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Women's Marcher Steve Buscemi Knows Donny Is Out Of His Element


(image) Donny Trump is like a child who wanders into the middle of the movie and wants to know why everyone is yelling at him to sit down and shut up—he is so far out of his element he's embarrassing himself and terrifying the entire planet. No one knows this better than Steve Buscemi, whose iconic portrayal of clueless bowler Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos in The Big Lebowski seems, in hindsight, to subtly evoke our current presidential predicament. [ more › ]

MTA Struggles With Monday Morning FML Problems


(image) The F and L train are apparently too busy stocking up on supplies for today's storm and have taken the morning off, causing long and frustrating delays for late morning commuters and, in at least one case, requiring train evacuations. [ more › ]

Bruce Springsteen Calls The Women's March The 'New American Resistance'


(image) Bruce Springsteen missed out on all the Women's Marches around the country this weekend, as he and the E Street Band were busy kicking off a 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand. But Springsteen made sure to acknowledge the rallies and pledge his support during the first gig in Perth on Sunday, calling those who marched "the new American resistance." [ more › ]

Ugh, Money: How To Manage Your Finances And Plan For The Future


(image) We get it: managing money is hard. If you feel like you skipped out on the “how do you actually invest in stuff” life lesson, you’re not the only one. Here are four trainings in finance and economics guaranteed to have you managing your stocks and bonds like a pro. [ more › ]

Home Invader Assaults Elderly Woman With Vase & Mirror In Brooklyn


(image) A 70-year-old woman was attacked by a home invader who broke into her Bay Ridge home and hit her with broken glass from a vase and a mirror, according to police. [ more › ]

Photos: Riding To D.C. On A Bus Full Of Trump Protesters


Gloria Mendoza and Jovan Rodriguez, both 26, sat on the shallow stone steps in Union Square Park around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, the day of Donald Trump's inauguration. Nearby, someone played "Sandstorm," the ear worm EDM track, on a recorder. A coach bus idled across the street, in front of Whole Foods, waiting to drive about 50 protesters down to Virginia, to catch the Metro into Washington, D.C. [ more › ]

Video: SUV Driver Veers Into Wrong Lane Before Hitting Teen On Greenpoint Sidewalk


(image) A 14-year-old boy who was standing on a Brooklyn sidewalk was hospitalized last night after a Porsche SUV driver slammed into him at "40 mph," according to a witness. The driver, who was apparently trying to pass another car, was arrested. [ more › ]

The World's Top Grad Schools Come Together In NYC This Sunday!


(image) For students and young professionals interested in pursuing a global education and kick-starting an international career, this is the perfect event to gain access to information and hear first-hand about these opportunities from the experts. [ more › ]

Nor'easter With 'Heavy Rain And High Winds' Expected Monday


(image) A big coastal storm is expected to land Sunday night with rainfall becoming more intense on Monday, with 1.5-3 inches of rain as well as coastal flooding expected. NYC OEM Commissioner Joseph Esposito said, "We’re urging New Yorkers to use extra caution when outdoors Monday and allow for extra travel time during tomorrow’s commutes. Coastal residents in vulnerable neighborhoods should take steps to protect their property ahead of this storm.” So wear your rain boots. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: Sean Spicer's Five Year War With Dippin' Dots


(image) Wikileaks is angry at Trump, Sean Spicer is angry at Dippin' Dots, China doesn't think democracy has a future 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 › ]

This Beautiful, Historic Brooklyn Heights Home Is On The Market


Brooklyn Heights, "America's First Suburb," is home to some of the more enviable domiciles in the city. Among the carriage houses and former mansions-turned-co-ops, there are a number of wooden structures, and one of them is now on the market for $10.5 million. [ more › ]

Meet The New York City High School Students Organizing Against Trump


(image) Yesterday's march provided plenty of opportunities to see woke children. But what do these kids grow up to be? It's not always the case, but at least some of them might grow up to be the kinds of high school kids who call Congress and ask strangers to send postcards in support of reproductive rights to their representatives, like new organizing group Coalition Z did on Friday. [ more › ]

Photos: Soothe Your Soul With The Sound Of Himalayan Winds At The Rubin Museum


It's safe to say the future will be a little more stressful, now that an IRL comic book villain has sole access to our nuclear codes. And though now is certainly ripe for action, it's also a good time to practice self-care and chill the fuck out, lest you die of an aneurysm before the midterms. To help you out, the Rubin Museum has a semi-new meditative exhibition on "Sacred Spaces," which comes complete with a room filled with the sound of Himalayan winds. [ more › ]

The Burger/Burrito Mashup Has Landed In Park Slope


(image) Hold on to your waistbands: Burgrito's, the Long Island transplant making a burger/burrito mashup, has opened in Park Slope. There's nowhere to run, people. The Burgrito will find you. [ more › ]

Photos: The Best Signs At The Women's March On NYC


There's a lot to hate and a lot to fear about what's going to happen in the next four years of our alternative facts reality! But yesterday at least, when 400,000 people came out to Manhattan to register their disapproval with the current government, there was a lot to revel in. Especially the signs, which ran the gamut from long and outraged to short and simple to downright artistic masterpieces. There were also a couple great woke children, which is always nice. [ more › ]

Police Arrest Brooklyn Man In Case Of Body Parts Found In Bronx Trash Facility


(image) Just under a week after employees at a Bronx waste transfer station discovered a female leg and torso, police announced they've arrested a man and charged him with concealment of a human corpse. [ more › ]

Photos: Women's March On NYC Draws Over 400,000 People To Midtown


Blowing past the estimates originally expected by organizers, the Women's March on NYC drew more than 400,000 people to Midtown Manhattan in a show of solidarity for women's rights and against Donald Trump's political agenda. [ more › ]

Photos, Videos: Aziz Ansari Takes Everyone To Pizza Town On 'Saturday Night Live'


               We've been waiting years (years!) for Aziz Ansari to host Saturday Night Live, and he did not disappoint. From a searing monologue that was just right for a post-Trump inauguration Saturday to a melancholy digital short about getting a five-star Uber rating, the writing and performances were sharp and fun. You like that pizza pizza? [ more › ] [...]

Cuomo Requiring Insurance Companies In New York To Provide Free Contraception Even In Event Of ACA Repeal


(image) The coming dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, in whatever form it takes, will have consequences for everyone who's been able to afford or obtain insurance thanks to the program. With the requirement that insurance companies offer birth control for no out of pocket cost on the chopping block, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in an op-ed yesterday that insurance companies in New York will have to continue offering birth control for no co-pay even if the ACA is repealed. [ more › ]

Man Stabbed On J Train, Video Shows Struggle With Attacker


(image) Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed another J train passenger in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon. The pair apparently got into a verbal fight that turned physical, police say, and some of it was caught on video. [ more › ]

Aziz Ansari's Excellent SNL Monologue Addresses New Trump Order


(image) Saturday Night Live host Aziz Ansari addressed the pain of Donald Trump's new presidency during his monologue, and elegantly, effectively and hilariously addressed fears and the new "casual white supremacy" that has emerged. Ansari referenced the women's marches all over the world, "Yesterday, Trump was inaugurated. Today, an entire gender protested against him," and also added, "Pretty cool to know, though, he’s probably at home right now watching a brown guy make fun of him though, right?" [ more › ]

Inside A Morning Rave Held In A Midtown Warehouse


If you've seen the greatest TV show about NYC, High Maintenance, you are already privy to morning raves. Not the brightly lit yoga den offered at the "sober raves" of 2014, but the kind with disco balls. [ more › ]

Saturday Night Live's First Trump Presidency Cold Open Features Putin Reassuring Americans


(image) With President Donald J. Trump a reality in the darkest timeline possible, Saturday Night Live opted to address the new era with a cold open about arguably the most powerful man in the world now: Vladimir Putin. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: El Chapo Gets Arraigned In Brooklyn


(image) Controversy brews over a "Fight Song" cover, El Chapo is arraigned in Brooklyn, cake plagiarism is a thing now 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 › ]

Still Got It: Uncle Boons


(image) In this city, restaurants come and go faster than you can say "ethically sourced ramen burger." And even though there are great new additions to the culinary landscape popping up every week, you've gotta give kudos to anyone who can stick it out for over a year. With that in mind, we bring you Still Got It, our tribute to establishments that continue to serve mouthwatering meals and drinks long after the buzz has faded—or where the lingering hype is still justified. [ more › ]

Buskers Protest NYPD Crackdown At Second Ave Subway


(image) Less than three weeks have passed since the Second Avenue Subway line made its long-awaited debut, yet conflict is already brewing between the station's buskers and the NYPD. On Thursday afternoon, around a dozen subway performers gathered in the mezzanine of the 72nd Street station to protest what they view as illegal harassment by police seeking to keep the newly opened stations busker-free. [ more › ]

Photos: Marilyn Minter Explores Sexuality & Femininity At Brooklyn Museum Retrospective


Looking past the onslaught of nausea brought about by the inauguration of Donald Trump this weekend, you may be looking for some sort of artistic counter-programming. It is especially important in light of the fact that Trump and his fascistic cronies/Russian handlers have already insinuated that they want to eliminate various major arts endowments. If you're looking for an exhibit that is counter to everything Trump stands for, we heartily recommend checking out Marilyn Minter's 'Pretty/Dirty' retrospective, now at the Brooklyn Museum. [ more › ]

The NYC Women's March Has Kicked Off And Has Drawn A Huge Crowd


(image) [Update below] While the national Women's March on Washington has drawn about 500,000 people from all 50 states down to DC, the New York City women's march is also looking at huge crowds standing in support of Planned Parenthood, reproductive rights, equal pay and against racial discrimination. [ more › ]

Family Of Woman Who Died In Police Custody In Staten Island To Sue The NYPD


(image) The family of a Brooklyn woman who seems to have died in police custody in Staten Island has filed court papers indicating they plan to sue the city, as well as possibly the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, and two borough hospitals who attended to her in her final hours. [ more › ]

DisruptJ20 March Hits The Streets In Lower Manhattan


On the rainy Friday evening following Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Lower Manhattan to speak out against Trump and promote the cause of socialism. The demonstration - organized by Socialist Alternative, Democratic Socialists of America, and a host of other ideologically-aligned groups - was one of several events held nationally aimed at uniting grassroots factions of the left in resistance to the Trump administration. [ more › ]

Woman Mugged, Nearly Sexually Assaulted In Central Park, Police Say


(image) A woman was attacked in Central Park on Thursday afternoon, and now police have released a sketch of the suspect who allegedly tried to sexually assault the victim after mugging her. [ more › ]

Today's Street Closures & Other Details For The Women's March On NYC


(image) Tens of thousands of people are planning to march from near the United Nations to Trump Tower today as part of the Women's March on NYC. The festivities start at 11 a.m. and are set to go on till late in the afternoon, so if you're not planning to participate, it's probably a good idea to stay away from that part of Midtown. [ more › ]

Extra, Extra: America Still Deserves An Interstate Of Waterslides


(image) Because Rick Perry loves blowing bubbles, check out today's end-of-day links: highway Skittles incident, corpse flowers blooming, alpacas at inauguration, interstate of waterslides, and orangutan learns to use saw. 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 › ]

Ethics Watchdog Files Two Complaints Against President Trump


(image) Donald Trump was sworn in and gave his speech this morning. Now the streets are on fire, and an ethics watchdog group has already filed complaints with the government about him, regarding his conflicts of interest. With things going so well, I now understand why he wanted to make Monday his first official day on the job. [ more › ]

Suspect In $1.6 Million Gold Flake Bucket Midtown Theft Arrested In Ecuador


(image) The career criminal suspected of grabbing a five-gallon bucket containing $1.6 million worth of gold flakes from an armored truck has been caught. Julio Nivelo was apprehended in Ecuador, according to the police. [ more › ]

NYC's First Cheaper Whole Foods Spinoff '365' Lands In Fort Greene


(image) Whole Foods' new line of millennial-baiting stores will open its first NYC location in Fort Greene next year, as an anchor tenant inside a new development by the prolific Two Trees Management company. 365 by Whole Foods is set to debut inside 300 Ashland, a 35-story residential building that will also be home to "four BAM Cinema screens, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and cultural space for 651 ARTS and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)." Some low-priced kale should fit in quite nicely. [ more › ]

City Councilmembers & Others Resist Trump's Inauguration By Getting Arrested At Trump Tower


Moments after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, seven protesters, led by Councilmember Jumaane Williams, were arrested for obstructing traffic at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 56th Street outside of Trump Tower. Williams, sporting a knit cap and Bernie Sanders pin, was flanked by his tearful mother Patricia Williams, along with Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, State Senator Marisol Alcantara, and Kirsten John Foy of the National Action Network, all of whom were also arrested. [ more › ]

Video: The Ladies Of 'Broad City' Reckon With The Trumpocalypse


(image) We've got over six months to go before Broad City comes back, but today Abbi and Ilana gifted us with a little Inauguration Day treat. In the below 3-minute video, the ladies contend with the two biggest nightmares of our time: a Trump presidency, and getting stuck in an elevator. [ more › ]

Inside The Outsider Art Fair, Featuring 'The Barack Obama Readings'


Celebrating its 25th year here in NYC, the annual Outsider Art Fair opened on Thursday at the Metropolitan Pavilion, with some 65 exhibitors showing hundreds of pieces from artists without any formal training. As Jean Dubuffet put it, in his definition of art brut: "These artists derive everything...from their own depths, and not from the conventions of classical or fashionable art." [ more › ]

Trump Just Ended Global Warming By Erasing It From The White House Website


(image) The White House page on climate change was scrubbed from the Internet, perhaps the very instant President Evil Tangerine put his teeny hand on his Bible 4 Kidz. It's been replaced with a new "American First Energy Plan," which proclaims that King Pussy Grabber "is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule." Behold: [ more › ]