Afternoon Bulletin: Woman Slashed on 6 Train, Queens Suffers After Blizzard and More

A new Friendliness Bill wants MTA workers to treat riders with the respect they (most of the time) deserve

An elderly woman was slashed in the face while riding the 6 train this morning (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images).

An elderly woman was slashed in the face while riding the 6 train this morning. The subway carriage was approaching Mulberry Street when the 71-year-old woman was attacked, seemingly at random, by an unidentified assailant. The suspect left a four-inch cut across the woman’s face before reportedly escaping into a departing D train as the 6 pulled into the station. The victim was immediately taken to Bellevue Hospital where she was treated for the non-life threatening wound. Police are yet to make an arrest. (Daily Intel)

A few business-savvy Brooklynites decided to capitalize on this weekends enormous snow fall by building an igloo and leasing it on Airbnb. The Greenpoint residents listed the icy shelter at exorbitant $200 per night, describing their construction as “dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura.” Sadly, Airbnb chose to close the listing on Sunday evening, deciding that the igloo failed to meet their occupancy standards. (New York)

Two teenage boys were arrested over the weekend, suspected of ambushing and beating a Muslim man in the Bronx while shouting “ISIS! “ISIS”. Mujibur Rahman, 43, was walking his 9-year-old niece home from school when the Islamophobic attack occurred. The two teens, aged 14 and 15, pushed Mr. Rahman to the ground before kicking him in the face. The mother of the younger of the two boys turned him over to the police after she heard him bragging about the attack. He later named his friend as his accomplice. (Gothamist)

A church in Cobble Hill has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the family of a lawyer who was killed by debris falling from the building. In July 2012, Richard Schwartz was killed after chunks of stone tumbled from the roof and steeple of Christ Church and Holy Family onto scaffolding surrounding the church, which subsequently collapsed on the lawyer as he walked below. The church’s roof had been severely damaged by lightning in 2000. The Schwartz family successfully claimed that church officials had been negligent in dealing with the danger of falling debris by choosing to postpone roof repairs for over twelve years. (DNA Info)

Queens residents have criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio for the city’s chilly response to the borough’s snow clear up. Nearly 1,000 snow plows took to the streets of Queens Sunday, but for many residents, the response was not enough. Frustration worsened on Monday morning when streets remained snow-laden despite city plow trackers claiming that the work had been done. The mayor visited Queens on Sunday pledging to clear the roads, although he has since acknowledged that the city’s snow clearing response to Queens needed improving. (Daily News)

Afternoon Bulletin: Woman Slashed on 6 Train, Queens Suffers After Blizzard and More