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It’s a Good Year for Easter Candy

Bespoke Peeps Go beyond the chocolate bunny — or not, that's fine, too — with this lineup of next-level candy and sweets from places like Dominique Ansel Bakery, FP Patisserie by François Payard, and Bouchon Bakery. Or splurge for the $1,200, 11-pound tableau from La Maison du Chocolat. Show More Summary

Less is more for VCs investing in biotech

Even in an off-quarter, biotech showed itself to be a key driver of New York's growing tech sector, and that momentum will need to continue in the face of stiff market headwinds. Venture-capital... To view the full story, click the title link.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called Hard Choices, a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's... To view the full story, click the title link.

General Mills Says on Second Thought, Facebook Users Can Sue After All

Hamburger Helper: He's been burned one too many times. Well, that didn't last long: General Mills is taking a few steps back from its revised new legal policy, reported in yesterday's Times, which seemed to signal all consumers forfeited their rights to sue if they simply "engaged" with things like the company Facebook page or "liked" a photo. Show More Summary

In the Works of García Márquez, Finding a Link to Home

The death of Gabriel García Márquez set off a flurry of obituaries and appraisals, as well as appreciations from Latin American readers in New York who grew up in the world Mr. García Márquez described.

De Blasio, tax-credit critic, praises film/TV subsidies

At an event announcing the new city commissioner for film and television, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to retain and grow the city’s production industry, while praising the state's current system... To view the full story, click the title link.

The Dishonorable Andrew Cuomo Meets the Hedge Fund / Charter School Zombies

From May 4 to May 6, 2014 the Honorable Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, is scheduled to be the Honorary Chairman at a three-day charter school/hedge fund extravaganza that is anything but honorable. Other celebrity "guests"...Show More Summary

Property data giant CoStar calls rival's users thieves

CoStar Group, the largest database and information provider in the country for the commercial real estate industry, has launched an anti-piracy lawsuit that a rising competitor says could upend its... To view the full story, click the title link.

Vidalia Onion Situation in Georgia Is Getting Real Intense

Sweet? "Customers are going to get good, sweet Vidalia onions, and get them before next week." —Farmer Delbert Bland, who began shipping crops earlier this week, in defiance of an official state government request. [AJC, Related] Read more posts by Hugh Merwin

Good Vibrations: Park Slope Sex Shop Giving Away Solar-Powered Vibrators For Earth Day

If you're anything like us, then nothing gets you hornier than reducing, reusing and recycling—and there is no better day for dendrophiliacs and the like than Earth Day, which is coming up next Tuesday. A Park Slope sex shop is getting into the spirit of the day by giving away some solar-powered vibrators. Show More Summary

Chobani Adds Savory Dips and Yogurty Desserts to Product Line

Make room for yogurt. The Greek yogurt titan isn't going to let a Whole Foods rebuff and a bunch of party-pooper customs officials ruin its low-fat, high-protein parade: The company is setting sail for yogurty new frontiers with the introduction of Chobani Oats, which consists of its product blended with fruit and oats. Show More Summary

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can I Stop Mister Softee's Jingle?

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...Show More Summary

U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6% in 2013

U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising. The Newspaper Association of America says... To view the full story, click the title link.

The Musket Room Hires Eleven Madison Park’s Becca Punch As Pastry Chef

Punch's new chocolate torte with praline and burnt orange. Grub hears that the Musket Room, one of a select few new restaurants to invest in a full-blown pastry program, has hired Eleven Madison Park's Becca Punch to join chef Matt Lambert and his team. Show More Summary

8 Confirmed Mumps Cases At Hoboken College Campus

As if it weren't enough that Manhattan's been plagued by a recent measles resurgence, eight students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ have reportedly contracted mumps. Up next: smallpox, rinderpest, bubonic plague, dodo bird stampede. [ more › ]

Video: Dad Serving In Afghanistan Surprises Kids At Medieval Times

Medieval Times is a joyous place under just about any circumstances, but it was especially so for two NJ children yesterday when they were reunited with their father who has been serving in Afghanistan since November. "I thought it was...Show More Summary

Check Out This Teaser Video For Kara Walker's Upcoming Installation

We're quickly approaching the May 10th opening of Kara Walker's installation at the Domino Sugar Factory, and your hosts at Creative Time have just released this teaser video, perfectly soundtracked by Nina Simone's singing "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl." [ more › ]

Early Addition: Everywhere Either Is Or Will Be The New Williamsburg

Because six-layer pizza cake is the future, check out today's mid-day links: bathing in ramen noodles, Wu-Tang Clan's bonkers press release, Patrick Stewart's war on strollers, and doggy loves his brush. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

New Subscription Coffee App Gets Caffeine Addicts An Unlimited Fix

Some food app ideas are awesomely terrible, some are pretty good, and most toe the line between the two—is it the mark of a good food app when its use requires you to acknowledge you might have a deeper problem? It's the digital equivalent...Show More Summary

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