Summer Friday Edition of the Briefly for May 11, 2018 – Pickle Ice Cream, Shomrim President Accused of Rape, Touch the Arch, and More

Are the subways fucked this weekend? Yes.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a living statue or just a person walking by, do not touch the Washington Square arch. (You should touch it.)

Don’t put your rent-stabilized apartment on Airbnb, unless you want to get evicted and pay a massive fine.

An accident involving an SUV and a cyclist in Bay Ridge sent the cyclist to the hospital in critical condition could be the catalyst politicians use to make Ridge Blvd between 72nd and 74th safer. 9 pedestrians and 4 cyclists were injured in accidents in that area since 2010.

Since 2014, speed cameras have reduced speeding by 63 percent at locations where they’ve been installed, according to DOT. The Every School Speed Camera Act bill looks to renew and expand the program.

Pickle ice cream. 2018, what a time to be alive.

Speaking of ice cream, a man in Queens is suing Halo Top because he says they tricked him into eating ice cream that was healthy.

Filming in the city: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is at DeKalb and Bond in Brooklyn, The Torture Report with Jon Ham is still in Fort Totten in Queens, Netflix’s new Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill is filming at Humbolt and Moore St in Brooklyn, Late Night with Mindy Kaling is at 54th and Park, The Kitchen is at 3rd and 116th, Daredevil is along Park Ave, The Deuce is at Amsterdam and W 159th, and TV Land’s Younger is at 40th and 5th.

Brooklyn Heights is not amused with all the shows filming in their neighborhood.

The inevitable link between Schneiderman and Trump.

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20 NYC Bars with Legitimately Good Food from Eater. The hot dogs at Rudy’s Bar & Grill are not on the list.

Is that a chair? The Times Square Design Lab debuted five pieces of street furniture that bring all the confusion of modern art to your butt.

Cynthia Nixon’s “marijuana sales licenses as a form of reparation for slavery” comments caught up with her in Bay Ridge.

The Shomrim’s Brooklyn South Safety Patrol’s president was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. Jacob Daskal stands accused of rape, criminal sex act, forcible touching, child endangerment, and sexual abuse. More from the Times on the Brooklyn South Safety Patrol Shomrim.


What’s up this weekend? the skint has you covered.


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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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May 4, 2018 – Subway Closures, Human Remains on Hart Island, Flying Pizza to LA, and More

Mayor de Blasio announced that the city will push to open safe injection sites for heroin users. The sites would be built into existing needle exchanges without city finding. Overdoses killed 1,441 people in 2017, which is more than suicide, homicide, and motor vehicle deaths combined. A study claimed that this could save over 100 lives a year and save the city over $7 million in health care costs.

This weekend’s subway closures include fun things like “no 2 or 3 between Manhattan and Brooklyn,” “the N runs express from Canal to Dekalb,” and “maybe you should get a bike.”

The Jamaica Together program will partner with The Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless to clean and beautify Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Queens between Tuskegee Airmen Way and 109th Ave. The program will provide jobs for New Yorkers in need and is backed by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

Film Forum is temporarily closed for two months to renovate and upgrade its three theaters and add a fourth screen.

There’s an inter-agency struggle between Parks and Corrections over who should manage Hart Island, the city’s off-limits mass grave site. Erosion has been exposing human remains on the island’s shore and Parks thinks they can manage the island better.

Second Avenue has a new plant-based Japanese restaurant from Matthew Kenney. If his name is familiar, he was involved with 00 + Co, Bar Verde, and Pure Green.

72 St & 86 St B/C stations are closing on May 7 and June 4 and won’t reopen until October. Happy Friday!

Since no decent pizza exists outside of the city, JetBlue has resorted to delivering 350 pies a day from Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem. It’s only happening between May 9-11, and after that California becomes the pizza desert we all know it to be.

State Senator Simcha Felder, who is a part of the cabal of Democrats in the state Senate who caucus with Republicans and prevent NY from being a truly Democratic state, made a visit to the Bay Democrats. BKLYNER was there and has the audio.

Represent your old school Williamsburg cred with a shirt with the logo of everyone’s favorite 90s cocaine bar Kokie’s.

The Sunnyside Yards mega project, mentioned in yesterday’s briefly, is already upsetting local officials.

Don’t be racist, like this guy was on the LIRR. The MTA is “actively investigating this report.”

The story about how a beloved UWS pizza shop turned Gyroshop turned beloved pizza shop slash Gyroshop that also serves burgers.

A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in a playground on Dekalb Ave and Syyvesant Ave in Bed-Stuy. No arrests have been made and an investigation is underway.

If you can’t participate in one of the many Jane’s Walks today, 6sqft has put one together through her home neighborhood of the Village for you.

Eater put together The Eater’s Guide to New York City, which includes their five favorite pizzerias. Michael Scott’s favorite isn’t included.

The Village Voice is celebrating May the Fourth with a 1977 interview with Mark Hamill.