In the News: Ilysa Winick’s Kidney Donor

••• When we last heard from Ilysa Winick (at left in the photo), she was looking for a kidney donor after a blood infection necessitated the amputation of her hands and feet. Catriona Ni Aolain (right), the donor, wrote about the experience for People magazine. “It’s difficult to actually describe how good it it feels to do something like this for another person. I’m really honored to have been able to help Ilysa and her family, and if I could I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

••• “New York City’s sprawling municipal work force is driving more than it used to, city statistics reveal. City vehicles logged 102 million miles on the road in the last fiscal year, which ended in June, 25 percent more miles than in 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office. Accidents are also up: Workers driving city-owned cars for the Department of Buildings were involved in 98 crashes last fiscal year, an increase from 22 crashes four years ago. Department of Correction vehicles were involved in 116 crashes, nearly double the number four years ago. The Department of Transportation and Parks Department fared no better.” —New York Times

••• “Two men suffered permanent injuries earlier when an escalator inside the World Trade Center Oculus malfunctioned and sent them crashing to the ground, a new lawsuit charges.” —DNAinfo

••• “A Manhattan graphic artist who displayed 31 pieces of 9/11-related photos on the walls of a Lower Manhattan subway station feared that a thief was to blame when he discovered that the works had been torn down—but police now say that a station cleaner was the true culprit.” —New York Post

••• More thefts in the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

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