New York Today: New York Today: New Yorkers on Trump

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Plenty of advice here. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Good morning on this wet Friday.

On President Trump’s first trip back to the city, hundreds of residents took to the streets to chide, deride or applaud their hometown president.

New Yorkers, it seems, have a lot to say about Mr. Trump’s first 100 days in office.

So we asked the protesters and supporters who had gathered outside the decommissioned aircraft carrier Intrepid, where Mr. Trump spoke Thursday evening, to answer the following question with a Twitter-size response:

In President Trump’s next 100 days, what would you like to see him to accomplish?

“Pass affordable health care that takes care of the citizens of this country.”

— Dennis Gagomiros, Hell’s Kitchen, 65, Democrat

“Turn around his views on health care. Have some empathy, sympathy, and compassion for those who voted him in.”

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— Orundun Johnson, 71, Washington Heights, Democrat

“Take away money from New York City and put them on lockdown if they want to be a sanctuary city.”

— Elisa Nahoum, 46, Bayside, Queens. Republican

“I hope he doesn’t accomplish anything because his agenda is horrific.”

— Pete Sikora, 42, Carroll Gardens, Democrat

“Number 1: Tax Code. Lower on the poor, more on the rich.”

— Asa Lowe, 45, Coney Island, Brooklyn, Republican

“I would like him to rescind every executive order he’s made. Resign.”

— Lisa Harrison, 60, Upper West Side, Democrat

“I want him to start an investigation into the deep state and clean it up.”

— Hector Beguero, 58, Jackson Heights, Queens, Republican

“To not tweet. To form a mature adult sentence. And to go away.”

— Janet Pytik, 50, Upper West Side, Democrat

“Defeat ISIS. Build a Wall. Establish extreme vetting.”

— Ariel Kohan, 46, Upper West Side, Republican

“Nuclear Armageddon. Put us out of our misery.”

— Ron Kuby, 60, Chelsea, Democrat

What would you like to see Mr. Trump accomplish in his next 100 days in office? Let us know in the comments.

Here’s what else is happening:

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Some people like watching the puddles gather rain.

If you’re one of them, you have three days of excitement ahead.

Today will likely be the wettest, but expect the showers, fog, wind (and possible thunderstorms) to stick around for most of the weekend, with highs around 60.

Hair forecast: Sopping Shirley Temple.

In the News

A principal at Park Slope Collegiate n Brooklyn was accused of being a Communist, which rattled the school. [New York Times]

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“I mean, what decade are we living in?” said the principal, Jill Bloomberg, who is suing the city Department of Education. Credit Mark Kauzlarich for The New York Times

During a push to test backlogged rape-evidence kits, DNA led to an arrest in the attack of a young girl 24 years ago. [New York Times]

In “About New York,” the columnist Jim Dwyer writes about how city libraries are fining children who can’t afford to be without books. [New York Times]

… And in “Big City,” the columnist Ginia Bellafante explains an alternative policing ideology in which officers are akin to businesses that serve customers. [New York Times]

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, complains about his jail conditions, to no avail. [New York Times]

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera was extradited from Mexico in January. Credit U.S. law enforcement, via Associated Press

Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “An Elevator Ride to Remember

Scoreboard: Rangers vote out Senators, 4-1.

For a global look at what’s happening, see Your Friday Briefing.

Coming Up Today

Bike Expo New York, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, workshops and lessons, at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan. 10 a.m. [Free]

Here’s a guide to the three-day Frieze New York art fair on Randalls Island, where galleries from across the world will display their most eye-popping work, beginning at 11 a.m. [Prices vary]

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Protesters in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on Thursday. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Music performances and strawberry shortcake, part of the Strawberry Festival, at West Third Street near Mercer Street. Noon. [Free admission]

Take the children to a basketball training camp at Walker Park on Staten Island. 4:30 p.m. [Free]

A screening of Laura Poitras’s new documentary, “Risk,” followed by a discussion with the director, at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. 5:10 p.m. [$15]

Yankees at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (YES). Mets host Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (SNY).

Alternate-side parking remains in effect until May 25.

Weekend travel hassles: Check subway disruptions and street closings.

The Weekend

Saturday

Free walking tours led by New Yorkers, part of Jane’s Walk, at various times and locations. [Free]

The Dusty Film and Animation Festival presents screenings of works by students at the School of Visual Arts, at SVA Theater in Chelsea. Times vary. [Free]

Start your Saturday with a Zumba class at the Poe Park Visitor Center in the Bronx. 10 a.m. [Free]

Pick up some perennials or peonies at the Snug Harbor plant sale and Staten Island Orchid Society show at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. 10 a.m. [Free entry]

Art and sculpture classes, fitness classes and dance and theater performances, part of the LIC Springs! block festival, on Vernon Boulevard between 50th and 46th Avenues in Long Island City, Queens. Noon. [Free]

Rangers at Senators, 3 p.m., in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series. (NBCS). New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union, 7 p.m. (MSG). Mets host Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (WPIX). Yankees at Cubs, 7:15 p.m. (FOX).

Sunday

Watch the 40-mile Five Boro Bike Tour, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Here’s the route map. [Free to watch]

Join an Urban Ranger to explore Seton Falls Park in the Bronx. Noon. [Free]

Plays based on the lives of actors from El Grupo de ACQC (The AIDS Center of Queens County Troupe), part of the Legislative Theater Festival, at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. 2 p.m. [Free, R.S.V.P. here]

Screenings of short films about the environment at the Greenpoint Film Festival at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. 3 p.m. [$10]

An afternoon of classical music on the waterfront at Conference House Park on Staten Island. 3:30 p.m. [Free]

Mets host Marlins, 1:10 p.m. (SNY). New York City F.C. host Atlanta United F.C., 4 p.m. (WFAN). Yankees at Cubs, 8:08 p.m. (ESPN).

For more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.

And Finally…

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An island awakens. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

For those counting the days to summer, here’s a bit of good news: Governors Island opened this week, nearly a month earlier than usual.

Toting your picnic basket or bike over the harbor is a bit easier this year.

The East River Ferry route that was relaunched this past week will continue to make stops at the island on weekends during the season, beginning tomorrow, and the new South Brooklyn route will connect to Governors Island beginning on June 3.

This weekend you can:

• Get dusted with colored powder and take in music and dance performances at the Holi Hai festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Attend readings from more than a dozen authors during the Children’s Book Weekend. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Try out the city’s largest slide. Anytime.

• Join a bird walk. 10 a.m.

The best part? They’re all free.

Governors Island is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, and until 7 p.m. on the weekends and some holidays.

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Source: New York Times

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