Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/nycs-billionaires-have-amassed-fortunes-during-pandemic-forbes NYC's Billionaires Have Amassed Fortunes During Pandemic: Forbes NYC's richest man could have paid 350,000 New Yorkers a minimum wage salary for a year just from the increase in his wealth. Adam Nichols, Patch StaffPosted Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:29 pm ET|Updated Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm ET Michael Bloomberg's wealth increased by $11 billion in … Continue reading Want to get mad? Here’s how billionaires have done during the pandemic

A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/ny-post-names-uws-eatery-best-new-nyc-restaurant-pandemic NY Post Names UWS Eatery 'Best New NYC Restaurant' Of Pandemic The recently opened Israeli eatery Dagon on the UWS was just named the best new restaurant in New York City by the NY Post.  Gus Saltonstall, Patch StaffPosted Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 9:58 am ET A hummus and dip spread offered by Dagon. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading A nearby restaurant named best opened since pandemic hit

Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken opening this spring

Why a Famous Fried Chicken Restaurant is Coming to the UWS Posted on March 29, 2021 at 2:29 pm by West Sider Photo of a meal at Charles’ by @samkimsamkim. After a year full of tough news about local restaurants struggling and closing, the Upper West Side got some exciting news about a restaurant that … Continue reading Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken opening this spring

Speed bumps and bike lanes don’t mix

Bike Lane Speed Bumps Get Bumped Off Posted on April 2, 2021 at 10:16 am by West Sider Jose Chu at Flor de Mayo, 424 Amsterdam, before the speed bumps’ removal. By Joy Bergmann Frustrated by e-bikers “going 20, 30 miles an hour,” putting his outdoor dining customers and employees at risk, Flor de Mayo restaurant manager … Continue reading Speed bumps and bike lanes don’t mix

Love NYC — here are 10 books for you

Top 10 books about New York The faces of Brooklyn residents who died from Covid are remembered with photographs projected on to Brooklyn Bridge, New York on 14 March. Photograph: Reuters Author Craig Taylor chooses memoir, poetry, history and photography by writers who have committed to the city’s streets, ready for its surprises and shocks Craig … Continue reading Love NYC — here are 10 books for you

Lower rents caused by COVID closures could help Manhattan recover

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-clobbered-manhattan-lower-rents-could-seed-recovery-11616778760?st=s2hgepz0fhiaf88&reflink=article_email_share Covid-19 Clobbered Manhattan. Lower Rents Could Seed Recovery. Shutdowns and other changes brought on by the pandemic have bruised Manhattan’s economy. But because rents for storefronts, apartments and workspaces have been pushed down to their lowest levels in years, new small businesses and residents have moved in. By Konrad Putzier | Photographs by José A. Alvarado Jr. … Continue reading Lower rents caused by COVID closures could help Manhattan recover

Recreational marijuana in NY may generate up to 60,000 jobs and $350 million in taxes

Altho not mentioned in either of these two documents, Governor Cuomo has signed the legislation. NEWS FROM Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried 822 Legislative Office Building, Albany, NY 12248 - Tel: 518-455-4941250 Broadway, #2232, New York, NY 10007 - Tel: 212-312-1492GottfriedR@NYAssembly.Gov  -  Twitter @DickGottfried  March 30, 2021  A Historic Day:Legislature Passes Bill to LegalizeAdult Use of Marijuana in NYSToday, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed the … Continue reading Recreational marijuana in NY may generate up to 60,000 jobs and $350 million in taxes

What’s at stake for renters and landlords in NY State

Tenants and Landlords’ Future Hang in the Balance Over State Budget. Here’s What That Means Posted on April 1, 2021 at 9:15 am by West Sider This article was originally published on Mar 31 at 3:32pm EDT by THE CITY Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY By Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY After a year of Band-Aids, lawmakers in Albany finally have the … Continue reading What’s at stake for renters and landlords in NY State

First public hearings held on proposal to expand the Danskammer plant

I testified during the afternoon session in opposition to this proposed plant that would be powered but fracked gas from Pennsylvania. Many of the hundreds who spoke were relatively local while I live down the Hudson on Manhattan. I made three points in less than three minutes. (1) They would Never have thought of putting … Continue reading First public hearings held on proposal to expand the Danskammer plant

Vaccinated, live in NY State, and like concerts? Try Excelsior Pass

As a beta tester, I'm pleased to see that the setup has been vastly eased. The description below is of the beta version but it is now final. For reasons impossible to fathom, even this final version expires on April 25th. Might as well give it a try anyway. Simply click here: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/excelsior-pass https://hudsonvalleypost.com/vaccinated-how-to-sign-up-for-nys-excelsior-pass-for-concerts/ Vaccinated? … Continue reading Vaccinated, live in NY State, and like concerts? Try Excelsior Pass

Free rides to vaccination sites expanded for New Yorkers

One of the aspects of living in the city that required me to adapt was the impossibility of having a car in Manhattan. Most of my life is lived within easy walking distance. Occasionally I take a bus or the subway. But I haven't owned a car for 20 years -- and I'm not unique … Continue reading Free rides to vaccination sites expanded for New Yorkers

Farmers Almanac says a hot summer for NYC

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/long-range-forecast-predicts-heat-hit-nyc Long Range Forecast Predicts Heat About To Hit NYC The Old Farmer's Almanac sees summer arriving early. Nick Garber, Patch StaffPosted Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm ET|Updated Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:08 pm ET The Old Farmer's Almanac sees a hot spell arriving soon. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) NEW YORK CITY — The snow's barely melted … Continue reading Farmers Almanac says a hot summer for NYC