Eyes on Anthony Weiner, Alex Rodriguez: Top 5 stories for Wednesday
Weiner tries to move forward
Anthony Weiner’s campaign for mayor will be closely watched Wednesday, a day after he admitted to having another online relationship after he resigned from Congress. Some candidates have called for him to drop out of the race, a move he refused to make Tuesday. Weiner is scheduled to testify at a hearing for the NYC Housing Authority and participate in a mayoral forum at Bronx Community College on Wednesday.
A-Rod watch intensifies
It appears it’s only a matter of time before Major League Baseball moves to suspend Alex Rodriguez for his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Could Wednesday be the day? Unnamed MLB sources have told various media outlets that A-Rod is facing a suspension ranging from 100 games to life. Rodriguez reportedly will appeal a suspension and doesn’t plan to try to reach a deal with baseball officials.
Probe into flight’s gear problems continues
The investigation continues Wednesday into why a Southwest Airlines plane's nose gear collapsed upon landing Monday at LaGuardia Airport, which reportedly left up to 16 people injured after the Boeing 737-700 went skidding on the tarmac. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the nose landing gear on Boeing 737 jets has collapsed or failed to retract in at least 20 incidents worldwide since 1990 – and at least three times on Southwest flights since 2007.
‘Funeral march’ for endangered hospitals
Union members, community leaders and patients – all dressed in black -- will hold a “funeral march” on the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday and a rally at Foley Square to protest the possible closures of several Brooklyn hospitals, including Interfaith Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn.
Witches invade Greenpoint
Looking to be spellbound? Head out to McCarren Park in Greenpoint for a free screening of the 1996 Neve Campbell movie “The Craft,” about four teenage girls who explore witchcraft. The evening gets started at 6 p.m. Wednesday with live music from La Misma, Potty Mouth and Divorce Money. The movie rolls at sunset.