Rover recently announced the results of their America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds 2021 survey and while mixed breed dogs came out on top nationally, New York City’s most popular dog is the Cockapoo, a medium-sized cross between Cocker Spaniels and Poodles that retains the friendliness and intelligence of both breeds. NYC’s runner-up breeds are Havanese, French Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and the American Pit Bull Terrier; pit bulls are the only one of our city’s top five to place in national rankings, coming in at ninth most popular across the country.
Reminder: there are two different Community Board 2 meetings scheduled for tonight: the first is the Quality of Life meeting from 6:30 to 8:30, which should be approving the permit for this year’s San Gennaro Festival, and the second is the SLA Licensing 1 meeting, from 6:30 to 9:30. See you at the latter!
Two recent, quiet closures we’re very sad about, both run by immigrants and easily among the best of the best in the city: Greecologies, the cafe at 379 Broome that served super fresh authentic Greek yogurt made on site (and supplied to many Greek restaurants in the city); and Unico, the Sicilian pastry shop and gelateria at 156 Sullivan.
If one of the things you’ve been missing during the pandemic is the opera, the Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different Richard Strauss production for free every night this week—including three that have never been streamed before!
New York EMTs will be boycotting tomorrow’s Hometown Heroes parade, which is Mayor Bill De Blasio‘s way of honoring Covid first responders and other essential workers; the only EMS workers there will be ones assigned and paid to work the event. EMS unions have been trying to negotiate a new contract with the city for over three years; meanwhile their workers worked mandatory 12-hour shifts during the pandemic, which had them working record-breaking days that saw well over 5,000 calls, and with neither raises nor hazard pay in the last year. Their starting salary is an appalling $35k! (NY Daily News)