The "A Tiny Seahorse in the Hudson" Edition

Movie theaters expand capacity, another Cuomo investigation, get vaccinated under the blue whale, and more

Today - Low: 55˚ High: 68˚
Clear throughout the day.

Movie theaters can be filled to 33%, museums and zoos can bump up capacity to 50%, this coming Monday. Arenas can increase capacity from 10 percent to 25 percent on May 19. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

A tiny seahorse was found in the Hudson River, which is a sign of spring in the Hudson. Of course, there are photos. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist)

• Map: Where to find cherry blossoms in the city. (Paroma Soni for NY City Lens)

• Photos: Take a tour of the tailor shops of Christopher Street. (Wendy Goodman with photos by DeSean McClinton-Holland)

Get vaccinated under the blue whale! The city added a vaccination site at the Museum of Natural History that will have appointments set aside for residents of public housing and cultural workers. (Mike Mishkin for I Love the Upper West Side)

• Apartment Lust: Bette Midler sold her Upper West Side penthouse which was listed for $50 million. 7,000 square feet of indoor space on three floors, 3,000 square feet of outdoor space, a top floor library, and more. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• The Climate Clock in Union Square is switching up its messaging for Earth Day, displaying a percentage of the Earth's energy supplied by renewable resources. (Colin Moynihan for NY Times)

• A herd of sheep will spend the summer grazing in Hammock Grove on Governors Island. They'll be there to help cut back on invasive plant species. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• With a 4.91% positivity rate, we're below 5% for the first time since Thanksgiving. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

• Video: The NY Pizza Festival is going virtual this weekend. (NBC New York)

The best restaurant patios in NYC. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation)

The NYPD will limit their use of their "sound cannons" on crowds after settling a lawsuit from 2014 by five photographers. They will no longer use the painful "alert tone" but still be able to use it for voice announcements. So they paid $70,000 for a PA system? (Colin Moynihan for NY Times)

The NYPD announced an Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Task Force to provide insight on cases that are difficult to label as hate crimes. The task force's recommendations will have no legal bearings. Members of the task force are Fred Teng, President of the America China Public Affairs Institute, Pia Raymond, author, professor, and social worker, Ed Powell, President of the 70th Precinct Community Council, and David Warren, a member of Manhattan Community Board 4. (Dean Moses for amNewYork Metro)

• Unity Works is a new city program for homeless LGBTQ youth by offering job placement, education, and mental health support. (Michael Gold for NY Times)

• As anticipated, a judge is allowing the Gowanus rezoning to move forward. In-person locations will be provided for people without an internet connection to interact with the meetings at two community playgrounds. What happens if it rains? (Kevin Duggan for Brooklyn Paper)

• The New York Attorney General Letitia James opened an investigation into Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s use of state resources as he wrote and promoted his recent pandemic memoir. This is the fourth open investigation into Governor Cuomo's behavior in office. (Jesse McKinley for NY Times)

• Done something foolish? Then this sculpture in Tompkins Square Park is waiting for your story. "FOOL" is a guerrilla installation by artist Thomas Manco. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

• With panic over the fate of the season setting in while it's only April, Yankees fans find themselves in a very Mets situation. (Joe Pantorno for amNewYork Metro)

• Seven Grain Army from former Scratchbread chef and owner Matthew Tilden is hosting a 4/20 bake sale as a final push towards getting the bakery open. (Erin Conlon for Greenpointers)

The mayoral race headlines:

• Apartment Lust: A $8.995 million Brooklyn Heights brownstone with a wine cellar for 1,500 bottles, four floors, a roof deck, and more. (Susan De Vries for Brownstoner)

17 restaurants where you can make up for lost time. (Pete Wells for NY Times)

Featured Pet: Pepper!

Believe it or not, no one sent in photos of their pets to thebriefly@gmail.com this weekend, so my pup Pepper gets another feature! Between now and the next email, Scooter will be going in for his second tooth removal surgery!