December 23, 2019 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 51 degrees.
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We’ve been hearing quite a bit about Christmas tree inflation, and one CNBC reporter found out just how expensive local Christmas trees can be. “Wait, hold on … Canadian friend … and $250 for a tree? What’s going on here?”
The police response to the Morningside Park killing has been heavily influenced by the Central Park 5 case. “On the night of the killing, police officials took the unusual step of calling in prosecutors almost immediately to minimize any chance that investigators would repeat missteps made in the Central Park Five case, officials said.”
Major crimes are up this year in Central Park. “Serious crimes have spiked by 31 percent in Central Park this year, with a spate of muggings, a rape and a murder…The NYPD said crime in the city’s most famous park still remains “at historically low levels” and noted the last robbery in the park was Nov. 11.”