Raise a glass to the good old stuff. Whiskey buffs may have seen this one coming, but according to a new industry survey, Kentucky today has essentially three times the number of bourbon distilleries it had two years ago. That's such...Show More Summary
Here, now, finally, some good news for McDonald's: Lovers of organic food actually enjoy it — as long as they don't know what it is. The people who run the Dutch video series Lifehunters pranked an entire food expo's worth of eatersShow More Summary
A lot of people interested in race issues (including myself) have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dear White People, a film about a group of black students at a mostly white university that was funded through Indiegogo and eventually made it to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where its writer/director Justin Simien won the U.S. Show More Summary
The doctor who had been in West Africa, treating Ebola patients, has tested positive for Ebola. Dr. Craig Spencer has been quarantined at Bellevue, and NYC Mayor de Blasio, NY Governor Cuomo and New York health officials are holding a press conference; de Blasio emphasized, "There is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed.. Show More Summary
A doctor recently back from treating Ebola sufferers in West Africa has the first diagnosed case of the disease in New York City. The city's teachers' union has joined other labor groups, City... To view the full story, click the title link.
[Update Below] A doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa to NYC in recent weeks has been hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms. [ more › ]
Ebola panic is sweeping the nation, with schools closing and people barricading themselves at home, even if they're thousands of miles away from one of the three individuals who have contracted virus on U.S. soil. Politicians, always...Show More Summary
Because Lena Dunham & Taylor Swift know each other, check out today's end-of-day links: man arrested for 203rd time, Ebola-branded heroin, Schneiderman's ties with hotel lobby, beagle sex, and cat discovers red pepper pillow. 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 › ]
A major kosher poultry slaughterhouse in upstate New York has been sued by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office and the EPA over allegations that it's illegally flooding local water with harmful animal waste and body parts. [ more ›...
A hatchet-wielding man was shot dead and four NYPD officers, plus a bystander, are injured after police responded to an assault in Jamaica Queens. [ more › ]
Recently we kicked off a series showing New York City neighborhoods between the hours of 5 and 6 a.m., that sometimes surreal hour between closing time and wake up call, when even Times Square gets some shut eye. Most recently photographer...Show More Summary
Though it seems only fair that jilted brides get to keep unconsummated engagement rings so they can go out and buy a better boyfriend post-breakup (and vice versa), New York State law dictates that the giver must get the ring back if the engagement is broken, no matter who got cold feet or slept with the caterer. Show More Summary
If you want to use your car as a weapon in Manhattan, you just need to pay a $250 fine. [ more › ]
Just before Halloween, on October 25th, the Green-Wood Cemetery catacombs will open for a special after-hours party. Hosted by the New York Obscura Society and Samuel Ward McAllister ("the most elite and permanent resident of the catacombs"), the evening will bring you back to the Gilded Age, and as such will demand your finest cocktail attire. About your host... [ more › ]
A Bronx man who was arrested last spring for an alleged robbery claims that police railroaded him and lied about the circumstances of his brutal arrest. Raymond Romero, 21, told the News that cops pushed him onto the ground, broke his pinkie finger, and repeatedly punched and Tasered him on April 1st in front of Versatile barbershop on E. Show More Summary
Shopping for a suit can be daunting. How do you find someone who will tailor it to you flawlessly, on your schedule? How do you find the middle ground between designer versions that cost three months’ rent and a poorly-made bargain ensemble...Show More Summary
Friday and the weekend: Officials reassure a worried city, improving weather, and Barnes & Noble changes its mind.
This coming weekend close to 30,000 of NYC's 8th (as well as some 9th) graders will be taking the specialized high school test (SHSAT), trying to earn seats at one of the city's eight specialized high schools, some of the top institutions not just in the city but country. Show More Summary
A 95-year-old man was found dead among some bushes in Central Park this morning, cops say. [ more › ]
Photographs from the past week in New York City and the region include scenes from a training session on Ebola protocols and a Brooklyn police inspection.