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Escaped Prison Inmates, Who Planned To Go To Mexico, Separated 5 Days Ago

The escaped murderer David Sweat, who was shot and captured near the Canadian border yesterday, remains at Albany Medical Center. Doctors at the hospital determined that he does not need any surgeries and his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious—and he apparently told the authorities a little more about his and fellow escapee Richard Matt's plan. [ more › ]

Michelle Williams Bought This Beautiful 114-Year-Old Brooklyn House

In the past decade, Michelle Williams has moved to Brooklyn, then to Brooklyn again, and now, again, to Brooklyn. Her new house isn't in Boerum Hill or Red Hook, her previous chosen neighborhoods, but in Prospect Park South. [ more ...

Chris Christie's First Presidential Campaign Video Advertises A Moral Compass

This weekend was a busy one for Team Christie 2016: The NJ governor's presidential campaign debuted both, emblazoned with the slogan "Telling It Like It Is," and a television ad, which appeals to potential voters who have Italian and Irish roots, and/or endorse the stereotypes associated with those lineages. [ more › ]

Partial Central Park Car Ban Is Now In Effect, But Some Say It's Not Enough

A few weeks ago, Mayor de Blasio announced that large swaths of Central Park and Prospect Park would soon be closed to car traffic on weekdays all year long. The ban?instated none too soon for joggers, bikers, walkers, and their advocates?went into effect this morning along the Central Park loop north of 72nd Street. Show More Summary

Anti-Gay Jewish Group Hires Mexican Laborers To Protest NYC Pride Parade

Hoping to persuade the jubilant masses of their iniquity, bearded Orthodox men donned their most prejudicial black robes and added some unintentional levity at yesterday's Pride Parade. But the action was apparently 2 Hott for the littlest of God's messengers. [ more › ]

This Is What A Flea Market At The Morbid Anatomy Museum Looks Like

  The Morbid Anatomy Museum, which opened almost exactly one year ago, hosted a six hour summer event yesterday which fittingly featured everything from cat skulls to human teeth. And pretty much everyone who's into that sort of thing crammed into the museum's basement after waiting an hour on line to see the goods, and take some home. [ more › ]

Early Addition: This Is Life On Rikers Island

Psychopaths career choices, black churches burned, dog porta-potties, Top Gun sequel has drones, a tiny hamster bbq and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ...

Photos: MSG Served Meat During The All-Vegan Morrissey Show

      For the first time ever, Madison Square Garden agreed to go all vegan upon the request of a performer. Over the weekend, Steven Patrick Morrissey took the stage at MSG, a venue he had been promised was meat-free for the night.Show More Summary

Red Bulls Light Up NYCFC 3-1 At Yankee Stadium

The Hudson River Derby returns! Sunday evening, over 48,000 fans packed into Yankee Stadium to watch the second chapter in the budding rivalry between the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC. Despite NYCFC's recent run of good form, NYC stayed red, with RBNY stunning the home side with a three goal second half to secure a 3-1 victory. [ more › ]

NYPD Officers Protect Seal

An adorable baby Harbor Seal took its sweet time flopping back into the ocean from its land-bound perch on an algae-covered boat slip in Bayside Marina in Queens yesterday. ABC 7 was on the scene to cover the incident, and the NYPD dispatched officers to try to help the seal, before deciding it was just a seal being a seal. [ more › ]

More NYC Restaurants Than Ever Are Scoring An "A" Health Inspections

They're breaking out the champagne flutes at the Health Department this morning as the city agency celebrates five years of its letter grading program for restaurants. In a release, the DOH extolls the virtues of the program, citingShow More Summary

Woman Loses Foot After Being Struck By F Train At Bryant Park

A woman lost her left foot last night after she was struck by a southbound F train at Bryant Park/42nd Street. Investigators believe it's likely that she jumped onto the tracks, an NYPD spokesperson tells us. [ more › ]

Photos: NYC's Exultant Gay Pride Parade 2015

  The weather turned from gray and sprinkly to sunny with blue skies for NYC's Gay Pride March yesterday. [ more › ]

Video: 1976 Mini Documentary Looks At NYC Graffiti

The 1970s were one of NYC's toughest decades—and in the background of all the crime, the NYPD corruption, and the urban decay, was a growing graffiti scene. [ more › ]

Video: NYPD Officer Dances Jubilantly With Gay Pride Marcher

Sometimes it's possible to step back and appreciate how much has changed for the better since police raided the Stonewall Inn, sparking riots and a national gay rights movement. Yesterday's Gay Pride parade, coming on the heels of aShow More Summary

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?

While you were busy this weekend eating fish and cursing at cops, and the news just kept happening. Here's what went on while you were logged off. [ more › ]

'Party Monster' Michael Alig Has A Prison Painting To Sell You

How much is art worth? Artists’ sale prices fluctuate wildly depending on precedent, trajectory, mortality, felony and liberty. Up in Clinton, where Michael Alig was incarcerated for 3 of his 17 years, Richard Matt’s paintings sold for contraband tools and food. Show More Summary

This Year, Win A Spot On The Vendys Voting Panel As Citizen Judge

Do your friends ask you where they should eat on the weekend? Think you would be the best judge of NYC's amazing street food? Now's your chance! [ more › ]

Livery Cab Driver Killed In Bedford-Stuyvesant

A livery cab driver was found fatally shot in his car in Brooklyn just after midnight. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: The Great Hamptons Helicopter Crisis Is Over

Because Kanye loves Queen, check out today's end-of-day links: Hamptons residents hate Madonna, Beyonce-worthy vagina accessories, lost Jake Gyllenhaal, Whitey Bulger's advice for teens, McLobsters, and pit bull hangs with baby turkeys. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

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