What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

By Rosa Goldensohn on July 11, 2014 4:50pm 

NEW YORK CITY—If you missed this week's big news, don't worry. Just read these top DNAinfo stories and you'll be all caught up: 

Are You Smart Enough for Private Kindergarten?

Some city private schools are debuting a tougher entrance exam — and DNAinfo has a practice quiz you can take to see if you would make the cut. The new test for 4-year-olds is designed to assess kids' math and literacy skills.

This Is Who Can Get Medical Marijuana

The list is out: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the ailments that will grant you a medical marijuana prescription when the program rolls out next year. The list includes HIV, Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, along with lesser-known conditions like inflammatory bowel disease.

Who Used to Live in Your Apartment?

If you've ever wondered who walked your halls in decades past, check out our handy guide to tracking down your apartment's previous tenants using online collections, old maps and city archives.

Chauffeured Private School Kids Take Over Parking Spots

Upper West Side residents are up in arms after Columbia Grammar and Prep got three three parking spots on West 93rd street converted to "no standing" zones. The spots serve chauffeured kids who are dropped off in Bentleys.

Principals Cleared Out Quickly for Success Academy

Department of Education sources told DNAinfo that public school principals were rushed to clear out classrooms the day after school ended to make way for Success Academy charter schools moving into their buildings. The charter chain, run by Eva Moskowitz, is opening 10 new schools this fall.

Jared Kushner Sues East Village Tenants

Jared Kushner, the real estate heir who also owns the New York Observer, is suing to push tenants out of two buildings he owns in the East Village so he can convert them to high-end apartments, court records show. Tenants said Kushner's management company ignored problems with the building to get them to leave, though company representatives said repairs have begun.

Rodeo Bar Says Goodbye

Rodeo Bar and Grill, a Texas-themed Third Avenue standby for almost 30 years, will close its saloon doors because of financial woes. The honky-tonk restaurant, which had live music, closes July 27.

7 Places to Drink on the Water

Whether you're looking for a beer at a water's edge picnic table or cocktails with sparkling Hudson River views, check out our roundup of waterfront bars that offer a river breeze with your Sea Breeze.

Where to Go Mountain Biking in the City

We found the city's hidden mountain biking paths tucked in Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Washington Heights. There's something for beginners as well as experienced dirt riders.

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