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Man Kicked Off Flight Because Of Broad City T-Shirt

In an aircraft apparently co-piloted by one Rev. Shaw Moore, a college student dared to test the limits of free speech by wearing a T-shirt with the words: Broad Fucking City. [ more › ]

Bushwick Pizza Party Serves Up Pies, Nostalgia & 40s Of PBR

  The latest in our Quick Bites series brings us to Bushwick for a pizza party... [ more › ]

Photos: Downtown Brooklyn Area Getting A HUGE Makeover

        With DUMBO quickly transforming into a luxury-condo landscape, and with the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront being further developed every day, the city is now ready to dig its shovels into the mostly underdeveloped, unused area that connects Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Better Call Saul "Rico" Recap: Down In The Dumps

Last week on Better Call Saul, Mike did a favor, the Kettlemans looked for new representation, and Jimmy did the right thing. This week, Chuck got back to work, Mike looked for a new job, and Jimmy went to the opera. Let's talk about the newest episode, "Rico," below. [ more › ]

MMA May Soon Be Legal In New York

Mixed martial arts—a euphemistic name for what essentially boils down to "beating the shit out of another human being until they faint and/or die," might soon be made legal in New York. Hooray!? [ more › ]

Restaurant Workers Forced To "Volunteer" As Farm Laborers Win $2.67 Million Verdict

The workers at the popular Korean restaurant group Kum Gang San were forced to work seven-day, 18-hour shifts with no overtime, attend church before work on Sundays, and beg for forgiveness if they refused to "volunteer" their time picking vegetables in the owner's garden. Show More Summary

Photos: Spectacular NJ Sinkhole Devours Car, Forces Evacuation

It's been a long, long winter, and now that the roads are done hibernating, they are HUNGRY. [ more › ]

Photographing The Forbidden Zones With NYC's Young Urban Explorers

             I met Victor Thomas outside of a noodle restaurant in the Financial District on a recent Monday just before midnight. After we exchanged a cold handshake, he asked, "So, you ready to just go?" I nodded and we walked. At a set of subway turnstiles we waited for a crowd to exit and swapped Instagram handles. Show More Summary

Robert Durst's Lawyer Insists He Was "Tricked" By The Jinx

The lawyer who successfully defended Robert Durst in the 2001 killing of Durst's neighbor in Texas appeared on the Today show this morning to slam the HBO docu-series The Jinx, which featured Durst talking to himself in the bathroom and seemingly admitting to the murders of his first wife Kathleen and his friend Susan Berman. Show More Summary

UPDATE: The 7 Line Extension Is Delayed

With the MTA struggling to get the regular trains to stop taking naps underground, it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that some of the flashier projects are getting pushed back. Like, for instance, the 7 Line Extension—turns out erstwhile Mayor Bloomberg's favorite new train probably won't be ready until at least the summer. [ more › ]

Hairy Commute: L Train Doors Close On Lady's Coiffure

There are worse things than hair to get stuck between subway doors, like divorce papers or pad thai, but this is still pretty unfortunate. Last night one L train commuter managed to squeeze onto a packed train at Union Square shortly after 9 p.m., but in the end there just wasn't enough room for her hair to join her. [ more › ]

Is NYC Ready For A 10-Cent Plastic Bag Fee?

For seven years, proposals for a bag tax in New York City have floated around City Hall like a Duane Reade bag with a German accent. Now a group of City Councilmembers want to pass the tax by April 22nd, which also happens to be Earth Day. [ more › ]

Woman Killed By 1 Train While Walking Between Subway Cars

A woman was fatally struck by a southbound 1 train in upper Manhattan yesterday morning—according to police she fell while walking between subway cars. [ more › ]

NYPD: This Woman Tossed Hot Coffee At Bus Driver On St. Patrick's Day

The police are hoping the public can help them find a woman who allegedly threw a cup of coffee at a bus driver last week. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Race You Up The Stairs At 1 WTC!

Meth in plush rabbits, USA's oddest roadside attractions, run the stairs at 1WTC, quarter robbery, too bright streetlights, Brooklyn grade-fixing scheme and more day's end links. 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 › ]

Don Draper Couldn't Afford This Sunken Living Room In 2015

For the past couple of seasons, Mad Men's Don Draper has been living in style at 783 Park Avenue, Apt. 17B. The sprawling, high rise space is a mid-century dream, with an enviable sunken living room as its centerpiece. Could Don Draper...Show More Summary

Innocent Man Held On Rikers For Two Years Wins $1 Million From City

The city is paying a $1 million settlement to a man who was held on Rikers Island for two years, despite committing no crime. [ more › ]

The LES Gets A Vegetarian Barstaurant Dedicated To Cider

   "They're scrumpy," declares Ben Sandler, describing some of the highly drinkable cider offerings from Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, just one of the many different varieties and types of cider he and partner Jennifer Lim will offer at their new Lower East Side restaurant Wassail, opening tomorrow. Show More Summary

Fighting For NYC's "Soul": Manhattan BP Brewer Proposes Lease Mediation For Mom & Pop Businesses

Inside the Halal Guys restaurant on the Upper West Side, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today outlined a series of ideas to help small businesses "survive" and "thrive" in this increasingly corporate retail atmosphere. "Small...Show More Summary

Subway Fares Are Up, And So Are Delays

As you may have noticed, subway fares rose from $2.50 to $2.75 per ride on Sunday, which is still a bargain considering how much time we get to crochet during our lengthy commutes. But if you're thinking, "Man, it seems like subway service has gotten shittier and now I'm paying more for it?" you are not wrong. Show More Summary

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