Good morning and happy sunny Friday! It’s going to be springlike in the city today — and hopefully, not all of the blossoms have been washed away. Some showers at the weekend, but otherwise looking good!

Everybody say yeah! The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots will dance its way over to Hell’s Kitchen to play a summer engagement at Stage 42 on Theater Row. Read more…

Hell’s Kitchen revelers will be able to say “one for the road” once more, as Governor Kathy Hochul moves to legalize to-go cocktails for at least the next three years. Read more…

What we’ve been reading

This couple walked NYC for a year — that’s 7,024 miles, 13,954,735 steps and 506,000 calories burned. (Anne Kadet)

There’s a shortage of lawyers as New York landlords head to courts to evict tenants. (New York Daily News)

Not all COVID tests are free. Here’s what to look out for… (New York Times)

Some nice shout outs for Hell’s Kitchen favorites, courtesy of Mayor Shinn from “The Music Man”. (Forbes)

Why growing up in a city can mess with your sense of direction. (The Conversation)

Freeze Frame

Thanks to Jennifer Most for braving last night’s heavy rain in the neighborhood. “Noir City tonight, completely unfiltered or retouched,” she said on Instagram.

Happy birthday to Darius Woo.