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Jonathan Demme, Silence of the Lambs director, dead at 73

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, and whose Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense is considered one of the greatest concert films ever,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Trump's tax plan promises dramatic changes for real estate, small business

The Trump administration plans to release a tax plan Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin described as "the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country." While... To view the full story, click the title link.

Report: Key To Never Paying Rent Is Never Having An Apartment

56 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Over the years, the Times has offset its real estate stories about rich people buying luxury penthouses in WilliamsBoHo Village for their teenaged offspring with some useful stories about folks who gamed the rent system—there was the dude who lived in a crawlspace, for instance, and the millennials who turn studios into 6-bedroom apartments. Show More Summary

Cops Seek Serial Robber Who Wore A Spiderman Hood During Bronx Robbery

The first incident occurred on Monday, April 24, around 10:15 a.m. at the East Harlem Pharmacy at 2371 2nd Avenue. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Trump Thought Being President Would Be Easier

Because you wanna know what it's like to be the last pick of the NFL draft, check out today's end-of-day links: Frye Fest models warned, 'Handmaid's' cast on feminism, new vintage Prince, Slack dating, Trump tweets catalogued, and dog & duck are best friends. Show More Summary

The J Train Is Getting FASTRACKED For Two Weeks In Lower Manhattan

The L train preview shutdown might be the sexy transit repair news, but FASTRACK repairs are still around too, and they're coming to the J train stops in lower Manhattan in the first two weeks in May. [ more › ]

A Brooklyn Woman Is Turning Mean Internet Comments Into Tasty Troll Cakes

Not to toot our own trolls, but Gothamist's comment section is the stuff of legend (shout out to the endurance of Rocknrope, among others...let's try to forget that other incident). Though it's advisable in all situations to never read the comments, that's like asking someone to look away from a car wreck or resist a New York Times Brunch Hate Read. Show More Summary

California Farmers May Soon Be Able to Grow Avocados Year-round

Researchers say they’ve found three varieties that could last all four seasons.

Taxi-medallion owners seek Cuomo's help, stop short of asking for bailout

Describing a taxi industry in "free fall," a group representing medallion owners has written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking New York state to step in and help the industry through regulatory changes, a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Majority of construction workers who died in 2015 are from Central and South America

Immigrants accounted for the vast majority of construction deaths in New York City in 2015, newly released labor data show. Of the 25 workers who died on the job in the construction industry in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Trump’s Unpopularity Is Hurting Starbucks’s Business in Mexico

It’s the first U.S. brand with Mexican sales affected by “anti-Trump sentiment.”

Get A Taste Of The Dreaded L Train Shutdown With Special WEEKEND L Suspensions In May

The widely-dreaded L train shutdown of 2019 is still two years away, but New Yorkers who live along the line will get a preview in the not-so-distant future, according to a Friday afternoon press release from the MTA. [ more › ]

The NYPD Is Cracking Down On Cyclists Riding Outside Bike Lanes

Police officers camped out near the intersection of First Avenue and 23rd Street are targeting cyclists for not using the bike lane, according to a cyclist who shared with Gothamist his encounter with the NYPD, despite the fact that the offense of leaving an available bike lane is governed by a vague law. [ more › ]

Luxury Bahamas Frye Festival Turns Into Exciting Survivalist Cosplay Experience

Fyre Festival billed itself as "two transformative weekends" on the private Bahaman island of Fyre Cay filled with big-name musical acts (Blink 182, Migos, Major Lazer, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Desiigner, Tyga, and Pusha T), luxury food and accommodations, and a horde of interchangeable models who wanted to party with the guests. Show More Summary

Chez Ma Tante Poised To Be Destination Dining In Greenpoint

"There's a little bit of maple syrup everywhere," says Chef Aidan O'Neal, whose new restaurant Chez Ma Tante opened in the former Jimmy's space on Greenpoint's Calyer Street this week. [ more › ]

New nonprofit hooks Mount Sinai's most vulnerable patients up with lawyers

Sena Kim-Reuter, the president and sole employee of a recently launched nonprofit called the Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership, is on a mission to enlist pro bono lawyers to address the pressing... To view the full story, click the title link.

Time Inc. spurns suitors to go it alone on digital strategy

Time Inc., the glossy-magazine publisher in turmoil and struggling to adapt to a digital world, decided to stick with its online strategy rather than sell itself after months of talks with potential... To view the full story, click the title link.

This Manhattan Apartment Has Six Terraces, How Many Do YOU Have?

I have what I consider to be a fairly large fire escape that could definitely double as a youthfully romantic version of a terrace if I just threw down some particle board. But turning a fire escape into a furnished patio is not really legal, I've been told, and it overlooks the building's garbage courtyard anyway. Show More Summary

State's failure to expand design-build puts de Blasio administration in a bind

Opponents of an infrastructure policy that could save New York billions of dollars thwarted Gov. Andrew Cuomo's attempt last month to expand the program. That does not bode well for Mayor Bill de... To view the full story, click the title link.

Software firm that helps car dealerships quadruples office space

A tech firm that helps car dealerships better target their sales and marketing efforts to potential customers is quadrupling its office space in a move from lower Manhattan to... To view the full story, click the title link.

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