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The Briefly for November 10-12, 2020 – The "2.26% Positive" Tuesday Edition
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Non-white city workers make less than their white counterparts according to a new report from the City Council. Unsurprisingly, men also earn more than women. (Sydney Periera for Gothamist) Interview: Mike Fadem from pizza place Ops wants you to order salad and wine with your pizza. (Noëmie Carrant for RESY) Photos: I love these old photos from clubs in the city back in the 90s. Photos from Tunnel. (Daniela Kirsch, photos by Steve Eichner for Patch) How safe are the outdoor elaborate dining enclosures that are popping up across the city, turning outdoor dining into enclosed outdoor dining? “You’re actually creating an environment where the virus is within the enclosure.” -Dr. Abraar Karan, Harvard Medical School. (Winnie Hu and Nate Schweber for NY Times) One of the city's oddball museums, the KGB Museum, is being forced to close. (Sarah Bahr for NY Times) After being damaged in Superstorm Sandy, the interactive mist garden Fountain of the Fairs has been restored at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft) Where to volunteer and donate this holiday season. (Davin Gannon for 6sqft) Apartment Porn: A $26.5 million full-floor Chelsea penthouse apartment. Take a video tour. (Matt Coneybeare for Viewing NYC) Photos: NYC celebrates Donald Trump losing his job. (Amanda Hatfield, photos by Sachyn Mital for BrooklynVegan) More photos: Even more celebrating. (John Del Signore, photos by Scott Heins, Scott Lynch, Roy Rochlin, CS Muncy, and Sai Mokhtari for Gothamist) Even more photos: Celebrations continued over Biden's victory. (Stacie Joy for EV Grieve) Even much more photo: Astoria celebrates. (Christina Santucci for Queens Post) Five takeaways for what Biden's win could mean for the city. (Emma G. Fitzsimmons for NY Times) Biden's victory also means good news for NYC's transportation infrastructure. (Mark Hallum for amNewYork Metro) Starting on December 1, two-way tolls are coming to the Verrazzano Bridge. (Noah Singer for Brooklyn Eagle) AriZona Iced Tea is stepping up to help Momma Zee’s Food To Plez Deli. Momma Zee's is the 1st woman & black owned bodega in NYC since 1987 and is in danger of closing due to the pandemic. Their Go Fund Me has AriZona Icea Tea matching up to $25,000. (Emily Davenport for amNewYork Metro) The Rockefeller Center ice skating rink will be open this year on a condensed schedule to give restaurants as much time as possible in the sunken plaza. Skating returns on November 21 through January 16. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft) The city's absentee ballots will begin to be counted this week. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Starting on Wednesday night at 6:30 pm, The Public Theater will use their facade as a canvas for the exhibit "SAY THEIR NAMES," a panoramic view of Black lives killed by the police between 2013 and present day, curated by Garlia Cornelia Jones and features the work of ten artists. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft) Amaury Abreau, a nine-year NPD veteran, was indicted along with four co-conspirators in Brooklyn federal court on Monday for playing a key role in a multinational cocaine trafficking ring. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) As expected, the Staten Island Yankees are dead. The Yankees ended their affiliation with the team after Major League Baseball limited the number of teams each team could have. There's a chance that an unaffiliated Atlantic League team could fill the gap. (Amanda Farinacci for NY1) Staten Island could be the city's next Covid-19 hotspot. The 10307 zip code, Tottenville, is sitting at a 6.57% positivity rate for the last week. (Matt Troutman for Patch) It's not just Tottenville, a second wave of Covid-19 in NYC is looming. (Joseph Goldstein and Dana Rubenstein for NY Times) The interactive Covid-19 map by zip code is back. (Matt Troutman for Patch) It's been six weeks since indoor dining resumed and with a city-wide 2.26% positivity rate, Mayor de Blasio is calling for it to be reevaluated. (Erika Adams for Eater) Speaking of the 2.26% positivity rate, we are inching closer and closer to NYC's 3% threshold for a citywide school closure. (Christina Veiga for Chalkbeat) If schools remain open, it's gonna be a chilly winter in classrooms. The Department of Education's plans for the winter are to keep windows open for ventilation. It's almost like sending kids back to school was something we're prepared for. (David Cruz for Gothamist) 14 restaurants for a Thanksgiving meal. (Beth Landman for Eater) Thanks to reader @directorchick for today's featured photo!