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Early Addition: Do We Really Need A Gourmet Chopped Cheese Sandwich?

A sub in the East River, NYC trying to curb mosquito population, empty storefronts in Tribeca, Bad Lip Reading at the DNC, cats vs. washing machines and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Video: John Oliver Takes On Charter Schools, Papa John's

Last night, John Oliver aimed his infotaining satire cannon at America's ongoing charter school debate, bringing a refreshing degree of nuance to the issue. In his typically lengthy segment, Oliver acknowledged the nation's diverse charter...Show More Summary

How To Eat All The Cheese You Please This Week

A meal is only as good as the drinks you pair with it. Whether your preferred food and beverage combo is wine and cheese, beer and cheese, whiskey and cheese, or... vegan lobster rolls and kombucha?... there are plenty of ways for you to imbibe this week. [ more › ]

NYC Man Fatally Struck While Playing Catch With Son On Side Of Highway

A 35-year-old Bronx man was struck and killed by a driver on Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley on Saturday night while tossing a baseball with his son on the side of the road, according to State Police. A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, Nicholas Barba, was playing catch with his son while he waited for a tow truck on the south shoulder. [ more › ]

Festive Parisian Picnic Diner En Blanc Returns To NYC In September

The white-out Parisian pop-up picnic Diner en Blanc returns to NYC next month—but where it ends up, nobody knows (until moments before it's scheduled to start). The annual fete unfolds on September 15th at an as-yet-undisclosed public space somewhere in the five boroughs. Will this be the year they finally head to Brooklyn? [ more › ]

Brooklyn Man Gunned Down In Fatal Drive-By Shooting

A 22-year-old Brooklyn man was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning. [ more › ]

Photos: Logan Hicks's Spectacular Bowery Mural Is Now DONE

After a false start in July, artist Logan Hicks spent the last five days (and nights) completely redoing his epic stencil mural on the Bowery Wall. Yesterday afternoon he finished the work, and the result was pretty amazing. [ more ...

Photos, Video: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Was Super Mario At Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

In a real power up move, Tokyo's 2020 Olympics team stole the thunder from the Rio Olympics closing ceremony by unveiling a promotional film that showed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveling from Tokyo to Rio as Super Mario, through a pipe—and then appearing at the Maracana Stadium in a Super Mario costume and cap. [ more › ]

5 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash On Long Island Expressway

Five people, including a 10-year-old boy, are dead after an SUV driver going east apparently lost control of his car and crossed a Long Island Expressway median in Manorville—and then went airborne hitting two other vehicles. Many first responders called it one of the "worst" crashes they'd ever seen. [ more › ]

Allegedly Drunk Man Killed By 6 Train After Falling Onto UES Tracks

A man who witnesses say was intoxicated died early Sunday morning after he fell onto the subway tracks and was hit by a train at an Upper East Side station. [ more › ]

Rudy Giuliani Wants You To Google Conspiracies About Hillary Clinton's Health

This election has seen former mayor Rudy Giuliani take playing the familiar role of your racist Trump-loving retired neighbor who will never let you forget 9/11 (except for the time he seemingly forgot about it). On Sunday morning, Giuliani...Show More Summary

Queens Man Dies After Jumping Off Of Booze Cruise

A Queens man who jumped off of a booze cruise into Flushing Bay early this morning and was pulled back on to the boat by the crew died shortly aftewrwards, according to police. [ more › ]

Photos: These 'Baby' Great White Sharks Were Just Released Off Montauk

You're gonna need a bigger boat—two young great white sharks were tagged and released off Long Island by OCEARCH as part of an effort to learn more about sharks and how they can survive here. [ more › ]

Our TaxiTV Nightmare Is Coming To An End

In a world of subway shutdowns and Uber's price gouging, TaxiTV has come to feel like a minor transit evil. Yes, its "Bleep Bloop!" triggers a fiery pavlovian rage in all of us, but stabbing the mute button with your pointer finger is all it takes to enjoy a peaceful trip (usually!). Show More Summary

Cupcake ATM Bakery Briefly Shuttered By Health Department Due To Mice

Everyone was excited when a cupcake ATM showed up in New York two years ago, even though it did mean handing control of sweets over to deceitful robots. Now, to make matters worse, DNAinfo reports that the Sprinkles Cupcakes location...Show More Summary

Stepmother Charged With Murder Of 9-Year-Old Queens Girl Found In Bathtub

Yesterday, police found Ashdeep Kuar, a 9-year-old girl, dead in the bathtub of her Queens home at 99-50 112th Street. Investigators said they wanted to talk to the girl's stepmother about her death, and yesterday afternoon arrested the woman, Arjun Shamdi Pardas, and charged her with Kuar's murder. [ more › ]

Photos: Monsters, Mermaids And Spongebob Emerge At Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest

Nothing says summer like a good, old-fashioned sand sculpture contest! Yesterday, the 26th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest was held, bringing out a mix of pro sand specialists as well as novices and families to show their grit. [ more › ]

Ryan Lochte Says He Was Drunk When He Claimed He Was Robbed

Ryan Lochte has managed to give the most shameful American performance at an Olympics since our 2004 men's basketball team failed to win the gold. As Lochte's story has fallen apart, people have wondered why he's made up this easily refutable story about a gunpoint robbery. Show More Summary

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