What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read
NEW YORK CITY — Just catching up on this week's news? Here are DNAinfo's top stories from the week that was:
A Bronx woman says a subway ad featuring Dexter, the television serial killer, was so scary it sent her tumbling down a flight of stairs at Grand Central Terminal. The ad showed Dexter’s face, covered in plastic wrap, and was spread across a set of steps leading to the subway. The woman suffered a broken ankle and is suing the MTA and Showtime, which airs the TV show.
Brooklyn tips better than Manhattan for food delivery, according to GrubHub data obtained by DNAinfo. While wealthy neighborhoods on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side tip below the city's average, many outer-borough neighborhoods made the list of top tippers. See how your neighborhood stacks up on our map.
A group of friends fishing near Rockaway Beach were shocked to reel in a mini Jaws. DNAinfo has the video of their encounter.
Empty-handed statues across the city will get their weapons back thanks to a new Parks Department effort. The swords were stolen years ago, and will be replicated by conservators now that the city is safer. Next up: Union Army General Josiah Porter in Van Cortlandt Park.
A furry creature not seen in the city since the 1600s recently turned up in The Bronx. The fisher, a kind of weasel that eats rats and porcupines, was photographed by a police officer and identified by experts.
A man walked into a Jamaica McDonald’s with a knife sticking straight out of his back, his white T-shirt soaked with blood. Customers screamed as the stabbed man talked to his family on a cellphone and then collapsed. He had 106 prior arrests and refused to cooperate with police.
A Brooklyn mom who works as a house cleaner was shocked when her three young sons were placed in three different elementary schools spanning Bay Ridge, Borough Park and Sunset Park, she told DNAinfo. District 20, where the family lives, has numerous kindergarten waitlists and far more pre-K applications than seats.
If you want to celebrate Gay Pride without the big crowds at the parade, check out our guide to the quieter side of the festivities, including documentary screenings, art shows and readings.