The Briefly for November 22-23, 2020 – The "We Are An Owl City Now" Sunday Edition
Today - Low: 53˚ High: 54˚
Rain in the evening and overnight.
Interactive Map: Are you in a Covid-19 hot spot zone? (Shaye Weaver for The Out) This takes the cake. The NYC Sheriff's office broke up a sex party in Queens in a yellow hot spot zone. (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist) If you're headed to Penn Station, here are some carry out restaurant options. This is not an endorsement of traveling anywhere for Thanksgiving. (Robert Sietsema for Eater) The CDC wants you to stay home for Thanksgiving. (Roni Caryn Rabin for NY Times) It's a great year to change up some traditions. Here's a look at some New Yorkers that are planning multicultural Thanksgiving celebrations this year. (Charu Suri for Eater) The best takeout and delivery options for Thanksgiving this year. (Christina Izzo for Time Out) A list of the holiday traditions that have been canceled this year and suggestions on how to replace them. (Collier Sutter for Time Out) While the pandemic has destroyed seemingly everything else, the Bowery Mission will still be distributing thousands of pounds of food to those who need it this year in to-go meals instead of their traditional indoor dining. (EV Grieve) What is a law that isn't enforced? Good question, because Governor Cuomo's 10-person limit on indoor celebrations will not be enforced by the NYPD according to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea. If you publicly declare that you won't be doing a portion of your job, would you get to keep your job? (Matt Troutman for Patch) Video: Walking tour of 5th Ave and Rockefeller Center. (CitiBikeWalkEat) Four ways to show Chinatown some love this season. (Christina Izzo for Time Out) Map: A subway map that shows what sections were open in what decades. (vanshnookenraggen on r/NYCrail) Jaythan Kendrick was released from prison on Thursday night after 25 years, after his conviction in a Long Island City murder case was overturned. (Clodagh McGowan for NY1) The state only distributed $40 million of its $100 million federal rent relief money. What the hell is it waiting for? (Sydney Pereira for Gothamist) A look back at the history of the Grand Army Plaza arch in Brooklyn and forward to its renovations, but more important is the detail that the interior of the arch and its roof will be open to the public for special occasions. (John Freeman Gill for NY Times) "She is an intelligent, autonomous being who should be treated with respect and dignity, and who may be entitled to liberty." The court case that asks the question "Is Happy the Elephant in the Bronx Zoo a person?" is moving forward after a judge's decision included the earlier quote. (Matt Troutman for Patch) The MetLife Building Sky Bridge is being demolished. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York) Looking to avoid people? Here are the days and times to avoid people at coffee shops, grocery stores, and more. The data comes from Google Maps. Restaurants are least busy on Wednesdays at 11 am. (Matt Troutman for Patch) A history of owls that hitched a ride on Rockefeller Center Christmas trees. (Jen Carlson for Gothamist) The Times, determined to ruin our fun, defends the Rockefeller Christmas tree as going through a normal awkward phase. (Ed Shanahan for NY Times) Oh. My. God. There is a second barred owl! (Mike Mishkin for I Love the Upper West Side) Rendering: A look at what could become the tallest building in NYC (measured by roof height) at 1646'. (Vanessa Londono for New York YIMBY) Photos: The giant dogs of the Upper West Side. (Sara Lewin Lebwohl for I Love the Upper West Side) The best things the staff of The Infatuation ate this week. (The Infatuation)