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Warm is the Word

Warm is the Word

Another couple of warm days are in store. It is hard for Gothamist to imagine nicer weather for November 5th than what we will have tomorrow –sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 60s. Clouds will move in...

Opinionist: Abstinence

Opinionist: Abstinence

On Sundays, Gothamist publishes opinion pieces on issues relevant to life in NYC. Here's one: This time last year, all I wanted was for everyone to vote. Everything I did revolved around electoral politics, because, like many...

The Mayoral Race, Today

The Mayoral Race, Today

With tomorrow's mayoral debate approaching (9 A.M.! or 10 if you prefer to think in daylight savings time) Ferrer and Bloomberg each take up a lot of space in today's papers. And considering all the other...

MTA, Your Insignificant Other

MTA, Your Insignificant Other

NY Times photographer Ozier Muhammad took this great photograph of the MTA's board voting to give riders holiday discount fares that'll cost the agency $50 million. Gothamist loves this photo because it remind us that when...

Local Players on MLB's Latino Legends Team

Local Players on MLB's Latino Legends Team

Six years after announcing Baseball's [no-Latino] All-Century team, Major League Baseball unveiled their "Latino Legends" team before last night's World Series game. The team was selected by fan voting with several local players making the team, Pedro...

MTA Wants Bond Act and Your Zip Code, If Not Disabled Riders

MTA Wants Bond Act and Your Zip Code, If Not Disabled Riders

Besides voting on a Mayor in two weeks, New Yorkers will have a chance to vote on the state's proposed $2.9 billion Transportation Bond Act that will put money towards various state and city (mostly MTA) transit...

"Pay to Pray" Goes On The Block Tuesday

We don't know about you, but the City Council is about to make Gothamist very non-plussed. On Tuesday the Council is expected to override Bloomberg's veto of a bill that would kill metered parking on Sundays...

Early Primary Results:  Possible Runoff Between Ferrer and Weiner

Early Primary Results: Possible Runoff Between Ferrer and Weiner

Okay, here's a 11PM check on the votes: With 5999 precincts of 6033 precincts reporting, it seems like Fernando Ferrer has a 39.99% of the vote, with Anthony Weiner snatching up 28.9%. C. Virginia Fields has...

Primary Day Eve

Primary Day Eve

Okay, so it's crunch time for the Democratic mayoral candidates, with just hours until the polls open tomorrow and New Yorkers (hopefully) go and vote for a Democratic candidate. Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer received an...

Jonathan Mandell and Mark Berkey-Gerard, Editors at Gotham Gazette

Jonathan Mandell and Mark Berkey-Gerard, Editors at Gotham Gazette

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Jonathan Mandell & Mark Berkey-Gerard, Gotham Gazette

Gotham Gazette Gives Voters Some Help

Gotham Gazette Gives Voters Some Help

The primary is next Tuesday, and it seems like some registered Democrats still don't know who they will vote for in various races. Luckily, Gotham Gazette has some great resources for New Yorkers, including an excellent Guide...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

- Bob Denver passed away at age 70; Gothamist spent so many hours of our youth watching Gilligan's Island on Channel 5 that we really feel like we've lost a bumbling friend who looked great in the...

West Indian Day Parade Fans Out

West Indian Day Parade Fans Out

On what was surely one of the most beautiful "last day of the summer" in recent memory, millions of people celebrated in Brooklyn at the 38th West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade. While people with...

NYC's Hurricane Plan

NYC's Hurricane Plan

Mayor Bloomberg criticized federal efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims as he also reassured New Yorkers that our Office of Emergency Management had an evacuationg plan for the city if needed. At the West Indian Day Parade...

MTA Ponders Brooklyn Railyard Bids

MTA Ponders Brooklyn Railyard Bids

The bids for the Brooklyn railyards have been made public: Bruce Ratner's bid for the land to build a Nets arena and skycraper is $50 million in cash - though it's worth $369 million when other parts...

A Night of Movie Trailers

A Night of Movie Trailers

Too many times, we’ve suffered through a poorly directed film (or Brittany Murphy movie) and admitted the only aspect which kept us from banging our head up against the overpriced tub of popcorn was the trailer...

Subway News

Subway News

In today's subway news: There's a big feature in the Metro section of the NY Times that asks "Who's Watching the Underwater Tunnels?" - the underwater subway tunnels that is. The answer is the police, but the...

New York City Shrugs Off the 2012 Olympic Dream

New York City Shrugs Off the 2012 Olympic Dream

As the Mayor, Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff and the NYC 2012 bid committee lick their wounds and the rest of the city breathes a sigh of relief, as after being dinged in the second round of Olympic...

IOC to NYC:  2012 Olympics Ain't In Your Backyard

IOC to NYC: 2012 Olympics Ain't In Your Backyard

The International Olympics Committee eliminated New York as a possible site for the 2012 Olympics in the second (of four) round of voting. Gothamist thought that watching the city selection process (starting at 6AM) was incredibly bizarre:...

7 Train Expansion May Be On Track...Or Not

7 Train Expansion May Be On Track...Or Not

Though plans for what will happen at the West Side railyards are still up in the air, the MTA is still trying to move ahead with extending the 7 line. However, the state's Capital Review Board is...

MTA Postpones Rules of Conduct Vote

MTA Postpones Rules of Conduct Vote

Stories about the MTA's proposed rules of conduct just keep getting better: The MTA board has decided to postpone voting on the stricter rules (no riding between cars, no drinking beverages) because, well, maybe some of...

West Side Stadium on the Ropes

West Side Stadium on the Ropes

Today is a big day in the short history but seemingly endless history of the proposed West Side stadium, as the International Olympics Committee gets ready to tell the world what they think of the five...

Explosions at British Consulate in Midtown

Explosions at British Consulate in Midtown

On 845 Third Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets, two small explosions went off at the nondescript Midtown building that houses the British Consulate. The explosions went off around 3:30AM (which is when Britain was voting,...

Woe is the MTA

Woe is the MTA

News of the MTA's belt tightening after not getting $6.6 billion from the state (the state would only give up a bit over $21 billion; the MTA had wanted closer to $28 billion) didn't really surprise anyone,...

Should the City's Assistant DA's Live in the City?

Should the City's Assistant DA's Live in the City?

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes sure does have a lot of enemies. One of his rivals is pointing out many of his top assistant DA's don't live in Kings County, which might violate their "duty as public servants...

Jets Win West Side Stadium Bid; Next Up: Lawsuits

Jets Win West Side Stadium Bid; Next Up: Lawsuits

The powerhouse duo of the NY Jets and Mayor Bloomberg's administration, supported by Lord knows how many lawyers, chalked up a win when the MTA board unanimously approved the Jets' bid to develop the West Side...

Bloomberg Still Trails Ferrer in the Polls

Bloomberg Still Trails Ferrer in the Polls

It must be nutty at the Mayor's posh campaign headquarters, because both a NY1/Newsday poll and a Marist/WNBC poll show Fernando Ferrer leading by considerable amounts. The NY1/Newsday poll shows by a Ferrer lead of 14 points...

Peter Cooper Village Wants Old School Keys

Peter Cooper Village Wants Old School Keys

Electronic key cards are at the New York Region > East Side Tenants Oppose Electronic Entry System" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/16/nyregion/16cooper.html">center of proposed rent strike and lawsuit at Peter Cooper Village. The NY Times reports that tenants are upset that...

Senator Clinton: Pro Day Off For Voting

Senator Clinton: Pro Day Off For Voting

New York's Junior Senator, Hillary Clinton, joined other Democrats yesterday in calling for a national holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. They are calling it the "Count Every Vote Act," which would do more than just...

164 Subway Token Booths Likely To Close

164 Subway Token Booths Likely To Close

The MTA is this much closer to approving the shutdown of 164 token booths as a subcommittee will most likely approve the measure today. The booth closings are ostensibly to save money, though the 600 clerks would...

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