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Gothamist Guide To August: 20 Great Ways To Squeeze Summer Dry

                      Time to bust out the calendars and get a grip on August in NYC. So much to do! [ more › ]

Dow drops 200 points on disappointing earnings

U.S. stocks slumped Thursday as investors reacted to disappointing corporate earnings reports and assessed the implications of the approaching end to economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve. That... To view the full story, click the title link.

Dolan family cable network wants stake in BBC America

AMC Networks Inc., the cable programmer controlled by the Dolan family, is in talks to acquire about 50% of BBC America, BBC Worldwide's U.S. channel, people with knowledge of the matter said. BBC... To view the full story, click the title link.

Dstillery doubles its capital with $24M investment

Targeted marketing company Dstillery secured $24 million in Series C financing this week, doubling the startup's existing funding. The round, led by New Spring Capital, will allow the company to... To view the full story, click the title link.

3 hurt when glass falls from midtown office tower

Glass has fallen from a midtown Manhattan office tower, injuring three people. A fire department spokeswoman says two people were treated for minor injuries following the accident at 8:45 a.m.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Have What She's Having: Sally's Turkey Sandwich From Katz's

It's the 25th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally this year, and we thought we'd take a look at what Sally Albright really ordered at Katz's Deli during the movie's most famous scene. No cheating—can you remember? [ more › ]

Cop Accused Of Using Potentially "Deadly Physical Force" While Beating Suspect With Baton

A Brooklyn cop has been accused of violating NYPD guidelines after hitting a suspect in the head with a baton during a 2012 arrest. [ more › ]

Homestyle Union Square Restaurant Chat ’n Chew Served Its Final Pork Chop

End of the road? Word on the street is that Chat n' Chew, which opened 20 years ago opposite Union Square Cafe sporting old barn siding on its dining-room walls and a menu of things like chicken-fried steak, has closed for good. Chat...Show More Summary

Falling Glass From Midtown Office Tower Injures 3

Three people were hurt Thursday morning when a window shattered and fell from the 18th floor of an office building on West 57th Street at Avenue of the Americas.

Watch Mario Batali and Mike Myers Play Beer Bong in Washington Square Park

Last week, Mario Batali's new Hulu show took him to the High Line, where he chummed it up with Jimmy Fallon. Here, the chef and actor Mike Myers get exclusive access to the top of the arch at Washington Square Park, which they follow up with a rather friendly game of beer pong back on the ground. Show More Summary

Sometimes New Yorkers are the Best

It's been raining in New York this week. The kind of rain that makes you appreciate modern life with its drains and central climate control. I was walking home from dinner on Broadway a few nights ago and the lady in front of me was on the phone. Show More Summary

I Got Through Airport Security With Someone Else's Plane Ticket

I honestly didn't plan to put the airport security system to the test. I was just really tired and didn't notice that the name on the ticket wasn't mine -- it wasn't even female. But I unwittingly managed to find a chink in the TSA armor...Show More Summary

Triathletes strap on tech for big race

On Sunday, athletes will be gathering up their sneakers, swimsuits and bikes in preparation for the city's annual triathlon. And many of them will be calibrating their racing watches as well. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cemitas & Tacos Stand Coming To Brooklyn Whole Foods

Brooklyn's massive, multi-disciplinary Whole Foods in Gowanus has welcomed a new vendor to its in-store eatery program with the addition of Cemita's Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos, which fills the void left by Yuji Ramen. The popular Smorgasburg vendor makes its debut tomorrow, serving Mexican sandwiches, tacos and beverages from the Prepared Foods Department. [ more › ]

McDonald’s Ordered to Pay $27 Million to Families of 2 Teens Who Died After Parking Lot Beating

McDonald's will appeal. A jury has found McDonald's "97 percent responsible" for the deaths of two teenagers and ordered a $27 million settlement, over a Bryan, Texas, outlet's allegedly "lax" security. In 2012, a large group of people...Show More Summary

The Best Museums In NYC

Screw the Smithsonian, the Louvre, the Prado and the Uffizi Gallery. The best museums in the world are right here in NYC, and there are about a million of them, boasting everything from 13th century folk art to curious sex positions and embalmed baby kittens. Show More Summary

Feds To Cuomo: STFU About Your Ethics "Success"

Criticisms of the governor's compromised ethics commission are overblown, according to a flurry of statements released by members of the commission who clearly felt the cold barrel of Cuomo's "overwhelming success" against their necks. Show More Summary

The More Things Change, the Better They Get at NYC's Batard

Were I to list the most important, as well as influential, restaurateurs of the past 30 years, Drew Nieporent's name would be pretty close to the top. The man is a born host, gregarious, scrappy, gossipy and very serious about his food...Show More Summary

We Must Honor the Rule of Law for Desperate Children at the U.S. Border

Some suggest that the refugee crisis unfolding on our southern border has been triggered by disrespect for the law. But, what exactly does the law require that we do with these desperate children? The law provides, first, that we protect the basic rights of these kids, their physical safety, health and well-being. Show More Summary

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