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Extra, Extra: Subway Stripping Is The Logical Evolution Of Subway Breakdancing

Because uncovered butts should never touch the subway floor, check out today's end-of-day links: cool pimples, Millennials moving to suburbs, mom hair cuts, ending coworker friendships, Jersey City drivers, pizza emergency, and dog loves soccer. Show More Summary

Chick-Fil-A Declared Best Fast Food Chain By Customer Satisfaction Report

Like Middle Schoolers and subway systems, things like retails stores, banks and airlines are subject to yearly report cards by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, who survey the public on a wide spectrum of industries to see how companies compare to one another and to a broader view of American commerce. Show More Summary

Report: Rikers Still A Relatively Safe Haven For Rapists

A leaked internal review has confirmed what individual lawsuits have been alleging for years: Rikers Island has a sex abuse problem, and the systems in place to deal with that problem haven't always been adequate (and certainly weren't at the time the review was conducted). [ more › ]

Subway Panic Ensues After Kids Set Off Firecrackers During Fight On 2 Train

People frantically ran out of a subway station in Harlem this morning after kids reportedly set off firecrackers during a fight aboard a train and people mistook the sounds for gun shots. [ more › ]

Free Tampons Are Coming To NYC Schools, Jails and Shelters

The City Council has approved legislation that will bring free tampons and pads to the city's public schools, shelters and prisons before the end of the year. [ more › ]

Report: Brooklyn Voter Purge Disproportionately Affected Latinos

The more than 120,000 voters improperly purged from Brooklyn's voter roles seem to have been disproportionately Hispanic, and from neighborhoods with large Hispanic populations. WNYC, which first reported the illegal purges ahead ofShow More Summary

Testicle-Flashing Subway Rider Is Now Worthy Of NYPD Attention

Last week, a concerned subway rider went to a Manhattan police precinct to report that a man on the 4 train had exposed his testicles and offered to provide officers with a clear photo of the individual. But a police officer told the...Show More Summary

Here's What's Coming & Going From Netflix In July

What's going to happen here is that you're going to skim through these newly available titles on Netflix and think, "Not bad, Netflix." But then you're going to scroll down and see what will be leaving Netflix, and the trade-off won't seem worth it. Show More Summary

Three Arrested At Holland Tunnel For Cache Of Weapons And Ammunition

Three people were arrested after Port Authority police officers found "multiple loaded guns, knives and ballistic vests"—plus 2,000 rounds of ammunition—in their car. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Loser Trump Needs Money. Sad!

Because at least the website is working now, check out today's mid-day links: Trump's money woes, intelligent stoners, anchorwoman's race lawsuit, Judith Butler profile, #LizardTea, juggling Blink-182 & UFOs, and ABC's newest anchorkitty. Show More Summary

Kanye West To Headline New Festival At Citi Field In October

Earlier this month, Kanye West was supposed to play Governors Ball and almost-kinda played Webster Hall (if you consider Kanye standing up through a sunroof and high fiving fans in the middle of 3rd Avenue for about 15 minutes an acceptable substitute for music being played, then he definitely put on quite the show). Show More Summary

Watch NYers' Hearts Break As They JUST Miss The Subway Train

There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close. Show More Summary

This Greenwich Village Restaurant Will Only Serve Meals In Glass Jars

Food packaging is definitely out of control—why are most sandwiches cocooned in two types of wrapping?—the result of which are floating islands of trash in our rivers and other water sources. Reusable and recyclable alternatives areShow More Summary

Watch The Chaotic Bryant Park Lawn Rush For The First Movie Night Of Summer

Last night Bryant Park's outdoor summer movie series kicked off with Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and because I am mesmerized by it every year, I wanted a multi-camera shot of that moment the lawn opens. [ more › ]

UWS School Relocation Fight Is Destroying Playdates, Scaring Homeowners

Asked on Monday if he'd comment on a proposal to transplant his children's cramped Upper West Side elementary school, PS 452, sixteen blocks south to a larger campus near the NYCHA-run Amsterdam Houses, a father smiled and shook his head. "The topic's too hot," he said. (Local parent and comedian Jason Jones agrees, and has warned others not to talk to the press.) [ more › ]

Bratton Says Arrest Of High-Ranking Cops Doesn't Show "Systemic Corruption"

Yesterday's arrest of two high-ranking NYPD officers, along with a sergeant and a police fixer on federal corruption charges, and the looming possibility of charges to come against several others, has police Commissioner Bill Bratton struggling to downplay the significance of the alleged crimes. [ more › ]

Teen Fare Jumper Escapes Police Custody, Turns Himself In Hours Later

K9 units, a helicopter, and numerous cops were dispatched to find a 16-year-old who escaped from a Brooklyn police precinct last night. The search was called off when the teen decided to turn himself back in. [ more › ]

Photos: See The Rare Strawberry Moon Over NYC

On Monday night the summer solstice collided with a full moon, bringing out a rare sight: the Strawberry Moon. The last time this happened was nearly 50 years ago, in 1967, kicking off the Summer of Love. It's not slated to happen again until 2062. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Do We Really Want Blue Wine To Become A Thing?

Because you prefer whiskey for a reason, check out today's end-of-day links: office nemeses, lottery lawyer advice, swimming pool bear, Monopoly the musical, simulation living, and baby elephant tries to intimidate cows. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Raping Teenage Girl In 1994

A federal lawsuit filed Monday in New York accuses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl more than 20 years ago, at several Upper East Side parties hosted by convicted sex offender and notorious billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein. [ more › ]

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