For more local news from The Times, including disappointing poll numbers for the mayor, a dispute between New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians and a new approach to curbing gang violence in Suffolk County, see the N.Y./Region Section.
Here’s what City Room is reading in other newspapers and on other blogs this morning.
The Port Authority faced public opposition to proposed toll hikes at hearings across the city. One gathering in Staten Island grew particularly heated. [Staten Island Advance and The New York Daily News]
A spate of dognappings is worrying Brooklyn. A Yorkshire terrier is the latest victim. [The Brooklyn Paper]
Filming for an episode of “Law and Order: S.V.U.” based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case took place this week. [The New York Post]
An injured cyclist got his day in court — and $9.1 million. [The New York Post]
Shots were fired at an outdoor church service in Harlem. [DNAinfo]
Psychics near the Plaza Hotel were among the nine family mystics arrested and accused of fraud on Tuesday. [The Daily News]
A Hell’s Kitchen man offered a $1,500 reward for the guitar he lost on the L train. [The Daily News]
New York welcomed a new addition to the city fashion canon. [Animal New York]
A lawyer from Flushing was arrested on charges of helping smuggle 450 illegal immigrants into the country. [The Daily News]
New Yorkers will now be forced to face a world in which they do not know everything that on Steve Buscemi’s stoop. [The Brooklyn Paper]
An unsanctioned patio may cost one Hell’s Kitchen cafe its liquor license. [DNAinfo]
A Staten Island man was arrested and is accused of defying the little-known 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s “tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry and electronics.” [Staten Island Advance]