Happy Monday folks of New York City! Let’s keep you all up to date on what’s happening on the ground to get an informed start today.
First today’s weather:
clouds and sun. High: 31 Low: 30.
Here are today’s top five stories in New York City:
- Mayor Eric Adams has promised to bring down crime rates in New York City from day one of his campaign. A former police officer, he recently announced, along with Gov. Kathy Hochul, his commitment to “flood” the MTA with officers. Yet just two weeks into his tenure, crime is up 65% compared to this time last year. (New York City patch)
- Politicians, NYPD members and faith leaders gathered Saturday to mourn the loss of 22-year-old police officer Jason Rivera, who was shot dead in Harlem on Friday. (amNY)
- At a dog walk in McCarren Park, Brooklyn, several dogs appear to be suffering from an outbreak of leptospirosis, a rat-borne disease. Given the overall high rat population in the city, health experts recommend all owners get their dogs vaccinated. (Gothamist)
- Caribbean-rooted, Bronx-based artist Laura James, whose colorful images of biblical characters have earned their recognition all the way to the Vatican. (New York Daily News)
- Only one restaurant in New York City made OpenTable’s list of America’s 100 Best Restaurants–upscale Majorelle on the Upper East Side. (New York City patch)
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Today in New York City:
- Dustin Robinson Presents Psychedelic Series at Ludlow House, 139 Ludlow St. (6:30 p.m.)
- January lecture – Rosemary Mosco: A pocket guide for pigeons, online (7:00 p.m.)
- jazz night at the slate, at 54 W 21st St. (8:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- How would you rate Governor Kathy Hochul’s performance since taking office in early fall? Let Patch know by taking our poll. (New York City patch)
- As temperatures drop in New York City, The FDNY offers some tips on using space heaters safely. (CBS New York)
- Mayor Eric Adams “Tomorrow the loss of NYPD Officer Jason Rivera on Saturday night. (instagram)
- this Chicken soup sandwich from a cafe in Prospect Heights looks adorable. (Gothamist)
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