The "You’re so human and beautiful" Edition
Talking to a compost bin, the sandwiches that got us through 2020, five-cent hot dogs, a look at a possible renovated Penn Station, and more
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• “When I see a candidate come in just with Michael Scott levels of cringe and insensitivity, it either tells me Andrew Yang is in over his head or is not listening to his staff.” Andrew Yang's meeting with the Stonewall Democratic Club did not go as planned. (Dana Rubenstein and Katie Glueck for NY Times)
• Evaluating Citi Field's 2021 beer options. Hint: It's surprising, but the Coors Seltzer Bar has the best craft options. (Brew York)
• If you have any information about the attack that lead to the death of Ponzu the cat (@ponzucoolcat on IG), your help is needed. Ponzu and his family were attacked in McCarren Park on Easter Sunday by multiple people. (Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner for Greenpointers)
• Coyote Ugly has a new home on E 14th sitting between Beauty Bar and IHOP. (Erika Adams for Eater)
• Five Asian-American restauranteurs reflect on the escalation of anti-Asian hate. (Michelle Lee for The Inatuation)
• The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming back to NYC on May 1 for you to stock up on your Hello Kitty shaped cookies and merch. You can find it on May 1 at The Shop at Skyview in Flushing. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• A guide on who to yell at in city government when you're angry from your City Council representative to the mayor. (Allison Dikanovic for The City)
• City Council member Chaim Deutsch was found guilty of tax fraud on Thursday. He could face up to a year in prison and he has no plans to resign. (Erin Durkin for Politico)
• Reduce, reuse, recycle. This apparently also applies to the state's standardized testing because questions on the eighth grade English tests were reused from previous years and available in test prep materials. (Christina Veiga for Chalkbeat)
• Studies show that the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants of Covid-19 identified so far. (Apoorva Mandavilli for NY Times)
• A tribute to the 11 sandwiches getting us through the pandemic. Deep fried PB&J? I'm interested. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)
• This weekend's DMX memorial at the Barclays Center will only be open to friends and family but will be streamed on DMX's YouTube channel. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)
• New York Comic Con for 2021 was announced for October 7-10 at the Javits Center with a reduced capacity. Outside of the date, few details are available. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)
• Mayor de Blasio announced the return of composting to the city in a press conference that involved him speaking to a composting bin that was sitting at the dais. (Matt Troutman for Patch)
• Grab yourself a five cent hot dog at the Coney Island Nathan's with the purchase of any regularly-priced food item. The catch? It's only on Thursdays from 5pm to close. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)
• Renders: Here's what a renovated Penn Station could look like. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)
Featured Pet: Satine!
Oh my goodness, look at those eyes! Thanks to reader Tim for sending in this photo of Satine, helping out with the errands. Tim is one of my favorite people in the city and also happens to run one of my favorite bars in the city. Young Ethel’s on Fifth Ave in Park Slope between 12th and 13th has The Briefly’s 100% endorsement.