Good Thursday morning in New York City, where the mayor's crypto wallet is hurting. Here's what else is happening:

  • The city's housing crisis has gotten so bad that one community board on Manhattan's West Side is actively calling for more development.
  • The NIMBY spirit remains strong in Lower Manhattan, however, where locals have successfully gotten the Battery Park City Authority to hold off on the Wagner Park climate resiliency rebuild.
  • The Adams administration put a big ugly 5G tower in front of Knicks legend John Starks' Kia dealership in Queens.
  • Working in an Amazon warehouse during the holidays seems brutal.
  • More and more, cities are letting residents name municipal snowplows things like Snowbi Wan Kenobi and Jon Bon Snowi.
  • Airplane seats used to always line up with a window, but now that airlines are packing more seats into their existing aircrafts, you're more likely to have a direct view of grey plastic.
  • It's time to order your Hot Priest calendar for 2023.
  • "Even though the slang was painful, there was something charming about the exuberant, first-boner-ever tone of the early diaries." — here's a good appreciation of NYMag's "Sex Diaries" on their 16th anniversary.
  • Some podcast hosts also have day jobs.
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  • And finally, bless you: