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Extra, Extra: How Many Twitter Accounts Do You & James Comey Have In Common?

Extra, Extra: How Many Twitter Accounts Do You & James Comey Have In Common?video

Because lawmakers are trying to force Trump to release his taxes, check out today's end-of-day links: Bannon ethics lapse, 'Fast & Furious' onscreen damages, Comey's Twitter, cookie jar house, and mermaid Corgi. 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.

NYC Comptroller: Trump Tax Plan Is 'Written By Millionaires, For Millionaires'

NYC Comptroller: Trump Tax Plan Is 'Written By Millionaires, For Millionaires'

Wikipedia President Trump's promised tax code overhaul would hurt single parents in New York, hand major tax breaks to millionaires, and cost trillions of dollars in lost federal revenue over the next decade, according to a...

Prosecutors: Drug Dealers Thought They Were Selling Heroin, Were Actually Slinging Knockoff Fentanyl

Prosecutors: Drug Dealers Thought They Were Selling Heroin, Were Actually Slinging Knockoff Fentanyl

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, with drugs on the table. (BrooklynDA/Twitter) Brooklyn prosecutors announced the indictment of 34 people on drug dealing-related charges on Wednesday, for allegedly taking part in a heroin, synthetic opiate, and...

De Blasio Admits Failure To Stop Mohels With Herpes From Performing Snip-N-Suck Circumcisions

De Blasio Admits Failure To Stop Mohels With Herpes From Performing Snip-N-Suck Circumcisions

(Alec Tabak/Gothamist) Six babies have developed herpes following circumcisions since Bill de Blasio became mayor, and his administration is now changing course on the issue in an attempt to stop mohels who have infected babies with...

Early Addition: Florida Woman Tells Cops To Chill About Dead Boyfriend's Body

Early Addition: Florida Woman Tells Cops To Chill About Dead Boyfriend's Bodyvideo

Because George W. Bush had quite the reaction to Trump's inauguration, check out today's mid-day links: Nunes leak source revealed, biggest 'Thanks Obama' ever, Whedon in talks for 'Batgirl,' Pence's weird woman stance, angry Trump humor, and a broken cat. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Conflict Of Interests Board Puts $50 Limit On Contributions To De Blasio's Legal Defense Fund

Conflict Of Interests Board Puts $50 Limit On Contributions To De Blasio's Legal Defense Fund

Mayor de Blasio, seen here prostrating before New York City's newest superstar and asking her to donate $50 to his legal costs. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) While he's in the clear for now when it comes to...

Basketball Coach Charged With Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old Girls

Basketball Coach Charged With Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old Girls

The Ideal School (Google Maps) An after-school basketball coach allegedly sexually abused two 8-year-old female students at an Upper West Side private school, according to an indictment filed by the Manhattan District Attorney's office yesterday. Channing...

Bushwick Woman Awakens To Intruder Exposing Himself By Her Bed

Bushwick Woman Awakens To Intruder Exposing Himself By Her Bed

(istockphoto) A woman was awakened last Saturday morning by a man who broke into her Brooklyn apartment and nearly raped her. Police say the man gained access to the victim's home by climbing in through the...

Heads Up Today: 3 Helicopters Will Fly Low Over Manhattan, Small Plane Will Fly Over Trump Tower

Heads Up Today: 3 Helicopters Will Fly Low Over Manhattan, Small Plane Will Fly Over Trump Tower

In order to avoid the kind of natural confusion/alarm that ensued when Blackhawk helicopters were circling midtown Manhattan late last year, the NYC Emergency Management office has announced that there will be two flyovers in Manhattan today—one with three helicopters, another with a small aircraft:

Extra, Extra: Energy Department Climate Office Bans Term 'Climate Change'

Extra, Extra: Energy Department Climate Office Bans Term 'Climate Change'video

Because you want to have a pizza wedding, check out today's end-of-day links: messaging apps ranked, attractiveness celebrity gap, Ivanka's new position, claw machine god, Hillary Clinton's new mantra, buying search histories, and a dog bucket. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Cuomo's Public-Private Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants Has Zero Public Funding

Cuomo's Public-Private Legal Defense Fund For Immigrants Has Zero Public Funding

(Governor's Office Flickr) On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the office of an immigrant legal defense service in South Williamsburg was doing its best to keep up with demand. A boy played in the waiting room as...

Photos: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugeesgallery

Photos: Activists Form Temporary Tent City In The Financial District To Support Global Refugees

The thin nylon shells of camping tents rippled in the wind Tuesday night inside the courtyard of lower Manhattan's Trinity Church. Accompanied by inflatable rafts, life jackets, and rescue buoys, the small tent city became a rainswept...

Leaked Disciplinary Records Reveal Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham Had Six Complaints

Leaked Disciplinary Records Reveal Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham Had Six Complaints

Richard Haste in 2012 (AP) Days after the police officer who fatally shot unarmed teenager Ramarley Graham quit the NYPD, the ex-cop's disciplinary record was apparently leaked to ThinkProgress. Former officer Richard Haste apparently had six...

MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

Everything's back to the way things were. This is how the trash cans always looked. (via Flickr user Scott Lynch) The MTA has announced that they're ending the pilot program in which the agency removed trash...

MTA Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

MTA Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

(Oran Viriyincy / Flickr) Bus ridership in the city is on a decline. This is thanks to a number of factors, like changing demographics; sloooooowing bus speeds; more cyclists; and the advent of e-hail apps like...

Fox News Also Racist Off The Air, Lawsuit By Black Office Workers Alleges

Fox News Also Racist Off The Air, Lawsuit By Black Office Workers Alleges

(Drew Angerer/Getty) Two African-American Fox News payroll workers are suing the company and their former boss in state court over what they say was a constant stream of racist abuse by the boss, Judith Slater, who...

Early Addition: Hero Cops Arrest Woman For Blasting Ed Sheeran

Early Addition: Hero Cops Arrest Woman For Blasting Ed Sheeranvideo

Because you want to know what Damn Daniel has been up to, check out today's mid-day links: best BritPop albums, horrifying Ronaldo statue, laser cut Vin Diesel ham/cheese sandwich, corrupt Kushner, porn writing, and guilty German Shepherd. 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.

March Rarity: Sunny And Warm Weather

March Rarity: Sunny And Warm Weather

A post shared by Cherisse Charbonneau (@cherissecharb) on Mar 28, 2017 at 6:04pm PDT Finally, a March day that does not disappoint! Well, at least in terms of the weather forecast. High pressure has arrived, replacing...

Photos: Cuomo Takes Important Action FDR's Old Packardgallery

Photos: Cuomo Takes Important Action FDR's Old Packard

As you all know, Governor Andrew Cuomo is a real man's man. A motorcycle riding, prisoner interrogating, shark murdering ass kicker who'll take you for a ride in his muscle car while playing you some loud as...

'I Blow Cars Up': 10 Bonanno Crime Family Members Accused Of Violent Loansharking Operation

'I Blow Cars Up': 10 Bonanno Crime Family Members Accused Of Violent Loansharking Operation

From the court filing Ten alleged associates of the Bonanno crime family, including the nephew of the mobster once accused of orchestrating the infamous 1975 Lufthansa heist at JFK Airport, were arrested yesterday on racketeering conspiracy...

Judge Upholds One-Year Rent Freeze

Judge Upholds One-Year Rent Freeze

(Steve Wishnia / Gothamist) A Manhattan judge upheld a one-year rent freeze on rent-stabilized apartments yesterday. The judge tossed a lawsuit that landlords had filed against the Rent Guidelines Board; the landlords claimed the city wrongly...

Three TSA Agents Sickened By Carry-On Item At LaGuardia

Three TSA Agents Sickened By Carry-On Item At LaGuardia

Outside LaGuardia Airport (NBC New York) Three TSA workers at LaGuardia Airport suffered minor injuries this morning. According to PIX 11, "They were harmed when a carry-on bag set off an alarm at a checkpoint at...

Extra, Extra: Congress Doesn't Want To Pay For Trump's Wall

Extra, Extra: Congress Doesn't Want To Pay For Trump's Wallvideo

Because Congress couldn't care less about any wall, check out today's end-of-day links: Juan Pollo's ambition, historical moments comparison with cinematic recreations, Uwe Boll retires, Uber workforce report, DNC restructuring, and a pampered Golden Retriever. 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.

Interactive Noise Map Shows The Most Cacophonous Areas Of NYCvideo

Interactive Noise Map Shows The Most Cacophonous Areas Of NYC

For six months, I lived right above a bus stop on a very loud stretch of Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. The location necessitated a bedtime routine akin to something from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, complete...

De Blasio: Trump's Order Rolling Back Climate Change Plan Is An 'Existential Threat' To NYC

De Blasio: Trump's Order Rolling Back Climate Change Plan Is An 'Existential Threat' To NYC

President Donald Trump, accompanied by coal miners and, from left, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, second from right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and Vice President Mike Pence, far right, holds...

Video: Subway Harasser Invokes Donald Trump Before Threatening To Kill Iranian Couplevideo

Video: Subway Harasser Invokes Donald Trump Before Threatening To Kill Iranian Couple

Facebook Mahsa Mehrdad and Masih Rahmati, an Iranian couple residing in NYC, were riding the subway through Manhattan on Saturday night when a man threatened to kill them and told them to "go back to your...

Cops Are Allegedly Still Peeping At Men In The Port Authority Bus Terminal Bathroom

Cops Are Allegedly Still Peeping At Men In The Port Authority Bus Terminal Bathroom

(thisIsbossi/Flickr) Port Authority cops are still falsely arresting men in public bathrooms almost 15 years after a jury found that they had a habit of doing so merely on the basis of a guy shaking out...

Could Dozens Of Shuttered Catholic Churches Become Immigrant Sanctuaries?

Could Dozens Of Shuttered Catholic Churches Become Immigrant Sanctuaries?

Church of Our Lady of the Scapular-St. Stephen on East 28th Street, one of the shuttered churches (via Facebook). Roman Catholic activists are calling on the Archdiocese of New York to take a stronger stance against...

Early Addition: Not To Worry You But Spiders Could Theoretically Wipe Out Humans

Early Addition: Not To Worry You But Spiders Could Theoretically Wipe Out Humansvideo

Because the Daily Mail went from Brexit to Legs-it faster than you can say sex-ist, check out today's mid-day links: Baldwin on meeting Tina Fey, 80-year-old runway model's secrets, moronic CNN commentator, spiders threaten human existence, and very smart dogs. 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.

Dog Used As Drug Mule: $1 Million In Heroin Found In Dog's Crate At JFK Airport

Dog Used As Drug Mule: $1 Million In Heroin Found In Dog's Crate At JFK Airport

(Queens DA) A dog shipped to the United States from Puerto Rico was stopped at JFK Airport after authorities found 10 bricks of heroin worth $1 million inside its crate. Two men were arrested. "It’s alleged...

UPDATES: Chelsea Market Roof Fire Forces Evacuationvideo

UPDATES: Chelsea Market Roof Fire Forces Evacuation

(Irene Yoo) [UPDATES BELOW] Chelsea Market has been evacuated after its roof reportedly caught fire. Initial reports indicate a rooftop generator at the popular food market caught fire. A source at the scene tells us the...

Law Enforcement Experts Say Paul Manafort's NYC Real Estate Deals Resemble Money Laundering

Law Enforcement Experts Say Paul Manafort's NYC Real Estate Deals Resemble Money Laundering

(Getty) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has, for some time now, been seen as a potential suspect in the ongoing investigation into collusion between Russia and Donald Trump. Last week, the Associated Press reported that...

Owners Of Scary NJ 'Watcher House' Are Suing To Demolish It

Owners Of Scary NJ 'Watcher House' Are Suing To Demolish It

(Christian Hansen/Gothamist) More than two years after Derek and Maria Broaddus spent $1.3 million on the allegedly-haunted 'Watcher' house on a tony block in Westfield, New Jersey, the couple is back in court trying to rid...

Hedge Fund Manager Sued For Bernie Madoff Scam Falls To Death From Midtown Hotel

Hedge Fund Manager Sued For Bernie Madoff Scam Falls To Death From Midtown Hotel

The Sofitel, with the Yacht Club on the right, has a tower that is set back from the entrance (Google Maps) A hedge fund manager who was once sued for investing with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff...

There Were Some Earlier Incidents This Morning...

There Were Some Earlier Incidents This Morning...

(Adam Fagen / Flickr) This morning's rush hour subway commute has been somewhat hobbled from a variety pack of earlier incidents, starting with an FDNY investigation at the 81st Street - Museum of Natural History station...

Extra, Extra: Your Cat Might Not Hate You After All?

Extra, Extra: Your Cat Might Not Hate You After All?video

Because Nunes has got to go, check out today's end-of-day links: oral history of Kardashian sex tape, 'True Detective' season 3 picks up Milch, Johnny Rotten loves Trump, your cat might not hate you, Tamagotchi collectors, Cash Cab revival, and doggy plays fetch on ice. 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.

Suspect In Fatal Midtown Stabbing Charged With Murder As An Act Of Terrorism

Suspect In Fatal Midtown Stabbing Charged With Murder As An Act Of Terrorism

James Harris Jackson is escorted out of a police precinct in New York, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Seth Wenig / AP) The top charge against James Jackson, the 28-year-old Maryland man suspected of fatally stabbing 66-year-old...

Photos: Where Staten Island's Compost & Trash Gets Transformedgallery

Photos: Where Staten Island's Compost & Trash Gets Transformed

Every day on Staten Island, city sanitation workers fire up a fearsome machine. 20 feet tall and armed with a gnarled metal drum that spins at a blistering speed, the Scarab looks like it was made for...

Early Addition: Emo Trump Returns With New Very Emotional Single

Early Addition: Emo Trump Returns With New Very Emotional Singlevideo

Because coffee houses are linked to gentrification, check out today's mid-day links: Ted Koppel owns Sean Hannity, Kushner's secret Russian meetings, '60 Minutes' profiles the Alt-Right, GenZennials, Emo Trump and cat gets towed. 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.

Forecast: Soggy Week Ahead As Temperatures Return To Near Normal

Forecast: Soggy Week Ahead As Temperatures Return To Near Normal

Keith Michael's Flickr After an extended period of cold weather this month, the last week of March will be decidedly more spring-like, as temperatures return to normal and we get more than a few rainy days....

Tractor-Trailer Driver Apprehended In NJ After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash In Washington Heights

Tractor-Trailer Driver Apprehended In NJ After Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash In Washington Heights

1 dead, 2 injured after tractor-trailer slams into vehicle on Cross Bronx Expressway: https://t.co/cVO7BhdI1Y pic.twitter.com/RbrJYw6D62— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) March 27, 2017 A 25-year-old man was killed early this morning when the driver of a tractor-trailer struck his...

Whoopsies, The City's First New Ferry Got Stuck In The Mud In Floridagallery

Whoopsies, The City's First New Ferry Got Stuck In The Mud In Florida

One of Mayor Bill de Blasio's big pre-election moves involves launching a greatly expanded city ferry service this summer, and last week the first new ferry began its long voyage from the Gulf Coast to New York....

21-Year-Old Fell To His Death During East Williamsburg House Party

21-Year-Old Fell To His Death During East Williamsburg House Party

(via Facebook) A 21-year-old East Williamsburg resident fell to his death from a fourth-floor apartment window early Saturday morning, according to the NYPD. Wyatt Tyler, who lived in the building, was pronounced dead on the scene....

Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham Quits After NYPD Trial Says He Should Be Fired

Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham Quits After NYPD Trial Says He Should Be Fired

Richard Haste in 2012 (AP) Two days after an NYPD Department Trial recommended firing the cop who fatally shot an unarmed Bronx teenager in 2012, the officer in question, Richard Haste, quit the NYPD. But the...

NYPD Cop Arrested On Long Island For Allegedly Masturbating While Looking Into Child's Window

NYPD Cop Arrested On Long Island For Allegedly Masturbating While Looking Into Child's Window

(istockphoto) An NYPD detective was arrested on Long Island for public lewdness early Sunday morning. Detective Robert Francis was caught in the backyard of a Rockville Centre home, "allegedly masturbating while peering in a child's window,"...

Extra Extra: A Very Necessary Deep Dive Into Mike Huckabee's Awful Twitter Jokes

Extra Extra: A Very Necessary Deep Dive Into Mike Huckabee's Awful Twitter Jokesvideo

Going from rebel to civilian in Colombia, the bumpy road to WrestleMania, a long look at Mike Huckabee's "jokes" and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

A Dutch Town Put Traffic Lights On The Sidewalk Because Of Texting Pedestrians. Should New York?

A Dutch Town Put Traffic Lights On The Sidewalk Because Of Texting Pedestrians. Should New York?

Ehhhhh...no. (via HIG Traffic Systems) It's a fact of modern life that people walk down the street looking at their phones. Whether it's because you need to fire off that good tweet (which is probably bad...

Police Arrest Driver From Fatal June Hit-And-Run In The Bronx

Police Arrest Driver From Fatal June Hit-And-Run In The Bronx

The scene after the fatal collision. (David Torres) Nine months after a fatal hit-and-run that took the life of Bronx cyclist Giovanni Nin, police have arrested the driver who allegedly fled the scene after hitting Nin...

FDNY Discovers Pot Grow House While Fighting Basement Fire

FDNY Discovers Pot Grow House While Fighting Basement Fire

Firefighters rushed to a Bronx apartment building late Saturday night where a basement fire had been reported. And then they found a marijuana farm.

'He Was A Really Good Kid': Friends, Family Mourn Teen Who Died In Bushwick Building Fall

'He Was A Really Good Kid': Friends, Family Mourn Teen Who Died In Bushwick Building Fallvideo

Rame Pierre-Louis (Facebook) The 13-year-old boy who died after he jumped off a Brooklyn rooftop on Friday may have believed that police were coming when he fell to his death. Rame Pierre-Louis and his friend, Karlos...

Mother Of Baby Killed By Driver In Queens Launches GoFundMe For Funeral Expenses

Mother Of Baby Killed By Driver In Queens Launches GoFundMe For Funeral Expenses

Skylar Perkins. (via GoFundMe) Frederique Rowe, whose one-year-old child was killed by the driver of a pickup truck on Thursday night while Rowe pushed her in a stroller across the street, has started a GoFundMe to...

'Marisol Has Sold Her Soul' Anti-IDC Activists Chant At Protest Outside Marisol Alcantara's Officegallery

'Marisol Has Sold Her Soul' Anti-IDC Activists Chant At Protest Outside Marisol Alcantara's Office

110 demonstrators marched in front of and across the street from state Senator Marisol Alcantara's office Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of demonstrations targeting Democrats who are aligned with the Independent Democratic Conference. Chanting slogans...

Extra Extra: How Trumpcare Fell Apart

Extra Extra: How Trumpcare Fell Apartvideo

How Trumpcare came tumbling down, more Uber trouble with unions, an 'Escape From New York' remake and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

Livery Cab Driver Allegedly Stole John Legend's Luggage Worth $30,000 At JFK

Livery Cab Driver Allegedly Stole John Legend's Luggage Worth $30,000 At JFK

John Legend, owner of some very expensive cufflinks. (Tommy Jackson/Getty) Police arrested a purported scofflaw livery cab driver on Thursday for allegedly making off with John Legend's Louis Vuitton luggage at JFK Airport. The theft occurred...

Penn Station Commuters Grit Teeth Through Massive Delays Due To Amtrak Derailment

Penn Station Commuters Grit Teeth Through Massive Delays Due To Amtrak Derailment

Commuters in Penn Station wait to see the fate of their trains. (Photo by Scott Lynch) Commuters trying to leave the city from Penn Station on Friday evening dealt with massive amounts of delays, following the...

Child's Death In Queens Street Is 'A Moment Of Reckoning' For Vision Zero, Advocates Say

Child's Death In Queens Street Is 'A Moment Of Reckoning' For Vision Zero, Advocates Say

via mayoral flickr A one-year-old girl was fatally struck by a pickup truck driver on Thursday night as her mother pushed her in a stroller across an intersection at 23rd Avenue and 94th Street in East...

Photos: Dozens Take Protest Against Trump's Approval Of Keystone XL Pipeline To Times Square

Photos: Dozens Take Protest Against Trump's Approval Of Keystone XL Pipeline To Times Squaregallery

About 100 people marched from Columbus Circle to Governors Cuomo's office in Midtown East, passing through Times Square along the way.

1 Teen Dead, Another Injured After Falling From Bushwick Building

1 Teen Dead, Another Injured After Falling From Bushwick Building

57 Grove Street (Google Maps) A 13-year-old boy is dead and another teenager is critically injured after they fell 40 to 50 feet from a Brooklyn rooftop on Friday. It's believed they were trying to jump...

Extra, Extra: Trump Mad Kushner Skied While Trumpcare Melted Away

Extra, Extra: Trump Mad Kushner Skied While Trumpcare Melted Awayvideo

Because at least Paul Ryan learned a lesson, check out today's end-of-day links: suburbs continue to boom, embarrassing GoT publicity stunt, all-gray apartment, cabbies on taxi etiquette, and doggy refuses to walk. 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.

Trump On AHCA Fail: 'The Losers Are Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer'

Trump On AHCA Fail: 'The Losers Are Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer'video

Hours after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer promised that the House of Representatives would on the Republicans' American Health Care Act, the House Republicans ended up canceling their attempt to repeal Obamacare. House Speaker Paul Ryan said, "I spoke to the president a little while ago and I told him the best thing I think to do was to pull this bill and he agreed with that. I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard."

UPDATE: MTA Cancels 29 Friday Rush Hour LIRR Trains Out Of Penn Station

UPDATE: MTA Cancels 29 Friday Rush Hour LIRR Trains Out Of Penn Station

Thanksgiving at Penn Station, 2016 (Ben Jay / Gothamist) [UPDATE BELOW] Penn Station, typically THE Friday evening destination for hip New Yorkers in-the-know, may not be the place to be tonight, at least between the hours...

Queens Man Allegedly Threw Ex-Girlfriend's Pet Pug Off 7th Floor Balcony

Queens Man Allegedly Threw Ex-Girlfriend's Pet Pug Off 7th Floor Balcony

istockphoto A Queens man was charged with throwing his ex-girlfriend's pet pug off a balcony and killing it. The former couple were reportedly arguing over who would care for the dog at the time. Yuk Cheung,...

Get Ready For Changes To The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Trains This Weekend

Get Ready For Changes To The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Trains This Weekend

(Governor Cuomo's office) Did you know that pigeons can both do math and tell people apart? One day they will succeed in sucking the lives from our bodies and start their own Pigeon Utopia. Stale soft...

City Employee Resigned After Leaking Records Of Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

City Employee Resigned After Leaking Records Of Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has confirmed that the leaked disciplinary records of the police officer who put a Staten Island man in a fatal chokehold were authentic. The records showed that Officer Daniel Pantaleo had...

Early Addition: Trump's Treasury Secretary Raves About Trump's Genetic Superiority

Early Addition: Trump's Treasury Secretary Raves About Trump's Genetic Superiorityvideo

Because King Kendrick is back, check out today's mid-day links: Migos on Fallon, Pizzagate 'publicity whore,' movie trailer sounds, Patton Oswalt does Huckabee jokes, nature is evil, crowdsourced portrait of NYC, and puppy love Great Dane. 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.

Consider The Struggle Of A NYC Family Trying To Get By On $500K Per Year

Consider The Struggle Of A NYC Family Trying To Get By On $500K Per Year

Come on guys, let's all just calm down and appreciate the sacrifices our high earners have made. You there, poor person! Have you been agonizing over choices like how many meals you're going to eat today...

Transphobic Bus Vandalized In Midtown On First Stop Of Hate Tour

Transphobic Bus Vandalized In Midtown On First Stop Of Hate Tour

Any prominent LGBT leaders who will come out and publically condemn this? Or is this now acceptable behavior? #FreeSpeechBus #shame pic.twitter.com/1wbNnnhTzL— NOM (@NOMupdate) March 23, 2017 A trio of transgender rights supporters vandalized the heck out of...

Manhattan DA Asked To Prosecute Fatal Midtown Stabbing As Terrorism

Manhattan DA Asked To Prosecute Fatal Midtown Stabbing As Terrorism

Caughman standing in line to vote in the November presidential election, according to his Twitter (via Twitter). Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Anti-Defamation League are rallying this morning at the corner of East 36th...

Amtrak Train Derails, Collides With NJ Transit Train At Penn Station

Amtrak Train Derails, Collides With NJ Transit Train At Penn Station

My @NJTRANSIT train just collided with another oncoming train. Blew my window out and into me. Thankfully everyone is okay. pic.twitter.com/TsjS73j1Dn— Jordan Geary (@THEJordanGeary) March 24, 2017 An Amtrak train derailed as it left Penn Station this...

Brad Lander Rips 'Outrageous & Dangerous' Proposal To Raise Speed Limit On Ocean Parkway

Brad Lander Rips 'Outrageous & Dangerous' Proposal To Raise Speed Limit On Ocean Parkway

State Senator Simcha Felder (NY Senate) Brooklyn state Senator Simcha Felder has introduced a bill that would raise the speed limit on Ocean Parkway to 30 miles per hour, rolling back the slower citywide speed limit...

Extra, Extra: Trump Pretends To Drive A Big Rig Like A Big Boy!

Extra, Extra: Trump Pretends To Drive A Big Rig Like A Big Boy! video

Check out today's end-of-day links: new Gorillaz, the rise of the Hard Left, whither the smart gun, Herzog on Trump, new Martin McDonagh movie trailer, first look at 'Twin Peaks' revival, and cat in a dapper hat. 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.

De Blasio Ends Press Conference After Press Asks 'Off-Topic' Questions

De Blasio Ends Press Conference After Press Asks 'Off-Topic' Questions

(NYC Mayor's Office Flickr) Mayor de Blasio held a press conference today in which he continued to pressure the New York State legislature to pass a mansion tax, or a tax on apartment sales above 2.5...

Man Charged In Fatal Midtown Stabbing Was 'Angered By Black Men Mixing With White Women'

Man Charged In Fatal Midtown Stabbing Was 'Angered By Black Men Mixing With White Women'

James Harris Jackson is escorted out of a police precinct in New York, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (Seth Wenig / AP) James Harris Jackson, a 28-year-old Maryland man and admitted white supremacist, was charged with murder...

Twin Baby Girls Found Dead in NJ Apartment

Twin Baby Girls Found Dead in NJ Apartment

via ABC 6 Two infant twin girls were found dead inside their family's apartment in southern New Jersey on Wednesday, after their mother called 911 to report the twins had turned "purple." The twins' mother, a...

Early Addition: Trump Taunts World With 'I'm President & You're Not'

Early Addition: Trump Taunts World With 'I'm President & You're Not'video

Because Bob Dylan loves watching 'I Love Lucy' reruns, check out today's mid-day links: Seth Meyers takes closer look at FBI investigation, Renner's Goop, Trump channels Chevy Chase, Trevor Noah defends Tomi Lahren, and giant puppy doesn't get stairs. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.

UPDATE: House Health Care Vote Postponed... For Now

UPDATE: House Health Care Vote Postponed... For Now

When you're finally about to take revenge on all those people who've said you look like Eddie Munster after reading too much Ayn Rand. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) [Update below] It's health care vote day on Capitol...

Spa Castle Owners Indicted For Tax Fraud

Spa Castle Owners Indicted For Tax Fraud

(Spa Castle) The owners of Queens spa facility Spa Castle have been indicted by the NY Attorney General's office for allegedly failing to pay over $1.5 million in taxes. Owner Steve Chon, 57, and his brothers...

Body Found On Crown Heights Sidewalk Wrapped In Bed Sheet

Body Found On Crown Heights Sidewalk Wrapped In Bed Sheet

(Google Maps) Police say they recovered a dead woman wrapped in a bed sheet on a Crown Heights sidewalk early Thursday morning. The grisly discovery was made just before 2:00 a.m., according to the NYPD, in...

Racist Murder Suspect Reportedly Stalked Another Black Man Before Fatal Stabbing

Racist Murder Suspect Reportedly Stalked Another Black Man Before Fatal Stabbing

James Harris Jackson is escorted from the police precinct by police officers (Seth Wenig / AP) James Harris Jackson, a 28-year-old Maryland army veteran and admitted white supremacist, stalked an unidentified black man in Hells Kitchen...

Brooklyn Conman Offered False Hope To Parents Of Kidnapped Children

Brooklyn Conman Offered False Hope To Parents Of Kidnapped Children

Peter Senese, in a 2012 YouTube video. A man who scammed parents of international kidnapping victims by telling them he could find their children in exchange for payments to his non-profit was sentenced to 36 months...

Israeli-American Teen Arrested In Israel For Making Numerous Bomb Threats To Jewish Community Centers In U.S.

Israeli-American Teen Arrested In Israel For Making Numerous Bomb Threats To Jewish Community Centers In U.S.

Shutterstock A teenager with dual citizenship in Israel and the U.S. was arrested in Israel on Thursday for making "scores" of threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. and around the world. Haaretz reports, "The...

Fugitive 'Serial Scam Artist' Landlord Still Ruining Lives, Tenants Say

Fugitive 'Serial Scam Artist' Landlord Still Ruining Lives, Tenants Say

Karen Johnson, who says she was a victim of a years-long tenant harassment and sabotage scam by East New York landlord Yaniv Erez, in her new apartment in the Bronx. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Karen Johnson knew something...

Cops: Woman Made Anti-Muslim Remarks Before Punching Queens Pedestrianvideo

Cops: Woman Made Anti-Muslim Remarks Before Punching Queens Pedestrian

A woman walking in Jamaica, Queens was attacked another woman making anti-Muslim remarks earlier this month. The assault happened around 8:20 p.m. near Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Avenue on March 6th. The female suspect allegedly approached...

Extra, Extra: Trump Still Has The Dilbert Guy In His Corner

Extra, Extra: Trump Still Has The Dilbert Guy In His Cornervideo

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Three Brooklyn Subway Stations Will Soon Close For Six Months To Become Exciting Stations Of The Future

Three Brooklyn Subway Stations Will Soon Close For Six Months To Become Exciting Stations Of The Future

A rendering of what the 53rd Street R train will look like when it's finished. You RRRRR gonna love it. You get it? (via MTA) In case you'd forgotten, Governor Cuomo has big plans for the...

NYPD: Midtown Stabbing Suspect Wanted To Kill Black Men In The Media Capital Of The World

NYPD: Midtown Stabbing Suspect Wanted To Kill Black Men In The Media Capital Of The World

(DCPI) James Harris Jackson, the 28-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old man in midtown on Monday night, took a Bolt Bus from Baltimore, Maryland to NYC last Friday with the explicit intention of harming...

Early Addition: Melissa McCarthy Observing Spicer Closely Before SNL Return

Early Addition: Melissa McCarthy Observing Spicer Closely Before SNL Returnvideo

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NYPD Increasing Presence At British-Related Sites In NYC After Possible Terrorist Attack At UK Parliament

NYPD Increasing Presence At British-Related Sites In NYC After Possible Terrorist Attack At UK Parliament

Outside Parliament in London after the attack (Getty Images) A man was shot in London today after allegedly stabbing a police officer and trying to storm Parliament, and pedestrians were run over by a driver in...

Newly Leaked Documents Suggests Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Had History Of Misconduct

Newly Leaked Documents Suggests Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Had History Of Misconduct

Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, has demanded access to Officer Daniel Pantaleo's disciplinary records (Getty). NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Staten Island man Eric Garner in July 2014 while administering a chokehold explicitly prohibited by...

De Blasio Says He'd Be Cool With Keeping 'Fearless Girl' Statue

De Blasio Says He'd Be Cool With Keeping 'Fearless Girl' Statue

[UPDATE BELOW] The controversies surrounding the publicity-stunt-turned-feminist-thinkpiece 'Fearless Girl' statue have yet to die down, but it appears the tiny bronze icon's got one more fan—Mayor de Blasio said yesterday that he's open to extending the 'Fearless...

[UPDATE] Man Arrested For Deadly Midtown Stabbing Reportedly Came To NYC To Kill Black People

[UPDATE] Man Arrested For Deadly Midtown Stabbing Reportedly Came To NYC To Kill Black Peoplevideo

Surveillance images of the suspect Police are questioning a man who turned himself in for the fatal Monday night stabbing of a 66-year-old man in Midtown Manhattan. The suspect reportedly approached officers at the Times Square...

Forecast: The Return Of Winter

Forecast: The Return Of Winter

Francisco Daum's Flickr Winter has roared back following the passage of a cold front in the early morning hours last night. Today's high was 50 degrees at midnight, before the front arrived. Now that a cold...

NYC Parks Department Blames Crime Uptick On Parks' Increased Popularity

NYC Parks Department Blames Crime Uptick On Parks' Increased Popularity

Courtesy Jeanne Lopez's flickr Though reported crime in the city hit an overall record low last year, city parks saw a worrisome spike in some felony crimes last year, prompting one Council Member to propose the...

Frightening Video Shows Gunman Shooting Into House From The Sidewalkvideo

Frightening Video Shows Gunman Shooting Into House From The Sidewalk

(Screenshot via DCPI) A man opened fire on a Queens house late Saturday night, striking a woman who was asleep inside, according to the NYPD. Surveillance footage shows the man walking along a residential sidewalk in...

Landlord Arrested After Allegedly Removing Doors & Windows During Tenant Dispute

Landlord Arrested After Allegedly Removing Doors & Windows During Tenant Dispute

Eon Mathieson is led into Bronx Housing Court after being arrested at JFK Airport on Monday night. (Legal Aid Society) Sheriff's deputies arrested a Bronx landlord at JFK Airport late Monday night for allegedly ripping the...

Extra, Extra: Trump's Lawyer Goes After Teens Who Made Kittens-Punching-Trump Website

Extra, Extra: Trump's Lawyer Goes After Teens Who Made Kittens-Punching-Trump Websitevideo

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How Trump's Deep EPA Budget Cuts Would Impact NY

How Trump's Deep EPA Budget Cuts Would Impact NY

Gowanus Canal (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) President Trump's proposed 31 percent budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency will have "disastrous impacts" across New York State, NY Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman predicted today. At a...

De Blasio: Millions In Vision Zero Funding Threatened By Trump Budget Cuts

De Blasio: Millions In Vision Zero Funding Threatened By Trump Budget Cuts

(via Mayoral Flickr). Mayor de Blasio wore a bright orange reflective jacket on Tuesday, the second day of spring, to kick off the Department of Transportation's street redesign construction season. He spoke to reporters near the...

NYC Public Advocate: ICE Is Turning Colombian Immigrant's Life Into 'American Nightmare'

NYC Public Advocate: ICE Is Turning Colombian Immigrant's Life Into 'American Nightmare'

Juan Viveres with his wife Yahaira and their son Christopher. (Courtesy of family) Juan Vivares, a 29-year-old Bronx-based husband and new father, was detained during a check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Manhattan on Tuesday...

Early Addition: Trump Jr. Congratulates Fallon On His Fun Trump-Friendly Comedy Stylings

Early Addition: Trump Jr. Congratulates Fallon On His Fun Trump-Friendly Comedy Stylingsvideo

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