The "Gem Spa, but on an Ohio Farm" Edition

The dread of third party mayoral candidates, more police on the subways, the NYC Marathon returns, great Asian-owned bakeries, and more

Today - Low: 63˚ High: 76˚
Clear throughout the day.

24/7 subway service is back. (Winnie Hu, Nate Schweber, and Sean Piccoli for NY Times)

• Effective May 19, the vaccinated will not have to wear masks or maintain a six-foot distance indoors. However, consistent with the CDC, everyone will still be required to wear a mask on public transportation, in nursing homes, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, schools, and health care facilities. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

• The Times interviewed the eight leading mayoral candidates, here's what they learned. (Emma G. Fitzsimmons and Katie Glueck for NY Times)

• A new stadium for the Bronx? 24/7 Staten Island Ferry? The City's Meet Your Mayor has a new five-question quiz to see who you align with on borough issues. (The City)

• In 2004, current mayoral candidate Dianne Morales resigned from a high-level post at the Department of Education, following an investigation that revealed she participated in a $300 bribe of a city Department of Environmental Protection inspector who offered to make her $12,500 water bill go away. That's a pretty good return on investment. (Yoav Gonen and Greg B. Smith for The City)

• The Times calls Eric Adams out for on one hand calling money the "enemy of politics" and on the other repeatedly pushing the boundaries of campaign finance and ethics laws. (Michael Rothfeld for NY Times)

• Podcast: Brooklyn Magazine interviews mayoral candidate, activist, rapper, and artist Paperboy Prince. (Brian Braiker for Brooklyn Magazine)

• Just when you thought the mayor's race would be essentially over with the Democratic Primary, here comes conversations about third-party candidates. (Rachel Holliday Smith, Josefa Velasquez, and Clifford Michel for The City)

• Charles and Inez Barron have traded a City Council seat in East New York back and forth for two decades to avoid term limits. The City looks at the people trying to unseat the Barron family. (Gabriel Sandoval for The City)

The two most romantic street names in old Manhattan. (Ephemeral New York)

The city's hot dog vendors are ready to welcome you back. (Chris Crowley for Grub Street)

Meet the five sheep hired to help control invasive plant species in Hammock Grove on Governors Island. (Keilin Huang for Untapped New York)

• Brooklyn is now home to the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere. The Brooklyn Point building also has a stargazing observatory, 65-foot indoor saltwater swimming pool, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

• Is anyone surprised that an NYPD officer faced discrimination for wearing a mask at police headquarters? (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)

• “We know for a fact for simply sending additional police officers does not equate to safer subway or a safer subway system. ( … ) There already are a lot of police officers in the subway system, there should be a conversation of what are we doing with those resources already there.” - Jumaane Williams on putting the conversation about subway safety and additional NYPD on the subways into context. (Dean Moses for amNewYork Metro)

The NYC Marathon will be back in November at a 60% capacity. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• If you thought $3.1 million was too much for Governor Cuomo to be paid for his book, he's still owed an additional $2 million over the next two years for the book. (J. David Goodman, Alexandra Alter, Rachel Abrams, and Luis Ferré-Sadurní for NY Times)

• Burritos with french fries on the inside and salsa soda? Say hello to Electric Burrito in the East Village. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist)

• Mayor de Blasio, never on the right side of an argument, called NYC Pride's decision to ban the police at its events "a mistake." (Jeff Arnold for Patch)

• Thousands of people took to the streets of Bay Ridge on Sunday for a pro-Palestine rally. (Jaime DeJesus for The Brooklyn Home Reporter)

Mapping a year of anti-Asian violence in NYC. (Eveline Chao for Curbed)

Radio City Music Hall will reopen at 100% capacity for vaccinated-only guests on July 19 for the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)

• Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, a completely contactless dumpling shop that is not in Brooklyn, is opening this weekend. All the dumplings with none of the human interaction. (Amber Sutherland-Namako for Time Out)

• WNYC's On The Media co-host Bob Garfield was fired for a “pattern of behavior that violated New York Public Radio’s anti-bullying policy.” (Callum Borchers for Gothamist)

• One of Gem Spa's signs ended up inside a 19th-century farmhouse in Ohio. (Michael Schulman for The New Yorker)

• Introducing Sweet Hearts, a Vegas-style wedding venue in Williamsburg. Kaitlin Menza for NY Times)

11 great Asian-owned bakeries. (Izzy Chen for The Infatuation with Warm Welcome)

Featured Pets: Daisy and Blanche!

Thanks to Connie for sending in this photo of Daisy and Blanche! These two are the co-organizers of the Queer Dog Meetup, which is having a Queer Dog Pride March in Prospect Park on June 6! Send in your pet photos to to be featured!