Friday, June 12, 2020

EVG Etc.: Violent-arrest victim sues city; Union Square Hospitality overhauls diversity program

[Photo on the Bowery and 1st Street by Derek Berg]

• "New York leaders faced an unanticipated crisis as the new coronavirus overwhelmed the nation’s largest city. Their response was marred by missed warning signs and policies that many health-care workers say put residents at greater risk and led to unnecessary deaths." (The Wall Street Journal, subscription may be required)

• One of the residents involved in the violent police arrest on Avenue D is suing the city (Daily News)

• The city will paint “Black Lives Matter” in bold lettering on a street in every borough (Curbed)

• Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality is overhauling its diversity program following staff complaints (Eater)

• An explainer on the city's coronavirus eviction moratorium (Curbed)

• Voters' guide for the 2020 Primary (City Limits)

• City playgrounds still on lockdown (The City)

• The East Village is home to several boutique pilates studios that offer 1-1 sessions. With that in mind, there's a petition in circulation to allow these studios to reopen in Phase 2 instead of Phase 3. Find the petition here.

• There's also a petition to reopen NYC dog runs in Phase 2. Find the petition here.

• City's indie movie houses prepping to reopen later next month (Gothamist)

• And indie bookstores are trying with curbside service (B&B)

• Honoring New York City Pharmacy on First Avenue, whose founder, Ali Yasin, passed away in early May (Off the Grid)

• NYC offers COVID-19 sex advice (Boing Boing)

• More about Terra Thai, which recently opened on Sixth Street (Eater ... previously on EVG)

• A pee-pun-filled expose on the alleged uptick in public urination in the city, including the East Village (The Post)

... and a cottage industry arises in the plywood era of recent weeks...

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