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  • The House has passed President Biden's Build Back Better infrastructure bill.
  • Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman wants to build a glass pavilion above the top-floor apartment he owns in the 1927 UWS building, but locals are worried this will lead to other billionaires altering landmarks: “I think this undermines the soul of the city at the vanity of one person,” said longtime PBS host Bill Moyers. “If the commission is going to cave to the glitter of one billionaire, there’s no hope for this city as a place where everyday people hope and live and die.”
  • The city has engaged "a landscaping company with no experience running cemeteries or public spaces to help transform Hart Island, the long-neglected gravesite of thousands killed by COVID, into a refuge for families and other visitors."
  • Divorced parents are battling in court over whether to get their kids the COVID vaccine.
  • The NY Times Magazine profiled director Jane Campion on the occasion of her buzzworthy new film The Power Of The Dog, her first film in 12 years: "Campion’s gift is showing the chaotic mix of wounding and care in human activity, and how the terrifying moment of being opened to both possibilities is an experience of the sublime."
  • Two men have accused Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long of sexually abusing them.
  • Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to allow propane heaters to be used with outdoor dining this winter.
  • People are returning to NYC clubs, but that doesn't mean they're out of the woods with their pandemic financial troubles.
  • Have you been laid off from a job in media this year? This guy wants to bake you a pie.
  • Mick Rock, the legendary rock 'n' roll photographer known for his photos of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry and more, has died at 72.
  • And finally, a wooftruder has been detected on the premises: