Weekend Link-Up: Sunday

December 7, 2014 | Bucky Turco

Saturday marked the fourth day of continuous protests in New York City for Eric Garner and more are expected on Sunday. The royals arrive from the UK this afternoon and the NYPD is beefing up security to make sure no one bothers them. Meanwhile, at a demonstration against police violence in Berkeley, police responded with tear gas and flash bangs.

A funeral was held for Akai Gurley, the 27-year-old man who police say was “accidentally” shot by a rookie cop in East New York.

Guess which neighborhoods in New York City have little or no access to the internet? Hint: It ain’t the Upper East Side or Soho.

Definitive proof that the Second Avenue Subway does indeed exist.

A really big truffle fetched a really big sum of money at auction.

Brooklyn is no longer affordable.

New York City was a sort of a shithole before it was even called New York City. Circa 1657: “It has been found, that within this City of Amsterdam in [New Netherland] many burghers and inhabitants throw their rubbish, filth, ashes, dead animals and suchlike things into the public streets to the great inconvenience of the community.”

(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)