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Extra Extra: Roger Stone Finally Gagged

Extra Extra: Roger Stone Finally Gaggedvideo

Because you want to read Patricia Lockwood on the Internet, check out today's end-of-day links: Roger Stone gag order, ACLU sues Trump over national emergency, 'Star Wars' update, Oscar best picture winners ranked, and dog gets a bath.

'Horribly Unfair': Fund For 9/11 Victims Will Slash Payouts By At Least Half

'Horribly Unfair': Fund For 9/11 Victims Will Slash Payouts By At Least Half

Firefighters observing a moment of silence in front of the 9/11 memorial in 2016 (Jason Szenes/EPA/Shutterstock) Faced with rapidly dwindling cash reserves, the federal fund that compensates 9/11 victims and their families will be slashing payouts...

What Are YOU Doing About NYC's Growing Fatberg Threat?

What Are YOU Doing About NYC's Growing Fatberg Threat?gallery

You may have heard the term "fatberg" before—it shows up a lot in British headlines, since fatbergs grow to the size of a Cloverfield monster over there and take their toll on the country's aging Victorian sewers....

'You Don't Need More': East Village Residents Fight Expansion Of St. Marks Place Office Development

'You Don't Need More': East Village Residents Fight Expansion Of St. Marks Place Office Development

Rendering of proposed office building at 3 St. Marks Place (Morris Adjmi Architects) East Village residents and preservation groups are rallying against a developer's plan to enlarge an office building planned for Third Avenue and St....

Who's Responsible For Amazon Quitting Queens?

Who's Responsible For Amazon Quitting Queens?

Anyone? (Cliff Owen/AP/Shutterstock) Who would dare stop Amazon from creating 25,000 to 40,000 high-paying jobs in Long Island City? Who would be stupid enough to chase away billions of dollars in tax revenue for transportation and...

NYPD Searching For Second Suspect In Friendly-Fire Death Of Detective

NYPD Searching For Second Suspect In Friendly-Fire Death Of Detective

Detective Brian Simonsen (NYPD) Police are seeking a second suspect who may have been involved in the attempted robbery that led half a dozen officers to open fire outside a Queens cellphone store earlier this week,...

UPDATE: Delivery Truck Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Woman In Murray Hill

UPDATE: Delivery Truck Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking Woman In Murray Hill

Looking west at East 37th Street and Third Avenue (Google Maps) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATE] A 27-year-old woman was fatally struck by a delivery truck driver in Manhattan this morning. The NYPD says officers responded to...

Man In Critical Condition After Falling 12 Stories While Reportedly Fixing UES Window

Man In Critical Condition After Falling 12 Stories While Reportedly Fixing UES Window

(Google Maps) A man is in critical condition after falling from an Upper East Side apartment on Friday morning. NYPD and FDNY spokespersons confirmed that the 55-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was transported...

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

The Governor Formerly Known As Amazon Wakes Up To A New Political Reality

Governor Cuomo announcing at a press conference in November that Amazon would come to Long Island City (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) There might have been a moment on Thursday afternoon when Governor...

Early Addition: Ja Rule Wants To Throw An 'Iconic' Music Festival, Who's Down?

Early Addition: Ja Rule Wants To Throw An 'Iconic' Music Festival, Who's Down?video

Because Trump really does talk like a second grader, check out today's midday links: Ja Rule's festival dreams, Kenny G on V-Day surprise, Big Pharma recruits Instagram influencers, Meg Ryan interview, selfie seats, and a corn stalker.

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Womangallery

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Woman

First the historic flood. Then the noxious fumes. And while we'd braced ourselves for the next L train plague to be frog-related, according to one shaken commuter, we're now at the "sky is literally falling" stage of...

Elated Activists Party In Queens To Celebrate Amazon's Withdrawal: 'That Old Model Is Done'gallery

Elated Activists Party In Queens To Celebrate Amazon's Withdrawal: 'That Old Model Is Done'

From the moment Amazon announced that it had chosen Long Island City, Queens for one half of their new corporate campus, Maritza Silva-Farrell says she knew the company was underestimating its grassroots opponents. She'd seen the same...

Extra Extra: Kanye West Got Kim Kardashian Kenny G For Valentine's Day

Extra Extra: Kanye West Got Kim Kardashian Kenny G For Valentine's Dayvideo

Because not every tortoise relationship lasts a century, check out today's end-of-day links: small dog warning, romcom losers, Trump's national emergency, 'Killing Eve' season two teaser, Kanye & Kenny G, Frank Assmann speaks, and kittens cuddle.

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

'This Is Devastating': LIC Real Estate Brokers React To Amazon's Reversal

Long Island City (Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr) News of Amazon’s decision to not build an office campus in Long Island City shocked and frustrated the city’s real estate industry, where some of the biggest developers, including...

It Looked Like A Normal Staircase. Then BOOM: Crutch Knife!video

It Looked Like A Normal Staircase. Then BOOM: Crutch Knife!

"It's like 'Home Alone,' ... Philly style." Surveillance cameras, alarm systems, doormen, multiple locks that require many keys, that one neighbor who is always always watching: all of these are fairly standard-issue security measures that any...

Elderly Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run School Bus Driver While Crossing Street

Elderly Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run School Bus Driver While Crossing Street

(Google Maps) Police are searching for the driver of a yellow school bus who fatally struck a 68-year-old woman in the Bronx on Thursday morning, then fled the scene. The victim was hit near Havemeyer and...

Video Shows Masked Gunman Fatally Shooting Man Getting Into Uber

Video Shows Masked Gunman Fatally Shooting Man Getting Into Ubervideo

(NYPD) Police have released a video showing the moments leading up to a fatal shooting that took place on a Queens street early Tuesday morning, right as the victim was getting into an Uber. Around 2:35...

Ad Warning Of Nazi Fascism Deemed 'Not Appropriate' By Fox News video

Ad Warning Of Nazi Fascism Deemed 'Not Appropriate' By Fox News

The crowd gathered outside Madison Square Garden for a 1939 Nazi rally (AP/Shutterstock) Fox News is reportedly declining to run an ad for a documentary warning against the potential of fascism taking root in the United...

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

UPDATES: Amazon Cancels Plan To Open NYC Campus In Queens

(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) [SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES] Facing increasing opposition from activists and some lawmakers, Amazon has decided to pull out of the deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. The move comes after...

Early Addition: Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Kids YouTube Star Blippi, Including Who's Blippi

Early Addition: Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Kids YouTube Star Blippi, Including Who's Blippivideo

Because Blippi did something bad, check out today's midday links: Pavement anniversary, NYCT Subway & Bus Valentine's puns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge profile, Ryan Adams hot take, online dating scams, was Tony Soprano MAGA, and doggy speed dating.

Should NYC Switch To A Gentler, European-Style Siren?

Should NYC Switch To A Gentler, European-Style Siren?

Which siren is the best siren? ( Maciej Bledowski/Shutterstock) Strange noises drag all New Yorkers from peaceful slumber at some point: The cracking thud of what really sounds like a bowling ball dropped on your upstairs...

Brooklyn Democrats Endorse Jumaane Williams For Public Advocate, But Reform Measures Move Slowly

Brooklyn Democrats Endorse Jumaane Williams For Public Advocate, But Reform Measures Move Slowly

Council Member Jumaane Williams triumphed in the straw poll over his opponents who are also running for Public Advocate in this month's special election (Frank G. Runyeon / Gothamist) The Kings County Democratic County Committee voted...

NYPD Officers Fired 42 Rounds In 'Chaotic' Lead Up To Detective's Death

NYPD Officers Fired 42 Rounds In 'Chaotic' Lead Up To Detective's Death

New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan, right, and Deputy Chief Kevin Maloney, left, hold a press conference, at police headquarters (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) Seven members of the NYPD fired a total of 42 rounds in the...

Extra Extra: Ryan Adams's Abusive Behavior Towards Mandy Moore & Other Women Revealed in NYT Exposé

Extra Extra: Ryan Adams's Abusive Behavior Towards Mandy Moore & Other Women Revealed in NYT Exposévideo

Because Trump has a new toy for 'Executive Time,' check out today's end-of-day links: Dane Cook comeback, Parkland anniversary, RIP The Billfold, online targeted disinformation campaigns, polar bear town, scratch-off ticket addiction, 'Breaking Bad' sequel film, and an insane dog.

White Supremacist Who Murdered Man With Sword Gets Mandatory Life Sentence Without Parole

White Supremacist Who Murdered Man With Sword Gets Mandatory Life Sentence Without Parole

James Jackson in court on February 13, 2019. (Seth Weing/AP/Shutterstock) James Jackson, the white supremacist who murdered Timothy Caughman with a sword as a means of inciting a "race war," will serve life in prison without...

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

When the MTA said "swastikas in" an L train, it reportedly meant Antifa stickers—which caused the above overcrowding scenario. (Claire Lampen/Gothamist) Subway commuters on the L line enjoyed a typically frustrating commute this morning, as Manhattan-bound...

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

What an "absolute nightmare" situation on the L train might look like (via Twitter) When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced four weeks ago that he was cancelling the full L train shutdown in favor of a new...

City Council Proposals Would Slash Obscene Brokers' Fees And Limit Security Deposits

City Council Proposals Would Slash Obscene Brokers' Fees And Limit Security Deposits

A real estate bus tour in 2015 arranged by Nestseekers. (Max Thorn/Gothamist) Avoiding a broker by finding a no-fee rental has long been the holy grail of New York City apartment hunting. Now, the City Council...

Should The City Cut A Housing Deal With Notorious Landlords? Homeless Advocates Say Yes

Should The City Cut A Housing Deal With Notorious Landlords? Homeless Advocates Say Yes

As part of his "Turning the Tide" initiative, Mayor de Blasio has said the city would partner with nonprofit developers to buy cluster site housing and turn them into permanently affordable units. (NYCmayorsoffice/Flickr) City homeless advocates...

Chaos Pigeon Boards A Bus, Does A Crash

Chaos Pigeon Boards A Bus, Does A Crash

Nothing to see here. (SabOlga/Shutterstock) A scheming pigeon injected a little mayhem into Tuesday morning's commute, sneakily slipping onto an MTA bus and creating such a flap that the driver careened into a sidewalk shed. Or...

Early Addition: The Mars Rover's Haunting Final Message For Earth

Early Addition: The Mars Rover's Haunting Final Message For Earthvideo

Because Mars rover might be lost, check out today's midday links: Howard Schultz doesn't see color, nudist weddings, traffic fatalities, The 2019 Dog Oscars, Trump 69, BuzzFeed News union drive, and the most emotional dog movie of 2019 so far.

The Unrepentant Bigotry Of Ruben Diaz, Sr. Has Been Enabled By Democrats For Years

The Unrepentant Bigotry Of Ruben Diaz, Sr. Has Been Enabled By Democrats For Years

Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. (John McCarten / City Council) It was the summer of 2016 and Ruben Diaz Sr. was getting back surgery. The septuagenarian state senator was fed up with Albany. The pay was...

Alarming Interactive Map Shows How Climate Change Could Make NYC Feel More Like Arkansas Soon Enough

Alarming Interactive Map Shows How Climate Change Could Make NYC Feel More Like Arkansas Soon Enough

This is Jonesboro, Arkansas, after a 2014 storm. By 2080, New Yorkers will feel like they live there, not here. (Danny Johnston/AP/Shutterstock) We come at you fairly frequently with dire predictions about the mayhem that will...

NYPD Detective Killed By Fellow Officers' 'Friendly Fire' While Responding To Cellphone Store Robbery

NYPD Detective Killed By Fellow Officers' 'Friendly Fire' While Responding To Cellphone Store Robbery

Police officers investigate the scene of the shooting in Queens (Kevin Hagen / AP / Shutterstock) A 42-year-old NYPD detective was fatally shot while responding to a robbery at a Queens cellphone store, and officials believe...

Extra Extra: High Intruder Discovers Heavy Tiger

Extra Extra: High Intruder Discovers Heavy Tigervideo

Because overweight tigers need to be cared for, check out today's end-of-day links: Christian teen sex, David Spade gets Comedy Central show, Trump/Russia collusion update, french fry power rankings, 21 Savage released by ICE, and a dog with beautiful freak ears.

No Sleep Til 'Longpoint': Floating Pedestrian Bridge Between LIC-Greenpoint Would Also Yield Hot New Neighborhood Name

No Sleep Til 'Longpoint': Floating Pedestrian Bridge Between LIC-Greenpoint Would Also Yield Hot New Neighborhood Name

(Rendering via Creme Design) It's may be hard to remember now, but up until a few years ago, cyclists and pedestrians hoping to travel between Greenpoint and Long Island City were crammed into a single, miserable...

Newark & LaGuardia Airports Make TSA's Top 10 List Of Strangest Contraband Finds

Newark & LaGuardia Airports Make TSA's Top 10 List Of Strangest Contraband Finds

The skyline of New York City as seen from Newark Liberty International Airport. Photo by Ken Lund. (Creative Commons) It's that time of year again: The Transportation Security Administration has unveiled their list detailing the weirdest...

NJ Driver Says His Tesla 'Got Confused' On Autopilot And Crashed Into Signs

NJ Driver Says His Tesla 'Got Confused' On Autopilot And Crashed Into Signs

(Shutterstock) A New Jersey driver crashed his Tesla X while driving on autopilot this past weekend, veering off the road suddenly and crashing "through signs and bushes," according to WABC 7. The crash occurred in Middlesex...

Watch NYC Subway Riders React To Inside Edition Reporter's Scoldingvideo

Watch NYC Subway Riders React To Inside Edition Reporter's Scolding

Investigative journalist Lisa Guerrero chases bad guys and drinks wine, but not at the same time (Twitter) Navigating the New York City subway system can be a harrowing experience, even if you do manage to avoid...

De Blasio Will Visit New Hampshire As Speculation Grows About Presidential Run

De Blasio Will Visit New Hampshire As Speculation Grows About Presidential Run

Mayor Bill de Blasio (NYC Mayors Office/Flickr) There is increasingly feverish speculation that Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering a run for president, with a trip planned for Friday to the key battleground state of New...

El Chapo Found Guilty On All Counts

El Chapo Found Guilty On All Counts

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. (Marco Ugarte/AP/Shutterstock) After three months of court proceedings, a Brooklyn jury declared Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman guilt on all counts Tuesday, wrapping a long trial that saw 56 witnesses paint a grimly...

How A Useless $400 Million Tax Break For NYC Developers Chugged Along For 20 Years

How A Useless $400 Million Tax Break For NYC Developers Chugged Along For 20 Years

Lower Manhattan in 2011 (Jay Fine / Flickr) In all the uproar over the $3 billion that New York city and state plan to give away to win Amazon's new Queens corporate center, one of the...

Early Addition: When The FDNY's Calendar Cat Big Sexy Goes Missing, There's Only One Dog For The Job

Early Addition: When The FDNY's Calendar Cat Big Sexy Goes Missing, There's Only One Dog For The Jobvideo

Because Trump incites violence against the media, check out today's midday links: Beto O'Rourke rises, Amazon Queens poll, FDNY cat mystery, underground Russian spa, Mark Kelly running for Senate, and BENNY MEETS MOJO.

Check Your Flight Status: Snow Storms Wreak Havoc On Area Airports

Check Your Flight Status: Snow Storms Wreak Havoc On Area Airports

Apologies if you find yourself stranded inside one of our local airports, just like these travelers weathering a January 2018 snowstorm. (Julie Jacobson/AP/Shutterstock) I am pleased to report that, for the first time this winter, a...

Report: NYC Schools Need An 'Integration Chief' To Improve Student Diversity

Report: NYC Schools Need An 'Integration Chief' To Improve Student Diversity

Mayor de Blasio at PS 69 in the Bronx in 2014. (Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office) A new report by the Department of Education working group focused on improving student diversity is calling for new measures to...

Bloomingdale's Apologizes For 'Fake News' T-Shirt

Bloomingdale's Apologizes For 'Fake News' T-Shirt

Bloomingdale's has removed a T-shirt with the words "Fake News" after a reporter pointed out it "further delegitimizes hard working journalists who bring REAL news to their communities." PIX 11 reporter Allison Kaden noticed the shirt at...

NY's Rent Reform Battle Has Just Begun

NY's Rent Reform Battle Has Just Begun

Protesters marched during a snowstorm in November to demand tougher rent protections. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) ”Oh my god, not there!” That’s what Marlyn Gaston’s mother said, when Gaston told her she planned to move into...

Extra Extra: Is It Romantic To Fill Up A Room With Balloons For Someone?

Extra Extra: Is It Romantic To Fill Up A Room With Balloons For Someone?video

Because dogs existed before Instagram, check out today's end-of-day links: RIP Ser Pounce, Hulu/Marvel animated shows, hard rock theme park, Alex Chilton retrospective, Fox News host doesn't wash his hands, Katy Perry's offensive shoe line, and interspecies friendship.

Tuesday Snowstorm Threatens To Turn Commute Into 'Hot Mess'

Tuesday Snowstorm Threatens To Turn Commute Into 'Hot Mess'

In honor of the Westminster Dog Show and the impending snow storm, a Brussels Gryphon braves the flakes. (Scott Lynch / Flickr) We have waited patiently through nearly three months of winter, and now The Weather...

Elderly Woman Seriously Injured After Getting Hit By MTA Bus

Elderly Woman Seriously Injured After Getting Hit By MTA Bus

(via WikiMedia) A 70-year-old woman was seriously injured Monday after she was hit by an MTA bus driver and dragged almost 30 feet, authorities said. The victim was walking north on 2nd Avenue past East 35th...

Can NYCHA Activists Rouse A 'Political Sleeping Giant'?

Can NYCHA Activists Rouse A 'Political Sleeping Giant'?

Activists attend a protest on Sunday to protest NYCHA's privatization plan. (Photo by Elizabeth Kim) Members of a newly formed activist group rallied at City Hall yesterday to mobilize New York City Housing Authority tenants against...

This Luxury Brooklyn Building Is Being Torn Apart By College-Age Tenants In Sweatpants

This Luxury Brooklyn Building Is Being Torn Apart By College-Age Tenants In Sweatpants

Fancy Brooklyn tenants have found themselves living the plot of 2014's 'Neighbors,' in which a suburban couple's quiet home life is interrupted by fraternity miscreants who move in next door. (via YouTube) A luxury residential building...

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

MTA fans near the Graham Avenue station (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) One week after the noxious chemical smell first began tormenting riders and workers along the L line, some commuters say the stink has worsened, and...

NY State Lawmakers Will Finally Hold Hearing On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

NY State Lawmakers Will Finally Hold Hearing On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Governor Cuomo at a press conference in August of 2018. In 2014, Cuomo created the Women's Equality Party. In 2018, the WEP endorsed Andrew Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon. (Governor's Office) The New York legislature has historically...

Washington Heights Intersection Named For Assassinated Mirabal Sisters

Washington Heights Intersection Named For Assassinated Mirabal Sisters

The three Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa. Photo by Alvaro Diaz and Adony Flores. (Creative Commons) Dominican sisters Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria Mirabal—activists who were assassinated in 1960 during Rafael Trujillo's regime—were honored...

Long Island Middle School Under Investigation For Classroom Poster Featuring Nooses

Long Island Middle School Under Investigation For Classroom Poster Featuring Nooses

(Arthur Mackey Jr. / Facebook) A Long Island middle school is under fire after some teachers apparently displayed a poster featuring image of nooses with the words, "back to School necklaces," "ha ha," and "#YES." Another...

City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. Rejects Calls To Resign Over Recent Anti-Gay Comments

City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. Rejects Calls To Resign Over Recent Anti-Gay Comments

Ruben Diaz Sr. is also an outspoken advocate against pro-choice legislation. (Facebook) Bronx Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. is doubling down on his bigoted comments about the City Council being "controlled by the homosexual community," despite demands...

Early Addition: Russian Islands Declare Emergency Over Hungry Polar Bear Invasion

Early Addition: Russian Islands Declare Emergency Over Hungry Polar Bear Invasionvideo

Because YouTube no longer wants to recommend conspiracy videos, check out today's midday links: polar bear invasion, animal cognition studies, Kamala Harris's complicated past, Jeff Bezos sexts leak, and a superstar dog.

'The Fix Is In': Skeptical SoHo & NoHo Residents Fear The Worst From City Rezoning

'The Fix Is In': Skeptical SoHo & NoHo Residents Fear The Worst From City Rezoning

(Randolph Pfaff / Flickr) Residents of SoHo, a former bastion of manufacturers and artists that has become a cautionary tale of gentrification, and neighboring NoHo are bracing themselves for a rezoning plan they fear will further...

NYC Student Activists Demand More Teachers Of Color, Fewer Police Officers In Schools

NYC Student Activists Demand More Teachers Of Color, Fewer Police Officers In Schools

(Jessica Gould / WNYC) A working group convened by the de Blasio Administration is set to release a plan for improving school diversity on Tuesday. And student activists say they’ll be looking for progress not just...

One Dead, Five Injured In Early Morning Cross-Bronx Expressway Pileup

One Dead, Five Injured In Early Morning Cross-Bronx Expressway Pileup

(Shutterstock) One person was killed after being ejected from a car in an early morning crash on the Cross-Bronx Expressway, police say. Five other people were also injured. The NYPD says that around 1 a.m. two...

Extra Extra: What's Up With That Suburban Sex Basement?

Extra Extra: What's Up With That Suburban Sex Basement?video

Because Sean Penn still can't write, check out today's end-of-day links: Lindsey Buckingham heart surgery, Fyre Fest spoof film, Jill Abramson on plagiarism accusations, masked clowns, Candace Owens on Hitler, and frog screams for 2019.

East Midtown Rezoning Triggers Another Demolition: The Grand Hyatt, A Beaux-Arts Hotel Renovated By Trump

East Midtown Rezoning Triggers Another Demolition: The Grand Hyatt, A Beaux-Arts Hotel Renovated By Trump

Grand Hyatt (Creative Commons) A development team is planning to buy and demolish the Grand Hyatt New York, a 26-story hotel near Grand Central Terminal that was originally built in 1919 and renovated by Donald Trump...

Former NYC Correction Union Boss Norman Seabrook Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Taking Bribes

Former NYC Correction Union Boss Norman Seabrook Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Taking Bribes

Norman Seabrook leaves court in 2016. His last trial ended in a mistrial (Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) Norman Seabrook, the longtime union boss of New York City's correction officers, will spend at least four years in prison, following...

New Evidence Shows Potential Tax Law Violations By Trump's Inaugural Committee

New Evidence Shows Potential Tax Law Violations By Trump's Inaugural Committee

President Donald Trump, with First Lady Melania Trump, at an inaugural ball on January 20, 2017 (Shutterstock) Last December, reports emerged that federal prosecutors in New York City's Southern District were scrutinizing the inaugural committee for...

Behold This Bizarre Blob Oozing Out Of The 23rd Street C/E Subway Stairwell

Behold This Bizarre Blob Oozing Out Of The 23rd Street C/E Subway Stairwell

The strange creature emerging from the exhaust vent at the 23rd Street C/E station pictured this morning. (Paula Mejia / Gothamist). In the 1958 horror flick The Blob, a baby-faced Steve McQueen warned authorities about a...

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Amazon Is Threatening To Take Its Jobs And Go Elsewhere

Protesters at last week's City Council hearing on the Amazon deal (John McCarten / City Council) In a move that could jeopardize the integrity of any future "HQ3" contest, Amazon is threatening to take its jobs...

Man Charged With Murder & Abortion In Horrific Stabbing Of Pregnant Girlfriend

Man Charged With Murder & Abortion In Horrific Stabbing Of Pregnant Girlfriend

Jennifer Irigoyen (Facebook) Five days after a pregnant woman was stabbed to death in her Queens apartment building, police have announced an arrest. Her boyfriend, Anthony Hobson, 48, reportedly turned himself in to authorities and was...

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

Commuters along the L line on February 6, 2019 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) The source of the nauseating L train smell that has sickened multiple riders and workers this week may be an abandoned diesel tank...

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

(Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office Flickr) In his most full-throated takedown of the MTA to date, Cuomo mocked all aspects of the agency that he has essentially controlled for eight years at a speech to business leaders...

De Blasio's Preliminary Budget Calls For A Belt-Tightening 'PEG'

De Blasio's Preliminary Budget Calls For A Belt-Tightening 'PEG'

Mayor Bill de Blasio presents the Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Budget at City Hall onThursday, (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a $92.2 billion preliminary budget on Thursday including $3...

Early Addition: Acting A.G. Matt Whitaker Tells Rep. Jerry Nadler His Time Is Up

Early Addition: Acting A.G. Matt Whitaker Tells Rep. Jerry Nadler His Time Is Upvideo

Because Bezos bravely exposed Pecker, check out today's midday links: RIP Albert Finney, every Steven Soderbergh movie ranked, Ivanka Trump's knowledge of things, new music Friday, TV teen sex comedies, and a drunk-ish puppy.

Garbage Fire On F Train Tracks Snarls Friday Morning Commute

Garbage Fire On F Train Tracks Snarls Friday Morning Commute

The northbound F platform at the Delancey Essex station (Heddy Hunt) Commuters along the F line had a hell of a time getting to work this morning due to a fire that broke out between two...

B&T Commuting Nightmare Trifecta: Delays At Holland And Lincoln Tunnels, Plus GW Bridge

B&T Commuting Nightmare Trifecta: Delays At Holland And Lincoln Tunnels, Plus GW Bridge

(Jen Chung / Gothamist) The futile honking is turned up to 11 near the Manhattan entrances to the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels this morning, as both were closed at the same time due to separate incidents:...

NYPD: Police Fatally Shot Man On Lower East Side This Morning

NYPD: Police Fatally Shot Man On Lower East Side This Morning

This story has been updated and revised with new information following an NYPD press conference. The kitchen knife police say they recovered at the scene (NYPD) Police officers who fatally shot a man in the Lower East...

Meet The Freaky 'Twilight Zone' Sea Creatures Eating Our Carbon Emissions

Meet The Freaky 'Twilight Zone' Sea Creatures Eating Our Carbon Emissionsgallery

About 140 kilometers off the coast of Montauk and 100 meters below the ocean’s sunlit surface, the seafloor becomes a steep cliff overlooking an expanse of near total darkness. This is the Twilight Zone. The real...

NYPD Targets Cyclists In Hell's Kitchen: 'I Saw An Officer Shove A Guy Off Of His Bicycle'gallery

NYPD Targets Cyclists In Hell's Kitchen: 'I Saw An Officer Shove A Guy Off Of His Bicycle'

On Monday morning, cyclist Chaim Joseph was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hell's Kitchen. No arrests have been made. On Thursday afternoon, NYPD officers stood one block from where Joseph was killed and ticketed cyclists, according...

Extra Extra: Man Named Assman Denied 'Assman' License Plate

Extra Extra: Man Named Assman Denied 'Assman' License Platevideo

Because today marks J Dilla's birthday, check out today's end-of-day links: Trump hurting DC nightlife, Whitaker stalling, Assman wants license plate, Jack the Joggler, AOC documentary, baguette walking, and dog embraces bath.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey Announce Ambitious Green New Deal Framework

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey Announce Ambitious Green New Deal Framework

(SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced her Green New Deal—a cornerstone of her campaign—on Thursday, together with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey. Crucially, it comes in the form of a non-binding resolution, so even if the...

Fed-Up NYCHA Residents & Activists Disrupt Gowanus Rezoning Meeting: 'Before You Rezone, Fix Our Homes'

Fed-Up NYCHA Residents & Activists Disrupt Gowanus Rezoning Meeting: 'Before You Rezone, Fix Our Homes'

Brooklyn activists protested conditions at NYCHA during a city planning event on Wednesday night in Carroll Gardens. Venting their anger over deteriorating conditions in the city’s public housing system, Brooklyn community activists took over a city...

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

MTA President Andy Byford (right) and the agency's accessibility chief, Alex Elegudin, held a public hearing Wednesday night on accessibility issues. (Photo by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky) Craig Wollenstein is a professional transit trainer who teaches people with...

NYC Plan For Safe Injection Sites Faces Resistance From Cuomo, Trump

NYC Plan For Safe Injection Sites Faces Resistance From Cuomo, Trump

Protesters outside Governor Cuomo's office this past November (Courtesy Erik McGregor Photography) Supervised injection sites are poised to face their first legal test in the United States in a case that could set a precedent for...

Metropolitan Republican Club's New President Provided Services To 'Nazi-Friendly,' Far Right German Political Party

Metropolitan Republican Club's New President Provided Services To 'Nazi-Friendly,' Far Right German Political Party

(Google Maps) The new president of the Metropolitan Republican Club, the Upper East Side hangout for the GOP, has openly assisted a far right political group in Germany, according to the Daily Beast, which reports that...

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

(via Flickr/JoelZimmer) On Tuesday night, an 80-year-old woman was killed and an 84-year-old man was badly injured by a driver making a left turn onto a residential street in Little Neck, Queens. As of this morning,...

Early Addition: Gucci Apologizes For 'Balaclava Knit Top' Blackface Backlash

Early Addition: Gucci Apologizes For 'Balaclava Knit Top' Blackface Backlashvideo

Because you want to join the best comment section on the Internet, check out today's midday links: Cindy McCain apologizes, ASMR tingles, Jill Abramson plagiarism, Summerhill rebrand, Gucci blackface backlash, and dog & cat conflict resolution.

Manhattan Man Allegedly Slashed Mother's Throat, Dumped Body After She Threatened To Throw Him Out

Manhattan Man Allegedly Slashed Mother's Throat, Dumped Body After She Threatened To Throw Him Out

Paula Chin. (NYPD Missing Persons Unit / Twitter) The missing Manhattan woman found stuffed inside a trash bag in New Jersey may have been murdered by her own son after she threatened to throw him out...

Quadruple Shooting In Bed-Stuy Apartment Building Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

Quadruple Shooting In Bed-Stuy Apartment Building Leaves One Dead, Three Injured

1778 Fulton Street (Google Maps) A 20-year-old man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting in a Brooklyn apartment building on Wednesday night. The shots were reportedly fired in a third floor...

Nauseating L Train Mystery Smell Enters Day 4: 'We Get Drunk With The Fumes!'gallery

Nauseating L Train Mystery Smell Enters Day 4: 'We Get Drunk With The Fumes!'

Four days after L train riders began reporting noxious oil fumes on their commutes, the stench continues to linger, and multiple subway conductors told Gothamist on Thursday morning that the odor is no better than it was...

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Is Trump’s Tax Law Really Making Rich New Yorkers Flee The State?

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli deliver an update on state revenues and SALT (Governor's Office / Flickr) This week's surprise announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo was the alarming news that the state budget was...

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube, which the L train uses. (MTA / Flickr) On Tuesday afternoon, the MTA shut down L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for several hours to determine the source of noxious chemical...

Extra Extra: The Subway Broke Beto O'Rourke

Extra Extra: The Subway Broke Beto O'Rourkevideo

Because dudes love to touch the top of door frames, check out today's end-of-day links: NYPD pizza sass, romcom explainer, GoT photos, Trump/Russia investigation, Staten Island bar lids, Beto's NYC life, and dog shocked.

NYPD Asks Google To Stop Sharing Police Checkpoint Locations Through Waze

NYPD Asks Google To Stop Sharing Police Checkpoint Locations Through Waze

(Allmy/Shutterstock) Users on Waze, a Google navigation app featuring crowdsourced traffic updates, have apparently been helping one another avoid city's sobriety checkpoints. The NYPD is none too pleased about the sneaky drunk driving hack: On Saturday,...

Transcript Of Judge's Jail Visit Sheds Light On MDC Conditions: 'I Said The Man Is Suicidal. They Took It As A Joke'

Transcript Of Judge's Jail Visit Sheds Light On MDC Conditions: 'I Said The Man Is Suicidal. They Took It As A Joke'

Judge Analisa Torres entering the Metropolitan Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon (Ben Brandstein/Gothamist) Following yesterday's evidentiary hearing on the "humanitarian crisis" at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center, Judge Analisa Torres visited the Sunset Park facility along...

After Months Of Costly Upgrades, An Astoria Subway Station Still Lacks What Some Say It Really Needed: An Elevator

After Months Of Costly Upgrades, An Astoria Subway Station Still Lacks What Some Say It Really Needed: An Elevator

39th Avenue-Dutch Kills station (MTA/Flickr) Last month, the MTA re-opened the 39th Avenue station in Astoria after a nearly seven-month closure that inconvenienced residents and hurt businesses. Touted as part of its modernization plan along several...

CBP Sorry For Grilling BuzzFeed Reporter At JFK About That Michael Cohen Story

CBP Sorry For Grilling BuzzFeed Reporter At JFK About That Michael Cohen Story

(Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock) Customs and Border Protection has issued an official apology after one of its agents subjected a BuzzFeed journalist to 10 minutes of intensive questioning on a broad range of mostly irrelevant topics....

LaGuardia Community College Students & Faculty Fight Back Against Amazon 'Handout'

LaGuardia Community College Students & Faculty Fight Back Against Amazon 'Handout'

(SunnyDazzled / Flickr) Of all the institutions, public or private, near Amazon’s ground zero in Queens, none may have more to gain or lose than LaGuardia Community College. The school, a part of the CUNY system,...

Extremely Haunted Trump Conception House For Sale In Queensgallery

Extremely Haunted Trump Conception House For Sale In Queens

Can a house be haunted if its most deranged resident hasn't died yet? I have not visited President Donald Trump's childhood home in Queens, so I cannot say for certain, but my gut screams yes: The trapped...

Missing NYC Woman's Body Found In NJ, Son Charged With Concealing Corpse In Trash Bag

Missing NYC Woman's Body Found In NJ, Son Charged With Concealing Corpse In Trash Bag

Paula Chin. (NYPD Missing Persons Unit / Twitter) Authorities are investigating whether a 65-year-old Manhattan woman was murdered by her relatives, after her body was found stuffed into a trash bag outside a New Jersey home...

'Arrest Trump' Banner Lofted Into Grand Central Terminal During State Of The Union

'Arrest Trump' Banner Lofted Into Grand Central Terminal During State Of The Union

(Courtesy of JoAnne Wasserman) On Tuesday afternoon, hours before the State of the Union address given by President Donald Trump, a small but high-profile protest took place in and around Grand Central Terminal. By the end...

Man Arrested After Smashing Harlem Lingerie Store's Window, Attacking Obama Mannequin

Man Arrested After Smashing Harlem Lingerie Store's Window, Attacking Obama Mannequin

(Google Maps) A man used a cinder block to shatter a Harlem store window, then yanked a mannequin of President Barack Obama out of the display and onto the street this weekend. The store's manager told...

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