Morning Bulletin: Hatchet-Wielding Subway Rider, Officers Injured, Cruelty to a Rabbi

Photo by Dr. Gary Levine.

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.”

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    1. Ish Kabibble says:

      I don’t wear a kippah, but I’m considering wearing one, and walking around Riverside Park. Come at me, PLEASE!

    2. A Jewish American, New Yorker and child of Holocaust survivors says:

      I shudder at how blatant anti-semitism has become in this country, and in our own city, especially given the still raw shooting at a San Diego synagogue. We march for women, we march for gay rights, we march for black lives matter. It’s time for all New Yorkers to march together against anti-semitism, Holocaust deniers and white supremacists. Whether you’re Jewish or not, wear a kippah and march. We are all Jews now.

    3. Sam says:

      So what *will* the Film Society be called. Dropping Society leaves them “The Film of Lincoln Center,” which cannot be right…

      • dannyboy says:

        “Film at Lincoln Center”:

        Summer of Film at Lincoln Center, a season of free screenings, free talks, double bills, and more.

        Summer of Film at Lincoln Center highlights include:

        50th Mixtape (June 27–September 11), which presents two free films back-to-back every Thursday night, featuring everyone from Agnès Varda to Barry Jenkins

        This Is Cinema Now: 21st Century Debuts (July 19–31), a survey of the most important new filmmakers of the millennium

        Make My Day: American Movies in the Age of Reagan (August 23–September 2), spun off from the estimable critic J. Hoberman’s new book of the same title

    4. LK says:

      What would it take to have the teenagers on bicycles ( that had previously assaulted a man ) arrested? Have the police officers had a conversation with them yet?

    5. Kayson212 says:

      Bravo to the passengers that stepped up to assist a fellow rider in danger when it would’ve been easier to just move to the other end of the train.