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3 Reasons Why You Should Learn To Code

2017-10-24T00:00:00-05:00

(image) Slogging through an online class after a busy day at work sounds pretty dang miserable, if you ask us. (And if you disagree, you should bottle that determination and sell it. You'd be a millionaire in a matter of days.) But if there's one online training kit that's worth the trouble, you'd have a difficult time finding a more valuable pick than The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle. So, why should you learn to code? [ more › ]



Extra, Extra: An Oral History Of David S. Pumpkins That Won't Leave You With Any Questions

2017-10-23T17:15:00-05:00

(image) Because you don't want to see Nazis in your Twitter feed, check out today's end-of-day links: Megyn Kelly on Bill O'Reilly, painkiller marketers, RIP Matilda the Algonquin Hotel cat, 'Good Place' gag reel, sweating blood, David S. Pumpkins oral history, and a giant waterbed for dogs. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]



Citi Bike Handlebars Are Grosser Than Subway Poles, FYI

2017-10-23T16:53:00-05:00

(image) Those of you who burn off the surface of your hands each time you ride the subway may want to consider doing the same after hopping off a Citi Bike—a recent report from Men's Health found those bikes' handlebars are the most germ-covered surfaces in the city, even more so than the hold bars on an E. Coli-plagued subway train. [ more › ]



Chili Cheese Dogs & Fries Finally A Reality At Shake Shack

2017-10-23T16:25:00-05:00

(image) Despite being known as a burger joint, I've always had a fondness for the Shake Shack hot dog, which began with an introduction to their fully-loaded Shack-Cago Dog that evolved into a devotion to their plain old beef dogs—topped with that molten cheese sauce, naturally. What's been missing, at least insofar as hot dog fanatics will tell you, has been chili. Well beginning Monday, October 30th, the wait is over. [ more › ]






NY Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into Weinstein Company Over Gender Discrimination

2017-10-23T15:45:00-05:00

(image) New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has opened an inquiry into the Weinstein Company over whether movie producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations reflect a broader atmosphere of gender discrimination at the company. "No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear," Schneiderman said in a statement on Monday. "If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know." [ more › ]



Staten Island's Allegedly Haunted Murder Mansion Is For Sale

2017-10-23T15:29:00-05:00

New Yorkers aren't strangers to ghost roommates, whether they be literal dead spirits or Craigslist randos who pay rent but never seem to sleep in the apartment. Still, if you'd like to upgrade your number of haunted bedrooms from two to seven, Staten Island's famed Kreischer Mansion is on the market, murdered mafioso ghosts and all. (We visited the place in 2015, and you can watch our tour here.) [ more › ]



Ray Donovan Is Moving To NYC

2017-10-23T15:07:00-05:00

(image) If you have not been watching the television program Ray Donovan, well... I get it I get it. There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to escapism via hour-long dramas, but you should give this show a chance, it's got it all: Sexy Liev Schreiber cleaning up all of Hollywood's dirty deeds, a bumbling crew of Irish (via Boston) brothers who run a boxing joint, the goddamn gift that is Eddie Marsan's acting, a loose cannon cartoonish dad, Susan Sarandon, an unrealistic amount of bodies to bury, and heartwarming father-son moments/comedic breaks: [ more › ]



MTA Board Members Threaten To 'Pull Back' On Subway Repair Action Plan, Urge NYers To Sue City

2017-10-23T14:52:00-05:00

(image) The MTA is warning that it will be forced to "pull back" its emergency response "Action Plan" if it does not receive more funding from the city to repair the crumbling subway system, according to statements made by MTA board members during a committee meeting on Monday. [ more › ]



Defense Argues Unarmed Man Killed By Off-Duty Cop During Road Rage Incident Was A 'Menace'

2017-10-23T14:42:00-05:00

(image) Attorneys for NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs argued in court on Monday that their client was justified in fatally shooting 37-year-old Delrawn Small in a Brooklyn intersection last July 4th because Small was a "menace" who "assaulted" their client. [ more › ]



The 5 Most Ridiculous Halloween Food Gimmicks You Can Get In NYC

2017-10-23T14:03:00-05:00

(image) Are you ready to make some really bad decisions in regards to your body and what you put on and in it? Sure you are, which is why our inboxes are inundated with bizarre holiday-themed pitches from restaurants hoping you'll want to eat/drink the 2,500 calorie bombs they're shouting about all over their social media channels. Below, the five most outrageous Halloween foods Big Restaurant PR is pushing this season. [ more › ]



Interview: 'The Deuce's' Gary Carr On Researching Pimps & How 'The Wire' Changed His Life

2017-10-23T13:30:00-05:00

(image) HBO's The Deuce, created by the brilliant team of David Simon & George Pelecanos (who previously were behind shows such as The Wire, Treme and Show Me A Hero), surveys the NYC of the early 1970s with a nonjudgmental, journalist's eye for detail as it follows the stories of more than a dozen characters connected to the pornography and sex industry around Times Square. In addition to exploring the historical development of pornography, the show is primarily interested in examining how capitalism drove the exploitation and misogyny at the heart of the sex industry. [ more › ]



There's A Lot Of Fried Chicken To Eat This Week

2017-10-23T13:02:00-05:00

(image) San Francisco-based Sunday Bird pops up in Manhattan Monday evening for a joint menu between Deuki Hong and Nom Wah Tu's Jonathan Wu. The Lower East Side restaurant will host Hong for a special menu that includes a whole fried chicken in soy garlic or spicy chile plus sides ($24.95); kimchi fried rice with bacon, egg and chicharron ($9.95); or a chicken sandwich on a bao bun ($8.95). Wu's menu includes duck wings ($8.95), whole steamed porgy ($24.95, a revival of one of Wu's most popular dishes), and pan-fried chicken dumplings ($6), among other selections. Reservations are available here. [ more › ]



Early Addition: That And $914 Will Get You A Cup Of Coffee

2017-10-23T12:40:00-05:00

(image) The trailer for the new PT Anderson movie just dropped, living off the grid in Australia, a report from the Mark Twain prize ceremony for David Letterman, and more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]



Forecast: Heavy Rain Tuesday As The Warm Weather Continues

2017-10-23T12:25:00-05:00

(image) A change is finally in the air. Oh, the heat's not going anywhere just yet, but we are in for our first significant rainfall in more than a couple of weeks, and it is likely to be the heaviest rain since early July. The rain starts late Monday night. Before that happens we will have a high in the lower 70s making today the twelfth time this month that the temperature has been more than ten degrees warmer than average. [ more › ]



Here's What's Coming & Going From Netflix In November

2017-10-23T12:10:00-05:00

(image) Netflix broke my heart last month when it ripped Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock from its streaming library, but luckily this month looks a little less vicious. Though we're losing The Matrix trilogy and all of How I Met Your Mother, we are getting Casper, Field of Dreams [ed. note: here's a list of much better baseball movies] and Men in Black, along with a lot of Netflix's original content. And if you missed out on the cinematic Civil War II masterpiece that was Bushwick, well, you'll get a chance to stream that come November 24th. 2017 really has been a treasure. [ more › ]



These Are NYC's Michelin Bib Gourmand Awardees For 2018

2017-10-23T11:55:00-05:00

(image) Michelin's list of New York City's best restaurants will be unleashed next week, but the French tire company announced their selections for the more affordable Bib Gourmand distinction today. Contenders for the list must offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less before tax and gratuity, with 127 restaurants making the cut this year. [ more › ]



There Are Free Tickets To Queens Of The Stone Age's MSG Show Hidden In The Subways

2017-10-23T11:47:28-05:00

Queens Of The Stone Age released their excellent seventh studio album, Villains, back in August. Produced by Mark Ronson, the album wields together the band's chiseled, Zeppelin-inspired desert riffs with Ronson's vacuum-seal tight production for one of their most tuneful, dance-friendly records. The band lands at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, and Matador Records is celebrating by hiding some free tickets to the show around the city. [ more › ]



Inside The UES's Legendary Lexington Candy Shop Lunch Counter

2017-10-23T10:48:00-05:00

A living, frying, percolating piece of New York history sits on the the corner of 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue. For 92 years the Lexington Candy Shop has lured in customers with the promise of comfortable booths, kind staff, and a menu that has barely changed since the Truman administration. And as storied diners and luncheonettes continue to be pushed out by rising rents and chain competition, this one, at least, is thriving. [ more › ]



Cars Are Getting Permanently Kicked Out Of Prospect Park

2017-10-23T10:29:00-05:00

(image) At last, some good news. After a successful car-free trial run in Prospect Park this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today he will banish them from the park for good. [ more › ]



De Blasio Unveils 5-Point Plan Intended To Ease Traffic Congestion

2017-10-23T10:17:00-05:00

(image) Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a long-promised plan to ease traffic congestion on Sunday. The plan, if successful, would boost the average speed of drivers by 10 percent in the next year, bringing the average speed in Midtown, the city's most congested zone, up to 5.2 miles-per-hour. [ more › ]



Amy Sedaris Puts Martha Stewart To Shame On New Homemaking Show

2017-10-23T10:00:00-05:00

(image) Amy Sedaris is omnipresent these days, popping up in everything from Difficult People to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Broad City—not to mention, of course, her heartbreaking role as Princess Carolyn on BoJack Horseman. Now, the Strangers With Candy alumna is taking on Martha Stewart, with her new homemaking show At Home With Amy Sedaris, which premieres on truTV this month. Like Stewart, Sedaris shows viewers how to craft, cook, and gut a fish, but with her own absurdist twist—"Fish: a strange, cold-blooded, and limbless creature that thrives in the stuff we drown in. A thing of nightmares," she says, in the show's premiere, adding, "But when battered and pan-fried, scrumptious!" The 10-episode series kicks off on October 24th, and we got a few minutes with Sedaris to discuss craft-making, comedy, and whether or not we'll ever get to go back to Flatpoint High, Home of the Concrete Donkeys. [ more › ]



Runaway Teens Found In East New York Were Allegedly Going To Be Pimped Out

2017-10-23T09:48:00-05:00

(image) Two teen girls from upstate New York who went missing earlier this week were found Saturday in an East New York home, where police say their captors planned on pimping them out. [ more › ]



'I Am Watching You!! Your Daughter Is Cute': NYPD Says Man Is Stalking 8-Year-Old Girl & Her Brother In Crown Heights

2017-10-23T09:25:00-05:00

(image) A man has been creepily following around a little girl and her older brother, even going to their Brooklyn home asking what bedroom they sleep in, according to police. He allegedly also left a note that said, "Watch out. I am watching you!! Your daughter is cute." [ more › ]



Man Attacked By R Train Rider Who Stepped On His Foot Is Still Unconscious

2017-10-23T08:45:00-05:00

(image) An altercation aboard an R train that left a man unconscious and clinging to life may have been sparked by the victim's passion for his footwear. Relatives of Anthony Hamoui believe he confronted a fellow R train rider who stepped on his foot on Friday afternoon because Hamoui "loves his sneakers." [ more › ]



This Amazing File-Sharing App Will Take Your Productivity To The Next Level

2017-10-23T00:00:00-05:00

(image) If you dread the mere thought of rifling through your near-capacity Google Drive to find a specific file among the jumble of random documents, recordings, screenshots, folders, and photos, it's time to make a change. Enter: Dropshare 4 for Mac. [ more › ]



Extra Extra: The Weather Channel May Be Our Loudest Voice Of Moral Clarity

2017-10-22T18:33:00-05:00

(image) The Swedish Art Of Death Cleaning, the Mets find a new manager, the Weather Channel leads the resistance and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]



UPDATE: Truck Driver Who Attacked Firefighter After Plowing Into Row Of Cars Charged With DWI

2017-10-22T17:40:00-05:00

(image) [UPDATE BELOW] A truck driver plowed into seven cars on the West side of Manhattan on Sunday afternoon, injuring several people, before jumping into a firetruck and assaulting a firefighter, authorities said. [ more › ]



Fuku's Fried Chicken Lands A New Stall In Hudson Eats Food Hall

2017-10-22T16:23:00-05:00

(image) David Chang's flourishing fried chicken brand Fuku swoops in for a landing in its new home in Brookfield Place at the end of November. A scoop by Commercial Observer reveals that the brand has inked a seven year deal for a 672-square-feet inside fancy food hall Hudson Eats, a sleek food court that opened in 2014. [ more › ]



Hudson Valley Town Board Approves Plans For $500 Million Legoland New York

2017-10-22T15:33:00-05:00

The company behind the big Legoland amusement parks/shrines to bricks-and-minifigs got approval from a Hudson Valley town board for its half-a-billion dollar plans. However, opponents are still fighting against the measure. [ more › ]



Director James Toback Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 38 Women

2017-10-22T14:30:00-05:00

(image) Nearly 40 women have come forward to accuse Oscar-nominated writer and directer James Toback of sexual harassment, according to an investigation published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. [ more › ]



Police: Woman Punched, Choked G Train Rider Who Bumped Into Her

2017-10-22T13:45:00-05:00

(image) Police are searching for a woman believed to have brutally attacked another woman after the two bumped into each other while departing a G train last Friday. [ more › ]



Get Spookily Stuffed With All-You-Can-Eat Pizza At ZuriLee Next Weekend

2017-10-22T12:40:00-05:00

(image) There's lots of ways to celebrate Halloween, but if you're worried about not getting your invitation to the Molly-fueled warehouse party by the abandoned train tracks in Bushwick (or is it Ridgewood?) don't worry, an awesome new option has arrived. Flatbush pizza spot ZuriLee is inviting you to eat all the pizza you possibly can at their Halloween party. [ more › ]



Police Arrest One In Alleged Rape At Standard Hotel, Two Others At Large

2017-10-22T11:45:00-05:00

(image) Police have arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly raped a woman at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District early Sunday morning. [ more › ]



Bill O'Reilly Paid Accuser $32 Million Before Fox News Gave Him $100 Million Contract: Report

2017-10-22T11:01:00-05:00

(image) It was already shocking when Fox News decided to dump its top-rated host Bill O'Reilly, after mounting revelations of sexual harassment and multi-million dollar settlements, earlier this year. Now the NY Times reports that Fox News had extended O'Reilly's contract by four years, at $25 million a year, right after O'Reilly paid $32 million to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. [ more › ]



'Free Hugs' Guy Arrested Once Again For Allegedly Attacking Woman In Union Square

2017-10-22T10:18:00-05:00

(image) The notorious "Free Hugs" guy with a history of harassing woman on the street has once again been arrested, this time for allegedly attacking a woman in Union Square. [ more › ]



Photos: All The Good Dogs At The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Parade

2017-10-22T09:36:48-05:00

Thousands of adorable—and brave and loyal and GOOD—costumed dogs packed into Tompkins Square Park yesterday afternoon for their annual Halloween Parade. Add at least three times as many human handlers and spectators to that total, and not only was the newish ball-court venue for the beloved tradition unable to accommodate the crowds (hundreds of people were literally turned away at the entrance), but the entire park overflowed with canine cuteness and frisky activity. [ more › ]



'I Was An Easy Mark': 81-Yr-Old Beaten During Greenwich Village Robbery Speaks Out

2017-10-22T09:14:11-05:00

(image) The 81-year-old woman who was repeatedly punched during a robbery in her Manhattan apartment building's lobby wants to warn others. Barbara Davidsond told WCBS 2, "I was an easy mark. I was just about ready to put the key in the door when I felt the, really, big blow on my head... Just be careful people, because you just don’t know. One of the things I can say is, especially to women who are older, just kind of watch out." [ more › ]



6 Ways To Welcome Back Stranger Things

2017-10-22T00:00:00-05:00

(image) Winter is coming, but never fear — there's plenty left to celebrate this fall season. Whether you want to snuggle up on the couch watching Stranger Things as the weather cools, or go explore the great outdoors while the days are still warm, we've rounded up a few cold weather essentials perfect for your plans. Plus, take an additional 15% off these deals with code SAVE15 (valid thru 10/29). [ more › ]



Extra Extra: Is Our Children Learning From Sean Spicer?

2017-10-21T17:00:00-05:00

(image) The walk heard 'round the world, how Chirlane McCray is redefining what it means to be the city's First Lady, checking in on Sean Spicer at Harvard and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]