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SCANDAL at WHOLE FOODS
W-Holy moly! You may want to bring your own scale next time you go shopping at Whole Foods. The city Department of Consumer Affairs has found weights printed on the labels of prepackaged items are often wrong -- mostly in the store’s favor -- and that New Yorkers are getting overcharged.
Metro's Matthew Lee goes one-on-one with actor Ian McKellen, who talks about LGBT politics and his role as grand marshal of the Pride march this Sunday down 5th Ave. His co-marshal is fellow Brit and "Vicious" co-star Derek Jacobi.
While there were LGBT Americans on the frontlines beforehand, a riot at The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village against NYPD harassment is considered by many to be the big bang of the modern gay rights movement. The Stonewall is now an official New York City landmark after a vote by the Landmarks Preservation Committee.
RENT LAW DEAL
Republicans, Democrats, and Gov. Cuomo have struck a tentative deal to extend current rent stabilization and rent control laws by four years. Vacancy decontrol stays, however, guaranteeing a continued reduction in the number of protected units. The city's Rent Guidelines Board had postponed a vote set for today on new rent hikes; that meeting is now set for Monday.
WHO ARE ALL THESE RICH FOLK?
New York just can’t seem to slow down the growth of overpriced real estate. In the next few years, some egregiously expensive luxury apartments will make their appearance in the Manhattan market. But now, the question is: Are there enough rich people to fill this many apartments?
HOLY MOLY: GMAIL LETS YOU UNSEND
If you ever dreamed of having the ability to take back an email you sent to someone by mistake or regret sending that long, passive-aggressive email to a friend, coworker or partner, then today is your lucky day. Gmail now officially has an undo send feature as part of its service and we suggest you go turn that feature on now.
John A. Oswald is editor-at-large for Metro. Tweet him here @nyc_oz.