Is Penn Station scary? NYC weighs in | Daily summary

Oh no, people were sitting in a train station.

What appears to be far less than fine is the situation in municipal jails, where the surge in omicron has exacerbated an already serious problem of absenteeism among correctional officers. About 30 percent of the workforce declared themselves ill on Wednesday, according to union leader Benny Boscio. Rikers staff shortages reach new heights as COVID spreads: Union

First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Fog in the morning; cloudy, mild. High: 54 Low: 49.

Here are today’s best stories from New York:

  1. NYC sees 43K new COVID-19 cases in a single day, says governor (New York City Patch)
  2. UWS Bank: NYPD (Upper West Side Patch) punched in the head, 75-year-old
  3. Westminster Kennel Club postpones annual dog show in New York City due to COVID-19 pandemic (CBS New York)
  4. Park Slope restaurant ‘demoralized’ after 4 burglaries, vandalism (Park Slope Patch)

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Today in New York:

  • Last chance for year-end donations for trees in Fort Tryon Park (12:00 p.m.)
  • Watermark’s Winter Wonderland NYE Live Stream (1:00 p.m.)
  • Free improvisation workshop for beginners (4:00 p.m.)
  • NYE Celebration Dinner (5:00 p.m.)
  • Ophelia’s Early Evening Sunset Soirée + Late Night NYE Bash (5:00 p.m.)
  • Celebrate New Years Eve in New Orleans at INTERSECT BY LEXUS (5:00 p.m.)
  • Free New Years Guided Meditation with Yasuko Kasaki (6.30 p.m.)
  • Frames Bowling Lounge Times Square New Years Eve (7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • New York City Fire Department (FDNY): “FDNY members, family and friends gather for the funeral of Lt. Joseph Maiello.” (Facebook)
  • New York Parks: Announce 2022 in the great outdoors with a winter hike! Our Urban Park Rangers have great hikes in every borough on New Years Day. Visit to join us, or to explore New York’s trail system on your own – even. (📸: @ daniel.avila) “(Instagram)
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Keeping our mandate as a vax in the private sector is THE right choice, Mayor-elect Eric Adams. As Commissioner Chokshi said, it’s about protecting the best workforce in the world. The warrants work and the vaccines work. Let’s go on. ” (Facebook)
  • New York Historical Society: “What is it that attracts you to this scene? ⁣ ⁣ Have you noticed the color palette and the reflections of the light on the street slipped by the rain? Or have you spotted the double domes of the Ansonia Hotel? ⁣ ⁣ “Of all my residences in Manhattan, the Ansonia is the clos …” (Facebook)
  • Next door neighbor, Central Harlem (W136-Lenox): “Today, in Ujamaa, the 4th director of Kwanzaa, I took an oath in front of a painting of myself and my late father, on my great-grandmother’s bible, held by my mother in her house in the center. from Harlem. my wildest ancestors … “(Nextdoor)

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  • Casa 51 NYC 5 hours Openbar & Buffet NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • Openbar Singles Party for Stitch NYC 2022 New Years Eve (December 31)
  • Playwright Bar & Lounge 40s & Over New Years Eve Party 2022 (December 31)
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  • Golden 42 formerly Playboy Club NYC New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
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  • Ariana’s New Years Eve in Southern New York NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • New Years Eve at the Doha Bar Lounge in Queens, New York (December 31)
  • Ammos Estiatorio NYC New Years Party 2022 (December 31)
  • Libertador NYC New Years Eve NYE Party 2022 (December 31)
  • Harrison Time Square NYC 2022 New Years Eve Party (December 31)
  • Big City Tavern formerly Roxy Diner Time Square NYC New Years Eve Party 2022 (December 31)
  • Brooklyn Billiards NYE ​​3-Hour Openbar, Food & Pool 2022 (December 31)
  • The Billiard Company New Years Eve 2022 (December 31)
  • Doha Nightclub New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • Doha Nightclub New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • Blue Midtown NYC New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • The end of New Years Eve in New York NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • Elite Williamsburg NYC New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • The Beach House LI Long Beach New Year 2022 (December 31)
  • Rosewood Theater New Years Eve NYE 2022 (December 31)
  • Celebrate the New Year with 15 percent off the beautiful flowers from FTD! (The 31st of December)
  • Don Miguelo Live at El Ambiente NY New Years Eve 2022 (December 31)
  • Williamsburg Hotel New Years Saturday Party 2022 (January 1)
  • Success Academy Presents, How To Get Into Kindergarten With Alina Adams (January 6)
  • New Years Eve Real Estate Class (January 10)
  • WEBINAR: Investment outlook 2022 (January 12)
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About me: Kathleen Culliton is the editor of the New York City Patch. Most of her selfies are accidental.

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