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The Briefly for May 7, 2020 – The "Playing Governor Cuomo BINGO" Edition
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There are 64 potential cases of children in New York with a mysterious inflammatory disease associated with COVID-19. (Nick Reisman for NY1) Photos: The first night of the subway lockdown. (Christina Goldbaum for NY Times) “Being a bus driver at 1 a.m., you’re already on edge.” With overnight subway service suspended, bus operators are concerned more unruly passengers will be coming their way. (Jose Martinez for The City) Let's play Governor Cuomo press briefing BINGO. (Jen Carlson and Sarah Butler for Gothamist) The New York Democratic presidential primary is back on for June 23, thanks to a ruling by US District Judge Analisa Torres. The ruling is in response to Andrew Yang's lawsuit. (Robert Pozarycki for amNewYork Metro) John Bonizio, the owner of Metro Optics in the Bronx, has continued to pay all 56 of his employees through the closure of all their stores. (Ed García Conde for Welcome2TheBronx) Despite a promise to pay its workers while the NBA is on indefinite hold, but at least 15 workers have not been paid. Joe Tsai, the owner of the Nets, is worth $10.6 billion. (Andy Hirschfeld for Observer) There are people who will never ride the Cyclone because they will say it's not safe, so it's hard to imagine what Coney Island could do to make people feel safe and still open this season, but they're getting ready with the hopes they're allowed to celebrate July 4th with the city. (Jeanine Ramirez for NY1) While the coronavirus has drastically changed many components of American life, the age-old issue of racial disparities in law enforcement has once again come to the fore, thanks to the NYPD. (Anne Branigin for The Root) 10 great seafood dishes still available in NYC. (Robert Sietsema for Eater) The mayor has been shit-talking the federal government all week but spent Wednesday saying that without a stimulus for the city, city workers will face furloughs and layoffs. The mayor would not get into specifics, ensuring the highest amount of stress possible for all city workers. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch) In an attempt to widen the state's Covid-19 testing, there is some unsubstantiated reporting that 3,000 grocery stores will become testing locations. Get some blood testing done while you pick up some more yeast. (Emmo Orlow for Time Out) “It was a cascade. And, by the way, I fully endorse it. But, literally, our income went to zero.” Inside the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' broadway show as it went from night three of previews to indefinite hiatus. (Michael Paulson for NY Times) It's been chilly after last weekend's great weather. Where to order something when you're in the mood for a bowl of something warm. (Matt Tervooren for The Infatuation) Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. dropped charges in a major construction fraud case this week. But he’s not blaming allegations of prosecutorial misconduct — he’s blaming Covid-19. (Greg B. Smith for The City) Can a fast food restaurant be considered a NYC treasure? The answer is yes if you're talking about Roll N Roaster, which has reached legendary status amongst New Yorkers. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist) As the months tick by, we're going to see more places go from closed indefinitely to closed permanently. The latest to be added to the permanent list is Daddy-O in the West Village. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater) A soup kitchen run by the Coalition for the Homeless is seeing a 50% spike in demand since Covid-19 broke out. (Jacqueline Baylon and Claire Molloy for Business Insider) "I've loved producing MUG for the past 28 years, but with things being the way they are, I'm closing MUG today, with a heavy heart for the city I love." Manhattan User's Guide, an invaluable resource run by Charlie Suisman has ended its 28-year run. Charlie has a new novel out called Arnold Falls. (Manhattan User's Guide) Today marks the next set of streets to close to vehicles and open to pedestrians and cyclists. How many miles of open streets will be added today? Two, bringing the total mileage to 9. The city has a goal of 100 miles by the end of the month. (Mark Hallum for amNewYork Metro) Apartment Porn: A $20 million mansion on the Upper East Side with multiple fireplaces, a roof deck with a hot tub, a garden, a Juliet balcony, a circular skylight, and just steps from Central Park. If $20 million is too much, you can rent it for $85,000/month. (Valeria Ricciulli for Curbed) It turns out that storing dead bodies in a UHaul truck on Utica Avenue isn't a crime, it's disgusting, but not a crime. (Todd Maisel for Brooklyn Paper) 12 affordable NYC dining options for takeout and delivery. (Emma Orlow for Time Out) thanks to reader Madeline for today's featured photo!