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"Why Are Carriage Horses So Important To These People?"

For better or worse, Liam Neeson is effectively the face of the Save The Carriage Horse movement, solidfying his position in Monday's New York Times op-ed. Riding a wave of popular support, the New York Daily News has started a petition to preserve the "majestic horses trotting through Central Park." Liam Neeson is pleased. [ more › ]

Drunk Turkish Airlines Passenger Allegedly Assaults Flight Attendants En Route To JFK

Complimentary booze on international flights is a fundamental human right, but some people are just hell bent on ruining it for the rest of us. A passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight bound for JFK got wasted and, instead of passing...Show More Summary

Watch a Chef Make a Ridiculous 20-Layer Grilled-Cheese Sandwich

It's hard to guesstimate what this sandwich might actually taste like — in fact, at a certain point, the intense carbohydrate-stacking and jazzy soundtrack in this video just make you stop processing human thoughts altogether — but the...Show More Summary

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good Photo Of Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld Having Lunch

"We spent so many hours together, we would divulge the most intimate details of our personal lives, like twins in a womb." That's how Jerry Seinfeld has described his professional and personal relationship with Larry David while they were making Seinfeld. Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Narrowly Escaped East Village Bar Fight

Despite all the seismic shifts amongst late night hosts in the past year—swapping Leno for Fallon, Fallon for Meyers, Letterman for Colbert—the new generation of late night hosts seem more likely to attack each other with hugs and sincere professional courtesy than tridents and backstabbing. Show More Summary

11 Fast-Food Chains We Actually Want to See Open in New York

Would anyone say no to this? Grub Street isn't opposed to fast food, but this week's announcement that Chick-fil-A would spend 2014 making a big push into New York — beyond its lone NYU location — made us wonder: Does anyone actually...Show More Summary

Video: Rambunctious Rat Spices Up Morning Commute On The A Train

The next time someone from your hometown compliments you for toughing out X amount of years in New York City, show them this video of a train full of adults squealing and laughing in ebullient terror on their way to work. Far better than blankly staring at an ad for a degree in criminal justice and muttering expletives after someone's shoe gently grazes your heel. [ more › ]

[Update] First Cherry Blossoms Of Season Spotted In Central Park

[Update Below] It has been a brutal winter, one which truly pushed Gothamist writers to the brink of insanity (guzzling icy blood from a snowman's skull will do that to you). Thankfully, the thongs are out now, and the temperatures will remain exceedingly pleasant this week, in the mid 50s to low 60s. Another sign of spring this week: the cherry blossoms are coming! [ more › ]

Dear Andrew Sullivan: 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO

Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a "heretic," a victim of " left-liberal intolerance" and the "ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement," forced to resign...Show More Summary

Watch an Amazing Pilot for Andrew Zimmern’s Failed 2001 Late-Night Cooking Show

The Bizarre Foods host has been uploading some choice vintage Zimmern clips salvaged from VHS tapes he found in his basement, including everything from a butchering of "Soul Man" at karaoke and anodyne morning-show appearances, but today's...Show More Summary

MTA Worker Disciplined For Participating In No Pants Subway Ride

Look, we might not personally be into peeling off our Jordaches, knocking knees with de-pantsed trailblazers, and risking communicable diseases during the No Pants Subway Ride. But it's pretty much the cuddliest, least threatening post-undergrad collegiate-aping event this side of Bomont. Show More Summary

Ozzy Osbourne Sends Cease-and-Desist to Makers of ‘Ozzy’ Ale

Yeah, there's a headless bat on the can there somewhere. The Brewer's Art, a Baltimore brewery that also operates an attached restaurant and lounge, has been producing a Belgian-style pale ale called Ozzy for more than ten years, but...Show More Summary

Video: Bill Murray Proves He's An Animal At Karaoke

You've heard the stories: Bill Murray will crash your Halloween party, he'll crash your kickball game, hell, he'll even crash your poetry reading. Murray is also apparently a big karaoke person, just dropping by random places to sing with strangers. Show More Summary

ABC News Hires Ray Kelly For Crime-Fighting Advice Or Something Like That

Life has been pretty good for former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly since he was booted out of 1 Police Plaza three months ago. [ more › ]

The NYPD Inspector General Is New In Town, Still Looking For A Place To Crash

On May 27th, Philip K. Eure (read: Yore, not Eor) will start as the first Inspector General of the New York Police Department in the agency's history. At the naming ceremony on 1 Maiden Lane this morning, Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters told reporters he interviewed a dozen people for the job, but Eure was truly a diamond in the rough. [ more › ]

Raccoon Breaks Into Rockland County Woman's Home, Bites Her

You might want to watch out that front window, Larry. This is what happens when you move to the suburbs. A raccoon not only broke into a Rockland County woman's home on Wednesday night, it also sank its vile little animal teeth into her while she was throwing a party for her daughter and her friends. Show More Summary

Illegal Slaughterhouse Killed Pigs In the Most Horrifying Ways Imaginable

Sickening. Five months of undercover work by a group called Animal Rescue Mission has led authorities in West Miami-Dade to shut down an illegal slaughterhouse and charge its alleged "ring leader" Raul "Freaky" Fernandez with seven felony counts of animal cruelty. Show More Summary

1905 Comic Deals With Nightmare Of Moving To Brooklyn

The first Brooklyn burn came way before Sex and the City. On January 5th, 1905, this Dream of the Rarebit Fiend comic ran in the Evening Telegram, a newspaper published by the New York Herald. And just like on Sex and the City, it featured a couple begrudgingly moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan. [ more › ]

You Can Now Drink A Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cocktail In Brooklyn

Neil deGrasse Tyson is many things: an astrophysicist, an accomplished dancer, the Manhattanhenge Wizard and a noted debunker of Oscar-nominated films. But he is also a purveyor of creative alcoholic endeavors, and in celebration of his fine palate and astronomical awesomeness, a Brooklyn bar has crafted a special drink just for him. [ more › ]

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