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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 Pizzavideo
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
The Bees (And Bee Whisperer Tony Bees) Are Back In Town, BABYgallery

The Bees (And Bee Whisperer Tony Bees) Are Back In Town, BABY

It's been nearly two years since Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis retired from his role as the NYPD's official beekeeper. But today he buzzed back into action, removing a thousands-strong swarm of bees that made a home in... 
City Transforms Dangerous Street Where 14-Year-Old Was Killed In Hit-And-Run

City Transforms Dangerous Street Where 14-Year-Old Was Killed In Hit-And-Run

When Uddin was killed, this intersection didn't have a traffic light, curb extensions, or pedestrian island. (Office of City Council Member Brad Lander) On November 21st, 2014, 14-year-old Mohammed Naeim Uddin was crossing the street a... 
New Bushwick Boutique Hotel Doubling As Temporary Homeless Shelter

New Bushwick Boutique Hotel Doubling As Temporary Homeless Shelter

(via) A recently-opened boutique hotel in Bushwick—BKLYN House: A Bushwick Inspired Hotel—is reportedly serving as a temporary homeless shelter, having contracted out 44 of its 113 rooms to the Department of Homeless Services. The new commercial... 
One Cop Fired, Bratton Predicts Arrests As Fallout From FBI Corruption Investigation Widens

One Cop Fired, Bratton Predicts Arrests As Fallout From FBI Corruption Investigation Widens

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (Getty) The NYPD has stripped another high-ranking cop of his gun and badge and fired a detective amid the wide-ranging FBI investigation into possible corruption in the upper ranks of the department,... 
21 Vendors Charged With Allegedly Selling Fake Statue Of Liberty Tickets

21 Vendors Charged With Allegedly Selling Fake Statue Of Liberty Tickets

(Getty) The NYPD on Wednesday arrested more than a dozen Battery Park vendors who allegedly sold fake tickets for Statue of Liberty tours. According to the city, unsuspecting tourists who purchased the tickets ended up on... 

Early Addition: Why Are Men So Bad At Putting Shoes On?

Early Addition: Why Are Men So Bad At Putting Shoes On?video
Because yoga pants aren't business casual, check out today's mid-day links: Daniel Craig done with being Bond, RIP Morley Safer, Colbert talks to kids about election, GoT porn parody, Kanye gets real on The Ellen Show, Buttfeed, and cat slides down stairs. 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
No, NYC Did Not Just Introduce A $250,000 Fine For Any Incorrect Use Of Gender Pronouns

No, NYC Did Not Just Introduce A $250,000 Fine For Any Incorrect Use Of Gender Pronouns

(Marilyn Roxie / Flickr) The NY Post proclaims today that this week, the city "issued new guidelines that require employers and landlords to use pronouns such as 'ze/hir' to refer to transgender workers and tenants who... 

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

Help Wanted: Gothamist Is Looking For A Full-Time Features Editor
6th Avenue (Navid Baraty) 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:... 
Former Cop Convicted Of Stealing $200,000 In Massive 9/11 Disability Fraud Scheme

Former Cop Convicted Of Stealing $200,000 In Massive 9/11 Disability Fraud Scheme

A 9/11 memorial outside of Engine 54, Ladder 4 in Hell's Kitchen (wallyg / Flickr) A retired NYPD officer has been convicted of filing false Social Security Disability Insurance applications and reaping over $200,000 in benefits... 
MTA: We Never Said F Train Express Was Definitely Happening

MTA: We Never Said F Train Express Was Definitely Happening

(gmpicket's flickr) The MTA is continuing to hedge and clarify South Brooklyn Councilmember David Greenfield's triumphant, practically fist-pumping statement this week that express F train service would return by trial this summer, and permanently next summer.... 
Watch This L Train Fill With Mysterious Smokevideo

Watch This L Train Fill With Mysterious Smoke

A lot of odd things happen on the subway—brie cheese feasts, for instance, or zoological experiments, or seamless service (the oddest phenomenon of them all). Yesterday, one Redditor's roommate witnessed his share of strange when the L... 

UES Community Board Rejects "Terrible" New Bike Lanes

UES Community Board Rejects
Michele Birnbaum (front row, second from left) was among the CB 8 members that voted against new crosstown bike lanes on the Upper East Side (Scott Heings/Gothamist) Cyclists on the Upper East Side will have to... 

Photo Of Home Depot Employee Wearing "America Was Never Great" Hat Sparks Outrage

Photo Of Home Depot Employee Wearing
(Twitter) A Staten Island Home Depot employee has been targeted with death threats after a photograph of her wearing an "America Was Never Great" hat circulated on social media. But Krystal Lake says her anti-Trump hat... 

Fire Under Metro-North Tracks Caused By Refueling Hot Generator

Fire Under Metro-North Tracks Caused By Refueling Hot Generatorgallery
The four-alarm fire that shut down Metro-North service on Tuesday night was deemed an accident. Apparently workers at the Urban Garden Center, located under the Metro-North tracks in East Harlem, spilled fuel onto a hot generator they... 

Woman Found Dead, With Slashed Neck, On Red Hook Bench

Woman Found Dead, With Slashed Neck, On Red Hook Bench
West 9th Street in Red Hook (Google Maps) Police officers are investigating the death of a woman who was found on a Brooklyn street early this morning. According to the NYPD, at around 4:31 a.m. today,... 

Extra, Extra: New Dad Never Intended To Livestream Wife Giving Birth On Facebook

Extra, Extra: New Dad Never Intended To Livestream Wife Giving Birth On Facebookvideo
Because Snapchat's a fine app, check out today's end-of-day links: OK Cupid blackmail, NYers love wearing black, Hamptons female fitness instructor affairs, accidental Facebook livestreaming, BQE fistfights, and very jumpy 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
Judge Says Ex-JetBlue Pilot Charged With Drunk Flying Can Still Drink

Judge Says Ex-JetBlue Pilot Charged With Drunk Flying Can Still Drink

(Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock.com) A Brooklyn judge has ruled that an ex-JetBlue pilot, who recently got in trouble for allegedly flying a passenger plane drunk between Florida and JFK Airport in 2015, won't have to... 
Access-A-Ride Has Been Blaming Its Customers For Its Failings, Audit Finds

Access-A-Ride Has Been Blaming Its Customers For Its Failings, Audit Finds

(Wikicommons) New Yorkers who rely on Access-A-Ride to get around the city were left stranded over 31,000 times in 2015—and the MTA's Paratransit division has failed to correct such widespread problems with the service, according to... 
State Backs Out Of Plan For Residential Towers At Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6

State Backs Out Of Plan For Residential Towers At Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6

(ODA/RAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES/OLIVER) Since 2006, two condos have been slated to go up just west of Brooklyn Bride Park's Pier 6, and though they were originally planned as luxury developments akin to those at Pier 1,... 
Forecast:  Friday's Looking Good, Otherwise Expect Cool, Unsettled Weather

Forecast: Friday's Looking Good, Otherwise Expect Cool, Unsettled Weather

Keith Michael/Flickr The struggle for warm May weather continues. Only four of the first seventeen days of the month have been warmer than normal and we are on pace to have the fourth coldest May since... 

Early Addition: Larry David Thinks Some White People Love 'Hamilton' To "Solidify Their Liberal Bona Fides"

Early Addition: Larry David Thinks Some White People Love 'Hamilton' To video
Because Larry David has some theories, check out today's mid-day links: Bank of America boys club, Bartolo Colon's secret family, L train closure could shutdown 14th Street vehicular traffic, visualizing what Americans eat, and cat has mind blown. 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
Woman Pinned To Tree After UWS Crash Sends Taxi Spinning

Woman Pinned To Tree After UWS Crash Sends Taxi Spinning

image via Google Maps A woman was severely injured Tuesday night outside of Central Park after an out-of-control SUV slammed into a cab and sent it spinning into her. According to a police spokesperson, the struck... 
Neighbors Blame Basketball Courts & Teenagers For

Neighbors Blame Basketball Courts & Teenagers For "Trauma" At Brooklyn Bridge Park

Park goers play basketball on Pier 2 on Monday, while NYPD officers look on (Scott Heins / Gothamist) Brooklyn Heights residents met with the deputy inspector of the NYPD's 84th Precinct on Tuesday night to discuss... 
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