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Monday’s Headlines: Juneteenth Edition

We're honoring the federal Juneteenth holiday today, but will return tomorrow. Until then, here are a few headlines from the weekend to keep you going.

12:03 AM EDT on June 19, 2023

Yes, that’s Gen. Gordon Granger (inset left) and his June 19, 1865 order that we celebrate today.

We're honoring the federal Juneteenth holiday today, but will return tomorrow.

Until then, here are a few headlines from the weekend to keep you going:

  • The most intriguing story of the weekend was the Times's deep dive into Mayor Adams's most-loyal adviser and aide, Ingrid Lewis-Martin, who doesn't talk to the press very often (and when she does, it's usually to complain about the press). The best tidbit was the open secret that it was Lewis-Martin who singlehandedly removed the open street on Willoughby Avenue in Fort Greene for that crazy day in 2022, as we reported. She also loves boasting that she never takes the subway.
  • The Times also looked into Mayor Adams's micromanaging of the NYPD. The Daily News also had a take.
  • And to make it a trio of local stories, the Times also looked into the primary election for the Council seat in Harlem being abandoned by Kristin Richardson-Jordan. It's a race in which StreetsPAC made no endorsement.
  • The operator of an illegal moped (not a scooter, as the Daily News put it) seriously injured a child in a Harlem park.
  • Check out the new porous road surface in the Rockaway. (Gothamist)
  • Delivery workers are banding together to help fellow workers get their bikes back after robberies. (amNY)
  • Hell Gate covered the McGuinness Boulevard bikelash, following our awesome coverage.
  • Several outlets (including Streetsblog) covered the death of an 18-year-old cyclist on First Avenue on Friday. (NYDN)
  • Another police chase went awry in Brooklyn. (NY Post)
  • Don't forget: Early voting continues this week (NY Post). Despite the holiday, there is early voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, according to the Board of Elections website. Gothamist offered a guide. And The City looked at a Brooklyn race featuring a Council member who never shows up for work (and who will probably win in a walk).
  • And, finally, speaking of Juneteenth, our old man editor seemed to get some positive action from a real estate company that seemed to endorse a symbol of hate:

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