The Briefly for Election Day, 2020 – The "Let's All Get Through Today Together" Election Day Edition
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Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Vote Biden. Vote Biden on the Working Families Party. First thing today, the good news. Over 1.1 million New Yorkers already voted in this year's election, accounting for about half of the total early votes in the state. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Track your absentee ballot today. (NYC Absentee) If your ballot hasn't been accepted yet and you're starting to feel nervous, you should go vote today. It's legal and your absentee ballot will be removed and not counted. (Rachel Holliday Smith for The City) If you encounter an issue voting, fill out a complaint with Attorney General Letitia James' office. (New York State Attorney General) NY1's election Q&A. (Faraz Toor for NY1) What to eat on Election Day in NYC. (Robert Sietsema for Eater) A round-up of deals and discounts for poll workers and voters. Pizza to the Polls is out in full force, discounts at Baked by Melissa, Chop, Krispy Kreme, CAVA, and more. (6sqft) If you're voting today, be ready to see an elevated NYPD presence at polling locations. (Adam Nichols for Patch) If the NYPD's presence doesn't make you feel unsettled, high-end stores along Fifth Ave and in Times Square are being boarded up ahead of Election Day. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out) Dozens of NYPD officers in riot gear and full body armor violently arrested 11 demonstrators on Sunday afternoon in Madison Square Park. It was a familiar NYPD story where seemingly out of nowhere the police charged the protestors in what seemed like a planned attack. (Sydney Pereira and Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist) The arrests led to this very odd tweet from the NYPD, who made the claim that unless a journalist is credentialed by the NYPD, they are not journalists. (@NYPDNews) Photos: Meanwhile, Trump supporters drove around the city with an NYPD escort and eventually blocking the upstate Mario Cuomo Bridge and the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) Emily Gallagher is running unopposed for State Assembly District 50 after her defeat of 48-year incumbent Joe Lentol. Along with ending Lentol's run in the Assembly, she's also ending the "member items," taxpayer-funded allotments for individual lawmakers for projects in their districts, for Williamsburg. (Josefa Velasquez for The City) More food and drink specials across the city for Election Day. (Hannah Albertine for The Infatuation) Need a break from Election Day? Check out Stars in the House, a 10-hour marathon of conversations, rare videos, and live performances featuring Broadway and television stars, running from 9 am to 7 pm. (Adam Feldman for Time Out) The ultimate guide to Queens, from State Senator Jessica Ramos. (Deanna Ting for RESY) If you go through Atlantic Ave subway station through December, you'll find the "I Still Believe in Our City" Public Art Campaign by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a response to an uptick in reports of anti-Asian discrimination, harassment, and bias related to Covid-19. There are 45 pieces in the series. (Lauren Messman for NY Times) 35 additional public act installations to see across the city in November. (Justin Wu for Untapped New York) Photos: The best Halloween costumes on the subway. (Ben Yakas and Sai Mokhtari for Gothamist) John Mulaney hosted SNL last weekend, which is always worth watching. This week's episode yielded another fantastic NYC-focused musical sketch. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist) Video: Airport Sushi, a previous Mulaney gem. (SNL on YouTube) Listen, we all know the current Penn Station sucks, but there are still remnants of the original dotted around the city, including the original stone eagles, which can be found in King's Point. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York) Apartment Porn: A $4.65 Park Slope carriage house, with a shared garage across two three-bedroom duplexes, a garden, two terraces, and a roof deck. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft) A look at the Queens Museum's three new, post-lockdown exhibitions. (Holland Cotter for NY Times) Photos: A look at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition The Costume Institute’s About Time: Fashion and Duration. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist) The best dishes the editors of Eater ate this week. (Eater) Nine ways outdoor dining will change New York. (Pete Wells for NY Times) Meet Paris McKenzie, the youngest beauty supply store owner in Brooklyn. (Yannise Jean for The Brooklyn Reader)