The for-hire vehicle industry has come up with a plan to impose wheelchair accessibility—which now applies mainly to yellow and green cabs—on Uber and other app-based car services. An... To view the full story, click the title link.
A city study on radical reform of commercial waste collection is said to have been completed and passed along to the mayor’s office by the Department of Sanitation. The analysis could pave the... To view the full story, click the title link.
A press release Tuesday announcing a Wednesday ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Coney Island amphitheater mentioned seven public and corporate officials by name, but not the man most responsible for the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Imagine someone walks in to your home uninvited, tracks dirt on your floors, eats your food, pockets the silverware and rearranges your furniture. You ask, “What do you think you’re... To view the full story, click the title link.
If you need a reason to get out of the city, why not check out the nation's best coast? Discover Los Angeles, the city's official marketing organization, launched its new domestic advertising campaign, and it's a pretty good teaser for why you should probably hop on a plane right now. [ more › ]
A public health official says there are currently 233 confirmed Zika cases in New York City, a number that will likely rise in the coming months. Health Commissioner Mary Bassett says Wednesday more... To view the full story, click the title link.
Because butter is the best, check out today's end-of-day links: de Blasio's social media director quits, bartender burnout, elite Hamptons sex partying, escaping the Friendzone, Crystal Pepsi, RIP Tekserve, and kitten visits puppy best friend. Show More Summary
The Yankees haven't had much luck this season, as exemplified this week when Monday night's home game against the Texas Rangers was delayed in the 9th inning for three hours and a half. The Yankees were leading 6-5 before the delay, but by the time the game started again at 2:15 a.m., they ended up blowing the lead and the game, ultimately losing 9-6. [ more › ]
Lower Manhattan's new one acre, $50 million Liberty Park is now open to the public, offering Highline-inspired raised views of the World Trade Center grounds, including the 9/11 memorial fountains. Made up of densely-planted plots, long angled benches, and a 336-foot-long "vertical garden," it's an elevated oasis from the area's crowds and construction. [ more › ]
It's not until episode 2 that you see John Turturro soothing his eczema feet on the subway train with the help of his itchin' chopstick, but by that point there's no turning away from HBO's new miniseries The Night Of. So you look on, in horror. And you will continue to do so. [ more › ]
When the shooting in Orlando happened, I was down in Alabama helping my Dad at his U-pick blueberry farm. I saw the news on my phone and ran outside hollering. My dad lumbered up into the house and helped me navigate his TV to CNN. Initial reports and footage made at least one thing clear. Show More Summary
The U.S. has been known to enforce some of the silliest, and at times, seemingly most archaic laws known to man. For example, did you know that in Mississippi you can be thrown in jail 30 days for cursing in front of two or more people? So,...Show More Summary
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced an initiative to bring greater diversity to the film and entertainment industry. Beginning June 29 through Nov. 15, the #NominateNYC... To view the full story, click the title link.
ESPN has nothing on this summer's Republican national convention. Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the convention... To view the full story, click the title link.
International nonprofit Black Girls CODE has established a permanent presence in New York City with an office at Google's Chelsea headquarters. The San Francisco-based organization, which connects... To view the full story, click the title link.
New York City businesses have spawned some the largest U.S. family fortunes, according to this year's edition of Forbes' list of America's 25 Richest Families, released Wednesday. The Hearst... To view the full story, click the title link.
Periodically, Gothamist sits down with teachers at different stages of their careers—some entering service, some with a few years under their belt, and a couple of vets. We talk about why they chose to teach, how they feel about the government's education policy and their thoughts on the charter system and the United Federation of Teachers. Show More Summary
The Daily Show ended its spectacular run on Comedy Central last year when Jon Stewart left the show to pursue other—wait, it's still on? Oh right, of course it's still on, how could we forget. Unfortunately, now that we know it's still...Show More Summary
Tod "Doc" Mishler held up traffic and baffled rubberneckers on Monday when he ambled down the Outerbridge Crossing toward Staten Island decked out in cowboy gear and riding one horse while towing another behind him. Mishler's littleShow More Summary
A new mural dedicated to New York City hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest is nearing completion in St. Alban's, Queens. Painted by artist Vincent Ballentine in the Afrocentric red, green, and black colors that comprised so many ofShow More Summary