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In 2013, Gothamist reported that Torah Animal World, a taxidermy museum in Brooklyn containing hundreds of animals it says are described in the Torah, was preparing to close. At  Read more

Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for starting an early morning fire that devastated three homes in Midwood, Brooklyn. [ more › ] Read more

The MTA is investigating an off-duty bus driver who was allegedly driving drunk this morning when he nearly collided with a cyclist in Fort Greene. [ more › ]  Read more

In 1934, a supper club called Turk’s Inn opened its door in Wisconsin and started serving up the likes of brandy old-fashioneds and pilaf. George “The Turk” Gogian was the  Read more

Do you have considerable upper-body strength, love crowds, and have nothing to do in mid-July? Then please consider helping lift a gargantuan, four-ton statue in Williamsburg to keep an Italian-American  Read more

Did you miss out on all the adult ball pit fun a few years back when NYC came down with a severe case of adult ball pit fever (probably caused  Read more

Twelve people were injured in a fire that spread through three homes in Brooklyn shortly before dawn this morning. The injured included three firefighters and a baby. A neighbor told  Read more


The lush grounds of Green-Wood Cemetery is home to 560,000 “permanent residents,” encompassing 478 acres just southwest of Prospect Park. In fact, the cemetery’s design inspired Frederick Law Olmsted  Read more

Early Wednesday morning, cages with foil-clad mannequins inside of them were mysteriously spotted on sidewalks in various parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Online, people reported seeing the cages around Gramercy  Read more

Last month, the NYPD urged New Yorkers to help them find a person accused of “creating hazardous conditions” at a Brooklyn subway station, by placing debris on the subway tracks  Read more


Born in 1819 in Huntington, Long Island, Walt Whitman grew up to become one of America’s greatest, most progressive poets, not to mention arguably the patron saint of Brooklyn  Read more

Two’s company but three’s a crowd and so it seems that Dumbo’s dueling pizza twins may soon find themselves united against a common enemy: a legendary Sicilian-style slice slinger from  Read more

It’s a dreary rainy Monday morning out there, but here inside this happy blog post it’s still sunny and Saturday, which is when City Council Speaker Corey Johnson wowed New  Read more

A high-ranking detective was found dead of an apparent suicide in Brooklyn on Thursday, one day after a veteran NYPD chief took his own life in Queens. [ more  Read more

Following a public outcry among community members and preservationists, UPS has agreed to partially halt demolition of a historic factory complex along the Red Hook waterfront, according to elected officials.  Read more

Some deep South Brooklyn residents are all riled up about a kid-friendly reading series that will bring drag queens to a local public library this afternoon, and are now vowing  Read more


Soon, thousands of old newspaper articles, dated between 1835 to 1999, will be available online through the Brooklyn Public Library’s digital archives. These historic clips will come from 41  Read more

Ultra-Orthodox attendees of an anti-vaccination event in Borough Park on Tuesday night were confronted by members of their own community who hoped to dissuade them from attending—or convince them to  Read more


Back in 2013, Mark Kleback was living in the back of Death By Audio, that wonderful, now-defunct DIY venue formerly located by the Williamsburg waterfront. There, he started tinkering  Read more

This past weekend, Brooklyn resident and New York Times metro reporter Annie Correal conceived a delightful experiment, born of an abundance of soup and a general faith in her fellow  Read more

The MTA is giving up on its free and frequent shuttle bus service for stranded L train riders, after almost no one took advantage of the offering in its first  Read more

This month, Revel—the electric scooter rental company—introduced 1,000 of their vehicles to the streets of Brooklyn and Queens (following a small rollout last summer). So on this past beautiful Sunday  Read more

A man woke up to find that he had been robbed of thousands of dollars worth of items while he dozed on a Brooklyn stoop. [ more › ] Read more

However, while activists have been focused on Industry City, the same tensions are emerging over a neighboring retail and manufacturing center called Liberty View Industrial Plaza. For the past year,  Read more

Local and state police are investigating a hate crime at the Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum, after a message reading “Hitler is coming” was found on an interactive display outside the  Read more

To sideshow patrons of the 20th Century, the Bronx-born man who performed as “Schlitzie the Pinhead” was an amusement. Now, he’s the subject of a new biographical comic book called  Read more

Gothamist50 for 50% off GA and GA Plus tickets. [ more › ] Read more

Three years after Mayor Bill de Blasio first proposed building a $2 billion-plus streetcar along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront — a project initially cooked up by Two Trees developer Jed Walentas  Read more

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