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The Briefly for September 29 - October 1, 2020 – The "Atop A Burial Ground From The Revolutionary War" Tuesday Edition
Today - Low: 62˚ High: 73˚
Rain starting in the afternoon.
A followup to the video of mostly unmasked NYPD officers descending on a group of protesters and bystanders in the West Village over the weekend as the NYPD's aggression refuses to cease. (David Cruz for Gothamist) Just in time for spooky season, historians are suggesting that bodies of Revolutionary War soldiers are buried under the site of a new pre-school in Gowanus. (Kevin Duggan for Brooklyn Paper) Here's what a K-8 student's day might look like this year. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist) Inside the scramble to open up the city's schools. (Eliza Shapiro and James Estrin for NY Times) The number of students enrolled in remote classes is up to 48%, with many citing the city's obvious bungling of school reopenings. (Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech for amNewYork Metro) Sick of Mayor de Blasio's shit the NYC principal's union is calling for the city to cede control of our schools back to the state. (Christina Veiga for Chalkbeat) Photos: Kenny Altidor's Chadwick Boseman/Black Panther mural in East Flatbush. (Todd Maisel, photos by Lloyd Mitchell) The NYPD voided the bogus ticket that it gave to a crash victim over the weekend. Maybe next time they'll understand the laws they are enforcing before writing tickets and also maybe they'll wear masks while doing it. (Julianne Cuba for Streetsblog) The New York Road Runners are exploring how to bring organized running events back to the city including staggered times and mandatory masks. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist) Just because the Industry City rezoning is dead, it doesn’t mean the conversation surrounding rezoning the Sunset Park waterfront is over. (Rose Adams for Brooklyn Paper) The history of the Evangeline Blashfield Fountain, a mosaic and ox-headed fountain sitting under the Queensboro Bridge. (Ephemeral New York) Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a special exhibit, will be on view from October 1, 2021, to January 23, 2022 at the New-York Historical Society. (Davin Gannon for 6sqft) NYPD traffic enforcement agent Produbh Deb was arrested on suspicion of strangulation and harassment of his wife. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Queens Congressperson Grace Meng passed a resolution in the House of Representatives to denounce anti-Asian sentiment that bubbled to the surface early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Naturally, the next thing to happen was Congressperson Meng receiving a series of anti-Asian voicemails. (Allie Griffin for Jackson Heights Post) With unemployment twice as high as the rest of the nation, income tax revenue expected to drop two billion dollars, and zero tourism, New York's financial future doesn't exactly look like Scrooge McDuck's vault/swimming pool. (Dana Rubenstein for NY Times) Double-check your absentee ballots, because some New Yorkers are receiving the wrong ballots in the mail. The city's Board of Elections is not taking responsibility for the error, passing it along to the printing company. (Dan Rivoli for NY1) By way of a recent executive order, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing unemployed New Yorkers to become poll workers without losing their unemployment benefits. (Jackson Schroeder for Bushwick Daily) If you've spent time on the subways or walking around the city, you've seen the ghost ads that are dotted all around, TV shows debuting in April, movies from March, and events that never happened. For seven months, a giant Dave Bautista looked over the East Village from the AMC Village 7, but now he's gone. (EV Grieve) If you don't trust someone else to do it, do it yourself. Across the city, New Yorkers are volunteering to clean up their neighborhoods with Parks and Sanitation departments having their budgets cut. (Rachel Holliday Smith for The City) The city's most exciting new restaurant openings. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation) How to enjoy outdoor dining, now that it is a permanent fixture in New York. Did anyone say fleece-lined sweatpants? (Rob Patronite for Grub Street) How twelve of the city's food critics feel about the return of indoor dining on Wednesday. (Luke Fortney for Eater) Thanks to reader Sophia for today's featured photo!