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Han Dynasty Opens First Brooklyn Location Inside City Point Development

And Brooklyn makes three for Han Dynasty's NYC locations. The new location in City Point, the giant new Downtown Brooklyn development that also houses Alamo Drafthouse and DeKalb Market, is currently in soft open mode, with a grand opening coming later this month, according to Eater. [ more › ]

Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitic Incidents Almost Doubled In NYC This Year

Total incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti, threats and assault are up by two-thirds nationally and have almost doubled in New York City and state when compared to 2016, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League. [ more › ]

City Will Install 'Blockers' Along West Side Bike Path In Wake Of Deadly Terrorist Attack

New Yorkers and tourists took to the Hudson River Greenway on foot and bike Thursday, two days after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov allegedly drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck down the path, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. [ more › ]

Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey allegedly pinned him on a bed and "tried to get with me sexually." In the wake of the sexual assault allegation, Spacey was widely criticized for using his coming out story as a shield, and Netflix shut down production of House Of Cards. Show More Summary

Far Right 'Journalist' Banned From Uber & Lyft After Making Racist Tweets About Muslims

In the aftermath of Tuesday's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway bike path, city officials preached tolerance and unity. But, of course, white supremacist trolls gonna troll, and one far-right activist trolled so hard she got herself kicked off Uber and Lyft for targeting Muslim drivers in her tweets. Sad! [ more › ]

Paparazzo Suing 2 Chainz & His Bodyguard For Alleged Assault

A veteran paparazzo is suing 2 Chainz, claiming that he was knocked unconscious by the rapper's bodyguard in the lobby of NBC studios last week. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Russians Used Aziz Ansari Photo To Meddle In Election

Russian hackers used Aziz Ansari to meddle in the presidential election, Rick Perry thinks expanding fossil fuel use prevents sexual assault, new Last Jedi teaser trailer, and 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 › ]

Gothamist Fall Guide: 16 Things To Do In NYC This November

What the hell, it's already November? Most of the fall season has felt like a long, awkward goodbye embrace with summer, but the truth is we're standing on the edge of winter, gazing over the frosty precipice. Thankfully this month is...Show More Summary

Hershey's Debuts Its First 'New' Candy Bar In A Generation

One hundred and seventeen years after it created what is perhaps the world's most iconic (if basic) candy bar, Hershey's has...adapted. The candy company has announced a new candy bar to its lineup, a gilded treat called "Hershey's Gold." Somewhere deep within the White House, Trump feels a tingling in his loins. [ more › ]

Racist Mailer Calls For Deportation Of Asian School Board Candidates To 'Make Edison Great Again'

Residents of Edison, New Jersey received a brazenly racist campaign mailer on Wednesday calling for the deportation of two Asian-American candidates for school board, and promising to "Make Edison Great Again." [ more › ]

Inside Elsewhere, Bushwick's New Venue From The People Who Brought You Glasslands

One of the more beloved venues of circa-when-I-lived-there Williamsburg—a time when Kent Avenue was just a blank canvas for developers—was Glasslands. It was always very hot in there, no matter the season, the wine always stung my lips, and it's a goddamn miracle that rickety old balcony never collapsed... Show More Summary

Michelin-Anointed Chef Pivots With New UES Meat & Cheese Bar

Chef Danny Brown has transformed his newish Upper East Side bistro into a charcuterie and cheese-centric restaurant with a more informal environment than his previous concept. Despite being well received by the neighborhood, X Bar Bistro will transform into Charc beginning November 8th, serving meats and cheeses plus sandwiches and share plates. [ more › ]

How NY Prison 'Slave Labor' Powers A $50 Million Manufacturing Enterprise

The hand-soap dispensers in City Hall bathrooms and “Secure Therapy Desks” used to shackle prisoners during class on Rikers Island are just a few of the products made by incarcerated New Yorkers, who earn as little as 16 cents an hour in a $50 million-a-year industry. [ more › ]

Photos: The Best Halloween Costumes On The NYC Subway (Round 2)

Yesterday, we published an estimated one gazillion photos showing New Yorkers traversing our mass transit system during Halloween while dressed up as sexy Darth Vader, Morty from Rick & Morty, and Duff Man. But photographer Sai Mokhtari,...Show More Summary

Video: Hillary Clinton Addresses Trump Dossier & Russian "Cyber Warfare" On Daily Show

Hillary Clinton, the only person who can unite the GOP in 2017, was a guest on The Daily Show last night, amped to talk with Trevor Noah about all things Russia, Trump and the state of the nation. [ more › ]

Mayoral Hopeful & Neat Freak Bo Dietl Calls NYC 'Dirtiest City I've Ever Seen' In Final Debate

Last night's second and final mayoral debate was a much more subdued affair than its predecessor last month, mostly because it occurred in the wake of Tuesday's terror attack on the Hudson River Greenway bike path, but also because the last time Bo Dietl shouted so much they had to turn off his mic. Show More Summary

Trump Wants West Side Bike Path Attacker To Get Death Penalty

President Donald Trump wants West Side Highway bike lane attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov to get the death penalty, according to a series of tweets Trump sent last night and this morning. He also declared he would "love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo," and claimed at a cabinet meeting that the U.S. Show More Summary

How Do We Define Terrorism? A Conversation With The Author Of 'The Muslims Are Coming!'

A day after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov allegedly drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck 20 blocks down the West Side Highway bike path Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 12 others, he was charged with committing an act of terrorism. [ more › ]

Photos: Barbara Kruger's Bold Statement Pieces Now Up Around NYC

Artist Barbara Kruger, famous for her photographs emblazoned with red and white and bold typography, has taken over several spaces in NYC this month as part of the Performa Biennial. On Wednesday the work was unveiled, broadcasting messages from the subway to the sky "that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital." [ more › ]

NYPD Officer Who Shot Terror Suspect: 'We Were Just Doing Our Job'

The five-year NYPD veteran who shot Sayfullo Saipov addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon, one day after Saipov drove his truck down the bike path by the West Side Highway, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. [ more › ...

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