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Grand Jury Reportedly Indicts NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping 18-Year-Old-Woman

The grand jury hearing the case of two NYPD officers who were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman handed down an indictment for the alleged rape, according to multiple reports. [ more › ]

Southwest Airlines Expands In-Flight Concert Program Nightmare

Air travel, is at best, a neutral experience for most people in this country (spare me the Louis CK miracle of flight bit). If you're lucky, no one leans way back on you, there's no turbulence, you actually depart and arrive approximately on time and no one makes a huge scene in the cabin. Show More Summary

NYPD: Teen Poses For Selfie After Knocking Man Out Near DUMBO Shake Shack

A 43-year-old man lost consciousness after being punched outside a Shake Shack location in Brooklyn on Thursday night. A witness said that after he was struck, someone "ran up and crouched down and posed for a photo next to the guy that was passed out and then the rest of the group just kind of ran off and scattered." [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: BIG SECRETS From The JFK Assassination File

Animals play with pumpkins, Rex Tillerson is tired, British paper gets HOT JFK TIP, Stranger Things hotel, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

How Did A Tiny Montana Power Company Land A Huge Contract To Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?

The Department of Homeland Security, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee are investigating a $300 million contract signed between a small Montana utility firm and Puerto Rico's state-owned...Show More Summary

Michael Grimm Loves Trump's 'Massive' Hands

Disgraced former Staten Island Congressman/Donald Trump superfan Michael Grimm is attempting a comeback, having recently declared he'll be running for Congress despite serving eight months in prison for tax evasion. Grimm's hitched his...Show More Summary

Bad Seed Opens 'First Ever' Cider Tap Room In Crown Heights

Craft cider is big business in New York. Just look at the rise of state-certified farm cideries, in addition to the strong contingent of bars and restaurants dedicated to serving the stuff. Now Bad Seed, what's being billed as the city's...Show More Summary

Happy 113th Birthday To Our Miraculously Still Sorta Functioning Subway System

The subway system turns 113 years old today, October 27th. Not that fancy, underground pneumatic train of the 1800s, but the first IRT subway, which opened in 1904 and ran from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway. Happy birthday, you busted old thing. [ more › ]

Prosecutors: Scammer Stole $275K Pretending To Be A German Heiress

Manhattan prosecutors say that an industrious 26-year-old scammer fleeced banks, an investment house, and a friend during a 10-month grifting spree that saw her steal almost $300,000 while pretending to be a German heiress. [ more ›...

The Best Last Minute Lazy Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is next week—and Halloween Adult Parties Weekend is already upon us—but not everyone in the United States of America can dress up as Eleven from Stranger Things (though surely they will try). If you're someone who is dreading...Show More Summary

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

The MTA's experiment with foldable seats, introduced as a result of overcrowding which was itself a result of years of underinvestment in mass transit even as the city's population swelled, is off to a roaring start. (In the sense that someone may have roared and destroyed a pair of the seats on Wednesday morning.) [ more › ]

Vegan Superhit By Chloe Sweeps Into Midtown

The fifth location of vegan chainlet by Chloe arrives in Midtown on Halloween in a 2,666-square-foot space at 1 Rockefeller Plaza. With 54 seats, this is one of the larger by Chloe locations in town and one of two new locations in the works for NYC (the other is in the South Street Seaport, opening in 2018). [ more › ]

Brooklyn Pol Seeks To Make It Illegal For Cops To Have Sex With People In Their Custody

A Brooklyn councilman has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody, following an incident in which two officers, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall allegedly raped a young woman while she was handcuffed in their custody on September 15th. [ more › ]

An Interview With Protomartyr Frontman Joe Casey About Elvis & Nuclear Annihilation

Protomartyr's music—bleak, funny, searing, sincere, usually very loud—has always leaned toward contemporary commentary than noisy punk throwbacks. But the Detroit band's fourth LP, Relatives In Descent, released last month on Domino, can't help but feel like a timely and vital companion to the daily whiplash of America, 2017. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Sometimes Rex Tillerson Needs To 'Curl Up In A Ball'

Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confessed that some days he needs to "curl up in a ball." A brewery turned a 1,790 pound pumpkin into a keg. [ more › ]

Weekend Forecast: Sunny Saturday, Soggy Sunday

High pressure sitting over the Outer Banks will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow morning. The southerly wind around that high will also warm the city to the lower 60s this afternoon and pretty close to 70 on Saturday. The humidity will increase as the day progresses on Saturday and clouds will arrive by late-afternoon. [ more › ]

Just North Of NYC An Epic Jack O'Lantern Festival Is Steadily Blowing Minds

A dozen Jack O'Lanterns is cool. Two dozen carved up pumpkins is impressive. 50 or more? Wow, good for you. Wait, 100?! Say, don't you live in a one-bedroom apartment? OH GOD OVER 100 JACK O'LANTERNS?! Is anyone gonna call the cops? And damn, once you get into the thousands, you really have to start asking yourself, 'do I have a problem?' [ more › ]

Crooked De Blasio Donor Testifies To Cozy Relationship With Mayor: 'He Took My Calls, We Were Friends'

Real estate investor Jona Rechnitz, a cooperating witness in several federal corruption cases involving New York City law enforcement officials and Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign fundraising, testified in shocking detail Thursday about his pay-to-play relationship with de Blasio?one the mayor has repeatedly denied. [ more › ]

It's Finally Chilly Enough For These Harvest Festivals

A Harvest Fest takes over 14th Street Park in the Meatpacking District on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly (and dog-friendly) event will feature fun activities and food from Ample Hills Creamery, High Street on Hudson, Dickson's Farmstand Meats, Megu, The Standard Grill, and other spots for both sale and sampling. Show More Summary

The Wrens' Charles Bissell Talks New Album Ahead Of Rare Brooklyn Show

Bissell, the guitarist/vocalist for The Wrens, has spent the better part of a decade working on a follow-up to the group's 2003 album Meadowlands — perhaps the most beloved indie album ever put out by a group of middle-aged New Jersey rockers. Show More Summary

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