Happy Saturday in New York City! Good news, Jacob Race Park Beach is open for swimming again.
In today’s headlines: A bus loaded with immigrants arrived in New York City from Texas on Friday, a judge ruled that the city must bring the school budget back to previous levels, and the owner’s group pays big for harassment of renters.
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moist; Thunderstorm in the afternoon. High: 87 Low: 77.
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- Immigrants and asylum seekers arrived in New York City on Friday, sent by Republican Governor Greg Abbott on buses from Texas. Mayor Eric Adams accused the governor, with whom he has been arguing for several weeks, of using people’s lives as “political pawns.” Adams also called on the federal government to provide the city with resources. (New York City Patch)
- Judge rules against budget cuts of more than $215 million in city for Department of Education, orders city council and mayor to pass revised budget, to return spending levels to what they were last year. The city council filed an appeal against the decision hours later. (city and state)
- Notorious landlord group must pay $2 million to harass low-income tenants living in rent-regulated apartmentsAccording to the settlement announced by Attorney General Letitia James. The money will go towards maintaining affordable housing, and direct compensation to tenants who have been illegally evictioned. (New York City Patch)
- Crime is up 30 percent last month compared to July 2021 in nearly every category. Overall, there’s still an 8.7 percent net drop in shootings so far this year, and shootings are down slightly as well. (security)
- Queens Borough chief issued an advisory Thursday rejecting Innovation QNS, a massive five-block division proposed for Astoria that would build 2,800 new units in the neighborhood — only 700 of which would be affordable. President Donovan Richards cited the need to increase affordability as key to his decision. (New York City Patch)
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Today in New York City:
- Car-free summer streets of Park Avenue, Lafayette, and Center St. (7 am – 1 pm)
- Covid’s Walk in Memory (Across the Brooklyn Bridge) (9 a.m.)
- Brooklyn Mile Race (9:30 a.m.)
- Jamaica Jams Festival (11 a.m.)
- NYPL Presents: Dance Party NYC – Various locations (all day)
Crime and Safety Corner:
- A man accused of killing a delivery worker in Queens committed suicide after a row over duck sauce before he appeared in court. (New York City Patch)
- A fire broke out in a newly built 50-story luxury apartment building on the Upper East Side around 10 a.m. (New York City area)
From my notebook:
- “Barking, Dog Poo And Pics”: Here’s How New York City Women Respond To Street Bullying. (New York City Patch)
- The beach at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways is open for swimming again, a day after it was closed due to high levels of bacteria. (Spectrum News NY1)
- New York City’s three major airports are seeing the highest rates of flight cancellations nationwide this summer. Can you guess which airport was the worst? (New York City Patch)
- A New York City correctional officer – who doesn’t technically works inside a prison – tested positive for monkeypox this week. The city is responsible for nearly 25 percent of cases nationwide. (New York Daily News)
- A center where New Yorkers apply for food benefits, rent assistance and other government services near Union Square has abruptly closed this week, leaving many people confused about where to go. The city said the shutdown should not affect services. (Gothamist)
- The lightning that struck the Verrazano Bridge Thursday night made some dramatic footage. See the picture below. (New York City Patch)
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