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  1. Half the DNA on NYC’s Subway Matches No Known Organism With New Map of Subway Bacteria

    Subway. Eat God-knows-what.

    The results of a gene sequencing project on NYC's subways have just been published, and half of the DNA found down there doesn't even have a known match. There's also a map that will show you where in the subway system you're most likely to contract dysentary, because it's basically Oregon Trail down there.

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  2. NYC’s First LGBTQ Comic Con Now Has a Date and Classy-as-Heck Venue!

    Pride Month is going geeky.

    Drumroll, please.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Science Nail Polish!

    But where is Tesla Teal?

    Sephora Formula X nail polish Brilliants series has some awesome science-minded names goin' on. More of this, please, beauty world! (via Twitter)

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  4. New York’s First-Ever Permanent Cat Cafe Is Accepting Reservations Right Now!


    The Meow Parlour is opening December 15th—but you probably want to get in on that sweet kitty action sooner rather than later, because reservations opened up today at noon. Cat! Cafe! New York! Yes!

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  5. Things We Saw Today: The Batgirl of Burnside Is Getting Her Own Statuette!

    Gotham better watch out.

    If only it weren't part of DC's black and white series and we could get a pop of Babs Tarr's amazing colors in there! At least it looks totally rad—from all angles, too.

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  6. Geeks OUT Announces Kickstarter For Flame Con, NYC’s First LBGTQ Comic-Con!

    Let's heat up NYC!

    Heck, yes! In a press release today Geeks OUT formally announced their Kickstarter for "Flame Con," a one-day convention and expo celebrating "all things queer and geeky" and set for spring of next year.

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  7. Monday Cute: All The Nerdy Dogs Showed Up For The Annual NYC Halloween Parade

    A three headed dog! A three headed dog! Oh my God, a three headed dog!

    Fluffy!! Check out some of the other pups who showed their geek pride at the annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade!

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  8. Amazon Will Open Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store In New York City

    Inside is a pile of boxes and a sad looking drone.

    Ever been sitting at your computer about to purchase something off of the Internet and think to yourself, "You know what would be better? If I had to put on pants, brush my hair, leave my apartment, go aaaaall the way to crowded midtown Manhattan (easily the worst part of Manhattan, save for that strip of Lafayette Street that's nothing but construction and parking lots) and push my way past literal throngs of tourists to buy the thing I want in person instead?" Well, good news!

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  9. Fox Announces Gotham Preview Fan Screening (Hurry!)

    "I'm Bookman."

    Fox has just clued us in to a limited space early screening of Gotham in New York City on Monday, September 15th. Read on for details!

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  10. New York City To Begin Offering Female Taxi Drivers For Women Only

    If you've ever taken a taxi alone and late at night in New York City, you probably understand the need for this.

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  11. Lincoln Center Is Screening the Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy With a Live Orchestra Doing the Music

    Gandalf take the wheel!

    New Yorkers, be prepared to be sad that you don't have more money. Non-New Yorkers, prepare to be sad you don't live in New York. Lincoln Center is hosting what very well may be the best Lord of the Rings screenings of all time.

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  12. The Cast of Broadway’s The Lion King Give NYC Subway Riders a Surprise Performance [VIDEO]

    But the left the giraffes at home.

    As anyone who rides the New York City subway system knows, you never know what you're going to get on your daily ride. And while "musical performances" of all kinds take place regularly on subway cars (whether riders want them to or not), a Broadway performance is certainly a nice change of pace. Take a look at what happened when the cast of The Lion King took a little break from their stage to perform "Circle of Life" on the subway.

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  13. Showtime Ramps Up Penny Dreadful Advertising With Creepy Interactive Window Display That Follows Passersby

    Cool, I'm not going to have nightmares about women in feathered hats tonight.

    While Showtime has made the first episode of Penny Dreadful available online already, they certainly aren't pulling any punches when it comes to promoting its May 11th premiere, as evidenced by the elaborately interactive displays they've placed in New York and Los Angeles for the next two weeks.

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  14. A Look Inside The Purina ONE Cat Café [Gallery]

    How we managed to leave without stealing ten cats, we don't know.

    The first and only North American cat café is now open, and you have until this Sunday to get yourself to Chinatown in New York City to get your cat-fix. Luckily we managed to pull ourselves away from the Internet long enough to check it out, and then pulled ourselves away from the cats to come back and tell you what it's like.

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  15. NYC Is Getting a Pop-up Cat Café And We Are Going to Go for Journalism

    "This catnip latte is not what I ordered."

    Good news for people who live in the New York Metropolitan area and will drop everything for the chance to pet a cat! Starting at the end of this week, our fair city will (temporarily) be home to its very own Cat Cafe.

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  16. Our Friend Bill Nye Is Coming to New York in July, Wants Us to “Turn It up Loud”

    Call us if you need a place to crash while you're here.

    Is it July yet? We only ask because that's when Our Friend Bill Nye is coming to New York City for three nights of... something. This video teases a bigger announcement that will come Friday about exactly what he'll be doing, but we know he'll be talking about science. We also know we plan on being there.

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  17. Check Out A Sneak Peek Of LEGO’s Upcoming 2014 Line From American International Toy Fair

    Everything is awesome!

    Yesterday we were given the chance to take a look at LEGO's new toy lines at the Javits Center in New York as part of this year's American International Toy Fair. Everything was, as the song goes, awesome.

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  18. NYC Subway System Now Testing Giant Touch Screens, STILL No Internet On Trains

    Due to an earlier incident, all trains are now running express TO THE FUTURE

    For the last month New York's transit system has been slowly invaded by visitors from the future, come to offer directions and guide us on our underground journey. After over a year of planning, 18 giant interactive touch-screen kiosks are now up in grand Central Station, and the creators claim they're finally ready to face commuters' scrutiny.

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  19. So It’s Come To This: You Can Now Pay $60 For A Professional Cuddle

    In case you've forgotten what this intimacy thing is all about.

    It's the dead of winter, and if your heated body pillow isn't hacking it anymore, we get it. So does Ali C, the woman Gothamist calls "New York's First Professional Cuddler." Starting at 60 dollars a session, Ali will remind you what it feels like to be touched by another human being.

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  20. A Heathers Musical Is Headed To Broadway Next Year

    I'll Allow It

    Corn nuts! 

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