More Results Expected in the Mayor’s Race

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It’s Tuesday.

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Alternate-side parking: In impact till July 19 (Eid al-Adha).

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It has been two weeks since New York City residents final solid ballots in the Democratic mayoral major. And whereas Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, holds a lead in the outcomes launched up to now, it’s not but clear who will win.

Today, elections officers are poised to launch a brand new tally of outcomes that might shed extra mild on who will finally prevail: a tabulation that includes for the first time the votes of tens of hundreds of New Yorkers who solid ballots by mail.

How did we get right here?

Under the metropolis’s new ranked-choice system, voters may rank as much as 5 candidates on their ballots in order of choice.

Two weeks in the past, elections officers started releasing preliminary outcomes that included the first-choice votes of people that solid their ballots in individual throughout the early-voting interval or on Primary Day. In these outcomes, Mr. Adams led Maya Wiley, a former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, by 9.6 share factors, and Kathryn Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner, by 12.5 factors.

But since Mr. Adams didn’t get greater than 50 % of the first-choice votes, the ranked-choice system kicks in: lowest-polling candidates are eradicated a spherical at a time, with their votes reallocated to whichever remaining candidate these voters ranked subsequent.

A preliminary ranked-choice tabulation was performed final week, displaying Ms. Garcia trailing Mr. Adams by solely two share factors.

That tally, nonetheless, didn’t embrace the votes of any of roughly 125,000 excellent absentee ballots.

What occurs in the present day?

Elections officers are anticipated to conduct one other ranked-choice tabulation that features most of these absentee ballots.

For both Ms. Garcia or Ms. Wiley to beat Mr. Adams, they would want a robust displaying in these outcomes.

Is it over after in the present day?

No. Voters are nonetheless allowed to appropriate errors with mail-in poll envelopes that may forestall their ballots from being counted till this Friday. Final outcomes are anticipated to reach someday subsequent week.

And the campaigns of Ms. Wiley, Mr. Adams and Ms. Garcia have filed lawsuits preserving their proper to problem the election outcomes.

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What we’re studying

About 65,000 shells and aerial results have been launched from 5 barges close to Midtown and Long Island City in what organizers billed as the greatest July four present ever. [Gothamist]

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot exterior a public housing improvement in the Bronx, police mentioned. [Daily News]

City officers are contemplating a proposal to create 24-hour leisure districts the place individuals can social gathering all night time. [Associated Press]

And lastly: A library remodeled

The Times’s James S. Russell writes:

Muddling alongside for 4 many years in a nondescript former division retailer, the Mid-Manhattan library, at Fifth Avenue and 40th Street, served a rising swarm of native residents and commuters. But the department steadily grew to become dilapidated — an “embarrassment” to the New York Public Library system, as Anthony W. Marx, its president, put it.

After three years of building and $200 million, the library system was able to reopen its largest circulating department in spring 2020. Instead, the pandemic prolonged the closure. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, as it’s now recognized (after a $55 million reward), lastly threw open its doorways to limitless searching in June.

Its theatrically expressive coronary heart is a dramatic atrium billowing upward from the second ground, displaying the huge circulating assortment of as much as 400,000 volumes. The department is phasing in its intensive programming over the coming months. (The New York and Queens library methods will absolutely reopen in the present day, and Brooklyn will observe a couple of days later.)

Libraries have taken on the nice job of serving to individuals purchase data, no matter the technique of supply, and have change into extra central to group life. The sociologist Eric Klinenberg made libraries Exhibit A in his 2018 e-book, “Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life.” He argued that “social infrastructure” — public locations the place individuals mingle and work together — can assist scale back crime, isolation, and even strengthen communities.

It’s Tuesday — how a few new e-book?

Metropolitan Diary: Last automotive

Dear Diary:

I parked my automotive at an outside lot close to Madison Square Garden whereas my good friend and I went to the Rangers recreation. After the recreation, we walked to Virgil’s and spent a while catching up over a leisurely barbecue dinner.

On the method again to the automotive, I received a hole feeling in the pit of my abdomen when the car parking zone got here into view. From a distance, it appeared that my automotive was the just one left in the lot.

My uneasy feeling was quickly justified. When I left the automotive there earlier in the night, I had by some means failed to note the signal clearly stating that the lot closed at 11 p.m.

As my good friend and I stood helplessly at the locked gate pondering our stupidity and predicament, I noticed a bit of paper taped to the fence and flapping in the wind. It was a handwritten word.

“I’m in the Irish pub around the corner,” it mentioned. “Meet me there.”

— Vincent Bucci

Illustrated by Agnes Lee. Read extra Metropolitan Diary right here.

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