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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...

Greenpoint Tenants Say Faceless Landlord Is Making Conditions Horrible To Force Them Out

Greenpoint Tenants Say Faceless Landlord Is Making Conditions Horrible To Force Them Out

View this post on Instagram Leak thanks to construction drilling a hole in a water pipe. #rentstabilized #greenpoint A post shared by 97 Clay St & 99 Clay St (@97claystreetgreenpoint) on Jan 6, 2019 at 1:43pm...

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

The Tryon Public House on Broadway off Dyckman Street sits at the south end of the Inwood rezoning district. (Sharese Ann Frederick / Flickr) When the de Blasio administration carried out its rezoning of Inwood earlier...

Deed To 85-Year-Old Man's Brooklyn Home Allegedly Stolen By Crooked Caretaker

Deed To 85-Year-Old Man's Brooklyn Home Allegedly Stolen By Crooked Caretaker

(Shutterstock) A man hired to help care for his elderly diabetic neighbor has been indicted for allegedly stealing and trying to sell the senior citizen's East New York home. Jordan Horsford, 29, was indicted on Wednesday...

Has Summerhill Bottomed Out? Controversial Crown Heights Bar Hasn't Opened In New Year

Has Summerhill Bottomed Out? Controversial Crown Heights Bar Hasn't Opened In New Year

(Courtesy Scott Lynch) Something's up at Summerhill. Last week a passerby sent Gothamist a photo of the once controversial Brooklyn bar at 637 Nostrand Avenue looking shuttered and getting its awning sign painted over. On Friday,...

DIY Haunted Starbucks In Clinton Hill Offers 'De-Capputations' & 'Hairy Pumpkin Spider Spice'

DIY Haunted Starbucks In Clinton Hill Offers 'De-Capputations' & 'Hairy Pumpkin Spider Spice'

Hannah Smothers Sure, haunted police precincts and creepy subway stations are surefire bets to freak out kids. But real New Yorkers know the most spooktacular sights in the city are the haunted vestiges of book stores...

A First Look At 150 Rivington, The Luxury Condo Replacing The LES Matzo Factory

A First Look At 150 Rivington, The Luxury Condo Replacing The LES Matzo Factory

150 Rivington Street (Gothamist) It's been two and a half years since Streit's Matzo Factory at Rivington and Suffolk Street was demolished to make way for a luxury condominium (don't weep for Streit's—they sold the property...

On 'Cornerstore Caroline' And NYC's Nuisance Neurosis

On 'Cornerstore Caroline' And NYC's Nuisance Neurosis

(Jo Ann Santangelo/ Flickr) The arrests of two Black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks this past spring spurred debate about whether calling cops is an act of racism. Since then, similar incidents where police were called...

Newly Unveiled Bushwick Community Plan Grapples With Gentrification In A Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

Newly Unveiled Bushwick Community Plan Grapples With Gentrification In A Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

An under-construction residential development at 375 Grove Street in Bushwick, one example of out-of-character development in Bushwick cited in the Bushwick Community Plan, which was unveiled on Saturday. (Andrew Denney / Gothamist) More than four years...

The Steel Drum Grinch Of Crown Heights Is Back On The Scene

The Steel Drum Grinch Of Crown Heights Is Back On The Scene

Kathleen Reilly last night outside the practice space for Despers USA (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Last night at 10:30 p.m., fire trucks and several police cars sat outside a Despers USA steelband group's practice session in...

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

'Community Corridor Challenge' To Help East New York Bodegas Attract Gentrifying Customers

A bodega in Brownsville/East New York. (quiggyt4/Flickr) East New York is slated for rezoning, a project that seems likely to attract a younger crowd with expensive tastes to the neighborhood. With that future looming, bodegas along...

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Rivington House represents one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's biggest black eyes. A year ago, de Blasio admitted to Lower East Side residents that his administration's role in turning the nursing home...

Ask A Native New Yorker: When Should I Call The Cops On My New Neighbors?

Ask A Native New Yorker: When Should I Call The Cops On My New Neighbors?

(rynokins / Flickr) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their...

Inwood Residents & Small Business Owners Fear Rezoning Plan Will Open Gentrification Floodgates

Inwood Residents & Small Business Owners Fear Rezoning Plan Will Open Gentrification Floodgates

215th Street Station in Inwood. (Joe Schumacher) Upper Manhattan community organizers say a proposal to rezone Inwood and create more housing will lead to the decimation of mom-and-pop businesses along the neighborhood’s primary commercial corridor. “This...

NYC Rent Guidelines Board Approves Increases For Rent-Stabilized Apartments

NYC Rent Guidelines Board Approves Increases For Rent-Stabilized Apartments

Tenants rally for rent freezes and rent roll-backs before the meeting (Katherine Hernandez / Gothamist) Hundreds of tenants left the Great Hall at Cooper Union disappointed after the Rent Guidelines Board made their final decision to...

NYC House Flipping Is On The Rise, Exacerbating Gentrification

NYC House Flipping Is On The Rise, Exacerbating Gentrification

(Chris Goldberg / Flickr) New York is the largest, most dynamic city in the country and everything that happens here leaves a paper trail. Gothamist Data will scour all the data in the city and produce...

Ask A Native New Yorker: What Should I Do About My White Neighbor's 'Thug Life' Doormat?

Ask A Native New Yorker: What Should I Do About My White Neighbor's 'Thug Life' Doormat?

The doormat in question. (Gothamist) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived...

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

Some Sunset Park Locals Fear A 'Privileged Minority' Would Benefit From Industry City Rezoning

(Courtesy Industry City) At a meeting Tuesday in front of the City Planning Commission, developers behind Industry City in Sunset Park argued for a proposed rezoning that would bring high-end commercial development and a luxury hotel...

'Predatory' East Village Landlord Agrees To Make Repairs For Embattled Tenants

'Predatory' East Village Landlord Agrees To Make Repairs For Embattled Tenants

Susanne Adrian, who lives at 192-94 First Avenue, has cooked with a hotplate since June. Her landlord was ordered Thursday to restore gas and correct other hazardous conditions. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) An East Village landlord who tenants...

The 'Mutant Rabid Gentrification Machine' Comes For Elderly East Village Woman Paying $84 A Monthgallery

The 'Mutant Rabid Gentrification Machine' Comes For Elderly East Village Woman Paying $84 A Month

At age 95, Jean recalls the 65 years she and her husband Rocco lived together on the second floor of 192-4 First Avenue in the East Village as "happy years, wonderful years." The petite nonagenarian with a...

South Bronx Condo Claims To Be 'Making The Bronx Great Again'

South Bronx Condo Claims To Be 'Making The Bronx Great Again'

Not great, Bob! (via BuzzBuzz Homes) The Joinery is your typical character-free cube condo development going up in an "emerging neighborhood," which is to say the rendering for it is meh; it's going to have a...

Crown Heights Bar Owner Plasters Over Controversial 'Bullet Hole' Wall

Crown Heights Bar Owner Plasters Over Controversial 'Bullet Hole' Wall

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) Becca Brennan, the owner of the controversial Crown Heights restaurant Summerhill, closed early Tuesday night to plaster over a pockmarked wall that mired the "boozy sandwich shop" in controversy in mid-July after...

Anti-Gentrification Protesters March Through Brooklyn

Anti-Gentrification Protesters March Through Brooklyn

Protesters rally outside of the Ebbets Field apartments. (Libby Torres / Gothamist) Protesters marched through the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday, fed up with a wave of gentrification that they say is enabled by their elected...

This $30 'Keep Calm & Gentrify Brooklyn' Shirt Will Be The Talk Of Bottomless Brunch

This $30 'Keep Calm & Gentrify Brooklyn' Shirt Will Be The Talk Of Bottomless Brunch

Because hipster consumer culture is a hellscape of ironic branding drizzled over many layers of social decay, an online clothing brand is now selling shirts that make light of neighborhood displacement. First pointed out (and rightfully...

Furious Crown Heights Residents Protest 'Bullet Hole' Bar: 'People Of Color Are Not Props'galleryvideo

Furious Crown Heights Residents Protest 'Bullet Hole' Bar: 'People Of Color Are Not Props'

Dozens of Crown Heights residents gathered Saturday afternoon outside Summerhill, a new self-described "boozy sandwich shop" on Nostrand Avenue, to protest owner Becca Brennan's decision to advertise a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall" and...

New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Manvideo

New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Man

(Jane Kratochvil/Flickr) A recent Harlem transplant is trying to silence the ice cream man who parks on her block and plays his truck's jingle in the evenings, and some of her neighbors could not be rolling...

Crown Heights 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner Apologizes For Being Insensitive

Crown Heights 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner Apologizes For Being Insensitive

(courtesy tipster) A day after fielding criticism for her decision to advertise a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall" and 40 oz. rosé, the owner of Summerhill, a new "boozy sandwich shop" in Crown...

New Crown Heights Restaurant Proudly Advertises Cocktail Next To 'Bullet Hole-Ridden Wall'

New Crown Heights Restaurant Proudly Advertises Cocktail Next To 'Bullet Hole-Ridden Wall'

(Dan Sugrue for Summerhill) Summerhill, a new "boozy sandwich shop" on Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, issued a press release on Monday advertising one of its cocktails next to a "bullet hole-ridden wall"—remnants of a "a...

Why Bleecker Street Sucks

Why Bleecker Street Sucks

Rebel Rebel Records, which closed last year. (Scott Heins / Gothamist) One of my fonder teenage memories is of sneaking into Condomania on Bleecker Street in the tenth grade. My friend and I took the train...

Kushner's Family Tries To Evict Williamsburg Cafe That Bounced Back From Fire

Kushner's Family Tries To Evict Williamsburg Cafe That Bounced Back From Fire

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) Jared Kushner's family real estate company is attempting to oust a Brooklyn coffee shop over unpaid rent that the cafe owners say dates to last summer when a fire rendered their storefront unusable for...

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