The "Wasting Away in Times Square's Margaritaville" Edition

The best bottomless brunches, the comptroller debate, two lady liberties come to NYC, the best new pizza, and more

Today - Low: 64˚ High: 75˚
Possible light rain overnight.

• Here are 20 great bottomless brunch deals where you could be reading The Briefly. That last part is my suggestion. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation)

• Video: The bus that drove straight into a brownstone in Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been removed. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)

• Five pandemic specialty goods stores that are here to stay. (Meredith Craig de Pietro for Brooklyn Based)

• A bill that would make gun companies legally liable for the harm cased by their weapons is working its way through the state's legislature. That would make New York the first state to counter a federal law protecting the gun industry from civil lawsuits. (Gabriel Sandoval with additional reporting by Christopher Alvarez and Josefa Velasquez for The City)

• A look at that the logistics of attending music festivals in NYC will look like in 2021. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• Photos: An album of the bus being removed from the brownstone. (MTA on Flickr)

• The rebound has hit Long Island City and rents are on the rise. With more workers expected in offices this summer and fall, rents are reacting accordingly. (Kim Velsey for Curbed)

• Nearly two-thirds of city office workers are expected back in the office by September. (Jennifer White Karp for Brick Underground)

• Meet Brooklyn's Ruth Bader Ginsburg Democratic Club, which has been gaining steam since their founding in February of this year. (Brooklyn Eagle)

• In praise of Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie's Swingle, the 4" frozen key lime pie on a stick dipped in dark chocolate. (Anna Rahmanan for Time Out)

• The city suffers about 1,400 premature deaths every year and spends billions on health costs due to air pollution from cars, trucks, and buses according to researchers from Harvard and the University of North Carolina. (Julianne Cuba for Streetsblog)

• A recap of the Democratic Primary debate featuring everyone gunning for Corey Johnson and defunding the NYPD. (Gwynne Hogan for Gothamist)

• Video: Exploring Manhattan's "secret" 6 1/2 Ave. (ActionKid on YouTube)

• Photos: Inside the Museum of Natural History’s new Halls of Gems and Minerals with 5,000 specimens, including the 563-carat Star of India sapphire. (Devin Gannon for 6qft)

• Mayor de Blasio can't get out of Gracie Mansion fast enough. His approval rating is sitting at a whopping 37% according to the latest polling. (Bobby Cuza for NY1)

• The do's and don't's of ranked choice voting. (Brigid Bergin for Gothamist)

• 9 great panaderías in NYC. (Marisel Salazar for The Intuation)

• Photos: Take a load off with Lady Liberty in Morningside Park with Reclining Liberty, a new statue by Zaq Landsberg, which takes inspiration from the reclining Buddha. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

• It's not the only new Lady Liberty in town, as Paris is sending a replica Statue of Liberty to Ellis Island for July 4 before traveling to Washington DC for Bastille Day. (Michelle Young for Untapped New York)

• A first look inside the new Margaritaville resort coming to Times Square. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)

• The best vegan pizza in the city. (Anna Rahmanan for The Infatuation)

• The best new pizza in NYC. (Hannah Albertine, Nikko Duren, Carlo Mantuano for The Infatuation)

Featured Pet: Cosette!

Cosette becomes our first double feature on The Briefly how could I not with that tongue? Thank you to Courtney for sending in more photos of this cutie. Send in your pet photos to to be featured.