The "Zizmorcore Forever" Edition - March 5-6, 2021

The first edition of The Briefly on Substack. Nothing else has changed!

Today - Low: 29˚ High: 34˚
Clear throughout the day.
This weekend - Low: 26˚ High: 36˚

Editor’s Note: This edition might look a little different. I’ve moved my email provider from Mailchimp to Substack and I’m still ironing out the bugs. Featured photos will return soon.

Nine new public art installations in March. (Lisa Bauso for Untapped Cities)

• Apartment Porn: Inside the $12.8 million Moonstruck house. Every article about the house talking about Cher, but no one mentions Nick Cage. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

Today is the first day that movie theaters can reopen, but not every city movie theater will. (Trish Rooney for Bedford + Bowery)

• The latest fashion trend in the city is Zizmorcore. One of my to-do items is to buy shirts from all of my favorite bars in the city and it turns out this trend has a name. Wearing unique New York items? Zizmorcore. (Stella Bugbee for The Cut)

• A few suggestions to kickstart your Zizmorcore style. (Meredith Craig de Pietro for Brooklyn Based)

• One thing for sure about reopening theaters is that concession experiences will vary between the open theaters. On the extremes Film Forum will have no concessions and AMC theaters (to the moon!) is going balls to the wall with full concessions. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

• One movie theater missing from the list of reopening theaters is the Alamo Drafthouse, which declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. The company was sold and claims there will be no disruption to their business. (Amanda Hatfield for BrooklynVegan)

The #3 entry in Time Out's most beautiful movie theaters in the world might surprise you. It's Village East Cinema's Theater #1 sits as the city's top entry to the list, with Metrograph, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Paris Theater making the top 50. (Will Gleason for Time Out)

Citi Bike expanded into Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, and Greenwood Heights this week. In January two Citi Bike stations were added at the Brooklyn Army Terminal mass vaccination site. (Jaime DeJesus for The Brooklyn Home Reporter)

• Have you complained about your internet service in the last year? You're not along, as internet-related complaints topped New York Attorney General Letitia James's list of consumer complaints. #2 was Covid-19 price gouging. (Brooklyn Eagle)

• The Parks Department buried the skeletal remains of over a dozen people in Washington Square Park this week. The bodies were discovered while maintenance work was done in the park. Washington Square Park was a mass grave prior to its creation in 1850 and an estimated 20,000+ bodies are buried underneath it. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• The Times would like to remind you do not ditch your mask after your vaccination. (Apoora Mandavilli for NY Times)

• The CCRB released the first public database of NYPD disciplinary records. The mayor stated a broader release of internal NYPD data will begin next week. (Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist)

• This set of TikTok videos is making the rounds and it's absolutely wild. It's the story of a woman investigating a draft in her apartment and finding... well, no spoilers, you should discover it for yourself. (Ben Yakas for Gothamist)

• Apartment Porn: A $4.2 million four-bedroom on the Upper West Side with three fireplaces, located steps from Central Park, an ivy-covered garden, and more. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)

• Several dozen union members and Jing Fong employees rallied Tuesday morning to save save the iconic dim sum restaurant, calling on family who owns the restaurant and the bank to keep the restaurant alive. (Elie Z. Perler for Bowery Boogie)

The first opossum spotting of 2021 in Tompkins Square Park. How cool would it be if the entire city started treating marsupials with the reverence we have for birds? Anyway, this guy's a cutie. (EV Grieve)

• Mayor de Blasio said that new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg heard him "loud and clear" when it came to "aggressively" moving forward with congestion pricing in Manhattan. (Matt Troutman for Patch)

• Photos: Remnants of the Gilded Age in Fort Tryon Park. (Nicole Saraniero for Untapped New York)

Meet Marti Allen-Cummings, the drag artist running for City Council in Manhattan's 7th district, who is leading fundraising among candidates. (David Cruz for Gothamist)

• Endorsements make for nice headlines in the mayor's race, but The City asks the real question. Do endorsements even matter? (Rachel Holliday Smith and Allison Dikanovic for The City)

Jeffrey Epstein's Upper East Side townhouse is in contract for around $50 million. Proceeds from the sale will go to his estate, which set up a victims compensation fund. (Amy Plitt for The Real Deal)

• Federal prosecutors charged Jacob Daskal, the founder of the Borough Park shomrim, with a three-count indictment for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. (Ben Verde for amNewYork Metro)

• Rainbow cookies, rainbow bagels, and now a rainbow crepe? (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has arrived in New York City with priority given to home-bound seniors with the help of the FDNY assisting with the logistics. (Carsen Holaday for amNewYork Metro)

• The Javits Center and Yankee Stadium will be administering vaccines 24/7 starting this week. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)

Co-op City in the Bronx got its own vaccination site this week for the 15k+ apartments in the development. (Devin Gannon for 6sqft)

• This is the best explanation I've seen of what happened inside Governor Cuomo's office when it came to hiding the deaths of thousands of New Yorkers in nursing homes so Cuomo could protect his early pandemic decisions. (J. David Goodman and Danny Hakim for Gothamist)

• "I'm sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone," is in the Hall of Fame of shitty non-apology apologies. While Governor Cuomo may feel sorry for whatever pain his multiple sexual harassment allegations have caused, he also stated "I'm not going to resign." (Ben Yakas for GOthamist)

The 12 best meals Hannah Albertine, professional eater, has had lately for under $15. (Hannah Albertine for The Infatuation)

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