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Disruptors find scorched-earth strategy can backfire

Imagine someone walks in to your home uninvited, tracks dirt on your floors, eats your food, pockets the silverware and rearranges your furniture. You ask, “What do you think you’re... To view the full story, click the title link.

Get Out Of Town And Get Lost In Los Angeles

If you need a reason to get out of the city, why not check out the nation's best coast? Discover Los Angeles, the city's official marketing organization, launched its new domestic advertising campaign, and it's a pretty good teaser for why you should probably hop on a plane right now. [ more › ]

233 confirmed Zika cases in NYC with number expected to rise

A public health official says there are currently 233 confirmed Zika cases in New York City, a number that will likely rise in the coming months. Health Commissioner Mary Bassett says Wednesday more... To view the full story, click the title link.

Extra, Extra: What It's Like Inside An Elite Hamptons Sex Party

Because butter is the best, check out today's end-of-day links: de Blasio's social media director quits, bartender burnout, elite Hamptons sex partying, escaping the Friendzone, Crystal Pepsi, RIP Tekserve, and kitten visits puppy best friend. Show More Summary

Video: Area Man Overjoyed To Be Only Person At Rain Delayed Yankees Game

The Yankees haven't had much luck this season, as exemplified this week when Monday night's home game against the Texas Rangers was delayed in the 9th inning for three hours and a half. The Yankees were leading 6-5 before the delay, but by the time the game started again at 2:15 a.m., they ended up blowing the lead and the game, ultimately losing 9-6. [ more › ]

Photos: Lower Manhattan's Sparkling New Liberty Park Is Now Open

Lower Manhattan's new one acre, $50 million Liberty Park is now open to the public, offering Highline-inspired raised views of the World Trade Center grounds, including the 9/11 memorial fountains. Made up of densely-planted plots, long angled benches, and a 336-foot-long "vertical garden," it's an elevated oasis from the area's crowds and construction. [ more › ]

HBO's New Miniseries 'The Night Of' Is A Masterpiece

It's not until episode 2 that you see John Turturro soothing his eczema feet on the subway train with the help of his itchin' chopstick, but by that point there's no turning away from HBO's new miniseries The Night Of. So you look on, in horror. And you will continue to do so. [ more › ]

Healing and Talking Guns in a Post Orlando World

When the shooting in Orlando happened, I was down in Alabama helping my Dad at his U-pick blueberry farm. I saw the news on my phone and ran outside hollering. My dad lumbered up into the house and helped me navigate his TV to CNN. Initial reports and footage made at least one thing clear. Show More Summary

This Is What Happens When You Enforce Silly Made-Up Laws in Central Park

The U.S. has been known to enforce some of the silliest, and at times, seemingly most archaic laws known to man. For example, did you know that in Mississippi you can be thrown in jail 30 days for cursing in front of two or more people? So,...Show More Summary

New York City launches film diversity initiative

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced an initiative to bring greater diversity to the film and entertainment industry. Beginning June 29 through Nov. 15, the #NominateNYC... To view the full story, click the title link.

Trump will fill out a sparse convention speaking slate with pro athletes

ESPN has nothing on this summer's Republican national convention. Donald Trump’s campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the convention... To view the full story, click the title link.

Black Girls CODE establishes New York City presence at Google headquarters

International nonprofit Black Girls CODE has established a permanent presence in New York City with an office at Google's Chelsea headquarters. The San Francisco-based organization, which connects... To view the full story, click the title link.

America's richest families with business roots in New York City

New York City businesses have spawned some the largest U.S. family fortunes, according to this year's edition of Forbes' list of America's 25 Richest Families, released Wednesday. The Hearst... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC Teacher Talks: "Part Of Me Is Forever Changed"

Periodically, Gothamist sits down with teachers at different stages of their careers—some entering service, some with a few years under their belt, and a couple of vets. We talk about why they chose to teach, how they feel about the government's education policy and their thoughts on the charter system and the United Federation of Teachers. Show More Summary

Jessica Williams Leaving 'The Daily Show' For Her Own Comedy Central Series

The Daily Show ended its spectacular run on Comedy Central last year when Jon Stewart left the show to pursue other—wait, it's still on? Oh right, of course it's still on, how could we forget. Unfortunately, now that we know it's still...Show More Summary

Traffic-Stopping Urban Cowboy Just Wants His Horses Back

Tod "Doc" Mishler held up traffic and baffled rubberneckers on Monday when he ambled down the Outerbridge Crossing toward Staten Island decked out in cowboy gear and riding one horse while towing another behind him. Mishler's littleShow More Summary

A Tribe Called Quest Now Has Their Own Mural In Queens

A new mural dedicated to New York City hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest is nearing completion in St. Alban's, Queens. Painted by artist Vincent Ballentine in the Afrocentric red, green, and black colors that comprised so many ofShow More Summary

NYC's Outdoor Public Pools Now Open For 2016 Swimming Season

Just in time for today's (mostly) blazing sun, the NYC Parks and Recreation Department opened all 55 public pools. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver made the ceremonial jump into Staten Island's Faber Pool, where he also announced,Show More Summary

New outdoor amphitheater in Coney Island unveiled

Mayor Bill de Blasio was in Brooklyn early Wednesday to unveil the 5,000-seat Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk. The new covered open-air venue will be the permanent home for the... To view the full story, click the title link.

The NYPD Wants To Know What YOU Think Of Its Proposed Body Camera Policy

Ahead of a fall 2016 pilot project that will outfit 1,000 NYPD officers with body cameras, the NYPD today launched an online survey to solicit public feedback on how the technology should be applied. In addition to providing demographic...Show More Summary

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