good morning, New York City! Here’s what you need to know today:
- Math scores for grades three through eight in New York fell in 2022, possibly due to the pandemic.
- The remnants of Hurricane Ian could reach the New York City area next Monday.
- High schools in New York will be required to teach financial literacy under a new bill.
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Partly sunny. High: 67 Low: 52.
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Here are the top five stories today in New York City:
- Newly released data showed that grade 3-8 math scores on New York State exams fell by 7.6 percentage points in 2022, to illustrate the effects of pandemic-related interruptions on education. At the same time, the English language arts did a little better. (New York City Patch)
- The remnants of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall in Florida on Wednesday with nearly Category 5 strength, could reach New York City by Monday next week.Forecasters say. It is difficult to predict the path of the storm, which may bring heavy rains to the region at the moment. (New York City Patch)
- New York lawmakers are proposing a bill that would impose a $50 fee on New Jersey drivers entering the state. This is in response to a bill being considered in New Jersey that would undermine congestion pricing by refusing to share driver information with other states like New York. (Gothamist)
- Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo returns to politics with a new Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed at electing the “right people” for public office.Announced in an 8-minute video. He’s also started a podcast and gun safety initiative. (Politics New York)
- High schools in New York may be required to offer personal financial literacy courses if a state bill is passed. The proposal, which has been in the state since 2009, has a higher chance of passing next year, according to its sponsor state senator Leroy Comrie. Students of Stuyvestant High School campaigned seriously for it. (city limits)
revision: Yesterday’s newsletter missed the number of recent deaths on Rikers Island. There have been 16 deaths so far this year, not last week.
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Today in New York City:
- Thursday salsa At Time Out Market New York (6 pm)
- Men’s Fashion Month on Madison Avenue Late Night Shopping Party (6pm)
- Art exhibition of the Women’s Building Council – 113 West 24th Street (6:30 pm)
- Author Gary Weiss discusses the topic “Retail Gangs” With Kurt Boone @ Village Works (7:30 p.m.)
Crime and Safety Corner:
- Four people were shot dead on West Harlem Street on Tuesday night, hours after another shooting a few blocks away, police said. (New York City Patch)
- A suspect has been arrested in a Harlem murder two years agoThe police say. (New York City Patch)
- Never-before-seen photos show the poor conditions on Rikers Island, including detainees locked in bathtubs in cages. (Gothamist)
From my notebook:
- A Reddit thread reveals that New Yorkers know a lot about the smell of corpses. “I’m kind of scared because I can smell it in my apartment,” wrote redkittyluv. (New York City Patch)
- Mayor Eric Adams started an online buzz afterwards Claiming at a press conference on Tuesday that “Kansas has no trademark.” (New York Post)
- New Yorkers fear for the future of democracy and the economy, reveals a new Siena College poll. (New York City Patch)
- Democratic Governor Kathy Hochhol now has a 17-point lead over Republican Congressman Lee Zelden, with 54 percent of support, according to the latest survey by Siena College. (Gothamist)
- The United Order of Tents, a secret organization formed to help enslaved people escape from the antebellum SouthShe reveals her identity in hopes of saving her historic home in Bed Stowe, which is in need of repair. (New York City Patch)
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