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Here Are All Of The Movies Playing For Free Outdoors This Week

We're in the final month of free outdoor movie season! Below are the flicks showing this week—they are all FREE, but bring your own mosquito spray and picnic blanket. Top picks this week: The Royal Tenenbaums, Big, and Grease! [ more › ]

Militarized Policing Of Ferguson Gets Support From Ex-Corrupt NYPD Commissioner Kerik

When asked about the use of heavy, military-grade equipment by police against recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, disgraced former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik voiced his approval, saying "It's absolutely needed." [ more › ]

Early Addition: Finally, A "Satire" Tag For Dumb Facebook Users

A meta mug shot, a new Harry Potter character, the return of Shark Cat, people love Mason jars 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 › ]

Celebrated Sculptor Getting Kicked Out Of Apartment After Landlord Allegedly Lied

An immigrant sculptor whose work has been hailed by former Mayor Bloomberg as having "made an indelible impact on the creative life of our City and beyond," is now being evicted from his Diamond District home after his landlord misled him about his rent-stabilized status. Show More Summary

Family Files Lawsuit After Teen Dies In Rikers Solitary

The family of a teenager who died during a stint in solitary confinement on Rikers Island is suing the company responsible for supplying medical care to inmates. [ more › ]

This 1956 NBC Segment Dramatically Debuts Eames's Iconic Lounge Chair

In 1941, Charles Eames was introduced to the world through an exhibit at MoMA, and by the 1950s he was a household name and his chairs a household fixture. In 1956, Eames (along with his wife Ray) went on NBC's Home show to introduce his latest contribution to the furniture world: the now iconic Eames lounge chair. Show More Summary

12 Injured, 2 Killed In Shootings Across NYC Over 8-Hour Period

The killings of two men standing outside a West Harlem bodega were among a series of shootings that struck the city this weekend. A total of 14 people were shot in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx from Saturday night to Sunday morning. [ more › ]

Williamsburg's Second Starbucks Will Serve Alcohol

Starbucks's fledgling Williamsburg outpost has barely taken its first steps and now the chain has announced a second location opening in the nabe, this time on the north side. The Seattle coffee giant will open a new store on North 7th...Show More Summary

Two Women Pulled From Burning St. Marks Apartment

Two women were saved from a burning East Village apartment Sunday morning by firefighters after a discarded cigarette possibly started the blaze. The women, who were unconscious when firefighters reached them, both appeared to be in their twenties. [ more › ]

Behold, Derek Jeter's Face In A NJ Corn Maze

A farm in New Jersey has carved Derek Jeter's face into their field of corn, creating a corn maze dedicated to The Captain. The 5-mile maze, located at Von Thun Farms in Monmouth Junction, also sports the words: "Thanks Captain Clutch," along with the number 2. [ more › ]

What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed

While you were busy this weekend hiding sex toys and celebrating Madonna's birth, the news cycle kept churning. Here's what went on while you were logged off. [ more › ]

Bicyclist Killed By Livery Cab Driver In East Harlem

A bicyclist was fatally struck by a livery cab driver earlier this morning in Manhattan. [ more › ]

NYPD Releases Video Of Harlem Double Murder Suspect

Police are looking for a single suspect in the fatal shooting of two men outside a Harlem bodega early Sunday morning. The NYPD is sharing surveillance video of the suspect, shown brandishing a gun, as well as his car. [ more › ]

Get Drunk On These 4 Food Events This Week

Stop picking at that chicken that's been in your fridge since last Sunday (seriously, stop), and turn your attention to the many delicious foods and drinks that await you this week. Ah, gluttony. What a beautiful sin. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Rihanna Reportedly Is Normal Person Who Sometimes Does Normal Stuff

Because Rihanna may be a normal human being, check out today's end-of-day links: Peak Lena Dunham, viking funeral, ultimate Mom app, Electric Zoo anticipation, church flash mobs, and dog walks baby. 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 › ]

NY Times Weekend Reaches Peak NY Times Weekendness

For all its flaws, the NY Times remains the greatest newspaper in America. But that doesn't change the fact that the NY Times also has a weakness for self-parodying trend-baiting, masochistic Millennial obsessing, and the perverse lifestyles of the filthy rich. Show More Summary

Stony Brook University Student Killed in Racing Accident

A 21-year-old Stony Brook student was killed Saturday at a raceway in New Jersey, when she drove her car head-on into a wall. [ more › ]

Americans Guzzling Whiskey Like There's No Tomorrow

American whiskey consumption has reached levels not seen since 1970, when the world needed all the whiskey it could get to deal with the decaying infrastructure, obnoxious raindrops, and depressed clowns. "We are busier than I ever could...Show More Summary

Video: Manhattan Biologist Researching Rats To Understand Our Rodent Overlords

"People seem to have a learned and possibly inherited revulsion to them," said Munshi-South in a release about the project. "Which makes sense. Rats are a very obvious symbol of urban decay." [ more › ]

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