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5 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In NYC: August 2

By Justine Golata

5 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In NYC: August 2

Here’s what you missed…

From news about Broadway’s long-awaited reopening to Wegman’s first-ever Manhattan location, there is so much to catch up on!

Here are our top five highlights:

1. Broadway Will Require Proof Of Vaccination & Face Masks When Reopening This Fall


Broadway has been closed since March 2020, one of the longest-lasting interruptions from normalcy we’ve experienced in NYC.
Most shows are poised to open this September, however, leaving about a month left until we can see our beloved musicals & dramas once again! When the September opening date was originally announced, safety requirements weren’t revealed, but now the Broadway League (the national trade association for the Broadway industry) has announced a strict mandate for audiences: proof of vaccination to attend. Read more details here.

2. Beloved Wegmans Grocery Store Announces Its First-Ever Manhattan Location Coming In 2023


Get ready to purchase all the famous mini chocolate chip cookies and seltzer waters of your dreams in Manhattan! Rochester-born supermarket Wegmans is about as iconic as garbage plates—iykyk—in Upstate New York, and the adored chain has just announced some very exciting news: Wegmans will open its first Manhattan location during the later half of the year 2023 right in the old Astor Place Kmart. Find out more here.

3. Construction Has Finally Been Approved For LaGuardia’s New $2.1 Billion AirTrain

A Whole New LGA

LaGuardia Airport has been getting quite the makeover (don’t forget its stunning new Terminal B), and next on the list is a direct AirTrain from Manhattan. Though the project has been in the works for a few years, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) just officially approved construction last week. It came after a two-year-long environmental review process. Read more here.


4. Danny Meyer Will Require Vaccine Proof For Both Customers & Workers At All Of His Restaurants

Union Square Hospitality Group

Earlier this week Mayor de Blasio announced that COVID-19 vaccinations (or weekly tests) would be required for all city workers, and now those mandates are expanding to other parts of the city. Food industry icon Danny Meyer just announced that he will be requiring proof of vaccination at all of his restaurants for both staff and customers. Get the details here.

5. New Yorkers Moved To Florida In Droves During The Pandemic, According To Recent Stats

Unsplash / Denys Kostyuchenko

New Yorkers are leaving the Empire State for sunnier shores, according to stats from Florida’s DMV. According to data sent to us from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 51,108 New Yorkers moved to Florida between April 2020 and April 2021. Read more right here.

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