The Briefly for August 7, 2018 – An L Train Shutdown Preview, Mayor Signs Airbnb Bill, and More

The L train will shut down for fifteen weekends before the actual shutdown, the East Flatbush nail salon protests mirror the 1991 Crown Heights riots, Cynthia Nixon has a date and time for a debate if Cuomo wants to show up, and more in today’s NYC news digest.

The state’s adversarial stance against Spectrum is changing how Governor Cuomo is covered by NY1.

The L will shutdown on FIFTEEN weekends between now and the L shutdown, including this weekend.

Here’s a clearer picture of the racist idiots from Identity Europa that protested in Fort Tryon Park to end immigration “invasion.” Credit to Uptown Collective for capturing images of their faces.

The ten bast spots for an under-the-radar picnic, from 6sqft.

An MTA bus driver was arrested for driving a bus into a row of cars while extremely drunk. How drunk was he? Two hours after his arrest his BAC was three times the legal limit.

Parking in a metered area in lower Manhattan is about to get more expensive.

Filming around town: Gotham is at Water St and Pearl St in Brooklyn, Tell Me A Story w/Kim Cattrell is at  Remsen St and Court St in Brooklyn, The Blacklist w/James Spaderis on Roosevelt Island, The Deuce w/James Franco is at 6th and 1st, Manifest w/Josh Dallas is at Vernon Blvd and 46th Ave in Long Island City, Madam Secretary w/Tea Leoni is at 61st and Madison, Instinct w/Alan Cummingis at Flushing Ave and Navy St in Brooklyn.

There’s a date and a time for a Gubernatorial Democratic primary debate, if Andrew Cuomo decides to show up.

Tonight is the National Night Out Against Crime, with events all over the city with small fairs and barbecues. The city’s website lists every percent and the corresponding events.

The Chris Gethard Show has come to an end.

A guide to Fort Greene, from Untapped Cities.

The tensions following a fight at an East Flatbush nail salon mirrors the 1991 Crown Heights riots, sparked from tensions between the black and Asian communities after a fight in a grocery store.

Mayor de Blasio signed a bill requiring Airbnb hosts to register with the city.

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The Briefly for June 29, 2018 – The MTA Chief has Conflicts, Secluded Gardens, “GOOD MORNING,” the Subways This Weekend, and More

Joe Lhota’s side jobs are cause for concern, the best secluded gardens, there are people whose job it is to be nice on the subway, and more in today’s news digest

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Get ready for the weekend with the weekly 6sqft roundup of just how screwed the subways are.

The MTA chairman, Joe Lhota, has side jobs that are conflicts of interest according to Common Cause NY. Lhota is a vice president on NYU Langone Hospital, which pays over $2.3 million annually, and a paid board member at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is asking for anti-terror protections for high traffic areas like Eastern Parkway, the Coney Island Boardwalk, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Par and sections of Ocean Parkway.

The race for a new Attorney General is heating up between four frontrunners on the Democratic side.

If you’ve noticed someone at a subway station saying “good morning” and hated their friendliness, being nice to people is their job.

The city council is gunning for Airbnb with a new bill. The bill will require hosts to share their identities and addresses of their listings with the city’s Office of Special Enforcement and provide more information about what is being rented.

Filming Around Town: Tell Me A Story, starring Kim Cattrall, is at E 94th and 2nd Ave, The Deuce is at W 122nd and Malcolm X Blvd, Otherhood, starring Angela Bassett, is on Hudson and Franklin, and John Wick 3 is at 45th and Madison.

As a result of his awful views on how to keep pedestrians safe and his blatant abuse of the city’s parking laws, there is a 24-hour vigil protest outside of State Senator Marty Golden’s office in Bay Ridge.

Kudos to Gothamist for thoroughly covering the last Department of Labor hearing about the minimum wage for tipped workers.
The NY Aquarium’s shark exhibit opens in Coney Island on Saturday.

Zoinks!
It’s about to be as hot as hell, so this guide to install a window unit air conditioner in your apartment may come in handy. An alternative? Date someone for their air conditioning.

The ten best secluded gardens in Manhattan, from Untapped Cities.

An elegy for the sublimely crappy Chambers Street subway station.

The last thing Richard Schilling expected to find in his garage was a 225-year-old gravestone.

Scott Rogowsky of HQ Trivia gets the New York Times Sunday routine treatment.

The Briefly for May 9, 2018 – Restaurant Surge Pricing, New York’s Toxic Politicians, RIP The Chopped Salad Lunch, and More

The Population of Manhattan, Hour-by-Hour
The population of Manhattan, hour by hour. By citrusvanilla in r/dataisbeautiful.

Are you ready for restaurant surge pricing? A series of 200 restaurants in the city want to add a surcharge to your bill instead of raising prices. The list includes some of the most successful, highest grossing, luxury restaurants in the city.

Preet Bharara could become New York’s first podcaster turned Attorney General.

A cider to die for. Malus Immortalis is a hard cider made from apples grown in Green-Wood Cemetery.

A grandmother fought off a kidnapping attempt in Gravesend. Go grandma!

Which is more gross: The Newtown Creek or the Gowanus Canal? Let this guy who’s swam in both give you an answer.

Seven suggestions on where to take a first date in Bushwick from Bushwick Daily.

Who are these lost souls who helm the MTA’s Twitter account? WSJ account required.

Off-duty cop Michael Baror was charged with 11 counts, including second nd third degree assault for a New Year’s Day bout of road rage. Baror was held in lieu of $15,000 bail and faces seven years in prison.

All you can eat ice cream? I want to go to there.

Police have charged Mirzo Atadzhanov of Sheepshead Bay in the Prospect Park South murder of professor Jeremy Safran.

You’re not sick. It’s a POLLEN BOMB!

RIP the chopped salad lunch spot. We hardly knew ye.

The city’s rules about food pushcarts involve more measuring than you would imagine.

What is going on with all the toxic politicians that New York produces?

The usuals are still filming: The Torture Report and Jon Hamm are in Fort Totten in Queens, Law and Order SVU is at Chelsea Piers, Late Night with Mindy Kaling is on 54th and Park, The Punisher is at Cadman Plaza West, and Daredevil is on Lincoln Ave in the Bronx, and Billions with Paul Giamatti is in a few different spots.

Three corrections officers at Rikers Island stand accused of rape and sexual assault of a female inmate.

From the Times‘s How 2 M.T.A. Decisions
Pushed the Subway Into Crisis

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