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The "NYC City Cannot Be Trusted" Edition
The school staff vaccine mandate is delayed, a Madewell opens a second-hand store, great vegan Latinx restaurants, congestion pricing, and more.
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• Mayor de Blasio's public school vaccine mandate was delayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. It's possible this may be resolved by Monday night's deadline, but we'll see. (Eliza Shapiro and Jonah E. Bromwich for NY Times)
• Monday is also the deadline for hospital workers and nursing home staff to be vaccinated in a state mandate. The first hospital system to establish a mandate, New York-Presbyterian, had only 250 of the 48,000 staff decline vaccination. Staff who refuse vaccination will not be eligible for unemployment according to the state's Department of Labor. (Caroline Lewis and Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist)
• Covid-19 vaccine boosters are available for people 65 and older, nursing home residents, those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems, and healthcare workers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Madewell and ThredUp are teaming up to create a second-hand Madewell store in Williamsburg called "Circular Store" with prices ranging from $10 to $40 according to the article. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• A new elevated walkway will connect the High Line to the Javitz Center and Moynihan Train Hall. It's expected to be completed in the Spring of 2023. (Melissa Kravtiz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• 5 questions to ask about renting or buying a basement apartment. (Emily Myers for Brick Underground)
• 14.5% of Manhattan households are behind on rent according to a new analysis from Surgo Ventures. (Patch)
• These Upper West Siders are very sad about their Starbucks being closed. (Sara Lewin Lebwohl for I Love the Upper West Side)
• We're not even in full-blown spooky season and there's already news about pop-up Christmas bars. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Time Out)
• Video: Walking the length of San Gennaro on a Saturday night. (ActionKid)
• Review: The Bronx's 188 Bakery Cuchifritos, which Ryan Sutton calls"a stellar Bronx temple to pork." (Ryan Rutton for Eater)
• A look inside the World Artisan Market food hall opening soon in Astoria. (Merissa Principe for Give Me Astoria)
• Gothamist listened to six hours of virtual meetings about congestion pricing so you didn't have to. Here's the roundup. (Stephen Nessen for Gothamist)
• A portion of New York's congressional delegation called on President Biden to intervene at Rikers Island, citing "the city cannot be trusted to manage Rikers Island on its own." Mayor de Blasio is planning his first visit to Rikers since 2017 this week after state lawmakers said he should witness the conditions himself. (Jonah E. Bromwich and Rebecca Davis O'Brien for NY Times)
• The City Council voted Thursday to pass a bill compelling hotel owners to provide severance pay to their out-of-work employees. (Sasha Jones for The Real Deal)
• In 2013, Mayor de Blasio campaigned on banning carriage horses. This week a carriage horse collided with a car in Midtown, knocking the horse out on the pavement, leading to a bloody and disturbing scene. The condition of the horse is unknown. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)
• Photos: Two new mosaics were unveiled along the L train: Marcel Dzama's No Less Than Everything Comes Together at the 1st Ave station and Katherine Bradford's Queens of the Night at the Bedford station. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• 10 great vegan Latinx restaurants In NYC. (Marisel Salazar for The Infatuation)
Quick note: The sub-head of the last digest implied that the Gowanus rezoning was passed . It only passed the next step of the full process.
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