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Heavy Security, Fewer Charity Runners At Sunday's NYC Marathon

Approximately 50,000 runners will participate in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, and like last year, they'll be treated to a high level of security. [ more › ]

Incompetent Rikers Official Who Presided Over Extreme Violence "Retires"

At a City Council oversight hearing earlier this month, Correction Department Commissioner Joseph Ponte was asked why his Chief of Department, William Clemons, was not present. In a 2012 internal audit that was later scrubbed by then-Commissioner...Show More Summary

Sting Playing Afternoon Show At Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

It's pretty much just as the headline says: Passing freelancers and the assorted cats that roam the area are in for an afternoon treat today, so long as your idea of a treat is watching Sting perform a handful of his hits in the shadow of the Queen Mary 2 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. [ more › ]

After 60 Years In Hell's Kitchen, Smith's Bar Is Closing This Week

Smith's Bar, an old school dive bar with some fine neon signage out front, is closing down after 60 years in business. Located in Hell's Kitchen, at the corner 8th Avenue and 44th Street, the bar is one of the last haunts harkening back to the Old Days. [ more › ]

Jon Stewart Treats Ebola: "Why Does Christie Have To Be Such A Dik About Everything?"

Jon Stewart and The Daily Show returned last night with a two-part segment on the most important story of the day: Ad-Rock's NY1 guitar strap Ebola. Broadcasting from Austin, Texas, the first segment began with Stewart taking the stage wearing a Hazmat suit and lugging a box full of rifles. Show More Summary

Cops Say This Man "Committed A Lewd Act" In Front Of A Young Girl

The police are hoping the public can help them find a man accused of public lewdness in Queens. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: This Is Your Face On Fireball Whiskey

Walmart's "fat girl" costume section, Cumberbatch could be Dr. Strange, Elmuhurst upping traffic summonses, Psycho by pumpkins and more day's end 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 › ]

Step Inside A Cocktail Party In The Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs

  If these photos are any indication, the Place to Be on Saturday night was underground in Brooklyn (where else?) surrounded by decomposing corpses (and music and booze). For three mysterious hours, the New York Obscura Society gaveShow More Summary

Bradley Wright-Phillips Ties MLS Scoring Record As Red Bulls Bring Playoffs Home

It took 34 games, but Bradley Wright-Phillips will have his name in the MLS record books. The New York Red Bulls striker struck twice in a 2-0 win at Kansas City to close out the regular season, giving him the 2014 Budweiser Golden Boot and tying the league single season scoring record. Show More Summary

5 Things We Learned From George R. R. Martin's World Of Ice & Fire Talk

Last night, A Song Of Ice & Fire (aka: Game of Thrones) author George R. R. Martin visited the 92nd Street Y to debut his new GOT companion book, The World Of Ice & Fire. Told from the perspective of a maester attempting to chronicle...Show More Summary

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Has A Fly Homemade NY1 Guitar Strap

The two coolest guys in New York just got elevated to whatever is cooler than being cool (did Outkast ever figure that out?), because Kathleen Hanna revealed a detailed close-up of her husband's guitar strap, which features their faces. Ad-Rock's strap is an homage to NY1's Pat Kiernan and Roger Clark, and looks like this: [ more › ]

Bronx Students From Senegal Allegedly Beaten By Bullies Yelling "Ebola"

Two brothers who recently immigrated from Senegal to the Bronx were "brutally beaten" by classmates yelling "ebola" at I.S. 318 on Friday. According to the African Advisory Council of the Bronx, an advocacy group, the boys had to be taken to an area hospital to be treated for their "severe" injuries. [ more › ]

Rosemary's Pumpkin: UWS Gourd Gives Birth In Haunting Halloween Display

One UWS resident has managed to discover what the curators of every haunted house in the city probably never will: There is literally nothing more terrifying than childbirth, particularly when your spawn is grinning like a goddamn madman during its hectic (but remarkably viscera-free) descent from the womb. Show More Summary

City Bakery Owner Says Cronut Creator's Croissants "Suck"

Shots fired in the world of baked goods! The masses still gather for Dominque Ansel's viral pastry hybrid the Cronut, but an article in this week's New Yorker food issue makes very clear how one notable NYC baker feels about the creation. Show More Summary

MTA McConaughey: Rust From True Detective Rides The Subway

What we have here is a short but pretty perfect video showing what a NYC subway commute would be like for Matthew McConaughey's True Detective character Rust Cohle. The actor impersonating McConaughey's contemplative Rust nails it, particularly when he intones, "Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward..." [ more › ]

Video: Jets Fan Punches Buffalo Bills Fan At MetLife Stadium

Yesterday's Jets game was a debacle not just for the team but also for the idiot fan who decided to knock another spectator out could at MetLife Stadium. [ more › ]

See A Rocket Fly Over NYC Tonight

This evening, around 6:45 p.m., "a private Antares rocket built by the commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences will launch the Orb-3 cargo mission for NASA to the International Space Station," which, weather permitting, we'll be able to see from NYC. Show More Summary

De Blasio On Ebola: "Don't Give In To Fear, Don't Give In To Hype"

Following news that the city may be facing its second Ebola patient in less than a week, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged residents during a mid-morning press conference to please refrain from panicking. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Is This 2014's Most Tasteless Halloween Costume?

Earth's strongest organism shocker, the sun's productive week, Downton may kill the dog, the history of the ouija board 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 › ]

Watch Tall Bike Cyclists Joust In Bushwick For Bike Kill XI

  Like the hapless protagonist in every real estate broker's fever dream, Bike Kill moved from Bed-Stuy to Bushwick (?Town) for its eleventh year. But unlike most tableaus of Brooklyn transiency, this one involved jousting. [ more ›...

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