Not many people showed up for free swine flu vaccinations this weekend. The Times checked in on the clinic set up at the Marta Valle Secondary School, at Stanton and Norfolk, where about 600 people were vaccinated Saturday and Sunday. The centers are only serving children and young adults (up to age 24). The vaccinations will be offered elsewhere in Manhattan the next several weekends.
The Gotham Gazette looks at Christine Quinn's future on the City Council. Concluding that she'll probably be re-elected Speaker, the article suggests Quinn will be forced to stand up to Mayor Bloomberg far more than she has in the past:
were not only a message to the administration, say new and incumbent
members of the City Council, but also a directive to the City Council
to trade in its roses for thorns."The results were very clear on Tuesday that there is a great level of dissatisfaction with the status quo," said Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito,
who ran unopposed last week for a second term and was a Thompson
supporter. "I think that’s a mandate for us to be more vocal on the
issues that people want to be vocal on," she added. Some members question (for the most part behind the scenes) whether Quinn is the right person to lead that team.
Streetsblog: bike activists are launching a major campaign for protected bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues.
Appreciating the pop-up aesthetic at "Pong" on Grand Street.
According to Lost City, the historic Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown is in trouble with the Health Department again.
On the Tenement Museum blog: A look at some of the artifacts recently found in the basement of 97 Orchard.
Brooklyn Vegan has some pictures from the performance by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Angel Orensanz Center last week.