Tuesday’s Headlines: Set Your Calendar Edition
It was a very slow news day on the streets beat, but one thing stands out: The city will throw a ticker-tape parade for COVID first responders on July 7, a symbol of New York’s recovery. Let’s hope the recovery actually, um, happens. (WSJ). One sign? more Metro-North is coming to Grand Central, as more workers return to offices (amNY).
In other news:
- Actor Lisa Banes (“Gone Girl”) died last night, 10 days after she was hit by a hit-and-run moped user who allegedly ran a red light on Amsterdam Avenue. (NYDN, NY Post)
- Crew shortages led to subway delays on Monday. (NYDN)
- The Post ran a story about “how gross” the subway has allegedly become — and ran a lead image of a pristine train car to illustrate it for some reason.
- The New York Times followed up everyone’s coverage on the rising cost of Uber and Lyft rides: it’s because of the dearth of yellow cabs right now.
- Why did these ducks cross the road? To get to the bagel store, of course (Brooklyn Paper). And it all started with Doug Gordon’s tweet:
The mama duck and her ducklings then went into Bagel World. No word on what they ordered. pic.twitter.com/deNi7T8W2P
— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) June 14, 2021
- Finally, kudos to a true mensch Alan Baglia, who got a well-deserved proclamation from State Senator Mike Gianaris as he moves away from Sunnyside. Queens’ loss is … Queens’ loss.
Thank you @LAShepard221 @juaninQNS @JimRockaway and the @TransAlt & #OpenStreets families for organizing this special Proclamation ? from @SenGianaris, an unabashed safe streets & bike advocate for Western Queens! ? ? ? pic.twitter.com/4cdoFEGFdq
— alan (@alanbaglia) June 14, 2021