Everyone covered Gov. Cuomo's announced curfew and police escalation that started at 11 p.m. last night and was set to last until 5 a.m this morning (Gothamist, Daily News, NY Post, NY Times). But even before the first night of mandatory confinement began, the mayor announced it would continue on Tuesday — and start at 8 p.m. (which is really early if, say, you own a dog or, say, are an essential worker).
The best story that appeared in any city publication yesterday was Zainab Iqbal's interview with a Brooklyn cop for Bklyner. Every so often, the public gets a chance to inspect the filthy sausage factory of the NYPD — and this one features a cop willing to call it for what it is: "A shit system." A must-read.
New York Times reporter Christina Goldbaum did a broad overview of how poorly New York's leaders have planned for the coming carpocalyse. The story also quoted "War on Cars" co-host Doug Gordon saying he was considering buying a car, which is exactly what one of Goldbaum's own colleagues said back in April, much to Streetsblog's chagrin.
The MTA started installing foot-controlled hand-sanitizer dispensers in some subways, but early reports suggest they're about as good as those often-empty sunscreen dispensers at the Red Hook Pool. (NY Post)
You're not supposed to be taking the subway anyway unless you're an essential worker, but if you are an essential worker, you'll no longer get a free transfer between the Broadway G station and the elevated J/M Lorimer St. station now that the L train rehab work is done. (NYDN)