In most cities, individuals are responsible for shoveling the sidewalk. That’s all wrong. Here’s why the city should plow sidewalks in cold-weather metros. [CityLab]

Tappan Zee Bridge demolition party is postponed.  With the completion of the new Mario Cuomo Bridge, the old Tappan Zee Bridge was to be demolished this weekend, but bad weather has forced the big bang to be rescheduled. [Curbed]

Move over, Whole Foods. Wegmans is coming to town and is hiring big time. The upstate grocery chain will open a flagship store in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and has plans to hire 500 local employees. [Brownstoner]

New ferry routes to Coney Island and Staten Island are coming in 2021. In his State of the City address on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to launch two new high-speed ferry routes connecting outer borough commuters to Manhattan. [6sqft]

Meanwhile 50,000 employees in the metro area are going without their paychecks thanks to the government shutdown. According to Senator Chuck Schumer, there are thousands of government employees across New York, Long Island and New Jersey impacted by the impasse over the border wall. [amNY]

Currently on the market: The Chrysler Building. Will the iconic art deco office building fall prey to the WeWork-ification of Manhattan? [New York Times]

Twenty years later, what do the locations from “The Sopranos” look like? Mostly, the exact same. [Page Six]

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