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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

(Getty) A federal judge sentenced former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver to 12 years in prison and $6.9 million in fines this afternoon. The disgraced lawmaker must report to prison by noon on July 1st. A jury... 
[UPDATE] Some Fear

[UPDATE] Some Fear "Apocalyptic" Manhattan Church Fire May Be Connected To Other Church Fires

(Jen Chung / Gothamist) [UPDATE BELOW] The Flatiron District church that was gutted by fire on Sunday was one of three Orthodox churches that burned on Orthodox Easter. A church in Sydney, Australia burned, as well... 
Woman Claims ConEd Fired Her Over An Erotic Instagram Post

Woman Claims ConEd Fired Her Over An Erotic Instagram Post

via facebook A Long Island woman alleges that Con Edison rescinded a job offer after the company discovered a homoerotic image posted to her Instagram account. Samantha Chirichella, 26 of West Islip is suing the energy... 
Report: ACS Conducts Lax Investigations Into Child Abuse And Neglect

Report: ACS Conducts Lax Investigations Into Child Abuse And Neglect

Kaleenah Muldrow died in a house fire in February; her mother was being investigated by ACS at the time (via Instagram). The City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) has consistently failed to investigate and report allegations... 

Early Addition: Donald Trump Now Just Making Fun Of Ted Cruz's Dad

Early Addition: Donald Trump Now Just Making Fun Of Ted Cruz's Dadvideo
Because of course Brazil wants to build an erotic theme park, check out today's mid-day links: Kanye West touring plans, Cruz's dad's connection to JFK, YouTube food critic, Mets music references, pet owners family leave, instant replay thinkpiece, and cats love ping pong balls. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here
Video: Jimmy Kimmel Demolishes Lying Liar Sarah Palin On Climate Changevideo

Video: Jimmy Kimmel Demolishes Lying Liar Sarah Palin On Climate Change

Former politician Sarah Palin does not believe in climate change, just as she does not believe in same sex marriage, taxes, and English sentence structure. She has made this abundantly clear through a number of garbled speeches,... 
Cuomo: Maybe My Friend Took That Cash, But Only When He Was Working For Me, Not The State, Probably

Cuomo: Maybe My Friend Took That Cash, But Only When He Was Working For Me, Not The State, Probably

(Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters yesterday that he knew that his top advisor and close friend might be taking money from private interests, but believed that... 
Report: The Subway Is Crowded & Getting More Crowded So Please Everyone Stop Moving To NYC

Report: The Subway Is Crowded & Getting More Crowded So Please Everyone Stop Moving To NYC

(Michael Semensohn/Flickr) It's no secret that the subway is too crowded, considering the insane crush of bodies that turn every commute into an exercise in consolidating one's own mass. Still, despite report after report after report... 
Police Release New Video Of Suspect Who Tried To Rape Jogger In Prospect Park

Police Release New Video Of Suspect Who Tried To Rape Jogger In Prospect Park

Police have released more video of the man who they say attacked and attempted to rape a jogger in Prospect Park on April 20th. The first video, released just after the attack, showed the suspect running by... 
Photos & Video: Police Search For Suspects In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Runvideo

Photos & Video: Police Search For Suspects In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

(NYPD) Police are looking for three people in connection with a Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian and left two others injured on Sunday. Police say at least two people were riding in a stolen Toyota... 
College Student Fatally Shot During Frat House Robbery Attempt

College Student Fatally Shot During Frat House Robbery Attempt

Micalizzi (via Facebook). A 23-year-old mechanical engineering student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark was fatally shot inside of his fraternity house early Monday morning, in the midst of what police believe to... 

Williamsburg Cop Adopts Adorable Kitten She Rescued From Discarded Suitcase

Williamsburg Cop Adopts Adorable Kitten She Rescued From Discarded Suitcasegallery
Remember the insanely cute kittens who were found abandoned in a suitcase left in a Williamsburg parking lot? The ASPCA now has a pawesome update: Three of the kittens have been adopted, and one of the adopters... 

Extra, Extra: Bloomberg Hates Safe Spaces (Except Bermuda!)

Extra, Extra: Bloomberg Hates Safe Spaces (Except Bermuda!)video
Because The Rock is greatest living human with an article in his name, check out today's end-of-day links: Atlantic City avoids catastrophe, teen firefighter accused of starting fires, Bloomberg hates safe spaces, sickening Chipotle's, Hogan sues Gawker again, and a demanding dog. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murdering Crown Heights Artist Exonerated After 52 Years

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murdering Crown Heights Artist Exonerated After 52 Years

Gatling being exonerated on Monday afternoon, in Brooklyn (via Facebook). Paul Gatling, an 81-year-old retiree, was arrested in the fall of 1963 in connection with the murder of a well-known painter inside of a Crown Heights... 
Judge Recalls Bloomberg & Kelly's

Judge Recalls Bloomberg & Kelly's "Angry White Men" Reaction To Losing Stop-And-Frisk Case

Judge Shira Scheindlin (AP) As she prepares to depart the federal bench, a newly candid Judge Shira Scheindlin laid into former mayor Michael Bloomberg and former NYPD boss Ray Kelly for their response to her 2013... 
Fort Greene Photographer: I Was On The ISIS Hit List Of Random New Yorkers

Fort Greene Photographer: I Was On The ISIS Hit List Of Random New Yorkers 

(iStock) A 44-year-old Brooklyn man, we'll call him John Doe, was inside his Fort Greene apartment last Monday afternoon with his infant daughter when he got a call from the building's superintendent. "I thought my Super... 
Cuomo's

Cuomo's "Enforcer" Might Be His Undoing

Two men who have been disgraced and convicted, and Governor Cuomo, in 2012 (Governor's Office) An anti-corruption commission evaporated, the highest-paid state employee bought a Ferrari, and now Governor Andrew Cuomo is mulling the fate of... 

Early Addition: Has Mankind Finally Mastered The Hoverboard?

Early Addition: Has Mankind Finally Mastered The Hoverboard?video
Because Bernie Sanders is transitioning into ol' Gil before our eyes, check out today's mid-day links: Preet Bharara profile, the real Satoshi Nakomoto, Manhattan tattoo parlor trouble, Seinfeld2000 interviews real & fake J Peterman, and gopher checks out GoPro. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here
Forecast: Rain Finds A Forever Home Over The East Coast

Forecast: Rain Finds A Forever Home Over The East Coast

(The Weather Channel) If you like cloudy, rainy weather, this week is for you! All the current forecasts show that every day from now through next weekend have at least some chance of rain. That's quite... 
[UPDATE] Devastating Fire That Gutted Flatiron Church Under Investigationgallery

[UPDATE] Devastating Fire That Gutted Flatiron Church Under Investigation

Dozens of firefighters were still on the scene early Monday of an enormous four-alarm fire that engulfed a 19th-century Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Flatiron on Sunday night, drawing nearly 170 firefighters at its peak. A spokesperson for... 
Pedestrian Killed In Stolen Car 'Joyride' Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn

Pedestrian Killed In Stolen Car 'Joyride' Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn

(ABC7) The driver of a stolen sport-utility vehicle killed a pedestrian and injured her husband and another driver in a crash in Canarsie on Sunday afternoon, then fled the scene. Police said the man behind the... 
Man Stabbed In The Neck With Broken Beer Bottles In Crown Heights

Man Stabbed In The Neck With Broken Beer Bottles In Crown Heights

via NYPD The NYPD is searching for the man who allegedly used two broken beer bottles to slash another man in the neck Saturday night in Crown Heights. The attack took place in front of a... 

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?
While you were busy this weekend brushing up on 'White Noise' and 'In Rainbows,' all sorts of things kept happening. Here's what went on while you were logged off. Several people were injured after a stalled... 
NYPD: This Guy Tossed Hot Coffee On Clinton Hill Deli Customervideo

NYPD: This Guy Tossed Hot Coffee On Clinton Hill Deli Customer

Google Maps Police are searching for a man who burned a Brooklyn deli customer with scalding hot coffee during an argument earlier this month. According to police, the incident occurred at about 11 a.m. on April... 
Photos: Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze At Church In Flatiron Districtvideo

Photos: Firefighters Battle Huge Blaze At Church In Flatiron District

[UPDATE BELOW] A devastating three-alarm fire tore through the Serbian Orthodox Church in Manhattan Sunday evening. Deadly fire in Catholic Church in Manhattan! 25th street between Fifth and sixth avenue. Praying for survivors pic.twitter.com/8MEDY5hgKw— Anindya Ghose (@aghose)... 

Extra, Extra: Radiohead Spent All Day Erasing Their Internet Presence

Extra, Extra: Radiohead Spent All Day Erasing Their Internet Presencevideo
Because Radiohead are disappearing completely from the internet, check out today's end-of-day links: Amy Schumer anti-fan photos, Juan Gonzalez says goodbye, cleaning up the ocean, Kelly/Michael behind-the-scenes drama, and goat kids playtime. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here

What Neighborhood Will Our Rats Overlords Conquer Next?

What Neighborhood Will Our Rats Overlords Conquer Next?
eugene gannon's flickr The Upper West Side is the Burning Man of rats; Carroll Gardens has rats living inside their plumbing; and the Lower East Side has taken to extreme measures to try to combat their... 
Correctional Officer Arrested For Brandishing Loaded Gun During Parking Dispute

Correctional Officer Arrested For Brandishing Loaded Gun During Parking Dispute

(Vartanov Anatoly/Shutterstock) A city corrections officer was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday after she brandished a loaded gun during an argument over a parking space. Robin Mervin, 29, was taken into custody just after... 

Straphanger Stabbed After Fight Over Subway Seat In Manhattan

Straphanger Stabbed After Fight Over Subway Seat In Manhattan
andrew s's flickr Two straphangers got into a dispute over a seat on a train in Manhattan yesterday, leaving one of them hospitalized. Police say the incident happened around 12:20 p.m. on Saturday on an uptown... 
Dad Says Son Is

Dad Says Son Is "Traumatized" After Hate Crime "ISIS" Beating 

(NYPD) This week, a 19-year-old was punched and beaten by a group of fellow teens in Astoria in broad daylight in what police say was likely a hate crime. Ray Bisram, the victim’s father, told reporters... 
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