The Briefly for March 6, 2020 – The "Silliest Restaurant in New York is Now Closed" Edition
Today - Low: 36˚ High: 50˚
Light rain in the afternoon and evening.
This weekend - Low: 33˚ High: 57˚
Now that tote bags have becomes the necessary accessory in the city, here are 10 reusable bags you need. (Mary Lane for New York Cliche) If you were to remove all of the non-accessible subway stops from the map, you’d end up with a pathetic looking subway map. (Clarissa Diaz for Gothamist) If you had "go to that ridiculous restaurant where the staff pretends they're ninjas," here is some bad news. Ninja is closed after 15 silly years. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater) The hottest Manhattan restaurants for March 2020. (Stefanie Tuder, Serena Dai, Luke Fortney, and Erika Adams for Eater) A partnership with the Public Art Fund brings permanent art installations to Terminal B as part of its $8 billion transformation. The artists bringing their work to LaGuardia are Jeppe Hein, Sabine Hornig, Laura Owens and Sarah Sze. (Hilarie M. Sheets for NY Times) Photos: Lots of art shows have the potential to be staid, Spring/Break does not appear to be one of those shows. Also: Inside the 26th annual Armory Show at Pier 94 and Pier 90, the largest art fair happening this week.(Scott Lynch for Gothamist) Dough Doughnuts will expand to Rockefeller Center this May. (Grant Lancaster for amNewYork Metro) The MTA is installing over 100 cameras in four subway stations in Forest Hills and Rego Park in an attempt to help the NYPD deter crime in the area. The plan is in reaction to the man who was shot in the leg at the 75th Avenue subway station last March. (Max Parrott for QNS) We're living in a bean boom time, and this isn't referring to the dried beans that are flying from the shelves from grocery stores across the city. Beans, they're good for your heart, and you have a chance to eat them more in the city. Here are the restaurants where you can experience the bean boom for yourself. (Nikita Richardson for Grub Street) Will a new soccer stadium in the Bronx, only a few blocks from Yankee Stadium, actually help the neighborhood? The Urban Land Institute New York and Bronx Community Board 4 have released a report outlining how a new stadium could best impact the community. (Michelle Cohen for 6sqft) Happy 10th anniversary to Paulie Gee's. (Greenpointers) Rapist Harvey Weinstein will finally be headed to rot in jail on Rikers Island after a heart procedure. (Jan Ransom for NY Times) Video: The NYPD violently arrests a Black man suspected of smoking weed in a park in Canarsie, a grim reminder of how the law and its enforcement are often on two very different pages. (Hayley Miller for HuffPost) Could the Avengers afford to live in their neighborhoods? (Alex Mitchell for amNewYork Metro) A group of tenants in Stuyvesant Town on Manhattan's east side are going to court to protect more than 6,000 apartments from possible rent deregulation. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist) The scene trying to get in to Brooklyn's Costco last weekend was insane, don't think it'll be any different this weekend (@vote4dongshen) Not covering your cough during previous epidemics in NYC? Ticketed. Consider yourself lucky you're only getting mean looks instead. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist) Are you an asshole? No? Okay, because some asshole sprayed an Asian subway passenger with cleaning fluid. (CBS New York) COVID-19 has landed in Brooklyn. (Ben Verde for Brooklyn Paper) In true Albany fashion, Governor Cuomo added an expansion of his executive powers to a bill that allocated $40 million dollars to fighting COVID-19. (Ross Barkan for Gothamist) Should you cancel a trip because of the coronavirus? Here are three questions to ask yourself before canceling a trip in panic. (Nicole Dieker for Lifehacker) Your dog can't give you COVID-19, but you can give COVID-19 to your dog. If you are quarantined, make sure it is without your best friend. The world is a cruel place. (Jen Chung for Gothamist) Over 10,000 have signed a petition calling to close the city's schools and transition to remote learning while the city deals with the coronavirus outbreak. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch) How museums, theaters, and concert halls are dealing with coronavirus. (Julia Jacobs for NY Times) If you're sick and worried about coronavirus, are you supposed to visit your doctor or go to the hospital? The city has bungled its messaging about what to do if you think you've contracted COVID-19. You shouldn't just go to your doctor, despite what the city says, because they may not be equipped to deal with an illness on this level and also protect themselves. Call ahead, tell them you think you have coronavirus and follow their instructions. (Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist) New York City will order some public workers to get tested for coronavirus, and force them into quarantine if they refuse, according to an order issued Thursday by the city health department. (Erin Durkin for Politico) A coalition of public defenders claims the NYPD is manipulating their own crime data in an effort to push a narrative that recent bail reform is causing a spike in crime on city streets. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) The secrets of the historic St. George Theatre on Staten Island. (Nicola Saraniero for Untapped New York) 30 bars where you can meet new people, just don't get to close if they're touching their faces too much. (Bryan Kim, Katherine Lewin, Hillary Reinsberg, & Matt Tervooren for The Infatuation) Thanks to reader Paula for today's featured photo.