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Central Park Is Getting Electric Carts For Workers Picking Up Garbage

Central Park is in the process of getting a fleet of electric carts for workers picking up trash, sparing the lungs of park-goers from the gas exhaust of the current fleet. [ more › ]

AG Schneiderman Announces Bill That Would Keep Contraception Free Even After Obamacare Dies

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced legislation today that would require health insurance companies to provide cost-free contraception to women and men, even after the GOP puts the Affordable Care Act through a shredder. [ more › ]

Here Are The TV Shows We're Most Excited About In 2017

There were over 400 original scripted TV shows in production last year. That number will almost certainly increase in 2017, thanks to streaming services' "throw a bunch of shows at the viewers and see what sticks" ethos. It will probably...Show More Summary

Taco Bell's Using Fried Chicken As A Taco Shell

Scrolling through the Taco Bell tag on Gothamist feels like revisiting a cherished family album. We beam with pride looking back at those first precious steps into stunt foods; hallmark moments that led to life-long habits, as with all of our formative years. Show More Summary

Trump Offers Scant Policy Details, Goes To War With BuzzFeed & CNN At Packed Press Conference

In his first press conference since last summer, Donald Trump packed the lobby of Trump Tower with his aides, who applauded for him and laughed at his jokes. He proceeded to blast the publication of a private intelligence report that...Show More Summary

Early Addition: Man Drives Up Highway Divider Because GPS Said To

Because teens are so bored they're breaking their thumbs, check out today's mid-day links: Seth Meyers looks at Sessions hearings, Trump gaslights, Chance The Rapper interview, and brilliant dog uses toilet. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. Show More Summary

Man In Critical Condition After Apparent Suicide Attempt In Central Park

A 30-year-old man was rushed to the hospital last night after he shot himself in the chest near the Lasker Ice Skating Rink at East Drive and 106th Street in Central Park, police said. The unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound at roughly 8 p.m. Tuesday, reportedly after two joggers heard a gunshot and then ran to find the man on the ground. [ more › ]

Journalist Matt Taibbi Talks Trump, Humpty Dumpty, And 'Tremendous Havoc'

Just in time for the inauguration of Donald Trump, journalist Matt Taibbi is out with a new book, Insane Clown President, which chronicles his experiences covering the traveling circus that was the 2016 presidential campaign. Gothamist...Show More Summary

Safe Streets Advocates 'Horrified' By 10 Traffic Deaths In First 10 Days Of 2017

A driver struck and killed Thomas Bradley, Jr., 52, as he crossed South Conduit Avenue in Queens around 2:30 a.m. on New Year's day. As of this week, no arrests have been made. A few hours later, another hit-and-run driver struck and...Show More Summary

Forecast: Warm Weather Returns But You'll Be Cold Again Soon Enough

After almost a week of below-normal temperatures, the warmer weather has returned. The warming has brought out the Debbie Downer in NY1 as they warn everyone that "the thaw will mean potholes and sinkholes... broken water and gas lines are possible... Show More Summary

There's Now A Harry Potter-Themed Pasta Restaurant In Williamsburg

Take 2016's biggest dining trend, add one part burgeoning food technology integration, and shake together with a giant scoop of Harry Potter—conveniently celebrating 20 years since the first book's release—and you'll get an idea of what to expect at Pasta Wiz. Or maybe you won't, because this place looks pretty bonkers. [ more › ]

The Idiotarod Will Return To The Streets Of NYC This Month

The Idiotarod is back, and for the first time ever will be held in Trump's U.S. of Idiocracy. The event will go down on January 28th, announces the Department of Homeland Absurdity, who just want to "make America fun again." As usual, the starting point and route will not be announced until go time. [ more › ]

Man Fatally Struck By L Train In Bushwick

A man was fatally struck by a northbound L train in a subway tunnel in Bushwick yesterday, according to police. [ more › ]

Livestream: Trump Gives His First Press Conference Since July

President-elect Donald Trump will take questions from reporters at a press conference for the first time since July 27th of last year, when, as a candidate, he publicly urged Russia to hack Hillary Clinton. Today's press conference,Show More Summary

Trump Evokes 'Nazi Germany' In Tweets Denying Russia Has Dirt On Him

Twitter has been in overdrive since BuzzFeed shocked the world and published a kind of sketchy intelligence report from a former British spy that alleged Donald Trump's inner circle was in contact with the Russian government and more importantly that he paid sex workers to piss on each other in a bed the Obamas slept in at a Russian hotel. Show More Summary

Watch Kellyanne Conway Try To Spin Seth Meyers On Trump 'Kompromat' Reports

Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway was already booked as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers yesterday when news broke that U.S. intelligence officials had briefed both President Obama and President-elect Trump that Russia might have "compromising" information about Trump. Show More Summary

Chance The Rapper, Lorde, U2, The XX To Play Bonnaroo 2017

If you're longing for a summer music festival that has absolutely nothing to do with Randall's Island, then you might want to pack a tent, rent a van, and drive to Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo 2017. This year, the four-day music...Show More Summary

Five Landlords & A Broker Accused Of Discriminating Against Would-Be Renters With Housing Vouchers

Erickson Jinaut had city housing vouchers and a full-time job as a security guard and it still took him two years to get out of the city's homeless shelter system. Jinaut, an until recently single father of two, says that throughoutShow More Summary

Trump Tower Security Is Blowing NYPD Overtime Budget 'Out Of The Water'

In the immediate aftermath of the November presidential election, Mayor de Blasio took a wait-and-see approach when asked about how security measures around Trump Tower might impact midtown after Inauguration Day. "I don't think we should pre-judge that," he told reporters that month. [ more › ]

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