Good Tuesday afternoon in New York City, where the Liberty are in the WNBA playoffs. Here's what else is happening:

  • Members of the Genovese and Bonanno crime families — along with one Nassau County detective — have been arrested and charged for allegedly running illegal gambling parlors out of coffee and gelato shops in Queens and Long Island.
  • New Jersey police arrested a Queens man for driving through the state with 420 (!) pounds of weed on him, which is over the limit of what you can legally possess.
  • A trial date has been set for October in the manslaughter case of Lauren Pazienza, the Long Island woman who shoved a beloved singing coach onto a Chelsea sidewalk, which resulted in the latter's death.
  • Another day, another article in the New York Times extolling the virtues of pickleball.
  • Now that you mention it, why did Dr. Oz act like you obviously need tequila to go with your crudité?
  • Speaking of celebrity politicians, Ben Savage of Boy Meets World fame is running for West Hollywood City Council on a pro-cop platform.
  • More and more, people are ceasing to listen to new music once they're in their 30s.
  • Emmitt "Mullet Boy" Bailey, an 8-year-old from Wisconsin, deserves as much as anyone to win this year's USA Mullet Championship.
  • Dog owners and trainers are increasingly teaching their canines to spot and avoid rattlesnakes.
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  • And finally, parkour rat: