W42ST Daily – 8/22/2020

Well, where did the week just go? 

COVID-19 infections were under 1% in New York for the second week. The Democratic National Convention had us tearing up. And Krispy Kreme announced it was to open a giant store in Times Square. 

So you may be forgiven for missing some of our best bits. Like this story about a lost piece of Hell’s Kitchen history.

Or Julie Ridge’s op ed on how students could get back in the classroom safely – and Broadway’s people could get back to work.

We reported that New York City’s gyms could reopen by September 2, but there may be some delay.

There was grim news of two more closures – a luxury independent cinema and one of the original Thai restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen.

And good news, as the city started to move out some of the homeless residents of a hotel that had been at the center of the policy’s controversy.

We announced the upcoming Hell’s Kitchen Hot 100 – the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and stores, as voted by you.

And, if you’d started to believe all those posts about how New York is dead, read this.

Have a stellar weekend, friends. Stay safe. And may you have as much fun as these goats. If you’re still looking for ideas of things to do, take a gander at this little lot


NEW YORK STORIES
If the last five months staring at the same four walls 24/7 have told us anything, it’s that our New York City apartments were made for sleeping in, occasionally eating in, but certainly not for working in.

The result? A clear-out of anything that no longer fits (hello, “quarantine 10”!), works, or enriches our lives. So if you have several Hefty bags of clothes, shoes, books, etc, this guide will help you get them to someone who can use them.


WHAT WE’RE READING
In the midst of a Broadway shutdown, this year’s Tony Awards will go ahead – digitally.

Hell’s Kitchen poet Kassie Runyan has taken the pandemic as her muse for a new collection of work, entitled ‘This is 2020’. Here’s a video of one of the poems – and you may spot a familiar face or two.

Who knew boredom was so … interesting

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