🌱 NYC Schools May Increase Safety Officers + Real Estate Lawsuit

Good morning Today we look at New York City’s response to the mass shooting in Texas. Hundreds of real estate companies are charged with discrimination in a massive lawsuit, and a flower festival is held in the West Village.

First today’s weather:

A shower in the afternoon. High: 68 Low: 62.

Expect thunderstorms through Sunday according to the latest forecast.

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Here are today’s top five stories in New York City:

  1. Mayor Adams wrestled with the addressing again on Wednesday armed force in New York City after Tuesday’s mass shooting in Texas that killed 19 students and two teachers. He is considering an increase the number of school safety officers tasked with checking for weapons. So far this year, officers have seized over 5,500 guns from students. Still, the mayor added, “Public safety cannot be a matter of luck… It’s going to take so much more.” (New York City patch)
  2. Wednesday marked the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd two years ago in Minneapolis. The day was marked by near-whispering from elected officials and other leaders as much of New York City’s focus seems to have shifted from police reform to preventing gun violence. (New York City patch)
  3. A new Lawsuit against 124 real estate companies is the largest of its kind in the history of New York City. It claims the Companies that have discriminated against low-income housing benefit recipients by denying them housing. The lawsuit is just the “tip of the iceberg,” said a lawyer. (New York City patch)
  4. Fewer New Yorkers are wearing masks on the city’s buses and subways according to the latest MTA statistics, more than at any time since the beginning of the pandemic. The rate is around 67%, up from 90% in January. Many straphangers speak out Confusion at the fact that the federal mask mandate for public transport was scrapped last month. (The town)
  5. Antonio Delgado was sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor on Wednesday, becoming the third person to assume the role this year alone, after Brian Benjamin was arrested for bribery. Delgado will be running for re-election in the June 28 primary next month. (NY state of politics)

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“Sky and my neighborhood from my balcony.” Photo courtesy of Lisa Fuhrman

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Today in New York City:

  • Hold ‘Em in Harlem Poker Tournament (6:00 p.m.)
  • EiR facial oil workshop + JuneShine tasting (6:30 p.m.)
  • Justice in Action: The Future of NYC with Letitia James, Attorney General of New York State (7:30 p.m.)
  • NYC Is Dead (Live Comedy and Brass Band) (8:30 p.m.)

Here are two events to look forward to:

  • The LEAF Festival of Flowers will be returning to the West Village June 10-12 with 30 florists. (New York City patch)
  • The Queens County Farm Museum hosts a series of fun events in June to celebrate both National Milk Month and National Pollinator Month, starting with yoga and urban beekeeping classes. (New York City patch)
Flowers at Gansevoort Plaza in the West Village. (Image credit: Leatal Cohen, Pic and Petal for LEAF)

crime corner:

  • A man was found dead on a bench in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park on Wednesday morning. (New York City patch)
  • Police say a group beat a man and stole nearly $2,000 from him at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center on Saturday. (New York City patch)

From my notebook:

  • A new indoor park will open between 55th and 56th Streets in Midtown this fall. (NBC New York)
  • Two police officers were honored for rescuing a visually impaired man who fell on a subway track in Brooklyn last week. (New York City patch)
  • Business owners in East Harlem’s Little Mexico neighborhood are concerned about the imminent arrival of Chipotle Mexican Grill. (New York City patch)
  • A musical tribute in Washington Square Park celebrated Bob Dylan’s 81st birthday on Monday. (amNY)

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