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Sony Hackers Invoke 9/11 In Threats Against The Interview's NYC Premiere

The group that's allegedly behind the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures is now threatening the upcoming NYC premiere of the James Franco-Seth Rogen film that apparently spurred the hack. [ more › ]

American Teens Love E-Cigs & China's Hooking Them Up With Little Oversight

Americans' love of e-cigarettes continues to grow, especially among teenagers who haven't even taken their SATs. No longer favored exclusively by Playboy playmates and Stephen Dorff, the vapor-spewing alternative to conventional cigarette smoking is catching on with America's youths, according to the federal government. Show More Summary

In 1960, Two Commercial Airliners Collided Above NYC

       The front page headline of the NY Times on December 17th, 1960 was accompanied by shocking photos of fuselage from a United Airlines plane and a TWA plane—it read: "127 DIE AS 2 AIRLINERS COLLIDE OVER CITY; JET SETS BROOKLYN FIRE, KILLING 5 OTHERS; SECOND PLANE CRASHES IN STATEN ISLAND." [ more › ]

"What Is Edamame": Top Things New Yorkers Googled In 2014

For a peek at what New Yorkers were curious about in 2014, Google has compiled its top searches for New York. [ more › ]

7 Line Extension Delayed Again, Naturally

"Fancy New 7 Train Extension Expected To Open In February," was a headline we penned back in October. Whoops! Forget about all that. The MTA has again pushed back the debut of the far West Side station to, let's call it like, "middle next year." Between April and June? Sounds good. Show More Summary

Man Killed By Tompkins Square Park Tire Swing

A 39-year-old man was killed in the East Village yesterday afternoon when he was hit in the face by a tire swing. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Google's Top Trending Topic Of 2014

Joe Strummer now a snail, the most disciplined dog in the world, Frozen director apologizes, new Game of Thrones teaser and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

California's Exceptional McConnell's Ice Cream Finally Arrives In NYC

We've already fallen in love with one transplant ice cream and now here comes Santa Barbara's 65-year-old McConnell's Fine Ice Cream, landing in NYC for the first time ever—and goshdarnit it's incredible. Our friends in LA agree! [ more › ]

NYPD Stays Silent On A Quarter Of NYC Traffic Deaths

At Gothamist, we make a good faith effort to report every instance of a pedestrian or cyclist who is killed by a motorist, noting in particular whether that driver was charged with a crime. All too often, the answer is that "no criminality is suspected." [ more › ]

Subway Seats Are For Tools, Cool Commuters Keep It Real On The Floor

Hey girl, it's been a rough day... week, month, year, life. Take a load off. Screw the conventionality of seats. Be your own you. You want to sit on the floor? Fine. You know what's been on that floor, right? Sweetie, get up from the floor. Show More Summary

NYPD: Sydney-Style Terrorist Hostage Crisis "Inevitable" In NYC

A potentially deadly hostage standoff is "inevitable" in New York City, according to the NYPD's top counterterrorism chief. Speaking in reference to Monday's crisis in Sydney, Australia, which resulted in the deaths of two hostages and...Show More Summary

Video: SantaCon Participants Share Their Thoughts On The Millions March

What happens when thousands of inebriated bros from Long Island flood the city wearing Santa costumes on the same day that thousands of activists are marching in the streets to demand social justice? Filmmaker Jeff Seal spent Saturday...Show More Summary

4 Arrested For NJ Home Invasions Targeting Indian-Americans During Diwali

Authorities in Texas have arrested four people who are allegedly behind a series of NJ home invasions where Indian-American families were tied up and held at gunpoint while being robbed of cash and jewelry. It was believed that many families were targeted because they traditionally wear their "best gold" during the festival of Diwali. [ more › ]

Happy Hanukkah! Let's Look At Some Latkes

  The smell of schmaltz was in the air on 18th Street last night when the Sixth Annual Latke Festival unleashed dozens of fried potato delights upon a very eager crowd. The annual event, put on by Great Performances, tasks area restaurants...Show More Summary

"Millionaire" Teen Stock Trader Admits He Lied About Everything

Some of the most wonderful things in the world are too damn good to be true: free human-size hamster wheels, Balloon Boys, missing Park Slope tarantulas, etc. And now there's another delightful delusion to add to the list: turns out the Stuyvesant High School student who told reporters he made millions investing on the stock market is just full of hooey. [ more › ]

NYC Water Taxi Extends To Red Hook For Insane $9

"Oh, Red Hook," people say when the neighborhood comes up in conversation. "Red Hook is so cute, but it's just so far." They say it mournfully, as though they would love to visit but the visa is too expensive, or the frothing band of minotaurs guarding the border simply wouldn't have it. [ more › ]

Bowery Mission Residents Photograph Their Lives

               This summer, several homeless New Yorkers were each given a camera and told to shoot "that which they hoped others might see." Their arresting photographs are currently displayed at the Bowery Mission under the title: "Through My Lens: A Photographic Survey from Society's Margins." [ more › ]

6 Suspects Sought After Fight With Cops On Brooklyn Bridge

At a press conference last night, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton displayed screengrabs of six suspects seen tussling with police in video filmed on the Brooklyn Bridge during Saturday night's Millions March. The fight started after two lieutenants from the NYPD Legal Bureau, Philip Chan and Patrick Sullivan, approached a man holding a garbage can. Show More Summary

Columbia Student Critical After Apparently Jumping From Dorm Window

A 19-year-old student at Columbia University was hospitalized after apparently jumping from an eighth floor dormitory window last night. The student, identified as Brandon Marco, was found on third-floor scaffolding outside Wien Hall. [ more › ]

Bravo TV Producer And Youngest-Of-Six Tommy Gaughan Shares His Holiday Traditions and Gift Picks

This post is a sponsored collaboration between American Express and Gothamist staff. [ more › ]

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