The Briefly for October 13 - 15, 2020 – The "Winter is Coming" Tuesday Edition
Today - Low: 52˚ High: 61˚
Possible light rain in the morning.
Here's a revelation from the Times. Women ride bikes! In June 53% of new riders on Citi Bikes were women. (Christina Goldbaum for NY Times) The "new normal" will never seem normal and that includes the new autonomous pool hall on Grand St in Brooklyn. (Emily Davenport for amNewYork Metro) If you see a snowplow driving around the city on a Sunday, you're not going crazy and the city isn't moving invisible snow. Much like seeing the Christmas section inside a Walgreens, it's a sign that winter is coming. (EV Grieve) The best Senegalese restaurants in Harlem. (Matt Tervooren for The Infatuation) A state audit has come to the same conclusion that anyone who has been on a road in the city already came to: the Department of Transportation is a damn mess. (Eve Kessler for Streetsblog) Seven cyclists were killed on the city's streets in September, an all-time one month high since Mayor de Blasio took office in 2014. (Matt Troutman for Patch) A look at the two newest buildings in the Atlantic Yards development. (Craig Hubert for Brownstoner) The latest rumors are that Governor Cuomo would be offered the position of Attorney General. Governor Cuomo says he has "no interest in going to Washington." (Bobby Cuza for NY1) Governor Cuomo unveiled his Mother Cabrini statue in Battery Park City on Monday. This is the statue that Cuomo funded after he felt that Cabrini deserved to the on the city's "She Built NYC" list. (Todd Maisel for amNewYork Metro) Next step, Van Halen Ave? Van Siclen Ave was transformed in a tribute to Eddie Van Halen by Adrian Wilson, who was responsible for the RBG tribute last month. (Andrew Sacher for BrooklynVegan) Fresh from stomping the Industry City rezoning into the ground, Sunset Park City Councilman Carlos Menchaca appears to be getting ready for a run for mayor. (Paul Schindler for Brooklyn Paper) Ways to fall for autumn in NYC. Get it? Fall? Autumn? (Adam Nichols for Patch) Economy Candy unveiled Halloween CandyCare packs. (EV Grieve) Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger tested positive for Covid-19 last Friday and still had indoor services was fined for $15,000 for violating hot spot restrictions. He continued to hold services. (Jake Offenhartz and Scott Heinz for Gothamist) Right-wing radio host, asshole, and City Council candidate Heshy Tischler was arrested by police outside his Borough Park home on Sunday night and charged with unlawful imprisonment and inciting a riot for his part in the riots in Borough Park. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist) The NYPD broke up a party with more than 100 people in Cunningham Park in Queens early Sunday morning. (NY1) The city handed out 62 summonses over the weekend, totaling $150,000 in fines. (Ali Watkins for NY Times) The city’s public, private and charter schools saw nearly 600 students and staff test positive for Covid-19 since classrooms reopened. (Matt Troutman for Patch) The city's Board of Elections handed Phoenix Graphics a $4.6 million no-bid contract to print and send out nearly 100,000 incorrect ballots to Brooklyn residences. The city's elected representatives are singing Ben Folds Five's 'Song for the Dumped,' "Give me my money back." (Greg B. Smith for The City) Photos and Video: A Barred Owl in Central Park. (D. Bruce Yolton for Urban Hawks) A few years ago I adopted Scooter from Sean Casey Animal Rescue. They're having a Halloween fundraiser raffle and for a few dollars, you can help them pay for monthly vet bills and support the shelter. I'll be forever grateful to them for bringing Scooter into my home. You've got two weeks to enter the raffle. (Keira Wingate for Bklyner) Less than two weeks after reopening for the first time in over six months, Grand Central Oyster Bar is closed again without enough business to stay open. It's not expected to be permanent, but no reopening plans have been announced. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft) Hey, New York sports teams? What's with the championship drought? (Joe Pantorno for amNewYork Metro) The shitty weather guide to outdoor dining. (Hannah Albertine for The Infatuation)