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Today’s W42ST Daily presented by TFC — 8/12/2020

I’m feeling a little more American this morning. After nearly eight years in the the US, I have been seduced…

It’s been a relatively short romance. It started with a visit to MCC Theater back in the fall. It’s where I first spotted the object of my desire. Time went by and a two-week vacation in the Catskills sealed the deal. I knew from that moment, I had to have one.

So yesterday, thanks to an August birthday, the loving generosity of my GF (and many hints), a brand new toaster oven arrived via Amazon.  I’m hoping to have as long a love affair as Chef Harry had with his battered oven in the show Seared, and can’t wait to recreate the soufflé omelettes of the Catskills. Anyone got any recipes for this American dream machine?

We interviewed Sal Salamon on Sunday. He’s just exited the homeless shelter system in New York with the help of his singing voice and determination. You can read his story here (if you didn’t see the article at the weekend).

In the second part of our interview, we talk about what it’s like to be homeless — and get Sal’s thoughts on how things could improve in the city. We learn that one-third of those in the shelters are in full-time employment, and that the threats we are feeling on the streets from those around with mental illness, drug dealing, addiction issues, and criminal intent are even more intense close at hand. Add to that the hopeless feeling that the homeless residents are just being warehoused for profit.  Another point of view to an issue seeking solutions.

In half a century, TF Cornerstone (TFC) has transformed the Long Island City waterfront, developed some of the first residential buildings in the Financial District & Hudson Yards, and revitalized the Meatpacking District. TFC continues to cultivate the surrounding community long after a project’s completion date. Learn more…

With all that cash on the table, let’s hope Tekashi 6ix9ine gave the Arriba Arriba wait staff a massive tip! Money money money…

A Broadway star shares his COVID-19 story. It’s so sad… 

How we can help others in these troubled times. Food tips…

As these vintage images show, wearing a mask is nothing new. Wear a mask…

This year, New York Comic Con will be online only. Marvel here…

Police put up a $2,500 reward after an NYPD chief’s son was robbed near Central Park. Fair cop?

They were not away for very long, but the closure of Kahve and 9th Ave after a flood, and then the departure from 10th Ave, had given the neighborhood caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

Don’t worry. Erol Zeren and Alex De Marchena are back in their new store next to Jasper’s Taphouse at W51st St – 9th Ave. Opening day is today. Pop by to say “hi” and coffee up! 

They were soft launching yesterday, which caused a stir on our social media feeds. Remember to always hashtag #W42ST when you are posting — and keep up to date with what’s new on our Hell’s Kitchen is OPEN! page.

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