Good Wednesday morning in New York City, where Chelsea Manning has returned to DJing. Here's what else is happening:

  • Last Friday evening, dozens of NYPD officers abruptly cleared out Washington Square Park, ejecting several homeless people and arresting one member of a mutual aid group who was setting up a workshop to teach people how to defend against encampment sweeps.
  • Newark public schools will be requiring face masks when class resumes next month because a teacher shortage means classrooms will be extremely crowded.
  • Boston's own Bill de Blasio will be going to Harvard this fall as a teaching fellow, giving a public health course about his response to the pandemic.
  • A record number of 19-to-30-year-olds smoke weed or take hallucinogens, according to the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Yankees swept the Mets in a two-game series this week.
  • It looks like Fat Joe had a very fun 52nd birthday party at a Times Square steakhouse the other night.
  • Today marks the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union, and the country is celebrating by holding a massive rave over in Lithuania.
  • San Francisco commissioned a trio of stylish and very expensive trash cans that aren't actually great at holding trash.
  • Scientists have discovered that spending time by a body of water is good for calming your nerves.
  • Who is Andrew Tate? Doesn't matter!
  • GQ has a good profile of John C. Reilly and his musician-model son, Leo Reilly.
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  • And finally, speedy sea lions: