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Cornflake-Infused Hot Chocolate Coming To Madison Square Park

The depressing sight of Shake Shack's skeleton in Madison Square Park should be somewhat offset with a sugar high provided by Momofuku Milk Bar, which will be operating a pop-up on the south side of the park. Beginning this Saturday,...Show More Summary

The Daily Show Tackles The Important Manspreading Movement

Finally, The Daily Show is tackling manspreading, with correspondent Kristen Schaal boldly calling it "a movement." [ more › ]

Citi Bike Expanding To UWS And UES

Citi Bike's expansion plans are lurching forward at long last, with several new stations slated for installation on the Upper West and Upper East sides this coming spring and summer. [ more › ]

The Vultures of Albany, Past and Present

Here's how a young New York State Assemblyman from Manhattan described his colleagues in Albany: One, he said, was "entirely unprincipled, and with the same idea of public life and the civil service that a vulture has of a dead sheep."...Show More Summary

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

I will join the chorus of voices who think it is a terrible shame that Ava Duvernay will not be up for an Academy Award for her work on Selma. It's equally concerning that not a single actor or actress of color will be eligible for awards in the four acting categories and that only men will be under consideration for Best Director. Show More Summary

De Blasio Out For Blood

51 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

This week's sNOwpocalypse might have been just your boring standard snowstorm, but it still led to the cancellation of thousands of blood drives around the city. Now, the mayor and the New York Blood Center are urging New Yorkers to donate blood, presumably to prevent a critical shortage and not to re-enact a terrifying episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark. [ more › ]

"Minor" Metro-North Train Derailment Causes Major Rush Hour Hassle

55 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

A train derailment at Grand Central Terminal created a rough rush hour commute for thousands of people last night. What's being described as a "minor" derailment happened at 5:19 p.m. when a Metro-North train bound for Wassaic came off the rails as it was departing. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Finally Ousted Its Struggling CEO

Better days. McDonald's has done the inevitable and canned its chief executive, Don Thompson. His final day will be February 28, at which point he'll pass not just the CEO reins but also relinquish his seat on the board of directors, according to an official statement. Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable misses estimates as TV customers decline

Time Warner Cable Inc., the company awaiting regulatory approval to merge with Comcast Corp., missed analysts' profit estimates as customers' monthly bills rose less than expected. Fourth-quarter... To view the full story, click the title link.

Coach 2Q adjusted profit beats analysts' estimates

Coach's fiscal second-quarter profit fell as it incurred costs related to its transformation plan. Still, its adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view. Its stock rose in Thursday premarket... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pierre Hotel penthouse price slashed

The sale price for the penthouse at the Pierre Hotel just got dramatically slashed. The owner of the 16-rooom co-op almost halved the price of the triplex penthouse to $63 million from $125... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cops: Have You Seen This L Train Groper?

The police are hoping the public can help them identify a man accused of forcibly touching a female subway passenger on an L train last month. [ more › ]

Fat, Chants: A Humane Evening of Protesting Foie Gras in L.A.

A recent protest outside Los Angeles restaurant Terrine that got out of hand. There have been, by some counts, no fewer than 30 animal-rights protests in California since a judge made foie gras legal again earlier this month. Recently, in Santa Monica, just after 6 p.m., a small group of people met up at the corner of Wilshire and 11th for the 31st. Show More Summary

Life in the Garment District

Metropolitan Diary: A former resident of an illegal loft recalled the district's rough beauty and some of its peculiarities, like the screaming giraffe's head.

Mornng 10: Silver successors | Snow removal costs | Democratic convention

Several state Assembly members are vying to replace outgoing Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was arrested last week on federal corruption charges. It costs the city an average of $1.8 million an inch to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Report: City spends nearly $2M per inch to remove snow

The cost of ice and snow removal in New York averages $1.8 million per inch, according to an analysis released Wednesday evening by Comptroller Scott Stringer. Approximately 9.8 inches fell in... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York Today: An Uncertain Forecast

Thursday: the epistemology of weather, possible snow tonight, and a federal judge rules on emojis.

Mayor not master of his domain (name)

It seems as though Mayor Bill de Blasio, who touted the new.nyc domain names as "a unique opportunity" for New Yorkers "to own who they are online," did not buy what he was selling. Records show... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cultural institutions spent $1.3B on new construction

An expansion of the Queens Museum and growth spurts at other major institutions across the city accounted for $1.3 billion in new construction spending for the five years ended in 2014, according to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Heat's on in Hamptons housing market

The number of homes sold in the Hamptons jumped by 48% last year, according to a market report released Thursday by Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel Inc. What's more, the 735 sales logged in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

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