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Sea Plane Lands In East River, Passengers Removed

A sea plane that left East Hampton Airport ended up landing in the East River near 23rd Street on Friday afternoon. Seven people were removed from the plane. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: What Was The Grossest Place You Lived In Your 20s?

R.I.P. ViceSports, R.I.P. ‘The Walking Dead‘ comic book, Lana del Rey tried hexing Donald Trump and more day‘s end links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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In The 1960s, The NY Times Suggested Avocado Toast With Butter, Mayo & Cream Cheese

Some early avocado toast recipes have been going around lately, thanks to a longread on the food trend that won‘t go away over at Bon Appetit. The article led to the discovery of a 1927 recipe from the San Francisco Chronicle, which featured the pretty boring ingredients of bread and lemon juice. We did some digging around the NY Times archives, and found the Paper of Record hit its own avocado toast stride in the

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Cop Who Tackled James Blake Rejects Plea Deal, Will Stand Trial

The NYPD officer who tackled and wrongfully detained former tennis star James Blake in 2015 has rejected a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid a public disciplinary hearing. As a result, Officer James Frascatore now faces a trial in September on charges of excessive force. [ more ‘ ]

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Ice Cream Shop Sugar Hill Creamery Opening In Harlem Soon

Some of the best things are born out of necessity, like a desire to take your children out for ice cream that isn‘t from a chain or a truck. That‘s what led husband and wife team Nicholas Larsen and Petrushka Bazin Larsen into the world of independent business ownership and to Sugar Hill Creamery, the ice cream parlor they‘ll open in Harlem on July 29th. [ more ‘ ]

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Interview: Kyle Mooney Talks About Making The Leap From SNL To His First Feature Film

After breaking out with their sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, Kyle Mooney and director/editor Dave McCray joined Saturday Night Live and helped create some of the most esoteric, pop culture-savvy parodies on the show in recent years. Anyone familiar with their work on SNL will recognize the same guiding hand behind their first feature film Brigsby Bear, the story of a boy (played by Mooney) who was abducted as a child

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Eric Adams‘s Support Of Pfizer Site Development Contingent On More Affordable Housing

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is pushing for changes to a proposed apartment development on a plot of land in South Williamsburg formerly owned by Pfizer, asking the City Council to reject zoning alterations on the land without more affordable housing in the planned apartment buildings. [ more ‘ ]

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Join The ‘Jollof Hackathon‘ This Weekend In DUMBO

"Take an umami-rich tomato-based stew. Add just enough rice. Garnish at will." That‘s the description for Sunday‘s Jollof Festival, a celebration of the West African rice dish taking place at the 26 Bridge venue in DUMBO. Teams representing at least four countries are slated to participate in what‘s being dubbed the "Jollof Hackathon," whereby teams of a few people will present their rendition of the ve

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Ice Cream Shop Sugar Hill Creamery Opening In Harlem Next Week

Some of the best things are born out of necessity, like a desire to take your children out for ice cream that isn‘t from a chain or a truck. That‘s what led husband and wife team Nicholas Larsen and Petrushka Bazin Larsen into the world of independent business ownership and to Sugar Hill Creamery, the ice cream parlor they‘ll open in Harlem on July 29th. [ more ‘ ]

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Watch This Insane Trailer For The 9/11 Film Starring 9/11 Conspiracist Charlie Sheen

A Japanese trailer for the action drama about 9/11, starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg, was released today, and hoo boy, it‘s really something. [ more ‘ ]

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Two Fancy New Terminals Landing At NYC Airports

Major additions are coming to both LaGuardia Airport (America‘s nicest place to catch a flight) and JFK Airport. [ more ‘ ]

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PSA: Tickets For Yo La Tengo‘s Revived Hanukkah Shows Just Went On Sale

To the delight of indie Jews and gentiles alike, Yo La Tengo announced earlier this week that they‘ll be bringing back their beloved Hanukkah shows for the first time in five years. The eights nights of fun run from December 12th through the 19th at Bowery Ballroom, and tickets went on sale at Friday at noon-i.e. Today Is The Day. [ more ‘ ]

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New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Man

A recent Harlem transplant is trying to silence the ice cream man who parks on her block and plays his truck‘s jingle in the evenings, and some of her neighbors could not be rolling their eyes harder about it. [ more ‘ ]

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Elon Musk Claims His ‘Verbal Gov‘t Approval‘ For NYC-DC Hyperloop Is At The ‘Federal Level‘

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk‘s Thursday morning Tweet about getting "verbal govt approval...to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins" sent the Internet into a tizzy. The only thing: Local governments had no idea what he was talking about. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Can The President Pardon Himself?

We‘re on the brink of an "authoritarian crisis," but take an ice cream tour of downtown Manhattan anyway, and much more in today‘s midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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New Jersey Baby Miraculously ‘Fine‘ After Fall From Third-Story Balcony

A New Jersey toddler survived a fall from a three-story balcony earlier this week, and is "doing fine" following his release from the hospital, according to officials. [ more ‘ ]

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April Bloomfield‘s Salvation Burger To Close On Saturday

It‘s been a tough run for Salvation Burger, acclaimed chef April Bloomfield and restaurateur Ken Friedman‘s Midtown burger joint. Several months after opening in 2016, the restaurant was forced to close following a fire that "severely damaged" the kitchen. The restaurant finally reopened in December of that year, but the hiatus was too much to bounce back from: the restaurant will close Saturday. [ more &lsqu

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Forecast: Today Might Be The Hottest Day Of The Year In NYC

Yesterday‘s high was 94 degrees in Central Park, the tenth day of the year in which the temperature reached at least 90, and tying it with June 13th as the hottest day of the year. Ten 90-degree days through yesterday is close to the long-term average. [ more ‘ ]

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UPDATES: Q Train Derails In Brooklyn During Friday Morning Rush

A southbound Q train derailed in Brooklyn this morning, according to the MTA. No injuries were reported. [ more ‘ ]

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22 ‘Extremely Private‘ Madonna Items Pulled From Controversial Rock N‘ Roll Auction

A New York City store was set to bring some of Madonna‘s most intimate items to the auction block this week, but the singer stopped them with a temporary injunction from the New York Supreme Court. [ more ‘ ]

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Man Fatally Stabbed While Sitting Outside Brooklyn Bodega

A 31-year-old man eating a bagel outside a Brighton Beach bodega was killed by a man who walked up and suddenly stabbed him, police said. An NYPD spokesperson said a suspect is in custody, but has not been charged. [ more ‘ ]

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Q Train Derails In Brooklyn During Friday Morning Rush

A Q train derailed in Brooklyn this morning, according to the MTA. No injuries were reported. [ more ‘ ]

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Cuomo & The Man He Put In Charge Of The MTA Now Say The Subway Is De Blasio‘s Problem

The chairman of the MTA and the governor who appointed him announced on Thursday that they aren‘t ultimately responsible for what happens to the beleaguered subway system, and that it‘s the city‘s job to fund the state-run transit authority. [ more ‘ ]

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The Ultimate Two-Wheeled Scavenger Hunt Is Coming To NYC, Plus There‘s Donuts

Brompton Bicycle, the London-based designer and manufacturer of the iconic folding bike, is bringing a two-wheeled, app-based scavenger hunt to the streets of New York on Saturday July 29th. The aim, to have fun and support the work of Transportation Alternatives; the cycling advocacy group will receive all proceeds. [ more ‘ ]

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