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Extra, Extra: People Who Don't Lock Bathroom Doors Are Monsters

Monsters in bathroom stalls, world air guitar champion, cat adopts monkey, dogs model outfits, 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 › ]

Very Good Bear Swims In New Jersey Pool Like It's People

Bears in the New Jersey suburbs: It's an endlessly fascinating subject, whether the bears are boxing, swimming, walking upright, holding hardcore backyard wrestling matches or generally frolicking. And now, here's a video of a blackShow More Summary

Woman Who Dropped Box Of Crickets & Worms On D Train Did It As A 'Prank'

The woman who dropped a box of crickets and worms on the floor of a crowded D train this week, sparking widespread panic and mayhem in the car, is a self-proclaimed "actress" who orchestrated the incident as part of a viral "prank." [ more › ]

Trump Doctor Wrote That Insane Health Letter In 5 Minutes

One of the stranger subplots of the Trump campaign is that of the batshit December 2015 letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein detailing Trump's allegedly tremendous health. Everyone from the lowliest pundit to actual certified doctors were...Show More Summary

Video Shows Black Teen Surrendering While Cops Shoot Him In Brooklyn

A Brooklyn teen who was shot at by police 16 times in 2013 after cops claimed he was threatening them with a BB gun is suing the NYPD, arguing that the shooting was not justified. Lawyers say surveillance video from the incident proves their client's case—indeed, video shows the young man surrendering as a cop fires at him. [ more › ]

Thief In Mickey Mouse Shirt Caught On Camera Stealing Cash For Bill At Maspeth Restaurant

The service industry is hard enough to navigate without people stealing your hard earned money almost literally out of your pocket. But that happens too, sadly. Sometimes your bosses are the ones accused of doing it, but today's case...Show More Summary

Wednesday One-Liners Enforce the Penile Code

Guy: Peanut butter and dick is so delicious. –Henry St & Clinton St Overheard by: Jeannie Hipster girl to friends: … And that’s why guys shouldn’t try to suck their own dicks. –Dominie’s Hoek, Long Island Guy: I just made an RM cry. I feel like a compliance dickhead! –Wall St EMS worker: … And […]

Missing Mount Vernon Woman's Body Found In Bronx Park

The body of a Mount Vernon woman who was missing for a week was found in a Bronx park last night, according to police. Family members of the victim are claiming her boyfriend has already confessed to killing her. [ more › ]

German Ship Peking Will Leave The South Street Seaport After 40 Years

According to the Post, the famed ship will be replaced by Wavertree, which also has roots in the Big Apple. DNAinfo reports that 19th century ship is set to make its grand return to the South Street Seaport after undergoing a year of restoration work in Staten Island. [ more › ]

NYPD To J'Ouvert Revelers: 'Do Not Shoot Anyone, Do Not Stab Anyone'

In the countdown to the huge West Indian-American Day Parade festivities, the NYPD is continuing its efforts to make J'Ouvert, the pre-parade all-night party, safe. This time, they're appealing to participants with flyers asking them not to shoot or stab anyone. [ more › ]

Bryant Park Is Collecting Your Cell Phone Data For Whatever They Want

Here's an old fun fact about Bryant Park: It used to be a potter's field. Here's a new fun fact about Bryant Park: Anytime you go visit from now on, data firm PlaceIQ will be hoovering up your phone's location data for the Bryant Park Corporation, the not-for-profit that manages the city-owned park. [ more › ]

Missing Pennsylvania 3-Year-Old Found Safe In NYC, Father Arrested

A three-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose disappearance sparked an Amber Alert was found safe in Manhattan yesterday afternoon, thanks to an eagle-eyed motorist who recognized the car described in the alert. Now her father is in custody. [ more › ]

Photos: Maspeth Residents Prepare To Sue City Over Proposed Homeless Shelter

Queens residents protesting the city's plan to convert a Maspeth hotel into a homeless shelter say they have nothing against homeless people—they just don't want any in their neighborhood. [ more › ]

5 Ways To Make Friends Even When You're Shy, Lonely Or Introverted

It can be difficult to make friends living in a big city, especially when you don't know many people. As a self-proclaimed change-maker, I know what it's like to be new to a city without knowing anyone. I moved more than ten times before...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: EpiPen CEO Very 'Frustrated' About All The Money She's Making Off EpiPen Price Hike

CEOs are bad, hamster gets a cast, Katy Perry feels sad about sad man, coyote family near JFK, 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 › ]

Icahn reacts to reports he's ditching Herbalife by buying more stock

Herbalife Ltd. backer Carl Icahn said he bought an additional 2.3 million shares in the nutrition company following remarks by fellow billionaire Bill Ackman that the investor has been trying to sell... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cuomo's 'Pathetic' Withholding Of Promised Funds Is Keeping Housing For The Homeless From Getting Built

Homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high thanks to the chronic housing shortage, wage stagnation (and for low-income workers, wage decline), and Governor Andrew Cuomo and former mayor Michael Bloomberg's elimination of the Advantage rental assistance program in 2011, among other factors. [ more › ]

City Point Trader Joe's Opening Pushed Back To 2017

Yesterday, we leaned that the City Point Alamo Drafthouse had to push their opening back to an undetermined date. Today, there's more bad news for City Point, the enormous mixed-use megaproject in downtown Brooklyn: Trader Joe's has updated their website to say that their second Brooklyn location won't be opening until 2017. [ more › ]

First Look Inside The Beekman's Luxury Condos

"A life of indulgence, inside and out." That's how the new Beekman residences are being branded on the one-sheets that get handed to prospective buyers. This is sort of fitting for a building with a dramatic interior that looks like it was designed by Baz Luhrmann. [ more › ]

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