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- Pfizer appears to be making progress on a pill that would prevent COVID-19.
- Here's a really clear and detailed look at how, over the last two decades, aggressive landmarking and rich people combining apartment units has shrunken the housing stock in parts of Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn.
- The New York Times Magazine has a great follow-up (excerpted from a book) with Dasani Coates — who was first profiled by the Times back in 2013 when she and her family were living in a mouse-infested homeless shelter — about her experience going to Milton Hershey's boarding school in Pennsylvania, and why she returned home to New York City.
- Verifone, the company that makes the little device you probably use to insert your credit card at Key Food, is updating its machines to allow cryptocurrency payments.
- Joe Biden got his booster shot in front of a bunch of cameras yesterday, thereby reminding the world that he has really hairy arms.
- After a jury yesterday found R. Kelly guilty of racketeering and sexual exploitation of a child, his fans proceeded to blast his music outside the Brooklyn courthouse.
- Police say a guy intending to rob an Italian restaurant in Galloway Township, New Jersey, died after trying to climb in through a rooftop exhaust fan and getting stuck.
- Billy Eichner and Cobie Smulders spoke with Vulture about playing Matt Drudge and Ann Coulter in Impeachment: American Crime Story and how they get into character when the character is a real life person who is also completely cartoonish.
- And finally, snack time for a goat and her friend:
Early Addition: Why Uptown Manhattan's Housing Stock Has Shrunk (The Answer Is Rich People)
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