5 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In NYC: Dec. 6th

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5 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In NYC: Dec. 6th

Here’s what you missed…

From NYC’s first snowfall to new vaccine mandates, there is so much to catch up on!

Here are our top five highlights:

1. The first snow of the season is expected to hit NYC on Wednesday


It’s official! This week we are expecting the city’s first snowfall. Though there have been a few flurries here and there, the National Weather Service predicts that we will accumulate around an inch or two of snow this Wednesday. Find out more here.

2. NYC announces the nation’s first-ever COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector workers

Screenshot from Press Conference

For the first time in the nation’s history, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccine mandate for private sector workers. This mandate was made in addition to NYers needing proof of both doses for indoor entertainment, fitness, and dining. Both mandates will be in effect starting December 27th. See here for more details and other new requirements.

3. NYC is facing an alarming cream cheese shortage

Shutterstock via Locatelli Photo

What a night-schmear! NYC bagel shops are experiencing a challenging cream cheese shortage like never before. Resulting from high demand, and insufficient labor, some local favorites are worried they won’t have enough cream cheese to last them through this week! Find out more here.

4. Tomorrow will be NYC’s earliest sunset of the year

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As winter is well underway (though technically not official until December 21st), NYC will experience its earliest sunset of the year tomorrow (12/7). At 4:28 p.m. the sunset will set over NYC two weeks prior to the winter solstice. Read more here.

5. A festive winter village is coming to Governors Island for the first time ever

Facebook/ Governors Island

A magical winter village is headed to every NYers favorite island oasis for the first time ever this holiday season. Visitors will be able to skate across a 5,000-square-foot ice rink, rent sleds, sip hot cocoa, and cozy up to the many warm fire pits. Discover all the winter fun coming to Governors Island here.

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