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Burglar Steals $10,000 Plus Tablets From Champs Diner In Williamsburg

Champs Diner, a popular vegan restaurant in Brooklyn, was burglarized early yesterday morning by a thief who took thousands in cash as well as a number of tech gadgets. The suspect was caught on surveillance video, and now the cops hope someone can help identify him. [ more › ]

Selfie-Seeking Teens Rescued From Central Park Pond After Falling Through Ice

A group of teenagers were apparently trying to take a selfie on an iced-over Central Park pond—but, with the unseasonably warm weather, the ice broke and the kids fell into the frigid water. A witness said told the Daily News, "They were taking a selfie and they all went down together... I was very scared." [ more › ]

Save Your Broken Phone In Less Than An Hour (Without Leaving Home, Or Wherever You Are)

It’s safe to say that most people who’ve owned smartphones have, at some point, damaged their device. Gone are the days of flip phones that were made of brick and could withstand 12-hour marathons in your back pocket. Advanced technology is fragile! [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Florida Boy Chucks Wood At Trump

Because you need some distance from coworkers, check out today's end-of-day links: Keanu Reeves up for 'Matrix 4,' Alex Jones informal Trump adviser, Milo disinvited from CPAC, 'Veep' season six trailer, and a very satisfied dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Watch Archie Bunker's Plaid Coat Get Appraised On 'Antiques Roadshow'

Here's a fun treat for TV memorabilia fans or just fans of Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom, All in the Family: A jacket worn by fictional Queens resident Archie Bunker, played by the late Carroll O'Connor, was appraised on Antiques Roadshow. A woman bought it from an estate sale of O'Connor's widow and paid just $40 for the plaid CPO coat! [ more › ]

'It Kills Me.' Totonno's Heir Wishes Family Name Was In The History Books

As an addendum to a recent episode of Vice/Munchies's The Pizza Show, Antoinette Balzano—granddaughter of Anthony "Totonno" Pero (that Totonno)—tells her grandfather's story and importance in NYC's pizza story in her own words. [ more › ]

'Viscerally Arresting' Portal Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Portal coming soon. (Courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park) [ more › ]

Forecast: Spring Arriving About A Month Early

I drove down to Florida a couple of weeks ago. About halfway through North Carolina I noticed that the leaves were starting to come out on some of the trees. While the growing season obviously starts earlier to our south, mid-February seemed awfully early to me. Show More Summary

11 People Reportedly Passed Through Security At JFK Without Getting Screened Today

Eleven people managed to make it through security at John F. Kennedy Airport this morning without getting screened by TSA, according to reports. Worse, three of the unchecked passengers set off metal detectors, and all 11 are assumed to have boarded flights. Comforting indeed. [ more › ]

Police Raid Of Brooklyn Motorcycle Clubhouse Nets Guns, Cornucopia Of Drugs

Police arrested two dozen people over the weekend in a raid of a motorcycle club in Gowanus that officers say turned up guns, drugs of several kinds, and a lot of people with open arrest warrants. [ more › ]

Huge Crowds Of Protesters Are Massing Outside Trump International Hotel On The UWS

More than a thousand people have already massed along Central Park West this afternoon for a national Not My Presidents Day rally, and the crowd is still growing on the blocks north and south of Trump International Hotel. The sun isShow More Summary

Russian Ambassador To The UN Dies Suddenly After Collapsing At Embassy

Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations since 2006, died today after passing out in the embassy. He died one day before his 65th birthday. [ more › ]

Port Authority Considers $4 'Access Fee' On Trips To & From Airports

Taxi, black car, and other for-hire vehicle trips to and from the airport could cost $4 extra under a Port Authority plan being considered for next year. Similar to Uber and Lyft fees already in place in Los Angeles and Chicago airports, the extra cash would go towards airport projects. [ more › ]

Former SNL Comedian Joe Piscopo Wants To Be The Donald Trump Of New Jersey

As one of only a few outspokenly conservative former cast members of Saturday Night Live (see: Dennis Miller, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider), Joe Piscopo has enjoyed a robust second career in Republican circles, at least since he swore off the Democratic Party in 2014. Show More Summary

Ways To Resist Trump In NYC This Week

Oh wow great, another week, another profile of John McCain, who's being lionized as a principled conservative opponent of President Trump despite the fact that he doesn't do anything substantive to earn that designation. Don't be like John McCain. Get out there and do something instead. [ more › ]

Little Tong Noodle Shop Pop-Up Serving Rice Noodle Soups On Wednesday In Williamsburg

Before she opens her Little Tong restaurant next month in the East Village, chef Simone Tong hosts the last in a series of four pop-up dinners this Wednesday in Williamsburg. At the meal, Tong will serve Yunnan-style rice noodles (mixian) in a variety of broths, in addition to "little eats" and "little sweets." [ more › ]

Forest Hills Rocked By Manhole Explosions

Forest Hills residents were rocked by a series of manhole explosions last night that, by all accounts, seemed quite intense. [ more › ]

Leaked Homeland Security Memos Outline Trump's 'Mass Deportation' Plans

Department of Homeland Security memos leaked over the weekend outline extreme immigration enforcement guidelines that begin to fill in the blanks of President Donald Trump's vague January Executive Orders calling for a border wall and greased-up deportation machine. [ more › ]

Get In The Calzone With This Sloppy Giuseppe Beauty At Speedy Romeo

A brand new bar menu has launched at Tribeca's Racines NY aimed at giving your stomach some padding while you're tossing back glasses of wine. There are smaller bites like Chicken Liver Pate ($10), Avocado Toast ($10) and Pigs' FeetShow More Summary

GIRLS Recap: Hostage Situation

There was a moment on last week's episode in which Riz Ahmed's surf instructor character tells Hannah, "It's so much easier to love something than to hate it, don't you think?" I'm beginning to feel that way about GIRLS, a show I started out loving, then hated so violently I was assigned to recap it with passion. Show More Summary

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