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Date: Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 05:00
Author: "Sponsor" Tags: "Food"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 23:14
Extra, Extra: Court Will Decide If Chimps Have Human Rights Because you shouldn't be rude to Jay Z, check out today's end-of-day links: Paul Feig making new 'Ghostbusters,' vaginal orgasms myth, Jay Leno on MSNBC, Brooklyn sewage bike tour, taxi driver grades, and bulldog plays with deer. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 23:07
RIP Zelda, The Turkey Of Battery Park Zelda, the beloved wild turkey that has lived in Battery Park for over a decade, has died after being hit by a car near Pier 11. Named after Zelda Fitzgerald, who was allegedly found in the park after one of her nervous breakdowns, Zelda was a strong bird who even survived Hurricane Sandy. [ more › ]






Author: "Jen Carlson" Tags: "Arts & Entertainment"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 22:25
Subterranean Food Court Coming To Columbus Circle Subway Station Above ground, the glittering Time Warner Center and its fancy shops cast their chilly shadow over Central Park; down below, commuters and tourists swirl in one of the city's busiest subway hubs, Columbus Circle. Soon, the two will merge, when a new shopping center and food court-type outlet opens below ground, offering the chance to eat and shop without having to venture into the sunlight. The Times takes a look at a forthcoming project called TurnStyle (see what they did there?) that will bring retail and restaurant outlets below ground to the IRT line. [ more › ]






Author: "Nell Casey" Tags: "Food"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 22:00
Creepy Cops Are Arresting Men At Port Authority For Urinating Vigorously Up until now, we thought the worst thing that could happen at a men's room urinal is that we're squished in-between two rotund gentleman audibly relieving themselves after holding it in for an English Patient-length film. But there is something much creepier: when you're being stared at by an undercover cop who is trying to determine whether you are masturbating at a urinal. "You know how when you have a feeling someone is looking at you?" a man named Miguel told the Times about his experience with this phenomenon. "So I look over and see someone is smiling at me. It was like a smirk." [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 21:30
Williamsburg Lives: Man Pushes Corgi Around In Old Timey Baby Carriage These days, Williamsburg is a lot of brand new condos filled with people who never passed out in the bathroom of Kokie's. It's so post-post-post hipster we kind of miss the hipsters. It's officially been transformed into a pristine, commercial hellscape. The souls of past creatives who once settled there have been co-opted for the Williamsburg brand. It's a mall. Or is it? [ more › ]






Author: "Jen Carlson" Tags: "Arts & Entertainment"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 21:10
Rikers Officials Are Torturing Children, City Council Members Say At a City Council hearing earlier today, Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte was asked to account for the conditions of the roughly 250 inmates in his custody under the age of 18 who live within a "deep-seated culture of violence," where guards use force against nearly 50% of the population with impunity, according to a DOJ report released in August. "There's nothing in that report I disagree with," Ponte testified. [ more › ]






Author: "Christopher Robbins" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 20:50
Long-Overdue Pulaski Bridge Bike Path Delayed Until Next Year The Pulaski Bridge links the neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Long Island City, though more generally, it's an important nexus between Brooklyn and Queens. The divide often seems impenetrable for the people of either borough, but heading over the bridge reveals the apparent yawning chasm for what it actually is—a measly hop over Newtown Creek. [ more › ]






Author: "Lauren Evans" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 20:30
Brooklyn Borough President Wants You To Adopt These Shelter Dogs It's National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (Happy National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!) and this afternoon Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was joined by some dogs at a podium outside of Borough Hall to announce "an effort to advance adoption of shelter pets in the borough and across the city [and] unveil a legislative push to incentivize New Yorkers to adopt pets from animal shelters or humane societies." [ more › ]






Author: "Jen Carlson" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 20:11
 
Restaurants employ plenty of buzz tactics to lure in new customers—remember the [ more › ]






Author: "Nell Casey" Tags: "Food"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 19:49
Truck Driver Plows Into Forest Hills Bagel Store, Injuring 4 The driver of a box truck crashed into a Queens bagel store shortly after 10 a.m. this morning, seriously injuring four people. Here's video of the aftermath at the Bagels For You: [ more › ]






Author: "John Del Signore" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 19:30
Video: Queens Woman Slashed After Ignoring Man's Advances A 26-year-old woman was slashed in the neck by a man after she ignored his attempt at conversation. According to police, the victim was inside the lobby of an apartment building on 171st Street in Jamaica around 5:15 a.m. last Wednesday when the man approached her and "engaged her in unwanted conversation." When she ignored him, the suspect grabbed her from behind and slashed her neck with some kind of blade. You can see surveillance footage of the suspect below. [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 19:10
Louis C.K. Goes On Mars Truther Twitter Odyssey We love Louis C.K. because he's not afraid to get real, whether he's talking about genitalia, common core testing, or the lizard aliens masquerading as world leaders. Well C.K. got extra real today in an extended Twitter thought experiment that touches on Mars, global warming, bopping around on moons, fundamental cosmic truths, and feelings. Follow along below...if you can follow. [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "Arts & Entertainment"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 18:55
Video: Here's Life Inside A Bed-Stuy Squat With rents across New York City continuing their dizzying skyward trajectory, there's at least one defiant population which has found a way to make the city work for them, and not the other way around. Filmmaker Jeff Seal spent some time hanging out with a group of squatters who, for a time, took over a crumbling three story apartment building on Lafayette Street in Bed-Stuy. [ more › ]






Author: "Lauren Evans" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 18:28
Video: Brooklyn Teen Says Cop's Punch Caused Brain Damage The family of a Brooklyn teen who is suing the city claims he suffered brain damage during a violent arrest this past summer. Marcel Hamer, 17, was walking home from school around 3:30 p.m. on June 4th on Gates Avenue near Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill when plainclothes cops stopped him. They accused him of smoking marijuana, while Hamer says he was just smoking a cigarette. You can see the ensuing arrest below. [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 18:05
 
Most New Yorkers rarely visit the Empire State Building—people who work there and topless photo shoots aside—but it's nice to be reminded that millions of people actively seek out the iconic building, oftentimes finding themselves in need to sustenance when they do. If it's not a quick burrito or latte, that means STATE Grill and Bar, the new sit-down eatery opening tonight in the building's lobby. [ more › ]






Author: "Nell Casey" Tags: "Food"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 17:43
Early Addition: Pizza Farms Are REAL Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here.Because men apparently DO date women over 30, check out today's mid-day links: Pizza Farms, Ebola scanning at airpots, Vice guide to intimidation, climate change endangers men, and baby loves water. [ more › ]






Author: "Ben Yakas" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 17:20
Clear October Skies For Now, But Weekend Forecast Is Problematic Today's forecast promises about the most pleasant October weather as one could ever expect. A cold front swept through the region early this morning, bringing with it lots of mild, dry air. As a result we should see sunny skies and a high in the low to mid 70s. There will be some gusty westerly winds but nothing too onerous. [ more › ]






Author: "Joe Schumacher" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 17:00
You Say Chokehold, Cops Say Facelock The definition of chokehold has become so narrow in recent years that the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which reviews allegations of police brutality, has miscategorized at least 156 allegations of chokeholds as a justifiable "use of force." A new CCRB examination of 1,100 chokehold complaints concludes that not only does the CCRB define chokehold so narrowly as to render it almost meaningless, but officers themselves don't really know what it is either. Some, according to the report, even call it a "facelock," while other people call it a "yoke hold." (Not to be confused with an egg-white omelet.) [ more › ]






Author: "John Del Signore" Tags: "News"
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Date: Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 16:40
Madison Square Park Shake Shack Closes With Special Italian Burger Monday, October 13th is not just a day to celebrate the legacy of a genocidal explorer, it's also the last day to enjoy a Shake Shack burger in Madison Square Park before the operation is shut down for a several month overhaul concluding sometime mid-2015. To mark these two seemingly momentous occasions, the Shack will partner with Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, who runs acclaimed restaurant Osteria Fran­cescana in Modena, Italy. Yes but did he discover the hamburger? [ more › ]






Author: "Nell Casey" Tags: "Food"
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