The Briefly for October 9-10, 2020 – The "$75 Hot Dogs for People Who Hate Having $75" Friday Edition
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Today is your last day to register to vote. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Bed-Stuy is the fourth coolest neighborhood in the world, behind Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, Downtown Los Angeles, and Esquerra de l’Eixample, Barcelona, citing The Billie Holiday Theatre, Harold and Maude Vintage, and Peaches HotHouse while calling it the "greatest incubator of the future." (Will Gleason for Time Out) That didn't take long. The Bushwick "Wall of Lies" from President Trump was vandalized with "Vote Trump or Die" and "Stand Back and Stand By." (Jessy Edwards for The Brooklyn Reporter) What abomination is this? Pizza with everything bagel crust. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist)
"Italy has one of the richest histories in Western civilization and was the birthplace of the Renaissance which gave us countless great thinkers, artists, scientists and the likes to choose from that didn’t cause the strife and crimes against humanity that Columbus is guilty of. This isn’t about rewriting history, this is simply about righting a wrong."
-Ed García Conde, From The Bronx to Italian Americans With Love: It’s Time to Let Go of Columbus for Welcome2TheBronx
The MTA had an armored money train that traveled to a secret "money room" in Downtown Brooklyn as recently as 2006. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft) "There is something here that needs to be fixed right away. And that's why I'm being abundantly clear it will be fixed today and made public. Violence is unacceptable." The mayor said a lot of words but provided no specifics of how policing was going to change on Thursday night. (Christopher Robbins and Elizabeth Kim for Gothamist) Meet Harold "Heshy" Tischler, who is running for City Council, had this to say about Chirlance McCray: "And if you think, Mrs. de Blasio...retard, woman, crook, whatever you are, you think you're gonna get elected to borough president? You will not be elected." This is disgusting and I suggest that Mr. Tischler apologize, end his campaign for City Council, and think long and hard about what it takes to be an adult. Mr. Tischler made these comments during a protest against new state-imposed restrictions due to a flare-up in Covid-19 cases in Borough Park. (Jocelyn Grzeszak for Newsweek) In the second night of protests in Borough Park, Jacob Kornbluh, an Orthodox Jewish reporter, was chased through the streets and called "Nazi" and "Hitler" by a large violent crowd let by Heshy Tischler. Borough Park's Covid-19 positive test rate was 10.6%. (Ben Verde for amNewYork Metro)
"This impending holiday would be less of a concern if ultra-Orthodox communities were universally following the city’s coronavirus guidance. But many of them are not. And while the responsibility for this conduct clearly rests foremost with them, the city has done everything it can to ensure that its entreaties go unheard and its declarations are rejected. This is not responsible governance, and it could cost people their lives."
As you might expect, there is already a lawsuit claiming the state's new Covid-19 shutdown is "unconstitutional." (Georgia Kromrei with research by Orion Jones for The Real Deal) “I understand it will be confusing to some to implement, but that’s because we’re not used to this kind of geographically tailored COVID plan.” -Dr. Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health who argues the state's plan is worth trying. (Fred Mogul for Gothamist) Here's what is known about the city's latest Covid-19 shutdowns. (David Cruz for Gothamist) The city released an interactive map to see if you fall within the boundaries of the vague zones drawn by the state. (Tanay Warerkar for Eater) NYU passed the state's threshold of 100 Covid-19 cases in 14 days, which should trigger a school to transition to all-remote learning. NYU will stay open. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist) More than half of the city's public school students are now enrolled in remote learning. (Matt Troutman for Patch) With lease signings near pre-pandemic levels, it seems that the Manhattan "exodus" is slowing down. (Greg David for The City) Photos: A look back in time at the Limelight. If you're old enough and we in the city, you've got a few stories about wild nights at the Limelight. (Daniela Kirsch, photos by Steve Eichner for Patch) Cringe-city, population" this video de Blasio made mocking President Trump. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Maya Wiley has made her mayoral hope official. Wiley is a former lawyer for the city and an MSNBC analyst. (Matt Troutman for Patch) Where to eat the Filipino dish sisig. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation) Video: Check out the Meatpacking District in 1993. (Nicoleta Papavasilakis for Untapped New York) Photos: October 4 was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, which means photos of animals getting blessed. (Jamie DeJesus for The Brooklyn Home Reporter) Yeah, you might know that Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux co-designed Central Park, but dig deeper and learn about Andrew Haswell Green, the driving force behind getting Central Park made. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York) Cy Vance Jr got the go-ahead from yet another judge to see President Trump's tax returns. (Sylvia Varnham O’Regan for The Real Deal) RIP Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and author. (Robert D. McFadden for NY Times) Photos: A look at Pier 55, the new floating park on the Hudson River. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out) If you need an uplifting story for your Friday, here's how neighbors in Ditmas Park rallied to save Benji the cat. (Zainab Iqbal for Bklyner) An interactive map with what's open in the East Village. (EV Grieve) The lawsuit was appealed as high as it could go, and the 21 artists in the lawsuit against the 5Pointz developer who destroyed their work in violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act will finally be awarded the $6.75 million they are owed. (Christian Murray for Queens Post) The Standard High Line Hotel is selling a $75 hot dog. $75!!! (Bao Ong for Time Out) Thanks to reader Terri for today's featured photo of Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine's installation at the Prospect Park Bandshell.