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The Briefly for March 4, 2020 – The "Worst Restaurant in NYC Right Now" Edition
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Can you name every NYC location in the new Dirty Projectors music video? (Dirty Projectors) The city's master plan for the Sunnyside Rail Yards calls for the creation 100 percent affordable housing with 12,000 homes, 60 acres of new open space, equitable home ownership opportunities, the long-sought Sunnyside Station and necessary infrastructure and other public amenities on a publicly controlled site equal in size to Roosevelt Island or six times the size of Hudson Yards. (Bill Parry for QNS) Here's what's happening and what you need to know with the city's crackdown on food delivery apps. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater) It was once thought to be the foundation of a Seneca Village house, turns out it was just a sandboxed from the 1930s. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York) The headline is enough: Salt Bae Burger Is The Worst Restaurant In NYC Right Now. Beautiful. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist) The NY Post used a photo of an Asian man in Flushing, Queens to accompany its article about a confirmed case of coronavirus in Manhattan. While nothing the NY Post does should surprise us any longer, they keep finding ways to exceed even our very low expectations. (Carlotta Mohamed for QNS) A second positive case of coronavirus in New York was found in a lawyer in Westchester with offices on East 42nd Street and whose children attend a Jewish high school in Riverdale. (Joseph Goldstein and Jesse McKinley for NY Times) The private SAR Academy/High School in North Riverdale yeshiva has been closed as a precautionary measure to prevent further spread. (NY1) You've got questions about coronavirus, here are answers from the mayor and infectious disease professor at Albert Einstein College in the Bronx. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch) Here's what you need to know if you have fears of coronavirus on the subway. (Christina Goldbaum for NY Times) The Department of Education attempted to show compassion to parents and students about coronavirus-related school absences and only managed to make things worse and more confused when it comes to what absences would be excused or if students with other illnesses wouldn't have their absences excused. (Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech for amNewYork Metro) State Sen. Brad Hoylman wants to make it illegal for businesses to double or triple the prices for hand sanitizer, face masks and other medical products as New Yorkers hoard supplies during the coronavirus outbreak. (Anna Quinn for Patch) How to prepare your home for a pandemic. (Localize.City) There are a disproportionate amount of media professionals living within proximity of the Park Slope Food Coop and as a result it receives a disproportionate amount of attention. Here is your requisite Park Slope Food Coop members are overshooting because of the coronavirus article. (Elizabeth Kim for Gothamist) From 2013: "We've Reached Peak Park Slope Food Coop Mockery." (Jen Doll for The Atlantic) The MTA has a long and storied history of being sued over subway accessibility. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist) You saw "The Jinx" on HBO, here's what you need to know about the trial of Robert Durst. (Charles V. Bagli for NY Times) The L train had another morning commute meltdown on Monday. Cool. (Jen Carlson for Gothamist) RIP Matvey Natanzon, a.k.a. Falafel the Backgammon King. (Sam Roberts for NY Times) The MTA is not allowing workers to wear masks during their shifts to try to prevent the public from freaking out. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) There might be no one that loves the Knicks more than Spike Lee, and even he announced after a run-in with owner James Dolan he won't be attending any more games this season. (Joe Pantorno for amNewYork Metro) "I'm not leaving." Angry Spike Lee is all New Yorkers. (@espn) New York City is challenging a ruling by a State Supreme Court judge that would reduce the height of a 51-story Upper West Side condo tower. (Caroline Spivack for Curbed) If you are waiting for your $100 Global Entry refund after New Yorkers were booted from using the program, you're not alone. Refunds were supposed to be processed "automatically" on February 6 and everyone is still waiting. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist) Apartment Porn: A 10,350-square-foot, 17-room $28.5 million duplex on the Upper East Side, a discount since the last time it was listed. (Zoe Rosenberg for Curbed) Don't go pointing toy guns from any rooftop in the city. You will be arrested like this guy from Brooklyn. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) The company behind the installations of the LinkNYC kiosks owes the city tens of million of dollars, hasn't installed nearly the number kiosks they promised, and has come up short of advertising money. The city is considering suing the company to enforce its contract. New York could be the first state to adopt a Crash Victims Bill of Rights. (Dave Colon for Streetsblog) 28 top spots for pho. (Robert Sietsema for Eater) Thank you to the dedicated reader who wanted to remain anonymous for today's featured photo at Lenox and 125th.