🌱 New York primary: what you need to know + unemployment rate in New York behind the United States

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Hello New York! Here is the latest news:

  • 🗳 You can go to the polls this weekend or next Tuesday on the day of the New York State Senate and Congressional primaries.
  • 📚 NYC just formed a task force to help about 1,000 children of asylum seekers get into the education system.
  • 📈 The city’s unemployment rate is still below the national average, according to the latest figures.

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Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 87 Low: 71.


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Here are the top five stories in New York today:

  1. Early voting ahead of the August 23 primary (Tuesday) in New York ends Sunday. Here’s an introduction to the primary races for the state Senate and Congress in the newly drawn districts. So far, a measly 50,000 votes have been cast at the start of the election, which is expected to draw low turnout. (New York City crest)
  2. The city is forming a new interagency task force to help children of asylum seekers who will enter the education system this fall. Around 1,000 new students are expected in total. (NAMI)
  3. New York’s unemployment rate is still lower than that of the United States. The country as a whole has regained all the jobs lost during the COVID era with an unemployment rate of 3.5%, while the city is still at 6.1%. (THE CITY)
  4. The schedule by Frank Carone, chief of staff to Mayor Eric Adams, provides insight into the direction and priorities of the Adams administration. Its timeline, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, reveals meetings with leaders from the cryptocurrency and casino industries, as well as several city council members. (gothamist)
  5. Friends and authors gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library on Friday in solidarity with Salman Rushdie, an Iranian writer who was attacked while on stage at an event last week. Rushdie spent years in hiding after a 1988 novel he wrote, “The Satanic Verses,” created controversy. (NBC New York)

Photo of the day in New York:

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A squirrel seen in the Bronx. Photo courtesy of Carrie Martin

Today in New York:

  • National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) Sixth Annual Outdoor Free NYC Math Festival (10 a.m.)
  • FAD market on Governors Island (11 a.m.)
  • (Be)Tween Time – Vegetable Cuisine with Chef Irbania Tavares – Randall’s Island (1pm)
  • Hip Hop and R&B concert in Harlem (4 p.m.)
  • “Asian American Film Thing” Festival in Brooklyn (7 p.m.)
  • The international contemporary ensemble performs at the TIME:SPANS festival (7:30 p.m.)

Crime and Security Corner:

  • The man who killed a dog by beating it in Prospect Park apparently still roams the park, according to local dog owners. (New York City crest)
  • A group stole nearly $30,000 worth of new clothes from a Lululemon in the West Village on Tuesday. (New York City crest)
  • The MTA could impose a three-year ban on a man accused of violently assaulting a subway cleaner in the Bronx. (NAMI)

From my notebook:

  • Next week marks the start of a free Broadway pop-up music festival, with performances in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. (Free time)
  • In Lower Manhattan, worried residents are protesting a plan that would tear down and rebuild a beloved neighborhood park to account for rising sea levels and storm surges. (THE CITY)
  • The Upper East Side just got its second cafe, on a subway platform. And there’s a third on the way. (New York City crest)
  • Hundreds of invasive dappled lanterns have taken over this Staten Island home. (SILive.com)
  • Reporters have left the New York Daily News ‘en masse’, according to a Twitter thread from the paper’s union, which blames the exodus – which includes 12 reporters over the past three months – on a hedge fund that bought it l ‘last year. (New York City crest)

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That’s all for today! I will see you soon.

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