The "Fedora Muscle Men Needed" Edition

Lasker Rink getting a facelift, the FBI focuses on Cuomo, the Queen of Doughnuts, we're in for a hot April, and more

Today - Low: 38˚ High: 58˚
Clear throughout the day.

• Eater pays tribute to 52 restaurants that closed during the pandemic. (Eater)

• Apartment Lust: An opulent $3.5 million co-op in the Osbourne on 57th and 7th that really lives up to the word opulent with lots of marble, a his-and-hers dressing room, 13-foot ceilings, gilded decor, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

22 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will include outdoor reading areas with WiFi service this summer. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

Affordable neighborhoods with the best pizza in the city. Patsy's, Basil Brick Oven, L&B, and others. (Kathryn O'Shea-Evans for StreetEasy)

Breathing Pavillion is a new art installation from artist Ekene Ijeoma in Downtown Brooklyn at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, which invites anyone to step inside a 30-foot circle of nine-foot-tall illuminated columns designed to illustrate deep breathing patterns, just keep your mask on when you do. (Lisa Bauso for Untapped New York)

• "Muscle men needed to carry my mother" is the Craigslist-based laugh you might need this morning. Either way, this person is in need of some six-foot-tall male models with abs to carry their mother to cremation. Also, you need a fedora. (EV Grieve)

Where the mayoral candidates stand on the future of policing. (Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist)

• Video: Two MTA bus drivers refused to move their buses for thirty minutes while standing in a Brooklyn intersection. Comically, as traffic piled up around them, it became impossible for the buses to move. (Julianne Cuba for Streetsblog)

Charges were dropped against a man who destroyed his $800,000 while driving through Midtown, hitting five vehicles along the way. (Christopher Robbins for Gothamist)

• Renderings: Check out the new Lasker Rink in Central Park after a $110 million reconstruction, rebuilding the rink and pool completely and scheduled to complete in 2024. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

6 plant stores to check out now that it's Spring. (Greg Hildreth for Brooklyn Magazine)

• According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we're gonna see an early heat spell in mid-April and we're in for an unusually hot summer. Start making your AC plans now. (Nick Garber for Patch)

• A federal investigation into Governor Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic is focused on whether Cuomo and his aides gave false data on resident deaths to the Justice Department. (J. David Goodman, Nicole Hong, and Luis Ferré-Sadurní for NY Times)

• Video: Interviews with Manhattan District Attorney candidates. (Ben Max for Gotham Gazette)

The Queens of Doughnuts is how Time Out refers to Fany Gerson, founder of Dough Doughnuts and now Fan-Fan Doughnuts, the latter which uses doughnut, churro, and ice cream techniques to create its Mexican-inspired doughnuts. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

• Apartment Lust: An $11 million Brooklyn Heights house with a two-car garage, a wine cave, a glass stairway, five beds, five baths, a rec room, over 4,000 square feet, multiple fireplaces, and even more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

• Interview: Andrew Yang discusses his run for mayor. (Ben Max or Gotham Gazette)

The best vegan restaurants in Greenpoint. (Jennifer Rosini-Gentile for Greenpointers)

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