The "A Plan to Save Jing Fong" Edition

A new brewery, Cuomo won't bow to "cancel culture," the "Plastic Park" is dead, how to spend a day in Sunset Park, and more

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• How the Cuomo administration enabled donor and fertilizer billionaire Alex Rovt to build a new empire in the state's hyper-subsidized health-care industry. Shitty business. (William Bredderman for The Daily Beast)

• Speaking of billionaires, Stephen Ross is throwing money at the Democratic primary for mayor in hopes of electing a less progressive and more pro-business candidate. Ross supports Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, and Ray McGuire. This is the guy who threw a $100,000+ Trump fundraiser, causing a brief SoulCycle/Equinox boycott. (Dana Rubenstein for NY Times)

The business eviction moratorium was pushed back to May 1, giving restaurants and businesses with under 50 employees and landlords with ten or fewer units an opportunity to write a hardship letter to prevent foreclosures and evictions. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater)

• Community organizers and workers at the Jing Fong's Chinatown location are proposing collective ownership of a new restaurant in the space. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist)

• When small venues open their doors across the city in April, Bowery Presents will stream a series of shows from their venues on Twitch. The artists confirmed right now are Amber Mark, Beach Bunny, Brian Fallon, Claud, Deer Tick, The Districts, Mannequin Pussy, Hamilton Leithauser, Jamila Woods, and Marco Benevento with more to be announced. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)

• Whoopsie! The NYPD is searching for a suspected murderer who was mistakenly released from Rikers Island because of a paperwork error. (Eyewitness News)

• Form the House of Yes to the NYPL's Rose Main Reading Room 13 iconic rooms we missed the most this year. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

What to expect for St. Patrick's Day this year, as the parade will be virtual this year, but some events will still be happening across the city. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

Talea opened a new brewery and taproom in Williamsburg this week. Talea looks to set itself apart from the city's other breweries as a woman- and veteran-run business that welcomes anyone through its doors. (Emma Orlow for Eater)

• It's been speculated for a while now, but Manhattan DA Cy Vance will not seek re-election. Whoever takes over the job will inherit the investigation into accused serial sex offender and one-time president Donald Trump. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have joined the voices calling for Governor Cuomo's resignation, while the governor says he won't bow to "cancel culture." (Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Jesse McKinley for NY Times)

Another look at Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, who has remained silent about the accusations against Governor Cuomo and the calls for his resignation. During an impeachment trial, Hochul would serve as acting governor. (Katie Glueck for NY Times)

The "Plastic Park" is dead after activists, residents, and the family of Marsha Johnson protested the state's plan to create a one-acre plastic mural in Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Williamsburg. The state will develop a new design. (Caroline Spivack for Curbed)

• Video: One year of NYC pandemic life, captured in a five-minute video collage by journalist and filmmaker Shelby Wilder. (Brooklyn Magazine)

• Okay, it's been a year since you filed for unemployment. Now what? (Allison Dikanovic for The City)

Inside the fight to save 13th Street Repertory Company, one of Off Off Broadway’s longest-operating stages, by diving deep into the building's history. (John Freeman Gill for NY Times)

Shaye Weaver makes the case for permanent outdoor dining. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• Podcast: Reshma Patel discusses her run for NYC Comptroller. (Ben Max for Gotham Gazette)

24/7 vaccine distribution at the Javits Center is over. The pilot program that distributed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine ended on Wednesday. Hours of operation are now 8 am to 7 pm. (David Cruz for Gothamist)

Astoria Eats launched their online delivery platform this week, giving Astoria residents an alternative to Seamless and other food delivery apps, which regularly charge restaurants high fees. (Caroline Shin for Eater)

A guide to the seven candidates running for Staten Island Borough President. (Clarissa Sosin for Politics NY)

A look at Tomokase, which offers a decadent at-home omakase experience. (Will Gleason for Time Out)

Planning a day in Sunset Park, where a combination of sake, tacos, sunsets, and a cemetery go together easily. (Hannah Albertine for The Infatuation)

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