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Man Beaten & Mugged By Teens While Taking Photos In Central Park

A 26-year-old man was violently mugged by teens while attempting to take photos with his phone in Central Park yesterday evening, according to police. [ more ‘ ]

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Bushwick Woman Raped By Man Who Snuck Into Her Bedroom

Police are searching for a man who entered a Bushwick apartment Saturday night and raped a 24-year-old woman who was asleep in her bed. [ more ‘ ]

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Inside The DSNY‘s Off-Limits Futuristic ‘Smart‘ Garage & Salt Shed On The Hudson River

The Spring Street Salt Shed and the DSNY Manhattan 1/2/5 Garages have only been open for about two years, but the strikingly-designed buildings have quickly become Tribeca landmarks overlooking West Street and the Hudson River Greenway. As part of the 15th annual Open House New York weekend this month, I had the opportunity to tour both facilities, led by both DSNY personnel and representatives of Dat

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Your Productivity Will Skyrocket With This Journal

Most of us struggle to get out from under the covers when our alarms go off. But those quiet morning hours can often be the best time to get work done. So how do you make use of them if you‘re a night owl who doesn‘t come to life until their first cup of coffee? [ more ‘ ]

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The Honorable Mayor Of NYC Will Not Root For The Yankees

There was a brief moment last week when it appeared that Mayor Bill de Blasio, an alleged lifelong Red Sox fan, would discard his principles and pander to some of his constituents by rooting for the Yankees. This, of course, was shameful-just as a dog should not walk on his hind legs, it is against the rules of nature for a Red Sox fan to root for the Yankees. Thankfully, unlike affordable housing there are some things d

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Extra, Extra: Ivanka Trump Reminisces About Her Totally Authentic ‘Punk Phase‘

Because a Chinese space lab is falling to Earth...somewhere, check out today‘s end-of-day links: cycling data, banging chocolate cookies, subway baby, online mattress wars, Ivanka‘s punk phase, and Husky picks funny place to sit. Don‘t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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Brooklyn Waitress Allegedly Stole 470K From Widowed Customer She ‘Befriended‘

A Brooklyn waitress spent years gaining the trust of a regular customer in order to steal almost 500,000 from the elderly widow, according to an indictment announced today by the Brooklyn District Attorney‘s office. The waitress also allegedly used the woman‘s identity to open up multiple lines of credit under the woman‘s name. [ more ‘ ]

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It‘s Almost Ice Skating Season In NYC Already

Last night I wrapped my blanket around me and pretended I was a human burrito, and then my radiator started spewing black water. All of this means cold weather IS HERE, BABY, bringing with it the promise of dark days and sleet comes ice skating season. Yes, it was just June. No, you cannot return that very #OnTrend one piece you bought but only wore once because it rained every Saturday this summer. The world is very unf

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Get Your Thai Take-Out To Stay From This Michelin-Starred Team

Our latest installment of Quick Bites brings us to Uncle Boons Sister, the successful spin-off from a Michelin-starred team. [ more ‘ ]

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MTA Disputes Report That They‘re Ditching Overnight Cleaners

After a report emerged last night that the MTA was planning on cutting overnight cleaning shifts in subway stations, the agency is claiming that not only are cleaning shifts being maintained, but that they‘re hiring even more station cleaners in conjunction with part-time MTA chairman Joe Lhota‘s subway action plan. [ more ‘ ]

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Harvey Weinstein Resigns From Weinstein Company Board

A week and a half ago, Harvey Weinstein was fired as the co-chairman of The Weinstein Company after the NY Times revealed "decades of sexual harassment allegations." Now the once-powerful movie producer has reportedly resigned from the Weinstein Company‘s board. [ more ‘ ]

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Raise A Glass To Cider Week At These Hard Cider Celebrations

Similar to the rise of craft rye whiskey, local craft hard cider has continued to grow in popularity, enabled by initiatives out of Albany that encouraged the growth and proliferation of hard cideries. Several new cider-centric bars are opening this fall and October also sees the return of Cider Week, the annual week-long celebration of all things associated with boozy fruit. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Unusual NYC Maps Are On Display At Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Last year, Katharine Harmon released You Are Here: NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City, which collected 200 maps created between 1600 and 2015 that showed the myriad number of ways one could begin to approach "mapping the soul" of NYC. Now, Harmon has brought those maps to Pratt Manhattan Gallery for a special exhibition running through November. [ more ‘ ]

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Self-Driving Cars Will Hit Manhattan Streets Early Next Year

In just a few months, autonomous vehicles will be added to the mixture of pedestrians, cars, cyclists, box trucks, party buses, MTA buses, unicyclists, delivery riders, slow walkers, and dog walkers currently cramming the streets of Lower Manhattan. [ more ‘ ]

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Off-Duty NYPD Officer Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Himself To Two Girls

A man in a Jack Skellington shirt who police said exposed himself to two underage girls in the Bronx last week has been arrested, and is himself a police officer, according to the NYPD. [ more ‘ ]

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The ‘Chipotle Of Greek Food‘ Comes To NYC For Limited Pop-Up

Souvla, a Greek-inspired wrap spot with three San Francisco locations, arrives in NYC for two days this week with a delivery-only pop-up via Caviar, the third party delivery company. The restaurant-which SFist dubs "supes pops casual (but organically priced)" and the "Chipotle of Greek food"-specializes in souvlaki, spit-roasted meats and veggies wrapped in pita with sauces and seasonings. They‘ll be bringing that

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[UPDATES] Escaped Cow On The Loose Around Prospect Park

[UPDATE BELOW] The NYPD says there is an escaped cow currently on the move in Park Slope, potentially running from an area slaughterhouse. Witnesses say they‘ve seen the cow sprinting up 17th Street, and an NYPD spokesman told Gothamist the cow was last pinpointed somewhere in the 78th Precinct and is very close to Prospect Park. [ more ‘ ]

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Video: Jimmy Kimmel Takes Taxi Ride Around Brooklyn To Kick Off NYC Shows

On Monday night Jimmy Kimmel kicked off a week of Jimmy Kimmel Live! shows at BAM, in his hometown of Brooklyn (he grew up in Mill Basin). And he started things off by making as many corny "hipster" jokes as possible: "Last time we were here, people asked, ‘Will you ever come back?‘ And I said ‘Only if you promise to open 2,000 new cold-press juice shops,‘" adding, "It‘s especially great to

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Breaking: Escaped Cow On The Loose Around Prospect Park

[UPDATE BELOW] The NYPD says there is an escaped cow currently on the move in Park Slope, potentially running from an area slaughterhouse. Witnesses say they‘ve seen the cow sprinting up 17th Street, and an NYPD spokesman told Gothamist the cow was last pinpointed somewhere in the 78th Precinct and is very close to Prospect Park. [ more ‘ ]

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The Navy Sent A Floating Hospital To Puerto Rico, But Few Can Get Onto It

Puerto Rico continues to suffer nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, with 85 percent of the island still lacking electricity. Cellphone service and clean water is still limited throughout the territory, and hospitals have had a particularly hard time coping with limited resources and an influx of patients. In response, the federal government sent down the USNS Comfort, the Navy‘s East Coast hos

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Early Addition: Trump Nominee For Federal Judge Said Transgender Children Are Part Of ‘Satan‘s Plan‘

Professor Matthew McConaughey is blowing college minds, another bouncy castle flies away, inside the secret Swiss bitcoin bunker, and much more in today‘s midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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This John Oliver Segment On Pumpkin Spice Lattes Is Perfect

If you were too busy placing a security freeze on your credit file following John Oliver‘s segment on the Equifax breach this week, you may have missed this 1 minute and 40 seconds of perfect entertainment. [ more ‘ ]

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Philly Favorite Federal Donuts Lands In Chelsea Market On Friday

Philadelphia‘s popular donut shop Federal Donuts descends on NYC once more for a one-day pop-up this Friday at Chelsea Market. The donuts will be taking over the Dizengoff space-owned by Federal Donuts mastermind Chef Mike Solomonov-from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., offering three donut flavors and free coffee. [ more ‘ ]

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Please Watch This Perfect John Oliver Segment On Pumpkin Spice Lattes

If you were too busy placing a security freeze on your credit file following John Oliver‘s segment on the Equifax breach this week, you may have missed this 1 minute and 40 seconds of perfect entertainment. [ more ‘ ]

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