Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in New York City today.
First today’s weather:
clearing, a shower; airy. High: 53 Low: 41.
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Here are today’s top five stories in New York City:
- The long-awaited extension of the Second Avenue Subway on Manhattan’s east side is finally moving forward. According to court documents, the MTA plans to seize the first of over a dozen private lots along the route, which will extend to 125th Street in East Harlem, to the dismay of some local property owners. (New York City patch)
- Alternate side parking rules will revert to their old bi-weekly schedule on July 5th, as part of an $11 million investment in street cleaning announced by new Health Department Commissioner Jessica Tisch. (New York City patch)
- There aren’t enough attorneys in the New York City District Court, despite a local law passed last year guaranteeing a “right to legal counsel” for tenants facing eviction proceedings. The Legal Aid Society called for the city court system to limit the number of planned eviction cases until public defenders can keep up with demand. (New York City patch)
- COVID cases in NYC are still rising, with about three times the number – 2,624 – reported as of April 15 compared to the previous month. The city is on track to reach a “medium” risk level compared to its current “low” rating, but both Gov. Hochul and Mayor Adams say they are not ready to take the same action as during the omicron wave of winter. (New York City patch)
- Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is working with Adams to secure $50 million in funding for the city’s charter schools to host summer school programs. The Summer Boost fund will complement the existing Summer Rising program, which is open to all public and charter students. (New York City patch)
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Today in New York City:
From my notebook:
- Spring is finally here – and we know it because 30 rock star and comedian Tracy Morgan was spotted in his red convertible Lamborgini with the top down in Washington Heights over the weekend. (New York City patch)
- Workers at several Starbucks locations in NYC tried to unionize Friday after following at least 225 other stores nationwide. (New York City patch)
- Learn about the Made In NY Production Assistant Training Program, which can help you land a television or film job through the city’s Office of Media and Entertainment. (Facebook)
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- First NYS Licensed Esthetic School Opens in West Hchester in Nearly Two Decades (April 21)
- Join the Cigarette Butts and Vape Waste Campaign (April 21)
- New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (April 22)
- WEBINAR: Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Investing: Integrating values into portfolios (April 22)
- Success Academy Bronx 4 Virtual Information Session (April 22)
- 22-23 April Earth Day Build the Canopy in Hell’s Kitchen (April 22nd)
- NYC Taurus Midnight Yacht Party Cruise on Friday at Skyport Marina Jewel (April 22)
- OHM Center Free Book Event: A Story of Karma with Michael Schauch (April 23)
- Earth Day Events April 22-23 To Take Care Of Our Treetops In Hell’s Kitchen (April 23)
- NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae® Midnight Cruise on Saturday Skyport Marina Jewel Yacht (April 23)
- 2022 Harlem Culture Crawl – Architecture, Historic Homes, Museums, Art Openings, Performances (April 24)
- 2022 NYC Virtual Kindergarten Fair (April 25)
- The Indie Collaborative Celebrates Earth Day at Carnegie Hall (April 25)
- Meet Your Neighbor Dinner: Earth Day (April 26)
- Commemoration of Yom HaShoah (April 27)
- Spanish for Beginners, Adult Class – FREE Assessment & Demo (May 3)
- Mother’s Day Walk in Central Park (May 8)
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That’s it for today! I’ll be in touch with a new update tomorrow morning.
— Dashiell Allen