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Photos: 93,000 People Applied To Live In These "Affordable" Queens Apartments

      Last weekend, the first wave of extremely lucky residents moved into 31 units at Hunter's Point South Commons?one of two government-subsidized 'affordable' housing towers in Long Island City that broke ground as part of Mayor Bloomberg's affordable housing plan in 2013. [ more › ]

Video: Bill Murray's Christmas Special Is Coming To Netflix

Bill Murray connoisseur Bill Murray is doing the most Bill Murray thing he can think of next winter: starring in a Billy Murray Christmas special. [ more › ]

Woman Pleads Guilty To Attacking 8-Ball Jacket Subway Slapper

In November, four people were arrested after a violent, slappy brawl involving a man in an 8-ball jacket aboard an F train. While all the charges were dropped against Jorge Pena, the 25-year-old 8-ball jacket wearer, one of the women accused of attacking him has now pled guilty to assaulting him with her stiletto. [ more › ]

Here Are Maui's Must-Have Cheap Eats (Plus One Splurge)

If you're heading to Hawaii, chances are that Maui will be one of your stops. Given the island's picturesque sights and romantic honeymoon credentials, taking the time to find good local Hawaiian food may not be top priority. It's hard to plan out what to eat when you're in paradise. Show More Summary

Early Addition: Manhattan Weddings Are Even More Expensive Than You Think

Because Peggy Noonan hates trigger warnings, check out today's mid-day links: wine heists, community board teens, horrible men, expensive city weddings, brothel lambs, snacking tips, and newborn goats in sweaters. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Federal court will allow Alzheimer's drug to stay on shelves longer

A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires... To view the full story, click the title link.

No wonder the dot-coms went under

Techie: …and there was a strong correlation between the last two digits of their social security numbers and how much they spent on the site! — Office, midtown

The 'Side Effects' of Good Intentions

Phys Ed Plus (PEP) was founded in 2010 by Brian Semonian a certified physical educator. PEP is a non-profit whose mission is to bring comprehensive Physical Education programs to elementary schools that do not have them. Their programs...Show More Summary

Better Than Netflix, The Sequel: 5 More Drive-in Movie Theaters near NYC

Last summer, we gave you a roundup of five retro drive-in movie theaters around New York City. Here are five more within a few hours drive from the city and located near popular weekend getaway locations. From the Jersey Shore to Litchfield County, have this list handy when you're planning a warm weather weekend trip. Show More Summary

Almost $14K Raised For Family Of Murdered Rapper Chinx

Family members, friends, and fans of the Queens rapper Lionel "Chinx" Pickens, will gather at Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica on Tuesday to celebrate his life following his murder in Briarwood this past weekend. [ more › ]

The Strange History Behind The 1800s Cheesiest Dish: Lobster Thermidor

Recently I was at a dinner where Lobster Thermidor was being served—I had never had it before, but oddly I had just learned about its origins, so anyone sitting within earshot of me at this dinner was treated to a Drunk History version of it. "It was like a marketing ploy!" I declared. "A foodvertisement for some play!" [ more › ]

Baccarat Bling: The Ultimate NYC Staycation

It's Gothamist Getaways Spring Travel Week. We'll have a week of posts featuring looks at travel, food, products and tips—near and far—for making your trips more enjoyable. Then, for the rest of the year, we'll have more Getaways stories on a weekly basis. Show More Summary

A revived Bloomberg-era public-housing plan that works

In the business world, it's hard to keep good ideas down, but in the public sphere, politics often intrude. That's why we were especially gratified last week when Mayor Bill de Blasio revived a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Neighboring Restaurant Sues Twin Peaks for $1 Million in Biker-Brawl Damages

"Scenic views," to quote the chain. Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant had front-row seats to Sunday's biker-gang melee that exploded outside Waco's Twin Peaks. But being so close, the company notes in a lawsuit filed yesterday, caused more than $1 million in lost business and property damages. Show More Summary

New York pension fund return tops 7% in 2014, hits $183B

The New York comptroller reports that the pension fund for state and local government workers has risen to a record $183.5 billion following an investment return of 7.16% last year. Comptroller... To view the full story, click the title link.

Presenting the Wednesday One-Liners Lollipop

Girl: He’s like, "Why so cold?" and I’m like, "You licked my ear! You licked my ear! You licked my ear! I cannot emphasize enough that you licked my ear."–43rd & 9thGirl on cell: So if he licked my pussy, would it ruin our friendship?–W 4th StreetEight-year old boy: Can I please lick your eyeball, […]

Blackstone co-founder will leave to start a family office

Doug Ostrover, one of three founders of Blackstone Group's GSO Capital Partners unit, will leave the credit investment firm to start a family office. Mr. Ostrover, 52, will remain a senior adviser to... To view the full story, click the title link.

14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot On Bronx Sidewalk

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed on a Bronx street this morning. [ more › ]

Vendor Who Sold $30 Hot Dogs Near 9/11 Memorial Has Been Fired

Following widespread media coverage of his scam charging tourists $30 for a hot dog, vendor Ahmed Mohammed has been fired from his job. Cart owner Abdelalim Abdelbaky took action against the rogue vendor after watching media reports from NBC New York that caught Mohammed in the act. [ more › ]

Undercover Cop Who Was Part Of Motorcycle Gang Assault Predicted "Mayhem"

A film about maniacal road warriors doing bloody battle across the post-apocalyptic outback is the number one movie in America. In Texas, a brawl between biker gangs resulted in 9 deaths and 170 arrests. And in New York, two bikers charged in the brutal beating of a motorist on Manhattan's west side two years ago are now on trial. Show More Summary

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