? Viral Subway Arrest + 300K NYC Residents Left During Pandemic

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Happy Saturday, people of New York City! Here’s everything you need to know going on locallytoday.


First, today’s weather:

A passing shower or two. High: 53 Low: 39.

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

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  1. A video of a woman being held down by four police officers for alleged fare evasion at a Brooklyn Subway station went viral on Friday. Officers allege that the 18-year-old had punched and bit them before the video recording began. New Yorkers, including local City Councilman Chi Ossé, expressed their concern with the NYPD’s tactics. (New York City Patch)
  2. New Yorkers are putting their homes on the market to sell at “full force” this season, according to a StreetEasy study that found 16,000 listings in February this year. The median asking price for an NYC home was $950,000. (New York City Patch)
  3. NYC lost over 300,000 residents in the early years of the pandemic, according to a new study released by the census bureau. That puts the city’s four counties (excluding Richmond/Staten Island) in the top 10 places for population loss nationwide. (New York City Patch)
  4. A lone Community Board member from East Harlem would like to close down the FDR drive–one of the most trafficked highways in the entire city–to car traffic on the northbound lanes between 96th and 125th streets during the summer months. She brought the idea up to Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine who appeared interested, but didn’t immediately think the plan was feasible. (Patch)
  5. Members of Washington Heights’ “Own Every Dollar Gang” were arrested this week on charges of drug and gun possession. According to the DEA, the gang had operated since 2019, frequently posting flashy pictures on social media. Ten members were arrested; two more remain at large. (New York City Patch)

Today in New York City:

  • 3 mile Walk – Jackie’s Jaunt to the Harlem Meer in Central Park (10 a.m.)
  • The Fab Four (The Beatles Tribute), at Palladium Times Square (8 p.m.)
  • Stoner Morning Show presents: An Elevated Talent Show (8:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Upper West Siders raised $18,000 to pay the medical bills of a sick Dalmatian firehouse dog, suffering from kidney stones. JT the Dalmatian is doing well now, and is celebrating his second birthday on April 10th. (New York City Patch)
  • Bundle up, New York! There’s a cold ❄️ polar vortex on the horizon over the weekend and into next week, and even a small chance of snow. (New York City Patch)
  • There’s lots of planned subway service changes this weekend–find the ones effecting your neighborhood. (New York City Patch)

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