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Video: Raging Rivers Of Mud Flood Puerto Rico As Deadly Hurricane Maria Hits

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm at around 6:15 a.m. this morning, bringing 155 mile-per-hour winds to the coastal town of Yabucoa. As of 8 a.m., the storm was only 15 miles south-southwest of the capital city of San Juan. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Critiqued Trump's 'Dangerous' UN Speech On Colbert

Stephen Colbert welcomed Hillary Clinton as his first Late Show guest after hosting the Emmys and helping to normalize Sean Spicer on Sunday. During the interview, Colbert asked the former Secretary of State whether she got to see Trump's speech 'Rocket Man' speech at the United Nations on Tuesday. [ more › ]

Teen Reportedly Ruptures Testicles While Subway Surfing In Brooklyn

A 13-year-old boy was injured while subway surfing on an F train on Tuesday afternoon, police say. [ more › ]

Crown Heights Bar Owner Plasters Over Controversial 'Bullet Hole' Wall

Becca Brennan, the owner of the controversial Crown Heights restaurant Summerhill, closed early Tuesday night to plaster over a pockmarked wall that mired the "boozy sandwich shop" in controversy in mid-July after she proudly described it as "bullet-hole ridden" in a press release. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: The Full Story Behind The Internet's Favorite Brownie Recipe Comment

Because there's a mad pooper on the loose, check out today's end-of-day links: new Morrissey single, Chance The Rapper's sign language translator, WFMU billboard, infiltrating far right groups, 'The Deuce' renewed, greatest Internet recipe comment ever, and cat goes for bird. Show More Summary

City Planning Commission Approves Controversial Pfizer Site Rezoning

The controversial proposal to develop a lot formerly owned by Pfizer took another step towards full approval from the city today, as the City Planning Commission signed off on the rezoning that the multi-building proposal by the Rabsky Group needs in order to get built. [ more › ]

Schneiderman Announces Walgreens To Buy Fewer Rite Aids, For Competition's Sake

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that after an investigation by his office, Walgreens, the second largest drug store chain in the country, agreed to buy fewer Rite Aid stores than they initially planned, calling the change a victory for consumers and competition. [ more › ]

Fox News Blacklisted & Smeared Guest's Name After She Reported Sexual Assault, New Lawsuit Alleges

A conservative commentator has filed a lawsuit accusing Fox News of orchestrating a campaign to destroy her reputation after she reported she was sexually assaulted and raped by a Fox News anchor. Among the claims: An outside lawyerShow More Summary

SNL Will Air Live Coast-To-Coast For Entire 43rd Season & Probably Forever

Saturday Night Live returns for its 43rd season on September 30th, and NBC has just announced they'll be broadcasting the entire season live, coast-to-coast. This won't be the first time, though it is new for the show—the final four episodes of the 42nd season also aired live in every time zone (which reportedly gave them a ratings boost). [ more › ]

Chick-Fil-A Opening In FiDi Will Be The Largest Chick-Fil-A In The Known Universe

The Chick-fil-A coming to the Financial District will be the largest ever built—by double any of the other puny Chick-fil-A's of the world. The location at 144 Fulton will be "nearly twice the size of any existing Chick-fil-A restaurant,"...Show More Summary

Old Town Bar Owner Talks About The Classic Tavern's 125th Anniversary

We've lost a lot of good old-school bars over the years (RIP Milady's, we loved you so). But Old Town Bar, located on East 18th Street by Gramercy Park, has been holding strong since 1892, having served over the years as a German-American...Show More Summary

Schumer Calls Latest Push For 'Meaner' Trumpcare A 'Red Siren Moment'

The effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which fell apart earlier this year in a convulsion of Republican finger-pointing, has risen from the dead thanks to an effort that one Republican Senator positively compared to a grave robbing. To be honest he's describing something closer to necromancy, but that's probably a minor point at the moment. [ more › ]

Domino Sugar Factory Building Poised To Be Dining Destination In Williamsburg

Chef Missy Robbins, who made a huge splash opening her Italian spot Lilia in early 2016, is reportedly doubling down on Williamsburg with a second restaurant in the neighborhood, expected some time next year. The chef will be debuting...Show More Summary

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Among Arrestees At Trump Tower DACA Action

Protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat, were arrested outside of Trump Tower in Midtown on Tuesday. While President Donald Trump participated in United Nations events...Show More Summary

Jen Kirkman Discusses Louis C.K. Sexual Misconduct Rumors

Back in 2015, comedian Jen Kirkman implied that a male comedian who matched Louis C.K.'s description was a "known perv," noting that her career would be over if she ever directly named him. That podcast kicked off an ongoing conversation about various rumors and anonymous accounts of C.K.'s alleged behavior with women comics and writers. Show More Summary

In First U.N. Address, Trump Threatens To 'Totally Destroy' North Korea If 'Rocket Man' Does Not Back Down

President Donald Trump plugged his "native city" of New York and thanked U.N. nations for assisting hurricane victims before launching into a threatening U.N. address Tuesday. In it, he bluntly warned North Korea that he would "totally...Show More Summary

Jeju Noodle Bar Serves NYC's Best New Bowl Of Korean Ramyun

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to the West Village for ramyun, Korea's equivalent of Japanese ramen. [ more › ]

Standing Now Also Killing You

With study after study suggesting sitting all day is killing you quickly, slowly, and rendering you immobile, you'd think ditching your desk job for something more active might be the best move for your health. But since life is about...Show More Summary

Early Addition: James Corden Tries To Explain Spicer Kiss

A skater punk is on the loose near the U.N., a hardcore SPIN typo, a suppressed report on refugees, and much more in today's midday links. 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 › ]

Greek Steakhouse Brings Spit-Roasted Meats To The Flatiron

Open wide for a mouthful of meat and an extremely long restaurant name. Merakia: The GreekMountainThief Spithouse + Steak, a new Greek steakhouse, debuted last week in the Flatiron, bringing with it spit-roasted animals aplenty in a sleek, railroad-style space on West 21st Street. Show More Summary

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