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Gothamist is a website about New York. MoreEditor: Jen ChungPublisher: Jake Dobkin

Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:34:25 -0500

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Jill Stein Escorted From Hofstra Campus After Conducting Interview


(image) Nassau County Police escorted Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein off of Hofstra's campus in Hempstead, New York around 2:30 this afternoon, according to media reports and the candidate's twitter. A Nassau County police spokesperson told the Long Island Press that Stein lacked the appropriate credentials to be on campus ahead of tonight's presidential debate. [ more › ]

Now It's Legal For New Yorkers To Be Buried With Their Pets


(image) While he can't figure out whether to sign the law that would ban advertising apartments on Airbnb, Governor Andrew Cuomo has managed to put his John Hancock on legislation that allows New Yorkers to be buried with their beloved pets at non-profit cemeteries. [ more › ]

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week


(image) Whatever it is about Kristen Stewart, we can't seem to tear ourselves away. In recognition of the actress's on-screen prowess, BAM is in the middle of a film retrospective of the 27-year-old's oeuvre, and you can still catch Panic Room, The Runaways, and, of course, Twilight. While the young adult vampire romance will forever be tied to Stewart, her penchant for much more nuanced, indie productions has made her one of film's most promising young stars. Check her out in some of her "classics" this week. [ more › ]

Senator Says Smartphone Emergency Alert System Is 'Stuck In The 90s'


(image) Following the arrest last week of 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami—the man accused of setting off a series of explosive devices in New York and New Jersey earlier this month—Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the emergency text alert that pinged area cellphones with Rahami's name, age—and little else—as an "extraordinary" aid in his capture. [ more › ]

This Week's Eats: Filipino & Haitian Feasts


(image) The best thing about New York City's culinary scene is that it's really just an amalgamation of dozens of different countries' cuisines. This week, you can sit down for a fourteen-course Filipino feast, sip on Georgian wine (the world's oldest!), and learn to make your own take on a traditional Haitian meal—all without leaving the five boroughs. [ more › ]

Early Addition: Trump Gets Debate Snapchat Filter For Self-Loathing Millennials


(image) Because you don't know anything about beanwater, check out today's mid-day links: Hofstra cashes in on debate, endangered words, moderators fact checking, 'Crooked Hillary' Snapchat filter, Fruit Ninja the movie, pizza radiation, and an extremely lazy dog. 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 › ]

De Blasio Taps Bernie Sanders's Fundraising Team For Upcoming Campaign


(image) When Bill de Blasio finally endorsed Hillary Clinton last October—much later than many expected given the Mayor's past work as the presidential candidate's campaign manager in 2000—he attempted to make up for lost time by assuring the public, "There's a lotta spine there, a lotta steel there." He also noted that it was Clinton's "very sharp, progressive platform" that made her his preferred choice over Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders. Then, de Blasio proved that he really meant it by traipsing through the snow, campaigning door-to-door for Clinton ahead of Iowa caucus. [ more › ]

Over 40 People Injured After Two Buses Collide In Lincoln Tunnel


(image) At least 44 people were injured after two New Jersey Transit buses headed to Port Authority collided in the Lincoln Tunnel. [ more › ]

Thousands Of Protesters Expected At Tonight's Presidential Debate


(image) Thousands of protesters are expected to gather on Hofstra University's campus in Hempstead today, ahead of tonight's bloodbath debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, the candidate who most people still think is unfit for the presidency but could actually be within striking distance of becoming president anyway. All eyes—an estimated record 100 million pairs of them—will be on Hempstead, where Fight for $15, the Green Party, and the New York Communists are among those planning to take advantage of the spotlight. These groups plan to admonish Trump and, in the case of Green Party Candidate Jill Stein's followers, the event's organizers: the Commission on Presidential Debates. [ more › ]

Harold's Meat + Three Tries On Southern Tradition In NYC


Last year, a "legal technicality" shuttered Harold Moore's beloved Commerce restaurant, but the chef is back with a new restaurant inside the sleek Arlo Hotel Hudson Square, channeling the Southern tradition of the "meat-and-three." Appropriately dubbed Harold's Meat + Three, the restaurant serves a version of the Nashville-based tradition where customers select a protein and then choose three sides to accompany it. Unsurprisingly, Moore's version takes the humble, cafeteria-style offering and turns it all fancy-like. [ more › ]

Midtown Woman's Lover Allegedly Told Her Husband About Fatal Rooftop Fall


(image) Early Sunday morning a woman died after she accidentally fell off the roof of the Midtown apartment building where she lived. Police say that Elena Gladkikh, 27, was on the roof of 449 W 37th Street near 10th Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Sunday when she lost her balance, fell off a ledge and landed between two buildings. Cops believe she was intoxicated at the time. [ more › ]

How The 1977 Blackout Was Bushwick's Grimmest Moment


This week, Gothamist is running excerpts from The Brooklyn Wars, a new book from journalist Neil deMause about the social, economic, and political forces that have radically reshaped Brooklyn over the past four decades. This five-part series, the Bushwick Wars, traces the story of Bushwick from the 1970s to the present day. [ more › ]

Video: John Oliver Calls This Election 'Everyone Is Puking 2016'


(image) John Oliver returned to the Last Week Tonight desk to tackle the various scandals plaguing presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (the latter who he described as "an unambiguously racist scarecrow stuffed with scrunched-up copies of Juggs magazine"). But first he gave this election year the description it needed: It's "the electoral equivalent of seeing someone puking so you start puking and then someone else starts puking and pretty soon everyone is puking 2016." So true. [ more › ]

Man Brutally Beaten, Kicked In Brass Knuckle Robbery At Columbus Circle Subway Station


(image) Police are looking for two suspects who were caught on video violently attacking and then robbing a man at a Manhattan subway station on Sunday morning. [ more › ]

Explore The Evolution Of Extremist Propaganda From Nazis To Twitter


(image) In the twentieth century, the Nazis used radio and film as their platforms of choice, but today' extremists use social media. Then as now, new technology provides extremists with the unchecked ability to spread hate and recruit followers. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: NY Times Explains Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President


(image) Because you want to see a humongous anaconda, check out today's end-of-day links: Bon Iver criticizes Beyonce, government lawyers don't understand the Internet, Manhattan shower lawsuit, Ted Cruz on Trump decision, and dog tantrums. 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 › ]

Bill Nunn, Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Dies At 62


(image) Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Dies At 62"/> Bill Nunn, an actor best-known for his portrayal of Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, died at the age of 62 on Saturday. His death, from cancer, was first announced on Instagram by Spike Lee. [ more › ]

Chelsea Bomber May Have Learned How To Make Explosives From Al-Qaeda Magazine


(image) Suspected Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami may have learned how to make explosives thanks to instructions in al-Qaeda's premiere magazine. [ more › ]

Global Warming Might Kill Off Lobsters Before It Kills Off Humans


(image) It's well-accepted that rising temperatures worldwide will one day lead to the angry ocean rising up and swallowing us (and our precious cities). Before that happens though, it would appear global warming will make life slightly less delicious for humans than we previously imagined, with a new report that predicts baby lobsters won't survive rising ocean temperatures. [ more › ]

Mets Hang José Fernández Jersey In Dugout As Baseball World Mourns Tragic Death


(image) Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, one of the best young pitchers in the league, was killed in a boating accident early this morning, and all of the baseball world has been mourning and paying tribute to him today. Mets star Yoenis Cespedes, who emigrated from Cuba like Fernández, hung up a No. 16 Fernández jersey before today's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. [ more › ]

'Makes No Sense!' UWS Residents Protest Against Proposed School Rezoning


(image) Hundreds of residents joined with local politicians on Saturday to protest a proposed school rezoning they say would unnecessarily divide an Upper West Side community that has sent its children to the same elementary school for half a century. [ more › ]

Artist Tricks Tourists With Elaborate Monument To Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack


(image) You probably don't know much about the Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum, which honors the 400 victims who died when a giant octopus attacked the Cornelius G. Kolff, a Staten Island Ferry boat, on Nov. 22, 1963. That isn't because the event was overshadowed by the assassination of JFK that same day—it's because, as you may have guessed based on the word "tricks" in the headline, there was no such octopus-induced tragedy. But that hasn't stopped artist Joe Reginella from spreading awareness of the pseudo-tragedy to gullible tourists via a monument, a website, and lots of fliers. [ more › ]

Police Identify Suspect In Sheepshead Bay Hit and Run


(image) Police have identified a suspect in the fatal hit and run in Sheepshead Bay on Friday night that left 28-year-old Francis Perez dead. [ more › ]

Homeless Children Living In Hotly Debated Queens Shelter Get Special Visit To Children's Museum


(image) Last night, Mayor Bill de Blasio fired the latest salvo in the debate over homeless shelters in Queens. He shared the video below on Twitter, thanking the Children's Museum of Manhattan for welcoming children living in a controversial shelter: "Every child is a gift. Thank you @cmomnyc for making this a special day for some exceptional young New Yorkers." [ more › ]

Trump Invites, Then Disinvites, Gennifer Flowers From Monday's Debate


(image) The first debate of America's first-ever post-fact election was probably always going to be a sideshow, what with Donald Trump lying about debate moderator Lester Holt being a Democrat (he's a registered Republican) a week before the candidates took the stage. Then yesterday, Donald Trump decided to kick things up a notch, and tweeted an invite to the debate to former Bill Clinton paramour Gennifer Flowers as some kind of response to Hillary Clinton inviting Mark Cuban. Flowers accepted, but today, Trump's campaign (not Trump himself) is saying it was a big goof and she wasn't really invited. There are 43 days until election day. [ more › ]

Cops: Intoxicated Woman Dies After Falling Between Two Midtown Buildings


(image) A woman whom police believe was intoxicated died this morning after falling from a Midtown building. [ more › ]

Where In NYC To Watch Monday's Presidential Debate Without Giving In To Despair


(image) Finally, after months of interminable campaigning and political posturing, the first general election presidential debate is upon us. Hillary Clinton, who has been preparing for this moment her entire life through tireless public service, will face off against Donald Trump—who believes preparation is a character defect—Monday at Hofstra University in the first of three presidential debates. Despite, or perhaps because of, the fact these debates are more soundbite incubator than substantive policy discussion, they will inevitably help decide what is a—shockingly, horrifyingly—close race. [ more › ]

Blind Brooklyn Woman May Not Have Known She Was Living With Corpse Of Dead Son For Years


(image) Last week, police discovered that a Brooklyn woman had been living with the corpse of her deceased adult son for years. Now, the Post reports that Rita Wolfensohn, who is a legally blind hoarder, may not have known her son's corpse was there. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Home Alarm Leads Cops To Pot, $700K Cash & Fake Parking Placards


(image) Police say that officers checking out a home alarm in East New York ended with the home's resident being arrested after they found a lot of cash, a gun and 10 pounds of marijuana. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Here Are All The Things Trump's Lied About This Week


(image) Trump's lies, Mets pitchers are broken, cat hides in box, vintage presidential endorsements, W train return, 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 › ]

Second Avenue Subway Possibly Delayed, Again


(image) Earlier this year it was reported that the Second Avenue line, which was proposed 100 years ago and whose construction has spanned what feels like most of human history, could miss its latest projected opening date of December 2016. Back in July, an engineer told to the MTA that there was a good chance the Second Avenue line wouldn't open in December without a revised schedule that sped up a series of unfinished system tests. Well, surprise: now the MTA isn't so sure about that December opening date, after all. [ more › ]

NYPD: Help Us Catch These Thieves Pretending To Be Police


(image) Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a duo that impersonated police officers, pulled people over, and robbed them. [ more › ]

Studies Claiming Alcohol Is Healthy Are Totally Flawed, Buzzkill Scientists Say


(image) It's always good when science endorses your generally repugnant lifestyle, especially when science is telling you to go ahead and drink because it's not bad for you and might even be good for you. The problem with science, though, is that it's run by a bunch of nerds, and if there's anything we know about nerds, it's that they hate to party, but love "evidence," and "peer review," and sneer at the fact that studies on the health benefits of alcohol are "funded by alcohol companies." So, science nerds are now sounding the alarm that alcohol isn't nearly as healthy as the world has been led to believe. Oh yeah? Well if alcohol doesn't love you, why is it named after beloved family members? [ more › ]

Teen Allegedly Beat Up And Robbed By Bronx Teacher For Stiffing Him On Pot Deal


(image) A 16-year-old Bronx charter school student was allegedly beaten and robbed by his science teacher after he kept $4K the teacher gave him to buy marijuana. [ more › ]

NY Times Endorses Hillary Clinton


(image) As a surprise to absolutely no one, the Times endorsed Hillary Clinton today. The editorial board heralded her for her "intellect, experience and courage," and made the case for voting for Clinton not just because "she isn’t Donald Trump," but because of her experience, proven leadership record, and grace under pressure. Though they did note that Trump is "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history," so there's that. [ more › ]

Public Defender Says Prosecutor Blocked Him From Seeing Chelsea Bomber


(image) Suspected Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami has not yet seen a lawyer, and a public defender in New Jersey says he was denied access to Rahami by a prosecutor. [ more › ]

Brooklyn Man Dies After Sheepshead Bay Hit and Run


(image) A 28-year-old Brooklyn man was struck and killed last night by the driver of a car in Sheepshead Bay. The driver fled the scene, according to police. [ more › ]

Photos: Party-Goers Go 'Back To School' For MoMA PS1 Blow-Out


There were wild performances and installations, tons of food and booze, and a big prom-like dance in the gym. [ more › ]

Hasidic Man Convicted Of Gang Assault In Brutal Beating Of Gay Black Man


(image) Mayer Herskovic, the Williamsburg man who participated in the brutal gang beating of a gay man in 2013 was found guilty by a judge and could face up to 15 years in prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced yesterday afternoon. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Hey Men, Video Games Are Destroying You


(image) Surprise Bowie album, otters in the fall, leg-washing etiquette, video games are killing men, 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 › ]