Afternoon Bulletin: Alongside Daily News, De Blasio Visits Bronx Homeless Encampment

Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
The mayor has vowed to clean out 80 homeless encampments in the Bronx (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images). (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Following a trip to the Bronx yesterday, Mayor de Blasio has vowed to more readily address the city’s homeless crisis. The mayor, who has had a summer of criticism surrounding the city’s worsening homeless problem, announced plans to clean out the 80 encampments and offer more social services for people suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse. With the help of city agencies, Mr. de Blasio said, it “is the humane approach, but it’s also going to help us maintain safety and order.” (Daily News)

Cops arrested yet another thrill seeking tourist last night on the Brooklyn Bridge. Police say they spotted 23-year-old Jorge Arredondo climbing the cables on the Manhattan side of the bridge around 8:45pm. Mr. Arredondo has been charged with criminal trespass and reckless endangerment. (Gothamist)

Tom Brady is officially free to prepare for the Patriots vs. Steelers opening game after New York federal Judge Richard Berman overturned the NFL’s suspension earlier today. According to Judge Berman, the four-game suspension was “premised upon several significant legal deficiencies.” (NBC)

Undercover cops busted a topless Times Square desnuda and a male acquaintance for prostitution and criminal sale/possession of a controlled substance. Destiny Romero, 20, allegedly offered the undercover cop oral sex while Jason Perez, 22, offered drugs. Both are currently under police custody. (New York Post)

Lives of New York foodies just got a lot easier. An app called Food News in NYC keeps city dwellers up to date by mapping the food scene both in their local neighborhoods and across the boroughs. While that may seem like an overload of information, thankfully the interactive map only keeps stories for 60 days, dropping old articles as new ones go up. (DNAinfo)

  Afternoon Bulletin: Alongside Daily News, De Blasio Visits Bronx Homeless Encampment