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Extra Extra: Funniest Thing On The Internet Today Is This List Of Top Tier Lacrosse Players Names

Extra Extra: Funniest Thing On The Internet Today Is This List Of Top Tier Lacrosse Players Namesvideo

Because lacrosse players have hilarious names, check out today's end-of-day links: subway couching, Keanu Reeves and puppies, Tyler The Creator's new album, 'Old Town Road' music video, and doggo bounces.

Report: NYPD Used Celebrity Images, Including Woody Harrelson, In Facial Recognition Dragnets

Report: NYPD Used Celebrity Images, Including Woody Harrelson, In Facial Recognition Dragnets

Actor Woody Harrelson, whose photo was used by the NYPD in facial recognition software. (James Shaw/Shutterstock) A report released yesterday by Georgetown University's Center on Privacy and Technology revealed unorthodox facial recognition techniques the NYPD and...

Decomposed Body Found In Basement Of Brooklyn Heights Building

Decomposed Body Found In Basement Of Brooklyn Heights Building

A photograph from the pump house (Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) A "heavily decomposed" body was found in a Brooklyn Heights apartment building earlier this week. The NYPD said that on May 15th, around 9:50 a.m., officers...

The Late, Visionary Modernist Architect I.M. Pei's Extraordinary New York City Buildings gallery

The Late, Visionary Modernist Architect I.M. Pei's Extraordinary New York City Buildings

One of the 20th century's most renowned contemporary architects, I.M. Pei, died on Thursday evening at his Manhattan home, as his son, Li Chung Pei, confirmed to The NY Times. He was 102 years old, and his...

We The Commuters: Does Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Have a Transit Legacy to Run On?

We The Commuters: Does Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Have a Transit Legacy to Run On?

Plus: The MTA workers' union is sort of threatening to strike after the governor accused LIRR workers of "fraud" for collecting a lot of overtime. If you're a teen who's sick of adults badgering you on the...

Overflowing Toilet At MTA Tower Snarls Service On Multiple Subway Lines

Overflowing Toilet At MTA Tower Snarls Service On Multiple Subway Lines

The outside of the bathroom at the MTA's 42nd Street control tower (Provided to Gothamist) Everyone's favorite transit authority has been ignoring a toilet overflowing with shit for the past three days, and now riders have...

Alex Rodriguez Toilet Pic Could Mean Legal Doo-Doo For Peeping Tom

Alex Rodriguez Toilet Pic Could Mean Legal Doo-Doo For Peeping Tom

ARTIST RENDERING OF A-ROD SITTIN' ON A CAN, WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT (BEN YAKAS/GOTHAMIST) It ain't easy being a celebrity—oh sure, the money is fucking amazing, the perks are pretty great, and...

Word Cloud Shows The Issues De Blasio Faces Most During His Weekly Brian Lehrer Appearances

Word Cloud Shows The Issues De Blasio Faces Most During His Weekly Brian Lehrer Appearances

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Good Morning America on May 16, 2019 (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Mayor Bill de Blasio says his record of leading New York City makes him suitable to lead the United States and beat...

Dream Of Restoring Tibbetts Brook, A Little Known Bronx River, Is Stalled By A Private Rail Company

Dream Of Restoring Tibbetts Brook, A Little Known Bronx River, Is Stalled By A Private Rail Company

(Amir Khafagy / Gothamist) For decades, residents of the Bronx neighborhoods of Kingsbridge and Marble Hill have been plagued by sporadic flooding during rain storms, all because of a long-buried creek that few realize even exists....

De Blasio: I Am NYC's 'CEO' And New Yorkers Love My Products

De Blasio: I Am NYC's 'CEO' And New Yorkers Love My Products

Democratic presidential candidate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sporting CEO jeans and those sneakers seen on the guy talking on his iPhone in front of you at the FiDi Chopt to tour the POET Biorefining...

'If These People Don't Pay, I Don't Work': Building Contractors Protest Rent Reform

'If These People Don't Pay, I Don't Work': Building Contractors Protest Rent Reform

Contractors protested a hearing on rent reform at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. (Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist) In a sign of an intensifying battle over rent reform, scores of contractors — electricians, plumbers, carpenters — faced...

Early Addition: Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Denies Abuse Allegations

Early Addition: Self-Help Guru Tony Robbins Denies Abuse Allegationsvideo

Because David Berman is back with new music, check out today's midday links: Hamptons real estate, RIP Grumpy Cat, Tony Robbins' secrets, new Batman, NJ Trump inaugural investigation, and angry dog.

L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

How many New Yorkers were late to work today because of the @MTA and the #Ltrain? I’ve never seen it this bad before and this was Friday morning rush hour—not evening hours or on the weekend. pic.twitter.com/ybL041EiBP—...

'Worst Mayor In History Of NYC': Donald Trump Spends Executive Time Trolling Bill De Blasio

'Worst Mayor In History Of NYC': Donald Trump Spends Executive Time Trolling Bill De Blasio

President Donald Trump on May 16, 2019 (Shutterstock) On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his presidential campaign, promising to take on President Donald Trump head on. He called him a bully and also coined a...

NYPD Lieutenant Texted 'Not A Big Deal' On The Day Eric Garner Died

NYPD Lieutenant Texted 'Not A Big Deal' On The Day Eric Garner Died

Eric Garner with his wife, Esaw. On day four in the disciplinary trial of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, text messages between his supervisors on the day Eric Garner died sparked outrage in the trial room. Pantaleo...

On First Day As Presidential Candidate, De Blasio Takes On 'Con Don' And 'Meanspirited' New Yorkersgalleryvideo

On First Day As Presidential Candidate, De Blasio Takes On 'Con Don' And 'Meanspirited' New Yorkers

Newly-declared presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio kicked off his campaign on Thursday, making stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty—like a true-blooded American tourist visiting NYC from, say, Boston—before heading to Iowa for a five-state...

Extra Extra: Former Onion Editor Regrets Turning Joe Biden Into Cuddly Meme

Extra Extra: Former Onion Editor Regrets Turning Joe Biden Into Cuddly Memevideo

Because Diamond Joe got it easy, check out today's end-of-day links: Mexico City smog, Chelsea Manning sent back to jail, Wesley Morris bingewatches GOT, SAT 'adversity score,' Large Adult Meatballs, and the round boy gang.

Renderings Reveal New Portal To Penn Station Opening In 2020gallery

Renderings Reveal New Portal To Penn Station Opening In 2020

Like a mystical Stargate beckoning humankind into a spectacular new dimension or a fragrant Auntie Anne's, a new entrance coming to Penn Station next year will transport weary explorers straight down to the Long Island Railroad concourse....

Opponents Of Proposed Fur Ban In NYC Warn Of Impact On Small Businesses

Opponents Of Proposed Fur Ban In NYC Warn Of Impact On Small Businesses

Seamstresses Sonia Genao, left, and Juana Rodrize, right, at work at Pologeorgis Furs in New York. Advocates say many businesses will go under if the fur ban goes into effect. (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) A City Council bill...

NYC's Comptroller Wants Free Abortion Care For All Women Who Can't Afford It

NYC's Comptroller Wants Free Abortion Care For All Women Who Can't Afford It

Comptroller Scott Stringer in City Hall Park on Wednesday (Caroline Lewis / Gothamist) On the heels of new legislative attacks on abortion access across the country, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday he is...

America's Guide To Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio

America's Guide To Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio

(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Who is Bill de Blasio? It's a question that has likely been Googled with increasing frequency across America's kitchen tables and bathroom stalls, now that the two-term Democratic Mayor of New York...

Rash Of Cyclist Deaths Ties 2019 Death Toll With 2018 Total

Rash Of Cyclist Deaths Ties 2019 Death Toll With 2018 Total

Bloody medical materials left in the street after Saturday's crash. (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) Three cyclists are dead after drivers struck them in separate incidents in Brooklyn this week, in Crown Heights, Borough Park, and Marine Park. According...

Architects Compete To Design Affordable Housing For Small Lotsgallery

Architects Compete To Design Affordable Housing For Small Lots

The city has selected five finalists in an architecture competition to design affordable housing on 23 small municipal lots. The contest, known as “Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC,” was announced in February by the Department of...

Why De Blasio 2020 Makes So Many New Yorkers See Red

Why De Blasio 2020 Makes So Many New Yorkers See Red

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the street renaming ceremony in honor of the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street at 63rd Street and Broadway in Manhattan, New York Wednesday May 1, 2019. (Paige Polk/Mayoral Photography Office)...

Early Addition: Ted Cruz Wants Space Force To Combat Space Pirates

Early Addition: Ted Cruz Wants Space Force To Combat Space Piratesvideo

Because Ted Cruz fears space pirates, check out today's midday links: Mick Jagger dancing, state abortion challenges, Coconut Water pee tweet, John Oliver interview, GOT petition, Petty lawsuit, and Golf Boy.

We Tested The Lead Levels In NYC Parks

We Tested The Lead Levels In NYC Parks

The Hell Gate Bridge towers over Astoria Park in Queens (Clarissa Sosin for WNYC) Planning a picnic in the park this weekend? Do your kids make mud pies in the tree pits at your local playground?...

Video Unveils De Blasio 2020 Presidential Pitch: 'It's Time We Put Working People First'

Video Unveils De Blasio 2020 Presidential Pitch: 'It's Time We Put Working People First'video

Mayor Bill de Blasio officially kicked off his presidential campaign on Thursday morning by sharing a video to introduce himself to America, before appearing on Good Morning America for his first interview as a 2020 candidate. He begins the video by saying, "There's plenty of money in this country, it's just in the wrong hands!" (a common refrain of his).

Prosecution Rests In Pantaleo Trial After Testimony From Doctor Who Examined Eric Garner's Body

Prosecution Rests In Pantaleo Trial After Testimony From Doctor Who Examined Eric Garner's Body

New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house, in Staten Island on May 13 (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP/Shutterstock) After just three days of witness testimony, prosecutors in the disciplinary trial of police officer Daniel Pantaleo...

Extra Extra: New Millennials Study Finds Millennials Are The Most Millennial Yet

Extra Extra: New Millennials Study Finds Millennials Are The Most Millennial Yetvideo

Because millennials love to millennial, check out today's end-of-day links: Velvet Underground doc, abortion ban tips, 'Big Bang Theory' explained, fur ban fight, cheeseburger slap, GOT leaker, the problem with eating healthy, and dog tries his best.

It's Happening: Mayor De Blasio Is Running For President

It's Happening: Mayor De Blasio Is Running For President

(Aurora Rose/WWD/Shutterstock) After months of waffling, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to officially launch a bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination on Thursday, before making a three-day trip to early battleground states...

Time Is Running Out In Albany For Undocumented NYers To Get Driver's Licenses

Time Is Running Out In Albany For Undocumented NYers To Get Driver's Licenses

Cecilia Vasquez at a rally supporting driver's licenses for undocumented New Yorkers last December (Arun Venugopal / WNYC) With the fate of marijuana legalization still very uncertain in Albany, progressives are hoping another long sought-after priority...

Macy's Will Build Skyscraper On Top Of Herald Square Flagship

Macy's Will Build Skyscraper On Top Of Herald Square Flagship

(Shutterstock) Its first quarter earnings were stronger than expected, and retailing behemoth Macy's is looking to capitalize even more with its valuable real estate. The company has confirmed an April Bloomberg News story that said Macy's...

Coming This Summer: MORE BEACH

Coming This Summer: MORE BEACH

BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH BEACH!! (Scott Lynch's Flickr) I know it sort of strains credulity, what with the relentless chill of all these May showers that have plagued us (and may continue to plague...

[Update] Helicopter Crashes Into Hudson River Near Midtownvideo

[Update] Helicopter Crashes Into Hudson River Near Midtown

[Update Below] A helicopter pilot crashed into the Hudson River near Midtown Manhattan this afternoon. Terrifying video shows a helicopter spiraling out of control before crashing into the Hudson River. Thankfully, the pilot survived. https://t.co/UOejG4cI80 pic.twitter.com/PyJ0zZ1mDy— Eyewitness...

NY Lawmakers Want To Make Texting While Crossing The Street Illegal

NY Lawmakers Want To Make Texting While Crossing The Street Illegal

(rockerlan/Flickr) Marijuana legalization, rent reform, and driver's licenses for undocumented New Yorkers are among the issues state lawmakers in Albany are struggling to hash out before the legislative session ends in June. But some legislators also...

LGBTQ Group Plans Alternative 'Queer Liberation March' On Pride Day

LGBTQ Group Plans Alternative 'Queer Liberation March' On Pride Day

The Queer Liberation March is set to take place on the same day as the NYC Pride Parade. (Mara Silvers / WNYC). A group of LGBTQ organizers is planning an alternative "Queer Liberation March" on the...

Bodega Cat STOLEN From Sidewalk Outside Lexington Avenue Store

Bodega Cat STOLEN From Sidewalk Outside Lexington Avenue Store

Lexi, the bodega cat believed to have been catnapped on Friday morning. (Courtesy of Ted Oehmke) Kitten season has descended upon New York City, flooding local shelters with more tiny fuzzfeet than they could possibly accommodate:...

Brazilian & American Businessmen Toast Bolsonaro, As Protesters Cry 'Fascista' gallery

Brazilian & American Businessmen Toast Bolsonaro, As Protesters Cry 'Fascista'

The controversial gala honoring Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro came to the Marriott Marquis on Tuesday night, bringing an estimated 1,000 guests to the heart of Times Square for an annual dinner party put on by the...

Sandra Lee And Cuomo Deny Break-Up As Gov Ogles 'Sexy' TWA Terminal

Sandra Lee And Cuomo Deny Break-Up As Gov Ogles 'Sexy' TWA Terminal

The entire Cuomo family together (Kristina Bumphrey/Starpix/Shutterstock) The NY Post published a big "exclusive" on Tuesday, claiming that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and longtime partner Sandra Lee were no loner living together amidst "rumors that the couple...

'People Need To Stand Up & Fight': Frustrated Tenants Flood Albany Demanding Rent Reformsgallery

'People Need To Stand Up & Fight': Frustrated Tenants Flood Albany Demanding Rent Reforms

On Tuesday, hundreds of tenant activists converged on Albany to lobby for a package of nine bills that could strengthen protections for the city’s one million rent stabilized tenants, and expand protections across New York State. Rena...

Early Addition: Is The Boston Accent Really Sexier Than The NYC Accent?

Early Addition: Is The Boston Accent Really Sexier Than The NYC Accent?video

Because you deeply appreciate Keanu Reeves, check out today's midday links: Boston accents aren't sexy, 'Rick & Morty' returns in Nov, lost Weegee crime scene photos, Alabama's extremist anti-abortion law, 'Black Mirror' trailer, and dog goes from boop to wag.

Albany Lawmakers Introduce Bill Banning Landlords From Using Facial Recognition Technology

Albany Lawmakers Introduce Bill Banning Landlords From Using Facial Recognition Technology

Brooklyn tenants are fighting a plan by their landlord, Nelson Management, to install facial recognition technology at the entrances of their rent-regulated complex in Brownsville. (Brahmjot Kaur / Gothamist) A pair of New York state legislators...

Stampede & Panic 'In The Depths Of Hell' At 34th Street Subway Station

Stampede & Panic 'In The Depths Of Hell' At 34th Street Subway Station

The 'depths of hell,' seen here after the panic and stampede. (Photo by Matt Grossman) Hundreds of straphangers found themselves swept up in a panicked stampede at the 34th Street-Herald Square subway station during the Wednesday...

[UPDATE] Man Arrested In Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Lincoln Hospital Patient

[UPDATE] Man Arrested In Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Lincoln Hospital Patient

(NYPD) Police are searching for a man accused of sexually abusing a 68-year-old hospital patient in her room. The patient was unconscious during the assault. UPDATE: Police have arrested suspect Roberto Marcucci following his surrender on...

Numbers Show NYPD Tasers Are Less Effective, And The Consequences Can Be Deadly

Numbers Show NYPD Tasers Are Less Effective, And The Consequences Can Be Deadly

A German police officer holds a Taser gun during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, 09 February 2017. (Oliver Weiken/EPA/Shutterstock) Last month, New York police got a 911 call from a Bronx building superintendent who was...

Extra Extra: De Blasio & Eric Trump Are In A Twitter Battle For The Ages

Extra Extra: De Blasio & Eric Trump Are In A Twitter Battle For The Agesvideo

Because de Blasio and Eric Trump are engaged in a hilarious spat, check out today's end-of-day links: TV writers room terminologies, breakfast food lies, RIP Tim Conway, phone games and data collections, and dogs encounter creature.

Commanding Officer At Police Academy Testifies That Pantaleo Used Prohibited Chokehold On Eric Garner

Commanding Officer At Police Academy Testifies That Pantaleo Used Prohibited Chokehold On Eric Garner

Video taken of the arrest that preceded Eric Garner's death shows what one top NYPD official described as a chokehold during testimony on Tuesday. During the second day of the disciplinary trial for NYPD officer Daniel...

Queens Councilman Admits To Sexually Harassing Staffer, Keeps Job

Queens Councilman Admits To Sexually Harassing Staffer, Keeps Job

Councilman Barry Grodenchik (NYC Council Flickr) Queens Councilman Barry Grodenchik admitted on Tuesday to harassing a female subordinate with unwanted kisses and hugs, causing "emotional distress" that led her to avoid meetings with the lawmaker. Grodenchik,...

Rabbi At Anti-Vaccination Symposium Blames 'Illegals' For Spreading Disease

Rabbi At Anti-Vaccination Symposium Blames 'Illegals' For Spreading Disease

(Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist / WNYC) Hundreds of Orthodox Jewish families gathered in a catering hall Monday night in the Rockland County hamlet of Monsey, where they heard anti-vaccine crusaders claim that inoculations are the real...

Sex Offender Anthony Weiner Out Of Halfway House

Sex Offender Anthony Weiner Out Of Halfway House

(AP/Shutterstock) Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, admitted sexter of children, is back in circulation, having moved out of a halfway house in the Bronx on Tuesday morning. "It's good to be out," Weiner reportedly said upon...

Hofstra University Frat Suspended For Forcing Dog To Do Keg Stand In Video

Hofstra University Frat Suspended For Forcing Dog To Do Keg Stand In Video

This King Charles Spaniel is not amused about how his brethren was treated (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) A Hofstra University fraternity has been suspended after a video circulated showing alleged members forcing a dog to drink alcohol in...

'That's Like Cutting The Baby In Half': Chelsea Preservationists Oppose Rear Demolition Of Historic Rowhouse

'That's Like Cutting The Baby In Half': Chelsea Preservationists Oppose Rear Demolition Of Historic Rowhouse

418 West 20th Street (Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist) Preservationists and neighbors are fighting a Chelsea homeowner’s plan to demolish and expand the back of a nearly $8 million rowhouse, saying that such a move would ruin...

Early Addition: NY Times Embraces The Generation X Content We Deserve

Early Addition: NY Times Embraces The Generation X Content We Deservevideo

Because the NY Times wrote a love letter to Generation X, check out today's midday links: TrumpTok, Trump Tower neighbors, Elizabeth Warren rejects Fox News town hall, rabbis & witches pray for Knicks to get Zion, and doggy Uber driver.

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH ALL THIS COLD AND RAIN AND WHEN WILL IT END?

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH ALL THIS COLD AND RAIN AND WHEN WILL IT END?

Sorry but it's going to be rainy and reasonably cold forever. (Several seconds/Flickr) Do you remember the sun? I don't, having not seen her fiery face in days to months to years. With the fleeting exception...

Officer Pantaleo's Lawyer Blames Eric Garner For His Own Death At NYPD Disciplinary Trial

Officer Pantaleo's Lawyer Blames Eric Garner For His Own Death At NYPD Disciplinary Trial

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, speaking to reporters outside police headquarters on Monday (courtesy Sue Brisk) Nearly five years after he tackled Eric Garner in a fatal encounter that began because Garner was allegedly selling loose...

UPDATE: NYPD Investigating Pit Bull Puppy Larceny

UPDATE: NYPD Investigating Pit Bull Puppy Larceny

The stolen puppy (NYPD) An adorable pit bull puppy was stolen while on a walk with its owner last week, and police are searching for a woman who was allegedly "spotted fleeing with the dog." UPDATE:...

Extra Extra: Photo Storage App Using Your Pics To Develop Facial Recognition Software

Extra Extra: Photo Storage App Using Your Pics To Develop Facial Recognition Softwarevideo

Because you want to make a cameo on GOT, check out today's end-of-day links: Curvy Wife Guy hangout, millennial predatory lenders, e-bikes, The Wing non-disparagement clause, RIP Doris Day, first class L train service, and tap dancing dogs.

De Blasio Holds Campaign-Style Rally In Trump Tower

De Blasio Holds Campaign-Style Rally In Trump Tower

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Trump Tower (NYC Mayor's Office) Standing inside the plaza of Trump Tower in front of the very same escalator that President Donald Trump descended before making his White House bid official,...

Limited Edition MetroCards Feature 9/11 Emergency Responders At Ground Zero

Limited Edition MetroCards Feature 9/11 Emergency Responders At Ground Zero

(National September 11 Memorial & Museum) A set of new MetroCards will pay tribute to those who worked at Ground Zero after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, 250,000 MetroCards, with four different images,...

De Blasio Says He Doesn't Remember Wrong-Way Crash That NYPD Allegedly Covered Up

De Blasio Says He Doesn't Remember Wrong-Way Crash That NYPD Allegedly Covered Up

Questions for the mayor were hard to make out over the protesters who crashed de Blasio's Trump Tower rally on Monday. (YouTube) Mayor Bill de Blasio was forced on Monday to address reports that he was...

Keith Raniere Tried To 'Break' Women In Nxivm, Former Member Testifies

Keith Raniere Tried To 'Break' Women In Nxivm, Former Member Testifies

Keith Raniere, pictured with his lawyers, in a courtroom sketch from the first week of the trial. (Elizabeth Williams/Shutterstock) Testimonies in the ongoing trial of Keith Raniere—the alleged ringleader of the Albany-based self-help group turned alleged...

The WTC Oculus's Skylight Is Leaking

The WTC Oculus's Skylight Is Leaking

The Oculus in late January (Port Authority) The Oculus—a whale carcass-esque train station and mall situated in lower Manhattan—has a crack in its skylight. The Wall Street Journal reports that the soaring $3.9 billion Santiago Calatrava-designed...

Why Did The Mets Ban Backpacks At Citi Field?

Why Did The Mets Ban Backpacks At Citi Field?

(Geoff Bosco / Flickr) The Mets swept the so-hapless-even-their-owner-is-mad-at-whoever-made-them-this-hapless Marlins this weekend to crawl back within a game of a .500 record, but first they unveiled a Friday surprise: an email announcing that starting next Monday,...

Cyclist Killed In Marine Park, Marking Fourth Cyclist Fatality In South Brooklyn This Year

Cyclist Killed In Marine Park, Marking Fourth Cyclist Fatality In South Brooklyn This Year

Avenue U and East 33rd Street (Google Maps) A 29-year-old cyclist was killed by a driver in Marine Park, Brooklyn on Sunday night. According to police, the victim was crossing Avenue U near East 33rd Street...

How To Decide Which MetroCard To Buy With The Recent Fare Hike

How To Decide Which MetroCard To Buy With The Recent Fare Hike

(Photo via triborough on flickr) While we can't personally make the subway run more efficiently, we can figure out how to make your subway experience as cost-effective as possible. And with the MTA recently raising subway...

Early Addition: Watch Bill Nye Angrily Explain The Climate Change Crisis To Grownups

Early Addition: Watch Bill Nye Angrily Explain The Climate Change Crisis To Grownupsvideo

Because Jaime Lannister grew back his missing hand, check out today's midday links: RIP Peggy Lipton, robocallers, Trump Org greenhouse gas fines, The National short film, Bill Nye explains climate change, Q train marriage, and dog butt.

Tuesday's Special Election For Jumaane Williams's City Council Seat Pits Former Staffers Against Each Other

Tuesday's Special Election For Jumaane Williams's City Council Seat Pits Former Staffers Against Each Other

Two former staffers for Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Monique Chandler-Waterman (left) and Farah Louis, are vying for Williams's City Council seat in a special election (Facebook) When Jumaane Williams won a crowded, contentious special election in...

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

Good morning, Williamsburg! (Courtesy of Ellie Rountree) After the L train's meltdown on Friday morning, the line went into its regularly scheduled weekend of reduced service for tunnel work, only to return with another round of...

Video Shows Robbery Suspect Dragging 86-Year-Old Victim From His Scootervideo

Video Shows Robbery Suspect Dragging 86-Year-Old Victim From His Scooter

(NYPD) Police are looking for a scooter-riding robbery suspect who is accused of two incidents in Manhattan this month. In one, he violently dragged an elderly woman on the Upper East Side. According to the NYPD,...

Disciplinary Trial Begins For NYPD Officer Accused Of Using Illegal Chokehold To Kill Eric Garner

Disciplinary Trial Begins For NYPD Officer Accused Of Using Illegal Chokehold To Kill Eric Garner

New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house, in Staten Island on May 13th. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP/Shutterstock) The long-awaited disciplinary trial starts today for the white New York City police officer accused of using...

Extra Extra: Meet The Man Who Forages Food Off Strangers' Plates In Restaurants

Extra Extra: Meet The Man Who Forages Food Off Strangers' Plates In Restaurantsvideo

Because Ben Shapiro embarrassed himself, check out today's end-of-day links: Anna Delvey jailhouse interview, Danielle Steel profile, Tinder hack, GOT names given to US children, and a very rabbity group photo.

Report: Queens Man Identified As 'Major Player' In White Supremacist Movement

Report: Queens Man Identified As 'Major Player' In White Supremacist Movement

Joseph Jordan a.k.a Eric Striker (Courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center) One of the most prolific members of the online white supremacist community has been identified as a 30-year-old resident of Flushing and graduate of...

'It Was Racist Then And It's Racist Now': NY Assembly Wrestles With Specialized High School Admission Testing

'It Was Racist Then And It's Racist Now': NY Assembly Wrestles With Specialized High School Admission Testing

Supporters of the SHSAT rally outside City Hall in advance of hearing on school integration on May 1st. (Jessica Gould / Gothamist / WNYC) Proposals to do away with a standardized test that has long been...

NYC Renters Will Soon Have A Host Of New Tenant Protections

NYC Renters Will Soon Have A Host Of New Tenant Protections

Tenants rally for rent freezes and rent roll-backs before a meeting of the Rent Guidelines Board in 2018. (Katherine Hernandez / Gothamist) While the focus for rent reform has mostly been on Albany, New York City...

Woman On Delta Flight Allegedly Tried To Open Plane Door During Descent

Woman On Delta Flight Allegedly Tried To Open Plane Door During Descent

Delta airplanes pictured at LaGuardia Airport. (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) Passengers aboard a Delta flight were reportedly held on LaGuardia airport's tarmac after landing on Friday afternoon, following a passenger's attempt to open the plane door when the...

We The Commuters Newsletter: How Deadly Has 2019 Been For City Pedestrians?

We The Commuters Newsletter: How Deadly Has 2019 Been For City Pedestrians?

Plus: Another round of Penn Station track work is about to disrupt some NJ Transit and LIRR riders, but don't expect the Summer of Hell 2.0. An NYPD union tweeted a video of oral sex in a...

De Blasio Defends Expanded Cooperation With ICE For 'Serious Crimes'

De Blasio Defends Expanded Cooperation With ICE For 'Serious Crimes'

An agent with the Department of Homeland Security denies access to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border in June 2018. (Andres...

Will Brooklyn Heights' Clark Street Station Be Closing For A Year?

Will Brooklyn Heights' Clark Street Station Be Closing For A Year?

(Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Could the Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights be facing a year-long closure for repairs? The rumor has made headlines, though the MTA has yet to confirm. And now the Brooklyn Heights...

America's Guide To Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor And <strike>Possible</strike> Presidential Candidate

America's Guide To Bill de Blasio, NYC Mayor And Possible Presidential Candidate

(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Who is Bill de Blasio? It’s a question that will be Googled with increasing frequency across America’s kitchen tables and bathroom stalls should the two-term Democratic Mayor of New York City embark...

Ex-Nxivm Member Describes Alleged Sex Cult's 'Evil' Mission Statement

Ex-Nxivm Member Describes Alleged Sex Cult's 'Evil' Mission Statement

A courtroom sketch depicts Keith Raniere, who allegedly branded women in his organization with his initials, attending a trial in Brooklyn federal court this week. (Elizabeth Williams/AP/Shutterstock) Mark Vicente, formerly an official within the alleged Albany...

Early Addition: World's Richest Man Wants People To Move To The Moon

Early Addition: World's Richest Man Wants People To Move To The Moonvideo

Because Jeff Bezos wants to colonize the moon, check out today's midday links: Party City helium crisis, Lil Nas X dissects 'Old Town Road,' Trump cheats at golf, cocaine island, production companies boycotting Georgia over abortion law, and a very trusting dog.

Video: New Jersey Guys Narrating This Big Bear Brawl Should Be Narrating Everythingvideo

Video: New Jersey Guys Narrating This Big Bear Brawl Should Be Narrating Everything

(Courtesy Corey Bale) A New Jersey man and his unnamed companion did almost everything right on May 3rd when they saw two big ass bears fighting each other out on the lawn. Namely, Frankford Township resident...

'Electric Unicycle' Reportedly Caused 2-Alarm Fire In Manhattan Building

'Electric Unicycle' Reportedly Caused 2-Alarm Fire In Manhattan Building

(Shutterstock) An electric unicycle that was plugged into a wall for charging may have caused a substantial fire a Manhattan residential building on Wednesday afternoon. The FDNY says that they received calls about the fire at...

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

Subway survivors during the first week of the L train slowdown. (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) The L train will be right with you, please hold. Keep holding. We're fixing it, really. We're right on top of that, Rose....

'Times Square-Style' Billboard Boats Could Target NYC Beaches This Summer

'Times Square-Style' Billboard Boats Could Target NYC Beaches This Summer

What, you don't want to spend a pleasant day at Jacob Riis splashing in the wake with Emirates Airline? (via BallyhooBoats.com) It's been half a year since Ballyhoo Media's floating billboards began pointing LED video ads...

Extra Extra: The Great Aperol Spritz Debate Of 2019

Extra Extra: The Great Aperol Spritz Debate Of 2019video

Because you feel neutral about Aperol Spritzes, check out today's end-of-day links: Alabama Republicans abortion bill, NYPD chokehold complaints, Trump's ghostwriter, swimming deer, 'Internet brain' meme, and tappity dog.

The Canal Street 1 Train Platform Has A Bit Of A Blob Prob

The Canal Street 1 Train Platform Has A Bit Of A Blob Prob

A truly dire-looking Blob, oozing on a subway platform on the 1 train. (Paula Mejía/Gothamist) Several months ago, Gothamist reported on a mysterious Blob protruding from a vent off the 23rd Street C/E train stop. We...

Report: More NYC Landlords Are Charging Preferential Rents, A Potential Tool To Uproot Tenants

Report: More NYC Landlords Are Charging Preferential Rents, A Potential Tool To Uproot Tenants

Tenants march for stronger rent laws in November, 2018. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) As New York stands on the precipice of a major reform in rent regulations, the Independent Budget Office has released a report examining...

'Socialite Heiress Grifter' Anna Sorokin Sentenced 4 To 12 Years In Prison

'Socialite Heiress Grifter' Anna Sorokin Sentenced 4 To 12 Years In Prison

Anna Sorokin in court on Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) Anna Sorokin, the "Soho grifter" who conned her way into a lavish lifestyle by defrauding people, banks, and hotels of $275,000, was sentenced to serve...

Third Alleged GoFundMe Grifter Indicted In Good Samaritan Scam

Third Alleged GoFundMe Grifter Indicted In Good Samaritan Scam

Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico, two thirds of the GoFundMe grifters. (HO/AP/Shutterstock) With two thirds of the GoFundMe grifters having pleaded guilty to their role in a crowdfunding scam, I personally have been wondering whatever happened...

Quiz: Can You Do This On The Subway?

Quiz: Can You Do This On The Subway?

(Courtesy Bradley Nicholson) There's informal subway etiquette—take off your backpack, stop the spread, don’t watch porn on your Microsoft Surface Pro 6. And then there’s the MTA’s actual rule book, with sections and subsections full of...

Video Shows Horrifying Williamsburg Hit-And-Run On Deadly Day For City Streets

Video Shows Horrifying Williamsburg Hit-And-Run On Deadly Day For City Streets

A hit-and-run driver plowed into a woman in Williamsburg on Wednesday, sending her flying through the air and causing her to break several bones in a crash that was caught on horrifying video. According to police, the...

Former Nxivm Member Spotlights Alleged Sex Cult's Abusive Regime In Keith Raniere Trial

Former Nxivm Member Spotlights Alleged Sex Cult's Abusive Regime In Keith Raniere Trial

A courtroom sketch from the trial of alleged sex cult leader, Keith Raniere. (Elizabeth Williams/Shutterstock) The trial of Keith Raniere—leader of Albany's alleged sex cult, Nxivm—began this week in Brooklyn federal court, bringing a former member...

Early Addition: Facebook Co-Founder Says It's Time To Break Up Facebook

Early Addition: Facebook Co-Founder Says It's Time To Break Up Facebookvideo

Because Ruben Diaz Sr. doesn't want to 'rat' out sexual harassers, check out today's midday links: happy birthday Billy Joel, breakup Facebook editorial, Red Socks visit White House, Thom Yorke interview, big ass scrunchies, and a goofball dog.

De Blasio's 'NYC Care' Card Isn't Health Insurance, But It Could Improve Public Health

De Blasio's 'NYC Care' Card Isn't Health Insurance, But It Could Improve Public Health

(Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is promoting the NYC Care program, unveiled Tuesday, as a “new health coverage option” that will help achieve the goal of “guaranteed health care” for all—a promise...

Two Men Shot Outside Of S.O.B.'s In SoHo

Two Men Shot Outside Of S.O.B.'s In SoHo

(Shutterstock) Two men are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a dispute devolved into a shooting on a SoHo sidewalk early this morning. Police say the shooting occurred around around 1:30 a.m. in front of 200 Varick...

NYC's App Drivers Rally In Solidarity For More Pay, Better Conditions

NYC's App Drivers Rally In Solidarity For More Pay, Better Conditions

Drivers rally outside Uber's headquarters in Long Island City on Wednesday (Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) App-based drivers in 10 U.S. cities as well as London and Australia held protests (or boycotts?) as Uber prepares a nearly...

Extra Extra: You Live, You Learn To Live With 'Jagged Little Pill' Broadway Remake Of 'You Learn'

Extra Extra: You Live, You Learn To Live With 'Jagged Little Pill' Broadway Remake Of 'You Learn'video

Because fifty percent of white Republicans are bothered by foreign languages, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Billions' renewed, toxic masculinity, 420oldfatlesbians, Woodstock boxset, and dog has separation issues.

City Council Considers Banning DIY 'Ghost Guns'

City Council Considers Banning DIY 'Ghost Guns'

Two NY City Council members want to ban DIY "ghost guns." (AP/Shutterstock) Throughout most of our trigger-happy union, it's all too easy to purchase assorted gun parts on the Internet and build yourself an untraceable firearm,...

'We Are Facing A Constitutional Showdown': State Senate Passes Bill Targeting Trump's Tax Returns

'We Are Facing A Constitutional Showdown': State Senate Passes Bill Targeting Trump's Tax Returns

The president in Las Vegas (John Locher/AP/Shutterstock) On Wednesday, hours after the New York Times published IRS tax transcripts offering an inside look at Trump's previous financial failures, the New York State Senate passed legislation that...

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