Happy Friday. The weekend is just a day away with a sunny Saturday and a snowy Sunday forecast.
While the city sees the number of positive tests for coronavirus go down, it’s been concerning that public figures like Andrew Yang and New York City Health Commissioner, Dr David Chokshi, have contracted the virus.
We asked Dr Vino Palli from MiDoctor on 9th Avenue for updated health advice and listened in on a telemedicine session with Andrew Yang and his doctor. Have a read of the doctors’ orders…
George Georgiou continues to check out what’s being created in the real world for the virtual world (remember his previous stories on digital drag and burlesque on demand?). This week he zoomed into Missed Connections — an homage to Craigslist with a little magic.
What we’ve been reading
Manhattan Plaza residents get the vaccine, others miss out. (The City)
Is it time to prioritize getting the trash off our sidewalks? (City Limits)
There could be $25bn on the way to rescue restaurants… (New York Post)
Revel is getting into the business of electric car charging in NYC. (NBC)
Remember Ample Hills at Gotham West Market? Here’s the story of their rise and meltdown. (Marker)
“I feel unmoored in Brooklyn” — are Google Maps making you lose your way? (Debugger)
With snow comes the chaos of crossing New York’s streets in the thaw. As one reader pointed out on Facebook: “It’s two days after a snow storm — it doesn’t just disappear.”