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NYPD: Find This Subway Rider Who Punched Old Man

20 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen earlier this month at a Queens subway station. [ more › ]

Exit-Door Absurdism on the Bus

Metropolitan Diary: A New York bus rider complains that conflicting information about which doors to use to get off leaves him confused.

Merry Christmas From Lou Reed and John Cale

Lou Reed and John Cale had a real good time together at Mr. Reed's apartment on Christmas Day 1977.

All Aboard for the Whimsical Tour

Visitors check out the models at the New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train show.

Before the Pageant, Earning Their Wings

Children get ready for the Christmas pageant at Brick Presbyterian Church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Wednesday.

Brooklyn landlord profits from run-down property

The owner of one of the city’s most notorious slum buildings is getting a huge pile of cash instead of a lump of coal for the holidays. Lincoln Property Associates sold 115 Ocean Ave., an... To view the full story, click the title l...

Extra, Extra: Analyzing Bob Dylan's Christmas Lights

Because you're ready for eggnog, check out today's end-of-day links: Bob Dylan's Christmas lights, Halal Guys' white sauce secret, The Rock does karaoke, 'Elf' facts, Kanye West Xmas, and a conflicted husky. 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 › ]

Looks Like Condos Are Coming To Kill Vintage Williamsburg Diner La Esquina At Wythe

It could be curtains for Williamsburg's old-school diner that currently houses an offshoot of SoHo's La Esquina. New building applications unearthed by Brownstoner reveal plans to build a six-story building with retail and residential units at the diner's address at 225 Wythe Avenue. [ more › ]

Williamsburg site closes for record sum in 2014

RedSky Capital has closed on two prime Williamsburg development sites located near the Bedford L train stop for about $40 million. The price per square foot is a new record for the city this year,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Outraged Brooklyn Bus Drivers Refuse To Leave Depot After Failure To Yield Arrest

The arrest of a Brooklyn bus driver for fatally running over a pedestrian is so unheard of that MTA bus operators in the borough refused to leave their depots this morning in protest, the Post reports. According to the tabloid, the drivers...Show More Summary

Let This Video Bring An Eerie Chill To Your Winter In NYC

In the video below, Colby Moore adds a little eerie chill to a city that's just entered a long, cold winter. It's significantly less painful than his last video, which intercut clips of sunny Southern California with some soul-crushing scenes of an NYC in the grips of the polar vortex. For extra frisson, watch this one when the sun sets... at 4 p.m. [ more › ]

How to Invest in Miracles

Last Christmas, two brothers reunited. We'll call them Devon and Trey. They had been separated since they were children, taken from their mother because heroin had taken her. Over the years, the two boys got older, sure, but they never had the chance to grow up. To grow up, you have to be cared for; you need to experience unconditional love. Show More Summary

Dow closes at record in abbreviated trading day

Stocks closed mostly higher a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 18,000 for the first time. Trading ended early Wednesday ahead of the Christmas holiday. Markets will reopen on... To view the full story, click the title link.

We’re Off to Bake Lots of Gingerbread

Not even a flurry? It wasn't snowing outside the last time we checked, but that does not mean that things around these parts aren't about to get intensely festive. The oven is preheated and the ginger is grated, so we're about to go all out with the pain d'épices, which is not going to bake itself. Show More Summary

Uber Wishes You A Merry Expensive Xmas

It's hard out here to be an Uber: the world's most successful e-hail company has been weathering a tsunami of bad press, from extreme price-gouging to terrible drivers, from shady business practices to even more terrible drivers. Based on their moves this week, Uber is apparently okay with everyone hating them though. [ more › ]

Map: Raise A Glass At The Oldest Liquor License Holder In Your Neighborhood

Data head Ben Wellington of I Quant NY has assembled yet another interesting look at New York State’s open data website, this time mining it to paint a picture of the city's longest held liquor licenses. While it doesn't accurately represent...Show More Summary

There Are Now More People Living In Florida Than NY For Some Reason

Florida, a state that brought us the prosthetic penis masturbator, the George W. Bush presidency, and Mickey's PhilharMagic, has surpassed New York in population, according to a recent Census report. [ more › ]

The French Laundry Served Its Final Dinner for a While

It'll be back soon enough. Thomas Keller was behind the pass in crisp chef's whites last night, but that didn't stop him from posting a few behind-the-scenes photos of the final service for the celebrated restaurant's kitchen. The entire...Show More Summary

Williamsburg’s La Esquina Stands Directly in the Path of Incoming Condos

The railcar-style diner first opened in 1952. Less than a day after we learned that beloved Sheepshead Bay diner El Greco will be razed to accommodate a condominium complex, Brownstoner learns that plans submitted today for a six-story mixed-use building for 225 Wythe Avenue include room for stores and ten jumbo apartments. Show More Summary

Sony, YouTube to stream 'The Interview'

Sony has struck a deal with YouTube to offer digital rentals of The Interview beginning Thursday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation says. The deal comes just one day after Sony... To view the full story, click the title link.

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