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Extra Extra: Hey It's A New Bad And Dumb 'Woke' Ad

The Kosciuszko Bridge still has some problems, checking in on Trumpcare, Heineken comes out with their own Pepsi-esque ad and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Michael Madsen Was Scared To Do Mr. Blonde's 'Reservoir Dogs' Dance

One of the most memorable—and gory—scenes from 1990s cinema is when Michael Madsen, as Mr. Blonde, tortures a cop in Reservoir Dogs while dancing to Stealer's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You." At the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night, Madsen reveals that he was "intimidated" by the scene and never rehearsed it. [ more › ]

Experience The Soothing Sounds Of 17th-Century Manhattan

It's may be hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when New York was a tranquil place, an island of lush greenery and singing birds and majestic mountain lions sipping out of clear freshwater ponds. That foreign-sounding land...Show More Summary

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Bronx Teen Who Was Tasered By Police

Charges have been dropped against Dailene Rosario, the pregnant Bronx teenager who was Tasered by police earlier this year in an incident captured on a witness' cell phone video. [ more › ]

Former Fyre Festival Talent Producer: Shark-Filled Water Seemed Like A Bad Omen

The fallout from libertarian paradise/social experiment Fyre Festival has continued today, with charges that the truly elite invitees were warned to stay far away, a kind of apology from Ja Rule and revelations from a former talent organizer...Show More Summary

Child Killed After Car And Garbage Truck Collide On Bruckner Boulevard

A little girl who was apparently on her way to ballet class died this morning after the car she was riding in crashed into a garbage truck in the Bronx. An NYPD spokesman the young child "was seated properly" in the vehicle. [ more ...

Donald Trump Feels 'Guilty' About Expensive Security Measures For NYC's Trump Tower

On May 4, President Donald Trump will return to New York City for the first time since becoming President—and the reason why he's been such a stranger is that he's just really feels bad about the stress it puts on the Big Apple. [ more › ]

Report: Key To Never Paying Rent Is Never Having An Apartment

Over the years, the Times has offset its real estate stories about rich people buying luxury penthouses in WilliamsBoHo Village for their teenaged offspring with some useful stories about folks who gamed the rent system—there was the dude who lived in a crawlspace, for instance, and the millennials who turn studios into 6-bedroom apartments. Show More Summary

Cops Seek Serial Robber Who Wore A Spiderman Hood During Bronx Robbery

The first incident occurred on Monday, April 24, around 10:15 a.m. at the East Harlem Pharmacy at 2371 2nd Avenue. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Trump Thought Being President Would Be Easier

Because you wanna know what it's like to be the last pick of the NFL draft, check out today's end-of-day links: Frye Fest models warned, 'Handmaid's' cast on feminism, new vintage Prince, Slack dating, Trump tweets catalogued, and dog & duck are best friends. Show More Summary

The J Train Is Getting FASTRACKED For Two Weeks In Lower Manhattan

The L train preview shutdown might be the sexy transit repair news, but FASTRACK repairs are still around too, and they're coming to the J train stops in lower Manhattan in the first two weeks in May. [ more › ]

A Brooklyn Woman Is Turning Mean Internet Comments Into Tasty Troll Cakes

Not to toot our own trolls, but Gothamist's comment section is the stuff of legend (shout out to the endurance of Rocknrope, among others...let's try to forget that other incident). Though it's advisable in all situations to never read the comments, that's like asking someone to look away from a car wreck or resist a New York Times Brunch Hate Read. Show More Summary

Get A Taste Of The Dreaded L Train Shutdown With Special WEEKEND L Suspensions In May

The widely-dreaded L train shutdown of 2019 is still two years away, but New Yorkers who live along the line will get a preview in the not-so-distant future, according to a Friday afternoon press release from the MTA. [ more › ]

The NYPD Is Cracking Down On Cyclists Riding Outside Bike Lanes

Police officers camped out near the intersection of First Avenue and 23rd Street are targeting cyclists for not using the bike lane, according to a cyclist who shared with Gothamist his encounter with the NYPD, despite the fact that the offense of leaving an available bike lane is governed by a vague law. [ more › ]

Luxury Bahamas Frye Festival Turns Into Exciting Survivalist Cosplay Experience

Fyre Festival billed itself as "two transformative weekends" on the private Bahaman island of Fyre Cay filled with big-name musical acts (Blink 182, Migos, Major Lazer, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Desiigner, Tyga, and Pusha T), luxury food and accommodations, and a horde of interchangeable models who wanted to party with the guests. Show More Summary

Chez Ma Tante Poised To Be Destination Dining In Greenpoint

"There's a little bit of maple syrup everywhere," says Chef Aidan O'Neal, whose new restaurant Chez Ma Tante opened in the former Jimmy's space on Greenpoint's Calyer Street this week. [ more › ]

This Manhattan Apartment Has Six Terraces, How Many Do YOU Have?

I have what I consider to be a fairly large fire escape that could definitely double as a youthfully romantic version of a terrace if I just threw down some particle board. But turning a fire escape into a furnished patio is not really legal, I've been told, and it overlooks the building's garbage courtyard anyway. Show More Summary

Bill Would Ban Smoking In All Future Subsidized NYC Apartments

One week after Mayor de Blasio declared the cigarette industry "public enemy number one" with a package of bills aimed to limit tobacco sales, City Council Member Donovan Richards heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would ban smoking in all future residential buildings built or rehabilitated using city subsidies. [ more › ]

'Free Hugs' Man Allegedly Harassing Woman In Union Square

The Times Square "Free Hugs" guy is still at it—a year ago he was arrested for allegedly attacking a Canadian tourist who refused to tip him, and though that case was dismissed, he's reportedly back to his old tricks. NBC 4 New York reports he's harassing women on the street once again. [ more › ]

Resistance Plane Returns To Mark 100 Days Of Trump: 'We Still Outnumber Him, Keep Fighting!'

When Donald Trump was elected president 100 days ago, many otherwise defeated New Yorkers were comforted by the sight of a small plane flying over the west side of Manhattan with a banner reading: "We Outnumber Him, Resist." [ more ...

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