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NYPD Making It Harder For People To Climb City Bridges When Bored

This summer, the poor NYPD has been forced to suffer through not just one, but TWO embarrassing security breaches at the Brooklyn Bridge. So now they're tightening security on the bridge, presumably making it more difficult for people to scale the cables in the name of "art" and "fun". After all, THIS TIME IT WAS A TOURIST, NEXT TIME IT COULD BE GODZILLA. [ more › ]

Photos: Recently Uncovered Harlem Wall Reveals 1960s Artifacts

  Recently, a little piece of Harlem's history revealed itself. The wood paneling that has apparently been covering this wall since the 1960s was peeled off, and nearly perfectly preserved fliers and posters from that time were uncovered in the process. Show More Summary

Hey, Did You Know Crown Heights Is Gentrifying?

With Bushwick safely ceded to the future 1 percent, publications still screaming about Brooklyn's widespread gentrification have turned their attention to new territory still untouched by Starbucks: Crown Heights. Earlier this summer,...Show More Summary

Tomato Season Brings Beautiful Bounty To NYC Greenmarkets

  There's a whole world beyond the cherry and beefsteak tomatoes abundant at grocery stores, where you're lucky to find a tomato not devoid of flavor and marred by a grainy texture. Like all flora, there's a season for these things, and that season is now for the incredibly varied and beautiful tomato. [ more › ]

Introducing Whit Stillman's New Show The Cosmopolitans, Premiering Today

  Filmmaker Whit Stillman is taking a stab at the small screen—nearly a quarter century after his first feature film, Metropolitan, he's created a series for Amazon's new season. [ more › ]

Who Wants To Go To Atlantic City?

Bruce flexes her gleaming white leg and nods down at the four inch stiletto heel strapped to her size eleven foot. This Lady Gaga fan from the Bronx was part of a sellout crowd of screaming, earnest teenagers who packed Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall in late June to toss teddy bears at their pop idol. Show More Summary

Awesome Photo Of Humpback Whale Feeding Just Outside NYC Waters

While you may salivating for the new, fancy Financial District Denny's, this whale was getting down to business in the New York Bight. [ more › ]

10 New Fall Restaurants That Will Save Us All

It seems like every single day a new establishment braves the Yelper-infested waters of our enormous sea of restaurants. But the Fall in particular welcomes a vast list of noteworthy openings, from established emperors like Seamus Mullen to newcomers hoping for their big break. Show More Summary

Driver Seriously Injures Three Elderly Pedestrians In LES Crosswalk

Three elderly female pedestrians were left with serious injuries this morning after they were hit by a car on the Lower East Side. [ more › ]

No Seaplanes To The Hamptons This Weekend THANKS OBAMA

Things aren't going so well for the Rich People of The Hamptons this week. First, a terrifying Rosé shortage has threatened garden parties throughout the region, and now President Obama's making it difficult to fly to the beach this weekend, since his upcoming visit to Westchester has warranted a no-fly warning in the area. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Coffee Naps Will Change Your Life

Because BushBedVille is so hot right now, check out today's mid-day links: Martin Scorsese making Ramones film, loneliest whale in the world, the value of short men, coffee naps, RIP metrosexuals, and a bouncy lamb. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

David Chase Confirms Tony Soprano Is Fictional Character He Invented

The internet lit up like the foot of a cigar on a hot New Jersey night when Vox published a feature story yesterday about David Chase, the brilliant-but-depressed auteur behind The Sopranos. Overall, it's a fantastic profile of Chase, focusing on his love for ambiguity and mystery in art. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Adult Toy Stores In NYC

Once upon a time, a gang of giggly high school girls—myself included—wandered into a sex shop while out and about in the West Village. We ran out of there after about 10 minutes, utterly confused as to what all that rubbery, wiggly, strange-shaped stuff was for. Show More Summary

Photos, Video: FDNY's New Simulator Helps Them Train For Ship Fires

  The Fire Department has introduced its new "shipboard simulator" which allows them to replicate conditions firefighters would face on a boat or a ship. [ more › ]

Joan Rivers Reportedly Stops Breathing During Surgery

The comedienne Joan Rivers is at Mount Sinai Hospital now, according to TMZ, which adds that she's currently in critical condition. [ more › ]

Bow Down Before Midtown's New Tallest Tower You Insignificant Plebes

Midtown officially has a new tallest building. It's at 432 Park Avenue, and it's just one of several "supertall" skyscrapers that will be rising in the area in the coming months and years. [ more › ]

Tim Hortons Introduces Sauce-Filled Buffalo Chicken Donut At NY State Fair

State Fairs are a fantastic first stop to make after you've broken free from your nutritional prison. You can stand there, barely moving, as you wrap your lips around deep fried everythings. While staring at butter sculptures. In sweatpants. Petting the pig that will later become fried bacon on a stick. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Lawmakers Demand Mandatory MTA Notifications About Bedbugs

Bedbugs: If they're not on the N train, then they're probably on the 5 train. Or the Q train. Or the 7 train. At the very least, they almost certainly have been on every train you have taken over the last month. You feel this is true in your heart—if only someone had warned you not to take those trains. Show More Summary

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Skyrocketing In NYC

The number of heroin-related deaths in NYC has more than doubled since 2010, with last year's death toll the highest it's been in a decade. And officials say the heroin spike has also highlighted a shift in the users' demographic, with overdoses affecting even more users in Staten Island, Queens and in wealthier neighborhoods in Manhattan. [ more › ]

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