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

Manhattan’s UWS closing parts of Columbus each week this summer

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/major-upper-west-side-open-street-returning-soon-what-know Major Upper West Side Open Street Returning Soon: What To Know A nine-block stretch of Columbus Avenue will reopen as an Open Street on May 15. It will run every Sunday until Oct. 30. Gus Saltonstall,Patch Staff Posted Wed, Apr 20, 2022 at 11:40 am ET|Updated Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 1:36 am ET Replies (2) An … Continue reading Manhattan’s UWS closing parts of Columbus each week this summer

Negative prediction for NYC from NY Post’s Editorial Board

https://nypost.com/2022/03/29/new-yorks-ever-faster-economic-death/amp/ See also https://nypost.com/2022/03/24/manhattan-led-us-in-population-loss-during-year-of-pandemic/? about how many people have left the city New York’s ever-faster economic death By Post Editorial Board March 29, 2022 | 6:53pm New York City's unemployment is nearly double the national average.Rob Kim/Getty Images New York is the worst state in the mainland US when it comes to recovering our pandemic … Continue reading Negative prediction for NYC from NY Post’s Editorial Board

Hidden rooftop garden on Upper West Side opens April 10th

/ilovetheupperwestside.com/the-lotus-garden/ This Secret Rooftop Garden Will Open Next Month!  Jori Rose Schwartz  March 26, 2022  Twenty feet above an unassuming UWS street sits a mystical garden that few Upper West Siders know about. Want in on this magical secret filled with botanical beauties? Then check out The Lotus Garden! Located on the roof of 250 West … Continue reading Hidden rooftop garden on Upper West Side opens April 10th