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Extra, Extra: NY Times Issues Vagina Selfie Correction

Because Jim Jarmusch is making a zombie movie, check out today‘s end-of-day links: enormous Trump protest crowds, Jill Stein‘s recount money, Casper nap store, MTA lost & found, NY Times vagina selfie correction, and puppers cuddle. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Mayor De Blasio Rides A Bike

In December, Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted that the last time he rode a bicycle "was at least six, seven years ago, if not longer." This is a correct and proper amount of "bike-riding" for a respectable adult. Never mind that daily rides in New York City have tripled over the last fifteen yearsa proper mayor does things like take a motorcade to the gym, or install an air conditioner in their SUV. [ more ‘ ]

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Parents Of Girl Killed In Bushwick Hit And Run Skipped Funeral Due To Deportation Fears

The parents of Luz Gonzales, the 4-year-old girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Bushwick in June, did not attend her funeral in her native Mexico out of fear of being unable to return to the United States, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Her parents are working to apply for green cards, and were worried about the increase in deportations, according to Luz Gonzales‘ godmother. Her body was flown to Mexico alo

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UPDATE: Three Shot In Downtown Brooklyn

Update: An NYPD spokesperson has confirmed that three people were shot on a street in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Although initial reports from the NYPD stated that two were shot (with a spokesperson later saying that a third person was merely "grazed"), officials now say three people were shot. [ more ‘ ]

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Inside The New Glamping Tents On Governors Island

Governors Island has introduced a new feature this year: glamping, i.e. the luxury twist on traditional camping in which your tents typically feature a wooden floor, animal pelts, antler chandeliers, and nearby showers. The island‘s glampgrounds (which are still missing grass, as you‘ll see) have just opened for the season, and this week we dropped by for a look. [ more ‘ ]

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Check Out BRONX NOW, A Biennial Showcase Of Bronx Artists, Opening This Weekend

The deep cultural significance of the Bronx should never be taken for granted-this is the borough that gave birth to the most popular genre of American music and where groundbreaking artists like Stanley Kubrick, Al Pacino, Grandmaster Flash, Jennifer Lopez, and Cardi B burst forth. It‘s also home to a growing community of working visual artists. You‘ll find a carefully curated selection o

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Two People Shot In Downtown Brooklyn

Two people were shot on a street in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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Meet The Night Mayor‘s New Sidekicks: The 14-Member Nightlife Advisory Board

Four months have passed since the city got its first ever Night Mayor, and while we haven‘t heard much from Ariel Palitz since then, that‘s presumably because she‘s busy solving all of the city‘s pressing Night Problems-repealing the vestiges of prohibition, keeping out nocturnal intruders, reviving our tragically departed watering holesthat sort of thing. [ more ‘ ]

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Woman Reunited With Shoe That Fell Onto Subway Tracks After Fellow Commuter Stepped On It

For many, having a shoe fall into the subway tracks would be the beginning of a small subway nightmare. But for one Hannah Chase, it became a remarkable display of her equanimity. After losing a shoe at the 96th Street station on the Upper West Side on Thursday morning, Chase simply took a T-shirt and wrapped up her foot so she could still head to work. [ more ‘ ]

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Cuomo‘s ‘Economic Czar‘ Guilty Of Fraud In Buffalo Billions Project

Alain E. Kaloyeros, Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s former economic czar and head of the Buffalo Billions program, was found guilty yesterday of rigging the bidding system worth hundreds of millions of dollars in favor of two companies that donated to Cuomo‘s reelection campaign. Louis Ciminelli, Steven Aiello, and Joseph Gerardi, the executives of the companies that received these contracts, were also found guilty o

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Everything We Know So Far About Sacha Baron Cohen‘s New Show ‘Who Is America?‘

After much teasing, it was revealed earlier this week that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been working secretly over the last year to film a new series for Showtime called, Who Is America? Showtime describes it as a "seven-episode series [that] explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation." All signs indicate that it is a spi

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UPDATE: Tulum-Themed Outdoor Lounge Gitano Reopens After Citation For ‘Unapproved Sewage Disposal‘

The trendy Tulum-themed outdoor SoHo popup club Gitano was temporarily closed by the Health Department this week (see update below). According to the DOH‘s website, the violations occurred over two consecutive inspections on July 10 and 11, and included inadequate potable water supply, improper or unapproved sewage disposal, and insufficient refrigeration for food. [ more ‘ ]

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Ask A Native New Yorker: When Should I Call The Cops On My New Neighbors?

Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don‘t be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who‘ve lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamistpublisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and still resides there. He is now fielding questionsask him anything by sending an email here,

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Trouble In Paradie: Health Dept Closes Outdoor SoHo Lounge Gitano

The trendy Tulum-themed outdoor SoHo popup club Gitano was temporarily closed by the Health Department this week (see update below). According to the DOH‘s website, the violations occurred over two consecutive inspections on July 10 and 11, and included inadequate potable water supply, improper or unapproved sewage disposal, and insufficient refrigeration for food. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Discount Build-A-Bear Workshop Devolves Into Chaos

Because woodchucks ate Paul Ryan‘s car, check out today‘s midday links: Build-A-Bear chaos, #Planebae saga gets dark, Trump lies, last Blockbuster in America, Roy Moore tricked by Sacha Baron Cohen, and a Friday smile. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Here‘s What A Manhattanhenge VIP Viewing Experience Looks Like

In June, I was sent a magnum of S.Pellegrino sparkling water with an invite attached to it, heralding a VIP Manhattanhenge viewing experience. At last, branded sunsets. [ more ‘ ]

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Video Shows Son Of Alleged Mafia Associate Being Shot At On Bronx Street

The son of an alleged Bonanno crime family associate was shot multiple times on a Bronx sidewalk on Wednesday morningand the shooting was caught on a security camera. [ more ‘ ]

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Cuomo Wants NYC Taxpayers To Pay Even More To Fix The Subways

Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday that if the subways are going to get fixed, New York City must provide half of the money. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: Sacha Baron Cohen‘s New Character Demands Apology From Sarah Palin

Because you hate waking up to a snake falling on your face, check out today‘s end-of-day links: Facebook sucks at fighting fake news, Bustle owner buys Gawker, Business Insider columnist resigns, ‘Black Widow‘ director, chaotic FBI testimony, and blind elephant gets private concert. [ more ‘ ]

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Shambhala Buddhist Leader Faces Sexual Abuse Allegations

The Shambhala Buddhist community in North America is being rocked by allegations of sexual abuse at the highest level, according to multiple reports including the New York Times. [ more ‘ ]

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Radiohead Is Currently Vaporizing MSG With Interdimensional Rock Swagger

Radiohead have a special gift for making glitchy sad bastard music sound warm, inviting, and irresistible. They‘ve spent the better part of their three decade career writing songs about alienation through technology and anxiousness among crowds, and they‘ve become synonymous with a certain strand of remote, operatic paranoia that evokes a 21st century version of Munch‘s "Scream." [ more ‘ ]

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Rescuers Liberate Suffering Humpback Whale From Tangled Rope Near Sandy Hook

Because it‘s nice to have some good news around here once in a while, we‘re pleased to report that a team of rescuers and marine experts successfully disentangled a young humpback whale from a length of rope that was wrapped around the animal‘s face yesterday afternoon off the coast of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. [ more ‘ ]

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This Is The Most Filmed In Alley In NYC

When is the last time you hooked a left into an alley to cut across to the next street? Or to feed a feral cat? Or to stash a backpack? Or to hide from someone, right there, behind one of those dumpsters, crouched in a picturesque layer of fog? New York City is not a city of dark, dangerous, moody alleys, but that has not stopped Hollywood from portraying it as such. And because the vision being portr

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Joe Crowley Is Either Still Running Against Ocasio-Cortez Or A Victim Of NY‘s Bewildering Election Laws

It appears Joe Crowley may not be ready to give up his spot atop the Queen‘s machine just yet-or maybe he is, and the state‘s election rules were just designed to be as confusing as possible. It‘s not really clear. [ more ‘ ]

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