The "I've Got a Gun, Let's Go to a Broadway Show" Edition
Alcohol to go keeps going, NYC Pride boots the NYPD, Cuomo's inquiry moves forward, the best oyster happy hours, and more
|The Briefly||May 16|
Today - Low: 57˚ High: 69˚
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
• Maya Wiley has the endorsement of Representative Hakeem Jeffries, New York’s top House Democrat, for NYC mayor. (Katie Glueck for NY Times)
• Alcohol to go is not over yet. Governor Cuomo signed an extension that allows booze to go until June 5. (Nick Reisman for NY1)
• 61.4% of adults in New York state have received at least one vaccine. 47% of adults in the city have gotten at least one dose. (Sophia Chang for Gothamist)
• Despite the CDC's announcement this week New York's indoor mask mandate is still in place. Even if the state's mandate changes, you may still need a mask to enter certain businesses. (Caroline Lewis and Jessica Gould for Gothamist)
• Is it legal to restrict service only to people who are fully vaccinated? The answer is yes. No shirt, no shoes, no vaccination, no service. (Morgan McKay for NY1)
• There's a bill making its way through the state legislature that would require a Covid-19 vaccine to attend colleges and universities in New York. Currently, students are required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella. (Nick Reisman for NY1)
• The police are no longer invited to NYC Pride. The celebration will rely on private security and ban police involvement in participation until at least 2025. The NYPD will be asked to stay at least a block away from all in-person events. (Michael Gold for NY Times)
• The state inquiry against Governor Cuomo is moving forward as four women who have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct have been formally asked to testify under oath. (Luis Ferré-Sadurní for NY Times)
• Governor Cuomo's communications director resigned this week. I wonder why? (Morgan McKay for NY1)
• 10 secrets of the Elizabeth Street Garden. (Nicole Saraniero for Untapped New York)
• All beaches in New York will be open for Memorial Day with social distancing rules still in place. If we all behave, they'll be back to 100% capacity for July 4. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• The top gooey cheese dishes in the city, including one dessert. (Robert Sietsema for Eater)
• Jing Fong will reopen in Chinatown sometime in July with a 125-person dining room, down from the previous 800-person dining room. (Devin Dannon for 6sqft)
• If you were in the city in the year 2000 you might remember CowParade, which adorned the city with beautifully decorated fiberglass cows. CowParade comes back to NYC this summer with an installation at Industry City with 75 different artists taking on cows, including Jeffrey Banks, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Jen Lewin, and more. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)
Thanks again to reader Lolita for sending in this walk-through of the Macy’s Flower Show.
• The removal and relocation of the Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the Museum of Natural History is moving forward as the Community Board 7 Preservation Committee will move the presentation forward to the next full board meeting. The removal is supported by the Roosevelt family and the museum and still needs city approval. (Sara Lewin Lebwohl for I Love the Upper West Side)
• "If I had a million dollars, I would buy this apartment" was a text I got from a friend about this $995k Midtown penthouse with a bedroom suite made from a shipping container. (Dana Schulz for 6sqft)
• The city announced 30 new miles of bikes and 28 new miles of bus lanes to be added in 2021, including bike lanes on the Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridges and bus lanes on Jamaica and Archer Ave in Jamaica. (Mark Hallum for amNewYork Metro)
• Every Broadway show opening this fall and how to get tickets. (James Ramsay for Gothamist)
• A look at the breakfast tacos of Mockingbird on Rogers Ave in Prospect Lefferts Gardens from the founder of & Sons, also on Rogers Ave. (Erika Adams for Eater)
• New York Fashion Week is returning to in-person shows this September. (Anna Ben Yehuda for Time Out)
• The Empire State Building is offering special tickets to see the June 10 solar eclipse at 5:32 am. (Shaye Weaver for Time Out)
• The best oyster happy hours in the city. (Nikko Duren for The Infatuation)
• Video: The Democratic Bronx Borough President Primary debate. (NY1)
• A guide to Asian-owned bars and restaurants in NYC. (Warm Welcome & The Infatuation)
Featured Pet: Anderson Coopurr!
Thanks to reader Kendra for nominating Anderson Coopurr, aka Andy, for featured pet! Andy lives in Bed-Stuy and enjoys watching the birds in their backyard (and sometimes going on the stoop).
Please tell me that SOME of you understood the title of this digest.