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Monday, May 23, 2016

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Extra, Extra: Feral Cat Colonies Are Latest Victims Of Gentrification

Extra, Extra: Feral Cat Colonies Are Latest Victims Of Gentrificationvideo
Because the FDNY and NYPD can't get along, check out today's end-of-day links: biased crime-predicting software, Helen Hunt peak Twitter, falling in love with sex doll, weed for pets, Nazi idol Taylor Swift, and Dalmation puppy loves cat. 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
Citi Bike Mechanics: New Bike Design Is A

Citi Bike Mechanics: New Bike Design Is A "Catastrophic Failure"

(Getty) A few days after Citi Bike pulled 1,000 of its newer-model bikes out of rotation because the forks were "wearing faster than expected," the company's unionized mechanics sent a letter to management, claiming that the... 
Merrill Lynch Banker Falls To Death While Reportedly On Mushrooms

Merrill Lynch Banker Falls To Death While Reportedly On Mushrooms

Google Maps A 23-year-old banker died after jumping out a window of his Murray Hill apartment building this weekend. The Post reports that the victim, whom they've identified as Alex Lagowitz, was high on "magic mushrooms"... 

Breezy Point Residents Going Crazy From Party Boats In Rockaway Peninsula

Breezy Point Residents Going Crazy From Party Boats In Rockaway Peninsulavideo
Assemblymember Goldfeder on the left (Assembly Member Goldfeder's office) Breezy Point residents have prided themselves on living in a secluded, down-to-earth beach enclave far from the city. However, because everything must be ruined by party-hearty jerks,... 
Trump Son-In-Law Bringing

Trump Son-In-Law Bringing "Adult Playground" To DUMBO Street

The plaza planned for Sands Street between Jay and Adams streets, plus a bike lane of unclear probability. (Fantastica) The developers behind a tech office complex that is being created in DUMBO buildings formerly owned by... 
City Hall Insists Nothing's Fishy About $52 Million Library-To-Luxury Condo Deal

City Hall Insists Nothing's Fishy About $52 Million Library-To-Luxury Condo Deal

A rendering of the proposed luxury condo, with a library on the first floor (Marvel Architects) Late last year Hudson Companies won approval for its controversial bid to demolish the aging and low-ceilinged Brooklyn Heights branch... 

Early Addition: The NY Times Declares War On Breakfast 

Early Addition: The NY Times Declares War On Breakfast video
Because Bratton blames city violence on marijuana, check out today's mid-day links: CitiBike superfans, Beyonce/Jay Z secret album, vicious GoT relationship revenge, MTA hates free newspaper hawkers, cold coffee popular, and dog tries to catch light beam. 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

It Now Costs $54 For A 20 Minute NYC Carriage Horse Ride

It Now Costs $54 For A 20 Minute NYC Carriage Horse Ride
Mayor Bill de Blasio has a fairly contentious relationship with the horse carriage industry. First he promised to ban carriage horses, then he decided just to limit them, but then the Council wouldn't even vote on... 
Cool Today And Tomorrow Before Much Warmer Weather Arrives

Cool Today And Tomorrow Before Much Warmer Weather Arrives

Elyssa Walter/Flickr As has been the pattern for most of May a cut-off low is sitting above the East Coast today. Beneath that low is a budding coastal storm that will be just strong enough, and... 
Hit-And-Run Green Cab Driver Sought For Allegedly Striking Couple In Brooklyn Crosswalk

Hit-And-Run Green Cab Driver Sought For Allegedly Striking Couple In Brooklyn Crosswalk

The intersection of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street in Gowanus (via Google Maps). The NYPD is searching for the driver of a green taxi who allegedly ran a red light before striking a woman and her... 
Mercedes SUV Driver Sought For Shooting Bentley Driver In Chelsea

Mercedes SUV Driver Sought For Shooting Bentley Driver In Chelsea

screenshot via NBC News Police are still searching for the gunman who shot the driver of a Bentley multiple times in Chelsea yesterday. Garry J. Rey, 27, was struck twice in the back and once in... 
NYPD: This Man Groped A Woman In Dunkin' Donutsvideo

NYPD: This Man Groped A Woman In Dunkin' Donuts

The police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect accused of molesting a woman at a Dunkin' Donuts in Queens last week. According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on Tuesday, May 17,... 

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?
While you were busy this weekend brawling with soccer hooligans and freaking out over fake 'Hamilton' tickets, all sorts of things kept happening. Here's what went on while you were logged off. Fred Armisen hosted the... 

Cop, Accused Of Beating Woman While "Sleepwalking," Now Arrested For DWI Crash

Cop, Accused Of Beating Woman While
WABC 7 A police officer currently suspended without pay over a pending assault case was found reportedly "reeking of booze" after crashing his car in Manhattan early Sunday. Eugene Donnelly, 29, was charged with driving while... 

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
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