Good Monday afternoon in New York City, where Frankie Belts' favorite Astoria pool hall might not close, after all. Here's what else is happening:

  • Companies associated with the Petrosyants twins, Eric Adams' close friends who own the Midtown restaurant he frequently eats at, currently owe at least $1.7 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.
  • Ramy Joudeh, a 36-year-old former prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney's office, has pleaded guilty to his role in a marijuana smuggling ring.
  • A 38-year-old man riding an e-bike was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Chelsea yesterday morning.
  • NBC New York found that calls to New Jersey's gambling crisis hotline have seen a triple-digit spike since mobile betting became legal in the state.
  • An intriguing new documentary called Second Chance tells the story of Richard Davis, the semi-obnoxious showman who invented the modern-day bulletproof vest — and sold it by shooting himself in the chest point blank 192 times over his career.
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene: What's going on there?
  • The White House said it secretly gave Ukraine weakened rocket launchers that aren't capable of firing a missile all the way into Russian territory, a measure taken to prevent a war between Russia and NATO.
  • Business is booming in Castelbuono, Sicily, the epicenter of panettone production.
  • Good Morning America has decided to pull Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, the extremely attractive co-stars who had an affair with each other, off the air so viewers can't tune in to observe their chemistry.
  • Pitchfork named Alvvays' "Belinda Says" the best song of the year. It's good!
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  • And finally, tiny howl: