Police arrested 20-year-old Frankea Dabbs on abandonment charges after she purposely left her seven-month-old daughter in her stroller on a subway platform at Columbus Circle Monday. Dabbs was spotted on the Upper West Side around midnight Tuesday by someone who recognized her from security footage released by police.
Here's 92-year-old American treasure Pete Seeger, accompanied by Arlo Guthrie, Tom Chapin and David Amram, as well as grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, singing "This Little Light" at Columbus Circle at around midnight last night. Seeger and the other musicians had a performance at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side on Friday evening; afterward, the group joined a crowd of about 1,000 for a march 30 blocks south (singing the entire way) to Columbus Circle, where they set up a small performance. (In the video, Seeger, wearing a red hat, is sitting just to the right of Amram, who's playing a... whistle? Pipe? Flute?)
From the mailbag: "I work in Columbus Circle and just now there were just what appeared to be a bunch of open-deck tour buses full of people synchronized-screaming going around and around the circle. It was extremely loud and scary! They were just going 'AHHHHHHHHHH!' Everyone in the office agrees that this is what the Apocalypse is going to sound like." If you can elucidate any further, please do, but at this point nothing about this fucking city surprises us anymore.