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The Fearless Manhattan Bridge Cat Has Been Captured & Locked In A Cage

On Wednesday night some office workers in DUMBO spotted a cat precariously walking along a ledge on the Manhattan Bridge, specifically the section above the archway. The cat was said to have gotten there while chasing pigeons, but eventually found its way off the ledge and, presumably, to safety. Show More Summary

Rapper Bobby Shmurda's Girlfriend Allegedly Smuggled A Shiv Into Rikers For Him

Twenty-year-old East Flatbush rapper Ackquille Pollard, a.k.a. Bobby Shmurda, has been accused of asking his girlfriend to smuggle a "home-made" knife into Rikers for him in her bra on Tuesday, according to the Bronx DA. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Ban Adam Sandler

Sloth yawns, Wyatt Cenac on Jon Stewart, bunny hoarder, Kirk's no Republican, Adam Sandler must be stopped, and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Check Out This Sexy Singing Sushi Extravaganza In Midtown

  This is Sushi Roxx. What is Sushi Roxx? Sushi Roxx is "a unique, high energy, vibe dining destination restaurant." What does that mean? On Wednesday night, I was invited to find out; here's what I learned. [ more › ]

Forecast: Two More Days Of Peachy Weather, And Then...

The stretch of absolutely beautiful summer weather hits three days today and a fourth day is expected tomorrow. With morning lows in the upper 60s and afternoon highs in the mid 80s, we are enjoying a prolonged stretch of almost exactly average daily temperatures. Show More Summary

D Train Platform Briefly Closed Due To Spectacular Synchronized Puking

If you were mildly inconvenienced due to a closed D train platform yesterday, know that it was for a worthwhile reason: A group of eight children vomited in unison all over the station at Fordham Road. [ more › ]

Ceiling Collapse Seriously Injures Two Workers In Building Near Grand Central

Two construction workers were seriously injured this morning when a ceiling reportedly collapsed inside a building on Madison Avenue near Grand Central Terminal. First responders were called to the location, at 317 Madison Avenue, around 10:15 a.m., and two workers were rushed to Bellevue Hospital. [ more › ]

MTA Shrinks Deficit To $9.8 Billion, Asks City & State To Please Fund It

In a letter sent to City and State officials yesterday afternoon, MTA Chairman Thomas Pendergast announced that his ever-struggling system, which has long faced a crushing $14 billion deficit to its $32 billion 2015-19 capital plan, has figured out a way to cut costs by 6-8%. [ more › ]

Summer Streets Are BACK, Now With Giant Waterslide

Summer Streets are set to take over the...streets...again next month, with plans to close a stretch of Park Avenue off to cars for a few hours on August 1st, 8th and 15th. Participants are encouraged to enjoy in the usual car-free adventures—rollerblading, jogging, cycling, front handsprings—along with sponsored activities at various rest stops. Show More Summary

Listen To Every Song Sampled On Paul's Boutique

The Beastie Boys released Paul's Boutique on July 25th, 1989, which means the seminal album turns 26 tomorrow. The groundbreaking masterpiece famously sampled 105 different songs, and although it's long been rumored that those samples weren't cleared, most of them actually were. [ more › ]

Bottomless Mexican Brunch Wins The Weekend Eating Award

Bottomless drunches are well-trodden territory, but now there's something for gluttons of the egg variety with a bottomless food brunch at Hecho en Dumbo on the Bowery. Bring your appetite for Chilaquiles Rojos con Cecina with salt-cured steak, Short Rib Sliders with jalapeno relish, Red Snapper Flautas and five other AYCE dishes. Show More Summary

Power Outage Causes Three Hour Delays For LaGuardia-Bound Flights

A power outage at LaGuardia airport this morning has delayed incoming flights for hours. LaGuardia? More like LOLGuardia, amirite? [ more › ]

Bike-Riding iPhone 6 Thieves Are On A Roll In Manhattan

The police are searching for a pair of robbers who have been riding bicycles up to female pedestrians in Manhattan and stealing their iPhone 6's. [ more › ]

And How Was YOUR Subway Commute This Fine Morning?

It's been at least a few days since we've spun you a tale of a nightmarish morning commute, so it seems appropriate to conclude this week with a subway horror story. An "earlier incident" at Court Square in Long Island City halted service...Show More Summary

Alligator Strolls Across Manhattan Street, NBD

An alligator was seen crossing 9th Avenue at West 205th Street in Manhattan yesterday. Only in New York, kids! (And freshwater wetlands throughout the southern United States.) [ more › ]

Park Slope & Windsor Terrace Locals Slam Designs For New Pavilion Movie Theater: "It Looks Like A Penitentiary"

   Designs for a newly renovated Pavilion theater and adjoining five-story condo complex were met with sharp criticism from Windsor Terrace and Park Slope residents, who say its overly modern look will be out of place with the rest of historic Bartel-Pritchard Square. [ more › ]

NSFW: Models Go Topless On NYC Courthouse Steps For Freedom Or Something

    Photographer Allen Henson caused a bit of a scene outside the New York Supreme Court on Centre Street yesterday afternoon when he showed up accompanied by five models who proceeded to remove their tops and then pose for photos on the courthouse steps. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Your Guide To The Hot Brony Sex All The Millennials Are Having

Almond milk misnomer, Anthony Weiner PR LOL, all animals go to heaven, Mets players crumbling into dust, Brony sex, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more...

Video: Cat Rescued From Subway Tracks After Causing Rush Hour Delays

A house cat escaped from its owner in the Canal Street A/C/E station during the evening rush hour Wednesday and delayed nearly 100 trains, but there's a happy ending: George the cat was safely rescued from the tracks and returned unharmed. [ more › ]

Air-Conditioned Tree Roots Coming To Hudson Yards

As of this writing, Hudson Yards doesn't have much to its name, aside from ten cranes, one nearly-topped-out building, and considerable tax breaks. But soon (we've been promised) the residential and commercial behemoth on the High Line will have much, much, more. Show More Summary

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