Happy Humpday. It must be the excitement at the temperatures going over 60 degrees on both Thursday and Friday that prompted our outdoor stories today.
First up, for tennis fans, you can now apply online to renew or purchase your NYC Parks permit. We’ve also pulled together a guide to where else on the west side you can take your racquet this spring. Read more…
Hudson River Park has developed a new, interactive community compost tracker to measure localized sustainability efforts in Hell’s Kitchen and the West Side. Check out how you can get involved…
What we’ve been reading
NYPD accused of “digital stop and frisk” as Amnesty International reports on use of face recognition cameras in New York. (ABC News)
No jabs — 1,428 NYC employees have been terminated, with the majority coming from the Department of Education at 914. (Audacy)
Make a cultural stop to pick up an at-home COVID testing kit. (6sqft)
New York comes top in “most stressed out city” poll in US — but it’s by no means a world leader. (Secret NYC)
Trevor Noah’s going to be busy in April — he’s hosting the Grammys and entertaining at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. (New York Daily News)
Baby Mika’s bunny is missing! Have you seen Arnavoni (which is bunny in Hebrew)? Mum Mickey told us: “Her bunny was with her every day since she was born. It fell off the stroller around 8th Avenue and W54th Street on Monday. We went back five minutes later and couldn’t find it. If you know anything about where it is please let me know! She’s been asking about him and it breaks my heart”. DM @mickmicknyc if you have seen the bunny!
Happy birthday to Juli Oliver 🦋