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Extra, Extra: Super-Rich Young People Are Now Into Seances

Extra, Extra: Super-Rich Young People Are Now Into Seances video

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12 Arrested At Pride Parade For Protesting Police Involvement

12 Arrested At Pride Parade For Protesting Police Involvement

Scott Lynch / Gothamist Twelve people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after obstructing the NYC LGBT Pride March outside the Stonewall Inn, police said on Sunday. Marching behind a sign that read "No Cops,...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Threatening To Taser And Kill Mosque-Goer

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Threatening To Taser And Kill Mosque-Goer

via Google Maps A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for pointing a taser at and threatening to kill a man outside a mosque, police said on Sunday. Kevin Keating, 27,...

Cuomo Reveals Rendering Of Memorial For Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Cuomo Reveals Rendering Of Memorial For Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The Anthony Goicolea-designed monument, which will sit along the river in Hudson River Park. (via Governor Cuomo's office) Just about a year after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, Governor Cuomo today revealed renderings for...

Three Charged In 'Fireworks Fight' That Led To Massive Bronx Blaze

Three Charged In 'Fireworks Fight' That Led To Massive Bronx Blaze

via FDNY The five-alarm fire that engulfed seven buildings and injured nine residents in the Bronx earlier this week was caused by a "fireworks fight," according to the FDNY. On Saturday, the Fire Marshal arrested and...

Cops: Three Men Steal Livery Cabbie's Car At Knifepoint

Cops: Three Men Steal Livery Cabbie's Car At Knifepoint

The cabbie's car was a blue Hyundai Elantra. (via Wikipedia user M93) Three men attacked a livery cab driver in the Bronx on Saturday morning, and stole his car, according to police. The NYPD says that...

Video: Crowd Catches Girl After She Falls From Gondola At New York Six Flags

Video: Crowd Catches Girl After She Falls From Gondola At New York Six Flags

A teenage girl fell from a gondola at an upstate New York amusement park on Saturday, plunging 25 feet into a crowd of park-goers and employees who'd gathered to catch her. Eyewitness footage from the incident shows...

NYPD: Help Us Find These Subway Pervs

NYPD: Help Us Find These Subway Pervs

(istockphoto) Suspect in April 27, 2017 forcible touching (DCPI) Over the past week, the police have asked for the public's help in finding three suspects in separate forcible touching incidents in the subway system. Which is...

SUV Driver Allegedly Clips Officer While Fleeing Scene On FDR Drive

SUV Driver Allegedly Clips Officer While Fleeing Scene On FDR Drive

(ibexclusive/Flickr) An NYPD officer fired a shot at a fleeing driver while responding to a disturbance reported on FDR Drive and 23rd Street early Sunday morning, police said. The incident occurred around 3:20 a.m., after the...

Extra Extra: Finally, A Men-Only Screening Of A Metallica Movie

Extra Extra: Finally, A Men-Only Screening Of A Metallica Movievideo

A 100-year-old mobster goes free, Clinton fundraisers are doing just fine, a retaliatory men-only screening 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.

One57 Apartment Hit With Biggest Residential Foreclosure In New York City History

One57 Apartment Hit With Biggest Residential Foreclosure In New York City History

One57, where a bank is about to seize a very expensive apartment. (via Flickr user hiimlynx) Life sure seems easy when you're wealthy, what with no worries about things like landlord harassment and generally being free...

Another Set Of Frustrated Subway Riders Walked From Stalled 3 Train

Another Set Of Frustrated Subway Riders Walked From Stalled 3 Trainvideo

The Franklin Avenue station (Wikipedia) The Daily News confirmed that a set of passengers from a stalled subway in Brooklyn jumped off the train and walked along the tracks to the platform. MTA spokeswoman Beth DeFalco...

Twitter User Who Documents Placard Misuse Claims Cops Harassed Him For Tweeting

Twitter User Who Documents Placard Misuse Claims Cops Harassed Him For Tweeting

via @placardabuse A Twitter use who takes pictures of parking placards used by off-duty police and other drivers in order to shirk parking laws says that he got a threatening visit from members of the Internal...

Help This Teen Unload His Roaches Before He Goes On Vacation!

Help This Teen Unload His Roaches Before He Goes On Vacation!

It's summer now, which greatly increases the probability that you'll find yourself face-to-thorax with a giant cockroach. Or be awoken by one stumbling through you hair. The manner in which this happens is typically pretty straightforward—you caught...

Bike-Riding Burglar Is Targeting Apartments In Ridgewood, Bushwick, Police Say

Bike-Riding Burglar Is Targeting Apartments In Ridgewood, Bushwick, Police Say

Catalpa Avenue and 60th Street (Google Maps) Police are looking for a suspect who has apparently broken into—or tried to break into—five different apartments in Queens and Brooklyn in April and May. In one instance, authorities...

White Cop Sues NYPD, Claiming He Was Harassed For Refusing To Bully Black Colleague

White Cop Sues NYPD, Claiming He Was Harassed For Refusing To Bully Black Colleague

(ibexclusive/Flickr) A white NYPD sergeant says that he is being harassed for refusing to take part in the mistreatment of a black officer in his unit. Officer Dana Harge, who is African American, sued the city...

Extra, Extra: The NY Times Thinks You Should Take Naps At Work

Extra, Extra: The NY Times Thinks You Should Take Naps At Workvideo

Because 'Spaceballs' is 30, check out today's end-of-day links: NY Times talks to high school seniors, is the electric guitar dead, Corey Stall on controversial 'Julius Caesar,' bad newspaper columns, and a skateboarding 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.

Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two

Video: Police Break Up Rock Concert On Orchard Street, Arresting Two

(Screenshot via @foxxinthefield) Police arrested two members of the Brooklyn-based punk band Beechwood on Wednesday evening, pulling both men to the ground on Orchard Street. At least one officer brandished a taser at the crowd while...

Who's In Charge Of The MTA? Governor Cuomo Cannot Say

Who's In Charge Of The MTA? Governor Cuomo Cannot Say

Is anyone driving this train? Who knows! (Governor Cuomo's Office) "Who's in charge?" the Governor asked in recent comments about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Who knows! Maybe the county executive, maybe the president, maybe the governor,...

Bronx Man Arrested At JFK For Alleged Attempt To Join ISIS

Bronx Man Arrested At JFK For Alleged Attempt To Join ISIS

JFK Airport (Getty) A Bronx man was arrested at JFK airport Wednesday night while allegedly attempting to fly overseas to join ISIS, officials said Thursday. Saddam Mohamad Raishani, a 30-year-old home health aid living in New...

Video: Father Of The Year Catches Foul Ball While Safely Holding Infantvideo

Video: Father Of The Year Catches Foul Ball While Safely Holding Infant

The Mets are doing so poorly at sport right now that it’s only worth watching or attending a game on the off chance something crazy happens, like if Matt Harvey’s arm snaps off or Mr. Met finally...

This Website Lets You Warn The World About Your Crappy Landlord

This Website Lets You Warn The World About Your Crappy Landlord

Jimmy McMillan outside a Rent Guidelines Board meeting in 2008 There's a lot to consider when looking for an apartment—location, rent, window size, whether or not you can make do with a kitchen shower. But one...

Early Addition: Senior Obama Official Says 'We Sort Of Choked' On Russiavideo

Early Addition: Senior Obama Official Says 'We Sort Of Choked' On Russia

Heckling James Dolan, Crash Bandicoot oral history, thoughts on female friendships in fiction, and much more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, After Denying He Controls It And Asking To Control It: 'Who Knows' Who Controls The MTA

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, After Denying He Controls It And Asking To Control It: 'Who Knows' Who Controls The MTA

Governor Cuomo answering questions at the end of the legislative session on Thursday. (Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled down Thursday on his request to "control" the MTA Board, which by all accounts he already controls...

Watch This Tiny Little Mouse Spark Panic On An E Train

Watch This Tiny Little Mouse Spark Panic On An E Train

via YouTube A small mouse was spotted on a Jamaica-bound E train, sending some riders into a leaping, screaming frenzy. The scene, featuring several musophobic New Yorkers who presumably go through life here in a constant...

Cyclist Claims NYPD Gave Him Disorderly Conduct Ticket After Almost Running Him Over

Cyclist Claims NYPD Gave Him Disorderly Conduct Ticket After Almost Running Him Over

Bert Spaan, seen here cycling without incident in rural Pennsylvania. A Brooklyn cyclist claims NYPD officers gave him a disorderly conduct ticket after nearly running him off the road earlier this year. Bert Spaan, 34, told...

The Great Escape (From Stalled F Train): Watch Commuters' Desperate, Dangerous Walk On Subway Tracks

The Great Escape (From Stalled F Train): Watch Commuters' Desperate, Dangerous Walk On Subway Tracksvideo

Photograph by ericskiff / Flickr Signal problems made Tuesday morning extremely difficult for subway riders trying to get to work during rush hour. This level of subway meltdown has become increasingly common, and it seems that...

Extra, Extra: Bill Cosby Plans To Teach Young People How To Avoid Sexual Assault Accusations

Extra, Extra: Bill Cosby Plans To Teach Young People How To Avoid Sexual Assault Accusationsvideo

Because scientists have some breaking news on eggs, check out today's end-of-day links: Obama on healthcare bill, pet wedding officiant, BuzzFeed bedbugs, Cosby town hall tour, Colbert in Russia, and Khaleesi the bulldog. 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.

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) A 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses is scaring immigrants who might otherwise attend a scheduled court appearance or seek legal assistance, according to a...

NY Officials Predict Senate Trumpcare Bill Will 'Devastate' Health Care

NY Officials Predict Senate Trumpcare Bill Will 'Devastate' Health Care

(Scott Lynch / Flickr) Senate Republicans released a draft Thursday of their closely-guarded health care bill, which would drastically cut Medicaid, slash taxes on the wealthy, and repeal the Obamacare requirement that most Americans have health...

NYC Will Spend Millions To Upgrade Rikers Before Closing It

NYC Will Spend Millions To Upgrade Rikers Before Closing It

A new report by the Mayor's Office outlines the "long and difficult path" to closing the jail complex. In the meantime, de Blasio says the city needs to invest in the facility to make it safer.

Early Addition: GOOP's $120 'Healing' Body Stickers Might Not Be A Medical Miracle After All

Early Addition: GOOP's $120 'Healing' Body Stickers Might Not Be A Medical Miracle After Allvideo

Goats on a slide, GOOP's pricey body stickers, Rocko's Modern Life reboot, no poors in the Cabinet, 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.

Tennis Star James Blake Drops Police Brutality Suit After City Agrees To Create Fellowship In His Name

Tennis Star James Blake Drops Police Brutality Suit After City Agrees To Create Fellowship In His Name

NYPD officer James Frascatore tackling James Blake in 2015 Retired tennis star James Blake, who was tackled and wrongfully detained by plainclothes NYPD officers in 2015, will drop his excessive-force claim against the city. In exchange,...

Well, They've Gone And Done It: Mayoral Control Set To Expire After Being Held Hostage By Charter-Loving Republicans

Well, They've Gone And Done It: Mayoral Control Set To Expire After Being Held Hostage By Charter-Loving Republicans

(Getty) The legislative session ended last night without a deal on mayoral control of New York City schools, meaning that unless lawmakers reconvene specifically to fix this, the city will revert to a fractured Board of...

UPDATE: NYPD Is No-Show At Community Meeting In Wake Of Two Cyclist Deaths

UPDATE: NYPD Is No-Show At Community Meeting In Wake Of Two Cyclist Deaths

(via Triborough's Flickr) Chelsea residents said they were insulted Wednesday when the NYPD declined to attend a Community Board 4 meeting following two cyclist deaths at the hands of bus drivers in less than a week....

Watch Out Subway Cats: Joe Lhota Is Running The MTA Again

Watch Out Subway Cats: Joe Lhota Is Running The MTA Again

MTA CEO Joe Lhota shows off some H train gear in 2012, after Hurricane Sandy (MTA) Joe Lhota, who headed the MTA before resigning in 2013 to run for mayor against Bill de Blasio, is coming...

Extra, Extra: Wall Street Journal Reporter Fired Over Alleged Side Hustle With Arms Dealer

Extra, Extra: Wall Street Journal Reporter Fired Over Alleged Side Hustle With Arms Dealervideo

Because journalists should be careful of the arms dealers they associate with, check out today's end-of-day links: Christie's approval ratings, Spider-Man movie locations, dog photography, Trump's violent handshakes, and baby orangutan wants to play. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Activists Post Signs Encouraging Cyclists To Ignore Red Lights

Activists Post Signs Encouraging Cyclists To Ignore Red Lights

Hey, looks pretty good. (via The Transformation Department) Rather than wait around for Albany to pass legislation permitting cyclists to treat red lights as Yield signs, a group of safe streets activists have taken it upon...

Governors Island Will Be Open LATE Friday For A Summer Solstice Party

Governors Island Will Be Open LATE Friday For A Summer Solstice Party

(Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist) Today is the longest day of the year, which for nihilists like me just means it all goes downhill from here, not that anything matters. For the rest of you, though, I...

Amtrak Says It Won't Pay For LIRR's Emergency Penn Station Plan. It's Unclear Who Will.

Amtrak Says It Won't Pay For LIRR's Emergency Penn Station Plan. It's Unclear Who Will.

Workers near the site of planned emergency Penn Station track repairs last month. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Amtrak does not want to front the bill for at least eight weeks of Long Island Railroad schedule changes,...

Republicans Who Don't Represent NYC Are Poised To End Mayoral Control Of NYC Schools

Republicans Who Don't Represent NYC Are Poised To End Mayoral Control Of NYC Schools

(Getty) Mayoral control of New York City's schools is set to expire this evening unless state legislators can reach a deal. Thanks to the vagaries of state law, the structure for managing New York City's schools...

Toilet Paper Company Invites You To Defecate Inside Their Van

Toilet Paper Company Invites You To Defecate Inside Their Van

Get in the van! Okay, it actually looks like a truck. But they're calling it a van, and they're letting you use it as a toilet, so just play along. (via Charmin) So you've got your...

Forecast: Afternoon Showers May Darken The First Day Of Summer

Forecast: Afternoon Showers May Darken The First Day Of Summer

The summer solstice occurred at 12:24 this morning and we've got plenty of summer weather to accompany the longest day of the year. This afternoon's high will be in the mid 80s, and we will have...

MTA To Victims: SORRY

MTA To Victims: SORRY

Jen Chung / Gothamist On Tuesday, the MTA took to Twitter—the watercooler of ever-frustrated straphangers—to apologize for being bad. Following a morning rush hour shutdown on the B and D lines, and additional delays on the...

Early Addition: Staten Island's Giant Wheel Hits Speed Bumpvideo

Early Addition: Staten Island's Giant Wheel Hits Speed Bump

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. Gorgeous new Blade Runner 2049 footage, the Staten Island Wheel project faces legal trouble, how to fix the subway, and much more in today's midday link roundup.

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Asks To Control It After Denying He Controls It

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Asks To Control It After Denying He Controls It

(Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo likes to champion large-scale infrastructure overhauls—Penn Station, JFK Airport, the Second Avenue Subway expansion. He also likes bells and whistles—WiFi on a bus, lights on a bridge, photos in a car....

Soho Subway Robber Is Putting Cloths Over Female Victims' Mouths, Police Say

Soho Subway Robber Is Putting Cloths Over Female Victims' Mouths, Police Say

Spring Street station (Wikipedia) Police are searching for a suspect in two robberies at a Manhattan subway station this month. In both instances, he's targeted women at the Spring Street C/E stop in Soho. The first...

Extra, Extra: Straphangers Are Now Jumping Off Stalled Trains

Extra, Extra: Straphangers Are Now Jumping Off Stalled Trainsvideo

Because Apple hates leakers, check out today's end-of-day links: OJ Simpson up for parole, BAM archives online, Knicks listening to offers for Porzingis, straphangers jump off stalled train, Daniel Day-Lewis retiring, and puppies conquer stairs. 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.

Police Investigating Death Of Financier Found In DUMBO Condo

Police Investigating Death Of Financier Found In DUMBO Condo

1 Main Street in DUMBO (Google Maps) The NYPD is investigating the death of a 57-year-old financier who was found dead Monday afternoon inside of his condominium on the DUMBO waterfront. Neil Smith was discovered naked...

AG Schneiderman Sues Protestors Harassing Women Outside Queens Abortion Clinicvideo

AG Schneiderman Sues Protestors Harassing Women Outside Queens Abortion Clinic

Choices founder Merle Hoffman in the 1970s. (Courtesy Merle Hoffman) NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a federal lawsuit today against a number of anti-abortion groups who have been threatening and menacing patients and staff members...

MTA Reveals Details Of Summer LIRR Discounts For (Some) Riders

MTA Reveals Details Of Summer LIRR Discounts For (Some) Riders

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The MTA provided a bit more clarity Tuesday on a newly-promised fare reduction policy for Long Island Railroad riders condemned to suffer through the impending summer of emergency-repair hell at Penn Station....

Impeccable Credential-Haver And Trump FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2M For Bridgegate Legal Fees

Impeccable Credential-Haver And Trump FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2M For Bridgegate Legal Fees

Christopher Wray in 2003, when he ran the Justice Department's criminal division under then-President George W. Bush. (Mark Wilson/Getty) President Trump's nominee to become the next FBI director has billed New Jersey taxpayers $2.1 million while...

Drunk Man Jumps Out Of Moving Ambulance, Sues City

Drunk Man Jumps Out Of Moving Ambulance, Sues City

(Jason Kuffer / Flickr) A Staten Island man who drunkenly jumped out of a moving ambulance and injured himself is suing the city, claiming the emergency medical workers tending to him should have stopped him from...

Early Addition: Steve Bannon Says Sean Spicer Is Too Fat To Hold Press Briefings video

Early Addition: Steve Bannon Says Sean Spicer Is Too Fat To Hold Press Briefings

Crocs attack fast, what inspired the Summer of Love, the toilet of the future, and much more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Cops Arrest Suspect In Park Slope 'Threesome' Murder

Cops Arrest Suspect In Park Slope 'Threesome' Murder

16th Street (Google Street View) A 24-year-old man was arrested for a fatal stabbing in Park Slope on Monday. Police sources say the suspect believed the victim had raped his girlfriend. EMS found Manos Ikonomidis, 20,...

Handmaids Converge On Albany To Demand Expanded Abortion And Contraception Rights

Handmaids Converge On Albany To Demand Expanded Abortion And Contraception Rights

Courtesy Annie Zegers for National Institute for Reproductive Health. Twenty women in red cloaks and white bonnets walked silently into the State Capital in Albany on Monday, evoking Margaret Atwood's dystopian handmaids—women stripped of their rights...

Activism In NYC This Week: Vigil For Health Care, Confronting Scott Pruitt, Trans Day Of Action

Activism In NYC This Week: Vigil For Health Care, Confronting Scott Pruitt, Trans Day Of Action

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) With Senate Republicans determined to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are trying to slow down the GOP's secretive efforts by gumming up operations in the Senate. Likewise,...

[UPDATE] NY Reps Demand Name Change For Brooklyn's General Lee Avenue

[UPDATE] NY Reps Demand Name Change For Brooklyn's General Lee Avenue

General Lee Avenue at Fort Hamilton, New York City's only active-duty military base. (Getty) [UPDATE BELOW] Last month, the city of New Orleans completed the removal of four Confederate statues. The two-year-old process was steeped in...

The MTA Outdid Itself Once Again This Morning

The MTA Outdid Itself Once Again This Morning

(John Del Signore/Gothamist) It's Tuesday morning in New York City, one of the most modern urban metropolises on earth, though you wouldn't know it from our busted old raggedly syphilitic mass transit system. Once again this...

Extra, Extra: Sean Spicer Looking For Someone To Be The New Sean Spicer

Extra, Extra: Sean Spicer Looking For Someone To Be The New Sean Spicervideo

Because Jared Kushner spoke in public, check out today's end-of-day links: Mahershala Ali profile, Hamptonites at war over helicopters, history of NY Times use of 'gay,' Jeremiah's Vanishing New York identity, trash rat, and pets with dad bods. 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.

Watch The Thunderstorm Rolling In To Soak Your Evening Commutevideo

Watch The Thunderstorm Rolling In To Soak Your Evening Commute

Storm's comin'... #rain #oneworldtradecenter #nyc A post shared by Jim Norris IV (@norrisiv) on Jun 19, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT It is currently raining sideways in La Belle NYC, which is in the middle of a...

DIY Venues Demand Repeal Of Widely Reviled Cabaret Law

DIY Venues Demand Repeal Of Widely Reviled Cabaret Law

The defunct Williamsburg venue Death by Audio. (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) Jamie Burkart started organizing fire code study groups for DIY venues in New York City after his close friend died in the Ghost Ship warehouse...

Brooklyn Man Reportedly Stabbed To Death After Threesome Gone Wrong

Brooklyn Man Reportedly Stabbed To Death After Threesome Gone Wrong

(DNAinfo/Trevor Kapp) A 20-year-old Gravesend man was fatally stabbed in Park Slope early Monday morning after police sources said he attempted to film a sexual encounter between himself, a woman, and another man. Manos Ikonomidis was...

MTA May Offer Reduced Fares For Some LIRR Riders During Penn Station's Summer of Hell

MTA May Offer Reduced Fares For Some LIRR Riders During Penn Station's Summer of Hell

(Getty) Long Island Railroad customers expected to suffer during this summer's impending Penn Station Commute Of Doom will get at least a small concession over the next few months—the MTA announced today it will likely grant...

Part Of Scaffolding 'Went Vertical' At Brooklyn Building, Killing Worker

Part Of Scaffolding 'Went Vertical' At Brooklyn Building, Killing Worker

1382 Nostrand Avenue prior to the scaffolding going up (Google) A construction worker fell to his death from scaffolding at a troubled building in East Flatbush on Sunday afternoon, according to the authorities. Paramedics responding to...

LGBTQ Group Petitions For Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks In NYC

LGBTQ Group Petitions For Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks In NYC

(Getty Images) Crosswalks in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and (soon) West Hollywood have been bedazzled with rainbows in celebration of their cities' LGBTQ communities, and New York might be next—an LGBT activist group launched a petition over...

Forecast: Brace For Severe Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Today

Forecast: Brace For Severe Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Today

Radar showing the storms moving our way from Intellicast. "Steamy" is today's highly technical weather word. A thick layer of very humid air has settled in across the East Coast, pushing dew point temperatures into the...

Early Addition: Fear And Loathing At Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Wellness Summitvideo

Early Addition: Fear And Loathing At Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Wellness Summit

A Queens landlord was caught demanding proof of citizenship, how Amazon became an empire, Jason Chaffetz doesn't see much difference between Trump and Obama, and much more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Extra Extra: Satanic Panic On Long Island

Extra Extra: Satanic Panic On Long Islandvideo

James Comey busts a move, Atari is working on a new console, Satanic graffiti in Long Island 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.

Man Who Stabbed Pregnant Subway Rider In Neck: 'I Wasn't Trying To Kill Her'

Man Who Stabbed Pregnant Subway Rider In Neck: 'I Wasn't Trying To Kill Her'video

(istockphoto) The man charged with attempted murder for stabbing a pregnant woman, as well as her friend, on a 2 train spoke out about the incident in a jailhouse interview with the Daily News. "I didn’t...

Queens Woman Sues Resorts World Casino For Not Handing Over $43 Million Jackpot

Queens Woman Sues Resorts World Casino For Not Handing Over $43 Million Jackpot

Bookman, in a selfie she took after hitting the jackpot last year. (via Katrina Bookman) A Queens woman who won a $43 million jackpot from a New York City casino slot machine, only for the casino...

Surprise! Only Two Subway Lines Are Meeting On Time Performance Standards

Surprise! Only Two Subway Lines Are Meeting On Time Performance Standards

Once maligned, the latest MTA data shows the G train is Actually Good. (via Flickr user thebrooklyndodger) I hope you're sitting down, because I have shocking news for all of you. MTA data shows that the...

Man Arrested After Shooting 10-Yr-Old Boy In Staten Island Home

Man Arrested After Shooting 10-Yr-Old Boy In Staten Island Home

(istockphoto) A 42-year-old man turned himself in for apparently accidentally shooting a boy in a Staten Island home on Saturday evening. Police said that they responded to a shooting at a home on Deisius Street in...

Cyclist Killed By Charter Bus Driver Was 80-Year-Old Cobbler

Cyclist Killed By Charter Bus Driver Was 80-Year-Old Cobbler

Michael Mamoukakis, who was killed on his bike yesterday. (via Facebook) The cyclist who was hit and killed by a charter bus driver has been identified as an 80-year-old man who owned a shoe store in...

Man Slashed Outside Union Square Subway Station, Police Say

Man Slashed Outside Union Square Subway Station, Police Say

(istockphoto) A man who exited a downtown Manhattan subway station was assaulted on Saturday morning, according to police who released an image of the suspect. The incident occurred at 11:40 a.m. on June 17. The victim,...

Extra Extra: It's Time For The Summer Of 'Garfield GO'

Extra Extra: It's Time For The Summer Of 'Garfield GO'video

Rabid bats, bootleg fidget spinners, the weird augmented reality of "Garfield GO" 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.

Cyclist Hit And Killed By Bus Driver In Midtown

Cyclist Hit And Killed By Bus Driver In Midtown

West 29th Street and 7th Avenue, where the cyclist was hit and killed. (Google Maps) [Update below] A cyclist was struck and killed by a bus driver in Midtown this afternoon, just blocks from where Daniel...

Two Killed In Horrific Single-Car Crash In Queens

Two Killed In Horrific Single-Car Crash In Queens

205th Place and 100th Avenue, where the crash took place. (Google Maps) Two men died in a crash early this morning in Hollis after the driver slammed into a fire hydrant at high speed, according to...

Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Bill Cosby in the Montgomery County Courthouse June 7, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania (Getty Images) After a jury said they were "hopelessly deadlocked," a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case against legendary...

Trump Administration Backs Off Appointing Eric Trump's Wedding Planner To Run NY And NJ HUD Office

Trump Administration Backs Off Appointing Eric Trump's Wedding Planner To Run NY And NJ HUD Office

Lynne Patton, at the Republican National Convention last year. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) After an outcry over the idea of appointing an inexperienced member of the Trump inner circle to run the New York and New Jersey...

Man Hospitalized After Pet Snake Bit His Foot, Police Say

Man Hospitalized After Pet Snake Bit His Foot, Police Say

(istockphoto) A Manhattan resident was taken to the hospital for a snake bite on Saturday morning, police say. Around 5:14 a.m., police responded to a call about a 52-year-old man on West 45th Street in Hell's...

Extra, Extra: An Oral History Of Radiohead's 'OK Computer'

Extra, Extra: An Oral History Of Radiohead's 'OK Computer'video

Because you miss the days of Tompkins Square Park raves, check out today's end-of-day links: 'OK Computer' oral history, ingesting laundry detergent pods, Phish's drummer elected, Trump turncoats, and very cranky bulldog. 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 Offers More Renderings Of New $1.6 Billion Moynihan Train Hall

Cuomo Offers More Renderings Of New $1.6 Billion Moynihan Train Hallgallery

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that construction on the long-awaited expansion of Penn Station into the James A. Farley Post Office will finally begin. "Fifty years after the loss of the original Penn Station structure, passengers will once...

State Panel Approves Police Use Of Controversial Familial DNA Records Searches

State Panel Approves Police Use Of Controversial Familial DNA Records Searches

(Damerau/iStockPhoto) A state commission voted this morning to adopt a controversial policy allowing police to perform familial DNA searches in certain criminal cases. The 9-2 vote by the state Commission on Forensic Science lets cops investigating...

Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death

Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death

(via amin torres's Flickr) Community Board 4 in Manhattan has been raising the alarm about bus traffic on residential Chelsea side streets since December, with an emphasis on a stretch of West 26th Street less than...

State Senate Ethics Committee Meets For First Time In Eight Years, Chats About Basketball

State Senate Ethics Committee Meets For First Time In Eight Years, Chats About Basketball

Welcome to Albany. Chaos reigns. (Daniel Barry/Getty Images) Given the amount of unethical behavior that's gone on in Albany over the past few years, you might have believed that there's no such thing as the state...

Woman Convicted Of Manslaughter For Sending Text Messages Encouraging Boyfriend To Kill Himself

Woman Convicted Of Manslaughter For Sending Text Messages Encouraging Boyfriend To Kill Himself

(diego_cervo / istockphoto) A 20-year-old Massachusetts woman has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, following an incident three years ago in which she encouraged her teenaged boyfriend via text message to kill himself. Though It's incredibly...

Eric Trump's Wedding Planner Put In Charge Of NY And NJ HUD Programs

Eric Trump's Wedding Planner Put In Charge Of NY And NJ HUD Programs

Lynne Patton, at the Republican National Convention last year. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) The Trump administration has tapped their former event planner, and the administrator of Eric Trump's charity, to head the Department of Housing and Urban...

Forecast: A Cloudy, Muggy, Rainy Weekend; Gross Monday To Follow

Forecast: A Cloudy, Muggy, Rainy Weekend; Gross Monday To Follow

Scott Dorney/Flickr Watching the weather this week you can tell it is almost summer. Not from the temperatures—that's too obvious—but by the slowness by which things are happening. The front that passed through town a couple...

2nd Arrest Made In Vicious Avocado Attack Caught On Tapevideo

2nd Arrest Made In Vicious Avocado Attack Caught On Tape

(NYPD) The NYPD has arrested a second man allegedly involved in an avocado-and-banana attack that left a Bronx bodega worker with a broken jaw last month. Cops say Jestyfer Henriquez, 25, and an accomplice pelted 21-year-old...

Early Addition: Russian Yacht Blocks View Of Statue Of Liberty video

Early Addition: Russian Yacht Blocks View Of Statue Of Liberty

Dental tourism in Mexico, what drawing a circle reveals about you, Rod Rosenstein may recuse himself, and much more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Man Dies After Falling In Marriott Marquis Elevator Shaft In Times Square

Man Dies After Falling In Marriott Marquis Elevator Shaft In Times Square

Photograph from Bob B. Brown / Flickr A 28-year-old man visiting New York fell to his death at a Manhattan hotel on Thursday afternoon. A person dining at the Marriott Marquis said, "I was eating in...

Cuomo Introduces Late-Session Senate Bill To Expand Statute Of Limitations For Childhood Sex Assault Victims

Cuomo Introduces Late-Session Senate Bill To Expand Statute Of Limitations For Childhood Sex Assault Victims

(Drew Angerer/Getty) Governor Andrew Cuomo alleviated some advocate concerns on Thursday by introducing a Senate bill that would give victims of child abuse a larger window of time to seek justice. The program bill could still...

Landlord Sues Tenant For Feeding Her Pooping Pigeon Pals

Landlord Sues Tenant For Feeding Her Pooping Pigeon Pals

(nicbannon's flickr) A SoHo landlord is suing her tenant for feeding pigeons on her fire escape, claiming the omnipresent winged rats are disturbing customers at the boutique below. This still seems slightly more sanitary a situation...

Cyclist In A Coma After Being Punched While Riding In Brooklyn

Cyclist In A Coma After Being Punched While Riding In Brooklyn

(NYPD) A cyclist is in a coma after being punched off his bicycle early Thursday morning in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police. NYPD officials say that the 38-year-old man was riding along Fulton Street at Albany Avenue...

Extra, Extra: In Favor Of Summer Fridays

Extra, Extra: In Favor Of Summer Fridaysvideo

Because Summer Fridays are good for everyone, check out today's end-of-day links: Tom Cruise mummying, MAGA hats as rebellion, Kim Jong Un romper, old guy rocks out to Metallica, men interrupting women phenomenon, and an energetic three-legged 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.

NYPD: Violent Cigarette Thieves Steal $8K Worth Of Cigarettes On Smith Street

NYPD: Violent Cigarette Thieves Steal $8K Worth Of Cigarettes On Smith Street

(NYPD) The NYPD is searching for men they say looted $8,000 worth of cigarettes from two Rite Aids on Smith Street this week. According to police, the first incident took place at 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday,...

Supreme Court Case About DIY Strip Club Arrests Cites Epic Williamsburg Airbnb Party Catastrophe

Supreme Court Case About DIY Strip Club Arrests Cites Epic Williamsburg Airbnb Party Catastrophe

(wragg/iStockphoto) Gothamist made its first appearance in the Supreme Court record late last month as part of a case assessing whether Washington, D.C. police officers were in the right to arrest people having a do-it-yourself strip-club...

Penn Station Debuts Futuristic New Concourse Through Farley Post Office gallery

Penn Station Debuts Futuristic New Concourse Through Farley Post Office

In the not too distant future, you're going to be spending a lot of time in Penn Station when you have to catch a train there, because even with all of the construction meant to fix the...

Arrest Made In Avocado Attackvideo

Arrest Made In Avocado Attack

(NYPD) The bodega worker who was viciously pelted with avocados and bananas in the Bronx last month posted to Instagram yesterday that he is "doing well," despite suffering lacerations and a broken jaw. Meanwhile, police say...

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