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The "One Hundred Dollars and a Jab" Edition
A new mask announcement is coming, Broadway goes full vax, the hottest pizza party on the planet, The Vessel, and more
Today - Low: 66˚ High: 76˚
Possible light rain in the evening and overnight.
(the latest in my favorite ongoing Twitter thread)
• Reminder: Mayor de Blasio will announce new mask guidance on Monday. With the CDC's new guidance for indoor mask wearing for all people regardless of vaccination status, expect that masks are coming back. (Jeffrey C. Mays for NY Times)
• If you want to see a Broadway show this fall, you're going to have to be vaccinated and wearing a mask. The audience, staff, and performers will have to be fully vaccinated with an authorized WHO or FDA-approved vaccine. This will apply to all performances through October 31. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• It seems the promise of $100 when you get vaccinated at city-run sites is working. To think that all I got when I got vaccinated was a trip to a CVS in Staten Island. (Precious Fondren and Ashley Wong for NY Times)
• The MTA has yet to decide on a vaccine mandate for its workforce. Last known, the MTA's workforce was 65-70% vaccinated, behind the city's overall 71%. (Stephen Nessen for Gothamist)
• Tickets to NYC Homecoming Week shows are free and available Monday at 10 am. The Staten Island show headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and Ghostface Killah is sure to be the hot ticket in the outer boroughs. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• Baby Luc’s, the Lucali pizza slice show, is "the hottest pizza party on the planet." (Alyssa Shelasky for Grub Street)
• Long live Baroness. Baroness has had a latex boutique on Ave B for decades and she's closing shop in August and moving to France. Why? Because it all got too boring and normal. (Lindsay Goldwert for Curbed)
• There's a recount in the Staten Island Republican City Council primary that started this week. Of course, one of the candidates is a Trump-supporter, which puts the standard Staten Island Republican crowd against the Staten Island Trump-loving crowd. May they both eat each other. (Clifford Michel for The City)
• Brooklyn plumber and failed state senate candidate Daniel Christmannis the latest lower to be charged with involvement in the January 6 attack on the capitol. (Ed Shanahan and Jonah E. Bromwich for NY Times)
• Real Estate Lust: A $5.5 million Arts & Crafts home in Bay Ridge with a brick wine cellar and "dining grotto," lots of splashy wallpaper, in-ground pool, barre-vaulted ceilings, six beds, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• I've passed by The Leaning Brownstone, Brooklyn's own Leaning Tower of Pisa, hundreds of times and never noticed it. (Atlas Obscura)
• The developer of Hudson Yards is talking about permanently closing The Vessel after the fourth suicide in two years instead of installing raised barriers as the community board had requested. Instead of safety barriers, they instituted a buddy-system policy after the previous suicide. Maybe they should tear the entire Hudson Yards down and start over. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
• A look at how the city is more dependent on fossil fuels more than ever despite its attempts to divorce itself from them. (Alexander C. Kaufman for HuffPost)
• 12 places to drink outside this summer. (The Infatuation)
Featured Pet: Louis!
Thank you to reader Hannah for putting a smile on my face by sharing this photo of the smiling Louis enjoying some park time. Send in your pet photos to email@example.com to make NYC smile like Louis.