Early Addition: SUNY Purchase will no longer have a dorm called ‘Big Haus’


Good Wednesday morning in New York City, where bacon, egg and cheeses are getting more expensive. Here’s what else is happening:

  • Into the Woods, the Broadway production that’s now at the Al Hirschfeld Theater, lost its giant promotional rooftop boot.
  • SUNY Purchase is changing the name of the dorm known as “Big Haus” — which was the result of a student naming effort in 1989 — because it’s evocative of prison.
  • The rapper and Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T is opening a cannabis dispensary in Jersey City.
  • The Mega Millions jackpot has hit $1 billion.
  • “It won’t stop, but we’re going to make it as painful as possible and unenjoyable as possible for those involved,” said the son of a 9/11 victim who’s planning to protest the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tournament being held this weekend at Donald Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
  • Speaking of Saudi Arabia, the kingdom appears to be building a long-ass skyscraper called The Line that’ll be its own contained indoor city.
  • Usher admitted that he’s sad his song “Climax” wasn’t a bigger hit.
  • Paper straws and compostable sporks are out, the new thing is edible cups, straws and utensils.
  • Should rich Millennial tech-and-finance people be spending more money on funding the work of Millennial starving artists?
  • Tony Dow, the actor who played Wally on Leave it to Beaver, is not dead — his wife just mistakenly thought he was (he’s in hospice) and told his manager, who then posted on Facebook that he’d died.
  • Chris Cuomo got a new job as a primetime host on NewsNation (??).
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  • And finally, gotta get your fiber:


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