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Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Swing Dancing in a Wheelchair

17 minutes agoUnited States / New York : City Room

Metropolitan Diary: Swing dancing at Lincoln Center included an enthusiastic participant who held hands with different couples and spun on her wheels.

A Day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park (VIDEO)

In this video, we spend at day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park. Storm King Art Center is one of the world's leading sculpture parks. The park is located one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley. Its 500-acre...Show More Summary

New York Today: Life Without the G

What you need to know for Friday: Bikes replace the subway in Greenpoint, a possibly rainy weekend, and Milton Glaser hands out buttons.

Maison Premiere’s Labor Day Party; Martha’s One-Year Anniversary

? Maison Premiere will host a Labor Day party on September 1, with doors opening at noon for oysters, chilled seafood, cocktails, chef specials, and live music. It will be first come, first served, and reservations are also available for dinner service from 5 to 11 p.m., with cocktails until 2 a.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Batman Blames Gotham Cops For Spider-Man Fight

A LEGO food truck, potential Met lockout, city dismissing driving summonses, cop-punching Spiderman released 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 › ]

Dog Who Jumped From BQE Will Be Reunited With Owner

The dog who miraculously survived an apparent leap from over the side of the BQE is being reunited with his owner this evening. And a new witness tells us that initial reports about the dog being thrown from the overpass were not accurate. [ more › ]

Watch a Bunch of Adorable Kids Freak Out Over Cow Tongue

You would think in this age of MasterChef Junior and kid chefs that more youngsters would be all about tapping into their inner Fergus Henderson, but the reactions to this giant slab of raw cow tongue presented on a platter would suggest otherwise. Show More Summary

Lyft offers $10K a month to lure drivers in NYC

A week after beginning operations in New York, ride-sharing startup Lyft Inc. is offering as much as $10,000 a month to commercial drivers to work for the service. The move is the latest by Lyft to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Someone Invented Color-Changing Tutti Frutti Ice Cream

Periwinkle, pink, purple. Physicist turned wacky chef Manuel Linares has blown the internet's socks off with a color-changing ice cream made from "entirely natural ingredients." The invention was apparently his thesis for a master'sShow More Summary

How to Deal With Clipboard-Carrying Charity Solicitors

If you live in New York City, at some point you've been approached by a suspiciously friendly person carrying a clipboard, asking if you "have a minute for [insert name of charity here]." I used to take an "ignorance is bliss" approach to such solicitors, striding past them as if they weren't even there. Show More Summary

Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to...Show More Summary

'Sharknado 2' attracts 3.9M viewers, 581K tweets

Syfy's Sharknado 2: The Second One, was watched by 3.9 million people when it debuted Wednesday night, the network said, citing Nielsen ratings. In the important 18-to-49 viewer demographic,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Kissing Doesn't Kill

Why can't we all just get along? Hell if I know. Everyone seems to be shit-talking. Slut-shaming over Truvada, mad about the rainbow, feeling the class-ass-en masse divide? Yeah -- me too. Face facts -- Truvada will be in everyone's bloodstream in about 15 minutes, so why argue over it? A year from now we won't need this essay -- burn after reading. Show More Summary

Brooklyn's New 40-Story Luxury Condo Comes With Rooftop Pool, Oversized Board Games

There are a lot of condos to choose from when you make your move to Brooklyn. There are tall ones, grey ones, ones with Juliet balconies, there are ones with refurbished wood, ones in warehouses that used to make coffee. Most of them have typical apartment stuff: a kitchen, a living space, a bathroom. Show More Summary

You’d Have to Swim for 7 Hours to Burn Off This Cheesecake Factory Gut-bomb

Heaping mounds of kcals. This year's Center for Science in the Public Interest "Xtreme Eating Awards" names not one but three Cheesecake Factory dishes to its top nine list of the nation's most abominably calorie-laden chain menu items. Show More Summary

$50 Million Suicide Fence May Be Installed On George Washington Bridge

A recent spike in suicides has prompted the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to propose installing a 9-foot high fence along the George Washington Bridge. [ more › ]

It's The Mud Truck's Last Day On The Road

Oh great, here's another obituary because we haven't seen enough of this today! The mobile unit of popular coffee shop MUD will vacate its longtime spot in Astor Place after this evening, according to the blog Asshole At The Center Of The Universe. Show More Summary

Lockout threat forces Met Opera into mediation

With time getting down to the wire to reach an agreement, The Metropolitan Opera and two of its three largest unions have agreed to use a mediator to help hammer out a deal. But by early Thursday... To view the full story, click the title link.

12 NY schools crack top 100 in best-colleges list

No state had more top-100 schools than New York on the America's Top Colleges list released Wednesday by Forbes. Twelve institutions, led by the United States Military Academy of West Point, were... To view the full story, click the title link.

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