W42ST Daily 5/26/2020

Ah, Stanley Tucci. You with the biceps and the flirtatious glance. There’s hardly a man or woman with a pulse who isn’t smitten right now. And I suspect you know it.

You had us at negroni. Up. Shaking that shaker, T-shirt sleeves straining against immaculately toned arms, you can hardly have been oblivious to our collective sighs.

Then you made gnocchi and it was game over. Our frustrated lockdown hormones had a new object of desire. Don’t wait up, Cuomo; Tucci’s coming to dinner.

So, when your quarantine cooking companion has the same taste in men, what else are you going to whip up on Memorial Day weekend but a Tucci feast?

Matt d’Silva is a cordon bleu-trained chef. I think hummus and carrots constitutes cooking. Together, we’re making lockdown less dull (and I’m using my stove for the first time in five years). 

This is how it all went down (with videos).

A couple of weeks ago we reported a possible urban exodus, as New Yorkers face a rent crisis post-COVID-19. 

If you’re starting to fall out of love with the city, Marcela Bonancia has the antidote. A Brazilian living in Hell’s Kitchen, she’s loved the neighborhood for more than 10 years. She’s now launched the Love Notes to NYC project. The end goal: to transform the words into cards and a book that will be sold to support the pandemic relief. 

This is her love note to Hell’s Kitchen. You can send yours to lovenotestonyc@gmail.com. And, hang on … is THAT MY APARTMENT?! 

Bryant Park’s free yoga has been a highlight of New York summers for years. And it’s back – not quite the way we remember it, but it’s the next best thing. Join in virtually today at 10am and tomorrow at 6pm. Find out more.

Pick up a print for a good cause
The work of 50 legendary music photographers is up for grabs, with the proceeds going to Gods Love We Deliver. There are shots of Springsteen in there, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse … and a pretty awesome one of Boy George I have my eye on. The sale launches today at 10am.

Go to the circus
It’s circus tricks week at the New Victory Theater’s Arts Break. All week there are workshops on trust, balance, circus style, and putting on a show. Start here.

Pick up a free mask
Corey Johnson’s office will be distributing free cloth and paper face masks at Dewitt Clinton Park tomorrow, between 12pm and 2pm.

Buy local 
Fountain House Gallery launches an online group show, Art in Quarantine, from Thursday, featuring more than 100 original works in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, mixed media, digital photography, and more. Browse here and support their work.

Work that body
The people getting me through this, emotionally and psychically, are the beautiful humans at Mark Fisher Fitness. Try out a free workout on Thursday at noon. You’ll sweat, you’ll smile, you’ll move your ass for possibly the first time in weeks. Find out more here.

I can’t claim this as my own, but it has the approval of Lin-Manuel, so let’s play. I’ll go first. Runt. Now your turn …