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Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Actually, That 'Hot' Mandarin Duck In Central Park Has 'Zero Ornithological Interest'

Around the time we published our 4th piece on Mandarin Patinkin, the magnificent Mandarin duck that turned up in Central Park and captivated the city, Paul Sweet from the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Ornithology...

Kanye West Has a Responsibility Problem: Rebel Commentary

Kanye West Has a Responsibility Problem: Rebel Commentary

Kanye West at the listening party for Nas' "Nasir" album in New York, June 14, 2018 (David X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock) Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Ethical To Shun Trump Officials?

Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was denied service at a restaurant in Virginia over the weekend. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new...

Commentary: The Feckless Racism of Trump's America

Commentary: The Feckless Racism of Trump's America

Rebel is Rebecca Carroll's regular column on race and pop culture. You can hear Rebecca talk about these issues with guests on Wednesday mornings on WNYC, or participate in one of Rebel's monthly conversations in The Greene...

When Is It Ever OK To Use Your Cell Phone In A Restaurant?

When Is It Ever OK To Use Your Cell Phone In A Restaurant?

(Jen Chung/Gothamist) Cell phone addiction takes many forms, some potentially deadly, others abjectly irritating, all pernicious. In the sphere of casually rude behaviors, cell phones on the table at restaurants has become the modus operandi for...

Please Don't Let Justin Timberlake Back On The Super Bowl

Please Don't Let Justin Timberlake Back On The Super Bowl

"Did I do that?" So Justin Timberlake has decided he wants to make music again. Which is fun! "Suit & Tie" is not a bad track and we're sure we will be unable to escape his...

Bloomberg: "The NRA's Power Is More Myth Than Reality"

Bloomberg:

Bloomberg and New York's Semi-First Lady Sandra Lee at the State of the State Address last week (nycmayorsoffice's flickr). Mayor Bloomberg has been a thorn in the side of the NRA for some time and he...

One 12-Year-Old Wages War On Plain Doughnuts

One 12-Year-Old Wages War On Plain Doughnuts

Photo by Wally G If nothing else, The Youth of America really knows how to drop truth bombs, especially about the things that matter. A few days ago one 12-year-old wrote an essay (presumably for school)...

Everyone Thinks Selling Queens Statue On Craigslist Is Dumb

Everyone Thinks Selling Queens Statue On Craigslist Is Dumb

Rep. Anthony Weiner's idea to sell a city owned statue on Craigslist was a stupid idea, and now the art experts agree! The Triumph of Civic Virtue statue was originally in Manhattan outside of City Hall,...

Bloomberg LP Will Now Have Editorials (Hello, 2012?)

Bloomberg LP Will Now Have Editorials (Hello, 2012?)

The Boss (NYC Mayor's Office) Yesterday, Bloomberg LP announced that it would be adding editorials to the vast Bloomberg media empire. Run by NY Times op-ed page editor David Shipley and former assistant U.S. Department of...

<i>Making the Call</i>: Why Moving Joba is the Right Move

Making the Call: Why Moving Joba is the Right Move

At 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday night, Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain will take a big league mound for the first time as a starter. Whether he succeeds or fails at his new job may very well determine the...

Todd Satterfield, Rock Trivia Host

Todd Satterfield, Rock Trivia Host

Every Monday night music nerds come to Pianos for an evening of trivia. Todd Satterfield is the man behind the questions, hosting three rounds that will make you wish you didn't kill so many brain cells at...

Bloomberg's Website Sends Press Into Tizzy

Bloomberg's Website Sends Press Into Tizzy

Can't a guy change his website without people suddenly asking questions about it? Well, if you're the billionaire mayor of the country's largest city who may or may not have presidential/gubernatorial leanings, then no. And not...

Patch of Problems for NYU Student Council Prez

Patch of Problems for NYU Student Council Prez

We guess it's never too early for financial malfeasance to occur, which means you should expect investigations into student council spending across the country! NYU's College of Arts and Science Student Council is embroiled in a scandal:...

NYU Loves Donations, Even Fraudulent Ones

NYU Loves Donations, Even Fraudulent Ones

Two years ago, many people were intrigued when an NYU senior had to miss his graduation - because he and his mother had committed $43 million in hedge fund fraud. Hakan Yalincak's parents had even pledged $21...

Columbia Students Walk Out to Protest War

Columbia Students Walk Out to Protest War

Columbia students and faculty walked out of classes to rally and march against the war in Iraq. In fact, the Columbia Coalition Against the War called the protest a "strike" and asked professors "to either cancel...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: "loose horses" in Queens, a stabbing in Soho, and a fatal person struck by train at 86th on the 4/5/6. No surprise: the richer a neighborhood is, the more landmarks get...

Opinionist: Who Doesn't LIke Mike?

Opinionist: Who Doesn't LIke Mike?

On Sundays Gothamist publishes opinion pieces by its contributors and friends. It was Mike’s week. Actually, considering the mayor’s worth more than you can imagine and New Yorkers gush over him as if he’s some kind of...

Miriam Datskovsky, Sex Columnist, <i>The Columbia Spectator</i>

Miriam Datskovsky, Sex Columnist, The Columbia Spectator

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Miriam Datskovsky, Sex Columnist, The Columbia Spectator

Think About Giving a Little

Think About Giving a Little

Admittedly, Gothamist has Easter bunnies on the brain. But when we glanced at the Special Op-Ed Report on the NY Times homepage, we couldn't help but wonder if an Easter story would accompany the caption "An International...

Who NYers Are Liking For Mayor

Who NYers Are Liking For Mayor

A poll shows that Mayor Bloomberg would lose to Fernando Ferrer, former Bronx Borough President, in next year's mayoral election. People favored Ferrer 53% to 42% for Bloomberg; since the Mayor's support comes mainly from whites and...

The Saga of Pale Male Continues

The Saga of Pale Male Continues

The debate about whether or not a Fifth Avenue co-op should have removed the nest of red-tailed hawks, which are protected species, rages on. Co-op board members, including Paula Zahn and her husband Richard Cohen whose the...

NYPOST.COM Post Opinion: Editorials: LOTT

NYPOST.COM Post Opinion: Editorials: LOTT

NYPOST.COM Post Opinion: Editorials: LOTT MUST GO...

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