Tuesday’s Headlines: Set Your Calendar Edition

July 7.
July 7.
The Daily News loves a parade.
The Daily News loves a parade.

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:

  • 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.

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DOT, NYPD Remove New Eastern Parkway Ped Islands for Once-a-Year Parade

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DOT and NYPD are destroying two concrete pedestrian islands the city installed less than a year ago on Eastern Parkway at the request of organizers of next weekend’s West Indian Day Parade, the Post reports. Instead of making the parade accommodate permanent pedestrian infrastructure, the city is undoing safety measures that protect people 365 days out of the year […]