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Tennessee Williams in 2016: An Interview with Cosmin Chivu About Tennessee Williams 1982

Declan Eells and Kate Skinner. Photo by Russ Ross. If you mention the name "Tennessee Williams" around most people with even a passing familiarity with theatre, they probably will conjure images of a shirtless Marlon Brando, fading southern belles, and/or small glass unicorns. Show More Summary

5 Beautiful Lessons In Love I Learned From My Grandparents

My grandparents had the kind of love you see on the big screen. Well, more accurately, a Muppets movie on the big screen. It was at times chaotic, always triumphant, and with plenty of strings attached. It's no wonder they were such big fans of those Jim Henson puppets. They were married for nearly 60 years before my grandmother passed away in 2008. Show More Summary

Men's New York Fashion Week Through the Eyes of Women

New York recently wrapped its second ever standalone fashion week dedicated solely to showcasing American menswear. This sophomore season delivered some incredible talent and fresh faces breathing new life into the growing menswear market, including some unexpected menswear style influencers: women. Show More Summary

Jury Finds NYPD Cop Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Innocent Man

A Brooklyn jury has found NYPD Officer Peter Liang guilty on charges of manslaughter and official misconduct in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Akai Gurley. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Sulawesi Hornbill Says Come At Me, Bro

In today's day-end link roundup: Dubya joins Jen's Trail of Tears, exploding manhole video in 3D, who you'll marry, Ferris wheel sex, and so much more. Follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook, if you know what's good for you. [ more › ]

Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against Coca-Cola Truck Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In UES Crosswalk

The Manhattan DA's office last week dropped a Right of Way charge against a truck driver who fatally struck an elderly pedestrian in an Upper East Side crosswalk in the fall of 2014. According to prosectors, the driver could not have seen his elderly victim, who stood only 5'5", from his perch in the bulky commercial truck?apparently justification for dismissal. [ more › ]

NYC Prepares For Elevated Zika Risk This Spring

Five people have tested positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus in New York City since the end of January, with all of the cases originating in the Latin American and Caribbean countries that are seeing a true outbreak of the virus. Show More Summary

Safe worksites and good jobs are not 'special treatment'

Brad Gerstman’s op-ed, “What killed 421-a? Old-fashioned protectionism,” is an outright attack on working people under the guise of encouraging affordable housing and is... To view the full story, click the title link.

"Have A Nice Day" Sex Assault Suspect Arrested

The NYPD has arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting and robbing a woman on the Upper East Side before telling her, "Have a nice day." [ more › ]

Do We Want Another Woodstock?

On the weekend of August 15th in 1969, an event occurred that could never occur in the same way again. As it should be. And yet there have been a couple of attempts at recreating the magic of the original Woodstock festival. This has gone about as well as it has gone when someone attempts to bring a loved one back from the dead through zombie magic. Or cloning. [ more › ]

Scream 'Til Your Head Explodes At These Changes On The 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, J, M, N, Q & R Trains This Weekend

It's going to be bitterly cold this weekend, which is good news for those of us who hope our exes die of frostbite in time for Valentine's Day. It is bad news, however, for anyone who needs to get from Point A to Point B and back, especially since the trains are doing their usual whackadoodle weekend dance. Here's what's on tap this weekend: [ more › ]

The NYPD Is Using Fake Cellphone Towers To Track People's Phones

The New York Civil Liberties Union has uncovered, for the first time, documentation of the NYPD's use of Stingrays, cellphone-tower-spoofing devices that allow police to pinpoint cellphone users' locations, and can be used to intercept information about their calls and text messages, or even the calls and messages themselves. Show More Summary

Cops Question Man Who Appeared To Flash A Gun During Live TV News Segment

The NYPD is questioning a man they believe may have jumped into the frame of an NBC live broadcast outside of Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday, smiling and waving what looked like a small silver gun. [ more › ]

Morgan Stanley Will Pay Meager Settlement For Role In Financial Crisis

Morgan Stanley will pay the New York State a token $550 million for deceptively selling mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today. This comes a year after the bank reached a $2.6 billion settlement with the Department of Justice. Show More Summary

People On NYC's Secret Mental Health List Have Been Held Against Hospital's Decisions

This past August, Mayor de Blasio announced the creation of NYC Safe, a $22 million initiative that promised an “unprecedented partnership between law enforcement and health care agencies” to help New Yorkers suffering from mental illness. [ more › ]

One of Brooklyn’s Favorite Chefs Is Headed to a Meal-Delivery Start-up

Johnathan Adler has been at Franny's since 2008. Last week, Franny's chef Johnathan Adler announced he was leaving the Brooklyn pizzeria after an eight-year run. It was a surprising report, if only because Adler has become such a vital part of the restaurant, which is co-owned by Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens. Show More Summary

Is 'Go Outside and Play' a Thing of the Past? Could Be, If We're Not Careful

I'm scared of the direction the world is going if kids can't climb trees. A note was left on the bulletin board of our Brooklyn co-op recently that called out "the teens" who were climbing trees in the courtyard, and "rudely said they...Show More Summary

NYPD used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008

The New York Police Department has used secretive cellphone tracking technology more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to data released Thursday by the New York Civil Liberties Union. A... To view the full story, click the title link.

Is 'Go Outside and Play' a Thing of the Past? Could Be, If We're Not Careful

I'm scared of the direction the world is going if kids can't climb trees. A note was left on the bulletin board of our Brooklyn co-op recently that called out "the teens" who were climbing trees in the courtyard, and "rudely said they...Show More Summary

Livestream: Kanye West Debuts The Life of Pablo At Yeezy Season 3

After over a year of on-and-off recording sessions, album name changes, questionable fashion choices, and even more questionable Tweets, Kanye West is set to unveil his seventh album, The Life Of Pablo, today during the debut of his Yeezy Season 3 fashion line at Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary

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