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Subway Etiquette: Your Feet Probably Don't Belong On The Seat

Here at Gothamist HQ, we get more than our fair share of subway etiquette queries. This last two weeks alone, we've seen selfish behavior, sociopathic behavior, and a possibly bionic subway pole. There's one thing that seems to come up again and again in countless emails: people putting their feet on the seat. [ more › ]

Slurp Up These 3 Food Events This Week

Television stations decided to air Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and The Breakfast Club this weekend, so some of us are too stuffed on tortilla chips, tubs of Trader Joes cookies, and human tears to think about the upcoming week's food offerings. Show More Summary

Man Fatally Struck By Train While Retrieving Phone From Tracks

A man was fatally struck by a train early Sunday morning as he attempted to retrieve an item from the tracks. Police say that the incident happened around 3:10 a.m. this morning at the Prospect Park station. [ more › ]

Photos: The Best Costumes From NY Comic Con 2014

  NY Comic Con 2014 comes to an end today, but you can relive all the Jacob Javits Center magic from the comfort of your apartment with the photo bonanza above. The costumes were fantastic as ever, and included everyone from No Face from Spirited Away to Napolean Dynamite, from groups of Robins to Kiss aficionados, from Barbie to The Hound & Arya. Show More Summary

Man Fatally Shot In The Head While Biking In Brooklyn

A man was fatally shot in the head while biking in Brooklyn on Sunday. According to police, the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. today. The 30-year-old victim was riding his bike on Union Street near Utica Avenue in Crown Heights when he was shot by an unknown assailant. [ more › ]

Megarich Foreigners To Keep Bleeding NYC Dry

Luxury real estate firms in New York City make a lot of money helping wealthy foreigners exploit the state's tax laws?now some firms overseas want to share in the joy of being richly rewarded middlemen. The Times reports that real estate...Show More Summary

Videos: Bill Hader Revives Stefon & More Favorites On Saturday Night Live

               Bill Hader made his triumphant return to Saturday Night Live, hosting the show for the first time since he left at the end of season 38. Like many other previous alums, he brought along a bunch of classic characters and recurring sketches. But unlike some of those reheated bits, Hader's episode was actually good. [ more › ]

Red Bulls On The Verge Of The Playoffs With 3-1 Win Over Toronto

  The New York Red Bulls are getting hot at just the right time. Continuing what is now a ten game home undefeated streak, the Red Bulls put Toronto to the sword, handing them a 3-1 beating. Goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips, RubenShow More Summary

Area Man Offers "Tips" On How To Pickup Women On The Subway

New Yorkers have come up with so many creative ways to find dates in the city—offering free eye procedures, plastering poles with flyers, sharing six packs on the SI Ferry—that pickup artists offering advice on meeting women on the subway seems quaint and old-fashioned. Show More Summary

NYC Has Paid Out Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Police-Related Settlements Since 2009

New York City taxpayers shelled out $428 million in NYPD-related settlements over the last five years. [ more › ]

Elderly Woman Says Strangers Stole Her House With Fake Deed

An elderly Manhattan woman says that a con artist has stolen her familial Queens home with a fake deed. Film critic Jennifer Merin tells the Post today all about how ex-con Darrell Beatty, 49, and his two sons managed to illegally occupy the three-bedroom Tudor in Laurelton, Queens last February. [ more › ]

Dallas Health Care Worker Has Ebola

A health care worker who treated the man who died of Ebola last week has tested positive for the deadly virus, according to Texas health officials. [ more › ]

NYPD: This Guy Kept Flashing Himself At Subway Rider

The police hope that the public can help them identify a suspect in a public lewdness incident that took place over the summer. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: John Cleese Has Great Contempt For Taylor Swift's Cat

Because frisbee golfers are trouble, check out today's end-of-day links: Tom Brady superfan arrested, Calvin & Hobbes damage, Amanda Bynes hospitalized, John Cleese mocks Taylor Swift's cat, 'Yes Means Yes' consent bill, and baby goat loves beagle. Show More Summary

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Parachuting Sandwiches On Sunday

If you happen to spot a few grilled cheese sandwiches parachuting over the West Village, don't be alarmed—an Australian "airborne food service" will be doing a tasty meal drop Sunday afternoon to celebrate their launch in NYC. [ more › ]

Black Teens Say Police Routinely Profile Them In Park Slope

Earlier this month, some NYPD officers were accused of shooing away black teenagers around Park Slope. Over a hundred students, parents, teachers and local residents attended a town hall meeting on Friday night at local John Jay Educational Campus to share tales of teens being harassed. [ more › ]

Sanford Rubenstein's Rape Accuser Allegedly Seen On Video Kissing Him

Prominent attorney Sanford Rubenstein, who has been under investigation for allegedly raping a woman after pal Al Sharpton's birthday party last week, is claiming he had consensual sex with his accuser. And according to the Daily News...Show More Summary

Photo: Inconsiderate Teen Becomes One With Subway Pole

We may be scarred for life by the man who is haunting the F train with his used condoms, but that doesn't mean we can't still appreciate other, less fluid-driven subway transgressors. Like the teen in the photos above, who gets extra points for finding a creative way of breaking subway etiquette—namely, by fusing his body with a subway pole. [ more › ]

Two Men Arrested For Shooting Man 15 Minutes After Finishing 15 Year Prison Sentence

Two men have been arrested for shooting a Manhattan man 15 minutes after he was released from prison after serving a 15 year sentence—and it turns out it was over a 15 year grudge. Jerome Mack, 35, and Edgar Wilson, 35, have been charged with attempted murder and weapons possession for shooting Devon Simmons in the chest and leg on Thursday. Show More Summary

Two Boots And Junior's May Be Tossed From Grand Central

Commuters looking to score a slice of Mother Earth or a slice of cheesecake at Grand Central Terminal might be out of luck soon—both Junior's and Two Boots are reaching the ends of their leases in the terminal's food court, and fear they'll soon be ousted after their decade-plus reigns. [ more › ]

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