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Good morning and L’Shana Tova! We’re looking set for lovely fall weather this week. Stacy Blundell at Currently in NYC shared an interesting meteorological stat for today: “The sun rises at 6:47am and sets at 6:46pm. The moon rises at 7:22am and sets at 7:22pm. Kinda cool!”

Come hungry — the New York City Wine and Food Festival is back for its 15th year this October, with many events locally centered around Hudson River Park. Read more…

New York Wine and Food Fesitval 2021


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Just how would you spend $1 million to improve the West Side? Hold that thought — because there’s a chance to sign up as a volunteer in the annual Participatory Budgeting process on Tuesday. Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

“Train Daddy” has resigned his London Transport job and is heading back to America. (New York Times)

Workplace injuries surge by 177% at NYPD. (New York Post)

Why Hudson Yards is only half finished. (Urban International)

The Mermaid Inn on the UWS is closing — but you will find one in Times Square soon. (I Love The Upper West Side)

A new immersive exhibition entitled “The Living Portrait of NYC” aims to let residents connect and “feel seen.” (Bloomberg)

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Every day this week, we are announcing the shortlists for the W42ST Best of Awards 2022 in the runup to Friday’s presentations. The voting was amazingly tight. In one of the categories, there was just one vote between the winner and runner-up.

In the Personal Care category, we had more than 45 businesses nominated — and we’ve whittled that down to just four. Congratulations to Best Barber, Calo Studio Hair Salong, David Ryan Hair Salon and Nam’s Nail Spa. All will receive awards on Friday — and one will be the winner!

Personal Care W42ST Best of Awards 2022 shortlist

Meanwhile, in the Workout category, the battle for fitness supremacy is being decided between Mark Fisher Fitness, Mercedes Club, Manhattan Plaza Health Club and TMPL. The category had nearly 40 nominations of local businesses — with a smattering of home workouts, walking the streets and enjoying Hudson River Park thrown in!

Workout W42ST Best of Awards 2022 shortlist

Happy Birthday to Alexandra Erard and Jill Hamilton-Brice.