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User Image gothamist Posted: Nov 2, 2017 6:24 PM (UTC)
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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted this week for tax fraud and money laundering. It was the most explicit evidence to date that Trump's campaign "was eager to coordinate with the Russian government to damage his rival, Hillary Clinton." And Manafort's dramatic plunge from a highly paid Republican consultant to alleged conspirator against the United States had a local twist: some Brooklyn bloggers had previously figured out that Manafort owned a brownstone at 377 Union Street, which turned out to be one of several ventures which he used to allegedly launder money
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Now, the residents of the neighborhood have given the home a unofficial and a bit premature landmark status, declaring it to be: "The House That Brought Down A President"
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Photographer Amy Finkel took a photo of the sign, which declares that 377 Union Street "will forever be known as the building that lead to the collapse of the presidency of Donald J. Trump." Finkel also left her own token of respect there
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"I carved a Robert Mueller pumpkin this Halloween; I take yearly pumpkin carving very seriously," she told Gothamist. "I was going to throw it out downstairs last night, but then I had a better idea. It's now resting peacefully outside Paul Manafort's Brooklyn brownstone—the house that helped Mueller bring him down. Like Manafort, my pumpkin is now rotten." More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @twogunmathilda)
User Image gothamist Posted: Nov 2, 2017 1:22 PM (UTC)
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Artist #BarbaraKruger, famous for her bold pieces emblazoned with red and white typography, has taken over several spaces in NYC this month as part of the Performa Biennial. On Wednesday the work was unveiled, broadcasting messages from the subway to the sky "that engage issues of and ideas about power, desire, adoration, contempt, and capital." Swipe for more, with more (+ locations) on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scottheins)
User Image gothamist Posted: Nov 1, 2017 7:36 PM (UTC)
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Thank you to everyone for making the subway a more magical place on Halloween 🎃🚇Swipe for more photos, with more on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @the_sai_life)
User Image gothamist Posted: Nov 1, 2017 5:29 PM (UTC)
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The largest Halloween parade on the planet proceeded as planned last night in the West Village, the estimated crowd of some two million people undeterred by the terrorist attack that killed eight people just hours earlier and less than a mile away. Hours earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to increase security along the parade route, and NYPD officers were certainly everywhere along the route. De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo made an appearance in the parade as well, marching a few blocks up near 14th Street. Swipe through for more photos from the event, with more on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scoboco)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 30, 2017 5:18 PM (UTC)
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Over the weekend, hundreds gathered in Fort Greene Park for the Great PUPkin. Swipe for some of our favorite costumes, and find more on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @the_sai_life)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 28, 2017 12:18 PM (UTC)
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Now in its 13th year, Blaze is the big crowd-pleasing event at Van Cortlandt Manor where visitors experience a truly extraordinary Halloween display, comprised of thousands and thousands of meticulously carved and arranged Jack O'Lanterns. "We go through more than 200,000 pounds of pumpkin for the full run," an organizer told us. Swipe for a look, and see if you can spot @Phish. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @todseelie)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 26, 2017 2:17 PM (UTC)
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The base of a controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City was splashed with blood-red paint early Thursday morning. Erected in 1938, the 10-foot-tall statue has been a focal point of Columbus Day protests for two years running. It depicts the former president on horseback flanked by an indigenous man and an African-American man in what NYU Professor of Social And Cultural Analysis Andrew Ross described earlier this year as a condescending "expression of a power relation." A few police officers were on the scene around 7 a.m., and the statue was cordoned off with crime scene tape. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scottheins)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 24, 2017 8:34 PM (UTC)
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Last week the renderings for the soon-to-be redesigned Halls of Gems & Minerals were unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History, and the projected new look was not exactly an immediate hit with anyone who ever found comfort in those dark, glittering, carpeted spaces. The halls have remained largely untouched since 1976, but starting on October 26th, they'll shut down in order to be gutted and stripped of their 1970s vibe. When they reopen in 2019, they'll look more like a circa-2017 Apple Store. It was a good run, charm and character, but there's no stopping this steamroller. This week we visually documented the spaces before they're gone—swipe through for a look at one more treasured NYC spot that's doomed to be transformed beyond recognition. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scottheins)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 23, 2017 5:42 PM (UTC)
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A living, frying, percolating piece of New York history sits on the the corner of 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue. For 92 years the @LexingtonCandyShop has lured in customers with the promise of comfortable booths, kind staff, and a menu that has barely changed since the Truman administration. And as storied diners and luncheonettes continue to be pushed out by rising rents and chain competition, this one, at least, is thriving. Swipe for more photos. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scottheins)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 22, 2017 1:39 PM (UTC)
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Dog Halloween > Human Halloween 🎃Swipe for more photos from this weekend's annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade. More on Gothamist.com, link in profile. (📷: @scoboco)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 20, 2017 6:44 PM (UTC)
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Since 1967, NYC Parks has been bringing small and large scale works to the public spaces of the city. The temporary Central Park Gates, the LOVE sculpture from Robert Indiana, and that ugly-beautiful hunk of metal the Alamo over in Astor Place—they're all part of the Art in the Parks program, which is celebrating 50 years this month. Swipe through for a look at some of the pieces that have been showcased over the decades. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷courtesy of @nycparks) #ArtintheParks
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 19, 2017 12:00 AM (UTC)
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45 stories above Herald Square (📸: @navidbaraty)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 17, 2017 11:33 PM (UTC)
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This is the view from inside the giant Tiffany clock at Grand Central Terminal. The clock is not easy to get to—even the access point is in an off limits area, and once you get through that door, you'll need to climb up a series of old, thin, metal ladders. These lead to a wooden room that most closely resembles an attic. It almost seems as though it's gone untouched since the clock was installed in 1914, with gears, layers of dust and old oil cans the only other presence. Swipe for more. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @the_sai_life)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 17, 2017 2:55 AM (UTC)
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Springsteen on Broadway officially opened last week 🙌🏻🎸The intimate show finds the musician, 68, reflecting back on life so far—it's humorous, melancholy, and even therapeutic, for all involved
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"One thing that I miss about getting old," @Springsteen says, "I miss the beauty of that blank page and of its endless possibilities. That blank page just laying there, daring you to write on it"
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More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: Rob DeMartin)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 14, 2017 7:36 PM (UTC)
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One of the 10 best sticky buns in NYC is from @wmgreenbergdesserts, which has been serving up sweets since 1948 😋More of our favorites at the link in our profile. (📷: @scoboco)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 14, 2017 2:39 PM (UTC)
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This weekend, the massive, curated vintage clothing show @ACurrentAffair has set up shop in Brooklyn, and it's a wonderland of bohemian frocks, vintage tees, brightly patterned blouses, and other treasures. Swipe for a preview. Much more on Gothamist.com. (📷: @the_sai_life)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 13, 2017 5:17 PM (UTC)
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On Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, etched into the exterior stonework of the landmarked Cathedral of St. John the Divine, you'll find a scene that depicts the End of Days. The backdrop to this apocalypse is NYC, and features the Twin Towers toppling, the Brooklyn Bridge breaking in half, the Statue of Liberty sinking, and a series giant waves and mushroom clouds from a nuclear explosion. It's been there since the 1980s. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scoboco)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 12, 2017 2:17 PM (UTC)
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It's been about forty years since the MTA used Italian designer Massimo Vignelli's modernist transit map, but people are still debating its merits and disagreeing on the design today. If you want to get a good look at what all the fuss is about, then you should consider stopping by the 57th Street subway station, where a vintage Vignelli map has been uncovered. It's been there since the early 1970s. More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scottheins)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 10, 2017 8:37 PM (UTC)
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The slice from Loverboy—one Avenue C and E 8th—didn't necessarily look promising, with all that shredded lettuce hiding the good stuff underneath, but this Big Mac homage (burger meat, cheddar, pickles, special sauce, sesame seeds, tomatoes) is superb, and so laden you really have to eat it with — just hear us out — a knife and fork🍴🍕More on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scoboco)
User Image gothamist Posted: Oct 9, 2017 10:22 PM (UTC)
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🕷More photos from New York Comic Con on Gothamist.com; link in profile. (📷: @scoboco) #NYCC #NYCC2017