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Woman Pinned To Tree After UWS Crash Sends Taxi Spinning

A woman was severely injured Tuesday night outside of Central Park after an out-of-control SUV slammed into a cab and sent it spinning into her. According to a police spokesperson, the struck cab pinned the 62-year-old woman to a tree, causing serious injuries to both of her legs. [ more › ]

Neighbors Blame Basketball Courts & Teenagers For "Trauma" At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights residents met with the deputy inspector of the NYPD's 84th Precinct on Tuesday night to discuss the recent shutdowns of Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Police say the closures were prompted by fights or large gatherings...Show More Summary

Take A Tour Of MAD Magazine With Their Idiot-In-Chief

"I don't want to work for Uber. I don't want to be a Walmart greeter. I would take this job above all of that. Of course as I like to point out, we are doing God's work." [ more › ]

Shake Shack's New Herald Square Location Is Now Open

Congratulations Herald Square, you're now the proud parent of a bouncing baby Shake Shack, the city's newest. The burger chain opened their 14th NYC location at Broadway and West 36th Street as of 11 a.m. this morning, about two blocks from the city's first Chick-fil-A. We like your moves, Shake Shack. [ more › ]

Police And The Bronx DA Can't Yet Comprehend What's Wrong With Killing A 3-Year-Old

On Monday morning, the driver of a late-model Nissan made a left turn onto East 164th Street a block from Yankee Stadium and drove straight into 3-year-old Mariam Dansoko. Paramedics tried to save the little girl, and they drove her to Lincoln Medical Center, but doctors there pronounced her dead. [ more › ]

A New Bike Lane War Is Brewing In Clinton Hill

Another bike war is heating up in Brooklyn, this time a couple miles north of Prospect Park West: the Department of Transportation has put together a plan for street safety improvements on Clinton Avenue between Flushing and Gates Avenues,...Show More Summary

Transgender Man Assaulted In Park Slope, Being Investigated As Hate Crime

A transgender man was assaulted by two men in Park Slope last weekend, and police are investigating it as a hate crime. [ more › ]

NYC's Best New Pizza Can Now Be Delivered Outside Of Williamsburg

There's no doubt we're in the golden age of food delivery, where restaurants—and non-restaurants—are unbridled by the boundaries of neighborhood and borough. Companies like Postmates and Caviar are shuttling delicious foodstuffs across...Show More Summary

"Harms More People Than It Helps": North Brooklyn Officials Angry About F Train Express

When Council Member David Greenfield excitedly announced that the F train express would return for this summer, he thanked the MTA and a number of elected officials for "join[ing] him in this fight," including State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and fellow Council Member Brad Lander. Show More Summary

Video: Dirt Bikers And ATV Riders Show Off Tricks To NYPD Highway Patrol

Yesterday, the NYPD's meticulously planned—and Facebook Live-streamed—a ceremonial crushing of seized ATVs and dirt bikes, to show how they are cracking down on these "clowns" and "nitwits." But it looks like some cops are letting dirt...Show More Summary

New 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Features Slimer & The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

The all new Ghostbusters has an all new trailer, the second one to be released. The Paul Feig-directed movie comes out July 15th, and stars Melissa McCarthy (Abby, a paranormal expert), Kristen Wiig (Erin, a particle physicist), Kate McKinnon (Jillian, a nuclear engineer), and Leslie Jones (Patty, NYC expert!). [ more › ]

Man Fatally Shot By Cop In Midtown After Allegedly Stabbing Woman

A man was killed and at least one other person injured during a police-involved shooting in Midtown this morning. [ more › ]

Limited Metro-North Service To Grand Central Terminal After 4-Alarm East Harlem Fire

All Metro-North trains are running on a Saturday schedule after a four-alarm fire broke out under the line's tracks in East Harlem last night. Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the scene and said the blaze "generated a tremendous amount of heat. Show More Summary

2-Alarm Fire Under East Harlem Metro-North Tracks Halts Trains From Grand Central

The MTA has halted Metro-North's Harlem and Hudson lines to and from Grand Central Terminal because of a two-alarm fire under the tracks in East Harlem. The FDNY is currently on the scene at East 118th Street and Park Avenue. [ more...

Extra, Extra: 'Millennials Experts' Are Running The Most Lucrative Racket In America

Because there is no such thing as a Millennial expert, check out today's end-of-day links: pretending you're 25, Burger King spa, cheese addiction, '90s swing revival, Facebook Trending toxicity, and goats munch on Prospect Park. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

For The First Time Ever Governor Cuomo Did Something Millions Of Us Do Every Day

Remember back in March, when Governor Cuomo got giggly comparing the MTA's design for a new Wi-Fi-equipped city bus augmented with charging ports and LCD information screens to a Ferrari? [ more › ]

Live Your Best Life On A Rent-Stabilized Sailboat For $300/Month

Unless you're living in the Ninja Burglar-free paradise that is Staten Island, chances are that the ever-widening real estate market is eating up all your income, keeping you from taking that dream vacation to a remote Greek island.Show More Summary

Investigators Blame Distracted Amtrak Engineer For Fatal Derailment

At a National Transportation Safety Board hearing today, federal investigators reported the findings of their year-long investigation into last year's fatal Amtrak derailment, in which Northeast Regional Train No. 188 bound for New York City from Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Haw Haw The NYPD Killed These Dirt Bikes Real Good On Facebook Live

This afternoon, the NYPD fulfilled its promise to punish the city's "knuckleheads" by crushing a massive pile of confiscated dirt bikes and ATVs with a bulldozer—and because they were essentially meting out justice at a monster truck rally, they streamed it on Facebook live. [ more › ]

Report: "Savvy" Hasidic Williamsburg Families Hold A Bulk Of Section 8 Vouchers

Families in Hasidic Williamsburg are using a large chunk of the City's limited stock of Section 8 vouchers to maintain an island of below-market rate housing within one of the hottest real estate markets in NYC, according to a report today from WNYC and the Daily News. [ more › ]

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