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Noise Pollution Is Making Us Fat, Says Science

In case you needed another reason to curse the sanitation trucks backing up underneath your window to empty all the dumpsters in New York City three mornings a week, a new study claims that traffic, rail and aircraft noise can contribute to weight gain. Save us from fat cells, Future Mayor Ray Ploshansky! [ more › ]

US Vs. Soccer: Feds Raid FIFA, Charging 9 Officials With Corruption And Racketeering

Earlier today, a number of officials for the world soccer organization, FIFA, were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is accusing them as well as marketing executives at corporations of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. [ more › ]

NYC Households Pay An Extra $130/Month "Invisible Fare" To MTA, Report Finds

The MTA is still struggling to close their capital budget deficit of $14 billion, calling on both City and State governments to step up their spending to help maintain, repair and expand the subway network that serves as this city's life-sustaining circulatory system. Show More Summary

Expect Delays & Crowding On The A & C Trains This Morning

The MTA is warning New Yorkers to expect delays on the A and C lines this morning due to problems with the third rail near the Howard Beach A train station. Earlier this morning the MTA suspended A train service between Broad Channel and Rockaway Boulevard because of the third rail problem, and is currently offering shuttle bus service. Here's a taste of that: [ more › ]

Purse Thief Is Targeting Coney Island Roller Coaster Riders

The police are searching for a purse robber who is preying upon people enjoying a Coney Island amusement park. At least six people have had their purses stolen from a Luna Park locker area, according to the NYPD. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: The Definitive Commandments Of Riding The NYC Subway

NYC gas stations are dying, RIP Mary Ellen Mark, a clever dog, Broome Street Firehouse torn down, NYU reconsiders criminal applicants, a cat maze and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Video: How To Best Enjoy A Blissfully Empty Bryant Park

The below video (courtesy of Improv Everywhere) looks like a daydream we once had while sitting on a packed Bryant Park lawn during their popular summer movie series. Just imagine being able to kick your shoes off and do flips all over the place without that conservative Glenn Beck getting in the way of your happiness. [ more › ]

A Brooklyn Burglar Is Grabbing Sleeping Women's Necks

Cops are searching for a man who's been sneaking into apartments in Bed-Stuy at night or in the early morning and stealing money and valuables. According to investigators, several women in the neighborhood have awoken to find the suspect in their homes—in more than one case he grabbed their necks. [ more › ]

Meet Damon C. Scott, The Subway Busker Who Topped Charts In The UK

"I didn't make the kind of money you guys are probably thinking I made," says Damon C. Scott, a long-time subway busker who sings the chorus on New Jersey-native Storm Queen's 2013 UK chart-topper "Look Right Through," remixed by DJ Mark Kinchen. [ more › ]

5 Tantalizing Boozy Desserts You Need To Try

Desserts and alcoholic drinks are both wonderful on their own, but when their powers are combined you've got the potential for something transporting. There are lots of ways to get your boozy sweet tooth satisfied in this city, including these five relative newcomers on the scene. Ever think a snow cone would get you drunk? Step right this way... [ more › ]

Raunchy Roach Orgy Shatters Decorum At Herald Square Station

Out of this writhing pile of American cockroaches at the 34th Street—Herald Square subway station, which is your favorite? [ more › ]

Live From Gothamist House: Blues Traveler In Ridgewood, Queens

Last month we invited Blues Traveler over to a roof deck in Ridgewood, Queens to perform a few songs—new and old—for our Gothamist House series. On the appointed afternoon, Popper & Co. emerged from a bus looking as though they'd been teleported into some alternate universe. Show More Summary

Park Slope's Illicit Nutella Cafe Has Shuttered

It looks like Park Slopers seeking out Nutella-stuffed crepes won't be able to stop by the neighborhood's Nuteria shop anymore, as it appears the place has shuttered. The closure was noted by tipsters at Park Slope Stoop, who observed...Show More Summary

"Gentrification In Progress" Tape Goes Up At NYC Gentrification "Crime Scenes"

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, biked from Williamsburg to the Lower East Side and back again last night, installing yellow Gentrification In Progress tape on shuttered storefronts, big box stores, and iconic New York City buildings?all recent examples of how wealthy developers are homogenizing city blocks. [ more › ]

ALERT: Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Pageant Still Searching For Small Penises

The Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant is a few short weeks away, and it looks like the hosts are still in search for eligible micropeen—they just put out a blast calling for more "exemplary small penises," so now's as good a time as any to get back at that dude who dumped you via Snapchat. [ more › ]

Woman Lying In Bed-Stuy Street Fatally Run Over By Mail Truck Driver

A mail truck driver hit and killed a woman who was lying in the road in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 5 this morning, police said. The woman, identified as 52-year-old Dorria Campbell of the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx, was lying in Fulton Street between Rockaway Avenue and Thomas S Boyland Street when the postal worker ran into her, according to the NYPD. [ more › ]

Inside The Gorgeous Old Roosevelt Hotel, Still Madison Avenue's Grande Dame

  There's only one room with a balcony at the Roosevelt Hotel, and it's a wraparound terrace in the Presidential Suite. That's on the opposite end of the hall from the Roosevelt Suite, where Conrad Hilton lived when he took over the hotel in the 1940s. Show More Summary

Should You Wear A Seatbelt In A Taxi?

The tragic taxi crash that killed mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia on Saturday has sparked some debate over the necessity of wearing seatbelts in cabs. Which, it turns out, is optional in this city, but probably shouldn't be. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Teens Now Literally Summoning Demons

Man chokes finacee over NASCAR jab, toddler found wandering Newark, a birdie gets a bath, crash injuries up on VisionZero roads and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Anti-Net Neutrality Billionaire Plans To Buy Time Warner Cable

Comcast may have abandoned Time Warner Cable at the altar last month, but another telecom company has stepped forward to marry the spinning pinwheel of woe. [ more › ]

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