Jets training camp, search for Queens kidnappers among top 5 stories for Thursday
Jets go camping
The Jets, looking to bounce back from a forgettable 6-10 season in 2012, report to training camp Thursday at SUNY Cortland. The biggest question facing Gang Green this summer: Who will be the team’s starting quarterback? Incumbent Mark Sanchez and is battling rookie Geno Smith for the job.
Police hunt for kidnapping suspects
Police are looking for at least four suspects who they say kidnapped a woman after knocking her off her bike with their van Saturday in Jackson Heights. The men allegedly forced the 53-year-old woman into the van, blindfolded and beat her and repeatedly asked her, “Where is the money?” They threw her out of the van after about 15 minutes, authorities said. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or submit a tip at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
On the campaign trail
Mayoral hopefuls John Liu, Anthony Weiner, Sal Albanese and Adolfo Carrion Jr. are confirmed participants at a forum Thursday evening on women’s issues in Queens; Bill de Blasio will greet concertgoers at Prospect Park, where Bebe Winans and Alicia Olatuja will perform; and Bill Thompson will attend the Mount Morris Community Improvement Association’s picnic at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.
Smokey sings at Coney
Motown great Smokey Robinson will perform at Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series. The free show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at West 21st Street & Surf Avenue.
Free art in Chelsea
The fourth-annual Chelsea Art Walk will be held Thursday evening, when summer art exhibitions, galleries and art spaces throughout the neighborhood will welcome visitors for free. The festivities, which run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., also include artist talks, receptions and other special events. For more information, visit ArtWalkChelsea.com.