Good morning and welcome to Tuesday. In the early hours of the morning, the city got to work on resurfacing 11th Avenue. Cyclists will hopefully be in for a smoother ride this week — and inching towards the Lincoln Tunnel on a Friday afternoon will be a slow glide.

For more than three decades, Myzel’s Chocolate has served Midtown with a wide array of sweet treats and its old-world charm. Now, owner Kamila Myzel, is facing a debt crisis after struggling to keep her doors open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. More here…

It’s only for friends that you’d turn out on a Monday afternoon to drink cocktails, eat a three-course brunch and watch burlesque! Thanks to the folks at Dolly Varden and Holly-Anne Devlin for the invitation. It was a great preview of what is to come in the space — and we brought along a train enthusiast who geeked out on DV’s railway carriage theme.


What we’ve been reading

MTA wants to bring back retired staff to reduce delays. (New York Daily News)

With over 70,000 NY healthcare workers unvaccinated, Governor Hochul considers calling in the National Guard. (Reuters)

How do they paint those straight white lines? Coming soon on 11th Avenue. (New York Times)

How can you dress more sustainably? (NYU News)

The era of New York air travel before Idlewild — that’s what JFK was called when it opened in 1948. (Ephemeral New York)

Freeze Frame

W42ST readers sent pictures and videos last night of a new light display on the top of the Midtown West building next to Hudson Yards. The clip above is from Travis Long, thank you. What do you think?