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Let's All Move To The Upper East Side!

It's a not-so-best-kept secret that one can find reasonable rents on the Upper East Side—so much so that young people and others in search of almost-affordable housing are forgoing more happening downtown and Brooklyn neighborhoods to live a few blocks from the IRL Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl kids. Show More Summary

John Waters Talks Trash Films, Hipsters, And Justin Bieber

This week, the Film Society at Lincoln Center will kick off ten days of screenings dedicated to John Waters, the beautifully twisted filmmaker responsible for 50 years of trash masterpieces like Pink Flamingos and Hairspray. We sat down...Show More Summary

2 Years After Sandy, 500 NYers Finally Get Money To "Build It Back"

10 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Almost two years after Hurricane Sandy clobbered NYC, the city has finally made some serious headway into rebuilding the homes that were badly damaged by the storm. Mayor de Blasio announced this morning that the city's "Build It Back"...Show More Summary

The Modern Reopens September 15

Just in time for matsutake season. A broken water pipe has kept Danny Meyer's fine-dining restaurant at MoMA closed since August 18. No one was hurt, but the restaurant unfortunately wasn't able to bounce back as quickly as it had hoped. Show More Summary

Toast NJ With A "Turnpike" Cocktail At New Williamsburg Bar Kilo Bravo

13 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

  Williamsburg's densely packed nightlife scene welcomes a new player this week with the opening of Kilo Bravo on Thursday. Kate Buenaflor, proprietor of Soft Spot opens her new bar on North 10th between Bedford and Driggs—just down the street from her original spot—with business parter Richard DeVore. Show More Summary

Rose Windows' Keyboardist David Davila Has Left the Band

15 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Although there’s been no media coverage of this, Rose Windows’ keyboardist David Davila departed from the Sub Pop-signed Seattle psych-folk group about four months ago (on good terms), according to drummer Pat Schowe, whom I spoke to...Show More Summary

Joan Rivers Is Still On Life Support

16 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers issued a statement about the legendary comedienne's condition today. The younger Rivers said, "On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. Show More Summary

Photos: D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls

                             D.C. United triumphed 2-0 over the New York Red Bulls on the day they commemorated the tenth anniversary of their last MLS Cup win. [ more › ]

Islamic State video shows beheading of U.S. journalist

The extremist Islamic State group released a video Tuesday showing the beheading of a man identified as American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff. The killing marks the second American to be executed... To view the full story, click the title link.

Atlanta Restaurants Plate Up Promotions to Raise Funds for No Kid Hungry

Scary statistic: 1 in 5 American children are hungry. Atlanta restaurants are trying to turn that 1 to a 0 by participating in nonprofit Share Our Strength’s No Kids Hungry campaign. From now until September 30, Atlanta restaurants are banding together for Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month. Show More Summary

Bonehead

Sunday, I broke my wrist.  I was doing yard work, breaking up some tree limbs, which DeKalb County’s sanitation workers had declined to fetch from an unruly curbside pile I’d made six weeks ago. I thought I found a brilliant shortcut that involved me swinging, like a baseball bat, a too-thick limb against a tree […]

Midtown Restaurant Week, Seed Workshop at White Oak Pastures and More in This Week's Dish!

We love passing the time in our gardens and enjoying the food we grow in them, but we'll be honest - we could use a few tips and tricks before we'd ever consider our thumbs to be truly green. Luckily, White Oak Pastures hosts a Seed Workshop this Saturday, September 6, and we can't wait to roll up our sleeves and learn from the pros. Show More Summary

An Illustrated Review of the Highs, Lows, and Very Contagious Eye Diseases of Penny Arcade Expo

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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The Pros and Cons of Straight Guys in Gay Bars

What a difference a gay guy can make. Surely I wouldn't be the gay man I am today had it not been for the one who made coming out in New York City a little easier for me. He was the bartender who used to splash my Stoli with Canada Dry tonic water in the back bar at Limelight. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Chicago Beach Season Ends Today

37 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

Today is the last day to legally swim at Chicago's beaches. After that, you're doing so at your own risk. [ more › ]

Feds Believed To Be Investigating Chicago Police Shootings

40 minutes agoUnited States / Chicago : Chicagoist

A memo to the Fraternal Order of Police warns of a possible federal investigation into police shootings, specifically incidents where an offender's gun was never recovered. [ more › ]

Bomb squad sent to O.C. home after weapons, ordnance found there

The Orange County sheriff's bomb squad was called to a Laguna Niguel home after deputies discovered multiple weapons and military ordnance inside.

Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection.

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