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For the last 40 years, Elaine Condengio has worked as a meat wrapper at the Key Food grocery store in Floral Park, Long Island. But for the past two weeks, she says that she and her fellow employees in the meat department, butchers and wrappers among them, haven't been able to do their jobs because their employer has locked them out in an ongoing union contract dispute. "We thought we were all family here," Condengio tells Gothamist. "To get treated like this is not right." [ more › ]
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of Trisha Meili, the white female jogger whose death was at the center of the infamous Central Park Five case, in which five teenagers of color were convicted of a rape they did not commit. And Netflix decided to release the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's upcoming four-part miniseries about the case, which she co-wrote and directed, today. You can watch the official trailer for When They See Us, which will be released on May 31st, below. [ more › ]
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The MTA is raising fares this weekend, again, despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign pledge not to hike rates until the subway got its act together (it has not). [ more › ]
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Employees of the Tenement Museum, a Lower East Side cultural institution centered on immigrant and labor history, voted to unionize this week. The workers will be joining the Local 2110 UAW (United Auto Workers), whose president, Maida Rosenstein, said employees are seeking better wages, less unpredictable shift scheduling changes, and better benefits. [ more › ]
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A group of elected officials are demanding that the Department of Investigation look into allegations that NYPD Vice cops are assaulting sex workers. [ more › ]
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I'm not sure if anybody loves Game Of Thrones as much as SNL star Leslie Jones, whose unhinged passion has been channeled into a running series on Late Night With Seth Meyers called "Game Of Jones," in which Meyers and Jones watch the latest GOT episode together and she provides hilarious running commentary. They got together again to watch last weekend's season premiere, yell about dragons, demonstrate Arya-Face, and offer an incredibly incorrect explanation of Jon Snow's parentage. [ more › ]
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Because Sarah Huckabee Sanders is sorry she's not a robot, check out today's midday links: MoviePass craters, Bauhaus retrospective, the joy of doing the same thing twice, Mexican restaurant immigration activism, and cat warns human. [ more › ]
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Brooklyn's outdoor drinking enthusiasts had quite a scare yesterday, after rumors began circulating online that Gowanus Yacht Club had quietly set sail for the dive-farm upstate. Thankfully, however, reports of GYC's death have been greatly exaggerated: the warm weather institution is merely dealing with some repairs, and will be opening its doors to us sweaty patrons in a matter of weeks. [ more › ]
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Following Amazon's dramatic reneging on a deal to open a new corporate campus in Queens, another Content Giant is rolling into town, with its eye on those sweet tax credits: Netflix. [ more › ]
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Court documents filed by Chanel Lewis's defense team claim that at least three members of the jury who voted to convict the 22-year-old for murder and sexual abuse earlier this month acted improperly. [ more › ]
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