The "Maybe This Celebration Was A Bad Idea?" Edition

Governor Cuomo's expiration date, congestion pricing gets a timeline, where to get deep dish pizza, the fall's drinking trends, and more

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• Photos: As if to say "It was a bad idea," the Central Park Homecoming concert was shut down mid-concert due to storms. Does this feel like spiking a football before you get into the endzone? (Jen Carlson and Scott Lynch for Gothamist)

• In stereotypical "announce the announcement" Mayor de Blasio fashion, the mayor announced that he'll announce a quarantine policy for public schools next week. (Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech for amNewYork Metro)

• Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Ave once had a penthouse apartment, one of the 10 secrets of Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Ave. (Noah Sheidlower for Untapped New York)

• The latest installment in the Times' "The 212" series looks at the eternal charm of the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. (Reggie Nadelson for NY Times)

• Construction is coming to the D train in September. From September 18 to January 1 service between Bay 50th St and Stillwell Ave will be suspended. The MTA will be working on protecting the Coney Island station against flooding. (NY1)

• The MTA is considering ramps instead of elevators, which may satisfy the letter of the law when it comes to accessibility but it still leaves many people with mobility issues out in the cold. (Christopher Alvarez for The City)

• Headed to New York Comic Con? Bring your proof of vaccination and mask. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)

• No one is happy about the MTA's 16-month timeline for congestion pricing. (Dave Colon for Streetsblog)

• Eight mistakes to avoid if you're a first-time renter. (Evelyn Battaglia for Brick Underground)

• Governor Cuomo is out of office on Monday night at 11:59 pm. There won't be any fireworks but maybe there should be. (David Cruz for Gothamist)

• A Marist poll reveals what we already knew, New Yorkers are less optimistic about the pandemic. A nice 69% of New Yorkers were hopeful about our future in February and it's down to 38% in August. (Danny Lewis and Sean Carlson for Gothamist)

• Staff at the Brooklyn Museum have overwhelmingly voted to form a union. (Ben Brachfeld for Brooklyn Paper)

• A 110-foot tall Ferris wheel is opening in Times Square on Monday. That's almost twice as tall as the Ferris wheel in the old Toys R' Us. A ride will be $20 per person for adults. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• 11 great places to find Georgian food in NYC. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)

• Meet the renegade skate-ramp buildings of New York City. (Daniel Karel for Curbed)

• Students and staff wanting to participate in football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, lacrosse, and other high-contact sports will have to show proof of vaccination in order to participate. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist)

• Predicting this fall's biggest drinking trends with 13 bar professionals. (Amber Sutherland-Namako for Time Out)

• Real Estate Lust: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's five-story $7.3 townhouse in Harlem with a rear garden, wine cellar, theater, music room, rear garden, outdoor jacuzzi, irrigated rooftop, and more. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• How to make Sahadi's delicious Harissa Mac and Cheese at home. (Will Gleason for Time Out)

• Deep dish pizza? San Diego burritos? Where to find 14 regional American dishes in NYC. (Andy Hirschfeld for Eater)

Featured Pet: Lil’ B!

Thanks to reader Meghan for sending in this photo of Lil’ B! Lil’ B was adopted from Kitty Kind at 7 years old and is now 13. Don’t rule out senior pets when looking to adopt.