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MTA Reopens Two Astoria Subway Stations After 8 Months Of Renovations

MTA Reopens Two Astoria Subway Stations After 8 Months Of Renovationsgallery

On Friday, NYC Transit announced that two stations, at 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue, were finally reopened after eight months of renovations, bringing N/W service back to Astoria. NYC Transit President Andy Byford said, "These stations were...

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Chopping Off Wife's Arm Arrested In Niagara Falls

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Chopping Off Wife's Arm Arrested In Niagara Falls

Photograph by formulaone / Flickr The Brooklyn man accused of severing his wife's right arm, as well as two fingers from her left hand, was arrested over the weekend. Yong Lu was apprehended in Niagara Fall—and...

Early Addition: The World's Ugliest Dog Contest Winner Is Pretty Doggone Cute

Early Addition: The World's Ugliest Dog Contest Winner Is Pretty Doggone Cutevideo

Because Kanye West wants to explain some stuff, check out today's midday links: Amazon deliveries, new Meek Mill, David Lynch interview, John Oliver on Mexican elections, the ugliest dog contest winner, and doggo goes splish-splashing. 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.

'Occupy ICE' Protesters Shut Down Manhattan Immigration Hearings

'Occupy ICE' Protesters Shut Down Manhattan Immigration Hearings

Protesters outside ICE's loading dock off Varick Street (Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) The protest and ongoing occupation of an ICE building in lower Manhattan has caused federal immigration authorities to halt some operations at the facility,...

NYPD Makes First Arrest In Murder Of 15-Year-Old Fatally Slashed Outside Bodega

NYPD Makes First Arrest In Murder Of 15-Year-Old Fatally Slashed Outside Bodega

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz A 19-year-old man has been hit with numerous charges — including murder, gang assault, and manslaughter — in the brutal killing of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. The 15-year-old was dragged from a bodega by multiple...

Gang Leader Allegedly Apologized For 15-Yr-Old's Murder, Saying Members Got The Wrong Guy

Gang Leader Allegedly Apologized For 15-Yr-Old's Murder, Saying Members Got The Wrong Guy

Murder victim Lesandra Guzman-Feliz, who had aspired to become a police detective (Via NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea) The family of the 15-year-old boy brutally murdered on a Bronx sidewalk on Wednesday is still reeling...

15-Yr-Old Fatally Slashed Outside Bodega, NYPD Seeks Multiple Suspects

15-Yr-Old Fatally Slashed Outside Bodega, NYPD Seeks Multiple Suspectsvideo

Photos of individuals wanted for questioning, plus vehicles seen at the scene (NYPD) The police are hunting for six individuals involved in a brutal murder that took place on a Bronx sidewalk: 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz...

Extra, Extra: 'Tinder Banking' Is Catfishing For Civic Engagement

Extra, Extra: 'Tinder Banking' Is Catfishing For Civic Engagementvideo

Because Trump loves signing autographs, check out today's end-of-day links: Busy Philipps' new show, Rhode Island prez tax return bill, Tinder banking, world's smallest desert, wine coolers, and a sleepy pupper. 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.

Now All Online Companies Must Charge Sales Tax

Now All Online Companies Must Charge Sales Tax

(Shutterstock) Life was good for a while, wasn't it? Online shopping for many web commerce sites didn't collect local sales taxes. Now, thanks to a US Supreme Court ruling (PDF) on Thursday, they have to. Amazon...

Tom Arnold & Michael Cohen Met To Talk About Incriminating Trump Tapes

Tom Arnold & Michael Cohen Met To Talk About Incriminating Trump Tapes

via tom arnold The First Lady is wearing jackets with heartless messages emblazoned on them; Star Wars fans are trying to raise $200 million to remake The Last Jedi; drinking dog urine allegedly is good for...

Cuomo, De Blasio Want Answers About Migrant Children In NY

Cuomo, De Blasio Want Answers About Migrant Children In NY

Migrant children shield their faces while leaving the Cayuga Center in East Harlem (Mary Altaffer/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Migrant children who have been separated from their families are being shuttled to states thousands of miles away from their parents,...

Major Changes For This Sunday's NYC Pride March Route

Major Changes For This Sunday's NYC Pride March Route

Courtesy of NYC Pride The NYPD has worked with NYC Pride organizers to create a new route for Sunday's pride parade. Instead of proceeding south through Midtown and the West Village as in previous years, this...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

A view of the Williamsburg Bridge from the dog run in the new Domino Park in Williamsburg's Southside. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone...

Blackface-Wearing MTA Supervisor Now Suspended Indefinitely (With Pay, Though)

Blackface-Wearing MTA Supervisor Now Suspended Indefinitely (With Pay, Though)

Via NBC New York A day after NBC New York revealed that a high-ranking MTA employee was promoted despite complaints from colleagues about him appearing in blackface at a party, the MTA has finally suspended him....

Mother Of Toddler Killed By Driver Arrested At Protest For Speed Cameras Outside Cuomo's Office

Mother Of Toddler Killed By Driver Arrested At Protest For Speed Cameras Outside Cuomo's Office

Nine people were arrested Thursday evening while blocking traffic outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's midtown office, as part of a protest against Albany's failure to renew and expand speed camera legislation in NYC. Holding a banner declaring "CHILDREN...

Cynthia Nixon Calls ICE A 'Terrorist Organization'

Cynthia Nixon Calls ICE A 'Terrorist Organization'

Courtesy of Cynthia Nixon's website Gubernatorial candidate and former Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon condemned ICE as a "terrorist organization" in an appearance Thursday at St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church on...

Early Addition: Nobody Will Date Trump Millennials In D.C., Womp Womp

Early Addition: Nobody Will Date Trump Millennials In D.C., Womp Wompvideo

Because Trump millennials can't get laid, check out today's midday links: Conner O'Malley appreciation, thrift store smell, Elon Musk vs media, Paul McCartney does 'Carpool Karaoke,' compassionless 'Fox & Friends' hosts, and dog confronts water bottle. 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 Allegedly Severs Pregnant Wife's Arm, Two Fingers In Horrifying Sunset Park Attack

Man Allegedly Severs Pregnant Wife's Arm, Two Fingers In Horrifying Sunset Park Attack

Long Yu (NYPD) Police are searching for a man accused of a brutal attack on his wife in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon: He allegedly chopped off one of her arms and then two fingers from the...

Greenpoint Woman Fights Off Rapist During Broad Daylight Home Invasionvideo

Greenpoint Woman Fights Off Rapist During Broad Daylight Home Invasion

(NYPD) A Greenpoint woman sustained a head injury while fighting off a would-be rapist who knocked on her door Thursday afternoon and asked for "Jeffrey." The 37-year-old victim, who resides in the vicinity of Meeker Avenue...

Extra, Extra: Melania Be Best At Triggering The Libs

Extra, Extra: Melania Be Best At Triggering The Libsvideo

Because fashion comes before feelings, check out today's end-of-day links: Racism Dog in trouble, greying Millennials, pathetic Don Jr., Madoff's mansions, drinking dog urine, incivility is contagious, and dog shows off best friend. 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.

Approximately 700 Forcibly-Separated Migrant Children Have Been Sent To NY, Cuomo Says

Approximately 700 Forcibly-Separated Migrant Children Have Been Sent To NY, Cuomo Says

A woman and children enter the Cayuga Centers in New York, (Richard Drew/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Governor Andrew Cuomo estimated on Thursday that 700 immigrant children who were forcibly separated from their parents at the Mexican border have been...

Upper West Side Middle School Integration Plan Moves Ahead

Upper West Side Middle School Integration Plan Moves Ahead

Outside P.S. 199 (Jen Chung / Gothamist) Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has officially announced the city's plan to integrate District 3 middle schools in the Upper West Side and south Harlem. The plan, which attracted...

SEE IT: MTA Board Member Parks Illegally After Blocking Bus With Benz

SEE IT: MTA Board Member Parks Illegally After Blocking Bus With Benz

MTA board member Charles Moerdler and his private parking lot. One MTA board member was introduced to the concept of a bus on Thursday, when he and his Mercedes Benz were rudely booted from a prime...

Exclusive Interview With Woman Hurt In Subway Ceiling Collapse: 'All Of A Sudden Stuff Was Falling On My Head'

Exclusive Interview With Woman Hurt In Subway Ceiling Collapse: 'All Of A Sudden Stuff Was Falling On My Head'gallery

Part of the ceiling collapsed at the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, causing multiple train delays and leaving one woman injured. NYC Transit President Andy Byford said that one person was hit on the...

NY State Senate Refused To Extend NYC's School Zone Speed Camera Program

NY State Senate Refused To Extend NYC's School Zone Speed Camera Program

Mayor de Blasio at a speed camera rally in June 2017 (NYC Mayor's Office) The 140 speed cameras around NYC schools that help catch dangerous drivers may be a thing of the past, because the State...

Protesters Descend On LaGuardia As More Separated Migrant Children Arrive In NYC

Protesters Descend On LaGuardia As More Separated Migrant Children Arrive In NYC

Protesters gathered to welcome children separated from their families reportedly arriving at LaGuardia Airport (via ACLU) Hours after President Trump signed an executive order that he claims will eventually reverse his policy of forcibly separating immigrant...

Early Addition: Former NYC Food Cart Inspector Reveals Craziest Things He Saw

Early Addition: Former NYC Food Cart Inspector Reveals Craziest Things He Sawvideo

diane greene lent's flickr 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. Trump's executive order on asylum-seeking family separations...

NYPD: Man Viciously Beaten After Refusing To Give Money To Stranger

NYPD: Man Viciously Beaten After Refusing To Give Money To Strangervideo

A 61-year-old man was mugged and beaten in an attack caught on security camera in a Bronx subway station early Monday morning. The incident took place around 4:40 a.m., on Jun 18th, at the Pelham Parkway/White...

Extra, Extra: Stephen Miller's Immigrant Great-Grandfather Flunked His Naturalization Exam

Extra, Extra: Stephen Miller's Immigrant Great-Grandfather Flunked His Naturalization Examvideo

Because Mike Bloomberg wants the Democrats to win the midterms, check out today's end-of-day links: Cardi B/Offset lovestory, summer of Brolin, Washington Post employees jealous of NY Times employee perks, Stephen Miller's great-grandfather, and pupper snuggles. 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.

MTA Plans to Clear Dangerous Lead Paint From 7 Line After Years of Neglect

MTA Plans to Clear Dangerous Lead Paint From 7 Line After Years of Neglect

Roosevelt Ave/74 St Station (The All-Nite Images/ flickr) The elevated 7 line has been shedding hazardous lead paint chips to the streets and sidewalks of Queens for years. In a report released back in December, the...

NYC Foster Leader Receiving Migrant Kids Orphaned By Trump: 'There Doesn't Seem To Be A Method For This'

NYC Foster Leader Receiving Migrant Kids Orphaned By Trump: 'There Doesn't Seem To Be A Method For This'

Young immigrants arrive with their parents at the Catholic Charities RGV after they were processed and released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in McAllen, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP/REX/Shutterstock) We still don't know where many of the...

Ceiling Collapses At Borough Hall Subway Station

Ceiling Collapses At Borough Hall Subway Station

(William Meyer) Part of the ceiling collapsed at the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn this afternoon. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witness Eric Chan wrote on Twitter that he heard a loud bang,...

Metro-North Employee Who Wore Blackface To Party Still Works For MTA Despite Colleagues' Complaints

Metro-North Employee Who Wore Blackface To Party Still Works For MTA Despite Colleagues' Complaints

Via NBC New York Five Metro-North employees made complaints to the agency about a colleague wearing blackface to a 2013 costume party, but he was nevertheless promoted to his role as "one of the highest-ranking supervisors"...

NYPD: This Guy Was Taking Upskirt Pictures On The 1 Train

NYPD: This Guy Was Taking Upskirt Pictures On The 1 Train

Image of the suspect (NYPD) The NYPD is hoping the public can help them identify a person accused of "unlawful surveillance"—a.k.a. taking upskirt pictures—on a subway train this month. The incident took place on June 8th...

Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm Compares Migrant Children Separated From Families To Daycare

Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm Compares Migrant Children Separated From Families To Daycarevideo

Former congressman, convicted felon, and current Staten Island/Bay Ridge Republican congressional candidate Michael Grimm defended the Trump administration's immigrant child separation policy yesterday, comparing the cries of kids at the border to cries from a daycare. Michael...

Early Addition: Protesters Ruin Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen's Mexican Dinner

Early Addition: Protesters Ruin Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen's Mexican Dinnervideo

Check out today's midday links: 'Creed II' trailer, Bruce Springsteen on child-separation policy, inside an emo sex cult, plan-making anxiety, an ode to Aerosmith's '90s music video trilogy, and dog gets caught swimming. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Judge Scoffs At 'Socialite Grifter' Anna 'Delvey' Sorokin's Sentencing Request

Judge Scoffs At 'Socialite Grifter' Anna 'Delvey' Sorokin's Sentencing Request

Anna Sorokin at a party in 2014 (Will Ragozzino/BFA/REX/Shutterstock) Anna Sorokin—better known as alleged socialite scam artist Anna Sorokin—was in court on Tuesday for a hearing about a possible plea deal, which she hoped would significantly...

Head Of Harlem Foster Home Says Agency Is Looking After 'Tender, Vulnerable' Unaccompanied Minors

Head Of Harlem Foster Home Says Agency Is Looking After 'Tender, Vulnerable' Unaccompanied Minors

Cayuga Center in Harlem, where an unknown number of children separated at the border are believed to be living (Gooogle Maps) UPDATE: On Thursday morning, dozens of children, ranging in age from about 5 to 11,...

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Broadcast About Migrant Babies Being Taken From Parents

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down During Broadcast About Migrant Babies Being Taken From Parentsvideo

Maddow struggled to read the lede—"Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three 'tender age” shelters in South Texas'—stopping every few words to try to regain her composure.

Extra, Extra: Why Don Jr. Was Nicknamed 'Diaper Don' In College

Extra, Extra: Why Don Jr. Was Nicknamed 'Diaper Don' In Collegevideo

Because you want to learn more about Diaper Don, check out today's end-of-day links: Queens lifeguard classes, Jean-Luc Picard to return?, Mile High Club members exposed, immigrant anthology series, and dog loves peanut butter. 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.

How You Can Help Immigrant Children & Families Now

How You Can Help Immigrant Children & Families Now

Undated handout photograph showing people inside a United States Border Patrol Processing Center, in McAllen, Texas, USA (US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL/HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration has separated around 2,000 immigrant children...

NYPD Will Stop Arresting SOME People For Smoking Pot

NYPD Will Stop Arresting SOME People For Smoking Pot

(via flickr user Levi Mandel) Last month, in response to new evidence that the NYPD is misrepresenting its reasons for overwhelmingly targeting minorities in marijuana arrests, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill promised...

Victim: Laughing Sidewalk Attacker Shouted 'Take That, White Bitch' In Tribeca

Victim: Laughing Sidewalk Attacker Shouted 'Take That, White Bitch' In Tribecavideo

The victim of a Tribeca hate crime is now speaking out. The 57-year-old lawyer described being attacked by another woman who yelled "Take that, white bitch!" and swung a metal make-up box in her face. "It's...

Power Failure At 14th Street Obliterates Service On A, B, C, D, E, F, M

Power Failure At 14th Street Obliterates Service On A, B, C, D, E, F, M

(via Wikimedia) Earlier this morning, a total of five sick subway passengers led to widespread dysfunction on Manhattan-bound Brooklyn trains, offering unsuspecting J/M riders like myself a weary reminder of our fast-approaching L-pocyalypse reality . But...

Eight Children Reportedly Sent To Long Island Facility After Being Separated From Parents At Border

Eight Children Reportedly Sent To Long Island Facility After Being Separated From Parents At Border

(Google Maps) Eight children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last month as part of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy have been moved to a private shelter on Long Island, Newsday...

Early Addition: Let's All Move To Athens

Early Addition: Let's All Move To Athensvideo

Because Athens is a city on the rise again, check out today's midday links: Koch Brothers killing public transit projects, black Brooklyn renaissance, Junot Diaz investigation, Colbert has Devil defend Trump child separation policy, and a pizza spirit animal. 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.

Prisoners Endure A Nightmare 'Gulag' In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

Prisoners Endure A Nightmare 'Gulag' In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

(Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist) Half a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention...

'MAXIMUM BULLSH*T' On J/M This Morning Portends L Train Shutdown Hell

'MAXIMUM BULLSH*T' On J/M This Morning Portends L Train Shutdown Hell

It's 82 degrees and Tuesday—what better way to celebrate than by languishing on a sweltering subway platform for a train that never comes? If you're a masochist, or simply someone who believes that life in New York...

Fyre Fest Scammer Billy McFarland's Bail Revoked: 'There's A Serious Risk Of Flight'

Fyre Fest Scammer Billy McFarland's Bail Revoked: 'There's A Serious Risk Of Flight'

Billy McFarland, the promoter of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, leaves federal court after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges, in New York, March 6, 2018. (Mark Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock) Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty for...

Extra, Extra: Audio Reveals Border Patrol Agents Joking About Distraught Immigrant Kids In Detention

Extra, Extra: Audio Reveals Border Patrol Agents Joking About Distraught Immigrant Kids In Detentionvideo

Because Trump has ruined SPACE FORCE for me, check out today's end-of-day links: why conservative Christians keep siding with Trump, ghoulish Ann Coulter, how you can help immigrant families, and a barky Central Park cockatoo. 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.

Queens Father And NYC Resident Of 18 Years Detained By ICE During Green Card Interview

Queens Father And NYC Resident Of 18 Years Detained By ICE During Green Card Interview

Xiu Qing You with his wife and two children (Provided by Yee Ling Poon) A Queens father who's lived in the United States for nearly two decades is facing deportation back to his native country of...

Another Cab Driver Commits Suicide As Calls To Regulate Uber Grow

Another Cab Driver Commits Suicide As Calls To Regulate Uber Grow

(Courtesy Taxi Workers Alliance) For the sixth time since November, a financially struggling cab driver has taken his own life in New York—the latest in a string of driver suicides spurred by what advocates say is...

Early Addition: The Desperate Life Of An Illegal MetroCard Swiper

Early Addition: The Desperate Life Of An Illegal MetroCard Swipervideo

Because Jeff Goldblum knows he's a sex symbol, check out today's midday links: MetroCard swipers, John Oliver covers Trump's immigration policy lies, fake TV beer, Inwood walking tour, Liz Phair ode, and hardworking dog dads. 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 Dies After Hitting Head On Support Beam Of Manhattan Bridge, Police Say

Cyclist Dies After Hitting Head On Support Beam Of Manhattan Bridge, Police Say

Bike lanes on the Manhattan Bridge were closed as police investigated the incident on Sunday (Courtesy of @Bahij) A Brooklyn man was pronounced dead after falling from his bike while riding over the Manhattan Bridge on...

NY Marijuana Legalization Unlikely This Year, Despite Growing Momentum

NY Marijuana Legalization Unlikely This Year, Despite Growing Momentum

A marijuana celebration in Denver, April 2018. (David Zalubowski/AP/REX/Shutterstock) In one week last month, the district attorneys for Manhattan and Brooklyn announced that they would no longer prosecute marijuana-possession offenses, the Daily News endorsed legalizing pot...

Extra, Extra: The Onion Is Waging Holy War On Mark Zuckerberg

Extra, Extra: The Onion Is Waging Holy War On Mark Zuckerbergvideo

Because you should never see Jake Paul live, check out today's end-of-day links: how to combat Trump's immigration policy, Dante de Blasio op-ed, fat dogs, Chris Hardwick erased from Nerdist, and a very sleepy 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.

Woman Injured By Falling Shopping Cart Awarded $45 Million

Woman Injured By Falling Shopping Cart Awarded $45 Million

(Wikimedia Commons) An Upper West Side real estate broker was awarded $45.2 million by a jury on Friday, seven years after she was nearly killed by a falling shopping cart tossed from an overpass by a...

The Hottest Subway Car In NYC Is #1872 On The 1 Line

The Hottest Subway Car In NYC Is #1872 On The 1 Line

One of my favorite things to do during my commute, besides searching for subway etiquette violations to expose on Gothamist, is to photograph the train car number when I realize that the air-conditioning isn't working. That way,...

It's Summer Friday & Paul Manafort Is Going To Jail

It's Summer Friday & Paul Manafort Is Going To Jail

(MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Paul Manafort is heading to jail, after a federal judge in D.C. revoked his bail on the grounds that he allegedly attempted to tamper with witnesses involved in two of his upcoming trials. U.S....

Video Shows NYPD Officers Violently Arresting Black Lives Matter Activistvideo

Video Shows NYPD Officers Violently Arresting Black Lives Matter Activist

(Screenshot via Getty) The leader of a local Black Lives Matter chapter is suing the city and the NYPD, alleging that he was assaulted and falsely imprisoned while protesting police brutality at rally in Midtown, Manhattan...

Early Addition: Trump 'Jokes' About Openly Embracing Fascism LOL :(

Early Addition: Trump 'Jokes' About Openly Embracing Fascism LOL :(video

Because pregnancy discrimination is a big problem, check out today's midday links: Christina Aguilera busks on subway, Pixar loves sequels, Scott Pruitt openly corrupt, sidewalk sheds, and dog embraces smoothie season. 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 Hate Crimes Unit Seeks Black Woman Who Screamed 'White Bitch!' During Tribeca Assaultvideo

NYPD Hate Crimes Unit Seeks Black Woman Who Screamed 'White Bitch!' During Tribeca Assault

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an unprovoked assault that occurred on a Tribeca sidewalk last month, in which a woman allegedly yelled, "White bitch, take that!" before hitting another woman with a metal box....

Extra, Extra: Amy Poehler's Answers To Frivolous Interview Questions Are Straight Fire

Extra, Extra: Amy Poehler's Answers To Frivolous Interview Questions Are Straight Firevideo

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City Council Passes $89 Billion Budget As Fiscal Storm Clouds Loom On Horizon

City Council Passes $89 Billion Budget As Fiscal Storm Clouds Loom On Horizon

(Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist) The City Council has just voted unanimously to approve a $89.16 billion budget that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced earlier this week. The budget, which increased 4.6...

NY Attorney General Sues Trump And His Kids For 'Persistent Violations' Of Charity Laws

NY Attorney General Sues Trump And His Kids For 'Persistent Violations' Of Charity Laws

anthony green's flickr The New York attorney general has brought a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his children, alleging that the family violated a host of federal and state laws through "misconduct and a total...

Thanks To Tips, Police Arrest Suspected Serial Subway Pervert

Thanks To Tips, Police Arrest Suspected Serial Subway Pervert

A man accused of masturbating while staring at subway riders on the A and R lines has been arrested. And the police credit "many" Crime Stoppers tips leading them to the suspect. Investigators believe that Roberto...

NYPD Use Of Sound Cannons For Crowd Dispersal Can Qualify As Excessive Force, Judge Rules

NYPD Use Of Sound Cannons For Crowd Dispersal Can Qualify As Excessive Force, Judge Rules

A portable LRAD noise cannon was used to suppress protesters on the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's killing (Scott Heins / Gothamist) The NYPD's use of a sound cannon against nonviolent protesters can indeed be considered...

Early Addition: NY Post Discovers Hot New Neighborhood Crown Heights

Early Addition: NY Post Discovers Hot New Neighborhood Crown Heightsvideo

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Eight Firefighters Suspended After FDNY Finds 'Disturbing Video' Of Drunken Brawl

Eight Firefighters Suspended After FDNY Finds 'Disturbing Video' Of Drunken Brawl

Eight members of the FDNY were reportedly suspended for participating in a drunken firefighter-on-firefighter brawl outside a Bronx bar over the weekend. Sources tell NBC New York that seven firefighters and one lieutenant—members of Engine 68,...

NYPD: Same Bicyclist Keeps Snatching Cellphones From Pedestriansvideo

NYPD: Same Bicyclist Keeps Snatching Cellphones From Pedestrians

Police are hoping the public can help them find a bicyclist who has been swiping cellphones from unsuspecting pedestrians. The NYPD released a list of the seven incidents, which took place in the 19th, 23rd and...

Crypto-Millionaire Kidnapping Caper Allegedly Goes Awry

Crypto-Millionaire Kidnapping Caper Allegedly Goes Awry

Ether, like Bitcoin, is a digital currency with a fixed number of “coins” that are “mined” and also sometimes stolen. (Ursula Sommer) Three wannabe crypto-millionaires accused of a violent kidnapping involving a fake Uber driver and...

Extra, Extra: Billy Corgan May Or May Not Have A Shapeshifter Lover

Extra, Extra: Billy Corgan May Or May Not Have A Shapeshifter Lovervideo

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First Look At The Smartphone App That Will Kill The MetroCard

First Look At The Smartphone App That Will Kill The MetroCard

(Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) Reporters and investors got a first peek at the app the MTA will use when it begins replacing the MetroCard next year. The company Cubic, which created the current MetroCard system, has...

The NYPD's Expanding Gang Database Is Latest Form Of Stop & Frisk, Advocates Say

The NYPD's Expanding Gang Database Is Latest Form Of Stop & Frisk, Advocates Say

Activists and family members of those impacted by the NYPD's gang database rally outside City Hall ahead of Wednesday's hearing. (Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist) Facing increasing pressure from community advocates and legal groups, NYPD officials were...

LGBTQ Activists Rally In Jackson Heights Following Recent Attacks

LGBTQ Activists Rally In Jackson Heights Following Recent Attacks

(Courtesy Make the Road NY) Following two separate attacks on a gay man and a transgender woman in less than a week, about 60 people, including LGBTQ activists and allies, gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, late...

Early Addition: MoviePass Totally Cool With Losing Money

Early Addition: MoviePass Totally Cool With Losing Moneyvideo

Because the MoviePass business plan seems confused, check out today's midday links: 2026 World Cup, Cohen's lawyers bail on him, living with BPD, raccoon scales skyscraper, Italians Mad At Food twitter, and a very brave pupper. 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.

TLC Suspends License Of Uber Driver Who Kicked Out Lesbians For Kissing In His Carvideo

TLC Suspends License Of Uber Driver Who Kicked Out Lesbians For Kissing In His Car

Photograph of an Uber driver in 2017 (AP/REX/Shutterstock) After he forced a lesbian couple out of his car in Manhattan on Saturday because he was uncomfortable with their kissing, Uber driver Ahmed Elbotari has had his...

Woman Killed, 6-Year-Old Son Injured After Driver Jumps Curb And Barrels Into Bus Stop

Woman Killed, 6-Year-Old Son Injured After Driver Jumps Curb And Barrels Into Bus Stopvideo

Photograph by Giacomo Barbaro / Flickr A 33-year-old woman was killed on a Brooklyn sidewalk last night when a driver jumped the curb, striking her and her 6-year-old son. Police say two drivers traveling in opposite...

Extra, Extra: Trump Tweets Back At 'Low IQ Individual' Robert De Niro

Extra, Extra: Trump Tweets Back At 'Low IQ Individual' Robert De Nirovideo

Because Trump has been holding this tweet in for 24 hours, check out today's end-of-day links: Bob Ross sleep meditation app, gossiping is good, every Pixar movie ranked, Michelle Wolf reflects, David Lynch memoir/biography, and cool dog cools off. 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.

White Rutgers Professor Complains Harlem Restaurant Is 'Overrun With Little Caucasian A**Holes'

White Rutgers Professor Complains Harlem Restaurant Is 'Overrun With Little Caucasian A**Holes'

via Facebook A white professor at Rutgers University is under investigation by the school after writing in a Facebook post that he "hates white people" and wants them ("us") out of his Harlem neighborhood. The trouble...

Here's The Luxury Condo Planned For The Second Avenue Gas Explosion Site

Here's The Luxury Condo Planned For The Second Avenue Gas Explosion Site

(Morris Adjmi Architects) Renderings have been revealed for a new condo building planned for the site of the catastrophic East Village gas explosion that killed two people in March of 2015. The six-story luxury building, designed...

Police Search For Man Who Bit Part Of Straphanger's Lip Off During Subway Fight

Police Search For Man Who Bit Part Of Straphanger's Lip Off During Subway Fightvideo

A photo of the suspect (DCPI); screenshot from the fight Police are looking for the man who partially bit another man's lip off during a fight in a Brooklyn subway station over the weekend. According to...

NYC's $89 Billion Budget Includes Discount MetroCards For Poorest NYers

NYC's $89 Billion Budget Includes Discount MetroCards For Poorest NYers

The ceremonial budget embrace (via Mayor de Blasio's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced a $89.15 billion budget agreement for the fiscal year 2019 on Monday, capping off...

Early Addition: Is This The Most Extreme Out Of Office Message?

Early Addition: Is This The Most Extreme Out Of Office Message?video

Because Trump trusts every Kim he meets, check out today's midday links: David Simon pays tribute to Bourdain, Roseanne apologizes, extreme out-of-office messages, 'Modern Love' TV series, nuclear attack dreaming, and cat's world implodes. 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: Uber Driver Kicks Lesbian Couple Out Of Car For Kissing

Video: Uber Driver Kicks Lesbian Couple Out Of Car For Kissingvideo

Photograph by Stock Catalog / Flickr A lesbian Manhattan couple has filed a complaint with the NYC Human Rights Commission, claiming their Uber driver forced them out of his car after for exchanging a kiss on...

Jersey City Mayor Clears Hundreds Of Free Newspaper Boxes, Outraging Community Papers

Jersey City Mayor Clears Hundreds Of Free Newspaper Boxes, Outraging Community Papers

Photograph Tweeted by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Jersey City officials have removed more than two hundred newspaper boxes from the streets, angering publishers who say they weren't given a heads up and have had their...

Extra, Extra: Rich People Are Preparing To Return To Their Home Planets

Extra, Extra: Rich People Are Preparing To Return To Their Home Planetsvideo

Because rich people need to go back to their home planets, check out today's end-of-day links: Gawker/Hulk movie finds director, Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson reportedly engaged, garbage-strewn NYC sidewalks, RIP Net Neutrality, and a baby horse zooms. 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.

Woman Falls From Notoriously Dangerous Ride At Queens Carnival

Woman Falls From Notoriously Dangerous Ride At Queens Carnival

Just do the ferris wheel instead! (via Wikipedia) Peak carnival season is here, and so it's important to keep in mind the most important rules of amusement parks: Don't do that one ride where you get...

Terrifying Video Shows Garbage Truck Driver Plowing Through Parked Cars Onto Sidewalkvideo

Terrifying Video Shows Garbage Truck Driver Plowing Through Parked Cars Onto Sidewalk

'Cars piled up like dominoes. It’s a miracle nobody was killed.'

City Will Pay $2 Billion To NYCHA After Probe Finds Officials Deceived Tenants And Regulators

City Will Pay $2 Billion To NYCHA After Probe Finds Officials Deceived Tenants And Regulators

(Andriy Prokopenko / Flickr) The city has admitted to engaging in widespread neglect and systemic misconduct in managing the New York City Housing Authority, harming residents—including an untold number of children—in the process, while knowingly deceiving...

Cops Arrest No One After FDNY Brawl Sparked By Racial Slur

Cops Arrest No One After FDNY Brawl Sparked By Racial Slur

The NYPD is "looking into" a drunken brawl between firefighters outside a Bronx bar over the weekend, which reportedly started with one of New York's Bravest yelling the n-word at a black firefighter after the annual...

Early Addition: White House Official Says Trump Doctrine Is 'We're America, Bitch'

Early Addition: White House Official Says Trump Doctrine Is 'We're America, Bitch'video

Because The Trump Doctrine is so stupid, check out today's midday links: John Oliver on 'Stupid Watergate,' IHOb rebranding, Netflix hiring binge, Domino's Pizza filling in potholes, Vice grifters, and a blind dog plays fetch. 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 Bites Straphanger's Lip Off During Subway Fightvideo

Man Bites Straphanger's Lip Off During Subway Fight

Screenshots of the two men circling each other, and then the moment the bite happened A man bit another man's lip off during a fight in a Brooklyn subway station over the weekend. A police spokesperson...

Judge Grants Temporary Stay Halting Immigrant Pizza Deliveryman's Deportation

Judge Grants Temporary Stay Halting Immigrant Pizza Deliveryman's Deportation

Villavicencio with his wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 3. A federal judge in Manhattan granted a last-minute stay of deportation to Pablo Villavicencio over the weekend, allowing the husband and father of two to...

Photos: Puerto Rican Day Parade A Mix Of Pride And Anger Over Hurricane Relief Efforts

Photos: Puerto Rican Day Parade A Mix Of Pride And Anger Over Hurricane Relief Efforts  gallery

Hundreds of "4,645" signs—the death toll from Hurricane Maria—made sure no one would forget Trump's ineffective relief efforts

Extra, Extra: 'Natten's Famous Hot Dog' Cart Shut Down After Being Sued By Nathan's Famous

Extra, Extra: 'Natten's Famous Hot Dog' Cart Shut Down After Being Sued By Nathan's Famousvideo

Because we may finally be getting our 'Game Of Thrones' prequel, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Sex & The City' episodes ranked, Jones Beach lifeguards, David Simon hates Twitter, hedgehog cafes, and dog confronts a asparagus fence. 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.

James Blake Slams 'Dysfunction' In NYPD After Cop Who Tackled Him Gets Slap On Wrist

James Blake Slams 'Dysfunction' In NYPD After Cop Who Tackled Him Gets Slap On Wrist

NYPD officer James Frascatore tackling James Blake in 2015 Despite the NYPD's best efforts to keep officer James Frascatore's punishment secret, the department's chosen penalty for the cop who tackled and wrongfully detained former tennis star...

UPDATE: Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Pizza Deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio

UPDATE: Judge Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Pizza Deliveryman Pablo Villavicencio

Legal Aid Society Attorney Jennifer Williams holding the motion for a stay of deportation filed for Pablo Villavicencio on Friday (Gothamist) UPDATE: Pablo Villavicencio's imminent deportation was halted on Saturday, after a federal judge in Manhattan...

State Legislature Won't Address Specialized Schools Admission Test This Year

State Legislature Won't Address Specialized Schools Admission Test This Year

A protest at City Hall Park on June 5th to keep the SHSAT (Andres O'Hara) The fierce debate around eliminating the specialized high school admissions test will continue into 2019. State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie declared...

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can New Yorkers Avoid Despair?

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can New Yorkers Avoid Despair?

(Arciteka / Flickr) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their...

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