Good Thursday afternoon in New York City, where the Gessen-Gould apartment hunt is not going great. Here's what else is happening:

  • "In 2020, when Cuomo wrote a self-congratulatory memoir about New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he didn’t bother to mention [Gov. Kathy Hochul] once," notes this New Yorker piece about the state's likely leader for the next five years.
  • Coney Island's Luna Park is getting three new rides, including "Tony's Express," a new roller coaster that's modeled after the Switchback Railway, which became the country's very first roller coaster when it opened at Coney Island in 1884.
  • Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in today.
  • Things are really not going well for Rudy Giuliani.
  • Delta is deploying its "Peach Corps" (extra employees) to JFK this weekend to help manage whatever holiday travel fiascos may ensue.
  • Paris Hilton said she was booked to DJ a party for President Biden and other global leaders at a summit in Los Angeles but bailed at the last minute to attend Britney Spears' wedding.
  • Unnamed sources told Page Six that some Long Island moms chaperoning (?) a high school dance got drunk and pooped on the bathroom floor, and one of them made out with a senior.
  • Sonny Barger, the former president of the Hells Angels whose arrest record includes assaults with deadly weapons, kidnapping, drug-dealing and racketeering, but who also insists that the Angels were mostly peaceful guys who liked riding old motorcycles and partying hard, has died at the age of 83.
  • This is the summer of long fingernails.
  • It's also the summer of chicken cutlets.
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  • And finally, good manners right here: