Good Thursday afternoon in New York City where it’s pretty expensive store your things. Here’s what else happens:
- Some unnamed members of the Cuomo administration are trash-talking Gov. Kathy Hochul’s deal to build a new Buffalo Bills stadium, not really because $850 million in taxpayer money is going into the project, but because it’s going to be built in the suburbs and not in downtown Buffalo.
- Now that New York libraries have gotten rid of late fees, people are returning some incredible stuff they’ve had for 50 years and were too afraid to bring back because of the fines.
- Downtown Italian restaurant Forlini’s, which was popular on Instagram for its pink benches, is closing.
- David J. Collins, the engineer who didn’t technically invent the barcode but made strides to make it a widespread thing, has died at the age of 86.
- Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee have agreed to pay the Federal Elections Committee $113,000 in severance for their role in funding the investigators who brought us the pee tape rumor.
- Congratulations to the companies whose profits hit record numbers last year.
- “People can tell how fast your heart is beating just by looking at you,” is a headline that got our heart rates skyrocketing.
- A Brit who posted racist tweets at England soccer star Marcus Rashford after the team’s heartbreaking Euro loss last year has been sentenced to 6 weeks in prison.
- Gothamist would like to issue a correction to a 2011 post: it turns out that Third Eye’s Stephan Jenkins was blind not the best in the UC Berkeley class of 1987, he had told the world.
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https://gothamist.com/news/extra-extra-we-apologize-for-misreporting-in-2011-that-stephan-jenkins-was-the-uc-berkeley-valedictorian-he-was-not Extra Extra: We apologize for the misreporting in 2011 that Stephan Jenkins was the UC Berkeley graduation. He was not.