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NSFW: Scout Willis Protests Instagram Nipple Ban By Going Topless In NYC

NSFW: Scout Willis Protests Instagram Nipple Ban By Going Topless In NYC

Scout Willis' Twitter Thanks to the tireless & topless efforts of activists, celebrity dads, national organizations, and provocative photographers, you probably know by now that it is as legal for a woman to walk around NYC...

UPDATE: 'Spooked' Carriage Horse Collapses On Central Park South

UPDATE: 'Spooked' Carriage Horse Collapses On Central Park Southvideo

Yesterday afternoon, a carriage horse collapsed—apparently after being spooked by a bus—and now opponents of carriages horses are holding a protest at the scene today at 1 p.m. According to NYCLASS and PETA, the incident occurred...

Small Group Of Knicks Fans Protest Crimes Against The Humanity Of Knicks Fans

Small Group Of Knicks Fans Protest Crimes Against The Humanity Of Knicks Fansvideo

NYDN Sports I-Team Despite a seven-game winning streak and the coronation of Phil Jackson as President of Saving The Knicks Organization From Itself, a group of frustrated Knicks fans went ahead with their planned protest of...

Fast Food Workers Arrest Ronald McDonald At Wage Theft Protest

Fast Food Workers Arrest Ronald McDonald At Wage Theft Protest

(Marc Yearsley / Gothamist) Last week, multiple class action lawsuits were filed by McDonald's workers in New York, California, and Michigan alleging wage theft by the multi-billion dollar food service corporation. The claims included being prevented...

Photos: Thousands Of Orthodox Jews March In Lower Manhattan To Protest Israel Draft Law

Photos: Thousands Of Orthodox Jews March In Lower Manhattan To Protest Israel Draft Lawvideo

NYC Alert Thousands of orthodox Jews have gathered in lower Manhattan this afternoon for a mass prayer to protest proposed draft laws in Israel. Previously, the ultra-Orthodox had been exempt from serving in the Israeli military...

[Update] 5 Pointz Supporters Drape Building In "Gentrification In Progress" Banner

[Update] 5 Pointz Supporters Drape Building In

via Jowy It's been about four months since Long Island City street art mecca 5 Pointz was whitewashed by developers in the middle of the night. 5 Pointz is on its way to becoming yet another...

Fans To Protest Knicks Over Crimes Against The Humanity Of Knicks Fans

Fans To Protest Knicks Over Crimes Against The Humanity Of Knicks Fans

Eight of nine losses since the All-Star break. Seven game losing streak to tanking teams like the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. Sloppy play on the court; gun incidents off the court. No deals at the...

Know Before You Go: The Guggenheim's Italian Futurism Exhibit

Know Before You Go: The Guggenheim's Italian Futurism Exhibit

Fortunato Depero, Skyscrapers and Tunnels (Gratticieli e tunnel), 1930. Tempera on paper, 68 x 102 cm. MART, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE,...

Video: Protesters Take Over The Guggenheim To Protest Cruel Labor Practices

Video: Protesters Take Over The Guggenheim To Protest Cruel Labor Practices

A composite of two photographs of last night's action (courtesy Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction) As hundreds of tourists and art lovers enjoyed the Guggenheim's evening of free admission last night, scores of activists briefly took control...

Is This The Largest Protest Sign To Ever Ride The Subway?

Is This The Largest Protest Sign To Ever Ride The Subway?

Courtesy Hrag Vartanian. Spotted on the L Train between Bedford and First Ave yesterday at around 5pm, an individual taking on, at length: the Daily News, Andrew Cuomo, unfair taxation and Michael Bloomberg. All in one...

Activists Say SeaWorld's Throwing A Party With Live Penguins In The Meatpacking District

Activists Say SeaWorld's Throwing A Party With Live Penguins In The Meatpacking District

(Tomislav Konestabo / Shutterstock) If an outraged email from PETA is to be believed, there will be a pretty weird cocktail party at Meatpacking District restaurant Bagatelle on Tuesday night, when SeaWorld brings in live penguins...

Joan Jett Serves SeaWorld With Cease And Desist Over Use Of 'I Love Rock N Roll'video

Joan Jett Serves SeaWorld With Cease And Desist Over Use Of 'I Love Rock N Roll'

Bad-ass rocker and animal lover, Joan Jett Continuing her protest of SeaWorld, Joan Jett has served the "controversial captivity center" with a cease and desist over the unauthorized use of her music in "Shamu Rocks." The...

Walmart Protesters Arrested In NYC While Trying To Deliver Petition

Walmart Protesters Arrested In NYC While Trying To Deliver Petition

Via NYC CLC's Twitter Three Walmart workers were arrested this morning after attempting to deliver a petition to the offices of Christopher Williams, an NYC-based member of the mega chain's board of directors and CEO of...

Staten Islanders Rally To Protect Wild Turkeys From USDA Clutches

Staten Islanders Rally To Protect Wild Turkeys From USDA Clutchesvideo

"Save us!" (Photo by John Kuhner) A group of Thanksgiving haters concerned citizens on Staten Island are rallying to save the turkeys who were scheduled for execution earlier this week. Starting on Wednesday, a group of...

Models Wearing Georgi Vodka Shirts Pour Out Latvian Booze To Protest Putinvideo

Models Wearing Georgi Vodka Shirts Pour Out Latvian Booze To Protest Putin

Gabrielle Sierra/Gothamist A midtown street ran clear with vodka yesterday when several large bottles were dumped out as part of a synergistic protest-publicity stunt targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "gay propaganda" law. The law imposes fines...

Elderly Man Who Attempted Suicide At Today Show Says It Was Protest Against IRS

Elderly Man Who Attempted Suicide At <em>Today</em> Show Says It Was Protest Against IRS

shawna munger Earlier today, an elderly man was taken into custody after he attempted to commit suicide in the plaza of the Today show. Queens resident Pak Chong Mar, 76, told the Daily News that he...

Cooper Union Students Hope To Mobilize Other Students To Fight The Man

Cooper Union Students Hope To Mobilize Other Students To Fight The Mangallery

Cooper Union students are continuing their occupation of president Jamshed Bharucha's office over tuition at the traditionally tuition-free school. Last night, about 100 supporters gathered at a rally outside the main building. In addition to those attending...

Kimani Gray Protest: Police Cars Smashed, Reports Of Pepper Spraying And Arrests

Kimani Gray Protest: Police Cars Smashed, Reports Of Pepper Spraying And Arrests

Police in riot gear (John Knefel) A chaotic scene unfolded in East Flatbush, Brooklyn as people gathered tonight to protest the police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray. After Monday night's vigil had one group splinter off...

Controversial Brooklyn College Israel Event Goes On As Planned, Earth Still Turning

Controversial Brooklyn College Israel Event Goes On As Planned, Earth Still Turning

Protesters outside the event (NY1) Despite weeks of protests, threats of financial consequences and big name defenses the "controversial" forum on Israel at Brooklyn College proceeded civilly last night. Yes, there were protesters. But also interesting...

Occupy Wall Street Protester Sucker-Punched By Cop Sues Cityvideo

Occupy Wall Street Protester Sucker-Punched By Cop Sues City

(Chris Robbins / Gothamist) An Occupy Wall Street protester who was sucker-punched by an NYPD officer during a chaotic march in October 2011 has filed a lawsuit against the department and the city. We personally witnessed...

Video: Green Party Candidates Arrested Outside Of Presidential Debate

Video: Green Party Candidates Arrested Outside Of Presidential Debatevideo

It may have been all binders full of women and matching pink outfits inside the room at last night's presidential debate at Hofstra University in Long Island, but things were decidedly less cutesy for those stuck...

Video: Did Apple Store Security Threaten To Break Occupy Protesters' Teeth?galleryvideo

Video: Did Apple Store Security Threaten To Break Occupy Protesters' Teeth?

With Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 5 set for release tomorrow at 8 a.m., we stopped by the 59th Street store to see where people could wait in line. "Officially we do not recognize any lines," a clerk...

Liveblog: NYPD Welcomes Occupy Wall Street Anniversary With Arrests In Lower Manhattan

Liveblog: NYPD Welcomes Occupy Wall Street Anniversary With Arrests In Lower Manhattangalleryvideo

[UPDATE: For exclusive photos of this morning's protests and arrests, go here.] Good morning, and good luck getting around the Financial District this morning, as Occupy Wall Street protesters attempt once again to block access to the...

Photos: Topless Day In Bryant Park Was NSFWomengallery

Photos: Topless Day In Bryant Park Was NSFWomen

Today was the fifth annual national Go Topless Day, a celebration of women's legal right to bare their breasts in public in NYC. Lots of topless women and men hung out around Bryant Park and Times...

Photos: Pussy Riot Supporters Arrested In NYCgallery

Photos: Pussy Riot Supporters Arrested In NYC

This morning, as members of Pussy Riot were dealt a guilty sentence in Russia, supporters of the three women were out in force all over the world. In New York City, a march began at 9 a.m....

Ray Kelly Annoyed City Won't Defend Pepper-Spray Cop Anthony Bologna

Ray Kelly Annoyed City Won't Defend Pepper-Spray Cop Anthony Bologna

Yesterday, it was revealed that NYC's Law Department refused to represent NYPD Detective Inspector Anthony Bologna in lawsuits stemming from his pepper-spraying of Occupy Wall Street protesters. The female protesters were already penned in by police...

Teen To Host Mock Photo Shoot Outside Seventeen Magazine, Demanding Un-Photoshopped Spreads

Teen To Host Mock Photo Shoot Outside Seventeen Magazine, Demanding Un-Photoshopped Spreads

A 14-year-old girl is currently battling an age-old problem: photo manipulation. Julia Bluhm has petitioned for Seventeen magazine to "commit to printing one unaltered—real—photo spread per month," noting that "girls want to be accepted, appreciated and...

Cooper Union Protester Who Climbed Monument Couldn't Get Back Down

Cooper Union Protester Who Climbed Monument Couldn't Get Back Downgallery

All in all, two people were arrested at yesterday's protests around Cooper Union. A 23-year-old named Sara Abruna was arrested for entering a taped-off area and Jesse Kreuzer, the guy who climbed on top of the Peter...

Student Climbs Peter Cooper Statue In Protest, Bothers Police

Student Climbs Peter Cooper Statue In Protest, Bothers Policegallery

It has been one busy afternoon by Cooper Union! Students at the school (and others) walked out of classes this afternoon to protest both the Cooper's coming tuition for grad students as well as the national student...

May Day Flashback: Why Union Square Matters To Occupy Wall Street

May Day Flashback: Why Union Square Matters To Occupy Wall Streetgallery

On May 1st—or May Day—Occupy Wall Street is hoping to make a big splash with a possibly massive General Strike, as well as a series of protests/marches that will come to a head that afternoon in Union...

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