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Extra, Extra: The Rock & Vin Diesel Have Reportedly Ended Their Legendary Feud

Because The Rock and Vin Diesel need each other, check out today's end-of-day links: day in life of food cart vendor, internet ruining tattoos, girl scout troop for homeless kids, Murdochs tiring of O'Reilly, pixel nightmares, Tapper calls out Trump hypocrisy, and baby red pandas. Show More Summary

Spare Yourself Airport Security Lines By Signing Up For TSA PreCheck At Penn Station

We're nearing peak travel season, and considering last years' security line nightmare, and the fact that it takes a small lifetime to even get to a local airport these days, you can expect air travel to be a total time-suck this summer. Show More Summary

Trump's Budget Would Take a 'Meat Ax' To Affordable Housing, Schumer Warns

Still grappling with the implications of record cuts to federal public housing funding for 2017, NYCHA Chair Shola Olatoye joined Senator Chuck Schumer outside the Elliot Houses in Chelsea on Tuesday to predict the impact of additional multi-million dollar cuts laid out in President Donald Trump's draft "skinny budget" for Fiscal Year 2018. [ more › ]

Pedro Hernandez Sentenced For 1979 Kidnapping & Murder Of Etan Patz

38 years following his six-year-old victim's disappearance, the man convicted of kidnapping and murdering Etan Patz has been sentenced. A jury found Pedro Hernandez guilty in February, following his second trial for the famous cold case...Show More Summary

Photos: Construction On The Giant Hudson Yards 'Vessel' Has Begun

The first of 75 geodesic pieces that will make up the outer structure of 'Vessel,' a new hive-like public artwork/structure opening in 2018, was erected in Hudson Yards Tuesday morning. Construction workers, developer executives, and...Show More Summary

Vegetables Are Making Surprisingly Delicious Dessert Cameos At These NYC Restaurants

Eating vegetables doesn't have to be limited to our sad desk lunch routines or a bid at "eating healthier" whenever we can. Now we can feel faux righteousness eating dessert, too, with NYC chefs employing the veg in sweet applications at their restaurants. Show More Summary

Birds Of A Feather Brings The Sichuan Fire To Williamsburg

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Williamsburg's Grand Street for spicy Sichuan. [ more › ]

See The Personal Art Collection Of The Hotel Chelsea's Late Stanley Bard

When Stanley Bard passed away in February, a bit of New York's bohemian past was lost with him. Bard devoted much of his life to managing the Hotel Chelsea, the iconic 19th Century inn on West 23rd Street that long been a mecca for artists, actors, writers, and musicians. Show More Summary

A Lengthy Conversation With Alec Baldwin On Redemption, The Media, NYC Politics & Donald Trump

Earlier this month, I got the chance to sit down with Alec Baldwin in Greenwich Village to discuss what it's like to have the leader of the free world hate your guts and publicly trash you. [ more › ]

There Are 13 Different Poutines On The Menu At The Gentry In Greenpoint

The city of Montreal offers many lovely reasons to visit, including excellent cycling infrastructure, a robust craft beer scene, and Quebecoise cuisine, including its famous entry into the french fry oeuvre: poutine, the messy french fries/cheese curds/gravy dish beloved by buzzed Montrealers. Show More Summary

NYPD: This Man Pretended To Be NYPD Detective To Get Woman's Cellphone Access Code

Police are looking for a man they believe impersonated an NYPD detective in order to gain access to a stolen cellphone. [ more › ]

United Nations Regular Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Banks In Midtown

Police arrested a man who seems to work out of the United Nations outside the center of global diplomacy on Monday afternoon, for allegedly going on a bank robbery spree in the surrounding neighborhood. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Did GQ Ruin NYC Media's Vital Weed Hookup?

In today's midday links, a GQ article is rumored to have impacted NYC media's vital weed deliveries, a Brooklyn school's water fountain had an insane amount of lead, shopping malls are killing each other, and much more. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Midtown Pret A Manger Will Become First In Nation To Serve Alcohol

Pret A Manger—Manhattan's de facto lunch spot and frog mausoleum—previously only offered buzzes of the caffeine variety, but a forthcoming location at Penn Station will take it to the next level by getting you drunk. The boozy Power Lunch just isn't what it used to be. [ more › ]

Williamsburg's 2017 SummerScreen Lineup Is So Fetch

It's nearly outdoor movie season, timed perfectly every year to begin when the first mosquito makes an appearance. Northside Media has just announced this year's SummerScreen movies, and it's got upper management written all over it....Show More Summary

Drunk Taxi Passenger Allegedly Stole Sikh Driver's Turban In Early Morning Assault

A belligerent passenger punched a Sikh taxi driver in the arm and pulled his turban from his head in an assault being investigated as a possible hate crime, according to the NYPD. Harkirat Singh, 25, told reporters that four passengers berated him over directions early Sunday morning and hurled racial insults leading up to the attack. [ more › ]

De Blasio Tweets At Trump To Show 'It's Not That Hard' To Release Tax Returns

Today is Tax Day, but apparently it's also Govern Like A Millennial Day in NYC, where Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the release of his tax returns via a sassy tweet and a lengthy Medium post. In making his tax filing public, de Blasio threw shade at Trump in a Tweet that Trump will never see because the mayor sadly failed to @RealDonaldTrump. Show More Summary

Gus Fring Makes A Suitably Menacing Return In 'Better Call Saul'

Last week, we talked about how Better Call Saul had for all intents and purposes split into two separate but equally compelling shows: Jimmy's story is the emotional punch to the gut dressed up like a law procedural, while Mike's story is the perpetual b-plot that is basically really good Breaking Bad prequel fanfic. Show More Summary

25 Years-To-Life Sentence For Man Who Killed Woman In Times Square Hotel Room And Hid Body Under Bed

Ten years after the murder of a 33-year-old woman in Times Square, her killer was finally sentenced. Clarence Dean, a sex offender from Alabama, will now serve 25 years to life in a state prison. [ more › ]

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