The Briefly for November 17-19, 2020 – The "There Are No Consequences" Tuesday Edition
Today - Low: 31˚ High: 49˚
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Review: The new Yellow Rose in the East Village, which opens at 8 am on Sundays for breakfast tacos in addition to its Texas-inspired fare. (Robert Sietsema for Eater) Video: Many of us aren't getting to LaGuardia any time soon. For those of us not traveling, check out the airport's new water show. (Will Gleason for Time Out) "I think there has to be consequences for anyone who doesn't wear a mask." More hollow words from the mayor when asked about the NYPD not wearing masks. (Matt Troutman for Patch) There's a Twitter account dedicated to photos of the NYPD without masks. (@nypdmaskwatch) The city is implementing new rules for outdoor dining, which include additional barriers, moving outdoor setups when it snows, making curbside seating barriers sturdier, and more. (Erika Adams for Eater) The MTA is adding voices of "iconic New Yorkers" to subway announcements. (ShayeWeaver for Time Out) This dystopian year will be capped off with mall Santas wearing plastic shields sitting behind plexiglass sheets. (Noah Singer for Brooklyn Eagle) Take a look at five zip codes that are testing over 5% for Covid-19. (Robert Pozarycki for amNewYork Metro) The city's 3% positivity threshold will trigger a school shutdown, but Governor Cuomo is going on TV to undermine whatever confidence the city has left in MAyor de Blasio, saying the 3% threshold could change. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Also bandied about by Governor Cuomo during television interviews is shutting down indoor dining in NYC. (Christina Izzo for Time Out) Seeing a group of teens on the subway during normal times? Scary. Seeing a group of teens on the subway during the pandemic? Terrifying. Teens ended October with a Covid-19 positivity rating of 3.9%. (Elizabeth Kim for Gothamist) We're getting a real look at what outdoor dining could look like this winter, as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for the first time this season. (Ben Yakas and Scott Lynch for Gothamist) Own your own Ol' Dirty Bastard action figure. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan) The Gowanus Canal dredging is officially underway. 72,400 cubic yards of black mayonnaise are expected to be removed. Cleanup is expected to continue for at least another decade. (Kevin Duggan for Brooklyn Paper) Speaking of things that will take a while, the city's tourism industry isn't projected to return to pre-pandemic levels until late 2024. Get ready for a lot of staycation advertising campaigns in the meantime. (Jen Chung for Gothamist) Restoration on the Endale Arch in Prospect Park has been completed and the result is an absolutely beautiful sight. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out) Disney is teaming up with Roberta's to offer Disney-themed pizzas for Thanksgiving. It is exceptionally weird to think that the "Donald" pizza includes any meat on it (it includes sausage). (Emily Davenport for amNewYork Metro) How did Mark Szuszkievicz, a Republican QAnon supporter, get so many votes in Coney Island's Democratic district? (Rose Adams for Brooklyn Paper) FIT offered "free" temporary housing to its laid-off dorm workers in late October, after they learned they would lose their jobs, health insurance, and homes in the residence halls. Some were paid less than $17,000 a year. Last week they learned the housing ain't free. (Gabriel Sandoval for The City) The best Indian restaurants in NYC. (Hannah Albertine, Nikko Duren, and Arden Shore for The Infatuation) Thanks to reader Flo for today's featured photo!