News Roundup

Lunch Rush: Islanders and Rangers and Gothamist, Oh My


Welcome to the inaugural edition of Lunch Rush, the Village Voice’s daily roundup of news items that New Yorkers should know about. You know the drill, so get clicking, and we’ll see you back here at the same time tomorrow!

• Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark thinks the Islanders just weren’t into Brooklyn (and also thinks their reality-warping Belmont arena might never happen).

• Behold the list of New York’s 100 most powerful humans. Spoiler alert: You are not on it.

Goodbye, Rick Nash. You were always a good Ranger and you deserved better than people calling you overrated.

• WNYC bought Gothamist, but there are still a lot of questions for what that means for the site’s former unionized employees.

• The mayor of Oakland, California, has publicly warned the city about a coming ICE sweep. Your move, Mayor Tall.

• Governor Cuomo has raised over 2 million dollars from his political appointees, their families, and their businesses, which…you’re not really supposed to do.

• Rise of the machines: Looks like General Motors is about to start testing self-driving cars in Lower Manhattan.

• Veteran MTA employees say the latest batch of new subway conductors is getting bad training and making big mistakes like overshooting platforms and opening the doors on the wrong side of the doors. This hasn’t gone well in the past.

• Chanel Lewis’s lawyer is asking a judge to throw out the NYPD’s DNA evidence and confession in the Karina Vetrano murder case, on the grounds that they came from an illegal stop.

• In light of yet another school shooting, state lawmakers have lots of great ideas for turning our schools into prisons.

• If you take the Williamsburg water taxi during the L train shutdown, you’ll get a free SBS transfer when you get to Manhattan.

• The Weinstein Company has declared bankruptcy. No, not the moral kind, the kind with the money and the debts and everything.

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