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Chelsea Dentist Arrested For Meth, Child Pornography, Trying To Spread H.I.V.

A dentist with a practice in Chelsea has been arrested for allegedly giving dental work to a drug dealer in exchange for meth, as well as possessing child pornography, and attempting to spread H.I.V. [ more › ]

The Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Has Spread To New York

An outbreak of E. coli that temporarily shuttered 43 Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest has now been expanded to include three additional states including New York. The Centers for Disease Control released an update aboutShow More Summary

Following Protests, Princeton May Remove Woodrow Wilson's Name From School Buildings

Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber stated on Thursday night that his administration will "initiate the process to consider" removing a prominent mural of Woodrow Wilson from the university campus, and renaming campus buildings that bear the alumnus and former president's name. [ more › ]

Report: If You're Not Using This $10K Toilet You Might As Well Be "Back In The Stone Age"

You've been evacuating your bladder and bowels like some kind of filthy, feces-covered troglodyte if you aren't using a Toto brand toilet, according to this in-depth native advertisement article in the NY Times Style section, which certainly...Show More Summary

Rikers Guards Allegedly Forced Visitor To Strip Naked Before Groping Her

A woman is suing Rikers after two female guards allegedly forced her to disrobe so they could check out her breast implants. [ more › ]

Cuomo Is Now Progressive. War Is Peace. Ignorance Is Strength.

Pretending to throw a tennis ball to an excited and increasingly confused dog is amusing and more than a little cruel. When Governor Cuomo performs the same trick on The New York Times about his transformation into a Progressive, it's time for the Paper of Record to get a new bullshit detector. [ more › ]

"New York Is A City Of No": Why One Bakery Is Trading Brooklyn For Baltimore

Whenever a beloved business closes, the first laments are usually directed at the inhospitable real estate landscape in New York City, where landlords and developers dictate who makes the cut and who gets kicked to the curb. But bakery...Show More Summary

Early Addition: What Was Life Like Before Smartphones, Grandpa?

Because of course Jeter would deny the gift baskets, check out today's mid-day links: snow plows in November, life before smartphones, Gawker's evolution, NY Times' first LOL, Goop IRL in NYC, feminist dating apps, and bulldog sings. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Scared Should I Be About Terrorism?

This week's question comes from a New Yorker who's worried about staying a city that's the number one terrorist target in America. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Residents Troubled By Neighbor's Fish Clothesline

NYC is a tightly-packed coil of a town, so at some point, everyone has come across a neighbor with metal-soled boots or terrifying holiday displays. Dealing with foul noises is a reality for a lot of people—but what about foul smells? Some Brooklyn residents are up in arms this week about a neighbor who leaves fish out to dry on a clothesline. Show More Summary

Forecast: November Will Briefly Feel Like Fall For A Few Days

A cold front rushed through the city last night, dropping about nine days worth of rain on Central Park and ushering a cooler, drier air mass today. The temperature is going to hold steady in the mid to upper 50s this afternoon but today's high is actually the 64 degrees we hit just after midnight last night. Show More Summary

Finally, A SoulCyle-IMAX Hybrid May Come To Brooklyn

Imagine, if you will, the beads of sweat racing down your temples as you prepare to tackle the climb fast approaching in the distance. Your knuckles are white as they grip the handlebars, your legs are pumping, but the burn in your thighs...Show More Summary

NYC's Fiercest Chili Competition Comes To Brooklyn This Weekend

While everyone's scrambling to grab a turkey for next week's poultry ritual, the fine folks at the Pine Box Rock Shop are once again hosting the Vegan Shop-Up at their Grattan Street digs in Bushwick on Saturday. Tasty doughnuts like...Show More Summary

Führer Trump To Register All Muslims In Amerikkka

Donald Trump, the talking slice of cheesecake served atop an expensive suit who moonlights as an esteemed Terrorism Whisperer, has come up with a solution to keep America safe from Islamic terrorists. In fact, one might call it a Final...Show More Summary

Clive Owen, Currently On Broadway, Talks About Why He Loves NYC

A strange dream woven out of twisted memories is being conjured up nightly on Broadway this fall, where British actor Clive Owen is starring in Harold Pinter's intimate incantation Old Times, alongside the stellar Eve Best and Kelly Reilly. Show More Summary

This "Ghost Town" Tour Will Take You To The Dark Corners Of Manhattan's History

Made up of 25 locations and quotations, the tour addresses dying workhorses on 110th Street, the constant train accidents along the western edge of Manhattan, and Andy Warhol coping, dazed and drunk, with news of Kennedy's assassination. Check it out a preview of the tour below. [ more › ]

Queens "Affordable" Housing Units Listed On Airbnb For $500 Per Night

Hunter's Point South in Long Island City received 93,000 applicants last year, for fewer than 1,000 affordable apartments?the largest response ever to a housing lottery in the history of New York City's affordable housing program. The...Show More Summary

Subway Rider Gives Barefoot Homeless Woman Her Shoes

A woman heading home from work in Midtown decided to take off her boots and give them to a barefoot homeless woman on a 3 train earlier this week. She shared photos on Facebook and explained, "You see, I can buy another pair of shoes tomorrow... Show More Summary

It Puts The L Train In The Basket Or Else It Gets The Hose Again

A subway train with mechanical problems at Graham Avenue brought the L-as-in-L0ser line to its knees this morning, but today is Friday, so at least you get to hear people say, "Hey, at least it's Friday!" a phrase that always makes your boiling rage and homicidal frustration simply disappear. Show More Summary

NYPD: This Midtown Pickpocket Tried To Go On $28,000 Shopping Spree

According to the NYPD, the wallet theft took place around 7 p.m., on November 4th, at East 41st Street bar Stout NYC: "An unknown male suspect removed a 43-year-old male victim's wallet from the victim's sports jacket, which was hanging on the back of a chair at the bar. Show More Summary

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