The "Hochul: Oh No, Cuomo No Mo" Edition
We're getting a new governor, 666 Fifth Ave is no more, the best Italian restaurants, SummerStage requires vaccines, and more
Today - Low: 78˚ High: 91˚
Humid throughout the day.
This weekend - Low: 69˚ High: 87˚
• Cuomo no mo'. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will become the first woman to lead the state. (Josefa Velasquez for The City)
• A governor described as "reasonable" and "dedicated" might seem a bit boring but after what we just had, it doesn't sound too bad. (Sophia Chang and Brigid Bergin for Gothamist)
• The Times looks back on all that Cuomo-related merch that was being sold. What are you doing with your Cuomosexual shirt? (Ashley Wong for NY Times)
• A look at what Cuomo's resignation could mean for mass transit. (Stephen Nessen for Gothamist)
• “At the end of my term, whenever it ends, no one will ever describe my administration as a toxic work environment.” -Kathy Hochul speaking for the first time since Cuomo made his announcement. (Luis Ferré-Sadurní for NY Times)
• Will the resignation mean the end of the impeachment process for Cuomo? Don't get ahead of yourself, the impeachment process may continue. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)
• Seaduction Sundays: It's a lesbian party on a boat. A bimonthly party by queer event producers The Lavender Menaces. The first party is on August 22. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• A love letter to the McCarren Park Pool. (Megan Reynolds for Jezebel)
• Nothing is more perfect than the former Barneys become a Spirit Halloween. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• The Atlantic Antic is returning October 3. (Ben Brachfeld for Brooklyn Paper)
• At $1,435, Bierwax in Brooklyn received the smallest federal restaurant grant in NYC. (Beth Fertig for Gothamist)
• If someone in a New York City public school classroom tests positive for COVID this fall, fully vaccinated students and staff will not have to quarantine as long as they haven’t been infected and don’t have symptoms. (Remma Amin for Chalkbeat)
• Photos: MoMA PS1's fully vaccinated Warm Up party. (Scott Lynch for Gothamist)
• SummerStage will require proof of vaccination for Central Park shows. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)
• The Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition was postponed due to surging Covid-19 cases. It will return in 2022. (Brooklyn Eagle)
• The Times asks the question on everyone's mind: Why not just tell everyone to wear masks? (Roni Caryn Rabin for NY Times)
• 666 Fifth Avenue is no more. The number has been changed to 660. (Christopher Bonanos for Curbed)
• The Census results are in and NYC has 8.8 million people, up by 629k since 2010. (Arun Venugopal for Gothamist)
• Of the five boroughs, Brooklyn has the most growth with Staten Island coming in last, but all five saw growth. The city's Asian population grew while its Black population shrunk. (Yoav Gonen for The City)
• eBay installed a vending machine full of designer handbags in Dumbo. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out).
• A look at how erosion played a part in the drowning of a teen at Rockaway Beach last week. (Reuven Blau for The City)
• Podcast: The elusive and possibly magical white squirrel of Prospect Park. (Atlas Obscura)
• The "Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum opens September 10. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• If you don't know what a "classic six" apartment is, you're not alone. As the headline goes: "What's a classic six and why are they so desirable?" (Leah Hochbaum Rosner for Brick Underground)
• This Sunday is the Central Park Comic Run, where you dress up in superhero costumes and run a 5K or 10k in Central Park. (East Side Feed)
• Real Estate Lust: A $5.25M Soho loft with an M.C. Escher-looking staircase, 2,500 square feet, three beds, a foyer with four closets, a sauna, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• If you want a Chicago-style hot dog, Dog Day Afternoon in Windsor Terrace is your spot. (Scott Lynch for Brooklyn Magazine)
• If the United Nations' report about how the entire planet is beyond doomed has you down, take a look at the Super Stewards program, which is looking for people to take the lead on caring for their neighborhood parks and spreading the word about the benefits of nature in the city. Stephanie Foo breaks down how she became involved with it and how it helped her with her climate anxiety. (Stephanie Foo for Curbed)
• Roosevelt Island's first-ever rooftop bar opens this weekend. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• KAWS has a new 18-foot sculpture at Rockefeller Center, dubbed SHARE. The installation coincides with "KAWS: WHAT PARTY" at the Brooklyn Museum. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
• Looking for new roommates? Here are the 21 best questions to ask potential roommates to get the perfect match. (Evelyn Battaglia for Brick Underground)
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