Good Monday morning in New York City, where the new Dimes Square hotel has arrived. Here's what else is happening:

  • State lawmakers in Albany passed a bill banning the sale of dogs, cats and bunnies at New York pet shops, setting off a lobbying frenzy on both sides of the issue ahead of Gov. Kathy Hochul's decision on the law.
  • "Just saying it would be nice if you breathed our air": State Sen. Jessica Ramos had some snippy words about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the congresswoman was accused of canceling a local health care forum.
  • Former Assemblyman Al Vann, a trailblazing Black progressive who took on the Democratic Party machine back in the '80s, died last week at the age of 87.
  • Police on Long Island are searching for seven French bulldog puppies that were stolen from someone's home in Shirley in the early hours of Sunday.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to a "swanky" low-security prison in Tallahassee, where she's set to spend the next 20 years.
  • In other Florida news, Vox has a good piece on the deadliest road in the country, US-19 in Port New Richey.
  • COVID-positive Joe Biden no longer has a runny nose or body aches and is now mainly just dealing with a sore throat, according to his doctor.
  • Stoned yoga sounds par for the course but there is a new trend of letting people smoke weed inside the yoga studio.
  • In a follow-up to the great chicken sandwich wars of 2019, fast food restaurants are now hyping up their chicken nugget offerings.
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  • And finally, wouldn't this be nice:

Update: This article was updated to clarify a Twitter user accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of canceling a local health care forum. Her office disputes the claim.