W42ST Daily — 9/28/2020

There’s a lot of change planned this week, and in this topsy-turvey world there will be some unplanned stuff coming along too.

Tonight we say farewell to Mont Blanc 52. We will be celebrating their 3o plus years of service in the neighborhood as longtime restaurant manager, Maria Lohmeyer and her staff take a bow. Marie told us: “Thank you to everyone who ate and drank and befriended us over the years. It has been an honor to serve the community of Hell’s Kitchen, Broadway, and the world.”

Wednesday is a turning point as New York opens indoor dining at 25% capacity.  We’ll be keeping an eye on the innovation of our favorite bars and restaurants, big and small, as they create safe spaces for us to dine.

Unfortunately on Wednesday, it’s the last call at The Hourglass Tavern (and we won’t be shuffling upstairs to Bettibar again).  Beth shared: “I will miss this quirky, unique building from hell that has herself tried to take me down more than a few times, and failed.”

Manhattan Plaza Health Club gets back in the swim on Wednesday.  They will open their pool on September 30.

On October 1, Big Apple Meat Market will “soft open” their new store on the corner of 9th Avenue and W42nd Street. Their 9,000 sq ft new space is a significant upgrade on their old home down the road and will be full of the same quality food and great deals.

Last October, we were launching our Heroes issue, we’ve all shown we can be heroes. Keep going Hell’s Kitchen…

Comedian Colin Quinn isn’t able to take to the stage in the country’s comedy clubs for now, but he’s been working through the United States in his new book, “Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States”. As you would expect, he’s funny about, but not particularly kind to, the 50 states where he brings his social commentary to bear.

If you haven’t filled out the census form yet, you’ve still got time. (Gothamist)

Who knew FaceTime would ever become a part of the professional movers’ tool kit? (Medium)

#Archtober is just around the corner! (Gothamtogo)

How souvenir sellers are coping with these troubled times. (TheCITY)

Rehearsal spaces are reopening – but are they breaking the rules? (WSJ)