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Extra, Extra: Is NYC Ready For The Taylor Swift Experience?

Because stealing Venetian blinds is hard, check out today's end-of-day links: Taylor Swift Experience, Weiner grand jury possible, Kanye West New Year's Barclay show, NJ pot, Gowanus Canal luxury graffiti, and very good doggy cleans up. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse Probably Definitely Most Likely Opening This Month

The saga of Alamo Drafthouse trying to break into the NYC market is almost at an end: after years of false starts, broken promises, and more delays, the NY Times reported today that Alamo Drafthouse will open for realsies in Downtown Brooklyn on October 28th. Barring any unforeseen incidents, of course. [ more › ]

Hey America, Canada Wants To Give You A Hug

Canada, home to hot mensch Justin Trudeau and some very good bagels, feels bad that America's embroiled in a miserable dumpster fire of an election right now. And since Canadians are very nice, they've launched a social media campaign dedicated to stopping America from jumping off a ledge, despite all the shade South Park's thrown at them over the years. [ more › ]

Interactive Map: Is Your Neighborhood Backing Hillary Or Trump?

Over seven months ago, RentHop created an interactive map which gave you the general idea of what the political landscape was for any given NYC neighborhood based on political contributions. They've now updated the map once more to see...Show More Summary

Driver Who Killed LES Pedestrian Sentenced To 20-60 Months In Prison

A driver who was going over twice the speed limit when he fatally struck a pedestrian in Manhattan has been sentenced to at least 20 months in prison. In a statement yesterday, Manhattan DA Cy Vance said, "We will continue doing our part to reduce vehicular fatalities by holding criminal drivers accountable for the harm that they inflict." [ more › ]

Inside The $220 Million Plan To Improve The Subway At Grand Central

Manhattan's largest real estate developer has agreed to invest $220 million in renovations for Grand Central Terminal in exchange for special zoning to accommodate its planned 63-story office tower One Vanderbilt in Midtown East?soon to be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the borough. Show More Summary

There's Now A First-Rate Clam Shack In Bushwick

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Bushwick for seaside fare in an unlikely environment. [ more › ]

Exploring Brooklyn's Private Masturbation Booths

Underneath the Gowanus Expressway, in an area generously included in Sunset Park but really not much more than a detritus-strewn, completely forgotten, and rarely traversed stretch of 3rd Avenue, sit a curious collection of shops, glass windows and brick walls routinely rattled as 18-wheelers hurtle by just 10 feet above. Show More Summary

Comedian Cristela Alonzo Talks Immigration & Humor In The Age Of Trump

It's tough being a comedian in the age of Trump—audiences want you to be entertaining, they want you to be topical, but they don’t necessarily want to hear you talk politics. This past weekend hundreds of attendees walked out of an Amy Schumer show in Florida because she talked about Donald Trump. [ more › ]

Fans Of Pedals The Upright Walking Bear Say He Was Killed By A 'Murdering Cowardly Bastard'

Pedals, New Jersey's beloved upright-walking bear, was apparently murdered in cold blood last week during the state's extended black bear hunt season. Though initially officials were unable to confirm Pedals's demise, yesterday the state...Show More Summary

People Writer Who Says Trump Assaulted Her: 'I Assume I Am One Of Many, Many Women'

While Donald Trump has urged (forced?) his wife Melania Trump to defend his indefensible behavior, the former People magazine writer who accused the Republican presidential candidate of kissing her and telling her they would have an affair is speaking out again. Show More Summary

Early Addition: Obama Invites Trump To 'Stop Whining'

Because Obama has no fucks left to give, check out today's mid-day links: Twin Peaks teaser, Ryan Lochte is real life Zoolander, teaching seventh grades in age of Trump, junk mail never dies, and cat takes sink shower. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Pearl Jam & 2Pac Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Because You Are So Very Old

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is arguably the least essential hall of fame in the world—worse than The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, the Insurance Hall Of Fame, and of course, the New Jersey Hall of Fame (which should just be a shrine to Bruce Springsteen and nothing else, if we're being honest). Show More Summary

See The Hidden Murals Inside Brooklyn's Black Lady Theater

The theater, also known as Slave II, was available for public viewing during Open House New York weekend, and included art work from their sister site, Bed-Stuy's Slave Theater. [ more › ]

Hidden Taco Spot New York Bakery Will Close, Owner Blames Developers

Earlier this year, we took a closer look at New York Bakery, the fusion taco spot hidden up a staircase on West 29th Street. There, a man who goes by the single name Harrison and his wife turn out platters of Mexican food including tacos with Korean flair in addition to soups and noodle dishes served humbly on red plastic trays. Show More Summary

Michael Moore Releases Surprise New Film Focused On Donald Trump

Last night filmmaker Michael Moore announced via Twitter what he's calling an "#OctoberSurprise": a new documentary called Michael Moore in TrumpLand. The 73-minute film will premiere tonight (Tuesday) with a free screening at the IFC Center in Manhattan, with the director in attendance. [ more › ]

Dream Hotel Founder Arrested For Allegedly Setting Dogs On Fire

Dream Hotel founder and socialite Vikram Chatwal turned himself in to police this morning to face charges of criminal mischief, animal cruelty, reckless endangerment, and arson for allegedly setting two dogs on fire outside of his SoHo apartment building on Friday afternoon. [ more › ]

Video: Colbert Gives Obama A Mock Job Interview & Explains Trump Conspiracy Theories

After a rough initial launch, Stephen Colbert's Late Show has started to come into its own during the election season (thanks also to some on the fly retooling behind-the-scenes). Last night's episode was a good mix of everything going...Show More Summary

Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Sparks Fight In Manhattan

Following August's erection of a Naked Trump statue in Union Square (and in other cities nationwide), some enterprising artist decided to create his own Naked Hillary statue and plop it outside the Bowling Green subway station this morning. Unsurprisingly, people weren't pleased, and the statue was subsequently toppled. [ more › ]

Melania Trump: 'I Believe My Husband, He Didn't Do Anything, It Was All Billy Bush's Fault'

Asked about the Access Hollywood video showing Trump blathering about sexually assaulting women in explicitly grotesque language, Melania said Billy Bush was "egg Trump on" to "say dirty, bad stuff. I don't know that person that would talk that way and say that kind of stuff." Yes, how could she have known? [ more › ]

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