Good morning. We all took a deep breath yesterday as the guilty verdicts came in against Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Let’s hope this is the start of a change in our justice system.
As a journalist, it serves as a timely reminder to resist taking things at face value. This was the original news release from Minneapolis Police, sent out after George Floyd was murdered. “Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction.”
Yesterday, I walked over to the Javits Center to see how the vaccination center was operating. It was empty. The Javits has stepped up twice during the pandemic to support the healthcare of New York — first as a 2,500-bed emergency hospital and then earlier this year as a 24/7 vaccination center. As it returns to conference center duties with a $1.5bn, 1.2m square feet extension it faces a new challenge. Read more…
What we’ve been reading
De Blasio adds 80 cops to the midtown force to deal with safety. (New York Post)
How do you clean the office post-pandemic? (Bisnow)
Rejected Broadway posters are up for sale. (New York Daily News)
The lottery is open for affordable housing to buy at Charlie West. (Patch)
Here are all the details of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. (Eater)
Craving some really fresh produce this year? You can sign up for the Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. You can pre-purchase shares of produce from a local farm, to be picked up each week. Learn more and register for the CSA here.