Welcome back and happy Tuesday. It was so invigorating to have the time off. We hope you enjoyed Labor Day weekend too.

Gayle King, Nate Burleson and Tony Dokoupil woke up America at 7am this morning from a new Times Square studio — they departed the historic CBS Broadcast Center on W57th Street yesterday. More here…

“Humpty Dumpty can be pieced back together again!” The historic art deco lobby of the McGraw-Hill building lies in pieces, but a crucial historic preservation lawsuit now in NY State Supreme Court could force the building’s owners to make a complete restoration. A court date has been set for the end of this week. More here…


What we’ve been reading

The restaurant industry is welcoming applications as the unemployed get benefits cut. (CBS)

The West nears completion on 11th Avenue. (New York Yimby)

Did you make your voice heard when the vote to impeach Richard Nixon moved to W46th Street? (New York Post)

Last week’s storm highlighted the vulnerability of food delivery workers, who battled through for wages and tips that are “a cruel joke.” (THE CITY)

“A constable called for backup by shaking the rattle on his stick” — the history of law and order in New York. (Gothamist)

Freeze Frame

Renee Lutz Stanley was one of the Hell’s Kitchen residents who suffered damage from Ida. “Hundreds of Playbills of shows and concerts we’ve seen that were ruined by basement flooding last week in the deluge. I should be sadder but in light of what some people are going thru, this is inconsequential,” she said on Instagram.

Catching up on those long weekend anniversaries. Happy birthday to Alica Reich, Kathryn Roach, Gale Brewer, Lee Caple, Karen Lampiasi and Dean Miller.