The "Bullying the Mayor Seems to Work" Edition
The best and worst dog runs, the Queensboro Bridge bike lane is delayed to 2024, where to go curling, NYC's favorite candy, where to dine out on a Monday, and more
Today - Low: 30˚ High: 32˚
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
The latest seven-day positivity rate: 5.03%
75.28% of city residents have received two shots, 84.59% of city residents have received one or more shots. Source: NYC Department of Health.
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• Mayor Eric Adams was forced out of another awful decision after it was made public. Mayor Adams had chosen anti-LGBT former Councilmember Fernando Cabrera to lead the Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health. After it was made public, he was scolded into saying he wasn't actually hiring him. It seems the mayor's best decisions come after he's publicly shamed into making them. (Matt Tracy for Gay City News)
• The mayor wants TSA-like security checks at Greyhound bus stations to keep guns out of the city. He promises that "We're not going to profile people." (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Mayor Adams apologized for calling white NYPD officers "crackers" way back in 2019 when he was only 59 years young, calling the comment "inappropriate." (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Prosecutors are changing the man who allegedly sold Michael K. Williams a deadly dose of fentanyl with "drug-induced homicide," which carries a sentence of twenty years to life. (Matt Katz for Gothamist)
• The city’s plan to convert a car lane into a pedestrian pathway on the Queensboro Bridge will be delayed until 2024. The DOT says significant repairs have to be made before repurposing a car lane into a bike lane. (Michael Dorgan for Queens Post)
• The best and worst reviewed dog runs in the city. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)
• What's your favorite candy? Grubhub says Snickers is New York City's favorite candy. (Anna Rahmanan for Time Out)
• If you're in State Assembly Districts 60 or 72, early voting has begun. (Brigid Bergin for Gothamist)
• Nearly five months after Hurricane Ida, under a million of the twenty-seven million dollars have been paid to New Yorkers from the city and state’s storm relief fund for undocumented immigrants and others ineligible for federal aid. (Samantha Maldonado for The City)
• If you're caught up in Olympic fever, there is curling on the M Social Times Square New York in Times Square at Beast and Butterflies. (Anna Rahmanan for Time Out)
• When it comes to the state's redistricting, everyone blames everyone but themselves. Republicans are blaming Democrats for drawing the maps, and Democrats are blaming Republicans for their 2012 deal with Governor Cuomo for setting up the current process in the first place. Governor Hochul is expected to approve the redistricting. (Jon Campbell for Gothamist)
• Due to New York's redistricting, Turbo Vax creator Huge Ma is no longer running for State Assembly. (Christian Murray for Queens Post)
• The history of the appetizing store, stores that sell foods that go with bagels or bread, serving mostly dairy items. They'd often be seen as complementary to delis, who would serve only meat. (Untapped New York)
• Real Estate Lust: An $8.25 million Lincoln Square condo on a corner full-home automation, with over 3,000 square feet, four beds, a wine fridge, giant closets, with amenities like a 24-hour doorman and concierge, a 12,000 square-foot terrace, children's playroom, health center, spa, and more. (Michelle Cohen for 6sqft)
• ISO: The best croissant on the Upper West Side. (West Side Rag)
• Cheers to 20 years of Mikey's Hookup, if you know, you know. (Erin Conlon for Greenpointers)
• 11 places to dine out on a Monday. (Erika Adams for Eater)
Featured Pet: Crouton!
I am writing this from the afterlife because this photo of Crouton sent in from reader Kim has absolutely killed me dead. Send in your pet photos to firstname.lastname@example.org