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Early Addition: The Perfect Subway Hat For Sleep-Deprived New Yorkers

Early Addition: The Perfect Subway Hat For Sleep-Deprived New Yorkersvideo

Because Trump wants the NY Times to bend the knee, check out today's midday links: must-have subway accessory, Sterling Jewelers bombshell report, student loan debt, NYC Hot Sauce Expo, and dog protects dog from bad dream.

How One Lucky MetroCard Could Transport You To A Tropical Paradise But Let's Face It Probably Not

How One Lucky MetroCard Could Transport You To A Tropical Paradise But Let's Face It Probably Not

(Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau) The MTA is getting in the sweepstakes game: Beginning today, anyone who buys a MetroCard from a select few stations in Manhattan or Brooklyn will be eligible for an all-expense-paid vacation...

Two Cops Suspended For Allegedly Refusing To Enter Apartment Of Ax-Attack Murder Victim

Two Cops Suspended For Allegedly Refusing To Enter Apartment Of Ax-Attack Murder Victim

(Shutterstock) Two Brooklyn police officers are accused of refusing to enter an apartment where a 20-year-old woman was murdered with an ax and a four-year-old girl was sleeping. The pair of officers from the 83rd Precinct...

NYCHA Residents And Advocates Fear City's Revised Privatization Plan Will Put Tenant Rights At Risk

NYCHA Residents And Advocates Fear City's Revised Privatization Plan Will Put Tenant Rights At Risk

The Bushwick II houses at Central Avenue and Woodbine Street in Bushwick could be included in a NYCHA privatization plan (David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) On the evening of February 13th, Mary McGee stepped up to...

Chanel Lewis Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Karina Vetrano

Chanel Lewis Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Karina Vetrano

Chanel Lewis in court (Charles Eckert/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) A Queens judge sentenced Chanel Lewis to life in prison without the possibility of parole this morning. The decision comes one day after judge Michael Aloise denied Lewis's attorneys' motion...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Underdog Campaign Takes Center Stage In New Netflix Documentary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Underdog Campaign Takes Center Stage In New Netflix Documentaryvideo

(Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock) When then-28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez emerged last year to challenge incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th Congressional District, not a lot of people thought she had much chance of winning. But that...

NYPD: After Asking For A Light, Suspect Sexually Assaulted Woman In Prospect Heights Buildingvideo

NYPD: After Asking For A Light, Suspect Sexually Assaulted Woman In Prospect Heights Building

(NYPD) A woman was followed into her Brooklyn apartment building on Sunday night and sexually assaulted, according to the police, who are now searching for a suspect. The incident took place around 11:45 p.m. on April...

A Family Fleeing Domestic Violence Faces A New Nightmare: Lead Poisoning

A Family Fleeing Domestic Violence Faces A New Nightmare: Lead Poisoning

A mother and her children in their apartment that is filled with lead paint (Clarissa Sosin / WNYC) When a mother of four moved into a three-bedroom apartment in the outer boroughs of New York City,...

Tabloid Sports, Socko Voice Of New York City Beginning With Bambino, Shows Signs Of Decline

Tabloid Sports, Socko Voice Of New York City Beginning With Bambino, Shows Signs Of Decline

1927: Babe Ruth shatters major league baseball's single season home run record and the New York Daily News is on it. (New York Daily News Archives ) The inflections embedded in a tabloid headline are, in...

Extra Extra: Man Sees 'Captain Marvel' 116 Times To Set Guinness World Record

Extra Extra: Man Sees 'Captain Marvel' 116 Times To Set Guinness World Recordvideo

Because Trump is feeling the Bern, check out today's end-of-day links: coworker bonding, Podrick Payne profile, productive debates, Dylan photographers, the case for impeachment, and dog gets mud bath.

De Blasio Wants NYC To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050

De Blasio Wants NYC To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a Green New Deal for NYC at a press conference in Long Island City on Monday. (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) New York City will get its own Green New Deal, Mayor and rumored...

Photos: Someone Smashed The Hell Out Of Dozens Of LinkNYC Kiosks gallery

Photos: Someone Smashed The Hell Out Of Dozens Of LinkNYC Kiosks

The war between man and machine is heating up, and this time it has nothing to do with Mister Softee. In the last few days, an unidentified vandal and/or Blade Runner has smashed at least 30 LinkNYC...

Seagram Heiress Pleads Guilty In Nxivm Case

Seagram Heiress Pleads Guilty In Nxivm Case

Clare Bronfman, left, leaves federal court, in Brooklyn. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) Nxivm founder Keith Raniere's last two co-defendants have pleaded guilty, leaving the alleged sex cult leader to stand trial alone. On Friday, Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman,...

NYPD Seizes Bikes Without Bells, Arrests Cyclist Leading Group Ride

NYPD Seizes Bikes Without Bells, Arrests Cyclist Leading Group Ride

NYPD officers issue tickets to cyclists for lacking bells, and confiscate their bikes (screenshot from video by Barbara Ross) For six years, bike messenger Shardy Nieves, 38, has organized the 4/20 Race and Bake relay bike...

Man Arrested For Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend And Killing Her Friend With Ax

Man Arrested For Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend And Killing Her Friend With Ax

The Bushwick Houses (Google Maps) A pregnant woman was killed and her friend was repeatedly stabbed early Saturday in a Brooklyn public housing complex, and police said both women were attacked by an ax-wielding suspect. The...

Early Addition: De Blasio Promotes Green New Deal, Defends SUV Trips To Gym

Early Addition: De Blasio Promotes Green New Deal, Defends SUV Trips To Gymvideo

Because the Easter Bunny gets hoppin' mad too, check out today's midday links: Elizabeth Warren's new radical policy proposal, commonly hacked passwords, Woodstock 50 tickets, Michael Jackson biographers, NYC in '80s, Jerry Garcia's toilet, and dog catches tail.

'It Was An Attempted Murder': Subway Conductor Stabbed In The Bronx

'It Was An Attempted Murder': Subway Conductor Stabbed In The Bronx

The MTA conductor is now in stable condition, authorities said (Courtesy of 'Progressive Action') Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly stabbing an MTA conductor multiple times in the Bronx this weekend. The incident occurred...

New York City's DAs Keep Secret Lists Of Cops With Questionable Credibility

New York City's DAs Keep Secret Lists Of Cops With Questionable Credibility

Mayor Bill de Blasio attends and delivers remarks at the NYPD graduation. Madison Square Garden. Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Prosecutors in all five boroughs of New York City are quietly building internal...

Woman Dies After Being Dragged Under Subway Train At Union Square

Woman Dies After Being Dragged Under Subway Train At Union Square

Photograph by bzumba / Flickr A 21-year-old woman was killed after she was dragged by a subway car onto the tracks and fatally struck by the train in Manhattan early Saturday. The incident happened around 3...

Extra Extra: Easter Is The Most Dangerous Holiday For Chocolate-Curious Dogs

Extra Extra: Easter Is The Most Dangerous Holiday For Chocolate-Curious Dogsvideo

Because Easter is dangerous for dogs, check out today's end-of-day links: Elizabeth Warren calls on Dems to impeach Trump, Elon Musk's latest boondoggle, matzo ball ode, Johnny Cash statue, Andy Byford frustrations, and a doggy mud baths.

Store Owners Shrug As Politicians Debate The Disposable Bag 'Nickel Nudge'

Store Owners Shrug As Politicians Debate The Disposable Bag 'Nickel Nudge'

A supermarket shopper in Long Beach with a reusable bag. (WNYC) What will consumers do to save a nickel or two? To find out, Suffolk County and the Nassau County town of Long Beach have been...

NYC Correction Officer Arrested For Urine-Soaked Hit-And-Run That Left 'Multiple Injuries'

NYC Correction Officer Arrested For Urine-Soaked Hit-And-Run That Left 'Multiple Injuries'

(Shutterstock) An off-duty correction officer was arrested this morning after drunkenly crashing his jeep into half a dozen parked cars, attempting to flee, and then soiling himself. Officer Brandon Dauo, 28, now faces a slew of...

NYC Adopts Legislation For Environmental Fee On Paper Bags

NYC Adopts Legislation For Environmental Fee On Paper Bags

(Shutterstock) Less than a month after state lawmakers agreed to ban most single-use plastic bags, the City Council has voted to adopt a five-cent fee on all paper bags given to consumers at supermarkets and other...

Key Food Employees Say They're Entering A Third Week Of Lockouts

Key Food Employees Say They're Entering A Third Week Of Lockouts

The Key Food on 5th Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. (Paula Mejía/Gothamist) For the last 40 years, Elaine Condengio has worked as a meat wrapper at the Key Food grocery store in Floral Park, Long Island....

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Happy Easter! (Gothamist) The MTA is raising fares this weekend, again, despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign pledge not to hike rates until the subway got its act together (it has not). Starting on Sunday, the price...

Lawmakers Say NYPD Vice Squad Is A 'Hotbed Of Corruption' And Sexual Abuse

Lawmakers Say NYPD Vice Squad Is A 'Hotbed Of Corruption' And Sexual Abuse

Police Commissioner James O'Neill in Queens on Monday, October 22, 2018. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) A group of elected officials are demanding that the Department of Investigation look into allegations that NYPD Vice cops are assaulting...

Early Addition: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sorry She's Not A 'Robot' Who Tells The Truth

Early Addition: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sorry She's Not A 'Robot' Who Tells The Truthvideo

Because Sarah Huckabee Sanders is sorry she's not a robot, check out today's midday links: MoviePass craters, Bauhaus retrospective, the joy of doing the same thing twice, Mexican restaurant immigration activism, and cat warns human.

'My Mind Is Made Up': Affidavit Details Alleged Juror Misconduct In Chanel Lewis Trial

'My Mind Is Made Up': Affidavit Details Alleged Juror Misconduct In Chanel Lewis Trial

(Charles Eckert/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Court documents filed by Chanel Lewis's defense team claim that at least three members of the jury who voted to convict the 22-year-old for murder and sexual abuse earlier this month acted improperly. Lewis...

New City Council Bill Aims To Educate Low-Income Tenants About Right To Counsel Law

New City Council Bill Aims To Educate Low-Income Tenants About Right To Counsel Law

City Council members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson announced new legislation to help inform low-income tenants about their right to a free attorney in housing court. (Elizabeth Kim/Gothamist) Two years following the passage of a landmark...

Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed During Broad Daylight Shootout In Washington Heights

Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed During Broad Daylight Shootout In Washington Heights

The firearm allegedly recovered from the suspect. (NYPD) A plainclothes police officer is wounded and an armed suspect is dead following a chaotic shootout in Washington Heights on Thursday afternoon. According to the NYPD, the incident...

Man Arrested At St. Patrick's Cathedral With Cans Of Gasoline Was Also Arrested At NJ Church On Monday

Man Arrested At St. Patrick's Cathedral With Cans Of Gasoline Was Also Arrested At NJ Church On Monday

Marc Lamparello being escorted from the Midtown North police precinct (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock) The man arrested for bringing cans of gasoline, lighter fluid, and butane lighters to St. Patrick's Cathedral is a philosophy PhD student at CUNY,...

City Closes Four More Yeshivas, Fines Three Parents, As Judge Upholds City's Mandatory Vaccination Rule

City Closes Four More Yeshivas, Fines Three Parents, As Judge Upholds City's Mandatory Vaccination Rule

Anti-vaccination activists attend a court hearing in Brooklyn. (Gwynne Hogan/WNYC) The New York City Department of Health closed four yeshivas and issued summonses to three Brooklyn parents whose children were exposed to measles but still not...

Extra Extra: It's [REDACTED] Time

Extra Extra: It's [REDACTED] Timevideo

Because total exoneration has never seemed so ambiguous, check out today's end-of-day links: podcast hot take, bacon warning, dog saves dog, Soylent food, HBO wants Trump to stop using GOT memes, 'Hobbs & Shaw' trailer, and precious boy picks out toy.

7-Year-Boy Killed By Van Driver After Getting Off School Bus In Far Rockaway

7-Year-Boy Killed By Van Driver After Getting Off School Bus In Far Rockaway

(Helmut Meyer Zur Capellen/imageBROKER/Shutterstock) A 7-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday after stepping off a school bus just a few blocks from his home in Far Rockaway, Queens. According to police, Cameron Brown was crossing Gipson...

Report: Rents In NYC Hit Record Highs As Albany Mulls Reforms

Report: Rents In NYC Hit Record Highs As Albany Mulls Reforms

Flickr user Stephen Sandoval As state lawmakers mull a series of rent reform bills to stem the growing affordability crisis, rents across the city climbed to record highs, reflecting a strong economy and more New Yorkers...

Gathering Storm Clouds Promise To Wash Away Your Weekend Plans

Gathering Storm Clouds Promise To Wash Away Your Weekend Plans

A storm's a-brewin' (Chris Goldberg's Flickr) I hope your weekend plans leave room for cataclysmic weather, because the forecast is in and with it comes a second helping of the wild and windy storms that battered...

City Council Caps Energy Emissions For Big Buildings

City Council Caps Energy Emissions For Big Buildings

Environmental justice groups convened a rally outside City Hall on Thursday, ahead of the council's passage of building emission regulations. (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) The City Council has passed a long-awaited measure aimed at reducing buildings' greenhouse gas...

NYPD Says Brooklyn Cyclist Killed By Box Truck Driver 'Fell' Into Vehicle

NYPD Says Brooklyn Cyclist Killed By Box Truck Driver 'Fell' Into Vehicle

(Google Maps) A 26-year-old cyclist was killed in Brooklyn on Wednesday after he was struck by the driver of a passing truck—and once again, police seem to be blaming the victim for their own death. Pedro...

Oh No, NYC's Population Has Dropped Ever So Slightly, Whatever Shall We Do With The Tiny Sliver Of Extra Space?

Oh No, NYC's Population Has Dropped Ever So Slightly, Whatever Shall We Do With The Tiny Sliver Of Extra Space?

stefan georgi's flickr If you've ever found yourself physically crushed between a businessman with seriously foul breath and someone transporting their equally-foul smelling pet iguana while on an overcrowded train that's stuck between stations for the...

Law Professor Says Suing MTA For Bad Service Unlikely To Improve Commutes

Law Professor Says Suing MTA For Bad Service Unlikely To Improve Commutes

(Stephen Nessen / Gothamist / WNYC) When WNYC and Gothamist put out a survey a few weeks ago asking people to describe their commuting experiences, one question that several people posed boiled down to this: Can...

Flight Attendant In Coma After Contracting Measles Following Flight From NYC To Tel Aviv

Flight Attendant In Coma After Contracting Measles Following Flight From NYC To Tel Aviv

The measles vaccine, typically combined with the rubella and mumps vaccines. (Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock) An Israeli flight attendant who contracted measles has been comatose for over a week following a flight from New York City to Tel...

Here's What You Need To Know About Congestion Pricing

Here's What You Need To Know About Congestion Pricing

(Stefan Georgi / Flickr) The idea of charging drivers to drive on Manhattan’s busiest streets to ease traffic congestion has been talked about by politicians going back to the Lindsay administration in the 1960s. But it...

Latest Effort To Reform Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Struck Down By State Judge

Latest Effort To Reform Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Struck Down By State Judge

(a.tanski/flickr) A New York Supreme Court Judge has struck down recent state guidelines meant to improve the quality of secular education in yeshivas and other private schools. The decision concerns a set of State Education Department...

Homeland Security Lawyers In Manhattan Are Increasingly Using Video To 'Appear' In Immigration Court 20 Blocks Away

Homeland Security Lawyers In Manhattan Are Increasingly Using Video To 'Appear' In Immigration Court 20 Blocks Away

Immigration lawyers Joshua Bardavid (left) and Robert Martinez object to having government lawyers appear by video because it’s too difficult to travel across Lower Manhattan to new immigration courtrooms on Varick Street. (Beth Fertig / Gothamist...

NJ Dentist's Sexy, Controversial Lawn Display Actually Philanthropic

NJ Dentist's Sexy, Controversial Lawn Display Actually Philanthropic

These mannequins are raising money for Notre Dame now, thanks. (Courtesy of Rich Eldert) The racy disco scene a dentist constructed on his office lawn has polarized the Clifton, New Jersey community. Advocates for freedom of...

NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant

NY State Court System Rules No ICE Arrests In Courthouses Without A Judicial Warrant

Scott Lynch/Gothamist ICE agents can no longer arrest immigrants in New York courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order, according to new rules promulgated by the New York State Office of Court Administration. The guidelines,...

Early Addition: Attorney General Barr Thinks Trump Was Just 'Frustrated,' Okay?

Early Addition: Attorney General Barr Thinks Trump Was Just 'Frustrated,' Okay?video

Because Mueller Mueller Mueller, check out today's midday links: Barr spins the Mueller Report, Nadler calls on Mueller to testify, Lyanna Mormont interview, Notre-Dame bees, Bob Dylan picture-shy, food fight gone wrong, and dog bathes itself.

De Blasio's Heavily-Subsidized NYC Ferry Still Won't Share Basic Ridership Data

De Blasio's Heavily-Subsidized NYC Ferry Still Won't Share Basic Ridership Data

Mayor Bill de Blasio launching the new Lower East Side ferry route (NYC Mayor Flickr) On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Economic Development Corporation—the quasi-public agency that runs NYC Ferry alongside private operator Hornblower—were called to...

Judith Clark, Getaway Driver In Deadly Brink's Armored Car Robbery, Granted Parole

Judith Clark, Getaway Driver In Deadly Brink's Armored Car Robbery, Granted Parole

Judith Clark when she was taken into custody in 1981 (David Handschuh/AP/Shutterstock) Judith Clark, the getaway driver in a 1981 botched Brinks truck robbery in Nyack, New York that left two police officers and a Brink's...

Man Arrested After Bringing Cans Of Gasoline, Lighter Fluid, And Lighters Into St. Patrick's Cathedral

Man Arrested After Bringing Cans Of Gasoline, Lighter Fluid, And Lighters Into St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) A man was arrested last night in Midtown Manhattan after he tried to bring two gallon cans of gasoline, lighter fluid, and extended butane lighters into St. Patrick's...

Extra Extra: Scientists Revive Dead Pig Brain Cells, What Harm Could Come Of That?

Extra Extra: Scientists Revive Dead Pig Brain Cells, What Harm Could Come Of That?video

Because 'Black Hole Sun' was released 25 years ago, check out today's end-of-day links: zombie pigs, AOC's Green New Deal video, dentistry rip-offs, Barstool Sports content theft, Time 100 list, and dog finds its good place.

Manhattan DA Busts Big NJ Dark Web Drug Ring

Manhattan DA Busts Big NJ Dark Web Drug Ring

A smattering of the many illicit substances authorities found in the bust. (Manhattan District Attorney's Office) The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has charged three men with being involved in a dark web-enabled drug scheme, confiscating hundreds...

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

(Pre-pupperized photo by John McCarten / City Council) With the L train un-shutdown set to un-commence next week, transit reporters expected a significant download of information at today's MTA board hearing (especially as this was the...

Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Controversial Crown Heights Development

Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Controversial Crown Heights Development

Rendering of the proposed Crown Heights apartment buildings, on either side of the existing Tivoli Towers (Cornell and Carmel Partners) A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge has temporarily blocked a plan to build two 16-story rental buildings...

Over 60 Climate Change Activists Arrested In NYC 'Die-In'galleryvideo

Over 60 Climate Change Activists Arrested In NYC 'Die-In'

Over 60 protesters were arrested at a climate change demonstration near City Hall this morning. Organized by Extinction Rebellion, an international protest movement demanding dramatic action on climate change, today’s action kicked off a planned “Week of...

NYC Board Of Health Upholds Mandatory Measles Vaccinations In North Brooklyn

NYC Board Of Health Upholds Mandatory Measles Vaccinations In North Brooklyn

(Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock) New York City’s Board of Health has unanimously voted to uphold the Health Department’s emergency order announced last week that requires everyone in four Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant zip codes to be vaccinated for measles....

As Two Districts Desegregate Middle Schools, DOE Chancellor Urges Parents To Think Beyond Test Scores

As Two Districts Desegregate Middle Schools, DOE Chancellor Urges Parents To Think Beyond Test Scores

Outside P.S. 199 Middle School on the Upper West Side (Jen Chung / Gothamist) New initiatives to desegregate the city’s middle schools are making headway in pilot districts in Park Slope and on the Upper West...

Study Says Rent Control Is Good For Cities, Debunking Conventional Economists' Wisdom

Study Says Rent Control Is Good For Cities, Debunking Conventional Economists' Wisdom

View from Hudson Yards of Billionaires' Row. (Photo by Jen Chung) Rent regulations are considered a birthright by New Yorkers, and increasingly popular in Albany as well, where a slew of new bills are considering expanding...

Lawsuits Against NYPD Cost Taxpayers $230 Million Last Year

Lawsuits Against NYPD Cost Taxpayers $230 Million Last Year

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking at the NYPD's graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) New York City taxpayers are stuck with a $230 million bill for the thousands of lawsuits against the NYPD that...

Defamation Suit Against Attorney Alan Dershowitz Surfaces More Jeffrey Epstein Allegations

Defamation Suit Against Attorney Alan Dershowitz Surfaces More Jeffrey Epstein Allegations

Attorney Alan Dershowitz. (Frank Franklin II/AP/Shutterstock) A defamation lawsuit filed against attorney Alan Dershowitz has surfaced fresh allegations against Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire pedophile accused of sex trafficking dozens of minors. According to court documents, Dershowitz...

Chanel Lewis Sentencing Postponed Due To Hearing On Juror Misconduct

Chanel Lewis Sentencing Postponed Due To Hearing On Juror Misconduct

(Charles Eckert/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The sentencing for Chanel Lewis, the Brooklyn man who was convicted earlier this month of murdering Karina Vetrano in a remote Queens park, was postponed until next week pending a hearing on juror misconduct....

Early Addition: Are You Sufficiently Prepped For Redacted Mueller Release Day?

Early Addition: Are You Sufficiently Prepped For Redacted Mueller Release Day?video

Because tomorrow is Redacted Mueller Report day, check out today's midday links: 'Meet Joe Black' car scene, Trump plays to his crowd, Republicans against vaccination laws, Fyre Fest subpoena, Beyonce live album, and doggos singing.

Even After Amazon, Lawmakers Won't Touch NY's $6.5 Billion (And Counting) Film Subsidy Program

Even After Amazon, Lawmakers Won't Touch NY's $6.5 Billion (And Counting) Film Subsidy Program

Governor Andrew Cuomo with director/actor Ben Stiller in January. "The Governor stood by the film and television industry over the last eight years, in supporting tax breaks and creating a lot of jobs, hundreds of thousands...

UPDATE: 198 Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Sushi Restaurant

UPDATE: 198 Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Sushi Restaurant

(FDNY) A huge four-alarm fire ripped through businesses in Marine Park, Brooklyn this morning, and firefighters are still at the scene trying to get the blaze under control. [Update: The five-alarm fire was under control by...

Extra Extra: NY Times Shows How Easy It Is To Turn Public Camera Into Facial Recognition Machine

Extra Extra: NY Times Shows How Easy It Is To Turn Public Camera Into Facial Recognition Machinevideo

Because Jack Dorsey wants to ruin Twitter even more, check out today's end-of-day links: venture capitalists love Big Zodiac, White House officials nervous, 'Avengers' leaks, Olive Garden dates, hitman delivery driver, and sweet puppers.

Video: Electrical Worker 'Narrowly Escapes Death' When Power Line Unleashes Fireballs After Wild NJ Storm

Video: Electrical Worker 'Narrowly Escapes Death' When Power Line Unleashes Fireballs After Wild NJ Storm

RUN. (Manchester Police/Facebook) We've witnessed some fairly bonkers weather events these past few days: A Sunday that shuttled back and forth between sun and clouds before finally giving way to very loud and very windy rain...

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

(Gothamist) The MTA is plowing ahead with its promised crackdown on fare beaters—though police won't say who, exactly, they are targeting. According to an NYPD spokesperson, a total of 21,112 summonses were issued to fare beaters...

Brooklyn's Squibb Pedestrian Bridge Will Be Rebuilt After Years Of Closuregallery

Brooklyn's Squibb Pedestrian Bridge Will Be Rebuilt After Years Of Closure

What if our Russian Doll timeline is just a loop of Squibb Bridge being built and rebuilt over and over again? The pedestrian bridge was first erected back in 2013, and connected Columbia Heights to Brooklyn Bridge...

MTA Reveals New Subway Map For Impending L Train Nights & Weekends Shutdown

MTA Reveals New Subway Map For Impending L Train Nights & Weekends Shutdown

(MTA) Back in January, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the L train wouldn't need to be completely shut down for 15 months between Brooklyn and Manhattan—the Sandy-related repairs on the tunnel could be done with the...

Driver Reportedly Crashed Into MTA Flatbed Truck In Washington Heights, Killing Passenger

Driver Reportedly Crashed Into MTA Flatbed Truck In Washington Heights, Killing Passenger

The intersection of Saint Nicholas Avenue and West 190th Street, where the collision Tuesday morning happened. (Google Maps) An early Tuesday morning car crash in Washington Heights left the driver in critical condition and her passenger...

Brooklyn Landlord Allegedly Created 'Paradise' For Airbnb Renters, Sent Rent-Stabilized Tenant Fridge With Rat In It

Brooklyn Landlord Allegedly Created 'Paradise' For Airbnb Renters, Sent Rent-Stabilized Tenant Fridge With Rat In It

One of the units at a complex of three buildings in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens that was advertised on Airbnb (Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Legal Services) In what appears to be a gross exploitation of the home-sharing industry,...

Report: 5th Avenue Apple Store Has Had Bedbugs For Weeks

Report: 5th Avenue Apple Store Has Had Bedbugs For Weeks

BEDBUG WARS 2069 (original photo via Yelp, photoshop Ben Yakas/Gothamist) From subway squirrels to bodega cats to bag dogs, there is a wide-range of wonderful NYC wildlife for locals to fall in love with. But when...

GoFundMe Grifter Pleads Guilty On Another Round Of Scamming Charges

GoFundMe Grifter Pleads Guilty On Another Round Of Scamming Charges

via GoFundMe The New Jersey woman who helped engineer the GoFundMe grift pleaded guilty to second-degree theft by deception on Monday, admitting to having helped weave a lucrative web of lies for her own financial gain....

NYC Shuts Down Yeshiva That Wouldn't Show Immunization Records

NYC Shuts Down Yeshiva That Wouldn't Show Immunization Records

The yeshiva shuttered by the Health Department on Ross Street in Williamsburg (Google Maps) Amidst an ongoing measles outbreak, city officials forced a Williamsburg Yeshiva to close after they repeatedly tried and failed to get access...

Early Addition: 'Game Of Thrones' Cast Opens Hotline For Confused Fans In Kimmel Sketch

Early Addition: 'Game Of Thrones' Cast Opens Hotline For Confused Fans In Kimmel Sketchvideo

Because hedgehogs are the hottest Instagram influencers, check out today's midday links: 10 grifter stories, GOT guitars, Trump's performative 9/11 attacks, Bernie Sanders' Fox News town hall, Notre-Dame photos, and Sputnik! Loves! Puddles!

Bushwick & Williamsburg: Here Are Your New Citi Bike Stations

Bushwick & Williamsburg: Here Are Your New Citi Bike Stations

A brand spankin' new Citi Bike station at White Street and Moore Street (Courtesy of Chris O'Leary) For much of the last two years, Brooklyn's cyclist community has worked alongside the Department of Transportation on strategies...

NJ Dentist's Sexy Lawn Display Now Bigger, Sexier Than Ever

NJ Dentist's Sexy Lawn Display Now Bigger, Sexier Than Ever

They're baaaaaaaaack. (Courtesy of Rich Eldert) Not one to be constrained by the Opinions of others, New Jersey dentist Wayne Gangi has rebuilt his now-world-famous* lawn display—with even more sexy mannequins this time because screw you,...

Someone Stole A $2,300 Fender Stratocaster Left Unattended On Brooklyn Sidewalk

Someone Stole A $2,300 Fender Stratocaster Left Unattended On Brooklyn Sidewalk

The stolen guitar (NYPD) A man left his vintage guitar on a sidewalk... and came back 15 minutes later to find it was gone. Now the police are looking for the suspect who took the Fender...

Industry City Failed To Lure Amazon, But Is A Billion-Dollar Sunset Park Rezoning Inevitable?

Industry City Failed To Lure Amazon, But Is A Billion-Dollar Sunset Park Rezoning Inevitable?

(New York Underworld / Flickr) Long before Amazon backpedaled on plans to plant a second headquarters in Queens, another rising real estate player hoped to land the trillion dollar corporation on its home turf. It was...

NYC Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 11-Yr-Old Student

NYC Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing 11-Yr-Old Student

(Shutterstock) A Brooklyn public school teacher was arrested on Monday, and authorities say he was sexually abusing a student. Daniel Santiago, a teacher at PS 244 in East Flatbush, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and...

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

(Marianne O'Leary / Flickr) An unidentified person was struck and killed by an L train in Manhattan this evening, according to the MTA. The incident happened at the 1st Avenue L stop shortly before 5:30 p.m.,...

Extra Extra: An Interview With A 'Celebrated Water Sommelier'

Extra Extra: An Interview With A 'Celebrated Water Sommelier'video

Because you want to read an interview with a celebrated water sommelier, check out today's end-of-day links: GOT ratings, Notre-Dame fire, AOC quits Facebook, best hikes in every state, Buttigieg fever, and dog steals ice cube.

AMNH Backs Out Of Bolsonaro Gala After Sustained Public Outcry

AMNH Backs Out Of Bolsonaro Gala After Sustained Public Outcry

The museum's gala space in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life (Andrew H. Walker/WWD/Shutterstock) The American Museum of Natural History will no longer host a gala honoring Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, following several days of...

Police Believe Alcohol, High Speeds May Have Contributed To Crash That Killed NY Tourists In Dominican Republic

Police Believe Alcohol, High Speeds May Have Contributed To Crash That Killed NY Tourists In Dominican Republic

Portia Ravenelle and Orlando Moore. (via) After dredging a rental car from the Caribbean Sea on Friday, police in the Dominican Republic are solidifying theories about the death of a Westchester couple who disappeared on their...

Controversial Anti-Vax YouTube Host Accused Of Preying On Ultra-Orthodox Community

Controversial Anti-Vax YouTube Host Accused Of Preying On Ultra-Orthodox Community

Del Bigtree seen here giving a speech on the alleged dangers of vaccinations in March. (YouTube) First, signs went up around Williamsburg in synagogues and grocery stores and on street corners, advertising an international conference call...

City Will Vaccinate Raccoons For Rabies In Some Manhattan Parks

City Will Vaccinate Raccoons For Rabies In Some Manhattan Parks

Photograph of raccoons in the park by Edgar Zuniga Jr. / Flickr New York City has long had a fraught relationship with raccoons, particularly those foaming at the mouth. Instead of euthanizing hundreds of the garbage...

Video: Barnard Campus Police Accused Of Racial Profiling For Pinning Down Black Student

Video: Barnard Campus Police Accused Of Racial Profiling For Pinning Down Black Student

Alexander McNab surrounded by several campus security officers (Facebook) Barnard College has placed half a dozen campus safety officers on administrative leave, after video surfaced this weekend showing them pinning a black student to a countertop...

'We're Just Trying To Live': UWS Homeless Shelter Resident Speaks Out Against NIMBY Backlash

'We're Just Trying To Live': UWS Homeless Shelter Resident Speaks Out Against NIMBY Backlash

The Alexander at 306 West 94th Street. (Elizabeth Kim/Gothamist) T. Campbell was walking home on the Upper West Side earlier this year when she encountered two reporters for the New York Post. They wanted to know...

Hundreds Of Yemeni-American Deli Owners Join Boycott Of NY Post

Hundreds Of Yemeni-American Deli Owners Join Boycott Of NY Post

Yemeni-owned bodegas and delis across NYC have dropped the NY Post over its inflammatory Ilhan Omar cover. (Rabyaah Althaibani/Twitter) Bodega owners across the city have dropped the NY Post from newsstands over an inflammatory cover it...

Early Addition: An Illustrated Guide To NYC's Endangered Spaces

Early Addition: An Illustrated Guide To NYC's Endangered Spacesvideo

Because 'Alien: The Play' is returning to a NJ high school, check out today's midday links: Keanu Reeves profile, Hudson Yards homeless population, Trump attacks Omar, Pelosi dismisses progressive wing of Dems, endangered NYC spaces, and Sam Neil hangs out with a duck.

Switch Problem Causes Rush Hour Chaos On A, C, E, F, M, J, And G Trains

Switch Problem Causes Rush Hour Chaos On A, C, E, F, M, J, And G Trains

It's Monday, and it is wet, which means a not insignificant chunk of the subway system is having a meltdown. This morning's luckless straphangers included those traveling into Manhattan on the A, C, E trains between the...

Parents Of Unvaccinated Children Sue City Over Mandatory Vaccination Order

Parents Of Unvaccinated Children Sue City Over Mandatory Vaccination Order

Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the emergency vaccination order last week. (Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist / WNYC) Attorneys for parents of five unvaccinated children in Brooklyn have filed a lawsuit against the city’s Health Department, calling...

Photos: Rival Gang Members March For Peace In The Bronxgallery

Photos: Rival Gang Members March For Peace In The Bronx

Inspired by the senseless murder of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, hundreds of current and former gang members joined anti-violence activists in the South Bronx on Sunday to march for peace. "This right here is a...

Citi Bike Takes Entire Fleet Of E-Bikes Out Of Service Following Brake Issue

Citi Bike Takes Entire Fleet Of E-Bikes Out Of Service Following Brake Issue

(Courtesy Citi Bike) Citi Bike has indefinitely pulled its beloved pedal-assist e-bikes bikes from service, following reports that a "stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel" had launched some riders over the bikes' handlebars....

Fordham Student Dies After Falling From Clock Tower

Fordham Student Dies After Falling From Clock Tower

Keating Hall at Fordham University (Facebook) A 22-year-old senior at Fordham University died from injuries sustained in a 40 foot fall from the school's Bronx campus clock tower. Sydney Monfries and friends had apparently been in...

Welcome To 'We The Commuters'

Welcome To 'We The Commuters'

It’s no secret: New York’s transportation system is in rough shape. Whether we get around by bike, bus, car, ferry, train or really anything else — except maybe a helicopter — our days often begin and...

Worker Killed In Crane Accident At Soho Construction Site

Worker Killed In Crane Accident At Soho Construction Site

(Shutterstock) A 34-year-old construction worker was killed at the site of an under-construction luxury apartment building on Saturday. Around 3:15 a.m., police responded to a 911 call about a man who was struck by an object...

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

(Shutterstock) The Transit Workers Union is concerned a "serial attacker" may be targeting female transit employees, after two workers—a subway conductor and a bus driver—were attacked in different incidents on Friday. The incidents about 15 blocks...

Extra Extra: Ronan Farrow Has A Subway Story To Share

Extra Extra: Ronan Farrow Has A Subway Story To Sharevideo

Because the flowers are blooming in Washington Square Park, check out today's end-of-day links: illustrated GOT deaths, Palm Springs smog, bespoke personal helpers, Trump's alleged pardon promise, and a Friday spirit animal.

AMNH Employees Revolt Over 'Appalling' Decision To Host Bolsonaro At Museum

AMNH Employees Revolt Over 'Appalling' Decision To Host Bolsonaro At Museum

An exhibition maintenance manager vacuums the museum's 94-foot-long blue whale model. (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) The American Museum of Natural History is facing an internal insurrection — and the threat of staff resignations and boycotts — over its...

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