The "New York City Destroyed" Edition
It's everyone's fault except the mayor and another 99 cent pizza spot goes $1.50.
• The mayor claims the city has been "destroyed by the migrant crisis." The reality is that the mayor's reaction and his administration's red tape make this wave of immigration stand out compared to previous waves of immigration. Should this wave of immigration impact the city more than the Irish immigration of the mid-1800s when the population grew from 370,000 to 630,000? (Greg David for The City)
• A grand jury began hearing evidence in the case against Daniel Penny, the person responsible for putting Jordan Neely in a 15-minute fatal chokehold. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• The city's 23/24 school calendar was released. (Amy Zimmer for Chalkbeat)
• The city's health department unveiled a vending machine in Bed-Stuy with free Narcan, smoker's quitting kits, and safer-use drug kits. (Sarah Belle Lin for Brooklyn Paper)
• A new subway stop rent map is out, and 94.1% of subway stops had a rent increase last year. (RentHop)
• The MTA is having a "collectible sale." They call them collectibles, but it's stuff that isn't in use, like signs, garbage cans, tokens, and more. (Christina Izzo for Time Out)
• The MTA's Platform Screen Door Pilot Pilot Installation will start at the Times Square 7, Third Avenue L, and Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue E stops in the coming months. (Giulia Heyward for Gothamist)
• Rendering: Green-Wood Cemetery's new welcome center. (Sebastian Morris for New York YIMBY)
• The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park should be operating again later this month, operated by Legends Hospitality, which does food and drinks at Yankee Stadium. The first step won't include the restaurant but only the cafe, so leave your Rolodexes at home. (Spencer Cain for I Love the Upper West Side)
• The city's lifeguard shortage this year will mean partial pool closures this summer. Despite hiring 200 new lifeguards, the city is still over 1,000 lifeguards short of operating pools and beaches full-time. (Christina Izzo for Time Out)
• Eighteen must-see art installations this month. (Rebecca Olshan for Untapped New York)
• 99¢ Pizza opened in March of this year on E 14th, and they've raised prices to $1.50 but haven't changed their name. (EV Grieve)
• The mob is making a comeback thanks to increased housing demand. (Tom Robbins for The City)
• Punk Island 2023's lineup is announced! Some names include Mikey Erg, Choked Up, Chemical X, Prostitution, Rebelmatic, Apes of the State, and Final Girls. (Amy Geiger for BrooklynVegan)
• A woman riding a shiny metal carousel horse playing accordion, someone that looks like Count Orlok making another man levitate, a brass band performing with a Tesla coil, and more. These are the photos from Mecha Sonic Sessions in Brooklyn. (Daniel Efram for Brooklyn Magazine)
• Smoke from Canada's wildfires continues to affect the city's air quality. (Catalina Gonella and Brittany Kriegstein for Gothamist)
• FREE CATS: Best Friends Animal Society is offering free cat adoptions all June in Soho to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. (Christina Izzo for Time Out)
• Where to get gelato in NYC. (Melissa McCart for Eater)
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