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

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Extra, Extra: Did You Get Your Hamptons Vasectomy?


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    Food Vendor In Coma After Wall Street Turf War Scuffle


    (image) A food vendor is in a coma after getting involved in a vicious street vendor brawl on Wall Street this week. [ more › ]

    'I Like Strong Lines, Powerful Pieces': A Look At The Japanese Billionaire Who Paid $110 Million For Basquiat


    (image) The art world was stunned when a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million, making it the most expensive painting by an American artist. But its buyer, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, said in a recent interview, "There’s nothing wrong with using the money that you earn to be daring and buy art that you love or that you think is beautiful." [ more › ]

    NY Philharmonic Announces Free Park Concerts In June


    (image) The NY Philharmonic continues its marvelous tradition of free concerts in NYC parks this summer, with four orchestral performances under the night sky in parks in all boroughs except Staten Island. (Before you rush to Lincoln Center with torches and pitchforks, please note that the Philharmonic will do a free concert in Staten Island, just indoors, at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.) The concerts will all take place during one week in June. Here's the schedule: [ more › ]

    There Was A Shark Party In NJ This Weekend


    There were rumors abound that beloved local shark Mary Lee the Great White was on her way up North for Memorial Day, and indeed, this weekend she was detected off the southern coast of New Jersey. AND SHE WASN'T ALONE—researchers say they detected another Great White, Cisco, nearby. Shark party!!! [ more › ]

    Woman Slashed On 5 Train After Moving Baby Stroller From Attacker


    (image) Police arrested a suspect accused of slashing a woman on a subway on Saturday morning. The attack was apparently provoked when the victim moved her baby, who was sitting in a stroller, away from a female passenger. The suspect then cut the mother in the face, according to police. [ more › ]

    Chinatown Has A New Rooftop Bar With Spectacular Views


    Fresh off opening a rooftop bar in NoMad, chef Dale Talde and his Three Kings Restaurant Group debuted another aerie this week atop the Hotel 50 Bowery, a schmancy new Chinatown hotel. It's been a very busy year so far for Talde, and like the multiple concepts he opened at the Arlo hotel, he's got a slew of new bars and restaurants opening at this Chinatown spot—starting with the rooftop. [ more › ]

    Staten Island Mother Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver While Taking Child Out Of Her Car


    (image) A 37-year-old Staten Island woman is in critical condition after a hit-and-run driver struck her while she was taking a child out of the back of her car, according to police. [ more › ]

    Navy Parachutist Dies During Fleet Week Demo Over Hudson River


    (image) A Navy Seal died on Saturday afternoon during a Fleet Week demonstration in Jersey City, NJ. The parachutist was supposed to land with fellow Leap Frogs in Liberty State Park, but he fell in the Hudson River. [ more › ]

    Boost Your Resume By Learning 8 Different Programming Languages


    (image) You get comprehensive, hands-on examples to help you learn. From reading and understanding Scala programs, digging into object oriented programming, and leveraging popular web dev tools, this bootcamp's got something for the seasoned professional and the newbie alike. [ more › ]

    Extra Extra: The Man Who Won't Strike Out


    (image) Bomb threat hoaxes, Angela Merkel sounds done with the U.S., Joey Votto just can't strike out and more day's end 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 › ]

    Save The Date: AMNH's Annual Whale Wash Happens SOON


    Every year, the massive blue whale that hangs in the American Museum of Natural History's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life gets a bath. Or rather, gets vacuumed. And this year's cleaning will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, from 10 to 11 a.m., if you want to see the oddly satisfying event live. [ more › ]

    Woman Slashed In The Face On 5 Train Near Grand Central


    (image) A woman on a subway train was slashed in the face this morning by an attacker who then fled the scene when the train pulled into Grand Central Station, according to police. [ more › ]

    Photos: It's Not Tandem, But Bushwick Bar Mad Tropical Is Pretty Chill


    It was with some trepidation on Wednesday that I visited Mad Tropical, the former Greenpoint pop-up bar that opened in the old Tandem space in Bushwick last weekend. I lived down the street from Tandem for several years, and that place was like a fourth roommate—always there for a drink or six at the end of the night, but also unbearably loud at all hours. I grieved when it shut down in October 2015—though I know it's all too common for beloved and much-frequented bars to shutter in this town, this was the first of my go-tos to close, and it stung. [ more › ]

    NY Democratic Congressional Delegation Calls On Breakaway Dems To Return To Democratic Fold


    (image) The fight in the State Senate between the Independent Democratic Conference and the chamber's mainline Democratic contingent drew another national branch of the party into the fight, as all of the New York's Democratic members serving in the House of Representatives sent a letter asking the IDC and Simcha Felder to rejoin the party. [ more › ]

    Here Are The Latest Domino Sugar Factory Renderings


    We know there will be babka, but now Two Trees has shared new images of what their long-gestating Domino Sugar Factory project along the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. One of the rental buildings will have a 7,000-square foot roof deck and a "chef's kitchen for catered parties and dinners." [ more › ]

    Police: Guy Followed Woman Into Restroom, Tried To Rape Her


    (image) A woman was followed into a Brooklyn restaurant's bathroom by a person who then exposed his genitals, police say. [ more › ]

    Cops Release Surveillance Footage Of Chelsea Bike Shooter


    (image) Following Saturday's early morning shooting that left four men injured, police have released surveillance footage of a suspect in the incident, showing the man dancing in a nearby club and then getting on what appears to be an electric bicycle. [ more › ]

    Newark Airport Partially Evacuated Over Pressure Cooker Scare


    (image) A terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport was briefly evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a suspicious package was found. The item was apparently a pressure cooker. [ more › ]

    Three Gifts For The Wine Lover In Your Life


    (image) To make the act of sipping this delicious beverage even better, we've gathered up a collection of accessories that'll amplify the entire experience. Whether you're ready for a glass — or the entire bottle — check them out below. [ more › ]

    Pies From Some Titans Of NYC Pizza Are Popping Up In NoHo


    It's usually not until the annual Slice Out Hunger event that New Yorkers are treated to many excellent pizzas from around the city under one roof, but starting next week there's a mini version going down in NoHo. [ more › ]

    Extra Extra: Tinker, Tailor, Kushner, Spy


    (image) A white supremacist murder in Portland, racism in the Hamptons, Jared Kushner is in hot water and more day's end 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 › ]

    Extremely Relatable Bear With Bucket Stuck On Head Just Really Loved Cheese Balls


    The Department of Environmental Conservation found and then rescued an upstate bear with a plastic bucket stuck on his head this week, ending a search for the elusive black bear after sightings of it were called in to the office for almost a month. And as it turned out, the bucket probably held cheese balls before the bear got its head stuck in it. Who among us does not love those so much they might not get their head stuck in the tub? [ more › ]

    Pair Swindled $28,000 From Brooklyn Woman In 'Charity Scam,' Police Say


    (image) A 65-year-old found herself $28,000 poorer after a run-in with two scammers earlier this month. Apparently they told her they needed to see her cash before they could trust her with a charitable donation. [ more › ]

    Know If NYC Beaches Are Open With Text Alerts


    (image) You know what beaches to go to. You know there's free sunscreen. Now you can find out if the beaches are even open by signing up for text alerts on beach weather conditions, thanks to a program from the NYC Health Department. [ more › ]

    Man On Bicycle Shoots Three Men In Chelsea Early Saturday Morning


    (image) An armed man on a bike pulled up in front of a group of men standing on the street in Chelsea and opened fire early Saturday morning, leaving three men alive but injured, cops say. [ more › ]

    Reminder: The Prospect Av R Stop Will Close For 6 Months Soon


    (image) While you're off gallavanting to the beach for some good food or taking long bike rides Memorial Day weekend, don't forget to say a temporary goodbye to a beloved friend. That is if you live off of the Prospect Av R stop and you have a particular fondness for the stop, because shortly after we get back from the long weekend, it's going under for 6 months for a facelift. [ more › ]

    Video Shows Suspects In $750K Jewelry Store Robbery Jump Over Subway Turnstile


    (image) The suspects in the violent Brooklyn Heights jewelry store robbery were caught on video as they were making their getaway, police say. [ more › ]

    Say No To Low Battery


    (image) A bit over-reliant on your smartphone to lead the way these days? We can't blame you — from GPS navigation to calendar reminders, our phones are like our own personal assistants. On that note, we've rounded up a few of our favorite handy charging accessories to help you out. [ more › ]

    Extra, Extra: Hillary Clinton Says Effort To Derail Russian Inquiry Is 'Terrible For Our Country'


    (image) The Onion invites Gianforte to assault them, Glenn Close yells at audience member, some troubling facts about sunscreen, and much more in our day-end link roundup. 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 › ]

    Fraud Investigators Raid Prominent Brooklyn Heating Oil Company


    (image) Cops and city fraud investigators raided one of the city's top heating oil companies in Brooklyn on Thursday. [ more › ]

    Bronx Borough President Will March In Puerto Rican Day Parade, Calls Boycotts 'Incredibly Disheartening'


    (image) On Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio also reiterated his support for the parade during a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is Puerto Rican and a longtime advocate for López Rivera. De Blasio has said in his defenses of López Rivera that he has renounced violence, but that is not true. [ more › ]

    'Stealthing' Is Not A Crime, But One NY Lawmaker Wants To Change That


    (image) "Stealthing," the recently publicized and widely condemned phenomenon of men secretly removing a condom during intercourse, has already been given the cutesy first-person editorial treatment in the NY Post. And now a legislator in the New York State Assembly has introduced a bill that would criminalize the despicable practice. [ more › ]

    Chelsea High School Students Accuse Principal Of Slut Shaming Sophomores


    (image) More than 100 students at a Chelsea public high school staged a brief sit-in outside of their principal's office on Thursday morning, following an assembly on dress code for the sophomore class, during which students say Principal Darlene Miller shamed female students. [ more › ]

    UPS Ordered To Pay $247 Million To New York For Illegal Shipping Of Cigarettes


    (image) The ruling stems from a 2015 joint lawsuit, filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and city Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, alleging that UPS "turned a blind eye" to these illicit shipments. The suit accused the company of illegally shipping nearly 700,000 cartons of cigarettes between 2010 and 2014, costing the city over $35 million in tax revenue. [ more › ]

    Reminder: Don't Take Selfies With Seals, OK?


    (image) It's that time of year again, when you head to Rockaway Beach with your best friends, crack open a cold one from your millennial pink cooler, and wait. For what? A seal, remember? You love taking selfies with them! #SquadGoals! But please don't do that. [ more › ]

    Report: 8 Of America's 10 Most Expensive Areas To Rent An Apartment Are In Manhattan


    (image) Battery Park City tops the list. The other two offending zip codes are in San Francisco. [ more › ]

    A Brooklyn Restaurant Is Topping French Toast With Foie Gras


    (image) Have you ever been sitting at brunch and thought to yourself, "This French toast is great, but what's really missing is an engorged duck liver?" Same. So it brings me great joy to announce that Brooklyn restaurants are at it again, topping sweet breakfast bread with motherloving foie gras. [ more › ]

    SUMMER'S HERE, BABY: Mary Lee The Shark Is Headed To NJ


    (image) Some surefire signs of summer include: excess mucus, sidewalk roaches, back sweat, other people's back sweat, sunburn, late-night Googling "Is this mole weird?" and the threat of A/C-related electrical fires and/or crushing death. But the best indication that summer's arrived is the return of Mary Lee, our friendly local Great White Shark—and indeed, she may pay New Jersey a visit this weekend. [ more › ]

    Free Ice Cream & Hot Dogs For Everyone Sticking Around NYC This Weekend


    (image) Pictured above is the The Doughnut Project's Maple Bourbon Tabasco Glazed Doughnut serving as a bun for the Fried Chicken Sandwich at Root & Bone. If this tickles your taste buds, head to Root & Bone's East Village restaurant anytime this weekend to order it. The doughnut minus the chicken will also be available all weekend at The Doughnut Project's West Village shop. [ more › ]