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Two Stalled Trains + Sick Passenger = Morning Commute Problems On A, B, C, D, F, N, Q And R Trains

If some of your work colleagues arrive drenched in sweat, it might be due to the fact that the A, B, C, D, F, N, Q and R trains were all delayed. But for different reasons! [ more ‘ ]

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NJ Transit Train With No Passengers Derails At Penn Station

Earlier this morning, a NJ Transit with only a conductor on board derailed at Penn Station. [ more ‘ ]

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The Future Of Food Will Arrive In Williamsburg This September

Taste Talks is back at the Williamsburg waterfront September 8-10. They‘re celebrating food during three jam-packed days of events including parties, dinners, panels and tastings. Check out some highlights below! [ more ‘ ]

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Break Into Coding For Less Than 20 With One of These Web Development Courses

Programming has gotten a little more complex since we were all making profiles on MySpace. (Can‘t say we miss the drama of choosing our Top 8, though.) Not all of us have gone on to code for a living, but that doesn‘t mean you still can‘t hone your web or app development skills for use in your professional or personal life. Enter: Three hands-on web, Android, and Apple developer courses from renowned in

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Thousands Of Hungry People In White Are Flooding Lincoln Center Tonight For Diner En Blanc

Elaborate all-white picnic Dner en Blanc is HERE. Thousands of very dedicated and well-heeled gourmands are currently swarming towards Lincoln Center so they can hurriedly set up the tables, chairs, food spreads and bird cages (with birds!) they‘ve (probably) been carting around on the subway to-and-from work today. Maybe that‘s what that duck-on-a-leash was about? [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: Do You Agree With BBC‘s List Of The Top 100 Comedies Of All Time?

Because you want to argue about the BBC‘s picks for best comedies ever, check out today‘s end-of-day links: 101 NYC facts, Village Voice stops print edition, Breitbart editor pledges to do Bannon‘s ‘dirty work,‘ fake polls, exploiting social justice for clicks, and Chihuahua shows bulldog who‘s boss. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Feds Will Not Pursue Investigation Into Fatal NYPD Shooting Of Harlem Man

Federal prosecutors will not pursue a case against the NYPD officers who shot and killed 28-year-old Mohamed Bah in Harlem in 2012, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney‘s office. [ more ‘ ]

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Here‘s Your Chance To Score A 613/Month Studio At Hudson Yards

Rents are going nowhere but up and wages aren‘t really going anywhere at all, so obviously this is as good a time as ever to play the housing lottery. Yes, even though I‘ve argued many times that they should really call it the jack squattery since that‘s all I‘ve ever won from it, I‘d recommend you try to snag one of affordable apartments now available at 555Ten at Hudson Yards. [ more &lsqu

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One Of The Last Tool & Die Shops In Manhattan Has Closed

By Sophie Butcher & Martin Diegelman [ more ‘ ]

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NYers Rally For Mother Taking Sanctuary From Deportation In Washington Heights Church

Last week, 33-year-old Amanda Morales Guerra sought sanctuary from federal immigration agents in a Washington Heights church with her three young children. "I am scared, but at the same time I feel safe here," she told reporters at Holyrood Episcopal on West 179th Street, her home for the foreseeable future. [ more ‘ ]

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Jerry Seinfeld Diving Into His Archives For New Netflix Special

Netflix has been spending lavishly on comedy specials in recent years, with big performers such as Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K. producing original material for them. Jerry Seinfeld was also among that illustrious group, signing a big deal with Netflix last January that included two stand-up specials and 24 new episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Now, Netf

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Quacky Video: A Duck On A Leash On A G Train

A captive duck graced the G train Monday evening, though unlike previous subway ducks, this one was neither lost nor on the clock. Rather, this was a leashed duck, who did not seem particularly jazzed about his commute to Broadway. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Behind-The-Scenes Of The ‘Game Of Thrones‘ White Walker Battle

This past week‘s penultimate episode of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones had everything: zombie polar bears, flaming swords, Viserion being drafted into the skeleton army, ridiculously murky timelines, sexy incestuous hand holding, Gendry breaking the world record for fastest human being in Westeros, and Tormund professing his desire to make babies with Brienne. HBO has now released a behind-the-scenes vid

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Mad. Sq. Eats Teases Sweet Collaboration For Fall 2017 Season

Summer is dead; long live summer. If the eau de pumpkin spice scent burning a hole in your nasal passages at your local Starbucks didn‘t clue you in: fall is coming and, all too soon-like, WAY, WAY TOO SOON, winter. Before you settle into your Slanket for the season, note that there are still some outdoor markets heading our way, including Mad. Sq. Eats, the bi-annual market adjacent to Madison Square Park, opening

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The Last Tool & Die Shop In Manhattan Has Closed

By Sophie Butcher & Martin Diegelman [ more ‘ ]

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NASA Just Released Absolutely Amazing Eclipse Photos Taken From Space

The Great American Eclipse is behind us now, with only memories of midday office escapes and about one billion photos to scroll through on social media to remember it by. For most glasses-wearing terrestrials, adequately capturing the phenomenon as it happened was nearly impossible (capturing New Yorkers enjoying the event, on the other hand, was not). [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Tucker Carlson Becomes His Own Twitter Parody

‘Blue racism‘ is not a thing, the Mets made Steven Matz pitch hurt, Tucker Carlson became an exact parody of himself and more midday links. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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De Blasio Puts Congestion Pricing In Slow Zone

Mayor Bill de Blasio came out wholeheartedly against congestion pricing in remarks to reporters on Monday, suggesting that his idea for a tax on high earners in the city was a better and more fair way to fund the MTA in its moment of need. [ more ‘ ]

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Construction Worker Discovers Human Remains Near Brooklyn Psychiatric Hospital

A construction worker discovered human remains while repairing a sewer system near the campus of an East Flatbush psychiatric hospital Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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Did You Damage Your Vision During The Eclipse?

Monday‘s historic solar eclipse was a wonderful gift, a chance to experience something real, to come together with friends and strangers, to bask in our mortal humility. Hopefully you took it all in under the safety of special eclipse-viewing glasses, but if you did what the President did, and stared directly at the damn thing, you may be wondering if today is your last day of perfect vision. [ more ‘ ]

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Terrific ‘Pizza Shake Shack‘ Martina Opens In The East Village

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Heat Advisory Is Now In Effect For NYC

It‘s been a fairly mild summer, minus a few scorchers, but though I have already started dreaming of sweaters, we‘re not out of the very hot and muggy woods just yet. Today‘s high will be about 90 degrees with 80 percent humidity, creating an atmosphere so sweaty the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY, in effect from noon until 6 p.m. today. [ more ‘ ]

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City Council Speaker Suggests Christopher Columbus Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Less than a week after Mayor de Blasio called for the review and removal of potential "hate symbols" across New York City, the namesake statue of one of Manhattan‘s busiest intersections has been called into question. On Monday, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito questioned the merits of the Christopher Columbus statue that overlooks Columbus Circle. In her remarks, the speaker acknowledged that, for many,

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Danish Inventor Allegedly Admits To Dumping Body Of NYC Journalist, Headless Torso Found Nearby

The Danish inventor suspected of deliberately sinking a home-built submarine and killing freelance journalist and recent Columbia University graduate Kim Wall has allegedly told authorities that he dumped Wall‘s body overboard after she died in an accident, Danish police revealed Monday. [ more ‘ ]

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