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Morning, UES: Blood Center backers claim race is at heart of opposition

  • 07:17 AM ET - 7/14/2021
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    Morning, UES! ☕️ It’s hot & hazy today 😓 ☁️ - High 88 / Low 70. 📈 There’s a (small but notable) uptick in COVID rates on the #UES via @nick_garber @NYC_Patch https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-sides-covid-19-rates-where-things-stand 🚓 Police are searching for suspects in the July 11 armed robbery of a convenience store @ 66th & 1st via @ABC7NY https://abc7ny.com/search-for-trio-in-armed-robbery-of-upper-east-side-convenience-store/10883636/ 🚫 A judge is halting the city’s efforts to evict ppl experiencing homelessness from hotels via @nypost https://nypost.com/2021/07/14/federal-judge-pauses-nycs-push-to-evict-homeless-from-hotels/ 📌 ICYMI: Things got pretty spicy at a public hearing earlier this week over the controversial Blood Center tower https://t.co/xlSpL1WbAu Have a great Wednesday!

  • 07:44 AM ET - 7/15/2021
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    Today: Heat advisory takes effect @11 AM. 😓 High: 88 / Low: 73 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, July 15: 🍴🍸 TBar, Flex Mussels among UES eateries that got $107M from fed stimulus https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-restaurants-got-107m-federal-stimulus-see-which-ones 👠’Sex & the City’ reboot spotted filming at The East Pole https://www.google.com/amp/s/pagesix.com/2021/07/13/sex-and-the-city-reboot-returns-to-the-upper-east-side/amp/ 🍜 Eater named the spicy cumin lamb hand-ripped noodles at Xi’an Famous Foods is one of the best dishes of 2021 https://ny.eater.com/2021/7/13/22565327/11-best-dishes-nyc-2021-so-far-robert-sietsema 🗳 Gov. Cuomo and mayoral candidate (D) Eric Adams presented a united front at a presser in Brooklyn yesterday … although we will miss the all the petty between Albany and NYC https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/7/14/22577966/can-eric-adams-and-andrew-cuomo-get-along-for-new-york ICYMI: We asked our friends at @uptown_girls_ues (IG) for their best summer recs on the #UES before it's too late 🍦🍷 ☕️ https://t.co/2hViDZpJEv Have a great Thursday!

  • 08:10 AM ET - 7/16/2021
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    Today: Heat advisory until @8 PM 😓 High: 91 / Low: 75 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, July 16: 🕳 The cause of a sinkhole that swallowed part of a block near E 89th and York is still being investigated https://on.forthapp.com/t/3nW9nGGN2yYVEWzYzH7HuY 💐 The city’s marriage bureau is bringing back in-person weddings this month https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-marriage-bureau-will-reopen-person-weddings-late-july 🤫 T&C breaks down what the Gossip Girl reboot gets right about teaching at NYC’s elite schools https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a36970824/gossip-girls-depiction-of-private-schools-true/?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/CRWbR5IATwP/ 🚘De Blasio says he wants congestion pricing to start by July 2022, which would set tolls on cars entering the city below 61st Street https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/s/hobkl/de-blasio-urges-2022-timeline-start-congestion-pricing?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_term=traffic+%26+transit&utm_campaign=autopost&utm_content=uppereastside Have a great Friday!

  • 08:43 AM ET - 7/19/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 70 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, July 19: 🍴25 eateries on the UES are taking part in NYC Restaurant Week - which kicks off *today* Full list: https://www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week/?neighborhood=upper-east-side 📍 Real estate gurus are prepping for how to help pot dispensaries land the best locations in NYC https://www.villagevoice.com/2021/07/16/nyc-cannabis-the-race-for-primo-real-estate-space/ 😷 Di Blaiso says NYC schools will keep their mask mandate despite CDC guidelines that say it’s OK for vaccinated students & teachers to go without https://www.thecity.nyc/health/2021/7/12/22574452/de-blasio-keeps-mask-rules-for-new-york-city-schools-despite-cdc-changes 🛒 Sources tell The Real Deal that the Astor Place K-Mart will be replaced by a grocery store https://therealdeal.com/2021/07/16/astor-place-kmart-to-be-replaced-by-grocery-store-sources/ Have a great Monday!

  • 08:36 AM ET - 7/20/2021
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    Today: High: 88 / Low: 72 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, July 20: 🌳 Ruppert Park (that 70s-style park along 2nd Ave b/n East 90th & 91st streets) gets $9M for overhaul https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ruppert-parks-big-renovation-ues-gets-8-4m-boost 👀 A WNYC tote bag was spotted in a scene for the Sex & the City reboot https://www.wmagazine.com/fashion/carrie-bradshaw-wnyc-tote-bags-satc 🔥 Wildfires out West will create some hazy conditions in the city today, experts say https://nypost.com/2021/07/19/western-wildfire-smoke-to-bring-hazy-skies-to-nyc/ 😷 De Blasio says he has no currently plans to reinstate NYC’s indoor mask mandate (LA County just did) https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-covid-de-blasio-mask-mandate-20210719-ww6oomlk2ffgpj4pwkfsmlgl6q-story.html 🗳 Mayoral candidate (D) Eric Adams says that, if elected, he’d split time between Brooklyn and the UES’ Gracie Mansion https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nyc-elections-2021/ny-nyc-mayoral-race-eric-adams-bedstuy-gracie-mansion-20210719-mr3izzavjffnvhrpma6jnpncky-story.html Have a great Tuesday!!

  • 09:11 AM ET - 7/21/2021
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    Today: High: 82 / Low: 70☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, July 21: 🔈 The noisiest spot on the UES? Patch breaks it down by zip code https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/here-are-upper-east-sides-noisiest-spots-summer 🔥 Although an air quality alert expired at midnight for NYC, expect hazy skies again today bc of wildfires out West https://abc7ny.com/western-wildfires-smoke-nyc-new-york-city/10897827/ 🐝 An NYPD beekeeper removed *10K* bees from a Times Square recycling container https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/07/20/nypd-removes-10k-from-nyc-recycling-receptacle/amp/ 🗳 The city’s Board of Elections certified the results of the primary yesterday — 4 weeks after the election https://gothamist.com/news/new-york-city-board-elections-certifies-results-two-council-races-go-hand-counts?j=16222&jb=18005&l=29_HTML&mid=526001388&sfmc_id=2578907&sfmc_sub=2578907&u=296980&utm_campaign=WNYC%20Morning%20Brief%20-%20July%2021st&utm_content=2021721&utm_id=16222&utm_medium=nypr-email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_term=were%20close%20enough%20to%20trigger%20a%20manual%20recount Have a great Wednesday 🐫!

  • 09:18 AM ET - 7/22/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 66☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, July 22: 🖼 An art restorationist is facing charges that he operated a global smuggling ring from an UES gallery https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/brit-busted-ues-art-gallerys-global-smuggling-ring-da-says 🚴🏻 A bill proposed by UES lawmaker state Sen Liz Krueger would make hit-and-runs by e-bikes a felony https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2021/07/21/new-state-law-would-make-electric-citi-bike-hit-and-runs-a-felony/ 🏖 It’s not just your imagination: Thousands of NYers have relocated to Florida https://abc7ny.com/new-york-to-florida-pandemic-moving-delta-variant-covid/10901991/ 👙 The Airbnb of pools: A list of pools in the Hamptons that you can rent by the hour https://guestofaguest.com/hamptons/real-estate/meet-swimply-the-airbnb-of-pools Have a great Thursday!

  • 08:50 AM ET - 7/23/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 66☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, July 23: 🦺 A tower of water shot into the air after a construction accident on East 87th street (nearby but unrelated to the sinkhole) https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7ny.com/amp/water-upper-east-side-burst-main-break/10903973/ 🍊 The 96th-floor penthouse of 432 Park just hit the market for $169M - but the decor seems to be making more headlines than the $$$ https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/real-estate/this-dollar169-million-penthouse-is-like-really-ugly-no 😷 WNYC’s Stephen Nessen spent the day as a volunteer for the MTA Mask Force https://gothamist.com/news/what-i-learned-volunteering-mta-mask-force 💊 A members-only health clinic is opening a new location at 575 Park Ave (@63rd street) https://commercialobserver.com/2021/07/sollis-health-opening-new-clinic-at-575-park-avenue/ Have a great weekend!

  • 09:21 AM ET - 7/26/2021
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    Today: High: 88 / Low: 72☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, July 26: 🍕 Vegan-friendly pizza joint Zazzy’s has opened its newest location at 1477 2nd Ave @77th Street https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRtuJg7DCYX/?utm_medium=copy_link ✈️ Small amounts of pot are no longer being confiscated at NY airports https://gothamist.com/news/authorities-no-longer-seizing-under-three-ounces-marijuana-new-york-airports 🏍 Moped company Revel just got the OK to launch an app-based car service in NYC https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-revel-electric-taxis-tesla-tlc-20210726-n3pv6ctn7zagxj5rvnxtxv34zm-story.html 🥵 This week: Hot and some scattered thunderstorms 🌩 https://abc7ny.com/nyc-weather-accuweather-forecast-new-york-city-tri-state/27410/ Have a great Monday!

  • 10:00 AM ET - 7/27/2021
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    Today: High: 88 / Low: 73☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, July 27: 🚓 Just weeks after the 50th anniversary of the murder of a Yorkville flight attendant, convicted killer Rodney Alcala died in prison https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/40-years-after-upper-east-side-murder-killer-rodney-alcala-dies 🦈 A lifeguard at Jones Beach *may* have been bitten by a shark https://click.lists.wnyc.org/?qs=c11c78a7ae32c7c4b44d23cca166c7248e081ae8b12ebccf337971026b3a60cd99edb3acd893807bb302258eebc999bce1e8142adcb132917f8c0f286dc5cc32 🛎 NYC has resumed moving people experiencing homelessness from hotels https://nypost.com/2021/07/26/new-york-resumes-transfer-of-homeless-hotel-residents-to-shelters/ 🏥 All city workers, including police, must get vaccinated or be tested weekly starting in Sept, Di Blasio says https://www.amny.com/health/no-more-options-all-nyc-municipal-workers-must-get-covid-19-vaccine-before-september-de-blasio-says/ Have a great Tuesday!

  • 09:34 AM ET - 7/28/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 68☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, July 28: 😷 CDC is recommending *everyone* mask up indoors in places w high transmission rates (like NYC)… https://gothamist.com/news/all-nyc-counties-fall-under-cdcs-new-recommendation-universal-indoor-masking … and Cuomo says he’s reviewing the guidance w health experts https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/cuomo-new-cdc-indoor-mask-guidance-under-review-in-ny/3181091/ 🎟 The line-up is out for the Homecoming concert in Central Park on 8/21 — and includes The Killers, Wyclef, Paul Simon and more. https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/music/nyc-is-throwing-an-epic-homecoming-concert-in-central-park-next-month 🏙 Scaffolding has covered this UES building for *11 years* https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/scaffolding-has-covered-ues-sidewalk-over-decade Have a great Wednesday!

  • 09:52 AM ET - 7/29/2021
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    Today: High: 75 / Low: 70 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, July 29: 👎🏼 Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer officially came out Wednesday to say the city should reject the controversial UES Blood Tower proposal https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/brewer-rejects-ues-blood-center-rezoning-battle-continues 🌧 Heavy rain and high winds expected in NYC today — with hail and tornadoes possible south and west of the city Damaging Winds Likely for Tri-State in Thursday Storms: Hail, Tornado Also Possible – NBC New York 🍷 Celeb sommelier accused of setting fires to outdoor dining structures in NYC near his own restaurant… https://abc7ny.com/sommelier-charged-with-arson-caleb-ganzer-arsonist-investigation/10916200/ 📚 CUNY will forgive up to $125M in student tuition and fees using federal stimulus $$ https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-cuny-loan-forgiveness-federal-stimulus-20210728-v64m6cvft5ct5hlbosj4fkactm-story.html Have a great Thursday!!

  • 09:39 AM ET - 7/30/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 64 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday (!), July 30: 🏃🏻‍♂️ Randall’s Island is getting a $1M makeover to improve its pathways https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/randalls-island-park-gets-1m-upgrade-pathways 🎭 Broadway has announced new protocols for reopening in Sept — including new HVAC standards https://abc7ny.com/broadway-reopening-vaccine-shows/10917412/ 🍴 Danny Meyer says he’ll require all restaurant employees and customers in NYC & DC to be vaccinated by mid-Sept https://gothamist.com/food/more-nyc-businesses-begin-require-vaccinations-employees-and-customers?j=17947&jb=17005&l=29_HTML&mid=526001388&sfmc_id=2578907&sfmc_sub=2578907&u=355997&utm_campaign=WNYC%20Morning%20Brief%20-%20July%2030th&utm_content=2021730&utm_id=17947&utm_medium=nypr-email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_term=requiring%20all%20employees%20and%20customers%26nbsp%3Bto%20be%20vaccinated 😷 People who fled NYC during the height of the pandemic are now returning, data shows https://www.businessinsider.com/moving-new-york-growing-silicon-valley-shrinking-postal-service-jefferies-2021-7 Have a great Friday!!

  • 09:49 AM ET - 8/2/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 61☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, August 2: 😷 De Blasio is expected to announce new mask guidelines today (NY, NJ & CT govs have all recommended masks but not required them) 🎟 Tickets are on sale *today* for the Homecoming concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park (8/21) https://www.ticketmaster.com/we-love-nyc-the-homecoming-concert-new-york-new-york-08-21-2021/event/00005AF7CC9048C1 🍴 Starting today, Third Avenue Ale House (@92nd) will require proof of vaccination for indoor dining https://www.thirdavealehousenyc.com/#third-avenue-ale-house 🎥 A newly restored version of ‘Do The Right Thing’ will run for one week later this month at the Film Forum https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/film-forum-screen-new-4k-restoration-do-right-thing Have a great Monday! 😎

  • 10:36 AM ET - 8/3/2021
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    Today: High 79 / Low 64 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, August 3: 😷 NYC will soon mandate vaccines in many indoor businesses (think: restaurants, gyms, some venues) https://nypost.com/2021/08/03/nyc-to-mandate-proof-of-vaccination-for-many-indoor-settings/ 👜 Memoir ‘Primates of Park Ave’ - about the behavior of #UES moms - is making its TV debut https://eastsidefeed.com/arts-and-entertainment/primates-of-park-avenue-to-become-tv-series/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=man_arrested_3_times_in_3_days&utm_term=2021-08-03 🗳️ De Blasio officially backs Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams https://gothamist.com/news/this-is-a-guy-who-feels-it-bill-de-blasio-officially-backs-eric-adams-in-mayoral-bid 🍳 An UESer reveals her hilarious kitchen design fail... https://www.newsweek.com/new-yorker-kitchen-design-fail-fabulous-upper-east-side-apartment-1615175 Have a great Tuesday!

  • 07:01 AM ET - 8/4/2021
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    Today: High 75 / Low 64 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, August 4: 🗒️ Biden joined the chorus calling for Gov Cuomo to resign following the release of the state AG’s report that found he allegedly sexually harassed 11 women https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/nyregion/cuomo-biden-sexual-harassment.html ….Here’s where UES lawmakers stand on whether Cuomo should step down https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/where-upper-east-side-lawmakers-stand-andrew-cuomos-scandals 👩 Central Park Karen is speaking out — and saying she’s now scared to walk her dog https://nypost.com/2021/08/03/central-park-karen-amy-cooper-speaks-out-for-first-time-since-viral-911-call/ 👜 12+ new businesses opened on Madison Ave in the first half of the year https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/madison-avenue-touts-new-store-openings-expansions Have a great Wednesday!

  • 07:52 AM ET - 8/5/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 66 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, August 5: 📝 Cuomo remains defiant as his supporters continue to evaporate following the release of the scathing AG report that alleges he sexually harassed 11 women …. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/briefing/andrew-cuomo-investigation-future.amp.html … this, as calls for impeachment grow louder … https://gothamist.com/news/momentum-builds-cuomo-impeachment-among-lawmakers … which would make him the state’s 2nd governor to face impeachment … https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/8/4/22610263/cuomo-how-to-impeach-a-governor … and a 5th DA in NY is now asking for investigation materials. https://abc7ny.com/andrew-cuomo-lindsey-boylan-resign-state-trooper/10931357/ 🌈 An UES butcher was forced to close after staff walked out in protest of the removal of BLM and LGBTQ window signs https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-shop-closes-after-staff-walk-out-over-blm-sign-removal 👎🏼 Fb has disabled accounts used by NYU researchers documenting and analyzing political ads https://nyunews.com/news/2021/08/04/facebook-disables-nyu-ad-observatory-project-accounts/ Have a great Thursday!

  • 10:12 AM ET - 8/6/2021
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    Today: High: 88 / Low: 68 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, August 6: The NY Assembly will soon consider “potential articles of impeachment” against Cuomo…. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/nyregion/andrew-cuomo-impeachment.html?referringSource=articleShare … meanwhile, the president of the country’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group (Human Rights Campaign) is under fire for allegedly helping discredit a Cuomo accuser. https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/566638-lgbtq-leader-entangled-in-cuomo-report-comes-under-fire%3famp 😢 New Yorkers who relo’d during the pandemic are homesick. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/realestate/leaving-new-york-city.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage 📚 UES Bookstore owner and local legend Nach Waxman died at 84. https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/nach-waxman-founder-beloved-ues-bookshop-dies-84

  • 09:28 AM ET - 8/9/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 66 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, August 9: ✌️ A top Cuomo aide and confidant has resigned following the release of a report that found he sexually harassed 11 women. https://abc7ny.com/melissa-derosa-andrew-cuomo-sexual-misconduct-investigation-ag-report-resigns/10939509/ 🦠 NYC is considered a high transmission area as daily deaths return to double digits - with the Delta variant as the dominant strain … meanwhile, a 4th Yankee tested positive for the virus within a week. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/yankees-covid-19-outbreak-continues-as-rizzo-tests-positive/3209787/ 🙏🏼 A 65-year-old UES man who went missing over the weekend has been found. https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-side-man-missing-police-say 🦉 Barry, the beloved Central Park barred owl, has died. She was struck by a Central Park Conservancy vehicle over the weekend. An informal vigil is planned for tonight. https://www.wnyc.org/story/barry-new-york-citys-captivating-and-photogenic-barred-owl-has-died It’s Monday. You got this!

  • 09:57 AM ET - 8/10/2021
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    Today: High: 82 / Low: 72 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, August 10: 🥵 Excessive heat warning for NYC this week - with a possible heat wave expected to start Wednesday https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/dangerous-heat-returns-to-tri-state-along-with-possible-thunderstorms/3212400/ 🖊 Officials weighing whether to impeach Cuomo over sexual assault allegations will spend the rest of the month holding hearings before making their decision… https://abc7ny.com/andrew-cuomo-sexual-misconduct-investigation-ag-report-resigns-executive-assistant/10942098/ 📕 … also at issue: Whether Cuomo used state resources to help write his pandemic memoir https://gothamist.com/news/not-negotiating-any-deals-ny-assembly-leaders-offer-update-cuomo-investigation ⛪️ A church has filed permits to raze a 6-story building on the UES to make way for a ministry center https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-building-be-demolished-ahead-church-development Have a great Tuesday!

  • 09:48 AM ET - 8/11/2021
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    Today: High: 91 (!) / Low: 72 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, August 11: 🥵 Today is relatively cool (!) compared to tmrw and Friday … but it will still be brutally hot and steamy out w the possibility of t-storms 🌩 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/dangerous-heat-returns-to-tri-state-along-with-possible-thunderstorms/3212400/ 🗳 The next gov, Kathy Hochul, will make an address today following Cuomo’s resignation https://abc7ny.com/kathy-hochul-lt-governor-ny-gov-lieutenant/10944454/ ⚖️ The former owner of UES button shop won a fight with a developer over a 6-inch strip of land https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-button-shop-owner-wins-fight-developer-over-6-inch-strip Have a great Wednesday - and stay cool! 😎

  • 10:09 AM ET - 8/12/2021
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    Today: High: 93 (!) / Low: 73☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, August 12: 😓 Today will be dangerously hot with real-feel temps between 105 and 110 degrees… https://www.weather.gov/okx/ … the city’s Office of Emergency Management said the next few days “are not just your regular hot August summer day in New York” - noting, “It will be extremely dangerously hot.” In other news… 😷 Incoming Gov Hochul hints at school mask mandate https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/hochul-says-she-intends-to-clean-house-in-ny-govt-on-day-1/3217525/?break=nbc1596&_osource=newltr_station_Hdlines_wnbc 🎨 The immersive Van Gogh exhibit on everyone’s IG rn is hosting weed nights https://pagesix.com/2021/08/10/trippy-immersive-van-gogh-exhibit-to-host-weed-night/ 🍕3 new health-inspired eateries have opened on the UES - including a vegan-friendly pizza joint, a vegan bakery and a superfood bowl spot https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/new-pizzeria-bakery-health-food-eatery-open-upper-east-side Be safe this Thursday!

  • 07:45 AM ET - 8/13/2021
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    Today: High: 93 (!) / Low: 79☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, August 13: 🌡 Today is another *brutally* hot day with real-feel temps reaching 108. Things will start to cool off this weekend 🙏🏼 https://www.weather.gov/media/okx/0812_heat_pm.pdf ⚡️ A teen is in critical condition after he was struck by lightning at a NYC beach during a sudden storm yesterday https://abc7ny.com/orchard-beach-lightning-radar-people-struck-by-storms/10948978/ 🌉 Some lawmakers are pushing to remove the Cuomo name from the Tappan Zee Bridge https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/bring-back-the-tappan-zee-legislation-aims-to-scrap-cuomo-name-from-ny-bridge/3219632/ 👥 NYC’s population swelled to 8.8M, newly released census data shows https://gothamist.com/news/nycs-population-hits-record-88-million-according-2020-census ⚔️ A Roosevelt Island man apparently had a serious stash of weapons in his apt - including Samurai sword and a crossbow https://twitter.com/nypd114pct/status/1425836176775188481?s=21 Have a great Friday the 13th!!

  • 09:46 AM ET - 8/16/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 70 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, August 16: 💉 Starting today, everyone will need to show proof of vaccination to get into restaurants, bars and some other indoor activities… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/no-vax-no-service-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-goes-into-effect-in-new-york-city/3222505/ … meanwhile, protesters - including GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa - gathered at City Hall in opposition of the mandate. https://nypost.com/2021/08/15/curtis-sliwa-nyc-republicans-rally-against-covid-vax-mandate/ 🚔 At least 16 were shot in 90 mins in BK and Queens overnight. https://abc7ny.com/roosevelt-houses-nycha-bedstuy-shooting-brooklyn-in/10954311/ ⛴ The Staten Island ferry has resumed 24/7 service. https://gothamist.com/news/emerging-pandemic-driven-schedule-cuts-staten-island-ferry-returns-full-service 🚧 The facade at 19 East 74th Street - a building originally constructed in 1869 - is likely getting a face lift https://newyorkyimby.com/2021/08/renderings-reveal-facade-renovation-at-19-east-74th-street-on-manhattans-upper-east-side.html Have a great Monday!

  • 09:44 AM ET - 8/17/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 72 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, August 17: 💉 Some businesses that will require proof of vaccination starting today: 🎥 Movie theaters  🎶 Music venues  🖼 Museums / galleries  🦓 Aquariums / zoos  🏈 Pro-sports arenas  🎳 Bowling alleys  🤖 Arcades  🎱Pool halls  🏋️‍♀️ Gyms 🍴 Restaurants And more. Full list: https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/list-of-places-where-proof-of-covid-19-vaccination-will-be-required-in-nyc/3224421/ 🦠 COVID cases on the UES have remained relatively stable despite the delta surge https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-vaccination-rates-rise-modestly-amid-deltas-spread 👗 The Met Gala, once one of the city’s most exclusive events, has become influencer central. Has it lost its cool in an effort to stay relevant? https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/fashion/is-the-met-gala-officially-uncool A Wall Street firm (known for commissioning the “Fearless Girl” statue in FiDi) is vacating its NYC office buildings https://therealdeal.com/2021/08/16/state-street-ditches-new-york-city-office-buildings/ Have a great Tuesday!

  • 09:13 AM ET - 8/18/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 73 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, August 18: ⛈ Remnants of Tropical Storm Fred headed in our direction may mean soaking downpours later today https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/remnants-of-tropical-storm-fred-to-bring-threats-of-heavy-rain-flooding-to-tri-state/3224474/ 🍴 It’s not just you: Dining in NYC has gotten *way* more expensive all of a sudden https://www.grubstreet.com/2021/08/nyc-restaurants-rising-prices.html 🔑 From pent up to penthouse: A record number of penthouses are under contract in NYC rn https://therealdeal.com/2021/08/18/pent-up-demand-manhattan-penthouse-contracts-soar/ 🏙 Census data shows the UES got more diverse and added 12K people over the past decade https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-side-gained-12k-people-got-more-diverse-decade Have a great Wednesday!

  • 09:34 AM ET - 8/19/2021
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    Today: High: 84 / Low: 73 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, August 19: 🦠 Some iconic NYC events (Mermaid Parade🧜‍♀️, West Indian Day parade) are being cancelled bc of the uncertainty around Delta… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/spread-of-delta-variant-triggers-new-cancellations-of-events-in-ny-nj/3229432/ 🎤 … meanwhile, the city is prepping for the huge Central Park homecoming concert this wkend where the 60K attendees will need to show proof of vaccination 🌀 Tropical Storm Henri could threaten the East Coast this wkend but it’s still too early to know if it will be a major impact https://abc7ny.com/tropical-storm-henri-update-on-fred-florida-hurricane/10941378/ Have a great Thursday!

  • 09:35 AM ET - 8/20/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 73 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, August 20: 🦠 Delta now accounts for 94% of all NYC COVID cases — but it appears transmission is slowing https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/delta-now-94-of-all-nyc-covid-cases-but-transmission-rates-easing/3232226/?break=nbc5360&_osource=newltr_station_Hdlines_wnbc 🌀 Tropical Storm Henri is expected to become an off-shore hurricane later today — and NYC has a 20% of tropical storm-force winds this wkend https://abc7ny.com/hurricane-henri-storm-tropical-path-update-on/10941378/ 🚧 A water main break flooded parts of 3rd Avenue between East 79th and East 80th streets. The cause is still under investigation. https://www.google.com/amp/s/abc7ny.com/amp/water-main-break-upper-east-side-ues-street-closure/10961592/ 🛋 Heiress Marcia Riklis bought a $6.6M 3-BR condo at Beckford Tower on East 80th Street, the Post reports https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/08/19/heiress-marcia-riklis-scoops-up-6-6m-condo-in-manhattan/amp/ Have a great Friday!

  • 10:13 AM ET - 8/23/2021
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    Today: High: 79 / Low: 70 🌧 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, August 23: ☔️ 10 pm - 11 pm on Saturday was the wettest hour on record in NYC with 1.94 inches of rain recorded in Central Park https://abc7ny.com/nyc-wettest-hour-hurricane-henri-storm-damage-flooding/10969038/ 💪🏼 Arm wrestling gained strength as a sport in NYC during the pandemic when gyms were closed and other sporting events were cancelled https://nypost.com/2021/08/23/underground-arm-wrestling-mania-takes-nyc-by-storm/ 🙋🏻‍♀️ Today is Cuomo’s last day as governor. Kathy Hochul will be sworn in as the state’s 1st female governor tomorrow https://gothamist.com/news/kathy-hochul-to-be-sworn-in-as-new-yorks-first-female-governor-early-tuesday The CEO of a liquor company fell to his death at a Dead & Co concert over the weekend at Citi Field https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-citi-field-flip-fatal-fall-ceo-20210822-lfph5jjmsvbtre3gvs2dahnwcq-story.html 💉 De Blasio will announce a vaccine mandate for all city school staff https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-schools-vax-mandate-20210823-4oszhp6nfnbh7bexjftqflnhai-story.html Have a great Monday!

  • 09:37 AM ET - 8/24/2021
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    Today: High: 88 / Low: 73 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, August 24: 🙋🏻‍♀️ New York has a new gov: Kathy Hochul was sworn in at midnight today https://twitter.com/GovKathyHochul/status/1430027391028633601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1430027391028633601%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fabc7ny.com%2Fandrew-cuomo-resignation-kathy-hochul-first-day%2F10969059%2F 🎡 A 110-foot Ferris wheel has made its debut in Times Square. Tickets to ride are $15 - $35, and it will be up through 9/12. https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/ferris-wheel-times-square-pop-up 🦪 Grand Central Oyster Bar will reopen on 9/17 after a year-long closure 🎉 https://gothamist.com/food/grand-central-oyster-bar-will-reopen-september-7th 🚔 An UES body shop employee was killed and another injured during a shooting at the East 95th Street shop https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/1-dead-1-injured-shooting-upper-east-side-body-shop-nypd 💃 The iconic Grand Prospect Hall in BK is set to be demolished (“We make your dreams come true!” 😢 ) https://therealdeal.com/2021/08/20/grand-prospect-hall-to-be-demolished/?irclickid=VYLTid0jCxyIT0l2t-RrFXUXUkBWI22HPwD63w0&irgwc=1&utm_source=impact&utm_medium=af Have a great Tuesday!

  • 09:40 AM ET - 8/24/2021
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    CORRECTION: The Oyster bar will open on *9/7*

  • 09:51 AM ET - 8/25/2021
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    Today: High: 90 (!) / Low: 73 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, August 25: 😷 Gov Hochul says she will push for universal mask mandate in schools across the state. NYC already planned to institute a mask mandate for schools when they open in Sept. https://abc7ny.com/masks-in-school-teacher-vaccines-kathy-hochul-delta-variant/10973849/ 🚔 NYPD recruits are being given guns that are easier to fire … apparently to improve accuracy https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-nypd-trigger-pull-change-20210825-s4wbvq5rwjcwlacm5i5eyarvha-story.html 🏆’Sex & the City’ actress and political hopeful Cynthia Nixon trolled disgraced ex-Gov Cuomo for being stripped of his Emmy https://twitter.com/CynthiaNixon/status/1430247064580116491?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1430247064580116491%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnypost.com%2F2021%2F08%2F24%2Fcynthia-nixon-trolls-andrew-cuomo-for-losing-his-emmy%2F 🚊 Is Penn Station guilty of “hostile architecture”? Critics say yes. https://www.thecity.nyc/transportation/2021/8/23/22638699/penn-station-pyramids-hostile-architecture-mta-transit 🍣 This UES sushi spot was named one of the best new places to dine in the city https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-sushi-spot-named-one-nycs-best-new-restaurants-list Have a great Wednesday!

  • 09:35 AM ET - 8/26/2021
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    Today: High: 90 / Low: 79☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, August 26: 🔥 Smoke from the Western wildfires will make a hazy comeback over the city today — as NYC braces for scorching temps today and tmrw https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/cleanup-begins-across-soggy-tri-state-as-henri-plods-back-to-sea/3237294/ 🗽 NY is prepared to take nearly 1,000 Afghan refugees, Gov Hochul said https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/new-york-ready-to-accept-almost-1k-afghan-refugees-hochul-says/ 🗳 In other Albany news, Harlem state Senator Brian Benjamin will be appointed to be Hochul’s No. 2 as Lt Gov https://gothamist.com/news/report-hochul-taps-harlem-senator-serve-lt-governor 🐄 Those fiberglass cows (78, to be precise) are making a comeback for the next few weeks across NYC https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/cow-parade-is-back-nyc?j=23784&sfmc_sub=2578907&l=29_HTML&u=542973&mid=526001388&jb=1006&utm_source=sfmc&utm_medium=nypr-email&utm_campaign=WNYC%20Morning%20Brief%20-%20August%2026th&utm_term=78%20decorative%20fiberglass%20cows%20have%20been%20installed%20at%20eight%20locations&utm_id=23784&sfmc_id=2578907&utm_content=2021826 Have a great Thursday!

  • 09:42 AM ET - 8/27/2021
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    Today: High: 90 / Low: 75 🌩 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, August 27: 🥵 Today will be the 4th straight day of 90+ degree temps (w real-feel closer to 100) https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/cleanup-begins-across-soggy-tri-state-as-henri-plods-back-to-sea/3237294/ 💉 NYC will only randomly test unvaccinated students in the fall https://gothamist.com/news/nyc-public-schools-will-only-conduct-random-covid-tests-unvaccinated-students-fall 🚔 One person was killed during a shooting in Inwood overnight https://abc7ny.com/1-dead-1-injured-in-upper-manhattan-shooting/10979583/ 🖼 $3.3M in artifacts were seized from an UES Madison Ave gallery and returned to Pakistan https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/3-3m-indonesian-artifacts-seized-ues-gallery-returned-da Have a great Friday!

  • 09:07 AM ET - 8/30/2021
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    Today: High: 84 / Low: 72 🌩 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Monday, August 30: 🚊 A massive power outage stranded subway passengers and forced hundreds to evacuate after trains stalled out Sunday night (ultimately, 80 trains were affected). The governor called for a full investigation. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/power-outage-triggers-mass-transit-disruptions-across-nyc/3246372/%3famp 🚴🏻 3 cyclists were injured during the Five Boro Bike Tour when they collided at a bottleneck near East 71st Street and the FDR https://nypost.com/2021/08/29/three-injured-during-five-boro-bike-tour-in-nyc/ 🎉 The Apollo Theater opened over the weekend for the 1st time since the start of the pandemic https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/08/29/apollo-theater-reopens-to-ecstatic-crowds-after-pandemic-induced-closure- 🗑 The “Can Tipper of the UES” made it to the front page of Sunday’s Daily News with his trash can-tipping antics that - according to the paper - can’t be stopped https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-trash-cans-knocked-over-upper-east-side-20210829-bvdyqbuwgncirojwkstkw3lbu4-story.html%3foutputType=amp Have a great Monday!

  • 09:18 AM ET - 8/31/2021
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    Today: High: 84 / Low: 73 ☁️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, August 31: 🐱 An 80 lb *cougar* living in a Bronx apartment has been transported to a sanctuary in Arkansas. Apparently, the owner finally realized it was a bad idea (also: illegal) to have a Big Cat in a NYC apt… https://abc7ny.com/cougar-nyc-bronx-zoo-big-cat/10987687/ 🌀 Ida’s aftermath is heading our way tomorrow - with as much as 5 inches of rain expected in NYC https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/ida-remnants-could-bring-up-to-5-inches-of-rain-in-parts-of-tri-state-on-wednesday/3246481/ 🎾 Fans had to wait in hours-long lines waiting to get into the US Open - apparently, according to officials, because crowds brought an “unprecedented” number of bags 🤔 https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/return-us-open-beset-completely-chaotic-hours-long-lines ⚖️ There have been only 18 criminal verdicts this year compared to 405 over the same period, pre-pandemic - and the mayor is blaming the courts https://nypost.com/2021/08/30/mayor-bill-de-blasio-says-courts-to-blame-for-high-nyc-crime/ 🥢 An UES Thai eatery has reopened with a Michelin-starred menu from a now-shuttered Queens restaurant https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/ues-thai-restaurant-reopens-new-michelin-starred-menu Have a great Tuesday!

  • 08:58 AM ET - 9/1/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 66 ☔️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, Sept 1: 🌧 Remnants of Ida will bring soaking downpours to the area - w the worst expected in NYC this afternoon…. … in fact, today’s rainfall could top the average Central Park gets in a *month* https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/ida-remnants-could-bring-up-to-5-inches-of-rain-in-parts-of-tri-state-on-wednesday/3246481/ 🐱 That cougar removed from a Bronx apt? Well, the owner says she’s “grieving” the loss — and wants ppl to respect that the big cat “was still a pet for us.” https://nypost.com/2021/08/31/puma-owner-grieving-over-animals-surrender-from-bronx-home/ 🐝 A swarm of bees was captured on tape in Times Square and it’s terrifying. Because 2021? https://twitter.com/welcome2thebx/status/1432794780317138952?s=21 🏙 The UES has the most vacant homes in the city - with the greatest # of empty residents in wealthier areas along Fifth Ave, Madison and Park. https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-side-has-most-vacant-homes-nyc-census-data-shows Have a great Wednesday!

  • 08:44 AM ET - 9/2/2021
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    Today: High: 73 / Low: 61 ☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Thursday, Sept 2: 🌧 The sun may be out — but officials warn of residual flooding after historic rains pounded the area yesterday https://twitter.com/nwsnewyorkny/status/1433395067511660544?s=21 More storm coverage here: https://on.forthapp.com/78kLpLaZvkrdFYanz8HRv8 🚔 NYPD officers likely underreported the number of stop and frisks carried out between 2016 - 2019, according to a court-appointed monitor https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/monitor-nypd-officers-underreporting-use-of-stop-and-frisk/3252280/ 💃 Lawmakers are taking steps to fully allow dancing to be legal in NYC for all establishments w an occupancy of 200 or fewer https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/nyc-cabaret-law-legislation 🗳 Ex-mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia has been tapped by Gov Hochul for a Cabinet position https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-hochul-hires-kathryn-garcia-20210901-nxdbd7l3afajlm7itpp6hwfaxy-story.html%3foutputType=amp Be safe this Thursday 🙏🏼

  • 10:16 AM ET - 9/3/2021
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    Today: High: 72 / Low: 59☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, Sept 3: The death toll in NY and NJ from Ida has climbed to 41. At least 16 of the were deaths NYC, including a 2-year-old boy… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/27-dead-and-counting-what-we-know-about-idas-victims-in-nyc-nj/3254082/ … ESU officers (NYPD’s elite rescue unit) in wetsuits made 166 rescues … https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-nyc-continues-to-recover-from-devastating-storm-20210903-aq5j7mutanhrrn2a42uzsjyvyq-story.html … and people were forced to abandon their vehicles on the FDR - where cars and debris are still being removed… https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/fdr-drive-flooding-tops-upper-east-sides-rainstorm-woes … meanwhile, subway service is still struggling to get back on track after Ida walloped the city - and the MTA says to avoid non-essential travel… https://twitter.com/NYCTSubway/status/1433737765062127659?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1433737765062127659%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fabc7ny.com%2Fmta-subway-flooding-service-nyc%2F10993562%2F Stay safe on this Friday 🙏🏼

  • 09:50 AM ET - 9/7/2021
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    Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Tuesday, Sept 7: 🌀 Biden will tour storm damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in NYC and NJ today… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/biden-to-survey-ny-and-nj-storm-damage-after-deadly-flooding/3258390/ … meanwhile, residents of hard-hit Queens — where most of the city’s 13 storm-related deaths were recorded — say they’ve been left to fend for themselves… https://gothamist.com/news/no-one-has-come-queens-flood-victims-left-fend-themselves-storms-aftermath 🍴… and restaurants across the city are delaying their highly anticipated reopenings (🦪 The Grand Central Oyster Bar, for one) and cleaning up in the aftermath of Ida (Intense flooding at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park)… https://ny.eater.com/2021/9/2/22653875/nyc-restaurants-flooding-damage-hurricane-ida … while UES mainstays like EJ’s Luncheonette persevere http://www.ourtownny.com/home/the-blue-palace-still-glows-HC1765988 ❤️ Celebrities and fans remembered beloved ‘The Wire’ actor Michael K Williams (aka Omar) who was found dead in his BK apt https://nypost.com/2021/09/06/co-stars-pay-tribute-to-wire-star-michael-k-williams/ 🍸 A new rooftop bar on Roosevelt Island (located in the island’s 1st-ever hotel) is getting some favorable press https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/nightlife/this-chic-new-rooftop-bar-is-the-reason-to-visit-roosevelt-island Have a great Tuesday - and for those celebrating, Shana Tova!

  • 09:19 AM ET - 9/8/2021
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    Today: High: 81 / Low: 70 🌤 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, Sept 8: ⛈ Storms will roll through the area later today - with the threat of more flooding and even some tornadoes … https://abc7ny.com/nyc-weather-accuweather-forecast-new-york-city-tri-state/27410/ … NYC will likely get 1” or so of rain, but the risk of flooding is high given the area still drying out from Ida https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/flash-flooding-concerns-return-to-tri-state-midweek-with-chance-of-severe-storms/3258593/ ⚡️ Electric Zoo returned to Randall’s Island for the 1st time since the start of the pandemic — and it was wild https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/photos-electric-zoo-music-festival-makes-wild-return-randalls-island-2021 😷 No one was fined during the month of August for violating the subway mask mandate https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/9/6/22659631/nyc-subway-riders-mask-mandate-fines-drop Have a great Wednesday!

  • 09:39 AM ET - 9/9/2021
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    Today: High: 77 / Low: 64 ☔️ ☁️ Good news? The worst of the rain is behind us. Bad news? Today will still be pretty gloomy… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/flash-flooding-concerns-return-to-tri-state-midweek-with-chance-of-severe-storms/3258593/ 🦃 The Macy’s Tgiving Day Parade is returning this year (as long as nothing goes sideways between now and then… 🤞🏼) https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/2021-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-return-full-crowds-barring-any-unforeseen-circumstances 🏠 Notorious B.I.G.’s Fort Greene home is on the market for $1.7M https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/09/07/notorious-big-s-famed-nyc-apartment-hits-market-for-1-7m/amp/ 🍸 A non-alcoholic cocktail bar is now open at Lex and 73rd https://eastsidefeed.com/food-and-drink/alcohol-free-cocktail-shop-opening-on-lex/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=car_slams_into_equinox_met_evacuated&utm_term=2021-09-08 🌀 During Ida, UESers made 72 complains to 311 about fallen trees, flooding and other storm-related damage (up 10 from the week prior) https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-siders-file-dozens-damage-complaints-after-storm Have a great Thursday!

  • 09:42 AM ET - 9/10/2021
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    Today: High: 73 / Low: 63☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, Sept 10: 🇺🇸 The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is Saturday. Families will read the names of those they lost in a remembrance at ground zero… https://abc7ny.com/911-20th-anniversary-2021-nyc-epicenters-never-forget/11010757/ … and thousands of vulnerable 9/11 first responders have contracted COVID https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/9/9/22665844/covid-death-toll-sept-11-responders-survivors-grows 😷 The city will start enforcing its mandatory indoor vaccine mandate on Monday (more than 33% of city residents are NOT vaccinated) https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-de-blasio-covid-vaccine-mandate-fines-20210909-bjuewtpbv5aunddjglgsoryvjm-story.html 🎃 The Village Halloween Parade is going on as planned this year … IF organizers can raise $150K in the next 3 weeks 😬 https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/2021-village-halloween-parade 🏙 Labor-backed supporters of the controversial UES Blood Center are turning up the volume - and claiming much of the opposition to the tower has racial undertones https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/supporters-blood-center-tower-step-lobbying-ahead-vote