Final Day to Register to Vote in N.Y.C. Primary Elections


Weather: Upper 60s today, bright early but rainy by afternoon. Mid-50s, gusty and rainy on Saturday; 60 with some showers on Sunday. It’ll be a nice Memorial Day, mostly sunny and near 70.

Alternate-side parking: In effect today and Saturday. Suspended Monday for Memorial Day.


It’s the final day, New Yorkers.

The primary election in the mayoral race is less than four weeks away — and today is the last chance to register to vote in the contest.

Here are a few things to know from my colleague Mihir Zaveri about registration and the June 22 primary:

[And if you would like to learn more, here’s our full guide.]

There are a few ways to sign up.

If you have state-issued identification and a Social Security number, you can register online here. If you don’t have an I.D., you can print this voter registration form, fill it out and mail it to the city Board of Elections, as long as it’s postmarked by the end of today. You can also deliver the form in person to an elections office.

(If you’re not sure whether you’re already registered, you can check here).

If you’re a United States citizen who has been a New York City resident for at least 30 days and are not currently incarcerated for a felony — yes. (People who are not citizens cannot vote in municipal elections.)

People serving time in jail for misdemeanors can cast ballots, along with those who have been released from prison in New York City.

There are, of course, the mayoral candidates. But there are several other major races, from comptroller and public advocate to all five borough president spots and several City Council seats.

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Some areas of southern Brooklyn are still suffering from the virus and low vaccinations. [The City]

A mother and her three daughters were in critical condition after a fire broke out in a Queens apartment building. [Daily News]

What we’re watching: The Times’s Metro editor James Dao discusses how the desk is covering New York City’s reopening, the pivotal Democratic mayoral race and a host of other issues affecting residents on “The New York Times Close Up With Sam Roberts.” The show airs on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. [CUNY TV]


Although many performance spaces, museums and community centers are closed, people are finding creative ways to connect through virtual events and programs. Here are suggestions for maintaining a New York social life this weekend while keeping a safe distance from other people.

On Friday at 7 p.m., watch a performance by the artist Rasha Jay, part of a monthly musical series by Summer on the Hudson, the parks department’s annual outdoor arts and culture festival.

Catch the livestream on Summer on the Hudson’s social pages. Links are available on the event page.

On Sunday at 7 p.m., watch 16-millimeter short films in a Comedy Secret Speakeasy film festival by the Museum of Interesting Things.

For more information, visit the event page.

From this weekend until June 3, watch “Two Gods,” a documentary about life and death through the story of a Muslim coffin maker and ritual body washer in Newark named Hanif.

Purchase a ticket ($10) on the event page.

It’s Friday — enjoy the long weekend.


Dear Diary:

I was walking to work one day when I noticed an elegantly dressed older woman who was walking with a cane. Her shoelace was untied.

I stopped her and began to tie it for her.

“I am a mess today, and I detest these thin shoelaces,” she said in lovely British accent.

I said that she was stunning, and she thanked me profusely.

Arriving at that elevator bank at my office, I saw an older man who also had a cane and an untied shoelace.

Do I? Yes!

“Have I got a gal for you,” I said to him.

— Nancy Hafter


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