The "24/7 Subway Service Returns" Edition

Indoor dining is coming back but with a twist, Eleven Madison Park goes 100% plant-based, the MTA's bathrooms remained locked, and more

Today - Low: 54˚ High: 65˚
Rain in the morning and overnight.

Overnight subway service will return on May 17. (Benjamin Kabak for Second Ave Sagas)

Indoor dining will return to 100% capacity on May 19 with restrictions. Covid-19 precautions will still be in place, so tables will have to be at least six feet apart unless you can show a negative Covid-19 test or that you're fully vaccinated. (Luke Fortney for Eater)

Eleven Madison Park is reopening next month and the triple-starred Michelin restaurants will be an all-vegan restaurant. (Rachel Sugar for Grub Street)

• Interactive: The City's "Meet Your Mayor" on Criminal Justice. Answer four questions to find out which mayoral candidate you most closely align with. (The City)

• There are 76 bathrooms in the subway system and every single one of them has been closed for the better part of a year, which has disproportionately affected homeless New Yorkers. With the subways opening overnight and Mayor de Blasio's campaign to reopen the city by July 1, advocates are pushing to unlock the bathrooms. (Jose Martinez for The City)

• The MTA employs fewer car cleaners than it did two years ago thanks to a hiring freeze, retirements, and Covid-19. The Transit Workers Union is saying they don't have enough cleaners to get the job done for the ridership as it returns. (Jose Martinez for The City)

• The story behind the photo of Woody Harrelson helping strangers move out of an apartment. (Elyse Wanshel for HuffPost)

The city's Covid-19 positivity rate is below 3%, which we haven't seen since early November of 2020. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

10 new public art installations in May. (Lisa Bauso for Untapped New York)

• The City Council passed a bill ensuring Open Streets is a permanent NYC fixture. (Allie Griffin for Queens Post)

Inside the MTA's money room, which sees over $1.5 billion a year, which has been under Al Putre's careful watch since 1999. (Christopher Bonanos for Curbed)

The 46th annual Macy’s Flower Show opened on Sunday with the theme Give. Love. Bloom.. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• Videos: 30 minutes with each of the candidates for Comptroller of NYC. (Gotham Gazette)

• The owner of Henrietta Hudson used the pandemic to change the space and it will return as a cafe lounge with a bright, mid-century design and Palm Springs-esque decor. (Tat Bellamy-Walker for Gay City News)

13 restaurants perfect for Mother's Day brunch. (Erika Adams for Eater)

Urban Archive launched “NY <3 Moms,” asking New Yorkers to submit photos of their moms or caregivers taken across the five boroughs that will then be added to their extensive digital map of historic images. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

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