The "One Million New Yorkers" Edition
Carl the Coward calls off the impeachment, an opera for trees, the Gowanus rezoning gets Adams's approval, a Little Mermaid cocktail experience, and more
Today - Low: 71˚ High: 83˚
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
• Speaker Carl Hestie announced the New York Assembly will not continue the impeachment investigation into Andrew Cuomo. This is a big-time bullshit move. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)
• One outcome of the impeachment being dropped, aside from Andrew Cuomo walking around claiming innocence, is that it's unclear if he could run for statewide office again. A conviction from the State Senate could have prevented him from running again. (Josefa Velzasquez for The City)
• Certainly seems like Cuomo's resignation could have easily been a trade for Carl Hestie dropping the impeachment investigation but Hestie has been insisting there was no deal. If Carl Hestie didn't want people assuming there was a deal between him and Cuomo, maybe he shouldn't have made this decision on his own. (David Cruz for Gothamist)
• The Times looks at Cuomo's obsession with his legacy. Don't worry, you'll have a legacy for sure. (Shane Goldmacher for NY Times)
• Congrats NYC, we've passed one million Covid-19 cases. (Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky for Gothamist)
• 50,000 New Yorkers took the mayor up on his $100 bribe for a vaccine. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
• Mayor de Blasio keeps insisting there will be no remote option for learning in the new school year. What will happen to students that need to quarantine for ten days after testing positive or showing symptoms? They're still working out how to teach students remotely without teaching students remotely. (Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech for amNewYork Metro)
• The Staten Island Ferry is back to full-service today ending a year and a half of reduced service. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist)
• The Supreme Court blocked a part of the state's eviction moratorium with tenants having to prove economic hardship with evidence in court instead of self-certifying it. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)
• The Child Victims Act two-year look-back window ended last week with over 9,000 lawsuits filed in that time, includes in half of New York's eight Roman Catholic diocese, the Boy Scouts, teachers, and more. There is a bill that passed the State Senate but not the Assembly that would create a one-year window for adult survivors for civil suits. (Kathleen Culliton for Patch)
• A 10-hour opera will be performed in Prospect Park next month. The Last Stand is about and for trees. The art will be able to be accessed by the trees "through the ground." No, I don't know what that means. (André Wheeler for Time Out)
• Future mayor Eric Adams has thrown his support behind the Gowanus rezoning. We're gonna start seeing headlines about all the things that Mayor de Blasio decided that he didn't want to deal with and this was one of them. (Ben Verde for Brooklyn Paper)
• A Little Mermaid-themes "cocktail experience" is coming to the city in October. The photo shows a bunch of people sitting in a ball pit around someone dressed as a mermaid. If you thought ball pits were gross before, wait until someone spills a cocktail in this one. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• Real Estate Lust: A $13.75 million Upper West Side co-op with four bedrooms, a formal library, multiple dining rooms, wood-burning fireplaces, two dishwashers (why would you ever only have one?), and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• The most stressful subway stop in the city is the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Ave station. This is according to a new study that looks at reviews from Google Maps. Rounding out the top five are Burke Ave, 67th Ave, Bowery, and Canal St. (Untapped New York)
• The next big political battle in New York is redistricting, following the 2020 Census. With the state losing one district, it will be interesting to see where the new lines are drawn. (Josefa Velasquez for The City)
• Every house has a mystery, but there's a Riverside Drive mansion that reportedly has a tunnel that goes to the Hudson River. (Ephemeral New York)
• Funny Girl will get its Broadway revival next year, starring Beanie Feldstein. Non-Broadway folks might recognize her from Impeachment: American Crime Story where she played Monica Lewinsky. (Adam Feldman for Time Out)
• Intel is operating a self-driving car in the city and plans to add a second in September. Streetsblog goes deep (too deep?) into the challenges and its objections to this test. (Gersh Kuntzman for Streetsblog)
• Farmers' Almanac released its forecast for the winter. If the almanac is right, we're looking at near-normal amounts of snow with a stormy January and a nor-easter in March. (Adam Nichols for Patch)
• Six people were hospitalized after being struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx on Thursday. A 13-year-old boy dead as a result of the lightning strike. (Jen Chung for Gothamist)
• Six issues waiting for Kathy Hochul when she becomes Governor. (Mihir Zaveri, Joseph Goldstein, Winnie Hu, Patrick McGeehan, Eliza Shapiro, and Annie Correal)
• Grub Street asks if Blank Street is the future of NYC's coffee carts. It's hard to think that these sea foam-colored carts will overtake the ubiquitous coffee carts dotted around the city, especially when these are all operated by a venture-backed company. Will we start seeing more of these in gentrified areas? Sure. Is it the future? Probably not. (Elizabeth G. Dunn for Grub Street)
• 11 can't-miss West Indian restaurants in Little Guyana. (Caroline Shin for Eater)
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