December 7, 2020 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 43 degrees.
Our calendar is full of local and virtual events.
Via Gale Brewer: Parents can now access free courses, events and activities through the NYC Dept. of Education’s new Parent University.
Looking to donate a coat? Find a coat drive drop-off location through this New York Cares map.
A lawsuit alleges dirty business in the Hudson, the Times reported. “Employees of New York Waterway, a tour boat operator and the country’s largest private ferry company, would uncap a silver pipe and attach a small pump, forcing unfiltered waste from the boats’ toilets directly into the Hudson River, two former workers claim in court documents unsealed on Friday. The practice went on for years, according to the former employees, who have filed a whistle-blower complaint in federal court in Newark accusing New York Waterway of violating the federal Clean Water Act.” The company denies the claims.
Apartments in the Wise Houses around West 89th Street are among a group of NYCHA apartments expected to be renovated through the PACT program, which is a partnership between the city and developers, reports amNY. “These units are also [to] be converted into affordable housing under the Project-Based Section 8 program, with NYCHA leasing the land and building to the development partners, who then serve as property managers with maintenance and repair responsibilities. This does not change the financial terms for each tenant, who remain responsible for paying 30% of their income toward rent.”
A man was slashed at the 96th Street subway station last Wednesday, the Post reported. “The 31-year-old was on the platform of the southbound 2 train in the 96th Street 1/2/3 subway station on the Upper West Side when he was cut around noon, police said.The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital. There were no immediate arrests, cops said. The fight may have been over a case of mistaken identity, a police source said.”
James Comey will be teaching a class called “Lawyers and Leaders” at Columbia Law School.