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Is Roberta's Selling Out To A Billionaire?

Roberta's has been Bushwick's star since opening in 2008, earning both accolades from the highbrow culinary world for its pizzas and points from clientele for its hip scene. But Bushwick has changed a lot over the last eight years, and so has Roberta's, transforming into an empire complete with Clintons and frozen pizzas. Show More Summary

NYC Day Cares Will Be Required To Post Performance Cards, Similar To Restaurant Letter Grades

All 2,300 city-run day care facilities will be required to post performance cards near their front entrances by next summer, in accordance with a new city rule inspired by restaurant letter grades. [ more › ]

I Use Mine as a Vacation Home

Girl #1: Oh, I thought it was a purse.Girl #2: Yeah, but I like it as a skirt, too. –Urban Outfitters Overheard by: sweetchuck

Why You Need to Experience EDC New York

It's been two weeks since I had my first experience under the electric sky and the only question I have in mind is what took me so long to attend the ultimate party? The Electric Daisy Carnival is one of the biggest electronic music festivals on the planet. Show More Summary

Vintage WWII Plane Crashes In Hudson River

A World War II plane flying south crashed into the Hudson River this evening. The NYPD, FDNY and NJ State Police are searching the river, and the pilot has not been found yet. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Celery Nose Flute? Just Say No

Panhandle with kids is a crime, actor TJ Miller is wonderful, hamsters running in slo-mo, Rich People being rich, LI nurse arrested and more days end 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 › ]

Jerrold Nadler calls for Trump to return money earmarked for small businesses hurt by 9/11 attacks

A Democratic New York congressman says Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks. Congressman Jerrold Nadler says... To view the full story, click the title link.

Goodbye SoHo Gas Station, Hello Mandatory Luxury Retail & Office Building

For every Vanishing New York diehard and mourner of drowned dive bars, there's an icy horizon-gazer who cheers every time a phone booth is replaced with a WiFi charging station. [ more › ]

Nathan's Famous Selling 5 Cent Hot Dogs For 100th Anniversary Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Nathan's Famous celebrates 100 years of hot dogs at their flagship Coney Island stand. In celebration, they're seriously rolling back the prices, selling their signature hot dogs for just five cents. [ more › ]

Saratoga Group Nixes Cuomo Raiding Racing

According to a coalition of Saratoga Springs racing, political and business interests, the New York Racing Association's reprivatization options presented in a plan to Governor Andrew Cuomo have been set aside. In their place is an outline...Show More Summary

You Can Feel Good About Eating This Inception Doughnut Because It’s Vegan

This is it. There have been various forms of inception pizza — pizza inside a delivery box made of pizza; a slice that comes with smaller pizza slices on top — and now the Cinnamon Snail wants in on the fun. At its stall at the Pennsy...Show More Summary

Roberta’s Set to Take ‘Significant’ Investment From Tisch Family Member

What will an influx of cash do to the classic Roberta's culture? Is this what it looks like when a fiercely non-corporate restaurant finally sells out? The owners of the ramshackle Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's are negotiating a deal that would bring a member of the billionaire Tisch family in as an investor. Show More Summary

Smorgasburg Takes Over The Fulton Market At The Seaport Starting This Weekend

For several years there's been some kind of Smorgasburg encampment at the South Street Seaport and this season they're moving into the Fulton Market Building, part of the big new development coming to Pier 17 and the surrounding area. Show More Summary

Everyone Is A Robot In 'American Psycho the Musical'

The brilliant 'American Psycho the Musical' is closing on Broadway next weekend. Patrick Bateman's approach to relationships mirrors Bobby's, from "Company." I do enjoy the occasional serial killer gossip. However, for me, this musical is about Patrick Bateman's relationships. I had no business seeing "American Psycho the Musical" for $40. Show More Summary

For The Last Time: Mayor De Blasio Just Needs To Have Secret Talks With Lobbyists Who Are Also Trusted Friends That Give Him Advice On Running NYC

Mayor de Blasio deserves The Most Patient Mayor In The World Award for dealing with all these pointless questions about his talks with a handful of lobbyists who take money from clients that have business before the city but also give super good mayor advice so what they say needs to stay a special secret. Why is this so hard for people to understand? [ more › ]

The futility of politics (and how we can really make things better)

ONE Convention, Newark, New Jersey, May 19-22, 2016. Image by Tim Knox Last week's column "Fascism is looming over the US -- and it's bad news for the Jews," seems to have touched a raw nerve. The nearly 1,000 comments on Jerusalem Post...Show More Summary

Verizon reaches deal in principle to end landline worker strike

Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, the U.S. Labor Department said, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feuding ex-lovers spend millions on fight for control of translation company they created

Phil Shawe and Liz Elting are former lovers who have been hammering each other in court for years in a battle for control of TransPerfect, the highly successful translations firm that they started in... To view the full story, click the title link.

DA: Sex-Abuser's Twisted Revenge Plot Led To Slashing Of Innocent Queens Girl

Two men have been arrested for a vicious attack that left a 16-year-old girl slashed across the face and neck last December. Queens DA Richard Brown is calling the crime a case of "mistaken identity" involving "an innocent victim who was merely walking to school was slashed in the face by one of the defendants without warning or provocation. Show More Summary

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