November 1, 2021 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 58 degrees.
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311 complaints about missed sanitation pickups throughout the city have more than quadrupled in the last week, since a vaccination mandate was announced for all municipal workers, Gothamist reported. “’I’m assuming it is related to people expressing their views on this new mandate,’ Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the missed pickups….Harry Nespoli, president of Local 831, the union representing sanitation workers, denied there was some kind of trash pickup slowdown…” but acknowledged that “unvaccinated members were angry and demoralized about the mandate.” An interactive map shows pickups relatively stable on the UWS.
An artist who placed a sculpture of a heart at the Southeast corner of Central Park said he was trying to honor healthcare workers and Covid-19 victims. But he didn’t have a permit. “The Italian sculptor behind the large red heart, Sergio Furnari, said he was walking by Grand Army Plaza on Thursday afternoon with friends when he noticed that his Heroes Heart monument was gone,” the Guardian reported. “Furnari conceded he did not have a permit to place the heart in the park but considered a $4,000 grant from the city government to be permission for a temporary installation.”
A lawsuit is attempting to overturn the city’s plan to make the Open Restaurants outdoor dining program permanent, the Real Deal reports.
Famed rappers Jay-Z and Jeezy [were] driving on CPW next to Central Park, when Jay-Z made a startling confession,” according to UPROXX. Said Jeezy, “He was like, ‘You know what? I’ve been here my whole life and I’ve never been to that place.’ He’s so focused on doing and being what he is that something as peaceful as a park, he never took a minute to go….”
The first condo sale closed at 200 Amsterdam “on the 4th floor for $4.4 million,” The Real Deal reported. You think they planned that?
Comment of the Week, re: Governor Kathy Hochul’s “stature” — “I’m shocked that people would judge others by their height. Seems so stupid. Trump is very tall….. didn’t help him much IMO. Bloomberg is short…. Certainly didn’t hinder him.” – js
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