The "Everything Will Be A Food Hall in Time" Edition
The coolest neighborhood, the best breweries in NYC, the head of a police union quits amid an FBI investigation, apartment sales hit an all-time high, and more
Today - Low: 63˚ High: 66˚
Possible light rain in the afternoon.
• Ed Mullins, the head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association was the target of an FBI raid at this home and the headquarters of the SBA. As a result, he resigned as president after the board asked him to. He's the person who said the police were victims of "blue racism" after the white supremacist Charlottesville rally, called NYC's public housing "dens of crime and violence" where "Blacks will continue to attack and ambush us forever," released private information about the mayor's daughter while trying to embarrass the mayor, tweeted the city's health commissioner was a "bitch" in the early days of the pandemic, called then-congressional candidate Richie Torres a "first-class whore," and that's just the last few years of his 19-year stint. Good riddance. (William K. Rashbaum and Michael Gold for NY Times)
• Police killing of civilians has been underreported by 55.5% when comparing the National Vital Statistics System with three nongovernmental organizations that more accurately track police violence. (Ere Wool, Fablina Sharara, Moshen Naghavi for The Conversation)
• Chelsea is the 6th coolest neighborhood in the world according to Time Out's new rankings. #1 was Nørrebro, Coppenhagen. No other NYC neighborhood landed in the top 49. (Will Gleason for Time Out)
• Manhattan apartment sales hit a 32-year high in the third quarter of 2021, 76.5% higher than the same time in 2019, topping $9.5 billion in sales. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
• Commercial rent is as high as it has ever been in most non-tourist neighborhoods throughout the city. The pandemic isn't through with us yet but that hasn't stopped landlords from increasing the price per square foot above 2019 prices. (Kim Kelsey for Curbed)
• New York State has three weeks to decide how to spend $1.5 billion received in settlements from lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Gothamist asked overdose prevention advocates what they think our top priorities should be. (Caroline Lewis for Gothamist)
• Until New York makes online sports betting legal, we're going to see annual stories about people crossing as minimally into New Jersey to bet on NFL games on their phones. This one includes a nice detail about someone biking over the GWB multiple times a day to make their bets (David Waldstein for NY Times)
• Milk Bar has created a recipe for Ted Lasso biscuits. (Mellisa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• Damian Williams is the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. It took the US Senate 232 years to appoint a Black U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. (Bemjamin Weiser for NY Times)
• A tour of Baseera Khan's new Brooklyn Museum solo show I am an Archive by Baseera Khan. (Mags Chmielarczyk for Brooklyn Magazine)
• Restaurant Review: Daisies in the West Village and Mighties in the LES, two greasy burger joints offering "great versions of a classic cheeseburger." (Robert Sietsema for Eater)
• Keep your head on a swivel, there is a free vegan pizza truck roaming around the city this month. The next announced date/times: somewhere in Brooklyn on October 20, then the West Village on the 21, NOMAD the 22, and UES, the 24. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• A breakdown of the five state proposals you'll find on your November ballot. (David Cruz for Gothamist)
• How did the turtles get into Prospect Park? The red-eared sliders' natural habitat is most in the South near the Mississippi River Delta and it’s an invasive species. Most of them are abandoned pets or descendants of abandoned pets. If you cannot care for your turtle, you can surrender it to the Animal Care Centers of NYC or the Sean Casey Animal Rescue. (Ben Brachfeld for Brooklyn Paper)
• Real Estate Lust: A $1.2 million condo in Clinton Hill in the same building as Biggie Smalls's childhood home with three beds, bay windows, original hardwood floors, and inside the Clinton Hill Historic District. I feel like making a Biggie Smalls in Brooklyn real estate is the new "George Washington slept here." (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• By the way, there are places in NYC where George Washington slept. (Bowery Boys, from 2008)
• A flight landed at LaGuardia due to a security incident on Saturday in response to "passenger behavior" near the end of the flight. There's not much about it but it's certainly not something we see regularly. (Alyssa Lukpat and Precious Fondren for NY Times)
• The Old Fulton Fish Market is becoming a luxury food hall with six full-service restaurants and six casual counters. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• The best restaurants in Inwood. (Nikko Duren, Matt Tervooren, and The Curious Uptowner for The Infatuation)
• The top four Instagrammed museums are in NYC. Can you guess one of them without help? (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• The 17 best breweries in NYC. (Liz Provencher for Thrillist)
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