Good Friday morning in New York City, where it's tree-planting season. Here's what else is happening:

  • More than 1 in every 200 kids in New York City has now lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19, which is about twice the national rate.
  • Hawk Newsome, the head of the New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, criticized Mayor Eric Adams' plan to ramp up broken windows-style policing, calling Adams a "white man in blackface, and a very conservative-minded white man at that."
  • Nearly 100 New York City public school teachers have been suspended for allegedly submitting fake vaccine cards.
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had denied a New York Times report saying that he wanted to call President Trump on January 6th to ask him to resign, but now there's audio of him saying it.
  • It took an obscene amount of research to make The Northman, Robbert Eggers' new movie that aspires to be the most accurate film about Vikings ever made.
  • New studies show that sex gets better between the ages of 60 and 80.
  • Production on a new movie being directed by Aziz Ansari has halted because of a misconduct complaint against Bill Murray, one of the film's stars.
  • R.L. Stine got himself a pair of the Goosebumps X Kawhi Leonard New Balances.
  • Fellas, it might be time to install a urinal in your house.
  • Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you —sign up here.
  • And finally, guy at :22, I feel you: