Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Extra, Extra: Williamsburg's Next Starbucks Will Be A Boozy Starbucks

Benedict Cumberbatch and a penguin, free Uber rides, LI hit-and-run, bunny strolling with cat, and more day's end links.

Electrical Tape On Your Window? You're Probably Going To Get Robbed

The tactic is increasingly popular among thieves to determine whether you're home!

NYC Struggles To Address Influx Of Migrant Children

A task force has been formed to address the flood of unaccompanied migrant minors streaming into New York.

Thanks to This Week's Advertisers

We would like to take a moment to thank this week's advertisers on Gothamist.

Step Aboard The Vietnam-Era "Baylander" Navy Ship, Now Docked in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Baylander, a Vietnam-era vessel later used to train helicopter pilots on marine landings, is open to visitors for free beginning Saturday.

NYCHA Not Hiring Enough Public Housing Residents, Audit Finds

An audit has shown that NYCHA failed to comply with their own hiring regulations.

Ask a Native New Yorker: What's The Most Authentic NYC Neighborhood?

This week's question is from a local who wants to know which neighborhood is most quintessentially New York.

Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Ambulance On Upper East Side

The ambulance was apparently responding to an emergency.

Bacon, Beer & Bialys: This Weekend's Best Food Events

A vegan shop-up, a beer and bacon fest, Jewish food a go go and a suckling pig with a cause are all on tap for this weekend.

Brooklyn Woman Accused Of Decapitating & Dismembering Roommate Allegedly Posed As The Landlord

The victim's blood was found in the apartment of the suspect.

Pushy Crown Heights Sign Urges You To "Please Dress Modestly"

Some residents of Crown Heights are so scandalized by your vile body they've gone ahead and printed some signs, demanding "residents, guests and visitors" cover up. Or else?

Early Addition: Best Laxative Ad EVER?

Banning booze on Fire Island, Russian gecko sex satellite, TWA terminal hotel, and more midday links

Lyft Drops Outlaw Attitude And Launches Tonight With Commercial Drivers

Lyft has complied with New York regulations and will launch tonight in NYC at 7 p.m.

Cute Little Solar Flare Nearly Destroyed Earth LOL

And to think we could have been spared I Wanna Marry Harry.

3-Year-Old Drowns In Pool At Staten Island Daycare

His mother and father thought the other one was watching him.

Revamped West Village Eatery Bar Sardine Is "Crazy" About Cocktails

Bar Sardine also serves bites designed with the "classic neighborhood bar" in mind...if your classic neighborhood bar serves soy-and-black-garlic deviled eggs.

Video: SUV Leaps On To Bronx Sidewalk, Crashing Into 12-Year-Old Boy

A surveillance camera outside a Bronx storefront captured horrifying footage of a 12-year-old getting crushed by an out-of-control SUV.

Man Slashed In The Face Near Times Square

A 32-year old man was slashed near Times Square early this morning.

Today's Clear Skies Will Cloud Over Just In Time For The Weekend

With high pressure centered over Ohio, today's weather will be awfully nice.

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