Thursday Dispatch: Election Still Undecided, E-Bikes Are Good For You

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Soho Lion, ? by Peter Burka
SoHo Lion
SoHo Lion, ? by Peter Burka

The Carnegie Corporation celebrates the Fourth of July by honoring naturalized citizens that make America better and they’ve just announced their 2021 Great Immigrants, which includes a few pretty great New Yorkers: Peter Carey, an Australian-born novelist and professor at Hunter College; Millicent Comrie, a Jamaica-born OB-GYN, director of the Brooklyn Heights Women’s Health Center, Maimonides Medical Center;  and John Oliver, UK-born comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Congratulations to them and all other immigrants!

We still don’t know who our next mayor is going to be: the Board of Elections has to do a recount plus count all the absentee votes, Eric Adams still has a small lead over Kathryn Garcia, and it turns out Maya Wiley might still be in the running. And the comptroller race is still undecided, as Brad Lander is losing ground to Corey Johnson and it’s still too close to call. (The City)

Three years of work plus a grand jury indictment later, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has finally filed criminal charges against the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer Allan Weiselberg, who surrendered himself early this morning. The 73yo Weiselberg, who has worked for the Trump family for over half a century, says he intends to plead not guilty. (Gothamist)

Regardless of how you personally feel about deliveristas on e-bikes, a recent study has found that for most people—even those new to cycling—get meaningful exercise from commuting on a e-bike. So if work is making you go back to the office and the Delta variant has you side-eyeing the subway, perhaps you should consider riding to work! Bonus: here’s a solid list of best pants to bike to work in, courtesy of GQ; we are quite partial from Brooklyn’s own Outlier, founded by a friend of ours. (Cycling Industry News)

Last but not least, here’s some sunshine for on this rainy day. If you commute on the F train or used to go to yoga at the sorely-missed Yogaworks on Broadway & Grand, you’re probably familiar with the Green Lady of Brooklyn, who has got to be one of the most adorable New Yorkers of all-time. She certainly has a very cute laugh:


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