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Ask A Native New Yorker: Is It Wrong To Like That Middle Finger Tower?

Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist—publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. Show More Summary

Museum Of Ice Cream Brings Sweet Treats & Selfie Bait To The Meatpacking District

Listen, before you get too excited about any of this you should know right away that the Museum of Ice Cream's entire month-long run, in a pop-up at an empty storefront in the Meatpacking District, is completely sold out. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Private Pools Are RUINING New Yorkers' Social Lives

Harvey Milk honored with Navy vessel, Zika transmission in Florida, Justin Bieber does something right, 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 › ]

Williamsburg's Small Business Owners Are Dreading L-Mageddon: 'The Impact Will Hit Like A Bomb'

Chris Miller, 25, and Pat Curry, 30, signed their seven-year lease on Cafe Beit on Bedford Avenue two hours before the first reports of an impending L train shutdown. Now that shutdown is coming. For 18 months beginning in January 2019, the L will not run between Bedford and Eighth Avenues. [ more › ]

Upskirt Victim Chases Upskirter In Queens

A man used his cell phone to record under a 29-year-old woman's skirt while she walked up the stairs at the 74 Street/Roosevelt Avenue E train station earlier this week. The victim chased after him, but was unable to apprehend him. [ more › ]

Can YOU Conquer The All-In-A-Cone Super Sundae?

Get tipsy on Pier 15 this Saturday at the 2nd annual NYC Super Craft Beer Festival at the Watermark Bar. Over 80 breweries will be in attendance, pouring IPAs, sours, lagers and some ciders, too. There are several ticketing levels, starting...Show More Summary

Cops Seek Two Females Who Attacked Asian Woman While Yelling Anti-Asian Slurs

A woman riding a 1 train with her parents was brutally beaten by two females screaming anti-Asian slurs last month. Investigators have obtained surveillance video of the suspects and are hoping the public can help in identifying them. [ more › ]

Kanye West Shares Video For 'Wolves,' Featuring Sia And Vic Mensa

Also starring Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and a tearful 'Ye. [ more › ]

Metro train jumps tracks in Northern Virginia bringing morning commute to a halt

A train came off track at the East Falls Church Metro station platform in Northern Virginia on July 29 disrupting the morning commute for passengers. There were no serious injuries.

Fatal Police Shooting In South Shore To Be Investigated By Oversight Agency

Officers fired at the suspect after he sideswiped a police vehicle, CPD said. [ more › ]

Woman Stabbed Friday Morning At The Loop's Adams/Wabash CTA Station

A 21-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg and abdomen after an argument broke out around 12:30 a.m. [ more › ]

Healthy Food Delivery Start-Up Sprig 'Pausing' Chicago Service

The "pause" also means several Chicago staffers were laid off. [ more › ]

Queer Youth Explain Why LGBTQ Transitional Housing is a Basic Need

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After six months in operation, the YMCA's Sprott House has become a safe haven for LGBTQ youth. When YMCA Sprott House opened its doors in February, Akia Munga could not have needed housing more. Munga, 24, had just been discharged from...Show More Summary

Photos: Lollapalooza Fest Fashion, Featuring Hannibal Buress And More

Our favorite looks included: blue lipstick, baseball caps and being Hannibal (the best look of all). [ more › ]

Trumpkin vs. Crazy-Eyed Bat

The Arapahoe County Republican Party has apparently deleted a Facebook post by fellow Republican Elliot Fladen because it contained the term "Trumpkin." Trumpkin! Fladen commented on an article titled, "Trump University Court Documents...Show More Summary

Catch Gun Caliber this Saturday at Anime Festival Orlando '16

It looks like the people of Florida are in for a treat, as Garage Hero's Indie Tokusatsu Film Gun Caliber gets a screening at this year's Anime Festival Orlando. To top it off, Bueno (Gun Caliber's Star, Director, and Producer) willShow More Summary

Take 2 Minutes and Watch One of These Pop Culture-Infused Viral Videos About Local Politics

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ansel Herz Come for the statistics on homelesness, stay for the cartoons. I have a longtime friend—a programmer who's a big Bernie Sanders fan—whose eyes just completely glaze over every time I talk to him about local, Seattle-level politics. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: Vote Yes on Proposition 1, Seattle's Affordable Housing Levy

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Debora Juarez The author, Debora Juarez, represents North Seattle on the Seattle City Council. Along with her colleagues, Juarez supports the housing levy on your August 2 ballot. City of Seattle The Stranger’s Election Control Board...Show More Summary

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