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Credit: Milk Bar

Apple TV+’s show “Ted Lasso,” about an American football coach who crosses the pond to coach a football team with absolutely no knowledge of the sport, has taken the country by storm. Fans point to its tongue-in-cheek humor and endearing characters as part of the appeal. One of the feel-good aspects of the comedy is the delicious-looking biscuits Ted is always buying for Rebecca. And today only, Milk Bar is offering their take on the treat via their stores in LA and NYC. Along with her team, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi created a recipe for the “tender, buttery, and delightfully crumbly biscuits,” which will come in their signature pink boxes.

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Policy

Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

On her first day in office, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that all public school staff in New York State will be required to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or participate in weekly testing. The news comes just one day after Mayor Bill de Blasio put a similar mandate in place for all teachers and staff, though there will be no test-out option in New York City.

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City Living

Screenshot taken on 8.13.21 of NYC Cooling Center Finder

While the current heat dome isn’t predicted to last as long as the city’s longest heatwave in August 1953 (which persisted for 12 insufferable days!) today’s heat index is expected to reach 107 degrees. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 8pm tonight, so many of the city’s 500 cooling centers across the five boroughs remain open to provide relief to those who are most vulnerable during the heatwave. With this interactive map, you can find all of the air-conditioned public facilities in your neighborhood (and which ones accept your furry friends).

Here’s how to beat the heat

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apartment living 101, Features, Green Design, Shop

10 houseplants that are safe for pets

By 6sqft, Thu, August 12, 2021

Photo via The Sill

Pet parents also tend to be plant parents, but it can be hard to get your green thumb on when you’re worried about your pet chowing down on a houseplant that might hurt them. We spoke to Erin Marino from The Sill (an NYC-based plant delivery service specializing in providing plants to city dwellers) to learn about which houseplants are non-toxic and won’t harm our furry friends.

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City Living, Features

After last year’s summer-that-wasn’t, New Yorkers are spending extra time outdoors with beach trips and outdoor sports. And a great way to get the most out of the warm weather is to combine those two activities. Thanks to the city’s long list of available watersports, you have quite a few aquatic choices in the summer months, from kayaking to sailing, to surfing in the Rockaways. Ahead, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite options.

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Features, NYC Guides, Restaurants

Summer is here! Whether you’re soaking up the sun at a local beach, taking a dip in the city’s pools, or staying inside with air conditioning on full blast, you deserve ice cream. With so many great places in the city, it’s almost impossible to actually pick one. But we’re here to help. Ahead, find some of our favorite scoop shops in New York City, from the iconic (The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Big Gay Ice Cream) to the inventive (Malai, La Newyorkina).

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Cool Listings, Nolita

Listing images courtesy of Conquest Advisors

199 Mott Street is a boutique condominium in Nolita, a neighborhood that is best known for its low-scale buildings and amazing dining and shopping options. The top-floor unit in the building is on the market for $8,250,000, and not only does it present a coveted penthouse opportunity in Nolita, but the three-bedroom home comes with a private, 1,500-square-foot roof deck with panoramic views stretching to the World Trade Center and Empire State Building.

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Events, Financial District, Restaurants

Photo of a past dinner by Lizzie Munro @lizziemunro

When outdoor dining took on a new life last summer, many restaurant and hospitality companies had to get creative. But Resident, a startup that hosts dinners on balconies and rooftops of luxury apartments, was already ahead of the game. This past fall, they launched a socially distant supper club on the balcony of the Financial District’s landmarked Broad Exchange Building, including a rotating chef residency with newcomers who have experience at Michelin-starred restaurants. The supper club is now back, featuring a Venezuelan-inspired tasting menu from Chef Luis Herrera, redefined soul food from Chef Sakari Smithwick, a Filipino-inspired meal from Chef Harold Villarosa, and much more.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925, this mansion in Forest Hills once served as the rectory for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a national landmark from the same designer. Located at 11 Cranford Street in the exclusive enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, the seven-bedroom English Gothic style home features vaulted ceilings, cast iron windows, and a triple-height chimney crown. It’s now on the market for $3,888,000.

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Art, Events, Upper West Side 

Photos © Sachyn Mital, courtesy of Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center’s famed Josie Robertson Plaza has been transformed into a huge green space for the public. Designed by set designer Mimi Lien, the public installation, called “The Green” officially opened on Monday as a place for New Yorkers to lounge, borrow a book from the New York Public Library, and even enjoy pop-up performances hosted by the institution. The Green is the centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s “Restart Stages” initiative, which converted the 16-acre campus into 10 new outdoor performance venues last month.

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