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  1. Photos: NYC Reacts To The Great American Eclipse

    08.21 / 20:29 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
      New York City came to a partial halt on Monday afternoon as New Yorkers grabbed their special cardboard sunglasses and momentarily turned their gaze from their navels to the skies for the first total American eclipse in almost a century. [ more › ]…
  2. Despite Promises, NYPD Still Arrests Tens Of Thousands For Low-Level Marijuana Possession

    08.21 / 20:29 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio's repeated promises to end arrests for low-level marijuana possession, the NYPD is on track to arrest tens of thousands of pot-smoking New Yorkers this year, with enforcement once again overwhelmingly centered on minority communities. [ more › ]…
  3. No Sports Radio Fame For Chris Christie

    08.21 / 19:26 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Chris Christie only has a few more months left to get that 15 percent approval rating down to 0, and it appears his post-gubernatorial plans are going about as well as his political ambitions. It appears he will not be taking over Mike Francesa's spot on WFAN, after all. [ more › ]…
  4. Protesters Target Central Park Statue Of Gynecologist Who Experimented On Slaves

    08.21 / 18:25 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    The movement to topple Confederate memorials and other monuments to racists continues to grow across New York, and some activists are now setting their sights on a Central Park statue in tribute to a gynecologist known for experimenting on enslaved black women without anesthesia or consent. [ more › ]…
  5. Shake Shack Courts Columbia University With New ShackBurger Outpost

    08.21 / 18:25 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    The site of Columbia University staple Ollie's Noodle Shop, which was nearly destroyed in a fire back in 2015, is now home to the city's latest Shake Shack. Opening Wednesday at Broadway and 116th Street, the new Shack is practically a part of Columbia's and Barnard's campuses, lucky students. Shake Shack was considered north of The Wall during the Dark Ages when I was at NYU, though we did have Blue 9 Burger (RIP). [ more › ]…
  6. Is Taylor Swift The Evil Genius Behind The Eclipse Or Is She Just Releasing A New Single?

    08.21 / 17:28 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Taylor Swift, fresh off her pretty boss sexual harassment suit win, posted a cryptic video to her social media accounts today, having annihilated her previous social media presence just a few days prior. In it, there appears to be a snake's tail, or maybe one belonging to a dragon: [ more › ]…
  7. Furious Crown Heights Residents Confront 'Bullet Hole' Bar Owner: 'Our Only Demand Is For Her To Close'

    08.21 / 17:28 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
       Dozens of Crown Heights residents rallied Sunday afternoon outside Summerhill, a new self-described "boozy sandwich shop" on Nostrand Avenue, for the second protest in as many months against owner Becca Brennan's decision to advertise a cocktail in front of a "bullet hole-ridden wall" and Forty Ounce Rosé in a recent press release. [ more › ]…
  8. Forecast: Mostly Clear Skies This Afternoon For The Eclipse

    08.21 / 16:24 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    It looks like the sky will generally cooperate for eclipse viewing this afternoon. High pressure to our south should keep the skies mostly clear today. There is a slight chance we could see a few thin cirrus clouds as a result of afternoon storms over Pennsylvania and a chance of some sea breeze-induced cumulus clouds inland from south-facing beaches. [ more › ]…
  9. Early Addition: Secret Service Runs Out Of Money Protecting Trump Family

    08.21 / 16:24 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    How Stephen Miller rode a wave of "white rage" into the West Wing, why casinos can't save us, Taylor Swift is upstaging the eclipse, and so much more in today's midday link roundup. Follow Gothamist on Twitter,…
  10. Treat Yourself To A Dim Sum Lunch This Week

    08.21 / 16:24 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Fancy Cantonese spot Hakkasan New York has begun a prix fixe lunch service focused on the restaurant's excellent dim sum, as well as an a la carte menu. The Dim Sum Lunch ($39) includes seven dishes including har gau dumplings, Chilean seabass daikon roll, scallop shumai, and roast duck pumpkin puffs. Each meal comes with a pot of green or jasmine tea and a choice of three desserts to finish. [ more › ]…
  11. Here's Where To Livestream Today's Eclipse

    08.21 / 15:19 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Are you stuck in the caverns of Midtown, unable to see the sunlight through the skyscrapers? Time to pivot yourself to video — NASA will be livestreaming the Great American Eclipse starting at noon today RIGHT HERE (and on a few platforms). Here's the YouTube they'll be streaming from, as well: [ more › ]…
  12. Gothamist Call For Fall Interns

    08.21 / 15:19 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    We're looking for a couple of enthusiastic interns to join us in our Manhattan office two or three days a week this fall. Responsibilities vary widely, but we do require people to be available in person at least two full days out of the week, possibly including a weekend day working from home or on assignment. Bloggers, journalism students, photographers, autodidacts, and anyone with a passion for NYC and an interest in writing about it are encouraged to apply. [ more › ]…
  13. Watch Out For These Garbage Eclipse Glasses

    08.21 / 15:19 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    A New Jersey amusement park has issued a recall of special eclipse glasses it had sold to customers hoping to look up at today's solar eclipse and not sear their retinas with UV rays. In a Facebook post published Sunday nightm Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach alerted customers that their glasses supplier, EverythingBranded.com, no longer recommends their eyepieces for viewing today's cosmic action. [ more › ]…
  14. 'Game Of Thrones' Power Rankings: Beyond The Wall

    08.21 / 14:17 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Last week on Game Of Thrones, Littlefinger stirred the pot, Davos sold fermented crab, and Jon bid farewell to Dany. This week, the Westerosi Seven went on a wight hunt. GoT is all about how people jockey for power, so step inside for our SPOILER-FILLED season seven Game of Thrones Power Rankings. [ more › ]…
  15. Why You Should NOT Take An Eclipse Selfie

    08.21 / 13:12 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    You may not be in the Great American Solar Eclipse's path of totality but it's still going to be an extraordinary spectacle in New York City, with the moon covering 71% of the sun at 2:44 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Remember you must be safe, and taking an eclipse selfie without ISO 12312-2-certified solar glasses is extremely unsafe. [ more › ]…
  16. Simple Accessories For Better Smartphone Photos

    08.21 / 04:14 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    These days, smartphone cameras are pretty impressive — but there are still limitations to your phone's camera that may hold back your creative photo-snapping capabilities. From improving your lighting for the perfect selfie, to clip-on lenses for unique angles and shots, you need these five smartphone accessories to give your little mobile DSLR qualities. [ more › ]…
  17. Extra, Extra: Who Would Steal 20 Tons Of Kinder Eggs And Nutella (Besides Me Me Me)

    08.20 / 20:51 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    A Facebook group makes a dry-land save, Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school, the perfect choco-crime and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter,…
  18. 11-Year-Old Girl Rescued By Photographer After Nearly Drowning At Coney Island

    08.20 / 19:48 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    An 11-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital Saturday after she nearly drowned while swimming off the shore of Coney Island, an FDNY spokesperson said. [ more › ]…
  19. Police Searching For Driver Who Allegedly Dragged Cop 200 Feet During Traffic Stop

    08.20 / 19:48 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    Police are searching for a man who allegedly dragged a cop 200 feet during a traffic stop in Queens on Saturday morning. [ more › ]…
  20. You've Got One Month Left To Pee In The Guggenheim's Gold Toilet

    08.20 / 18:48 gothamist.com Gothamist.com-NY
    The Bible says that when the Jewish people were waiting for Moses to come down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments, a bunch of them freaked out and started worshiping a golden calf while they were waiting. America, having its own freakout as a people, hasn't built a golden calf (that I know of) but we did welcome a golden toilet last year during some of the chaos. And if you want to experience sitting on a throne of gold, you've got a little under a month left to do so. [ more › ]…