1st in a trend — NYC offices converting to apartments

https://apple.news/Apxpi95-mTwy7enUCpLhylw Empty Wall Street Offices to Be Revived as Apartments 55 Broad St. in New York’s financial district will be turned into 571 apartments, one of the largest office conversions to be launched during the pandemic The conversion of 55 Broad St. to apartments comes as the remote-working trend is sending office vacancies soaring.PHOTO: REBECCA PICCIOTTO/THE … Continue reading 1st in a trend — NYC offices converting to apartments

15 Historic LGBTQIA+ sites in NYC to visit and discover

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/new-york/nyc-lgbtq-historic-sites? 15 Historic LGBTQIA+ Sites in NYC You Need to Visit Discover important spots around the city that epitomize the vibrancy of the queer community and bring a voice to underrepresented narratives. By Izzy Baskette, and Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Updated on 6/15/2022 at 10:17 AM Christopher Street outside The Stonewall Inn | James Andrews1/Shutterstock In a city so pivotal … Continue reading 15 Historic LGBTQIA+ sites in NYC to visit and discover

What’s blooming on NYC’s Upper West Side – summer solstice

http://www.westsiderag.com/2022/06/18/whats-blooming-on-the-upper-west-side-summer-solstice-edition What’s Blooming on the Upper West Side — Summer Solstice Edition June 18, 2022 | 10:43 AM By Meg A. Parsont Fireflies have made their debut in Central and Riverside Parks, the roses are a riot of color in the Joan of Arc Park and the gardens by the Riverside Park clay tennis courts, … Continue reading What’s blooming on NYC’s Upper West Side – summer solstice

NY’s assembly maps will have to be redrawn before 2024 elections but can be used for 2022

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/politics/2022/06/10/appellate-judge-tosses-new-york-state-assembly-maps Appellate judge tosses New York state Assembly maps By Kate Lisa New York State PUBLISHED 12:43 PM ET Jun. 10, 2022 The New York state Assembly maps adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul in February are void, according to a state Appellate Court ruling on Friday. The now-tossed Assembly district … Continue reading NY’s assembly maps will have to be redrawn before 2024 elections but can be used for 2022

Punctuality back in style — yet another COVID effect

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/style/punctuality-is-having-a-moment.html Punctuality Is Having a Moment “Fashionably late” falls out of fashion after more than two years of remote work, when, for many people, there was no good reason to be tardy. Credit...Aaron Lowell Denton By Katherine Rosman June 6, 2022 The start time for the party to celebrate Tina Brown’s new book, “The Palace Papers,” … Continue reading Punctuality back in style — yet another COVID effect

Why aren’t employees coming back to the office? It’s the commute

http://www.wsj.com/articles/dreaded-commute-to-the-city-is-keeping-offices-mostly-empty-11653989581? Dreaded Commute to the City Is Keeping Offices Mostly Empty Urban areas where people live closer to work have a higher return-to-office rate, WSJ analysis shows A train platform at Newark Penn Station in Newark, N.J. In a Gallup survey last summer, 52% of those who want to work remotely listed avoiding commuting time … Continue reading Why aren’t employees coming back to the office? It’s the commute

We all scream for gelato – NYC’s UWS

http://www.westsiderag.com/2022/05/28/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-for-gelato I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for — Gelato! Posted on May 28, 2022 at 12:29 am by West Side Rag Gelato at Amarino al Naturale. Two photographs by Mia Dahlgren. By Meg A. Parsont I have a confession to make. I’ve started a summer romance. The object of my affection is sweet, … Continue reading We all scream for gelato – NYC’s UWS

First-ever Japanese parade coming to NYC’s UWS on May 14th

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/first-ever-japan-parade-coming-upper-west-side-what-know First-Ever Japanese Parade Coming To The Upper West Side: What To Know The parade will take place on May 14 and travel from Central Park West and 81st Street to Central Park West and 68th Street. Gus Saltonstall,Patch Staff Posted Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 12:55 pm ETReply An image of the Kazanami - Yosakoi … Continue reading First-ever Japanese parade coming to NYC’s UWS on May 14th

Another quirky story — lightning at 1 WTC in NYC

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nyc-weather-one-world-trade-center-struck-lightning-rain-hits NYC Weather: 1 WTC Struck By Lightning Bolt That Shakes City Thunder shook many New Yorkers awake Monday morning as the city faces a week of wet weather, forecasters said. Matt Troutman,Patch Staff Posted Mon, May 2, 2022 at 9:50 am ET|Updated Mon, May 2, 2022 at 11:48 am ETReplies (9) A bolt of lightning hits the … Continue reading Another quirky story — lightning at 1 WTC in NYC

How loneliness damages health

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/20/nyregion/loneliness-epidemic.html How Loneliness Is Damaging Our Health Even before the pandemic, there was an “epidemic of loneliness,” and it was affecting physical health and life expectancy. By John Leland, April 20, 2022 For two years you didn’t see friends like you used to. You missed your colleagues from work, even the barista on the way there. … Continue reading How loneliness damages health

Big changes proposed for W 103rd St on Manhattan’s UWS

http://www.westsiderag.com/2022/04/29/big-changes-proposed-for-west-103rd-street Big Changes Proposed for West 103rd Street Posted on April 29, 2022 at 6:07 pm by West Side Rag By Molly Sugarman The city’s Department of Transportation used an Earth Day celebration last Sunday to seek public input on a proposal that would permanently slow down traffic on West 103rd Street and make the … Continue reading Big changes proposed for W 103rd St on Manhattan’s UWS

Lincoln Center to use its public space for fun this summer

https://apple.news/ARS8bqVCZStSl_-3J3-FCxg Lincoln Center Resets Itself as a Cultural Town Square for Spring by Justin Davidson, April 20, 2022, Curbed For the first months of the pandemic, Lincoln Center lay fallow, its halls locked, its outdoor areas fenced off like a radioactive zone. If the grand fountained plaza didn’t look as eerily abandoned as, say, Times … Continue reading Lincoln Center to use its public space for fun this summer