The "Open the Vaccine Floodgates" Edition

New vaccine eligibility, Manhattan may never be the same again, the best vegan restaurants in Williamsburg, the teen who hates 432 Park Ave, and more

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• If you're 30 or older, you're eligible for vaccine appointments today. Everyone 16 or over is eligible as of April 6. Take a breath, the system is a splintered and broken mess. It will be virtually impossible to find an appointment as everyone in the state will be eligible in the next week and the city still is at its limit in terms of the availability of vaccines. Why is everyone suddenly eligible? This looks dangerously close to giving up on having a plan. (Michael Gold for NY Times)

• The city hit a new record, distributing 478,000 Covid-19 vaccines last week, flying close to Mayor de Blasio's half million a week number. We haven’t hit half a million doses in a week because we still don’t have enough of them to meet the capacity. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

• The state must immediately begin to offer Covid vaccines to all incarcerated people in the state’s prisons and jails, according to a ruling by a State Supreme Court judge. (Troy Closson for NY Times)

• With remote work here to stay, Manhattan may never be the same again. Good. (Matthew Haag for NY Times)

A collaboration between Vans and Zabar's is the least likely pairing of 2021. Does this make Zabar's cool or Vans terribly lame? (Bobby Panza for I Love the Upper West Side)

Williamsburg's best vegan restaurants. (Jeniffer Rosini-Gentile for Greenpointers)

• These apartments in Harlem have a lot of great amenities, but the real draw is the robot furniture that makes the bed descend from the ceiling. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

• The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is collecting names for a petition to tell the next mayor to preserve landmarks and neighborhoods to push back on the real estate money pouring into the race. (David Herman for GVSHP)

• The Department of Health is blaming community transmission on the 10%+ positivity rate in ten zip codes in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. (Mark Hallum for amNewYork Metro)

• Interactive Map: Follow the Empire State Trail from Battery Park to Canada. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

• openigloo's NYC Rent Calculator will tell you if you're paying more than the average for your neighborhood. (openigloo)

• Meet the 11th grader from Vancouver who hates 432 Park Avenue more than anyone else on the planet. (Brock Colyar for Curbed)

Six great sandwiches on the Lower East Side. (Carlo Mantuano for The Infatuation)

The cherry blossoms have begun to bloom. You can blame higher than usual temperatures for the early bloom this year. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

• The New York Health Act has enough support to pass both houses in the state's legislature, which could bring universal healthcare to New York, despite Governor Cuomo's opposition to the idea. Perhaps Governor Hochul will be more open to the idea. (Ross Barkan for Gothamist)

The Tribeca Film Festival will be back on June 9-20 in outdoor screenings across the city. (Bill Pearis for BrooklynVegan)

• Podcast: Sara Tirschwell discusses her run for mayor. (Ben Max for Gotham Gazette)

• A Department of Housing Preservation and Development suspended an inspector for allegedly using a racist slur in his paperwork to describe Asian tenants in an Upper East Side apartment. (John del Signore for Gothamist)

What to know about the polls for the June mayoral primary. (Rachel Holliday Smith for The City)

A tenth woman has spoken out about inappropriate sexual conduct by the governor. (Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist)

• The state Attorney General's office reportedly subpoenaed dozens of Governor Cuomo's staffers in its investigation into sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by the governor. (David Cruz for Gothamist)

The best psychics in New York. (Kaitlin Menza for Curbed)

NYC's best lamb dishes. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)

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