In the News: Downtown Boathouse to Open July 4

Downtown Boathouse inside looking west••• The Downtown Boathouse’s new home at Pier 26 will open on July 4. —Downtown Post NYC

••• Downtown Post NYC reports on a meeting about the disruptive helicopter noise: “‘Every one of the two dozen elected officials in attendance called for an outright ban on helicopter sightseeing tours,’ said [Delia von Neuschatz of Stop the Chop NY NJ]. ‘The only ones opposed to the ban were Mayor de Blasio and  Michael Schlein, his EDC appointee.'” Follow the money….

••• “The Department of Transportation is slated to install countdown clocks, which let passengers know when a bus is scheduled to arrive, at about 13 bus stops in Lower Manhattan. The clocks will arrive by next summer.” —DNAinfo

••• “Red Hook, Brooklyn is getting its free summer ferry back just in time for the busy summer season. The ‘Destination Red Hook’ ferry will run on a continuous loop between Manhattan’s Pier 11 and the Fairway Market dock every weekend through Labor Day.” —NY1

••• “The young cast members of ‘The Mysteries’ at the Flea Theater in TriBeCa perform free, while holding down or looking for jobs by day.” —New York Times

••• A New York Times Magazine interview with professor Carl Hart includes this exchange—it’s just the latest example of the paper using “Tribeca” as a symbol of privilege:

I’ve read a lot recently about women losing their children for using marijuana. Is this a new phenomenon? I don’t know how new this is, but this is starting to come to the public’s attention. In Brooklyn, for example, you go to the family courtroom on any day, you can see parents losing their children for marijuana. They’re poor women, they’re minorities primarily. It’s a continuation of the “war on drugs,” but now specifically targeting women.

It’s hard to imagine a mother in TriBeCa losing her kids for smoking a little weed. That’s right. That does not happen.

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