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NJ Teen Arrested (Again) For Seducing Finance Exec & Stealing His Watches

A 19-year-old NJ woman accused of picking up at least five men in Midtown and robbing them of watches and cash in 2015 has been arrested again on similar charges, having allegedly robbed a JP Morgan executive of luxury watches, gold necklaces, credit cards and at least a grand. [ more › ]

Inside The Colorful Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

    A few times a year the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Sale sets up shop inside of the Metropolitan Pavilion, and allows people from the Present Day to travel back to a time when clothing was, somehow, better. The show brings the best vintage vendors together to sell and show their wares, and we dropped by this weekend to check it out. [ more › ]

Commercial Rents On Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue Are Some Of The Highest In America

Today in not-particularly-shocking news, a recent report ranks Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue among the America's most expensive retail corridors in terms of rent, with an average price per square foot of $350. It comes in fifth under...Show More Summary

Sputtering St. Marks Bookshop Now Unloading Books At Steep Discount, Cash Only

Years of fighting the good fight against soulless East Village landlords and depressing empty storefronts has finally caught up with St. Marks Bookshop, which is reportedly facing eviction thanks to $62,000 in unpaid rent as of last December 15th and more than $30,000 in unpaid taxes, among other monetary woes. [ more › ]

Photos: Tidal Flooding Leaves Howard Beach Residents Stranded

  As Broad Channel struggled through floods that stopped traffic, destroyed cars, and filled basements with saltwater Tuesday, Howard Beach also grappled with waterlogged conditions. High ocean tides brought on by the new moon ransacked multiple areas of the Queens neighborhood, leaving some residents stranded. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Moron Demonstrates Peak Florida Man Flair

Happy 100th Birthday Dadaists, cyclists torch cars in Berlin, Queens company scams on BSB concert, a baby goat climbs a rock, Wells digs Peruvian resto and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Dunkin Donuts Overcharged New York Customers By $10 Million

New York City's most ubiquitous chain has found itself in hot water for allegedly overcharging its customers around 70% of the time. Two lawsuits filed in New York and New Jersey claim that stores in both states erroneously charged customers state sales tax on items that weren't subject to those types of taxes. Show More Summary

Former Queens Library CEO Allegedly Kept Work Computers, iPhone

Former Queens Public Library head Thomas Galante is still holding onto a library-provided desktop computer, tablets, and an iPhone—and he deleted records from a laptop he did return after being fired over allegations that he lavished library money on himself, according to a court filing by the public library system. Show More Summary

The Mermaid Inn Crew Bring Neapolitan Pizza To The UWS

    Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to the Upper West Side for pizza, courtesy of the folks at the Mermaid Inn. [ more › ]

Governors Ball Announced Day-By-Day Lineup

Governors Ball will return to Randall's Island this summer for their 6th annual three-day fest, and they've just announced the day-by-day lineups, which are huge. This is despite being up against way more corporate festivals this time around, like AEG Live's Panorama (aka Coachella East), which will hit up the Island on the weekend of July 22nd. [ more › ]

Video: Jessica Williams Takes On Beyoncé Haters Like Rudy Giuliani

After dropping a new song with a politically and racially charged video, Beyonce dominated Super Bowl 50 with a halftime guest appearance featuring dancers in Black Panthers-inspired outfits. Of course, Rudy Giuliani wasn't going to take this kind of commentary from the world's most powerful celebrity. [ more › ]

Presidents' Day Pop-Up Promises Oodles Of Noodle Soups

To cap off a three-day weekend—for some people (grumble grumble)—Ramen Burger creator and ramen enthusiast Keizo Shimamoto has planned an ambitious rendition of his Smorgasburg-born Ramen Shack, which'll be popping up at West Village's Lumpia Shack. Show More Summary

A $288 Mosquito Net & Other Things To Buy In Williamsburg 2016

  Is that $100 custom Lump Nubbin truly one-of-a-kind, or did your basic kid sister in Boston already buy three at Urban Outfitters? Are those feathers you're buying for your DIY headdress-making party really imported from North Dakota, or are they locally sourced from a foragers collective in Jamaica Bay? And which is more relevant? Hmmmm.... [ more › ]

Brooklyn Subway Rider Beaten By Man Shouting, "Cracka, You Don't Belong Here!"

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for a man who assaulted a subway rider on Friday night at the Church Avenue station in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Police say the victim, a 44-year-old white man, was exiting the Q train around 9:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Breads Bakery Is Resurrecting A Beloved UWS Cake

Breads Bakery, they of the superlative babka, are debuting their second NYC location this Wednesday at 1890 Broadway near Lincoln Center. The bakery's babkas, cheesecakes and other staples will be available at the new location, in addition to other pastries and fresh breads. Show More Summary

Man Sexually Assaults Woman On UES, Then Says "Have A Nice Day"

According to the NYPD, at 5 a.m. on Friday, February 5th, a 36-year-old woman was walking on East 94th Street when a man "grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground after she crossed Second Avenue. The suspect then forced the victim to walk further down the block where he removed $40 and sexually assaulted her." [ more › ]

Photos: "Insane" Queens Flooding Is Giving Residents Sandy Flashbacks

  Many narrow residential streets east and west of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens were shin-deep in steadily-rising cold Jamaica Bay floodwaters shortly before the 8:52 p.m. high tide on Monday night?more than 12 hours after a coastal storm grazed the Rockaways, churning salt water between one and three feet deep on some roadways. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Restaurant Lobster Is Often A Lie

Carnegie Deli reopens, Beyonce rankles Giuliani, cruise ship in a storm, Indian man killed by meteorite, hammer attack goes to prison and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

This 79-Story Glass Tower Of Banal Is Ready To Dominate The Queens Skyline

Behold, the Court Square City View Tower, a 79-story, 963-feet-tall glass megatower that will reflect so much sunlight it will be impossible to look directly at Queens County. [ more › ]

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