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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Extra, Extra: 'Millennial Experts' Are Running The Most Lucrative Racket In America

Extra, Extra: 'Millennial Experts' Are Running The Most Lucrative Racket In Americavideo
Because there is no such thing as a Millennial expert, check out today's end-of-day links: pretending you're 25, Burger King spa, cheese addiction, '90s swing revival, Facebook Trending toxicity, and goats munch on Prospect Park. 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
For The First Time Ever Governor Cuomo Did Something Millions Of Us Do Every Day

For The First Time Ever Governor Cuomo Did Something Millions Of Us Do Every Day

(via) Remember back in March, when Governor Cuomo got giggly comparing the MTA's design for a new Wi-Fi-equipped city bus augmented with charging ports and LCD information screens to a Ferrari? "These are not gonna be... 
Investigators Blame Distracted Amtrak Engineer For Fatal Derailment

Investigators Blame Distracted Amtrak Engineer For Fatal Derailment

(AP) At a National Transportation Safety Board hearing today, federal investigators reported the findings of their year-long investigation into last year's fatal Amtrak derailment, in which Northeast Regional Train No. 188 bound for New York City... 
Haw Haw The NYPD Killed These Dirt Bikes Real Good On Facebook Live

Haw Haw The NYPD Killed These Dirt Bikes Real Good On Facebook Live

via NYPD News twitter This afternoon, the NYPD fulfilled its promise to punish the city's "knuckleheads" by crushing a massive pile of confiscated dirt bikes and ATVs with a bulldozer—and because they were essentially meting out... 

Report: "Savvy" Hasidic Williamsburg Families Hold A Bulk Of Section 8 Vouchers

Photograph by bitchcakesny on Flickr Families in Hasidic Williamsburg are using a large chunk of the City's limited stock of Section 8 vouchers to maintain an island of below-market rate housing within one of the hottest... 
Study Says Millennials Will Soon Flee Big Cities In Droves

Study Says Millennials Will Soon Flee Big Cities In Droves

(Vladmax/istockphoto) The world is still paying attention to millennials and their migration habits, despite Generation Z's incoming threat. And while millennials appear to like cities, thanks to their good public transportation and myriad Apple Stores, a... 

All The MTA's Depressing Details About F Train Express, Like 50% Less Peak Service For Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens

All The MTA's Depressing Details About F Train Express, Like 50% Less Peak Service For Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens
Photograph from a hellish 2013 commute by Christopher Jaynes News about the F train express, which would offer faster service between Church Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech, is tearing Brooklyn apart, pitting neighborhoods to the north like... 

Early Addition: Samantha Bee Tries To Understand Evangelical Trump Voters

Early Addition: Samantha Bee Tries To Understand Evangelical Trump Votersvideo
Because you already treat your computer like your dog, check out today's mid-day links: outsourcing kids' homework, Samantha Bee on evangelical voters for Trump, Chris Gaines remembrance, flower seed high, and baby rhinos want milk. 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

Help Wanted: Gothamist Is Looking For A Full-Time Features Editor

Help Wanted: Gothamist Is Looking For A Full-Time Features Editor
Jake Dobkin / Gothamist Gothamist is hiring a full-time features editor to work out of our Brooklyn headquarters. The features editor is charged with assigning, editing, and publishing stories written by freelancers and staff writers. Requirements:... 
MTA Looking Into Proposal For Reduced Commuter Rail Fares Within NYC

MTA Looking Into Proposal For Reduced Commuter Rail Fares Within NYC

(Brian/Flickr) The MTA is surveying Long Island Rail Road commuters from parts of Nassau County near Queens to see if they'd drive into the city limits to save money if a fare reduction was put in... 
Lower Manhattan's Last Large Hospital Could Be Shrinking, Despite Denials

Lower Manhattan's Last Large Hospital Could Be Shrinking, Despite Denials

Beth Israel Medical Center's Dazian Pavilion, at 10-17 Nathan D. Perlman Place. (Wikicommons) Since St. Vincent's Hospital shuttered in 2010, following a series of increasing layoffs, there have been just a handful of hospitals serving Lower... 
City Investigating Chicken Pox Outbreak In Hasidic Williamsburg

City Investigating Chicken Pox Outbreak In Hasidic Williamsburg

(Getty) The Health Department is investigating a chicken pox outbreak in a predominantly-Hasidic section of Williamsburg having documented 75 cases of the highly contagious disease since March, according to the city. A spokesperson for the department... 

F Train Express Will Return For Summer Of 2016, 2017

F Train Express Will Return For Summer Of 2016, 2017
Adam Saul / Flickr F train riders in southern Brooklyn will have a little relief this summer, because the F train will be going express between Church Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech. Council Member David Greenfield issued... 
Bike Commute Video: Canal Street Chaos & Manhattan Bridge Mayhem

Bike Commute Video: Canal Street Chaos & Manhattan Bridge Mayhem

Pedal, brake, pedal, dead pigeon, dead pigeon, pigeons eating vomit, skateboard, pothole, swerve, veer, green light, burning smell, casino bus! 
Tribeca Woman Uses Strobe Light, Disco Ball To Wage War On Neighbor's TV

Tribeca Woman Uses Strobe Light, Disco Ball To Wage War On Neighbor's TV

9 Murray Street, where both Epstein and Miele reside (image via Google Maps) Angered by a bright flatscreen television, a Tribeca woman has been shining bright strobe lights and a nightclub-style disco ball into her neighbor's... 
Missing Columbia Student Found, Started New Life In Williamsburg

Missing Columbia Student Found, Started New Life In Williamsburg

via Facebook Nayla Kidd, the 19-year-old Columbia University student who was reported missing over a week ago, has been found "safe and sound" in Brooklyn. Kidd, who is from Louisville, KY, had last been seen leaving... 

Experts Call City's Deer Vasectomy Plan "Really Stupid"

Experts Call City's Deer Vasectomy Plan
istockphoto Last week, the de Blasio administration unveiled their plans to manage Staten Island's exploding deer population by giving every single male deer a vasectomy. However, some experts are questioning their solution—a Cornell University ecologist told... 

Video: Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Stolen From Bronx Pet Store

Video: Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Stolen From Bronx Pet Storevideo
istockphoto A little teacup Yorkshire puppy was taken from a pet store earlier this month, and the robber was caught on surveillance video. According to the police, the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on May 4,... 

Extra, Extra: Sharing Donald Trump's Tweets Doesn't Make The World A Better Place

Extra, Extra: Sharing Donald Trump's Tweets Doesn't Make The World A Better Placevideo
Because Mariah Carey is getting her own reality show, check out today's end-of-day links: Brooklyn Holocaust museum, avoiding men, abolishing car alarms, male mommy blogging, Bonsai kingpin, sympathetic vomiters, and panda cub chaos. 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

Possible Supervillain Wants To Recreate 9/11 To See If It Was A Hoax

Possible Supervillain Wants To Recreate 9/11 To See If It Was A Hoaxvideo
Nutty rich dudes with too much time on their hands and too many yes men at their beck and call have admittedly been responsible for some great innovations throughout American history. But for every Howard Hughes,... 
Brooklyn Man Who Killed 12-Year-Old Girl In Hit-And-Run Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Prison

Brooklyn Man Who Killed 12-Year-Old Girl In Hit-And-Run Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Prison

Charli (left) and her 12-year-old sister Joie (Via Gofundme) Robert DeCarlo, 28, who killed 12-year-old Joie Sellers and severely injured Sellers's mother and 9-year-old sister in a hit-and-run crash in Flatlands in July 2014 was sentenced... 
Broadway Pedestrian Plazas Getting Makeover To

Broadway Pedestrian Plazas Getting Makeover To "Blend" With Times Square

(BOHB JADHAV/ARCHITECTURAL IMAGERY) A business interest group that oversees the pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 35th and 41st streets is working with the Department of Transportation on a makeover plan that would lift the two-lane plaza... 
Driver Kills 3-Year-Old Crossing Street In The Bronx

Driver Kills 3-Year-Old Crossing Street In The Bronx

Gerard Avenue and East 164th Street (Google Maps) A driver hit and killed a three-year-old girl near Yankee Stadium this morning, police said. The girl was walking across East 164th Street at Gerard Avenue when a... 
NYPD Aviation Unit Is Hunting Dirt Bikes And ATVs From The Sky

NYPD Aviation Unit Is Hunting Dirt Bikes And ATVs From The Sky

(via ABC) NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton does not hold back in his assessments of ATV and dirt bike riders who speed en masse on city streets, pop wheelies, and run red lights when the weather starts... 

President Obama Warns Rutgers Grads Of Election Idiocracy: "Ignorance Is Not A Virtue"

President Obama Warns Rutgers Grads Of Election Idiocracy: video
The President at Rutgers University (Getty Images) (Getty Images) President Barack Obama addressed Rutgers University's Class of 2016 yesterday, issuing a pointed critique of Donald Trump's know-nothing candidacy. "Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science—these... 

Early Addition: Millennials: What Do They Want? Do They Want Things?? Let's Find Out!

Early Addition: Millennials: What Do They Want? Do They Want Things?? Let's Find Out!video
Because you don't have a shark attached to your arm, check out today's mid-day links: smell dating, April heat, Thomas Jefferson's hair, defining Millennials, Netflix and friendship, Hart Island graves, and doggy ball pit party. 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
A Cool, Windy Start To The Week

A Cool, Windy Start To The Week

(Photo via local1256/Flickr) It's the middle of May but that didn't stop a trace of snow from falling upstate and elsewhere yesterday. We escaped the snow downstate but this morning's low of 43 in Central Park... 

Is De Blasio Keeping His Affordable Housing Promises?

Is De Blasio Keeping His Affordable Housing Promises?
Mayor Bill de Blasio says hello to students during recess at P.S. 372 (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) Two years after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plans to build 80,000 units of affordable housing... 
The NYPD Says It's Cracking Down On Bike Lane Violators This Week

The NYPD Says It's Cracking Down On Bike Lane Violators This Week

84th Precinct officers breaking their own rules on Jay Street last spring. (Bahij Chancey) Today through Friday, and coinciding with national Bike To Work Week, the NYPD says it will crack down on drivers who endanger... 
Video: 'Degentrify America' Tackles One of NYC's Biggest Problemsvideo

Video: 'Degentrify America' Tackles One of NYC's Biggest Problems

Can gentrification benefit both long-time neighborhood residents and gentrifiers alike? It's a knotty issue to tackle in five minutes, but filmmaker Nelson George uses interviews and animation in "Degentrify America," to dig into the question that is... 
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