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Lexington's Bar Blesses Murray Hill With Fancy Cocktails & Small Plates

  Lexington's, a new bar based in The Court Hotel, is threatening to class up the Tonic Easts and Joshua Trees that litter fratastic Murray Hill, offering "classic" cocktails and small plates out of an elegant space. [ more › ]

You're Old & Finally Out Of Prison: What Happens Now?

When Gloria Rubero was sentenced to 20 to life in 1981 for robbery and murder, the NYC subway fare was sixty cents; cigarettes cost 45 cents; and VCRs were a cutting edge technology. Twenty-six years later, Rubero, age 56, was released...Show More Summary

Taxi Windshields May Get These Stickers Reminding Hacks Not To Run Over Pedestrians

The Taxi & Limousine Commission is voting on a proposal that would require taxis drivers to post stickers in their vehicles reminding them to watch for pedestrians while making turns. [ more › ]

Early Addition: For The NY Times, A Butt Movement Captured

Because the NY Times has discovered butts, check out today's mid-day links: Derek Jeter in The Bronx, James Franco poetry, Kevin Spacey's breath in a jar, calling 911 to complain about fridge, intense helicopter parents, and a chill cat. Show More Summary

The 18 Best Pizza Places In NYC

Earlier this year, I took a walking tour of Pittsburgh's Little Italy, and ended up at a pizzeria my tour guide declared was, "Just as good as the pizza in New York!" It was not. This city has the only pizza worth eating, after all (suck...Show More Summary

Will NYers Stomach A 10 Cent Plastic Bag Fee Or Should Earth Just GTFO?

Despite having been passed years ago in cities like D.C. and Seattle, NYC still has yet to pass legislation requiring merchants to charge 10 cents for plastic bags. Earlier this week, middle and high school students, along with advocacy...Show More Summary

Video: 8th Grade Brooklyn Metal Band Rocks Out On Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert welcomed his youngest guests ever last night when Brooklyn tween metal band Unlocking The Truth appeared for an interview and performance. The group, who signed a $1.8 million two-album recording contract with Sony earlier...Show More Summary

The NYPD Now Has A Twitter Account Dedicated To The L Train

The NYPD is really getting into this Twitter thing, and now the department has launched an account just about the L train. Today they're handing out fliers to L train riders in order to increase their follower count, which seems a tad desperate—can't they just buy followers like the rest of us? [ more › ]

Manhattan Is The Most Unequal Planet In America

New York's surreal planet inhabited by the Muffie Potter Astons and their tiny shivering dogs is getting more populated. According to the Census Bureau, the richest 5% of Manhattan households, those who earn an average of $864,394, increased their income by 9% from 2012 to 2013, making them 88 times richer than the poorest 20%, the largest income gap in the country. [ more › ]

Fake Con-Ed Workers Steal $70K From Elderly Man's Dresser Drawer

A man and a woman posing as Con Ed workers allegedly stole $70K from an elderly man's Woodside home, proving once more that you should never trust a human being or utility company. [ more › ]

NJ Firefighters Hang Sign Imploring Women To Expose Their Breasts

Some volunteer firefighters but full-time frat bros have made waves in South Jersey for hanging a sign requesting passersby to "show us your tits." Sorry, that's incorrect. The sign actually reads "SHOW US YOUR TITS." Nothing drives women to rip off their clothes like caps-lock! [ more › ]

Step Inside The Old Kings Theatre, Being Restored To Its Former Glory

  Earlier this week we got a look at the restoration action inside the old Kings Theatre in Flatbush. It has been sitting in beautiful abandonment for decades, but will reopen next year, following this full restoration. [ more › ]

Off-Duty Cop Was Drunk When He Drove Wrong Way & Killed Motorist

An off-duty NYPD officer had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he drove the wrong way on the NY Thruway last month and killed another motorist and himself. State police released a toxicology report yesterday showing that Richard E. Show More Summary

Photos: Spielberg Turns Brooklyn Into Nostalgic Fantasyland

  On Sunday, September 14th, Steven Spielberg filmed scenes for his Cold War-era movie, St. James Place, in DUMBO. We had previously spotted the set as it was being built, but on Sunday everything was in place as Old New York was brought briefly back to life, and crowds gathered around to watch Spielberg & Co. in action. Here's what that looked like. [ more › ]

NYPD: These Three People Punched N Train Rider & Stole His Money

The police hope the public can help them identify three suspects in a violent robbery on an N train last month. [ more › ]

Darrell Hammond Will Replace Don Pardo As New SNL Announcer

Last month, Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo passed away at age 96, after being the show's voice for 39 years. Now, SNL creator Lorne Michaels has decided to bring back former performer and incredibly talented impressionist Darrell Hammond to be its second announcer. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: NYC Nail Salons Rack Up Huge Health Violations

More NFL drama, canned food pop-up, Times cooking app, cute Ghostbuster doughnuts 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 › ]

Cop Suspended After Video Shows Him Kicking Suspect During Chaotic Arrest

An NYPD officer has been suspended and stripped of his badge and gun after video surfaced that appears to show him kicking a suspect during a chaotic arrest in Sunset Park on Sunday. The altercation between officers and vendors started after the NYPD tried to end a street fair and disperse the vendors. [ more › ]

Radegast, Egg & Other Williamsburg Eateries Could Be Threatened By $100 Million Real Estate Deal

A rumored real estate deal could cause trouble for some of Williamsburg's most successful eateries, meaning not even the neighborhood's bougie gentrifiers are safe from...the effects of gentrification. A possible $100 million deal to...Show More Summary

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