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Police Investigate Swastika "Uber" Fliers Found In Williamsburg

Some charmer has been distributing fliers bearing a swastika above the word "Uber" around Williamsburg, in an apparent effort to connect the popular taxi service to anti-Semitism. [ more › ]

Controversial judge seeks Supreme Court seat

Former Brooklyn Councilman Noach Dear, whose tenures both as an elected official and as a Civil Court judge have brought controversy, is now pushing to land a 14-year term as a state Supreme Court... To view the full story, click the title link.

Photos: Inside The Central Perk Pop-Up, Temple To Friends Nostalgia (And Free Coffee)

34 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

   Tomorrow, a re-creation of the Central Perk cafe from Friends will open to the public, full of props from the hit sitcom and free coffee. In other words, could this be anymore nostalgic? And could I feel any older? [ more › ]

Your Big New Year's Eve Concert Choices: Skrillex And Elton John

37 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

There will be no miracles at Madison Square Garden this New Year's Eve, as Phish departs the arena for... Miami, according to some rumors. And taking their spot are EDM boy gods Skrillex and Diplo. The good news is, if you aren't into Molly-fueled arena raves, you can just follow the yellow brick road to Brooklyn. [ more › ]

Your Guide To Oktoberfest In NYC

40 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival's Oktoberfest: Add a little celebrity chef sparkle to your stein-studded celebrations with the Food Network's second annual NYC Wine & Food Festival's Oktoberfest celebration, which takes place in Astoria's spacious Studio Square on October 19th from 2-5 p.m. Show More Summary

A dearth of downtown Brooklyn office space

While residential development in Brooklyn is proceeding at a rapid clip, the heads of the city's Economic Development Corp. and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership discussed the need to foster more... To view the full story, click the title link.

Brooklyn-to-Manhattan aerial gondola proposed

The head of a New York City real estate data and listing site proposed Tuesday at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront... To view the full story, click the title link.

Kobayashi Battles the Tiny Hamster in the Eating Contest You’ve Eagerly Awaited

According to the rules, there are roughly two times in life when it's acceptable to watch videos of food consumption: One is when it's competitive eating contests onscreen, and the other is when it's tiny hamsters doing the nibbling....Show More Summary

UN names Leonardo DiCaprio a Messenger of Peace

The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, calling Mr. DiCaprio "a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Group Reconsiders Plans for a Pop-up That Only Serves Death Row Last Meals

Tables and electric chairs? The anonymous creators of Death Row Diners Club, a London pop-up that, for £50, proposed to serve guests inmates' last meals, all "without the nasty execution bit," now are "shocked and saddened" by Twitter's...Show More Summary

Blue Cities Have a Sustainable Relationship with Oceans

A fascinating new book by University of Virginia professor Timothy Beatley argues that while cities must continue to merge with the "green" -- by adding more trees, green roofs, and green buildings -- they can't ignore the "blue," our greater marine environment. Show More Summary

Humans Could Save Money AND Save Their Planet But They Probably Won't

President Obama continues to allow coal companies to pillage public land, and we call into public radio stations from air conditioned cubicles to bitch about paying 10 cents for a plastic bag, but the argument against fully embracing humanity-saving technology is the same: it costs money. Show More Summary

Early Addition: Talking Barbie Says "WTF?"

Parrots make home in Queens, granny picks up wrong kid from school, Meatball Shop-inspired tv show, unfaithful boyfriend taken down and more midday 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 › ]

Woman Breezed Past Airport Security & Onto Plane With Wrong Boarding Pass

A woman from Long Island was able to board a LaGuardia-bound flight at an Atlanta airport with a different passenger's boarding pass last month, proving that all the naked X-ray machines in the world can't stand a chance against the Power of Reading Comprehension. [ more › ]

Roger Goodell Is Failing The NFL As Its Leader

Fresh off a week of wall-to-wall terrible NFL news, things took yet another nasty turn Monday when the Minnesota Vikings announced that All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson had been reinstated and would be playing in the Sept. 21 game against New Orleans. Show More Summary

Religious Crimes and Free Speech: From Pussy Riot to Fellatio with Jesus Statuary, the Controversies Keep on Coming

Consider it a Pussy Riot-like controversy of a very different kind, with the hullabaloo this time not transpiring in Vladimir Putin's Russia, but in the Alleghenies of Pennsylvania and without any of the trappings of a protagonist making...Show More Summary

EPA rejects most of NY's $511M Tappan Zee loan

A $511 million loan approved by a New York environmental agency to help fund the construction of a new $4 billion Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected almost entirely by the U.S. Environmental Protection... To view the full story, click the title link.

Le Bernardin Opens Art-Filled Spinoff Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

  Storied restaurant Le Bernardin has debuted its first satellite venture with Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, a more casual but energetic space named after the restaurant's wine director. Where Sohm, chef Eric Ripert and co-owner Maguy Le CozeShow More Summary

NY PaleyFest Features Walking Dead, Law & Order: SVU Panels

The Paley Center just announced its 2014 PaleyFest lineup, and get ready, 'cause Daryl Dixon and Detective Olivia Benson will both be on hand to discuss their respective shows. [ more › ]

Photo: Here Are All The Planes Landing At LaGuardia In One Hour

The only thing louder than the roar of overhead planes may be Park Slope residents' (justified) grumbling about them. But things aren't any better over in Woodside, Queens, as one resident succinctly illustrated with the above photo. [ more › ]

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