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This Is What It Looks Like When Cats Play On An iPad (And This Is Why They Should)

This Is What It Looks Like When Cats Play On An iPad (And This Is Why They Should)video

I'm the person at the restaurant who is always letting her kid play with an iPhone or an iPad in hopes of keeping the peace, and even though my cats are not dining out with us, they're also allowed some screen time back at home. How? I have apps on my iPad for my cats, too. Because. Why. Not.

Video: Never Pay For Food Again In NYCvideo

Video: Never Pay For Food Again In NYC

For many, the term "dumpster diving" evokes stomach-turning images of half-moldy rolls and recently-expired tuna salad snatched from the mouths of gnawing rats. But as many sophisticated urban survivalists know, there is an extraordinary amount of perfectly good, even gourmet, food set out every night in sanitary bags outside city delis, bakeries, restaurants, and supermarkets. The video above shows just how easy and clean the process of scoring great free food can be.

Video: A Day In The Life Of A NYC Singing Telegramvideo

Video: A Day In The Life Of A NYC Singing Telegram

The singing telegram industry is alive and well in New York City, proof of the timeless joy of embarrassing a friend, family member or colleague. A search of companies operating locally brought us to Big Apple Singing Telegrams, a business that's been delivering personalized 'grams since the late '70s. The company has been under the auspices of Jon Shipley since 2000, where its grown to include dozens of different costumes, songs and performers, many of whom have been in the business for several decades.

Photos, Video: Waiting On Line For Kanye West's SoHo Pop-Up

Photos, Video: Waiting On Line For Kanye West's SoHo Pop-Upgalleryvideo

A man sighs while hovering over a long white table inside 83 Wooster Street. His credit card purchase of $1,115 worth of Kanye West apparel has just been rejected (for a second time). His companion is on her phone speaking in emphatically hushed tones. The cashier is gritting her teeth and pacing a bit in place, avoiding the stacks of limited edition hoodies and coach jackets and erotic zine covers in front of her. Although there are only about 30 or so people in the entire room at the moment, there is immense pressure to complete the purchase and move on. After all, there are over 700 more people standing on line outside waiting to get in, hoping-against-hope that they didn't just waste three hours of their lives sulking fashionably on the sidewalk.

How To Make The World's Finest Gourmet Pizza Bagels

How To Make The World's Finest Gourmet Pizza Bagelsvideo

Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, your ultimate guide to creating gourmet pizza bagels in the video.

Video: Meet The Woman Who Created Your Favorite Muppetsvideo

Video: Meet The Woman Who Created Your Favorite Muppets

In 1970, a meeting took place that changed Muppets history—Bonnie Erickson, a young costumer, met with Jim Henson, who was looking for someone to fashion the looks for The Frog Prince. Erickson got the job, and went on to create some of the most famous Muppets, including Miss Piggy and Statler & Waldorf.

Video: How The Doomed 1980s Yankees Mascot video

Video: How The Doomed 1980s Yankees Mascot "Dandy" Met His End

Bonnie Erickson and her husband Wayde Harrison created the first and only mascot for the Yankees.

Video: 1970s NYC Returns To Life In The Photographs Of Meryl Meislergalleryvideo

Video: 1970s NYC Returns To Life In The Photographs Of Meryl Meisler

Standing in front of a black-and-white portrait, photographer Meryl Meisler raised her hand and recited an oath—a Girl Scout oath. "On my honor I will try to do my duty to God and my country, and to do my best at this exhibit!" Meisler forged her identity as she photographed the rollicking humanity of 1970s New York. She shot go-go girls clutching wrinkled dollar bills, punk rockers backstage at CBGB, circus performers at Madison Square Garden, and bouncers watching over Studio 54. Meisler has always been drawn to the noisy, crowded places where New Yorkers could just be themselves, and was often seen dancing in discos with her camera at the ready. Never an art scene celebrity, today Meisler's work is more popular, and powerful, than ever, and now her first-ever curated photography show is on display at Steven Kasher Gallery.

Making The Magical Butter-Filled Cheese Bread That's Better Than Pizzavideo

Making The Magical Butter-Filled Cheese Bread That's Better Than Pizza

Cheese, butter, bread and egg, the four simple components used to make one of the world's most delicious, totally guilt-free dishes: adjaruli khachapuri. It's a dish common to the city's Georgian restaurants, many of which are clustered in neighborhoods including Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay. But there's an outpost of Eurasian flair in the East Village at Oda House that'll save Metrocard fare for those of us not lucky enough to live in the khachapuri-saturated neighborhoods of southern Brooklyn—though the extra travel exercise wouldn't be the worst thing.

Behind The Scenes At Cinnamon Snail: Doughnut Tsunamis & Pet Wallabiesvideo

Behind The Scenes At Cinnamon Snail: Doughnut Tsunamis & Pet Wallabies

It's close to midnight and the hallways of the former Pfizer building on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg are silent save for the eerie buzz of the fluorescent lights casting a jaundiced pall over the labyrinthine hallways. During the day, the repurposed pharmaceuticals facility hosts a lively group of mostly food startups, who are using the space as a manufacturing hub as they expand their businesses throughout the five boroughs and beyond. But the night is reserved for the overnight bakers, including a small but productive group from the popular vegan food operation Cinnamon Snail, who've since withdrawn from the food truck game to open a food stall in newly-minted food hall The Pennsy near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.

Video: Humans Explain Their Mysterious Devotion To The Westminster Dog Show

Video: Humans Explain Their Mysterious Devotion To The Westminster Dog Showvideo

We spent some time this week getting to know the best and absolute worst dogs from the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and our main takeaway? Any dog can claim they are a very good dog, yes indeed you are, yes yes, so very good—but the dogs aren't the ones spending thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of their lives grooming, feeding, housing, pampering, and picking up the poop of their best friends.

 Video: Bronies & Non-Bronies Explain video

Video: Bronies & Non-Bronies Explain "My Little Pony" Obsession At Brooklyn Ponycon

Around 4:00 p.m. on Monday, after nearly three full days of My Little Pony-themed activities—pony drawing, pony yoga, pony character development, pony fashion show, pony feminism—the hardest thing to pick out among the marble busts, gilded oil paintings and gold-leaf banisters of Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope was the slightest shred of irony.

You're Not A Real New Yorker Until...video

You're Not A Real New Yorker Until...

What makes a New Yorker? Ed Koch once said that "to be a New Yorker you have to live here for six months, and if at the end of the six months you find you walk faster, talk faster, think faster, you're a New Yorker." R. L. Stine said that "a real New Yorker likes the sound of a garbage truck in the morning." And David Bowie hinted that time was a factor, once saying, "I realized the other day that I've lived in New York longer than I've lived anywhere else. It's amazing: I am a New Yorker. It's strange; I never thought I would be."

Video: Meet The Milkshake That Broke The Internet... And Our Internvideo

Video: Meet The Milkshake That Broke The Internet... And Our Intern

Every morning at 11 a.m., a crowd begins to form outside a tiny restaurant on Broome Street near bustling Sixth Avenue in SoHo. They aren't here for breakfast pastries or even breakfast sandwiches; they're here for milkshakes—and they're willing to wait hours to get them.

Meet NYC's Sandwich Master, Alidoro's Walter Momentèvideo

Meet NYC's Sandwich Master, Alidoro's Walter Momentè

Last week we dropped by Alidoro's midtown outpost, at 39th Street and Madison, to see how the sandwiches get made. Because... have you tried one? They are arguably the best sandwiches in New York City and beyond.

GoPro Video: Area Dog Investigates The Blizzard On The Upper West Side

GoPro Video: Area Dog Investigates The Blizzard On The Upper West Sidevideo

He thinks he's human, so I'm sure he was wondering why he couldn't sled down the hills at West 69th Street.

Video: One Simple Trick To Stop NYC Drivers From Killing You

Video: One Simple Trick To Stop NYC Drivers From Killing Youvideo

"With the mayor's focus on Vision Zero, I thought...Are we moving fast enough when it comes to saving lives?"

Video: Inside The Exultant Grand Prospect Hall Balkan Music Festvideo

Video: Inside The Exultant Grand Prospect Hall Balkan Music Fest

This weekend over 3,000 New Yorkers convened in South Slope’s palatial Grand Prospect Hall to dance in circles, munch on grape leaves, and tipple fruit brandy. It was the 31st installment of the annual Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, a jubilee of Balkan music featuring brass bands, choral groups, string ensembles and gypsy jazz performers drawing inspiration from the musical traditions of Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Turkey and Romania.

Video: Comedian Jena Friedman Sat Down With Ken Kratz From <em>Making A Murderer</em>video

Video: Comedian Jena Friedman Sat Down With Ken Kratz From Making A Murderer

Making A Murderer is the latest Netflix series to grip the nation—the documentary, which has been packaged up into 10 episodes, follows more than a decade in the life of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County, WI....

Video: Broadway Junction L Riders React To Possibility Of Being Cut Off From Manhattan For Yearsvideo

Video: Broadway Junction L Riders React To Possibility Of Being Cut Off From Manhattan For Years

The MTA is contemplating a complete shutdown of L Train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in the coming years, and while tensions are running high at the Bedford Avenue stop, other high-traffic stations along the line are also coming to grips with the possibility.

Video: L Train Riders At Bedford Ave React To Multi-Year Shutdown Newsvideo

Video: L Train Riders At Bedford Ave React To Multi-Year Shutdown News

The MTA is considering completely suspending L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for years in order to repair saltwater damage from Hurricane Sandy in the train tunnels under the East River. The project is expected to begin in 2017 and could take as many as three years to complete, depending on whether the MTA completely suspends service or tries accomplishing the work on nights and weekends.

Live From Gothamist House: Johnny Gallagher, Jr. Performs Songs From His Debut Albumvideo

Live From Gothamist House: Johnny Gallagher, Jr. Performs Songs From His Debut Album

Johnny Gallagher, Jr.—who you may know as John Gallagher, Jr., or Jim Harper from The Newsroom, or Moritz Stiefel from "Spring Awakening"—is about to drop his new album, Six Day Hurricane. This is Gallagher's debut album,...

Video: Stand Right Under The NYE Times Square Ball As It Dropsvideo

Video: Stand Right Under The NYE Times Square Ball As It Drops

The Times Square NYE production team tested their big important ball yesterday, making sure it can rise up and down to smoothly facilitate a safe and orderly transition into 2016. Spoiler: IT GOES UP AND DOWN. THE BALL WORKS... Sorry, that spoiler warning should have come sooner.

Video: Inside The Surprisingly Intense Times Square NYE Balloon Factory video

Video: Inside The Surprisingly Intense Times Square NYE Balloon Factory

Many balloons POP during pre-production, so the inflaters have to wear protective ear covering! Something to think about when you're blissfully waving your balloon on NYE.

Watch The Pivotal Times Square New Year's Eve Confetti Test

Watch The Pivotal Times Square New Year's Eve Confetti Testvideo

The Times Square Alliance distributes one ton of colorful confetti to various office buildings for the climactic first moments of the new year. However, the confetti must pass an "airworthiness test."

Watch Our 6 Best Food Videos Of 2015video

Watch Our 6 Best Food Videos Of 2015

2015 was a decadent year, stuffed with rainbow bagels, buttery cupcakes, hefty sausages and many more delectable treats. Below, we present a Gothamist Films "tasting menu" of our most mouth-watering videos. Witness The Creation Of The Psychedelic...

Video: Man Braves Used Condoms & video

Video: Man Braves Used Condoms & "Floating Turds" In Newtown Creek Swim

The man who swam the Gowanus earlier this year has just taken a 4.5 hour dip in Newtown Creek.

Videos: We Quizzed Star Wars Superfans On Opening Night

Videos: We Quizzed Star Wars Superfans On Opening Nightvideo

Were the rebels terrorists? What was Yoda's original name? Is Donald Trump more of a Palpatine or a Vader? And why do pennies still exist?

Video: A Rare Glimpse At The NYPL's Sylvia Plath Treasuresvideo

Video: A Rare Glimpse At The NYPL's Sylvia Plath Treasures

Stashed away in the NYPL, there's a collection of Sylvia Plath writings that rarely gets seen.

Video: An Extremely Rare Look At Sylvia Plath's Childhood Manuscripts At The NYPLvideo

Video: An Extremely Rare Look At Sylvia Plath's Childhood Manuscripts At The NYPL

The NYPL holds some fantastic manuscripts from Plath's life, and we had a chance to see the small collection years ago, but due to copyright issues and various layers of red tape it's been nearly impossible to publish any of it here. Recently, however, we paid another visit, and were given the clearance needed to share it all in the above video.

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