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Three Cheers for Germany

In an East Village beer garden, cheers erupted as Germany won the World Cup.

Traffic Jam in Central Park

Metropolitan Diary: A cyclist at the north end of Central Park came upon police officers helping a local resident named Charlie cross the road.

Soup Noodles Are the Star at Ivan Ramen, But That’s Only the Half of It

Ivan Ramen In the realm of food, as in many other things, different members of my family have tended to cultivate different ­areas of expertise. My wife is the family authority on vegetables and healthy cuts of fish. My eldest daughter,...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The War On Drugs Won't Die

Lost Cake Bosses, tireless firefighters, stubborn DEA agents, and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Private Eyes Now Using Drones To Do Their Dirty Work

Why go through all the effort of spying on someone when you can just send a drone? Private investigators have begun doing just that, using the flying robots to document subjects, acquire evidence, and close cases. [ more › ]

Atlantic City's Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino To Close

"Atlantic City is undergoing a massive economic transition," Mayor Don Guardian acknowledged in a release last month, before adding, "I believe that Atlantic City’s best days are still head of us.” Guardian was reacting to the news that the Showboat would shut down at the end of the summer, taking 2,100 jobs with it. Show More Summary

Videos: Jay Z & Talib Kweli Join Jay Electronica At Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival culminated in Williamsburg yesterday, with rapper Jay Electronica giving fans lots of bang for their buck thanks to guest appearances from Jay Z, Mac Miller, Talib Kweli, and J. Cole, who all joined the Roc Nation artist on stage at 50 Kent. [ more › ]

Meatball Shop's Balls Now Available On The Street

The Meatball Shop's balls continue to grow ever larger with the addition of their brand spanking new Upper West Side outpost, which debuts on tomorrow, Monday, July 14th. The Amsterdam Avenue shop will have all the tender meat morsels...Show More Summary

Carmelo's Decision

Living in Portland, Oregon, almost 3,000 miles away from home, I savor the handful of genuinely New York things I still have access to. New York sports radio -- thanks to the Internet -- is one of them. And this weekend, following LeBron...Show More Summary

Tourists Can't Get Enough $39 Heart-Shaped Rocks At The 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Heart-shaped rocks are the new hot item at the 9/11 Museum gift shop. According to the Post, the rocks are selling faster than the museum can restock them. [ more › ]

Authorities: Woman Killed By 4 Train At Union Square May Have Been Intoxicated, Texting

A woman who was killed by a southbound 4 train in Union Square yesterday may have been intoxicated and using her phone when she fell onto the tracks. Witnesses told the MTA that the victim was visibly intoxicated as she stood on the platform at around 3:15 p.m., according to spokesman Kevin Ortiz. Show More Summary

Photos: Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, & Speedy Ortiz At 4Knots

  Dinosaur Jr. headlined the free 4Knots Music Festival yesterday afternoon, with tens of thousands of folks filling the parts of the South Street Seaport that aren't buried under scaffolding to see ten bands play on two stages and enjoy perfect summer-concert weather. [ more › ]

Carmelo Anthony "Willing To Ride Or Die For New York"

Were you one of the silly persons who doubted the unimpeachable resolve of basketball player Carmelo Anthony? If so, it is now time to feel shame?look at how foolhardy you were! [ more › ]

Marty Markowitz Assures Democrats That "Brooklyn Is The Epicenter Of Cool"

Marty Markowitz?tourism official, ex-Brooklyn Borough President, and frequent light-saber wielder ?held a meeting with the DNC delegation on Saturday to urge the party to select Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 2016 convention. “I spoke about how Brooklyn is the epicenter of cool,” Markowitz told The Daily News. [ more › ]

Tracy Morgan Released From Hospital

Tracy Morgan is back at home, after spending weeks in the hospital. The comedic star was severely injured when a vehicle he was traveling in was struck by an 18-wheeler on the NJ Turnpike last month. [ more › ]

8-Year-Old Critically Injured After Being Struck By A Minivan In The Bronx

An 8-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by a minivan in the Bronx yesterday. Police say that the driver of the 2010 Honda Odyssey was traveling south on Knox Place towards Gun Hill Road shortly before 6 p.m. when the boy ran into the street between two parked cars and was hit by the van. Show More Summary

Alien-Worshipping Swastika-Lovers Trolled Brooklyn Beaches Yesterday

Brooklyn beach-goers were treated to a little something extra on Saturday, as a plane pulling a banner of swastikas flew over Brighton and Manhattan Beaches. [ more › ]

Angry Thierry Henry Dominates Crew: Red Bulls 4, Columbus 1

  When it comes to NYC sports, is there any single player more capable of a dominant performance than a pissed off Thierry Henry? The New York Red Bulls captain took out his frustrations on opponents and teammates alike, contributing one goal and three assists in a 4-1 romp over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. [ more › ]

Photos: Your First Supermoon Of The Summer

  Last night was the first of the summer's supermoons. And, boy, was it pretty. [ more › ]

Off-Duty Cop In Coma After Being Punched At 23rd St. 6 Subway Station

A 29-year-old NYPD detective is in critical condition after being assaulted at a Manhattan subway station last night. [ more › ]

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