The "89 People Short" Edition

A Central Park shark, office capacity increases, the fight against Nicole Malliotakis, the UWS continues to be heartless, and more

Today - Low: 55˚ High: 60˚
Partly cloudy throughout the day.

• 80,000 city office workers are being brought back to the office on May 3. Six municipal workers on going back to the office. (Caroline Spivack for Curbed)

• The 9,500ish city workers who were forced to take week-long furloughs will be paid back by the city. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist)

Office capacity will increase to 75% on May 15, up from 50%. (Sasha Jones for The Real Deal)

• Gyn capacity is increasing to 50%, but not in NYC. Gyms in the city will remain at 33% capacity for now. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

• Mayor de Blasio pledged that all New York City school buses will be electric by 2035 and 100% of city vehicles will be electric. Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

• We're back to the READ ID conversation. There are only six months left until you need a READ ID or passport to fly on a domestic flight. (Adam Nichols for Patch)

The hostilities have escalated between the Barred Owl and Gray Squirrels in Central Park. (D. Bruce Yolton for Urban Hawks)

• Learn the name Brittany Ramos DeBarros. DeBarros is raising money to oust Nicole Malliotakis in 2022 and has raised $129k in two months. New district lines, as a result of the 2020 Census results, will be drawn and likely impact the race in DeBarros's favor. (Clifford Michel for The City)

• New York is losing a seat in the House of Representatives as a result of coming up 89 people short in the 2020 Census. There's an assumption that the loss of a seat will happen somewhere upstate in addition to adding more Democratic parts of Brooklyn to Nicole Malliotakis's district. (Shane Goldmacher for NY Times)

• More than half of the roughly 270 NYC correction officers disciplined in the NYC jail system over a 20-month period lied to investigators or filed incomplete or inaccurate reports. (Jan Ransom for NY Times)

• The Manhattan DA's Office is prosecuting a jail captain for allegedly issuing orders that prevented staff from promptly intervening in the suicide of Ryan Wilson, a detainee who died at Manhattan Detention Complex last November. (George Joseph for Gothamist)

Where all the mayoral candidates stand on Defund the Police. (Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist)

• In a statement that will never come back to haunt Governor Cuomo at all, he stood in public and said "I didn't do anything wrong." His completely idiotic statement overshadowed his announcement of the return of the New York state fair. (Jesse McKinley for NY Times)

The scene at DMX’s Barclays Center memorial: ‘chaotic, beautiful, iconic.’ (Jake Samieske for Brooklyn Magazine)

• The Parks Department is investigating a permitted concert in Tompkins Square Park over the weekend that attracted 2k-3k. Madball, Murphy's Law, Bloodclot, and The Capturers proved that NYHC stands for Now You Have Covid. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

• During the pandemic, out-of-work chefs found success turning to entrepreneurship, selling food on Instagram. Some saw so much success they aren't sure they want to return to their old jobs. (Erika Adams for Eater)

Is there a shark in the waters of Central Park? A new video is making people wonder. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York)

• Apartment Lust: An $8.5 million Boerum Hill townhouse with a retractable roof, a climate-controlled wine cellar, outdoor lounge, glass elevator, five bedrooms, a studio apartment, home gym, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

An interview with owners of two float spas (you probably know them as sensory deprivation places). On how they *ahem* floated *ahem* through the pandemic. (Nick Youssef for Brooklyn Magazine)

• Community board members on the Upper West Side opposed a non-binding resolution that would have encouraged restaurant owners to allow delivery workers to use the bathroom when they arrive to pick up food orders. (Gersh Kuntzman for Streetsblog)

If Open Streets succeeds, it will be despite the mayor. (Benjamin Kabak for Second Ave Sagas)

A 61-year-old Asian man who was brutally attacked in East Harlem is now in a medically induced coma. He was attacked while collecting cans for extra money on Friday night. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist)

The latest in the mayoral race headlines:

There’s a secret cocktail bar behind an ice cream shop on the UES. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

The best empanadas in NYC. (Monica Prestia for The Infatuation)

Fun things to do in NYC based on your comfort with reentering society. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

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