W42ST Daily 8/9/2020

Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Well these two YouTubers, called TwinsthenewTrend, got a surprise when they had their first time hearing Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”. Watch and wait for the drums!

I wish I could go back in time and hear these great tracks for the first time too.


NEW YORK STORIES
Sal Salomon is a man who has been to prison; spent a year in a homeless shelter; had 3 brothers, his father and mother die in a 7 month period; but can still find “vibrations of happiness” — especially when he sings.

Sal is a child of 1970s Hell’s Kitchen. He was brought up in an era where the Westies still had a significant hold on the area, and as he puts it: “you got to know the Irish mob pretty well and I wound up getting in trouble at an early age.” The big trouble came when he was 19.


THE BOYS ARE BACK…
There can be no better sign of hope than when the boys are back in action at Flaming Saddles. They’ve re-opened on 9th Avenue. Owner Jacqui Squatriglia tells us that they are open 4-11 Monday to Thursday, with weekend hours noon-11pm Friday to Sunday. 


WHAT WE’RE READING
A fun article for all the hikers – and hiking newbies – out there! Read more…

A sign of the times in Times Square as a nonprofit reaches out to families in need and the homeless. Read more…

Why a day at the office will never be the same again. Read more…

They’re certainly thinking outside the box as the city widens its search for extra school space. Read more…


AN APPEAL
Thanks to those who have written to us with words of appreciation, bought us coffees (and cocktails…), and offered their services to support the work of W42ST. We see you and love you. Many have also contributed financially, helping to keep the neighborhood connected and updated at a time when we’ve lost all other revenue. Our gratitude is boundless. If you can help, any amount, no matter how small, makes a massive difference.

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