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Extra Extra: What Exactly Goes On At Male Feminism Camp?

Extra Extra: What Exactly Goes On At Male Feminism Camp?video

Because you never want to go to male feminism camp, check out today's end-of-day links: Rudy Giuliani tried to walk back truthism, Hooters shutting down locations, Brooklyn meadery, NJ restaurant mall, 'Nanette' critique, and dog mesmerized by TV pizza.

Man Leapt Across Subway Tracks To Stab Racist Harasser, Police Say

Man Leapt Across Subway Tracks To Stab Racist Harasser, Police Say

(via flickr user klingon65) A man who allegedly stabbed a stranger with a kitchen knife after leaping across multiple subway tracks in Brooklyn was trying to stop an incident of racial harassment, police said. According to...

As The Sanitation Department Gets Rid Of Trash Baskets, Find Out How Many Are Left In Your Neighborhood

As The Sanitation Department Gets Rid Of Trash Baskets, Find Out How Many Are Left In Your Neighborhood

(Susan Sermoneta/flickr) Over the past year, over a thousand litter baskets have been removed from New York City streets because of "chronic misuse," meaning people are using them for household trash, reports the NY Times. While...

NYPD Fires Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man While Off-Duty

NYPD Fires Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man While Off-Duty

Screenshot from NBC New York Late on Friday, it was revealed that the NYPD fired a sergeant who shot a man in the face on a Brooklyn sidewalk. On August 2, the off-duty sergeant, Ritchard Blake,...

Socialist State Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Led Pro-Life Group In College

Socialist State Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Led Pro-Life Group In College

Courtesy of the Julia Salazar for State Senate Facebook page Last month, Democratic Socialist and State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar was forced to explain why, as an 18-year-old in Florida, she initially registered to vote as...

Video: Bold Dealer Measures Out Weed Atop NYPD Squad Carvideo

Video: Bold Dealer Measures Out Weed Atop NYPD Squad Car

(afagen's flickr) The NYPD is currently investigating a video posted to the Instagram account @newyorkcityuncut in which one bold man repurposes the back of a squad car as a convenient surface to divide up some weed....

[Updates] Two Runaway Goats Spotted Along N Train Tracks In Brooklyn

[Updates] Two Runaway Goats Spotted Along N Train Tracks In Brooklyn

via MTA August has been filled with daring goat adventures across the country, from the goats who ran away from a butcher in Brooklyn last week, to the hundreds that took over a neighborhood in Boise,...

Early Addition: Melania Trump Denounces 'Destructive & Harmful' Social Media Use LOL

Early Addition: Melania Trump Denounces 'Destructive & Harmful' Social Media Use LOLvideo

Because Tom Waits may have stolen Jack White's watch, check out today's midday links: 'Outlaw King' trailer, toxic slime, Greece post-bailout, American potheads, and a majestic pupper.

NYPD: Woman Fought Off Man Posing As Livery Cab Driver During Attempted Rape

NYPD: Woman Fought Off Man Posing As Livery Cab Driver During Attempted Rape

Looking towards 3715 Fulton Street (Google Maps) A woman was beaten and almost raped after getting into what she thought was a livery car, and now the police are looking for the suspect. The incident took...

Extra Extra: Trump Got Into A Petty, Pointless Argument About 'Apocalypse Now' With Vietnam Vets

Extra Extra: Trump Got Into A Petty, Pointless Argument About 'Apocalypse Now' With Vietnam Vetsvideo

Because the GOP could lose a lot of seats during the midterms, check out today's end-of-day links: Aretha Franklin argument, dumbest way you've injured yourself, handicapped dogs play, 'Watchmen' gets green light from HBO, and pupper eats watermelon.

The 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D F G J L M N Q And S Lines Are Not Here This Weekend, Please Leave A Message At The Beep

The 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D F G J L M N Q And S Lines Are Not Here This Weekend, Please Leave A Message At The Beep

(Photo by Stefan Georgi on flickr) Hi there. The weekend is just moments away, and you know who can't wait? The 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D F G J L...

Former Roseland Ballroom Is Now Site Of 62-Story Luxury Rental Tower

Former Roseland Ballroom Is Now Site Of 62-Story Luxury Rental Tower

Rendering of 242 West 53rd Street (Binyan for IF STUDIO) Roseland Ballroom closed in 2014, leaving behind memories of numerous memorable performances (you can see a video of an entire Radiohead show from 2012) and non-performances...

NYPD: Man Was Forced Into Car Outside Of Pianos On LES, Then Drugged And Robbed

NYPD: Man Was Forced Into Car Outside Of Pianos On LES, Then Drugged And Robbed

(Kennedy on Yelp) A man was forced into a car outside of the popular Lower East Side bar and venue Pianos, and then drugged before being robbed. Now the police are hoping the public can help...

Machete-Wielding Man Allegedly Slashes Victim In Head Near Union Square

Machete-Wielding Man Allegedly Slashes Victim In Head Near Union Square

Courtesy James and Karla Murray Photography's flickr Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly slashed another man in the head with a machete near Union Square on Friday morning. The assault took place around 11...

Surprise! NYU's Medical School Goes Tuition-Free

Surprise! NYU's Medical School Goes Tuition-Free

(Tina Fineberg/AP/Shutterstock) Citing concerns about the increasingly steep debt faced by graduates, New York University will grant full scholarships to all current and future students studying within the School of Medicine. The unexpected decision—announced during the...

Crown Heights Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured

Crown Heights Fire Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured

(Courtesy of the FDNY) A fire in Crown Heights this morning left one person dead and three critical condition, according to an FDNY spokesperson. The FDNY arrived on the scene of a fire at 291 Buffalo...

Early Addition: Sad Billionaire Elon Musk's NY Times Interview Is Giant Cry For Help

Early Addition: Sad Billionaire Elon Musk's NY Times Interview Is Giant Cry For Helpvideo

Because Elon Musk is no Tony Stark, check out today's midday links: Liam Neeson snowplow thriller, Zephyr Teachout wants to target Trump, bolo ties are in, Prince albums streaming, and how to trick your dog into eating vegetables.

Judge Halts Deportation Of Queens Cab Driver Hours Ahead Of Expected Removal

Judge Halts Deportation Of Queens Cab Driver Hours Ahead Of Expected Removal

Edisson Barros and his daughter Paola at her high school graduation (GoFundMe) The imminent deportation of a father of two and longtime New York City cab driver has been halted, after a federal judge ordered a...

NYPD: Man Asked Bodega Clerk If He Was Arabic, Then Punched Himvideo

NYPD: Man Asked Bodega Clerk If He Was Arabic, Then Punched Him

An Arabic bodega clerk was punched in the face last week, and the police are looking for his attacker. The assault appears to be a hate crime. According to the NYPD, the incident took place around 9:49...

Extra Extra: Does NYC Have Too Many Bars?

Extra Extra: Does NYC Have Too Many Bars?video

Because you can now ENHANCE your computer, check out today's end-of-day links: Obamas pat tribute to Aretha, Chance playing NYC, Alfonso Cuaron's new film, contact lens horrorstory, 'crappiest' place in Queens, Park Slope dads debate Pearl Jam ethics, and dog battles watermelon.

J'Ouvert 2018: More Checkpoints, Same 6 A.M. Start Time

J'Ouvert 2018: More Checkpoints, Same 6 A.M. Start Time

A police officer screens a person at J'Ouvert, September 4, 2017 (Scott Heins / Gothamist) One year after drastic safety measures were implemented to combat violence around the annual J'Ouvert celebrations, an NYPD official said that...

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

(Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) Months after hosting contentious meetings in the West Village and Williamsburg on the looming L train shutdown, the MTA and Department of Transportation finally got around to facing the residents of Canarsie on Wednesday...

90-Year-Old Woman Swindled Out Of $7,500 Cash In 'Grandparent' Scam

90-Year-Old Woman Swindled Out Of $7,500 Cash In 'Grandparent' Scam

Images of the suspect (NYPD) The "Grandparent scam" strikes again: A Queens woman handed over $7,500 to a man who she thought was helping a loved one who was in a car accident and arrested... but...

Couple Wearing 'Abolish ICE' Shirts Denied Access To Statue of Liberty

Couple Wearing 'Abolish ICE' Shirts Denied Access To Statue of Liberty

(Julio Cortez/AP/Shutterstock) A pair of New Yorkers hoping to pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty last month say they were ordered by federal employees to change out of their "Abolish ICE" t-shirts before approaching...

Spectrum Waived That $133,000 Internet Installation Fee In Gowanus After All

Spectrum Waived That $133,000 Internet Installation Fee In Gowanus After All

(Charter Communications) Last we spoke to Dan Dzula, Spectrum was trying to charge him $133,963.75 to install high speed internet in his Gowanus building. "Spectrum have finally killed my dreams of joining the 21st century," the...

Lyric McHenry's Family Asks For 'Speculation' To Stop As Investigation Into Her Death Continues

Lyric McHenry's Family Asks For 'Speculation' To Stop As Investigation Into Her Death Continues

"What was she doing in the Bronx? It just sounds fishy. We’re waiting for all the details to come out.... This was a birthday celebration definitely gone wrong."

'Long Delay' In Yeshiva Probe Due To Schools Blocking Access, Schools Chancellor Says

'Long Delay' In Yeshiva Probe Due To Schools Blocking Access, Schools Chancellor Says

(a.tanski/flickr) More than three years after the Department of Education vowed to open a good-faith investigation into whether students at the city's ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools are receiving a proper secular education, officials now admit that they...

Woman Dragged To The Ground During Chokehold Robbery In Crown Heights

Woman Dragged To The Ground During Chokehold Robbery In Crown Heightsvideo

The NYPD is looking for a suspect in a violent robbery that took place last week in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, a 34-year-old woman was walking near Bergen Street and Schenectady Avenue, around 11:40 p.m....

You Have Just A Few Days Left To Register To Vote In New York's State Primary

You Have Just A Few Days Left To Register To Vote In New York's State Primary

New York’s state primary is only four weeks away, on Thursday, September 13. Yes, New York is the only state with two primary elections this year and, yes, it’s on a Thursday, instead of Tuesday, this time around so that voting would not conflict with September 11 or the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

Extra Extra: Climate Change May Soon Radically Alter The Blood Mary

Extra Extra: Climate Change May Soon Radically Alter The Blood Maryvideo

Because Wes Anderson is making a musical, check out today's end-of-day links: Jason Kessler humiliated, Erykah Badu Tiny Desk Concert, Trump fumes over critics, endangered Bloody Mary, online dating study, Luke Null leaves SNL, and a strawberry-muncher.

Governor Cuomo Says America 'Was Never That Great,' Later Clarifies 'America Is Great'

Governor Cuomo Says America 'Was Never That Great,' Later Clarifies 'America Is Great'

Governor Cuomo at Wednesday's event (Flickr / Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo usually reserves his most bewildering syntax for describing his relationship with the MTA, but on Wednesday his attempts to critique President Trump ended in...

Intoxicated NYPD Officer Allegedly Used Racial Slurs After Breaking Into Nashville Family's Home

Intoxicated NYPD Officer Allegedly Used Racial Slurs After Breaking Into Nashville Family's Home

An NYPD officer is currently under investigation after allegedly kicking in the door of a Nashville home, then shouting the n-word while repeatedly threatening the black family that lived there. In surveillance footage of the incident...

Video: NJ Car Dealership Deals With Insane Flooding Fallout

Video: NJ Car Dealership Deals With Insane Flooding Falloutvideo

(screenshot) Last weekend, there was flash flooding all around the tri-state area, but the worst of it may have come in parts of New Jersey. Whether a higher deity wanted to cleanse the land of automobiles...

The Upstate Waterfall That's So Beautiful People Are Dying While Taking Photos There

The Upstate Waterfall That's So Beautiful People Are Dying While Taking Photos There

Photograph by Andy Arthur / Flickr Now that humans are addicted to getting likes on their social media postings, many are challenging themselves to go to Instagram-worthy spots. And with that, there's the regular stream of...

NYPD: Shots Fired As 50 Cent, 6ix9ine Film Music Video In Greenpoint

NYPD: Shots Fired As 50 Cent, 6ix9ine Film Music Video In Greenpoint

6ix9ine (front) posing with 50 Cent during a champagne launch earlier this month (Todd DeChalus/Shutterstock) Police are searching for a suspect who fired off multiple rounds outside of a Greenpoint music video shoot, authorities said on...

Here Is NYC's Draft Plan To Build Four Jails And Shut Down Rikers Island

Here Is NYC's Draft Plan To Build Four Jails And Shut Down Rikers Island

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announce the closure of RIkers Island over a 10 year period on Friday, March 31st, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayor's Office) Without much...

Political Donation Caps Might Be On The Ballot In November

Political Donation Caps Might Be On The Ballot In November

A polling place on the Upper West Side back in 2014 (Jen Chung / Gothamist) The Charter Revision Commission is one step closer to putting lowering maximum campaign contributions on the ballot in November. On Tuesday,...

El Chapo Is Choking Traffic On The Brooklyn Bridge (And It's About To Get Worse)

El Chapo Is Choking Traffic On The Brooklyn Bridge (And It's About To Get Worse)

A caravan of police vehicles shuttles Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán across the Brooklyn Bridge in January of 2017 (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Facing unexpected gridlock on the Brooklyn Bridge? It might be the historic congestion...

Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested For Striking 11-Yr-Old On Bike In Queensvideo

Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested For Striking 11-Yr-Old On Bike In Queens

Richard Glanville (via WCBS 2) The 11-year-old bicyclist who was seriously injured after a driver recklessly slammed into him is continuing his recovery. Richard Glanville is at Long Island Jewish Hospital, and his mother says he...

Bronx Ferry Route, Cutting Commute From Soundview To Wall St In Half, Launched Today

Bronx Ferry Route, Cutting Commute From Soundview To Wall St In Half, Launched Today

NYC Ferry in Midtown Manhattan (NYC Ferry) The NYC Ferry launched today in the Bronx, connecting Soundview to East 90th Street, 34th Street, and Wall Street. The inaugural ride was this morning at 6:30 a.m., with...

Early Addition: The French Are Teaching Birds To Pick Up Cigarette Butts

Early Addition: The French Are Teaching Birds To Pick Up Cigarette Buttsvideo

Because celebrities should maybe stop interviewing other celebrities, check out today's midday links: Alex Jones briefly suspended from Twitter, TMZ looking for next celebrity president, Kenan Thompson reflects on SNL, new Cat Power, toughest mini gold hole in NJ, and a blessed dog.

Rapper Casanova Turns Himself Into NYPD After Allegedly Assaulting Woman In Chelsea Diner

Rapper Casanova Turns Himself Into NYPD After Allegedly Assaulting Woman In Chelsea Diner

Rapper Casanova at a premiere for the TV show 'Power' (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Cops are searching for a Brooklyn rapper who allegedly assaulted a woman in a Chelsea diner this past weekend, leaving her with a broken...

Woman Found Dead On Bronx Sidewalk Reportedly ID'd As Reality Star Lyric McHenry

Woman Found Dead On Bronx Sidewalk Reportedly ID'd As Reality Star Lyric McHenry

(Google Maps) Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found unconscious on a sidewalk Tuesday morning. While the NYPD says the woman's identity is pending family notification, multiple outlets identified the woman as...

Extra Extra: Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Can't Guarantee' Trump Hasn't Been Recorded Using The N-Word

Extra Extra: Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Can't Guarantee' Trump Hasn't Been Recorded Using The N-Wordvideo

Because we love when goats go on the loose, check out today's end-of-day links: Rogaine side effects, $100K Pyramid fail, Trump's Supreme Court picks, Lindsey Buckingham tour, QAnon conspiracy theory, and pupper does his steps.

MTA Workers Push For Body Cameras, Citing Safety Concerns

MTA Workers Push For Body Cameras, Citing Safety Concerns

Tony Utano and Andy Byford at the 2016-2017 Medals of Excellence Ceremony (Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit) The Transport Workers Union Local 100 and MTA president Andy Byford called for body cameras...

Female NYU Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing Male Student

Female NYU Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing Male Student

Avital Ronell (via European Graduate School Lecture Series); Nimrod Reitman (via Facebook) A celebrated female professor of German and Comparative Literature at NYU has been suspended for the coming academic year after an 11-month Title IX...

When Will E-Scooter Madness Descend On NYC?

When Will E-Scooter Madness Descend On NYC?

The electric version promises to be much more insidious. (Betty Tsang/Flickr) Perhaps I am biased, after a close brush with a tourist's rogue, rented Segway nearly removed half my face in Berlin, but I am skeptical...

Gowanus Canal Spews Forth Slimy Bounty Of Sunken Treasure/Trash

Gowanus Canal Spews Forth Slimy Bounty Of Sunken Treasure/Trashgallery

The Gowanus Canal famously emits a smorgasbord of potent, noxious stench, but did you know its gelatinous waters also conceal amazing artifacts from our nation's and New York City's past? In 2011, sonar reading showed vessels at...

New Anti-Hazing Law Increases Penalties For Risky Fraternity & Sorority Rituals

New Anti-Hazing Law Increases Penalties For Risky Fraternity & Sorority Rituals

A 2005 photo of the aftermath of an unrelated fraternity party (Andrew Ratto/ flickr) On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed a new anti-hazing law that prohibits certain kind of physical contact, and prohibits any organization's initiation ceremony...

De Blasio Says Driver Who Blocked Bike Lane In Fatal Crash Should Face 'Consequences'

De Blasio Says Driver Who Blocked Bike Lane In Fatal Crash Should Face 'Consequences'

The bike lane is between regular traffic and park cars (Courtesy of West Side Rag) Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's repeatedly stated that briefly parking in a bike lane is no big deal, now says he'd...

Photos: This Was New York City During The Massive 2003 Blackout

Photos: This Was New York City During The Massive 2003 Blackoutgallery

Fifteen years ago today, at about 4:10 p.m., New York City was suddenly powerless, as all electricity disappeared when an overgrown tree branch hit a power line in Cleveland. Eight northeast states, plus Ontario—more than 50 million people—were plunged into darkness.

DOT: 132,000 Drivers Sped Past NYC Schools With Impunity Since Cameras Shut Off

DOT: 132,000 Drivers Sped Past NYC Schools With Impunity Since Cameras Shut Off

Amy Cohen, a founding member of Families for Safe Streets, at a rally last month (Kevin Coughlin / Governor's Office) On July 25, New York City was forced to turn off its 140 school zone speed...

Senator And Ex-IDC Member Tony Avella: Avoid The 'Fake News' & 'National Hype' About The IDC

Senator And Ex-IDC Member Tony Avella: Avoid The 'Fake News' & 'National Hype' About The IDC

Senator Tony Avella in his Bayside office (Scott Heins / Gothamist) State Senator Tony Avella, Jr., won his seat in 2010 by flipping his Queens district from red to blue, defeating longtime incumbent Frank Padavan. Four...

11-Yr-Old Bicyclist Sent Airborne After Being Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Queens

11-Yr-Old Bicyclist Sent Airborne After Being Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver In Queensvideo

(NYPD) An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured when a driver struck him on a Far Rockaway street on Monday evening. Footage of the incident shows the boy going airborne after being hit. Now police are hoping...

Video: Enraged Subway Riders Assault Conductor After 'A' Train Goes Expressvideo

Video: Enraged Subway Riders Assault Conductor After 'A' Train Goes Express

Furious subway riders brutally assaulted an MTA conductor in Brooklyn over the weekend, after the trio missed their stop because the train was running express, police said. The 62-year-old victim was operating the A train at 4:40...

Extra Extra: The Ultimate Oral History Of Four Loko

Extra Extra: The Ultimate Oral History Of Four Lokovideo

Because Trump doesn't understand how time zones work, check out today's end-of-day links: Thom Yorke tour, Four Loko oral history, millennials kill mayo, buffalo pizza, Colbert on Spicer & the Emmys, and cats investigate a toy.

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

A bodega in Brownsville/East New York. (quiggyt4/Flickr) East New York is slated for rezoning, a project that seems likely to attract a younger crowd with expensive tastes to the neighborhood. With that future looming, bodegas along...

NYPD Accused Of Discriminating Against Non-English Speakers By Withholding Translation Services

NYPD Accused Of Discriminating Against Non-English Speakers By Withholding Translation Services

(Invision/AP/Shutterstock) A group of non-English speaking New Yorkers are alleging unlawful discrimination by the NYPD, citing several instances of the department failing to provide legally mandated translation services, which in some cases prevented sexual assault survivors...

Former Millionaire Missing After Leaving Bellevue Hospital

Former Millionaire Missing After Leaving Bellevue Hospital

(Matt Kenney/flickr) Paul Greenwald, a former hedge fund millionaire, slipped out of Bellevue Hospital early Saturday morning and is now missing, according to authorities. The police say security camera footage caught the 70-year-old leaving the building...

Video: A Geyser Bursts Forth Inside JFK Airport

Video: A Geyser Bursts Forth Inside JFK Airport

During a very wet weekend around the tri-state region, a record rainfall of 1.84" was set at JFK on Sunday, besting the previous record of 1.45" set in 1989. So it's no surprise that things got equally...

Video: NYPD Detective Allegedly Puts Man In Chokehold After Noise Complaint

Video: NYPD Detective Allegedly Puts Man In Chokehold After Noise Complaintvideo

Still showing Medina being restrained by police An NYPD detective who has been sued multiple times for using excessive force allegedly placed an Inwood man in a chokehold and then shot him with a Taser gun...

Photos: Behold The Pathetic, Puny 'Unite The Right 2' Rally

Photos: Behold The Pathetic, Puny 'Unite The Right 2' Rallygallery

One year ago this weekend, hundreds of white nationalists marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, wielding tiki torches and clashing with anti-racist counterprotesters in a dramatic spectacle that left dozens injured and one person dead—and, days later, seemingly earned...

Early Addition: Stephen Miller's Uncle Writes Searing Piece Blasting 'Immigration Hypocrite'

Early Addition: Stephen Miller's Uncle Writes Searing Piece Blasting 'Immigration Hypocrite'video

Because Trump has a new nickname for Omarosa, check out today's midday links: Aretha Franklin ill, subway stabbing, Tom Arnold's Trump hunt, NYC bus company rivalry, Anthony Bourdain's apartment to rent, and very good dog rescues girl.

Australian Tourist Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver While Biking Was On 'Trip Of A Lifetime'

Australian Tourist Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver While Biking Was On 'Trip Of A Lifetime'video

Madison Jane Lyden The family of the 23-year-old Australian woman killed while biking on Central Park West are devastated. Madison Jane Lyden's father told the Post, "Our girl was on the trip of a lifetime, and...

Search For Missing Swimmer Off Rockaway Continues

Search For Missing Swimmer Off Rockaway Continues

(Stefan Georgi/flickr) A 35-year-old woman is still missing after taking a swim in Jamaica Bay on Sunday, swept away by rising tides in the waters off Far Rockaway. She disappeared as her husband swam nearby, and...

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-election Campaign, Calls Insider Trading Charges 'Meritless'

Rep. Chris Collins Suspends Re-election Campaign, Calls Insider Trading Charges 'Meritless'

Rep. Chris Collins after being arraigned on August 8, 2018 (BRYAN R SMITH/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Embattled upstate Republican congressman Chris Collins announced on Saturday that he would suspend his re-election campaign, days after being indicted for insider trading....

Tourist On Bicycle Killed By Truck Driver After Being Forced Out Of CPW Bike Lane

Tourist On Bicycle Killed By Truck Driver After Being Forced Out Of CPW Bike Lane

The bike lane is between regular traffic and park cars (Courtesy of West Side Rag) A 23-year-old woman visiting NYC from Australia was fatally struck by a private sanitation truck driver on the Upper West Side...

Extra Extra: Don't You Want To Move To Greece & Run A Cat Sanctuary?

Extra Extra: Don't You Want To Move To Greece & Run A Cat Sanctuary?video

Because we should all move to Greece either way, check out today's end-of-day links: Bill Murray scuffle, 'Curb' season 10, The Fonz makes pizza, why the left hates Jordan Peterson, and the best animal video you'll see on the internet today.

Astoria Peeping Tom Caught, Victim Told To Get An Order Of Protection

Astoria Peeping Tom Caught, Victim Told To Get An Order Of Protection

The suspect, caught on a security camera (Facebook) Last week, a woman contacted Gothamist about a man who was coming by the window of her first floor apartment in the middle of the night, staring at...

Video: Cabbie Arrested After Ramming Car With Baby Inside In Midtown Road Rage Incident

Video: Cabbie Arrested After Ramming Car With Baby Inside In Midtown Road Rage Incidentvideo

(Shutterstock) A cab driver was arrested after a wild road rage incident in Midtown on Thursday in which she allegedly rammed a car with a baby in the backseat. Police tell Gothamist that the incident took...

Father Of Baby Discovered In East River Back In NYC, Held Without Bail

Father Of Baby Discovered In East River Back In NYC, Held Without Bail

James Currie in court on Friday (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) The man who police believe threw his dead baby's body into the East River returned to the United States on Thursday night and was in court on Friday....

Here Are The Top 10 Hottest Busiest Subway Platforms In NYC

Here Are The Top 10 Hottest Busiest Subway Platforms In NYC

(Photo by Arin Sang-urai/Improv Everywhere) For MTA-dependent New Yorkers, the simple act of waiting for a subway can feel like a daily exercise in purgatorial suffering. The lucky few do eventually escape this underworld, soul intact,...

Kirsten Gillibrand Answers Some Questions, Poses For Selfies At Brooklyn Town Hall

Kirsten Gillibrand Answers Some Questions, Poses For Selfies At Brooklyn Town Hall

Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the BlogHer18 Creators Summit in NYC Thursday, before her town hall in Brooklyn. (MediaPunch/Shutterstock) Having your senator come back from Washington to take questions from constituents seems like it should be standard...

Bethenny Frankel's On-Off Boyfriend Reportedly Died In His Trump Tower Apartment

Bethenny Frankel's On-Off Boyfriend Reportedly Died In His Trump Tower Apartment

Dennis Shields and Bethenny Frankel in 2016 (Broadimage/ Shutterstock) A 51-year-old man was found dead in a Trump Tower apartment this morning, and the Post reports that the deceased is Dennis Shields, the sometime boyfriend of...

What Happens If An A.C. Unit Falls Out Of Your Window And Hits Someone?

What Happens If An A.C. Unit Falls Out Of Your Window And Hits Someone?

(Flickr user bondidwhat) It's a perennial New York fear—ranked somewhere between a bed bug and Santacon infestation—that anyone who enjoys the comforts of window air conditioning has considered at one point or another: What happens if...

Advocates Want Carriage Horses Off The Streets During Heat Advisories

Advocates Want Carriage Horses Off The Streets During Heat Advisoriesvideo

A carriage horse in NYC (Roland Turner / Flickr) When it feels unbearably hot outside, just be grateful that you don’t have to pull a carriage full of tourists. As the summer heat keeps beating up...

Wake Forest Basketball Coach Charged For Fatally Punching Tourist In Queens

Wake Forest Basketball Coach Charged For Fatally Punching Tourist In Queens

Jamill Jones (Chuck Burton/AP/Shutterstock); Sandor Szabo (Facebook) A Florida man visiting New York City for a wedding died this week after he was punched during an altercation over a mistaken Uber ride. The alleged puncher has...

Actress Sean Young Wanted For Questioning In Queens Burglary

Actress Sean Young Wanted For Questioning In Queens Burglary

Sean Young in 2017 (Credit: Shutterstock) Blade Runner actress Sean Young is wanted for questioning by police in connection with a burglary in Queens this week. Investigators say the burglary took place on Thursday around noon...

Early Addition: Omarosa Certain Trump Was Caught On Tape Using N-Word

Early Addition: Omarosa Certain Trump Was Caught On Tape Using N-Wordvideo

Because Kanye West made his return to late night TV, check out today's midday links: Dems starting to turn on Nancy Pelosi, Trump N-word tapes, James Bond producers eyeing Idris Elba, and dog hides under dog.

No Charges For Hit-And-Run Sanitation Truck Driver Who Critically Injured Bushwick Cyclist

No Charges For Hit-And-Run Sanitation Truck Driver Who Critically Injured Bushwick Cyclist

(Google Maps) The Department of Sanitation driver who struck a cyclist in Bushwick earlier this month will not face charges, police said, despite fleeing the scene of the reportedly gruesome crash. The NYPD has deemed the...

Former MTA Exec Allegedly Blew Taxpayer Money On iPhone Side Hustle

Former MTA Exec Allegedly Blew Taxpayer Money On iPhone Side Hustle

Wanna buy a dope new iPhone? How about some fly athleisure wear? (Twitter) The former Chief Procurement Officer of the MTA has been indicted for allegedly using MTA funds to buy nearly $60,000 worth of iPhones...

City Warns Dog Owners To Keep Pups On Leash In Central Park Due To Raccoons With Distemper Virus

City Warns Dog Owners To Keep Pups On Leash In Central Park Due To Raccoons With Distemper Virus

A raccoon cub in Central Park (Robert Levy) Dozens more Central Park raccoons may have canine distemper virus, and city officials are urging dog owners to keep their pups on leash for the foreseeable future to...

Extra, Extra: Trump Hates 'Chain Migration' But It's Working For Melania

Extra, Extra: Trump Hates 'Chain Migration' But It's Working For Melaniavideo

Because Ludacris is a mensch, check out today's end-of-day links: ClickHole contributors come forward, Melania's parents become citizens, poppyseed bagel opiate positive, Casey Affleck apologizes, and sheep enjoys trampoline.

NYC Cabbie And Father Of Two Faces Imminent Deportation After Dispute With Driver

NYC Cabbie And Father Of Two Faces Imminent Deportation After Dispute With Driver

Edisson Barros and his daughter Paola at her high school graduation (GoFundMe) A father of two and veteran New York City cab driver is scheduled to be deported back to his home country of Ecuador on...

This Subway Station Is Only Accessible By Elevators... Which Are All Currently Broken

This Subway Station Is Only Accessible By Elevators... Which Are All Currently Broken

(Jen Carlson / Gothamist) The Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn Heights is one of the deeper subway stations in the city, and the only way to get from the street to the platforms (and vice...

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Rivington House represents one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's biggest black eyes. A year ago, de Blasio admitted to Lower East Side residents that his administration's role in turning the nursing home...

Did A Sweeping Gang Takedown Actually Make The Bronx Any Safer?

Did A Sweeping Gang Takedown Actually Make The Bronx Any Safer?

Rasheid Butler, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence as part of the 2016 gang takedown (Richard Yeh/ WNYC) Last month, the NYPD reported that while crime in the city overall has been declining, the Bronx...

Local News Stations Dodge Sinclair Ownership As Tribune Merger Falls Apart

Local News Stations Dodge Sinclair Ownership As Tribune Merger Falls Apart

via Deadspin For much of the last year, it's seemed all but certain that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the conservative local news behemoth known for forcing its anchors to take part in xenophobic fear-mongering and Trump-approved propaganda,...

Video: Process Server Calls Woman Allegedly Raped By NYPD Detectives A 'Stupid Bitch'video

Video: Process Server Calls Woman Allegedly Raped By NYPD Detectives A 'Stupid Bitch'

A woman who was allegedly raped by two NYPD detectives in the back of a police van last September was served a subpoena by a man who called her "a stupid bitch" on Wednesday. Anna Chambers says...

'There Will Not Be A Good Ending To This Story': NYPD Says Baby Probably Died Before He Was Found In East River

'There Will Not Be A Good Ending To This Story': NYPD Says Baby Probably Died Before He Was Found In East River

(Robert Bumsted/AP/Shutterstock) Police say a seven-month-old baby boy, found floating in the East River on Sunday, most likely died while under the care of his father in the Bronx. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said...

Early Addition: 'Full Frontal' Masterfully Trolls Sean Spicer On His Book Tour

Early Addition: 'Full Frontal' Masterfully Trolls Sean Spicer On His Book Tourvideo

Because you want to better get to know the new progressive Democrats, check out today's midday links: greatest romcoms of all time, Laura Ingraham embraces hate rhetoric, 'Full Frontal' team trolls Sean Spicer, Equinox lawsuit, and a vicious puppy attack.

NY Congressman Accused Of Insider Trading Reportedly Caught On Video Doing Insider Trades

NY Congressman Accused Of Insider Trading Reportedly Caught On Video Doing Insider Trades

Rep. Chris Collins posing next to President Trump on the day he allegedly committed securities fraud. (via Chris Collins' Instagram) The Republican Congressman and Trump booster who was arrested yesterday for insider trading—and whose alleged fraud...

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

(Chris Polinsky / Flickr) Thanks to the looming L train shutdown, Williamsburg rents have slipped from Three Kidney Broker Fees to Just Cut Off A Few Fingers You Don't Want. According to a StreetEasy report, 48...

Investigation Continues Into Dead Fetus Found In American Airlines Plane Bathroom

Investigation Continues Into Dead Fetus Found In American Airlines Plane Bathroom

An American Airlines aircraft (American Airlines) A cause of death has not yet been determined for the fetus found in the toilet of an American Airlines plane that landed at Laguardia Airport earlier this week. The...

Extra, Extra: Omarosa Claims She Secretly Taped Trump

Extra, Extra: Omarosa Claims She Secretly Taped Trumpvideo

Because August 8th is a lucky day, check out today's end-of-day links: icing, Omarosa taped Trump, Missy Elliott's spiritual twin, dog cloning world, popular movies Oscar, Climate Report, and doggo gets real comfortable.

Inside The World Of NYC 'Canners' Who Survive By Collecting Recyclable Cans & Bottles

Inside The World Of NYC 'Canners' Who Survive By Collecting Recyclable Cans & Bottles

(Photograph by Francesca Berardi) It’s 3 a.m. on a Saturday night in mid October, on a deserted street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Pablo and Violeta* are standing in front of a pizzeria that’s closed for the night,...

Tourist Dies After Being Punched In Mistaken Uber Altercation

Tourist Dies After Being Punched In Mistaken Uber Altercation

Sandor Szabo (Facebook); the suspect (DCPI) A Florida man visiting New York City has died after he was punched during an altercation last weekend over a mistaken Uber ride. Police say that Sandor Szabo, 35, was...

New York City Council Passes Year-Long Cap On Uber And Other Ride-Hailing Services

New York City Council Passes Year-Long Cap On Uber And Other Ride-Hailing Services

(Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) New York City just became the first municipality in the country to cap the number of ride-sharing vehicles that operate on its streets. As expected, the City Council voted Wednesday to stop issuing new...

Report: The 12 Most Dangerous Areas For Cyclists & Pedestrians In NYC

Report: The 12 Most Dangerous Areas For Cyclists & Pedestrians In NYC

(Courtesy of Localize.city) Localize.city, a website that analyzes data about New York City addresses, released a new report today highlighting the 12 most dangerous areas for pedestrians and cyclists—neighborhoods where they are three times more likely...

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the progress in his affordable housing initiative last month (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014 in a city reeling from a housing crisis....

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