New York City
NYC’s ferret-lovers aren’t getting the spring-time news they were hoping for: after years of the furry-friends being illegal in the city they’ll likely stay that way, after a Board of Health ruling. “’They seem,’ a frowning health official said at one point, ‘to be uniquely problematic.’”
The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.
The New York Immigration Coalition has a basic goal for the city’s schools.
“We don’t want parents to be excluded from finding out how their children are doing and supporting their kids because they don’t speak English,” said Kim Sykes, the Coalition’s Senior Manager for Education Advocacy.
The NBA All-Star game is coming to New York City this weekend, and Kanye West kicks off the festivities with a concert tonight in Flatiron. A lot of locals aren’t quite happy about the ruckus happening in their backyard—Gothamist has a funny account on their site—but the show is going on anyway, rain, snow, or shine.