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Harvard Has Secretly Become One of Southern California’s Biggest Grape Growers

Veritas indeed. Over the past three years, Harvard has casually dropped more than $60 million into real estate in Southern California wine country, where it apparently now owns about 10,000 acres of vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Show More Summary

New York Alternate-Side Parking Rules Suspended Saturday

To facilitate snow removal, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Saturday.

Photos: Tom Hanks Is The Classiest Subway Seat Hog

Actor Tom Hanks, the Kermit of humans, lived up to his billing as an Everyman this week by doing the most average, relatable thing possible: riding the 1 train. [ more › ]

Sports Illustrated lays off all 6 staff photographers

Sports Illustrated is laying off all six of its staff photographers as it restructures its photography department. A spokesman for parent company Time Inc. says that the magazine will be able to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Gender Discrimination Against Men

We always have onion ring towers. In an unexpected turn, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Ruby Tuesday for gender discrimination because the company allegedly refused to hire male employees for a variety of plumb summer jobs in a resort town. Show More Summary

Apollo forms energy opportunity fund

Leon Black's Apollo Global Management is starting an energy opportunity fund as part of the buyout firm's push to invest in oil and gas companies hurt by falling crude prices. The New York-based firm... To view the full story, click the title link.

Celebrated Modern Farmer Magazine Is Closing

The magazine's first issue. Modern Farmer, the farm-glam quarterly that debuted in 2013 and won its first National Magazine Award last year, is no more. According to a report in the Times, the magazine "ceased publication Friday, asShow More Summary

Did Cuomo know about Silver?

The question during the historic Watergate hearings in the 1970s was "What did he know, and when did he know it?" When the answers became known, President Richard Nixon had no choice but to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Subway Token Sucking Was The "Most Disgusting Nonviolent Crime"

In 2003, MetroCards replaced tokens, and while we may look back fondly upon those little coins now, according to a farewell post in the NY Times "few people will notice" their absence, and "fewer will care." Except, that is, for the token suckers. [ more › ]

Bushwick Teen Arrested For Threatening Cops With Emojis

A 17-year-old Bushwick resident was arrested on Sunday after cops spotted alleged threats against the NYPD posted to his Facebook page. And the real trigger, apparently, were emojis: specifically, gun emojis pointed at police emojis. He has since been charged with making terrorist threats, in addition to weapons and drugs possession. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Lyceum Building Turning Into Condos, Retail Space

Park Slope's Brooklyn Lyceum, which began its life as a public bath house before becoming a cafe and theater space, is soon to become condos. It's an entirely unsurprising denouement to the stately building's 100-plus year existence, but depressing nonetheless. [ more › ]

Cerberus is in talks to acquire Digital First Media

Cerberus Capital Management is in talks to acquire Digital First Media Inc., the owner of newspapers including the San Jose Mercury News and the Denver Post, people with knowledge of the matter... To view the full story, click the title link.

Van Leeuwen Celebrates New Greenpoint Store With $1 Scoops

It was only by six doors, but a move's a move and reason to celebrate for outstanding ice cream purveyors Van Leeuwen, who are opening up version 2.0 of their Greenpoint scoop shop. For their grand (re)opening on Saturday they'll be dishing out $1 scoops of their delicious classic and vegan ice creams from 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Todd Schroeder Works His Musical Magic on Sam Harris' Ham

Recently composer/performer, Todd Schroeder was named's "Musical Director of the Year," and it's no wonder why. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, with the Boston Pops and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...Show More Summary

Ask A Native New Yorker's Mom: Are You A Terrible Parent If You Raise Your Child In NYC?

Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist—publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. Show More Summary

Anne Hathaway Dines at Omar’s; A-Rod Stops by Serafina Always

This week, Hugh Jackman went out for a swanky lunch at Tao's Downtown, while Brooke Shields dined at Lure Fishbar, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti went to the Lion, and Hall and Oates helped City Winery ring in the sale of its millionth glass of wine. Show More Summary

Cablevision judge weighs challenge to pay plans

Directors of Cablevision Systems Corp. wrongfully allowed Chairman Charles Dolan and his relatives to collect more than $100 million in excessive salaries and bonuses, an investor's lawyer told a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Here’s Everything Awesome to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday

Num Pang's monster sandwich. No matter how you feel about deflated footballs, this year's Super Bowl Sunday will, no doubt, once again prove to be one of the most wonderful eating days of the year, especially now that some of New York's best restaurants are in on the game. Show More Summary

Cops Search For Suspect In Fatal Midtown Stabbing

A man died after being repeatedly stabbed in the stomach in a midtown cafe on Wednesday night, and police are asking the public to help find his suspected killer. The victim reportedly got into a dispute with the murderer in the New Star Cafe, on 7th Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets, around 9:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Three Sutton Place properties fetch $32M

Bauhouse Group, the firm putting up condominiums in one of the New York's hottest new neighborhoods along the High Line, recently snapped up a $32 million rental portfolio in one the city's poshest... To view the full story, click the title link.

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