April 29, 2019 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 57 degrees.
Concerts, readings and many other local events are on our calendar.
Passengers subdued a subway rider with a hatchet on Saturday night. “Reinaldo Reyes, 46, allegedly held a hatchet on his lap as he rode on a northbound 1 train near 66th and Broadway around 10:40 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said. He argued with another rider and it escalated. Reyes may have tried to take a swing. Two riders subdued Reyes until officers arrived.”
Two police officers were injured chasing a pair of suspected robbers, who police say had taken goods from Duane Reade. “The pair of police spotted a duo on W. 91st St. and Amsterdam Ave. around 4:40 a.m. matching the description of a pair of crooks who stole makeup from the drugstore three blocks away, authorities said…Both cops were taken to a nearby hospital. Police are investigating whether the man they were chasing kicked one of the officers.” A female suspect was arrested, though a man remained at large.
The teenagers on bicycles who assaulted a man in Riverside Park also apparently yelled anti-Semitic epithets at a rabbi. “To punctuate their intentions, the final boy in the pack pointed at me and my kippah and repeatedly yelled, ‘You fucking Jew. The Holocaust never happened.'”
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will drop the “society” label. “‘Society’ has a sort of old-fashioned sense of elitism — it feels more closed,” she said. “We want to be, and we consider ourselves, a more open place.”