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Subway Station Painting Plan Like Watching Paint Dry

Subway Station Painting Plan Like Watching Paint Dry

Sure, there are many subway stations with chipped and peeling paint. And the MTA even has the money to start repainting them. But the MTA can't figure out a plan to get started! The Daily News reported...

Plummer Sues City

Plummer Sues City

When you're a public employee who threatens a City Councilman with assassination, the logical step would be to A) apologize B) lay low and hope people forget about the incident C) accept a temporary suspension D) sue...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a shooting on Davidson Ave. in the Bronx, an armed robbery on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn, and a shooting at 40th Ave. and 10th St. in Queens. Bye-bye, birdie: Ziggy,...

Fired-Up Third Democratic Debate

Fired-Up Third Democratic Debate

The eight Democratic presidential candidates debated in New Hampshire last night, covering immigration, health care, and, of course, Iraq. Former Senator John Edwards, who is a distant third in the polls, went after Senators Hillary Clinton's...

Carson Street Fight Gets Serious

Carson Street Fight Gets Serious

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn struck Sonny Carson's name from a list of of New Yorkers to be honored with a street named after them because she thought the political activist was too divisive a figure. Carson...

Sonny Carson Battle in City Council

Sonny Carson Battle in City Council

Things got heated in the City Council yesterday as former Black Panther and Council Member Charles Barron squared off against Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had removed the name of Sonny Carson from a list of people...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

LAist is experimenting with blogging dates from J-Date, but finds the best men are found offline. Some date vicariously online and that is one reason why porn is big -- really freaking big -- so they...

History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

Workers crammed into small spaces and contending with oppressive heat on the Lower East Side. Thank goodness for the labor movement of the early 20th Century. Or are the very people who commemorate those days enduring the...

No Doesn't Mean No When Dealing With Murdoch

No Doesn't Mean No When Dealing With Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch did not become a media tycoon by turning tail at the first sign of resistance in his business dealings. New York Times media columnist David Carr examines Rupert Murdoch's past successes in wooing reluctant sellers...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

With all that went down this week, we thought we thought we'd cheer everyone up by giving everyone a double dose of dogs. It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions this week at DCist. Like the...

Best of the ist-a-verse

Best of the ist-a-verse

Spring is when we get busy here in the Ist-A-Verse. Very busy. But, after staying bundled-up indoors all winter, it's nice for us to be out, about, and collecting things to write about for you. Here's a...

Spitzer's First 100 Days

Spitzer's First 100 Days

Governor Eliot Spitzer has reached the 100-day mark of his term as New York's highest official - now, just about 1360 more to go! His biggest battle thus far has been getting a budget passed (the...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

It seems like, all across the network, folks were up to no good. Maybe it was all the green beer from last weekend... Gothamist spent the week writing about New Yorkers behaving badly: at the post office,...

The Mystery of the Disappearing Shake: SOLVED

The Mystery of the Disappearing Shake: SOLVED

It's the time of year when the Gothamist Food mailbox is chock full of pleas. You want it . . . you need it . . .you must have your Shamrock Shake. We've tried to help you...

March Radness:  Hipsters Vs. B61 and Much More

March Radness: Hipsters Vs. B61 and Much More

There may be March Madness in the air, but East Village Idiot has the cure for New Yorkers who can't get behind the NCAA: March Radness, which take 64 disparate NYC moments/ people/ objects/ stores/ trends/...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

With the sun out, the temperatures high, one can only think of one thing-- what's going on in the World of the -ist's? Bostonist dug deep to uncover Barack Obama's unpaid parking tickets, their Governor's latest...

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

Extra Special Election for City Council Seat

There are special elections and extra special elections. Residents of Brooklyn's 40th Council District, includes Flatbush and Crown Heights, already voted in a special election and now they will be voting in an extra special election. The...

This Week at City Hall: Special Election Edition

This Week at City Hall: Special Election Edition

The special elections in Brooklyn and Staten Island were decided and then undecided in a matter of days. The newly elected Council members will have to wait until the final election results are tallied before they...

Noteworthy Television This Week: Heavy on History

Noteworthy Television This Week: Heavy on History

A look at some noteworthy television programs this week: American Experience: New York Underground (Monday, 9:00 p.m. WNET 13) Channel Thirteen re-airs this 1997 documentary about the building of the New York City Subway. Brooklyn Bridge (Monday,...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

We'd like to start this week's run-down by wishing a very happy birthday to parent blog Gothamist, which turned four on Friday. If it wasn't for them, the rest of us wouldn't be here. They celebrated...

A Few Predictions For Tonight's Golden Globe Awards

A Few Predictions For Tonight's Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voting pool for the Golden Globes only consists of 83 members, but every year their mainstream tastes become one of the potential early prognosticators for the Emmys and the Oscars. Over in...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: "injured police dog" (oh no!) on Bedford in Williamsburg, a double stabbing at Landmark High School on 58th Street, and a 2nd alarm fire in Fort Greene. A bill in the...

Tidbits

Tidbits

- The nominees for the annual food blog awards are out -- go vote for your favorites! We're voting for the guys at NYC Nosh and Smitten Kitchen in their respective categories. - Ever wonder what 200...

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Elsewhere in the ist-a-verse

Sunday. Usually, a quiet, contemplative day in the Blogosphere. But not here in the Ist-a-Verse. Nonono! Just look below and see all of the wild and crazy stuff our staffs are up to. In Austin, bands...

Transit Workers Union Voting Almost Too Close to Call

Transit Workers Union Voting Almost Too Close to Call

If it's December, it must be time for Transit Workers Union news! Last year, we had a transit strike. This year, it's all about a voting for new union leadership. In the middle of the month,...

Hevesi Has Resigned; No Jail Time But Still a Felon

Hevesi Has Resigned; No Jail Time But Still a Felon

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi pleaded guilty to charges and resigned from office today. From the AP:The plea ends an investigation by Albany County District Attorney David Soares, who had been presenting evidence against the Queens Democrat...

Condo Board Fires Trump Jr.

Condo Board Fires Trump Jr.

Awesome: The Post reveals that Donald Trump Jr. was fired from the condo board of his own Upper West Side building! While one might initially suspects that a Trump would have a lifetime seat on a condo...

The Week in Theater

The Week in Theater

Voyage, Tom Stoppard’s first installment in the three play Coast of Utopia series, crowned a month of breathless Times hype with a gushing Brantley rave. But good old Tommy “Can’t Stop; Won’t” Stoppard – famous for his...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: person down elevator shaft in Cobble Hill (!), a suspicious package at 96th and Lex, and an escaped prisoner in the Bronx. Bad news if you're a junkie squatter in the...

M-V-Poor

M-V-Poor

Derek Jeter didn’t win the MVP award yesterday. That isn’t a huge surprise because there was another worthy candidate, David Ortiz. The problem is, he didn’t win it either, Justin Morneau did and once again the baseball...

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