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'Most Vicious' Proud Boy, A WTC Steel Inspector, Faces Felony Charges For Allegedly Beating Protester

'Most Vicious' Proud Boy, A WTC Steel Inspector, Faces Felony Charges For Allegedly Beating Protester

John Kinsman (Pool by Gardiner Anderson) The second Proud Boy to be charged for last week's violent clash between members of the group and protesters is a World Trade Center steel inspector, who prosecutors described as...

Extra Extra: Oops! Russia's Attacking Our Elections Again (Midterms Remix)

Extra Extra: Oops! Russia's Attacking Our Elections Again (Midterms Remix)video

Because a politician made a Jonah Ryan-worthy campaign ad, check out today's end-of-day links: best NYC slices, RIP Lenny Letter, LES gentrification battle, 'Sicko World' video, Instagram famous pet deaths, 100 websites that shaped the Internet, and puppy squeaks.

Every Subway Line Will Have Normal Weekend Service! (Except The 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B C D F M J L N W Q R W S)

Every Subway Line Will Have Normal Weekend Service! (Except The 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 B C D F M J L N W Q R W S)

The waiting is the hardest part...(chris farling's flickr) Congratulations to everyone who takes the A or G train: your weekend commute should be no more or less infuriating than it is any other day of the...

[UPDATE] Second Proud Boy Arrested, McInnes Says More Will Turn Themselves In

[UPDATE] Second Proud Boy Arrested, McInnes Says More Will Turn Themselves In

Geoffrey Young, leaving his arraignment on Friday (J.B. Nicholas) Police have arrested a man believed to be a member of the Proud Boys for his involvement in last Friday's melee outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in...

Harlem Residents Fight Clinic For Addicts: 'We Would Like Them To Go Away'

Harlem Residents Fight Clinic For Addicts: 'We Would Like Them To Go Away'

A view of 124th Street looking toward Malcolm X Boulevard (Rebecca McCray / Gothamist) This summer, residents of Harlem’s Sugar Hill neighborhood took to the streets to protest plans to house a new methadone clinic in...

City Sues Berkeley College For Allegedly Ripping Off Low-Income Students

City Sues Berkeley College For Allegedly Ripping Off Low-Income Students

A Berkeley College building on East 41st Street (via Jim Henderson) New York City is suing a for-profit college for allegedly causing "wide-ranging consumer harm," after a two-year investigation revealed that Berkeley College routinely violated debt...

Rockefeller University Hospital Reveals Doctor Sexually Abused Children For Decades

Rockefeller University Hospital Reveals Doctor Sexually Abused Children For Decades

Rockefeller University Hospital (Rockefeller University Hospital) A New York City hospital has released a letter admitting that one of its most noted pediatricians had abused children for decades. Rockefeller University Hospital said that Dr. Reginald Archibald,...

Early Addition: Trump Praises Republican Congressman For Assaulting Reporter

Early Addition: Trump Praises Republican Congressman For Assaulting Reportervideo

Because Trump loves body slammers, check out today's midday links: Rihanna turns down Super Bowl, death of de Blasio's national progressive agenda, girl who pulled sword from lake's op-ed, Trump's Style Guide, and cute fuzzy creatures stares into the void.

New 'Right To Know' Rules For NYPD Stops Fall Short, Police Reform Advocates Say

New 'Right To Know' Rules For NYPD Stops Fall Short, Police Reform Advocates Say

Demonstrators outside of City Hall on Thursday to ring in the Right To Know Act (Cindy Rodriguez / Gothamist) Starting Friday, New York City police officers must inform civilians of their right to refuse a search...

Extra Extra: Reflect On Your Key Wins & Challenges With This Onion-Worthy Article

Extra Extra: Reflect On Your Key Wins & Challenges With This Onion-Worthy Articlevideo

Because Ted Cruz freakin' loves 'Aladdin', check out today's end-of-day links: Banksy shreds, Cardi B coats, Louis C.K. pontificating, Trump Organization fraud, world's biggest pumpkin, and a very spooked Dalmatian.

Video: Cuomo Pulls Rusty Metal From 'Toxic Stew' Of Hudson River Tunnelgallery

Video: Cuomo Pulls Rusty Metal From 'Toxic Stew' Of Hudson River Tunnel

Governor Andrew Cuomo is willing to try anything to secure funding for a new train tunnel under the Hudson River, even it means sacrificing the naming rights to his arch-nemesis—or destroying the current dilapidated tunnel from the...

Giant Baby Trump Balloon Coming To NYC For 'Impeachment Parade'

Giant Baby Trump Balloon Coming To NYC For 'Impeachment Parade'

(Steve Parkins/Shutterstock) Look, I understand that the Baby Trump balloon is a funny joke—he's a man but he's also a big crying baby, get it? GET IT???—but I personally would love to sneak just one minute...

This Election Will Likely Decide The Fate Of Obamacare

This Election Will Likely Decide The Fate Of Obamacare

A protester is forcibly removed from the room by U.S. Capitol Police as the Senate Committee on Finance was to conduct the "Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal" on the repeal and replace of the Affordable...

We've Got These Infernal Bedbugs On The Run (Maybe)

We've Got These Infernal Bedbugs On The Run (Maybe)

(Bluejake/Sarah Bibi/Gothamist) The news out of the bedbug world is rarely good. Normally, it involves the blood-sucking pests arriving in some movie theater or transit system or intergovernmental headquarters, then rapidly spreading chaos and misery. We...

Can NYC Democrats Flip Staten Island's House Seat Blue?

Can NYC Democrats Flip Staten Island's House Seat Blue?

Rep. Dan Donovan being interviewed outside a ShopRite (Frank G. Runyeon / Gothamist) Last week, Congressman Dan Donovan put on his go-to uniform of blazer and shiny congressional button and strode into the ShopRite on Staten...

Early Addition: That NY Times Election Needle Is Baaaaaack

Early Addition: That NY Times Election Needle Is Baaaaaack video

Because sleeping with your ex might be good for you, check out today's midday links: America's centrist party, social media midterms engagement, unreleased Beatles, independent movies of 21st century, and puppy wants belly rubs.

'Trump Place' Signage Coming Down Off Upper West Side Buildinggallery

'Trump Place' Signage Coming Down Off Upper West Side Building

A contentious and expensive fight over the future of a Trump-branded condominium on the Upper West Side ended democratically on Wednesday, with residents voting by a two-thirds majority to "remove the signage" bearing the president's name. On...

The Clark Street Subway Station Elevators Are A 'Public Safety Threat.' What's The MTA Doing About It?

The Clark Street Subway Station Elevators Are A 'Public Safety Threat.' What's The MTA Doing About It?

Earlier this year following an elevator malfunction. (Gothamist) For years, the rickety old elevators at the Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn have been breaking down. Since there are no stairs open to the public at...

Find Out Your NYC Block's Voter Turnout With This Map

Find Out Your NYC Block's Voter Turnout With This Map

https://project.gothamist.com/voter-turnout/?utm_medium=partnersite&utm_source=gothamist&utm_campaign=homepagelink...

Extra Extra: Treasury Official Arrested For Allegedly Leaking Trump-Russia Docs

Extra Extra: Treasury Official Arrested For Allegedly Leaking Trump-Russia Docsvideo

Because Kendrick Lamar/'Take On Me' is the mashup you didn't realize you wanted, check out today's end-of-day links: Trump lies, human horse blinders, Canada marijuana legalization day, RIP 'Nathan For You,' NYers love tuna melts, and puppy goes back to bed.

NYPD Detective Allegedly Told Weinstein Accuser To Delete Messages From Phones

NYPD Detective Allegedly Told Weinstein Accuser To Delete Messages From Phones

Weinstein enters State Supreme Court last week. (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) A week after the Manhattan DA's office dropped one of the sexual assault charges against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, another problem with the prosecution has come...

In Queens, A Republican State Senate Campaign Courts Proud Boys & Neo-Nazis

In Queens, A Republican State Senate Campaign Courts Proud Boys & Neo-Nazis

Vickie Paladino (via Facebook) When residents of northeast Queens head to the polls on November 6th, they'll encounter two familiar names running for state Senate: Jon Liu, the former comptroller and mayoral candidate who captured the...

Ask A Reporter: What Can I Do About The Overwhelming Amount of Litter In My Neighborhood?

Ask A Reporter: What Can I Do About The Overwhelming Amount of Litter In My Neighborhood?

This undated photo shows a six-ton trash pile in Brownsville that accumulated over the course of 30 years before its removal in 2014.(Courtesy Brownsville Community Justice Center) Ask a Reporter is an occasional series about civic...

On 'Cornerstore Caroline' And NYC's Nuisance Neurosis

On 'Cornerstore Caroline' And NYC's Nuisance Neurosis

(Jo Ann Santangelo/ Flickr) The arrests of two Black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks this past spring spurred debate about whether calling cops is an act of racism. Since then, similar incidents where police were called...

Early Addition: Trump Disbelieves Climate Change Because His Uncle Never Talked About It

Early Addition: Trump Disbelieves Climate Change Because His Uncle Never Talked About Itvideo

Because Trump loves to insult women, check out today's midday links: 'Paul's Boutique' excerpt, Trump's climate change views, Stone Pony oral history, Melissa McCarthy profile, Facebook lies, Chubbs the gator, and super cute puppy time.

What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

Goodbye forever, L train. (Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr) Oh, I'm sorry, were you hoping to take advantage of a running L train in these last few moments/months before service to Manhattan is completely shut down in April? One...

Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping And Groping Female Passenger During Trip From NYC

Uber Driver Accused Of Kidnapping And Groping Female Passenger During Trip From NYC

(Shutterstock) An Uber driver has been charged with kidnapping and wire fraud for allegedly kidnapping and groping a passenger during a terrifying trip from NYC to the suburbs. The U.S. Attorney's office says the woman was...

Meet The Compassionate Women Who Feed New York City's Ratsvideo

Meet The Compassionate Women Who Feed New York City's Rats

(Screengrab, courtesy of BRIC TV) Welcome to Rat Week, Day Three: Feeding Time. On this very special Wednesday, we will accompany two grown adults on a mission to... and I can't believe I'm about to type...

Extra Extra: White Woman Captured On Video Blocking Black Neighbor From Entering Building Fired From Job

Extra Extra: White Woman Captured On Video Blocking Black Neighbor From Entering Building Fired From Jobvideo

Because our president doesn't care about umbrella etiquette, check out today's end-of-day links: PEN America sues Trump, post-Kavanaugh hearing results, kid stuck in couch, ex-convict fights to become attorney, NBA previews, and dog who thinks he's a cat.

NY Republicans Not Sure Whether Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Is Good Or Bad

NY Republicans Not Sure Whether Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes Is Good Or Bad

A Proud Boy kicking a protester outside the Metropolitan Republican Club on Friday night (Shay Horse) New York's Republicans are divided on whether or not it was a good idea to invite Gavin McInnes and his...

What You Need To Know About The Democrats' Infrastructure Plan Before Voting November 6th

What You Need To Know About The Democrats' Infrastructure Plan Before Voting November 6th

The Hudson Tunnel Project would build a new two-track Hudson River rail tunnel from New Jersey to Manhattan as part of The Gateway Program, "one of the most urgent infrastructure programs in the country." (Courtesy Hudson...

Fixing NYC's Unfair Property Tax System: How Hard Could It Be?

Fixing NYC's Unfair Property Tax System: How Hard Could It Be?

(Eric Konon / Flickr) The one salient feature of New York City's convoluted property tax system is that everyone hates it. "The property tax is too goddamn high!" Brooklyn Councilmember Chaim Deutsch boomed in front of...

Simcha Felder's Chief Of Staff Accused Of Drunkenly Groping A Woman & Bragging About It

Simcha Felder's Chief Of Staff Accused Of Drunkenly Groping A Woman & Bragging About It

Rodney Powis (via the website of his law firm, Maney, McConville, Liccardi & Powis, P.C.) State Senator Simcha Felder's chief of staff has been placed on leave following allegations that he drunkenly groped and sexually harassed...

The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away

The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away

Senator Tony Avella in his Bayside office (Scott Heins / Gothamist) The probable end of State Senator Tony Avella’s one-of-a-kind political career, in retrospect, was never going to be so simple. Last month, the renegade Queens...

Videos Reveal Horrifying Rat Infestation Inside NYCHA Apartments

Videos Reveal Horrifying Rat Infestation Inside NYCHA Apartments

Press conference tomorrow at 1150 College Ave. E. 167th St., Bronx, NY 11am the building is infested Come support Maria Forbes Resident leader @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo @NYCSpeakerCoJo @alickasamuel @Vanessalgibson @JoinJoyner @HealthNYGov @RepJoseSerrano @NYCHA @rubendiazjr pic.twitter.com/KM1T9qpKew— Danny (@MrPrezident) October...

Early Addition: President Of The United States Issues Statement Calling Woman 'Horseface'

Early Addition: President Of The United States Issues Statement Calling Woman 'Horseface'video

Because Winamp is coming back, check out today's midday links: nuance debate, Tucker Carlson pissed, was Gary Hart setup, Chance The Endorser, embarrassing couple's language, and a real cute emergency.

Flatbush Locals Vow To Force 'Cornerstore Caroline' Out Of The Neighborhood

Flatbush Locals Vow To Force 'Cornerstore Caroline' Out Of The Neighborhood

Jeremiah (center), his mother Someko, and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte (Ben Yakas/Gothamist) Community members, local politicians, and the family of Jeremiah—the 9-year-old boy who was wrongly accused of groping a white woman inside a Flatbush bodega last...

Interactive Map: See NYC's Voter Turnout, Block By Block

Interactive Map: See NYC's Voter Turnout, Block By Block

See how your block voted! (WNYC + Gothamist) Last month, everyone was amazed by the "remarkable" voter turnout for the Democratic primary—913,471 people showed up at the polls and managed to submit their ballots without trouble....

Brooklyn Heights Residents Rally To Save The Promenade, Lengthen BQE Repairs

Brooklyn Heights Residents Rally To Save The Promenade, Lengthen BQE Repairs

(Jerry Quartley / Flickr) At a contentious town hall with Brooklyn Heights residents late last month, the city’s Department of Transportation presented a plan to reconstruct the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that would require the Brooklyn Heights...

NYers Use 'Giving Circles' To Help Turn Other State Legislatures Blue

NYers Use 'Giving Circles' To Help Turn Other State Legislatures Blue

Can a group of New Yorkers help tilt Michigan's state house blue? (Shutterstock) With the midterm elections just three weeks away, lots of money is still pouring into congressional races. But some Democrats are focusing on...

Extra Extra: My Brief Life As A Six Flags Zombie In New Jersey

Extra Extra: My Brief Life As A Six Flags Zombie In New Jerseyvideo

Because you have missed brunch hate reads, check out today's end-of-day links: beer costs may increase, 'Blood On The Tracks' the movie, Dorito Pig, Stormy Daniels interview, amusement park zombies, and a super cute pupper.

New Video Shows Antifascist Protester Throwing Bottle At Proud Boys Before Violent Clashvideo

New Video Shows Antifascist Protester Throwing Bottle At Proud Boys Before Violent Clash

Proud Boys posing for a group photo in the aftermath of their brawl with protesters (Shay Horse) Police are seeking to charge nine Proud Boys and three antifascist protesters for their role in the brawl that...

Video: Borough Park Pedestrian Beaten By Driver During Road Rage Incident

Video: Borough Park Pedestrian Beaten By Driver During Road Rage Incident

(Barry Spitzer/Twitter) An enraged livery driver was caught on video beating an elderly pedestrian in the middle of a Brooklyn street on Sunday morning. In the graphic video, police say driver Farrukh Afzal can be seen...

1,500 Bus Shelters Across NYC Shut Down After Staten Island Shelter Partially Collapses

1,500 Bus Shelters Across NYC Shut Down After Staten Island Shelter Partially Collapses

A shelter on the Upper West Side (Jen Chung / Gothamist) Bus shelters across the city have been wrapped in yellow "caution tape" out of an “abundance of caution,” on the part of the company JCDecaux,...

'Cornerstore Caroline' Filed Police Report Against Mother Of Child Wrongly Accused Of Groping Her

'Cornerstore Caroline' Filed Police Report Against Mother Of Child Wrongly Accused Of Groping Her

(screenshots) A white Brooklyn woman became the target of widespread condemnation last Wednesday after a video went viral showing her calling police on a black child who she claimed groped her inside a Flatbush bodega. Security...

Proud Boys Leader: 'I Have A Lot Of Support In The NYPD'

Proud Boys Leader: 'I Have A Lot Of Support In The NYPD'

Gavin McInnes attends an Alt-Right protest of Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour last year (Steven Ferdman/Shutterstock) Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes isn't apologizing for the mob assault committed by members of his gang in the Upper East...

Man Dies After Shirt Gets Caught In Subway Escalator

Man Dies After Shirt Gets Caught In Subway Escalator

The Intervale 2/5 station in the Bronx. (Public Domain) A man was found dead in what appears to be a freak escalator accident in a Bronx subway station early Sunday morning. Police responding to a 911...

Brooklyn Diocese Ignored Protocol And Unwittingly Accepted Priest Accused Of Abuse

Brooklyn Diocese Ignored Protocol And Unwittingly Accepted Priest Accused Of Abuse

Our Lady of Angels in Bay Ridge, where Father Cadavid was first stationed in 2012 (Alix Piorun / Gothamist) For five years, Father Roberto Cadavid led mass, heard confessions and guided children through the confirmation process...

MTA Bus Driver Arrested For Allegedly Exposing Himself To Girls While Wearing MTA Gear

MTA Bus Driver Arrested For Allegedly Exposing Himself To Girls While Wearing MTA Gear

The police sketch of the suspect (NYPD) An MTA employee was arrested on Sunday after two girls reported that a man exposed himself to them in separate incidents. The suspect was wearing an MTA hat in...

Early Addition: How Manhattan Is Becoming A 'Rich Ghost Town'

Early Addition: How Manhattan Is Becoming A 'Rich Ghost Town'video

Because Trump lied about something he said that was captured on video, check out today's midday links: rise and fall of Groupon, man eats pizza everyday, empty storefronts, Elizabeth Warren DNA, Peter Dinklage talks Tyrion, and a car full of Bernes Mountain dogs.

NYPD Accused Of 'Incredibly Deferential Treatment' Of Proud Boys Following Beatings Caught On Video

NYPD Accused Of 'Incredibly Deferential Treatment' Of Proud Boys Following Beatings Caught On Video

A Proud Boy kicking a protester outside the Metropolitan Republican Club on Friday night (Shay Horse) You've probably seen the videos by now: A mob of uniformed Proud Boys and right-wing skinheads gleefully circling a handful...

Videos Allegedly Show Proud Boys Beating Protesters After Gavin McInnes Event At Manhattan GOP Club

Videos Allegedly Show Proud Boys Beating Protesters After Gavin McInnes Event At Manhattan GOP Club

A mob of pro-Trump right wing extremists appear to have beaten a small group of protesters in the streets of Manhattan on Friday night, following an appearance at the Metropolitan Republican Club by Proud Boys founder...

Extra Extra: A Look Inside The Increasingly Menacing Message Of Trump's Rallies

Extra Extra: A Look Inside The Increasingly Menacing Message Of Trump's Ralliesvideo

Because you don't want to become human clickbait, check out today's end-of-day links: examining Trump's menacing message, gender reveal party fight, strangest desert festival in the world, new music from Elvis Costello & Kurt Vile, and cat & horse bond.

Good Samaritans Rescue Pregnant Woman Who Fell Onto Subway Tracks

Good Samaritans Rescue Pregnant Woman Who Fell Onto Subway Tracks

(Wally Gobetz/Flickr) During Friday morning's commute, a pregnant woman tumbled onto the subway trackbed after fainting on the platform—one of the most frightening possibilities that straphangers face in the city's sweltering, trash-smelling subway platforms, IMO. Luckily,...

What You Need To Know About Trump's Climate Change Denial Before Voting In November

What You Need To Know About Trump's Climate Change Denial Before Voting In November

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (Courtesy Jackson Krule) From now until Election Day, The Brian Lehrer Show is hosting a series called “30 Issues in 30 Days.” The idea is to dive deep on one issue...

Why Your Tap Water May Taste Moldy Lately...

Why Your Tap Water May Taste Moldy Lately...

(txking / Shutterstock_ Some Manhattan and Bronx residents are raising concerns about their drinking water, following a decision by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection to temporarily switch select neighborhoods’ water source. [Update, October 15: The...

Video Shows White Woman Calling Cops On Black Child Who Brushed By Her In Brooklyn Deli

Video Shows White Woman Calling Cops On Black Child Who Brushed By Her In Brooklyn Delivideo

(screenshots) A white woman was captured on video calling police on a black child who she claimed groped her inside a Brooklyn bodega. Security camera footage from inside the deli appears to refute the woman's allegation,...

Manhattan Republican Club Vandalized Ahead Of Visit From Proud Boys Foundergallery

Manhattan Republican Club Vandalized Ahead Of Visit From Proud Boys Founder

Police are searching for two vandals who allegedly smashed the windows of the GOP's Manhattan clubhouse and scrawled anarchist symbols on its doors, then left a note putting the establishment "on notice" for its decision to host...

Five Doctors Indicted For Allegedly Selling Bulk Oxycodone Prescriptions

Five Doctors Indicted For Allegedly Selling Bulk Oxycodone Prescriptions

(Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) Six investigations led authorities to arrest nine medical professionals this week, all of whom allegedly ran or helped run opioid rackets across New York City and its suburbs. According to the District Attorney's office,...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Hit On Bonanno Family Associates

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Allegedly Plotting Hit On Bonanno Family Associates

Bushawn Shelton was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm with intent to commit violence (via LinkedIn) A Brooklyn man believed to be a high-ranking member of the Bloods has been arrested...

Ex-WeWork Employee Alleges Sexual Misconduct Thrived In Corporate 'Frat-Boy Culture'

Ex-WeWork Employee Alleges Sexual Misconduct Thrived In Corporate 'Frat-Boy Culture'

Inside WeWork's New York City headquarters. (Yelp) A former WeWork employee alleges that the start-up's pervasive "frat-boy culture" fed a toxic environment that enabled sexual misconduct and punished employees for coming forward. Ruby Anaya filed a...

Early Addition: Melania Trump Really Doesn't Care About Her Husband's Infidelity, Do U?

Early Addition: Melania Trump Really Doesn't Care About Her Husband's Infidelity, Do U?video

Because punk rock can revitalize human resources, check out today's midday links: Beto O'Rourke raised a lot of money, shitty man sues woman, Seth Meyers' best SNL sketches, master sommelier scandal, Walter Becker Way, and bulldog liberates sock.

City Sanitation Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Driving Wrong Way In Crown Heights

City Sanitation Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Driving Wrong Way In Crown Heights

Eastern Pkwy & Brooklyn Ave in Crown Heights (Google Maps) A city sanitation truck driver has been arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian while going the wrong way down a one-way street in Brooklyn on Thursday...

Extra Extra: Kanye West Tells Trump He Just Couldn't Connect With Hillary Clinton's Slogan

Extra Extra: Kanye West Tells Trump He Just Couldn't Connect With Hillary Clinton's Sloganvideo

Because Kanye West knows time is a myth, check out today's end-of-day links: Michael Cohen's a Democrat now, Lindsey Buckingham sues Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse hologram tour, Kanye visits Trump, Hillary calls out Trump, and cat is besieged by dogs.

Comptroller Report Says 'MTA Faces Greatest Challenge In Decades'

Comptroller Report Says 'MTA Faces Greatest Challenge In Decades'

(Stefan Georgi/Flickr) The New York Comptroller's Office has released an alarming report on the state's ailing mass transit system, outlining the colossal catch-22 faced by the MTA. In short, there are improvements that the MTA can...

Video: NYPD Testing High-Powered Lasso Gun To Subdue Mentally Ill Suspects

Video: NYPD Testing High-Powered Lasso Gun To Subdue Mentally Ill Suspects

Eric Adams, shortly after he was shot with the BolaWrap (Gothamist) As the NYPD continues to blow past promised deadlines for training police officers in deescalating encounters with emotionally disturbed individuals, the department is testing a...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Choking Girlfriend On Cruise After She Broke Up With Him

Man Arrested For Allegedly Choking Girlfriend On Cruise After She Broke Up With Him

danny daly's flickr A Queens man is accused of strangling his then-girlfriend aboard a cruise ship in international waters after she said she wanted to break up with him. According to the indictment, Carlos Batista Jr.,...

Hudson Yards Has $4.5 Billion In Taxpayer Money. Will We Ever See It Again?

Hudson Yards Has $4.5 Billion In Taxpayer Money. Will We Ever See It Again?

Hudson Yards in May of 2018 (PDK Commercial Photographers Ltd/AP/Shutterstock) As the massive stalagmites of Hudson Yards intrude upon the Manhattan skyline, it's easy to focus just on the impact on the streetscape of the onetime...

Manhattan DA Drops A Charge Against Harvey Weinstein

Manhattan DA Drops A Charge Against Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein in court today. (STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance dropped one of the charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, striking the count that came from an allegation Lucia Evans made to the New Yorker...

Early Addition: Melania Trump Says She's The Most Bullied Person In The World

Early Addition: Melania Trump Says She's The Most Bullied Person In The Worldvideo

Because you want to know if you're a good millennial or a bad millennial, check out today's midday links: why you look at other people's phone screens, history of long CBS receipts, Leonard Cohen's Kanye West poem, Melania feels bullied, and a doggy floats away.

NY Man Allegedly Plotted Election Day Bombing In D.C. To Promote 'Sortition'

NY Man Allegedly Plotted Election Day Bombing In D.C. To Promote 'Sortition'

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The Justice Department says investigators have thwarted a Rockland County man's plan to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on election day, using a homemade explosive intended to unleash "untold...

Video Shows NYPD Officer Punching, Tasing Handcuffed Disabled Man

Video Shows NYPD Officer Punching, Tasing Handcuffed Disabled Man

The NYPD Internal Affairs Division is investigating the violent arrest of a 24-year-old Staten Island man with severe medical issues, after an officer was caught on video repeatedly punching and using a taser on him while...

Self-Proclaimed 'Spiritual Leader' Allegedly Used Sham Rituals To Drug, Rape Women

Self-Proclaimed 'Spiritual Leader' Allegedly Used Sham Rituals To Drug, Rape Women

Nigel Kennedy A Brooklyn man has allegedly been leveraging his position as a self-appointed "spiritual leader" to entice women to his apartment, using the guise of religious "rituals" to incapacitate and rape his victims. On Wednesday,...

Extra Extra: A Bizarro & Haunting Peek Inside The Oval Office With Trump

Extra Extra: A Bizarro & Haunting Peek Inside The Oval Office With Trumpvideo

Because SNL should start at 11 p.m., check out today's end-of-day links: Lindsay Buckingham talks Fleetwood Mac firing, moonmoons, emotional support squirrel, Instagram bullying, extreme Republican rhetoric, and a dog terrified by the ocean.

What To Know About Trump's Immigration Policies When You Vote November 6th

What To Know About Trump's Immigration Policies When You Vote November 6th

(Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock) From now until Election Day, The Brian Lehrer Show is hosting a series called “30 Issues in 30 Days.” The idea is to dive deep on one issue a day to give voters a...

UES Building On 'Stilts' Attracts Neighborhood Ire Because Look At It

UES Building On 'Stilts' Attracts Neighborhood Ire Because Look At It

(Rafael Vinoly Architects) Some Upper East Side residents would prefer not to stare into, or at, the "mechanical void" propping up a luxury high rise slated for imminent construction at 249 East 62nd Street. According to...

Everything You Need To Know About NYC's Dueling Charter Commissions

Everything You Need To Know About NYC's Dueling Charter Commissions

(Karlheinz Irlmeier / imageBROKER/Shutterstock) If you’re tired of community board members with no term limits, or a broken land use process that actively accelerates displacement, or an NYPD oversight board that is appointed and not elected,...

Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Condemn Colonialism, Patriarchy, And White Supremacy At AMNHgallery

Photos: Hundreds Of Protesters Condemn Colonialism, Patriarchy, And White Supremacy At AMNH

Hundreds of people from various activist groups packed into the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take part in activist group Decolonize This Place‘s third annual Indigenous Peoples Day/Anti-Columbus Day tour of the museum. The...

MTA Overtime Cutbacks Are Creating Subway Trash Mountains & 'Rat Havens,' Workers Say

MTA Overtime Cutbacks Are Creating Subway Trash Mountains & 'Rat Havens,' Workers Say

via Twitter Smelly trash heaps are piling up in some subway stations, and MTA workers are blaming budget cutbacks, missing trash trains, and confusion about a recent organizational shake-up for the overflowing mess. A recent video...

UPDATE: Son Of Limo Company Owner Arrested In Connection With Fatal Upstate Crash

UPDATE: Son Of Limo Company Owner Arrested In Connection With Fatal Upstate Crash

The intersection where the Schoharie limo crash occurred. (Hans Pennink/AP/Shutterstock) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE] The limousine Scott Lisinicchia crashed into a parked car upstate on Saturday, killing 19 people and himself, had reportedly been in a...

[Update] MTA Pinky Swears: No Downtown Weekend Work During The L Train Shutdown

[Update] MTA Pinky Swears: No Downtown Weekend Work During The L Train Shutdown

(Roman Kruglov / Flickr) Rush hour subway service is bad, but spending your precious weekend moments attempting to navigate the MTA's labyrinth of service changes and track work means wrestling with deeply philosophical, and ultimately existential...

State Senator Marty Golden Pleads Ignorance About Child Victims Act During Raucous Debate

State Senator Marty Golden Pleads Ignorance About Child Victims Act During Raucous Debate

Marty Golden (Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist) State Senator Marty Golden, Brooklyn’s lone Republican Senator, claimed ignorance of the “Child Victims Act” during a debate with insurgent Democratic candidate Andrew Gounardes on Thursday night, infuriating a rowdy...

Early Addition: Are Millennials Killing American Cheese?

Early Addition: Are Millennials Killing American Cheese?video

Because Trump is now joking about being impeached, check out today's midday links: millennials killing American cheese, thumbsuckers, Sheldon Adelson's influence on Trump administration, Lana del Rey feuds with Azealia Banks, weed beer, and good vibes dog.

Man Who Stole $1.2 Million In Wine From Goldman Sachs CEO Falls To Death From Carlyle Hotel

Man Who Stole $1.2 Million In Wine From Goldman Sachs CEO Falls To Death From Carlyle Hotel

File photo of the Carlyle Hotel (Dan Callister/Shutterstock) A former personal assistant to the CEO of Goldman Sachs who got caught stealing $1.2 million of his boss's vintage wine was found dead on Tuesday afternoon. Nicolas...

Ask A Reporter: Your Lingering Voter Registration Questions Answered

Ask A Reporter: Your Lingering Voter Registration Questions Answered

(Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/Shutterstock) Ask a Reporter is an occasional series about civic engagement in and around the city. Do you have a question about how you can make a difference in your neighborhood, city or state?...

Ask A Reporter: How Can I Become Civically Engaged Without Risking My Immigration Status?

Ask A Reporter: How Can I Become Civically Engaged Without Risking My Immigration Status?

Ravi Ragbir (Arun Venugopal/WNYC) Ask a Reporter is an occasional series about civic engagement in and around the city. Do you have a question about how you can make a difference in your neighborhood, city or...

Extra Extra: Trump Thinks Ivanka Would Be A Great UN Ambassador (If Only People Didn't Care About Nepotism)

Extra Extra: Trump Thinks Ivanka Would Be A Great UN Ambassador (If Only People Didn't Care About Nepotism)video

Because Trump wants to hire his daughter to do everything, check out today's end-of-day links: new Elvis Costello, Met Gala 2019 theme, James Gunn's new gig, calling 911 on whales, and dogs of the sea.

Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

Reminder: NY's Voter Registration Deadline For The Midterms Is THIS FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY

(ALBA VIGARAY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The midterms are fast-approaching, and if you care about democracy and/or not being accosted while waiting for the bus by a roving haircut and his camera crew, it is imperative that you register to...

Long-Delayed Audit Finds NJ Transit Has 'No Strategic Plan' To Suck Less

Long-Delayed Audit Finds NJ Transit Has 'No Strategic Plan' To Suck Less

The last time that an NJ Transit was impaled by a big chunk of metal (Beckie Bintrim/Twitter) New Jersey Transit, a screeching wheel of karmic misfortune inflicting creative new terrors on thousands of riders each day,...

Beware: Distemper-Infected 'Zombie' Raccoons Captured In Prospect Park

Beware: Distemper-Infected 'Zombie' Raccoons Captured In Prospect Park

(Joe Schumacher/Flickr) Zombie raccoons have infiltrated Brooklyn's favorite dog oasis. amNY reports that at least two trash pandas have so far tested positive for canine distemper virus in Prospect Park, many miles and a river away...

Anti-Immigrant Signs Appear In Sunnyside, Linked To National Neo-Nazi Group

Anti-Immigrant Signs Appear In Sunnyside, Linked To National Neo-Nazi Group

Seen in Sunnywide this weekend (Courtesy of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer's Office) A Queens politician is calling on New Yorkers to confront white supremacist activity in the borough, after anti-immigrant posters linked to a violent neo-Nazi...

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Cuomo Wants To Divide & Conquer The State Senate. Again.

Governor Cuomo holds a press conference the day after he won his primary election against Cynthia Nixon (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo sat at the green dais, grinning triumphantly. Flanked by eight Democratic candidates for State...

Early Addition: Nikki Haley Resignation Creates Job Opening For Kanye West

Early Addition: Nikki Haley Resignation Creates Job Opening For Kanye Westvideo

Because Nikki Haley is out, check out today's midday links: Kanye West going to White House, #HimToo Twitter meme, Trump ignores climate change, Taylor Swift inspired people to register to vote, Richard Linklater makes anti-Ted Cruz ad, Liam Neeson's horse love, and puppy play.

Limo Failed Inspection Before Horrific Crash, Driver Lacked Proper Licensegallery

Limo Failed Inspection Before Horrific Crash, Driver Lacked Proper License

The investigation into the Schoharie limo crash—the deadliest transportation incident in America in nearly a decade—continues Tuesday, as the names of the 20 victims emerge alongside new details about the driver and the vehicle itself. In...

How Sexual Assault Policy On Campus Is Changing Under Trump

How Sexual Assault Policy On Campus Is Changing Under Trump

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos listens to a question during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP/Shutterstock) From now until Election Day, The Brian Lehrer Show is hosting a series called “30...

NYPD: Thieves Are Violently Stealing Food Delivery Workers' E-Bikes In Manhattan

NYPD: Thieves Are Violently Stealing Food Delivery Workers' E-Bikes In Manhattan

Police are looking for five people they say are involved in forcibly stealing food delivery workers' e-bicycles. In many of the incidents, the suspects allegedly assault the victims in order to take their e-bikes. All of...

Extra Extra: Meet The Bedbug Whisperer Of Brooklyn

Extra Extra: Meet The Bedbug Whisperer Of Brooklynvideo

Because Trump doesn't have to pretend to care about women anymore, check out today's end-of-day links: bedbug whisperer of Brooklyn, alternate-side parking secret, RIP Henry's, dog intelligence study, Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court case, and puppy finds perfect subway bag.

Christine Blasey Ford 'Didn't Get Hit By That Train Alone': Tarana Burke On #MeToo's Collective Power

Christine Blasey Ford 'Didn't Get Hit By That Train Alone': Tarana Burke On #MeToo's Collective Power

Tarana Burke (left) in conversation with Karine Jean-Pierre (right) at the 92nd Street Y. (Rod Morata/Michael Priest Photography) Dr. Christine Blasey Ford feared that coming forward with sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh would mean "jumping...

Brooklyn Rapper Killed In Drive-By Shooting Outside Queens Nightclub

Brooklyn Rapper Killed In Drive-By Shooting Outside Queens Nightclub

(Google Maps) Brooklyn rapper and club promoter Frank Snyder was hosting a birthday party at a Queens bar this weekend when a gunman pulled up outside and opened fire, fatally shooting Snyder in what witnesses say...

Video: Chaos & Cries Of 'Nazi' In Borough Park As Police Break Up Religious Processionvideo

Video: Chaos & Cries Of 'Nazi' In Borough Park As Police Break Up Religious Procession

(Courtesy Yeshiva World News / YouTube) A member of Brooklyn's Hasidic community was arrested for allegedly blocking traffic during an unauthorized religious procession through Borough Park on Sunday evening—leading to a chaotic scuffle and shouting match...

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