🌱 Judges Against Outdoor Dining + NYers Against Bail Reform: Poll

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Happy Wednesday, neighbors! Let’s get this day started. Here’s everything worth knowing in New York City today.

First, today’s weather:

Occasional afternoon rain. High: 45 Low: 42.

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Here are the top five stories in New York City today:

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  1. A judge has ruled against making outdoor dining ‘sheds’ permanent, siding with a group of Manhattan neighbors that insist the city’s plan requires a more extensive environmental review. The current outdoor dining rules remain in place until the end of 2022. (New York City Patch)
  2. A new poll finds that a majority of New York State voters are opposed to the state’s landmark bail reforms enacted in 2019, favoring some form of roll-back like the one proposed by Governor Kathy Hochul. Criminal justice advocates and NYC’s comptroller Brad Lander counter that there is “no evidence” that the reforms have led to a spike in crime. (New York City Patch)
  3. The Bronx Zoo ranked #5 on a list of the 10 worst zoos for elephants, with advocates sighting its relatively small enclosure. Ricky Gervais, the creator of The Office, is joining activists in demanding one elephant, Happy, be moved to a large sanctuary in Tennessee. (New York City Patch)
  4. The city is launching a new job-training program for 90 young New Yorkers living in foster care, who will be connected to vocational internships at private companies around the city. Foster youth are more likely to come in contact with the justice system or be unemployed, Mayor Adams said. (New York City Patch)
  5. A new hall at the Museum of Natural History will open in winter, after almost a decade of planning and construction. The hall will include a new butterfly pavilion and research library, with the project also meaning more access to the green space surrounding the museum. (New York City Patch)

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Today in New York City:

  • Online conversation on a “Feminist Recovery” with Comptroller Brad Lander (6:30 p.m.)
  • I’m Your Man – Nick Hardcastle, at The Green Room (9:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Listen to this great horned owl in Upper Manhattan hoot! (New York City Patch)
  • This popular Indian chain that started out as a street cart on the streets of Ahmedabad, India, is opening its first location in Manhattan. New York City Patch)
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