Thursday Dispatch

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ICYMI yesterday: Our neighbor The Village Sun published a very comprehensive piece on Wednesday’s City Council SoHo/NoHo rezoning, while we shared some of the best testimonies from community members.

People just named Paul Rudd 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive and our sole complaint: what took them so long?!

Hudson Square BID just named their new President and CEO, Samara Karasyk, who was most recently the Chief Policy Officer and Executive Vice President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. We’re excited to find out what her vision for the neighborhood is, especially with the big new Google campus currently gestating.

Last night was opening night for Lindens, the new modern American restaurant at the Arlo SoHo hotel on Renwick St. Lindens has both indoor and outdoor seating—the latter in a courtyard with heated cabins (?)—and is open Monday-Thursday from 4-10 p.m., Friday from 4-11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Gubernatorial candidate Leticia James recently followed in the footsteps of likely gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams and came out in support of “Good Cause” eviction protections, which would give most tenants the right to lease renewals and end unlimited rent hikes in non-rent stabilized apartments. Stronger rent control protections have been rocking the Midwest lately and would be nice to see in New York.

The SoHo Grand Hotel‘s just announced their 13th Annual NYE Masquerade Ball and the $349 tickets are already sold out! If $199 for general admission is more your speed, you’re in luck. Black tie attire, masks are mandatory.

If you’re feeling grateful for good things in your life and would like to pass some of that love on, the angels over at God’s Love We Deliver are looking for volunteers to help make thousands of Thanksgiving pumpkin crisps for their clients in three hour shifts starting from today all through Friday the 19th.

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