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The "$2,350/Month, No Kitchen, No Bathroom" Edition
There will be a bidding war for the 77 square foot apartment in Greenwich Village.
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• Apartment Porn: A $2,350/month Greenwich Village 77-square-foot "apartment" with no kitchen and no bathroom. Expect a bidding war. (David Brand for Gothamist)
• Meet Anthony Miranda, the snake oil salesman Mayor Eric Adams hired as a sheriff, recently selling bullshit "invisible" Covid-19 masks. Come for the story about this new sheriff; stay for the anecdote about the Elon Musk impersonator. (Yoav Gonen for The City)
• We can't stop pickleball. We can only hope to contain it. Over at Carl Schurz Park, pickleball cannot be contained. (Upper East Site)
• Tell the boomer in your life the Billy Joel MSG run is ending in October. (Bill Pearis for BrooklynVegan)
• Covid-19 spread is getting shitty again, according to the latest wastewater surveillance. All fourteen treatment plants report high concentrations, indicating at least 50 cases per 100,000 people. (Nsikan Akpan for Gothamist)
• It's beach season: Here are the city's dirtiest beaches. (Mariana Simões and Ryan Pullido for CityLimits)
• Mpox, TVFKA as monkeypox, appears to be coming back this summer after a cluster of cases were found in Chicago, with some of those cases linked to travel to the city. If you're at risk, it's time to get a mpox vaccination. (Betsy Ladyzhets for Gothamist)
• A less upsetting indicator of summer is great white sharks are back in New York waters. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• A look at the incoming four-building complex being built in Gowanus, aka the neighborhood of perpetual construction, with 654 apartments on 2.3 acres. (Michael Young and Matt Pruznick for New York YIMBY)
• What's in that meat? No, seriously, what's in that meat? A distributor selling meat to street carts admitted to selling "un-inspected and misbranded products" but agreed to stop. Maybe order falafel next time. (Catalina Gonella for Gothamist)
• An NYPD officer is suing the city in federal court, arguing his superiors retaliated against him for his stance against the NYPD's corrupt "get out of jail free" cards. "As a result of the quota policy and the unwritten rule that you cannot write tickets to civilians with Courtesy Cards, police officers are forced to disproportionately ticket minority drivers as they are less likely to possess the Courtesy Cards or have affiliations with law enforcement," according to the lawsuit. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Three cheers to SeanPaul Reyes, who is challenging the NYPD's understanding of the city's Right to Record Act, which already resulted in his arrest. (Samantha Max for Gothamist)
• The Department of Corrections will no longer notify the public when an incarcerated person dies, claiming the death announcements were a "practice, not a policy." There have been two unreported deaths in the last two weeks. It's a disgusting but unsurprising change from the Adams administration. (Reuven Blau for The City)
• Parents: The 23/24 school calendar is late this year, with no update on when it might be ready. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Airbnb is suing the city over Local Law 18, which Airbnb claims will make short-term rentals of entire homes virtually impossible. Enforcement of the law is set to begin in July.
• Ten photos of Manhattanhenge. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• How the Bronx Zoo helped save America's bison population. (Thomas Hynes for Untapped New York)
• Twelve outstanding Cesar salads in NYC. (Kristen Kornbluth for Eater)
• Where to go horseback riding in NYC. (Lidia Ryan for 6sqft)
• Places to eat and drink poolside in the city. (Eater)
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Featured Adoptable Dog: Ripley!
From Ripley’s listing: Small but mighty, she’s the perfect size for the city. No sight or sound is too big for this small girl. She walks through the streets with confidence, even trying to approach the horses near the park. And don’t let the age fool you, she’s in her prime. Energy for walks and playtime, and the perk of her maturity is that she knows when to settle. If you’re looking for a cute, confident, and loyal bestie, Ripley is your girl! Learn more about Ripley, who will be available at an adoption event this weekend at Union Square.