Good Wednesday morning in New York City, where the dew point has dropped. Here's what else is happening:

  • The Times has a story about the deluge of harrowing 911 calls one man has been making about "crimes" at 312 Riverside Drive, a building that doesn't exist.
  • Paterson, New Jersey's police chief, was fired yesterday for allegedly falling asleep in important meetings, among other things.
  • New York City is considering landmark status for Julius' Bar, the city's oldest gay bar that hosted a sip-in protest three years before the Stonewall Uprising.
  • You love to see it: A Long Island cat that ran away from home finally came back after a month and alerted its owner by ringing the Ring doorbell.
  • Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said 50,000 New Yorkers moved to his state during the pandemic and decided they like it, so they're staying put.
  • This year's intense draught up the northeast corridor means we'll probably have a weak fall foliage season.
  • "Burning coal to make hoodies and ‘Hotty Hot’ high-rise pants is unacceptable": Hundreds of yoga instructors have signed a letter urging Lululemon to stop using fossil fuel plants to make its stuff.
  • Two decades after 20th Century Fox descended on a pristine beach in Thailand and replaced a bunch of vegetation to shoot Leonardo DiCaprio's widely panned movie, The Beach, the studio has finally agreed to pay for fixing the lasting ecological damage.
  • "It is all way too celebratory for a musician that made progressive-seeming rap for secret simpletons": Four years after Mac Miller's death, it's time we acknowledge the he and fellow white rapper Jack Harlow are not great.
  • Scientists still don't fully understand how cats can fall off buildings and land so nicely.
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  • And finally, cats can also do this: