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It’s Tuesday. “This American Life” featured a family from Queens whose 12 adult children created an “impressive but extreme” way to divide their parents’ estate.
Weather: A sunny day that could reach the mid-70s. Chance of rain tonight.
Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, then suspended Thursday to Saturday.
You’ve probably heard that New York State is banning single-use plastic bags next year. Governor Cuomo held a public ceremony yesterday, on Earth Day, to sign that legislation into law.
What you may not have heard is that days earlier, New York’s City Council passed a bill approving a 5-cent fee on each paper carryout bag. Mayor de Blasio supports the fee, which is expected to take effect next March, on the same day the plastic bag ban begins.
If it seems like the city is trying to get you to abandon single-use bags, you’re right.
“We’ve developed a throwaway culture in which we use something once,” said Councilman Brad Lander, Democrat of Brooklyn and a sponsor of the paper bag fee. “There are some behaviors that we need to change that turn out not to be that hard to change.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Remind me, which plastic bags will be banned?
Essentially, the plastic bags you get at grocery stores and bodegas.
What about plastic bags for takeout food at restaurants?
Those will not be banned. Neither will plastic bags purchased in bulk, like garbage bags.
Why does the city want a fee on paper bags?
To discourage you from using them.
“Paper bags are a lot heavier than plastic bags,” Mr. Lander said. Transporting those heavier bags is more expensive and is less environmentally friendly than you might think, he added.
Mr. Landler estimated that the city spends million to million a year putting plastic bags in landfills, and if everyone switched to paper bags, “that number would go up, because paper bags are so much heavier. We might spend million more.”
But aren’t paper bags an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags?
To make paper bags, a lot of trees are cut down, and a lot of water and chemicals are used. That process, in aggregate, isn’t great for the environment.
You want me to remember to bring reusable bags to the store?
Many people do it — “from Washington, D.C., to California to Seattle to Ireland to Israel,” said Mr. Lander, rattling off places where reusable bags are encouraged through a mix of bans and fees on single-use bags.
“We bring things with us every day,” Mr. Lander added. “We remember our wallets, and our keys, and our handbags or purses and cellphones.”
And part of the fee will help pay for a program to provide free reusable bags.
Which stores will be affected by the 5-cent fee?
Many stores, like supermarkets and clothing shops. “Supermarkets are where the massive volume of single-use bags comes from,” Mr. Lander said.
People who receive food stamps or other forms of government assistance will be exempt from the fee.
Which stores will not be affected by the 5-cent fee?
Restaurants. People want food delivered with as little spillage as possible.
Who opposes the 5-cent fee?
The president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State said the legislation could result in higher costs for retailers, which would not receive any of the revenue.
Councilman Robert F. Holden, Democrat of Queens, was one of nine lawmakers who voted against the legislation, saying the fee would hit customers’ wallets.From The Times
Mmuseumm: This tiny museum with an unusual name fits inside an elevator shaft.
Karina Vetrano murder: A judge upheld the conviction of Chanel Lewis.
Native Americans find a surprising ally in a fight with a New Jersey town: the Trump administration.
Why having a gun in New Jersey could soon cost 20 times as much.
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The mini crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.
The leading drivers of homelessness in New York City are domestic violence and eviction, but just 7 percent of New Yorkers believe they are the causes pushing thousands of people into shelters, according to a survey recently commissioned by Win, a nonprofit provider of shelters for families.
New Yorkers see single adults living on the streets as the face of homelessness, even as families with children make up the majority of the homeless population. Nearly a quarter of survey respondents pointed to mental illness as a cause of homelessness.
The survey was conducted as some Staten Island residents mounted opposition against Win’s proposal to open a 200-bed shelter in the borough.
— Nikita Stewart
New York City prosecutors are building databases to track police officers who may have credibility problems as witnesses at trial. [Gothamist]
Candidates are lining up to run for a congressional seat in the Bronx that will be vacated next year. [Wall Street Journal]
Dockless bikes might be coming to Staten Island, but protected bike lanes, for now, are not. [Streetsblog]
A giant virtual game of Clue will be played in Jersey City in June. [NJ.com]
Make a pinhole camera at the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. 5:30 p.m. [ with R.S.V.P.]
Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday at Bryant Park in Manhattan with music and monologues. 6 p.m. [Free]
The composer and librettist behind “An American Soldier,” an opera about a 19-year-old Chinese-American soldier who killed himself after being hazed in the military, discuss their work at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan. 6:30 p.m. 
— Elisha Brown
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.And finally: Rainy season for a street fair king
Organizing one of Manhattan’s most recognizable street fairs, the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, apparently isn’t as easy as it used to be.
“There are no Italian vendors anymore,” said Mort Berkowitz, who runs that event and has been called one of New York City’s street fair kings.
In 2014, to make sure there was enough Italian flavor, Mr. Berkowitz had a bakery make a 350-pound cannoli. Two years later there was an enormous cake.
“It was six feet high, and it weighed close to 10,000 pounds,” he said.
Mr. Berkowitz has been organizing street fairs since 1973 — longer than I’ve been alive. In that time, he has weathered plenty of storms.
Not everyone is fond of the approximately 200 street fairs in the city each year, he said. People grumble about the traffic, the fees that organizers pocket and the lack of vendors’ originality.
What’s a street fair organizer to do? “We’ve had tuba competitions and vocal competitions,” Mr. Berkowitz recalled. “I do a blueberry competition in Teaneck. I’ve done pizza competitions on Ninth Avenue.”
But the biggest challenge facing street fairs? Rain, Mr. Berkowitz said.
“I think the climate is changing,” he said. “There is more rain. Maybe not during the week, but on weekends.”
New York City had 31 percent more precipitation last year than normal. Five of the city’s 10 wettest years have occurred since 2003.
“Last spring, there was rain every single Saturday or Sunday between April and June, and people got clobbered,” Mr. Berkowitz said.
But still, the show — or street fair — must go on.
Mr. Berkowitz’s next street fair is on Sunday, “when you can learn to play tennis: Broadway from 96 to 106,” he said.
It’s Tuesday — enjoy the outdoors, if you can.Metropolitan Diary: Big black bag
I was taking the subway to my part-time job. There were few other passengers riding the train.
I noticed a young man get on with a huge black garbage bag stuffed to the breaking point. I didn’t pay him much attention until he started to work furiously at the knot at the top the bag. I wanted to know what was in it.
When he finally spread the bag open at the top, I saw that it was full of Cheerios, which he began to eat.
— Marcy Altimano
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“【咦】” “【怎】【么】【回】【事】？【好】【像】【轻】【松】【了】！” “【感】【觉】【没】【那】【么】【累】【了】【呀】！” “……” 【原】【本】，【几】【十】【名】【青】【少】【年】【都】【在】【努】【力】【训】【练】【着】，【此】【时】【正】【单】【手】【弯】【曲】【着】【撑】【在】【地】【面】，【但】【突】【如】【其】【来】【的】【一】【阵】【舒】【爽】【感】，【使】【得】【已】【经】【训】【练】【了】【一】【个】【小】【时】【的】【他】【们】【疲】【劳】【消】【去】【了】【大】【半】。 【有】【些】【人】【明】【显】【加】【快】【了】【训】【练】【的】【速】【度】，【而】【且】【更】【加】【充】【满】【干】【劲】。 【这】【种】【明】【显】【变】【化】【甚】
“【怨】【煞】【之】【气】【更】【重】【了】。”【阿】【鼎】【道】。 【锦】【凰】【指】【尖】【的】【鬼】【火】【火】【焰】【跳】【动】【不】【止】，【微】【薄】【的】【光】【线】【下】，【可】【见】【周】【围】【的】【阴】【煞】【戾】【气】【在】【一】【股】【股】【地】【盘】【绕】、【飞】【窜】、【旋】【转】。 【她】【扫】【了】【眼】【砸】【在】【地】【上】【的】【断】【铰】【链】，【转】【过】【弯】【来】，“【他】【斩】【断】【铰】【链】【是】【为】【了】【释】【放】【怨】【魂】【恶】【灵】。” 【渡】【厄】【阵】【是】【专】【门】【用】【以】【封】【印】【怨】【灵】【的】【法】【阵】，【阵】【型】【一】【破】，【法】【阵】【的】【束】【缚】【之】【力】【便】【不】【再】【起】【效】，【被】【封】【印】【在】
【恒】【彦】【林】【低】【头】【想】【了】【想】，【也】【不】【想】【和】【这】【些】【人】【绕】【弯】【子】【了】。 “【现】【在】【我】【比】【你】【们】【强】，【给】【你】【们】【两】【个】【选】【择】，【第】【一】【个】，【我】【看】【上】【你】【们】【的】【科】【技】【了】，【把】【你】【们】【的】【科】【技】【打】【包】【给】【我】，【第】【二】【个】，【我】【把】【你】【们】【全】【部】【杀】【光】，【关】【闭】【你】【们】【通】【往】【这】【里】【的】【通】【道】。” 【留】【在】【原】【地】【的】【小】【巨】【人】，【听】【着】【恒】【彦】【林】【这】【么】【一】【说】，【顿】【时】【微】【微】【一】【怔】，【看】【了】【看】【恒】【彦】【林】【之】【后】，【脸】【上】【涌】【起】【一】【抹】【迟】【疑】【之】
“【好】【久】【不】【见】，【泽】【拉】【斯】。”【千】【代】【微】【笑】【着】【回】【应】【弑】【魂】。【仿】【若】【春】【风】，【仿】【若】【阳】【光】【般】【温】【暖】，【好】【似】【他】【面】【对】【的】【人】【与】【他】【没】【什】【么】【生】【死】【大】【仇】。 【这】【一】【幕】，【就】【好】【似】【万】【年】【前】，【他】【和】【艾】【雪】【薇】【儿】【叛】【逃】【出】【怀】【特】【公】【国】，【泽】【拉】【斯】【追】【到】【出】【海】【的】【连】【沙】【港】，【他】【们】【就】【在】【船】【上】【决】【战】。 【他】【叫】【泽】【拉】【斯】，【弑】【魂】【只】【是】【别】【人】【给】【他】【的】【恶】【号】，【亚】【历】【山】【大】【抹】【杀】【了】【关】【于】【泽】【拉】【斯】【的】【一】【切】，【甚】【至】老彩民村心水之家【本】【来】【海】【神】【唐】【三】【的】【意】【思】【是】【叫】【小】【舞】【在】【找】【到】【唐】【舞】【桐】【后】【就】【立】【马】【把】【她】【带】【回】【神】【界】【去】【的】，【但】【唐】【舞】【桐】【在】【得】【知】【大】【陆】【不】【安】【全】【以】【后】，【死】【活】【不】【肯】【跟】【着】【自】【己】【的】【妈】【妈】【回】【去】，【非】【说】【要】【和】【霍】【雨】【浩】【在】【一】【起】。 【还】【说】【什】【么】【爱】【呀】【爱】【呀】，【死】【也】【要】【死】【在】【一】【起】【的】【话】。 【看】【着】【这】【和】【当】【年】【的】【自】【己】【简】【直】【一】【模】【一】【样】【的】【女】【儿】，【小】【舞】【哪】【里】【能】【忍】【心】【拒】【绝】【她】。 【想】【着】，【虽】【然】【带】【凡】【人】【进】【入】
“【等】【等】——！” 【屁】【股】【刚】【刚】【挨】【到】【地】【上】，【宇】【智】【波】【佐】【助】【就】【猛】【地】【喊】【了】【一】【声】。 【有】【什】【么】【事】【情】【不】【对】！ 【虽】【然】【已】【经】【累】【得】【只】【想】【躺】【在】【一】【边】【好】【好】【休】【息】【一】【下】，【将】【一】【切】【都】【交】【给】【小】【樱】【来】【处】【理】，【但】【佐】【助】【还】【是】【下】【意】【识】【地】【思】【考】【了】【一】【些】【事】【情】…… “【你】【是】……”【他】【扶】【着】【旁】【边】【的】【石】【头】【站】【起】【来】，【瞪】【着】【眼】【睛】【望】【着】【高】【处】【的】【少】【女】，“【不】【对】，【你】【不】【是】【小】【樱】！”
【想】【到】【此】【处】，【袁】【今】【夕】【也】【是】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】，【然】【后】【抬】【头】【一】【望】。 【只】【见】【一】【钩】【眉】【月】，【业】【已】【斜】【挂】【天】【半】。 【她】【随】【手】【拍】【了】【拍】【衣】【裙】，【只】【见】【玉】【露】【无】【声】，【已】【经】【悄】【然】【趴】【在】【她】【的】【衣】【裙】【之】【上】。 【如】【今】【时】【间】【已】【经】【快】【近】【酉】【末】【戌】【初】，【对】【于】【袁】【今】【夕】【来】【说】，【因】【为】【想】【得】【事】【情】【多】【了】【些】，【倒】【是】【浪】【费】【了】【一】【些】【时】【间】。 【之】【前】【她】【每】【日】【会】【在】【这】【里】【练】【习】【当】【初】【顾】【祯】【交】【给】【她】【的】“【全】【真】【心】