The Briefly for October 2, 2018 – Hell is Being Stuck in a Subway Elevator
The age of juvenile delinquency in New York changed to 17 on Monday and will raise to 18 on October 1, 2019. Before Monday there were 93 17- and 17-year -olds at Rikers Island. The teens will be moving to the Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx. (amNY) What's worse than being stuck on the subway? Being stuck inside a subway elevator for an hour without air conditioning while debris crashes down on the roof and not everyone speaks the same language, like these people at the Clark Street subway stop were. (Gothamist) An elevator is going to be built at the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum 2/3 station to make the station ADA compliant. The elevators should be ready by the fall of 2020. (BKLYNER) 59 outdoor art installations not to miss in October. (Untapped Cities) Secrets of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. (6sqft) Two landlords are being sued for renting out out hundreds of apartments that should have been rent-stabilized but were not. The class action lawsuits are credited to the Housing Rights Initiative's investigations into abuse by landlords. (Curbed) What does the intersection of the future look like in New York City? The DOT unveiled a new plan aimed at reducing deadly pedestrian and bicycle accidents with cars. (Curbed) For $15,000 a month, you can rent an apartment that was specially designed to look good on Instagram, or you could do literally anything else with that money. (NY Times) Are you following The Briefly on Instagram? An oral history of Zagat, from the rise to the review juggernaut to the confusing acquisition by Google and recent sale to The Infatuation. (Fast Company) A man was talked out of jumping from the Williamsburg Bridge on Sunday morning. The man on the bridge was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation. (BKLYNER) 20 destination restaurants in Greenpoint. (Eater) What's in a name? Ask the group trying to rename Hunter's Point South Park to something memorable. (6sqft) CitiBike is adding 500 brand new bicycles to its fleet this week which sport a slightly new design. (Streetsblog) The night mayor, whose job description is somewhat nebulous, is starting a listening tour in Brooklyn tonight. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle) The Brooklyn Navy Yard's $2.5 billion master plan will reportedly bring 10,000 new jobs to Brooklyn with 5.1 million square feet of manufacturing space. (The Brooklyn Reader) The Verrazzano Bridge has a new Z. (amNY) Watch the sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge in this time-lapse video captured by Neil van Niekerk. (Viewing NYC) "We don’t expect Louis back anytime soon." The owner of the Comedy Cellar was made out to be a liar. Career creep Louis C.K. performed at the Comedy Cellar unannounced for the second time since sexual misbehavior accusations were made against him. (Gothamist) Mayor de Blasio is attempting to take credit for releasing 14,000 emails after a court order forced his hand. He might tout "transparency," but the reality is "lost a battle in court to prevent this." (NY Post)
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