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The police commissioner quit her job after rumors of being micromanaged. The police commissioner being over-policed is tasty irony.
• The city has a primary election on June 27, this is why it matters. (Giulia Heyward for Gothamist, additional reporting by Brigid Bergin)
• NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell quit her job on Monday. There were reports that City Hall was micromanaging her decisions after she was looking to discipline someone in the NYPD with ties to the mayor, which is a bit of a surprise because she's declined to punish hundreds of NYPD officers recommended for discipline by the CCRB. Even when they resign, ACAB. (Yoav Gonen for The City)
• Mayor Adams signed an executive order stating New York City won't cooperate with prosecutions or investigations from other states into people who provide or receive gender-affirming care. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• The federal monitor responsible for overseeing reforms at Rikers seems pissed. He's written three reports in the last three weeks that call into question Correction Commissioner Louis Molina's ability to reform the department and outline "serious and disturbing incidents involving harm to incarcerated persons." You'd be pissed, too, if you watched these idiots operate a jail since 2015. (Reuven Blau for The City)
• Who paid George Santos's $500k bond? George Santos is fighting to keep those names secret, which means we definitely need to see them. (Ramsey Khalifeh for Gothamist)
• Nothing feels as pathetic as fighting to keep the institution of the power lunch alive, and yet here we are. (Kathleen Squires for Eater)
• Two buildings on the Upper West Side, run by NYC Health + Hospitals, will be used for 800 asylum seekers in 516 rooms. We're still waiting on the mayor to make good on his offer to make Gracie Mansion a shelter. (Bobby Panza for I Love the Upper West Side)
• This year's Summer Streets is expanding to all five boroughs, with multiple Manhattan locations. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Who would have guessed that safer bike lanes would encourage people to bike more? (David Meyer for Streetsblog)
• The state is cracking down on shops selling unlicensed cannabis products. The state says these shops undercut their efforts to give back to communities hit hardest by over-prosecution of past marijuana laws. I don't think they realize they are also currently over-prosecuting marijuana laws while pursuing the $10,000/day fines. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Take a look inside East Flatbush's new library, which is full of natural light. (Aaron Ginsburg for 6sqft)
• Meet the working cats of New York City's breweries. (Ash Croce for Time Out)
• For those who celebrate, Roll-N-Roaster has brought back their cottage fries. (Brooklyn Magazine)
• Photos: Scenes from Gov Ball. (Scott Lynch for Brooklyn Magazine)
• Apartment Porn: A $1.6 million Upper East Side co-op that looks like the perfect place for the ghost of a Victorian baby to haunt. (Michelle Cohen for 6sqft)
• Farewell to Astoria's Steinway Cafe-Billiards, which closed abruptly. (Haidee Chu for The City)
• List: The best diners in NYC (Melissa McCart for Eater)
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Featured Adoptable Dog: Sadie Beth!
From her listing: Sadie Beth has 2 modes: Action and couch potato. (But loving mode is always on.) It takes a little time for Sadie Beth to get comfortable in a new environment. In time she'll come out of her shell, and you'll see her gentle nature. Sadie Beth's main trait is that she is loving and cuddly.