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With the news that the MTA is desperate for a federal bailout and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli saying “unheard of” service cuts will happen, more people will be forced to drive cars. As it is, plenty of people are opting for cars even before service cuts because mass transit is an unappealing option in the age of Covid. Used cars are fetching higher prices than ever. Some are calling the additional wheels on the road, Carmegeddon.

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But fear not. Because we’re all about trying to stay hip (ha) and make you hip (ha) we have to introduce you to the word micromobility and how that trend might stave off Carmegeddon.  Micromobility devices include bicycles, e-bikes, electric scooters, and electric skateboards. The

Yankees are playing in October. But it seems like a Mets game, no one’s there. Sorry, Mets fans. Always open season to take a shot.

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Please see our Restaurant section starting on Page 34 for some places that offer indoor dining. Many favorite places are offering specials.

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The next Community Board meeting is Tuesday, October 13 from 7-9 p.m. The meeting will be virtual via Zoom. Please be advised that you must register by today (October 8, 4 p.m.) if you would like to address

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G'mar Chatima Tovah

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Restaurants starting next Thursday can offer indoor dining with 25% capacity. At least it’s an option on cold or rainy days. A number of places have taken us up on our deep discount to run ads. See some great choices starting on Page 23.

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Last reminder: fill out the census! Go to My2020census.gov. September 30 is the deadline. First reminder: get your flu shot.

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According to the European Center for Disease Control, Sweden has reported just 30

The Capital One building on Beach 116th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard has been sold for $1.7 million. The buyer is ACHS Management, a Manhattan-based development company with more than 100 properties in the metro area, many of them with a retail focus. The building site is zoned for commercial and residential.

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Absentee or mail-in voting ballots are available to request online at nycabsentee.com/. You are eligible to vote by mail for a number of reasons with concern about Covid-19

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Reservations recommended. It’s rainy? It’s chilly? No worries.Indoor dining started yesterday with 25% capacity.Please see restaurant options starting on Page 34 and on the back page. Here’s to hoping the 25% is just for the month of October with a minimum of 50% by November 1.

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The restaurant cap is certainly tied to the city’s overall positivity rate. A new lockdown will be put in place if the positivity rate jumps over 3%. Schools will close and other businesses will likely

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L'Shana Tova.

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We think the 25% capacity cap for indoor dining is overly restrictive and see no reason to wait until September 30. We’re offering places that have indoor dining more than 25% off on some ads and hope this helps them get through this difficult stretch.

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An underrated casualty of the Covid crisis is the suspension of senior activities. Golden Age, Sea Breeze and other senior meetings were important social functions that lift the spirits of so many who need

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Labor Day is Monday. Here’s to the countless contributions workers have made to the strength and well-being of our country. And here are a couple of Labor Day facts: Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 and it’s the third most popular day for a cookout. Can you guess the first two?

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Referring to our cover this week, as of right now, the last day for lifeguards is Monday, September 7, as was planned for the abbreviated season due to coronavirus. However, with school now starting

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