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The Briefly for January 28, 2020 – The "Is See Something, Say Something No Longer Adequate?" Edition
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The Spotted Pig, as rumored over the weekend is closing. (Chris Crowley for Grub Street) Here's how to get a half-priced MetroCard from the city’s Fair Fares program, if you qualify. (Valeria Ricciulli for Curbed) It's like a black and white cookie, but it's a vegan milkshake with chocolate chips, black n' white cake, whip cream and chocolate drizzle. (Bao Ong for Time Out) The MTA launched a new "Kindness. Respect. Solidarity." campaign to encourage riders to report hate crimes, harassment or graffiti on the subways. This differs from the "See Something, Say Something" because for this campaign if you see something, you should... say something. (Shumita Basu for Gothamist) More than 400 City Council staffers seeking to unionize to improve working conditions asked Council Speaker Corey Johnson to recognize them on Monday. If Recognized, this would be the first independent unionized legislative staff in the country. (Brigid Bergin for Gothamist) 10 secrets of the United Palace, Manhattan's fourth largest theater, celebrating its 90th year. (Untapped New York) The best mac and cheese on the Upper West Side. (Mike Mishkin for I Love the Upper West Side) Photos: Inside the Central Park Club, an exclusive 100th floor private club looking over Central Park. (alexandra Alexa for 6sqft) Video: New Yorkers rescued a woman trapped under an SUV on Sunday night by "collectively lifting" it off the ground. The woman trapped under the SUV was not hurt. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) There have been no confirmed cases have been reported in New York , but five people are waiting for Coronavirus test results. Across the country 110 people in 26 states are being tested and there have been five confirmed cases. If you are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and have traveled to the central Chinese region, please contact a doctor immediately. (Elizabeth Kim for Gothamist) Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding the federal government declare a state of emergency as the fifth confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus was found in the U.S. (Adam Nichols for Patch) New York is the 15th most polluted city in the country. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch) 10 spots in the city to bring you back to relive the Roaring 20s, but without all the Diphtheria. (Lucie Levine for 6sqft) RIP Jason Polan, an artist whose goal was to draw every person in NYC. I've long been enamored by his art and his story is one of those that I've always believed as one that made New York special. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist) The story of how mead went from the Renaissance Fair to city bars. (James Reddicliffe for NY Times) For the second time in a week, the MTA is dealing with bed bugs at the 71st Avenue stop in Forest Hills. An exterminator crew was seen at a control tower on Monday night. (NY1) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is stepped down from the Sunnyside Yards steering committee because the city's Economic Development Corporation is not including feedback from any of the meetings the EDC has had with the public. (Christian Murray for Jackson Heights Post) Bernie Sanders is stuck in Washington for President Trump's impeachment, so AOC stepped in to wow the crowds in Iowa. (Christopher Robbins for Gothamist) Recovery has begun of the Museum of Chinese in America's archives. Museum staff hasn't been allowed inside the building, which suffered structural damage from the fire on Friday, but city workers are able to remove boxes from the former home of the archives. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist) The daily lineups of Governors Ball are available. Stevie Nicks is on Friday night. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan) Queens State Senator Jessica Ramos joined advocates in Albany on Monday to urge passage of a bill that would restrict how schools uses suspensions as part of an effort to end the school-to-prison pipeline. (Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech for amNewyork Metro) Where to eat the city's best fried rice dishes.(Nikita Richardson for Grub Street)