Just like the NCAA's version of our annual March (Parking) Madness contest, we're reaching the climax of our month-long tournament. But unlike college basketball's pinnacle event, we're not searching for the best — we're shining a spotlight on the worst.
Starting tomorrow, we'll roll out our Western and Eastern regional finals, pitting the four most disrespectful precincts left standing (it would have started today, but weather played havoc with our plans). See the chart on the right to assess how far we've come, and click here to review the previous rounds.
Speaking of cops, can we also all agree that police are not the right people and Mace is not the right tool to help the homeless? (NYDN) That said, clear that Sanitation is not the right agency, either. (amNY, NY Times, Gothamist)
Kudos to Christopher Robbins for his great appearance on The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about his seminal "Trash Town" story last week on Streetsblog. Reminder to Brian: We have lots of great stories, every day. Call us!
A 6-year-old boy and a mom-aged woman were seriously hurt heading to school when a senior citizen drove his car onto a Harlem sidewalk. The driver was not immediately charged. (NYDN, NY Post)
There was some unintentionally ironic framing in amNY's coverage of climate activists arrested at Gov. Hochul's office yesterday. The protest, reported Dean Moses, left drivers "fuming" over the traffic. Well, isn't that the point?
The Bronx Times picked through some of the disciplinary charges against cops who acted improperly during the George Floyd protests.
Can we take the slave-owners' names off more things — let's start with everything named Jefferson. (The City)