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Someone Is Dumping Cats In Sealed Buckets On NYC Sidewalks

Someone Is Dumping Cats In Sealed Buckets On NYC Sidewalksgalleryvideo

Police are looking for a person who left a sealed bucket containing a live cat on a lower Manhattan street corner. And this was the second time a cat in a sealed bucket was left in the...

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (far right) at a rally for the Fair Fares program in April with Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr., and Bronx BP Ruben Diaz...

Schumer Warns Insidious Invasive Species Could Invade NY Through Christmas Trees

Schumer Warns Insidious Invasive Species Could Invade NY Through Christmas Trees

Behold the insidious beast. (vm2002/Shutterstock) A plague of very festive pests threatens New York City, prompting an official plea for vigilance from Senator Chuck Schumer to those of you who still plan to purchase a pre-cut...

Early Addition: Senate Report Reveals Extent Of Russia's Ongoing Pro-Trump Disinformation Campaign

Early Addition: Senate Report Reveals Extent Of Russia's Ongoing Pro-Trump Disinformation Campaignvideo

Because Trump has some opinions about SNL, check out today's midday links: Russian disinformation campaign, double-decker bus driver stabbing, lovely Charles Barkley story, Stephen Miller's hair, Offset's upsetting stagecrash, and Santa Dog is coming to town.

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

Google Announces New $1 Billion Manhattan Campus In Hudson Square

(Shutterstock) As local elected officials continue to raise questions about Amazon's proposed, heavily-subsidized new campus in Long Island City, tech competitor Google announced it would continue to expand its New York City footprint by 1.7 million...

Officers Who Ripped Jazmine Headley's Baby Away During Arrest Won't Face Discipline

Officers Who Ripped Jazmine Headley's Baby Away During Arrest Won't Face Discipline

(via YouTube) The NYPD will not discipline the police officers who helped pry Jazmine Headley's 18-month-old son from her arms, after a "strenuous review" conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau found no wrongdoing on the part...

Use Of Video Technology Surges In Immigration Courts

Use Of Video Technology Surges In Immigration Courts

The Hudson County Correctional Facility, in Kearny, N.J. is used by ICE as an immigrant detention center. (Julio Cortez/AP/Shutterstock) Immigration courts are increasingly relying on video technology during President Trump’s administration, with more than 9 percent...

HQ Trivia CEO Colin Kroll Found Dead In Soho Apartment From Apparent Overdose

HQ Trivia CEO Colin Kroll Found Dead In Soho Apartment From Apparent Overdose

Colin Kroll, a co-founder and CEO of popular trivia app HQ Trivia, has reportedly died from an overdose. He was 34. The NYPD confirmed that Kroll was found in his Spring Street apartment after midnight today....

Extra Extra: Chris Christie Quits Before Trump Doesn't Hire Him

Extra Extra: Chris Christie Quits Before Trump Doesn't Hire Himvideo

Because you would prefer not to get trapped in a grease vent, check out today's end-of-day links: Gritty 2020, Brighton Beach photoessay, higher alcohol tax, CBS' toxic culture, Trump inauguration funds, headbanging hoaxer, and puppies on swings.

ICE Arrests And Deportations On The Rise In New York

ICE Arrests And Deportations On The Rise In New York

New Yorkers protest President Trump's immigration policies at a march in Lower Manhattan in late June (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) The number of immigrants arrested and deported in the New York City region has surged over...

Nigerian Prince Pleads Guilty To Employment Fraud Scam

Nigerian Prince Pleads Guilty To Employment Fraud Scam

(Daniel Tadevosyan / Shutterstock) A member of a West African royal family and an associate admitted to scamming at least 250 people who used job website Indeed.com, conning their marks into paying them for fake employment...

NYPD Tests Out Metal Detectors In The Subway

NYPD Tests Out Metal Detectors In The Subwayvideo

(NYPD Transit) A year ago this week, a man detonated a pipe bomb during rush hour inside the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. It was the first attempted suicide terrorist attack...

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Canarsie Tunnel (Governor's Office) In the wee hours of Friday morning, while most of Gotham laid down to rest, one governor refused to sleep. With just four months left until the...

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

NYPD Accused Of 'Victim Blaming Nonsense' After Truck Driver Kills Cyclist In Brooklyn

(Google Maps) A cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run truck driver while riding in a bike lane in East New York on Friday morning. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Din Rajon. Police say that...

Update: $293,500 Still Missing From Brinks Truck Spill!

Update: $293,500 Still Missing From Brinks Truck Spill!video

(Courtesy of Betsy Richards / Twitter) The giddy thrill of chasing money that fell from a Brinks truck on a NJ highway has crashed into the harsh median of reality. East Rutherford Police Captain Phil Tamorina...

Soho Prada Pulls 'Extremely Racist' Products With 'Blackface Imagery' From Window Display

Soho Prada Pulls 'Extremely Racist' Products With 'Blackface Imagery' From Window Displaygalleryvideo

The fashion company Prada has agreed to remove a controversial product line amid mounting backlash against "racist and denigrating blackface imagery" seen in a Soho storefront display. The "Pradamalia" merchandise—which included wallets, earring sets and $500 keychains—elicited...

Early Addition: Giuliani Doesn't Think It's A Big Deal To Break The Law

Early Addition: Giuliani Doesn't Think It's A Big Deal To Break The Lawvideo

Because Michael Cohen is done being loyal to Trump, check out today's midday links: Eliza Dushku CBS harassment settlement, White House shopping at Jared, Amazon doorbell cameras, John Mulaney on Rock and Roll Fall Of Fame, Kanye West/Drake beef, and cat has a bad hair day.

NYC Movie Theaters Could Face Fines For Bed Bug Laxity

NYC Movie Theaters Could Face Fines For Bed Bug Laxity

(Bluejake/Sarah Bibi/Gothamist) An unfortunate but persistent fact about movie-going in New York is that you might get gnawed by bed bugs. While it's true this can happen basically anywhere in this city, it does seem that...

Woman Arrested For Racist D Train Attack Has A History Of Alleged Subway Assaults

Woman Arrested For Racist D Train Attack Has A History Of Alleged Subway Assaults

A woman who is allegedly Lushchinskaya during an altercation in a Park Slope subway station on Monday. The Brooklyn woman who was arrested on Tuesday morning for hitting, spitting, and using racial slurs against her fellow...

Extra Extra: Santa Freaks Out Over Fire Alarm And Tells Kids To 'Get The F**k Out'

Extra Extra: Santa Freaks Out Over Fire Alarm And Tells Kids To 'Get The F**k Out'video

Because Santa pulled a Costanza, check out today's end-of-day links: RIP Tin House magazine, sex doll brothel, Seinfeld on Oscar host hunt, speed freak Trump, Women's March disarray, and doggo mom needs break from her litter.

NYPD Urges Calm As Bomb Threats Sweep Country

NYPD Urges Calm As Bomb Threats Sweep Country

(Shutterstock) A spate of bomb threats have been called in to organizations across the country: Businesses, government buildings, media outlets, and schools have been evacuated in response to suspicious emails about explosives. According to CNN, the...

MTA Passes $17 Billion Budget for 2019 As Agency Approaches 'A Precipice'

MTA Passes $17 Billion Budget for 2019 As Agency Approaches 'A Precipice'

Commuters at West 14th Street (Jen Chung / Gothamist) At The MTA’s last board meeting of the year on Wednesday, it approved a $17 billion budget for 2019 that counts on a net 4 percent fare...

Legal Marijuana Or Not, Green Card Holders Caught With Pot Can Still Get Deported

Legal Marijuana Or Not, Green Card Holders Caught With Pot Can Still Get Deported

Dane Foster and his children (courtesy of Alexsa Foster) While state legislators throughout the country move to legalize marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions, the case of one New Jersey father now on a path to deportation...

Police Arrest Suspect In Homophobic Subway Assault That Fractured Woman's Spine

Police Arrest Suspect In Homophobic Subway Assault That Fractured Woman's Spine

(DCPI) The NYPD has arrested a man who allegedly sucker-punched a woman on the E train because he thought she was a lesbian, hitting her so hard she fractured her spine. Police say that Harlem resident...

Early Addition: Japan Sums Up This Year's Mood With A Single Word

Early Addition: Japan Sums Up This Year's Mood With A Single Wordvideo

Because Rudy Giuliani has stuff to get off his chest, check out today's midday links: Trump seething, Larry King learns about Sonic, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, this year's mood in one word, and dog experiences first snow.

'There's Money Everywhere': Drivers Grab Cash On NJ Highway After Brinks Truck Spills Billsvideo

'There's Money Everywhere': Drivers Grab Cash On NJ Highway After Brinks Truck Spills Bills

(Betsy Richards/Twitter) A Brinks truck spilled its bounty all over a New Jersey highway this morning, turning passing motorists into cash collectors scooping up stray hundos from the road. According to the East Rutherford police department,...

Video Shows White Woman Using Racial Slur During Subway Assault In Brooklynvideo

Video Shows White Woman Using Racial Slur During Subway Assault In Brooklyn

(screenshot) A Brooklyn woman was arrested on Tuesday morning for assaulting her fellow D train passenger in Sunset Park, spitting at her, hitting her with an umbrella and a set of keys, and using a racial...

SNOW ALERT: OEM Monitoring Flurries From Inside Situation Room

SNOW ALERT: OEM Monitoring Flurries From Inside Situation Room

Nobody wants a repeat of Blizzageddon 2010. (Original photo courtesy @brianelmquist, remix by Andrew Cremeans) Have you heard? It is snowing! How festive, how fraught with potential to completely derail your day, even though the only...

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

'We Got Played': City Council Grills Amazon Executives Over Queens Deal

James Patchett, the head of the City's Economic Development Corporation, defended the Amazon deal under pointed questioning from the City Council on Wednesday morning (William Alatriste / City Council) “We got played,” Council Speaker Corey Johnson...

Video: Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire, Huge Backdraft In Sunnyside

Video: Firefighters Battle 5-Alarm Fire, Huge Backdraft In Sunnysidevideo

Firefighters at 45-02 45 Street in Sunnyside (FDNY) At least 12 people were injured in a fire that broke out in a business in Queens early this morning. The fire appears to have started in a...

Bird Smuggler Caught With 70 Finches In Hair Rollers At JFK

Bird Smuggler Caught With 70 Finches In Hair Rollers At JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized 70 contraband finches at JFK airport. (Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection) U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized a charm of live finches (that's right, a "charm"—isn't...

Extra Extra: The Worst Things On The Internet In 2018

Extra Extra: The Worst Things On The Internet In 2018video

Because Werner Herzog is doing a 'Star Wars,' check out today's end-of-day links: Keith Richards quits drinking, National Enquirer gives up Trump, new Pixar film cast, 2018 TV musical moments, The Cube Rule, and dog LOVES broccoli.

Here Are The Three Finalists For NYC's Trash Can Of The Future

Here Are The Three Finalists For NYC's Trash Can Of The Future

One of the most familiar sights on a New York City sidewalk is getting a makeover—come next year, you may be seeing new trash cans. After a public competition for submissions, the Department of Sanitation has unveiled...

Columbia Student Defends Viral White Supremacist Rant, Blames Everything On Identity Politics

Columbia Student Defends Viral White Supremacist Rant, Blames Everything On Identity Politics

"Fuck yeah white people!” The Columbia University undergraduate student who was captured on video incoherently ranting about his own racial superiority (while harassing a group of primarily black peers) has stepped forward to defend himself. Sophomore...

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

Cuomo at a tour of the Union Square subway tracks in June. (Cuomo's Flickr) On Thursday night at midnight, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his own hand-picked team of engineers will tour the Canarsie Tunnel to reevaluate...

'Proof Of Collusion' Author Seth Abramson: Evidence Against Trump Will 'Blow A Jury's Hair Back'

'Proof Of Collusion' Author Seth Abramson: Evidence Against Trump Will 'Blow A Jury's Hair Back'

(Scott Brauer) Did America's current president cooperate with a foreign government's attack on the election that put him in office? Is that same hostile foreign government now holding incriminating or damaging evidence over the president's head?...

Longtime Trump Attorney & Fixer Michael Cohen Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Longtime Trump Attorney & Fixer Michael Cohen Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Michael Cohen accompanied by his children and wife arriving at federal court for his sentencing on Wednesday (Craig Ruttle/AP/Shutterstock) Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney and longtime fixer, was sentenced to three years in prison...

Early Addition: Does Trump Think Bruce Wayne Is A Real Person?

Early Addition: Does Trump Think Bruce Wayne Is A Real Person?video

Because Trump apparently thinks Bruce Wayne is a real person, check out today's midday links: Ellen Degeneres tired of being nice, NY state recreational marijuana legalization, 'Doctor Strange' sequel news, viral Chinese jewelry prank, and happy pupper gets new legs.

Jazmine Headley Released From Jail & Reunited With Son Police Ripped From Her Arms

Jazmine Headley Released From Jail & Reunited With Son Police Ripped From Her Arms

Jazmine Headley reunites with son (Courtesy of family) Jazmine Headley, the woman whose 18-month-old son was ripped from her arms by police officers last week, was finally released from a Rikers Island jail on Tuesday night....

Williamsburg Bagel Store Employee Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

Williamsburg Bagel Store Employee Killed In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

(Google Maps) A 57-year-old woman who worked for the Bagel Store in Williamsburg was fatally struck by a driver on Tuesday morning in Brooklyn. The driver fled the scene but was arrested later in the day....

Say, What's In This Dumpster Full Of Mysterious Green Stuff The MTA Dredged From The L Train Tunnel?

Say, What's In This Dumpster Full Of Mysterious Green Stuff The MTA Dredged From The L Train Tunnel?

(Courtesy Patrick Ferguson) "I've had health concerns for a year," Alphabet City resident Penny Pennline said at a protest convened Tuesday outside the MTA headquarters in Downtown Manhattan. Pennline has lived in the same apartment on...

Extra Extra: Pelosi Calls Trump's Wall 'A Manhood Thing'

Extra Extra: Pelosi Calls Trump's Wall 'A Manhood Thing'video

Because Trump's 'Manhood Thing' is in the news again, check out today's end-of-day links: John DeLorean feature, UCB layoffs, Trump's temper tantrum, deadly Florida love triangle, Congressman with Alzheimer's, and dog hates box.

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

Documents Reveal How NY Won Amazon's Rose

A rendering of Amazon in Long Island City prepared by the City's Economic Development Corporation (EDC) On the same day that the City and the State announced the creation of a community advisory committee to "solicit...

UPDATE: Judge Orders Mother Whose Baby Was Snatched By Police Released From Rikers

UPDATE: Judge Orders Mother Whose Baby Was Snatched By Police Released From Rikers

via Brooklyn Defender Services [UPDATE: Jazmine Headley has been ordered released. More below.] Brooklyn prosecutors announced Tuesday that they were dropping all charges against the woman whose infant son was ripped from her arms by police...

Woman Whose Spine Was Fractured By Homophobic Man Afraid To Go On Subway Again

Woman Whose Spine Was Fractured By Homophobic Man Afraid To Go On Subway Again

(DCPI) Two weeks ago, a man allegedly sucker-punched a woman on the E train because he thought she was a lesbian, hitting her so hard she fractured her spine. The woman, who is still recovering from...

Early Addition: Who The Hell Is Calling 311 To Complain About Store Signs?

Early Addition: Who The Hell Is Calling 311 To Complain About Store Signs?video

Because Rudy Giuliani might be a leaker, check out today's midday links: NYers complain about store signs, Time's 'Person of the Year,' Pitchfork's favorite albums of 2018, The Bottomless Pinocchio, Julia Louis-Dreyfus New Yorker profile, and Labrador pandemonium.

NYPD: Teen Fatally Struck By Ambulette Driver After Being Shoved Into Street During Argument

NYPD: Teen Fatally Struck By Ambulette Driver After Being Shoved Into Street During Argument

(Shutterstock) A 17-year-old boy died after being struck by an ambulette driver in the Bronx on Monday night. Now police say he was shoved into the vehicle's path and have classified the death as a homicide....

Columbia Investigating Student's White Supremacist Rant Caught On Videovideo

Columbia Investigating Student's White Supremacist Rant Caught On Video

'White people are the best thing that happened to the world,' the student declares, as students pull out their cameras. 'We're white men. We did everything!'

Aspiring Subway Riders Turned Away From Queens N/W Station At Rush Hour

Aspiring Subway Riders Turned Away From Queens N/W Station At Rush Hour

The 30th Avenue stop in Astoria this morning. (Courtesy @mineralcomet) This morning's commute is canceled, at least for those unfortunate souls who attempted (and may still be attempting) to take the N/W line from Queens. Straphangers...

Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care

Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care

A Union Square rally in support of a single payer healthcare system. (Justin Lane/EPA/Shutterstock) For proponents of single-payer healthcare in New York, these are heady times. After a decade out of power, Democrats are set to...

Metro-North Service Finally Coming To The East Bronx... Pending Several Other Things First

Metro-North Service Finally Coming To The East Bronx... Pending Several Other Things First

In this section of Morris Park the MTA wants to build a new Metro-North train stop. It's part of the Penn Access project that will build four new Metro-North stations in the East Bronx. (Stephen Nessen...

Extra Extra: Instagram Wants To Be A Walkie Talkie Now Too

Extra Extra: Instagram Wants To Be A Walkie Talkie Now Toovideo

Because not everyone wants Christmas cheer, check out today's end-of-day links: Barry Diller Island, Columbia University racist tirade, gambling nuns, angry Americans, Fyre Fest doc trailer, Instagram walkie talkie, boycotting Walgreens, Great Pyramid sex, and dog nibbled.

Man Who Allegedly Peed On, Smashed Williamsburg Church Statues Arrested

Man Who Allegedly Peed On, Smashed Williamsburg Church Statues Arrested

(Courtesy of the NYPD) Police have arrested the "hipster" who allegedly desecrated two angel statues outside a Williamsburg church, tracking him all the way to his Bushwick home. Andrew Oshesky, 28, has been charged with two...

MTA Toys With Slightly Less Slow Speeds On N/R Lines, Promises More Speed To Come

MTA Toys With Slightly Less Slow Speeds On N/R Lines, Promises More Speed To Come

Wow such speed. (Brian / Flickr) Today I learned a fun new fact, would you like to know what it is? Okay, here goes: With average speeds of 17 miles per hour, the New York City...

Pot Stores Are Coming To NY, But Cuomo Won't Say What They'll Look Like

Pot Stores Are Coming To NY, But Cuomo Won't Say What They'll Look Like

"You wanna hit this?" (Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr) The odds are strong that New York State will legalize marijuana next year, possibly as soon as the end of March. But what the system will look like...

You Cannot Escape The All-Seeing Eye Of Apps

You Cannot Escape The All-Seeing Eye Of Apps

The apps are always watching. (Cesare Andrea Ferrari/Shutterstock) Your robots are always watching you, and what they see does not necessarily stay safe or secret. Nope, the apps are double agents who go blabbing to the...

Orthodox Rabbis Accused Of 'Mafia-Like' Tactics In Blacklisting Lesbian Comic From Kosher Restaurants

Orthodox Rabbis Accused Of 'Mafia-Like' Tactics In Blacklisting Lesbian Comic From Kosher Restaurants

Leah Forester (via Facebook) A group of ultra-Orthodox rabbis allegedly threatened to revoke the kosher certifications of two Brooklyn restaurants last week, after learning that the businesses had planned to host a comedy show featuring a...

Season 6 Of 'Power' Production Halted After Driver Fatally Strikes Crew Member

Season 6 Of 'Power' Production Halted After Driver Fatally Strikes Crew Member

(Shutterstock) A 63-year-old man who was setting up traffic cones for a television production was killed by a driver in Brooklyn this morning. According to the NYPD, at around 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a 911...

Off-Duty Firefighter Killed In Apparent Road Rage Incident

Off-Duty Firefighter Killed In Apparent Road Rage Incident

An off-duty member of the FDNY was found dead following an early morning motor vehicle collision in Brooklyn on Sunday, and police have now classified his death as a homicide. The driver of the other vehicle...

Early Addition: Anybody Want To Be Trump's Next Chief Of Staff?

Early Addition: Anybody Want To Be Trump's Next Chief Of Staff?video

Because it's time to crank up the best songs of 2018, check out today's midday links: best songs of 2018, Planned Parenthood funding, Elon Musk sad about Twitter, woman separates from ghost husband, Lindsey Buckingham settles Fleetwood Mac lawsuit, and a dramatic dog story.

Monday Kicks Off With 'Craptastic' Subway Commutes On Multiple Subway Lines

Monday Kicks Off With 'Craptastic' Subway Commutes On Multiple Subway Lines

The Hewes Street station on the J/M/Z line this morning after a train was taken out of service around 9:45 a.m. today. (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) Since 2/3 express trains were running with delays of at least 10-15...

'Appalling' Video Shows NYPD Officers Ripping Infant From Brooklyn Mother's Arms

'Appalling' Video Shows NYPD Officers Ripping Infant From Brooklyn Mother's Armsvideo

The chaotic incident happened on Friday afternoon, after the mom, Jazmine Headley, allegedly had a dispute with a security guard about sitting on the floor. She works as a cleaner, and was reportedly at the assistance center to pick up day care vouchers for someone to look after her young son, Damone.

Google Engineer Found Dead In Chelsea Office

Google Engineer Found Dead In Chelsea Office

The 9th Avenue facade of the Google office in Chelsea (Wikipedia) A 22-year-old employee was found dead in Google's Manhattan office on Friday night. The NYPD says that around 9 p.m. officers responded to a call...

NYPD: Homophobic Man Broke Woman's Spine In Alleged Subway Hate Crime

NYPD: Homophobic Man Broke Woman's Spine In Alleged Subway Hate Crimevideo

(DCPI) A man allegedly sucker-punched a woman on the E train because he thought she was a lesbian—and he hit her so hard she fractured her spine, according to the NYPD. Police say the incident happened...

NYPD Allegedly Forced Woman To Deliver Baby While Shackled To Hospital Bed

NYPD Allegedly Forced Woman To Deliver Baby While Shackled To Hospital Bed

Julio Cortez/AP/Shutterstock Police officers in the Bronx forced a woman to give birth while handcuffed to a hospital bed, and refused to unshackle her even after doctors attempted to intervene, according to a lawsuit filed on...

MTA Announces Just A Few Changes On The 1, 4, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, R, And S Subway Lines This Weekend

MTA Announces Just A Few Changes On The 1, 4, 6, 7, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, J, M, N, R, And S Subway Lines This Weekend

WOOHOOO IT'S THE WEEKEND (Courtesy Skippy Santiago) It's Friday. It's almost Mueller Time. And as we refresh Twitter in anticipation of new federal court filings in regards to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, let's take a...

NYC Judge Tells Cardi B To 'Please Be Very Careful' With Social Media

NYC Judge Tells Cardi B To 'Please Be Very Careful' With Social Mediagallery

A rainbow-tressed Cardi B appeared in Queens Criminal Court on Friday morning, narrowly avoiding a warrant for her arrest. "Am I this famous?" she reportedly said, with paparazzi documenting her arrival. The platinum-selling rapper, whose given name...

City Council Files Lawsuit Against 'Irrational' Approval Of LES Skyscrapers

City Council Files Lawsuit Against 'Irrational' Approval Of LES Skyscrapers

(Courtesy of Handel Architects) Local elected officials have filed a lawsuit to prevent a trio of skyscrapers from rising in the Lower East Side, after the mayor's city planning agency voted to greenlight the controversial development...

Incarcerated NYers Ask Cuomo To Help Them Come Home For The Holidays

Incarcerated NYers Ask Cuomo To Help Them Come Home For The Holidays

(Governor's Office) For nearly two decades, Patrice Smith has celebrated every holiday with her family through a half hour phone call. That’s because Smith has been in prison for the past 19 years, serving a 25-to-life...

Early Addition: Rex Tillerson Says Trump Kept Trying To Get Him To Do Illegal Things

Early Addition: Rex Tillerson Says Trump Kept Trying To Get Him To Do Illegal Thingsvideo

Because a cheese theme park exists, check out today's midday links: John Kelly reportedly resigning, Grammy nominations, Snoop Dogg's new year's eve in NYC, political glass ceiling, Kevin Hart explainer, Tillerson's Trump take, and a calming dog.

FDNY Chief Of Department Under Investigation For 'Inappropriate Behavior'

FDNY Chief Of Department Under Investigation For 'Inappropriate Behavior'

FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard in 2015 (Shutterstock) The Fire Department's highest ranking uniformed officer, Chief of Department James Leonard, is now on desk duty as he is being investigated for "inappropriate behavior." The Daily...

New Video Shows Enraged Bus Basher Keeps Busy:

New Video Shows Enraged Bus Basher Keeps Busy: "I Will F*ck Your Bus Up Like I Did Everybody Else'

The seething straphanger who chased and smashed an MTA bus in retaliation for allegedly bad service earlier this week was reportedly involved in a series of bus pummeling incidents throughout the night. As we reported yesterday,...

Over Four Years Later, Disciplinary Hearing Set For NYPD Officer Accused In Eric Garner Chokehold Death

Over Four Years Later, Disciplinary Hearing Set For NYPD Officer Accused In Eric Garner Chokehold Death

Gwen Carr at a press conference outside NYPD headquarters on Thursday. (Cindy Rodriguez / WNYC) It's been more than four years since a shocking viral video documented the death of 43-year-old Staten Island man Eric Garner....

Extra Extra: Brave Undocumented Immigrant Who Works At Trump's Golf Course Speaks Out

Extra Extra: Brave Undocumented Immigrant Who Works At Trump's Golf Course Speaks Outvideo

Because you've fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with, check out today's end-of-day links: millennial economics, 'Cabin Boy' anniversary, Gritty ice cream cake, GoT teaser trailer, RIP Pete Shelley, and pup contemplates eternity.

Slight Chance Of Flurries, PREPARE FULL SNOW RESPONSE

Slight Chance Of Flurries, PREPARE FULL SNOW RESPONSE

(rosinberg/Flickr) Tonight may see the first real test of the Office of Emergency Management's mettle since the Great Wintry Mix Calamity of November 2018. According to the National Weather Service, the evening portends a 20 percent...

No Hate Crime Charges For Teens Who Allegedly Beat Jewish Boy In Queens

No Hate Crime Charges For Teens Who Allegedly Beat Jewish Boy In Queens

Outside of Munch Place in Forest Hills, nearby the spot where witnesses say the attack occurred (Google Maps) Two people have been arrested for allegedly attacking a 16-year-old Jewish boy last week in Forest Hills, and...

Video: Man Misses Bus, Man Chases Bus, Man Smashes Busvideo

Video: Man Misses Bus, Man Chases Bus, Man Smashes Bus

Police are searching for a man who wrecked the outside of an MTA bus on Wednesday during a fit of rage apparently prompted by the driver's alleged refusal to pick him up. Cell phone footage captured...

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

(Gothamist) Before wrapping up his first year as president of the New York City Transit Authority, transportation guru Andy Byford declared war on fare-evaders, partially blaming them for the agency's deep financial woes. At an MTA...

Report: NYC's Bottomless Street Puddles Are Spreading

Report: NYC's Bottomless Street Puddles Are Spreading

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) You may have noticed that New York is getting wetter. So far this year, over 60 inches of rain have been dumped on the city, making it the seventh soggiest year on record with...

Early Addition: Is The Movement To End Restaurant Tipping Failing?

Early Addition: Is The Movement To End Restaurant Tipping Failing?video

Because Luxembourg is making public transport free, check out today's midday links: Lindsey Buckingham breaks down 'Go Your Own Way,' Golden Globes nominees, Joe Biden's presidential ambitions, tipping wars, history of waterbeds, and pupper sleeps through his alarm clock.

Video: Impatient Deli Customer Has Violent Meltdown Over Bagel Ordervideo

Video: Impatient Deli Customer Has Violent Meltdown Over Bagel Order

(NYPD) An impatient man who flipped out while waiting for his food order at a Bushwick deli is wanted for assaulting a deli employee, according to police. Video shows the irate customer pounding his fist on...

Multiple Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson Of Sexual Misconduct

Multiple Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson Of Sexual Misconduct

Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Shutterstock) Four women have now come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The most recent accusations come years after one woman's rape allegations against Tyson went largely...

Extra Extra: Free Cheesecake Giveaway Leads To Cheesecake Factory Riot

Extra Extra: Free Cheesecake Giveaway Leads To Cheesecake Factory Riotvideo

Because the Golden Globes have found their hosts, check out today's end-of-day links: PETA hates anti-animal phrases, Mueller report, JAP stereotypes, cheesecake riots, poetry plagiarism controversy, 2018's best music videos, and dog forgets what he's doing.

As The World Burns, New York City Council Takes Steps To Cut Carbon Emissions

As The World Burns, New York City Council Takes Steps To Cut Carbon Emissions

(Stefan Georgi/Flickr) I have good news and bad news, mostly bad so let's get that out of the way first. On Wednesday, climate scientists convened at the 24th annual U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland announced...

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniquesvideo

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniques

Earlier this week, the MTA said that it will lose $215 million in revenue from subway and bus fare evasion. To further drive home the point, the agency put together a montage of subway farebeaters from late November.

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

One Bryant Park AKA the Bank of America Tower (left), which got an $80 million property tax break this year (Chris Goldberg / Flickr) If the defining characteristic of modern-day New York is how damn expensive...

NYC Establishes First Ever Minimum Wage For Uber & Lyft Drivers

NYC Establishes First Ever Minimum Wage For Uber & Lyft Drivers

(Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) Tens of thousands of drivers who work for app-based companies in New York City are set to receive a raise, after the Taxi and Limousine Commission voted on Tuesday to enact a minimum pay...

Can The Green New Deal Save Civilization From Climate Change Catastrophe?

Can The Green New Deal Save Civilization From Climate Change Catastrophe?

A sign still stands at a McDonald's restaurant burned in the Camp Fire, in the northern California town of Paradise. (John Locher/AP/Shutterstock) For those invested in civilization's survival, the last few years haven't offered much cause...

*Rips Bong* But What If We Could Save The Subway By Smoking Weed?

*Rips Bong* But What If We Could Save The Subway By Smoking Weed?

You don't need grass to enjoy this, just to ENHANCE it. (Lisa Ciacci / Twitter) Sometimes, when I find myself trapped underground, being slowly smothered by my neighbors' winter parkas during another one of the MTA's...

Early Addition: Okay Which One Of You Jokers Keeps Adding Typos To Giuliani's Tweets?

Early Addition: Okay Which One Of You Jokers Keeps Adding Typos To Giuliani's Tweets?video

Because why did Ross Douthat, check out today's midday links: Rudy Giuliani doesn't understand Internet, Cardi B breaks up with Offset, Ta-Nehisi Coates on quitting Twitter, Kevin Hart hosting oscars, Tom Cruise motion smoothing PSA, Les Moonves report, and dog loves Disney films.

NYPD Launches Drone Program, NYCLU Warns Of Overreach

NYPD Launches Drone Program, NYCLU Warns Of Overreach

(NYPD) Fourteen drones are now a part of the NYPD's Technical Assistance Response Unit [TARU], raising concerns about law enforcement spying and data collection on protesters. At a press conference in Fort Totten on Tuesday morning,...

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYCTA President Andy Byford testifies before the City Council's Transportation Committee on Tuesday morning (John McCarten / City Council) Employing the phrase "bite the bullet" ten times, New York City Transit Authority President Andy Byford urged...

NYC May Create An 'Office Of Hate Crimes Prevention' To Tackle Rise In Bias Attacks

NYC May Create An 'Office Of Hate Crimes Prevention' To Tackle Rise In Bias Attacks

Councilmember Mark Levine at Tuesday's press conference (John McCarten / City Council) Members of the New York City Council are pushing for the creation of an Office of Hate Crimes Prevention, in response to the rising...

De Blasio Regrets 'Confusion' Over On-Again Off-Again Firing Of Emergency Management Chief

De Blasio Regrets 'Confusion' Over On-Again Off-Again Firing Of Emergency Management Chief

De Blasio and Esposito at a press conference in 2015. (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) In retrospect, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, he should have called Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito himself. If he had, maybe things wouldn’t have...

Extra Extra: SoHo Middle Finger Fight Is An Instant Classic

Extra Extra: SoHo Middle Finger Fight Is An Instant Classicvideo

Because you would volunteer to host the Oscars, check out today's end-of-day links: Stereolab returns, 'Good Place' renewed, Trump dating site, SoHo middle finger fight, Amazon workout plan, anti-french fry propaganda, and happy birthday to Zeus!

Plan To Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Affordable Housing Moves Forward

Plan To Turn Elizabeth Street Garden Into Affordable Housing Moves Forward

(Carl Boisrond / Gothamist) The plan to replace a popular community garden in Nolita with more than 100 “deeply affordable” apartments for senior citizens has taken a major step forward. “The Haven Green Senior Housing Development...

Report: Staten Island Cops Accused Of Planting Drugs On Black Teen Have History Of Racial Profiling

Report: Staten Island Cops Accused Of Planting Drugs On Black Teen Have History Of Racial Profiling

Police camera footage of Officer Erickson holding a joint (Legal Aid Society) A pair of Staten Island police officers who allegedly planted marijuana in a black teenager's car earlier this year are now facing additional accusations...

Man In Charge Of NYC Board Of Elections Took Trips Paid For By Electronic Ballot Scanner Company

Man In Charge Of NYC Board Of Elections Took Trips Paid For By Electronic Ballot Scanner Company

At P.S. 11 in Brooklyn on Election Day, November 6, 2018 (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Despite the historic results, the 2018 midterm election will be remembered by many New Yorkers for the miserable voting experience caused...

Early Addition: The Strangest Myths About Food

Early Addition: The Strangest Myths About Foodvideo

Because you love unlikely NYC origin stories, check out today's midday links: new 'Captain Marvel' trailer, Anthony Bourdain feature, George H.W. Bush's service dog, Phish fandom, food myths, Michael Cohen's conscious, and duck loves dog.

Three Arrested After FedEx Truck Driver Allegedly Hit Brooklyn Funeral Mourner, Sparking Melee

Three Arrested After FedEx Truck Driver Allegedly Hit Brooklyn Funeral Mourner, Sparking Melee

Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center (Google Maps) A brawl broke out on a Brooklyn street Monday afternoon after a FedEx driver allegedly struck a person in a funeral procession. Two FedEx employees, including the driver, were arrested,...

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