Afternoon Bulletin: Cuomo Launches Nail Salon Investigations and More

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11:  A sign for a nail salon is seen on May 11, 2015 in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced emergency measures to protect nail salon workers after an investigative report by the New York Times revealed many workers are exploited and under paid.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Gov. Cuomo has announced emergency measures to protect nail salon workers following an investigative report by the New York Times (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images).

In response to last week’s New York Times report on the poor working conditions and exploitation of nail salon workers across the city, Gov. Cuomo announced Monday a plan to create a task force to recover unpaid wages and shut down unlicensed businesses. Mr. Cuomo will also enforce a series of new health regulations to ensure salon workers safety is maintained. (NBC New York)

Police arrested two men over the weekend for allegedly burglarizing a Build-A-Burger restaurant in upstate New York thanks to a trail of Mac’n’Cheese left behind by the thieves. The pair allegedly stole a surveillance system and the cash register along with a large bowl of macaroni salad, presumably to curb their hunger. (Daily Intel)

It’s sad news for Brooklynites. Come June 1, The Brooklyn Night Bazaar—Williamsburg’s nocturnal flea market cum music venue—is being forced to vacate its 23,000 square-foot warehouse on Banker Street to make way for BMW’s new space. Belvy Klien, the owner and director of Brooklyn Night Bazaar said the eviction was completely unexpected, and that they could not match the BMW offer. The Night Bazaar recently announced an outdoor series at Riis Park Beach, which will now be the only way music fans and shoppers can get their Brooklyn Night Bazaar fix. (Gothamist)

A new report by New Jersey Watchdog has revealed some lavish spending by Gov. Christie—he apparently spent more than 80 percent of the $360,000 in his state allowance on food, alcohol and desserts over his five year tenure. A look into the governor’s ledger, obtained under the Open Public Records Act also showed Mr. Christie receives an additional $95,000 a year to add to his $175,000 annual salary. (Politiker NJ)

When you’re lining up for your next food-cart lunch, make sure to keep an eye out for the new eco-friendly carts. MOVE System, a Queens based company, is giving the city 500 free carts that will be fully equipped with kitchens powered by solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries. With many vendors already expressing interest, the carts will be popping up around the city after Memorial Day.  (Wall Street Journal)

Afternoon Bulletin: Cuomo Launches Nail Salon Investigations and More