🌱 LIRR Grand Central Expansion Launches Today + Harlem Ferris Wheel!

Good morning, New York City!

In today’s headlines.

  • Bringing a stroller on the subway will be easier than ever.
  • Mayor Eric Adams wants New Yorkers to come together for dinner.
  • Could the Ferris Wheel dramatically transform West Harlem?

But first, today’s weather.

Rain in the afternoon. High: 42 Low: 41.

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Here are the top five stories in New York today.

  1. Long Island Railroad trains will bring riders to Grand Central in Midtown for the first time Wednesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced. The project, known as East Side Access, has been in the works for decades. (New York City Patch)
  2. Speaking of public transit, the MTA is expanding a pilot program that allows strollers to remain open on 1,000 city buses (1/6 of the entire fleet)., after receiving a positive response. (New York City Patch)
  3. Mayor Eric Adams wants New Yorkers of all backgrounds and communities to dine together. In a new program called “Break Bread, Make Connections,” 1,000 New Yorkers will receive a meal reimbursed by a nonprofit organization. Adams had initiated a version of the initiative as Brooklyn borough president, but it was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Subscription/New York Daily News)
  4. A former Columbia University gynecologist was found guilty by a jury on federal sex trafficking charges on Tuesday. after a two-week trial in which nine former patients testified about their experiences. (Gothic)
  5. City jails are dangerous for transgender inmates. Lawyers at the Legal Aid Society are under fire after a report by THE CITY revealed a dedicated unit dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community has been left on the sidelines. Transgender women are allegedly being housed in dangerous all-male wards by the current prison commissioner. (New York City Patch)

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“Sketches of LIC from Astoria.” Photo by Armando Palau.

Today in New York.

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  • New York Wine Festival – Long Island City (6 pm)
  • Galactic Blue Note jazz club (20:00)

From my notebook.

  • Can you guess which Lower Manhattan building was ranked the third ugliest building in the country according to a survey? Hint. it has a phone company logo on it. (New York Post)
  • In Harlem, a business improvement group wants to build a giant 180-foot-tall Ferris wheel along West 125th Street along the Hudson River. in hopes of attracting more tourists to the neighborhood. (New York City Patch)
  • Upper East Side kosher diner and South African wine bar both accused of wage theft allegedly for not paying employees, court documents show. (New York City Patch)
  • Test your knowledge of the New York subway With this free CITY quiz. (THE CITY)
  • Activists marched against gun violence in Lower Manhattan on Monday night after a mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, that left 11 dead. The event was organized by Gays Against Guns. (AMNY)

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