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Early Addition: Outraged Clowns To Protest 'It'

Ted Cruz has got bigger problems than porno, clowns are hitting the streets, 'South Park' is bad 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 › ]

Spike Lee Talks Crooklyn, Neighborhood Names, And Summerhill: 'What's Wrong With That Lady?'

Earlier this month, the mayor's office announced that Spike Lee's Crooklyn had been chosen as the winner of the inaugural "One Film, One New York" competition, in which New Yorkers got to vote on a quintessential (and family-friendly) NYC-focused movie to be screened in parks and theaters across the city. Show More Summary

Anthony Weiner Would Prefer Not To Go To Jail, Thanks

Anthony Weiner, who is already in a metaphorical prison of his own horniness and ego, is asking a judge to not send him to an actual prison made of concrete and steel and other prison stuff. [ more › ]

Broad City Does 'Sliding Doors' In Its Season Premiere

Broad City kicked off its fourth season last night with a Sliding Doors-esque premiere, appropriately dubbed, "Sliding Doors." [SPOILERS BELOW!] The episode digs into Abbi and Ilana's origin story, though the exact circumstances that lead them to each other differ depending on whether or not they caught an F train before it went out of service. Show More Summary

Teen Arrested For Allegedly Painting 'Jew' On Front Door Of Riverdale Home

The NYPD has arrested a 16-year-old boy they say spray-painted the word "Jew" on the front door of a home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx this weekend, along with two accomplices. [ more › ]

Billionaire Barry Diller Abandons Dream Of Levitating Park On The Hudson

Billionaire Barry Diller has abandoned his controversial proposal for a $250 million floating park/performance venue in the Hudson River near 14th Street. [ more › ]

Photos: Arcade Fire's Epic Exuberance Can't Quite Ignite Madison Square Garden

When you see Arcade Fire live in 2017, there will be plenty of moments when you'll be sure you're watching the real deal, and not a remarkably convincing impression of Arcade Fire. For every stumble, there is a corrective, like whenShow More Summary

Craig Carton Resigns From WFAN, Calls Ponzi Scheme Charges 'Unfounded'

A week after being being arrested on federal securities and wire fraud charges, WFAN radio personality Craig Carton announced his resignation from the station. [ more › ]

Video: Oh Dear God Look At All These Rats

Rats love New York City and rats love garbage, so obviously if you've got yourself a New York City lot that's full of mostly garbage, you've also got yourself a classic New York City Rat Playground. Something like this—you don't even need to turn up the volume to hear their squeals of pleasure: [ more › ]

Wall Street Bull Splashed With Blue Paint To Protest Climate Change Denial

Police got a call about the paint, which was concentrated on the bull's head, around 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Someone also draped a blue sash on the Fearless Girl, a small statue conceived by a global investment firm that went viral earlier this year. [ more › ]

Did You Catch Yesterday's Enchanting Rainbow?

It briefly rained yesterday, which can be a bummer for those who weren't expecting it (including a Gothamist staffer who walked into the office complaining about the rain only to be informed it had stopped by the time she rode up in the elevator). Show More Summary

Debris On Tracks Causes Morning Rush Hour Misery On 1, 2, 3, 4, And 5 Trains

Debris on the tracks at the 50th Street 1 train station crippled the 1, 2, and 3 lines this morning, with delays spilling over onto the 4 and 5 lines as the MTA rerouted trains. For people trying to get downtown, this was not a fun morning, particularly at 168th Street, which is prone to overcrowding. [ more › ]

Martin Shkreli Is Now In Jail After Judge Revokes His $5 Million Bail

Infamous "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is heading to jail, after a judge decided that his offer of $5,000 for a hair from Hillary Clinton was "solicitation of an assault." [ more › ]

5 Outdoor Accessories You Need Before Your Next Hike

Who says summer's over? These innovative outdoor accessories will have you enjoying the last of the long, warm days right through to the cooler ones. Enjoy your next hike or camping trip whether there's grass or leaves on the ground. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Is Your Schedule Killing You?

Because this is why doing nothing is the best option, check out today's end-of-day links: new Destroyer, best misappropriation of funds, Internet censorship, Hillary Clinton book takeaways, talking sex robots, and dog surprise birthday. Show More Summary

Photos: Cornell Tech's Shiny Eco-Friendly Campus Opens On Roosevelt Island

On Wednesday, nearly six years after winning then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg's competition to develop an applied-sciences campus in New York City, Cornell Tech officially opened on Roosevelt Island. [ more › ]

34-Year-Old Pulitzer Prize-Winning WSJ Writer Died Of Natural Causes

The Wall Street Journal opinion writer Joseph Rago, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment in July, died of natural causes related to sarcoidosis, according to the NYC medical examiner's office. [ more › ]

Schumer Stays Mum On Single Payer As Gillibrand Co-Sponsors Medicare-For-All Bill

As Bernie Sanders and the rest of the 2,020 Democrats running for president in a few years (including, some believe, Kirsten Gillibrand) gathered in Washington to support Sanders's Medicare-for-all bill today, Chuck Schumer, New York's senior senator and the Democratic Minority Leader, remains non-committal on the idea of single-payer health care. [ more › ]

Old Rose Serves Up Italian Food & A Bit Of Titanic History In The West Village

It's been a busy summer for Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, partners of The Smile and newly-opened satellite operation The Smile To Go in DUMBO's new Empire Stores development. The duo return to Manhattan for their latest opening,...Show More Summary

Roger Waters Shows Will Go On Despite Nassau County Anti-BDS Law

The New York Civil Liberties Union is urging lawmakers in Nassau County to repeal a bill denying county contracts to any companies participating in the Boycott, Divest and Sanction [BDS] movement, which seeks to pressure Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. [ more › ]

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