🌱 New Yorkers gather in the office on Transgender Memorial Day +47%

Happy Monday, New York City!

  • Two men suspected of posing a threat to NYC’s Jewish community were arrested at Penn Station.
  • New Yorkers rallied to mourn the loss of life in a mass shooting in Colorado at an LGBTQ+ bar.
  • Only 47 percent of employees are in the office on an average New York workday.

But first today’s weather:

Sunny and airy. High: 41 Low: 35.

Here are today’s top five stories in New York City:

  1. Two gunmen were arrested Saturday and taken into police custody at Penn Station following an investigation by the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force and investigators from the NYPD Counterterrorism and Intelligence Bureau. The men posed a threat to the city’s Jewish community, according to NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell. (New York City patch)
  2. The New York Cannabis Control Board will vote today on which individuals and non-profit organizations will issue the first legal retail licenses for recreational cannabis. Prior to the vote, the Office of Cannabis Management released the names of 36 finalists likely to be admitted, most of whom had been convicted of marijuana-related offenses. (Subscription/The New York Times)
  3. New Yorkers gathered at the Stonewall Inn on Sunday to mourn the loss of life at an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado. Sunday was also Transgender Remembrance Day, with the non-profit organization Gays Against Guns, which plans to hold a vigil for trans people killed last year. (CBS New York)
    • Another vigil in Corona Plaza, Queens, commemorated the at least 32 transgender, gender non-conforming or non-binary people who have been killed in the United States so far this year, according to the Humans Rights Campaign. (Gay City News)
  4. Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso is investing the entire $45 million of his fiscal 2023 budget in an initiative to improve maternal health care for Black and Hispanic women in the borough’s most vulnerable communities. The funding will be used to build a new birth center and to renovate the facilities in two hospitals. According to the NY Daily News, this is the first time a borough president has spent his entire budget on a single unit. (Subscription/New York Daily News)
  5. The bold hopes for a full return to work: Only 47 percent of New York City employees are in the office on any given workday, and only nine percent are in the office every day. In other news of the economic recovery, New York is weathering inflation better than the rest of the country on average, according to local CPI data. (THE TOWN)

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Today in New York City:

  • 2022 holiday card and Rockefeller Center installation by illustrator Lorraine Nam (7am)
  • National Museum of the American Indians Free entry Monday (9am)
  • Free comedy montage in the East Village at Basement 77 (5:30 p.m.)
  • Apple pie with Kate McDermott 92nd Street Y (5:30 p.m.)
  • Afro-Latin Experience by Dizzy Gillespie – Blue Note Jazz Club (8pm)

From my notebook:

  • Police shot and killed a man in a drug bust in Inwood on Friday night, according to an NYPD press conference. (Gothamist)
  • A transportation advocacy worker was hit by a car while riding his bike to a memorial in Brooklyn for people killed in traffic accidents. (Gothamist)
  • A new art exhibition by a Brooklyn-based, Puerto Rican curator opens this week at The Whitney. Bringing together the work of twenty artists to reflect on the existing damage caused to the island by Hurricane Maria. (Brooklyn Paper)
  • The Canal Street tube station lived up to its name on Sunday when it was flooded due to a burst water main. (NBC New York)
  • The Queer Big Apple Corps Marching Band will perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. the first time a queer marching band has done so live. (Subscription/New York Daily News)

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Dashiell Allen

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