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Meet the (Mess) Mets!

Welcome to the 2015 season -- a faint glimmer of hope arrives on warmer winds for long-suffering Mets fans. After a long, frozen offseason, the New York Mets are set to open against the Washington Nationals this Sunday on ESPN. Last year was the sixth straight non-winning season for the Mets. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Let's Turn Times Square Into A Forest

45 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

NYCHA's big FEMA aid package, accidental pot delivery, the new Mad Max trailer, BK man cons parents of abducted kids, a confused goat 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 › ]

See, Aren’t You Glad I Abducted You from That Playground?

Two young boys: Take our picture! Take our picture!Woman: Maybe if you’re good and take a bath together later I’ll take a picture of you in the bath.–Central ParkOverheard by: ben-head

It’s Hard to Get the Right Amount of Ice in Your Drink

Friend #1: I usually like nothing there.Friend #2: I like to shave mine.Friend #3: You shave? I pluck.Friend #4: I just trim mine.–Restaurant, Lower East SideOverheard by: Missy

Etsy seeks up to $1.78B valuation as it readies for IPO

Etsy Inc. is seeking a valuation as high as $1.78 billion as the website for handmade and vintage goods hits the road to market its initial public offering. The company and existing stockholders... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cuomo Issues Ban On 'Non-Essential' State Travel To Indiana

New York has joined the growing opposition to Indiana's new and controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could enable businesses to use religion as an excuse to discriminate. Following in the footsteps of governors from...Show More Summary

City gets record $3B FEMA grant for Sandy repairs

New York's 33 public housing developments will get $3 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, its largest grant ever, to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy and to protect against a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

"Listen, everybody gets old, don't throw us away like garbage. It's not fair, you cannot have a senior citizen thrown in the street, where they gonna go, what if they don't have a family? In other words, senior citizens have no rights." -Adele Sarno Eighty-five-year-old Adele Sarno is facing eviction this week. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein "Cooperating Fully With Authorities" After Sexual Assault Allegation

Yesterday it was reported that a 22-year-old Italian model accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, which she reported to the NYPD after the alleged incident last Friday. No charges have been filed yet, but there are some new details, as well as comment from Weinstein's camp. [ more › ]

NYPD: This Guy Is Groping Teen Girls, Woman In Queens

Police hope the public can help them identify a suspect who has forcibly touched three young females in Queens this year and last. [ more › ]

"Boulevard Of Death" Will Get Protected Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Walkway

The stretch of road in Queens where 38 New Yorkers were killed and 448 more were injured from 2003 to 2013 is getting a protected bike lane and a dedicated pedestrian walkway. [ more › ]

First Nighter: "Don Carlo" at the Met Is Grand Opera, "Soldier X" Marches Well at HERE

You don't hear the term "grand opera" much anymore. That's if you hear it at all. But it's going to be revived right now in regards to the opening night performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera House. Thanks...Show More Summary

Hungry Guy Poses As Police Officer So He Can Skip the Drive-through Line

You have the right to remain in line. This weekend, a Texan who couldn't stomach waiting in the Whataburger drive-through line got arrested after he violated literally the one line-cutting rule: Never draw attention to yourself. Unwisely,...Show More Summary

Sexed Up Wednesday One-liners

Girl: I wanted to do something like Jenny On The Block. You know: Jennifer Lopez. My character is really hot, but she looks a little psycho. –13th St. & 3rd Ave. Teenage girl: Bitch! I did not give you syphilis. I gave you crabs. –13th St. & 2nd Ave. Overheard by: Chris Carter Asian boy: […]

Photos: An Illicit Look At New York's High Security Prisons & Jails

  Photographer JB Nicholas knows a thing or two about prison—in 1990, he shot and killed a drug dealer, earning him a manslaughter conviction and 13 years behind bars. [ more › ]

Cooper Union To Charge Students For Taking Extra Credits

Once historically-free Cooper Union has already riled students and alumni and sparked an investigation by the Attorney General's office over their decision to charge tuition, citing an "unavoidable" financial crisis that many suspect is due in part to mismanagement. Show More Summary

The Transportive Powers Of Santina Are Worth A Trek To The Meatpacking District

The perpetual hype-makers at Major Food Group have a knack for opening splashy places that have both professional food critics and their voracious readers clamoring for a table. Whether it's their red sauce rejuvenator Carbone with a...Show More Summary

The Beauty of Cantonese (A NYC Short Story)

Two Chinese men sit down on the bench next to a sleeping homeless man trying to sleep. Hobo: Ah, hell no! You’re not going to start having a conversation like that at 3 in the fuckin’ morning…I ain’t got no motherfucking subtitle button on me! –49th Street station Overheard by: Schweiz

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