Good morning. Today, June 1, is the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This year’s theme is “Us Unapologetically”. Here’s Patch’s guide to the festivities, June 15-26. Pop star Kesha will also perform live in the West Village on June 24.
In today’s news: a massive development proposal in Harlem is rejected, five people in New York were killed over Memorial Day weekend, and home health care workers want to end 24-hour shifts. Derek Jeter is also on social media and baby groundhogs abound in Washington Heights.
First, today’s weather:
Some sun, a shower; cooler (Thankfully! Tuesday’s heat was too much for me). High: 72 Low: 62.
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Here are the top five stories in New York City today:
- Developers withdrew their proposal to build two 363-foot towers in Harlem with hundreds of apartments, both market-rate and affordable, hours before a City Council vote was expected. The project, called One45, faced strong opposition from local councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, as well as from the Harlem community. (New York City patch)
- At least five people have died during a “bloody” Memorial Day weekend in New York City. The latest fatal shooting occurred early Tuesday morning, when police found a man with a gunshot wound to the head in Bed-Stuy. (New York City patch)
- Dozens of home health workers demonstrated in favor of a bill at City Hall that would end 24-hour shifts. The workers, mainly older Asian and Hispanic women, say working 24 hours has been a burden on their physical and mental health. The legislation, introduced by Councilman Christopher Marte, has 21 co-sponsors with four more members pledging their support. (I’m NY)
- Work to bring ferry service to Coney Island has been suspended indefinitely, after local residents raised concerns about exposure to toxic soi.me that may have become contaminated during dredging. They were also concerned that their nearby green space might be invaded by tourists. (Brooklyn paper)
- The education department released next year’s public school calendar on Tuesday.. Classes start on September 8th and end on June 27th. Snow days include remote learning. (New York City patch)
- In other education news, The DOE’s Free Summer Meals Program begins June 28 and runs through September 2. It’s free for anyone under the age of 18. (News 12)
- State lawmakers reached an agreement Tuesday that clears the way to vote on a bill to reduce class sizes to 20 students in K-3rd grade classes, 23 in 4th-8th grades, and 25 in high schools. They also hope to extend the mayor’s control over the school system for another two years. (Gothamist)
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- Three city employees were arrested over the weekend: an FDNY EMT, a Department of Corrections captain and an NYPD custodial attendant. (New York City patch)
- A solid gold tabernacle valued at $2 million was stolen from a Park Slope church sometime between Thursday and Saturday. (New York City patch)
- A viral video circulating over Memorial Day weekend showed an Asian man being beaten on a Lower Manhattan subway platform. Police say the incident happened on Friday at 3:30 p.m. (New York City patch)
Today in New York City:
- Marble Church kicks off Pride with the blessing of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (6:15 p.m.)
- Concert with a Cause: Harvard University Choir (7 pm)
- Free general admission tickets are available for a Jacques d’Amboise Memorial Celebration in downtown New York City (7 p.m.)
- Workers Circle hosts a Shavuot Virtual Cooking Workshop with The Wandering Chew. (7:30 pm)
From my notebook:
- Have you heard the news? Yankees star Derek Jeter just joined social media. “Take it easy, I’m new to this,” he urged his fans. (instagram)
- “During the ’80s, everyone played on the same team,” Mayor Adams said Tuesday during a television interview, suggesting that crime was better managed when murders were actually significantly higher than they are today, about 2,000 per year. (Patch)
- Sadly, adult swimming won’t return to New York’s public pools this summer, with the Parks Department citing a lifeguard shortage as the main reason. (Door to hell)
- This great horned owl was spotted in Central Park on Monday night. (Twitter)
- You can’t start your morning right without these adorable baby groundhogs spotted in a Washington Heights park. (New York City patch)
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You are now informed and ready to get off to a good start this Wednesday! I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow with a new update.
— Daniel Allen
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