Jonnie Marbles Pleads Guilty to Throwing a Pie at Rupert Murdoch; Refrigerator Found on Subway Platform; Highline Roller Rink Is Open


• Jonathan May-Bowles, or Jonnie Marbles, has been convicted of assault and causing harassment, alarm, or distress in throwing a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch on July 19. He admitted the crime and pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He will be sentenced on August 2. On Twitter, May-Bowles wrote, “This has been the most humble day of my life,” and “Thank you all for your support. Your advice that I pie the judge will be taken under advisement :).” [Telegraph]

• 75 percent of people think the 9/11 museum should be free. Currently there’s a charge of $25. [WNYC]

Capt. Vanessa Kight and Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes are the two women in command of the 81st Precinct in Bedford Stuyvesant, marking the first time in NYPD history two black women have been in command of a city precinct. [NBC NY]

• Someone left their refrigerator on the subway platform at West 4th Street. [NYP]

• A number of city beaches — Sea Gate Beach in Brooklyn and South Beach, Midland Beach, and Cedar Grove Beach on Staten Island — have reopened after that “sewage issue” of last week. Bacteria levels are back to normal. [NY1]

• The Highline Roller Rink is open! We hear the first 500 people get in free again today (and Saturday). It opens at 11 a.m. [Highline]

• Here are some photos of those vibrator trucks roving about the city. [EV Grieve]