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Eatsa, A Futuristic Power Bowl Automat, Opens Friday In Midtown

Employing technology to further advancements in dining continues an upward trajectory, from solar panels on food carts to the further reliance on tablet systems. Eatsa, the California transplant bringing more quinoa bowls to Midtown,...Show More Summary

Disturbed Man Carrying Gas Can & Matches Arrested Near Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

A Bronx man was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a Fox News employee reported his strange behavior to the police. Yuriy Alterman, 38, was seen in midtown Manhattan "acting erratically" and was allegedly found carrying a half-full gas can, matches, and the book Son of Hamas. [ more › ]

Bay Ridge Councilman & Staff Allegedly Tormented Autistic Aide & Beheaded His Stuffed Animals

City Councilman Vincent Gentile allegedly mocked, tormented and humiliated an aide with Asperger syndrome, according to a $10 million lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court this week. [ more › ]

Video: Joe Biden Gives America A Pep Talk With Stephen Colbert

Last year, Joe Biden made an emotional appearance on the newly-launched Late Show With Stephen Colbert shortly after his son Beau died, getting into a poignant, funny, and vulnerable conversation about loss and grief. The two renewed...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Brooklyn Comedian's Set Interrupted By Gunshots In NJ Club

A comedian from Brooklyn was caught in the crossfire of a shooting at a club in Bloomfield, NJ on Friday night when gunshots went off in the middle of her set. [ more › ]

Republican Congress Proposes Covering 20% Of NYC's Costs For Trump Tower Security

Two days after Mayor de Blasio formally asked President Obama and Congress for up to $35 million in federal restitution for security outside traffic-snarled White House North, Congressional Republicans indicated that they are interested in fronting only a small percentage of the City's ask. Show More Summary

NYC Finally Has Public Hammocks, Just In Time For Winter

A couple of years ago we requested one simple thing: more public hammocks in NYC. At the time, Governors Island just built a "Hammock Grove," featuring a few hammocks suspended over a section of grassy lawn. But why not have hammocks in the parks, we wondered. [ more › ]

NYPD: This Man Groped A Woman At The Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station

A woman was groped at a lower Manhattan subway station last month, and now police have released surveillance footage of the suspect, who remains at large. [ more › ]

'A Very Great Honor': Donald Trump Is Time's Person Of The Year

It's no surprise—Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump as its Person of the Year. Speaking on the Today Show, Trump said, "It's a great honor. It means a lot. Especially with me growing up reading Time magazine. It's a very important magazine. Show More Summary

Time names Trump Person of the Year

Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honor. It means a lot," Trump said in a telephone interview on NBC's Today show. Time editor... To view the full story, click the title link.

Top companies in New York get creative with health care coverage

Health insurance isn’t just one of this year’s political hot buttons, with Democrats supporting the Affordable Care Act and Republicans seeking to revamp it or scrap it... To view the full story, click the title link.

How to avoid the L-pocalypse

The 18-month shutdown of the L train between north Brooklyn and Manhattan’s 14th Street corridor will disrupt the lives of 250,000 daily commuters and hundreds of businesses on both sides of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Extra, Extra: Chris Christie Is Historically Disliked In New Jersey

Because rage rooms and tantric masseuses are all the rage, check out today's end-of-day links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Trump Tower Brokers Tout Secret Service Detail As A New 'Amenity'

Things are a little stressful for residents of Trump Tower, now that their fancy skyscraper's been transformed into White House North. Some residents are so annoyed with all the extra security measures and Naked Cowboys they've been trying to unload their apartments. Show More Summary

Advocates Say ACS Is 'Running Scared' In The Wake Of Horrifying Child Abuse Cases

Administration for Children's Services filings to remove children from their homes leapt more than 50 percent from September to October, the first full month after the death of a six-year-old child drew harsh scrutiny for the agency's handling of child abuse investigations. [ more › ]

At Manhattan's tallest luxury-condo tower, discounts come in millions

Buyers at Manhattan’s tallest ultra-luxury condo tower are getting discounts worth millions, a sign of the times in a market that’s swamped with costly homes. At 432 Park Ave., buyers... To view the full story, click the title link.

Council reforms deed process after nursing-home snafu

The City Council passed a law aimed at illuminating the process for lifting a city deed restriction Tuesday, a little over a year after the de Blasio administration effectively signed away a nursing... To view the full story, click the title link.

Assaulted Muslim MTA Employee Blames Trump For Rise In Hate Crimes

An off-duty Muslim MTA employee was assaulted and harassed yesterday by a man at Grand Central who allegedly called her a "terrorist." Soha Salama, 45, was pushed down a flight of stairs by a man who she says shouted the Islamophobic slurs at her. Show More Summary

The 'Mean Girls' Winter Talent Show Is Coming To Greenpoint

The 2004 hit Mean Girls had a lot of great moments, but the Winter Talent Show was one of the highlights. And now, the fine people at BBQ Films will bring it to life in Brooklyn—they're transforming the Brooklyn Bazaar space into the North Shore High School auditorium on December 14th, for one night only. Show More Summary

Video: Billy Eichner Enlists Andy Samberg, Jon Hamm & Lupita Nyong'o To Pitch Action Movie Franchises To NYers

Billy Eichner is a NYC treasure, whether he's screaming at people to have a threesome with Jon Hamm or he's screaming at people to enjoy the holiday cheer with Will Ferrell (and also, of course, when he's mocking Kevin Spacey on the excellent Difficult People). Show More Summary

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