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City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers

Every year the NYPD seizes millions of dollars in assets from innocent New Yorkers, who often have to fight a dizzying bureaucracy to get their property back. But today the City Council is poised to pass legislation that would make the practice vastly more transparent. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Will Amazon Chew Up Blue Apron?

Trade deadline forecasting, the latest thing Amazon is coming to kill, the quinceañera dresses go marching and more midday 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 › ]

Video: Plane Makes Emergency Landing On LI Highway

The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Long Island highway Wednesday afternoon. [ more › ]

Cuomo's Office Now Claims NYC Is 'Solely Responsible' For Funding MTA Capital Plan

After a brief respite from Governor Cuomo's repeated claims that he does not control the MTA, his administration is at it again. On Wednesday evening, Dani Lever, a spokesperson for the governor's office, accused Mayor Bill De Blasio...Show More Summary

The Pennsy Relaunches With New Food Vendors & A Bar From The Dead Rabbit Team

Following a few months of R&R, The Pennsy, the food hall located adjacent to Penn Station and MSG, reopened with some brand new vendors and a big new bar from the team behind the award-winning The Dead Rabbit. The fancy food court added three new vendors to the lineup from the opening squad, which included Cinnamon Snail, Pat LaFrieda and The Little Beet. [ more › ]

Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Khader El-Yateem Thinks Southwest Brooklyn Is Ready For Socialism

In a continuing push to become a force in New York City politics, the Democratic Socialists of America have endorsed a second candidate in a City Council race, and this time it's a competitor in the hotly-contested Democratic primary in the 43rd District, which includes the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach. [ more › ]

Hyperloop Dreams: Elon Musk Says He Has 'Verbal Gov't Approval' To Build NYC-DC Hyperloop

The future is now, if you believe Tony Stark-style billionaires. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk just Tweeted, "Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins." Pretty good—but remember you'll still have to take the F home, which will probably take twice as long. [ more › ]

The 11 Best Ribs In NYC

In the past decade or so, NYC has gone from being a barbecue desert to a city of world-class smoked and grilled delights. But since just about every "Best NYC Barbecue" list is the same these days, I decided to focus specifically on those most vital of all meaty options: the ribs. Show More Summary

PSA: Maybe Don't Kick Off Your Flip Flops And Rest Your Bare Feet On A Subway Seat?!

This stealthily photographed scenario, sent directly to our subway shaming email this morning, is not beneficial to anyone. First, carefree barefoot millennial person, you probably have a subway fungus that scientists have yet to identify growing on your skin now. (And if you don't, you will soon!) Secondly, this is very rude. [ more › ]

NJ Transit Riders Kicked Off Buses Because Ticket App Won't Work

New Jersey Transit commuters with pre-paid bus and rail tickets were unable to open the MyTix app during rush hour on Thursday morning. Riders reported being stranded at bus stops and scrambling for cash, while conductors asked them to pay up in order to board. Some commuters say that if they don't have the cash, they're being ordered off the bus. [ more › ]

Funny And Genuine 'Landline' Is '90s Nostalgia With Heart

It's easy to forget that in the dark ages of the 1990s, if you decided you didn't want to talk to someone for a while, you could really and truly just drop out of contact. [ more › ]

NYC Council Member Among Those Arrested During Health Care Protest At U.S. Capitol

At least 155 people protesting Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. One of the demonstrators was City Council Member Corey Johnson, who was part of a group protesting outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. [ more › ]

NYPD: People Selling Yeezy Sneakers Via Facebook Are Getting Robbed At Gunpoint

A pair of robbers with a lust for designer sneakers and other high-end items have been targeting people trying to sell various goods through Facebook, police say. Six people have been robbed by the same two suspects between April and July. [ more › ]

3 Instances You Should Be Using A VPN

Thanks to the nature of changing online privacy regulations and the ability of our Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to freely access and sell our personal data to advertisers, there's a whole lot more than just malicious hackers and malware to worry about on the Internet. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Here Are Some Good Places To Cry In New York

Digging up Dali, crying in public, gubernatorial fantasies 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 Close Are We To Governors Island Being Open Year Round?

Earlier this year Governors Island announced they would open for the season one month early. And now, for the first time ever (in its incarnation as a public space at least) the island will remain open for an extra month as well, through October 31st. Show More Summary

Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Both of New York's Senators have signed on to a bill that would criminalize any attempt by Americans to boycott Israel, according to a new report. [ more › ]

Former NYPD Sergeant Convicted For Flinging Semen At Coworker

A former NYPD sergeant was convicted Wednesday of third degree sexual abuse for tossing his semen on the leg of a female coworker at police headquarters. He will be allowed to remain free until his sentencing in August, at which point he faces up to three months in jail. [ more › ]

9 Facts You Might Not Know About Union Square

Union Square is a spot as multi-purpose as they come. The area's popular with both tourists and locals thanks to the arrival of retailers like Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack and Forever 21, it boasts the city's most popular green market, and serves as a major transit hub. Show More Summary

Weddings In Limbo After Prospect Park Boathouse Caterer Disappears

Three years ago, Jamie Powlovich met her now-fiancé outside the Prospect Park Boathouse for their first date — a picnic in the park, between his home in South Slope and hers in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. [ more › ]

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