Another bicyclist struck and killed in Sunset Park this morning, bringing the total number of deaths to 18 this year
The number of cyclist deaths in 2019 is approaching double the 2018 level, with five months still left in the yearStreetsblog NYC →
Marijuana legislation takes a tiny step forward in New York with new law downgrading possession to a fine
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De Blasio, Cuomo no-shows at 9/11 hero Luis Alvarez's funeral
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53 murals painted all over the city in preparation for World Pride
NYPD confirms that body discovered in the East River yesterday is missing YouTuber Desmond "Etika" Amofah
He had disappeared after posting a troubling "apology" video, and some of his belongings were discovered on the Manhattan BridgeNBC New York →
Woman on bicycle fatally struck by truck in Manhattan hit and run
WNYC Finds High Levels Of Lead-Paint Contamination In Four NYC Schools
Amtrak and NJTransit trains disrupted by overhead power line problems coming into Penn Station; PATH cross-honoring
Service Disruption: Trains traveling between New York (NYP) and North Phiadelphia (PHN) are now stopped due to overhead power issues. We will update as more information becomes available.— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNECAlerts) June 19, 2019
NJ TRANSIT Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line, and Midtown Direct rail service is suspended in both directions due to Amtrak overhead wire problems. Midtown Direct service is being diverted to Hoboken.— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) June 19, 2019
Update: As of 11:20am, NJTransit trains have resumed, but delays will persist. Expect overhead wire problems throughout the summer as the heat causes the cables to sag.
Amtrak reports delays of about 1 hour for trains that were scheduled into Penn Station, including some stopped south of New Brunswick / Metropark in New Jersey and others still held in Philadelphia as fire officials inspect the overhead power lines.Read more →
NYC Schools Chancellor Dismisses Criticism Of 'Divisive' Rhetoric
The mayor is expected to announce an expansion of the city's program that will offer vision screening and free eyeglasses to schoolchildren who need them
- The program has been in place since 2015 in 224 schools, but will expand citywide to over 250 schools.
- The city has partnered with Warby Parker through their Pupils Project since 2015 and provided NYC schoolchildren with about 26,000 pairs of glasses.
- Screenings help combat vision issues that can interfere with early education at a time when children may not know that they are in need of glasses.
Fighter jet flyover
Via NotifyNYC: Two US Navy F/A-18 fighter jets will be conducting a flyover over the Hudson River at approximately 2,500 - 3,000 feet on Friday, November 16 at 10amRead more →
Peaceful Protest in Times Square in Support of the Mueller Investigation
At 5pm on Thursday, November 8th, there will be a protest in Times Square as part of nationwide Nobody Is Above the Law demonstrations in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
The organization is part of a rapid-response network that was activated by the firing of Jeff Sessions and the appointment of a new Attorney General who has been critical of the investigation.
Contact the organizers of the Times Square event at the link below and find other events in the area (Hoboken and Union City, NJ are the next-closest).act.moveon.org →
This weekend: Open House New York
Tour amazing spaces and architectural masterpieces this weekend with Open House NY, where over 140 locations are opening their doors and letting the public see spaces that are normally off-limits or only seen by a select few. The most exclusive tours are limited to a certain number of advance registrations, but many other buildings are holding open house hours when anyone can visit. Learn more and put together your schedule of places to visit this weekend.ohny.org →
Phone calls in Mandarin are a scam targeting cities with large Chinese populations
Don't fall for this automated phone call that attempts to scam Chinese speakers out of money. It's part of a fake money transfer scheme that targets area codes with large Chinese populations in the hopes that the made-up story will scare someone who understands the language being spoken and panics when they hear there may be something criminally wrong.NPR →
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Four Air Force F15 fighter jets will by flying over Arthur Ashe Stadium for the US Open in Queens on 9/09 around 4 PM. The aircraft will fly at approximately 1,500 feet. Multilingual & ASL Link: https://t.co/Ic8EyOBgzI.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) September 8, 2018
🚗 Alternate side parking and meters in effect
♻ Garbage, recycling, and organics collections on schedule
🚸 Public schools not in session but open for planned activities
38 years ago on this day
Eastern Air Flight 161 from NYC to Florida is hijacked and taken to CubaA Great Big City →