Good Thursday morning in New York City, where adults are weighing in on back-to-school fashions for kids. Here's what else is happening:

  • The NYPD has issued a memo to its officers telling them not to congregate or talk to each other unless it's for business, a directive that comes after Mayor Eric Adams criticized cops for chatting on the job.
  • New York City voter turnout for the August 23rd primary was around 12%, which is not great.
  • The co-owners of Yoga to the People, a once-trendy East Village-based yoga studio chain that used a pay-what-you-want model involving an empty tissue box that got passed around for cash, have been charged with tax fraud.
  • Nearly two dozen beaches on Long Island were closed for swimming yesterday (and possibly today) because of bacteria (read: poop and pee) in runoff from recent flash floods.
  • A public school district near Springfield, Missouri, is allowing parents to opt in to allowing their kids to get spanked by their teachers.
  • Major global shipping companies are experimenting with sails and other wind-based ways of powering their container boats.
  • New research shows that being competitive with your friends is good.
  • Two identical twin women met and married a pair of identical twin men that they met at a twin conference, and the couples, who appear to be Instagram influencers, had baby boys 5 months apart, and now those babies are technically brothers because of how much DNA they share.
  • Ozzy Osbourne said he's done taking acid because it once led him to talk to a horse for an hour and the imagined conversation with this horse did not go well.
  • Dads love the thumbs up emoji.
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  • And finally, fearless goose: