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  • The NY Times has a story about how Asian-Americans are having an awakening as a political force in response to the surge of racially-motivated attacks.
  • Is "bystander intervention training" an effective way of combating a rise in crime, or just a short-term solution that ignores bigger problems?
  • The New Republic has an excellent piece about NYC's failure on homelessness, and how it was encapsulated by the saga at the Lucerne hotel on the UWS: "No one ever says: I don’t want unhoused people living in my neighborhood. They say: I want safer streets. I just want to protect my children. They say: There are schools close to where the proposed shelter will be."
  • Savion Glover and Nathan Lane performed at a pop-up show on Broadway yesterday for frontline medical and health care workers.
  • The NY Post has a gossipy piece about Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee's breakup, including the claim that Cuomo cheating was an "open secret."
  • A 95-year-old woman is dead and eight other people were injured after a collision involving an EMS vehicle in Brooklyn.
  • Vox has an idea about how to improve our broken child care system: "We can start thinking of early child care and education the same way we think about public parks or sanitation or libraries or public schools: as a public good, foundational to a functioning society regardless of whether you directly benefit from its existence."
  • West Side Rag has the story behind a semi-hidden UWS sign for The J.M. Horton Ice Cream Company.
  • Not everyone is looking forward to things getting back to normal post-COVID—New York Magazine spoke to people who are grateful, and guilty about feeling grateful, for the pandemic.
  • If you haven't gotten a chance to hear it yet, Dry Cleaning's debut album New Long Leg is a masterful slab of post-punk guitars and mesmerizing, surreal spoken-word vocals.
  • And finally, a frisbee standoff for the ages: