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  1. today in andrew yang
    Andrew Yang, Who Is Absolutely a New Yorker, Went to His New York Deli“I love bodegas.”
  2. family ties
    Being a Trump Is a Liability Now – Even If You’ve Sued DonaldFred Trump III was asked to leave his position at Cushman & Wakefield.
  3. attention zabar’s shoppers!
    A Lox on Both Your Houses: Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar’s Bag to the ImpeachmentHe’s on the Upper West Side of the aisle.
  4. last gasps
    City Cancels the Wollman Rink Contract That Built Trump’s MythThe rink was a minor success that Trump blew out of proportion.
  5. brick and mortar
    First Look: Ace Hotel Brooklyn Is Opening this SpringDowntown Brooklyn finally gets a destination hotel.
  6. insurrection hotel
    Trump D.C. Hotel Loses Its Broker, and Chances of a Sale Go Up in SmokeBids for the hotel were coming in at less than half the asking price.
  7. neighborhoods
    A Phoenix Is Coming to Coney IslandDeno’s Wonder Wheel Park plans to return post-COVID with a new roller coaster.
  8. unaffordable housing
    Amazon’s Affordable Housing Pledge Won’t Fix AnythingThe nearly $2 trillion company will put $2 billion toward low-cost loans to developers.
  9. today in oligarch news
    Let the LLC Unmasking BeginShell-corporation condo buyers will be nameless no more (at least to the Feds).
  10. cityscape
    Chuck Schumer Shows Up in Community-Board Zoom, Surprising Everyone and No OneEven an attack on the Capitol can’t keep an extroverted politician down.
  11. nëws
    Everything We Know About the New ‘Mini’ Ikea Store in NYCThere will be meatballs.
  12. developing
    Build a Tower, Save a Museum?That’s the gamble in the Seaport historic district.
  13. capitol riot
    Visualizing a Riot: Where the Attacks on the Capitol Played OutHow the insurrection approached and moved throughout the federal building.
  14. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Blood DriveIn the midst of New York’s blood shortage, some Bronx residents came to donate at the St. Frances de Chantal Church.
  15. election 2021
    Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far)Thirty-four and counting.
  16. neighborhoods
    A Coney Island Baptism Spot Might Be Declared a Superfund SiteA survey of local waterways once declared it the top “fecal hotspot” in the city.
  17. streets
    New York Is Bringing Up the Absolute Rear on Trash PickupA new pilot program will start collecting trash just like every other city already does.
  18. happy new year
    Andrew Yang’s 2021 Goals: Control of a Giant Global City, Weight LossWe are all Andrew Yang, except for the first part.
  19. shopping
    Mall Operator Forced to Buy Other Mall Operator, Can’t Return ItI’m sorry, you’re going to have to bring a receipt.
  20. street view
    Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting.A grand entrance to a rail system that needs much more.
  21. heartbreak for hotels
    No, de Blasio Is Not Trying to Crush the Hotel IndustryHe’s planning for the long term at the expense of the quick fix — while doing the unions a favor in the process.
  22. getting around
    Zoox Is Only Barely a Car, and That’s Its Most Promising FeatureThe driverless dream works better when it’s shared.
  23. evictions
    Most New York Evictions Have Been Deferred Until May — and It’s a ReliefThe legislation gives all tenants another 60 days, and hardship cases till the spring.
  24. a long talk
    Fran Lebowitz vs. the WorldA long talk (on a landline) with the star of Martin Scorsese’s cranky, necessary love letter to New York, Pretend It’s a City.
  25. the group portrait
    Los Deliveristas Unidos, the Essential Workers of TakeoutOrganizing the delivery workers who keep much of the city fed.
  26. street view
    What New York Needs to Learn From Guadalajara’s Biggest MarketA way to create a large-scale, wide-open, democratic shopping space in the urban fabric.
  27. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  28. look book
    The Look Book Goes to JJ Christmas TreesOn the day after Thanksgiving, the Dyker Heights lot was full of holiday shoppers buying Fraser firs, wreaths, and reindeer made from logs.
  29. keeping the trains running
    $4 Billion Down, $8 Billion to Go: The Stimulus Temporarily Saves the SubwayDraconian service cuts are off the table for the time being, but the MTA still needs far more federal funds than it’s getting.
  30. dark web
    De Blasio Promised the Internet to Everyone. Here’s Why It’s Taken Forever.Maybe next year.
  31. whirrrrrrr
    Los Angeles Wants a Flying-Taxi Division. What Could Go Wrong?Unlikely future, meet realistic present.
  32. yankee hotel foxtrot
    So A-Rod’s Buying Distressed Hotels Now?Here’s the deal with his $650 million dollar swing.
  33. streets
    Anatomy of a Streetery: Guevara’sIt’s Cuban-inspired and stands solidly on the corner of Clifton and Grand.
  34. brick and mortar
    Visiting LAAMS, the LES Street Culture Lab“We tell kids: ‘Just pull up. Show us what you have and if we like it, and the price is on point, we’ll put it up on the wall.’”
  35. california
    Premiering Soon: The Real Health Department of Beverly HillsThe city wants to start its own department independent of Los Angeles County, mostly so it can reopen its restaurants.
  36. it’s cold inside
    New York Kids Will Be Shivering In Class All WinterWindows open, pencils up.
  37. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  38. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  39. breaking news
    Pete Buttigieg Will Be Joe Biden’s Secretary of TransportationMayor Pete will run your street.
  40. up high
    This Artist Posed As a Hungarian Billionaire Buyer to Get Into 25 PenthousesAdopting a new persona, then photographing the view from the 100th floor.
  41. getting around
    ‘The Whole Economy Depends on It’: Chuck Schumer on His Push to Bail Out the MTAThe New York senator talks about trying to persuade red-staters to keep our transit system from collapsing.
  42. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to That Gentrifying Harlem Restaurant I Really Won’t MissIt catered to the people the owner wanted to see in the neighborhood, not the people who were already there.
  43. mutual aid
    Public Assistants, a Resistance Community Space, Opens in Crown Heights“It’s meant to feel like a family, like an enclave, like an oasis.”
  44. testing tips
    Here’s Where to Get a COVID Test Without Waiting for HoursFrom some non-CityMD walk-in spots to the speediest Health + Hospitals locations.
  45. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to My Brick and Mortar ShopsThe now-shuttered stores that made an impression, from Staten Island to Hudson Yards.
  46. death and taxes
    The ‘Pied-à-Terre Tax’ Has a Messaging ProblemIt’s superluxury-real-estate investors who would actually pay it.
  47. developing
    Queens Megaproject Passes With Barely Any Affordable HousingOut of 1,725 apartments, just 90 will be below-market-rate.
  48. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to China Chalet, the City’s Hottest Dim Sum DiscoParty till 3 a.m. Then open for lunch the next day.
  49. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to the Places I Took My Dates and Old FriendsSaying good-bye to the Mermaid Inn, Rose’s Brooklyn, Pegu Club, and more.
  50. street view
    The E-Scooter Is Part of a Balanced Transit DietAnd it should—with caution and regulation—be welcomed.
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