Early Addition: I Swear, I Really Wanted to Make a Pithy Link Roundup but This is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me This Time

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By Dan Sears

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Good Friday morning in New York City, where there’s a new ice skating rink down under the Manhattan Bridge.

Here’s what else is happening:

  • “I don’t walk into work every day prepped to have, you know, a debate about an enormous war that’s going on. I come in to make coffee”: Former baristas at Caffe Aronne, the Upper East Side coffee shop that’s become the center of an Israel-Hamas proxy war, told Hell Gate why a bunch of them have quit.
  • R&B singer Cassie is suing her former partner, Sean “Diddy” Combs, for rape and repeated physical abuse.
  • Justin Theroux appeared in a Manhattan court yesterday to try to evict his downstairs neighbor from their Greenwich Village co-op. (Theroux accused his neighbor, a real estate lawyer, of spitefully killing ivy plants on the building’s rear facade, among other violations.)
  • André 3000‘s new album of improvised flute music makes up for its lack of lyrics with track titles like “That Night in Hawaii When I Turned Into a Panther and Started Making These Low Register Purring Tones That I Couldn’t Control … Sh¥t Was Wild.”
  • The first practice session for the Formula 1 Las Vegas race lasted eight minutes before a Ferrari drove over a Las Vegas Boulevard manhole cover at about 200 mph, causing it to blow off.
  • We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving, which means the growth-mindset TikTokkers are already posting their New Year’s resolutions.
  • The city’s latest tweezer food hotspot is located inside the Herald Square B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W station.
  • And finally, go get em:
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