🌱 New York + NYC “High Risk” COVID Redistricting Maps Released

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Hello New York! Yesterday, New Yorkers hit their first peak in what will most likely be their new congressional districts for the next 10 years. Supporters are pushing for Riker’s Island to come under federal control, and the MTA just unveiled a $30 million subway entrance.


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Here are NYC’s top 5:

  1. The new New York State Congressional redistricting maps were released on Monday. If approved, they will bring big changes to the city. Lower and midtown Manhattan lie in two distinct districts running east to west rather than north to south, while the gerrymander district that stretches from Park Slope to Staten Island was scrapped by a “master » court-appointed independent. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group is also suing to redraw the state Assembly districts. (New York City crest)
  2. NYC expected to enter ‘high risk’ category for COVID-19 in coming days, with public health officials advising indoor mask wearing. The city is currently averaging 3,613 new cases per day. Mayor Adams held back from reinstating a mask mandate on Monday. (New York City crest)
  3. Supporters are renewing their push for Rikers Island, home to the city’s jails, to be placed under federal “in receivership.” meaning that the federal government would take full control of its operations. Mayor Adams and the Correctional Officers Union oppose the idea. (New York Daily News)
  4. Amid a nationwide shortage, hospitals in New York generally remain well stocked with formula, thanks in part to their partnership with milk banks. This is not always the case for parents once they leave the hospital. (gothamist)
  5. Mayor Adams was due to attend a vigil last night at Bethel Gospel Assembly Church in Harlem, following the horrific mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket over the weekend that left ten people dead. The shooter released a lengthy white supremacist manifesto before the altercation. Adams was expected to call for more changes to gun laws. (WABC TV)

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Today in New York:

  • Horticulture Team Volunteers on Randall’s Island (9:30 a.m.)
  • GrubHub is offering free lunch for all (up to $15) (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Yoga in the park (6:30 p.m.)
  • Modern Loss Handbook Launch: Rebecca Soffer in Conversation with Vanessa Kroll Bennett (7:30 p.m.)

On your calendars, these two upcoming events caught our attention:

  • This theatrical re-reading of “A Thousand and One Nights” has a running time of nine hours, in a theater in Brooklyn. It’s until May 28. (Time Out NY)
  • The New York African Film Festival will air live at Lincoln Center, the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem and the Brooklyn Academy of Music during Dance Africa, through June 2. (Time Out NY)
  • This 3-hour foodie tour of 7 restaurants is now available in the West Village. (New York City crest)

Crime Corner:

  • Shootings are at their highest level in 25 years in Lower Manhattan. On Sunday, one person died with another facing life-threatening conditions in separate proceedings. (NBC New York)
  • A woman was found stabbed to death at a Bed-Stuy convenience store on Sunday. (New York City crest)
  • A Florida man carrying an AR-15 type rifle was arrested at a Lower Manhattan subway station on Grand Street. Mayor Adams took the opportunity to push for a greater police presence in the rail system. (New York City crest)

From my notebook:

  • Check out these 11 “unexpected” sandwiches from across town. (NY eater)
  • The MTA unveiled a new subway entrance at Times Square 42nd Street, with a price tag of $30 million. (amNY)
  • With summer just around the corner, check to see if you’re eligible to receive a free air conditioning unit through the city’s home energy assistance program. (Facebook)

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