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Simple Accessories For Better Smartphone Photos

These days, smartphone cameras are pretty impressive but there are still limitations to your phone‘s camera that may hold back your creative photo-snapping capabilities. From improving your lighting for the perfect selfie, to clip-on lenses for unique angles and shots, you need these five smartphone accessories to give your little mobile DSLR qualities. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: Who Would Steal 20 Tons Of Kinder Eggs And Nutella (Besides Me Me Me)

A Facebook group makes a dry-land save, Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school, the perfect choco-crime and more day‘s end links. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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11-Year-Old Girl Rescued By Photographer After Nearly Drowning At Coney Island

An 11-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Saturday after she nearly drowned while swimming off the shore of Coney Island, an FDNY spokesperson said. [ more ‘ ]

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Police Searching For Driver Who Allegedly Dragged Cop 200 Feet During Traffic Stop

Police are searching for a man who allegedly dragged a cop 200 feet during a traffic stop in Queens on Saturday morning. [ more ‘ ]

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You‘ve Got One Month Left To Pee In The Guggenheim‘s Gold Toilet

The Bible says that when the Jewish people were waiting for Moses to come down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, a bunch of them freaked out and started worshiping a golden calf when they they were waiting. America, having its own freakout as a people, hasn‘t built a golden calf (that I know of) but we did welcome a golden toilet last year during some of the chaos. And if you want to experience sitting on

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Dozens Of NYPD Officers, Including Frank Serpico, Rally For Colin Kaepernick

Dozens of current and retired NYPD police officers gathered in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to show their support for Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who‘s been ostracized by the NFL since sitting out the national anthem last season. [ more ‘ ]

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‘Drive With Headlights‘: NYC Officials Offer Eclipse Safety Tips

Eclipse fever has hit the country, even in NYC, which is not in the path of totality. Still, eclipse hopefuls are swarming Warby Parker stores for free viewing glasses. While we may not see much, it‘s important to be safe as we experience the awesome power of natureso Mayor Bill de Blasio offered some safety tips. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: The Best Sand Sculptures At The Annual Coney Island Contest

On Saturday, the 27th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest took place, bringing sand sculptors of all ages to the beach. Participants ranged from amateur to semi-professionals, with prizes given out in four categories: family, individual adult, group adult and people‘s choice. [ more ‘ ]

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East Village DJ Arrested For Smashing Windows Of East Village Apartment Hanging The Confederate Flag

Police arrested a man on Friday night for smashing the windows of an Alphabet City apartment building that had, until Saturday, displayed two dramatically lit Confederate flags from a six-story window. [ more ‘ ]

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‘It Was Just So Quick... There Was So Much Blood‘: Wife Describes Husband‘s Murder On Greenpoint Street

The Friday night killing of a 42-year-old man on a Greenpoint street shocked the neighborhood. A neighbor lamented to the Daily News, "This stuff has to stop. This is his blood pouring down the street in this water. This is a peaceful neighborhood, this is a peaceful city, and we have to stop hurting each other." [ more ‘ ]

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Upgrade Your Accessory Game With a Bag or Backpack for Less Than 50

Protecting the contents of your laptop with anti-virus software seems like a no-brainer, but what about the laptop itself? No shade, but it might be a little unwise to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a computer only to chuck it in a bag with the rest of your gear, leaving it to the mercy of whatever else is floating around in there. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: It Is With A Heavy Heart We Must Announce Ryan Adams Is At It Again

How Bannon‘s slime will live on at the White House, goodbye Curtis Granderson, Ryan Adams has Twitter beef again and more day‘s end links. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Confederate Flags Removed From Windows Of Alphabet City Building

Confederate flags that were hung in the windows of an Alphabet City apartment building while being dramatically backlit have been removed from the windows, after the building‘s management had covered the windows with a tarp on Friday. [ more ‘ ]

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Confederate Flags Removed From Windows Of Alphabet City Buiilding

Confederate flags that were hung in the windows of an Alphabet City apartment building while being dramatically backlit have been removed from the windows, after the building‘s management had covered the windows with a tarp on Friday. [ more ‘ ]

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Hurricane Gert Was A Wave-Generating Dream For NY Surfers

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Editta Sherman‘s Vintage Portraits On Display At New-York Historical Society

Photographer and former Andy Warhol muse Editta Sherman spent 60 years photographing models, artists, writers, and other local celebrities during her residency in the Carnegie Hall Artist Studios, earning her the moniker the "Duchess of Carnegie Hall." Now, the New-York Historical Society is celebrating Sherman‘s legacy with a retrospective on her work. [ more ‘ ]

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Greenpoint Man Fatally Stabbed Outside McGolrick Park

A 42-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and killed on Friday night after getting into an argument with a man across the street from McGolrick Park, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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Cops: Woman Raped By Uber Driver After Falling Asleep In His Car

An East Village woman‘s Uber ride turned into a nightmare when the driver took her to his apartment and raped her on Thursday morning, according to cops. [ more ‘ ]

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‘I‘m So Great‘: Girl Burned In Hot Water Challenge Remains Positive During Recovery

The 11-year-old girl severely burned when a friend dumped boiling water on her during a sleepover is back home after a week and a half in the hospital. Jamoneisha Merritt told the Daily News, "I‘m so great... Now I‘m dancing and listening to music." [ more ‘ ]

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You Won‘t Believe The Size Of These 360 Surround Sound Mini Speakers

It‘s usually hard to believe that you can get crisp, beautiful surround sound audio from two speakers the size of iPhones but that‘s exactly what you get with the Sharkk Twins Bluetooth Speaker Set. These innovative, powerful little speakers were born on Kickstarter and made their way into the big, mass-produced world for good reason. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: A Staggering Rundown Of Trump‘s Last Month

Because something is up with Taylor Swift, check out today‘s end-of-day links: RIP Chuck E. Cheese animatronic bands, Jaime Lannister on baby-proofing the Red Keep, Bannon allies on the way out, Bronx gentrification and baby rhino plays in mud. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Korean Comfort Food & Traditional Thai Arrive At Industry City

Industry City, home to the now infamous world‘s first avocado bar, has been ramping up its food and beverage game of late, opening a fancy new gastropub and a new location of the Brooklyn Kitchen. Now Ejen Korean Comfort Food and an outpost of Bangkok B.A.R. have joined the lineup in the complex‘s food hall. [ more ‘ ]

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Jon Stewart Talks Trump At Surprise Standup Set: ‘Everybody Who Is A Nazi Sure Does Seem To Like Him‘

Jon Stewart has kept pretty quiet in 2017, except for his state-mandated monthly visits to Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the occasional war of words with local shock jocks. But seeing as how he‘s gearing up for two HBO standup specials, it‘s no surprise he‘d want to start making some unexpected standup appearances. [ more ‘ ]

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Your Guide To Watching The Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse is headed our way Monday, and though we‘re not getting the full experience like those lucky folk from Oregon to South Carolina, here in La Belle NYC the moon will cover 71 percent of the sun at the eclipse‘s peak. And that‘s not nothing! So what should New Yorkers expect on Monday? What time will the Demons of Darkness come down to eat men? How do we keep our eyes safe? And wh

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