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Is Cuomo the new Boss Tweed?

Late last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made it clear that he cares more about political connections than empowering workers in New York. This should be deeply concerning for taxpayers and for those who... To view the full story, click the title link.

Publisher responds to readers upset by Turkish advocacy ad

I have been a Crain’s reader for a number of years now. I love reading your articles and frequently use your magazine for research and to find interesting events happening in the city. To me,... To view the full story, click the title link.

De Blasio's hospital plan is the same-old losing strategy

Here’s the problem. The city’s public hospital system has been a burden on the budget for de-cades and a headache for the last four mayors, each of whom sought a way to make it... To view the full story, click the title link.

One 3-D printer shapes its future while another makes for the exit

Bre Pettis launched his desktop 3-D-printer company, MakerBot, in 2009.With his Brooklyn manufacturing ethos and trendy MakerBot outlets, he became the face of the city’s maker movement. Peter... To view the full story, click the title link.

Is the co-working boom creating the next real estate bubble?

To fill the 21st floor at his newly purchased midtown office building, Charles Aini polished the concrete floors, erected 37 glass partitions and built a white-marble reception desk that doubles... To view the full story, click the title link.

Extra, Extra: Man Boobs Used In Breast-Exam Video To Thwart Facebook Censors

Hippo eats a watermelon, Elisabeth Moss in 'The Handmaid's Tale,' man boobs on Facebook, Drake loves the Cheesecake Factory 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 › ]

Tourists Just Can't Stop Getting Arrested For Climbing The Brooklyn Bridge

Two Connecticut residents allegedly scaled the Brooklyn Bridge early this morning to get the ultimate Instagram—but instead, they got arrested. [ more › ]

Don DeLillo Will Give Reading Of New Novel At 92Y On Monday

Author Don DeLillo, who is not on Twitter, doesn't make a ton of public appearances. But he's got a new novel out that's been getting some solid reviews, and on Monday he'll be at 92Y for his only New York reading. [ more › ]

130 People Will Lose Their Jobs When The Four Seasons Restaurant Moves

When the Four Seasons leaves its longtime location inside the Seagram Building this July, 130 people will be left jobless, as the restaurant's owners have yet to decide on a new location. According to the NY Post, this was indicated on a recent Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing, which said that the restaurant is closing for economic reasons. [ more › ]

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Says He Was Falsely Arrested

Bobby Shmurda, the Brooklyn-born rapper whose January 2014 arrest made headlines, is now fighting the NYPD on another arrest: he says that he was falsely charged when police arrested him in June of 2014 for gun possession. [ more › ...

19-Year-Old Assaulted In Astoria By Group Of Teens Allegedly Yelling, 'ISIS, ISIS'

A 19-year-old was punched by a group of fellow teens in Astoria in broad daylight this week in what police say was a likely bias attack. [ more › ]

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5­-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary

Here Are Tomorrow's Five Boro Bike Tour Street Closures

Tomorrow, 40 miles of city streets throughout all five boroughs will be shut down to vehicular traffic for the annual Five Boro Bike Tour. The ride starts in Manhattan before moving up to the Bronx, back to Manhattan, into Queens, and down through Brooklyn before finishing in Staten Island. Show More Summary

City Council Getting Closer To Slashing Maximum Sentences For Peeing On Street, Littering, Public Drinking

As promised, the City Council has finalized the bills that would reduce the maximum penalties for certain quality-of-life violations, like drinking and peeing in public and littering. [ more › ]

Cyclists Can Drink For Free Tomorrow At Tavern On The Green

If you're one of the 32,000 people participating in tomorrow's Five Boro Bike Tour, Tavern on the Green has a present for you: bring proof of participation in the tour to the Central Park restaurant, and you'll get a complementary cocktail. (Yes, just one, but after biking 40 miles, one is probably all you'll need to get your #SundayFunday buzz going.) [ more › ]

Woman Punched In Face By Stranger On 7 Train In Queens

The NYPD is looking for a woman they say punched another woman on the 7 train in Queens yesterday afternoon. [ more › ]

Five More Families Sue Success Academy Over Infamous 'Got To Go' List

Ever since word got out that Success Academy in Fort Greene was systematically forcing out struggling and disabled students listed on a now-infamous "Got to Go" list, the controversial charter network has been on the defensive. In January,...Show More Summary

Photos: Hundreds Party In The Name Of Prince In Fort Greene Park

Hundreds of Prince fans rallied in Fort Greene Park Friday night despite gray skies and scattered rain for a party dedicated to the late pop icon. For three hours, classic Prince songs were blasted into the park, turning Fort Greene into Fort Purple and encouraging just about everyone to dance. Show More Summary

I Always Preferred Bin Laden Barbie

Older lady #1: He's a very nice guy. He looks like a terrorist, but he's so sweet.Older lady #2, laughing: Really? Well, that's good.Older lady #1: Yeah. He's so smart! Really bright, and really good at making you feel comfortable. I was so glad to have him helping us. But he definitely–if you look at […]

Gang Raids and Our Addiction to 'Super Predators'

"I've never seen the kinds of gangs, killings or viciousness like what's being said." That's what one resident we spoke to had to say about this Wednesday's huge multi-agency gang raids that were centered at the Eastchester Gardens Houses in the Bronx. Show More Summary

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