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The Briefly for April 19, 2019 – The "Mayor of New York City and Candyland" Edition
What fresh hell does the weekend bring us on the subways? Literally no G train, partial shutdowns or diversions on the 1, 4, F, J, N, Q, and of course more. (Subway Changes) The Mueller Report is out, download the report and find one of 21 of the best quiet places to read in New York City. (Harpers Bazaar) If you'll need more than just a quiet space, here are 17 places you can take in the report and alcohol. (The Infatuation) The mayor was directly confronted with statistics and facts showing he is wrong about electric bikes and still chooses to live in Candyland where what he thinks becomes everyone else's reality. (Streetsblog) The city shut down four schools (they shut down a school earlier this week) and fined three sets of parents for violating the city's measles vaccination mandate. (amNY) The anti-vaccination parents who sought to lift New York City’s new measles vaccination mandate via lawsuit have failed. A state judge rejected the lawsuit. (HuffPost) From the "men will eventually ruin this" files: Brooklyn's first female and non-binary powerlifting gym opened in Bushwick. (Bushwick Daily) The latest explainer of congestion pricing. We'll be seeing these until 2021 when congestion pricing takes hold. (Gothamist) 13 dishes that show it's a boom time for ribs in NYC. (Grub Street) It's springtime, are you ready to step out? (NY Times) The Times takes a look at the city's opulent bank buildings, which have found new life in a world ruled by ATMS. (NY Times) Looking around the Lower East Side, it's easy to forget the 90 years that ended in 2015 when the Streitz matzo factory pumped out nearly 30,000 pounds of the unleavened bread every day leading up to Passover. (Bowery Boogie) Three businesses built around reducing waste. Take note, because paper bags are gonna cost you a nickel in 2020. (amNY) It's like a piece of IKEA furniture, but instead, it's a 360-foot-tall hotel. (The Real Deal) A story of multiple headlines:
Did New York City’s Population Fall? Yes. And No. (NY Times) People Are Fleeing NYC In Droves, Census Figures Show (Patch) Oh No, NYC's Population Has Dropped Ever So Slightly, Whatever Shall We Do With The Tiny Sliver Of Extra Space? (Gothamist) Can you figure out which one of these headlines is clickbait? The DOT unveiled its plan to help our slowest-in-the-nation buses improve their speeds by 25%, including protected lanes, separated lanes, and pedestrian safety improvements. Changes are scheduled to happen starting this year. (Streetsblog) No, you can't sue the MTA for bad service. Turns out the MTA has literally never promised good service. (Gothamist) 11 landmarks of immigration in Greenwich Village. (6sqft) So the man arrested trying to bring canisters of gas and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral had a one-way ticket to Rome and had been arrested for refusing to leave a Catholic church in New Jersey last week. (CNN) Death metal busking on the subway? * guttural approval intensifies * (Gothamist) The mayor violated ethics rules by courting developers for donations for his now-defunct nonprofit Campaign for One New York. (Curbed) 20 standout Financial District bars and restaurants. (Eater) Get your photo featured or suggest stories for The Briefly by responding to this email or tagging your NYC photos and news on Instagram or Twitter with #thebriefly.