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Tourists Just Can't Stop Getting Arrested For Climbing The Brooklyn Bridge

Two Connecticut residents allegedly scaled the Brooklyn Bridge early this morning to get the ultimate Instagram—but instead, they got arrested. [ more › ]

Don DeLillo Will Give Reading Of New Novel At 92Y On Monday

Author Don DeLillo, who is not on Twitter, doesn't make a ton of public appearances. But he's got a new novel out that's been getting some solid reviews, and on Monday he'll be at 92Y for his only New York reading. [ more › ]

130 People Will Lose Their Jobs When The Four Seasons Restaurant Moves

When the Four Seasons leaves its longtime location inside the Seagram Building this July, 130 people will be left jobless, as the restaurant's owners have yet to decide on a new location. According to the NY Post, this was indicated on a recent Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing, which said that the restaurant is closing for economic reasons. [ more › ]

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Says He Was Falsely Arrested

Bobby Shmurda, the Brooklyn-born rapper whose January 2014 arrest made headlines, is now fighting the NYPD on another arrest: he says that he was falsely charged when police arrested him in June of 2014 for gun possession. [ more › ...

19-Year-Old Assaulted In Astoria By Group Of Teens Allegedly Yelling, 'ISIS, ISIS'

A 19-year-old was punched by a group of fellow teens in Astoria in broad daylight this week in what police say was a likely bias attack. [ more › ]

Amid a busy weekend downtown, Bernie Sanders supporters are next up

In a weekend full of political rallies and labor protests, the latest wave of people will hit downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon when backers of Bernie Sanders converge to voice support for the Democratic presidential candidate and higher wages for laborers. Sanders supporters are expected...

Would You Eat This Marc Maron Burger From The Oinkster?

The chorizo/cheese-stuffed patty will be available at both Eagle Rock and Hollywood locations for the month of May. [ more › ]

Remembering the District’s great parking meter massacre

In the 1990s, thieves went hunting for a new kind of quarry, one full of quarters.

Here Are All Of The Ridiculously Racist And Offensive Texts Recently Uncovered In Latest SFPD Probe

On Friday, Chief Greg Suhr released a new, expanded batch of texts exchanged primarily between former officers Jason Lai and Curtis Liu and one other unnamed officer. [ more › ]

More Sadness Added to Depressing Situation at Denver Post

Westword's Michael Roberts reported yesterday on The Denver Post's announcement  that it plans to offer buyouts another 26 journalists: If this reduction is realized, the Post's newsroom will have lost more than a third of its workers...Show More Summary

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5­-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary

Ahead of May Day, Seattle Police Blame Protesters for Injury Caused by Police Weapon

by Ansel Herz A blast ball explodes next to Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell, ducking, on the left. Alex Garland Last year, Seattle police were strongly criticized for the indiscriminate use of dozens of blast balls—small grenades that explode and emit tear gas—on May Day protesters. Show More Summary

Atlanta Restaurants Woo Mom on Mother’s Day, May 8

“Mom!” upside down spells “Wow!” Honor all those “Wow!” times she came through for you and made sure you were loved by wowing her, and perhaps spoiling her a little, with a special “thank you” visit to one of Atlanta’s best restaurants. Show More Summary

Here Are Tomorrow's Five Boro Bike Tour Street Closures

Tomorrow, 40 miles of city streets throughout all five boroughs will be shut down to vehicular traffic for the annual Five Boro Bike Tour. The ride starts in Manhattan before moving up to the Bronx, back to Manhattan, into Queens, and down through Brooklyn before finishing in Staten Island. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Haifuri episode 3

When I was growing up I watched a lot of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One of the things I liked about the show was all these naval-style battle scenes where Captain Picard would say stuff like, "fire" or "full to starboard" as if they were big, important, life-and-death decisions the ship had to make to survive. Show More Summary

7 Tons Of Weed Found In 'Furniture' Truck Crossing Border From Mexico

Officials found 587 packages of marijuana, which comes out to a street value of $7.1 million. [ more › ]

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