Good Friday morning in New York City, where the City Council might kill winter outdoor dining. Here's what else is happening:

  • "I just yelled at people and threatened them": Genovese crime family associate Thomas Poli pleaded guilty yesterday to charges related to threatening people who didn't pay their gambling debts to his Bronx-based bookkeeping operation.
  • Dragonetti Brothers Landscaping, a company that was contracted by New York City to prune trees, is being placed under a city monitorship so it can continue to work despite its owners being indicted on insurance fraud charges.
  • Michelin released its "Bib Gourmand" list yesterday, which is basically their list of the best affordable restaurants in the city.
  • Boston has banned the installation of artificial turf in its parks because those little rubber crumbs in there contain PFAS chemicals and they don't want little kids swallowing the stuff.
  • The New York Times examined inequality in Buenos Aires through the tale of a high-end Michael Jackson impersonator and a perform-for-tips-on-the-street Michael Jackson impersonator.
  • If you're quiet quitting, there's a chance your boss is in the process of "quiet firing" you.
  • Supporters of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have turned the country's iconic yellow soccer jersey into a nationalistic symbol.
  • The new trend in food Instagram is "laissez-faire" photography, or making your meal look a little bit gross but in a chic way.
  • Not all men are normie dorky trash.
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  • And finally, it's the freakin' weekend: