Tuesday’s Headlines: Set Your Calendar Edition

July 7.
July 7.
The Daily News loves a parade.
The Daily News loves a parade.

It was a very slow news day on the streets beat, but one thing stands out: The city will throw a ticker-tape parade for COVID first responders on July 7, a symbol of New York’s recovery. Let’s hope the recovery actually, um, happens. (WSJ). One sign? more Metro-North is coming to Grand Central, as more workers return to offices (amNY).

In other news:

  • Actor Lisa Banes (“Gone Girl”) died last night, 10 days after she was hit by a hit-and-run moped user who allegedly ran a red light on Amsterdam Avenue. (NYDN, NY Post)
  • Crew shortages led to subway delays on Monday. (NYDN)
  • The Post ran a story about “how gross” the subway has allegedly become — and ran a lead image of a pristine train car to illustrate it for some reason.
  • The New York Times followed up everyone’s coverage on the rising cost of Uber and Lyft rides: it’s because of the dearth of yellow cabs right now.
  • Why did these ducks cross the road? To get to the bagel store, of course (Brooklyn Paper). And it all started with Doug Gordon’s tweet:


  • Finally, kudos to a true mensch Alan Baglia, who got a well-deserved proclamation from State Senator Mike Gianaris as he moves away from Sunnyside. Queens’ loss is … Queens’ loss.