The "First Day on the Job" Edition
Manhattan's new coastline plan, $75 million for Bushwick Inlet Park, the MTA has to think about bicycles, an Italian delivery guide, and more
Today - Low: 33˚ High: 56˚
Light rain in the morning.
The latest seven-day positivity rate: 30.02%
72.28% of city residents have received two shots, 81.32% of city residents have received more than one shot. Source: NYC Department of Health.
• Here we are, the Adams years. A look at four key challenges facing Mayor Adams as he takes office. (Elizabeth Kim for Gothamist)
• Adams took the subway to work on day one. It was, as you might expect, a bit of a circus. (Dean Moses for amNY Metro)
• With a new mayor in place, it's the right time to look at the many streets, buildings, parks, and spots named for previous mayors. (Shiloh Frederick for Shiloh in the City)
• Congrats to Leyla Gessel Tzunun Garcia, the first baby born in NYC in 2022. (NY1)
• The spectacle of Times Square on January 1 goes like clockwork each year. I am, of course, referring to the Department of Sanitation's cleanup of 40+tons of confetti and debris. (Jen Chung and Gretchen Robinette for Gothamist)
• The state's indoor mask-or-vaccine mandate was extended through Feb 1. It was previously set to expire on January 15. (Luke Parsnow for NY1)
• Photos: The Coney Island New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Not a bad year to do it based on the temperature. One person was pulled out of the water unresponsive due to a cardiac arrest but no additional details are available. ( Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)
• The ferry to Coney Island won't open this summer, as originally expected, as a moratorium on dredging activity in Coney Island Creek is in place until July 1. The ferry is expected to be complete by the end of the year. (Jessica Parks for Brooklyn Paper)
• NYC Ferry opened a new stop in Throgs Neck on the Soundview Route, connecting all the way to Wall St in about an hour. (Aaron Ginsburg for 6sqft)
• The city released the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan, a plan to extend Manhattan's shoreline for one mile South of the Brooklyn Bridge. The plan is expected to fight tidal flooding, which is expected to make most of lower Manhattan uninhabitable. (Michelle Rotuno-Johnson for Patch)
• An Eater’s guide to NYC, described as “unofficial, highly opinionated information about the City that Never Sleeps.” (Eater)
• The first of the year means improvements for delivery workers' safety and working conditions as a package of laws go into effect. Apps will be required to tell delivery workers total pay and tips for the previous day, what each customer tips, and will require restaurants to make their restrooms available to delivery workers. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist)
• Video: A walk down Flatbush from the Barclays Center to the Brooklyn Museum. (ActionKid)
• Children under the age of 12 will no longer face arrest and prosecution for virtually all crimes, which makes you ask the question "We were arresting kids under 12?" (Jon Campbell for Gothamist)
• A crash course on finding an apartment and moving to NYC. Send this one to any of your friends who are asking for advice. (Mimi O'Connor and Emily Myers for Brick Underground)
• The city is putting $75 million towards the completion of Bushwick Inlet Park on the Williamsburg waterfront to extend the existing park to the actual Bushwick Inlet. There was no expected date of completion announced. (Aaron Ginsburg for 6sqft)
• Inside the TDF Costume Collection, a collection of donated costumes from Broadway, the Met, TV, and movies, available to nonprofits and for rent to a broader clientele. Decades of history are on display and ready for another life. (R. C. Baker for Village Voice)
• Public Theater’s annual Under the Radar festival was canceled due to the Omicron surge. (Laura Zornosa for NY Times)
• A new law will require the MTA to incorporate thinking about bicycle and pedestrian access at its bridges and stations and in its capital plans. This is hysterical wording. "We've thought about it and no." Law fulfilled! (Jen Chung for Gothamist)
• The NYC Italian delivery guide. (The Infatuation)
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