See the MTA’s new subway cars on display (NY1) — The new MTA’s new subway cars sport a new blue and yellow color scheme and feature digital screens that will tell passengers when the train will arrive at the next station.
The MTA plans to double fines for littering on the subway (Curbed) — Next week, fines for littering in the subway will increase from $50 to $100. Something’s got to pay for all those shiny new cars.
Citi Bike will begin expansion into Astoria, Harlem and Central Brooklyn next week (Streetsblog NYC) — The bike sharing program will install 140 new stations in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Astoria and Harlem, marking the final phase of its expansion.
New renderings of Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower have been released (6sqft) — New renderings for 53W53, a luxury tower designed by starchitect Jean Nouvel, have been released. They detail how the building will incorporate three new MoMA galleries on the bottom floors.
New York City’s first Amazon fulfillment center will open on Staten Island, creating 2,250 new jobs (SI Live) — Amazon plans to build a 855,000-square foot fulfillment center in western Staten Island that is anticipated to employ 2,250 and cost $100 million.
The Daily News has been sold (New York Times) — The local news stalwart and progenitor of pun-filled, brazen headlines has been sold to Tronc, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.
The Department of Education announces free lunch for all students students at NYC public schools (dnainfo) — There is such thing as a free lunch after all. The 1.1 million kids heading back to public schools across New York City this week will be able to get lunch for free from school cafeterias.
Sunset Park residents rally to protest the termination of DACA (Brooklyn Reporter) — Protests took place across the city to rally against President Trump’s planned repeal of Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals on Tuesday. In Sunset Park, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca helped educate local residents on what it means for immigrants and how to respond.
Sharks are found in a pool in New York (Gothamist) — But don’t worry, it’s in Dutchess County.
Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn” wins One Film, One New York Contest (NYT) — In August, New Yorkers were asked to vote on a single film for the whole city to watch on the same night. Spike Lee’s 1994 film “Crooklyn” won, beating out other local favorites such as “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “The Wedding Banquet,” among others. “Crooklyn” will screen for free at local parks and movie theaters on Sept. 13.