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Billionaire Leonard Blavatnik buys Woody Johnson's condo for record $77.5M

Billionaire investor Leonard Blavatnik bought an apartment on Fifth Avenue for $77.5 million, a record price for a Manhattan co-op. The seller of unit 1112A at 834 Fifth Ave. was Woody Johnson,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Standard East Village Offers Free 3-Night Stays To 2nd Avenue Fire Victims

Firefighters are still at the scene of the East Village explosion and fire that caused two buildings to collapse. The buildings 121 and 123 Second Avenue are destroyed and 119 and 125 Second Avenue were also affected. [ more › ]

Virginia lawmakers break from party on budget

Virginia lawmakers from both sides of the aisle broke with party ranks on budget votes this week, embracing the kind of fiscal moderation that has long been popular among their constituents in the swing state.Read full article >>

Local digest: March 26, 2015

THE DISTRICTJudge sentences3 men in sting caseA federal judge on Thursday sentenced three men whose 2013 arrests on charges stemming from a D.C. police robbery sting raised concerns that high-risk law enforcement tactics were entrapping otherwise harmless suspects.Read full article >>

Dvorak: College junior at 17 was once dubbed ‘sweet, but not very smart’

At 17, Zakiya James has a story that shows what’s very right and very wrong in American education.Let’s just stipulate that she is pretty brilliant.She’s a junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia. At 17. Studying civil engineering.Read full article >>

Arlington, Alexandria Democrats line up for local, state races this spring

The Alexandria mayoral race, the Arlington County Board races and the fight to succeed Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) in the Virginia House of Delegates will be among the liveliest campaigns of the season.Read full article >>

'Backcountry' an atmospheric wilderness horror tale

What can go wrong for two people stuck in the woods? Horror films in love with this conceit have suggested crazed killers, malevolent aliens, even mythical beasts.

Assembly Republicans revamp caucus operations in bid to woo voters

Republicans in the California Assembly, apparently resigned to the party's diminished influence in Capitol policy debates, will announce Thursday that they will focus less on trying to sway Democratic legislators and more on winning over voters.

Flawed Fugard can still be powerful Fugard

“My Children! My Africa!”Athol Fugard’s 1989 three-hander, receives an often powerful revival at Actors Co-op that isn’t without some challenges yet makes its relevant case with integrity.

Thousands of Mexican farmworkers march 15 miles as strike talks continue

Striking farmworkers in Baja California marched by the thousands across 15 dusty miles Thursday in a peaceful but angry show of force after growers refused to meet their demands to boost wages.   

Mohawk of the sea

For Justin Woolley, every neighborhood in Los Angeles is a different discovery. He'll wander any given neighborhood for hours at a time -- getting to know its people and landscape through his photography. 

FBI: Father of fugitive ex-LAPD cop helped son flee to Mexico

Authorities said they have now determined that the father of an ex-LAPD police officer now on the run after a fatal shooting actually took his son across the border to Juarez, Mexico.

Video: Police Angry They Wasted Thousands Searching For A Girl Who Wasn't Missing

San Bernardino Police released a video today explaining why the department spent tens of thousands of dollars searching for a college student who wasn't actually missing. [ more › ]

Savage Love: Massive Cock Blocks

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Joe Newton I found this in an online sex ad: "Straight guy with an addiction to massive cocks in my ass." This "straight guy" went on to mention his girlfriend. Can a person really identify as straight while wanting to be fucked by men?...Show More Summary

Seattle Driver Blocking Bicycle Lane to Cyclist: "I Literally Don't Give a Fuck About Anything You Say"

12 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The driver parked in the cycle track, right in front of a sign telling her not to. YouTube This situation escalated quickly. SDOT In a video posted on Reddit (see below), a car driver appears to be parked directly in front of an official...Show More Summary

Travel Advisory Issued After "Serious Accident" At Port Authority Bus Terminal

What's being described as a "fatal bus accident" at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan is causing "extensive delays" during the evening rush. According to an alert from the Port Authority, police are investigating a fatality "inside the facility." From their statement: [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: More Teens Spotted Subway Surfing

Because the New Yorker is really into 1995, check out today's end-of-day links: subway surfers, Wikipedia hoaxes, NYPD social media, Periscope launches, oxy smuggling rings, Cobble Hill break-ins, and puppy kisses. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham Answer Our Culture Questionnaire

Welcome back to our new Q&A feature, Culture Quest, where we're asking the same set of questions to some of the notables stopping by the 92nd Street Y. Below, we find out the culture habits of Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham, who are both currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles. [ more › ]

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