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Sitting Isn't Just Killing You, It's Rendering You Immobile

Studies have been screaming for years that sitting is killing us, but I've long thought hardcore sitters like myself would go out with a bang, like a heart attack or literal heartsplosion. Unfortunately, a new study says a sitter's future...Show More Summary

What To Do If You See A Bat In NYC

Recently, a friend of mine spotted a dead bat on a sidewalk in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, in broad daylight—a Big Brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) baking in the sun. Days later, someone posted a photo of another dead bat—this one a Silver Haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) in Midtown—on Reddit. Show More Summary

The Rebuilt 53rd Street R Station Is Now Open For Straphanger Use

Just under six months ago, work began on the 53rd Street R station to make it better...faster...stronger. Today, straphangers can reap the rewards of having to walk further for a transit option for around six months, as the new and improved...Show More Summary

Claro In Gowanus Channels Oaxaca Through All The Senses

The sights, smells and flavors of Oaxaca debut in Gowanus Friday evening with the opening of Claro, a new restaurant from Chad Shaner and JT Stewart of nearby Freek’s Mill and TJ Steele of El Buho Mezcal. The trio will be offering aShow More Summary

Early Addition: Look What You Made Me Do

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. Ken Burns wants to make an Obama documentary. Eventually. A male nurse in Germany may...Show More Summary

The REAL Song Of The Summer Is Sesame Street's Version Of 'Despacito'

Luis Fonsi's crossover hit "Despacito" is unbeatable right now, whether you like the OG version or prefer the one with the Biebs. But the true Song of the Summer was revealed this week when Sesame Street released their version of the track—this time, sung by Ernie, about his rubber duckie. It is magical: [ more › ]

Fearless Driver Successfully Jumps Rising NJ Drawbridge

A New Jersey family's trip to the beach briefly turned into that scene from Blues Brothers, when the drawbridge they were driving on began to rise, leaving the driver no choice but to slam on the gas and jump the damn thing. [ more ...

One Answer To The Cross-Hudson Commuter Nightmare Is... The Javits Center?

Instead of tackling an estimated $10 billion rehabilitation plan for the grimy, packed Port Authority Bus Terminal, a major transit research organization pitched a plan they say would more rapidly relieve commuter pressure: build a bus terminal in the basement of the Javits Center. [ more › ]

Owner Of Mysterious Silver Spaceship Tank Revealed To Be Brooklyn Dad, Of Course

Last winter, our inbox was inundated with photos of a spaceship/tank hybrid with Midwest plates in the heart of Brooklyn. The vehicle—which was spotted all around Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Bushwick and Prospect Heights—continued to stalk the borough over recent months. Show More Summary

Look, This Is Just A Nice Story About A Woman Who Forgot Her Purse On A City Bus And Managed To Get It Back

It's not really all that hard to lose a bag, phone or baby on public transportation, and the odds of ever getting your stuff back are always slim. So it was incredibly lucky, then, that when Bushwick resident Stephanie Seiler left her...Show More Summary

This Cheetos Restaurant Will Only Be Open For Three Beautiful Days

At some point during the late, great 30 Rock, Liz Lemon delivered Jack Donaghy's daughter some life lessons via videotape, ending her string of very wise advice with this: "Put potato chips on a sandwich!" And it is with that correct declaration that we urge you to also consider the Cheeto. Show More Summary

Owner Of Catskills Resort That Inspired 'Dirty Dancing' Wants State Cleanup Money

The 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing (and thus the 30th anniversary of when Patrick Swayze went back in time and invented easy listening 24 years early) is almost upon us. So it's as good a time as ever for one of the people who's rebuilding a resort that people say inspired the movie to ask for state aid to clean it up. [ more › ]

Kenan Thompson To Launch Sketch Comedy Show For Kids Called 'SKOOGLE'

Kenan Thompson is currently the elder statesman at SNL, but long before that he was Pierre Escargot, a raincoat-clad Professeur de français who taught kids how to say, "Take that porkchop out of your brassiere" from a bathtub for five seasons on the Nickelodeon show All That. Show More Summary

SEE IT: Mysterious Ghost Cloud Appears On George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge was visited by a mysterious white cloud this morning. Are the Martians putting us out of our misery at last? If so, I demand to be spliced with a corgi. It's only fair. [ more › ]

Video: Mario Cantone Does The Mooch

When Anthony Scaramucci became White House communications director last week, he used a press briefing to introduce himself to the world as a Harvard Law-educated, former Goldman Sachs, deeply loyal-to-President Trump kind of guy. This...Show More Summary

Inside Sweet Chick's Forthcoming Chicken & Waffles Joint In Prospect Heights

The third location of super popular chicken & waffles spot Sweet Chick debuts Monday, July 31st and Gothamist got a first look inside the nearly completed space before it officially opens. None of the shabby chic elements that have defined...Show More Summary

Al Franken To Talk Politics With Seth Meyers At Cooper Union

Al Franken will be Stuart Smalley to me for as long as he lives. But since he was elected to represent Minnesota in Congress, his Daily Affirmations have been replaced with ferocity on the Senate floor, and as a member of the SenateShow More Summary

Here's What's Coming And Going From Netflix In August

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again," which is CLEARLY a direct reference to the streaming service's upcoming removal of 10 Things I Hate About You. Show More Summary

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