🌱 Seven Anti-Asian Hate Attacks + Promise To Fix NYC’s Schools

Good morning, New York City! Let’s get this Thursday started off right. Here’s everything worth knowing around town today.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny; breezy, cooler. High: 42 Low: 21.


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

  1. A man attacked seven Asian women in the span of two hours in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday night, according to police reports. The incidents occurred in the East Village, Gramercy Park, Midtown, and NoLita. No judgments had been made as of Wednesday morning. (New York City Patch)
  2. NYC’s COVID-19 contact tracing program will be coming to a close in April, according to an email sent out to employees of the program this week, giving them eight more weeks to finish any remaining work. First implemented in June 2o2o, the program reached over one million New Yorkers. (New York City Patch)
  3. David Banks, the new public school chancellor, pledged to fix the ‘dysfunctional’ school system, by providing students with post-graduation job opportunities, encouraging civic engagement, more field trips, and healthier lunch options. Banks also blamed ‘bureaucracy’ for a technical glitch at the start of his address. (New York City Patch)
  4. Governor Kathy Hochul promised on Wednesday that to-go cocktails will be coming back to New York ‘very soon,’ adding it was the ‘most popular’ item in its state budget proposal. Hochul is allocating an additional $2 million to the state liquor authority to deal with a backlog of liquor licenses. (New York City Patch)
  5. In his State of The Union address Tuesday night President Biden paid tribute to fallen NYPD officers Wilbert Mora, 27, and Jason Rivera, 22, who were shot dead earlier this year† He called to “fund” police departments across the country–not to “defund.” Mayor Eric Adams praised Biden’s remarks, but other New Yorkers on Twitter were more skeptical. (New York City Patch)

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  • A Manhattan penthouse apartment previously owned by both Cher and Britney Spears (at separate times) is now on the market for $7 million. (New York City Patch)
  • ‘Teardrop igloos’–a unique sort of outdoor dining experience–look out over Midtown Manhattan. (Instagram)
  • happy women’s history month† (Instagram)
  • Join the New York City Audubon for a virtual National Invasive Species Awareness Week event this week. (Facebook)

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