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Two of Success Academy‘s Top Executives Are Leaving The Charter Network

On May 9th, Eva Moskowitz, the head of Success Academy, sent an office-wide email informing employees that Chief Operating Officer Kris Cheung and Chief Financial Officer Robert Price will both be leaving the company. Cheung is slated to become the COO of KIPP charter network in Texas, while Price will be moving into a consultant role next month, according to the email. [ more ‘ ]

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De Blasio To NYPD: Stop Arresting NYers For Smoking Weed

As the racial disparity in marijuana arrests continues, and with a state report recommending the legalization of marijuana set to drop this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that he would direct the NYPD to stop arresting New Yorkers for smoking weed in public, and create a task force to prepare the city for legalization. [ more ‘ ]

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The Night Of 1,000 Bowies Brought A Bunch Of Bowies To Brooklyn

On Friday night, an otherworldly dance party took over the spectacular Beaux-Arts Court inside the Brooklyn Museum. The Night of 1000 Bowies event was hosted by the House of Yes and Little Cinema, and featured dancing, DJs and live performances "honoring the many faces of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom to the Goblin King." There was a makeup station for those who couldn‘t quite master

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Trump To Visit Long Island Wednesday For More ‘Violent Animals‘ Ranting

President Donald Trump hasn‘t visited the five boroughs since December 2nd (when he attended, no joke, a "Trump Victory Committee breakfast"), but he‘s expected to make his first 2018 visit to the New York area this week. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD Investigating Sexual Assault Allegations Involving Mario Batali

In December 2017, a devastating Eater expos revealed rampant sexual misconduct by NYC-based celebrity chef Mario Batali, leading to Batali taking a leave of absence from his large network of businesses. Then the NY Times followed up, with a look at misconduct from restaurateur Ken Friedman, whose West Village establishment Spotted Pig was a frequent haunt of Batali‘s, so much so that "employees and industry insider

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Photos: Dance Parade Takes Over NYC Streets In Pouring Rain

Heavy rains at the start and a steady drizzle throughout couldn‘t entirely dampen the celebratory feel of this year‘s Dance Parade, the first such spectacle since the repeal last fall of the hated Cabaret Law, which since 1926 had made dancing without a permit a crime. As such, Norman Siegel, Mercedes Ellington, and Josephine Baker, key figures all in the legislative victory to repeal, wer

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‘Racist Lawyer‘ Serenaded By Mariachi Band & Over 100 Protesters

New Yorkers issued a raucous, musical rebuke to now-infamous lawyer Aaron Schlossberg on Friday, gathering for a block-long party and protest outside his Upper West Side home, complete with a five-piece Mariachi band and free tacos. [ more ‘ ]

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Off-Duty Police Officer Dies In Upstate Crash On His Wedding Day, Another Off-Duty NYPD Officer Also Killed

Two off-duty NYPD police officers were killed in a crash late Sunday night in upstate New York. One of the police officers was driving, while the other officer was a groom who had just been married that day. [ more ‘ ]

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NYPD: Man Claiming To Be Police Officer Groped Woman Through Open Bedroom Window

An intruder scaling a Brooklyn building rooftop groped a woman and then asked to join her in her bed, police say. The man also allegedly claimed he was a police officer. [ more ‘ ]

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Early Addition: Giuliani‘s Mueller Deadline ‘Entirely Made Up‘

Because Rudy Giuliani lies, check out today‘s midday links: Kate McKinnon profile, Mars babies, John Oliver on shady rehab industry, shadow pig, inside housing court, Lauren/Yanny voice, and dog doesn‘t want to move. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram,

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At Least 16 Hospitalized After Mass K2 Overdose In Brooklyn

What appears to be another mass K2 overdose led to at least 16 hospitalizations over the weekend at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway in Brooklyn-a known hotspot in recent years for the dangerous synthetic drug. [ more ‘ ]

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