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Extra, Extra: You Know What, Texas Can Go Ahead And Secede

Down with the Electoral College, panda fights nanny, Cespedes returns, Texas vs. women, bedbug hotels, and more day's end links. 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 › ]

NYPD: Woman Groped Outside Borough Park Synagogue

The NYPD is looking for a man they say groped a 21-year-old woman outside a Borough Park synagogue last week. [ more › ]

Himalayan Dumplings Are The Perfect Belly & Soul Filler

New Yorkers have never met a dumpling they didn't like, whether it's cheap (and possibly dirty) or super expensive, Pac-Man shaped or the size of one's head. If it's meat or vegetables wrapped in dough, we'll take it. [ more › ]

Say F-You To Steve Bannon At This UCB 'Improvised Seinfeld' Benefit Show

Fans of Seinfeld were depressed to learn that before becoming the darling of white nationalists, Trump strategist and phone headset model Steve Bannon made a fortune by purchasing royalties to the series back in the early '90s. [ more › ]

Sunset Park Residents & Officials Denounce Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Elected officials from South Brooklyn and representatives from the Legal Aid Society assailed anti-immigrant rhetoric Monday night at a community forum at IS 236, two weeks after reports of harassment at PS 169 in Sunset Park. [ more › ]

Reduced Fare MetroCards For Poor NYers: A Popular Idea, But Who Pays For It?

The price of a single MetroCard swipe will likely jump to $3.00 next year, prompting members of the MTA Board to talk seriously about the possibility of subsidizing bus and subway trips for New Yorkers living below the poverty line?a "social fare" that transit advocates have been pushing for since the spring. Show More Summary

Trump's Pick For Health & Human Services Is Determined To Repeal Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump has announced his pick of Georgia Representative Tom Price for Health and Human Services Secretary. The announcement that Price would become the nation's next top health official came Tuesday morning, and...Show More Summary

No Jail Time For Slumlords Who Drove Out Rent-Stabilized Tenants

Two sleazy Brooklyn landlords accused of turning their buildings into barely habitable hellholes will be spared jail time after pleading guilty to a scheme to drive out rent-stabilized tenants. [ more › ]

Oliver Stone Reminds Filmmakers: 'You Can Be Critical Of Your Government'

Iconoclastic director/provocateur Oliver Stone was presented with the Gotham Award Tribute at the Gotham Awards last night. He told young filmmakers during his acceptance speech, "I’d point out to those of you who are struggling to be...Show More Summary

Defiant Subway Manspreader Manspreads Even Wider When Confronted

It feels like it's been decades (it's been nearly a year!) since we covered Manspreading, once the scourge of the city in those halcyon days before the arrival of White House North. But lest you think the 'Spread died alongside Jeb Bush's...Show More Summary

NYPD Launches Traffic Crash Tracker With Bird's Eye Map

The NYPD has hosted a weekly traffic statistics meeting for going on twenty years. Brass from the traffic enforcement division meet with precinct commanders experiencing an uptick in crashes and fatalities, and discuss intersections to focus enforcement. Show More Summary

Early Addition: Goodbye, Health Insurance

Taylor Swift TV, exploding e-cigs, MSG lawsuit, and more. 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 › ]

'Massive' Edibles Bust Harshes NYC's Hopes For Marijuana Escapism

Personally, I've been drowning in the bottle since that day we can't stop talking about. For some, it's the booze; for others, drifting away in a cloud of Purple Haze. Or eating a fuck ton of pot brownies and momentarily forgetting the upside down we're living in. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Prosecutor Allegedly Wiretapped Cop Love Interest's Cell Phone

A Brooklyn assistant district attorney was arrested this week for allegedly wiretapping two cell phones so she could hear conversations between a cop love interest and another woman. [ more › ]

These Terrific New Pizza Spots Add To NYC's Square-Pie Riches

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to two neighborhoods in Brooklyn for pizza of a certain geometric shape. [ more › ]

Short Film Captures NYC In The Dark Days Following Trump's Victory

In the days following Donald Trump's victory, many of us grappled with alternating waves of grief, nausea, rage and defiance. Amidst the weeping and screaming, we also attempted to go about our normal daily lives in the wake of the horrifying election night results. Show More Summary

Playboy Lapo Elkann Arrested For Allegedly Faking His Own Kidnapping In Kips Bay 'During Two-Day Bender'

Lapo Elkann, jetsetting playboy and grandson of former Fiat CEO Gianni Agnelli, was charged with faking his own kidnapping in an attempt to get $10,000 to pay for drugs he binged on during "two-day bender with an escort in a Kips Bay housing project." [ more › ]

B Bar Patron Beaten While Sitting In Front Of The Fireplace

The NYPD is searching for the man who sucker-punched a customer at an East Village restaurant and bar last week, knocking him unconscious. NBC reports the 29-year-old victim had been dining inside the covered patio section of B Bar and Grill near the corner of East 4th Street and the Bowery at around 11 p.m. Show More Summary

Trump Owns Stock In Dakota Access Pipeline Backers

Donald Trump, who the American public somehow recently elected to be president, owns stock in at least one of the companies behind the contested Dakota Access oil pipeline, a piece of infrastructure across stolen Native American land, completion of which the Obama administration has provisionally blocked. [ more › ]

Dozens Arrested At 'Fight For 15' Rally In Lower Manhattan

Hundreds of fast food workers, airport workers and supporters, including elected officials, gathered this morning in lower Manhattan to protest unfair labor practices and demand better wages and job conditions in a "Fight for 15" rally. They marched from Zuccotti Park to the McDonald's up Broadway: [ more › ]

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