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Gov. Hochul is faced with the tough decision of possibly firing Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, who some say was part of a toxic culture under Andrew Cuomo, while others cite his knowledge and experience as necessary to get NY through the pandemic. bit.ly/3sPMguH
Trends emerge from the first interactive map based on NYC's Democratic primary. For example, in districts where Maya Wiley did well, a large swath of her votes went to Kathryn Garcia. In areas where Eric Adams did well, he received most of Wiley's votes. bit.ly/3mudWUY
New York City plans to randomly test 10% of each school’s unvaccinated population twice a month this school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will only consider closing schools if there is "widespread transmissions." bit.ly/2WkUWxB
For the first time in 20 years, the CowParade has returned to NYC. This time, there are 78 decorated, fiberglass cows across the city, and they’re in high visibility areas, so don’t even think about stealing them. bit.ly/38aLj6T
As landlords attempt to exploit pent-up demand and "make up for time and money lost during the pandemic," New York has surpassed San Francisco as the country's most expensive rental market, according to a report. bit.ly/3B78oDQ
While local officials praised the new Staten Island route added to Mayor de Blasio's ferry program, transit experts warn the heavy subsidy necessary to keep the ferry system cheap is increasingly unsustainable as it looks to add a Coney Island route. gothamist.com/news/de-blasio…
"Roaching" is the worst dating term ever, so here's some links you can bring up on an evening date: Do you wonder what goes on inside your cats head?; Rudy, are you OK? Are you OK, Rudy?; Everyone, please stop taking horse medicine to treat COVID, & more. bit.ly/3BhvzLD
The Center for Jewish History, in collaboration with the Museum of Chinese in America, has opened an exhibit built on hundreds photos taken by Emilie Bocian—a Jewish photojournalist who worked for the NYC-based newspaper the China Post. bit.ly/3mFn9tu
Governor Hochul announced that she, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie are discussing holding a special session to address the needs of New York’s renters. bit.ly/3yukzsQ
Calling the Supreme Court's ruling that ending a federal eviction moratorium unlawful "appalling and insensitive," Gov. Hochul urged New Yorkers in needed of assistance to apply for the state's $2.7 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Here's how. bit.ly/3yukzsQ
For $5 million you can own NYC’s allegedly narrowest townhouse— located in Greenwich Village, it’s 2-feet wide at its tightest point. Former residents include Edna St. Vincent Millay, Cary Grant and John Barrymore. bit.ly/3mC4GOD
The destruction of Grand Prospect Hall was swift. Sold in July, and gutted by August. gothamist.com/arts-entertain…
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“Losing a venue like this is a deep wound in the psyche of Brooklyn,” an activist said about the gutting of the historic Grand Prospect Hall, a beloved and over-the-top venue that had been recently sold after being family run for 40+ years. bit.ly/3komwle 📷:@ScobocooP
A federal jail in Manhattan will be closed to address brutal conditions. Famous for housing Jeffrey Epstein & El Chapo — alongside hundreds of people accused of lower level crimes — nearly all detainees have been charged but not convicted with a crime. bit.ly/3jsHcJX
Because college kids are cheating non-stop since the pandemic began, here are your morning links: When will Justice Breyer retire? Why is swimming with a t-shirt fashionable? Why does NBA player Evan Fournier look haunting in a new video game? And more. bit.ly/3kzsksx
"Everybody deserves the dignity of not just a roof over their head, but a clean environment, a safe environment," says Governor Hochul, promising to fix the two-decade crisis her predecessors rarely wanted to tackle: New York City Public Housing Authority. bit.ly/38jlt0u
There’s nothing worse than that quintessential summer subway experience of stepping off a scorching platform, only to find yourself trapped in a “hot subway car.” According to the MTA, there are less hot cars this season compared to 2019. bit.ly/3znZlhr
Alicia Ouellette, dean and president of the Albany Law School, says, "Private employers have the authority to regulate the terms of employment for their employees. And that includes safety precautions, and a vaccine mandate falls under that." bit.ly/3kxHVZk
The iconic official portraits of former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are coming to the @brooklynmuseum as part of a national tour to provide the opportunity to "witness how portraiture can engage people in the beauty of dialogue." bit.ly/3sNjMBQ
"It’s obvious that the police resources are being misappropriated," said one onlooker as dozens of NYPD officers and a helicopter arrested a graffiti artist atop a water tower. "There’s one way up and one way down. It's absurd." bit.ly/3zkSqpd
Politicians and advocates slammed an agreement between the MTA and the Biden administration for a 16-month environmental review, followed by another 10 month process, to implement congestion pricing. bit.ly/3D6IodJ
New York City plans to randomly test 10% of each school’s unvaccinated population twice a month this school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Students in quarantine will receive remote learning. bit.ly/2WkUWxB
While the pandemic rages on, roughly 750k people in New York City will see federal unemployment benefits—often between $500 and $600 per week—expire come Labor Day. “We’re really concerned about what that means for people losing their homes." bit.ly/38gQqCw
"It's about being more transparent,” Gov. Hochul said about the NY health dept. updating its COVID death toll to match data provided to the federal government. “There's no opportunity for us to mask those numbers, nor do I want to mask those numbers." bit.ly/3zeo9Z4
"This footage reminds me that the more things change, the more they stay the same." The Municipal Archives has digitized more than 140 hours of surveillance footage collected by the NYPD from 1960 to 1980, a lot of which focuses on protests and marches. bit.ly/3Dpt5gq
"We want to bring people back to Times Square," says one of the organizers behind the Times Squares Wheel. "And while you're here, in the greatest city on the greatest street in New York, you can get the greatest selfie on our fabulous Ferris wheel." bit.ly/3kwgFux
Everyone isn't quitting their jobs — but if you are and have free time, here are some evening links: Gorillaz released new music, another lawmaker who opposes masks has been placed on a ventilator fighting COVID, pivots to video are doomed, and more. bit.ly/38fGlpl
“The word partner means something to me,” Gov. Hochul said at an event announcing state Sen. Brian Benjamin as her new lieutenant governor. Hochul stressed that Benjamin will have a focus on issues such as the delta variant and need for affordable housing. bit.ly/3yi6COl
After shutting down several blocks of Greenpoint — and bringing in dozens of officers, a helicopter and a drone — for a 12-hour stand-off, the NYPD arrested a graffiti artist who allegedly tagged a water tower with a Super Mario-inspired piece. bit.ly/3zkSqpd
Live now on WNYC: The Pentagon is holding a briefing regarding a terrorist attack outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Tune in for coverage and analysis. Listen on 93.9 FM, AM820 or WNYC.org
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Painted by artists Kehinde Wiley & Amy Sherald, the official portraits Barack and Michelle Obama are on tour for the first time ever, and will be at the @brooklynmuseum from August 27th through October 24th. bit.ly/3sNjMBQ
New York City plans to randomly test 10% of each school’s unvaccinated population twice a month this school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will only consider closing schools if there is "widespread transmissions." bit.ly/2WkUWxB
Because South Dakota's motorcycle rally turned into a superspreader event (again), here are your morning links: The CDC wants you to steam your Italian cold cuts to avoid salmonella, ABBA is releasing new music and might go on a hologram tour, and more. bit.ly/3mxcocR
You know NYC is back when a new overpriced attraction lands in Times Square, and this 110-foot tall Ferris wheel is now offering to lift you up over the blinking canyon of animated advertisements. bit.ly/3zlcS9v 📷:@ScobocooD
Nedra Brown is one of 750k people in NYC set to lose federal unemployment benefits, leaving her with $182 per week in state unemployment. “That’s all that I’ll have to rely on as a single parent of a 12-year-old.” bit.ly/38gQqCw
Resignations amidst sexual misconduct scandals may have protected former governor Eliot Spitzer and former attorney general Eric Schneiderman from facing prosecution, but will it do the same for Andrew Cuomo as the former governor departs Albany? bit.ly/388aBCH
"Community members took the matter into their own hands," Eli Erlick says about the installation of a bust of Marsha P. Johnson in Christopher Park, adding that activists "hope the city will recognize that now is the time to remember Black trans leaders." bit.ly/3gvUDXo
“A bit of a safety net would have been really important for us,” say Chris Maestro, the co-owner of Bierwax, a Brooklyn bar that received a federal grant worth $1,435 to recover pandemic losses. The grant wasn't enough to pay Bierwax's seven staffers. bit.ly/3g14BQy
“The art, without exception, is the best we have ever produced." The CowParade has returned to NYC, with highly decorated fiberglass cows grazing in all five boroughs, featuring works such as "Frida Kowlo," "Edison Cow," and one graced by a subway map. bit.ly/38aLj6T
Governor Hochul has picked progressive Harlem state Sen. Brian Benjamin as the next Lieutenant Governor of New York. As a state senator, Benjamin has supported legislation that would end cash bail and mandating residency requirements for police officers. bit.ly/2WoMWeq
Revisit acclaimed director David Lynch’s 1991 PSA about New York City’s rat and trash problems. bit.ly/3sQyubs
Now that Governor Kathy Hochul has selected Harlem state Senator Brian Benjamin as the next lieutenant governor of New York, you might be wondering: what does a lieutenant governor even do? bit.ly/3yhfVhs
The Spotted Lanternfly is here in NYC, and officials ask that if you spot one, “you freeze, squish, and dispose of it.” And then report the sighting. bit.ly/3g9V8q1
If the online discourse around Ted Lasso is too much for you, here are evening links to enjoy: The Jeopardy! host controversy just got spicier, a Times Square cyclist collided with a motorcycle cop, NYC tunnels, and more. bit.ly/3yjaRt8
Following Andrew Cuomo's resignation as governor, the NY State Department of Health increased the COVID-19 death toll on its websites by 12,000 deaths, finally bringing its reported tallies in line with ones it had been releasing to the CDC. bit.ly/3zeo9Z4
While I agree with what @yokoono once told me during an interview—"I don't believe in statues"—I am forever on the statue beat, which I do love. This count still hasn't gone up... gothamist.com/arts-entertain…
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Activists installed a bust of Marsha P. Johnson in Christopher Park on Tuesday. NYC previously announced it would install a statue of Johnson & Sylvia Rivera in 2021, its first honoring transgender individuals, but has not provided any updates on progress. bit.ly/3gvUDXo
BREAKING: Governor Kathy Hochul has picked State Senator Brian Benjamin, who represents Harlem, to be her lieutenant governor. gothamist.com/news/report-ho…
For the first time in 20 years, the CowParade has returned to NYC. This time, there are 78 decorated, fiberglass cows across the city, and they’re in high visibility areas, so don’t even think about stealing them. bit.ly/38aLj6T
A cadre of moms formed a text group to find Channing Tatum while he's in NYC. For everyone else, here are your morning links: OnlyFans "suspended" its plan to ban sexually explicit content, Tom Cruise landed his helicopter in someone's backyard, and more. bit.ly/2WsJLCN
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