East River Ferry Service Starts Today; Marty Markowitz Considers Mayoral Run; NYC Has the Most Twitter Users


• The new East River ferry starts today and is free (free!) for the first two weeks. Stops include Pier 11/Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park, North 6th Street in Williamsburg, India Street in Greenpoint, Long Island City, and more (service map here). Fares will ultimately be $4 for one-way trips and $12 for day passes. [Brooklyn Based]

• Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn borough president, is “strongly considering” running for mayor in 2013. He wants to know what you think about that. [NYP]

• A woman was apparently arrested for sitting at a Tompkins Square Park chess table without playing chess. [Neither More Nor Less]

• Queens Assemblyman David Weprin wants to ban adults from smoking in a car that’s also carrying any children younger than 14 years old. [NYDN]

• There have been three sexual assaults upon women in three days in Inwood, the first on Friday at 8:40 p.m. Police think they are not connected. [NBC NY]

• The mountain lion seen roaming Greenwich, Connecticut, last week has been hit and killed by a motorist. [NYT]

• More people tweet in New York than anywhere else, per capita. [Business Insider]