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State and city contributions to the MTA are higher than you think

Amid multitudinous delays of subway and Long Island Rail Road trains, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under pressure to increase state funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But the state's... To view the full story, click the title link.

From the top of the world: TV signal returns to World Trade Center

The Spanish language network Telemundo 47 began broadcasting from the top of One World Trade Center this morning, the first time a television signal has been beamed from the site since... To view the full story, click the title link...

Crime pays: Jailed city worker earned $86K

A city housing inspector managed to collect an $86,000 paycheck from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development last year, despite pleading guilty in a bribery scandal that landed him in... To view the full story, click the title link.

Will other governors follow Cuomo's lead after 9/11 worker pardon?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pardon of a 9/11 worker's 1990 drug conviction is unlikely to lead to a wave of similar pardons aimed at preventing deportations. Several experts agree that the pardon is an... To view the full story, click the title link.

Nuns put their Harlem property on the market

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary are selling their Harlem real estate, according to the New York Post. The nation's oldest order of black nuns has put its 18,216-square-foot... To view the full story, click the title link.

Senate Republican health care bill is 'inhumane,' local leaders say

Almost as soon as Senate Republicans released their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act Thursday, New York's leaders in politics and health care criticized the plan for its impact on the state's... To view the full story, click the title link.

Courthouse ICE Arrests Are Making Immigrants 'Sitting Ducks,' Lawyers Warn

A 2017 spike in Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York City courthouses is scaring immigrants who might otherwise attend a scheduled court appearance or seek legal assistance, according to a coalition of public defenders and advocates. Show More Summary

NY Officials Predict Senate Trumpcare Bill Will 'Devastate' Health Care

Senate Republicans released a draft Thursday of their closely-guarded health care bill, which would drastically cut Medicaid, slash taxes on the wealthy, and repeal the Obamacare requirement that most Americans have health insurance....Show More Summary

'Eloise' Moves From The Plaza To NY-Historical Society In New Exhibit

Back in the day it seemed like Eloise, the child who (fictionally) resided in The Plaza, lived the life. That majestic little latchkey monster got to order beers from room service, feed lawyers rubber candy, saw open dolls, and terrorize debutantes, plus she had a PET TURTLE. Eloise was a baller, and now she's getting her own show at the New York Historical Society. [ more › ]

Hiram Monserrate, Infamous For Dragging Girlfriend Through Lobby, Wins Key Endorsement In City Council Race

Two-time disgraced elected official Hiram Monserrate—who was expelled from the state Senate in 2010 after being convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, and then pleaded guilty to spending $100,000 of City Council money that was earmarked...Show More Summary

NYC Will Spend Millions To Upgrade Rikers Before Closing It

A new report by the Mayor's Office outlines the "long and difficult path" to closing the jail complex. In the meantime, de Blasio says the city needs to invest in the facility to make it safer. [ more › ]

Early Addition: GOOP's $120 'Healing' Body Stickers Might Not Be A Medical Miracle After All

Goats on a slide, GOOP's pricey body stickers, Rocko's Modern Life reboot, no poors in the Cabinet, and more midday 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 › ]

New Radiohead Music Video For Unreleased Gem 'Man Of War' Was Filmed In Brooklyn

After much teasing and sweet vindication, Radiohead are releasing the 20th anniversary edition of their masterpiece OK Computer this week. The reissue, OKNOTOKCOMPUTER, features b-sides and three unreleased tracks that fans have been salivating over for two decades. Show More Summary

Here's What You'll Be Eating At Governors Island's Full Moon Festival This Summer

The exuberant musical celebration Full Moon Festival returns to Governors Island July 8th with a lineup of acts that'll unfold over two stages, up from the one last year. While the musical acts—which include Vic Mensa, Connan Mockasin,...Show More Summary

Well, They've Gone And Done It: Mayoral Control Set To Expire After Being Held Hostage By Charter-Loving Republicans

The legislative session ended last night without a deal on mayoral control of New York City schools, meaning that unless lawmakers reconvene specifically to fix this, the city will revert to a fractured Board of Education system starting on June 30th. [ more › ]

NYPD Is No-Show At Community Meeting In Wake Of Two Cyclist Deaths

Chelsea residents said they were insulted Wednesday when the NYPD declined to attend a Community Board 4 meeting following two cyclist deaths at the hands of bus drivers in less than a week. CB4's transportation committee had hoped to gain some clarity on the responsibility of various city agencies to penalize bus drivers for clogging residential side streets. [ more › ]

Film Forum's 'New York In The 70s' Celebrates Gritty, Long-Gone Gotham?

Ask a film buff to name some quintessential New York movies, and chances are that Midnight Cowboy, Mean Streets, Shaft, The French Connection, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and any number of other classics will be in the mix. [ more ›...

Watch Out Subway Cats: Joe Lhota Is Running The MTA Again

Joe Lhota, who headed the MTA before resigning in 2013 to run for mayor against Bill de Blasio, is coming back to the agency. In a press release sent out after 11 p.m. on Wednesday night, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the appointment:...Show More Summary

‘Pizzagate’ Shooter Is Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

The judge told him that she’s “never heard anything like the conduct that brings us here today.”

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