- Lucy Kalantari who frequently plays at Lark/Elk cafes won a Grammy for her amazing children’s album All The Sounds with The Jazz Cats. It will brighten your day no matter your age. Hat tip – Avi G. Ditmas Park/Windsor Terrace
- A Brooklyn man’s attempted robbery of a T-mobile store in Queens has resulted in the death of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen and shooting of Sargent Matthew Gorman by friendly fire. Brooklyn/Queens
- The Haitian Times has a new publisher– Vania Andre!
Congratulations to our newly-named publisher @vaniaandre_ !#HaitianTimes #haitianpride#haitianblogger #haitianflag #haitian #haitianwomen#haitianculture #haitianpeople#lunionfaitlaforce #haitianmusic#haitianamerican#haitiandiaspora #haitianbusiness #ayiti #haitianexcellence pic.twitter.com/bUUPZ4ksQW
— Haitian Times (@HaitianTimes_) February 12, 2019
- Mark Treyger cosponsors a bill to protect renters from exorbitant security deposits – it adds up to over half a billion dollars across the city:
Too often, tenants are at the mercy of landlords and discriminatory, exorbitant security deposit fees.
— Mark Treyger (@MarkTreyger718) February 13, 2019
- NYC Progressive Caucus Introduced a set of bills and resolutions in anticipation of legalization of weed
.@NYCProgressives introduced a #MarijuanaJustice package today on the collateral consequences of marijuana prohibition which prevents people of color from accessing jobs & housing, denies them custody of their children & re-criminalizes them thru probation https://t.co/Uk7VNdZymk pic.twitter.com/6ypnjQdigO
— The Progressive Caucus of the NYC Council (@NYCProgressives) February 13, 2019
MTA: your story about our shoddy L train shutdown preparations is clickbait, we are definitely going to have a comprehensive plan to get riders around
MTA, 4 weeks later: so we ditched all of the major mitigation efforts and also don’t have a plan yet https://t.co/tsc2ezRoQT
— Christopher Robbins (@ChristRobbins) February 13, 2019