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Early Addition: Everyone’s getting sick

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Good Monday morning in New York City, where thousands of people lost power during a strong coastal storm.

Here’s what else is happening:

  • Between COVID, RSV and the flu, NYC is deep in sick season.
  • The Sag Harbor Santa was relieved of his duties after getting a little feisty at a talk at a local synagogue about the Israel-Hamas war.
  • The 5th Avenue holiday Open Street got rained on again.
  • Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who passed congestion pricing into law in 2019, is now poo-pooing the plan, telling Fox 5 that people “don’t want to pay a higher toll to drive into New York City that has high crime, that has homelessness.”
  • The union for Broadway orchestra members says there’s been an uptick in reckless incidents where props come flying into the pit and injure musicians.
  • Joe Flacco and Tommy DeVito are in a battle over who’s the premier Italian American NFL quarterback from New Jersey.
  • TikTokers can’t stop tying pink bows on everything.
  • And finally, independent play:

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