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Report: Driver Indicted For Allegedly Leaving Woman To Die In Burning Car On BQE

The driver of a sedan who allegedly left his passenger in a burning car wreck after he crashed his car on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway has been indicted for his alleged role in the woman‘s death, according to a report. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Will Add Select Bus Service To 21 Routes In Next Decade

New York City will add 21 new select bus routes over the next decade, City Hall announced Friday. [ more ‘ ]

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‘Predatory‘ East Village Landlord Agrees To Make Repairs For Embattled Tenants

An East Village landlord who tenants say has put them through hell agreed to a judge‘s timeline to correct hazardous conditions and pay thousands of dollars in fines in housing court Thursday. [ more ‘ ]

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Airport Experts Deem LaGuardia The 14th Worst Airport On Earth

As you all know, North American air travelers would rather get a root canal from a drunk dentist using her elbows to hold and maneuver all the sharp painful stuff than ever have to visit LaGuardia Airport. Where does the shame of New York City rank when stacked up against the rest of the world though? Turns out not so great, as a recent airport survey called LaGuardia the 14th worst airport on the planet Earth. Okay okay

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Photos: Here‘s What 50 Years Of Public Art In NYC Looks Like

Since 1967, NYC Parks has been bringing small and large scale works to the public spaces of the city. The temporary Central Park Gates, the LOVE sculpture from Robert Indiana, and that ugly-beautiful hunk of metal the Alamo over in Astor Placethey‘re all part of the Art in the Parks program, which is celebrating 50 years this month. [ more ‘ ]

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Philadelphia-Based Federal Donuts Owners ‘Would Love‘ To Open NYC Location

Federal Donuts, a cult favorite in its native Philly, landed in Chelsea Market on Friday morning, bringing three flavors of their signature "hot and fresh" donuts to a cadre of Manhattan followers. The pop-up ran in the Dizengoff space until 10 a.m., serving coffee and donuts to a small crowd of pilgrims, some of whom had planned their morning around the chance to snag one of their beloved Federal Don

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Cyclist Dies One Week After Getting Hit By Truck Driver On UWS

A cyclist who was run over by a tractor trailer driver on the Upper West Side last week died from his injuries on Wednesday, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: CIA Makes Example Out Of Failing Puppy

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Feds Seize Hundreds Of Pounds Of Pot Mailed From California To NYC

Local police working with federal agents arrested ten alleged members of a Bronx gang this week, accusing the perpetrators of shipping 22 million worth of marijuana from California to New York. [ more ‘ ]

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Forecast: Here‘s To Another Unseasonably Mild October Weekend

Stop me if you‘ve heard this one before. Temperatures are expected to be much warmer than normal for the next several days. A building ridge in the jet stream and a high pressure system to our south will warm the area into the lower to mid 70s from today through Monday. Average highs for this time of year are in the lower 60s and they drop to the upper 50s by the end of the month. [ more ‘ ]

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Lupita Nyong‘o: Harvey Weinstein Repeatedly Propositioned Me, Saying ‘You Have No Idea What You Are Passing Up‘

Two weeks ago, the NY Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein‘s "decades of sexual harassment allegations," as well as a history of settling with accusers, leading dozens of women to come forward to describe how they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by the powerful movie producer. Now actress Lupita Nyong‘o has written about her history with Weinstein for the Times. [ more ‘ ]

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Meet The Savory Skillet Pancake That‘s Here To Save The Weekend

Explore the sweet and savory sides of the Dutch Baby Pancake with two newbies on the brunch menu at Left Bank in the West Village. Chef Laurence Edelman has created both a sweet and a savory addition to the menu, starting with the apples and pears, lemon, butter, and maple syrup option (16) and continuing with a different one made with rosemary ham, bchamel, and gruyre cheese (17). Both are served out of the cast iron sk

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Video: Jimmy Kimmel Asks New Yorkers About Their Craziest Subway Stories

Jimmy Kimmel continued his week of Jimmy Kimmel Live! shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday night with area entertainers Tracy Morgan and Billy Joel. But first, he asked regular people in Brooklyn about the craziest things they‘ve seen on the subway. Watch below as people describe deodorant painting, people peeing in cups, oatmeal accidents, cane chasers, and so many masturbators. [ more ‘ ]

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Lupita Nyong‘o: Harvey Weinstein Repeatedly Propositioned Me, ‘You Have No Idea What You Are Passing Up‘

Two weeks ago, the NY Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein‘s "decades of sexual harassment allegations," as well as a history of settling with accusers, leading dozens of women to come forward to describe how they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by the powerful movie producer. Now actress Lupita Nyong‘o has written about her history with Weinstein for the Times. [ more ‘ ]

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De Blasio & Cuomo‘s Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

On Thursday, New York State submitted four entries to host Amazon‘s second headquarters, a campus that the company says will cost 5 billion to build, and will create as many as 50,000 jobs. Both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo have done their part to help one of the world‘s richest companies know that New York is ready to be capitalized, but could they have done more? Gothamist has obtained ema

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Paul Ryan & Other Elites Yuck It Up About Russian Election Meddling At Al Smith Dinner

Paul Ryan headlined the annual white tie Al Smith charity dinner in Midtown last night, making a number of what I can only assume are jokes. Set-ups and punchlines included Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Russia, and, basically, the end of liberal democracy. "When people ask me if I believe everything I see on Facebook, I say, ‘Nyet,‘" he said. Paul Ryan...welcome to the resistance. [ more ‘ ]

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Bushwick Woman Awoke To Rapist In Her Bed, Prosecutors Say

Jason Lasry, 38, of Bed-Stuy was arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday on charges of rape, burglary and sexual abuse after he allegedly entered a 24-year-old woman‘s home and raped her as she slept, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s Office. [ more ‘ ]

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De Blasio Escalates NYC‘s War On E-Bikes

Two months after promising to look into complaints about electric bicycles in certain Manhattan neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan on Thursday to address this "growing safety problem" by directing the NYPD to crack down on e-bike scofflaws and their employers. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD: Man Grabbed Subway Rider‘s Butt, Then Punched Her When She Fought Back

Police are hoping the public can help them find a man accused of groping a woman, and then attacking her after she tried to defend herself. [ more ‘ ]

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5 Lights To Add Some Flair To Your Home

It‘s hard to believe how many options there are when it comes to lighting, but there‘s good reason for it. A well-lit home can do wonders for your mood, so we‘ve rounded up some inexpensive, fun lighting option. Make your home stand out by picking up any of these unique lights. And take an additional 15% off these deals with code SAVE15 (valid thru 10/29)! [ more ‘ ]

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Safe Sex Is Not Only Smart, But It Can Be A Work Of Art

Let‘s face itpeople have sex. Some do it indoors, some prefer au naturale and take it outdoors. (But please not in public in NYC!) Feeling festive, some even do it in costume. Gay, straight or anything in between, whatever and whoever you like, one thing is for certain: when the mood strikes, you need to use protection and #DressthatD. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: A Haunting ‘Garfield‘ Question Has Been Answered

Because you want to know what happens when humongous stars die, check out today‘s end-of-day links: Taika Waititi profile, Garfield comic mystery solved, nondisclosure agreements, the race to save coffee, and a Toblerone pup. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Here‘s What A 1,000 Bagel Looks Like

We at Gothamist are fully in support of bagels, be they Canadian or styled as pizza or, begrudgingly, rainbow colored (but never toasted). Things we are not fully in support of: ridiculous marketing gimmicks that involve our beloved bagels. And so, here we are, humbly asking guests of this Times Square hotel not to order this "1,000 bagel" the hotel is resurrecting beginning November 1st. [ more ‘ ]

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Bank Of America Deems Chipotle A Risky Stock Because It Pays Employees Too Much

Chipotle is having yet another rough day, although this time it has nothing to do with people getting violently ill from eating their product or other people expressing their disgust with the chain‘s queso. Wall Street has downgraded the chain‘s stock because they say Chipotle‘s wages are too high, since as we all know, capital is what creates value and not labor. [ more ‘ ]

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