The Briefly for July 6, 2018 – The Most Insane Fireworks, Stay Off the Grass, $10 Million for the South Bronx, and More

Looking back at the most insane fireworks in the city, the Statue of Liberty climber speaks out, the Bronx is getting a makeover, the city is ready to re-draw the bus map, and more in today’s NYC news digest.

Cobblestone streets and a manhole cover
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This is the most insane fireworks use of fireworks this year, but I’m not sure if anything will ever top 4th of July in Gravesend, Brooklyn from 1994.

In a democracy, we do not put children in cages, period.” -Patricia Okumou, the Statue of Liberty climbing protester.

Do city goers deserve access to grass in our public parks? That’s the fight happening downtown in DeLury Square.

Mapping the South Bronx’s transformative developments. Related: “Downtown” Bronx is getting a $10 million makeover through Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

It’s a simple plan. Bail out detained parents at the borders and reunite them with their children in New York City. That’s the goal of Immigrant Families Together, the group behind reuniting Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia with her children. The group arranged to have her driven by nine volunteers from Arizona to Queens to see her children again.

Filming Around Town (and likely soaking wet): Netflix and Marvel’s Jessica Jones is at Varick and Leonard and CBS’ The Code is at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn

Dockless bike sharing is coming to the Rockaway, Central Bronx/Fordham, the month shore of Staten Island, and Coney Island.

Brooklyn has added over 175k jobs since 2009 and household income has grown 31% since 2010, but who is the boom being left behind?

The Atlantic’s How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism” is a must-read when pondering the city’s inevitable ban of plastic straws.

Climate Change Ain’t Nothing To Mess With” is Cody Prez’s tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan and climate change in Staten Island and will be up until the summer of 2019.

The city’s bus system will be starting from scratch and overhauling the entire route network by 2021. Get ready for a lot of angry people complaining about changing bus routes.

The NY Post photo shoot with a Kim Jong-un lookalike around the city was… weird.


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