skies Return For The Weekend

Stormy graphic from Accuweather A warm front passing through the city today produced a thunderstorm that dropped heavy rain across parts of the city this morning. More showers are possible this afternoon, and another round of...

Video: Reporter Arrested For Interviewing Bronx Community College Students About Confederate Statuesvideo

Video: Reporter Arrested For Interviewing Bronx Community College Students About Confederate Statues

One of the officers who arrests Nicholas for trespassing (screenshot) On Wednesday afternoon, independent reporter J.B. Nicholas filed a story for Gothamist about two busts of Confederate generals and slaveholders Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall"...

Rapper Meek Mill Arrested For Ripping Dirt Bike Stunts In NYCvideo

Rapper Meek Mill Arrested For Ripping Dirt Bike Stunts In NYC

via Meek Mill's instagram MC and former Drake punching bag Meek Mill was arrested in Manhattan on Thursday night after he Instagrammed a video of himself riding an illegal dirt bike. According to an NYPD spokesperson,...

The True Story Behind 'Crown Heights:' How An Amateur Detective Set His Best Friend Free

The True Story Behind 'Crown Heights:' How An Amateur Detective Set His Best Friend Free

Carl King (left) and Colin Warner in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. After Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1980, King worked for 21 years to build a case that would ultimately lead to his release from...

Don't Forget: Register To Vote Today If You Want To Vote In September's Primaries

Don't Forget: Register To Vote Today If You Want To Vote In September's Primaries

(Nathan Tempey/Gothamist) What with all the talk about resisting and making your voice heard at the ballot box, don't forget that a local election is coming up, and change begins at home. Now that you've remembered...

Fearless Driver Successfully Jumps Rising NJ Drawbridge

Fearless Driver Successfully Jumps Rising NJ Drawbridge

(Google Maps) A New Jersey family's trip to the beach briefly turned into that scene from Blues Brothers, when the drawbridge they were driving on began to rise, leaving the driver no choice but to slam...

Extra, Extra: New Yorker Cover Pays Tribute To 'Blowhard' Trump

Extra, Extra: New Yorker Cover Pays Tribute To 'Blowhard' Trumpvideo

Because Trump has no friends, check out today's end-of-day links: Barcelona terrorist attack, Paul Walker mountain tribute, Trump voter regret, 'Nathan For You' season 4 trailer, New Yorker cover, and dog steals cookie from baby. 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.

City Councilmembers To NYPD: Release Ramarley Graham's Records To His Family

City Councilmembers To NYPD: Release Ramarley Graham's Records To His Family

Constance Malcom, Ramarley's mother, addresses the media at a press conference this morning. (via Communities United for Police Reform) Members of the City Council's Progressive Caucus and supporters of the family of Ramarley Graham once again...

Subway Tiles Resembling The Confederate Flag Remain At Times Square Station, For Now

Subway Tiles Resembling The Confederate Flag Remain At Times Square Station, For Now

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) In the wake of the violence committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, city officials have swiftly joined the chorus of voices nationwide calling for the removal of public structures commemorating the Confederacy....

Why The North Honored Confederates: 'These Are Not Just Innocuous Monuments'

Why The North Honored Confederates: 'These Are Not Just Innocuous Monuments'

The unveiling of Lee's bust in the Bronx's Hall of Fame in 1912 (courtesy Bronx Community College While President Donald Trump mourns the removal of "our beautiful statues and monuments" this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Early Addition: The NY Times Discovers Bubble Tea

Early Addition: The NY Times Discovers Bubble Teavideo

Because you want to hear the greatest Migos mashup ever, check out today's mid-day links: 'Silver Springs' history, Bannon calls white nationalist 'losers,' HBO hacked again, Mic pivoting to video, David Lynch talks sound of 'Twin Peaks,' and dog enjoys hot tub. 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.

A Carshare Pilot Program Is Coming For Your Parking Spots This Fall

A Carshare Pilot Program Is Coming For Your Parking Spots This Fall

Get ready to see more of these. (via Flickr user Design For Health) We already have bike share and the occasional pirate bike share efforts in New York, and now the concept is getting extended to...

Cyclist Says Driver Hit Him In Fit Of Road Rage, But NYPD Wouldn't Take His Statement

Cyclist Says Driver Hit Him In Fit Of Road Rage, But NYPD Wouldn't Take His Statement

Greg Keller in the hospital following the crash (Twitter) A Manhattan cyclist claims an NYPD officer refused to take his statement after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Monday morning. Then, after leaving the...

De Blasio Announces Plan To Take Down NYC's 'Hate Symbols'

De Blasio Announces Plan To Take Down NYC's 'Hate Symbols'

via Mayor's Office flickr After the violence waged by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a woman dead, politicians and activist groups across the country are calling for the removal of statues...

Midtown Manhattan Timeshare Admits To Scamming Buyers, Settles With NY AG For $6.5 Million

Midtown Manhattan Timeshare Admits To Scamming Buyers, Settles With NY AG For $6.5 Millionvideo

(Via Manhattan Club website) Operators of a Manhattan timeshare business are forking over $6.5 million to the NY State Attorney General's office after admitting they lied to shareowners about the availability of units. "The owners of...

Extra, Extra: NY Times Magazine Dives Down The Breitbart Rabbit Hole

Extra, Extra: NY Times Magazine Dives Down The Breitbart Rabbit Holevideo

Because dissolving bodies is the future, check out today's end-of-day links: Charlottesville white supremacist gets scared, Breitbart long read, united states of films, RIP Daily Stormer, and poking at a couch monster. 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.

Driver Of Multi-Car Murray Hill Crash Charged With Murder

Driver Of Multi-Car Murray Hill Crash Charged With Murder

Sikolas's car following the crash. (Trevor Kapp/DNAinfo) The driver of a Honda Civic who was allegedly speeding when he collided with the driver of a Department of Transportation truck, which sent the truck flying into a...

Halal Vendor Stabs Competing Fruit Vendor With Steak Knife In 'Turf War'

Halal Vendor Stabs Competing Fruit Vendor With Steak Knife In 'Turf War'

A different street vendor, not involved in this incident. (Bitch Cakes/Flickr) A "turf war" between food carts led a halal truck operator to stab a fruit vendor in East Midtown on Wednesday morning, authorities confirmed. Following...

One Answer To The Cross-Hudson Commuter Nightmare Is... The Javits Center?

One Answer To The Cross-Hudson Commuter Nightmare Is... The Javits Center?

The Javits Center (Fresh turnip/Flickr) Instead of tackling an estimated $10 billion rehabilitation plan for the grimy, packed Port Authority Bus Terminal, a major transit research organization has pitched a plan they say would more rapidly...

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) Penn Station's earned itself a pretty weary reputation in the wake of the Spring and Summer of Hell, but it was a windowless maze of terror long before it became synonymous with...

Potential Martin Shkreli Jurors Reveal Utter Disdain For 'Greedy Little Man'

Potential Martin Shkreli Jurors Reveal Utter Disdain For 'Greedy Little Man'

"[H]e kind of looks like a dick" - Anonymous potential juror (Getty Images) Martin Shkreli is an exhausting media circus, the "Greed is good" monologue given life inside Alfred E. Neuman's body, and the sooner the...

[UPDATED] Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson Are Part Of Bronx Community College's 'Hall Of Fame'gallery

[UPDATED] Robert E. Lee & Stonewall Jackson Are Part Of Bronx Community College's 'Hall Of Fame'

As New York City residents demand that the federal government rename General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive in Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton, monuments to the two slaveholding Confederate generals sit unperturbed on the grounds of Bronx Community...

Goldman Sachs Employee Sues Bank Over Alleged Race Discrimination

Goldman Sachs Employee Sues Bank Over Alleged Race Discrimination

An arrow showing the alleged direction of racial acceptance at Goldman. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) A wealth manager at Goldman Sachs has accused the bank and a senior partner there of racial discrimination directed against her because...

Early Addition: Mother Of Charlottesville Murder Victim Sends Message To White Supremacists

Early Addition: Mother Of Charlottesville Murder Victim Sends Message To White Supremacistsvideo

Because there's a new LCD Soundsystem single, check out today's mid-day links: 'Groundhog Day' ending, Trump's council of CEOs close to disbanding, Daniel Craig to play Bond one more time, Bush presidents condemn racial bigotry, and dog waits for bus. 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.

Woman Suffers Fractured Neck After Central Park Tree Crushes Her

Woman Suffers Fractured Neck After Central Park Tree Crushes Her

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) The 39-year old woman who was struck by a felled tree in Central Park on Tuesday sustained a fractured neck in the incident, and her two-year-old son suffered a fractured skull, according...

Forecast: Steamy, Sunny Skies Have Returned

Forecast: Steamy, Sunny Skies Have Returned

Keith Michael/Flickr We've got an oddity on tap for today. For the first time in more than two weeks it is going to warm into the upper 80s, and perhaps even hit 90 this afternoon. The...

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattangallery

Photos: 30 Immigrants Become Citizens 1,250 Feet Above Manhattan

Thirty people became U.S. citizens on Tuesday afternoon at a naturalization ceremony held on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center. Featuring a keynote speech from former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (who is a naturalized citizen...

Brooklyn Heights Tenants Sue Kushner Co. For Allegedly Hiding Rent-Stabilized Status

Brooklyn Heights Tenants Sue Kushner Co. For Allegedly Hiding Rent-Stabilized Status

Inside 89 Hicks Street. (Kushner Companies) A group of tenants in a building owned by Kushner Companies is suing the company over what they say is a failure by their landlord to register their apartments as...

Hundreds Turn Out To Trump Tower For Another Night Of Protests

Hundreds Turn Out To Trump Tower For Another Night Of Protests

Protesters outside Trump Tower on Tuesday evening for a second consecutive night of actions. (Getty) Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside of Trump Tower on Tuesday night for a second round of protests, following an instantly lambasted...

Extra, Extra: Men Who Eat Veggies Smell Better To Women

Extra, Extra: Men Who Eat Veggies Smell Better To Womenvideo

Because vandals defaced the Lincoln Memorial, check out today's end-of-day links: de Blasio's prez rumors, Jake Tapper interview, sketching Taylor Swift, Netflix's effect on Hollywood, Driscoll's reinvents the strawberry, and puppy with tiny legs. 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.

Trump Denounces 'Alt-Left,' Praises 'Good People' Protesting Civil War Statue Removal

Trump Denounces 'Alt-Left,' Praises 'Good People' Protesting Civil War Statue Removal

Trump, at today's press conference. (YouTube) At a Trump Tower press conference held Tuesday afternoon that was supposed to focus on infrastructure, President Trump addressed the tragedy in Charlottesville. He claimed he waited 48 hours to...

HBO Producer Sentenced To Year In Prison For Moving Dead Body From Chelsea Apartment

HBO Producer Sentenced To Year In Prison For Moving Dead Body From Chelsea Apartment

Marc Henry Johnson (Getty) The producer of an upcoming HBO show was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison for his role in dragging a dead body into a Chelsea apartment in order...

Cuomo's New Charlottesville Provisions Target 'Violent' Protests

Cuomo's New Charlottesville Provisions Target 'Violent' Protests

NYers participating in a peaceful protest outside Trump Tower on Monday evening. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) In the wake of Saturday's White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that resulted in numerous injuries and the death of...

Facebook Screenshot Shows Cuomo Donor Daniel Loeb Compared Teacher's Unions To The KKK

Facebook Screenshot Shows Cuomo Donor Daniel Loeb Compared Teacher's Unions To The KKK

When you can't see your donor's comments. (Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images) Cuomo/IDC donor Daniel Loeb, who was already in trouble after comparing state Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to a Klan member last week, has found...

Video: Three Teens Sneak Onto The New $3.9 Billion Tappan Zee Bridgevideo

Video: Three Teens Sneak Onto The New $3.9 Billion Tappan Zee Bridge

Three adventurous teens trespass on the unopened new Tappan Zee Bridge (screenshot via Youtube) "I wanted to try urban exploration for the first time and shoot some nice pictures, but it didn't end well because we...

Early Addition: Why Don't Northerners On 'Game Of Thrones' Wear Hats?

Early Addition: Why Don't Northerners On 'Game Of Thrones' Wear Hats?video

Because Kit Harrington answers an important GoT question, check out today's end-of-day links: SB Nation exploitation, Trump Twitter exhaustion, Noah Baumbach's Adam Sandler movie, calls for Bannon's ousting, and baby bushpig plays soccer. 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 Journalist Missing; Danish Inventor Accused Of 'Deliberately' Sinking DIY Submarinevideo

NYC Journalist Missing; Danish Inventor Accused Of 'Deliberately' Sinking DIY Submarine

Amateur rocket builder and self-professed "inventrepreneur" Peter Madsen aboard the submarine he designed. (YouTube) Police are investigating the mysterious disappearance of freelance journalist and recent Columbia University graduate Kim Wall, who was last seen boarding a...

[UPDATED] Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Childrengallery

[UPDATED] Massive Tree Falls In Central Park, Injuring Several Children

[UPDATES BELOW] A huge tree came down in Central Park this morning, injuring several people, according to the FDNY. A spokesperson with the FDNY told Gothamist the tree fell at around 10 a.m., near 61st Street...

Watch Scaramucci Tell Colbert That Nazis Are ‘Super Bad’

Watch Scaramucci Tell Colbert That Nazis Are ‘Super Bad’video

When Anthony Scaramucci pointed out Trump did denounce racism, Colbert said, "Two days later. Does he order his spine on Amazon Prime? Why did it take so long?"

Thousands Chant 'New York Hates You' As Trump Returns To NYCgalleryvideo

Thousands Chant 'New York Hates You' As Trump Returns To NYC

Thousands of New Yorkers crammed as close as they could to Trump Tower on Monday night to shout down President Donald Trump on his first trip to his Midtown home since January. The protests, which were planned...

Protesters Surround Trump Tower As The President Arrives In NYC

Protesters Surround Trump Tower As The President Arrives In NYC

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) President Donald Trump is set to return to his New York City home tonight, and hundreds of New Yorkers have already gathered outside Trump Tower at 56th and 5th Avenue to protest...

Extra, Extra: Florida Man Says 'Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar' Told Him To Damage Construction Site

Extra, Extra: Florida Man Says 'Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar' Told Him To Damage Construction Sitevideo

Because Florida Man has been talking to a hookah-smoking caterpillar again, check out today's end-of-day links: sexist restaurant, New Yorker profiles Julian Assange, RIP ironic Nazis, socialism sex, and chicken battles puppy. 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.

'They Didn't Just Go Away': Historian Talks About NYC's 1939 Nazi Rally

'They Didn't Just Go Away': Historian Talks About NYC's 1939 Nazi Rally

German American Bund parade on East 86th St., New York City, October 30, 1939 (Library of Congress) In the aftermath of this weekend’s chaotic, deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, several commentators have identified...

Photos: Trump Rat Appears In Midtowngallery

Photos: Trump Rat Appears In Midtown

Hours before the president is scheduled to arrive in Midtown, a 15-foot inflatable "Trump Rat" has been erected two blocks from his Trump Tower residence. Reminiscent of the inflatable rats often placed outside New York City worksites...

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