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Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Extra, Extra: Montauk Residents Declare War On Live Music

Extra, Extra: Montauk Residents Declare War On Live Musicvideo
Because Montauk residents just want some quiet, check out today's end-of-day links: new 'Star Wars' title, man becomes goat, fake social media posts, Grindr for straight people, Jon Hamm's ham, Yale ethics professor controversy, and country singer duets with 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
Police Break Up Violent Soccer Brawl Ahead Of MLS Match In The Bronx

Police Break Up Violent Soccer Brawl Ahead Of MLS Match In The Bronx

Screengrab via Garry Hayes's twitter Saturday's Major League Soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC drew thousands of amped-up "football hooligans" to Yankee Stadium, where it appears a high concentration... 
Adorable Illegal Monkey Taken From Long Island Home

Adorable Illegal Monkey Taken From Long Island Home

via Suffolk County SPCA An adorable 22-year-old capuchin monkey was taken from a Long Island home after authorities found its owner had been keeping it as a pet without a permit. ABC reports that on Friday,... 

Queens Man Stabbed On Subway Over iPhone Upset At Fellow New Yorkers: "Nobody Helped Me"

Queens Man Stabbed On Subway Over iPhone Upset At Fellow New Yorkers:
Efrain Guaman A Queens man was brutally stabbed on the subway on Friday by a robber who wanted his iPhone—and he is especially upset with the fellow straphangers who didn't come to his aid as he... 
Man Shot In The Back In Drive-By Shooting Outside Chelsea Restaurant

Man Shot In The Back In Drive-By Shooting Outside Chelsea Restaurant

Police are on the hunt for a gray Mercedes in the wake of a drive-by shooting outside of an upscale Chelsea eatery. A 27-year-old man was shot in his back and shoulder just after 5:30 a.m. Sunday,... 

Cops Search For Suspects In Park Slope Transgender Hate Crime Assault

Cops Search For Suspects In Park Slope Transgender Hate Crime Assault
DCPI Police have released photos of three suspects whom they say assaulted a transgender person in Park Slope earlier this month. The incident happened around 11:10 a.m. on Friday May 13th as the 32-year-old victim, whom... 
Police Arrest Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Then Wheeling Her Corpse On Dolly

Police Arrest Man Accused Of Killing Wife, Then Wheeling Her Corpse On Dolly

Anthony Lopez being taken from the police precinct (Michael George) After a manhunt, authorities arrested the suspect who allegedly killed a woman and then pushed her body on a dolly down a Staten Island street. Anthony... 

Extra, Extra: Viral Poop Woman Selling Poop Candy

Extra, Extra: Viral Poop Woman Selling Poop Candyvideo
Achieving poop virality, wolf puppies, Jay Z around town, humans who like to dress like dogs, and more day's end links. 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
NRA-Endorsed Trump Says Hillary Will Take Our Guns & Set The Criminals On Us

NRA-Endorsed Trump Says Hillary Will Take Our Guns & Set The Criminals On Us

(Getty) The National Rifle Association endorsed America's #1 Talking Cheeto at their national convention yesterday, prompting him to spew some more words out his relentless mouthhole. There were a lot of words, of course, but the... 
NY Times Editorial Board Says East River Bridge Tolls Will Save The Subway System

NY Times Editorial Board Says East River Bridge Tolls Will Save The Subway System

(I'm Just Sayin on Flickr) Today, the NY Times Editorial Board endorsed a transportation coalition's proposal to drum up more cash for the MTA by charging tolls on East River bridges and implementing congestion pricing in... 

NYPD Find 1,910 Envelopes Of 'Tap Out' Heroin In Brooklyn Apartment

NYPD Find 1,910 Envelopes Of 'Tap Out' Heroin In Brooklyn Apartment
Via NYPD The police say they arrested three people after an investigation led them to a Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment where a drug ring was operating. According to the NYPD, "members of the 81 Precinct Field Intelligence team"—Sergeant... 

Jon Stewart Saves Pony Attacked By Paintball Gun

Jon Stewart Saves Pony Attacked By Paintball Gun
Lily, with paint splatter still on her, before her surgery (New Bolton Center) Though we miss Jon Stewart very much, he's spent his post-Daily Show days nobly saving abused animals with his wife, activist Tracey Stewart.... 
[UPDATE] Cops Still Searching For Man Who Wheeled Woman's Dead Body On Dolly

[UPDATE] Cops Still Searching For Man Who Wheeled Woman's Dead Body On Dolly

Post Lane in Staten Island (Google Maps) [UPDATE BELOW] The hunt is still on for the man who was spotted transporting a woman's corpse in a Staten Island neighborhood yesterday. One resident who spotted the man... 
Cop Stripped Of Gun, Badge After Video Shows Him Pointing Gun At & Punching Bystandersvideo

Cop Stripped Of Gun, Badge After Video Shows Him Pointing Gun At & Punching Bystanders

An NYPD officer lost his gun and badge yesterday after video surfaced showing him pulling that gun on bystanders in Harlem, and later punching a 19-year-old who filmed him with his cellphone camera. The officer, who... 
Urban Garden Center Fined For 4-Alarm Fire Under Metro-North Tracks

Urban Garden Center Fined For 4-Alarm Fire Under Metro-North Tracks

Photograph by Marc S. / Foursquare The East Harlem gardening business where the massive blaze that knocked out Metro-North service this week originated, causing serious commuting problems, was hit with a number of violations yesterday. The... 

Extra, Extra: Website Sorry For Terrible Garbage Article

Extra, Extra: Website Sorry For Terrible Garbage Articlevideo
Feeding time for baby cows, xoJane fail, Beyonce and sweatshops, sweet little foxes, Trump says a thing, and more day's end links. 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
DOT Sent Back To The Drawing Board To Appease Brooklyn Bike Lane Opponents

DOT Sent Back To The Drawing Board To Appease Brooklyn Bike Lane Opponents

The rejected Clinton Avenue proposal (via DOT). Brooklyn's Community Board 2 transportation committee was supposed to hold a spillover session on Thursday, to hear out nearly 70 people who didn't have time to testify earlier this... 

Home Depot Employee Expects To Be Fired For Her "America Was Never Great" Hat

Home Depot Employee Expects To Be Fired For Her video
Via Staten Island Advance The Staten Island Home Depot employee/folk hero who wore an "America Was Never Great" hat probably won't be working there for much longer. Krystal Lake, 22, told the NY Times that "she... 
Chill, People: De Blasio Just Needs To Have Secret Talks With Lobbyists

Chill, People: De Blasio Just Needs To Have Secret Talks With Lobbyists

(AP) We’ve all been there: you’re the mayor of the biggest city in America and you need to have secret conversations with lobbyists and public relations specialists who you also really trust. Basic mayor stuff! But... 
The TLC Seems To Be Letting Cyclist-Imperiling Violations Slide

The TLC Seems To Be Letting Cyclist-Imperiling Violations Slide

A green cab parked in a bike lane earlier this week (via Paul Vogel). When Brooklyn cyclist Paul Vogel e-mailed the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission a picture of a green outer-borough taxi parked in a... 
Manhunt Launched On Staten Island After Man Seen Wheeling Corpse Around

Manhunt Launched On Staten Island After Man Seen Wheeling Corpse Around

Via WCBS 2 A man was spotted wheeling around the body of a woman on a dolly in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island. Police say that when officers responded, the man abandoned the body... 

Early Addition: Tell Your Friends You Love Them & You Don't Want Them To Die

Early Addition: Tell Your Friends You Love Them & You Don't Want Them To Dievideo
Sexercising, Tom Brokaw gets an award, SWEET ORPHAN PUPPY BECOMES A KITTEN, woman wears Chewbacca mask, life's hard for hot models, and more midday links. 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
Two Correction Cops, 15 Others Arrested For Smuggling Scalpels & Drugs On Rikers Island

Two Correction Cops, 15 Others Arrested For Smuggling Scalpels & Drugs On Rikers Island

Rikers Island (Getty Images) This week, 17 people were arrested for their involvement in a contraband smuggling ring on Rikers Island. Two of those charged are Department of Correction officers, while a DOC cook and six... 
Red Hook Residents Question Streetcar That Could Be

Red Hook Residents Question Streetcar That Could Be "Ruined In A Flood"

A rendering of the BQX passing through Red Hook (via Friends of the BQX). Squinting over maps of the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector route at the Red Hook Recreation Center on Thursday, locals wondered how Mayor... 
Man Fatally Struck By Q Train In Union Square

Man Fatally Struck By Q Train In Union Square

(Rebecca Fishbein/Gothamist) A man was fatally struck by a Q train at the Union Square station last night, according to police. The NYPD tells us the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m., on the northbound track, and... 
Donald Trump Tells Chris Christie: video

Donald Trump Tells Chris Christie: "You're Not Eating Oreos Anymore!"

Trump and Christie (Getty Images) Last night, Donald Trump held fundraiser to help pay off hype man Chris Christie's campaign debts. And in true submissive fashion, Christie said, "We never ever make a mistake by standing... 
Citi Bike Is Expanding In Brooklyn And Northern Manhattan This Summer

Citi Bike Is Expanding In Brooklyn And Northern Manhattan This Summer

(mbaron85 / Flickr) Citi Bike is continuing its "dramatic expansion" this summer, with new docking stations to be installed in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Red Hook, as well as in... 

Metro-North Service Restored To Normal, With "Major But Temporary Repairs" To Fire-Damaged Tracks

Metro-North Service Restored To Normal, With
Grand Central Terminal (Getty Images) After two weekdays of limited service, Metro-North commuters are enjoying regular weekday service this morning. This comes after a four-alarm fire damaged tracks at Park Avenue and East 119th Street. The... 
NYPD: This Guy Slapped A Woman's Butt At J Train Station

NYPD: This Guy Slapped A Woman's Butt At J Train Station

The police are hoping the public can help them find a man accused of forcible touching at a Queens subway station. According to the NYPD, the incident occurred last Friday, May 6th, at 6:30 p.m.: "A... 
Extra, Extra: Feast Your Eyes Upon The World's Longest Pizza

Extra, Extra: Feast Your Eyes Upon The World's Longest Pizza

Because Oklahoma is dumb, check out today's end-of-day links: Justin Lin profile, gut affects mood, Joe Biden wants ice cream, Pope hates bad bosses, when people start feeling old, and chubby hedgehog uncurls himself. 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
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