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Mayor Adams Says NYPD Did a ‘Commendable Job’ Violently Arresting and Punching Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Bay Ridge

The mayor and the NYPD are also repeating the "outside agitator" narrative, plus more links to start your week.

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Climate Change Is Threatening Some of NYC’s Oldest, Most Majestic Trees

Woodlawn Cemetery is a sanctuary for 6,000 trees, including the Japanese umbrella pine and a weeping beech. But for how much longer?

One Step Behind the Coyotes of NYC

"That’s how you always see them. Running away. I’ve seen more coyote butts than coyote faces."

No Heat, Bathroom Mushrooms, Bees in the Wall: Life Under One of NYC’s Most ‘Egregiously Negligent’ Landlords

“How is it possible that a city, a system, allows landlords to profit from their bad behavior?"

Concert-Related Boomer Phone Abuse Has a Carceral Solution

Boomers fruitlessly maneuvering their gigantic cell phones must be stopped.

Cinema Village, Est. 1963, Cinema Village Union, Est. 2024

We talked to one of Cinema Village's newly unionized workers about bargaining power and why his job matters to the entertainment industry.

Stop Being Weird at the Portal

The Portal will close for a few days. After what I saw beaming in from Dublin on Monday, yeah, that makes sense.

Mets Owner’s Astroturf Casino Play Takes the Field in Queens

Despite a key State Senator not feeling so lucky, Steve Cohen continues pouring money into his casino dream.

We Regret to Inform You That It’s Dead Baby Bird Season

It's a tough time of the year for people who hate stepping on squished animals.

One Month After a Supposed Cyberattack Hit NY’s Legislature, We Still Know Next to Nothing About What Happened

During the final hours of the state's budget negotiations, a critical bill drafting system went offline. We still don't have an explanation of exactly what happened.

Eric Adams, Garth Brooks, and the Pope Walk Into the Vatican

Mayor Adams got an audience with Pope Francis. What did they talk about?

Lincoln Center Has a Great Public Bathroom—Why Aren’t There More Like It?

"It's low-hanging fruit where these buildings already have an existing bathroom, and they could just open it up to the public."

One NYPD Official Who Has Been Disciplined For Making Dubious Public Statements: Eric Adams

We got Eric Adams's NYPD disciplinary records, and they may explain why the mayor so fiercely defends his loudmouth NYPD officials.

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