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The 16 Best Public Art Pieces In NYC

New York's got museums and galleries a-plenty, but there's still art to be seen outside four-walled establishments (and without having to pay admission). Public art's all over the place, with installations finding temporary and permanent homes in parks, in plazas, and even, in some cases, affixed on the sides of residential buildings. Show More Summary

Bike Theft On The Rise In NYC

Bicycle theft is on the rise, according to NYPD statistics presented at a Transportation Committee hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. [ more › ]

Early Addition: How To Make Homemade Doughnuts

Because you can catch insanity, check out today's mid-day links: Girls on Simpsons, Aaron Hernandez hot take, killer robots, doggy bat boy, homemade doughnuts, porn panic, Guitar Center recordings and dog smiles. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Long Island Cardiologist Allegedly Tried To Murder Rival Doctor In Crazy Scheme

A Long Island cardiologist has been accused of trying to knock off his former business partner by orchestrating an elaborate murder-for-hire scheme that involved arson, drugs, and hit men. [ more › ]

Video: Brooklyn Bank Robber Threatened To Blow Himself Up

A bank robber threatened to blow himself up inside a Chase bank on Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush on Monday evening, according to the FBI and NYPD's Joint Violent Crime Task Force. [ more › ]

Amtrak Routes Reimagined As A Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth has created a new version of his "Amtrak as Subway Map," thanks to the (possible?) demise of the Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago. And it's pretty fun! [ more › ]

Brooklyn Heights Parents Enraged By Kindergarten Space Shortage

Brooklyn Heights parents are enraged that their local public school is too packed to accommodate many of their young Georginas and Marmalades, forcing them instead to commute to not-so-nearby Vinegar Hill. [ more › ]

Cop Under Investigation For Violent Shove During Police Brutality Protest

During Tuesday's protests against police brutality, an officer shoved a demonstrator onto the ground and into the metal railing of a tree protector at Flatbush Avenue and Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn. The protester, Elsa Waithe, was taken to the hospital and treated for bruised ribs. Show More Summary

Watch NYC Slow Down In This Serene Short Video

The below video slows down this fast city a little bit, allowing you to see the total joy and utter despair on New Yorkers' faces. Or maybe everyone's just a little lost in the moment. It's not meant to be depressing, however—filmmaker Cameron Michael tells us, "It's meant to be a look like motion street photography. Show More Summary

13,000 Elderly & Disabled NYers Fight To Keep Rent Freeze

Thirteen thousand seniors and disabled New Yorkers whose rent the state froze last year could see it go up again as early as next summer. [ more › ]

What's On The Menu At Murray Hill's Burlap Sack?

Naming a restaurant can be almost as important as the food you serve inside; you want something catchy that sells your philosophy in just a word or two. Owners of a forthcoming all potato restaurant called Burlap Sack evidently think...Show More Summary

Wolverine Chewed Through Cage At Newark Airport, As One Does

The coyotes hellbent on seeking revenge on a city that named a dive bar after their species have some competition—a wolverine had to be stunned by A Human this week after he chewed through his metal cage at Newark Airport. [ more › ...

Struggling Alec Baldwin Was Inconvenienced By Last Night's Living Wage Protest

An estimated 15,000 workers rallied in Manhattan last night as part of an ongoing struggle to lift themselves out of poverty. But the high-profile demonstration backfired on activists when TV's Alec Baldwin experienced some difficulty going about his important business. Show More Summary

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman In Gramercy Bar Bathroom

A 48-year-old homeless man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman at the Turnmill Bar last Saturday. [ more › ]

Estimated 15,000 Protesters March To Times Square McDonald's To Demand Living Wage

Some 100,000 frustrated underpaid workers demonstrated in over 200 cities across America last night to demand a living wage, according to organizers' estimates. In NYC, over 10,000 workers and their supporters came together at Columbus Circle for a march on the Times Square McDonald's. Show More Summary

NY State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Reportedly Under Investigation

Dean Skelos, the Long Island Republican who is the NY State Senate Majority Leader and one of the "three men in a room" who decides Albany policy, is under federal investigation, according to the NY Times. [ more › ]

Report: Shots Fired In Brooklyn Bridge Park

Gunshots rang out in Brooklyn Bridge park this afternoon, according to multiple reports, but details are still scant. Spokespersons for the FDNY and NYPD could not immediately confirm the shooting, and it's unclear if anyone was injured. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Louis C.K. & Sarah Palin Make Up

Because the rent is too high for Starbucks, check out today's end-of-day links: flakka tree sex, nazi graffiti in Crown Heights, anxious smart people, Tinder embraces Instagram, Facebook hero Vin Diesel, and puppies try to catch butterflies. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Smorgasburg Vendors Launch Shuttle Bus During Weekend L Train Shutdowns

Unfortunate L Train dwellers are preparing for the L-pocalyse this weekend, when the little gray line that could couldn't vanishes from its usual post for the next five weekends. Local businesses that rely on the influx of outside visitors...Show More Summary

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