Here, at 7 a.m., are the 6 things New Yorkers will be talking about today.
WEATHER: Hot, humid, sticky, high 80s to 90. YUCK.n Here we go. If you’re back in the boroughs today, you’re going to wish you had stayed at The Shore, upstate -- or at your Mom’s in the suburbs. Especially by 2 or 3 p.m. -- when the reminder that summer is almost a FULL MONTH away, is dripping down your neck.
JET THREATS: Anonymous threats against at least 14 flights caused havoc in the skies and on the tarmac in the past 24 hours. At one point Sunday, fighter jets were scrambled to escort to John F. Kennedy Airport. Two other jetliners were also searched at JFK alone. None of the threats, which warned of a pending chemical weapons hit, proved credible.
TIME WARNER: Oy. The Wall Street Journal just reported that Charter Communications has reached a $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable “giving cable mogul John Malone the prize he has been chasing for two years.” (Metro can almost guarantee: Your rates will NOT come down.) Reports the WSJ: “The acquisition by Charter, which is backed by Mr. Malone’s Liberty Broadband Corp., would vault the cable operator into the ranks of the biggest U.S. broadband and pay-television companies. The firms have agreed to terms for a cash-and-stock deal that would value Time Warner Cable at $195 a share, according to people familiar with the matter.”
QUEENS CASINO SHOOTING: A bloody Memorial Day weekend, in which at least 10 people were shot, two fatally, ended this morning with the brazen gunning down of woman walking in the parking lot of the Resorts World Casino in Queens. The dead victim in the 2:20 a.m. shooting is being hunted by our Finest. The shooter fired from a white car.
RANGERS: Tonight. Game 6. Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning. They’re out if they lose. They won’t. Right? Right!??
SANDRA LEE: Good thoughts out today to the Food Network’s Sandra Lee, who is back home with Gov. Andrew Cuomo after double mastectomy. “So happy to be in my own backyard,” Lee posted, with one of her two beloved pet birds -- and the governor -- keeping her company. We love you Sandra!
John A. Oswald is Metro.US editor-at-large in NYC. Follow him on the Twitters -- @nyc_oz.