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NYPD: People Selling Yeezy Sneakers Via Facebook Are Getting Robbed At Gunpoint

A pair of robbers with a lust for designer sneakers and other high-end items have been targeting people trying to sell various goods through Facebook, police say. Six people have been robbed by the same two suspects between April and July. [ more ‘ ]

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3 Instances You Should Be Using A VPN

Thanks to the nature of changing online privacy regulations and the ability of our Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to freely access and sell our personal data to advertisers, there‘s a whole lot more than just malicious hackers and malware to worry about on the Internet. Thankfully, there are VPNs to thwart the intentions of scammers, thieves and third parties alike. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra, Extra: Here Are Some Good Places To Cry In New York

Digging up Dali, crying in public, gubernatorial fantasies and more day‘s end links. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Both of New York‘s Senators have signed on to a bill that would criminalize any attempt by Americans to boycott Israel, according to a new report. [ more ‘ ]

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How Close Are We To Governors Island Being Open Year Round?

Earlier this year Governors Island announced they would open for the season one month early. And now, for the first time ever (in its incarnation as a public space at least) the island will remain open for an extra month as well, through October 31st. This means we‘re getting a Night of 1,000 Jack O‘ Lanterns on the bucolic island, and a number of other fall events are being planned, as well. The main event,

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Former NYPD Sergeant Convicted For Flinging Semen At Coworker

A former NYPD sergeant was convicted Wednesday of third degree sexual abuse for tossing his semen on the leg of a female coworker at police headquarters. He will be allowed to remain free until his sentencing in August, at which point he faces up to three months in jail. [ more ‘ ]

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9 Facts You Might Not Know About Union Square

Union Square is a spot as multi-purpose as they come. The area‘s popular with both tourists and locals thanks to the arrival of retailers like Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack and Forever 21, it boasts the city‘s most popular green market, and serves as a major transit hub. But whenever things hit the fan in this town, Union Square goes back to its roots, transforming into the epicenter for rallies, protests, and

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Weddings In Limbo After Prospect Park Boathouse Caterer Disappears

Three years ago, Jamie Powlovich met her now-fianc outside the Prospect Park Boathouse for their first date a picnic in the park, between his home in South Slope and hers in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. [ more ‘ ]

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Viral Dog Saves Drowning Fawn & Gives Us The Most Adorable NY Times Correction Of All Time

An area golden retriever is being hailed as "a very good boy" after saving a drowning fawn off the coast of Long Island over the weekend. [ more ‘ ]

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Check Out This Incredible Lego Replica Of One World Trade Center

A New Jersey artist has made an impressive tribute to the One World Trade Center tower by designing and assembling an exacting Lego replica of the downtown skyscraper. [ more ‘ ]

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Why Is Cuomo Spending Over 200 Million On Fancy Bridge Lights As The MTA Crumbles?

Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s bridge lighting project is expected to be paid for by the MTA and cost upwards of 200 million dollars, according to several knowledgeable sources not in the governor‘s office. A spokesperson for Cuomo disputes these assertions, despite the fact that the governor has bragged about taking the money from the MTA, and board members of other public authorities were told the project will be

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Lobsters, Burgers & Unlimited Fries Come In A Tower At New Midtown Restaurant

London based chain Burger & Lobster made us cry "hell to the yeah!" (cringe) when they opened their first NYC location for relatively cheap lobster rolls (and kinda pricey burgers) back in 2013. Wednesday evening, the chain returns for round two with a new Bryant Park-adjacent location offering the same 20 burgers and rolls alongside a new menu item: a tower of food that includes any two burgers, any

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Crown Heights ‘Bullet Hole‘ Bar Owner Apologizes For Being Insensitive

A day after fielding criticism for her decision to advertise 40 oz. ros and a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall," the owner of Summerhill, a new "boozy sandwich shop" in Crown Heights, told Gothamist that she wanted to apologize for "unintentionally calling out gun violence." [ more ‘ ]

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Crown Heights ‘Bullet Hole‘ Bar Owner Apologies For Being Insensitive

A day after fielding criticism for her decision to advertise 40 oz. ros and a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall," the owner of Summerhill, a new "boozy sandwich shop" in Crown Heights, told Gothamist that she wanted to apologize for "unintentionally calling out gun violence." [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Jennifer Lawrence Made Her Broadway Barfing Debut

The Yankees made a trade, a celeb puked at Broadway, a ‘Game of Thrones‘ director has had enough of you goofing on Ed Sheeran and more midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Forecast: Heat Advisory Today And Thursday

It‘s time for another heat wave. Before we get to the hot weather though, check out the fog in the river valleys upstate this morning in this GOES-16 satellite image above. Air sinks as it cools overnight, and in the steep valleys along the Susquehanna and Delaware rivers and their tributaries the air cooled enough to reach saturation, forming delicate-looking tendrils of fog. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Family Forced Off JetBlue Flight After Kid Kicks Seat, Sparks Argument

A NYC couple flying home from Florida with their three small children was ejected from their JetBlue flight before departure on July 2nd after a dispute arose over one of their kids kicking a seat in front of them. The outraged parents say JetBlue overreacted, and that they had resolved the dispute with the passenger in the row ahead of them before a JetBlue employee demanded they get off the plane. [ more ‘ ]

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The ‘Double Brown‘ Sandwich Challenges KFC At Hudson Jane In Fort Greene

Take yourself back to 2010 for a moment. Lost ended its six-year run of maddening plot holes, that Icelandic volcano made morons of TV reporters, and a little fast food joint called KFC ushered in an era* of stunt foods that will outlive us all. The Double Down has been mocked, heralded, imitated and now imitated again at a new restaurant called Hudson Jane, which opened Monday on Myrtle Avenue and Ad

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Four Hurt In Three-Car Collision In Murray Hill

A DOT truck driver collided with an allegedly speeding Honda Civic driver last night, sending both vehicles crashing into a taxi in Murray Hill this morning, according to multiple reports. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Family Kicked Off JetBlue Flight After Child Kicks Seat, Sparks Argument

A NYC couple flying home from Florida with their three small children was ejected from their JetBlue flight before departure on July 2nd after a dispute arose over one of their kids kicking a seat in front of them. The outraged parents say JetBlue overreacted, and that they had resolved the dispute with the passenger in the row ahead of them before a JetBlue employee demanded they get off the plane. [ more ‘ ]

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Milton Glaser‘s ‘I NY‘ Logo Just Turned 40 Years Old

Milton Glaser‘s iconic ‘I NY‘ logo was introduced forty years ago this week, as part of a marketing campaign aimed at convincing tourists that New York was not the hellscape they‘d seen in movies and the news. [ more ‘ ]

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Milton Glaser‘s ‘I NY‘ Logo Turned 40 This Week

Milton Glaser‘s iconic ‘I NY‘ logo was introduced forty years ago this week, as part of a marketing campaign aimed at convincing tourists that New York was not the hellscape they‘d seen in movies and the news. [ more ‘ ]

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Crown Heights Attempted Rape Suspect Now Linked To Four Attacks In Four Hours

Police now believe that a suspect wanted for two attempted rapes on Thursday in Brooklyn also tried to rape two other women hours earlier. In all four incidents, which took place in Crown Heights, the victims managed to fight off the attacker. [ more ‘ ]

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Summer Of Christie: NJ Governor Booed After Catching Foul Ball At Mets Game

A day after saying he‘d like to "smack" NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, NJ Governor Chris Christie ventured into enemy territory to watch the Mets play the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Naturally, he became part of the storyline, by catching a foul ball. [ more ‘ ]

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