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Ebony‘s Gorgeously Groovy 1970s Test Kitchen Is Coming To NYC

A 1970s test kitchen, which was once housed in Chicago‘s Johnson Publishing headquarters (known for creating the innovative Black magazines Ebony and Jet), is coming to New York City in 2020. When it arrives, it will be part of a national traveling exhibit called African/American: Making the Nation‘s Table, which will begin its journey at the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in Brooklyn. [ more ‘ ]

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Corey Johnson Opens Up About Quitting Smoking, Joining Juul Nation

Corey Johnson just bought his first Juul. [ more ‘ ]

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The Last Ever Vendys Is Happening In September

The Vendy Awards, the beloved annual street food competition that also serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Street Vendors Project, announced this week that they‘ll be calling it quits after their competition later this year. [ more ‘ ]

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The Fierce Brooklyn Primary Election You Probably Haven‘t Heard About

There was a time when the Brooklyn Democratic machine hated few people more than it did Margarita Lpez Torres. First elected as a civil court judge in 1992, Lpez Torres clashed with the powerful Brooklyn Democratic Party boss, Clarence Norman Jr., when she refused to hire the politically connected staff Norman demanded she take on. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Lawyer Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Cheating Scam

A top New York City lawyer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for his role in the college admissions cheating scandal. He potentially faces a prison term come his sentencing in October. [ more ‘ ]

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White Horse Tavern Is Reopening Tonight After Renovations

Gothamist has learned that the White Horse Tavern will reopen its doors Wednesday night, following several weeks of renovations under their new owner Eytan Sugarman. [ more ‘ ]

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The Best Pre-Taped Sketches Of ‘Saturday Night Live‘ Season 44

Season 44 of Saturday Night Live is in the books, even if it sadly wasn‘t a very great book this time around. I‘ve already written extensively on my disappointment with this seasonthis was a down year, though hopefully a transitory onewhich was filled with bad cold opens, seemingly endless game show sketches, tepid celebrity guest turns, and nearly unwatchable political material. When the biggest SNL sketch o

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Let‘s Check In On De Blasio‘s Poll Numbers, Shall We?

Since announcing his presidential campaign last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pulled out all the stops. He has ingested meat from a regional restaurant chain while smiling. He has hugged a farmer. He has acquired new denim, declared himself the CEO of New York City and unleashed a schoolyard nickname for his opponent that is a little bit confusing but also rhymes. As of tomorrow night, he will have made two trips to Iow

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Roof Jumper Resembling A ‘Handmaid‘ Was Just An Umbrella

On Tuesday morning, self-described "teen-detective" and Popsugar employee Casey McCormick tweeted about something alarming she‘d seen out the window in Manhattan. Someone clad in what looked like a red robe and a white bonnet cap, not unlike a character in the novel-turned-TV show The Handmaid‘s Tale, appeared to be about to step off a building ledge and jump. So she called the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Would You Send Your Kid To Capitalism Camp?

Because Pelosi is waffling, check out today‘s midday links: giant ‘Star Wars‘ feature, capitalism camp, rats takeover cities, Trump‘s taxpayer golf expenses, Moby vs Portman, Hampton beach pass, and dog siren. [ more ‘ ]

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Subway Bandit Can‘t Stop, Won‘t Stop Pulling Emergency Brake At Rush Hour

A stealthy subway brake bandit has bedeviled the MTA with an insidious game of cat and mouse: He sneaks onto subway cars and pulls the emergency brake at rush hour, grinding whole lines to a screeching halt and sewing delays throughout the transit system before disappearing into the darkness. [ more ‘ ]

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Hudson River Park Takes Steps To Eliminate Disposable Plastics

The Hudson River Park Trust has announced an effort to dramatically reduce the use of disposable plastics by the park‘s vendors, restaurants, and other tenants, with the intent of becoming what the trust says will be the first public park in New York City to gradually move toward a plastic free environment. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Hundreds Rally For Abortion Rights In Foley Square To #StopTheBans

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters gathered in Foley Square on Tuesday night to protest the wave of restrictive abortion laws recently passed across the country in states like Ohio, Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri. [ more ‘ ]

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E-Scooter Rider Accused Of Stabbing Man In Midtown

Police are hoping the public can help them find a suspect accused of stabbing a man on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk. [ more ‘ ]

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Inside The Lost Jehovah‘s Witnesses Tunnels Under Brooklyn Heights

When the Jehovah‘s Witnesses moved out of Brooklyn Heights over the past few years, cashing in on their now-valuable properties and moving upstate, they left behind a collection of buildings that had been their headquarters for over a century. In the decades after 1909, when Jehovah‘s Witnesses founder Charles Taze Russell led the religious group from Pennsylvania to "America‘s First

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Fleet Week‘s Parade Of Ships Arrives On Wednesday Morning

If you have a view of the Hudson River between Battery Park and the George Washington Bridge, you‘ll be able to see this year‘s Fleet Week Parade of Ships! [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: An Oral History Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ As Told By Background Players

Because de Blasio is deeply disliked by potential voters, check out today‘s end-of-day links: GOT background players oral history, Betsy DeVos personal email, ‘Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood‘ profile, Brunch Hate Read, and dog fights mirror. [ more ‘ ]

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Correction Officer Arrested For Sexually Abusing Four Inmates At Notorious Manhattan Jail

A longtime correction officer was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing several female inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a notorious federal jail located just two blocks from City Hall. [ more ‘ ]

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Riverside Park Welcomes 25 Goats For ‘Goatham City‘ Project

For the next few weeks, a herd of goats are setting up shop on the Upper West Side as they tackle a nasty patch of poison ivy and invasive plants as part of the Riverside Park Conservancy‘s new "Goatham" initiative. [ more ‘ ]

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Daniel Pantaleo‘s Trial In The Eric Garner Chokehold Case Is Delayed Yet Again

After taking a four-day break, the administrative trial of Officer Daniel Pantaleo on charges that he used a banned chokehold in the death of Eric Garner in 2014 continued on Tuesday, running three hours before taking another hiatus that will last two weeks. [ more ‘ ]

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NYC Starbucks Used Toxic Pesticide In Losing Battle Against Maggots & Other Pests, Lawsuit Alleges

A new class action lawsuit is alleging a widespread contamination of Starbucks locations across New York City, after the coffee chain allegedly exposed customers to an industrial pesticide known as Dichlorvos in an effort to hide unsanitary conditions. [ more ‘ ]

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New Climate Report Suggests NYC Could Be Under Water Sooner Than Predicted

Turns out sea levels may be on track to rise by more than double the unsettling figure climate scientists previously projected, and all within a century. A new study, released Monday, predicts a rise of 6.6 feet by 2100, if global temps warm by 9 degrees Fahrenheit. In that "worst-case scenario," according to CNN, hundreds of millions of people-including residents of New York City-would find themselves displaced as their

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Celebrity Great White Shark Spotted In Long Island Sound

Alert: Hot shark in the city. Or near it-a 10-foot great white has been spotted in the Long Island Sound, an apparent first for this particular type of shark. Do not fear, though, because our big fella (Cabot, named for Italian explorer John Cabot) probably just wants to find some smaller prey on which to feed. He probably did not come here to eat YOU. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: The Guggenheim‘s ‘Artistic License‘ Sees Celebrated Contemporary Artists Plumbing The Museum‘s Archives

Coming off the heels of their recent (and transcendent) Hilma af Klint show, their most-visited exhibition ever, the Guggenheim is doing something a little different this time around. The institution, which is ringing in 60 years in their distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space, is known for its inimitable collection of contemporary and modern masterworksbut hasn‘t ever had artists curate

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