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Adam Driver & Kanye West Will Take The Spotlight For ‘Saturday Night Live‘ Season Premiere

The leaves have begun to escape their tree prisons, the short-sleeved shirts are starting to be put away, and in every apartment building in the city, a couple is making plans to go apple-picking imminently. Fall is really, truly here, which means the season premiere of Saturday Night Live is also upon usand we now know that Adam Driver will be the host and Kanye West will be the musical guest to kick off season 44 on Se

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Video: In Canada, Subway Rats Have Fur, Are Called ‘Squirrels‘

The New York City subway is just an endless churn of deeply upsetting, stomach-turning news today and I think we all deserve a break. Therefore, I am pleased to report that we will be taking a little field trip to Toronto, where instead of belligerent subway rats who crawl all over your face, they have polite Straphanger Squirrels who just want to take a quick peek out the window, thanks. [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: Does Ronan Farrow Have The Infamous ‘Apprentice‘ Trump Tapes?

Because Ronan Farrow might have the ‘Apprentice‘ Trump tapes, check out today‘s end-of-day links: Asia Argento threatens to sue Rose McGowan, adoptable puppy wedding bouquets, a 21st century canon, and pups vs slippery floors. [ more ‘ ]

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What To Eat At The Annual Feast Of San Gennaro

Ninety two years ago, when Mulberry Street hosted NYC‘s first Feast of San Gennaro, there certainly wasn‘t anyone hawking fried mozzarella balls coated in falafel, or boozy gummy bears, or disturbingly realistic Shar-Pei puppy ice creams. Here in 2018, however, we do things a little differently, and the huge crowds that packed into Little Italy for the feast‘s first weekend were trea

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Convicted Girlfriend Abuser Hiram Monserrate Will Soon Become Queens ‘Power Broker,‘ Allies Predict

After years of failed attempts, disgraced politician Hiram Monserrate has successfully mounted a political comeback. Last week, the former state Senator-who was convicted for brutally assaulting his girlfriend in 2010, and later went to prison for stealing city funds-won his race for the Democratic district leader post in East Elmhurst. [ more ‘ ]

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Meet The 2018 Vendy Cup Nominees

The 14th annual Vendy Awards go down at Governors Island this Saturday, when 25 of New York‘s best street vendors go head to head in five categories: best dessert, best rookie, best market, best breakfast (a new category this year), and the coveted Vendy Cup. [ more ‘ ]

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Soon-Yi Previn Opens Up About Woody Allen & Mia Farrow In Controversial NY Magazine Profile

Throughout the 25+ years since it was first revealed that Woody Allen had begun a romantic relationship with his partner Mia Farrow‘s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn (then 21, to Allen‘s 55), a lot of people have offered their opinions and perspectives on the controversial union. The one person whose voice has not been heard is Soon-Yi‘sbut that all changed this weekend when New York Magazine published

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Inside A Grand Victorian Tea Party At The Historic Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Walking up to the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in Manhattan is startling. It‘s set back from East 61st Street, so after passing bodegas and restaurants and a parking garage, suddenly there‘s a stone wall topped by hedges that gives way to an ornate gate. The low-slung museum is nestled in the shadows of high-rises, a rough-hewn carriage house built in 1799 that was originally owned by John Ad

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We‘re Getting Closer To Cracking The Creepy Mister Softee LinkNYC Jingle Mystery

For several months now, a hair-raising, inscrutable mystery has played out on the streets of New York: Why the hell is the Mister Softee jingle creepily blasting at half-speed from some of the city‘s LinkNYC kiosks? Is it a hack or an "old-fashioned phone prank"? A guerrilla commentary on the invasive nature of these data-siphoning obelisks that seem to be sprouting from the pavement each day? Or just another ice c

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Is This Ultra-Realistic Dog Ice Cream Adorable Or Intensely Disturbing?

Fried dough with powdered sugar, or marinara? Back in my day, that‘s what street fair fare was all about. Today, things are dreadfully different. Behold, the weirdest goddamn thing we saw at The Feast of San Gennaro this weekend: [ more ‘ ]

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10 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week: A Sex Expo, Maker Faire & More

Start your week off boozily at the New York Adventure Club‘s Introduction to Whisk(e)y event. Kurt Maitland, founder of the Manhattan Whiskey Club, will teach you what it is and how it‘s made, as well as the proper way to smell and taste it, with a sampling of five different whiskeys, including bourbon, rye, and Scotch. And it all in takes place in a quirky 1921 townhouse that‘s home to the Church of Sw

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[UPDATE] Car Fires & Explosions At Kings Plaza Mall Parking Garage

A four-alarm fire broke out at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn this morning, and although reports differ as to the blaze‘s source and precise location, media outlets and eyewitness accounts point to cars burning in the mall‘s parking complex. [ more ‘ ]

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Photos: Dogs Get Their Own Instagrammable Pop-Up At Immersive ‘Human‘s Best Friend‘

If ice cream and pizza can get their own pop-up "museums;" if a Dark Crystal Cult Manifesto can promise a one-of-a-kind Instagrammable experience; if essential elements like color and candy and hubris can be smelted down into pure social media cache; then how the heck has it taken this long for someone to create a pop-up event hopelessly, romantically, even cultishly devoted to dogs? Or even betteran

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Man Dies From Head Injury While Riding Between Subway Cars

A man died after sustaining a head injury while riding between subway cars on a 4 train in Manhattan Sunday night. Riders saw him fall and dragged him into the last car where they tried to stem the blood flow, to no avail. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: More And More People Are Going Onto Subway Tracks

Because Coca-Cola wants to get in the CBD business, check out today‘s midday links: subway track incidents on the rise, Kavanaugh willing to testify about alleged sexual assault, tech billionaire buying Time Magazine, Sean Penn‘s #MeToo hot take, and doggo goes for a drive. [ more ‘ ]

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Witnesses Report Fire, Explosions At Kings Plaza Mall Parking Garage

A four-alarm fire broke out at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn this morning, and although reports differ as to the blaze‘s source and precise location, media outlets and eyewitness accounts point to cars burning in the mall‘s parking complex. [ more ‘ ]

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Cuomo Beat Nixon, So Are The Subways Screwed Forever?

One year ago, only a few months after his 836 million Subway Action Plan was put into effect, Governor Andrew Cuomo assured New Yorkers that if you were looking very carefully, you would see improvement already in the subway system. Paradoxically, he added that because the MTA laid out a one-year time frame for the Subway Action Plan to take effect, we should give them that period of time to see improvements. Well, it&ls

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What Does Thursday‘s ‘Remarkable‘ Primary Voter Turnout Mean For New York?

Poll sites in multiple districts ran out of ballots, long lines to vote snaked around blocks in Brooklyn and elsewhere, and an untold number of people once again found their names inexplicably missing from the voter rolls. But when the results came in on Thursday, it quickly became clear that New Yorkers had managed to do the unthinkable: They turned out en masse for a primary election. [ more ‘ ]

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‘Massive‘ Monday Morning Delays On The F, B, D, M Subway Lines (Also Problems On 2, 3)

Monday is back with a vengeance in the NYC subway system, with the MTA reporting ‘extensive‘ delays on the B, D, Q, E, M, and F lines. Commuters stuck seething underground are describing the delays as ‘massive,‘ ‘shitty,‘ and ‘annoying!‘ [ more ‘ ]

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‘Massive‘ Monday Morning Delays On The F, B, D, M Subway Lines

Monday is back with a vengeance in the NYC subway system, with the MTA reporting ‘extensive‘ delays on the B, D, Q, E, M, and F lines. Commuters stuck seething underground are describing the delays as ‘massive,‘ ‘shitty,‘ and ‘annoying!‘ [ more ‘ ]

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Extra Extra: Should The State Department Really Be Spending 50K On Curtains?

Because Manafort is cooperating with Mueller, check out today‘s end-of-day links: pricey curtains, Jian Ghomeshi wrote an essay, allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Bob Dylan NYC residency, the importance of naps, and doggo goes on a long run. [ more ‘ ]

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