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Nas Sued In State Supreme Court For Failure To Deliver Sick Verse

A Nigerian music label is suing Queensbridge‘s own Nasir Jones, who you might know better as Nas, for allegedly welshing on his promise to provide a verse to one of the label‘s artists even after they paid him for it. The good news for Nas, though, is that the court papers are very complimentary about his career. [ more ‘ ]

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L Train Robbers Beat Woman Trying To Get Her Wallet Back

Police are investigating a violent robbery along the L line where a woman was beaten after she tried to get her wallet back from three young women.. [ more ‘ ]

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Months After Sick Dog Was Supposedly Put Down, Family Discovers Vet Gave Dog Away

A dog owner grieving over the death of her family‘s beloved miniature pinscher was shocked to learn the pup was still alivefive months after her veterinarian allegedly said the ailing dog needed to be euthanized. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Exploring The Abandoned 19th Century Ridgewood Reservoir

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Learn All You Need To Know About WordPress With This Seven Course Bundle

The internet is a huge marketplace filled with opportunities to get you noticed: whether you‘re working on a passion project, looking to improve your career by learning a new skill or want to build a sophisticated website for your startup, WordPress is one of the best tools to get you there. Carve out some space for yourself on the web with the Pay What You Want: 2017 WordPress Hero Bundle. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: Check Out Fake Melania Conspiracy Tape

Because you want to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners, check out today‘s end-of-day links: dark chocolate is health food, Bruce Springsteen might extend Broadway run, worst ‘Jeopardy!‘ game ever, weed degrees, and pigs go shopping. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Video: Oblivious Actor Solves Climate Change In Cut-For-Time SNL Sketch

Another week, another cut-for-time Saturday Night Live sketch that was better than a large amount of what actually made it onto the show. Last week‘s Kumail Nanjiani-hosted episode was a big improvement over the Gal Godot one Nanjiani‘s monologue and "Customer Service" were two of the best things on the show so far this yearbut still had plenty of dead spots ("Nursing Home," "Hotel Check-In," the mess that wa

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The Parks Department Needs Another Blacksmith

You there, wasting away in an office with stale air and fluorescent lighting beating down on you from the ceiling and the computer screen and oddly for some reason from the floor as well. It‘s time for a big change, and I‘ve got just the thing for you. Just a quick question before we move ahead, you do have five years of blacksmith experience, right? Great, because the Parks Department needs a blacksmith and

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Cool Cats Seek To Name Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny Rollins

A group of jazz fans waging a campaign to name the Williamsburg Bridge after jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins now have allies in City Council Member Stephen Levin, who introduced a piece of legislation in the council to rename the bridge, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who‘s reportedly lobbying state legislators to support the renaming. [ more ‘ ]

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Driver Who Killed Cyclist Matthew Von Ohlen Sentenced To Up To Fifteen Years In Prison

The hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Queens man Matthew von Ohlen in a Williamsburg bike lane in July 2016 was sentenced to five-to-fifteen years in prison Wednesday, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s Office. [ more ‘ ]

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Ducktails Shows Cancelled After Ex-Real Estate Guitarist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Mondanile, the former guitarist of the band Real Estate who performs solo as Ducktails, was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women this week. In the aftermath of the accusations, multiple Ducktails shows have been cancelled, including one scheduled for the Music Hall Of Williamsburg in November. [ more ‘ ]

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Driver Who Killed Cyclist Matthew Von Ohlen In Williamsburg Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Prison

The hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Queens man Matthew von Ohlen in a Williamsburg bike lane in July 2016 was sentenced to fifteen years in prison Wednesday, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s Office. [ more ‘ ]

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De Blasio Will Turn NYC ‘Amazon Orange‘ In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

There‘s just one day left before proposals are due for Amazon‘s second headquarters, and politicians across the country are tripping over themselves to woo the Seattle-based corporate behemoth. Here in New York, Mayor de Blasio has decided to show off the city‘s innovative spirit by inventing a new color-"Amazon Orange"-and casting it across the city‘s buildings and advertising spaces tonight. [

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David Chang Pivots Momofuku Nishi Into A More Straightforward Italian Restaurant

In early 2016, serial restaurateur David Chang opened Nishi as a Korean-Italian fusion entry into his Momofuku fleet. Five months later, the restaurant received a tepid one-star review from Times reviewer Pete Wells, calling it uncomfortable and loud, and referring to some of the food as "muddled or muted." In September of this year, Chang temporarily shuttered the restaurant for some kind of revamp,

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Forecast: Unseasonably Mild Weather Returns For The Rest Of The Week

Did you enjoy the cold weather yesterday? The temperature fell below normal on Tuesday for the first time in more than two weeks, and for only the fourth time in the last 35 days. So far October is running 7.2 degrees above the long-term average. If that pace continues this will easily become the warmest October on record. [ more ‘ ]

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Report: Albany-Based Self-Help Group‘s Secret Society Branded Female Members

A former member of an Albany-based self-help group says that she and other women were compelled to utter the words, "Master, please brand me, it would be an honor" before being branded. [ more ‘ ]

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Watch The Trailer For Louis C.K.‘s Controversial New Film ‘I Love You, Daddy‘

Louis C.K. made headlines last month when it was announced that he had quietly directed his first movie in over 16 years, I Love You, Daddy. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to very mixed reviews, with some calling it a "boundary-pushing comedy about fatherhood" and others saying it‘s a "thinkpiece generator" and nothing more. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Your Dead Body Can‘t Stop Your Busy Brain

It‘s okay to be in love with love, there‘s a new effort to get Colin Kaepernick signed, new research says your brain won‘t die and more midday links. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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The ‘Mutant Rabid Gentrification Machine‘ Comes For Elderly East Village Woman Paying 84 A Month

At age 95, Jean recalls the 65 years she and her husband Rocco lived together on the second floor of 192-4 First Avenue in the East Village as "happy years, wonderful years." The petite nonagenarian with a carefully blowdried bob lives alone now, tidying her pristine railroad apartment and paying 84 per montha major perk of having lived in the rent-regulated building since 1938. [ more ‘ ]

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Man Sues United Airlines After Passenger Allegedly Pees On Him

A New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines claiming the airline did little to help after a drunken passenger peed on him during a cross-country flight earlier this year. [ more ‘ ]

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Fish Is Flown In Daily From Japan At New Murray Hill Seafood Restaurant

A Japanese restaurant group that operates 50 restaurants worldwide brings a casual seafood concept to Murray Hill with the opening of Wokuni, serving an assortment of seafood that‘s flown in daily from Japan. Parent company Tokyo Ichiban Foods owns several aqua-farms in Hirado City, Nagasaki, where they raise Bluefin Tuna and King Yellowtail; other seafood items will be sourced from parts of Jap

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Brooklyn Bull Relocates To New Jersey, Where He Is Supposedly Happier

Yesterday, New Yorkers were enthralled by the escapades of a young runaway bull (initial reports misidentified it as a cow) who bounded his way through South Slope and took up residence on the Prospect Park ballfield. After a thrilling standoff, police captured the bull, but instead of incarcerating him they sent him to a new home in...New Jersey, which is better than death but not by much. [ more ‘ ]

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David Letterman Explains Why He Sent Conan O‘Brien A Horse In Charming Kimmel Interview

David Letterman paused from grooming his impressively fluffy beard and reemerge on late night television yesterday, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as part of the program‘s Brooklyn week. Letterman was his usual rascally self, at turns self-deprecating ("I‘ll tell you something, you‘re looking at a man who is laughing on the outside, crying on the inside"), lacerating ("I have nothing but the highest re

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Newly Released Footage Shows 20,000 American Nazis Rallying At Madison Square Garden

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