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Selfie-Seeking Teens Rescued From Central Park Pond After Falling Through Ice

Selfie-Seeking Teens Rescued From Central Park Pond After Falling Through Ice

The FDNY Tweeted this picture from the scene, "#FDNY divers continue to search water in Central Park" A group of teenagers were apparently trying to take a selfie on an iced-over Central Park pond—but, with the...

Extra, Extra: Florida Boy Chucks Wood At Trump

Extra, Extra: Florida Boy Chucks Wood At Trumpvideo

Because you need some distance from coworkers, check out today's end-of-day links: Keanu Reeves up for 'Matrix 4,' Alex Jones informal Trump adviser, Milo disinvited from CPAC, 'Veep' season six trailer, and a very satisfied 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.

Forecast: Spring Arriving About A Month Early

Forecast: Spring Arriving About A Month Early

Leaves appearing early from the National Penology Network I drove down to Florida a couple of weeks ago. About halfway through North Carolina I noticed that the leaves were starting to come out on some of...

11 People Reportedly Passed Through Security At JFK Without Getting Screened Today

11 People Reportedly Passed Through Security At JFK Without Getting Screened Today

(Getty) [UPDATE BELOW]: Eleven people managed to make it through security at John F. Kennedy Airport this morning without getting screened by TSA, according to reports. Worse, three of the unchecked passengers set off metal detectors,...

Police Raid Of Brooklyn Motorcycle Clubhouse Nets Guns, Cornucopia Of Drugs

Police Raid Of Brooklyn Motorcycle Clubhouse Nets Guns, Cornucopia Of Drugs

(Google) Police arrested two dozen people over the weekend in a raid of a motorcycle club in Gowanus that officers say turned up guns, drugs of several kinds, and a lot of people with open arrest...

Huge Crowds Of Protesters Are Massing Outside Trump International Hotel On The UWS

Huge Crowds Of Protesters Are Massing Outside Trump International Hotel On The UWS

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) More than a thousand people have already massed along Central Park West this afternoon for a national Not My Presidents Day rally, and the crowd is still growing on the blocks north...

Russian Ambassador To The UN Dies Suddenly After Collapsing In NYC

Russian Ambassador To The UN Dies Suddenly After Collapsing In NYC

via NBC Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations since 2006, died today after passing out in the Russian Mission on East 67th Street. He died one day before his 65th birthday. We...

Port Authority Considers $4 'Access Fee' On Trips To & From Airports

Port Authority Considers $4 'Access Fee' On Trips To & From Airports

(Via Androosh's Flickr) Taxi, black car, and other for-hire vehicle trips to and from the airport could cost $4 extra under a Port Authority plan being considered for next year. Similar to Uber and Lyft fees...

Former SNL Comedian Joe Piscopo Wants To Be The Donald Trump Of New Jersey

Former SNL Comedian Joe Piscopo Wants To Be The Donald Trump Of New Jersey

screenshot As one of only a few outspokenly conservative former cast members of Saturday Night Live (see: Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider), Joe Piscopo has enjoyed a robust second career in Republican circles,...

Ways To Resist Trump In NYC This Week

Ways To Resist Trump In NYC This Week

JFK every day, baby! (Raphael Pope-Sussman/Gothamist) Oh wow great, another week, another profile of John McCain, who's being lionized as a principled conservative opponent of President Trump despite the fact that he doesn't do anything substantive...

Forest Hills Rocked By Manhole Explosions

Forest Hills Rocked By Manhole Explosions

Forest Hills residents were rocked by a series of manhole explosions last night that, by all accounts, seemed quite intense. The FDNY says that at around 10:45 p.m. last night, three manholes erupted in the Forest Hills/Rego...

Leaked Homeland Security Memos Outline Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plans

Leaked Homeland Security Memos Outline Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plans

(via ICE Facebook) Department of Homeland Security memos leaked over the weekend outline extreme immigration enforcement guidelines that begin to fill in the blanks of President Donald Trump's vague January executive orders calling for a border...

Not My Presidents Day Rally Starts At Noon Outside Trump International Hotel

Not My Presidents Day Rally Starts At Noon Outside Trump International Hotel

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Today won't be as freakishly warm as yesterday, but it will be 45 and sunny, so if you've got the day off and want to celebrate Presidents Day by protesting our new...

NJ Teen Arrested For Allegedly Beating, Nearly Raping Woman In Stuy Town Lobby

NJ Teen Arrested For Allegedly Beating, Nearly Raping Woman In Stuy Town Lobby

Stuy Town (EssG's flickr) A 17-year-old boy is accused of trying to sexually assault a woman during a vicious attack in her Manhattan apartment building's lobby. The victim fought back, and Aaron Kish was subsequently arrested...

Photos: Thousands Fill Times Square To Protest Islamophobia

Photos: Thousands Fill Times Square To Protest Islamophobia  gallery

Organized by religious leaders of many faiths (and former Trump pal Russell Simmons), the Times Square rally drew thousands to protest the White House's anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim policies.

Man Shot In The Back In Hell's Kitchen

Man Shot In The Back In Hell's Kitchen

(Google Maps) A 24-year-old man was shot in midtown Manhattan early this morning, and police believe the shooting may have stemmed from an incident at a "nearby club." The man was shot on West 48th Street...

Extra Extra: Meet De Blasio's Millennial Challengers

Extra Extra: Meet De Blasio's Millennial Challengersvideo

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Chris Christie Reportedly Still Thinks He's Getting A Trump White House Job

Chris Christie Reportedly Still Thinks He's Getting A Trump White House Job

When you're being patient. Extremely, extremely patient. (AP) When it comes to the various humiliations Donald Trump has caused the country, Hillary Clinton, idiot bloggers who thought he was a big joke and so on and...

Small Plane Crashes In Bayonne, New Jersey

Small Plane Crashes In Bayonne, New Jersey

The pilot of a small plane is somehow unhurt after he crashed his plane on a residential street in Bayonne, New Jersey. Residents of the neighborhood have tweeted numerous photos of the wreckage, after the pilot crashed...

There's A 'Today, I Am A Muslim Too' Rally In Times Square On Sunday

There's A 'Today, I Am A Muslim Too' Rally In Times Square On Sunday

Rally outside JFK Airport after President Trump's executive order was issued (Getty Images) On Sunday at 12 p.m., a large gathering is expected in Times Square to show solidarity with American Muslims at a rally titled...

Man With A Huge Net Seen Snatching Pigeons Off City Streets

Man With A Huge Net Seen Snatching Pigeons Off City Streetsvideo

Who would want to harm these precious angels? (via Flickr user Vicki Jauron) Pigeons are a facet of New York City life that are so ubiquitous that you probably wouldn't even notice if one or two...

Cops Fatally Shoot Suspect Holding Up Bushwick Deli With Fake Gun

Cops Fatally Shoot Suspect Holding Up Bushwick Deli With Fake Gun

Surveillance footage of the hold-up (NYPD) Police officers responding to a robbery in progress at a Brooklyn deli ended up killing the allegedly armed suspect, who turned out the to be holding an "imitation pistol." NYPD...

Extra Extra: Bill Gates Asks For A Tax On Job-Stealing Robots

Extra Extra: Bill Gates Asks For A Tax On Job-Stealing Robotsvideo

R.I.P. to the "Roe" from Roe v. Wade, another Trump NSC staffer is out, stop calling John McCain a maverick 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.

Leaked Audio: Trump Invites Rich Friends To Recommend Government Appointees

Leaked Audio: Trump Invites Rich Friends To Recommend Government Appointees

Everyone here who's selling the government to your rich friends, raise your hand! (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) For all the talk about Donald Trump as a blue collar billionaire, all the pictures of him looking like Wario...

Relax: Sandra Lee Isn't Getting Married To Governor Cuomo (Yet)

Relax: Sandra Lee Isn't Getting Married To Governor Cuomo (Yet)

In 2017, we have a President who uses Twitter as his live, ever-evolving enemies list. So when lifestyle guru Sandra Lee, longtime partner of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Tweeted a photograph of her in a wedding-ish dress, romantics in the media got very excited!

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Killing And Dismembering Wife

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Killing And Dismembering Wife

Diana Rodriguez-Martin Earlier this week, a woman was reported missing, last seen at her Brooklyn home in January. Now authorities have arrested her husband, who allegedly confessed to fatally beating her and then chopping up her...

Photos: Hundreds Gather In Washington Square Park For General Strike Defending Workers' Rightsgallery

Photos: Hundreds Gather In Washington Square Park For General Strike Defending Workers' Rights

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park on Friday afternoon as part of a nationwide general strike in opposition to the Trump administration. The rally, one of hundreds of strike events taking place across the...

Brooklyn Senior Citizen Swindled Out Of $9,500 By Scammer Posing As Friend In Trouble

Brooklyn Senior Citizen Swindled Out Of $9,500 By Scammer Posing As Friend In Trouble

(istockphoto) A Brooklyn woman fell for a phone scam and ended up forking over nearly $10,000 when someone, pretending to be her friend, claimed he had been arrested and needed money. Now the police have released...

Extra, Extra: Trump Can't Stop Won't Stop Insulting Women

Extra, Extra: Trump Can't Stop Won't Stop Insulting Womenvideo

Because Trump is sexually attracted to airplanes, check out today's end-of-day links: horse cop, wax presidents, Jar Jar Binks' fate, political fixer thinks he's the Trump Whisperer, new Terrence Malick movie, and Corgi gets surprise party. 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 Celebrates Approval Of Port Authority Plan That Funds His Infrastructure Projects

Cuomo Celebrates Approval Of Port Authority Plan That Funds His Infrastructure Projects

Port Authority (via quiggyt4's flickr). The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved its largest capital plan to date. Clocking in at $32.2 billion for the years 2017 through 2026, the plan...

Staten Island Parent Livid Over Trump-Related Homework Question

Staten Island Parent Livid Over Trump-Related Homework Question

When you're the most humble, more humble than anyone who's ever come before you. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) One thing we learned, or at least were told over and over, about Trump fans was that they're sick...

City Council Speaker Wants Free Birth Control For All NYC Women In Need

City Council Speaker Wants Free Birth Control For All NYC Women In Need

(Via City Council Flickr) In her final state of the city address on Thursday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pledged her commitment to ensuring free birth control for every woman in New York City, despite efforts...

Trump NSC Official's Apocalyptic Anti-Islam Fetish Revealed On Men's Style Message Board

Trump NSC Official's Apocalyptic Anti-Islam Fetish Revealed On Men's Style Message Board

Michael Anton (AP) The number one rule of online life is "Never tweet." I don't profess to be a master in all things online, so I don't know where "Never post" comes in as far as...

Two NYPD Detectives Arrested For Allegedly Lying About A Gun Bust

Two NYPD Detectives Arrested For Allegedly Lying About A Gun Bust

(Getty) Two Queens detectives have been arrested on official misconduct and filing a false instrument charges stemming from a 2014 gun possession arrest they made in Washington Heights, which prosecutors say was based on an illegal...

Early Addition: Trump Ruins Kids' Ice Skating Party

Early Addition: Trump Ruins Kids' Ice Skating Partyvideo

Because Trump made Christie eat the meatloaf, check out today's mid-day links: designer vagina showcase, haunting Trump sex life passage, NYC '90s club kids, animal shelter Modern Love, and horse plays piano. 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.

New High-Tech Big Board At Penn Station Experiencing Technical Difficulties

New High-Tech Big Board At Penn Station Experiencing Technical Difficulties

It’s only been a few weeks since Amtrak took down the legendary old-school "Big Board" of arrival and departure times at Penn Station and the new digital system has already gone on the fritz. They took down...

Lawyers Grapple With New Hardline Attitude In Trump-Era Immigration Court

Lawyers Grapple With New Hardline Attitude In Trump-Era Immigration Court

26 Federal Plaza, where the majority of NYC's immigration cases are heard (Scott Heins / Gothamist). Legal Aid immigration attorney Sarah Gillman has a client who she thinks deserves leniency. A green card holder, he has...

General Strike To Protest Trump Happening Today In Washington Square Park

General Strike To Protest Trump Happening Today In Washington Square Park

via facebook Less than 24 hours after the Day Without Immigrants labor protest drew widespread media attention, an unknown number of New Yorkers will go on strike to convey their opposition to President Trump. Today at...

Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis Accused Of Punching Two Men In Pittsburgh

Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis Accused Of Punching Two Men In Pittsburgh

(Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) In the most embarrassing thing to happen to the Jets this offseason since owner Woody Johnson joined the Trump administration as their ambassador to the United Kingdom, cornerback Darrelle Revis has been accused...

EPA Staffers Are Begging Congress To Stop Scott Pruitt Today

EPA Staffers Are Begging Congress To Stop Scott Pruitt Today

Scott Pruitt at Trump Tower in December. (Getty) [UPDATE BELOW]: President Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has spent the majority of his career fighting against the EPA, having served as an...

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Who Allegedly Fired At Them In East New York

Cops Fatally Shoot Man Who Allegedly Fired At Them In East New York

(Google Maps) Anti-crime officers responding to a tip about a possible "retaliatory gang shooting" ended up killing a man who allegedly fired at them yesterday afternoon in East New York. One local resident estimated that "it...

Cops Search For Masturbating L Train Rider Who Followed 14-Year-Old Girl

Cops Search For Masturbating L Train Rider Who Followed 14-Year-Old Girl

The L train platform at Union Square (Wikipedia) Police are asking the public to help them track down a man accused of masturbating in the subway, then following a teenage girl off the train at the...

Extra, Extra: Crooked Michael Flynn Caught Lying To FBI About Russia

Extra, Extra: Crooked Michael Flynn Caught Lying To FBI About Russiavideo

Because Monopoly is getting rid of the thimble, check out today's end-of-day links: Susan Sarandon confronted, psychiatrist weighs in on Trump mental health, Fleetwood Mac demo, Elon Musk boring, and puppy massages big 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.

Public Housing Residents: 'NYCHA Is Making Me Sick!'

Public Housing Residents: 'NYCHA Is Making Me Sick!'

NYCHA residents, activists, and community leaders rallied Wednesday on the steps of City Hall to protest what they claim is a pattern of negligence and incompetence within the public housing authority. Protesters wearing Community Voices Heard...

Friar's Club Raided For Alleged Embezzlement Scheme

Friar's Club Raided For Alleged Embezzlement Scheme

(wallyg's flickr) The famed Friar's Club, beloved by celebrity comedians and John Catsimatidis, was raided by investigators with the U.S. Postal Service earlier this week, after officials received word of an alleged embezzlement scheme. Federal inspectors...

Video: Undercover Cops Tackle Teen, Fracturing His Skull

Video: Undercover Cops Tackle Teen, Fracturing His Skull

Bobby Lopez, who temporarily lost a piece of his skull following an encounter with undercover cops. (Courtesy of Ugochukwu Uzoh) A young man is suing the NYPD after he says undercover cops tackled him without cause,...

Trump Introduces New Labor Secretary, New Delusions Of Grandeur At Greatest Press Conference In History Of Conferences

Trump Introduces New Labor Secretary, New Delusions Of Grandeur At Greatest Press Conference In History Of Conferences

When you're hosting a normal press conference. After his first candidate for Labor Secretary decided to bow out because of either domestic violence allegations or support for even a little immigration (take a guess which cost...

City Cuts Most Ties With Shelter Provider For Building Where Toddlers Died

City Cuts Most Ties With Shelter Provider For Building Where Toddlers Died

The Ambrose sisters (via GoFundMe). The Department of Homeless Services announced Thursday that it is severing some, but not all, ties with Bushwick Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), a nonprofit service provider that ran the South Bronx...

Hillary Clinton Talks About Being 'Proud And Grateful' Of Immigrant Oscar De La Renta

Hillary Clinton Talks About Being 'Proud And Grateful' Of Immigrant Oscar De La Rentagallery

Hillary Clinton appeared at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall today to pay tribute to the late fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a stamp in his honor, with one stamp featuring a...

Report: Trump To Appoint Rich Wall Street Guy To Investigate American Intelligence Agencies

Report: Trump To Appoint Rich Wall Street Guy To Investigate American Intelligence Agencies

When you're trying to make a deal, but you can't stop thinking about leaks. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) When Donald Trump was first elected, one of the many many terrifying aspects of his presidency was the fact...

Judge Rules Chris Christie Bridgegate Misconduct Case Can Move Forward

Judge Rules Chris Christie Bridgegate Misconduct Case Can Move Forward

I, for one, am shocked that this man allegedly has anger problems. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) A year ago, a dead-eyed Chris Christie was debasing himself on national television in an attempt to charm his way into...

Early Addition: Donald Trump Obsessed With Leaks And Leakers

Early Addition: Donald Trump Obsessed With Leaks And Leakersvideo

Because Trump could be the next Dog the Bounty Hunter, check out today's mid-day links: anarchists against ISIS, Oregon Trail oral history, Bannon pissed at Breitbart, JNCO stunting, Hillary Clinton standing ovation, and babies debate over Skype. 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.

87,000 People Applied For Affordable Apartments At The Domino Sugar Factory

87,000 People Applied For Affordable Apartments At The Domino Sugar Factory

Lol good luck. (Courtesy SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations) Good morning, hello. Did you wake up this morning thinking something good might happen to you today? Specifically, that you might snag a new, affordable...

One Of NYC's Most Infamous Slumlords Owns Building Where Rat Urine Disease Spread

One Of NYC's Most Infamous Slumlords Owns Building Where Rat Urine Disease Spread

(Google Maps) Two people were sickened and one died of a rare rat-carried disease in The Bronx recently, and it turns out one of the victims lived in a building owned by a landlord who's been...

Cop Shot At Group Holding Fake Guns In Queens Stairwell

Cop Shot At Group Holding Fake Guns In Queens Stairwell

(via NYPD) A police officer fired his gun at three people inside a stairwell in a Queens housing project on Wednesday night, according to the NYPD. Two of the group were holding fake guns, which were...

Man Found Dead With Zip Ties Around His Neck In Tribeca Jewelry Store Bathroom

Man Found Dead With Zip Ties Around His Neck In Tribeca Jewelry Store Bathroom

(Google Maps) After family members reported him missing, a 43-year-old Brooklyn man was found dead inside a Manhattan jewelry store with zip ties reportedly cinched around his neck. Omid Gholian was missing for several days before...

AG Schneiderman Sues Defunct David Barton Gyms For Not Refunding Customers Who Prepaid

AG Schneiderman Sues Defunct David Barton Gyms For Not Refunding Customers Who Prepaid

The Astor Place location (Via Yelp) Two months after its NYC locations suddenly closed, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he was suing the company running David Barton Gyms for taking all of their...

Extra, Extra: Dave & Buster's Is The Hottest Club In NYC

Extra, Extra: Dave & Buster's Is The Hottest Club In NYCvideo

Because Dave & Buster's is the coolest place in NYC, check out today's end-of-day links: Trump Twitter children's scribbles app, compost king of NY, SNL getting branded content, American working remotely, and a majestic puppy. And 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.

Kellyanne Conway Is Going Great Actually, Really Tremendous With The Support And America

Kellyanne Conway Is Going Great Actually, Really Tremendous With The Support And America

Getty Images Kellyanne Conway has been one of the lynchpins of Trump's path to the White House, the truth-averse Abbott to his germ-averse Costello, the sycophantic Hildy Johnson to his egomaniacal Walter Burns, the Anastasia Steele...

Pentagon Says Russian Spy Ship Is 'Loitering' Off Long Island, NBD

Pentagon Says Russian Spy Ship Is 'Loitering' Off Long Island, NBD

The caption from Getty Images: The Viktor Leonov "docked to a pier in Old Havana January 20, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The ship sailed into the Havana harbor early Tuesday morning on the eve of the...

Trump Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder Takes His Burger And Goes Home

Trump Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder Takes His Burger And Goes Home

Andrew Puzder, on his way back to a life of terrorizing his own employees instead of every worker in America. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Donald Trump's attempt to finish stocking his Cabinet hit a snag today as...

Interactive Map Shows Spread Of Hate Groups Across America

Interactive Map Shows Spread Of Hate Groups Across America

The Southern Poverty Law Center today released its annual Year In Hate and Extremism report for 2016, quantifying the emboldenment of the radical right over the course of a year that saw Donald Trump lead a...

Cop Who Lost Shoplifting Suspect Suspended

Cop Who Lost Shoplifting Suspect Suspended

A cop who reportedly let a shoplifting suspect in East Harlem escape in handcuffs Saturday has been suspended, according to the New York Post. The suspended officer, Henry Vidal, was one of several cops who apprehended...

Fake ICE Agents Threatened Queens Man With Deportation To Squeeze Money Out Of Him

Fake ICE Agents Threatened Queens Man With Deportation To Squeeze Money Out Of Him

(John Moore/Getty) Elected officials are warning immigrants to beware of scammers posing as immigration agents and shaking people down. Queens Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer rallied with immigrant advocates on Tuesday to spread awareness of a scam...

Ways To Protest & Resist Trump In NYC This Week

Ways To Protest & Resist Trump In NYC This Week

Gretchen Robinette/Gothamist Donald Trump has been president for almost a month, and the protests don’t seem to be slowing down at all. This past week we witnessed protesters block Betsy DeVos from entering a public school...

Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Will Lay Off A Third Of Employees

Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Will Lay Off A Third Of Employees

Industry City, where MakerBot currently houses its manufacturing operation (Getty). MakerBot, a Brooklyn-based 3D printing company that specializes in desktop 3D printers, announced Wednesday that it is laying off about 30 percent of its staff. The...

Early Addition: Miserable Melania Reportedly Deeply Unhappy With Her Life, Sad!

Early Addition: Miserable Melania Reportedly Deeply Unhappy With Her Life, Sad!video

Because Australians like to have sex to strange music, check out today's mid-day links: worst blogger in the world, miserable Melania, Senator Kid Rock, NYC medical examiner tell-all, America's terrible airports, drinking with your cat, and monkeys go swimming. 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: NYPD Investigating Cop's Tasering Of 17-Year-Old Pregnant Girl

Video: NYPD Investigating Cop's Tasering Of 17-Year-Old Pregnant Girl

The NYPD is investigating a confrontation between police officers and tenants in a Bronx apartment hallway that led to a sergeant shooting a 17-year-old pregnant girl with a Taser—an apparent violation of the police Patrol Guide....

NYC Poised To Reform Law That Allows NYPD To Padlock Homes & Businesses On Flimsy Grounds

NYC Poised To Reform Law That Allows NYPD To Padlock Homes & Businesses On Flimsy Grounds

(Getty) The City Council is expected to pass a series of reform bills today that would curtail the NYPD's ability to padlock a private residence or shutter a business over a minor offense or even suspicion...

Jeff Klein Calls Criticism Of New Breakaway Democrats 'Racist' & 'Obnoxious'

Jeff Klein Calls Criticism Of New Breakaway Democrats 'Racist' & 'Obnoxious'

When everyone is racist, but you just smile through it. (via Facebook) As protests continue against the growing Independent Democratic Conference, the group of breakaway Democrats in the state senate who are currently in a power-sharing...

Man Refilling MetroCard Attacked At Flushing Subway Station

Man Refilling MetroCard Attacked At Flushing Subway Stationvideo

(istockphoto) An argument at a Queens subway station's MetroCard vending machine turned violent last month and left a man unconscious. Now police are looking for two suspects in the assault. The incident occurred on January 22nd,...

1 Dead, 2 Sickened By Rare Rat-Carried Disease In The Bronx

1 Dead, 2 Sickened By Rare Rat-Carried Disease In The Bronx

(Sigrid Klop / iStockPhoto) City officials say one person has died and two others became ill from a rare bacterial disease carried by rats. All three sickened individuals lived within the same one-block radius in the...

Cuomo Makes Sure NYC's Plastic Bag Fee Sleeps With The Fishes

Cuomo Makes Sure NYC's Plastic Bag Fee Sleeps With The Fishes

(dalioPhoto/Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation forbidding New York City from instituting a five cent fee on plastic shopping bags, placing the final nail in the coffin of a City Council attempt to reduce...

Times Square 'Mickey Mouse' Allegedly Scammed Tourist With Credit Card Reader Con

Times Square 'Mickey Mouse' Allegedly Scammed Tourist With Credit Card Reader Con

(Getty Images) Once upon a time, when you got scammed in Times Square, it was from being taken in by three-card monte dealers. Now, crooks are using credit card readers! This week, police announced that a...

Extra, Extra: Kellyanne Conway Has No Idea Who's Been Sending Love To White Supremacists Via Her Twitter Account

Extra, Extra: Kellyanne Conway Has No Idea Who's Been Sending Love To White Supremacists Via Her Twitter Accountvideo

Because Kellyanne doesn't know who's using her Twitter, check out today's end-of-day links: models who deal drugs, Finnish words, George Saunders wants to break your heart, The Boss on proposals, Trump handshake photoshops, 'Fleabag' profile, and cats cuddling. 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.

I Hate This Boy American Girl Doll

I Hate This Boy American Girl Doll

American Girl American Girl Dolls now have a male in their midst—the makers of $115 vinyl dolls and their very expensive accessories have created their first American Boy. He is 18 inches tall, he is named...

35 Mental Health Professionals Warn Of Trump's 'Grave Emotional Instability'

35 Mental Health Professionals Warn Of Trump's 'Grave Emotional Instability'

Getty Images Yesterday, we wrote about how speculation regarding the president's mental health has grown with every reality-bending lie that Trump espouses and every rage tweet he spits in all caps. Now a group of 35...

Man Sues NYPD Over Cop With 'Fetish' For Cavity Searches

Man Sues NYPD Over Cop With 'Fetish' For Cavity Searches

(Ryan Rosa/Flickr) An East Harlem man is suing the NYPD and two police officers over an alleged search of his rectum by a cop with what his lawyer calls an "odd fetish" for cavity searches. The...

DEP Employee Stole Five Tons Of Metal From City

DEP Employee Stole Five Tons Of Metal From City

(Doug Turetsky/Flickr) A rogue Department of Environmental Protection employee has resigned from his position and agreed to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to the agency after the revelation that he had stolen more than five...

Jury Finds Pedro Hernandez Guilty For 1979 Murder Of Etan Patz

Jury Finds Pedro Hernandez Guilty For 1979 Murder Of Etan Patz

(AP) After deliberating for nine days, a jury has found Pedro Hernandez guilty for the kidnapping and murder of Etan Patz, a six-year-old Manhattan boy who vanished in 1979 when he was on his way to...

Early Addition: Remember That Time Mike Flynn Chanted 'Lock Her Up' About Hillary's Emails LOL

Early Addition: Remember That Time Mike Flynn Chanted 'Lock Her Up' About Hillary's Emails LOLvideo

Because Mike Flynn will always have 'Lock Her Up,' check out today's mid-day links: Keanu Reeves action star, Disney drops PewDiePie, couples who met on the subway, why men keep exes nudes, Burger King 'adult meal,' and horse loves cat. 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.

Man Snuck Tiny Endangered Turtles Into JFK By Labeling Them As 'Snacks'

Man Snuck Tiny Endangered Turtles Into JFK By Labeling Them As 'Snacks'

Indian roofed turtle. (Wikipedia Commons) A Queens turtle collector has confessed to smuggling dozens of tiny, adorable, endangered turtles through the international mail facility at JFK, having hidden the turtles in packages labeled "snacks." At least...

Elderly Woman Fatally Mauled By Her Dog Days Before Pet Was To Be Put Down

Elderly Woman Fatally Mauled By Her Dog Days Before Pet Was To Be Put Down

(Google Maps) A 75-year-old woman died after being attacked by her family's Great Dane-English mastiff mix in their Long Island City home. A neighbor said the woman's son, who was also injured, came over for help...

Matt Lauer Tells Kellyanne Conway She 'Makes No Sense'video

Matt Lauer Tells Kellyanne Conway She 'Makes No Sense'

Yesterday, President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC that despite what the dishonest fake news media said, her boss had "full confidence" in his national security adviser General Michael Flynn, who was under attack for...

Extra, Extra: Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Was An Angry Racist In High School, Classmates Say

Extra, Extra: Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Was An Angry Racist In High School, Classmates Sayvideo

Because maybe Moby can save us from Trump, check out today's end-of-day links: Trump sticking by Flynn for now, FBI terrorist questions, Popeyes flesh-eating worms, WSJ calls critics 'fake news,' weed weddings and cat wants croissant. 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.

ICE Confirms Over 680 Arrests Nationwide In First Full Week Of February

ICE Confirms Over 680 Arrests Nationwide In First Full Week Of February

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a total of 41 people in the New York City metropolitan area during the first full week in February, according to a press release Monday afternoon. Of...

Canadian Prime Minister Takes Moment To Reflect Before Sealing Fate With Trumpvideo

Canadian Prime Minister Takes Moment To Reflect Before Sealing Fate With Trump

"THIS IS A NORMAL SIZE." (Getty Images) Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of both Canada and my heart, met with President Trump at the White House today to discuss trade and, hopefully, not going to war with...

Gothamist Is Accepting Freelance Submissions

Gothamist Is Accepting Freelance Submissions

(Courtesy Jack Torrance) Gothamist is striving to expand and deepen our coverage of New York City, and we're paying. We want original, compelling, heartbreaking, funny, enraging, and enlightening stories that cut through the dull hum of...

Watch Out For Flying Debris: High Wind Warning Issued For NYC

Watch Out For Flying Debris: High Wind Warning Issued For NYC

Mother Nature's feeling spicy today and has weaponized the air to tear chunks out of glass buildings and topple roofs at gas stations. A high wind watch issued yesterday has just been upgraded to a High Wind...

4 Injured After School Bus Driver Jumps Curb On Upper East Side

4 Injured After School Bus Driver Jumps Curb On Upper East Side

Courtesy Andrew Fine Four people were injured on the Upper East Side this morning when a school bus driver jumped a curb after his brakes failed, according to police. Cops say the incident occurred at 8:20...

Right-Wing Skinheads Attack Grad Students At LES Bar Over Antifascist Cellphone Sticker

Right-Wing Skinheads Attack Grad Students At LES Bar Over Antifascist Cellphone Sticker

The beat-down began outside of Clockwork, a dive bar on Essex Street in the Lower East Side. (Yelp) Updates below A crew of right-wing skinheads allegedly attacked two brothers at a bar on the Lower East...

Early Addition: Trump Tweets Work Remarkably Well As Emo Song Lyrics

Early Addition: Trump Tweets Work Remarkably Well As Emo Song Lyricsvideo

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You're Not Imagining Things: Data Shows Subway Service Getting Worse

You're Not Imagining Things: Data Shows Subway Service Getting Worse

The C train during a recent Friday rush hour (Jen Chung / Gothamist). On New Year's Day, about ten minutes after the Second Avenue Subway made its debut, trains ground to a stop following a sigh-inducing...

The End Is Near, Latrell Sprewell & James Dolan Are Now Friends

The End Is Near, Latrell Sprewell & James Dolan Are Now Friends

A Knicks fan protests the ban on Charles Oakley during a game against the Denver Nuggets last week. (AP) It is written that when the Messiah comes, the wolf will live with the lamb, and the...

More People Are Questioning Trump's Mental Health

More People Are Questioning Trump's Mental Health

(Getty Images) Last week, amid yet another series of damning leaks about the chaos going on inside Trump's White House, a senior State Department official under President George W. Bush (and a member of his National...

Cannibal Cop Talks Criminal Justice, Heartbreak, & Finding Women Who Accept Him

Cannibal Cop Talks Criminal Justice, Heartbreak, & Finding Women Who Accept Him

Gilberto Valle leaves court after having his kidnapping conspiracy charge overturned in 2014. (AP) In the autumn of 2012, NYC's tabloid headlines were suddenly dominated by the story of the "Cannibal Cop," a.k.a. Gilberto Valle, a...

Photos: LGBTQ Protestors Hold Kiss-In Outside Trump Tower  gallery

Photos: LGBTQ Protestors Hold Kiss-In Outside Trump Tower

About a hundred people showed their Pride in the dreary weather by making out in front of Trump's Dark Tower

West Village Porn Shop Worker Slashed During Robbery

West Village Porn Shop Worker Slashed During Robberyvideo

(Google Maps) The NYPD is searching for three suspects after a 63-year-old porn shop worker was slashed in his left side during a robbery early Sunday morning. The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m. on February 12th;...

Extra, Extra: 'Sound Of Music' Superfan Lands Ambassadorship To Austria

Extra, Extra: 'Sound Of Music' Superfan Lands Ambassadorship To Austria

Von Trapp house dreams, a cancelled $325,000 wedding, hot dictionaries and more!

Woman Who Died In Oculus Fall Remembered As 'Kind, Beautiful Person' And Lover Of Adventure

Woman Who Died In Oculus Fall Remembered As 'Kind, Beautiful Person' And Lover Of Adventure

The Oculus. (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) The woman who fell to her death from an escalator Saturday at the World Trade Center's Oculus was a substitute teacher and a lover of travel and adventure, the Post reports. Jenny...

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